The Onyx Collective’s comedy series UnPrisoned premieres on hulu March 10. The series follows a messy but perfectionist relationship therapist and single mom whose life is turned right-side-up when her dad gets out of prison and moves in with her and her teenage son. The eight episode series stars Kerry Washington and Delroy Lindo.
Waco: The Aftermath will premiere on streaming April 14 and on air on Showtime April 16. Coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the tragic events at Mt. Carmel that began on February 28, 1993, the five-episode limited series focuses on the fallout of the Waco disaster: the trials of the surviving members of the Branch Davidian sect and the rise of homegrown terrorist, Timothy McVeigh. The series is a followup to the 2018 limited series Waco which aired on Paramount Network. The new series was set to stream on Paramount+ but will now air on sibling network Showtime.
Rabbit Hole premieres on Paramount+ March 26. John Weir, a master of deception in the world of corporate espionage, is framed for murder by powerful forces who have the ability to influence and control populations. The series stars Kiefer Sutherland.
Hallmark Channel has renewed When Calls the Heart for an eleventh season. The renewal comes ahead of the tenth season premiere which is set for July 30. Both seasons will consist of twelve episodes and production on the eleventh season will begin in July.
Season two of Queen of the Universe will premiere on Paramount+ March 31. The season two cast lineup features contestants from nine countries including the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Israel, the United Kingdom, Italy and Australia vying for a cash prize of $250,000. Hosted by Graham Norton, the series follows the world’s most talented drag queens as they battle it out for global domination, and countries go head-to-head spotlighting their top talent. Mel B joins returning judges Michelle Visage, Vanessa Williams, and Trixie Mattel.
HBO Max has canceled South Side after three seasons. The series followed two friends who just graduated from community college and are ready to take over the world, but until they do, they’re stuck working at Rent-T-Own. Shot on location in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, the show offers an authentic look into what life on the South Side is all about. The first season aired on Comedy Central before moving to HBO Max for the final two seasons.
Reba McEntire will serve as Mega Mentor for the upcoming 23rd season of The Voice. Reba will join coaches Chance the Rapper, Kelly Clarkson, Niall Horan and Blake Shelton to mentor the remaining artists who have made it through the Battle Rounds as each team prepares for the Knockouts that begin April 17. Having served as Battle Advisor to Team Blake during the show’s inaugural season, it’s most fitting Reba returns as Blake coaches his final group of artists and bids farewell to the competition. Changes will also be made to The Battles round starting March 27. An all-new “Playoff Pass” allows both artists in a battle to advance, with the “Playoff Pass” winner gaining a major advantage when they skip the Knockout Rounds and automatically advance to Playoffs, taking them one step closer to the live shows. Each coach has one “Playoff Pass” and one “Steal” during this round. Seven artists per team advance (six competing in the Knockouts and one “Playoff Pass” artist). In the Knockouts, Artists are paired against each other, selecting their own songs to perform individually while their direct competitors watch and wait. Coaches choose the winner and the artist not selected is available for a “steal.” The pressure is on as each coach only has one “steal” during this round. Five artists per team advance (four Knockout winners and one “Playoff Pass” artist). The Playoffs start May 1, further bolstering the competition following the Knockouts. The 20 remaining artists hold nothing back, and tough decisions are made when each coach can only advance two artists to the live semi-finals. The live shows kick off May 15.
Mindhunter will not be returning for a third season at Netflix. David Fincher cited costs of the series along with not a high enough viewership as reasons it didn’t get renewed.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead has joined the cast of Showtime’s A Gentleman in Moscow alongside Ewan McGregor. The limited series is an adaptation of Amor Towles’ novel. Winstead will star as Anna Urbanova, a glamorous, independent and self-made film actress, at the height of her fame. She uses her wit and beauty to dazzle Count Alexander Rostov, played by McGregor. She’s an enigmatic character who keeps her cards very close to her chest. Reluctant to reveal her true self, Anna plays a role off-screen as well as on. The Count and Anna’s sizzling chemistry is clear from the moment they meet in the Metropol Hotel where he has been banished by a Soviet trial, but will this be true love, or just the latest in a long line of roles Anna is playing?
HBO is not moving forward with its True Blood reboot. The series had been in development at the network since 2020. The original series ran for seven seasons starting in 2008.
Netflix announced its first partnership with the NFL. Quarterback is a new docu-series that will take a unique look at each season, told through the lens of NFL quarterbacks. This year, the series features exclusive, unprecedented access to Patrick Mahomes, Kirk Cousins and Marcus Mariota from the beginning of the 2022 season to its conclusion, following them on and off the field, from inside the huddle with teammates to inside their homes with their families. It will premiere in summer 2023.
Melissa George has been cast in ABC’s The Hurt Unit medical drama pilot. She joins Ben McKenzie, Ortiz, Augustus Prew and Jaime Lee Kirchner in the potential series.
Deniz Akdeniz has been cast in ABC’s HPI (High Intellectual Potential) pilot. He joins Kaitlin Olson, Daniel Sunjata, and Javicia Leslie.
Prime Video has renewed The Rig for a second season. In the first season, Rose, Magnus, and Fulmer are amongst many others working on an oil rig off the coast of Scotland. When the time comes for them to return back to land, the oil rig becomes engulfed by a supernatural mist. Will they make it back?
Chuku Modu will recur in the current season of ABC’s The Good Doctor. Modu previously starred in the series’ first season.
Whoopi Goldberg is set to appear in an upcoming episode of The Conners. She will play a music teacher with a connection to the family on the ABC series.
Renovation 911 premieres on HGTV March 28. The eight episode series follows Lindsey Uselding and Kirsten Meehan as they fix families’ property disasters. In each episode, the duo will race to the scene and join their complementary skills – Lindsey oversees logistics and insurance, while Kirsten manages construction and design – to assess the damage, reassure the homeowners and develop a full restoration and renovation plan. With warmth, empathy, a special expertise and humor, Lindsey and Kirsten will help clients see past their distress and create completely transformed dream homes that are better than before.
CBS announced a companion podcast will be released alongside the upcoming season of Survivor. “On Fire With Jeff Probst” will debut March 1 on all major podcast platforms immediately following the special two-hour premiere (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) of the hit series’ 44th season. New podcast episodes will go live each Wednesday at the conclusion of that week’s broadcast of Survivor, which regularly airs Wednesdays, 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT on CBS and is available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
Texas Metal spinoff series Texas Metal’s Loud and Lifted premieres March 8 on MotorTrend. The three garages work on everything from oversized mud stompers to supercharged street racers, and each have their own areas of expertise for building a new generation of jaw-dropping monster machines. At the helm of Wide Open Garage is Dave and Daniel Donnan, a father and son team, and Robert Brown, who focus on MegaTrucks and mud trucks, while the Mod Mafia garage with Josh George and Mark Pyles specializes in rock-crawling Hummers and other all-terrain vehicles, the 1 Way Diesel Performance garage with brothers Chase, Clay, and Tommy Wells build everything from low riding Mac trucks to diesel pro-mod race cars. Each episode reveals several new monster machine builds that test the bounds of customization and engineering.
Bebe Rexha is set to perform at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2023. Hosted by Nate Burleson and Charli D’Amelio, the awards show will air March 4 on Nickelodeon. Awkwafina, Lil Baby, Halle Bailey, Pete Davidson, Melissa McCarthy, MrBeast, Chris Pine, Anthony Ramos, Michelle Rodriguez, Seth Rogen and more are also set to make appearances.
The HBO Max x Warner Bros. Discovery Access Animated Shorts Program will showcase the final short films collection exclusively on HBO Max on March 23. These 8 short films were created by 12 underrepresented artists, selected last year for a year-long program during which they were given a production budget, training, and tools to complete their original five-to-seven-minute adult animated short. Participants were paired with executive mentors from across WBD brands including HBO Max, Adult Swim, Warner Animation Group and Rooster Teeth
Prime Video and ONE Championship are back in action for their second fight card of 2023, featuring a highly anticipated MMA World Championship rematch at ONE Fight Night 7: Lineker vs. Andrade II on Prime Video February 24, starting at 8 p.m. EST. Broadcast live from Bangkok’s Lumpinee Boxing Stadium, Brazilian superstars John Lineker and Fabricio Andrade will settle their unfinished business in the main event as they battle for the ONE Bantamweight world title. The two went head-to-head at ONE Fight Night 3, which resulted in a controversial no contest after an accidental low blow left Lineker unable to continue. The evening’s co-main event will also see ONE’s 2022 Breakout Star and Muay Thai Athlete of the Year Tawanchai PK.Saenchai defend his ONE Featherweight Muay Thai world title against No. 2-ranked contender Jamal Yusupov.
Hannah Waddingham is set to co-host Eurovision Song Contest’s two semifinals May 9 and May 11. She will host alongside Alesha Dixon and Ukrainian singer Julia Sanina. Graham Norton will join for the finale May 13.
Viaplay, the Nordic region’s leading producer of original content, has launched its highly anticipated direct-to-consumer streaming service in the US. Customers can sign up here to discover Viaplay’s full slate of premium international series, films and documentaries. Subscriptions are available for $5.99 per month, with a seven-day free trial. Viaplay series available exclusively on the platform include Danish crime drama Trom starring Ulrich Thomsen, Norwegian thriller Furia and acclaimed Swedish drama Threesome, co-starring Lucien Laviscount.
Comedy special My Name is Mo’Nique will premiere on Netflix April 4. Mo’Nique delivers a career defining, powerhouse stand-up performance in her unprecedented return to the stage. Filled with laugh till you cry stories as well as soul bearing emotion, Mo’Nique promises that by the end of the show you will understand why she is the way she is, and true to form, she delivers. From the mean streets of Baltimore and remembering her Grandma Mimi’s warnings about men, to why she “ACCEPTS” the sometimes-harsh realities that come with life, Mo’Nique with her unique brand of candor, fearlessness, and humor reveals all of herself, and leaves nothing on the table.
The Low Tone Club is streaming on Disney+. The series follows the story of Amaranto Molina, an unconventional music teacher who starts teaching at a music school that only encourages students who do well by commercial success standards. Every year Principal Eduardo Kramer, chooses five students, nicknamed The High Tones, to be part of the school’s prestigious Teen Band. Molina, on the other hand, is put in charge of The Low Tones, a group of students whose talents do not meet the school’s standards. With his disruptive methods, this eccentric teacher and The Low Tones will embark on a music journey that will help heal wounds and inspire each one of them to express their unique talents. Along the way, the students will learn more about Mr. Molina and discover their teacher’s mysterious hidden past.
Docuseries Waco: American Apocalypse premieres on Netflix March 22. The three episode series is the definitive account of what happened in Waco, Texas in 1993 when cult leader David Koresh faced off against the federal government in a bloody 51-day siege. Released to coincide with the 30th anniversary of this national tragedy, the series features exclusive access to recently unearthed videotapes filmed inside the FBI’s Hostage Negotiation Command Post, as well as raw news footage never released to the American public, and FBI wiretap recordings.
Disney+’s The Crossover premieres April 5. Based on the novel in-verse by Kwame Alexander, the series introduces teen brothers Josh and Jordan Bell, widely considered basketball phenoms. Through his lyrical poetry, an adult version of Josh, aka Filthy McNasty, narrates the story of he and his brother’s coming of age, on and off the court, as their former professional basketball player father adjusts to life after basketball, and their mother finally pursues lifelong dreams of her own.