Spring Preview New Shows

A.P. Bio

A.P. Bio

NBC Premieres: Thursday, Mar. 1 at 8:30 PM

When disgraced Harvard philosophy scholar Jack Griffin (Glenn Howerton) loses his dream job, he is forced to return to Toledo, Ohio, and take on a job as a high school Advanced Placement biology teacher. However, he soon makes it clear he will not be teaching any biology and instead uses the students in his class for his own benefit. Comedian Patton Oswalt stars as the school principal who struggles to control Jack.

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Alex, Inc.

Alex, Inc.

ABC Premieres: Wednesday, Mar. 28 at 8:30 PM

Scrubs star Zach Braff returns to television in Alex, Inc., a comedy about a man who quits his job as a journalist to start a podcast. Yes, really. The series, which also stars The Good Place's Tiya Sircar, is based on Alex Blumberg's successful podcast "StartUp" and will explore everything that happens as Alex attempts to build his own startup with his cousin, played by The Sopranos' Michael Imperioli.

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Alexa & Katie

Alexa & Katie

Netflix Premieres: Friday, Mar. 23

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American Idol

American Idol

ABC Premieres: Mondays at 8:00 PM

A reboot of the reality series in which aspiring pop stars compete for a record deal.

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American Idol

American Idol

ABC Premieres: Sunday, Mar. 11 at 8:00 PM

A reboot of the reality series in which aspiring pop stars compete for a record deal.

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Barry

Barry

HBO Premieres: Sunday, Mar. 25 at 10:30 PM

Bill Hader plays against type in a dark comedy that has him playing a depressed, mediocre hitman from the Midwest. After he begrudgingly travels to Los Angeles to execute a hit on an aspiring actor, the miserable and lonely guy is bit with the acting bug.

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Champions

Champions

NBC Premieres: Thursday, Mar. 8 at 9:30 PM

An unambitious gym owner's simple life turns upside down when his teen son arrives in this comedy.

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The Crossing

The Crossing

ABC Premieres: Monday, Apr. 2 at 10:00 PM

Refugees from a war-ravaged country seek asylum in an American town in this new ABC series, but there's a twist! The country they're coming from is America and they're fleeing from a war that is 250 years in the future. Steve Zahn plays the local sheriff with a past, while Sandrine Holt is federal agent Emma, but they are just two people who'll drive the allegorical story with a conspiracy at the center of the show.

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The Dangerous Book for Boys

Amazon Premieres: Friday, Mar. 30

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Deception

Deception

ABC Premieres: Sunday, Mar. 11 at 10:00 PM

From the co-creator of Chuck comes Deception, television's latest attempt at a series in which a law enforcement officer is partnered with someone who isn't a law enforcement officer in order to solve crimes. This time around, instead of said person being a writer or a person who knows a lot about bones, he is a magician. Yes, really, a magician. Magic Cop stars Jack Cutmore-Scott as Cameron Black, superstar magician who starts consulting for the FBI after a major scandal. He is joined by Ilfenesh Hadera (She's Gotta Have It), Lenora Crichlow (the U.K.'s Being Human), Amaury Nolasco (Prison Break), Justin Chon (Twilight), Laila Robins (Homeland) and Vinnie Jones (c'mon, son, you know who Vinnie Jones is). Please just remember that he is a magician solving crimes.

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For The People

For the People

ABC Premieres: Tuesday, Mar. 13 at 10:00 PM

Shondaland's new legal drama, created by Scandal writer Paul William Davies, follows an incoming class of U.S. attorneys and defense lawyers in the prestigious United States District Court for the Southern District of New York – the oldest district court in the nation. As Shondaland shows do (Betsy Beers is also an executive producer), For the People tosses its good-looking, whip smart and deeply flawed characters into a pressure cooker. Hope Davis plays stoic federal public defender Jill Carlan; Anna Deavere Smith stars as Tina Krissman, clerk of court who specializes in tough love; and Ben Shenkman plays the toug U.S. ­attorney's office chief Roger Gunn. New cases every week ignite fireworks and passions as they present varied points on the most pressing issues of the day. Plus, people hook up.

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Genius Junior

Genius Junior

NBC Premieres: Sunday, Mar. 18 at 9:00 PM

Twelve teams of super-intelligent 12 year olds test their smarts. The winning group goes home with a "Genius Junior" grant.

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Hard Sun

Hard Sun

Hulu Premieres: Wednesday, Mar. 7

This pre-apocalyptic crime drama premiered on BBC One in the UK back in January. Set in modern-day London, the show follows two police officers (played by Jim Sturgess and Agyness Deyn) who are polar opposites in every way. In the course of a murder investigation, they uncover information that indicates the world will be destroyed in five years due to an unknown cosmic event, and must decide how to protect themselves and their families from ominous forces that want to keep the information under wraps.

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Heathers

Heathers

Paramount Premieres: TBD

Based on the cult classic of the same name, Heathers reimagines the dark and twisted world of high school hierarchy through the lens of 2018. Starring Grace Victoria Cox as the new Veronica and James Scully as the new JD, things aren't looking good for Melanie Chandler, Brendan Scannell, and Jazmine Matthews, who play the three Heathers (now with social media included).

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Howards End

Howards End

Starz Premieres: Sunday, April 8 at TBD

Based on E.M. Forster's classic novel, this four-part limited series will delve into the lives of two independent and unconventional sisters and the accompanying men in their lives. When Margaret (Hayley Atwell) is bequeathed a good friend's country home (the titular Howards End), she can't help but fall for said friend's newly widowed husband, Henry Wilcox (Matthew Macfadyen). As their relationship develops, Margaret's sister Helen (Philippa Coulthard) will discover a secret that could bring down not one, not two, but three families.

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Instinct

Instinct

CBS Premieres: Sunday, Mar. 18 at 8:00 PM

This new drama based on the novel by James Patterson stars Alan Cumming as Dr. Dylan Reinhart, a former CIA operative who's enlisted by the NYPD to catch a serial killer who appears to be using Reinhart's book as a guide to his murders. As Reinhart bonds with his new colleagues and adjusts to a life of crime-solving again, it causes problems for him at home, where his husband had previously asked him to commit to a life away from law enforcement.

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Killing Eve

Killing Eve

BBC America Premieres: Sunday, Apr. 8 at 8:00 PM

Sandra Oh plays the titular character in the adaptation of Luke Jennings' novellas – a bored, brilliant security operative whose desk job doesn't fulfill her fantasies of being a spy. But when she's tasked with stopping the savvy killer Villanelle, the two fiercely intelligent women become obsessed with each other and find themselves locked in an epic game of cat and mouse. Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Crashing) serves as executive producer and showrunner, guaranteeing her brand of piercing smart humor will inform this dramatic thriller about an assassin and the woman hunting her down.

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Krypton

Krypton

Syfy Premieres: Wednesday, Mar. 21 at 10:00 PM

Set two generations before the destruction of Superman's home planet of the same name, Krypton follows the story of Kal-El's grandfather, known as Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe), as he fights to redeem his family's honor and save his home from chaos and destruction.

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The Last O.G.

The Last O.G.

TBS Premieres: Tuesday, Apr. 3 at 10:30 PM

Tracy Morgan's half-hour comedy/drama about an ex-con who returns to Brooklyn after 15 years in the clink was already highly anticipated since it also marks the comedian's return to TV after a horrific car accident in 2014. But now that one of its creators, Jordan Peele, is also an Oscar winner and one of its stars, the delightful and funny Tiffany Haddish, is riding high (she plays Tray's baby momma who's now with a suave white dude), The Last O.G. has suddenly turned into one of the most anticipated comedies of the year.

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Life Sentence

Life Sentence

The CW Premieres: Fridays at 9:00 PM

In her first post-Pretty Little Liars role, Lucy Hale stars as Stella, a young twentysomething who was diagnosed with cancer at 15 but eventually discovers she's been cured. (That's not actually how cancer works.) This new development forces her to deal with all the things she never thought she'd have to think about, including whether or not her marriage to a man she hardly knows (Elliot Knight) is actually sustainable. Little by little, she learns her family has also been keeping secrets from her under the guise of protecting her while she was sick, but now that's she healthy, the kid gloves have definitely come off. Dylan Walsh, Gillian Vigman, Jayson Blair, Brooke Lyons and Carlos PenaVega also star.

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Lost in Space

Lost in Space

Netflix Premieres: Friday, Apr. 13

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National Treasure: Kiri

Hulu Premieres: Wednesday, Apr. 4

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On My Block

On My Block

Netflix Premieres: Friday, Mar. 16

Co-created by Lauren Iungerich (Awkward), Eddie Gonzalez and Jeremy Haft, On My Block is a coming-of-age comedy that follows four friends in South Central LA as they navigate their way through the triumphs and pain of high school. The street-smart teens at the heart of the series are played by Diego Tinoco, Jason Genao, Sierra Capri, Brett Gray, Ronni Hawk, and Jessica Marie Garcia.

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Rellik

Rellik

Cinemax Premieres: Friday, Apr. 13 at 10:00 PM

Cinemax's latest scripted series, Rellik, is a six-part thriller starring Game of Thrones' Richard Dormer as an obsessive police detective and Jodi Balfour (Cinemax's Quarry) as his partner. To separate the series from every other British crime drama, the story at the heart of Rellik is told in reverse, starting with the capture of a suspected serial killer and moving backward through time to the crimes themselves as the series progresses.

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Rise

Rise

NBC Premieres: Tuesday, Mar. 20 at 9:00 PM

The latest show from writer/producer Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood) follows a group of high schoolers in a working-class town in Pennsylvania. Inspired by actual events, the show focuses mostly on the school's drama department, as a new teacher (Josh Radnor) takes over and shepherds the students through a production of the musical Spring Awakening, as well as all the tumultuous goings-on in their personal lives. Think Friday Night Lights but with musical theater - and that's a huge compliment.

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Roseanne

Roseanne

ABC Premieres: Tuesday, Mar. 27 at 8:00 PM

A reboot of the sitcom about a loving but imperfect working-class family, led by its domestic goddess mother.

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Showtime at the Apollo

Showtime at the Apollo

FOX Premieres: Thursdays at 9:00 PM

Performers with various talents compete in hopes of winning over the Apollo crowd and having the opportunity to come back in the season finale for a chance at headlining their very own show at the legendary Apollo Theater.

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Siren

Siren

Freeform Premieres: Wednesday, Mar. 28 at 8:00 PM

​Years of Peak TV has led up to this, television's greatest achievement: a young adult-targeted drama about killer mermaids. Siren is set in a small coastal town in Washington and follows – AHH WHO CARES IT'S ABOUT KILLER MERMAIDS WHAT ELSE DO YOU NEED? Government conspiracies, sexy marine biologist love triangles, and a mermaid who murders creepy dudes? With Game of Thrones skipping 2018, Siren becomes the must-watch show of the season. Speaking of Game of Thrones, that show's Eline Powell stars as the "interesting"-looking half-fish lady at the center of it, along with Alex Roe, Ian Verdun and Rena Owen.

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Splitting Up Together

Splitting Up Together

ABC Premieres: Tuesday, Mar. 27 at 9:30 PM

Jenna Fischer (The Office) and Oliver Hudson (Nashville) star in this new sitcom executive-produced by Ellen DeGeneres as Lena and Martin, a couple in the midst of divorcing who decide to still share property and co-parent there because neither one of them can afford to get their own place. Disaster (and hilarity) ensues.

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Station 19

Station 19

ABC Premieres: Thursday, Mar. 22 at 9:00 PM

The highly-anticipated Grey's Anatomy spin-off will follow the character of Ben Warren (Jason George) as he transitions from a medical career to full-time firefighting. The ensemble cast also includes Jaina Lee Ortiz as Andy Herrera, a confident firefighter who also happens to be the daughter of the captain (played by Miguel Sandoval); Grey Damon as Lt. Jack Gibson; Alberto Frezza as a police officer who's the ex-boyfriend of Andy; and Danielle Savre as Maya Bishop, a firefighter who also happens to be a former Olympic athlete.

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Sweetbitter

Sweetbitter

Starz Premieres: Sunday, May 6 at TBD

Based on the novel of the same name by Stephanie Danler, Starz's new series is set in 2006 and tells the story of Tess (Ella Purnell), a recent transplant to New York City who takes a job at a restaurant to pay the bills. However, once she gets a taste (get it?) of the world that comes with the job, she soon finds herself simply intoxicated by it. Caitlin FitzGerald, Tom Sturridge, Paul Sparks, Evan Jonigkeit, Daniyar, Eden Epstein and Jasmine Mathews also star.

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The Terror

AMC Premieres: Monday, Mar. 26 at 9:00 PM

Based on the novel by Dan Simmons that was itself inspired by real events, The Terror is set in 1847 and follows a Royal Navy expedition as its crew attempts to discover the Northwest Passage. The series, which stars Jared Harris (Mad Men), Tobias Menzies (Outlander), and Ciarán Hinds (Game of Thrones), explores what happens when a mysterious predator stalks the crew - who are frozen, isolated and basically just desperate to survive. Also, there might be a dog.

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Trust

Trust

FX Premieres: Sunday, Mar. 25 at 10:00 PM

Inspired by actual events, Trust dives into the complicated history of one of America's richest families: the Gettys. Created by Simon Beaufoy and directed by Danny Boyle, the series stars Harris Dickinson as Paul, the heir to the Getty oil fortune who is kidnapped in 1973 and held for ransom by the Italian mafia even though no one wants to pay up. Donald Sutherland stars as J. Paul Getty Sr., the oil tycoon with a pet tiger (yes, a pet tiger) who initially refuses to pay the ransom for his grandson because he's the world's worst grandpa. Hilary Swank stars as Gail Getty, Paul's mother and the only person interested in keeping him alive. Brendan Fraser (The Mummy), Anna Chancellor (The Hour), Norbert Leo Butz (Bloodline), and Charlotte Riley (Peaky Blinders) also star.

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Vida

Vida

Starz Premieres: Sunday, May 6 at TBD

Set in East Los Angeles, Vida explores what happens when two sisters (Mishel Prada and Melissa Barrera) who are as different as night and day return home to find their mother has died, left them in charge of her bar and was also keeping a major secret. From showrunner Tanya Saracho (How to Get Away With Murder, Looking, Girls), Vida gives voice to Mexican-Americans in LA today, and through them explores all kinds of issues relevant to the community – including gentrification by other Latinos.

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