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1 of 19 Ben Mark Holzberg, THE CW

​Beauty and the Beast (CW)

Premieres: Thursday, May 21 at 8/7c

Where We Left Off: As beasts Gabe and Vincent faced off, Catherine swooped in and impaled her one-time love interest-turned-super-charged enemy to save Vincent. In the final minute, VinCat actually relaxed, putting off a government offer and instead getting a momentary happy ending.

What's Next: The premiere picks up two months later and although life has never been more romantic for Cat and Vincent, they'll soon confront a destined foe! Also keep an eye on guest stars Natasha Henstridge and Alan Van Sprang, who play a married couple with lots of secrets, and Jason Gedrick as Liam, an antagonist for Cat and Vincent.

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​Bones (Fox)

Premieres: Thursday, March 26 at 8/7c

Where We Left Off: The drama celebrated its 200th episode with a fun bit of escapism that paid tribute to Alfred Hitchcock. Set in the 1950s, the story re-imagined Brennan as an LAPD detective who falls in love with jewel thief Booth after he is framed for the murder of a wealthy socialite.

What's Next:
The show will get back to normal as the team investigates the death of a psychic whose body is found in a tree trunk. (Cyndi Lauper's Avalon Harmonia naturally returns to help.) But the case in some ways takes a backseat as many of the characters remember and mourn Sweets on his birthday. The remainder of the season will include the reveal of Brennan's latest pregnancy, the introduction of a new serial killer and an serious re-exploration of Booth's gambling addiction. Plus: Cam and Arastoo's relationship is tested when he heads back to Iran to care for his ailing brother.

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​Broadchurch (BBC America)

Premieres: Wednesday, March 4 at 10/9c

Where We Left Off: Alec and Ellie solved the case of Danny Latimer's murderer, discovering that his killer was Ellie's husband Joe. In the aftermath of his arrest, Ellie moves into a hotel with her children.

What's Next: Season 2 focuses on Joe's trial, which takes an unexpected turn right off the bat when he pleads not guilty to Danny's murder. As such, his defense team's strategy may have serious negative repercussions for Alec and Ellie. We'll also learn a lot more about Alec's botched previous case in Sandbrook when two people who were involved in that investigation turn up in Broadchurch with mysterious motivations.

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Call the Midwife (PBS)

Premieres: Sunday, March 29 at 8/7c

Where We Left Off: Jenny Lee left Nonnatus House and midwifery behind for her new calling as a Marie Curie Hospital end-of-life nurse, and midwife Cynthia left to become a postulant. Shelagh and Dr. Turner adopted a baby girl.

What's Next: The series enters the 1960s! Chummy accepts a temporary position as matron for a shelter for unwed mothers, and thus is absent for most of the season. Two new nurses enter Nonnatus house, but only one wins friends. Also, expect two engagements, at least two broken hearts, the return of Cynthia as the newly named Sister Mary Cynthia and the examination of how homosexuality is still viewed as illegal during that time in the U.K.

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​Childrens Hospital (Adult Swim)

Premieres: Friday, March 20 at midnight/11c

Where We Left Off: The hospital crew's stint at a pediatric clinic in Japan came to an abrupt end, when the army base is left in ruins after an attack, forcing the team to return to Brazil.

What's Next: The team is starting over at their home hospital in Brazil after a year in Japan, with each of the members doing some soul-searching along the way. Highlights this season include a sperm bank heist and a new Staff Fart Room. Upcoming guest stars include Weird Al, Julie Bowen, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele.

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​Community (Yahoo Screen)

Premieres: Tuesday, March 17

Where We Left Off: The Study Group discovered Greendale's founding dean Russell Borchert (Chris Elliott) and Jeff's feelings for Annie were revealed to be so powerful that they forced a computer to open a door. Though, of course, Dean Pelton thinks it was all about him.

What's Next: Expect some major cast shake-ups. Yvette Nicole Brown (Shirley) has exited the series and Jonathan Banks (Professor Hickey) will not return. However, Paget Brewster joins as Frankie, a shockingly normal consultant hired to help Greendale, and Keith David will play Elroy, a washed-up Virtual Reality inventor who enrolls at the college. Britta also falls on hard times this year, forcing her to move in with Abed and Annie. As a result, we get to meet Britta's parents (played by Martin Mull and Lesley Ann Warren), who aren't exactly the monsters she paints them as. Shenanigans ensue.

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​Game of Thrones (HBO)

Premieres:Sunday, April 12at 9/8c

Where We Left Off: Tyrion killed both his lover Shae and his father Tywin (on the toilet!) while, elsewhere in Westeros, Brienne killed The Hound, freeing Arya to head to Braavos. Stannis Baratheon swooped in to rout the wildings in the North, while Bran finally met the greenseer, Three-Eyed Raven. Daenerys was forced to chain up her dragons after it's revealed one killed an innocent girl.

What's Next: Season 5, which will stray the most from George R.R. Martin's books, will bring plenty more killing and vengeance. Both Daenerys in Meereen and Cersei in King's Landing will find their reign challenged by powerful groups that have many followers, while Arya and Tyrion have separately found purpose across the Narrow Sea. Meanwhile, winter finally looks like it may arrive, which will make things harder for Jon Snow to coexist with the wildlings in the North, while Sansa embarks on a journey to test out her new darker side. There will be a wedding (we won't say what color), dragonfire, and lots of wine and blood — not all mutually exclusive.

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​Louie (FX)

Premieres: Thursday, April 9 at 10:30/9:30c

Where We Left Off: Louie punched a woman in the face, listened to a long rant about fat girls and attempted to force himself on Pamela. However, Pamela eventually forgave him and the pair went on a real date. But when Louie told Pamela he loves her, she didn't return the sentiment.

What's Next: Unlike Season 4, which felt like a series of fairly dramatic movies, Louie's fifth season will be shorter and more light-hearted. C.K. said that he had a "goofy and playful feeling" when making the seven-episode season and that this year will be "more laugh-centric."

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​Mad Men (AMC)

Premieres: Sunday, April 5 at 10/9c

Where We Left Off: Set against the backdrop of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the employees of Sterling Cooper & Partners pull off an extraordinary feat of their own as Roger leads a coup to win back SC&P from Cutler. Although he saves Don's job, the firm now works as a subsidiary of McCann Erickson. Elsewhere, Peggy delivers (and kills) the Burger Chef pitch, while Megan tells Don their marriage is over. Finally, founding partner Bert Cooper dies moments after watching Neil Armstrong's "giant leap for mankind."

What's Next:
The first of the final seven episodes finds some things back to normal at the office, while others — namely Joan and Peggy — suffer from the partnership with McCann. (The season premiere's title, "Severance," is also an alarming clue.) Elsewhere, Don receives some shocking news that once again forces him to reflect on his choices and the way he's living his life. "We were telling the story of ... Don working his way up in his own company and getting control, on some level, of all of his worst behavior," creator Matthew Weiner said at the end of last season. "[He] succeeded, but what did he win? That's definitely part of the show as it goes on."

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​Nurse Jackie (Showtime)

Premieres: Sunday, April 12 at 9/8c

Where We Left Off: Given the choice to enter a diversion program and take a pay cut or undergo a drug test, Jackie decided to bail, driving off to JFK with a suitcase full of drugs. After being a Good Samaritan to a car accident victim, she crashed head-on with an ambulance, pills went a-flying, and she got arrested. Meanwhile, Coop's "slow swimmers" made it to the finish line: Carrie announced she's pregnant with his baby.

What's Next: Spoiler alert! Jackie won't spend the whole final season behind bars. Mark Feuerstein plays her lawyer Barry Wolfe, who gets her out, and Jackie finagles her way back to All Saints under the diversion program — but she remains strapped for dough. Peter Facinelli exits in the fifth episode, as Coop and Carrie reach a crossroads in their relationship. His replacement, Dr. Bernie Prince (Tony Shalhoub), will shake the place up with his great bedside manner, not to mention be a new pal to Jackie.

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​Orphan Black (BBC America)

Premieres: Saturday, April 18 at 9/8c

Where We Left Off: Although Sarah's daughter Kira was saved, Helena got nabbed. We also learn that Project Leda — the clone project that created Sarah and her "seestras" — had a counterpart with male clones, of which Mark is one.

What's Next: We'll dive into the world of Project Castor, which raised its male clones in the military and fully self-aware. Those clones, in addition to a character played by James Frain, will be new threats to Sarah & Co. Meanwhile, Alison will be dealing with a blast from the past in the form of her high school ex Jason (guest star Justin Chatwin), and Felix and Cosima will bond more this season.

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​Outlander (Starz)

Premieres: Saturday, April 4 at 9/8c.

Where We Left Off: The honeymoon phase for Jamie and Claire came to a quick halt when Claire was captured by the sadistic Jack Randall. In the final moments of the first half of the season, Jamie heroically swept in, declaring, "I'll thank you to take your hands off my wife."

What's Next: Spoiler alert: Jamie saves Claire. But as fans of the book know, there's a very intense repercussion for Claire wandering off alone. From there, the couple eventually find the roles reversed when Jamie is taken and Claire, along with Jamie's sister, search to rescue him. But what happens to Jamie while held captive will forever change the couple.

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​Penny Dreadful (Showtime)

Premieres: Sunday, May 3 at 10/9c

Where We Left Off: Sir Malcolm killed his own daughter, who was possessed, in order to save Vanessa from the Master, and Victor also smothered the ailing Brona in order to make a bride for his creature Caliban. Also, we discover that Ethan is a werewolf and has been the one responsible for some of the grisly killings around London.

What's Next: The new season will "embrace witchcraft," creator John Logan says. This will come in the form of a new villain, Evelyn Poole, who also begins a relationship with Sir Malcolm, which makes things awkward within the group. Even more awkward is how much of his own desires Victor puts into the creation of the bride for Caliban. Finally, Ethan's relationship with Vanessa will be explored, which is threatened by his inability to keep his inner beast at bay.

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​Salem (WGN America)

Premieres: Sunday, April 5 at 10/9c.

Where We Left Off: John finally learned Mary was a witch. But just as the two were going to leave town together, Mary learned her sacrificed son is actually alive, and she completed the Grand Rite to be reunited with him. Oh, and Anne made her mother's head explode.

What's Next: While Mary takes on enemies old and new who want to replace her, she'll also be dealing with her long-lost mysterious son — and his father, who doesn't know he exists. Plus: Lucy Lawless joins the show as one of the remaining survivors of an ancient line of German witches and Stuart Townsend plays a doctor looking to uncover the secrets of Salem and hiding his own from those who seek to discover them.

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​Silicon Valley (HBO)

Premieres: Sunday, April 12 at 10/9central

Where We Left Off: After arguably the most elaborate – and intelligent? – dick joke in TV history, Richard (Thomas Middleditch) and his team at Pied Piper defied the odds to beat Hooli and win TechCrunch's competition cup and a $50,000 prize.

What's Next: After taking the tech world by storm, Richard and rest of the Pied Piper team – Erlich, Jared, Dinesh and Gilfoyle – are looking forward to what appears to be a bright and profitable future. But with 'mo money comes 'mo problems. Specifically, their success may be in jeopardy due to big changes at Raviga, the company created by Peter Gregory, and Nucleus, the competing compression platform launched by Hooli CEO Gavin Belson.

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​Turn: Washington's Spies (AMC)

Premieres: Monday, April 13 at 9/8c

Where We Left Off: Abe's Loyalist wife Mary discovered that he's been working as a spy for Washington's army – and so did Baker, whom Abe shot. Despite her reservations about Abe's work, Mary took a "stand by your man" approach, and agreed to help Abe cover up both his spy work and Baker's murder. Captain Simcoe was arrested after killing Caleb Brewster.

What's Next: Big-picture spoilers for the new season can be found in any history book, but in short, Abe's connections to the Culper Ring will grow stronger, prompting his father Richard to become suspicious about where his true loyalties lie. And the Abe-Mary-Anna love triangle will only grow more complicated, given Mary's newfound knowledge of Abe's (other) extracurricular activities. Meanwhile, General Washington finds himself dealing with some personal demons, as well as betrayal within his ranks. The show will also introduce Benedict Arnold (Owain Yeoman) and his wife Peggy (Ksenia Solo).

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​Undateable (NBC)

Premieres: Tuesday, March 17 at 9/8c

Where We Left Off: Danny got turned down by a woman, who had her eye on Justin because he was unavailable. Not for long! After Nicki headed back to Michigan to visit her mom, she found a job there and decided to break up with Justin to stay home.

What's Next: Good Luck Charlie star and singer Bridgit Mendler joins the cast as Candace, Justin's chirpy new bartender who's not quite that good at her job and has a knack for saying the wrong things at the wrong time. Danny will attempt to help Justin get over Nicki by convincing him to have a one-night stand, except he can't end it. Meanwhile, a romance might be brewing between Leslie and Burski after she has a horrible blind date.

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​Veep (HBO)

Premieres: Sunday, April 12 at 10:30/9:30c

Where We Left Off: Her presidential campaign flamed out, but Selina still moved on up to the Oval Office after POTUS decided to step down to take care of the ailing FLOTUS. And we got one of the greatest scenes of all time.

What's Next: Hail to the chief! The show is still called  Veep, but Selina is now the leader of the free world… and it's going about as well as you'd expect. Her diplomatic meetings are disastrous and she wants to take some "unthinkable" military actions. Hugh Laurie joins the cast in a top-secret role, and after accompanying Selina on her book tour last season, Sam Richardson's anti-Gary, Richard, will now be part of Selina's staff as an aide in a regular role. Needless to say, that won't work too well with Gary.

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​Young & Hungry (ABC Family)

Premieres: Wednesday, March 25 at 8/7c.

Where We Left Off: On the day of his wedding, Josh (Jonathan Sadowski) calls it off, realizing he has feelings for Gabi (Emily Osment). But as he shows up to tell her the good news, Gabi has just reunited with her ex-boyfriend (Jesse McCartney).

What's Next: Gabi won't find out that her season-long crush finally returns the feelings. "We have an amazing two-parter where [the group is] not sure if they should tell Gabi he was there," Osment tells TVGuide.com. "There are a lot of people trying to protect her in Season 2 and trying to protect the working relationship. Both of them are trying to maybe move on, so it's complicated." Expect the will-they-or-won't-they to continue as the show adds more complications. "We have a few love interests for Josh's character in Season 2," Osment says. "He dates an older woman with a kid for a while." Hmm, could that be singer Kylie Minogue who will play a tech reporter who hits it off with Josh?