Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Never Have I Ever’ Renewed, AMC Orders ‘The Driver’, ‘Judy Justice’ Renewed, ‘One Piece’ Adds Cast, Hulu Orders ‘Career Opportunities in Murder and Mayhem’, Nick Offerman Joins ‘The Resort’, and More!

NEVER HAVE I EVER (L to R) JAREN LEWISON as BEN GROSS, MAITREYI RAMAKRISHNAN as DEVI VISHWAKUMAR, AND DARREN BARNET as PAXTON HALL-YOSHIDA in episode 201 of NEVER HAVE I EVER Cr. ISABELLA B. VOSMIKOVA/NETFLIX © 2021

Netflix has renewed coming of age comedy series Never Have I Ever for a fourth and final season. The news comes as filming on the third season recently wrapped. It will air in the summer, with the final season set to air in 2023. The series follows the complicated life of a modern-day first-generation Indian American overachieving high school sophomore who has a short fuse that gets her into difficult situations.

AMC has ordered The Driver, based on a British series. The new series follows a taxi driver whose life is turned upside down when he agrees to chauffer a New Orleans-based Zimbabwean gangster notorious for exploiting undocumented immigrants at the U.S. southern ports. It will star Giancarlo Esposito and premiere in 2023. 

IMDbTV has renewed Judy Justice for a second season. Season one is currently airing new episodes every weekday through April 15. Judy Justice is an arbitration-based reality court show presided over by Judge Sheindlin, a retired Manhattan family court judge, who adjudicates real-life high-stakes claims. Joining Judge Sheindlin in the courtroom once again are bailiff Kevin Rasco, a retired Los Angeles probation officer; court stenographer Whitney Kumar, a board-certified court reporter in the state of California; and law clerk Sarah Rose, a law student and Judge Sheindlin’s granddaughter, extending the legacy of the television and courtroom pioneer by bringing in a new generation of legal analysis. 

The One Piece live action adaptation at Netflix has added more to the cast. Joining the pirate adventure series are Morgan Davies, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino, Aidan Scott, Jeff Ward, McKinley Belcher III and Vincent Regan. They join the previously announced Iñaki Godoy, Mackenyu, Emily Rudd, Jacob Romero Gibson and Taz Skylar.

Hulu has ordered a new drama series Career Opportunities in Murder and Mayhem starring Violett Beane, Lauren Patten, Rahul Kohli, Angela Zhou, Hugo Diego Garcia, Pardis Saremi, and Mandy Patinkin. How do you solve a murder in a post-fact world? Especially when sailing the Mediterranean on an ocean liner filled with the wealthy and powerful. Everyone on board is hiding something… but is one of them a killer? That’s what the world’s once greatest detective, Rufus Cotesworth, and his protégée aim to discover. The truth at all costs. It will consist of ten episodes. 

Nick Offerman has joined the cast of Peacock’s comedic thriller series The Resort. Offerman joins William Jackson Harper, Cristin Milioti, Skyler Gisondo, Luis Gerardo Méndez, Nina Bloomgarden, and Gabriela Cartol. The eight episode series is a multi-generational exploration of love, marriage, and family vacations, set amidst one of the Mayan Riviera’s most bizarre unsolved mysteries. 

Ernie Hudson has been cast in NBC’s Quantum Leap reboot pilot. Hudson joins previously cast Raymond Lee. The series will see the Quantum Leap project restarted, sending one of them back in the past. 

HBO Max’s The Batman prequel GCPD focused series is not moving forward. Instead, a project focusing on Arkham Asylum is in development. 

Peacock is developing a World War II drama series titled Avenger Field. The project will be led by Renée Zellweger. It will highlight an all female US Airforce program. 

CBS’s Cal Fire pilot has added Diane Farr, Jordan Calloway, Stephanie Arcila, and Jules Latimer. They join previously cast Max Thieriot, Billy Burke and Kevin Alejandro.The potential series would follow a group of firefighters in northern California. 

Ward Horton has been cast in a recurring role in The CW’s upcoming new series Tom Swift. The Nancy Drew spinoff series follows the serialized adventures of Tom Swift, a Black, gay, billionaire inventor who is thrust into a world of sci-fi conspiracy and unexplained phenomena after the shocking disappearance of his father. Tom takes to the road on a quest to unravel the truth, leaving behind the comforts of his usual moneyed lifestyle, all while fighting to stay one step ahead of an Illuminati-scale group hell-bent on stopping him. 

Jay Duplass, Sonny Poon Tip, and Katrine De Candole have been cast in the upcoming second season of HBO’s Industry. The investment banking drama series follows a group of young employees at a firm navigate the workplace and industry. 

Breeda Wool is set to recur on Disney+’s upcoming National Treasure series. Wool joins Catherine Zeta-Jones and Lisette Alexis in the re-imagined series. 

Cartoon Network and HBO Max’s Cartoonito has announced new projects coming to the network and streamer this year. Sesame Street Mecha Builders will premiere on Cartoon Network’s Cartoonito block on May 9, then HBO Max the following day. The new series reimagines Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Abby Cadabby as robot heroes in training who use their STEM superpowers to solve wacky larger-than-life problems. Later this year, Bea’s Block will introduce viewers to a new world where vibrant and diverse wooden block characters-Bea and her friends-tumble, stack, and roll their way through kindness-filled adventures. They also ordered a Charlotte’s Web miniseries along with a Sesame Street-themed reimagining of The Nutcracker.

Apple TV+ is teaming up with Major League Baseball to offer exclusive games on the streamer. Friday Night Baseball will feature a weekly doubleheader with live pre- and postgame shows. They will also air MLB Big Inning, a live show featuring highlights and look-ins airing every weeknight during the regular season. The news comes amid the ongoing MLB Lockout between the players association and the league. 

More presenters have been announced for the upcoming 94th Oscars. Appearing on the ABC live ceremony will be Ruth E. Carter, Anthony Hopkins, Lily James, John Leguizamo, Simu Liu, Rami Malek and Uma Thurman. They join presenters including Kevin Costner, Zoë Kravitz, Lady Gaga, Rosie Perez, Chris Rock and Yuh-Jung Youn.

FX’s seven episode limited series Under the Banner of Heaven will premiere April 28. The premiere will consist of two episodes. The drama series, inspired by the true crime bestseller by Jon Krakauer, follows the events that led to the 1984 murder of Brenda Wright Lafferty and her baby daughter in a suburb in the Salt Lake Valley, Utah. As Detective Jeb Pyre investigates events that transpired within the Lafferty family, he uncovers buried truths about the origins of the LDS religion and the violent consequences of unyielding faith. What Pyre, a devout Mormon, unearths leads him to question his own faith. It stars Andrew Garfield and Daisy Edgar-Jones. 

Prime Video’s new series The Terminal List will premiere July 1. The eight episode season follows a Navy SEAL whose team is ambushed during a high-stakes covert mission. Reece returns home to his family with conflicting memories of the event and questions about his culpability. However, as new evidence comes to light, Reece discovers dark forces working against him, endangering not only his life, but the lives of those he loves. The series stars Chris Pratt, Constance Wu, Taylor Kitsch, Riley Keough, and Jeanne Tripplehorn. 

Netflix’s new kids series Super PupZ will premiere March 31. Four superpowered pups work as a pack to help their new kid pals – and a furry alien friend – in a cute and cuddly cosmic adventure! 

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