The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder has been renewed for a second season. The Disney+ series is a revival of the Disney Channel series The Proud Family. The new series picks up the story of its central character, Penny Proud, and includes her madcap family: parents Oscar and Trudy, twin siblings BeBe and CeCe, and grandmother Suga Mama (and Puff!). Of course, it would not be “The Proud Family” without Penny’s loyal crew Dijonay Jones, LaCienega Boulevardez and Zoey Howzer, among others. The first season finale airs April 20.
CBS has renewed daytime talk show The Talk for a thirteenth season. Current hosts Akbar Gbajabiamila, Amanda Kloots, Jerry O’Connell, Natalie Morales and Sheryl Underwood will all return for the new season. The series has seen a flurry of hosts come and go in recent years. The current twelfth season will air through August 5.
Netflix has ordered an animated series based on the card game Exploding Kittens. It will also launch a mobile game based on the same franchise which will debut in May. The animated series, set to release in 2023, will feature the voices of Tom Ellis, Abraham Lim, Lucy Liu, Ally Maki, Mark Proksch and Sasheer Zamata. In Exploding Kittens, the eternal conflict between Heaven and Hell reaches epic proportions when both God and the Devil are sent to Earth – in the bodies of chunky house cats.
HGTV has renewed Ugliest House in America for a second season. The series stars Retta as she travels the county in search of the ugliest houses in the country. The new season will consist of one more episode than the first season, five half-hours and a one-hour season finale which sees the ugliest house get a $150,000 renovation by HGTV star Alison Victoria. The new season will premiere in July.
AMC’s new noir thriller series Dark Winds will premiere June 12. The series is based on the Leaphorn & Chee book series by Tony Hillerman. Set in 1971 on a remote outpost of the Navajo Nation near Monument Valley, Dark Winds follows Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn of the Tribal Police as he is besieged by a series of seemingly unrelated crimes. The closer he digs to the truth, the more he exposes the wounds of his past. He is joined on this journey by his new deputy, Jim Chee. Chee, too, has old scores to settle from his youth on the reservation. Together, the two men battle the forces of evil, each other and their own personal demons on the path to salvation.
Basketball Wives has been renewed for a tenth season. The ladies are back and ready to level up with a reunion of friends from past and present, all the while finding connections that both bring them closer together – and at times threaten to tear them further apart. Featuring veteran cast members Jackie, Malaysia and Jennifer and MVPs from seasons past Brandi, Angel, Duffey, Brooke and Brittish with appearances by Shaunie, Nia and Noria, we’ll follow the boss ladies as they focus on their families, relationships, and business ventures while clearing up their pasts to make a better future. The new season will premiere May 16 on VH1.
Cheryl Hines, Rachael Harris, Jasika Nicole & Zack Pearlman will guest star in the second season premiere of Fantasy Island. The Fox drama stars Roselyn Sanchez, Kiara Barnes, John Gabriel Rodriquez. The new season will premiere May 31.
Andrew McCarthy has joined the cast of The Resident, set to recur in the final three episodes of the current fifth season. Should the series be renewed for a sixth season, he will become a series regular. The move comes following the departure of series regular Miles Fowler.
A new season of VH1 Couples Retreat will premiere May 16. During a week-long vacation, cast members will take part in an honest and uncensored conversation on how celebrity couples showcase the challenges and triumphs of their relationships, navigating the complex waters of love, heartache and communication. The series will also discuss various social issues including mental health, overcoming infidelity, navigating grief and loss, spirituality, having children and more. The series is hosted by Michael Blackson and his fiancée Rada. The cast also includes Ronnie DeVoe and Shamari DeVoe, Claudia Jordan and her boyfriend KJ, Nick Young and Keonna, Styles P and Adjua, and Jess Hilarious and her boyfriend Daniel.
Michael Urie, Luke Tennie and Lukita Maxwell have been cast as leads in Apple TV+’s upcoming comedy series Shrinking. They join Jason Segel, Harrison Ford, Jessica Williams and Christa Miller
Ramón Rodríguez has been cast in the lead role for ABC’s Will Trent drama pilot. The series is based on Karin Slaughter’s series about Special Agent Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, who was abandoned at birth and endured a harsh coming of age in Atlanta’s overwhelmed foster care system. Now determined to use his unique point of view to make sure no one feels as abandoned as he was, Trent has the highest clearance rate in the GBI.
Oakes Fegley and Robert Wisdom will appear in the premiere episode of Fox’s anthology series Accused. They will star opposite Michael Chiklis and Jill Hennessy.
Disney has announced their plans for the upcoming 2022 NFL Draft. Coverage will be available on ESPN, ABC, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio, and Multiple Social Networks starting April 28 through April 30. For the first two days, both in primetime on Thursday, April 28 (8 p.m. ET), and Friday, April 29 (7 p.m.), viewers will have five different options, with five different sets of personalities and insights. For the NFL Draft’s final day, Saturday, April 30 (noon), ESPN’s television presentation will be simulcast on ABC, while ESPN’s social show — available on the ESPN App, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube — and ESPN Radio’s offering will feature a hybrid broadcast, available on both radio and the same social platforms. ESPN Deportes will also cover Saturday in its entirety. Nearly all the presentations are available through the ESPN App.
A new digital series based on the villains of Aqua Teen Hunger Force titled Aquadonk Side Pieces will premiere on Adult Swim’s YouTube channel April 18. New episodes will premiere daily for ten days at 12PM. Following Alabama Jackson,, based on the Robot Chicken franchise, Aquadonk Side Pieces is the second of four digital short series to debut on Adult Swim’s YouTube channel.
Netflix has renewed anime series Ultraman for a third and final season. Ultraman teams up with Seven, Ace, Zoffy, Jack and Taro, and together, the united Ultraman brotherhood takes on a new alien threat. Will the six warriors finally put an end to the battle with the aliens? The new season will premiere in 2023.
Apple TV+’s new docuseries Make or Break will premiere April 29. The seven episode series delivers behind-the-scenes access to the world’s best surfers as they battle for the World Title at the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT). The streamer has already renewed the series ahead of its series premiere.
New series Unfaithful: Caught in the Act will premiere on VH1. Host Tami Roman sets out on a mission to empower suspicious lovers to catch their cheating partners in the act. With the help of a relationship expert and a private investigator, Tami will uncover the shocking truths and get the receipts to expose the cheats. The first season will consist of six episodes.