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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Ordinary Joe’ Canceled, ‘Acapulco’ Renewed, ‘The Big Leap’ Canceled, ‘Pitch Perfect’ Adds Cast, ‘Atlanta’ Trailer, ‘The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On’ Trailer, and More!

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NBC has canceled Ordinary Joe after one season. The series featured a sliding doors style story with one man’s life shown in multiple timelines if he chose different paths at an important juncture in his life. The series starred Jimmy Wolk, Natalie Martinez, Charlie Barnett and Elizabeth Lail. 

Apple TV+ has renewed Acapulco for a second season. The bilingual comedy series tells the story of twenty-something Máximo Gallardo, whose dream comes true when he gets the job of a lifetime as a cabana boy at the hottest resort in Acapulco. Máximo must contend with upheaval at the resort, unexpected problems at home, and a new love interest who just might rival the girl of his dreams. 

Fox has canceled The Big Leap after one season. The dance themed dramedy featured a show within a show with people competing on a reality TV program. The series starred Scott Foley. 

Peacock’s upcoming new comedy series Pitch Perfect series has added more cast. Joining the series are Sarah Hyland, Lera Abova, and Jameela Jamil. They join Adam Devine and Flula Borg who will reprise their roles from the film series. The series picks up years after the movie when Bumper Allen moves to Germany to revive his music career and one of his songs becomes big in Berlin.  

Season three of Atlanta will premiere on FX March 24. The new season picks up in the midst of a successful European tour, as the group navigates their new surroundings as outsiders, and struggle to adjust to the newfound success they had aspired to. The series has been renewed for a fourth and final season.

A new dating social experiment series is coming to Netflix from the creators of Love Is Blind. Hosted by Nick and Vanessa Lachey, The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On will premiere April 6 with its first eight episodes then air a finale and reunion special April 13. Six different couples, on the verge of marriage. One partner is ready to get married, the other isn’t quite as sure. An ultimatum is issued – and in just over eight weeks, they must commit to marriage, or move on. In the meantime, each will choose a new potential partner from one of the other couples, in a life-changing opportunity to get a glimpse of two different possible futures.

Saturday Night Live will be airing a new episode March 5 hosted by Oscar Isaac. Musical Guest Charli XCX will be performing. Charli XCX was previously scheduled to perform on the Christmas episode hosted by Paul Rudd, but was cut due to the rise in Covid cases due to the Omicron surge. 

NBC has ordered a new social experiment series titled Million Dollar Island. 100 contestants must forge friendships and build alliances as they plot to stay on a remote desert island for up to 50 days and compete to win their share of the ultimate $1 million prize. Upon arrival each contestant is given a bracelet worth $10,000. During their time on the island, contestants gain and lose bracelets through various challenges, but when a player leaves the island, they must choose who will receive their portion of the money. In this intense competition, the strength of your personal bonds are just as important as being the ultimate player. 

Disney+ is adding an ad-supported offering later in 2022. The ad subscription tier will also come at a cheaper price than the current ad free tier. 

NBC’s Quantum Leap reboot pilot has cast Raymond Lee in the lead role. The series takes place 30 years after Scott Bakula’s Dr. Sam Beckett began his journey. A new team restarts the program. Lee’s character Ben Seong uses the machine and ends up in the past. Bakula is still in discussions to join the potential series. 

So You Think You Can Dance co creator and original judge Nigel Lythgoe will not be returning for the recently announced seventeenth season of the dance competition. Lythgoe had judged every prior season. No word on who will be sitting at the judges table or hosting the series at the moment. 

Demi Lovato will no longer star in the NBC pilot Hungry. Lovato will remain an executive producer on the potential series. The pilot has also changed from a single camera comedy to a multicamera comedy series. 

Assad Zaman has been cast in AMC’s upcoming new series Interview With The Vampire. Zaman will play Rashid. Sam Reid, Jacob Anderson, and Bailey Bas also star. The series is based on the book by Anne Rice. The seven episode season will premiere later in the year.  

NBCUniversal’s deal with Hulu allowing their content to stream on the service has ended. Beginning in the fall, NBC series will instead be able to stream the next day on Peacock. The move will likely help Peacock grow. NBCUniversal’s parent company Comcast still has a steak in hulu. 

ABC has ordered a pilot for The Company You Keep executive produce and potentially starring Milo Ventimiglia. The pilot is based on the Korean series My Fellow Citizens which follows a con artist. 

Rufus Sewell and Ali Ahn have been cast in Netflix’s upcoming political thriller series The Diplomat. The eight episode political thriller follows a diplomat dealing with a job she’s not suited for, an international crisis and issues with her marriage and political future. Keri Russell was previously cast as a lead. 

Sheryl Underwood has signed a mutli year deal to remain at The Talk through season 15. The series is currently in its twelfth season. Underwood joined the talk show in its second season.

Season two of ALLBLK’s comedy series Millennials will premiere March 17. The crew is back with a new roommate, new love connections, and a fresh set of challenges as they strive to go from no money to ‘mo money. 

The Soul of the Nation Gospel Concert will air on TV One March 6. Hosted by Juan Winans, the special features remarks by First Lady Jill Biden and performances by Madeline Howze, Tamela Mann, JJ Hairston and The Morehouse College Glee Club. 

Disney+ has set dates for some of their upcoming Korean series. Crazy Love will premiere March 7. When mathematical genius CEO Noh Go-Jin begins to receive death threats from an unknown person, he hatches an elaborate plan to track them down. He soon finds an unlikely ally in Lee Shin-a, an introverted, hard-working secretary who has recently been diagnosed with a life-threatening disease and who plans to take revenge for her poor treatment at his company.  Soundtrack #1 premieres March 23. Songwriter Eunsoo asks her best friend to stay with her for two weeks to help her write lyrics for a song about unrequited love. Forced to walk the fine line between friendship and romance, the two work together to write a hit song and figure out what will happen to their friendship. Additionally Big Mouth and The Zone: Survival Mission will premiere with dates to come. 

MTV has ordered a musical competition series, teaming up with TikTok and Pepsi, showcasing artists discovered on TikTok. Becoming A Popstar will premiere on MTV March 24. Judging the five episode series will be Joe Jonas, Becky G and Sean Bankhead. The winner will star in a Pepsi commercial set to air during the MTV VMAs. 

Netflix’s ten episode action sci fi series The Last Bus premieres April 1. A group of mismatched students on a school trip become unlikely heroes when a robot apocalypse zaps away the rest of humanity. The group of whip-smart students fight to save humanity from an army of ruthless drones.

Long Slow Exhale premieres on Spectrum Originals April 4. The drama series follows a successful Head Coach of a competitive women’s college basketball team who finds herself in the middle of a potentially career shattering sexual abuse scandal. As she tries to find the truth among the many secrets she uncovers, she has to make hard decisions that will affect her, her family and the team of female athletes who all rely on her. Three episodes will be released every week until the finale April 25. 

The Pact will premiere on The Roku Channel March 26. A terrible revelation sets humankind on a path to self-destruction. A terrifying journey into the unknown for a group of people bound together by hope alone.

Hoffman Family Gold will premiere on Discovery March 25. Four years after he walked away from his tumultuous mining career to focus on his family, Todd Hoffman has been given an opportunity too good to pass up and is returning to Alaska for one final shot at redemption. With his father Jack and his son Hunter in tow, will the Hoffman’s be able to save a struggling mine for the ultimate payday? Or have they bitten off more than they can mine? 

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

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