Spring Preview New Shows

American Grit

American Grit

FOX Premieres: Thursday, Apr. 14 at 9:00 PM

A military-inspired competition series, American Grit follows 16 men and women as they face a variety of survival-themed challenges at the military level in the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. With a cash prize on the line, the tough competitors will have to work together in a test of strength and the human spirit. John Cena appears as part of an elite group of mentors that also includes Navy Seals and Army Rangers.

Watchlist Metacritic Score: 47 Based on 4 critics
The Catch

The Catch

ABC Premieres: Thursday, Mar. 24 at 10:00 PM

Produced by Shonda Rhimes, The Catch stars The Killing's Mireille Enos as a fraud investigator – scratch that – a sexy fraud investigator who becomes the victim of fraud herself… thanks to her conman of a fiancé! When she isn't working her own cases for work, she's tracking down that sleazy scuzzball (played by Parenthood's Peter Krause) to get her life back. Alimi Ballard, Jay Hayden, Jacky Ido, Rose Rollins, Elvy Yost, and Sonya Walger also star.

Watchlist Metacritic Score: 59 Based on 33 critics
Containment

Containment

The CW Premieres: Tuesday, Apr. 19 at 9:00 PM

Based on the Belgian drama Cordon, this new drama (recently downgraded to being described as a limited event series) hails from The Vampire Diaries' and The Originals' Julie Plec and follows the aftermath of a deadly epidemic outbreak in Atlanta that has nothing to do with vampires or werewolves or witches. When a city-wide quarantine is enforced, loved ones will be torn apart as they not only fight against the outbreak but also the fear and isolation that come as a result. David Gyasi, Christina Moses, Chris Wood, Kristen Gutoskie, Claudia Black, Hanna Mangan Lawrence, George Young and Trevor St. John star.

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Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders

CBS Premieres: Wednesday, Mar. 16 at 10:00 PM

A spin-off of Criminal Minds starring Gary Sinise, Alana De La Garza, Daniel Henney, Tyler James Williams and Annie Funke, Beyond Borders follows the international division of the FBI as they solve crimes and rescue Americans dumb enough to fall into dangerous situations while abroad.

Watchlist Metacritic Score: 28 Based on 11 critics
Crowded

Crowded

NBC Premieres: Sunday, Mar. 20 at 9:30 PM

After 20 years of parenting, Mike (Patrick Warburton) and Martina (Carrie Preston) are finally reclaiming their wild side – at least until their two grown daughters (Miranda Cosgrove and Mia Serafino) unexpectedly move back in and Mike's parents (Stacy Keach and Carlease Burke) scratch their plans to spend their golden years in Florida.

Watchlist Metacritic Score: 44 Based on 18 critics
The Detour

The Detour

TBS Premieres: Monday, Apr. 11 at 9:00 PM

From former Daily Show correspondents Jason Jones and Samantha Bee comes this new family comedy about a couple (Jones and Justified's Natalie Zea) and their two young kids (Ashley Gerasimovich and Liam Carroll) as they embark on a disastrous road trip to Florida. If that sounds a lot like the plot to National Lampoon's Vacation, that's because it sounds a lot like the plot to National Lampoon's Vacation.

Watchlist Metacritic Score: 69 Based on 19 critics
Dice

Dice

Showtime Premieres: Sunday, Apr. 10 at 9:30 PM

Andrew Dice Clay stars as himself in this new Showtime series. The "comedy" is a semi-autobiographical tale about trying to stay relevant as he tries to recapture some of his fame by moving his family to Las Vegas. He'll find trouble for comedy's sake in paying off gambling debts, managing his sons' metal band and fending off fans. Natasha Leggero and Kevin Corrigan also star.

Watchlist Metacritic Score: 56 Based on 16 critics
The Family

The Family

ABC Premieres: Sunday, Mar. 6 at 9:00 PM

The mayor (Joan Allen) of a fictional town in California has her campaign for governor upended when her son who was presumed dead for 12 years shows up unannounced. But is he really her son, or is he an impostor? Hopefully this political drama will answer that question! Alison Pill, Zach Gilford and Rupert Graves also star.

Watchlist Metacritic Score: 58 Based on 22 critics
Flaked

Flaked

Netflix Premieres: Friday, Mar. 11

Set in the beautiful but definitely weird city of Venice, Calif., Flaked is the story of Will Arnett's Chip, a self-appointed "guru" who falls for his best friend's crush. Eventually, his tangled web of half-truths and semi-bullsh– will begin to unravel as he tries to stay ahead of his lies and maintain his sobriety in this eight-episode series.

Watchlist Metacritic Score: 43 Based on 16 critics
Game of Silence

Game of Silence

NBC Premieres: Thursday, Apr. 7 at 10:00 PM

David Lyons (Revolution), Michael Raymond-James (Terriers), Larenz Tate (Rush) and Derek Phillips (Friday Night Lights) star as childhood friends bonded together by a 25-year-old secret in this new drama. When their shared past resurfaces (a past that includes a nine-month stint in juvenile detention for a well-intention act of heroism that went wrong), they must band together to get justice, as well as revenge on those who wronged them. Claire van der Boom, Bre Blair and Demetrius Grosse also star.

Watchlist Metacritic Score: 57 Based on 22 critics
The Girlfriend Experience

The Girlfriend Experience

Starz Premieres: Sunday, Apr. 10 at 8:00 PM

Based on the 2009 film of the same, this new 13-episode series starring Riley Keough and executive-produced by Steven Soderbergh follows Christine Reade, a law student and legal intern who becomes interested and intoxicated by the life of GFEs, and the control and intimacy they have and provide. Mary Lynn Rajskub and Paul Sparks also star. The show will roll out weekly on Starz, but every episode will be available on Starz Play and Starz On Demand beginning Sunday, April 10.

Watchlist Metacritic Score: 78 Based on 27 critics
Heartbeat

Heartbeat

NBC Premieres: Wednesday, Mar. 23 at 8:00 PM

Melissa George stars as Dr. Alex Panttiere, an outspoken, world-renowned heart-transplant surgeon – one of the few women in her field. Dave Annable, Don Hany, Shelley Conn, D.L. Hughley and Jamie Kennedy also star.

Watchlist Metacritic Score: 37 Based on 23 critics
Houdini & Doyle

Houdini & Doyle

FOX Premieres: Monday, May. 2 at 9:00 PM

Fox's affinity for mismatched crime-solvers continues with this drama about the true friendship between master illusionist Harry Houdini and Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as they team up with Scotland Yard to crack cases. OK, maybe the duo didn't solve crimes in real life, but that won't stop Fox from making a show about them doing so and adding some supernatural twists to the mix. House's Michael Weston and Episodes' Stephen Mangan star.

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The Last Panthers

The Last Panthers

SundanceTV Premieres: Wednesday, Apr. 13 at 10:00 PM

Another good-looking import for Sundance TV, the six-episode series is based on the real-life Balkan jewel thieves who took heisting to an almost artistic level. The series will look at the criminal network from within, through the eyes of law enforcement, and everyone else affected by their large-scale diamond robberies.

Watchlist Metacritic Score: 73 Based on 14 critics
Little Big Shots

Little Big Shots

NBC Premieres: Sunday, Mar. 13 at 8:00 PM

From Ellen DeGeneres and Steve Harvey, this children's variety show will feature extraordinary kids showing off their various talents. Harvey will host the series and interview the wunderkinds "with hilarious results."

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Lopez

Lopez

TV Land Premieres: Wednesday, Mar. 30 at 10:00 PM

You know you've made it as a comedian when you get a show that's just your last name as the title. George Lopez stars in this exaggerated and pointed look at his life as a successful Mexican-American comedian, in which he is too rich to relate to his target working-class audience and too "brown" to rub elbows with the affluent society of which he's part. And surprise – it actually looks kind of funny! The single-camera comedy comes from the co-creators of Silicon Valley.

Watchlist Metacritic Score: 59 Based on 10 critics
The Night Manager

The Night Manager

AMC Premieres: Tuesday, Apr. 19 at 10:00 PM

An adaptation of John le Carré's 1993 novel of the same name, The Night Manager stars Tom Hiddleston as an intelligence operative who must resort to shady ways as he infiltrates the inner circle of a lethal arms dealer (Hugh Laurie). The six-part series will get a head start in the U.K. before it airs in the U.S.

Watchlist Metacritic Score: 82 Based on 32 critics
Of Kings and Prophets

Of Kings and Prophets

ABC Premieres: Tuesday, Mar. 8 at 10:00 PM

Set 1,000 years before the birth of Christ, Of Kings and Prophets is a biblical tale told through the eyes of a king (Ray Winstone), a prophet (Mohammad Bakri) and a young shepherd (Olly Rix) whose paths collide when the first king of the Israelites (Winstone) struggles to unify the 12 tribes and defend his fledgling nation against savage enemy attacks.

Watchlist Metacritic Score: 47 Based on 16 critics
The Path

The Path

Hulu Premieres: Wednesday, Mar. 30

Executive producer Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood) brings his uncanny knack for making you cry and feel things to religion in this drama about a controversial faith-based movement (aka it's a cult) and the people who preach it, live it and eventually come to distrust it. Hannibal's Hugh Dancy stars as the movement's unofficial leader Cal Roberts, while Aaron Paul returns to live-action TV for the first time since Breaking Bad as Eddie, a married man who begins to doubt everything he's been told. Michelle Monaghan (True Detective) stars as Eddie's wife Sarah and Rockmund Dunbar (Sons of Anarchy) plays a detective looking into the movement/cult.

Watchlist Metacritic Score: 70 Based on 33 critics
The Ranch

The Ranch

Netflix Premieres: Friday, Apr. 1

The streaming service is giving the multi-camera comedy format a whirl with The Ranch, but that might be burying the lede because this sitcom is a full-fledged That '70s Show reunion. Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson star as brothers trying to run the family ranching business. Since the show is on Netflix, expect some multi-camera traditions – such as episode length, joke set-up and clean language – to be tinkered with. Also in the cast are Sam Elliott, Debra Winger and Elisha Cuthbert.

Watchlist Metacritic Score: 56 Based on 20 critics
The Real O'Neals

The Real O'Neals

ABC Premieres: Tuesday, Mar. 8 at 8:30 PM

This family sitcom for the modern era comes from the mind of sex-advice columnist Dan Savage, so get ready for some controversial comedy that's already caused some conservatives to call for its cancellation. Martha Plimpton plays the matriarch of a tight-knit Catholic family in Chicago whose lives get flipped upside down when personal secrets surface.

Watchlist Metacritic Score: 62 Based on 25 critics
Rush Hour

Rush Hour

CBS Premieres: Thursday, Mar. 31 at 10:00 PM

Based on the Chris Tucker-Jackie Chan film trilogy, the drama features a stoic, by-the-book Hong Kong police officer (Jon Foo) who is forced to work with a cocky African-American LAPD officer (Justin Hires). Cougar Town's Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick will executive-produce the series, which also stars Aimee Garcia and Wendie Malick.

Watchlist Metacritic Score: 46 Based on 18 critics