A host of A-list celebrities join filmmaker Matt Ross to recount the story of one of the most notorious scandals of the 1970s, a self-proclaimed cannabis connoisseur revamps cannabis stores, parents will take bold steps to support their children in this new dance competition, and the story of an infamous outlaw gets a new spin. Heartwarming comedy-dramas, thriller series, returns of popular TV shows, tales from the moonshiners, and a story about an alien looking for his way home are all coming to audiences on Paramount+, BBC, and CW.
Here is a list of upcoming TV programs on Paramount+, BBC, Acorn TV, Showtime, Discovery+, AMC, Channel 4, CBS, EPIX, Starz and CW in April 2022.
Harry Wild (Acorn TV) – April 4
Harriet ‘Harry’ Wild has recently retired and is entering a new phase in her life. While figuring out what to do next, she becomes the victim of a mugging and locates the perpetrator herself. She decides to become an investigator and open her own detective firm. Moving in with her son, a police detective, Harry sets out to find murderers and thieves by applying her academic and intellectual knowledge to crimes.
Jane Seymour (‘Onassis: The Richest Man in the World’) plays the leading role of retired English professor Harriet ‘Harry’ Wild. Rohan Nedd, Kevin Ryan, Ciara O’Callaghan, Stuart Graham, and Rose O’Neill are among the cast members. Rob Burke and Ronan Burke are the directors of ‘Harry Wild’.
Jane Seymour has also won a Golden Globe Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, is honored as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, as well as has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Stream ‘Harry Wild’ on Acorn TV: HERE
Serving the Hamptons (Discovery+) – April 7
Zach Erdem, entrepreneur and owner of multiple hospitality restaurants, put the reputation of one of his restaurants, 75 Main, located in the Hamptons, on the line. To facilitate the service and operations in the summer for his high-profile clientele, he employs local residents. They include hostesses, waiters and waitresses, bartenders, and chefs. Erdem allows them to reside rent-free in a super luxurious beach house as long as they obey the house rules.
How will the restaurant’s operations be managed with frequent drama in the home, rules being disobeyed, staff missing work, arguments, fights, hookups, and more?
Watch ‘Serving the Hamptons’ on Discovery+: HERE
iCarly: Season 2 (Paramount+) – April 8
Season two of the hit sitcom iCarly premieres April 8 on Paramount+. The story revolves around Carly and her best friend, who created a web series after a video of them having fun went viral. On their web series, they write their own sketches and even present musical performances and guest appearances. Following her love troubles, Carly will refocus her attention on her friends and family in the upcoming, all while attempting to improve her revived web series.
‘iCarly’ stars Miranda Cosgrove as ‘Carly Shay’, Jerry Trainor as ‘Spencer Shay’, Nathan Kress as ‘Freddie Benson’, Laci Mosley as ‘Harper Bettencourt’, and Jaidyn Triplett as ‘Millicent Mitchell’. The comedy show was developed by Dan Schneider and had its first run from 2007 until 2012. In 2021, it was revived by following up from where the previous season left off.
Stream ‘iCarly’ on Paramount+: HERE
Would I Lie to You? (The CW) – April 9
‘Would I Lie To You?’ is an upcoming reality comedy show based on the same-named British comedic game show. Two team leaders are joined by a cast of celebrity guests on the game show, who create elaborate narratives that may or may not be true. The panelist on the show must decide which statement are true and which is false by interrogating them and observing their body language and facial expressions.
Matt Walsh and Sabrina Jalees are the team leaders, with Aasif Mandvi being the host of the show. Brooke Shields, Amber Ruffin, Laura Benanti, Michael Ian Black, Andrea Martin, Jordan Klepper, Julie Klausner, and many more will appear as guests on the show.
Watch ‘Would I Lie to You?’ on CW: HERE
61st Street (AMC) – April 10
The narrative of ‘Moses Johnson’ and the criminal justice system in Chicago will be featured in the legal drama television series. Moses, a talented high school athlete, is apprehended by Chicago cops on the suspicion of being a part of a gang’s criminal activity. His attorney does everything in his power to protect him and clear his name. The police, seeking vengeance for the death of an officer during a botched drug bust, will go to any length to prove their case against Moses.
The cast includes Courtney B. Vance (‘The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story’), Tosin Cole (‘Doctor Who’), and Aunjanue Ellis (‘The Help’). Peter Moffat created this upcoming thriller series. Michael B. Jordan serves as executive producer. In the film ‘Just Mercy,’ (2019), he played real-life lawyer Bryan Stevenson in a similar story about the criminal justice system in America. Aunjanue Ellis also appeared in ‘When They See Us‘, which was based on the Central Park jogger case. She was nominated for her work in ‘King Richard’ (2021).
Watch ’61st Street’ on AMC: HERE
Gentleman Jack – BBC (April 10)
In season one, Anne Lister returned to Halifax to oversee Shibden Hall, her family’s ancestral home. Bold, enterprising, energetic, and dedicated, she is determined to turn its fortunes around by recovering the rents she is owed and establishing a thriving coal business. She also establishes a romantic relationship with Ann Walker, a wealthy heiress. Season two will follow their then-unheard-of lesbian romance as they build up their home and enterprise.
Sally Wainwright developed and wrote the British drama series. Suranne Jones (‘Coronation Street’) plays the role of Anne Lister and Sophie Rundle (‘Peaky Blinders’) portrays Ann Walker. The series is set in the 1800s and is based on Anne Lister’s diaries. Besides being a landowner at that time, Anne is primarily known for her lesbian romances, which she documented in code based on a mix of Greek letters, numbers, and symbols.
Stream ‘Gentleman Jack’ on BBC: HERE
Derry Girls (Channel 4) – April 12
The series follows Erin, Orla, Clare, Michelle and James as they navigate their teenage years in Derry. Set towards the end of the Northern Ireland conflict, the girls all study and have their many adventures at the Our Lady Immaculate College. The gang is always up to shenanigans, and the series captures their coming-of-age story.
— Lisa McGee (@LisaMMcGee) September 23, 2021
‘Derry Girls’ stars Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland, Nicola Coughlan, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell and
Dylan Llewellyn as the main characters in the comedy series. Lisa McGee wrote and created the teen comedy, inspired by her personal experiences growing up in Northern Ireland. Via Twitter, Lisa confirmed that season 3 will be its final season.
Watch ‘Derry Girls’ on Channel 4: HERE
High Design (Discovery+) – April 13
Kim Myles, a designer, TV host, hairstylist, and speaker, is on a remodeling mission. Her target market is cannabis shop owners that need a facelift to better display their products. She’ll give these business owners honest comments on their current setup and show them how to create an environment that will “smoke the competition”. Kim plans to transform these dispensaries into beautiful and profitable retail establishments.
As Kim mentions in the promo, “the wide wonderful world of cannabis is my happy place”.
Watch ‘High Design’ on Discovery+: HERE
Moonshiners: American Spirit (Discovery+) – April 13
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— Moonshiners (@MoonshinersTV) March 23, 2022
Moonshiners is a docu-series set in the United States that depicts the lives of people who make moonshine. Tim and Howard, the Moonshiners, embark on a fun-filled search for America’s renowned missing liquors. They will travel throughout America in search of famous liquors that have been abandoned in time. They also work with Steven Ray Tickle to resurrect old pot stills and uncover hidden mash recipes. The trio attempts to recreate moonshine recipes that would otherwise be forgotten.
Watch ‘Moonshiners: American Spirit’ on Discovery+: HERE
Come Dance With Me (CBS) – April 15
This April, the new family dance competition series will debut on CBS. Talented young dancers from all over America compete to win a cash prize of 100,000 dollars. In the reality dance program, kids will be paired with a family member who has seldom danced before. By profession, they are school teachers, doctors, social workers, and engineers.
John Otto, the drummer for the rock band Limp Bizkit, is a contestant on the reality show. ‘Come Dance With Me’ is created and executive produced by Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J. Philip Lawrence will serve as the competition host. Its judging panel will include actress Jenna Dewan, dancer Dexter Mayfield, and dance choreographer Tricia Miranda.
Stream ‘Come Dance With Me’ on CBS: HERE
The First Lady (Showtime) – April 17
This series depicts the lives of America’s First Ladies during the different times in which they served in the White House. It will highlight their personal and political lives. ‘The First Lady‘ will provide details on their path to Washington, D.C., their backgrounds, political contributions, and the several challenges they faced during their time in the east wing. As mentioned in the synopsis of the show, “the impact of the White House’s women is no longer hidden from view”.
Aaron Cooley is the creative mind behind the drama series. Viola Davis plays Michelle Obama, Michelle Pfeiffer portrays Betty Ford, and Gillian Anderson acts as Eleanor Roosevelt. Also on the show will be portals of other White House personalities, including Barack Obama played by O. T. Fagbenle, Gerald Ford played by Aaron Eckhart, and Franklin D. Roosevelt portrayed by Kiefer Sutherland.
The ensemble cast also includes Kristine Froseth, Dakota Fanning, Eliza Scanlen, Charlie Plummer, Judy Greer, Rhys Wakefield, Regina Taylor, Lily Rabe, and many others dawning the roles of family members, politicians, and other White House representatives.
Watch ‘The First Lady’ on Showtime: HERE
Better Call Saul: Season 6 (AMC) – April 18
‘Better Call Saul’ is a prequel series to the widely praised crime drama ‘Breaking Bad’. It follows con artist turned public defendant lawyer James Morgan “Jimmy” McGill, later known by his business name Saul Goodman. He paves his way to being a big-time lawyer by deceiving the public, accepting bribes, and fabricating heroic incidents. Season 6 will see Jimmy and Kim scheme their way trying to end Howard Hamlin’s career, while Cartel operator Lalo discovers that Nacho has betrayed him.
This season six will be its final season and consist of thirteen episodes, split into two parts. The series is created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. Bob Odenkirk Portrays Jimmy McGill/ Saul Goodman Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, and Michael Mando are also cast in crime drama the series.
Stream ‘Better Call Saul’ on AMC: HERE
Hidden Assets (Acorn TV) – April 18
According to the Irish Criminal Assets Bureau, a small-time drug dealer has been receiving large payments from an unknown source in the form of raw diamonds. Detective Emer Berry is tasked with determining how these diamonds in Limerick, Ireland, a body in Antwerp, Belgium, and a terrorist bombing campaign are all linked. The plot will follow her across Europe to uncover a political conspiracy.
‘Hidden Assets’ is created by filmmaker Peter McKenna. Angeline Ball, Simone Kirby, Peter Coonan, Wouter Hendrickx, Charlie Carrick, Cathy Belton, and Kwaku Fortune are all cast members of the crime drama series.
Watch ‘Hidden Assets’ On Acorn TV: HERE
Heartland Docs (Nat Geo Wild) – April 23
“Heartland Docs’, sees veterinary doctors Ben and Erin Schroeder lead the team that looks after a variety of animals together, including cows, pigs, llamas, deer, and possums. Although they are situated in the remote community of Hartington, Nebraska, they travel across the country to treat all types of animals, large and small. In the new season, the medical duo will go above and beyond the call of duty to assist animals in need.
Stream ‘Heartland Docs’ on Nat Geo Wild: HERE
Billy The Kid (EPIX) – April 24
‘Billy the Kid’ is set in the old west of the 1800s. He ascended from humble beginnings in an Irish household to become a notorious outlaw. Having a difficult upbringing, his early days as a cowboy and gunslinger will be chronicled in the series. In addition, his role in the Lincoln County War will be highlighted. Following their meeting, the series will track bandit Jesse Evans and Billy’s journey to becoming a legendary outlaw.
The show is written and produced by Michael Hirst. He also worked on the historical drama series ‘Vikings’, ‘Vikings: Valhalla’ and ‘Camelot’. Tom Blyth plays the titular role and is joined by Daniel Webber, who portrays Jesse Evans. Eileen O’Higgins, Dakota Daulby, Sean Owen Roberts, Ryan Kennedy from the rest of the cast.
Known as Billy ‘the Kid’, he also went by Henry McCarty and William H. Bonney.
Stream ‘Billy the Kid’ on EPIX: HERE
Gaslit (Starz) – April 24
The plot will revolve around Martha Mitchell, the wife of John N. Mitchell, Richard Nixon’s Attorney General. Regardless of her political background, she raises concerns and speaks boldly about Richard Nixon’s role in the Watergate scandal in the 1970s. As a result, her attorney general spouse is forced to choose between lending support to his wife’s claims and the President’s. The series will also expand upon untold stories from other members and staff.
‘Gaslit’ is based on a true story taking inspiration from the podcast ‘Slow Burn’ hosted by journalist Leon Neyfakh. It has a star-studded lineup that includes Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, Dan Stevens, Patton Oswalt, Betty Gilpin, Erinn Hayes, and Shea Whigham. Matt Ross directs the political drama.
When a mental health practitioner diagnoses a person with a mental illness having false beliefs, although the individual is only reporting accurate facts, the term ‘Martha Mitchell Effect’ is used.
Actor Sean Pean dawns a completely new look for his role of John Mitchell. Julia Roberts has taken on several roles based on real people, including Elizabeth Gilbert in ‘Eat Pray Love’ (2010), Joanne Herring in ‘Charlie Wilson’s War’ (2007), Erin Brockovich in ‘Erin Brockovich’ (2000), and Catherine ‘Kitty’ Kiernan in ‘Michael Collins’ (1996).
Watch ‘Gaslit’ on Starz: HERE
The Man Who Fell to Earth (Showtime) – April 24
‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ is a science fiction story about a human male-looking alien who lands on Earth. Leaving behind his family on his home planet that is dying, he warns that the earth is on the same path. He needs to track down a scientist who can assist him in saving his kind. He soon finds out that in order to save his world, the scientist and he must first save the earth.
Its cast includes Chiwetel Ejiofor (‘The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind’), Naomie Harris (‘Moonlight’), Clarke Peters (‘Da 5 Bloods’), Jimmi Simpson (‘Pachinko’), and Bill Nighy (‘Pirates of the Caribbean Series’). Jenny Lumet and Alex Kurtzman the co-creators of the series.
The science-fiction series is based on late writer Walter Tevi’s novel ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’, which was released in 1963. Two films based on the novel were produced, one in 1976 starring David Bowie and the other in 1987 starring Lewis Smith. Walter Tevi also authored ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ which is also adapted into a series starring Anya Taylor-Joy.
Stream ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ on Showtime: HERE
I Love That For You (Showtime) – April 29
‘Joanna Gold‘ a childhood leukemia survivor, pursues her lifelong dream of becoming a shopping channel host in this new comedy-drama series. She has numerous new life experiences after moving away from her parents and living alone, including a romance. Giving it all at work and she makes numerous mishaps broadcasting her show on the network. When she gets fired, she makes a startling claim that her cancer has relapsed.
Vanessa Bayer and Jeremy Beiler based their series on Vanessa’s real-life experiences. Vanessa Bayer plays the lead character Joanna Gold. She is supported by a cast that includes Bess Armstrong, Molly Shannon, Jenifer Lewis, Ayden Mayeri, Matt Rogers, Michelle Noh, and Paul James.
Watch ‘I Love That For You’ on Showtime: HERE
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