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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Pacific Rim: The Black’ Trailer, ‘Impractical Jokers’ Trailer, ‘Saturday Night Live’ Returns, ‘The Drew Barrymore Show’ Renewed, New Season of ‘Feud’ Announced, Syfy’s ‘The Ark’ Sets Cast, and More!

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The second and final season of Pacific Rim: The Black will premiere on Netflix April 19. Taylor and Hayley still hope to reach the safety of Sydney aboard Atlas Destroyer, the scaled-down training Jaeger left behind when Australia was evacuated. With teenage assassin Mei and the mysterious human/kaiju hybrid bOy joining Taylor and Hayley, this makeshift family must cross a dangerous territory controlled by the bloodthirsty cult Sisters of the Kaiju. These zealots, led by the enigmatic High Priestess, are convinced that bOy is their long-awaited Messiah and will stop at nothing to indoctrinate him into their dark circle – something Hayley would sacrifice everything to prevent.

The new season of Impractical Jokers will premiere on truTV June 16. Celebrities appearing in the new season include Method Man, Chris Jericho, Brooke Shields, Jillian Bell, Adam Pally, Jon Gabrus, David Cross, Rob Riggle, Colin Jost, and More! A new episode will also air onTBS, TNT and truTV, directly following the NCAA Men’s Final Four on April 2. The episode will feature Eric André.    

Saturday Night Live returns with a new episode April 2. Jerrod Carmichael will serve as host for the first time. He will be joined by musical guest Gunna. 

The Drew Barrymore Show has been renewed for a third season. The new season will consist of half hour episodes, which will be paired up or aired separately to fulfill network’s time slot needs. 

FX has finally announced a second season of Feud. The new season Feud: Capote’s Women will star Naomi Watts who will portray Babe Paley. The eight episode season is based on the book Capote’s Women: A True Story of Love, Betrayal, and a Swan Song for an Era by Laurence Leamer. 

Syfy’s new series The Ark has cast Christie Burke, Richard Fleeshman, Reece Ritchie, Stacey Read and Ryan Adams as series regulars. The series takes place 100 years in the future when planetary colonization missions have begun as a necessity to help secure the survival of the human race. The first of these missions on a spacecraft known as Ark One encounters a catastrophic event causing massive destruction and loss of life. With more than a year left to go before reaching their target planet, a lack of life-sustaining supplies and loss of leadership, the remaining crew must become the best versions of themselves to stay on course and survive. 

Peacock’s has released the first episode of its upcoming new comedy series Killing It. The full season will be released on April 14. The series is a comedy about class, capitalism and one man’s quest to achieve the American dream. And also about hunting really big snakes.

Bravo’s newest Housewives series The Real Housewives of Dubai will premiere June 1. The series follows the opulent, over-the-top lives of Nina Ali, Chanel Ayan, Caroline Brooks, Dr. Sara Al Madani, Lesa Milan and network fan-favorite Caroline Stanbury.

Tilly Keeper, Amy Leigh Hickman, and Ed Speleers have joined the cast of Netflix’s You for the upcoming fourth season. Last fans saw Joe Goldberg, he was building a life with Love and Henry in Madre Linda. But after taking matters into his own hands, Joe is on the move. Niccy Lin, Aidan Cheng, Stephen Hagan, Ben Wiggins, Eve Austin, Ozioma Whenu, Dario Coates, Sean Pertwee, Brad Alexander, Alison Pargeter, and Adam James will all recur. 

Welcome to Flatch stars Holmes and Sam Straley will be crossing over to Call Me Kat in an episode airing April 28. The two will be renting Kat’s apartment while they are in town visiting. Robin Thicke, judge of Fox’s The Masked Singer, will also be appearing in the episode as himself. 

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki will be joining MSNBC once she departs her role at the White House. She will also make appearances on Peacock. There is no news as to when Psaki will be departing or when she will begin making on air appearances on the network. 

WrestleMania 38 will stream on Peacock April 2 and April 3. The two day event will feature several high-stakes championship matchups including the biggest Wrestlemania Match of all-time, when Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns put both their titles on the line in a winner-take-all championship unification. Additional matches include SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair v. Ronda Rousey, Johnny Knoxville v. Sami Zayn, Rey & Dominik Mysterio v. The Miz & Logan Paul, plus, the return of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. 

Rahart Adams has been cast in The CW’s Gotham Knights pilot as a series regular. He joins Fallon Smythe, Tyler DiChiara, Olivia Rose Keegan, Navia Robinson, Oscar Morgan and Anna Lore. In the wake of Bruce Wayne’s murder, his rebellious adopted son forges an unlikely alliance with the children of Batman’s enemies when they are all framed for killing the Caped Crusader. And as the city’s most wanted criminals, this renegade band of misfits must fight to clear their names. 

Presenters for The Grammys have been announced. Megan Thee Stallion, Joni Mitchell, Questlove, Lenny Kravitz, Dua Lipa, Ludacris, Billy Porter, Bonnie Raitt, Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Avril Lavigne, Jared Leto, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez and Anthony Mackie will all present. Additionally, Lady Gaga will perform at the ceremony live on CBS April 3. 

Ricardo Chariva has joined the cast of Apple TV+’s Truth Be Told as recurring. Chiariva joins Octavia Spencer and Gabrielle Union in the upcoming third season 

Season three of BET+’s American Gangster: Trap Queens will premiere April 7 with five episodes. The second batch of five episodes will premiere at a later date. The first batch of episodes will feature the stories of Kimberly Smedley, Candace Wilson, Gina Cabell, Shontel Greene, and Tonia Taylor; whose crimes range from black market butt injections to dark web identity theft, opioid pill mills and drug trafficking. The true crime series is narrated by rap legend Lil’ Kim. 

Samantha Morton and Lauren Glazier have joined AMC’s Tales of the Walking Dead. Both will appear in the same episode with Morton reprising her role of Alpha. The six episode anthology series will focus on characters old and new. Terry Crews, Parker Posey, Jillian Bell, Anthony Edwards, Poppy Liu, Olivia Munn, Danny Ramirez, Loan Chabanol, Embeth Davidtz and Jessie T. Usher will also appear.

Tim Allen’s daughter Elizabeth Allen-Dick has joined the cast of Disney+’s limited series The Santa Clause as a series regular. She will play Tim Allen’s character’s daughter. Austin Kane, Rupali Redd and Devin Bright have also joined the series as series regulars. Elizabeth Mitchell and Kal Penn also star. 

The Judds will reunite for the first time in over 20 years to perform at the 2022 CMT Music Awards. They will perform “Love Can Build a Bridge”. The event, hosted by Kelsea Ballerini and Anthony Mackie, will air live April 11 on CBS. 

Syndicated talk shows The Doctors and Daily MailTV have been canceled. The Doctors is currently in its fourteenth season. Daily MailTV is currently in its fifth season. 

Docuseries The Long Game: Bigger Than Basketball will premiere on Apple TV+ April 22. The series is about NBA hopeful Makur Maker and the groundbreaking decision to forgo the NBA and play for Howard University, making him the highest-ranked high school player in the modern recruiting era to commit to a historically Black university (HBCU). The docuseries is an intimate look at Makur’s life as a student-athlete with a dream of making it to the NBA, while unexpected physical challenges and a global pandemic threaten his college career. It also explores how his journey from fleeing war-torn South Sudan as a child and his tight-knit support system led him to go to an HBCU, and in turn, allowed him to make an impactful statement in the wake of America’s cultural response to the Black Lives Matter movement. 

Demetria McKinney has joined the cast of The CW’s The Winchesters pilot. She joins Nida Khurshi, Jojo Fleites, Meg Donnelly and Drake Rodger. The series is a prequel of The CW’s long running drama series Supernatural. 

ITV has ordered a second series of Cooking With The Stars. The six episode series sees celebrities paired up with chef mentors and compete in challenges, with weekly eliminations until a winner is crowned. 

Dave Annable has been cast in NBC’s pilot Blank Slate. He joins Matt Passmore and Floriana Lima. Special Agent Alexander McCoy is a legend in law enforcement, the agent we all hope is out there, the agent we’d all like to be. The only issue is … he doesn’t actually exist. He’s a ghost, a phantom. So what happens when a man claiming to be Alexander McCoy walks through the door with all of his skills and knowledge, but with an agenda nobody will see coming.

Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch: Bloodline will premiere April 19. As the world opens back up, demand is up for seafood from captain Josh Harris and Casey McManus’s warm water fishing operation in Hawaii, but so is the competition. Needing all the help they can get, Josh reaches out to his estranged older brother, Shane, for the first time since their father Captain Phil’s death over a decade ago. Can Josh and Shane put bad blood behind them to follow in their father’s footsteps to find the fish their company needs to succeed? Or will opening old wounds push the partners and family further apart?

Our Blues will premiere on Netflix April 9. Romance is sweet and bitter – and life riddled with ups and downs – in multiple stories about people who live and work on bustling Jeju Island. 

This year’s April Fools Day prank on adult swim featured the return of Pibby, the star of the short which was uploaded to their youtube channel last fall. The short sees Pibby’s show interrupted by a mysterious blackness which begins consuming everything in its path, including stars of classic cartoon series. The blackness continued to creep into the adult swim lineup. Hopefully this means we will continue seeing Pibby’s struggle in the future! 

Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles will premiere on Netflix April 28. A teenage rabbit eager to become a true samurai teams up with his new warrior friends to protect their city from Yokai monsters, ninjas and evil aliens.

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

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