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The third and final season of Alex Rider premieres April 5 on Amazon Freevee. Adapted from the fifth “Alex Rider” novel, the new season sets the teenage spy on the tail of his greatest enemy: the elusive criminal network known as Scorpia. Under new leadership, the criminal cabal plan to extort the British Government using their catastrophic new super-weapon: ‘Invisible Sword.’ Free of The Department and aided by his closest friends, Tom and Kyra, Alex embarks on a personal mission to destroy Scorpia once and for all. Little does he know, his ties to both organisations run deeper than he ever thought possible. 

Netflix has ordered medical drama series Pulse. Justina Machado will star in the series. While the staff of Miami’s busiest Level 1 Trauma Center navigate medical emergencies, young ER doc Dani Simms is unexpectedly promoted to Chief Resident amidst the fallout of her own provocative romantic relationship. Justina Machado plays “Natalie Cruz,” a brilliant and politically-savvy doctor, who oversees both administration and medicine in her role as the Chair of Surgery and Emergency Medicine.

Starz has renewed BMF for a fourth season. The renewal comes ahead of its third season premiere March 1. The series continues the story of the inspiring true legends, brothers Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and Terry “Southwest T” Flenory, who founded one of the most influential crime families in the country, the Black Mafia Family. We parachute into the early ’90s in season three, with Meech moving to Atlanta, hoping to grow the BMF empire in the south and rise to the top of the Atlanta drug scene. At the same time, Terry remains in the “D,” handling business there, not yet aware of all the dangers lurking around the corner. Charles Flenory and Lucille Flenory’s marriage remains on the rocks, and Detective Bryant, on probation from work, and Detective Jin find themselves on opposite sides of the law, but might find common ground in their determination to take down BMF. Additionally, season three includes special guest stars recurring throughout the season, who cross paths with Meech and Terry in this next phase of their unbelievable journey. 

Season twenty of Grey’s Anatomy premieres on ABC March 14. The medical drama follows the personal and professional lives of the doctors at Seattle’s Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.

Docuseries Friends in Low Places premieres March 7 on Prime Video. Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood embark on their most personal journey yet to build the honky-tonk of their dreams in the heart of Nashville. Paying tribute to his roots, Garth enlists the help of his friends, day-one tour team, and an all-star hospitality group to open the epic, four-story bar on Lower Broadway. This is a labor of love and his thank you to the community of Music City. 

Season three of Is It Cake? premieres March 29 on Netflix. Hosted by Mikey Day, the hit series returns with bigger cakes, higher stakes, and wilder bakes! This season, watch as a new batch of bakers push the boundaries of culinary craftsmanship, creating hyper-realistic cakes to trick and deceive their way to the ultimate cash prize. Once again, you’ll find yourself asking the question – is it real? Or… Is It Cake? 

Season two of The Real Housewives of Dubai premieres June 2 on Bravo. The season two cast includes returning housewives Chanel Ayan, Caroline Brooks, Sara Al Madani, Lesa Milan and Caroline Stanbury. New housewife Taleen Marie joins the ladies. 

24 in 24: Last Chef Standing, hosted by Michael Symon and Esther Choi, premieres April 14 on Food Network. Featuring 24 talented and fearless chefs who take on 24 food challenges in 24 consecutive, non-stop hours, the 24-hour competition takes the chefs to the extreme, demanding they display the skills, creativity and stamina needed to be an elite chef. At the end of the 24 hours, there can be only one true master left standing – and it’s one selected by expert judges Eric Adjepong, Maneet Chauhan, Scott Conant, Stephanie Izard, Jet Tila, Bryan and Michael Voltaggio, and Brooke Williamson. The chef who cooked the best, for the longest and outlasted the competition will take home $50,000 and win a trip of a lifetime. 

Merrin Dungey, Allyn Moriyon, John Pirruccello and Philip Anthony-Rodriguez have been cast in The Lincoln Lawyer. The four will appear in the upcoming third season of the Netflix series. 

PBS has renewed Miss Scarlet and the Duke for a fifth season. The Duke, played by Stuart Martin, will not be returning and the series will be renamed Miss Scarlet. Filming is currently underway. 

Pollyanna McIntosh, J. Anthony Crane, Brianna Brown, Rigo Sanchez and Mia Challis have been cast in Outer Banks. The four will appear in the upcoming fourth season of the Netflix series. 

On the Case with Paula Zahn returns March 6 on ID. The series features riveting storytelling and original interviews that go beyond the headlines to reveal first-person accounts and expert insights of those connected to the cases, showcasing the full scope and impact of a crime. Zahn brings her journalistic integrity to the forefront of each episode, as she expertly hosts the ID franchise and unravels crimes that shook communities across the country. 

Bad Bunny, Chris Hemsworth, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Keaton, Regina King, Jennifer Lawrence, Kate McKinnon, Rita Moreno, John Mulaney, Catherine O’Hara, Octavia Spencer and Ramy Youssef will present at the 96th Oscars. Previously announced Oscars presenters include Mahershala Ali, Nicolas Cage, Jamie Lee Curtis, Brendan Fraser, Jessica Lange, Matthew McConaughey, Lupita Nyong’o, Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ke Huy Quan, Sam Rockwell, Michelle Yeoh and Zendaya. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the ceremony will air live on ABC March 10, at the new time of 7 p.m. EDT/4 p.m. PDT. 

America’s Backyard Gold premieres March 15 on Discovery Channel. Master miner Dave Turin travels across the country to show everyday Americans how they can find $3 trillion worth of undiscovered gold. Since the earliest gold rushes, there’s no better time than the present to hunt for gold. Recent storms and floods have uncovered fresh deposits across the United States, and gold is at its highest price ever. From the Dakotas to Georgia and Montana to California, modern miners don’t need heavy equipment or expensive investments – they just need to know where and how to look. 

Iron Reign premieres March 15 on Netflix. Joaquín Manchado rules his drug empire from Barcelona’s seaport with an iron fist – until a new shipment sends business and family spiraling.

Comedy special Comic View premieres March 14 on BET+. These legendary comedians are back on stage!

Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar is coming soon to Netflix. Set in pre-independent India, the series is an epic saga of love, power, revenge and freedom. The characters Manisha Koirala’s illustrious Mallikajaan, Sonakshi Sinha’s resplendent Fareedan, Richa Chadha’s enchanting Lajjo, Aditi Rao Hydari’s graceful Bibbojaan, Sanjeeda Shaikh’s captivating Waheeda, and Sharmin Segal’s radiant Alamzeb personify grace on screen, telling a story of succession, freedom and love in all its forms. 

Docuseries Justice, USA premieres March 14 on Max. The series is a compelling 360-degree insider’s view of Nashville’s criminal justice system, offering unprecedented access to the men’s, women’s, and juvenile jails, as we watch inmates, deputies, lawyers, and judges confront issues of incarceration, mental illness, and addiction. 

Season two of SuperKitties premieres April 5 on Disney Channel and Disney Jr. he new season will feature a su-purr charged storyline where Bitsy, Ginny, Buddy and Sparks receive brand-new superpowers and gadgets to aid in their mission of making the town of Kittydale a more caring and “pawesome” place.

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

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