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See what's ahead for all your favorite spring shows

Shaun Harrison
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1 of 22 MTV

Awkward (MTV)

Premieres: Tuesday, April 15 at 10/9c Where We Left Off: Jenna finally let go of insecurities and went to prom all by her lonesome. There, she faced Matty and his date Bailey, who urged Jenna and Matty to share a dance. It was during this heart-to-heart that Jenna wholeheartedly apologized to her ex and the two decided they would be — and could be — just friends. What's Next: The super-sized one-hour premiere begins with senior year for the Palos Hills gang. While Ming is gone (Jessica Lu exited the series), Jake and Tamara are still going strong and Jenna hits rock bottom (as if things couldn't get worse for her). The show has also added four new cast members, Kofi Siriboe, Evan Crooks, Monty Geer and Elizabeth Whitson, who plays Eva, a hot New Yorker who catches the attention of many of the guys in school — Matty included.
2 of 22 Monty Brinton/SHOWTIME

Californication (Showtime)

Premieres: Sunday, April 13 at 9:30/8:30c Where We Left Off: Becca went on a "literary pilgrimage," leaving Hank and Karen to wonder whether their daughter was the only thing holding them together. After Charlie and Marcy got remarried, Hank fantasized about proposing to Karen, but instead went on tour with Atticus Fetch and groupie queen Faith — until Faith sent Hank back to make one last try with Karen. What's Next: Hank begins the show's final season working on a TV series based on his unmade film Santa Monica Cop. Michael Imperioli guest-stars as the showrunner and Mary Lynn Rajskub plays one of the show's neurotic writers. Hank crosses paths with a mysterious woman from his past (guest star Heather Graham). What does that mean for Hank and Karen's happy ending? "The heart of the show was always sentimental," David Duchovny says of the final chapter. "So, I think the end is going to be true to the heart of the show."
3 of 22 Jonathan Ford/Neal Street Productions

Call the Midwife (PBS)

Premieres: Sunday, March 30, 8/7c Where We Left Off: Chummy became a mother, and the former Sister Bernadette, now Shelagh, tied the knot with Dr. Turner. Unfortunately, a controlled detonation of a bomb near the convent demolished Nonnatus House. What's Next: A new Nonnatus House, a new midwife and a new Sister! While Chummy struggles with being a stay-at-home mom, Shelagh sets her sights on becoming a mother herself, and Jenny's love life endures unexpected turmoil. As usual, the series will explore some of the social, medical and ethical issues of the time period, including cases involving cystic fibrosis, Down's Syndrome, spousal abuse and mental illness.
4 of 22 Syfy

Continuum (Syfy)

Premieres: Friday, April 4 at 10/9 Where We Left Off:It turned out Alec wasn't Jason's son — he's his father! And Alec's actual father was none other than Esher. (We'll give you a minute to let that sink in.) Apparently, Alec was so moved by their familial bond that he betrayed Kiera in favor of siding with Esher. Alec then used the time-travel device to disappear, resulting in Kiera, Sonya, Kellog, Jason and Garza being imprisoned by the freelancers. What's Next: Now that Alec's likely gone back to save Emily, the future Keira wants to return. But before she can, Keira will have to forge new alliances to escape as she contends with a more strategic Liber8 organization. Unfortunately, she won't be able to lean on Carlos, as her former partner is growing darker by the second.
5 of 22 Starz

Da Vinci's Demons (Starz)

Premieres: Saturday, March 22 at 9/8c Where We Left Off: The Pope and Lucrezia's dad were revealed to actually be twins and Vanessa was pregnant with the late Giuliano's baby. Lucrezia also ended up a prisoner of Riario's, while Da Vinci abandoned his destiny to board a ship to a "new land" to save a grateful Lorenzo, who actually isn't so grateful after learning that Da Vinci had been sleeping with Lucrezia. What's Next: Leonardo's missing years are explored. After a six-month time-jump, we find him traveling to far-off lands in South America, where he searches for the fabled Book of Leaves and aims to uncover his mother's secret history. Also look for a Lucrezia flashback from before she became a spy.
6 of 22 Danny Feld/Lifetime

Devious Maids (Lifetime)

Premieres: Sunday, April 20 at 10/9c Where We Left Off: The ladies finally learned who killed Flora, but several other storylines ended with cliff-hangers. Rosie was arrested by immigration cops, Valentina appeared to be headed for Africa to be with Remi, and Carmen was given an offer she couldn't refuse: a chance at fame and fortune as long as she agreed to marry a secretly gay pop singer. Finally, Marisol was outed as a college professor. What's Next: Carmen will pursue her music career, but it won't be long before she's back on the unemployment line and looking to one of her friends' former bosses for a new maid job. Valentina will also be working for someone new (and surprising), but she'll be reunited with Remi, who returns to the States after a bout with malaria. Zoila will spend less time trying to control her daughter and more time dating. However, it's Marisol who will need the other ladies' help the most this year when she becomes engaged to a handsome and charming business man whose first wife died under mysterious circumstances. Eek!
7 of 22 Annette Brown/Lifetime

Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime)

Premieres: Sunday, March 23 at 9/8c Where We Left Off: With Jane on the cusp of getting her happy ending with Grayson, Old Jane revealed to Grayson that Jane isn't who he thinks she is. What's Next: Everything will be revealed in the final season! Jane is forced to finally tell the truth to Grayson, but his reaction leaves her more lost than ever. Will she get her happy ending? Paul, Jane's guardian angel who was introduced in Season 5, will also be back.
8 of 22 Macall B. Polay/HBO

Game of Thrones (HBO)

Premieres: Sunday, April 6, 9/8c Where We Left Off: After Robb and Catelyn Stark were killed at the infamous Red Wedding, the balance of power shifted even more to the Lannisters. Meanwhile, Stannis learned of the White Walkers in the North, where Bran was headed to learn more about his warg abilities. What's Next: The Stark children are on the move again, each seeking some knowledge or sanctuary in which to regroup after losing Robb and Catelyn. Expect a huge upheaval to affect the War of Five Kings yet again, Theon Greyjoy's plight to be fully realized, a fortuitous rescue, a familiar face taking up the mantle of leadership and at least two shocking but satisfying deaths. Just don't expect complacency or a slow burn this season.
9 of 22 TVland

Hot in Cleveland (TV Land)

Premieres: Wednesday, March 26 at 10/9c Where We Left Off: Victoria and Emmett got married in a prison cell ceremony, but Emmett went on the lam during their "honeymoon" in a conjugal trailer. Plus: Melanie announced that she's pregnant. What's Next: The TV Land comedy returns with a live episode. After Victoria's husband, Emmet, escapes prison, Victoria and the other women go to a hideout that Elka knows. When they arrive, they discover that the hideout is double-booked with other criminals. The show will also have an animated episode that features the quartet of ladies embarking on an around-the-world adventure.
10 of 22 AMC

Mad Men (AMC)

Premieres: Sunday, April 13 at 10/9c Where We Left Off: During a pitch with Hershey, Don had a crisis of conscience and confessed his poor upbringing in a whorehouse to the clients and his partners for the first time. Don's antics, however, forced the partners to send Don on a leave of absence. After his marriage with Megan crumbled, Don decided to also share his painful past with his children by taking them to see where he was raised. What's Next: Even though Megan left Don, she will be a player in the final season (which will be split into two halves, with the second half airing in 2015). While Don's role at Sterling Cooper & Partners is an unknown (we expect Peggy to be calling more of the shots), spoiler-averse creator Matthew Weiner says the show will not back away from last year's cliff-hangers. "We're acknowledging what happened to Don at the end of last season," he told TV Guide Magazine. "The consequences of that activity were kind of what we're writing about on some level. What part is irrevocable? Just because you feel different doesn't mean the world thinks you're different. And it's hard to prove that you changed or to know if you've really changed."
11 of 22 Jordin Althaus/FOX

The Mindy Project (Fox)

Premieres: Tuesday, April 1 at 9/8c Where We Left Off: After helping her pen a love letter to get Cliff back, Danny gave Mindy the kiss of her life on the flight back to New York. Meanwhile in NYC, Morgan and Peter convinced Cliff to give Mindy a second chance. Talk about bad timing! What's Next: Just because Mindy and Danny kissed doesn't mean they're going to be a couple any time soon. Mindy is going to try swearing off men altogether, while Danny gets cozy with Peter's sister (JoAnna Garcia Swisher). However, the pair will play house when Danny offers Mindy to move into his second apartment. Oh, and don't forget about Cliff, whose relationship with Mindy will become more complicated when he seeks comfort after a death in his family. Max Greenfield, Tim Daly, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Anna Gunn and Bill Hader will also guest-star.
12 of 22 PBS

Mr. Selfridge (PBS)

Premieres: Sunday, March 30, 9/8c Where We Left Off: After attending a play that was a thinly veiled satire of Harry Selfridge's life (and indiscretions), his wife Rose packed up the kids and took them all back to America. Meanwhile, Harry has to try and live the notoriety down in the eyes of the press all while keeping his store competitive. What's Next: Five years later, Harry and Rose are still increasingly estranged, but his teenage son Gordon is involving himself more with the business. Meanwhile, Selfridges and its employees find themselves pulled into the war effort and loss. As for poor Miss Mardle, who was jilted for a younger woman, actress Amanda Abbington says, "A young Belgian refugee comes to stay and falls in love with her, but it's whether she follows her heart or her head."
13 of 22 David M. Russell/SHOWTIME

Nurse Jackie (Showtime)

Premieres: Sunday, April 13 at 9/8c Where We Left Off: As Jackie tried to remain sober, her teenage daughter Grace's angst and rebellion included drug experimentation of her own. Zoey began a relationship with Dr. Prentiss, and Jackie started dating cop Frank Verelli. When Grace had a breakdown on the one-year anniversary of Jackie's sobriety, Jackie fell off the wagon and popped a pill. What's Next: Will Jackie go back to her days of hiding and lying, or will her relapse be temporary? Perhaps as she gets deeper into her relationship with the wholesome Frank, she'll see the value in honesty. Like most of last year, Jackie won't have O'Hara as a sounding board (Eve Best decided not to return for Season 6), but she will have to answer for actions with her new sponsor, a Southern realtor played by Go On's Julie White.
14 of 22 Jack Rowand/ABC

Once Upon a Time (ABC)

Premieres: Sunday, March 9 at 8/7c Where We Left Off: In order to prevent Peter Pan from wiping out Storybrooke with a new curse, Regina sent everyone back to the Enchanted Forest except for Henry and Emma, whose memories were wiped as they went back to live in the real world. What's Next: Now that Emma has her memory back, she will attempt to find out who cast this new curse that brought our favorite fairy-tale characters back to Storybrooke with no memories of their last year in the Enchanted Forest. That culprit is the Wicked Witch, who had taken up residence in the Evil Queen's castle, before ruling over those in Storybrooke without their knowledge. Plus: We will see Oz, explore more of Snow White's family history and mourn the loss of one of their own later this season.
15 of 22 Jack Rowand/ABC

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (ABC)

Premieres: Thursday, March 6 at 8/7c Where We Left Off: After Alice and Cyrus were reunited, Jafar set out to acquire the final genie bottle needed to break the laws of wishes. But when the Knave got struck and will certainly die — which will also kill Alice since they are linked — he used the final wish to rid Alice of her suffering, freeing Cyrus from the bottle. The catch? The Knave ended up as the new genie. What's Next: The other genies are actually Cyrus' brothers, and we'll soon discover just how Cyrus ended up in that bottle. However, the Red Queen holds the bottle, with the Knave as her genie, but Jafar may soon be the Knave's master. Barbara Hershey will also reprise her role as Cora in an episode that looks back at the Red Queen's marriage to the king.
16 of 22 BBC

Orphan Black (BBC America)

Premieres: Saturday, April 19, 9/8c Where We Left Off: The clones discovered they they're basically trademarked and intellectual property, Cosima may have an illness fatal to the clones, Sarah became fatal to her crazy twin Helena, and Kira, the only offspring of one of the clones, got kidnapped. What's Next:It's Sarah versus Rachel the "Proclone," who is behind Kira's abduction, and that leaves Felix alone to find his own path, which will include interactions with at least two other clones. New faces will come in the guise of new enemies for Sarah, a possible love interest (Michael Huisman) and a mystery man (Suits' Patrick J. Adams). Expect the series to top itself this season in regards to a little heartbreak, multi-clone scenes, clones masquerading as clones and yes, lots of naked Felix!
17 of 22 Richard Cartwright/ABC

Revenge (ABC)

Premieres: Sunday, March 9 at 10/9c Where We Left Off:Emily might have recovered from amnesia, but her recurring blackouts have led to some mysterious circumstances, namely waking up in Conrad Grayson's bed! Conrad's son Daniel, meanwhile, has waged war against his "wife," especially after Emily sent Daniel's love, Sara, packing. Aidan sent Niko on a false witch-hunt and Victoria revealed another startling event from her past after her son Patrick uncovered his father's identity What's Next: Game on! "I'm gonna kill them all," Emily tells Nolan when the show returns. We will meet yet another Grayson, Conrad's first wife, played by Gail O'Grady, who shows up with plenty of secrets of her own. Margaux's father Pascal (Olivier Martinez) will also drop by, and he has a romantic past with Victoria that might be rekindled. And a guy from Nolan's past also turns up, now a parolee, and crashes at the most popular place to board in the Hamptons, Nolan's abode. Plus: Is Aidan a goner? All signs point to his demise coming next.
18 of 22 TVland

The Soul Man (TV Land)

Premieres: Wednesday, March 26 at 10/9c Where We Left Off: Boyce reteamed with his old producer to record a new song, while his daughter Lyric got into hot water after raunchy rap video of her surfaced. Meanwhile, Kim and Stamps' relationship heated up after she learned that he liked her. What's Next: Season 3 will kick off with a live episode and a visit from Hot in Cleveland's Betty White (Cedric the Entertainer will also appear in Cleveland's live episode that night as well). Lyric starts dating a much older man (David Alan Grier), who Boyce and Lolli do not approve of and who threatens to wreck the couple's night at an event with the Obamas. Kim and Stamps will continue to contemplate going public with their relationship.
19 of 22 Ian Watson/USA

Suits (USA)

Premieres: Thursday, March 6 at 9/8c Where We Left Off:Louis snooped through Sheila's files and realized that Mike does not have a Harvard folder in them. Mike and Rachel contemplated moving in together after she chose Columbia Law School (and talked Jessica into waiving the Harvard-only rule for her), and Harvey wanted to give it another go with Scottie. What's Next: Louis will continue looking into Mike's Crimson credits, including calling on one of Mike's supposed professors Henry Gerard (Stephen Macht, aka Gabriel Macht's father), while everyone at the firm bands together to throw him off the scent. Rachel won't start law school until Season 4, but she and Mike will move in together, and we'll see just how serious Harvey is about Scottie. The show shot two possible cliff-hanger finale endings.
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Unforgettable (CBS)

Premieres: Friday, April 4 at 8/7c Where We Left Off: The resurrected drama rebooted itself with Carrie and Al relocating to New York City to join the Major Crimes Unit headed by new cast member Dallas Roberts' Eliot. Producers downplayed the mystery around Carrie's sister Rachel's death and turned their focus on standalone episodes to draw in new fans. The midseason finale, which was never designed to be as such, was your average case-of-the-week mystery involving the death of an urban explorer. What's Next: More standalone, "fun, action-packed" cases, executive producer Ed Redlich tells us, including a Die Hard homage. But things will get serialized again by the finale when Carrie dips her toe back into Rachel's murder and gets a key break. But don't look for too much of Carrie and Al's sexual tension to be re-explored. "We're not going to go into it that much," Dylan Walsh says. "Now it's in the air and it's more fun that way."
21 of 22 HBO

Veep (HBO)

Premieres: Sunday, April 6 at 10:30/9:30c Where We Left Off: One and done? Selina decided not to seek a second term as V.P. in two years. But then to her surprise, the POTUS announced that he wasn't going to seek a second term, opening the door for Selina to top the presidential ticket. What's Next: Will the show have to rename itself as POTUS? Selina will indeed start her campaign for the Oval Office, which means hitting the trail outside of D.C. to places like Detroit, Silicon Valley and London. But more importantly, the acerbic, foul-mouthed second-in-command will have to get her platform and message together STAT, which is easier said than done in her case.
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Warehouse 13 (Syfy)

Premieres:Monday, April 14 at 9/8c Where We Left Off:When Myka took a turn for the worst, Pete decided to listen to Paracelsus in the hopes of saving her. Instead, Paracelsus gained complete control of the Warehouse. In order to defeat him, Claudia disconnected Mrs. Frederic and decideed to face him alone. This, only minutes after discovering her sister Claire is not only alive, but "dangerous" — something Artie kept secret for years. Overall, not the best day for Claudia. What's Next: Claudia's battle with Paracelsus has an unexpected consequence that may change the Warehouse forever. After her surgery, Peter and Myka face a painful realization, while Steve must confront his past. Claudia and Artie will also have to put his lies aside when they team up on an emotional journey. The six-episode final season will also see the return of H.G. Wells (Jaime Murray) and Mark Sheppard as Benedict Valda, one of the Regents of the Warehouse.