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Your TV Source Roundup: Netflix Reality Series Announcements, ‘Killing It’ Trailer, ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Returns, ‘City On A Hill’ Trailer, ‘SpongeBob Squarepants’ and ‘Paw Patrol’ Among Nickelodeon Renewals, ‘Archive 81’ Canceled, and More!

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Netflix has renewed Love Is Blind for two more seasons, bringing it through season five. Additionally, a new episode Love is Blind: After The Altar will premiere later this season, catching up with the second season cast. Season three will also premiere later this year. New series The Ultimatum premiered April 6. An all queer season of The Ultimatum will also be coming soon. Netflix also announced new series coming this year, including Love on the Spectrum US, Dated and Related and Jewish Matchmaking. New seasons of Indian Matchmaking and Too Hot To Handle are also coming soon. Also announced is a new series hosted by Nick Lachey which will bring together cast members from Too Hot To Handle, Love Is Blind, The Circle, Selling Tampa, and others as they couple up with each other in hopes of finding the perfect match. 

Peacock’s comedy series Killing It will premiere April 14. It is a comedy about class, capitalism and one man’s quest to achieve the American dream. And also about hunting really big snakes. 

Season 13 of Mystery Science Theater 3000 will premiere on The Gizmoplex May 6. The series previously returned on Netflix for two seasons before being canceled again. The new streaming home was built just for MST3K. 

Season three of Showtime’s City on a Hill will premiere July 10. Having left the FBI and thrown his badge into Boston Harbor, Jackie Rohr lands a lavish new gig running security for a wealthy family. Life is good until secrets begin to unravel. When an investigation opens, ADA Decourcy Ward sees an opportunity to finally rip out the machinery perpetuating a broken criminal justice system. The series stars Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge. 

Nickelodeon has renewed SpongeBob SquarePants for season fourteen, Paw Patrol for season ten, The Loud House for season seven, Blaze and the Monster Machines for season seven, Blue’s Clues & You! for season five, Are You Afraid of the Dark? for season three, Middlemost Post for season two and Big Nate for season two. Nickelodeon also announced a Paw Patrol spinoff series starring Rubble will premiere in 2023. The network has also ordered a live action series of The Loud House. The ten episode season will air on Paramount+. Cast members from A Loud House Christmas, the first live action appearance of the characters, will reprise their roles. Also announced are Face’s Music Party a series starring Nick Jr.’s mascot “Face”, Bossy Bear, based on the books by David Horvath, and HexVet, based on the graphic novels by Sam Davies. 

Netflix has canceled Archive 81 after one season. The horror series premiered in January and hit #1 on their top ten list which makes the cancellation a bit surprising. 

Apple TV+’s upcoming dark comedy series Bad Sisters will premiere later this year. A delicious blend of both dark comedy and thriller, the series follows the lives of the Garvey sisters bound together by the premature death of their parents and a promise to always protect one another. In addition to creator Sharon Horgan, the series will star Anne-Marie Duff, Eva Birthistle, Sarah Greene, and Eve Hewson as the Garvey sisters. The ensemble also includes Claes Bang, Brian Gleeson, Daryl McCormack, Assaad Bouab, and Saise Quinn.

Nathaniel Buzolic and Charles Michael Davis will be making their first appearances on The CW’s Legacies in an episode airing April 15. They will join Claire Holt and Riley Voelkel, who have previously guest starred in the series. The four will reprise their characters from The Originals. 

Jennifer Tilly will return as Tiffany Valentine in season two of USA and Syfy’s Chucky. The new season will premiere this fall on both networks. 

Fox’s upcoming legal anthology series Accused has added Whitney Cummings as a guest star. Episodes in the series will each feature a new cast. Michael Chiklis was previously announced to star in the premiere episode. Marlee Matlin will also direct an episode featuring a deaf woman. 

Max Casella, Domenick Lombardozzi, Vincent Piazza and Jay Will have joined the cast of Paramount+’s upcoming series Tulsa King. They join previously announced Sylvester Stallone. The series from Taylor Sheridan follows New York mafia capo Dwight “The General” Manfredi, just after he is released from prison after 25 years and unceremoniously exiled by his boss to set up shop in Tulsa, Okla. Realizing that his mob family may not have his best interests in mind, Dwight slowly builds a “crew” from a group of unlikely characters, to help him establish a new criminal empire in a place that to him might as well be another planet. 

Kevin Rankin and Elizabeth Rodriguez have been cast in CBS’s drama pilot East New York. They will star opposite Amanda Warren and Jimmy Smits along with Ruben Santiago Hudson, Richard Kind, Lavel Schley and Olivia Luccardi. The series follows a deputy inspector who uses creative methods to serve and protect the community of East New York.

Reema Sampat has joined the cast of ABC’s comedy pilot The Son In Law. She will star opposite Chris Sullivan. The potential series follows a man trying to impress his fiance’s parents and earn their approval.

Cardi B and Offset will appear in an upcoming episode of Nickelodeon’s Baby Shark’s Big Show! Their daughter Kulture will also be a part of the episode They will voice Sharki B, Offshark and Kulture Shark. The episode will air April 15. 

Windy City Rehab returns to HGTV with nine new episodes starting April 21. After weathering personal and professional challenges, Alison dives into a new life chapter with optimism and renewed purpose. During the episodes, Alison takes on invigorating new renovation and design projects in Los Angeles and Atlanta as well as in Chicago. 

ABC has announced a primetime special titled 24 Months That Changed the World hosted by Robin Roberts. The special explores how COVID-19 disrupted and created lasting change across all aspects of human life. On the cusp of the disease claiming 1 million lives in the United States, and with over 6 million lives lost globally, the special reports on the victims and their families, how the pandemic intensified a mental health crisis among young people and stories of resilience and hope. It will air March 30. 

Discovery+ has renewed Undercover Underage for a second season. The compelling, intense, and critical docuseries follows the work of Roo Powell who poses online as underage decoys, working to identify the internet’s most dangerous child predators for law enforcement. The first season finale airs March 24. Season two will premiere later this year. 

Jon Batiste, Foo Fighters, H.E.R., Nas and Chris Stapleton are set to perform at the upcoming 64th Annual Grammy Awards. Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Ben Platt and Rachel Zegler will perform during a special In Memoriam segment, featuring songs of Stephen Sondheim. The event will air live on CBS April 3. 

Josh Brolin, Jacob Elordi, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Momoa, Jill Scott, J.K. Simmons, Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Rachel Zegler have been announced as presenters for the upcoming 94th Oscars. The awards ceremony will air live on ABC March 27. 

Apple TV+’s dark comedic anthology series Roar premieres April 15 with all eight episodes. Spanning genres from magical realism to psychological horror, these eight stand-alone stories feature ordinary women in some pretty extraordinary circumstances. Women eat photographs, date ducks, live on shelves like trophies. And yet, their struggles are universal. The series stars Nicole Kidman, Cynthia Erivo, Issa Rae, Merritt Wever, Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Meera Syal, Fivel Stewart, and Kara Hayward. 

Comedy special Mike Epps: Indiana Mike will premiere on Netflix March 29. Filmed at the Walker Theatre in his hometown of Indianapolis, with an audience that includes the Mayor, the Indiana Pacers, and his criminal lawyer since 1992, Mike Epps returns for his third hour-long Netflix comedy special. Epps exclaims what he loves about Indiana, his parents’ legacy and much more. 

The new season of How To Survive Being Single will premiere on Prime Video April 15. Sebastián, an actor known for just one role he played years ago, is about to get engaged, but life has other plans for him. Just when his life seemed to be all mapped out, he is thrown back in the fold with his long time friends who are bad at relationships. All of the sudden, he goes back to the life he left almost 10 years ago: being single.

Green Mothers’ Club will premiere on Netflix April 6. Five moms in a competitive grade school community keep their enemies close, and one another closer, as envy and secrets tangle and unravel their lives.

Detective Conan: Zero’s Tea Time, the spinoff series of Detective Conan, will premiere on Netflix later this year. Public security officer, private detective, operative of a shady organization⁠ – no one knew any details about the private life of the man with three faces… until now. The everyday life of Toru Amuro, the man shrouded in light and shadow, is now revealed! 

Lee Arvoy
Lee Arvoy joined the TV Source team in the summer of 2020 as a TV Writer.

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