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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘The Patrick Star Show’ Renewed, ‘True Detective’ Season Four in Development, ‘The Winchesters’ Cast John and Mary, ‘Maury’ Ending, Nick Jonas Joins ‘Dancing With Myself’, ‘Saturday Night Live’ Hosts Announced, and More!

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Nickelodeon has ordered a second season of The Patrick Star Show. The series follows a younger Patrick Star living at home with his family, where he hosts his own variety show for the neighborhood from his television-turned-bedroom. The new season will consist of 26 episodes. The series is the second spinoff of SpongeBob SquarePants. 

A fourth season of True Detective is in development at HBO titled True Detective: Night Country. The series will take place in the Arctic and feature two female leads. Barry Jenkins will executive produce the series. 

Meg Donnelly and Drake Rodger have been cast as leads in The CW’s Supernatural prequel pilot The Winchesters. The two will play John and Mary, the parents of Supernatural’s Dean and Sam. Jensen Ackles will narrate the series from the perspective of Dean Winchester. 

Maury is ending after 31 seasons. The daytime talkshow hosted by Maury Povich will continue to air in syndication. 

Nick Jonas has joined the cast of NBC’s Dancing With Myself. He replaces Shaquille O’Neal who had to back out after technical difficulties pushed the start of production. Jonas joins Liza Koshy and Shakira. 

Saturday Night Live returns with new episodes beginning April 2. The first episode will be hosted by Jerrod Carmichael with musical guest Gunna. April 9 will see Jake Gyllenhaal host with musical guest Camila Cabello. April 16 will see Lizzo pull double duty as host and musical guest. 

Christina Ricci will star in Netflix’s upcoming series Wednesday. Ricci previously portrayed Wednesday Addams in the film The Addams Family. Details about the character she will play are being kept under wraps but she will be a series regular. 

Betty Gilpin is set to star in Peacock’s upcoming drama series Mrs. Davis. The series is an exploration of faith versus technology – an epic battle of biblical and binary proportions. Gilpin will play a nun who goes to battle against an all-powerful Artificial Intelligence. 

Al Michaels will be joining Prime Video as an announcer for Thursday Night Football. He previously was the announcer for NBC’s Sunday Night Football. The news comes after ESPN signed Joe Buck and Troy Aikman to announced Monday Night Football. 

Apple TV+’s Dear Edward has added Amy Forsyth, Carter Hudson, Idris DeBrand, Ivan Shaw, Jenna Qureshi, Anna Uzele, Dario Ladani Sanchez, Eva Ariel Binder, Brittany S. Hall, Maxwell Jenkins and Audrey Corsa to its cast. They join Connie Britton, Taylor Schilling and Colin O’Brien. The series comes from Jason Katims and is based on the novel by Ann Napolitano.

Michael Gaston will recur on FX’s limited series Fleishman Is In Trouble. The series stars Jesse Eisenberg, Lizzy Caplan, Claire Danes, Adam Brody and Joy Suprano and is based on the book by Taffy Brodesser-Akner. 

Annual Oscars preshow On the Red Carpet Live! Countdown to the Oscars will premiere March 27. Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes will host the event live from the red carpet at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre. It will feature special interviews with Oscars hosts and nominees, including Billie Eilish and Finneas, Penélope Cruz, Jessica Chastain and Questlove, award winner predictions, highlights of the nominees’ past performances and a look at whether special effects are the key to Oscars success and more. 

A new season of Married at First Sight: Australia will premiere on Lifetime April 30. The series follows brave new couples in their quest to find the love of their lives. Matched by relationship experts John Aiken, Mel Schilling, and clinical sexologist Alessandra Rampolla, some of Australia’s most adventurous singles will meet for the first time at the altar! Following them on their honeymoons, each bride and groom will then live under the same roof as they work to manage the intensity of a real-life relationship cycle. At the end of the social experiment, each couple must decide if they’ll live happily ever after. 

More presenters have been announced for the 94th Oscars. Stephanie Beatriz, DJ Khaled, Jennifer Garner, H.E.R., Tiffany Haddish, Tony Hawk, Bill Murray, Elliot Page, Kelly Slater and Shaun White will all make appearances during the live show on ABC March 27. 

Netflix has announced anime series Tekken: Bloodline which will premiere sometime this year. Jin Kazama learned the family self-defense arts, Kazama-Style Traditional Martial Arts, from his mother at an early age. Even so, he was powerless when a monstrous evil suddenly appeared, destroying everything dear to him, changing his life forever. Angry at himself for being unable to stop it, Jin vowed revenge and sought absolute power to exact it. His quest will lead to the ultimate battle on a global stage – The King of Iron Fist Tournament. 

Spectrum’s Long Slow Exhale is set in the high-stakes world of women’s college basketball. A successful Head Coach of a competitive women’s college basketball team 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. 

HBO’s comedy special Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel will premiere April 1. This marks the third HBO standup comedy special for Jerrod Carmichael. The special was taped in February before a live audience at the legendary Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City. 

Netflix’s Back to 15 has been renewed for a second season. Journey back to 2006 again. The first season is available to stream now. 

Netflix’s Wild Abandon will premiere March 30. In the haze of a midlife crisis, an architect begins living a double life as a punk while members of his family lead their own crisis-ridden lives. 

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

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