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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Platonic’ Premiere Date, ‘Accused’ and ‘Alert: Missing Persons Unit’ Renewed, ‘Outlander’ Premiere Date, ‘Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story’ Trailer, ‘Love & Death’ Trailer, ‘My Name is Mo’Nique’ Trailer, and More!

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Comedy series Platonic is set to premiere on Apple TV+ May 24 with the first three episodes, followed by new episodes weekly, every Wednesday. The ten episode series stars Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen and follows a platonic pair of former best friends approaching midlife who reconnect after a long rift. The duo’s friendship becomes all consuming – and destabilizes their lives in a hilarious way. The ensemble cast also stars Luke Macfarlane, Tre Hale, Carla Gallo, and Andrew Lopez. 

Fox has renewed Accused and Alert: Missing Persons Unit for second seasons. Based on the British crime anthology, Accused is a collection of 15 intense, topical and exquisitely human stories of crime and punishment. Told from the defendant’s point of view through flashbacks, each episode is a fast-paced provocative thriller, exploring a different crime, in a different city, with an entirely original cast. Alert: Missing Persons Unit, set in the Philadelphia Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit, features a heart-pounding, life-or-death search for a missing person driven by police officers Jason Grant and Nikki Batista’s, whose complicated personal lives are evolving after the loss of their son.

The sixteen episode seventh season of Outlander will be broken up into two halves. The first eight episodes will premiere June 16 on Starz. The second half will air in 2024. The series has already been renewed for an eighth and final season. A prequel series, Outlander: Blood of My Blood centering on Jamie Fraser’s parents has also been ordered.

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story premieres May 4 on Netflix. Centered on Queen Charlotte’s rise to prominence and power, this Bridgerton-verse prequel tells the story of how the young Queen’s marriage to King George sparked both a great love story and a societal shift, creating the world of the Ton inherited by the characters in Bridgerton

Limited series Love & Death premieres on HBO Max April 27. The series takes a close look at Candy Montgomery’s shift from a bright, devout Christian housewife to a merciless ax-murderer and the peculiar affair that started it all. Set in a close-knit, trusting Texas community full of carefree families and faithful churchgoers, it’s an idyllic picture-and the perfect cover for dangerous secrets and vicious jealousy left unchecked. The series starring Elizabeth Olsen and Jesse Plemons promises sky-high pedigree, style with substance, and the complex, psychological nuance necessary for such an unbelievable true crime story.

My Name is Mo’Nique premieres 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 baring 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 third and final season of Happy Valley will premiere May 22 on Acorn TV, AMC+ and BBC America. In the six episode, epic and unmissable final season, Sergeant Catherine Cawood discovers the remains of a gangland murder victim, sparking a chain of events that unwittingly leads her straight back to murderer and rapist Tommy Lee Royce. Catherine’s grandson Ryan is now sixteen and has ideas of his own about what kind of relationship he wants to have with Tommy, the man Catherine still refuses to acknowledge as his father. Still battling the seemingly never-ending problem of drugs in the valley and those who supply them, Catherine is on the cusp of retirement. Will she solve this final case?

Schmigadoon! returns for season two on Apple TV+ April 5. Josh and Melissa miss the magic they felt in Schmigadoon and in an attempt to return, find themselves in Schmicago—the reimagined world of ’60s and ’70s musicals. The new season will include new original musical numbers from co-creator and executive producer Cinco Paul, as well as returning stars Cecily Strong, Keegan-Michael Key, Ariana DeBose, Martin Short, Dove Cameron, Jaime Camil, Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Ann Harada, Jane Krakowski, and Aaron Tveit with the addition of Tituss Burgess and Patrick Page. 

Fix My Frankenhouse premieres April 23 on HGTV. In the six-episode season, Boston-based home renovation experts and husband-wife team Mike and Denese Butler will fix these “Frankenstein” houses and create fresh floor plans that work for today’s families. After uncovering major issues caused by wonky layouts, misplaced staircases and maze-like hallways, Mike will employ his construction know-how to create a functional flow, while Denese will capture their clients’ style with custom finishes. By blending elements of the older homes’ charm with modern design, the couple will produce stunning, cohesive spaces for homeowners. 

Comedy special Jimmy O. Yang: Guess How Much? premieres May 2 on Prime Video. A follow-up to Good Deal, Yang’s beloved first global special, Guess How Much? dives into various topics including love languages, loser friends, and negotiating with his Asian parents. 

HBO is developing a comedy series from Robin Thede titled Disengagement. The series follows a midwestern family who sees their business collapse, changing how the community sees them. 

Essence Atkins and Tetona Jackson have joined the cast of the CBS untitled Damon Wayans and Damon Wayans Jr comedy pilot. They join Damon Wayans and Damon Wayans Jr in the potential family comedy series.

Canadian comedy series Son Of A Critch has been renewed for a third season. The CBC series will air its second season finale next week. 

Walker: Independence star Justin Johnson Cortez will appear in an upcoming episode of Walker. The recurring role will see him as a detective who works alongside Cordell Walker. 

Deadliest Catch returns for a new season April 18 on Discovery Channel. As Alaskan Crab prices reach new all-time highs and with over a million pounds of Eastern Bairdi now up for grabs, Bering Sea captains and a wave of newcomers look to earn their share of the sky-rocketing payday. But record seafood prices and tensions with Russia and China fuel illegal fishing by both foreign vessels and domestic rival industries. Now, veteran captains and the next generation of crabbers must overcome differences and band together to defend their grounds and protect one of America’s most valuable resources. 

Anderson Cooper will host CNN’s Sunday primetime series The Whole Story with Anderson Cooper. The series, premiering April 16, will feature interviews, investigations, profiles and more. 

First time superstar performers and world premiere collaborations have been added to the 2023 CMT Music Awards,hosted by Kane Brown and Kelsea Ballerini live from Austin’s Moody Center, April 2 on CBS. The Black Crowes + Darius Rucker, Jelly Roll, Tyler Hubbard and Wynonna Judd + Ashley McBryde join the must-see lineup of performers. These six new acts join previously announced performers Blake Shelton, Carly Pearce, Carrie Underwood, Cody Johnson, Kane Brown + Katelyn Brown, Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini and Lainey Wilson; Avery Anna, Chapel Hart, Jackson Dean, Lily Rose, Megan Moroney and Nate Smith will perform from the Ram Trucks Side Stage. 

Docuseries Angel City will premiere on HBO this May. The series goes behind the scenes and onto the pitch of the groundbreaking Los Angeles-based professional women’s soccer team, Angel City Football Club. Pulling back the curtain on the origin story through the 2022 inaugural season of the female-founded and led team, the series reveals the passion and grit needed to build a franchise from scratch and blaze a bold trail in the world of professional sports. 

Docuseries Boom! Boom! The World vs. Boris Becker premieres on Apple TV+ April 7. The docuseries explores every aspect of the man who became a tennis sensation after winning The Wimbledon Championships at the age of just 17, going on to win 49 career titles, including six Grand Slams and an Olympic gold medal, as well as his high-profile, sometimes tumultuous personal life. The filmmakers had special access to Becker for more than three years, until late April 2022, when he was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison for hiding assets and loans to avoid paying his debts. It features a series of personal interviews with Becker, including an exclusive conversation with the champion the week of his sentencing, alongside members of his immediate family and tennis stars, including John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg, Novak Djokovic, Mats Wilander and Michael Stich. 

A new season of Very Scary People premieres on Investigation Discovery April 16. Hosted by Donnie Wahlberg, the series moves from HLN to its new home on ID. Through in-depth interviews and incredible archival footage, each two-hour episode will offer unprecedented and comprehensive insight into not only the twisted crimes of these individuals, but a glimpse into their background, possible motives, psyche and the investigations that subsequently brought them all to justice. Featuring local authorities and journalists who investigated and covered the cases, as well as interviews with those close to both the victims and the killers, each episode will offer an expansive look into some of society’s most evil minds.

Season six of Raven’s Home premieres April 9 on Disney Channel. As the season begins, Raven, Booker and Alice travel to London to visit Victor, where they become entangled in a mix-up of majestic proportions when Alice is mistaken for a member of the royal family. 

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

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