14 Spring TV Shows We're Excited For
By Mat Elfring on
It's almost time for your DVR to be overfilled with new episodes of your favorite shows. Whether you're into comedy, drama, or sci-fi, there is something for you on the small screen in the upcoming months. In addition, we're getting the final season of FX's spy/thriller The Americans, and the first season of Syfy's new DC Entertainment series Krypton. Also, there's this little HBO show returning called Westworld that we will all be looking forward to.
The list of new and returning shows is long between March and May, but we narrowed it down to 14 series that we're excited about, which you should check out. Obviously, a few of the selections will require subscriptions to HBO, Netflix, and Hulu.
Jessica Jones: Season 2
It's been three years since the first season of Jessica Jones hit Netflix, and fans have been clamoring for more. Everyone's favorite hard-drinking, super-powered private detective returns for a second season, as the titular character deals with her past and what gave her the abilities she possesses. Just make sure, if you plan on binging, to get passed the first episode, as it has a slow start according to GameSpot's review by Mike Rougeau.
Jessica Jones comes to Netflix on Thursday, March 8.
Adam Ruins Everything: Season 4
Adam is back for a fourth season of his comedic/education series that tackles preconceived notions about life, work, food, etc., and backs up its arguments with actual facts. Season 4 of the series kicks off with six animated episodes (via Deadline), and while the series has had animated segments in the past, they've only done one fully animated episode thus far.
Adam Ruins Everything returns to TruTV on Tuesday, March 20 at 10 PM ET.
There are a lot of DC shows on television: Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Black Lightning, Gotham, and Supergirl. Get ready because there is another one coming towards the end of March: Krypton. The new Syfy series follows Superman's grandfather on his home planet of Krypton, as Brainiac plans on bottling the city of Kandor. The most recent trailer for the show is pretty awesome, as we finally get to see Brainiac, and the CG looks pretty dang good. This show has a lot of potential for greatness.
Krypton airs on Syfy on Wednesday, March 21 at 10 PM ET.
In this new HBO series, Bill Hader plays a hitman from the midwest who follows his latest target to Los Angeles. While there, he gets the acting bug and finds a love for the art that he's apparently bad at. HBO has a great track record with comedic series, with series like Veep, Silicon Valley, and Crashing being the current top dogs for the network. The premise for Barry is fantastic, and from the looks of the trailers, Hader is going to metaphorically kill it on this show.
Barry premieres on HBO on Sunday, March 25.
Silicon Valley: Season 5
Nothing seems to go right with Richard and the Pied Piper gang on Silicon Valley, but with Season 5, they'll be trying to invent a new internet that will put Hooli out of business. The show hasn't missed a step in the past four years and continues to be one of the best comedic series on television.
Silicon Valley premieres on HBO on Sunday, March 25.
Based on a true story, The Terror follows the British Royal Navy's journey through uncharted territory in order to find the Northwest Passage. There's a feeling of hopelessness and fear in the trailer, and while many other period piece series can be a tad dull, The Terror looks intense. Put this one on your DVR.
The Terror premieres on AMC on Monday, March 26 at 9 PM ET.
The Americans: Season 6
FX's spy-thriller series follows a husband and wife living in America, and they're secretly Russian spies. Coming into its sixth and final season, Phillip and Elizabeth will continue to work in the United States on their operation for the KGB. Season 6 will consist of 10 episodes, and while it's sad to see The Americans come to an end, this has been a phenomenal series. You might want to start catching up now before the end of March.
The Americans returns to FX on Wednesday, March 28 at 10 PM ET.
In ABC's new sci-fi drama, refugees start showing up in an American town, and they're all from a war that takes place 250 years in the future. The Crossing has an incredibly interesting premise, and the trailer shows a lot of promise. However, ABC has a history of pulling shows with mid-season premieres halfway through their run, especially shows with a sci-fi or fantasy slant, so you may want to check out The Crossing as it airs.
The Crossing comes to ABC on Monday, April 2 at 10 PM ET.
Legion: Season 2
The first season of Legion was so good, and we could not be more excited for it to return to FX in April. For those who missed out, Legion follows David Haller, a schizophrenic man with extraordinary abilities: he's a mutant, and according to comic book lore, he's the son of Charles Xavier. The show is unique and at times, very trippy. It is unlike any other comic book show on television.
Legion returns to FX on Tuesday, April 3 at 10 PM ET.
The Expanse: Season 3
Syfy's futuristic sci-fi series The Expanse is back for a third season. The show started out relatively grounded, as a war between Mars and Earth was looming. From there, it followed an unraveling conspiracy, and eventually, we got to see the protomolecule hybrids, which were terrifying. If you read the novels the show is based on, then you know it's only going to get crazier.
The Expanse returns to Syfy on Wednesday, April 11 at 9 PM ET.
Lost In Space
It's been a year and half since Netflix announced it was rebooting the classic TV show Lost In Space. Now, there's a full trailer and release date for the new series, and it's coming sooner than we thought. The trailer appears to be a solid reboot to the original series, as the show has a bit of a darker tone. Will Robinson's best friend, which was originally a robot, now seems a bit more alien than anything else, but that seems like the biggest difference. Regardless, it still looks fun.
Lost In Space comes to Netflix on Friday, April 13.
Fear of the Walking Dead: Season 4
Morgan Jones is moving over as a series regular to Fear of the Walking Dead for its fourth season. The group ended up split at the end of Season 3, so who knows where Season 4 will take us. At this point, thespin-off is more coherent and entertaining than the Walking Dead itself, as its story is less predictable.
Fear of the Walking Dead returns to AMC on Sunday, April 15 at 10 PM ET.
Westworld: Season 2
The first season of HBO's Westworld took us all by surprise. The series, based off the not-so-great 1973 movie of the same name, follows guests and robots inside a futuristic wild west theme park. From there, Season 1 took the viewer through twists and turns, which were sometimes insanely confusing, but in the end, it all made sense--except for the focus on The Maze. You can get a good idea of what's in store for you by checking out the newest trailer.
Westworld comes back to HBO on Sunday, April 22 at 10 PM ET.
The Handmaid's Tale: Season 2
The first season of Hulu's original series The Handmaid's Tale won two Golden Globes and eight Emmys after the debut season in 2017, which is quite the accomplishment for a dystopian sci-fi series. The show takes place in the future where the country has become a theocracy where women are not allowed to work or own property. The series follows June Osborne (Elisabeth Moss), a handmaid whose role is to get pregnant by her male masters. The series returns at the end of April, and we're hoping it lives up to the first season.
The Handmaid's Tale returns to Hulu on Wednesday, April 25.