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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Moves to Disney+, ‘With Love’ Renewed, ‘The Real’ Canceled, ‘The Rookie’ Two Part Event Teaser, ‘Flowers in the Attic: The Origin’ Trailer, Jake Gyllenhaal to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’, and More!

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ABC’s Dancing with the Stars is moving to Disney+ with a two season pick up. The series will become the first live series to exclusively debut on the streaming service. Season 31 will premiere this fall. Some episodes of ESPN’s Monday Night Football will air in Dancing with the Stars’ usual Monday 8-10 timeslot in the fall. Other programming announcements will be announced later. 

Prime Video has renewed With Love for a second season. The new six episode season will once again follow the Diaz family’s relationship drama and love stories over the course of a year, with each episode taking place in the midst of a life-changing milestone or celebration.

Daytime talk show The Real has been canceled after eight seasons. The series current hosts are Garcelle Beauvais, Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love and Jeannie Mai Jenkins. The syndicated series aired on Fox stations. 

The Rookie’s upcoming two part backdoor pilot event will begin April 24. Niecy Nash guest stars as Simone Clark, a force of nature, the living embodiment of a dream deferred – and the oldest rookie in the FBI Academy. When one of her former students is suspected of terrorism following an explosion at a local power station, the LA division of the FBI enlist the help of FBI trainee Simone Clark. Frankie Faison, Kat Foster, and Felix Solis will also appear and star in the potential series if it gets ordered to series. 

Lifetime’s Flowers in the Attic: The Origin prequel limited series will premiere July 9, airing consecutively over four weeks. The series will make its world premiere at the ATX TV Festival June 5. The series stars Jemima Rooper, Max Irons, Kelsey Grammer, Harry Hamlin, Paul Wesley, Kate Mulgrew, Alana Boden, Hannah Dodd, T’Shan Williams, Callum Kerr, Luke Fetherston and Buck Braithwaite. 

Saturday Night Live airs a new episode April 9 with Jake Gyllenhaal set to host. The musical guest will be Camila Cabello. 

Season two of Starz’s P-Valley will premiere June 3. The series follows the lives of strip club dancers working down in the Dirty Delta.

The Discovery and WarnerMedia merger has officially closed, creating a new company Warner Bros. Discovery. The merger now brings brands like CNN, TNT and HBO with HGTV, Food Network and OWN with CEO David Zaslav at the helm. 

ABC’s Superstar will air a new episode April 14. Patrick Swayze will be the focus and will chronicle his rise to fame. It will tell the dynamic life story of the American heartthrob – from his upbringing around his mother’s ballet company and her fight against segregation to the high school football injury that set him on his path to stardom to his leading roles in the hit films “Dirty Dancing” and “Ghost” and cult classics “Roadhouse” and “Point Break.” Through interviews with co-stars and friends who open up about Swayze for the first time publicly, as well as footage from the ABC News archives, the program provides new insight into Swayze’s courageous spirit, his many talents and the cancer diagnosis that tragically ended his life at the age of 57.

Christa Miller has joined the cast of Apple TV+’s upcoming comedy series Shrinking. She joins Jason Segel, Harrison Ford and Jessica Williams. The ten episode series comes from Bill Lawrence, who is Miller’s husband and also worked with him on series like Cougar Town and Scrubs, and Brett Goldstein. 

Joe Davis has been announced as the new voice of MLB on FOX. He will be teamed up with John Smoltz. Davis will be replacing Joe Buck who left the network for ESPN’s Monday Night Football. 

Season two of Greatness Code will premiere on Apple TV+ May 13. The new six episode season will spotlight athletes including Marcus Rashford, Russell Wilson, Letícia Bufoni, Scout Bassett, Bubba Wallace and Lindsey Vonn. 

HBO Max is developing You Brought Me The Ocean based on the DC comic. The dramedy will be produced by Charlize Theron. The series follows Jake Hyde, a young teenager dealing not only with his newly discovered superpowers, but also his sexuality. 

Deon Cole has joined the cast of BET+’s comedy series Average Joe which is currently in development. The potential series follows a blue-collar plumber, Joe Washington, who discovers his recently deceased father lived a secret, second life and stole millions of dollars from dangerous people just before he died. Now those people think Joe knows where it is. A bloody and violent confrontation triggers a chain of events that force Joe and his close-knit circle of family and friends out of their very average and mundane lives into a life or death race against time to find the truth and the millions

Ted Wass will appear in the upcoming second season finale of Call Me Kat. This will reunite him with series star Mayim Bialik who played his daughter on Blossom. The episode will air May 5. 

Malcolm Barrett, Michaela Conlin and Allison Guinn have been cast in CBS’s The Hug Machine comedy pilot. The potential series follows a dad, who gets a second chance to save both his marriage and his flailing rock career when his band unintentionally finds success in the raucous, cutthroat world of children’s music. 

HGTV’s Home Town aired its midseason finale April 3, and thirteen more episodes are coming later in 2022 and run into 2023. Ben and Erin Napier balance a busy family life while they revitalize their small town of Laurel, Mississippi.

First Lady Jill Biden will make a special appearance during Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2022. With an introduction by KCA co-host Miranda Cosgrove, the First Lady will speak to the resilience of today’s youngest generation, especially children of military members and veterans, and encourage America’s youth to keep growing, learning, and giving back to their communities.  Miranda Cosgrove and Rob Gronkowski co-host the show live on April 9. 

Discovery+’s new series Love in the Jungle will premiere May 8. Fourteen unlucky-in-love singles are ready to test that theory as they participate in mating rituals pulled straight from the animal kingdom – and do so with little to no verbal communication. For these singles, it’s the chance to unleash their inner animals and hone their natural instincts in the ultimate pursuit of true love.

Earth Day specials Explorer: The Last Tepui and The Biggest Little Farm: The Return will premiere on Disney+ April 22. Each special will take viewers on a journey around the world – from the rainforests of Guyana to the farms of California to witness and celebrate the diversity and resilience of our planet and the species that inhabit it. Filmed in some of the world’s most fascinating, biodiverse, and mysterious environments, these dynamic documentaries give viewers a revealing look at Earth’s splendors, its ecosystems, and inhabitants that face insurmountable environmental changes and threats. 

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

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