Spring is here with many new shows as well as some returning favorites. Here are a few to check out:
Shonda Rhimes expands her empire with this crime drama starring Mireille Enos and Peter Krause. The show follows private investigator Alice Vaughan in her search for her fraudulent ex-fiance who stole all her money. With its fast paced dialogue and constant plot twists, this show is a perfect fit for Shondaland fans.
Airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. on ABC
Coming off multiple Emmy wins, “Veep” hits the ground running with its fifth season. The show stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Vice President-turned-President Selina Meyers and her incompetent staff as they navigate the bizarre and sometimes brutal waters of Washington D.C.. This season picks up where season four left off. The show’s writing is as exceptional as its performances, and there is still time to catch up on previous seasons before the season five premiere.
Premieres Sunday, April 24 at 10:30 p.m. on HBO
“Game of Thrones”
Everyone’s favorite show about kings, dragons and incest returns for season six. With its showrunners’ promising that this season will be “the best one yet,” “Game of Thrones” looks to continue its critical and popular acclaim. The show is based on the books by George R.R. Martin, and this will be the first season where the show’s narrative will be ahead of the books. Catch up on the previous seasons now before
the show returns or someone accidentally tells you who died.
Premieres Sunday, April 24 at 9 p.m. on HBO
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Looking for something to fill the Tina Fey-sized hole in your heart? Look no further! “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, is back for its second season on Netflix. Starring Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski and Carol Kane, the show follows Kimmy Schmidt, a former underground captive of a cult leader (played by Jon Hamm). Despite the dark premise, the show successfully portrays the ins and outs of Kimmy’s life as she tries to reinvent herself in New York City.
Available Friday, April 15 on Netflix
Created by former “Daily Show” correspondents and husband-wife team Jason Jones and Samantha Bee, “The Detour” follows a family on their road trip from upstate New York to Florida. The show is inspired by the couple’s own experiences during vacation with their three children. Jones describes the show as a “comedic ‘Breaking Bad’” and says that “it’s one journey that becomes something very different as it goes along.”
Premieres Monday, April 11 at 9 p.m. on TBS
This British series premiered on Amazon Prime last year, and now it is back for a second season. The show stars Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan as a Boston ad executive and a London schoolteacher, respectively. After one brief fling resulting in an accidental pregnancy, they up as engaged parents-to-be. The second season picks up with the couple trying to figure out everyday life as a couple and new parents.
Available Friday, April 8 on Amazon Prime
This Netflix original series returns for its second season this spring. It revolves around the Rayburn family, who own and run a hotel in the Florida Keys. When the oldest son returns home after being gone for so many years, the family is thrown into turmoil. The show is beautifully filmed and the storyline and pacing will keep you wanting more.
Available May 27 on Netflix
“Inside Amy Schumer”
Amy Schumer is back with the fourth season of her sketch comedy show. After her success with last summer’s film Trainwreck, Schumer hopes to “lean in” to her higher popularity and use it to create even funnier content for the new season. As usual, there are many guest stars set to appear such as Selena Gomez, Steve Buscemi and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Premieres Tuesday, April 21 at 10 p.m. on Comedy Central
You would be hard-pressed to find a better drama on television today. This show follows husband and wife, Philip and Elizabeth Jennings, as Soviet KGB spies living as an American family in the suburbs of Washington D.C. The show was created by former CIA intelligence officer Joe Weisburg, and it stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys. It picks up with its fourth season as the Jennings’ daughter comes to terms with her parents true identities.
Airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on FX