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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Act Your Age’ Premiere Date, ‘Berlin’ Premiere Month, ‘Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies’ Trailer, ‘Abbott Elementary’ Casts Ayo Edebiri, ‘Bosch’ Spinoffs In Development, ‘The Mandalorian’ To Air On ABC, Freeform, and FX, and More!

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Act Your Age will premiere on Bounce March 4 with the first two episodes back-to-back. The premieres kick off the two-part, 16-episode first season, with the first eight episodes running weekly throughout the spring and the second half running over the summer. The multiple-camera, half-hour comedy tells the story of three vibrant, successful Washington D.C./Northern Virginia-area women in their 50s who are each at a personal crossroads and who decide the best way forward in life is together. The series stars Kym Whitley and Tisha Campbell with special guest star Yvette Nicole Brown. 

From the world of Money Heist, Berlin will premiere on Netflix this December. During Berlin’s golden age, love and money are what drive him in life. His next big heist? A jackpot of jewels worth 44 million.

Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies premieres on Paramount+ April 6. The musical series takes place four years before the original “Grease.” In 1954, before rock ‘n’ roll ruled, before the T-Birds were the coolest in the school, four fed-up outcasts dare to have fun on their own terms, sparking a moral panic that will change Rydell High forever. The series stars Marisa Davila, Cheyenne Isabel Wells, Ari Notartomaso, Tricia Fukuhara, Shanel Bailey, Madison Thompson, Johnathan Nieves, Jason Schmidt, Maxwell Whittington-Cooper, and Jackie Hoffman. 

Ayo Edebiri will appear in the upcoming Valentine’s Day special episode of Abbott Elementary. Edebiri will play the sister of Quinta Brunson’s Janine. She will make another appearance later in the season of the ABC series. Edebiri currently stars on FX’s The Bear which streams on hulu and will return for season two this summer. 

Amazon is looking to expand the Bosch universe with two new spinoffs in development. One project would focus on Detective Jerry Edgar as he goes undercover for the FBI in Miami. Jamie Hector played the character in the original series. The other project would focus on Detective Renee Ballard as she heads up the new cold case division for the LAPD. The first spinoff Bosch: Legacy streams on Amazon Freevee and was already renewed for a second season. 

Star Wars: The Mandalorian will make its broadcast debut with the series premiere February 24 on ABC, Freeform and FX. In the lawless aftermath of the collapse of the Galactic Empire, an armored bounty hunter known only as the Mandalorian takes on a well-paying yet cryptic assignment. The special event comes ahead of the third season premiere March 1 on Disney+. 

Hallmark Channel offers viewers a special event night with a double dose of primetime drama on March 26. The night kicks off with the season finale of the multigenerational family drama series The Way Home, which airs at an earlier time slot of 8 p.m. ET/PT. The series premiere of Ride will follow after at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The new series follows the intertwined lives of a rodeo family dynasty and stars Nancy Travis, Tiera Skovbye, Beau Mirchoff, Sara Garcia, Jake Foy, and Tyler Jacob Moore. 

FX’s Great Expectations will premiere on hulu March 26. The six episode series is the coming-of-age story of Pip, an orphan who yearns for a greater lot in life, until a twist of fate and the evil machinations of the mysterious and eccentric Miss Havisham shows him a dark world of possibilities. Under the great expectations placed upon him, Pip will have to work out the true cost of this new world and whether it will truly make him the man he wishes to be. A damning critique of the class system, Dickens’ novel was published in 1861 after first releasing it in a series of weekly chapters beginning in December 1860. The series stars Fionn Whitehead, Olivia Colman, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Ashley Thomas, Johnny Harris, Hayley Squires, Owen McDonnell, Trystan Gravelle, Laurie Ogden, Rudi Dharmalingam, Tom Sweet, Chloe Lea and Matt Berry. 

Starz is in talks to pick up Three Women. The series was ordered at Showtime and the network later decided to not air the series, even after it was completed. The series stars Shailene Woodley, Betty Gilpin, DeWanda Wise and Gabrielle Creevy and is based on the book by Lisa Taddeo. 

Renate Reinsve, Peter Sarsgaard and O-T Fagbenle have joined the cast of Apple TV+’s Presumed Innocent. They join Jake Gyllenhaal, Ruth Negga, Bill Camp and Elizabeth Marvel in the limited series based on the book by Scott Turow.

John Cleese’s 1970s comedy Fawlty Towers is returning for a new season. Cleese will be joined by his daughter Camilla Cleese and follow the relationship between the two. 

Henry Czerny and Doug Savant have joined the cast of Starz’s The Venery of Samantha Bird.  The two will recur alongside Katherine Langford, Finn Jones, Embeth Davidtz, Brenda Strong, Adam Faison, Shalini Bathina, Francesca Reale and Tyrone Marshall Brown.

The 2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards returns to LA’s famous Barker Hangar live on MTV May 7. The evening will honor the biggest and best in both movies and television, across scripted and unscripted, for one supersized, can’t-miss event. 

Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler will coach season thirty one of The Ultimate Fighter. Following the series, which premieres May 30 on ESPN, the two coaches will prepare to square off later this year, on a date to be determined. Contestants for the twelve episode new season will be announced soon. 

Docuseries African Queens: Njinga will premiere on Netflix February 15. The series explores the lives of prominent and iconic African Queens. The first season will cover the life of Njinga, the complex, captivating, and fearless 17th century warrior queen of Ndongo and Matamba, in modern day Angola. The nation’s first female ruler, Njinga earned a reputation for her blend of political and diplomatic skill with military prowess and became an icon of resistance. 

Liaison premieres on Apple TV+ February 24. The six episode French and English-language thriller stars Vincent Cassel and Eva Green. The series is a high-stakes, contemporary thriller exploring how the mistakes of our past have the potential to destroy our future, combining action with an unpredictable, multi-layered plot where espionage and political intrigue play out against a story of passionate and enduring love. 

Docuseries RapCaviar Presents premieres on hulu March 30. The series tackles some of today’s most provocative issues through the stories of hip-hop visionaries and emerging stars currently ruling the charts and influencing our culture, from City Girls to Tyler, The Creator, Jack Harlow, Polo G, Roddy Ricch, Coi Leray and more. Based on the influential Spotify playlist, launched in 2015, this seven-part series is a deep dive into current events that untangles important subjects and offers a view of the world from an artist’s perspective. 

Season two of The Madame Blanc Mysteries is coming soon to Acorn TV. Antiques dealer Jean White is nearly bankrupt after her husband’s sudden death, and so she heads to their one last asset: a cottage in antiques hub Sainte Victoire, France. There, Jean begins investigating his death, aided by sympathetic taxi driver Dom. She soon finds the colorful locals have a treasure trove of other mysteries for her to assess, too. 

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

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