[01/21/21 - 11:30 AM] TNT, TBS and truTV Announce Premiere Dates in March and April New series "Chad," "Double Cross with Blake Griffin" and "Big Trick Energy" will be joined the return of "American Dad."
[via press release from WarnerMedia]
TNT, TBS and truTV Announce Premiere Dates in March and April
Programming Slate Features New Series "Chad," "Double Cross with Blake Griffin" and "Big Trick Energy," Alongside Returning Fan-Favorite "American Dad!"
BURBANK, CA - January 21, 2021 - TNT, TBS and truTV unveil March and April premiere dates for three new and two returning shows. The programming slate includes TBS' new single-camera comedy "Chad" (April 6) and returning top-rated animated comedy "American Dad!" (April 19). Two new series join truTV's line-up, including limited series "Double Cross with Blake Griffin" (March 19-20) and magic prank show "Big Trick Energy" (April 15). Rounding out April, as previously announced, the "27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R)" will be simulcast on April 4 on both TNT and TBS.
Premiere dates and series descriptions for TNT, TBS and truTV's March and April slate include:
CHAD - Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT beginning April 6
"Chad," a single-camera comedy, follows a 14-year-old pubescent Persian boy (Nasim Pedrad) as he navigates his first year of high school on a mission to become popular. Chad's friendships and sanity are pushed to the limits as he uses every tactic at his disposal to befriend the cool kids, while enduring his mother's new dating life and reconciling with his cultural identity. Pedrad, who first made her mark on "Saturday Night Live," is also creator, writer, executive producer and showrunner on "Chad."
AMERICAN DAD! - Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT beginning April 19
"American Dad!" centers on super patriotic CIA agent Stan Smith (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) and the misadventures of his unconventional family in Langley Falls, VA. Stan applies the same drastic measures used in his job at the CIA to his home life, where Stan's blissfully unaware wife, Francine (Wendy Schaal), has an unfaltering loyalty that makes her blind to his unabashed arrogance. His left-wing activist daughter Hayley (Rachael MacFarlane), however, doesn't let him off so easily - and knows just how to push her father's buttons. Hayley's brother is the geeky-yet-confident Steve (Scott Grimes), a kid who spends his time playing video games and obsessing about the opposite sex. The Smith cabinet is rounded out by two rather unconventional members: Roger (MacFarlane), a sassy, sarcastic and routinely inappropriate space alien, and Klaus (Dee Bradley Baker), an attention-starved goldfish with the brain of a German Olympic skier.
DOUBLE CROSS WITH BLAKE GRIFFIN (four-episode limited series) - Friday, March 19 at 5:30 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. ET/PT and Saturday, March 20 at 5:30 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. ET/PT
"Double Cross with Blake Griffin" serves up an incredibly devious twist as it offers a service to those who are all too often the victims of a prank. Each week, Griffin conspires with people who are tired of being the victim to help them get some sweet revenge on their unsuspecting prankster - by pulling off the ultimate double cross!
BIG TRICK ENERGY - Thursdays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT beginning April 22
Best friends for more than 10 years, master magicians and mischievous daredevils Chris Ramsay, Eric Leclerc, Wes Barker and Alex Boyer venture into the real world to both shock and awe unsuspecting spectators - and each other - with their unique brand of extreme, provocative, mind-blowing magic. Fueled by their camaraderie and spontaneous antics, their radical, unconventional and even dangerous magic defies expectations and completely astonishes their subjects.
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27TH ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS(R) - Sunday, April 4 at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT
The 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R), presented by SAG-AFTRA with Screen Actors Guild Awards, LLC will be produced by Avalon Harbor Entertainment, Inc. and Hazy Mills Productions and will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, April 4, 2021, at 9 p.m. (ET) / 6 p.m. (PT).
TNT, a WarnerMedia brand, is watched by more people than any other cable network and known for big, lean-forward television that gives viewers the best seat in the house for electrifying stories, dynamic characters and thrilling events. TNT is home to some of television's most popular original series including "Snowpiercer," "Animal Kingdom" and "Claws." TNT is expanding its programming to include premium unscripted with the docuseries "Shaq Life." TNT also presents big ticket movies like "Avengers: Infinity War" and "Black Panther" and popular shows such as "Charmed" and "Supernatural," in addition to primetime specials and sports coverage, including the NBA and NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championships and the professional wrestling league All Elite Wrestling (AEW), which has exploded onto the scene with "AEW Dynamite," premiering as the night's #1 wrestling show. Website: www.tntdrama.com
TBS, a WarnerMedia brand, is a top-rated destination for television among young adults and known for escapist, lean-back entertainment, featuring smart, imaginative stories with heart and comedic edge. From scripted comedy series to late-night shows, game shows, and animated programming, TBS' Originals slate is comprised of some of the most popular shows on cable - "Miracle Workers," "CONAN," "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee," "The Last O.G." and "American Dad!," as well as the upcoming comedy "Chad." The network's slate of premium unscripted series includes the popular game show "The Misery Index," upcoming reality-competition series "Go-Big Show" and "The Cube" and the revival of fan-favorite "Wipeout." TBS' lineup also includes comedy hits like "Family Guy" and "The Big Bang Theory," classic sitcom favorites "Friends" and "Seinfeld," blockbuster movies, and live event coverage of Major League Baseball, the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship and "ELEAGUE," WarnerMedia's eSports gaming competition. Viewers can watch shows on the TBS app, available for iOS, Android, Xbox One and other platforms and devices. Website: www.tbs.com
truTV, a WarnerMedia brand, is a bold, fresh entertainment network that gives viewers audacious content with laugh-out-loud moments and relatable characters. With millions of engaged fans across linear, digital and social channels, the cable network features a growing roster of critically acclaimed and fan-favorite, premium scripted, non-scripted and hybrid series, such as "Impractical Jokers," "Impractical Jokers: Dinner Party," "Tacoma FD," "Top Secret Videos," "Double Cross with Blake Griffin," "Fast Foodies," "Big Trick Energy" and more. truTV is also a partner in airing the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship each year. Website: www.trutv.com