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Season 4 – Part 2 of Netflix’s Ozark premieres April 29. The final seven episodes of the final season see Marty and Wendy fight to keep their family together, appease the cartel and the FBI – and leave the Ozarks for good. A retrospective special A Farewell to Ozark will air following the final episodes. 

Apple TV+’s Shining Girls premieres April 29 with three episodes. Based on the book by Lauren Beukes, the series follows Kirby Mazrachi as a Chicago newspaper archivist whose journalistic ambitions were put on hold after enduring a traumatic assault. When Kirby learns that a recent murder mirrors her own case, she partners with seasoned, yet troubled reporter Dan Velazquez, to uncover her attacker’s identity. As they realize these cold cases are inextricably linked, their own personal traumas and Kirby’s blurred reality allow her assailant to remain one step ahead.

Eight episodes limited series The Staircase premieres on HBO Max May 5. Based on the true story, the series explores the life of Michael Peterson, his sprawling North Carolina family, and the suspicious death of his wife, Kathleen Peterson. The series stars Colin Firth and Toni Collette. 

The first eight episodes of Netflix’s new series The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On premieres April 6. The finale and reunion episodes will premiere 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. The series is hosted by Nick and Vanessa Lachey.

Hallmark Channel has renewed Chesapeake Shores for a sixth and final season. The ten episode season will premiere this summer. The series explores the lives and loves of four generations of the O’Brien family, after the homecoming of eldest daughter Abby and – over the past five seasons – has seen the family reconcile following a painful chapter in their past.

Limited series Pistol will premiere on Hulu May 31 with all six episodes. The FX series is based on Steve Jones’ memoir “Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol”. The series about a rock and roll revolution is a story of a band of spotty, noisy, working-class kids with “no future,” who shook the boring, corrupt Establishment to its core, threatened to bring down the government and changed music and culture forever.

Gina Rodriguez has been cast as the lead in ABC’s comedy pilot Not Dead Yet. The series follows Nell Stevens, broke, newly single and feeling old, a self-described 40-something disaster, who works to restart the life and career she left behind 10 years ago. When she lands the only job she can find, writing obituaries, Nell starts getting life advice from an unlikely source. The potential series is based on Alexandra Potter’s Confessions of a Forty-Something F**k Up. 

Rome Flynn will recur in the current season of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. He will play the younger brother of Winston and a sales rep. 

Gavin Leatherwood will not be returning for the second season of HBO Max’s comedy series The Sex Lives of College Girls. He will be pursuing other projects. The series was created by Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble.

Paramount+’s Rabbit Hole has added Rob Yang to the cast. The eight episode spy drama series stars Kiefer Sutherland and follows James Weir in the midst of a battle over the preservation of democracy in a world at odds with misinformation, behavioral manipulation, the surveillance state and the interests that control these extraordinary powers.

HBO Max is developing an It prequel series titled Welcome to Derry. It will act as an origin story of the curse plaguing the town, plus a Pennywise origin story. 

Apple TV+ has ordered Dark Matter to series with Joel Edgerton to star. It is based on the science fiction book by Blake Crouch. The nine episode series follows a physicist, professor, and family man who – one night while walking home on the streets of Chicago – is abducted into an alternate version of his life. Wonder quickly turns to nightmare when he tries to return to his reality amid the multiverse of lives he could have lived. In this labyrinth of mind-bending realities, he embarks on a harrowing journey to get back to his true family and save them from the most terrifying, unbeatable foe imaginable: himself. The series is not related to the Syfy series Dark Matter which ran for three seasons (and we still need closure on that cliffhanger!). 

New series Love Match Atlanta will premiere on Bravo May 8. The docuseries gives a glimpse into the personal and professional lives of five of Atlanta’s hottest matchmakers. Each of the matchmakers, who are both friends and frenemies, use their distinct methodology, charm and skill while competing for the hearts and dollars of Black Atlanta’s most eligible singles. 

Bianca Kajlich has joined the cast of The CW’s The Winchesters pilot. She will portray the mother of John Winchester. The series is a prequel to the long running series Supernatural which aired on The CW. 

Victoria Pedretti has been cast in hulu’s Saint X. The series is a psychological drama, told in multiple timelines and perspectives, which explores and upends the girl-gone-missing genre. It’s a show about how a young woman’s mysterious death during an idyllic Caribbean vacation creates a traumatic ripple effect that eventually pulls her surviving sister into a dangerous pursuit of the truth. The eight episode series is based on the book by Alexis Schaitkin. 

The History Channel’s The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch returns for a third season May 3. The series follows the accredited team of scientists, researchers, and experts as they push their experiments beyond anything that has been done on the ranch before. From strange occurrences including unusual spikes in radiation and evidence of mysterious underground structures to inexplicable equipment failures and numerous UAP sightings caught on camera, this 512-acre property located in Utah’s Uinta Basin personifies why truth is often much stranger than fiction. 

Tyler, The Creator’s Call Me If You Get Lost Live will premiere on Prime Video March 31. The special concert event will stream live from Downtown Los Angeles and feature openers Kali Uchis, Vince Staples, and Teezo Touchdown. 

Cartoon Network’s Craig of the Creek is getting a special airing of every episode. Craig of the Creek: Every Craig Ever Marathon premieres April 4 and will run through April 8 from 11AM to 8PM. This will lead up to new episodes premiering every day for two weeks starting April 11. 

Animated short series Ice Age: Scrat Tales premieres on Disney+ April 13. The six episode series follows the hapless saber-toothed squirrel of the “Ice Age” adventures, who experiences the ups and downs of fatherhood, as he and the adorable, mischievous Baby Scrat, alternately bond with each other and battle for ownership of the highly treasured Acorn. 

Interactive series Battle Kitty premieres on Netflix April 19. Only you can help Kitty and Orc fulfill their destiny and conquer Battle Island in this interactive experience. Remember, Kittys never quit! 

Season seven of Madagascar a Little Wild premieres on Peacock April 4. The zoo crew returns for a season so wild you won’t believe your eyes!

Netflix’s new animated series The Creature Cases premieres April 12. Special agents Sam and Kit hop the globe with their sleuthing skills, science facts and cool gadgets to solve the animal kingdom’s many mysteries. 

Alice in Borderland season two will premiere on Netflix in December 2022. After finding themselves suddenly transported to a strange “borderland,” they risk their lives in games to survive. 

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

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