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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘The Young and the Restless 50th Anniversary Celebration’ Special, ‘Barry’ Ending, ‘Rennervations’ Premiere Date, ‘Schmigadoon!’ Trailer, ‘Jury Duty’ Premiere Date, ‘The Good Lawyer’ Teaser, and More!

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The Young and the Restless 50th Anniversary Celebration, an Entertainment Tonight special, will air March 27 on CBS. Hosted by Nischelle Turner on the set of The Young and the Restless, the special includes footage and interviews with The Young and the Restless cast members from the past 50 years, current exclusive interviews with fan-favorite cast members and never-before-seen moments from the Entertainment Tonight vault. The special dives deep into the legacy of Y&R storylines over the years, including the epic romances, biggest feuds and rivalries, iconic weddings, famous alumni and groundbreaking moments in pop culture. Viewers will get a behind-the-scenes studio tour, including a look at the massive wardrobe collection and special remembrances to beloved cast members Jeanne Cooper and Kristoff St. John. The series has been the #1 daytime drama for the last 35 consecutive years. It kicks off its 50th anniversary with an on-air celebration beginning March 22.  

HBO’s Barry will be ending with its upcoming fourth season, set to 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.

Vehicle renovation series Rennervations premieres on Disney+ April 12 with all four episodes. Jeremy Renner and his team of expert builders use their skills to reimagine decommissioned vehicles and rebuild them into mind-blowing creations that serve communities around the world. Every build has a purpose. 

Season two of Schmigadoon! premieres on Apple TV+ April 5. Having found true love in the town of Schmigadoon, season two will find Josh and Melissa in Schmicago, the reimagined world of ’60s and ’70s musicals. It will include new original musical numbers 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 Tituss Burgess and Patrick Page joining the cast for season two. 

Amazon Freevee’s new docu-style comedy series Jury Duty will premiere April 7 with the first four episodes. The series chronicles the inner workings of an American jury trial through the eyes of one particular juror, Ronald Gladden. What Gladden doesn’t know is that the entire case is fake, everyone except him is an actor, including James Marsden, and everything that happens – inside the courtroom and out – is carefully planned. 

ABC’s The Good Doctor will air its potential spinoff episode The Good Lawyer March 13. In the episode, Dr. Shaun Murphy seeks legal representation to help him win a case and puts his faith in a promising, young lawyer who has obsessive compulsive disorder. Guest starring in the episode are Kennedy McMann, Felicity Huffman and Bethlehem Million. 

Netflix has ordered a new comedy series from Mike Schur. Ted Danson will star in the series reuniting with Schur after working together on The Good Place. In the eight episode season, Danson will play Charles, a retired man, who gets a new lease on life when he answers an ad from a PI and becomes a mole in a secret investigation. The series is based on the documentary The Mole Agent.

The Eric Andre Show returns for season six on adult swim June 4. Eric is back behind the desk like never before; ripped, shredded, full of energy, complete with beads of sweat dripping down from his taut nips onto his glistening six pack abs. Watch pampered celebrities regret their choices, rappers get the runaround, and a slate of street pranks so egregious they collectively inspired a record 30 phone calls to 911. Co-hosts include Felipe Esparza, Reese W, Krft Punk, and the mysterious (but soon-to-be iconic) FRIDGE KEEPER. Guests appearing in the new season include Natasha Lyonne, Jaleel White, Blac Chyna, Jon Hamm, Raven-Symoné, Diplo, Daymond John, Meagan Good, Rico Nasty, Waka Flocka Flame, Tinashe, Cypress Hill, Lil Yachty and a host of other celebrities.

NBC has ordered car makeover competition series Hot Wheels: Ultimate Challenge. Hosted by Rutledge Wood, who will also serve as one of the show’s judges, the 10-episode series will give Hot Wheels superfans the opportunity of a lifetime – turning a nostalgic car from their past into the life-sized Hot Wheels of their dreams. The season-finale winning creation will spin its wheels by launching as an official Hot Wheels die-cast car. Each episode will invite two passionate car fans and Hot Wheels lovers into the Chrome Zone, where they will each face off in transforming an ordinary vehicle into an extraordinary Hot Wheels showstopper, inspired by personal stories and pop culture touchstones. Working alongside a team of automotive magicians known as “The Car Pool,” the two Superfans will create their designs in high-tech, decked-out garages. Raising the stakes of the competition is the Inspirationator 5000, a larger-than-life vending machine that will rev up in each episode to present the Superfans with a twist in the road. The winner of each episode will take home $25,000 and the chance to get into the finale, where three lucky finalists will transform another car in hopes of winning a legendary prize – an additional $50,000 and the honor of having their design made into an official Hot Wheels die-cast car. 

Netflix has renewed Full Swing and Break Point for second seasons. Filming on the sports docuseries is underway now to capture the 2023 seasons. Full Swing follows a diverse group of professional golfers on and off the course, across a relentless season of competition. Break Point follows a select group of top tennis players on and off the court as they compete in the biggest and most grueling events in tennis with hopes of emerging as champion and even bigger dreams of becoming world number one.

Jon Bernthal will appear on Disney+’s upcoming Marvel series Daredevil: Born Again. He will reprise his role as The Punisher which he played on Netflix’s Daredevil and The Punisher. Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio will also be reprising their roles from the Netflix series. 

Randall Park will be a series regular in the upcoming Shondaland series The Residence on Netflix. Spencer Garrett will recur in the series as well. They join Uzo Aduba, Andre Braugher, Susan Kelechi Watson, Ken Marino, Jason Lee, Bronson Pinchot, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Edwina Findley, Molly Griggs, Al Mitchell, Dan Perrault and Mary Wiseman. 

David Del Rio and Leah Lewis have been cast in CBS’s Matlock pilot. They join  Kathy Bates and Skye P. Marshall in the potential remake. 

Anthony Anderson will star in ABC’s comedy pilot Public Defenders. The single-camera comedy project follows four inexperienced public defenders, up to their earholes in student loan debt, who work tirelessly to keep their clients out of jail. Along the way, they have to rely on each other to navigate their first defendants, the absurd court system, and the copy machine that always jams

Hulu is no longer moving forward with limited series Devil in the White City. The project was to be based on the book by Erik Larson. Todd Field was set to direct with Keanu Reeves as the lead, but both dropped out of the project from Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio. The drama series will be shopped elsewhere. 

Prime Video’s Black Friday NFL game will premiere this year. The game will be made free for all users. Their usual Thursday Night Football NFL coverage is made available for subscribers only. 

Halle Bailey, Antonio Banderas, Elizabeth Banks, Jessica Chastain, John Cho, Andrew Garfield, Hugh Grant, Danai Gurira, Salma Hayek Pinault, Nicole Kidman, Florence Pugh and Sigourney Weaver will all present at the upcoming 95th Oscars. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, The Oscars will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on March 12, 2023, at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT. 

P!NK, Kelly Clarkson, Keith Urban, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Muni Long, Cody Johnson, Coldplay (with a special live performance from Brazil), and more are set to perform at the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards. Additionally, Taylor Swift will receive the 2023 iHeartRadio Innovator Award. The event will air LIVE from Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, March 27 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET live / PT tape-delayed) on FOX. 

Season four of Love is Blind premieres on Netflix March 24. Singles who want to be loved for who they are, rather than what they look like, have signed up for a less conventional approach to modern dating in Seattle where they hope to meet the person they want to spend the rest of their lives with…without ever having seen them. With no distractions from the outside world, the singles talk to a stream of potential love interests and when a meaningful connection is made, they propose and then lay their eyes on their fiancé for the first time. Engaged and back in the real world, as the couples plan their wedding day, they will quickly discover whether they can turn their emotional connection into a physical one before the fast-approaching ceremony. Hosted by Nick and Vanessa Lachey, this addictive series will uncover whether looks, race or age do matter, or if love really is blind. 

The Real Housewives of Miami season five reunion premiere on Peacock March 9. Set against the backdrop of one of the most exciting and diverse cities in the world, The Real Housewives of Miami will take viewers on a wild ride of red-hot fun and friendship – with of course, no drama to spare.

The second and final season of the political thriller series The Kingdom will premiere on Netflix March 22. Pastor Emilio Vázquez Pena and Tadeo Vázquez face off in an epic battle between good and evil. 

Danish series The Nurse will premiere on Netflix April 27. Pernille Kurzmann quickly realizes that working a night shift with Christina Aistrup Hansen at the hospital in Lolland Falster is not like most shifts.

Showtime’s Catching Lightning will premiere on streaming April 7 and on air April 9. The four episode docuseries tells the surreal tale of Great Britain’s Securitas Depot robbery in 2006, in which nearly £53 million in cash (more than $92 million USD at the time) was stolen, with new interviews, striking revelations and never-before-heard aspects of the heist. 

Season two of Undercover Underage will premiere on ID May 1. Every day, countless minors are exploited, groomed and abused in person and online. Enter Roo Powell and her team at the nonprofit SOSA (Safe from Online Sex Abuse), who work in tandem with law enforcement to apprehend child predators by becoming the targets. After a successful first season resulting in four convictions of sexual predators, the SOSA team relocates to embed with the sheriff’s office in Canadian County, Oklahoma and deploys three new underage decoys. As the team launches the fictitious online accounts for a 15, 14 and even a 12-year-old persona, it’s a race against the clock to identify the ACMs (adults contacting minors) and build a case against the alleged predators to enable law enforcement to make an arrest before the perpetrators can victimize other children. With 16 arrests featured this season, the pressure is palpable over the course of eight explosive and intense 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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