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American Born Chinese premieres on Disney+ May 24. Based on the graphic novel of the same name by Gene Luen Yang, American Born Chinese tells the story of Jin Wang, an average teenager juggling his high school social life with his home life. When he meets a new foreign student on the first day of the school year, even more worlds collide as Jin is unwittingly entangled in a battle of Chinese mythological gods. The coming-of-age adventure features an all-star international cast, including Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Ben Wang, Yeo Yann Yann, Chin Han, Daniel Wu, Jimmy Liu and Sydney Taylor. Stephanie Hsu will also guest star. 

Season three of hulu’s Only Murders in the Building is coming soon. Meryl Streep will be joining the series as a guest star for the new season. The series follows three strangers (Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez) who share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one. When a grisly death occurs inside their exclusive Upper West Side apartment building, the trio suspects murder and employs their precise knowledge of true crime to investigate the truth. As they record a podcast of their own to document the case, the three unravel the complex secrets of the building which stretch back years. Perhaps even more explosive are the lies they tell one another. Soon, the endangered trio comes to realize a killer might be living amongst them as they race to decipher the mounting clues before it’s too late. 

Kelly Ripa will be joined by husband Mark Consuelos as the new co-host of Live starting April 17. Current co-host Ryan Seacrest’s final day as co-host will be April 14. The show will be rebranded as Live with Kelly and Mark. Kelly Ripa has hosted the show since 2001. 

FX’s The Bear will return for season two on hulu in June. The new season will consist of ten episodes, up two from the eight episode first season. The series follows Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto, a young chef from the fine dining world, who comes home to Chicago to run his family sandwich shop – The Original Beef of Chicagoland – after a heartbreaking death in his family. A world away from what he’s used to, Carmy must balance the soul-crushing realities of small business ownership, his strong-willed and recalcitrant kitchen staff and his strained familial relationships, all while grappling with the impact of his brother’s suicide.

Season two of Paramount+’s Queen of the Universe will now premiere June 2. 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. The series was originally set to premiere March 31. 

Quinta Brunson is set to host NBC’s Saturday Night Live April 1. Lil Yachty is set as musical guest for the episode. The episode could be up in the air as the SNL post production editors are planning to strike that same day over pay and benefits. 

Prime Video has canceled Three Pines after one season. The series starring Alfred Molina and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers was based on the book series by Louise Penny. It followed Chief Inspector Armand Gamache as he investigates cases that happen beneath the idyllic surface of the Quebec village of Three Pines, finding long-buried secrets, and facing a few of his own ghosts.

Rebecca Mader and Kanoa Goo have been cast in the second season of Fire Country. The two will play potential love interests for different characters in the CBS series which has already been renewed.

FOX Sports and NBC Sports will air all 40 regular-season games and three postseason matchups live on national television of The United States Football League (USFL). There will be 29 games on broadcast networks between FOX and NBC, an additional 6 games versus the League’s inaugural season. There will also be 13 primetime games across FOX, FS1 and NBC. The second season of the USFL kicks off with a doubleheader on FOX on Saturday, April 15 at 4:30 PM ET as the Memphis Showboats make their inaugural home debut at Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium in Memphis, TN, against the Philadelphia Stars. In the primetime matchup, the 2022 USFL Champion Birmingham Stallions take on the New Jersey Generals from Protective Stadium in Birmingham, AL, at 7:30 PM ET on FOX. On Sunday, April 16, NBC Sports opens its USFL schedule as the Michigan Panthers take on the Houston Gamblers from Memphis at Noon ET on NBC and Peacock. 

President Joe Biden Returns to Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with guest host Kal Penn March 13. Penn, who previously served in the Obama Administration, joined President Biden for a sit-down interview at the White House along with a special tour of the Oval Office. This marks President Biden’s first Daily Show sit-down interview since taking office. The extended interview will be distributed following tonight’s show. 

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

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