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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Only Murders in the Building’ Premiere Date, ‘Hard Cell’ Trailer, New Toonami Look, ‘Tom Swift’ Premiere Date, ‘Encanto’ Stars to Perform “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” at the Oscars, and More!

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Season two of hulu’s Only Murder in the Building will premiere June 28. Following the shocking death of Arconia Board President Bunny Folger, Charles, Oliver & Mabel race to unmask her killer. However, three (unfortunate) complications ensue – the trio is publicly implicated in Bunny’s homicide, they are now the subjects of a competing podcast, and they have to deal with a bunch of New York neighbors who all think they committed murder. The series stars Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez. 

Netflix’s Hard Cell premieres April 12. The series is a documentary style comedy set in the fictional female prison, HMP Woldsley. Writer and creator Catherine Tate plays multiple characters from Laura Willis, the Governor who believes creativity leads to rehabilitation, to Big Viv, the psychopath lifer. Set over a 6 week period during which the inmates rehearse a musical directed by ex-Eastender’s star Cheryl Fergison. Rehearsals draw together an oddball collection of women as they find their voices, grow in confidence and strengthen their friendships. Funny yet surprisingly moving, Hard Cell leans into the comical truth of prison life.

Adult Swim’s Toonami block is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The network first aired the non canon TIE Cosmo Samurai 2. They then followed up with another TIE, The Return, which will be airing its finale March 26. The network will then be getting a refresh with a new Logo and look. Jason DeMarco posted a sneak peak at the new look.

The CW has set a premiere date for its new series Tom Swift. The Nancy Drew spinoff series will premiere May 31. The series follows the devilishly charming Tom Swift, an exceptionally brilliant inventor with unlimited resources and unimaginable wealth. He is a man who many men would kill to be, or be with – a man with the world in the palm of his hand. But that world gets shaken to its core after the shocking disappearance of his father, thrusting Tom into a breathtaking adventure full of mysterious conspiracies and unexplained phenomena. The series stars Tian Richards, Ashleigh Murray, Marquise Vilsón, April Parker Jones and Albert Mwangi, with LeVar Burton as the voice of Barclay, Tom’s AI. 

Encanto cast members Adassa, Stephanie Beatriz, Mauro Castillo, Carolina Gaitan and Diane Guerrero will be performing the multi week #1 song in the country “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” during the 94th Oscars. Also joining them will be Becky G and Luis Fonsi. While “Bruno” isn’t nominated, the ceremony will also feature a performance of “Dos Oruguitas” which is nominated. The ceremony airs live March 27 on ABC.

Season four of Netflix’s You has cast Charlotte Ritchie as a series regular. She will play someone who sees through Joe’s charms and distrusts him. Ritchie stars in the original British version of the comedy series Ghosts

Naveen Paddock has been cast as a series regular in the upcoming second season of Disney+’s The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers. Also joining in recurring roles are Margot Anderson-Song, Noah Baird, Stephnie Weir, Connor DeWolfe, Timm Sharp, and Tiffany Denise Hobbs. They also join Josh Duhamel who will star opposite original cast member Lauren Graham. 

Prime Video has ordered a James Bond themed competition series titled 007’s Road to a Million. As teams, contestants will compete in physical challenges and answer questions around the world. The news comes following Prime Video purchasing MGM which owns the Bond franchise. 

Ally Love is set to host Netflix’s upcoming dance choreography competition series Dance 100. Eight competitors will choreograph dance routines for groups to perform. Each week the number of dancers grows until the final two choreograph a routine with 100 dancers. 

Rosa Arredondo and Tristen J. Winger have been cast in CBS’s legal drama pilot starring Marcia Gay Harden and Skylar Astin. The news comes after originally cast lead Geena Davis left the project and was replaced by Harden. 

Rich Sommer, Lauren Lindsay Donzis, Jayma Mays, Bentley Green, Angel Laketa Moore, and Bailey Gavulic have been cast in CBS’s Rust Belt News comedy pilot. When the local Ohio newspaper closes, a high school newspaper is the only one left to report news about the community. 

A new season of Animal Planet’s Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet will premiere March 26. On a growing mission to make vet care affordable for everyone, the Planned Pethood International staff tackles unusual cases – and extraordinary new projects – to help more pets and owners than ever before. From baffling ailments to bizarre mishaps, every beloved pet gets the care it needs, at a fraction of the cost quoted elsewhere. Dr. Jeff and his team take on complicated procedures and work tirelessly to treat the pets and wild animals who need their help most. 

Investigation Discovery’s new special True Conviction: Scene of the Crime will air March 29. The special sees Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi of True Conviction and Alina Burroughs of Crime Scene Confidential team up. The two will revisit some of True Conviction‘s most harrowing cases: the unspeakably horrific murder of a beloved elderly couple and their killer’s chilling confession, the gruesome death of a horse trainer initially ruled a suicide, and the twisted case of a Wisconsin murder suspect who almost went free but was ultimately brought to justice by the forensic evidence and the determination of the lead investigator. 

Amin Joseph, Karen Obilom and Kimiko Singer have been cast in ALLBLK’s new series Send Help. The seven episode season follows Haitian American actor, Fritz Jean-Baptiste, who is riding high as the star of the fictional hit TV show, This Can’t Be Us. Convinced that the good times will roll on forever, he thwarts all other career advancing opportunities as he plays the field with multiple women, instead of tackling a family tragedy that is beginning to unravel his entire life. They join Karina Bonnefil, Catfish Jean, Courtney Taylor and Ana Bowen. 

Hendrix Yancey has been cast in Peacock’s limited series A Friend of the Fmaily. She will portray a young Jan Broberg, played by Mckenna Grace in the main timeline. 

Discovery+’s new three episode series White Water Summer premieres March 30. Maupin, Oregon is a tiny river town located on the Deschutes River. With an average population of 391, it explodes in the summer as tourists flock to “the Vegas of Oregon” for the most notorious white water rafting adventures and partying in the Pacific Northwest. As temperatures rise, the inhibitions drop, so zip up your life jacket because this is gonna be a wild ride. From rowdy team bonding and love triangles, to demanding overnight clients, and endless party nights, what happens in Maupin stays in Maupin, but there’re no secrets in Maupin. 

Shudder’s docuseries Cursed Films II will premiere April 7. The five episode series explores the myths and legends behind some of Hollywood’s notoriously cursed horror film productions. Films include The Wizard of Oz (1939), Rosemary’s Baby (1968), Stalker (1979), Serpent and the Rainbow (1988) and Cannibal Holocaust (1980). 

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

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