There are plenty ofdark and distorted contentlook forward to this spring because, well, it's 2023: darkness and dishonesty is the current state of being. That's why we're so grateful for these 18 series, specials and movies coming to TV and streaming over the next three months.
From a “World History” four decades in the making to moreplush bow, more Bob Odenkirk and more musical theater, laughter and joy abound. Here are some of the most exciting new TV projects coming this spring, in order of release dates.
WORLD HISTORY: PART II
March 6th on Hulu
A sequel to Mel Brooks' 1981 screwball comedy,World History: Part IIdelve into world history. Airing four nights across eight episodes, the Hulu show features a handful of big-name celebrities: Seth Rogen, Johnny Knoxville, Taika Waititi, Emily Ratajkowski, and Tyler James Williams, to name a few. This sequel has been in the making for 40 years; Hopefully the series lives up to its predecessor. —Flecher Peters
TED LASSO (Personnel 3)
March 15th on Apple TV+
There are rumors thatplush bow will end after the next third season, say no! The Apple TV+ series about the lively football coach has grown in popularity since its debut in 2020, taking home numerous Emmy and Golden Globe awards over the past two seasons. Now, nearly two years after season two and some online discussion, the series is back for a (last?) chapter with sweet biscuits and Roy Kent's handsome sailor mouth. —F.P.
March 17th on Prime Video
The entry line forswarmdoesn't exactly suggest comedy: Dre (Dominique Fishback) is "a young woman whose obsession with a pop star takes a dark turn." But trust co-creator Donald Glover (Atlanta) on board, this spectacle will be as funny as it is moving. Playwright Janine Nabors adds a twist to this shocking, surreal and satirical take on what happens when fandom goes too far. —happy frank
March 19 on AMC
Bob Odenkirk returns to television a year after loosening Saul Goodman's tiefor the last time. For AMCball of luck, will trade his life of dodging legal gray areas for another hell: a liberal arts college. This black comedy based on the novel by Richard Russostraight man, stars Odenkirk as head of the English department at a small rural college. Resources are scarce and tensions are high. Hank is a self-proclaimed "difficult man", and Odenkirk seems like the perfect match for that kind of short temper. —OF
HERE IT COMES
March 24th on Hulu
It's been a long time since we've had a good musical romantic comedy.Here comeslooks like a promising way to fill this gap and offers ato the ground-1999 New York style version. The series follows Lindsay (Mae Whitman) and Miguel (Carlos Valdés) as they fall in love. If you want to be in a relationship, you have to silence the voices in your head (played by real people on this show) to make things work. —F.P.
THE GRAND PRIZE OF THE DOOR
March 29 on Apple TV+
A mysterious machine appears at the local supermarket in a small town in this new Apple TV+ series. This device is said to reveal the true potential and destiny of all who approach it. It's like throwing away everything you arethinkthat's a ton of coins in a Coinstar only to find you've kept the $17 change. Who knows the original MO Walsh novel.The Grand Prize of the Doorit promises existential possibilities much wilder and more fun than the contents of an old piggy bank. —coleman spills
MURDER MYSTERY 2
March 31st and Netflix
Well, you've just solved a mystery: this is indeed the sequel tosuspended. You started well! The sequel to the 2019 Netflix original hit brings the stars togetherJennifer AnistonYAdam Sandlerwho jumped from their first international murder bug to full-fledged private investigators. When the couple's mutual friend goes missing, they must readjust their detective hats to solve the crime in this comedy of errors or risk being turned upside down in the murderous world of espionage. —CS
March 31st on Hulu
rye trackdebuted at Sundance earlier this year and won critical acclaim for its two leads (Vivian Oparah andDavid Jonsson, gives industry) presentations. In less than 90 minutes, the rom-com flies by as an unexpected duo meet in a gallery, gossip about the struggles in their personal lives, and wreck the lives of their exes. The real question: will there be a second date? —F.P.
MO'NIQUE: MY NAME IS MO'NIQUE
April 4th and Netflix
That took a long time. Oscar winner and comedianMo'Niquefinally coming to Netflix for its first stand-up special for the streamer. When the special was announced last summer, it was a pleasant surprise. Mo'Nique hadfiled a lawsuit against NetflixIn 2019, she accused the company of racial and gender discrimination over her inaugural bid for her stand-up contract. This costume was made shortly before the news of the production of the special and, finally, the legendary comedian will enter our rooms in April with images of her.he thought he was going to his grave.” Looks like a pretty juicy set that you won't want to miss! —CS
¡SCHMIGADOON! (STAFF 2)
April 5th on Apple TV+
For an accurate sampling of pop culture fans,The first season of Schmigadoon!was a dream too perfect to dream: some of the most talented comedy stars in the business (Cecily Strong, Keegan-Michael Key, Martin Short), several Broadway icons (Aaron Tveit, Ann Harada) and Welten titans (Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming) starred in a series about drifters who stumble upon a magical town where everyone acts like they're in a Golden Age Broadway musical, complete with original music and spectacular production numbers. Season 2 applies the treatment.Schmicago, set in the world of 1960s and 1970s musicals like the hit Kander & Ebb. Just the potential for the inevitable homage to "All That Jazz" got us excited. —kevin fallon
April 6th and Netflix
When a traffic incident led to a dispute between Danny (Steven Yun), a contractor whose business is constantly changing, and Amy (all money), a wealthy businessman, the two opposites are consumed by their interaction. Before long, their dynamic threatens to change both their lives in a dark but devilishly funny way. A24 is producing the series, so fans interested in the distinctive style of the company's projects are sure to be excited when the series debuts in April. —CS
GREASE: THE RISE OF THE PINK LADIES
April 6th not Paramount+
Fettwas the wordfor seven decades and shows no signs of stopping.Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladiestakes place at Rydell High School, four years before Rizzo, Frenchie, and Marty rule the school. It's an origin story for the pink jacket divas, revealing how a group of outcasts dared to have fun on their own terms, shaking up the straight community and inciting moral panic. And yes, it will be a musical series. you can't haveFettwithout him. —K. F.
SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE (season 2)
April 23 on HBO
We apologize for any angry and cynical thoughts we had about the state of the entertainment industry as the return ofsomeone somewhereThis spring downloads all the crazy and stupid programming decisions networks and streamers have made.Bridget EverettThe gem of a TV series is a warm portrayal of a woman trying to find what makes her happy in life while wondering if it's too late. A sensational supporting cast with Jeff Hiller as their best friend only heightens anticipation for the show's return. —K. F.
CAROL BURNETT: 90 YEARS OF LAUGHTER AND LOVE
April 26 on NBC
One of television comedy's greatest icons and pioneers is getting the celebration he deserves. In honor of Carol Burnett's 90th birthday, NBC presents a television special featuring musical tributes from Kristin Chenoweth, Bernadette Peters and Katy Perry, as well as guest appearances from an array of celebrities including Lily Tomlin, Kristin Wiig, Cher , Julie . Andrew and much more. We will definitely be very happy that we spent this time together. —K. F.
LAST NIGHT SHOW
April 27 on CBS
James Corden's nine seasons, more than 1,000 consecutive episodes thatLate Late Show presenterit was a wild ride. Include nightly variety show format, regular skits likeCarpool-KaraokeYmusical crosswalkto cultural phenomena, even if Corden's penetration of the zeitgeist made some critics nervous at one point. However, we will all remember how delighted we were when we saw it for the first time.Adele is in the passenger seatI nod singing Nicki Minaj's verse from Monster. —K. F.
THE PARTY AFTER (SEASON 2)
April 28 on Apple TV+
season 2 ofApple TV+ crime seriestakes us back to those high school reunion goers whose messy post-reunion soirée began.Raschoman-like history. But don't expect them to reopen the same case: Season 1 ended with the name of your classmate's killer. Instead, stars Zoë and Chaosam richardsonare among the returning cast members to solve a new mystery. Tiffany Haddish will once again play a detective desperate to find out which wedding guest killed the groom. Suspects this season include Zach Woods (Silicon Valley), Anna Konkle (PENALTY 15) and Ken Jung (community). —OF
THE BIG (SEASON 3)
May 12th on Hulu
elle fanningYNicolas HoltHulu's seriesThe bighe is as sexy as he is sassy. After a long hiatus between seasons, the show returns for a third season in May, promising plenty of hilarious royal power struggles between Catherine the Great and Emperor Peter III. No, this rustling of metal is not the swords of Catherine's consorts preparing to swing them; It's the noise of teenagers picking up their cell phones for another 10 episodes of fancams. —CS
May 25th on Netflix
Terminator himself is starring in a television series for the first time in his long career. Like CIA agent LukeArnold SchwarzeneggerHe will continue in the lineage of action hero and doting father in this spy comedy about keeping secrets. Not only does Luke work for the most secretive government organization in the country, he also works for his daughter Emma (Monica Barbaro). Disgusting! Expect laughter, love, and at least one "I'll be back" joke. —OF
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