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    35 TV Shows That Are Premiering And Returning This Spring That Are Worth Checking Out

    From Shadow and Bone to the return of The Handmaid's Tale and everything in between.

    1. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

    Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan in "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier"
    Marvel / Disney+ / Everett Collection

    Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes are back as they try to navigate their lives without Steve Rogers/Captain America. The show follows these beloved coworkers/BFFs as they deal with the return of Helmut Zemo and a group of masked militia known as the Flag Smashers. Following the success of WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is action-packed and great for any Marvel Cinematic Universe fan who loves epic fight sequences and who wants to explore characters we came to love in the movies.

    Starring: Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Wyatt Russell, Emily VanCamp, Daniel Brühl, Erin Kellyman, and more

    When it premiered: March 19 on Disney+

    Watch the trailer here

    2. Shadow and Bone

    Jesse Mei Li as Alina in "Shadow and Bone"

    Based on Leigh Bardugo's best-selling Grishavere novels, Shadow and Bone follows Alina Starkov, a soldier and orphan who is just trying to survive a war-torn world. Soon, Alina's extraordinary power is unleashed and it could be the very thing that sets her country free. With the thread of the Shadow Fold looming, Alina is now thrust into training as part of an elite army of magical soldiers known as "Grisha." Whether you're a fan of the books or not, this show will fill the fantasy series hole in your heart and you'll fall head-over-heels for every single character.

    Starring: Jesse Mei Li, Ben Barnes, Freddy Carter, Amita Suman, Kit Young, Archie Renaux, and more

    When it premieres: April 23 on Netflix

    Watch the teaser trailer here

    3. The Handmaid's Tale, Season 4

    Elisabeth Moss in "The Handmaid's Tale"
    Hulu / Via

    After more than a year since the end of Season 3, The Handmaid's Tale returns this spring with a heart-pounding new season. When we last left June, she had just helped numerous Handmaids and children escape Gilead. Season 4 picks up with June's quest to take down Gilead, and it's sure to be a wild ride from start to finish. Honestly, from the trailer alone, Elisabeth Moss is going to deliver another award-worthy performance.

    When it returns: April 28 on Hulu

    Watch the new season teaser trailer here

    4. Pose, Season 3

    Mj Rodriguez as Blanca on "Pose"
    FX / Via

    This critically-acclaimed will start its final season in May, and I'm really not ready to say goodbye. The show has beautifully brought to life characters and communities that are often overlooked on TV, and it has been a joy to watch every single episode. Creator Steven Canals tweeted a heartfelt note about the show ending, saying he wrote Pose as a "love letter to the underground NY ballroom community, to my beloved New York, to my queer and trans family, to myself."

    When it returns: May 2 on FX

    5. The Underground Railroad

    Thuso Mbedu in "The Underground Railroad"
    Kyle Kaplan / Amazon Studios

    Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Colson Whitehead and directed by Academy Award-winner Barry Jenkins, The Underground Railroad follows Cora Randall, who escapes a Georgia plantation in search of the rumored Underground Railroad, only to discover it's an actual railroad filled with engineers, conductors, and a secret network of tracks and tunnels underneath the South. During her journey, Cora is pursued by a bounty hunter who is hell-bent on returning her to the plantation she escaped.

    Starring: Thuso Mbedu, Joel Edgerton, Chase W. Dillon, Aaron Pierre, William Jackson Harper, Sheila Atim, Amber Gray, Peter De Jersey, Chukwudi Iwuji, Damon Herriman, Lily Rabe, Irone Singleton, Mychal-Bella Bowman, Marcus "MJ" Gladney Jr., Will Poulter, Peter Mullan, and more

    When it premieres: May 14 on Amazon Prime Video

    Watch the teaser trailer here

    6. Law & Order: Organized Crime

    Christopher Meloni in "Law & Order: Organized Crime"
    Virginia Sherwood / NBC

    Christopher Meloni makes his triumphant return to the Law & Order universe in this spinoff series. Law & Order: Organized Crime follows Elliot Stabler as he returns to the NYC police department after a personal loss. He now leads a new task force that battles organized crime as he realizes that the criminal justice system has changed dramatically over the past 10 years. The series will kick off with a crossover with Law & Order: SVU, so yes, we'll see Stabler and Benson together again.

    Starring: Christopher Meloni, Dylan McDermott, Tamara Taylor, Danielle Moné Truitt, Ainsley Seiger, and more

    When it premieres: April 1 on NBC

    Watch the teaser trailer here

    7. Good Girls, Season 4

    Retta, Christina Hendricks, and Mae Whitman in "Good Girls"
    Jordan Althaus / NBC

    This underrated but incredible gem of a series finally returns for Season 4, and it just continues to get bigger and better. Good Girls Season 4 picks up right after the events of Season 3 with Beth, Ruby, and Annie trying to get out from under Rio's control while trying desperately to hold their families together. If you haven't caught up on Good Girls yet, what are you waiting for? Not only is this show so smart, but the comedic timing between Retta, Christina Hendricks, and Mae Whitman is incredible.

    When it returned: March 7 on NBC

    Watch the new season trailer here

    8. Genius: Aretha

    Cynthia Erivo in "Genius: Aretha"
    Richard DuCree / National Geographic / Courtesy Everett Collection

    This anthology series is finally back, and this time it tells the story of music legend Aretha Franklin. Genius: Aretha explores Aretha's musical genius and incomparable career, as well as the impact she made on the music industry and the world. This show is worth watching just to hear Cynthia Erivo knock it out of the park while performing Aretha's iconic songs. The four-night event actually ends on what would've been Aretha's 79th birthday.

    Starring: Cynthia Erivo, Shaian Jordan, Courtney B. Vance, David Cross, Malcolm Barrett, Patrice Covington, Kimberly Hébert Gregory, Rebecca Naomi Jones, and more

    When it premiered: March 21 on National Geographic and March 22 on Hulu

    Watch the trailer here

    9. Wynonna Earp, Season 4B

    Melanie Scrofano and Dominique Provost-Chalkley in "Wynonna Earp"
    Michelle Faye / SYFY

    Everyone's favorite demon-hunting team returns for its final episodes on SYFY this spring. Wynonna Earp Season 4B kicks off after the tragic events of the first half of the season, with Waverly, Doc, and Wynonna returning from The Garden, only to find that Purgatory has changed quite a bit. Like other seasons, these last episodes are packed with found family feelings, heartache, badass female characters, and everything in between.

    When it returned: March 5 on SYFY

    Watch the new season trailer here

    10. Them

    The cast of "Them"
    Amazon Prime Video

    Created and produced by Little Marvin and Lena Waithe, Them is a limited anthology series set in the 1950s and follows a Black family who moves from North Carolina to an all-white Los Angeles neighborhood. The family's home becomes the center for next door and otherworldly forces that threaten to destroy them. If you're a fan of Us or Get Out, this series has a similar vibe as it uses horror to tell amazing and complex stories of what it means to be Black in America.

    Starring: Deborah Ayorinde, Melody Hurd, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Alison Pill, Ashley Thomas, and more

    When it premieres: April 9 on Amazon Prime Video

    Watch the trailer here

    11. Younger, Season 7

    Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, and Miriam Shor in "Younger"
    TV Land / Everett Collection

    The final season of Younger kicks off in April, and I'm already sad we're not going to see Liza, Kelsey, Diana, and more on our screens week after week. The first four episodes will premiere on Paramount+ followed by new episodes every Thursday. And, don't worry, new episodes will still be available on Hulu, like usual, and if you watched the earlier seasons on TV Land, Season 7 will be airing there later this year.

    When it returns: April 15 on Paramount+

    12. Mare of Easttown

    Kate Winslet in "Mare of Easttown"
    Michele K. Short / HBO

    Starring Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown follows Mare Sheehan, a small-town detective whose life begins to crumble around her while she investigates a local murder. This seven-part limited series explores the darker sides of a tight-knit community as it deals with past and present tragedies that affect everyone.

    Starring: Kate Winslet, Julianne Nicholson, Jean Smart, Angourie Rice, Evan Peters, Cailee Spaeny, David Denman, John Douglas Thomspson, and more

    When it premieres: April 18 on HBO and HBO Max

    Watch the trailer here

    13. Grey's Anatomy, Season 17

    Kim Raver and Jesse Williams in "Grey's Anatomy"

    Grey's Anatomy continues Season 17 this spring as everyone at Grey Sloan deals with the coronavirus pandemic and the toll it's taking on their work and personal lives. With Meredith still in and out of consciousness and seeing people from her past on the beach, the rest of this season is going to be a rollercoaster, and according to executive producer and showrunner Krista Vernoff, "chances are good" we'll see more people on the beach before the season ends. Also, Sarah Drew will be returning for an episode as April Kepner.

    When it returned: March 11 on ABC

    14. Station 19, Season 4

    Danielle Savre and Stefania Spampinato in "Station 19"
    Ron Batzdorff / ABC

    Alongside Grey's Anatomy, Station 19 continues its fourth season this spring, and it's already off to a heartbreaking and memorable start. If you haven't caught up on Station 19, I truly cannot recommend it enough. The show has only gotten better with each season, with Season 4 being one of its best. If you love the friendships on Grey's Anatomy, this show should be next on your binge-watch list.

    When it returned: March 11 on ABC

    15. The Irregulars

    The cast of "The Irregulars"
    Matt Squire / Netflix

    Set in Victorian era London, The Irregulars follows the Baker Street Irregulars, a group of teens who are manipulated into solving crimes for Dr. Watson and his mysterious and elusive partner, Sherlock Holmes. Soon, the crimes take on a supernatural nature as a dark power emerges, and it's up to the Irregular to come together and save the world.

    Starring: Thaddea Graham, Darci Shaw, Jojo Macari, McKell David, Harrison Osterfield, Royce Pierreson, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, and more

    When it premieres: March 26 on Netflix

    Watch the trailer here

    16. Supergirl, Season 6

    Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl in "Supergirl"
    Dean Buscher / The CW

    Supergirl Season 6 kicks off this March with Kara Danvers and Team Supergirl embarking on their final missions. It's going to be hard to say goodbye to Melissa Benoist's portrayal of this iconic comic book hero, so I'm mentally preparing now. This final season will also feature Chyler Leigh's directorial debut, and Azie Tesfai will co-write an episode.

    When it returns: March 30 on The CW

    Watch the new season trailer here

    17. High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Season 2

    Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett in "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series"

    High School Musical: The Musical: The Series returns for its long-awaited Season 2 in May, and I just need the pure joy this show brings me in my life ASAP. The second season will follow all of our favorite East High students from Season 1 as they put on their spring musical Beauty and the Beast. The new season will also feature our favorite drama club going head-to-head with a rival school to win a prestigious theater competition.

    When it returns: May 14 on Disney+

    18. Shrill, Season 3

    Aidy Bryant in "Shrill"
    Hulu / Via

    The final season of Shrill is set to hit Hulu in May and will follow Annie, who has found new momentum at work and is living life to its fullest after her recent breakup. Aidy Bryant continues to star in this underrated comedy gem that I highly recommend catching up on before the last season drops.

    When it returns: May 7 on Hulu

    Watch the new season teaser trailer here

    19. Kung Fu

    Olivia Liang in "Kung Fu"
    Dean Buscher / The CW

    A modern-day adaptation of the 1970s series, Kung Fu follows Nicky Shen, who drops out of college and goes on a life-altering journey to an isolated monastery in China. When she eventually returns to San Francisco, she finds her beloved hometown overrun with crime and corruption, and her parents are even at the mercy of a powerful Triad. Nicky teams up with her sister and friends to try and protect her community and bring criminals to justice, all while searching for the assassin who killed her mentor.

    Starring: Olivia Liang, Kheng Hua Tan, Shannon Dang, Eddie Liu, Gavin Stenhouse, Vanessa Kai, Tony Chung, Tzi Ma, and more

    When it premieres: April 7 on The CW

    Watch the trailer here

    20. The Nevers

    Laura Donnelly and Ann Skelly in "The Nevers"
    Keith Bernstein / HBO

    Set in Victorian London, the series picks up after a supernatural event gives certain people — mostly women — abnormal abilities. The Nevers will follow Amalia True, a widow who can totally handle herself, and Penance Adair, a brilliant young inventor, as they protect and shelter "gifted" orphans all while facing brutal forces who are determined to annihilate their kind.

    Starring: Laura Donnelly, Ann Skelly, Olivia Williams, James Norton, Tom Riley, Rochelle Neil, Eleanor Tomlinson, Amy Manson, Pip Torrens, Denis O'Hare, Zackary Momoh, Elizabeth Berrington, and more

    When it premieres: April 11 on HBO and HBO Max

    Watch the trailer here

    21. Invincible

    Steven Yeun and Gillian Jacobs characters in "Invincible"
    Amazon Prime Video

    Based on the comic books by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, Invincible is an animated show that follows Mark Grayson, who is seemingly like every other guy his age, except that his father is the most powerful superhero in the world. Soon, Mark develops powers of his own and he discovers that his father's legacy might not be as great as it seems.

    Starring: Steven Yeun, J.K. Simmons, Sandra Oh, Seth Rogen, Gillian Jacobs, Andrew Rannells, Zazie Beetz, Mark Hamill, Walton Goggins, Jason Mantzoukas, Zachary Quinto, Mahershala Ali, Melise, Kevin Michael Richardson, Grey Griffin, Khary Payton, and more.

    When it premieres: March 26 on Amazon Prime Video

    Watch the trailer here

    22. Cruel Summer

    The cast of "Cruel Summer"
    Frank Ockenfels / Freeform

    This psychological thriller follows Kate Wallis, a popular girl who goes missing, and Jeanette Turner, a nerdy teen who is suddenly accused of being connected to Kate's disappearance. Set over the course of three summers and told from multiple points of view, the show explores whether or not Jeanette is indeed guilty or if Kate was really who she seemed.

    Starring: Olivia Holt, Chiara Aurelia, Froy Gutierrez, Harley Quinn Smith, Allius Barnes, Black Lee, Michael Landes, Brooklyn Sudano, Nathaniel Ashton, and more

    When it premieres: April 20 on Freeform

    Watch the trailer here

    23. The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers

    Lauren Graham in "The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers"

    The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers follows the Mighty Ducks, who have evolved from the underdogs we all loved in the movies to a super competitive group of powerhouse youth hockey plays. When Evan Morrow is cut from the Ducks, his mom decides to start a new team of misfits who can challenge the Ducks and the idea of a cutthroat youth sports program. With the help of Gordon Bombay, they all rediscover the joy of playing just for the love of the sport.

    Starring: Lauren Graham, Emilio Estevez, Brady Noon, Maxwell Simkins, Swayam Bhatia, Luke Islam, Kiefer O'Reilly, Taegen Burns, Bella Higginbotham, DJ Watts, and more

    When it premieres: March 26 on Disney+

    Watch the trailer here

    24. Legends of Tomorrow, Season 6

    The cast of "Legends of Tomorrow"
    Bettina Strauss / The CW

    This band of badass misfits is back for Season 6 of Legends of Tomorrow this May. Picking up where the previous season left off, the Legends have to deal with Sara's disappearance and everything else the universe throws at them. This lovable and bonkers TV show is one of the best superhero shows right now, so if you aren't watching, it's time to catch up.

    When it returns: May 2 on The CW

    25. Rebel

    Katey Sagal in "Rebel"
    ABC / Via

    Inspired by the life of Erin Brockovich and created by Grey's Anatomy executive producer Krista Vernoff, Rebel follows Annie "Rebel" Bello, a fearless, messy, and brilliant legal advocate who fights for what she believes in and wants to win, no matter the cost.

    Starring: Katey Sagal, John Corbett, James Lesure, Tamala Jones, Ariela Barer, Andy Garcia, Lex Scott Davis, Kevin Zegers, Sam Palladio, and more

    When it premieres: April 8 on ABC

    Watch the trailer here

    26. Jupiter's Legacy

    Leslie Bibb, Josh Duhamel, and Ben Daniels in "Jupiter's Legacy"
    Steve Wilkie / Netflix

    Based on the graphic novels by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely, Jupiter's Legacy spans decades and follows a group of superheroes and their children. When the first-generation superheroes start to look to their children to continue their legacies, the young heroes realize that it's harder to live up to their parents' massive public reputations. This series navigates family dynamics, loyalty, and the need for power, all while being a pretty badass superhero series.

    Starring: Josh Duhamel, Leslie Bibb, Ben Daniels, Elena Kampouris, Andrew Horton, Mike Wade, Ian Quinlan, Matt Lanter, and more

    When it premieres: May 7 on Netflix

    Watch the teaser trailer here

    27. The Gloaming

    Emma Booth and Ewen Leslie in "The Gloaming"
    Bradley Patrick / Starz

    The Gloaming follows Molly McGee and Alex O'Connell, two detectives who are caught in the middle of a murder investigation after a woman is brutally killed and the clues surrounding her death connect to other murders from the past and present. As they journey to discover the truth, secrets are revealed as they also have to face their tragic pasts. If you were a fan of Broadchurch, this show should be one you watch this spring.

    Starring: Emma Booth, Ewen Leslie, Martin Henderson, Aaron Pedersen, Rena Owen, Josephine Blazier, Matt Testro, and more

    When it premiered: March 21 on Starz

    Watch the trailer here

    28. Selena: The Series, Part 2

    Christian Serratos in "Selena: The Series"

    Starring Christian Serratos as the iconic Selena Quintanilla, Selena: The Series returns in May. Part 2 will conclude the story of Selena's monumental career as it follows her life up until her tragic death in 1995 at just 23 years old. Part 1 is streaming now on Netflix, so you can catch up before the final episodes.

    When it returns: May 14 on Netflix

    29. Big Shot

    John Stamos and the cast of "Big Shots"

    Big Shot follows Marvyn Korn, who takes a job as a high school basketball coach at an all-girls high school. Soon, Coach Korn realizes that he can learn a lot from these teenage girls while they learn a lot from him. Big Shot explores these young girls as they begin to take their love of the game more seriously and realize they can empower themselves and each other both on and off the court.

    Starring: John Stamos, Jessalyn Gilsig, Yvette Nicole Brown, Richard Robichaux, Sophia Mitri Schloss, Nell Verlaque, Tiana Le, Monique Green, Tisha Custodio, Cricket Wampler, and more

    When it premieres: April 16 on Disney+

    30. Mythic Quest, Season 2

    Charlotte Nicdao and Rob McElhenney in “Mythic Quest”

    This underrated comedy series returns for Season 2 in May, and I can't recommend this show enough. If you loved Ted Lasso on AppleTV+, I offer up this show as another great comedy series to watch. If you don't know, Mythic Quest follows a video game studio as it produces Mythic Quest, a popular multiplayer online role-playing game.

    When it returns: May 7 on AppleTV+

    Watch the new season teaser trailer here

    31. Chad

    Nasim Pedrad in "Chad"
    TBS / Via

    Created by and starring Saturday Night Live alum Nasim Pedrad, Chad follows a teenager as he navigates his first year of high school. Nasim stars as Chad in this hilarious comedy that focuses on Chad's quest to become popular as he tries to befriend the cool kids. If you loved Nasim on SNL, this show is tailor-made for you, trust me.

    Starring: Nasim Pedrad, Jake Ryan, Thomas Barbusca, Paul Chahidi, Saba Homayoon, Alexa Loo, Ella Mika, and more

    When it premieres: April 6 on TBS

    Watch the trailer here

    32. The Girlfriend Experience, Season 3

    Julia Goldani Telles in "The Girlfriend Experience"
    Ed Miller / Starz

    A reimagining of Steven Soderbergh's 2009 movie of the same name, this anthology series returns with Season 3 as it continues to showcase the relationships between exclusive escorts and their clients, namely the women who provide "The Girlfriend Experience." This new season is set amidst the London tech scene as Iris, a neuroscience major begins to explore the world of "The Girlfriend Experience."

    Starring: Julia Goldani Telles

    When it premieres: May 2 on Starz

    Watch the trailer here

    33. Rutherford Falls

    Ed Helms and Jana Schmieding on the poster for "Rutherford Falls"
    NBC / Peacock / Via

    Co-created by Michael Schur, Ed Helms, and Sierra Teller Ornelas, Rutherford Falls is a comedy about lifelong BFFs Nathan Rutherford and Reagan Wells, who suddenly find themselves at a crossroads when their town, which is nestled up against a Native American reservation, gets an unexpected wakeup call. Rutherford Falls features the largest Indigenous writing staff for an American TV show.

    Starring: Ed Helms, Jana Schmieding, Michael Greyeyes, Jesse Leigh, Dustin Milligan, and more

    When it premieres: April 22 on Peacock

    Watch the trailer here

    34. Genera+ion

    Justice Smith in "Generation"
    HBO Max / Via

    Generation follows a group of high school students as they explore their sexuality in the modern world. The great young cast takes center stage in this show, so if you're looking for some new actors you'll want to keep an eye on for years to come, definitely check out this show. Also, if you were a fan of Skins or are looking for just a more adult teen show to binge-watch, Generation is the one for you.

    Starring: Justice Smith, Martha Plimpton, Chloe East, Nathanya Alexander, Nava Mau, Lukita Maxwell, Haley Sanchez, Uly Schlesinger, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Chase Sui Wonders, and more

    When it premiered: March 11 on HBO Max

    Watch the trailer here

    35. And finally, Home Economics

    Topher Grace and the cast of "Home Economics"
    Temma Hankin / ABC

    This latest ABC comedy series follows a group of three adult siblings who are living very different lives based on their socioeconomic status: one is in the 1%, one is middle class, and the other one is barely holding on. The show is actually inspired by the life of writer and executive producer Michael Colton.

    Starring: Topher Grace, Caitlin McGee, Jimmy Tatro, Karla Souza, Sasheer Zamata, and more

    When it premieres: April 7 on ABC

    Watch the trailer here

    What returning and/or premiering shows are you excited for this spring? Tell us in the comments below!

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