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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Teaser, ‘Bridgerton’ Trailer, ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ Teaser, ‘Angelyne’ Premiere Date, CBS Renews Four Series, ‘Power Book IV: Force’ Renewed, and More!

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Disney+’s Star Wars series Obi-Wan Kenobi will premiere on the streamer May 25. Ewan McGregor will reprise his role as the iconic Jedi Master. It will also mark the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader. The story begins 10 years after the dramatic events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his greatest defeat – the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader. 

Season two of Netflix’s Bridgerton premieres March 25. Season two tells the romance story of Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s quest for love. Driven by his duty to uphold the family name, Anthony’s search for a debutante who meets his impossible standards seems ill-fated until Kate and her younger sister Edwina Sharma arrive from India.

Paramount+’s new Star Trek series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will premiere May 5. The ten episode season is based on the years Captain Christopher Pike manned the helm of the U.S.S. Enterprise. The series will feature fan favorites from season two of Star Trek Discovery, Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike, Rebecca Romijn as Number One and Ethan Peck as Science Officer Spock. The series will follow Captain Pike, Science Officer Spock and Number One in the years before Captain Kirk boarded the U.S.S. Enterprise, as they explore new worlds around the galaxy. 

Peacock’s limited series Angelyne premieres May 19. The series is about fame, identity, survival, billboards, Corvettes, lingerie, men, women, women teasing men, men obsessed with women, West Hollywood, crystals, UFOs, and most importantly of all, the self-proclaimed Rorschach test in pink, glow-in-the-dark queen of the universe, Angelyne. 

CBS has renewed four series for new seasons. Unscripted series Survivor, The Amazing Race, Tough As Nails and Secret Celebrity Renovation will all be back next season. 

Starz has renewed Power Book IV: Force for a second season. The series follows Tommy Egan, played by Joseph Sikora, after he cuts ties and puts New York in his rearview mirror for good. As Tommy leaves New York after losing Ghost, LaKeisha and the only city he’s ever known, he makes a quick detour to close an old wound that’s been haunting him for decades. What was supposed to be a quick stop turns into a labyrinth of family secrets and lies Tommy thought were long buried.

André Braugher has joined the cast of Paramount+’s The Good Fight for its upcoming sixth season. Braugher will play a lawyer and be a series regular. The new season will premiere this summer. 

HBO Max has officially ordered The Penguin, a spinoff series from the film The Batman. The DC drama  centers on the character played by Colin Farrell in the film. The news comes after the originally planned GCPD series was shelved. 

Vikings: Valhalla received a 24 episode order when the project was first announced by Netflix. The first season consisted of eight episodes. It was confirmed that the next eight of that order will be released as season two, with the next eight released as season three. Production on the second season has wrapped with season three production to begin in the spring. 

Oscar Morgan, Olivia Rose Keegan and Navia Robinson have been cast in The CW’s Gotham Knights pilot. They join Fallon Smythe and Tyler DiChiara. The potential series would see Batman’s adopted son team up with his enemies when they are framed for his murder.

Jerry Springer’s court series Judge Jerry has been canceled after three seasons. The series will run through September. 

ABC’s upcoming special Step Into… The Movies with Derek and Julianne Hough has added more names. Kevin Bacon, Charli D’Amelio, Ariana DeBose, Jenna Dewan, Harry Shum Jr., Baz Luhrmann, Tate McRae, Rob Marshall, Kenny Ortega, Amber Riley and John Stamos will all take part in the event. Airing March 20, Derek Hough and Julianne Hough will lead performances seen through a modern lens, inspired from iconic films such as “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Moulin Rouge!,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Chicago,” “Dirty Dancing,” “Saturday Night Fever” and “La La Land.”

Kat Foster and Felix Solis have been cast in the backdoor pilot episode of ABC’s The Rookie. The potential spinoff series stars Niecy Nash and will focus on the LA branch of the FBI. 

The Good Dish has been cancelled after one abbreviated season. The series replaced The Dr. Oz Show after he left to run for office. 

Lyndsay Lamb and Leslie Davis return for a third season of Unsellable Homes on HGTV April 12. The top-selling real estate agents and twin sisters return to assist homeowners who are struggling to sell their less-than-perfect homes in the new season of Unsellable Houses. Lyndsay, an expert in home renovation, design and staging, and Leslie, an expert in budget and negotiations, work together to turn homes in the Pacific Northwest from drab to fab, doing whatever it takes to make the sale in record time.

Host LL Cool J, Icon Award Recipient Jennifer Lopez, Megan Thee Stallion, Jason Aldean, John Legend, Charlie Puth, and Måneskin will all be performing at the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards. The ceremony will air live on Fox March 22. 

Nanrisa Lee, Mason Alexander Park, and Caitlin Bassett have been cast in NBC’s Quantum Leap reboot pilot. They join Raymond Lee and Ernie Hudson. 

The 75th Annual Tony Awards will air live coast to coast this year on CBS June 12. It will also stream on Paramount+. The four hour event will recognize all the award categories and honor the incredible artistry of the 2021-2022 season. 

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series has added three new recurring cast members for the upcoming third season on Disney+. Ben Stillwell, Aria Brooks, and newcomer Liamani Segura will recur. Olivia Rodrigo will also recur in the new season after starring in the first two seasons. 

The 27th annual Critics Choice Awards will see Issa Rae present the SeeHer Award to Halle Berry, while Jimmy Kimmel will take the stage to honor Billy Crystal with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Additional presenters include Ava DuVernay, Carey Mulligan, Jamie Dornan, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Kristen Wiig, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mandy Moore, Zoey Deutch, Joel McHale, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, J.K. Simmons, Ray Romano, Ken Jeong, Alan Kim, Angelica Ross, Annie Mumolo, Dominique Jackson, Dylan O’Brien, Hailie Sahar, Indya Moore, Jacob Bertrand, Jung Ho-yeon, Kaci Walfall, Lee Jung-jae, Maria Bakalova, Mayim Bialik, Nasim Pedrad, Park Hae-soo, Ralph Macchio, Robin Thede, LA Rams Coach Sean McVay & Veronika Khomyn, Shawn Hatosy, Sonequa Martin-Green, and more. Hosted by Taye Diggs and Nicole Byer, the event will air live on The CW and TBS March 13. 

Due to the ongoing MLB lockout, more games have been canceled. This means the earliest start for opening day would be April 14. 

Miranda Cosgrove and Rob Gronkowski are set to co-host Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2022. The event will air live April 9 on Nickelodeon. 

Apple TV+’s Doug Unplugs will return for season two April 1. Then on May 20, Harriet the Spy will return with new episodes. 

Prime Video’s Outer Range premieres April 15. The eight episode first season will release two episodes a week. The series centers on Royal Abbott, a rancher fighting for his land and family, who discovers an unfathomable mystery at the edge of Wyoming’s wilderness. A thrilling Western family saga with hints of wry humor and supernatural mystery, the series examines how we grapple with the unknown. 

Season two of Apple TV+’s Tehran premieres May 6. The series follows a Mossad hacker-agent who infiltrates Tehran under a false identity to help destroy Iran’s nuclear reactor. But, when her mission fails, Tamar must plan an operation that will place everyone dear to her in jeopardy. The eight episode season will premiere with two episodes. 

Paramount +’s Clive Davis: Most Iconic Performances will premiere March 23. Clive Davis will take viewers through some of his favorite musical performances from the last few decades. Viewers will get full concert performances from Tina Turner, the Notorious BIG, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, H.E.R., Aretha Franklin, Rod Stewart, Bee Gees, Alicia Keys w/ Jay-Z, Joni Mitchell, Ray Charles and Willie Nelson, and Queen. It will also feature exclusive interviews with industry titans such as Oprah Winfrey, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, H.E.R., Carole King, Rod Stewart, Barry Gibb, Alicia Keys, Joni Mitchell, Jamie Foxx, Brian May and Roger Taylor.

All 14 seasons of Degrassi: The Next Generation will be able to stream on HBO Max March 25. Their all new Degrassi series will premiere in 2023. 

Season four of Formula 1: Drive to Survive will premiere on Netflix March 11. Twenty drivers – some veterans, some rookies – compete in another drama-filled and adrenaline-fueled season of Formula 1 racing. Fierce rivalries, heightened team camaraderie, new drivers and an all new championship winner make this season the best yet. 

Season two of buddy cop series Pretty Hard Cases premieres April 22 on IMDbTV. Female detectives Samantha Wazowski and Kelly Duff are back and in brand new territory, both at work and in their personal lives. As official partners in the Guns & Gangs Unit, Sam and Kelly have never been better at blending their different skills to get the job done – whether they’re solving a crime in the community or tackling systemic corruption within the force.

The Newsreader will premiere on The Roku Channel March 18. Set in 1986 and centered around the frantic world of broadcast news, the series follows the unconventional relationship between an ambitious young TV reporter, Dale Jennings, and star female news anchor, Helen Norville. 

Season two of Stillwater will premiere on Apple TV+ March 18. A bonus episode in celebration of Earth Day will also premiere April 15. 

Season fifteen of Curious George premieres on Peacock March 17. Our favorite little monkey is back with new and exciting adventures! 

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

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