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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Blue Bloods’ Renewed, ‘grown-ish’ Ending, ‘The Night Agent’ Renewed, ‘Dead Ringers’ Trailer, ‘Barry’ Trailer, ‘Single Drunk Female’ Trailer, and More!

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CBS has renewed Blue Bloods for season fourteen. Series stars Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou, Marisa Ramirez and Vanessa Ray reportedly took 25% pay cuts in order to get the series renewed as the network tightens budgets. With the renewal, only drama series S.W.A.T., East New York, and True Lies are awaiting word on their fates. 

Grown-ish will be ending with its upcoming sixth season. The first part of the final season will premiere this coming summer. The second and final part will air sometime in 2024. The black-ish spinoff series followed Zoey as she went off to college for the first four seasons. Season five saw the focus shift to her younger brother Junior as he went back to college.  

Netflix has renewed The Night Agent for a second season. The renewal comes about a week after the spy series premiered on the streamer. Based on the novel by Matthew Quirk, the series is a sophisticated, character-based, action-thriller centering on a low level FBI Agent who works in the basement of the White House, manning a phone that never rings — until the night that it does, propelling him into a fast moving and dangerous conspiracy that ultimately leads all the way to the Oval Office 

Dead Ringers premieres on Prime Video April 21. The limited series is a modern take on David Cronenberg’s 1988 classic film. The six episode series stars Rachel Weisz playing the double-lead role of Elliot and Beverly Mantle, twins who share everything: drugs, lovers, and an unapologetic desire to do whatever it takes – including pushing the boundaries on medical ethics – in an effort to challenge antiquated practices and bring women’s health care to the forefront. 

The fourth and final season of HBO’s Barry will premiere April 16. In the eight episode season, Cousineau is hailed as a hero as Barry’s arrest has shocking consequences. It’s all been leading up to this – the explosive and hilarious final chapter of Barry.

Season two of Single Drunk Female premieres on Freeform April 12. After its premiere, the entire ten episode season will be available on Hulu and OnDemand April 13. With a year and a half of sobriety under her belt, Samantha Fink finally feels like she has a life worth celebrating. However, Sam quickly learns that sometimes life has other plans for her. Sam must figure out how to effect change where she can, sit in her discomfort when she can’t, and maybe even enjoy the ride.

Genndy Tartakovsky’s Unicorn: Warriors Eternal premieres May 4 at midnight on adult swim. The series is a supernatural animated-action series that follows a team of heroes who reawaken to fight an ominous force throughout eternity. When the reawakening of our heroes manifests in the bodies of new unsuspecting hosts, they must find a way to protect the world against the prevailing darkness. 

Quinta Brunson is hosting Saturday Night Live April 1. This will be the first time Brunson will host the late night series. Lil Yachty will be performing as musical guest for the first time. 

Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens returns for season three on Comedy Central April 26. The series is inspired by the life of Awkwafina living in Queens, NY. Raised by her Dad and Grandma alongside her cousin, Nora Lin leans on her family as she navigates life and young adulthood in outer borough-NYC. 

American Ninja Warrior has been renewed for two more seasons. Season fifteen will premiere June 5 on NBC. Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila return as hosts alongside Zuri Hall. The new seasons will feature new courses and gameplay. 

Netflix has ordered 2D animated series Jentry Chau vs. The Underworld. The series follows Jentry Chau, voiced by Ali Wong, a Chinese-American teen living in a small Texas town, who finds out a demon king is hunting her for the supernatural powers she’s been working her whole life to repress. With the help of her weapons expert great-aunt and a millennia-old jiangshi (Chinese hopping vampire), Jentry must now fight an entire underworld’s worth of monsters while balancing the horrors of high school. The supernatural action series also stars Bowen Yang, Lori Tan Chinn, Lucy Liu, Jimmy O. Yang, Sheng Wang, and Woosung Kim. 

Starting May 1, adult swim will now begin airing at 7PM Monday through Saturday. Cartoon Network currently airs until 8PM Monday through Saturday. ACME Night currently airs on Sundays, pushing adult swim to 9PM. Following the news that Unicorn: Warriors Eternal will now air on adult swim, as opposed to Cartoon Network as it was originally announced, another series will now make the jump. My Adventures with Superman will now air on adult swim at midnight later this year, following the completion of the first season of Unicorn Warriors Eternal.

Starz and Channel 4 have ordered thriller series The Couple Next Door. The series stars Sam Heughan, Eleanor Tomlinson, Jessica De Gouw and Alfred Enoch. The series is a deliciously dark, psychological drama, exploring the stultifying claustrophobia of suburbia and the fallout of chasing your darkest desires. When Evie and Pete move into an upscale neighborhood, they find themselves in a world of curtain twitching and status anxiety. But soon find friendship in the shape of the couple next door, alpha traffic cop Danny and his wife, glamorous yoga instructor Becka. Sam Heughan heads up the cast as Danny who shares a passionate night with Evie, his beautiful but troubled neighbor.

FX is developing a spinoff series of Snowfall. The series is ending with its current sixth season. The potential series would follow Wanda, played by Gail Bean. 

Don Darryl Rivera, Allison Guinn, and Gerald Caesarto have joined the cast of hulu’s Only Murder in the Building. The three will recur in the upcoming third season of the comedy murder mystery series. 

David Alan Grier has been cast in NBC’s comedy pilot St. Denis Medical. He joins Wendy McLendon-Covey in the mockumentary set in a hospital following the doctors, nurses and patients. 

Demetrius Grosse has been cast in Disney+’s Wonder Man. He joins Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in the Marvel series as the brother of Wonder Man. 

Yul Vazquez has joined the cast MGM+’s Hotel Cocaine. He joins Joins Danny Pino and Michael Chiklis in the crime thriller series. 

Fix My Flip returns for season two on HGTV May 4. The series follows Page Turner – who has sold millions in real estate and completed more than 100 successful flips – as she meets with struggling flippers to assess their dire mid-reno properties. In each episode, she will bring in her expert builder, Mitch Glew, her sweat equity, and often her own money, to get things back on track. Empowered with decades of real estate experience and an impressive track record, Page will fix everything from blown budgets and mismanaged schedules to uninspired upgrades and lackluster design so that everyone can make big profit. 

TV One’s docuseries Unsung and Uncensored return for new seasons April 2. Unsung, narrated by Gary Anthony Williams, highlights the careers and explores the personal lives of some of the most talented and influential Black artists, performers and musicians in history. Uncensored explores the lives of popular celebrities and personalities as they provide first-hand accounts of their successes and the obstacles they faced throughout their careers. 

90 Day Fiancé: Love in Paradise returns for an all new season April 17 on TLC with intense drama set amongst a tropical paradise. Follow one returning couple and five new couples as they fight, fall in love, and navigate the high stakes of their island romances. 

SundanceTV has renewed It Couldn’t Happen Here, hosted by Hilarie Burton Morgan. The network is also expanding its “True Crime Story” franchise with two new series, True Crime Story: Citizen Detective and Crimes of Entitlement. Previously announced series Look Into My Eyes will premiere June 15. 

New game show series Split Second hosted by John Michael Higgins premieres on Game Show Network April 17. Based on a format from game show legend Monty Hall, Spilt Second asks three contestants to decide in a split second which of three general interest trivia questions they can answer. The first player to buzz in gets the first pick, and the last player is left to answer whatever is left, which is often the most difficult. The player with the fastest response time and the highest success rate answering questions over the first three rounds advances to the bonus game where their ability to answer a rapid-fire series of questions could win them $10,000. 

Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks will unite to host the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards on May 11. The star-powered experience will celebrate country music’s biggest stars and emerging talent, and feature unforgettable performances, exclusive collaborations, and unexpected moments that will captivate fans worldwide. The ceremony will stream live from Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas on Prime Video. 

CNN’s new daytime programming block “CNN News Central” will premiere April 3. The morning block will feature anchors John Berman, Kate Bolduan and Sara Sidner from 9-12. The afternoon block will feature anchors Brianna Keilar, Boris Sanchez and Jim Sciutto from 1-4. 

Limited series Obsession premieres on Netflix April 13. An intense affair between a talented surgeon and his son’s fiancée spirals into a dangerous, all-consuming obsession, with devastating consequences for the whole family. The tense, erotic thriller stars Richard Armitage, Charlie Murphy, Indira Varma and Rish Shah.

A new episode of Carpool Karaoke: The Series will premiere on Apple TV+ March 31. The episode features Alan Cumming and Brian Cox as the Scottish actors and longtime friends try to remember all of the movies they’ve been in while singing along to Bay City Rollers and The Crystals. 

Alex Schwazer: Running for My Truth premieres on Netflix April 14. From golden boy of Italian sport to national disappointment: Alex fell into the doping trap but did his best to get back up. To hinder him, however, the shadow of a conspiracy bigger than him.

Netflix’s American Manhunt: The Boston Marathon premieres April 12. When two home-grown terrorists bombed the Boston Marathon’s finish line in 2013, the biggest party of the year exploded into carnage, and as law enforcement launched an unprecedented investigation into the bombers’ identities, their pursuit spilled over into the streets of formerly-quiet neighborhoods, paralyzing the city and gripping our post-9/11 world. To mark the tenth anniversary of the tragedy, the series covers the tense, terrifying days that followed the attacks, assembling a minute-by-minute recounting of the manhunt from thousands of hours of closed-circuit video, police radio, and cell phone footage, as well as testimony from the police officers, FBI agents, and ordinary citizens whose heroics led to the killers’ capture. Offering historical context, expert insight, and emotional details from those who knew the bombers personally, the series tells the full story of how the people of Boston came together in their darkest hour to reclaim their city – and the men and women whose lives will never be the same. 

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

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