TBS’ New Comedy Series Chad

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By Rick Gables

TBS will premiere its new comedy series, Chad, on Tuesday, April 6, at 10:30 p.m.ET/PT. The series 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.

Cindy Busby and Christopher Russell star in Chasing Waterfalls, a new, original movie premiering Saturday, March 20, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, on Hallmark Channel. Aspiring photographer Amy Atwater (Busby) gets the break of her career when high profile magazine Explorer Worldwide puts her on an assignment to shoot one of North America’s most fabled waterfalls – if she can prove it really exists, that is. As Amy spends her days hiking to remote areas to photograph the spectacular waterfalls, she is surprised to find herself falling for her rugged guide, Mark North (Russell), and bonding with his young daughter Kyra (Cassidy Nugent). Their blossoming romance is threatened when Amy’s work brings her close to revealing one of the area’s, and Mark’s, most treasured secrets.

The Discovery+ streaming service will premiere the worldwide exclusive Pope Francis documentary FRANCESCO on Sunday, March 28. From Oscar-nominated director and producer, Evgeny Afineevksy, the documentary features unprecedented access to His Holiness Pope Francis, providing an intimate look at a global leader who approaches challenging and complex matters with tremendous humility, wisdom and generosity towards all. Spanning issues such as climate change, migration and refugees, women’s empowerment, sexual abuse and LGBTQ issues, pandemic, border walls, and many more of today’s headlines, it takes audiences on a worldwide journey to spotlight the incredible empathy displayed by a leader who continues to inspire hope during an extraordinary moment in our lifetime. In doing so, the film examines how people might take action to transition into a new way of living and thriving in the 21st century. Featured are interviews with those who have been part of his journey, including his nephew Jose Ignacio Bergoglio, His Holiness Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, as well as Sister Norma Pimentel, an advocate for refugees. FRANCESCO paints a portrait of a man who has dedicated his life to bringing together people to thrive as a global community.