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Paramount+ has renewed Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and Star Trek: Lower Decks for new ten episode seasons, ahead of their already ordered seasons. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will return for a third season. The second season is set to premiere June 15. Star Trek: Lower Decks will be back for a fifth season. Season four will air later this summer. Season two of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds includes the previously announced special crossover episode featuring both live-action and animation, and Star Trek: Lower Decks‘ Tawny Newsome as Ensign Beckett Mariner and Jack Quaid as Ensign Brad Boimler joining the U.S.S. Enterprise.

Season two of Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head will premeire on Paramount+ April 20 with two episodes. In the second season of the adult animated series, Beavis and Butt-Head triumphantly return as two guys who like things that are cool and don’t like things that suck.  

Adult Swim has renewed Royal Crackers for a second season. The renewal comes ahead of the series’ premiere April 2 which will see three episodes premiere. The series follows the Hornsby family as they vie for control of their once-successful cracker company. 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. 

Netflix has ordered a new drama series based on A.J. Quinnell’s thriller novels “Man on Fire” and “Perfect Kill.” The eight episode series, Man on Fire, tells the story of John Creasy, a broken ex-mercenary on a mission to avenge the death of his only friend, while protecting his fallen comrade’s daughter from the forces that destroyed her family. 

Curb Your Enthusiasm may be ending with its upcoming twelfth season on HBO. Series producer Jon Hayman tweeted, and deleted, a post mentioning they were filming the “last scene of the last episode of the final season.”

Genndy Tartakovsky’s Unicorn: Warriors Eternal will premiere May 4 at midnight on adult swim. The series was initially set to premiere on Cartoon Network and HBO Max. The first promo aired during last night’s adult swim block. 

Fox will not be moving forward on its animated The X-Files spinoff series The X-Files: Albuquerque. The project was put into development in 2020. The news comes as Ryan Coogler is developing a new take on the sci-fi series. The potential new series would feature a diverse cast, and likely is not for Fox. 

HBO’s House of the Dragon season two will consist of eight episodes. This is two episodes shorter than the first season of the Game of Thrones prequel series. 

UK series Britannia has been canceled after three seasons. The Sky series had streamed in the US on Prime Video for the first season and on Epix for season two and three. The third and final season of the historical drama ended on a cliffhanger. 

Docuseries The Secrets of Hillsong will premiere on FX May 19. The four episode series explores one of the 21st century’s most successful megachurches and features the first interviews with former pastors Carl and Laura Lentz since their public ouster from the church, which for years counted musicians, actors, athletes and other celebrities among its flock. It features poignant conversations with many of the congregants navigating the still-unfolding global reckoning as the church faces a rash of fresh revelations. Interviews include former congregants as well as others connected to the Hillsong story: Tiff Perez, Ashley Jones and Mary Jones, Josh Canfield, Janice Lagata, Geoff Bullock, David Shoebridge, David Cowdrey, Tanya Levin and many others. With fresh reporting and analysis from journalists, historians and policymakers, the series goes beyond the sensational headlines and behind the velvet rope to examine the church’s long pattern of covering up misconduct to protect itself. 

Chris Chalk has joined the cast of FX’s Feud: Capote’s Women. He will portray James Baldwin in the anthology series. 

Trevor Noah is set to host a South African version of Prime Video’s LOL: Last One Laughing. This is one of Noah’s first projects since he exited Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. 

The 2023 CMT Music Awards has added Alanis Morissette, Gwen Stefani and Shania Twain to its star-packed lineup. Alanis Morissette will make her CMT Music Awards debut alongside Ingrid Andress, Lainey Wilson, Madeline Edwards and Morgan Wade, plus Austin native Jackie Venson on guitar, for a can’t-miss performance of “You Oughta Know.” Gwen Stefani will make her CMT debut as a performer with a special performance alongside Carly Pearce for the duo’s first onstage collaboration. Shania Twain, will be recognized with the third-ever CMT Equal Play Award, which recognizes an artist who is a visible and vocal advocate for elevating diverse and underrepresented voices in country music. The ceremony will air live from Austin’s Moody Center, April 2 on CBS.

Docuseries Algiers, America premieres on hulu April 19 with a two episode premiere. The five episode series chronicles the journey of Coach Brice Brown, the Edna Karr Cougars, and their quest for a fifth state championship in six years. Connected to the Cougars are a collection of compelling characters in and out of the school – a passionate community leader and educator, a charismatic marching band leader, and a group of families fighting the epidemics of gun violence and mass imprisonment. Altogether, the series is a rare, authentic, captivating, candid, and sometimes difficult look at life in a community fighting to be defined by triumph on the football field and far beyond. This limited docu-series will at once break your heart and inspire you with its gripping tale, unforgettable characters, and tribute to possibility.

Cartoon Network will air a Total DramaRama special April 15. The special titled Total Dramarama: A Very Special, Special That’s Quite Special comes ahead of the new Total Drama Island reboot series. 

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

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