Premieres: Sunday, March 5 at 8/7c
Where We Left Off: Days after being kidnapped by Rumple's mother, the Black Fairy, Rumple (Robert Carlyle) and Belle's (Emilie de Ravin) baby son Gideon (Giles Matthey) returned to Storybrooke as the fully grown man under the hood in Emma's (Jennifer Morrison) visions. Gideon is in town to kill the Savior and exact revenge on his parents who let him get kidnapped. Meanwhile, Emma and Regina (Lana Parrilla) get stuck in a wish-realm after Regina discovers a wish-version of Robin. Snow (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Charming (Josh Dallas) are still separated by a sleeping curse that only allows one of them to be awake at a time, and they must find the cure while also trying to save their daughter's life.
What's Next: To fully understand why Gideon is after Emma, we have to know what his backstory is with the Black Fairy. Once Upon a Time will dedicate an entire episode to show what happened to Gideon after he was kidnapped and how the Black Fairy became the Black Fairy and left Rumple behind as a child. Regina has another shot at a happy ending as wish-Robin makes the return trip to Storybrooke, but this new version of her soul mate is darker than the previous one and that's going to cause some tension between them. Most importantly, though, Once Upon a Time will go the musical route in their penultimate episode, featuring seven songs that will further the plot and propel fans into the finale. Oh, and if you think the Evil Queen is going to stay locked in a cage for that, think again. She's coming back, and with a major grudge.
Premieres: Sunday, March 5 at 10/9c
Where We Left Off: After a long cat and mouse game, Lt. Wozniak (Ray Liotta) learns that Harlee (Jennifer Lopez) is the rat in his department of shady cops. And Harlee has a whole new set of problems when she kills her ex, Miguel (Antonio Jamarillo), in a move that's part rage and part self-defense.
What's Next: Harlee sets the tone for the season in the first few scenes, having to dispose of Miguel's body. Now she's got to keep that secret, but it's almost the least of her worries. It turns out FBI agent Robert Stahl (Warren Kole) had been using her and Woz in order to get at a much bigger prize -- someone who's infiltrated their department's ranks at a much higher level than they could've anticipated. And why is Woz suddenly single a few episodes in? He had some secrets too, you'll remember, one of which is coming to light.
Premieres: Sunday, March 5 at 9:30/8:30c
Where We Left Off: Gail (Mary Steenburgen) loaded her revolver and seemingly killed herself in the office complex where she was trapped in an elevator. Todd (Mel Rodriguez) locked up Melissa (January Jones), who was in the midst of a breakdown, to keep her (and everyone else) safe. Lewis (Kenneth Choi) finally figured out how to land a plane, enabling him to potentially travel to Tokyo to see if Mark is still alive.
What's Next: You won't have to wait long to meet Kristen Wiig's new character, Pamela Brinton, a naïve and wealthy woman with a bad case of foot-in-mouth disease, but who avoided the deadly virus. After years isolated from the world, the once very put-together Pamela has unraveled by the time she discovers, via drone, that she isn't the last woman on Earth and sets out to find Tandy's gang. Meanwhile, Melissa continues to play mind games with the group, who investigate her pre-virus past in the hopes of discovering a cure for her current condition. And Lewis moves forward on his plan to search for Mark.
Premieres: Tuesday, March 7 at 10/9c
Where We Left Off: William (Dylan Baker) infected himself before getting arrested for stealing the bio weapons. Gabriel (Frank Langella) advised Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth (Keri Russell) to return to the Soviet Union, but they don't. Mischa, Philip's son, is released from a mental asylum and decides to track down his father. Paige (Holly Taylor) and Matthew (Daniel Flaherty) start dating.
What's Next: Bio weapons are so last season. Philip and Elizabeth's Season 5 mission involves wheat: The U.S. has been contaminating the supply it sends to its Cold War nemesis in hopes of causing a famine. Stan (Noah Emmerich) tries to protect Oleg (Costa Ronin) now that he's back in the Soviet Union and trying to adapt to its harsher conditions. Stan also starts dating Renee (Laurie Holden), a woman he meets at the gym, while Matthew and Paige start to get serious, leading to Philip and Elizabeth giving her a version of "the talk" you definitely have not heard before. Elizabeth teaches Paige self-defense to help her cope with her PTSD and nightmares, while Mischa is on his way to America, but the trip takes longer than expected.
Premieres: Wednesday, March 8 at 10/9c
Where We Left Off: An assassination attempt on President Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland) at the swearing in of Peter MacLeish (Ashley Zukerman) was probably thwarted by Hannah (Maggie Q), but that bullet is still in the air as we speak! Also, Emily (Italia Ricci) found out that Aaron (Adan Canto) leaked some top-secret documents that may have aided the terrorists.
What's Next: Politics! "You're going to see the show continue to be driven by the conspiracy, but you're also going to see the president grow in office and become his own," showrunner Jeff Melvoin tells TVGuide.com. The time for Kirkman to be wide-eyed is over, and now it's time for him to put his stamp on the presidency. Also, you can expect less of the family drama that was prominent in the early episodes. "I think where the show had a few missteps in the first 10 episodes was to try to put too much burden of plot on the family aspect of it," Melvoin says. Aww, but what about Penny?
Premieres: Wednesday, March 8 at 10/9c
Where We Left Off: Season 1 ended with a case in Haiti and Jack Garrett (Gary Sinise) sending his daughter, Josie, off to college.
What's Next: Get ready to meet more of Jack's family. Season 2 will dive more into the characters' backstories and personal lives, starting with Jack's son Ryan (Matt Cohen), a new FBI academy graduate and undercover agent who'll recur throughout the season. Episode 2 will reveal why Mae became a medical examiner. "It was a very specific experience that she had that kind of opened her eyes and all of the sudden it was just like, 'Oh, that's what I have to do with my life,'" star Annie Funke tells TVGuide.com. "Almost like a calling type situation."
Both Monty (Tyler James Williams) and Clara (Alana de la Garza) will date (not each other), though the latter's romance won't last. "She will meet someone, but it'll be a long-distance thing so we're probably not going to pursue that for too long," showrunner Erica Messer says. "But it's nice to actually have that as a possibility for her."
Simmons (Daniel Henney) will deal with his mother's death and return to South Korea, where the team also has a case. Other locales they'll hit include Tanzania, Florence and Bangladesh. Expect guest appearance from the mothership's stars Kirsten Vangsness, Joe Mantegna and Paget Brewster.
Premieres: Wednesday, March 8 at 10/9c
Where We Left Off: Noah (Aldis Hodge) and the rest of the Macon 7 were scattered and separated from each other after their daring escape from the Georgia plantation where they bonded.
What's Next: First, there's the appearance of Harriet Tubman (Aisha Hinds) a badass, shotgun-wielding woman who comes to the rescue of many, including Rosalee (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), who's determined to reunite her family. That includes her mom Ernestine (Amirah Vann), now on a remote South Carolina plantation and whose hard fall from her sheltered life as the head of the house now includes using drugs and seeing ghosts. The biggest shocker in the first episode, though, involves a beloved hero being killed, which upsets some big plans.
Premieres: Thursday, March 9 at 10/9c
Where We Left Off: Ben (Peter Krause) and Alice (Mireille Enos) went public (well, within the firm) with their relationship. Margot called in an anonymous tip to the FBI to turn Alice in for stealing the painting, and just as they're about to arrest her, Ben came to the rescue and confessed that he's the real culprit.
What's Next: The Catch claims to have rebooted itself in Season 2 as a "romantic comedy," but don't be fooled - the story seems as familiar as ever, and not noticeably funnier or more romantic than it was last season. Grey's Anatomy alum T.R. Knight comes aboard as Alice's wayward brother who may or may not have millions of dollars in his possession. And while Ben begins the season behind bars, he and Alice somehow still manage to play their game of cat-and-mouse. By the end of the premiere, they'll have teamed up with a very unlikely partner in crime that will send the show in an interesting direction for the remainder of its sophomore season.
Premieres: Friday, March 10
Where We Left Off: The first season of this Judd Apatow-produced sadcom was all about its central couple Gus (Paul Rust) and Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) avoiding getting into a relationship with each other. That seemed to end in the final moments of the season finale, when Gus and Mickey finally kissed like they meant it -- right after Mickey told Gus she's an addict who needs to be alone for awhile to work on herself. It was like watching a car crash, not fireworks. They really shouldn't be together. They're not well.
What's Next: Mickey and Gus are going to try to fight the feelings and it's not gonna work, because Mickey has no self-control and Gus is a jerk. Season 2 is a direct continuation of Season 1 and picks up immediately after Gus kissed Mickey. Love was initially picked up for two seasons and has already been renewed for a third, so expect whatever barebones plot there is to unfold very, very slowly. This one's all in the journey, with lots of detours for Gus and Mickey's problems at work and Curb Your Enthusiasm-style social missteps -- sometimes at the same time, like how Gus handles his Shonda Rhimes-esque boss propositioning him.
Premieres: Sunday, March 12 at 10/9c
Where We Left Off: This one's an anthology series, so last season is moot -- although featured players Felicity Huffman, Regina King, Timothy Hutton and Richard Cabral are all back.
What's Next: This season's story couldn't be more timely as it addresses immigration and labor issues in the South. Connor Jessup plays a young man estranged from his family and addicted to drugs who becomes painfully aware of injustices on the farm where he works. Felicity Huffman plays Jeanette Hesby, who married into the family that owns the farm and learns the dark truth behind their wealth. Timothy Hutton stars as Nicholas Coates, a furniture supply business owner stuck in a bad marriage with Clair (Lili Taylor). She's set on getting a visa for a Haitian woman, Gabrielle (Mickaëlle X. Bizet), who Clair intends to be her son's nanny. But as Gabrielle soon learns, her job has higher costs than she could ever imagine.
Premieres: Wednesday, March 15 at 10/9c
Where We Left Off: Season 1 ended with most of the cast dead, clearing the deck for an all-new installment of the anthology based on Joe Lansdale's series of novels. Hap (James Purefoy) and Leonard (Michael Kenneth Williams) defeated psychopathic thief and killer Soldier (Jimmi Simpson). But Hap lost Trudy (Christina Hendricks) and Leonard lost his uncle Chester, one of the few people on this show who'll ever get to die of old age. Chester raised Leonard, but they didn't get along due to Chester's homophobia. And on the last shot of the season, the camera panned down to reveal a skeleton under the floorboards of Chester's -- now Leonard's -- house.
What's Next: That skeleton gets discovered, and Leonard gets fingered as Chester's accomplice. So it's up to Hap and Leonard's attorney and friend Florida Grange (Tiffany Mack) to get Leonard off the hook and find the real killer. Emotion wise, Leonard will come to terms with his troubled past this season. "Through his quest to clear his uncle's name, he finds out who Chester really was and how much he really loved him," Williams says. "And that helped him heal a certain pain he carried for a long time."
Premieres: Friday, March 17 at 8/7c
Where We Left Off: The Mikaelsons were defeated and sent from New Orleans by Marcel (Charles Michael Davis). Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Kol (Nathaniel Buzcolic) were bitten by a super vamp with fatal venom, even to an Original. Freya (Riley Voelkel) is poisoned and Rebekah (Claire Holt) is cursed. All of their fates are tied to Klaus (Joseph Morgan), who was stabbed with the Tunde Blade and is buried in an unknown location as punishment for his reign of terror over the city of New Orleans. Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) was the only one left standing and headed out on the road with her daughter Hope and the Mikaelson caskets to find a cure for their ailments so she could wake them up and resurrect Klaus.
What's Next: The Originals will pick up five years after the events of the Season 3 finale, with Hope now a wise, and curious 7-year-old anxious to meet her father, according to executive producer Michael Narducci. Hayley is on the verge of making a huge discovery that will help her wake up most of her family, and together, the Mikaelsons will rally to figure out a way to wake Klaus from his tortured slumber. Meanwhile, Marcel has maintained New Orleans and kept it safe from supernatural threats, but as the five-year anniversary of Klaus' defeat approaches, the vampires freed from his sire line team up to convince Marcel that Klaus should be officially killed rather than imprisoned. However, Marcel might be hesitant to rid the world of Klaus Mikaelson once and for all as a "haunting" descends upon the city that will force current enemies to stand together to protect the city they love.
Premieres: Sunday, March 19 at 10/9c
Where We Left Off: Season 1 of AMC's dystopian martial arts drama ended (way back in December 2015) with complete upheaval of the Badlands' established order. Lydia (Orla Brady), exiled from the Fort after Jade (Sarah Bolger) poisoned herself and pinned it on the senior wife, returned to her father's (Lance Henriksen) religious community. Sunny's (Daniel Wu) pregnant lover Veil (Madeleine Mantock), after treating the wound the Widow (Emily Beecham) sustained in her fight with Sunny, told the Widow's daughter Tilda (Ally Ioannides) that she should use the poison she gave her on her mother if she wanted to live the life she wants. Meanwhile, Sunny, having lost the trust of Quinn (Marton Csokas), was imprisoned by his former benefactor until he was freed by Waldo (Stephen Lang), who revealed he was working with the Widow.
Elsewhere, Quinn and M.K. (Aramis Knight) were ambushed by revolutionaries led by Quinn's son Ryder (Oliver Stark) and Quinn cut M.K. to trigger his power, but Sunny showed up and stabbed him in the gut. M.K. beat the would-be assassins, but three mysterious monks with black eyes like M.K.'s arrived. They used magic to subdue the boy and beat up Sunny, and then they took M.K. away. Last we saw, Sunny was being sold into slavery, while M.K. was locked in a box just like he was when Sunny first found him, in a the bed of pickup truck speeding across the desert into parts unknown.
What's Next: Season 2 starts six months after the end of Season 1. The Widow is trying to bring equality to the Badlands. She made Tilda her regent, but the power is going to the young warrior's head. Ryder has taken his father's place as baron and his father's conniving lover Jade is his baroness. Veil has given birth to a baby boy, and in Sunny's absence has turned to a very surprising man for protection. Meanwhile, M.K. is living in a monastery with other people like him being trained on how to harness his power and Sunny is a captive in a mining prison outside of the Badlands. He's chained to Baije (Nick Frost), a garrulous and opportunistic crook who maintains a positive mental attitude even in unbearable situations. "If you were in prison and you needed to get a shank, he'd be the one to get you it," is how newcomer to the show Frost describes him. "You could introduce him to your parents, but you'd also maybe not want to."
Premieres: Wednesday, March 22 at 9/8c
Where We Left Off: The Lyon family was still a house divided, with Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) and Lucious (Terrence Howard) still at odds (when are they not though?) and Andre (Trai Byers) plotting to kill his father.
What's Next: You guessed it! More war between Cookie and Lucious, who'll continue their love-hate dance with each other while apparently trying to expand the empire into Las Vegas. Eva Longoria is among the new guest stars: She'll play the director of the state gaming commission which the Lyons need to take Empire Records into Sin City, while Nia Long will play Giuliana, queen of the Vegas club world who goes toe-to-toe with Cookie.
Premieres: Friday, March 24
Where We Left Off: The death of a friend sent Grace (Jane Fonda) and Frankie (Lily Tomlin) headfirst into a new business venture.
What's Next: The odd couple's friendship rises to buzzy new heights as they embark on a partnership to sell vibrators for seniors. Naturally, knowing Grace and Frankie like we do, their new initiative goes awry. Things get bad enough for Frankie to call off their friendship and go MIA from the house. Meanwhile, Robert (Martin Sheen) may be experiencing an existential crisis now that he and Sol (Sam Waterston) have the life they always wanted; he's toying with retirement and getting restless in their home.
Premieres: Tuesday, April 4 at 9/8c
Where We Left Off: When the series wrapped things up in 2009 with Prison Break: The Final Break, Michael (Wentworth Miller) was dead! But he died from electrocution in helping Sara (Sarah Wayne Callies) escape, not the brain tumor we all thought.
What's Next: OK, so maybe Michael isn't dead after all. Producers promise a perfectly logical way to account for Michael's non-death, and after getting hints that he's alive, Sara, Lincoln (Dominic Purcell), T-Bag (Robert Knepper), Sucre (Amaury Nolasco) and C-Note (Rockmond Dunbar) pull off the BIGGEST. PRISON. BREAK. EVER in a "war-torn country on the other side of the world" in order to save Michael.
Premieres: Tuesday, April 4 at 8/7
Where We Left Off: David Anders' Blaine (with a minor assist from Rahul Kohli's Ravi) rescued Peyton (Aly Michalka) after she was kidnapped by Mr. Boss. Clive (Malcolm Goodwin), Liv (Rose McIver) and Major (Robert Buckley) took down Vaughn and Rita at a Max Rager party, which turned into a massacre once it became the epicenter of a zombie outbreak. As a result, Clive learned zombies exist and Liv was forced to kill Drake. Before the outbreak could infect the wider world, military contractor Vivian Stoll (Andrea Savage) killed all the zombies and told Liv about her plan to turn Seattle into a zombie safe haven.
What's Next: Each character will have to figure out where they stand in the humans vs. zombie conflict, which is teetering on the edge of becoming public knowledge after the Max Rager massacre. With all their cards out on the table now, Liv and Clive will become closer than ever as they work together on cases and keeping the existence of zombies a secret. But Clive will also be working through his own issues after people close to him get caught up in the drama.
After years of searching for his purpose, Major finally finds a new job that fulfills him but that raises some issues with many of his friends who question his choice of employer. With Major set to lose his life or his memories if Ravi doesn't find a cure, he and Liv aren't focused much on repeating their romantic relationship. But Liv does get a new love interest this season who (thankfully) doesn't die!
Meanwhile, Peyton will also have to figure out her feelings toward both Blaine and Ravi, both of whom show off very different sides of themselves this season: Blaine as a lounge singer trying to live an honest life, and Ravi as, frankly, a bit of a cad. "We've always seen Ravi as a nice guy, but this season we get to see him be a little bit more selfish," Kohli told TVGuide.com.
Elsewhere, Robert Knepper will return as Blaine's dad Angus, who quickly makes trouble for his son by setting up his own brain business, and Veronica Mars favorite Jason Dohring finally joins the cast as a relative of Vivian Stoll's who Rose McIver describes as "quirky and manipulative and calculated."
Premieres: Wednesday, April 5 at 10/9c
Where We Left Off: Is Archer dead?! That's the big question heading into Season 8, given that last we saw of the super spy, he was floating in a pool with blood pouring out of a number of bullet holes.
What's Next: Is Archer dead?! Well, we might not find out this season, which is being dubbed "Dreamland" and will follow alter-egos of the Archer characters we're all familiar with as they investigate a murder in 1947 Los Angeles. The victim? The partner of one private detective, Sterling Archer, who gets dragged into the seedy underbelly of L.A.'s crime community during the course of his investigation. The reason for this conceit? Archer is in a coma from that aforementioned shooting and thus gets stuck in the alternate reality.
Premieres: Monday, April 10 at 10:30/9:30c
Where We Left Off: After Angie (Rashida Jones) and Diane (Heather Graham) went to the dark side, they became involved in an elaborate plot to kill Perry (Matthew Glave). However, after Perry is elected mayor it's revealed that Angie and Diane actually decided to return to the right side of the law and worked undercover to stop the assassination attempt. Angie and Jay (Hayes MacArthur) realize that being cops and raising a baby together is what they really want in life.
What's Next: In its third season, Angie and the team travel to New Orleans, NYC, Miami, space and Universal Studios Hollywood on the hunt for an animal rights activist turned serial killer (who Angie naturally develops some feelings for). In order to catch the criminal, Angie turns to a Hannibal Lecter-esque character played by Chris Pine. Atkins will also explore dating after divorce while Scholls (Andrée Vermeulen) struggles with a gambling addiction. In addition to Pine, the Season 3 guest stars include Natalie Portman, Michelle Dockery, Niecy Nash, Jack McBrayer, Rob Riggle, Heather Graham, Ed Helms, Mary McCormack, Ernie Hudson, Michaela Watkins, Constance Zimmer, John Michael Higgins, Rob Huebel, Liam Carroll, Timothy Omundson, Jessica St. Clair, Rachel Dratch, Jean Smart and Andrew Bachelor.
Premieres: Monday, April 10 at 10/9c
Where We Left Off: Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) is still himself -- an unscrupulous but ultimately well-meaning attorney -- and not the full-on crook Saul Goodman we met on Breaking Bad. But he's inching ever closer. He admitted to tampering with legal documents to undermine his brother Chuck (Michael McKean), but unbeknownst to him Chuck was recording the conversation. Elsewhere, Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) failed to snipe drug kingpin Hector Salamanca (Mark Margolis) when he was interrupted by blaring horn drawing him back to his car, where he found a note left by an unknown interloper that read simply "DON'T."
What's Next: Well, as the anagram hidden in Season 2's episode titles says, Fring's back. Gus Fring, Breaking Bad's terrifying drug kingpin played by Giancarlo Esposito, will make his first appearance in the prequel in Season 3. Executive producer Peter Gould is keeping details about Fring's return close to the vest, but he's pretty sure fans of Breaking Bad are going to be "tickled pink" by what they see. But he will say that the action is going to start quickly. "This season starts off with a bang," he says. "There's so much rip-roaring conflict in the season. It really goes to a new level." In addition to the consistently great work from Odenkirk, Banks, McKean and Rhea Seehorn, Gould says Season 3 also contains Michael Mando's best work on the series so far as cartel lieutenant Nacho Varga. "We end up getting a lot deeper into Nacho's world as the season goes on," says Gould.
Premieres: Tuesday, April 11 at 8/7c
Where We Left Off: Jake (Andy Samberg) agreed to move in with Amy (Melissa Fumero) because her apartment was way better and didn't smell like a sweaty crotch. And of almost equal importance, Gina (Chelsea Peretti) was absolutely wrecked when she got hit by a bus in the final moments of the incredibly cliffhanger-y winter finale! WILL SHE RETURN?
What's Next: Well for starters, we'll see if Gina and the bus survived (our money is on Gina making it, but R.I.P. bus). Tons of guest stars have been announced, too, including Gina Gershon as the head of an elite task force that has Jake and Amy itching to join, and Nathan Fillion will play an actor on a show called Protect & Serve.
Premieres: Saturday, April 15 at 9/8c
Where We Left Off: Clara's (Jenna Coleman) recklessness finally caught up to her when she took on a death sentence that turned out to be irrevocable. Clara faced her death bravely, but the Doctor extracted her from the last moments of her life as a means to cheat death. When the Doctor attempted to wipe Clara's memories of him, it actually wiped his memories of her since Clara tampered with the device. She then went of with Ashildr/Me (Maisie Williams) in a stolen TARDIS to go on their own adventures.
What's Next: For Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat's final season, Doctor Who is going all out. Season 10 will introduce a new companion for the Doctor, Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie), an irreverent goof with a temper who isn't afraid to ask the Doctor whatever's on her mind. Matt Lucas will return in a recurring role as Nardole, after previously only appearing in the Christmas specials. Also expect appearances from Poirot's David Suchet in Episode 4 and Michelle Gomez to return as Missy in Episodes 6 and 7!
Some of the baddies the Doctor and Bill face this season include killer robots with emoji faces, a snake monster, giant woodlice and a new take on the Ice Warriors. The two-part season finale will also feature the return of the original Mondasion Cybermen, one of Capaldi's all-time favorite Doctor Who foes.
Premieres: Sunday, April 16 at 9/8c
Where We Left Off: Everyone learned Evie (Jasmin Savoy Brown) and her friends weren't Departed, but had joined Meg's (Liv Tyler) strain of the Guilty Remnant, who stormed Jarden and begin desecrated the sacred city. It was revealed that John (Kevin Carroll) went to prison for attempting to kill his father-in-law Virgil (Steven Williams). Both Meg and Mary (Janel Moloney) became pregnant, with Tommy (Chris Zylka) and Matt's (Christopher Eccleston) children, respectively. Kevin (Justin Theroux) came back to life and freed himself of Patti (Ann Dowd) after Virgil killed him, only to be shot by John. This time in Purgatory, Kevin chose the sheriff's uniform and came back to life thanks to some next-level karaoke. Kevin then came home to reunite with his whole family: Jill, Laurie, Tom, Lily, Nora and even Matt and Mary.
What's Next: In the Leftovers final season, the drama moves settings once again -- this time to Australia, where Kevin's dad resides. Much like the distinct differences between Seasons 1 and 2, The Leftovers third season will have a very different energy than previous installments. The majority of the Season 2 cast will return (including Regina King and the rest of the Murphy family), and the show will also welcome Lindsay Duncan (Birdman) in a mysterious new role. And don't expect the show's last season to deliver all the answers. Creator Damon Lindelof referred to the ending as "wildly ambiguous but hopefully mega-emotional."
Premieres: Sunday, April 16 at 10:30/9:30c
Where We Left Off: Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) watched her goal of becoming president go up in smoke.
What's Next: She's struggling to stay relevant and plotting her next move outside of the White House -- as is her staff. Jonah (Timothy C. Simons) is the only one still in politics -- apart from Selina's assistant Gary (Tony Hale), of course, who's also trying to make sense of a new life.
Premieres: Tuesday, April 18 at 9/8c
Where We Left Off: Spencer (Troian Bellisario) was shot by A.D. and found out that she's actually Mary Drake's (Andrea Parker) biological daughter as she bled out on the floor and waited for an ambulance. Spencer is not the only one in danger as Toby (Keegan Allen) was seen unconscious after his jeep crashed into a tree on his way out of town. Alison (Sasha Pieterse) discovered she was pregnant with her dead ex-husband's baby (so we think!), pulling her closer to Emily (Shay Mitchell) as she tries to figure out what to do. Meanwhile, Aria (Lucy Hale) is wondering about the state of her engagement after Ezra (Ian Harding) found out Nicole (Rebecca Breeds) was in fact alive and kissed her on national television.
What's Next: The quest to find out who is A.D. is more urgent than ever as we enter the final 10 episodes. The first order of business is finding out how extensive Spencer's injuries are and if Toby survived the crash (he probably did). A.D. will entice the Liars into their most dangerous game yet, but it won't be all doom, gloom and death. There are multiple weddings in the final episodes so you should start placing your bets on which of your favorite 'ships will make it to OTP status, especially with Nicole back from the dead.
"It's a question of, 'Does he go with his first love, the forbidden love that shouldn't have happened or does he go with the love that makes sense, which is Nicole?'" Hale tells TVGuide.com of Ezra's choice. "So I think it's him figuring out what he wants. There are moments where [fans] will be worried and there'll be moments where they won't be worried."
The show will say its final goodbye with a special two-hour episode directed by series creator I. Marlene King.
Premieres: Wednesday, April 19 at 10/9c
Where We Left Off: It kind of doesn't matter since Noah Hawley's Fargo is an anthology series that tells an entirely new story every season. But the seasons are all set in the same world and tend to connect in odd ways, so it's worth a refresher about what went down in Season 2. Set in 1979, the season told the bloody tale of how desperate lower-middle-class couple Peggy (Kirsten Dunst) and Ed Blumquist (Jesse Plemons) and Minnesota State Troopers Lou Solverson (Patrick Wilson) and Hank Larsson (Ted Danson) brought down Fargo's Gerhardt crime family.
What's Next: Season 3 is set in 2010 and stars an unrecognizable Ewan McGregor in dual roles as Emmit and Ray Stussy. Emmit, the successful brother, is the Parking Lot King of Minnesota -- if you'll recall, William H. Macy's character in the movie Fargo was trying to get into the parking lot business -- while Ray is a chewed-up parole officer who blames Emmit for his bad life. Other funny-named characters include Gloria Burgle (Carrie Coon), the local chief of police; Nikki Swango (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), Ray's trashy, competitive bridge-playing girlfriend; and V.M. Vargas (David Thewlis), a "true capitalist" who makes Emmit an offer he can't refuse. And according to FX president John Landgraf, at least one character from an earlier season will be returning.
Premieres: Sunday, April 23d at 10/9c
Where We Left Off: Silicon Valley returned to where it started at the end of Season 3: a bunch of nerds in a house trying to make the best tech product they could. After its roller coaster ride through the venture capital world, Pied Piper is independent again after Bachman (T.J. Miller) and Big Head (Josh Brener) outbid Gavin Belson (Matt Ross) to buy back the controlling stake in the company. So now the original team -- plus Monica (Amanda Crew), formerly their VC who joined the team when she lost her job -- is pivoting to become a video chat app.
What's Next: Richard Hendricks (Thomas Middleditch) is stepping down as the president of Pied Piper to focus on building something new, which starts to drive him off the deep end. Bachman realizes that he really has no place in the company anymore. More importantly, though, Zach Woods will continue to brilliantly improvise biz dev guy Jared into the strangest character on TV.
Premieres: Monday, April 24 at 8/7c
Where We Left Off: The Court of Owls is ready to put their plan into motion as they've recruited Bruce's (David Mazouz) doppelganger into the proceedings. However, Bruce's fight to the near-death with Jerome (Cameron Monaghan) gave him a fundamental principle in his transition to becoming Batman. Nygma (Cory Michael Smith) and Penguin's (Robin Lord Taylor) feud reached critical heights as Nygma enacted his revenge for Penguin killing his girlfriend. He shot Penguin and sent him floating away in the Gotham City harbor as Penguin realized that he truly is capable of love.
What's Next: Ra's al Guhl (Alexander Siddig) has arrived in Gotham and will be a crucial part in Bruce's journey. "His reveal will be an answer and a further question once he comes on the scene because he's such an enormous character in the Batman canon," executive producer John Stephens tells us. Their interaction for accelerate Bruce's journey to becoming the Dark Knight faster than we've ever seen on Gotham. Jim Gordon (Benjamin McKenzie) will be wrapped into the City of Owls investigation, putting him and Bruce back on the same page for the first time in months. Meanwhile, Penguin will resurface from his confrontation with Nygma as a darker man, closing himself off to all emotions he considers makes him "weak." As for Nygma? Stephens promises that he will reach his full villain potential this season and is "definitely" putting on the iconic Riddler hat as he makes his next moves in Gotham City.
Premieres: Friday, April 28
Where We Left Off: Sharon (Sharon Horgan) kicked Rob (Rob Delaney) out after he told her about his "leave of absence" from work, engineered by a revengeful Olivia (Emmanuelle Bouaziz) after he rebuffed her advances. They each hit rock bottom -- him relapsing and drinking from a minibar, her sleeping with some dude name Nico -- before reconciling. Sharon kept her transgression a secret, but Rob found the receipt for her morning after pill.
What's Next: Season 3 picks up at the precise moment of the cliffhanger, with Rob confronting Sharon about the receipt. She tries to track down Nico to find out exactly what happened during their one-night stand, while Rob appears to, unfortunately, have completely fallen off the wagon. On the job front, Rob is still unemployed, but Sharon gets a promotion. The season finale features the final TV appearance by Carrie Fisher, who returns as Rob's mother Mia in a larger guest spot than in previous seasons. (Fisher filmed the appearance a week before suffering her fatal heart attack.)
Premieres: Monday, May 1 at 9/8c
Where We Left Off: Lucifer (Tom Ellis) learned that his father was the one who brought Chloe (Lauren German) into his life, so he decided to leave Los Angeles (and Chloe) without saying goodbye.
What's Next: Lucifer has retreated from the world and cut off all contact after Chloe's near-death experience, and when he resurfaces in the midseason premiere he'll be a changed men - but not necessarily for the better. "We're going to see a different kind of Lucifer who has a very different agenda than we've previously seen," teased showrunner Joe Henderson. And when Lucifer returns to L.A., he won't be alone. He'll bring with him a new character who "will have a startling effect on a number of our characters, from Mom to Chloe," Henderson explains of the new woman "that is going to shock a lot of people and piss off a lot of people."
Chloe will understandably have mixed feelings about Lucifer's return, seeing as she still has no idea as to the real reason why he left. And when she sees that Lucifer is actually thriving without her that forces Chloe to question what she means to him and what that says about their relationship.
The back half of the season will also continue to explore Charlotte's (Tricia Helfer) softer side, as she tries to balance her desire to get back into heaven with taking care of her sons. Charlotte will also get to spend a lot more time with characters outside her family coming up, including an episode where she works closely with Chloe. "Chloe has no love lost for Charlotte Richards, but they're both mothers and I think you might be surprised to find out how much they have in common," Henerson says.
Meanwhile, Amenadiel's (D.B. Woodside) jealousy threatens to resurface once Charlotte begins working more with Lucifer and Lucifer takes strides to figure out what the mysterious phrase Uriel whispered to him before his death means. Psych's Timothy Omundsen will also guest-star in an episode as a man in an insane asylum, God Johnson, who claims to actually be God. "[Lucifer's] fascinated because, is this a crazy person or is God here on Earth? And if so, how does that tie in to Mom being on Earth and how could he use this to his advantage?"
Premieres: Friday, May 5
Where We Left Off: After coming together to save Riley (Tuppence Middleton) from Mr. Whispers (Terrance Mann) in the Season 1 finale, the Sensates managed to enjoy a semi-normal holiday in the Sense 8 Christmas special, complete with an orgy and emotional affairs. Lito (Miguel Ángel Silvestre) finally came out of closet to be with Hernando (Alfonso Herrera). Kala (Tina Desai) married Rajan (Purab Kohli), though its obvious she still has feelings for Wolfgang (Max Riemelt). Meanwhile, Will (Brian J. Smith) has picked up a heroin addiction to cope with Mr. Whispers visiting him and to protect the evil man from getting to the rest of the cluster.
What's Next: Helping Will rid himself of the connection to Mr. Whispers is the first priority, especially now that he knows the Sensates' mother eventually committed suicide in order to stop the man from coming after her. It is only after Mr. Whispers is defeated that the Sensates can live in harmony and away from fear of being hunted down and killed. Kala must deal with the fact that Rajan is in love with her even though she's still drawn to Wolfgang.
Premieres: Friday, May 12
Where We Left Off: Dev (Aziz Ansari) found out he was cut from The Sickening, prompting Rachel to yell at the director. Dev and Rachel then decided to go their separate ways, with Rachel heading to Japan and Dev going to Italy to attend cooking school.
What's Next: There's not a lot known about the show's second season, but at least part of the season will actually take place in Italy. Yay authenticity! Ansari's parents, Shoukath Ansari and Fatima Ansari, who also play his parents on the show, will also be back.
Premieres: Friday, May 19
Where We Left Off: Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) found closure after a literal roller coaster ride with her mom Lori-Anne (Lisa Kudrow) at Universal Studios Florida. Titus (Tituss Burgess) embarked on a fourth-month stint as a cruise ship performer, leaving Mikey (Mike Carlsen), with whom he had just moved in, behind. Jacqueline (Jane Krakowski) discovered Russ' (David Cross) family owns the Washington Redskins and they both vowed to take them down. Lillian (Carol Kane) is asked by ISUS (Interborough Society for Urban Settlement) to run for office. In the final minutes, an imprisoned Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne (Jon Hamm) phoned Kimmy to tell her he's getting married -- so they need to get divorced!
What's Next: Are Kimmy and the Reverend really married? That will be dealt with straight away. Now that Lori-Anne is back in Kimmy's life, "she could always come back," executive producer Robert Carlock teases. "We purposely left it that way. She did say [to Kimmy] to put her down for Christmas." Titus goes full Lemonade on Mikey in the Season 3 teaser, which means, yes, our favorite couple is on the rocks, even though Titus doesn't spend the full four months out at sea, returning to audition for a new role. Lillian and Robert Durst (Fred Armisen) also break up, and she will indeed run for office to stop stop gentrification. Jacqueline and Russ are still together, though, and will try to change the Redskins' name.
New guest stars include Laura Dern, Daveed Diggs, Rachel Dratch, Ray Liotta, Andrea Martin and Maya Rudolph. Armisen, Carlsen, Cross, Hamm, Anna Camp, Josh Charles, Amy Sedaris and show boss Tina Fey will all return.
Plus: Look for more singing! And hopefully more Puppazza. "We can never have enough Puppazza," Carlock says.
Premieres: Sunday, May 21 at 9/8c
Where We Left Off: Where to begin? The last season of Twin Peaks ended in 1991, so it's pretty unlikely that the revival picks up right where the original left off. There was a cliffhanger, though, with the malevolent spirit BOB possessing Agent Dale Cooper's (Kyle MacLachlan) body while Cooper's soul was trapped in the Black Lodge. And the spirit of the murdered girl Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee) told Cooper she'd see him again in 25 years. It's been 25 years since the Fire Walk With Me movie prequel. It is happening again.
What's Next: All we know really about the plot is that it's going to be about Agent Cooper's return to Twin Peaks in present day. We assume that the fate of Cooper's soul will be addressed, but even if we did know anything about the plot, it still wouldn't be sufficient information to inform viewers of what to expect from visionary director David Lynch.
The Showtime revival will feature 18 new episodes carved out of one long script written by Lynch and co-creator Mark Frost, with Lynch directing the entire thing. Much of the original cast is also returning (with a few notable exceptions, like Michael Ontkean, who played Sheriff Harry Truman and Lara Flynn Boyle, who played Donna Hayward), while over 200 new cast members have been added, including big names like Naomi Watts and Laura Dern. And because it's on Showtime, it might be safe to assume that the explicitness will probably be more like the R-rated Fire Walk With Me than the ABC-broadcast original.
Premieres: Tuesday, May 23
Where We Left Off: After their father dies, Alex (Tommy Dewey) begins to attend therapy regularly and Valerie (Michaela Watkins), weighing whether or not to get back together with Drew (Zak Orth), decides that it's time for her and Laura (Tara Lynne Barr) to move out of Alex's house. Laura breaks up with and then reconciles with Spencer (Rhenzy Feliz).
What's Next: According to creator Zander Lehmann, Season 3 will take a lighter approach - which won't be that difficult after the events of Season 2, to be honest. And, though they're physically further apart than we've ever seen them, the third season will find Valerie and Alex, in some ways, closer than they've ever been before. Chace Crawford is joining the cast in a recurring role as a student in Valerie's storytelling class named Byron. Jamie Chung is also scheduled to guest-star as Valerie's new landlord and Judy Greer will appear as a new co-worker of Alex's.
Premieres: Tuesday, May 30
Where We Left Off: President Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) thrust the country into war to boost his approval ratings, while a scandalous expose in The Washington Herald made some damning accusations.
What's Next: Even with the distraction of war, the Herald story could jeopardize Frank's position and freedom. The war in his house with wife Claire (Robin Wright) seems to be over for now, with them teaming up to use fear as a weapon. Still, their relationship is tenuous to say the least, and with Michael Kelly, who plays Frank's Chief of Staff Doug Stamper, hinting at a death, there's increasing suspicion that Frank might not survive the season -- and Claire could play a part. If she doesn't take him out, Russian President Viktor Petrov (Lars Mikkelsen) and wannabe President Will Conway (Joel Kinnaman) are nipping at his heels too. Patricia Clarkson and Campbell Scott join the fray in undisclosed roles.