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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Power Book II: Ghost’ Trailer, ‘Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.’ Premiere Date, ‘Love & Death’ Premiere Date, Ryan Seacrest Leaving ‘Live’, ‘Royal Crackers’ Premiere Date, ‘Saturday Night Live’ Sets Hosts, and More!

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Season three of Power Book II: Ghost premieres on Starz March 17. The new season takes off in dramatic form with brand new twists, turns, and murder as Tariq, Brayden, and the Tejada family are grieving the death of Zeke, but they won’t get much time as a new set of problems and questions arise. This season is flashier, juicer, and sexier, with even more family drama, betrayals, and surprising new alliances. Monet finds herself at a crossroads with her family, Brayden is forced to choose between his birth family and chosen family, and Tariq is leveling up this season.

Season two of Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. premieres on Disney+ March 31. When Lahela’s first love, Walter returns from the World Surf Tour, he’s not the same boyfriend she said good-bye to months before. But she’s not the same girl either. That becomes clear when she meets a bad boy on a dirt bike, Nico. She’s faced with a decision: fight for what she knows is true, or give new love a chance. It’s all complicated by the pressures of being a teenage doctor. Luckily, she has her family, coworkers and best friend Steph to support her along the way. 

HBO Max’s limited series Love & Death premieres April 27 with three episodes. The seven episode series stars Elizabeth Olsen and Jesse Plemons. This riveting drama, written by David E. Kelley and directed by Lesli Linka Glatter, tells the true story of Candy and Pat Montgomery and Betty and Allan Gore – two churchgoing couples enjoying their smalltown Texas life… until an extramarital affair leads somebody to pick up an axe. 

Ryan Seacrest announced that he will be leaving Live With Kelly And Ryan after six seasons. Kelly Ripa’s husband actor Mark Consuelos will take the seat and the show will become known as Live With Kelly And Mark. The transition will begin this spring as Seacreast heads out west to film live episodes of ABC’s American Idol. Seacrest plans to fill in as guest host occasionally following his departure. 

Royal Crackers will premiere on adult swim April 2 with the first three episodes. Royal Crackers was once the king of snacks, but the empire is crumbling. When the family patriarch, tyrannical company founder Theodore Hornsby Sr. ends up in a “super coma,” the rest of the Hornsbys will take their lack of talent and business acumen and try to make Royal Crackers the success it once was. The series stars Andrew Santino, Jessica St. Clair, and David Gborie. 

Saturday Night Live returns for three new back to back episodes February 25 with the previously announced Woody Harrelson as host and Jack White as musical guest. March 4 will see Travis Kelce as host and Kelsea Ballerini as musical guest. Jenna Ortega will host March 11 with musical guest The 1975. 

HBO Max has ordered Duster from J.J. Abrams And Latoya Morgan. Rachel Hilson and Josh Holloway will star in the eight episode drama series. In 1972, the first Black female FBI agent heads to the Southwest and recruits a gutsy getaway driver in a bold effort to take down a growing crime syndicate. 

Comedy series The Big Door Prize premieres on Apple TV+ March 29. Based on M.O. Walsh’s novel of the same name, the series tells the story of a small town that is forever changed when a mysterious machine appears in the general store, promising to reveal each resident’s true life potential. Dusty Hubbard, a seemingly content, cheerful family man and high school teacher, watches everyone around him reevaluate their life choices and ambitions – based on the machine’s printouts – and is forced to question whether he is truly as happy as he once thought. While he remains skeptical of the machine, his wife, Cass, indulges in the dream that there’s something bigger out there for her. Like many of Deerfield’s residents, the couple has lived a relatively safe, uncomplicated life, until the arrival of the Morpho machine. However, all of that is about to change when the community is forced to reconcile with their unfulfilled achievements in pursuit of a better future. 

Teddy Sears and John Wesley Shipp are returning for the final season of The Flash. Sears played Zoom and Shipp played Jay Garrick in previous seasons of The CW series. They join a growing list of returning cast members for the series final run. 

Daniel Sunjata has been cast in ABC’s HPI (High Intellectual Potential) pilot. He joins Kaitlin Olson in the potential series adapted from a French series. 

Fox is developing a new take on Starsky & Hutch. The buddy cop series would focus on two female detectives as they solve crimes. 

Janelle James is set to host the 2023 Writers Guild Awards. The ceremony will take place March 5 in Los Angeles. 

When Showtime merges with Paramount+, the new service Paramount+ with Showtime will cost most. The service will rise from $9.99 a month to $11.99 a month. Plans without Showtime will rise from $4.99 a month to $5.99 a month. 

Season five of Formula 1: Drive to Survive premieres on Netflix February 24. Offering unprecedented access, this new season will once again take fans behind the scenes, to witness first-hand how the drivers and teams prepare to battle it out for the 2022 FIA Formula 1 World Championship. The series will offer never-before-seen footage and interviews from the sport’s biggest names.

Rain Dogs premieres March 6 on HBO. The series chronicles the life of Costello Jones, a devoted mother who wants more for her precocious young daughter, Iris (Fleur Tashjian). As she hustles to survive, Costello leans on Selby, Iris’ pseudo father (and Costello’s pseudo soulmate), and Gloria, the duo’s loyal yet chaotic godmother/best friend – together forming a makeshift swaggerous family bound by a complex but deep-rooted love and defiance towards a system built against them. An extraordinary tale of a mother’s love for her daughter, Rain Dogs explores a dysfunctional family on the fringes of society, attempting to go straight in a crooked world.

Dance competition series Dance 100 premieres on Netflix March 17. The six episode street dance competition hosted by Ally Love showcases eight accomplished dancers who are ready to prove they’re the next superstar choreographer. Showcasing one hundred of the world’s best dancers, known as the Dance 100, the contestants must choreograph, teach and perform next-level group performances that will wow the judges, who – in a twist – are their own dancers. 

FX’s Great Expectation premieres on hulu March 26. Starring Fionn Whitehead, Olivia Colman and Shalom Brune-Franklin, the series is the coming-of-age story of Pip, an orphan who yearns for a greater life, until a twist of fate and a mysterious benefactor opens a dark world of possibilities. Under the great expectations placed upon him, Pip must weigh the true cost of this new world and if it will make him the man he wishes to be. 

Eva Longoria: Searching for Mexico will premiere on CNN March 26. The six episode series follows award-winning actress, producer, director and activist  Eva Longoria across the many vibrant regions of Mexico, revealing its unique and colorful cuisines. Longoria surveys the cutting-edge gastronomic fare of Mexico City; discovers Mayan influences in Yucatan cuisine, including the slow-cooked cochinita pibil; and ventures to the home of Latin America’s chocolate trade, Oaxaca, where she samples the velvety chocolate mole. As Longoria enjoys a festive carne asada in Nuevo Leon, traditional birria stew in Jalisco, and walks in the footsteps of her own ancestor, Lorenzo Longoria, in the exact spot in Veracruz where he arrived 400 years ago, she unlocks the secrets behind Mexico’s most treasured and sometimes surprising dishes.

The Days will premiere on Netflix in 2023. At 2:46 p.m. on 11 March, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake with a maximum seismic intensity of 7 (recorded at Kurihara-cho, Miyagi prefecture) struck approximately 130 kilometers off the Sanriku coast. One hour after this earthquake shook the islands of Japan, a 15-meter-tall tsunami swallowed up the Fukushima nuclear power plant in an instant. But that was only the start of the nightmare. With its cooling function lost, the power plant fell into a dangerous and uncontrollable state. Over the course of eight episodes, this multi-layered drama faithfully captures a disastrous incident from three different perspectives based on careful research. “What happened there on that day?” This story seeks to answer this question based on the true events of seven intense days from the perspectives of government, corporate organizations, and the people on site risking their lives. 

New series Stone Cold Takes on America and the return of WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures will premiere back to back on A&E April 30. Austin takes viewers on an epic adventure as he redefines what life after years in the ring looks like and experiences everything he missed out on while focused on his career. WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures returns with Legends Booker T, Mick Foley, and Lita as they hunt for iconic WWE memorabilia and share the stories behind some of the most memorable items in WWE history. 

Docuseries Blood & Money will premiere on CNBC March 7. The Wolf Entertainment ripped from the headlines unscripted series features real stories, real people and real investigations of greed and murder, told through Wolf’s unique lens. Utilizing signature franchise elements including the distinctive narrator and iconic “Dun-Dun,” each of the ten, one-hour episodes spotlight the detectives and prosecutors as they follow the money and pursue justice. Blood & Money goes inside the story of the most infamous financial scandals that ended in bloodshed including billionaire Robert Durst, the Menendez brothers, notorious mother-son grifters Sante and Kenneth Kimes Jr. and con artist “Clark Rockefeller,” among others. 

Season two of Saudi comedy series Masameer County will premiere on Netflix March 2. The series follows the adventures of the misguided and foolish main characters as they get up to all kinds of wild escapades, from a daring 24-hour mission, an unexpected elevator ride, and an out-of-control rocket launch. 

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

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