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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘The Afterparty’ Renewed, ‘The Jennifer Hudson Show’ Ordered, ‘Next Level Chef’ Renewed, ‘iCarly’ Trailer, More ‘Jellystone!’ Ordered, ‘Bust Down’ Teaser, and More!

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Apple TV+ has renewed The Afterparty for a second season ahead of the first season finale which airs March 4. The murder mystery comedy series follows Detective Danner, played by Tiffany Haddish, as she tries to solve a crime. The first season follows a murder after a High School reunion. Episodes explore the night of the murder through the lens of popular film genres and unique visuals to match the storyteller’s perspective. 

The Jennifer Hudson Show is coming to Fox stations Fall 2022. The new hour long daytime talk show will feature Hudson talking with people around the world, learning their stories and inspirations. 

Fox has renewed Next Level Chef for a second season. Contestants are put to the test trying to impress Gordon Ramsay, Nyesha Arrington and Richard Blais in a three story set with different kitchens, challenges and ingredients on each level. The first season finale airs tonight. 

Season two of Paramount+’s iCarly reboot premieres April 8 with two episodes. The 10 episode second season picks up right after the first season ended, with Carly refocusing her attention on her friends and family following her romantic complications, all while working to boost her revived web channel. Spencer and Harper must also navigate new personal and career developments, while Freddie balances raising Millicent with a new app and a new girlfriend. 

Ahead of the season two premiere of Jellystone! on HBO Max March 17, the streamer has ordered additional episodes. The newly ordered 40 episodes will be in addition to the 19 episodes second season. 

Peacock’s Bust Down premieres March 10 with all six episodes. The series stars Jak Knight, Langston Kerman, Sam Jay and Chris Redd as four casino employees living dead-end lives with dead-end jobs in middle America, and the massive mess they manage to make out of it. 

Espionage drama series Slow Horses premieres on Apple TV+ April 1. The series is an adaptation of the book series by Mick Herron. The six episode season starring Gary Oldman follows a dysfunctional team of British intelligence agents who serve in a dumping ground department of MI5 known un-affectionately as Slough House. 

The MTV Movie & TV Awards are returning for a two night celebration in June. The live MTV Movie & TV Awards will air June 5. Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted will air June 6 celebrating reality television. 

BET has ordered a docuseries chronicling the record label Murder Inc. The series will narrate the untold tale of the rise, sudden fall, and redemption of Murder Inc. Records and the mastermind behind the New York City record label, Irving “Irv Gotti” Lorenzo. Episodes will take viewers through the label’s beginnings to current day, featuring never-before-seen archival footage, a rich catalog of music chart-toppers and the power players that helped shape a musical era that would impact generations to come. It will premiere in summer 2022. 

Shanola Hampton has been cast as the lead in NBC’s pilot Found. The potential drama series covers missing persons cases. The project was ordered to pilot in January. 

Billy Burke and Kevin Alejandro have been cast in CBS’s pilot Cal Fire. The series follows a group of firefighters in California. Max Thieriot who co-wrote the pilot episode and will serve as executive producer on the series should it get picked up was previously cast in a lead role. 

Following a casting notice for the series, So You Think You Can Dance is officially returning to Fox this summer. The new season will feature highly skilled dancers between the ages of 18 and 30, showcasing their talents in various dance styles, including contemporary, tap, hip-hop, ballroom, animation, breaking and more.

History Channel has announced upcoming projects for the network. Docuseries Sitting Bull will offer a new perspective on the United States as the nation rapidly evolved around Sitting Bull. It will detail seminal moments and key figures in Native American history including the Battle of Little Big Horn, Washita Massacre, Crazy Horse, Battle of Cedar Creek and the Wounded Knee Massacre. Docuseries Harlem Hellfighters will bring the complex and courageous story of the Harlem Hellfighters to life through the eyes of three men: band leader James Europe and Privates Henry Johnson and Horace Pippin. History’s Greatest of All-Time with Peyton Manning will count down the greatest of all-time in a single category, from the greatest General to the greatest inventor or President. The Einstein Challenge follows two world-class experts who will compete to see who can best explain seriously complicated concepts to a panel of kids. Five Families follows the dramatic rise and fall of the New York’s mafia’s five families – Genovese, Gambino, Bonnano, Colombo and Lucchese. History’s Greatest Heists with Pierce Brosnan goes inside the most unbelievable, elaborate real-life heists that have taken place throughout history – from the Wilcox train robbery of 1899 to Boston’s Great Brink robbery in 1950.

Hulu’s limited series The Girl From Plainville premieres March 29. The series is inspired by the true story of Michelle Carter’s unprecedented “texting-suicide”  case. Based on the Esquire article of the same name by Jesse Barron, the series explores Carter’s relationship with Conrad Roy III and the events that led to his death and, later, her conviction of involuntary manslaughter. 

Prime Video’s The Outlaws premieres April 1. The six episode season is a comedy thriller about a disparate group of lawbreakers thrown together to complete a community service sentence. Seven strangers from different walks of life are forced to work together to renovate a derelict community center. When one of their number gets dragged into a dangerous world of organized crime, they unite in ways none of them thought possible.

Street Outlaws: America’s List returns for a new season March 21 on Discovery. 25 of the most talented street racers compete in the ultimate head-to-head competition to claim the #1 spot. Racing legends like Kye Kelley, JJ da Boss, Ryan Martin, Axman, Daddy Dave, and Lizzie Musi are pushing themselves to their limits to prove they have the speed, strategy and moxie to be on America’s List. Companion series Street Outlaws: America’s List After Hours will premiere March 15. 

Prime Video’s Luxe Listings returns for a second season on April 1. The six episode season will follow four agents’ intense professional careers and their extraordinary personal lives, as they continue to grow their operations, opportunities and, of course, their profits. 

Big Papi’s Places premieres on ESPN+ March 2. During his travels, Big Papi meets and speaks with some of baseball’s greats to uncover why baseball is referred to by many as America’s pastime. Big Papi starts his road trip with his beloved city of Boston, taking on the infamous “Green Monster” with Hall of Famer and former Red Sox outfielder Jim Rice. 

Animated series Transformers: BotBots premieres on Netflix March 25. When the lights go out at the mall, the BotBots come out to play! Meet a fun-loving crew of everyday objects that morph into robots at closing time. 

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

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