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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hashira Training Arc’ Premiere Date, ‘Evil’ Trailer, ‘Those About To Die’ Teaser, ‘Rachael Ray’s Meals in Minutes’ Premiere Date, ‘John Mulaney Presents: Everybody’s in LA’ Trailer, ‘Race to Survive: New Zealand’ Sneak Peak, and More!

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hashira Training Arc will begin streaming on Crunchyroll May 12. The series is based on the manga series by Koyoharu Gotoge published under SHUEISHA’s JUMP COMICS, which consists of 23 volumes and over 150 million copies in publication. In preparation for the forthcoming final battle against Muzan Kibutsuji, the Hashira Training commences. While each carry faith and determination within their hearts, Tanjiro and the Hashira enter a new story. An English dub will premiere at a later date.

The fourth and final season of Evil premieres on Paramount+ May 23. In the upcoming fourteen episode season, Kristen, David and Ben continue to assess cases that involve wayward technology, possessed pigs, demonic oppression and infestation, a dance muse conjured by alleged witches and an evil relic. Throughout, Leland attempts to lure Kristen into raising a baby antichrist who was conceived with her ovum. David is recruited by the Vatican’s secret service to “remote view” a paranormal ability to see the unseen in order to detect evil. Ben is hit by an ion beam, causing him to see visions of a taunting jinn until he discovers an unusual solution to banish it. Finally, all three realize they only have a few weeks left to assess cases because the parish has decided to disband the team due to a lack of funds. This culminates in one last confrontation with Leland and the 60 families that make up Evil in the modern world. 

Those About To Die premieres on Peacock July 18 with all ten episodes. The series stars Anthony Hopkins alongside a talented ensemble cast including Iwan Rheon, Sara Martins, Tom Hughes, Jojo Macari and Moe Hashim. The epic drama is set in the corrupt world of the spectacle-driven gladiatorial competition, exploring a side of ancient Rome never before told – the dirty business of entertaining the masses, giving the mob what they want most… blood and sport. The series introduces an ensemble of characters from all corners of the Roman Empire who collide at the explosive intersection of sports, politics, and dynasties. 

Rachael Ray’s Meals in Minutes premieres April 15 on FYI with back-to-back 30-minute episodes. The series is a fresh take on quick, easy, yummy meals. Rachael demonstrates her creativity and flair from her personal home kitchen, cooking a complete meal in minutes from comfort food to sophisticated fare for entertaining. 

John Mulaney Presents: Everybody’s in LA will stream live over six nights during Netflix Is A Joke Fest starting May 3. Episodes will then premiere May 6-10 at 7 pm PT. Mulaney explores the city of Los Angeles during a week when every funny person is in it. The comically unconventional show will feature special guests and field pieces shot in Los Angeles. 

Race to Survive: New Zealand premieres May 20 on USA Network with a 75-minute supersized episode. In the most harrowing outdoor adventure competition yet, challengers must rely on a combination of endurance racing, survival skills and intuition as they navigate 150 miles of New Zealand’s harshest terrain. From the depths of ancient caves to frigid alpine summits, every step and every calorie is hard-earned. However, strength and speed alone won’t be enough to win $500,000. Rather, only those with the strongest will to survive can claim this life-changing prize. Nine teams of two will navigate the deceptively beautiful New Zealand landscape, tasked not only with sourcing their own food and water, but beating their counterparts in a race to the finish as well. The duos must brave the foreign land and elements while realizing the fastest route might not always be the safest. In each leg of the race, the last team to reach the finish line will be eliminated from the competition. If the teams can endure physical pain, an unforgiving environment and each other, for long enough, they just might be able to claim the $500,000 grand prize. 

Summer Baking Championship returns for a new Season May 13 on Food Network. Host Jesse Palmer welcomes ten fresh bakers from around the country into the kitchen to prove their baking talents in summer-travel themed challenges. From mile-high berry pies to delectable dessert tacos, the bakers must impress judges Duff Goldman, Carla Hall, and Damaris Phillips to claim the title Summer Baking Champion and the grand prize of $25,000. 

Melissa Fumero, AnnaSophia Robb and Ben Rappaport will star in NBC’s Grosse Pointe Garden Society pilot. The potential series follows four members of a suburban garden club, all from different walks of life, who get caught up in murder and mischief as they struggle to make their conventional lives bloom

AMC Networks will begin selling ad-supported tiers on its smaller streaming services. Services include Shudder, Sundance Now, IFC Films Unlimited, Acorn TV, HIDIVE and ALLBLK. AMC+ recently added an ad-supported tier. Pricing plans and release dates will be announced at a later time. 

Frankly Speaking premieres May 1 on Netflix. A well-respected announcer suddenly loses his ability to self-censor on air, catching the attention of a TV writer who invites him on her variety show.

Australian crime drama Scrublands premieres May 2 on Sundance Now and AMC+. Based on Chris Hammer’s crime novel by the same name, the captivating series follows a country town grappling with the aftermath of a horrible crime, still trying to come to terms with it a year on. In an isolated and struggling country town, a charismatic and dedicated priest, Father Byron Swift, calmly opens fire on his congregation, killing five parishioners. One year later investigative journalist Martin Scarsden arrives in Riversend to write what should be a simple feature story on the anniversary of the tragedy. But when Martin’s instincts kick in and he digs beneath the surface, the previously accepted narrative begins to fall apart, and he finds himself in a life and death race to uncover the truth. Martin finds the people of Riversend deeply scarred and hostile to journalists, with local bookstore owner Mandy Bond, Constable Robbie Haus-Jones, and widow of one of the massacre victims, Fran Landers, giving him short shrift. But each have a past with Byron Swift they have kept hidden. 

TLC has set premiere dates for two returning series. OutDaughtered returns to TLC May 7. With a growing list of responsibilities at home and work, the Busby family returns this season with the start of a new school year upon them, and Adam and Danielle are struggling to keep up with their all-girl quintuplets, Ava, Olivia, Hazel, Riley, Parker, and oldest daughter, Blayke. Doubling Down with the Derricos returns May 14. Life with fourteen children, including four sets of naturally conceived multiples, is always an adventure for The Derricos. Parents Deon and Karen are entering a new and challenging phase of parenthood. Through it all, The Derricos always face life together, doubling down on all the love and fun it takes to be a unique family. 

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

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