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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘The Other Two’ Premiere Date, The CW Picks Up ‘FBoy Island’, ‘The Diplomat’ Premiere Date, YouTube TV Price Hike, ‘The Ghost and Molly McGee’ Premiere Date, ‘Rugrats’ Trailer, and More!

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Season three of HBO Max’s The Other Two will premiere May 5 with two episodes. After comparing themselves for years to their much-younger pop star brother, ChaseDreams (Case Walker), who is now a full adult, and their talk-show host mother (Molly Shannon), who’s now more powerful than she could have ever imagined, Brooke and Cary (Heléne Yorke and Drew Tarver) are finally standing on their own two feet — fully “successful” in their own right! And yet, they somehow find themselves comparing themselves to new people once again??? New guest stars this season include Simu Liu, Fin Argus, Ann Dowd, Edie Falco, Ben Platt, Dylan O’Brien, Lukas Gage, Kiernan Shipka, Lawrence O’Donnell, Spike Einbinder, Andrea Boehlke, and Dana Delaney.

The CW has renewed FBoy Island for a third season. The renewal comes after HBO Max canceled the series. The network has also picked up a spinoff series titled FGirl Island. 

New political drama series The Diplomat premieres on Netflix April 20. Starring Keri Russell, the series follows Kate Wyler, the new US Ambassador to the United Kingdom. She was supposed to go to Afghanistan. She’s great in a crisis zone. In a historic home… less so. War is brewing on one continent and boiling over on another. Kate will have to diffuse international crises, forge strategic alliances in London, and adjust to her new place in the spotlight – all while trying to survive her marriage to fellow career diplomat and political star Hal Wyler. It is a high-stakes, contemporary political drama about the transcendence and torture of long-term relationships, between countries and people. The series also stars Rufus Sewell, David Gyasi, Ali Ahn, Rory Kinnear, and Ato Essandoh. 

YouTube TV is raising the prices of its monthly plan. The monthly price will be going up from $64.99 to $72.99. New subscribers will see the price change now while current subscribers will see the price change take place April 18. The 4K Plus add-on option will drop from $19.99 a month to $9.99. 

Season two of The Ghost and Molly McGee returns on Disney Channel April 1. The series follows tween optimist Molly, who lives to make the world a better place, and grumpy ghost Scratch, whose job is to spread misery. 

Season two of Rugrats will premiere on Paramount+ April 14. The series follows the iconic babies – Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Susie, Phil and Lil – as they explore the world and beyond from their wildly imaginative point-of-view. In the first 13 episodes of the new season, the babies are back and ready to take on the world with their pint-sized perspectives and a diapie full of snacks. New episodes follow Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Susie, Phil and Lil as they cross the frozen tundra, discover the treasures of ancient babies and go on the greatest adventure of all: meeting Tommy’s new brother! 

100 Days to Indy premieres on The CW April 27. The six episode series takes fans behind the scenes to chronicle the bold and brash personalities of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES as they begin the 2023 season and start their quest for racing’s greatest prize.

Embassy Row, Werner Entertainment and Game Show Enterprises Studios have joined forces to produce an I’ve Got a Secret pilot hosted by Katie Nolan for network and syndication. The hour long pilot is a reimagining of a classic panel game show from the 1950s. With a tone that’s part game show and part comedic talk show, four celebrity panelists will try and figure out each contestant’s “secret,” drawn from pop culture both past and present, by asking them a series of yes or no questions. One contestant might be the billionaire creator of an app you use every day. Another might be the parent of a chart-topping pop star. Or, one could be the voice of one of your favorite cartoon characters or a person who made national headlines as a famous baby. There’s money to be won by our contestants if they stump the panel but the journey along the way will be just as rewarding. Celebrity panelists for the pilot include Comedians Nikki Glaser, Colton Dunn, Cristela Alonso and Matteo Lane. 

New tournament series Chopped: Military Salute premieres on Food Network April 25. Hosted by Ted Allen, sixteen military chefs are ready to put their culinary skills to the test. With precision, speed, and persistence, chefs from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines will cook their hearts out in preliminary heats as they vie for the chance to compete in the final showdown. The chefs must bring their culinary arsenal as they showcase their cooking knowledge and techniques over three rounds – appetizer, entrée, and dessert – while using the mandatory basket of mystery ingredients to create delicious dishes to impress a rotating panel of judges, including Air Force veteran Sunny Anderson, Scott Conant, Cliff Crooks, Alex Guarnaschelli and Marc Murphy. Then, it’s a twist in the grand finale, as the finalists, each representing their branch of the military, join forces as a team to cook against a different Chopped judge in every round including, Eric Adjepong, Tiffani Faison and Amanda Freitag, for a chance to win up to $75,000 for a charitable cause and the title of Chopped Champion. Commemorating this spectacular final showdown, a special VIP guest visits the Chopped kitchen to surprise and celebrate the competitors. 

Karamo has been renewed for a second season in first-run broadcast syndication. The series is hosted by reality television personality, author, actor, producer and activist Karamo. His fresh voice and broad appeal allow him to give thoughtful and genuine advice to each of his guests, all the while using his innate ability to bring high-energy storytelling to the forefront where conflict meets compassion. This conflict talk show takes the best elements of daytime talk while utilizing Karamo’s unique personal journey to foster human connection. The show authentically addresses a wide range of topics, including infidelity, DNA mystery, parenting, and complex family dynamics. “Karamo” also features a popular segment called “Unlock The Phone,” where guests have the opportunity for Karamo’s investigative team to uncover their partners’ cell phone history to identify potential infidelities. 

A new season of Home Town Takeover will premiere on HGTV April 23. Ben and Erin Napier and Dave and Jenny Marrs head to Fort Morgan, Colorado, for its next whole-town renovation. The six episode season will feature the Napiers and the Marrs as they mobilize 10 all-star HGTV and Food Network talent to help complete 18 renovation projects across homes, local businesses and public spaces. The goal for the renovations, which range from refreshing a local bowling alley and revitalizing a public park to sprucing up the downtown business district and updating homes of local heroes, will be to amplify the town’s charm, build community pride and catapult Fort Morgan into a new era of limitless potential. 

Jonah Hauer-King, Anna Prochniak, Melanie Lynskey, and Jonas Nay have been cast in Sky and Peacock’s upcoming drama series The Tattooist of Auschwitz. The limited series is about bravery and love in the darkest of places. It tells the powerful true-life story of Lale Sokolov, a Jewish prisoner who is given the job of tattooing identification numbers on fellow prisoners’ arms in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp during World War Two. One day, he meets Gita when tattooing her prisoner number on her arm. They experience love at first sight, and so begins a courageous, unforgettable, and human story, told through one man’s memory and experience of Auschwitz-Birkenau; a tale of the very best of humanity in the very worst of circumstances. 

Theo Rossi has been cast in HBO Max’s The Penguin. He will recur and joins Colin Farrell and Cristin Milioti in The Batman eight episode spinoff series. 

Portia Doubleday, Christine Adams and Ken Kirby have been cast in ABC’s pilot Judgement. They join Sarah Shahi, Reid Scott and François Arnaud as series regulars in the legal soap. 

The cast of All Rise have been released ahead of the release of the second part of its third season on OWN. The series was canceled after two seasons on CBS. OWN picked it up for a third season which premiered in 2022. 

Nancy Lenehan has joined the cast of ABC’s pilot Drop-Off. She joins Ellie Kemper, Judy Greer, Karan Soni and Michaela Conlin in the comedy project based on the British series Motherland. 

New episodes of Ghost Hunters return to Travel Channel April 6. The world-renowned TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society) team, paranormal investigators Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango and Shari DeBenedetti, are back with eight new episodes. Traversing the country, they’ll investigate chilling new locations and hauntings including eerie paranormal activity inside prisons, mines, mansions and even the Hoover Dam. Armed with state-of-the-art technology, their proven methodology and special guest investigators, the team tackle disturbing activity head-on, leaving no stone unturned to reach the dead among the living. 

AXS TV is turning back the clock with the new “Retro Night” block – the ultimate celebration of the enduring pop culture that defined the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s, fueled by a pair of original retrospectives and music sitcom The Monkees. “Retro Night” airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, beginning April 7, with The Monkees airing at 8:30 p.m. ET. All 58 episodes of The Monkees are available in HD on AXS TV. Starring music legends Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, and Michael Nesmith, the series captures the original boy band as they embark on a sidesplitting quest to make it big in the wild world of rock n’ roll. Notable guests include Stan Freberg, Liberace, Burgess Meredith, Frank Zappa, Tim Buckley and Julie Newmar. 

Lewis Capaldi: How I’m Feeling Now premieres on Netflix April 5. In one of the most vulnerable and authentic documentaries ever, we find Lewis Capaldi at a pivotal moment in his career. Take a look into his personal life and defining year, his struggle to balance the familiarity of home, normality, and all he’s ever known with life as one of the biggest stars on the planet, gleaning an intimate portrait of his unique character, hopes and fears in his own words. 

The Lesson Is Murder, a new ABC News docuseries, will premiere on hulu March 23. The series explores this question: Why did this killer kill? Renowned criminologist and former FBI special agent Dr. Bryanna Fox has devoted her career to this question and is now teaching the next generation of criminologists in her role as a university professor. The three episode series follows Dr. Fox and her team of graduate students as they study three different murderers and interview them on-camera, directly probing the minds of each killer to develop psychological profiles for each case and uncover shocking new insights into their motives. 

True crime series Violent Minds: Killers on Tape is set to premiere April 2 on Oxygen. The series explores the captivating inmate tapes of renowned psychiatrist Dr. Al Carlisle, that were previously thought to be lost to history. Recording his conversations with some of America’s most heinous killers, these tapes helped him discover what drives a seemingly normal person to become obsessed with murder, exhibit violent tendencies and psychopathic behaviors.

Season two of Abominable and the Invisible City will premiere on Peacock March 29. Get ready for more yeti because Everest, Yi, Jin, and Peng are back with new adventures and magical creatures! The thrilling journey continues in all new episodes. 

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

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