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Season three of Hacks premieres May 2 on Max. A year after parting, Deborah Vance is riding high off the success of her standup special while Ava pursues new opportunities back in Los Angeles. 

Limited series A Man in Full premieres May 2 on Netflix. When Atlanta real estate mogul Charlie Croker faces sudden bankruptcy, political and business interests collide as Charlie defends his empire from those attempting to capitalize on his fall from grace. The six episode series is based on the novel by the late Tom Wolfe and stars Jeff Daniels, Diane Lane, Tom Pelphrey, Aml Ameen, Chanté Adams, Jon Michael Hill, Sarah Jones, William Jackson Harper and Lucy Liu. 

Season two of Velma premieres April 25 on Max. When an even spookier mystery grips Crystal Cove, Velma must find a way to balance her detective work with the demands of her newfound popularity before it’s too late. Meanwhile, her faithful friends Daphne, Norville, and Fred are powerless to help thanks to their own personal battles and worse… Detention. 

Anime series T-P BON premieres May 2 on Netflix. After Bon accidentally intervenes in a Time Patrol case, he must join Agent Ream in saving innocent lives from the past – while watching history unfold. Season two will premiere July 17. 

Prime Video has ordered Are You Smarter Than a Celebrity? starring Travis Kelce. The 20-episode order is a spinoff of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? The series offers a fun, new twist on the premise of the original popular format. Each game will welcome an adult contestant who will rely on a classroom full of celebrities from stage, screen, and sports to help them answer 11 questions on a range of subjects, pulled from elementary curriculum, in an effort to win a $100,000 prize. They are not competing against the stars… they’re enlisting their help and, in some cases, can even “cheat” off of them. And on the final question, worth $100,000, the contestant selects one celebrity to discuss the answer with before locking in. The final question is always at the 6th-grade level. 

Apple TV+ has ordered Down Cemetery Road. The thriller series will star Emma Thompson and Ruth Wilson. When a house explodes in a quiet Oxford suburb and a girl disappears in the aftermath, neighbor Sarah Tucker becomes obsessed with finding her and enlists the help of private investigator Zoë Boehm. Zoë and Sarah suddenly find themselves in a complex conspiracy that reveals that people long believed dead are still among the living, while the living are fast joining the dead. 

BET Media Group announced it has entered into a new comprehensive, multi-year content partnership with award-winning writer, director, producer, actor, and playwright Tyler Perry, to replace the parties’ groundbreaking agreement that expires this year. Under the original agreement, Tyler Perry produced over 700 episodes of top-rated series for BET and BET+. Under this new agreement, Tyler Perry will deliver hundreds of new episodes to BET, comprising both top existing and entirely new series. The deal includes an eighth season renewal of Tyler Perry’s Sistas, season six renewal of Tyler Perry’s The Oval, season five renewal of Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living, and a fifth season renewal of Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (total eleven seasons). Also renewed are Tyler Perry’s ZATIMA, Tyler Perry’s Ruthless, All The Queen’s Men, Tyler Perry’s BRUH, and a series order of Tyler Perry’s Route 187 to premiere in 2025. 

Steve Buscemi has been cast in Wednesday. No word on what role he will play in the upcoming second season of the Netflix series starring Jenna Ortega. 

Phillipa Soo has been cast in ABC’s upcoming series Dr. Odyssey. She joins Joshua Jackson and Don Johnson in the series from Ryan Murphy. 

Home Sweet Rome! will premiere May 16 on Max. The coming of age comedy centers on 13-year-old Lucy starting a new life in Rome. With new friends, amazing food, haute fashion, and a best friend she can now only talk to on a screen, Lucy discovers what the meaning of “When in Rome” is all about. As Lucy learns to adapt to her new city, new school, and new life, she’s also navigating through the growing pains of being a teenager, and the additional challenge of her best friend, Kyla, being 6,000 miles away. 

Margaret Qualley will no longer be playing Amanda Knox in the hulu limited series. The eight episode series will cast a new actress ahead of production in October. 

Who’s Afraid of a Cheap Old House? premieres May 14 on HGTV. Led by historic preservationist Elizabeth Finkelstein and her husband Ethan Finkelstein, a budget-conscious historic build expert, the series will appeal to bargain hunters who dream of owning a classic home affordably priced at under $150,000 with features like antique fireplaces, original wood floors, leaded glass windows, vintage appliances and inviting front porches. During the eight-episode season, the Finkelsteins will take potential buyers on tours of two listings – from traditional styles such as Colonial Revival, Craftsman, Tudor and Queen Anne to out-of-the-box ones like a church and a firehouse – that are brimming with history and unique architecture. 

Taylor vs. Serrano 2 will stream live on Netflix July 20 from the 80,000-seat capacity AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys. It will be the co-main event of Paul vs. Tyson, with their rematch to be contested for the undisputed super lightweight championship as Taylor puts all her super lightweight belts on the line 

Backed by the Bros premieres June 5 on HGTV. Home renovation and real estate superstars Drew and Jonathan Scott will put their professional reputation, connections and resources on the line to help struggling property investors find success. The ten-episode season will show another side of the Brothers – proven real estate moguls who know a good investment when they see one – as they relinquish total control of renovations to advise bewildered entrepreneurs, short-term rental owners and residential developers on high-stakes investment properties. To get each project across the finish line in an unforgiving housing market, the popular twins will back investors with their professional expertise, experience, invaluable insights and top-notch resources – gratis. 

Production on the second season of High Tides has begun. Prepare for a new season with more drama, romance, and adventures from familiar faces such as Pommelien Thijs, Willem De Schryver, Eliyha Altena and Anna Drijver. The returning cast will be joined by new faces, who will be revealed at a later date. The new season continues after the dramatic events of the previous season, in which we follow Louise, Daan and Alex in their search for love and recognition. Will the handsome, wealthy Louise choose the sympathetic Daan, the flamboyant millionaire’s son Alex, or herself after all? Do the youngsters escape from the world of destruction in which they grew up? And do their ruthless parents still get away with everything when Alex’s grandmother comes to put things in order? 

ESPN will exclusively televise all three Eastern Conference games in the 2024 SoFi NBA Play-In Tournament, starting on Wednesday, April 17. At 7 p.m. ET, the Miami Heat (8th seed) and Jimmy Butler will visit the Philadelphia 76ers (7th seed) and Joel Embiid. The new NBA Finals broadcast team of Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame broadcasters Mike Breen and Doris Burke, analyst JJ Redick, and reporter Lisa Salters will provide commentary. In the second half of the doubleheader, the Atlanta Hawks (10th seed) and Trae Young will visit the Chicago Bulls (9th seed) and DeMar DeRozan at 9:30 p.m. Ryan Ruocco will call the action with analyst Richard Jefferson and reporter Cassidy Hubbarth. The game will also be available on ESPN Radio with Sean Kelley describing the action alongside analyst Cory Alexander. ESPN will also exclusively televise the concluding Eastern Conference NBA Play-In Tournament game on Friday, April 19, with the time to be determined. It will pit the winner of the Hawks vs. Bulls game against the loser of the Heat vs. 76ers game. The game will also be available on ESPN Radio. 

The 31st Annual SAG Awards will stream live February 23, 2025 on Netflix. The two-hour ceremony will stream live at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT). Nominations will be announced on January 8, 2025. 

The English dub of One Piece Season 14 Voyage 15 premieres May 5 on Crunchyroll. The date also marks the birthday of the beloved pirate captain Monkey D. Luffy. Bouncing on the ground and becoming a giant, Luffy enjoys his new, bizarre power while Kaido is bewildered and can’t make sense of it. Meanwhile, Kid, Law, and Luffy’s other allies continue the fight down below against flames and enemies alike, waiting for Luffy to emerge victorious.

99 premieres on Prime Video May 17. The docuseries follows the astonishing road to greatness with untold stories from inside the team, revealing the dressing room conflicts, personal struggles and miraculous moments behind the legendary season, which culminated in the most unbelievable comeback victory in football. Despite dominating domestic football during the 90s, manager Alex Ferguson was yet to restore Manchester United’s European glory when in 1999, it arrived in an unprecedented fashion. In just ten days, Ferguson’s team of home-grown talent and international stars won three trophies, the Premier League, the FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League; achieving the first ‘treble’ in English football history. This destiny hung in the balance until the final moments of the 1999 UEFA Champions League final, when Manchester United capped off their incredible season, scoring two goals in stoppage time. 25 years later, filmmaker Sampson Collins, with access to the team and new revelations and footage from inside the dressing room, explores the excitement, unparalleled determination, and miraculous twists of fate leading up to the remarkable achievement. 

Paramount+ will become the first official streaming partner of the National Park Foundation and offer captivating content through live streams and additional VOD national parks content. The collaboration will kick off this Earth Day on April 22. Paramount+ will provide funding to help support the National Park Foundation’s mission to protect and preserve more than 420 of America’s national parks and motivate people everywhere to connect and fall in love with their beauty, history and culture through unprecedented virtual access. Viewers will explore a new location daily, unveiled through sunrise-to-sunset live streams featuring Yosemite National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, New River Gorge National Park & Preserve, Everglades National Park, Death Valley National Park and Zion National Park. The live content will be filmed by solar-powered cameras and includes additional exclusively captured footage from these national treasures. Matt Aeberhard, one of the world’s leading wildlife filmmakers and Emmy-nominated and award-winning wildlife cinematographer, will join the live-streams project as consulting producer, drawing on his renowned skills in capturing nature’s wonders to deliver a visually stunning and captivating experience for audiences. Throughout the year, Paramount+ will showcase new content and events designed to further champion our national parks and the National Park Foundation’s efforts. 

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

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