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April TV Premieres: 24 New Shows to Look Out for This Month

And just like that, spring has arrived in full force. We mentioned last month how March, in many ways, feels like the calm before the TV storm. Now, the annual onslaught of the season is firmly A Thing.

Usually when the volume of TV premieres hits critical mass, it’s on the strength of trend-chasing or riding a wave of similar adaptations. Like pretty much any month from the last half-decade, there’s a little bit of that this April. But there’s also a heartening amount of original series, too. We’ve got romantic multiverses and bureaucratic showdowns and turbo-charged road rage and trial-sized social experiments. Even the shows based on preexisting projects have plenty of promise. Secret spy organizations! Wine battles! Kathryn Hahn giving people advice! Film lovers also have some intriguing titles to keep an eye out for, as a pair of 1980s classics get the chance to live again with a fresh 2023 perspective.

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Only a small number of these will break through to make noise in a more-crowded-than-ever Emmys field. Any of these shows would probably gladly settle for just being able to get some attention during a month dominated by the buzz from a trio of returning favorites: “Yellowjackets,” “Succession,” and “Barry.” (One of them has Michael Shannon. Having Michael Shannon in your show usually helps.) 

As per normal, the shows in these roundups (like the ones we did for January, February, and March) traverse network and cable and streaming and all those confusing areas in the middle. If somehow, none of these pique your interest, there’s also our broader list of Anticipated 2023 TV, which includes shows that will come a tad bit later in the year.

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