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Your TV Source Roundup: Zoë Kravitz Hosting ‘Saturday Night Live’, ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ Canceled, CNN+ Launch Date, Joe Buck Joining ESPN, and More!

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Saturday Night Live is all new March 12 on NBC. Zoë Kravitz is set to host the episode, her first time hosting. Rosalía will be the musical guest, also a first time performer. 

Netflix has canceled The Baby-Sitters Club after two seasons. The eight episode second, and final season released in October 2021. The series was based on the book series of the same name.    

CNN+ will launch March 29. Plans will cost $5.99 per month or $59.99 per year. Early subscribers that sign up within the first four weeks after March 29 directly with CNN+ will have access to a 50% off the monthly plan for life as long as they remain subscribers. The streaming service will offer live, on-demand and interactive programming featuring world class journalism and storytelling. 

Joe Buck is leaving Fox Sports and heading to ESPN. Buck will be exiting his deal a year early. He will join Troy Aikman on Monday Night Football. 

The trailer for Prime Video’s upcoming third season of The Boys will premiere March 12. The trailer comes ahead of the third season premiere June 3. 

Original L.A. Law  star Jill Eikenberry will guest star in ABC’s L.A. Law. reboot pilot. She will reprise her role as Ann Kelsey. In the pilot, her character is now a judge. The pilot has original stars Blair Underwood and Corbin Bernsen along with Hari Nef, Toks Olagundoye, Ian Duff, John Harlan Kim, Kacey Rohl and Juliana Harkavy.

Symone Sanders’ MSNBC series Symone will premiere May 7. The series will air weekends at 4. Sanders is the former chief spokesperson for Vice President Kamala Harris, who left the job in December. Prior to working for the VP, Sanders was a press secretary for Bernie Sanders in 2016 and a senior campaign advisor in 2020 for now President Joe Biden. 

Geena Davis is set to lead CBS’ Untitled Mother/Son Legal Drama. The series follows a private investigator who begrudgingly helps his mother who is a successful attorney. The pilot comes from Scott Prendergast. 

Dann Florek will guest star in an upcoming episode of Law & Order: Organized Crime. He will reprise his role as Captain Donald Cragen from Law & Order: SVU. The episodes will air April 7. 

La La Anthony has been upped to series regular on the second season of Starz’s BMF. She had recurred in the first season. Kelly Hu will also join the series as a series regular. Christine Horn will recur in the new season. 

Lawrence Kao has joined the cast of The CW’s Walker: Independence pilot. The potential Walker prequel series is set in the 1800. He joins Matt Barr and Greg Hovanessian. 

Starting April 13, hulu will offer unlimited DVR for its Hulu + Live TV subscribers for free. The move makes them one of the only providers to offer the free service.

More presenters have been announced for the upcoming 94th Oscars. Daniel Kaluuya, Mila Kunis, Lupita Nyong’o, Naomi Scott, Wesley Snipes and John Travolta will all present live on ABC March 27. 

Oxygen’s newest series Final Moments will premiere April 3. The eight episode series tracks a different investigation in which law enforcement’s efforts to solve a case hinge on dissecting the victim’s final moments, using their last interactions with family and friends, surveillance footage, text messages and social media posts to build a timeline. 

Sketch comedy series TallBoyz will premiere on Fuse March 23. Created by and starring Guled Abdi, Vance Banzo, Tim Blair and Franco Nguyen, the series takes on a slew of pressing topics including cultural appropriation, office politics, toxic masculinity, racism, ancient demons… and almost meeting Drake. The comedians alternate between playing heightened versions of themselves and sliding into cartoonish sketches about friendship, politics, bro culture and everyday life.

A first look at Netflix’s upcoming series The Pentaverate is coming March 16. What if a secret society of five men has been working to influence world events for the greater good since the Black Plague of 1347? One unlikely Canadian journalist finds himself embroiled in a mission to uncover the truth and just possibly save the world himself. Remember, the Pentaverate must never be exposed! The six episode series stars Mike Myers, Ken Jeong, Keegan-Michael Key, Debi Mazar, Richard McCabe, Jennifer Saunders, and Lydia West 

Animated preschool series Bugs Bunny Builders will premiere this summer. At ACME Construction Company, Bugs Bunny and Lola Bunny manage a crew of builders that, quite frankly, should not be anywhere near a construction site. However, by working together as a team, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety and others use their tools and wild vehicles to pull off some of the looniest construction jobs ever. It will air on Cartoonito both on Cartoon Network and HBO Max. 

MLB is in discussions with Peacock to stream up to 18 games a season on the streamer. The league recently announced Apple TV+ will air Friday Night Baseball this season. 

Dirty Lines will premiere on Netflix April 8. In 1980s Amsterdam, an enterprising college student stumbles into a new career at a phone sex line started by two wildly different brothers. 

Netflix’s Johnny Hallyday: Beyond Rock will premiere March 29. Johnny Hallyday, the king of French rock and roll, tells us his own story, with his very own words. The docuseries invites you to discover more about France’s most iconic singer, exploring the life and career of France’s rock icon through archival film and interviews.

HGTV’s new series Building Roots premieres April 10. Starring husband and wife duo Ben and Cristi Dozier, the series features the couple as they build, design and renovate properties in their dreamy hometown of Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Ben and Cristi produce one-of-a-kind, highly personalized work that always exceeds their clients’ expectations. 

Pig Royalty returns for season two on discovery+ March 16. The Rihn and the Balero family rivalry continues to boil while Balero protegee, Nugget, and Rihn-coach, Tyler, question their allegiances. A mud-bath storm is headed towards these two families with reputations and thousands of dollars on the line, but as always, the drama behind the scenes is as Texas-sized as the competition in the ring. 

Season two of Netflix’s Green Eggs and Ham will premiere April 8. The first season premiered in 2019. 

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

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