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The ten episode second season 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. 

The Jinx – Part Two premieres April 21 on HBO. The six episode series is a continuation of The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst. The series brings to light material including interviews with Durst associates who had never before come forward, phone calls Durst made from jail to his friends, family, and lawyers, and video footage from the interrogation room where prosecutors interviewed him after his arrest. The series also features candid interviews with both prosecution and defense lawyers, as well as interviews with jurors and the trial judge. 

Ryan Gosling is set to host Saturday Night Live April 13. Chris Stapleton will serve as musical guest on the late night NBC series. 

Shardlake premieres May 1 on hulu. Set in 16th century England during the dissolution of the monasteries, the series is a four-part drama based on the first novel in C.J. Sansom’s Tudor murder mystery series. The eerie whodunnit adventure follows lawyer Matthew Shardlake and Jack Barack as they work to uncover the truth behind a horrific murder. The two men are sent out on a mission by the dangerous and all-powerful right-hand man to Henry VIII: Thomas Cromwell – and failure is not an option. As they race to uncover the mystery, Shardlake and Barack are met with hostility, suspicion and paranoia by the monks who fear for their future and will seemingly stop at nothing to preserve their order. 

Part two of Pokémon Horizons: The Series will premiere on Netflix May 10. The Rising Volt Tacklers are charting a course toward the Galar region, seeking the truth about the legendary Ancient Adventurer and his Pokémon known as the Six Heroes. How will Liko and Roy continue to evolve as Pokémon Trainers? And will the Explorers continue their mission to obtain Liko’s pendant at any cost?

Land of Women premieres April 26 on Apple TV+. The six episode series stars Longoria as Gala, a New York empty nester whose life is turned upside down when her husband implicates the family in financial improprieties, and she is forced to flee the city alongside her aging mother and teenage daughter. To escape the dangerous criminals to whom Gala’s now vanished husband is indebted, the three women hide in the same charming wine town in northern Spain that Gala’s mother fled 50 years ago, vowing never to return. The women seek to start anew and hope their identities will remain unknown, but gossip in the small town quickly spreads, unraveling their deepest family secrets and truths. 

Jeopardy! Masters returns for its second annual tournament on ABC beginning May 1 at 8. The Conners will air at its new time, 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, following new episodes of Abbott Elementary. Hosted by Ken Jennings, the high-stakes tournament will feature Jeopardy! Masters 2023 champion James Holzhauer, returning contestants Matt Amodio and Mattea Roach, and newcomers Yogesh Raut and Victoria Groce. The sixth and final “wildcard” contestant, chosen by Jeopardy! producers, is to be revealed at a live “Inside Jeopardy!” event at Hudson Yards in New York City on April 12. 

Jenna Elfman and Bruce Greenwood have been cast in AMC’s Dark Winds. Also cast are Raoul Max Trujillo, Tonantzin Carmelo, Alex Meraz, Terry Serpico, Derek Hinkey, Phil Burke, Christopher Heyerdahl. The series will return in 2025. Season three picks up six months after the events of season two and follows Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee as they investigate the disappearance of two boys, with only an abandoned bicycle and blood-stained patch of ground left in their wake. Meanwhile, Bernadette Manuelito attempts to settle into her new life 500 miles from home with the Border Patrol, but stumbles across a conspiracy involving human and drug smuggling with far-reaching implications. 

Netflix has ordered a new comedy series from Tom Segura, set to premiere in 2025. The series is a 6-episode dark comedy that centers on Segura, who also serves as the show’s Narrator, as he takes us through each episode in a series of vignettes. The twisted comedic sensibility of Tom’s standup is the core DNA of this series, where every story will unfold in a hilariously disturbing way only he could imagine. 

Season two of Black Snow is coming soon to Sundance Now. In the second season, Detective Cormack tackles two separate missing persons cases. One is professional, as he investigates the disappearance of Zoe Jacobs, who disappeared from her own 21st birthday party in 2003. And the other is personal, as Cormack searches desperately for his own younger brother, who went missing when they were children. 

The 97th Oscars will take place March 2, 2025. The show will air live at 7 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PST on ABC. 

The Green Bay Packers will face the Philadelphia Eagles in primetime on September 6 in São Paulo, as Peacock will be the exclusive national home of the NFL’s first-ever regular-season game in Brazil, it was announced today by the NFL. The Eagles were the first team named to play in São Paulo when the game date and time were initially announced last month. 

Revival series Yo Gabba GabbaLand! premieres August 9 on Apple TV+. The series features beloved classic characters Brobee, Foofa, Muno, Toodee and Plex, along with new host Kamryn Smith and special guests including Reggie Watts, Sam Richardson, Gillian Jacobs, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Lauren Lapkus, Diplo, Flea, Chelsea Peretti and many more, including an incredible lineup of musical guests yet to be announced. The ten episode season invites audiences to explore a magical world of endless possibilities and promise with friends both familiar and new, in a reimagining that brings to life an expansive Yo Gabba GabbaLand. Filled with optimism and fun, kids and families are taught life lessons through song and dance that allow them to learn, laugh and grow together. 

The 100th episode of Station 19 will air April 11 on ABC. The Grey’s Anatomy spinoff series is set to end with the current season. 

The Tattooist of Auschwitz premieres on Peacock May 2. event series inspired by the real-life story of Jewish Holocaust survivors Lali and Gita Sokolov. Lali arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1942, and shortly after arrival, he was made one of the tätowierer (tattooists), charged to ink identification numbers onto fellow prisoners’ arms. 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. Under constant guard from a volatile Nazi SS officer Baretzki, Lali and Gita became determined to keep each other alive. Around 60 years later, Lali meets novice writer Heather Morris. Recently widowed, Lali finds the courage to tell the world his story. In recounting his story to Heather, Lali, in his 80s, faces the traumatic ghosts of his youth and relives his memories of falling in love in the most horrific of places. 

The new season of Catfish: The TV Show premieres April 30 on MTV. Co-hosts Nev Schulman and Kamie Crawford reunite to uncover some of the most important, real-life stories to date including overcoming abuse, disease, racism, and more. The 15-episode season will also feature special appearances, including returning co-host, Max Joseph. 

The new season of How It Really Happened premieres April 28 on CNN. Hosted by Jesse L. Martin, the series launches with a special two-hour episode investigating both the Titanic shipwreck of 1912 and the more recent underwater voyage to its ruins that cost even more human lives. Future episodes will focus on Anthrax, Oscar Pistorius, and more. 

After the Flood premieres May 13 on BritBox. The mystery thriller is set in a town hit by a devastating flood. When an unidentified man is found dead in a lift in an underground car park, police assume he became trapped as the waters rose. As the investigation unfolds, PC Joanna Marshall, played by Sophie Rundle, becomes obsessed with discovering what happened to him and why? The mystery unfolds across the series while we also see the real impact of climate change on the lives of residents in this small town. The floods threaten to expose secrets, and fortunes and reputations are at stake. But how far will people go to protect themselves? 

How Disney Built America will premiere April 28 alongside the season premiere of The Mega-Brands That Built America on The History Channel. How Disney Built America explores the history of Walt Disney and how the iconic Disney brand, fueled by the creation of beloved characters, cherished family films, thrilling theme parks, technological innovations, and more, continues to shape generations as a cultural and worldwide phenomenon. Season two of The Mega-Brands That Built America will see Peyton Manning join as it delves into the surprising origin stories behind some of the world’s biggest brands like Netflix, Sony, Nike, Adidas, Marriott, Apple, Microsoft, and more. 

Music special Hip Hop World premieres April 16 on Prime Video. Hosted by Lenny Santiago, the special follows DJ Khaled and Lola Brooke as they look for inspiration in the cities they explore. In the special, Khaled takes us on another inspiring trip to Jamaica for a behind the scenes look at the making of his music video for “These Streets Know My Name.” Following the special, Brooke will debut “Touch Down in Paris,” an original track exclusively on Amazon Music.

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

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