The 20 Most Anticipated Shows That Will Be Available This April


Mark your calendars! Now that production is up and running again for many shows, there are dozens of must-see shows coming to television this month. We’ve rounded up the premiere dates and times you need to know about across both cable networks and streaming platforms. 

From comedies to action-adventure to physiological dramas, there’s something for everyone. Here are twenty most anticipated new and returning television shows coming this month:

April 1 — Law & Order: Organized Crime (NBC)

Christopher Meloni returns after 10 years in the new SVU-spinoff two-hour crossover premiere event with Law & Order: SVU. It follows Detective Stabler as he comes out of retirement to lead a new NYPD organized crime task force. 

April 1 — Manifest (NBC)

Find out what happened to the passengers of Flight 828 during the third season of Manifest. Trust me, this season promises some big revelations and bombshell discoveries! 

April 1 — The Moodys (Fox) 

Everyone’s favorite dysfunctional family is back with the season two, 1-hour premiere of The Moodys at 9/8c. 

April 1 — Top Chef (Bravo) 

Season 18 is here, and it’s all about “cheerleading and championing restaurants” during a time when we need it most. Join 15 new, incredibly talented contestants in swoon worthy Portland, Oregon on April 1 at 8/7c. 

April 1 — United States of Al (CBS)

This fresh comedy follows retired Marine veteran Riley (Parker Young) as he readjusts to normal life in Ohio. Along side him appears Afghan interpreter Al (Adhir Kalyan) as he starts a brand-new life in America. Premieres at 8:30/7:30c!

April 1 — Wipeout (TBS)

Our favorite extreme, absurd obstacle course series is back and newly reimagined! This season includes all-star hosts John Cena, Nicole Byer, and Camille Kostek.

April 6 — Chad (TBS)

Chad, a 14-year-old Persian teenager, navigates understanding his cultural identity while trying to fit in with the cool kids during his first year of high school. 

April 7 — Home Economics (ABC) 

This new comedy series follows the often strained yet uplifting relationship between three adult siblings. Plot twist: Each sibling is in a completely different economic bracket – the top 1%, the working middle-class, and the barely making ends meet.

April 7 — Kung Fu (CW) 

Breakout star Olivia Liang stars in the new martial arts action-adventure series. The series follows a young Chinese-American woman, Nicky Shen, as she protects San Francisco from a wave of crime and corruption. 

April 7 — Queen of the South (USA)

USA Network’s top action-drama series returns for its fifth and final season this month. Queen of the South tells the story of a young woman who is forced to flee from a Mexican drug cartel and seeks refuge in America, only to start her own drug empire thereafter and take down all her enemies in the process. 

April 8 — Rebel (ABC) 

Katey Sagal stars in a new Erin Brockovich-inspired series following hilarious and passionate legal advocate Annie ‘Rebel’ Bello. She’s fierce, competitive, and won’t let anything stop her from delivering justice.

April 15 — Younger (Paramount+)

Younger returns for its seventh and final season to catch up with single-mom Liza as she navigates the working world at 40 while masquerading as a 26-year-old. 

April 16 — Big Shot (Disney+)

John Stamos stars as a recently fired NCAA basketball coach whose about to take on the biggest challenge of all, a new coaching job at an all-girls high school. 

April 18 — Mare of Easttown (HBO)

A small-town detective (Kate Winslet) works to solve a murder of a young girl all the while managing her tumultuous personal life in this seven-part limited series.

April 18 — Godfather of Harlem (Epix)

The second season continues to explore the clash between Italian mob crimes and the civil rights movement in the 1960s in Harlem. 

April 20 — Cruel Summer (Freeform)

This new dark and twisted psychological thriller explores the mysterious 1990s disappearance of popular teen Kate Wallis (Olivia Holt) and the awkward outcast suspected to be involved, Jeanette Turner (Chiara Aurelia).

April 22 — Rutherford Falls (Peacock)

This comedy series follows two lifelong friends who find themselves fighting against moving a historical statue in their small, sleepy Northeastern town. 

April 23 — Shadow and Bone (Netflix)

Alina, the sun-summoner, and The Darkling, General Kirigan, are two of the most powerful Grishas to ever exist. They go to war beyond the Shadow Fold in this new fantasy thriller series.

April 28 — The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Season 4 of The Handmaid’s Tale returns this month to follow June (Elisabeth Moss) as the rebel leader striking back against the totalitarian society Gilead.

April 30 — Mosquito Coast (Apple TV+)

An extreme idealist and inventor finds himself on the run from the U.S. government and uproots his family for Mexico in this new adventure-drama series starring Justin Theroux.

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