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HBO Max’s Hacks returns for a second season May 12. The eight episode season will premiere two episodes a week leading up to the season finale June 2. The dark mentorship between legendary Las Vegas comedian Deborah Vance and her young, entitled writer Ava continues to evolve as the two travel across the country workshopping Deborah’s new stand-up act. 

The second part of Grace and Frankie’s final season on Netflix premieres April 29. Seven years ago, Grace and Frankie’s lives turned upside down when their longtime husbands left them for… each other. Both sparring partners and partners-in-crime, Grace and Frankie formed an unlikely and unbreakable bond as they faced uncertain futures head-on, and hand-in-hand. They’ve laughed together, cried together, did shrooms together, and twice-over became successful entrepreneurs together. This may be their final chapter, but they’re just getting started. 

Nickelodeon stars from six hit shows converge in When Worlds Collide. The special event will premiere April 21. Henry Danger villain Frankini tracks a powerful mind-controlling device to Altoonisburg, with the goal of world domination. When he gets his hands on it, the stars of Side Hustle, Danger Force, That Girl Lay Lay, Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan and Warped! must work together to defeat him or be brainwashed forever. Frankie Grande will make an appearance from Henry Danger. Jules LeBlanc, Jayden Bartels, Isaiah Crews, Mitchell Berg and Jacques Chevelle from Side Hustle. Havan Flores, Terrence Little Gardenhigh, Dana Heath and Luca Luhan from Danger Force. That Girl Lay Lay and Gabrielle Nevaeh Green from That Girl Lay Lay.  Young Dylan from Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan.  Kate Godfrey and Anton Starkman from Warped! An original song titled “Worlds Collide” will feature vocals from Jules LeBlanc, Jayden Bartels, That Girl Lay Lay and Gabrielle Nevaeh Green. Following the crossover, Nickelodeon will also treat viewers to a special look at the new Paramount+ original series The Fairly OddParents: Fairly Odder, which premiered on the streaming platform on March 31. 

Robbie Amell, Meng’er Zhang, Hugh Skinner and Christelle Elwin have joined the cast of Netflix’s The Witcher. They will appear in the upcoming third season. As monarchs, mages, and beasts of the Continent compete to capture her, Geralt takes Ciri of Cintra into hiding, determined to protect his newly-reunited family against those who threaten to destroy it. Entrusted with Ciri’s magical training, Yennefer leads them to the protected fortress of Aretuza, where she hopes to discover more about the girl’s untapped powers; instead, they discover they’ve landed in a battlefield of political corruption, dark magic, and treachery. They must fight back, put everything on the line – or risk losing each other forever. 

HBO Max has officially ordered Dead Boy Detectives to series. The characters were introduced in an episode of Doom Patrol last season, but the roles have since been recast for the official series. The eight episode horror detective series follows Edwin Payne and Charles Rowland, two dead British teenagers, and their very alive friend, Crystal Palace.

A new The Simpsons short is coming to Disney+. When Billie Met Lisa will premiere April 22. In the short, Lisa Simpson is discovered by chart-topping artists Billie Eilish and FINNEAS while searching for a quiet place to practice her saxophone. Billie invites Lisa to her studio for a special jam session she’ll never forget. 

Hulu has ordered a new limited series focusing on Sammy Davis Jr from Lee Daniels. The series will be based on the book “In Black and White: The Life of Sammy Davis, Jr.” Elijah Kelley will play Sammy Davis Jr. 

LeVar Burton, Katlynn Simone Smith, Tamera Tomakili and Tim Chantarangsu will recur in the upcoming second season of Blindspotting. Rappers E-40, P-Lo and Too $hort will make guest appearances in the new season. The Starz series is a spinoff of the film of the same name. 

Teri Polo will recur on NCIS beginning with the nineteenth season finale. She will continue to recur when the series returns for its twentieth season. 

Stephanie Hsu has joined the cast of Peacock’s upcoming new series Poker Face. Hsu joins Natasha Lyonne and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the series from Rian Johnson. 

Frank Langella has been fired from Netflix’s upcoming limited series The Fall Of The House Of Usher. Langella was fired following a sexual harrassment investigation. His role will be recast. The series is halfway through filming. 

Ben Rappaport and Alexandra Chando have been cast in NBC’s pilot based on Dutch series Adam & Eva. The series follows the epic love and lives of two complete strangers whose multiple run-ins begin to defy coincidence and lead both to believe in fate. 

Meera Simhan has been cast in ABC’s The Son In Law pilot. She will star opposite Chris Sullivan and Reema Sampat. 

Food Network’s new series Chopped: Desperately Seeking Sous Chef premieres May 31. The five part series features four chefs showcasing their culinary skills over three rounds – appetizer, entrée, and dessert – as they are challenged to utilize the mystery basket of ingredients and create breathtaking dishes to impress judges Maneet Chauhan, Scott Conant and Chris Santos. The judges are critiquing the chefs’ cooking skills along with their attitude, leadership, and ability to multitask to determine who has what it takes to make it to the finale for a chance at winning the title of grand champion and a job offer by Scott, Maneet or Chris to join their restaurants as a sous chef. 

Season two of Ziwe premieres on Showtime May 1. Never afraid to go there (or anywhere), Ziwe presents the hottest of hot button topics and she’s guaranteed to touch a whole lot of nerves. Everything you’ve always wanted to know about Critical Race Theory, Gay Pride, Woke Capitalism and more but were too uncomfortable to ask. Plus, she’s bringing plenty of musical numbers, interviews, guest stars and hilarious sketches along for the ride.

Comedy special David Spade: Nothing Personal premieres on Netflix April 26. This will be Spade’s first Netflix special and was filmed at the Pantages Theater in Minneapolis. Hot off the beach from his guest hosting duties on Bachelor In Paradise, David Spade shares his disdain for crabs to his unique approach to turning down drugs, and proves that no topic is off limits. 

Peacock’s new unscripted series So Dumb It’s Criminal Hosted by Snoop Dogg will premiere April 20 with all eight episodes. The series invites some of today’s comedy-greats to roast the world’s dumbest criminals using a compilation of crime clips and surveillance videos. From botched robberies and car chases to failed getaway attempts and even some schemes that are so ridiculous that they border on unbelievable, each 30-minute episode will prove that the worst criminals make for the best jokes.

Australian crime drama Troppo will premiere on Amazon Freevee May 20. The series tells the story of Ted Conkaffey, an ex-cop falsely accused of committing a disturbing crime, who has escaped to hide away in the tropics of Far North Queensland.

The Boss Baby: Back in The Crib premieres on Netflix May 19. Theodore Templeton is framed and forced to revert back to his old Boss Baby self, crashing with his brother Tim and his two nieces, brainy big kid Tabitha and fellow Baby Corp employee Tina. Together, Boss Baby and Tina co-lead a new Field Team fighting to increase Baby Love while keeping a new group of arch-nemeses – The Uncuddleables – from destroying Baby Corp itself. 

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

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