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Spring TV Preview: These Are The 38 TV Treats You’ll Actually Want To Binge



Spring has finally arrived. That may mean you’re ready to ditch your winter sweats and start exploring the great outdoors once again. But what about the one thing that makes staying inside worth it: new TV shows?

While the winter season was stuffed with great series — You! Cheer! An infuriating season of The Bachelor! — the spring season may be even better. There are high-profile new series like Hulu’s Little Fires Everywhere and ABC’s Bachelor Nation-expanding Listen to Your Heart, as well as the return of blockbuster fan-favorites like Westworld, Ozark, Killing Eve. On top of those headline-grabbing premieres, viewers can also expect some hidden gems, including Netflix’s Feel Good, HBO’s Betty, and Starz’s Vida

TV powerhouse Phoebe Waller-Bridge is even executive producing two series. 

We’re here to facilitate your dream bingeing session this spring. We've gathered all the shows you'll actually want to watch and put them in a handy chronological guide including premiere dates, premiere times, trailers, and plots. All you have to do is save these treats to your DVR or press “fave” on a streaming site. 

You can always venture outside tomorrow.


Devs (FX on Hulu) 


Season 1

FX on Hulu premiere date: Thursday, March 5 at 12 a.m. ET

If you’re wondering where genre TV goes after Game of Thrones, Devs is a solid answer. After all, the eerie sci-fi thriller hails from the man behind two of the most mind-bending movies of the 2010s: Annihilation and Ex Machina writer Alex Garland.

The series — which is made by FX, but will air only on Hulu — follows Lily Chan (Sonoya Mizuno with a pixie cut), a Silicon Valley software engineer convinced her shadowy employer murdered her boyfriend (Zoë Kravitz husband Karl Glusman).

On My Block (Netflix) 


Season 3

Netflix premiere date: Wednesday, March 11 at 3 a.m. ET

The teens of Freeridge have yet another life-or-death mystery to solve. This time, however, they're not merely answering to the whims of to neurotic teenager/taskmaster Jamal (Brett Gray).

This time, their boss is dangerous gang queenpin Cuchillos (Ada Luz Plaz) — and everything is on the line.  

The Circle: Brazil (Netflix) 


Season 1

Netflix premiere date: Wednesday, March 11 at 3 a.m. ET

2020's The Circle fever continues. Just over two months after Netflix premiered American The Circle — which was filmed in London — the streamer is opening up a brand-new segment of the franchise: The Circle: Brazil.

As with the U.S. version of the series, Brazil's contestants will compete for ultimate influencer status from The Circle's heavily decorated London flat. Let the (mind) games begin.

Elite (Netflix) 


Season 3

Netflix premiere date: Friday, March 13 at 3 a.m. ET

There is a new murder mystery afoot in the world of Las Encinas. Strap in for a for a while ride of threesomes, changing alliances, and, oh yeah, college prep, as bloody teen soap Elite enters its third season.

The Valhalla Murders (Netflix) 


Season 1

Netflix premiere date: Friday, March 13 at 3 a.m. ET

Netflix continues to churn out must-see crime mysteries. Valhalla Murders, a Norwegian series, takes viewers inside the fictional hunt for the Scandinavian country’s first serial killer. The result is a visually chilling series made for people who wish Prodigal Son was a lot less quirky.

More Funny Women of a Certain Age (Showtime) 


Season 1

Showtime premiere date: Saturday, March 14 at 10 p.m. ET

As Sabrina the Teenage Witch aunt Caroline Rhea asks, what would the all-man version of this special be called? Congress?

Well, whatever the answer, at least you’ll be laughing through all the painful truths.

Westworld (HBO) 


Season 3

HBO premiere date: Sunday, March 15 at 9 p.m. ET

After two long years and the world’s most baffling second season, Westworld returns for round three.

The HBO sci-fi series’ 2020 season takes us outside the confusing parks of prior episodes and reveals the world hiding beyond the gates of Delos’ terrifying robot-heavy playground. Still, as usual with Westworld, all-out chaos is an ever-present threat — particularly if Dolores Abernathy (Evan Rachel Wood) has anything to say about it. 

My Brilliant Friend: The Story of a New Name (HBO) 


Season 2

HBO premiere date: Monday, March 16 at 10 p.m. ET

Need a good mental escape? The Story of a New Name — inspired by the second book in Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels series — is your ticket to the Mediterranean. The second season finds Brilliant Friend’s main characters Elena (Margherita Mazzucco) and Lila (Gaia Girace) as best friends fighting against the constraints of their new stages in life.

New Name will have you reconsidering all the old photos you have of your grandparents and great-grandparents.

Roswell, New Mexico (The CW) 


Season 2

HBO premiere date: Monday, March 16 at 9 p.m. ET

The CW’s Jeanine Mason-led sexy, sad alien drama is back for a second season. Prepare for more supernatural hijinks deep in the Southwestern desert.

Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu) 


Season 1

Hulu premiere date: Wednesday, March 18 at 12 a.m. ET

When Little Fires premieres, people everywhere will wonder if Reese Witherspoon is once again playing Madeline Martha Mackenzie in this adaptation of an iconic novel written by a woman (technically, her character’s name is Elena Richardson). However, the real question is whether a Witherspoon character has ever gotten the chance to go up against an opponent as complicated and unflinching as Kerry Washington’s Mia Warren.

For those fireworks alone, Little Fires — about the barely concealed tension of a supposedly perfect Ohio town in the late 1990s — is poised to dominate the Twitter discourse.

Motherland: Fort Salem (Freeform) 


Season 1

Freeform premiere date: Wednesday, March 18 at 9 p.m. ET

In the world of Fort Salem, witches are real and their persecution ended 300 years ago. However, there is a catch for all of their freedom: Witches serve their country as a section of the military in exchange for their legal safety. The delicate peace in this version of America is on the verge of collapse as supernatural war looms.

Motherland’s three central protagonists (Jessica Sutton, Ashley Nicole Williams, and Amalia Holm) are on the front lines of staving off the end of witch-kind as they know it.

Feel Good (Netflix) 


Season 1

Netflix premiere date: Thursday, March 19 at 3 a.m. ET

Feel Good is a special show. The comedy revolves around Mae (creator/writer Mae Martin) a queer stand-up comic grappling with her sobriety and a new relationship with a woman who previously identified as straight. Feel Good zigs when you expect it to zag, keeping you on your toes through its initial six episodes.

It also stars Lisa Kudrow as Mae’s delightful, no B.S. mom.

Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker (Netflix) 


Season 1

Netflix premiere date: Friday, March 20 at 3 a.m. ET

Netflix is proving it’s committed to iconic Black stories outside of Black History Month. Miniseries Self Made tells the story of Black hair mogul Madam C.J. Walker — here played by Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer — America’s first-ever Black woman to become a self-made millionaire.

Blair Underwood, Tiffany Haddish, and Carmen Ejogo also star.

Freud (Netflix) 


Season 1

Netflix premiere date: Monday, March 23 at 3 a.m. ET

The story of Sigmund Freud is about to get a whole lot sexier — and spookier.

Netflix’s take on the psychoanalyst has Freud (Australian hottie Robert Finster) solving mysteries with the help of a beautiful occult medium (Ella Rumpf). Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) would approve.

One Day at a Time (Pop TV) 


Season 1 (Or, season 4, depending on whom you ask)

E! premiere date: Tuesday, March 24 at 9:30 p.m. ET

Last year, Netflix gave beloved sitcom One Day the axe. Now, just about a year later, it is resurrected on Pop TV — best known as the home of Schitt's Creek — to invite us back into the Alvarez's living room.

Keeping Up With the Kardashians (E!) 


Season 18

E! premiere date: Thursday, March 26 at 9 p.m. ET

Keeping Up With the Kardashians is making a big change. No, one of the E! reality show’s famous faces isn’t leaving (despite years of threats). Instead, KUWTK is making the move from Sunday night to Thursday.

Ozark (Netflix) 


Season 3

Netflix premiere date: Friday, March 27 at 3 a.m. ET

Ozark is one of Netflix’s most successful dramas — just ask star Julia Garner, who beat out four Game of Thrones heavy hitters for a 2019 Emmy.

After a year and a half off your screen, the blue-hued crime drama is back to raise your adrenaline levels.

Three Busy Debras (Adult Swim) 


Season 1

Adult Swim premiere date: Sunday, March 29 at 11:59 p.m. ET

Debras is, without a doubt, the most absurdist series on this list. The Adult Swim sketch show — which will have 15-minute episodes — is a surrealist comedy about three relentlessly peculiar  housewives (creators/EPs Sandy Honig, Mitra Jouhari, and Alyssa Stonoha) in the fictional town of Lemoncurd, CT.

If you want to understand what to expect from Debras, watch the trailer right this second — words will never do it justice.

The Real Housewives of New York City (Bravo) 


Season 12

Bravo premiere date: Thursday, April 2 at 9 p.m. ET

Prepare yourself for a Bethenny Frankel-less season, RHONY stans. To keep you interested, New York producers promise Dorinda Medley drama aplenty, a new trip to Mexico, and newbie cast member Leah McSweeney, who seemingly has Frankel’s support.

Money Heist, aka Casa de Papel (Netflix) 


Part 4

Netflix premiere date: Friday, April 3 at 3 a.m. ET

There are a handful of must-see international Netflix shows: Elite, Babylon Berlin, and Money Heist. The latter — about a group of Spanish criminals who keep finding themselves in more elaborate crises — returns for a mysterious new season of cons and crime.

Insecure (HBO) 


Season 4

HBO premiere date: Sunday, April 12 at 10 p.m. ET

Insecure is another beloved show that took the year of 2019 off. At last, Issa Rae’s HBO comedy is back to make us cringe and cheer for main character Issa Dee (Rae). Insecure’s season 4 trailer confirms out emotions will be all over the place as it shows us Issa thriving… while also tearing her skirt open.

Yet, even that stumble can’t dim Issa’s shine at this point.

Run (HBO) 


Season 1

HBO premiere date: Sunday, April 12 at 10:30 p.m. ET

Run is one of the spring’s most exciting new shows. The black comedy — which will follow Insecure — is executive produced by Emmys/world darling Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Jenny Robins, who also produced Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag and Killing Eve. Run follows two college exes who drop everything to enact their age-old pact to go to New York City.

Emmy-winner Merritt Wever and Irish nice-boy dreamboat Domhnall Gleeson lead.

The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart (ABC) 


Season 1

ABC premiere date: Monday, April 13 at 8 p.m. ET

By the time mid-April rolls around, Bachelor Nation fans will be at the precise midpoint between the end of Peter Weber’s The Bachelor and the beginning of Clare Crowley’s Bachelorette season. ABC is premiering Listen to Your Heart, a dating show built around musicians, to fill that reality TV hole in viewers’ own hearts.

Only time will tell if Listen will be able to improve upon The Bachelor’s abysmal matchmaking record.

The Baker and the Beauty (ABC) 


Season 1

ABC premiere date: Monday, April 13 at 10 p.m. ET

ABC will debut The Baker and the Beauty as a follow-out series for Listen to Your Heart. The soap is an adaptation of a fan-favorite Israeli series of the same name. In this version of the story, a Cuban-American baker from Miami (Victor Rasuk) falls for a world-famous model/mogul (Nathalie Kelley).

Inevitably, romance, comedy, and family drama all ensue.

Mrs. America (FX on Hulu) 


Season 1

FX on Hulu premiere date: Wednesday, April 15 at 12 a.m. ET

In December 2019, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 3 nodded towards Phyllis Schlafly, a real-life mid-century anti-feminist politician who rallied against the Equal Rights Act. Hulu will now gives audiences a full picture of Schlafly with Mrs. America, a drama that unravels the battle for the ERA between two groups of women: Schlafly’s ultra conservative STOP-ERA and second wave feminists like Gloria Steinem (Rose Byrne) and Shirley Chisholm (Uzo Aduba).

Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett stars as Schlafly and makes her debut as a leading actress on American TV.

We're Here (HBO) 


Season 1

HBO premiere date: Thursday, April 23 at 9 p.m. ET

Your Drag Race favorites are heading to HBO. Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara, and Shangela Laquifa Wadley lead We’re Here, where they will recruit members of small towns across the country to take part in a one-night-only drag show.

While We’re Here will go all in on glamour, there are also bound be some (happy) tears.

Killing Eve (BBC America) 


Season 3

BBC America premiere date: Sunday, April 26 at 10 p.m. ET

The deadly dance of Eve Polastri (Emmy-winner Sandra Oh) and Villanelle (Emmy-winner Jodie Comer) continues apace. In season 3 of the PWB-produced thriller, expect to find these two women desperately trying to live without the other.

However, AMC confirms, a deeply personal tragedy will throw Eve and Villanelle back onto an obsessive collision course with one another, as usual.

Never Have I Ever (Netflix) 


Season 1

BBC America premiere date: Saturday, April 27 at 3 a.m. ET

Are you ready to find out what a Mindy Kaling teen show is? Never, created and produced by the Mindy Project boss, tells the story of Devi (newcomer dream Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), a first-generation Indian-American sophomore from the suburbs of L.A.

The comedy is sweet, realistically horny, and heartfelt, all at the same time.

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (Showtime) 


Season 1

Showtime premiere date: Sunday, April 26 at 10 p.m. ET

Penny Dreadful was one of the most striking, endearingly bizarre series of the mid-2010s. Then it was cancelled in 2016. Now, the drama's gothic ethos is alive once again and giving birth to a brand-new tale. City of Angels leaves the fog of Victorian London behind in favor of 1938 Los Angeles.

This new story — led by Game of Thrones’ Natalie Dormer — will juggle Mexican-American folklore and the simmering political turmoil of the era.

Vida (Starz) 


Season 3

Starz premiere date: Sunday, April 26 at 9 p.m. ET

Some may call Outlander the sexiest Starz show out there, but dramedy Vida happily gives the period piece a run for its money. This season, the Hernandez sisters (Melissa Barrera and Mishel Prada) finally see their romantic lives and shared business thriving.

However, a shocking family secret threatens to shatter all of their growth.

Betty (HBO) 


Season 1

HBO premiere date: Friday, May 1 at 11 p.m. ET

Crystal Moselle gained critical acclaim in 2018 with her feature-length teen drama Skate Kitchen. Now, two years later, Moselle brings her story to HBO as Betty, a six-part New York City TV comedy about being an extremely cool young person and skateboarding.

Betty features the same charming cast as Skate Kitchen: Dede Lovelace, Moonbear, Nina Moran, Ajani Russell, and Rachelle Vinberg.
  

Billions (Showtime)


Season 5

Showtime premiere date: Sunday, May 3 at 9 p.m. ET

Succession production may be on hold due to the COVID-19 scare, but at least a new season of your other favorite money-hungry premium cable drama is on the horizon. This time around, Corey Stoll joins in on Billions' New York City power plays.

The Eddy (Netflix) 


Season 1

Netflix premiere date: Friday, May 8 at 3 a.m. ET

Oscar-winner Damien Chazelle loves jazz. It’s no surprise the director’s first Netflix TV collaboration, The Eddy, is all about his very favorite musical genre. The drama is centered in a modern day Parisian jazz club and filters through the lives of its inhabitants.

André Holland and Amandla Stenberg star.

The Great (Hulu) 


Season 1

Hulu premiere date: Friday, May 15 at 12 a.m. ET

Welcome to the Catherine the Great TV era. In October 2019, HBO debuted Helen Mirren-starrer Catherine the Great. Seven months later, Hulu is giving audiences The Great, the black comedy take on the life of Russia’s great czarina — this time played by a plucky Elle Fanning.

Tony McNamara, who wrote equally subversive royalty tale The Favourite, penned The Great. That would explain why Nicholas Hoult — a preening treat in The Favourite — is back and in rare form for The Great as Catherine’s dolt of a husband, Peter.

Genius: Aretha (National Geographic) 


Season 1

National Geographic premiere date: Monday, May 15 at 9 p.m. ET

National Geographic has debuted a season of Genius — inspired by a, you guessed it, historical genius — since 2017. The series kicks off the new decade with its first production about a woman: Arthea Franklin. Aretha, starring Oscar-nominee Cynthia Erivo, tracks the queen of soul from her childhood to her world-changing career.

Homecoming (Amazon Prime) 


Season 2

Amazon Prime premiere date: Friday, May 22 at 12 a.m. ET

Janelle Monáe leads the second season of Homecoming, which continues the twisty tale began with stars Julia Roberts and Stephan James. James returns as Walter Cruz, a man trying to rebuild his life after the trauma of war and the mental control of the Homecoming Institute.

Unfortunately for Walter, he soon realizes there is an even greater conspiracy afoot — and Monáe's still unnamed character may be the key to figuring it out.

Snowpiercer (TNT) 


Season 1

TNT premiere date: Sunday, May 31 at 9 p.m. ET

Hungry for more Bong Joon-Ho content after Parasite’s 2020 Oscar’s domination? You’re in luck — kinda. TNT will premiere Snowpiercer, a for-TV adaptation of the Korean’s director’s 2013 socialist sci-fi film of the same name.

Like the original, this Snowpiercer follows the explosive turmoil on the train holding the final remnants humanity following a climate change-caused forever-winter. Unlike the original, Hamilton’s Daveed Diggs leads Snowpiercer’s uprising instead of Chris Evans.


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