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Spring 2018 TV Preview

Spring is here, and with it comes more great television to hook us to our sets, our phones, or however else we choose to watch content.  Our Spring preview takes a look at some of the most interesting new and returning shows of the Spring season.  For our full schedule of upcoming shows, check our constantly updated listing here.  Make sure to catch next week’s podcast as we explore our top pics for Spring.  As new premiere dates are revealed we will add to this preview, as we always do to our full schedule.

UPDATE – March 8th, 2018 – new trailers added for Lost in Space, Legion, Fear the Walking Dead, and A Series of Unfortunate Events.

UPDATE – March 5th, 2018 – trailer added for Sweetbitter.

UPDATE – March 1st, 2018 – Heathers removed from schedule, Archer added, trailer added for Wild Wild Country.

March

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Atlanta – FX

Donald Glover (Solo) is bringing Atlanta back from it’s long hiatus to once again captivate television fans with surreal visuals, naturalistic dialog, and socially relevant messages.

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Flint Town – Netflix

Netflix’s new documentary series looks at the police serving Flint, Michigan, one of the poorest areas in the nation, facing some of the most volatile issues.

Once Upon a Time – ABC

Though the recently rebooted series has already been canceled, ABC plans to air out the remaining episodes.

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

The Good Fight – CBS All Access

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaMoZ5AQmmE

CBS All Access’ other big show returns to pick up the slack after Star Trek Discovery‘s  season finale.

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Hard Sun – Hulu

as a world ending natural disaster nears, Police Officers struggle to keep order.

Hap and Leonard: The Two-Bear Mambo – Sundance

More pulpy action, more great character chemistry, and more 1980s Texas atmosphere.

Life Sentence – The CW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=in3OecHvWXQ

A woman facing certain death from Cancer, throws all caution to the wind in order to have the most fulfilling final days possible, but what happens when her disease is suddenly, and miraculously, cured.  Life Sentence is a show about the consequences of living as if their is no tomorrow that you face when tomorrow comes.

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

The Oath – Crackle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgOtuL1PkXs

This drama about Police gangs features Sean Bean (Game of Thrones), making us certain that at least 1 prominent character will die in the series.

Champions – NBC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajkfrzfyQJ0

Mindy Kaling and Charlie Grandy (The Mindy Project) bring us this new comedy series about a Bachelor living the dream, who is suddenly saddled with the responsibility of a 15 year old son he didn’t know he had.

Marvel’s Jessica Jones – Netflix

The most emotionally relevant of Marvel’s Netflix shows is back for a second season, but without the traumatic story already covered in the first season, can the series improve upon itself.

Friday, March 9th, 2018

Love – Netflix

Season 3 of Netflix’s Judd Apatow romantic comedy following an arguably toxic couple.

Sneaky Pete – Amazon

A new season of Amazon’s series, which features Giovanni Ribisi (Avatar) as a con man hiding away from a gangster by taking on the life of his old cellmate.

Collateral – Netflix

This British police drama begins with the murder of a Pizza Delivery-Man before expanding its scope to broader conspiracies and crime.

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

Timeless – NBC

After initially being cancelled at the end of its first season, NBC listened to the shows loud fanbase, and gave it another shot.  Our voices DO matter… sometimes.

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Rise – NBC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ojf1RVqRn4

Loosely based on the true story of Harry S Truman High School’s theater program and the impact it had on its community.

For the People – ABC

A new legal drama for Disney’s network channel.

Friday, March 16th, 2018

On My Block – Netflix

A coming of age comedy set on the harsh streets of South Central Los Anegles.

Wild Wild Country – Netflix

Wild Wild Country is a documentary series that tells the tale of a cult leader’s effect on a small town in the Oregon desert.

Sunday, March 18th, 2018

Instinct – CBS

Alan Cumming (X-Men 2) and Naveen Andrews (LOST) are featured in this, seemingly, by the books formulaic police procedural in which a former CIA operative, now Author, is called upon to help an NYPD Detective solve a murder.

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

You Me Her – AT&T/DirecTV

AT&T’s polygamy drama continues into its 3rd season with few knowing it ever had a first 2.

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Krypton – SyFy

This Superman prequel series isn’t inspiring much hope in me yet, but we’ll have to wait and see what SyFy has to offer.

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

O Mecanismo – Netflix

Inspired by a true case in Brasil, this foreign Netflix series dives into a corruption investigation involving oil and construction companies.

The Santa Clarita Diet – Netflix

The suburban realtors with a taste for all humanity has to offer are back for a second season of dark comedy.

Sunday, March 25th, 2018

Barry – HBO

Bill Hadar (Saturday Night Live) stars in this comedy about a Hitman who finds a new calling in community theater.

Billions – Showtime

Showtime is back with its award winning drama about corrupt and sociopathic behavior in the world of hedge funds and high finance.

Silicon Valley – HBO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cZFPRrRN_g

HBO’s lampooning of the biggest money making sector of the world is back, and looks as funny as ever, despite the absence of a beloved castmate.

Trust – FX

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-enyxyb0300

With an amazing trailer, a great cast, and a premise typically left to film, FX has us intrigued by their next mega drama.

Monday. March 26th, 2018

The Terror – AMC

Following the true story of the disappearance of 2 ships, AMC has spiced things up with a little supernatural x factor.

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Roseanne – ABC

The innovative sitcom returns to show those of us in a liberal bubble the humanity of middle America.

Splitting Up Together – ABC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8szcyMpM54

Jenna Fischer (The Office) stars in this single camera comedy about a divording couple who decided to remain in the same house to co-parent their children.  Based on the Danish sitcom, Bedre skilt end aldrig.

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Alex, Inc. – ABC

Zach Braff (Scrubs) stars in this sitcom about a Radio Journalist who quits his job, and starts his own company.

The Americans – FX

Another season of FX’s Russian Spies in America drama couldn’t present itself in a more timely way.

Ice – AT&T/DirecTV

Season 2 of AT&T’s Blood Diamond series.

Suits – USA

With one of its leads off to marry into Royalty, how will USA’s high powered legal drama continue.

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Siren – Freeform

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrtY7OnVlw8

Freeform is debuting their new Mermaid dra… wait… Mermaid?  Yes, Siren is about the fish tailed mystical creatures as they sit on the precipice of war with humanity for the oceans.

Scandal – ABC

Shonda Rhimes might have signed a deal with Netflix, but her presence wills till be felt at ABC as her smash hit series (plural) continue.

Friday, March 30th, 2018

A Series of Unfortunate Events – Netflix

Neil Patrick Harris is back as the villainous Count Olaf in Netflix’s adaptation of the Lemony Snicket novels.

The Dangerous Book for Boys – Amazon

a loving father and whimsical inventor leaves a guidebook behind for his 3 sons in this new series from Amazon.

April

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

The Crossing – ABC

Time Traveling refugees are at the center of this new science fiction series from ABC.

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

The Last OG – TBS

Tracy Morgan returns to TV as TBS continues to shape its identity as a leader in scripted comedy.

Legion – FX

The long awaited sophmore season of FX’s telling of the life of Charles Xavier’s Omega level Mutant Son.

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Famous in Love – Freeform

Freeform’s wish fulfillment drama series about a young Actress achieving fame continues with a second season.

National Treasure: Kiri – Hulu

This 4 part British mini series looks at the disappearance of a young black girl and explores her birth and adoptive families as people in the country demand answers, and justice.

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Imposters – Bravo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4TmBlpsmTo

Bravo continues with scripted content as they bring us a second season of this drama about a Con-Woman, and the people she has conned.

Sunday, April 8th, 2018

Howards End – Starz

Another adaptation of the classic period piece.

Killing Eve – BBCAmerica

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbe3w425o4I

Based on the Villanelle novellas by Luke Jennings, Killing Eve is a cat and mouse chase between 2 female characters, an Assassin, and the Detective hunting her down.

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

The Expanse – SyFy

After alien life made itself known last season, SyFy’s space epic isn’t putting out too many details on what we can expect moving forward.

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Rellik – Cinemax

Harry and Jack Williams (The Missing) bring us this story about the hunt for a Serial Killer by a man maimed both physically and psychologically by him.  This time, however, the story is told in reverse, beginning with the capture, and working backwards to the crime.

Bosch – Amazon

The legendary LAPD detective is back.

Lost in Space – Netflix

Danger Will Robinson!  Binging on another Netflix original can leave you perilously behind on the real life events of your life.

Sunday, April 15th, 2018

Fear the Walking Dead – AMC

the worst titled spin-off ever is back with new creatives in charge who will be desperately attempting to keep the series separate from its more successful older sibling.

Friday, April 20th, 2018

The Originals – The CW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4iq622koiw

The Vampire Diaries spin-off continues on a CW that is quickly becoming the DC channel.

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

Into the Badlands – AMC

The post apocalyptic martial arts epic is back for a 3rd season.

Westworld – HBO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUmfriZoMw0

Season 1 ended with an awakening, season 2 begins to tell the story of its repercussions.

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

The 100 – The CW

After returning to an abandoned Earth, making a contentious peace with the native population, destroying the oppression of a mysterious sect of the remaining natives, fighting off an advanced artificial intelligence, and finding shelter shelter from a nuclear meltdown, Clarke returns to find what is left of the human race.

Genius – National Geographic

This season of Genius moves away from hard science as it explores the life of the brilliant and innovative Artist Pablo Picaso, as portrayed by Antonio Banderas (Desperado).

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

The Handmaid’s Tale – Hulu

The definition of depression itself is back on Hulu to sour your mood and win awards.

Brockmire – IFC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffVyPX-tROM

Hank Azaria (The Simpsons) returns for the second season of this series about a down on his luck sports announcer.

Archer – FX

FXX’s comedy masterpiece is back, this time with the subtitle Danger Island.

May

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

I’m Dying Up Here – Showtime

Showtime’s 1970s stand up comedy drama is back for its sophmore season, I only hope they ditched the strange sad jazz juxtaposed with laughter opening.

Sweetbitter – Starz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcD5uRVO2SE

This new drama is about a young woman who lands a prestigious job in New York City and is quickly drawn into a world of sex, drugs, and fine dining.

Vida – Starz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0Ic766yWFE

This new drama series is centered on 2 Mexican American sisters from East Los Angeles who are drawn back home and to each other, where they begin to learn truths about themselves and their family.

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

Little Women – PBS

The famous novel is adapted again as a PBS miniseries.

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – Netflix

The unrelenting positivity of Kimmy Schmidt continues to run amuck across New York City, is season 4 of the Tina Fey produced series is partially released on Netflix.


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