10 Returning Series to Watch This Spring

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The Winter TV season is just about over and the Spring TV season is about to begin. With almost every show that disappears from our TV schedules as they wrap up their season or go into their mid-season break, a brand new show or new season of an already existing show will pop up to replace it. So many of them in fact, that it can be a bit daunting to go through everything to see what’s worth your precious time. So we did that for you! At least in the arena of scripted programming.

In this particular list we’ll be looking at the new seasons of existing TV shows that are about to arrive in our living rooms – or whatever room in the house you watch TV in with this era of smart devices. It’s a pretty short list, but we hope it’s a good one nonetheless!

For the TL; DR of this list, watch the video above.

1. Legion – April 3rd

Will Air On: FX

Genre: Drama, Sci-fi, Superhero, Psychological Horror, Psychological Thriller

Starring: Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Bill Irwin, Jeremie Harris, Amber Midthunder, Katie Aselton and Jean Smart.

Synopsis: The season features the parasitic villain Amahl Farouk / Shadow King, portrayed by Navid Negahban, searching for his original body after being forced out of Haller’s mind at the end of the first season. – Wikipedia.

2. Fear the Walking Dead – April 15th

Will Air On:  AMC

Genre: Drama/Horror

Starring: Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Mercedes Mason, Lorenzo James Henrie, Rubén Blades, Colman Domingo, Michelle Ang, Danay Garcia, Daniel Sharman, Sam Underwood, Dayton Callie and Lisandra Tena.

Synopsis: In Season 4 of Fear the Walking Dead, fans will see the world of Madison Clark (Kim Dickens) and her family through new eyes — the eyes of Morgan Jones (Lennie James), joining the story from the world of The Walking Dead.

In the new season, the characters’ immediate past mixes with an uncertain present of struggle and discovery as they meet new friends, foes and threats. They fight for each other, against each other and against a legion of the dead, all to somehow build an existence amid the crushing pressure of lives coming apart. – AMC.

3. The Originals – April 20th

Will Air On: The CW

Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Supernatural

Starring: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis, Yusuf Gatewood, Riley Voelkel, Steven Krueger and Danielle Rose Russell.

Synopsis: A family of power-hungry thousand year old vampires look to take back the city that they built and dominate all those who have done them wrong. – IMDB.

4. Into the Badlands – April 22nd

Will Air On: AMC

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Wuxia

Starring: Miles Millar, Daniel Wu, Orla Brady, Sarah Bolger, Aramis Knight, Emily Beecham, Oliver Stark, Madeleine Mantock, Ally Ioannides, Marton Csokas and Nick Frost.

Synopsis: A mighty warrior and a young boy search for enlightenment in a ruthless territory controlled by feudal barons. – IMDB.

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5. Westworld – April 22nd

Will Air On: HBO

Genre: Drama, Psychological fiction, Sci-fi, Western

Starring: Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Luke Hemsworth, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Simon Quarterman, Rodrigo Santoro, Angela Sarafyan, Shannon Woodward, Ed Harris, Anthony Hopkins, Ben Barnes, Clifton Collins Jr., Jimmi Simpson and Tessa Thompson.

Synopsis: Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, explore a world in which every human appetite can be indulged without consequence. – IMDB.

6. The 100 – April 24th

Will Air On: The CW

Genre: Drama/Sci-fi

Starring: Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Thomas McDonell, Eli Goree, Marie Avgeropoulos, Bob Morley, Kelly Hu, Christopher Larkin, Devon Bostick, Isaiah Washington, Henry Ian Cusick, Lindsey Morgan, Ricky Whittle, Richard Harmon and Zach McGowan.

Synopsis: Set ninety-seven years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, when a spaceship housing humanity’s lone survivors sends one hundred juvenile delinquents back to Earth, in hopes of possibly re-populating the planet. – IMDB.

7. Archer – April 25th

Will Air On: FXX

Genre: Animated, Comedy

Starring: H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, Chris Parnell, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter and Lucky Yates.

Synopsis: “While the rest of the world is concerned about the impending Second World War, Archer is only concerned with who’s buying his next drink. Along with his trusty co-pilot Pam, Sterling must navigate quicksand, cannibals, super-intelligent monkeys, poison darts, pirates, and did we mention quicksand? Welcome to the mysterious and deadly world of Archer: Danger Island.” – Den of Geek.

8. The Handmaid’s Tale – April 25th

Will Air On: Hulu

Genre: Drama, Dystopia

Starring: Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Alexis Bledel, Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd, O. T. Fagbenle, Max Minghella and Samira Wiley.

Synopsis: “The Emmy-winning drama series returns with a second season shaped by Offred’s pregnancy and her ongoing fight to free her future child from the dystopian horrors of Gilead. ‘Gilead is within you’ is a favorite saying of Aunt Lydia. In Season Two, Offred and all our characters will fight against – or succumb to – this dark truth.” – Den of Geek.

9. Elementary April 30th

Will Air On: CBS

Genre: Crime, Procedural

Starring: Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Jon Michael Hill, Aidan Quinn, John Noble and Nelsan Ellis.

Synopsis: A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the detective now living in New York City. – IMDB.

No trailer available.

10. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – May 30th

Will Air On: Netflix

Genre: Sitcom

Starring: Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Carol Kane and Jane Krakowski.

Synopsis: A woman is rescued from a doomsday cult and starts life over again in New York City. – IMDB.

No trailer available.

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