Best New TV Shows April 2022

I’m so ready to watch Kaley Cuoco thrive in Season 2 of The Flight Attendant.

1.

Russian Doll, Season 2

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This season kicks off four years after Nadia and Alan escape the time loop, but after diving into an unexpected time portal, they now find themselves reliving their pasts. While the nostalgia trip seems like a fun time at first, things quickly take a turn for both of them and they begin to realize they might not have a way out. Schitt’s Creek‘s Annie Murphy joins the cast this season, all ready for her own time jump fiasco.

When it returns: April 20 on Netflix

Watch the new season teaser trailer here

2.

The First Lady

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From Viola Davis and her husband, Julius Tennon, comes The First Lady. The series is an anthology based on the lives of first ladies Michelle Obama, Betty Ford, and Eleanor Roosevelt. It follows the three women after the elections that changed their lives as they work toward leaving their own legacies outside of their husband’s shadows.

Starring: Viola Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Gillian Anderson, OT Fagbenle, Aaron Eckhart, Dakota Fanning, Kiefer Sutherland, Judy Greer, Lily Rabe, and more

When it premieres: April 17 on Showtime

Watch the trailer here

3.

The Flight Attendant, Season 2

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This time around Cassie has gotten sober, moved to LA, began working as a CIA asset, and is overall trying harder to make better choices. Except, while on an international trip she accidentally witnesses another murder, and things take a turn for the worst. Once again, Cassie will get tangled in another messy situation and struggle to maintain her innocence, all while keeping her life on the right track.

When it returns: April 21 on HBO Max

Watch the new season teaser trailer here

4.

The Offer

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The Offer chronicles Albert S. Ruddy’s experiences while creating The Godfather. The limited series will delve into all the behind-the-scenes drama that went into making one of the most iconic movies to date. Oh, and the series comes just in time for the movie’s 50th Anniversary.

Starring: Miles Teller, Matthew Goode, Juno Temple, Dan Fogler, Patrick Gallo, Burn Gorman, Colin Hanks, Giovanni Ribisi, Justin Chambers, and more

When it premieres: April 28 on Paramount+

Watch the trailer here

5.

Barry, Season 3

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The wait is finally over and barry is back and better than ever! But so we think. Desperate to leave his violent past behind him and become an actor full time, Barry will attempt to fully untangle himself from his hitman lifestyle. But while Barry’s been adamant about eliminating many of the factors that bring him back to this chaotic life, some of his wrongdoings just might come back to haunt him.

When it returns: April 24 on HBO and HBO Max

Watch the new season teaser trailer here

6.

The Shining Girls

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Warning: This show contains mentions of assault.

Based on Lauren Beukes’ novel of the same name, The Shining Girls follows Kirby, a Chicago newspaper archivist in the early ’90s, who is forced to put her journalistic ambitions on hold after a traumatic attack. Once Kirby learns that a recent murder mirrors her case she teams up with reporter Dan Velazquez in order to hunt down her attacker, reveal his true identity, and put him away for good.

Starring: Elisabeth Moss, Wagner Moura, Jamie Bell, Phillipa Soo, Amy Brenneman, and more

When it premieres: April 29 on Apple TV+

Watch the teaser trailer here

7.

Ozark, Season 4 Part 2

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The last episodes of ozark will finally be hitting Netflix this April. Following a cliffhanger ending that featured a beloved character’s death, Part 2 hits the ground running with even more chaos than we left off with. In this batch of episodes, we’ll see that Ruth has seemingly reached her breaking point. Of course, there are still so many questions that have been left unanswered before the ozark series finale, so these last episodes are sure to be a wild ride from start to finish.

When it returns: April 29 on Netflix

Watch the new season trailer here

8.

iCarly, Season 2

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Carly and the gang are back once again, and these episodes will pick up right after the Season 1 finale, where Carly commits to focusing less on relationships and more on her friends, family, and hit web show. Freddy, Spencer, Harper, and Milicent are returning for all the shenanigans too. Plus, this season Miranda Cosgrove and Josh Peck will have an onscreen reunion that’s bound to leave Nickelodeon fans in the biggest nostalgia bubble ever.

When it returns: April 8 on Paramount+

Watch the new season trailer here

9.

Woke, Season 2

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Woke returns with eight brand-new episodes this April, as the series picks up with Keef adapting to his newfound popularity as an activist. Now he must learn how to face a world where “woke” has become big business, while he struggles to make real change. As Keef navigates this new world and where he fits into it, he’s trying to not lose sight of who he is and where he came from.

When it returns: April 8 on Hulu

Watch the new season trailer here

10.

Better Call Saul, Season 6 Part 1

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The final season of Better Call Saul begins this month, and we’ll finally see the end of Jimmy’s complex journey into becoming breaking bad’s infamous Saul Goodman. This season will follow Jimmy and his relationship with Kim, who’s simultaneously dealing with his own issues outside of Jimmy/Saul’s problems. At the same time, Mike, Gus, and more find themselves in a dangerous game of cat and mouse that can only end in one way: tragedy.

When it returns: April 18 on AMC

Watch the new season trailer here

11.

Roars

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Based on a book of short stories by Cecelia Ahern, Roars is an anthology series that’s described as “a collection of gender-bending stories told through eight women’s eyes.” Each episode ranges from insightfully wise to laugh-out-loud funny and delves into feminist fables dealing with themes like gender roles, autonomy, and identity. From the creators of glow and executive produced by Nicole Kidman, Roars is an automatic must-watch.

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Cynthia Erivo, Issa Rae, Merritt Wever, Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Meera Syal, Fivel Stewart, Kara Hayward, and more

When it premieres: April 15 on Apple TV+

Watch the trailer here

12.

Made For Love, Season 2

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At the end of Season 1, we finally saw Hazel get what she wanted…or at least we thought so. Even though she’s no longer married to Byron, Hazel still has a chip in her brain and is trapped inside of Byron’s hub, along with her sick father. Over the course of Season 2, we’ll get to see Hazel take matters into her own hands and take control of her situation, hopefully, by bringing Byron down from the inside.

When it returns: April 28 on HBO Max

13.

Outer Range

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From executive producer Josh Brolin comes a new thriller, The Outer Range. As the Abbott family is coping with the disappearance of their daughter-in-law Rebecca, a neighboring clan makes a play for their ranch land. Tension rises when a mysterious black void takes over the pasture and someone winds up dead.

Starring: Josh Brolin, Imogen Poots, Lili Taylor, Tamara Podemski, Lewis Pullman, Tom Pelphrey, Noah Reid, Shaun Sipos, Isabel Arraiza, Olive Abercrombie, Will Patton, and more

When it premieres: April 15 on Prime Video

Watch the trailer here

14.

61st Street

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After promising high school athlete Moses Johnson finds himself arrested after a drug bust gone wrong, longtime public defender Franklin Roberts takes the case and uses it to upend the entire Chicago judicial system. The series intertwines deep research of Chicago’s history with executive producer J. David Shanks’ real-life experiences to give viewers a poignant look into the life of a Black man from the South Side.

Starring: Courtney B. Vance, Aunjanue Ellis, Mark O’Brien, Holt McCallany, Tison Cole, Andrene Ward-Hammond, Bentley Green, and more

When it premieres: April 10 on AMC and AMC+

Watch the trailer here

15.

Anatomy of a Scandal

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Warning: This show contains mentions of assault.

From David E. Kelly comes Anatomy of a Scandal, which follows Parliamentary minister James Whitehouse, who has a picture-perfect life until a career-ending scandal comes to light when he’s accused of sexual assault. Based on the novel by Sarah Vaughan, the series combines psychological thriller and courtroom drama to create its own genre-defying story, all while intertwining themes like privilege, consent, and the downfall of having a public persona.

Starring: Sienna Miller, Michelle Dockery, Rupert Friend, Naomi Scott, and more

When it premieres: April 15 on Netflix

Watch the trailer here

16.

A Black Lady Sketch Show, Season 3

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The third season of A Black Lady Sketch Show is finally upon us and this is bound to be their funniest one yet. The Emmy-winning series stars Robin Thede, Gabrielle Dennis, Ashley Nicole Black, and Skye Townsend will most definitely be returning for some more shenanigans in this six-episode season. Plus, celebrity guest stars like Ava DuVernay, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, Raven-Symoné, Wanda Sykes, Wayne Brady, Bob the Drag Queen, Shangela, Jay Pharoah, and more will join the fun this time around.

When it returns: April 8 on HBO Max

Watch the new season trailer here

17.

GentlemanJack, Season 2

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Pulled from the real-life diaries of Anne Lister, part of which were written in code, comes GentlemanJack‘s sophomore season. It’s now 1834 in Yorkshire, and all eyes are on Anne and Ann as they set up their home at Shibden Hall as a married couple. As the duo combines their estates, they quickly become a 19th-century power couple, however, the rest of those in town are not nearly as thrilled.

When it returns: April 25 on HBO and HBO Max

Watch the new season trailer here

18.

Elite, Season 5

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The fifth season of Elite is upon us and things are about to heat up. After another murder sets their world aflame, the students’ relationships will be tested as they struggle to find a new balance free from their school’s hierarchy. This season will feature a bunch of new faces while returning faves like Samu, Rebe, Ari, Mencía, and Omar will rule the school. This will also be the first season without Guzmán and Ander, so it’ll be worthwhile to see just how the rest of their friends adapt to their absence.

When it returns: April 8 on Netflix

Watch the new season trailer here

19.

And Gaslit

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Gaslit is a limited series that follows the infamous Watergate scandal and focuses on Martha Mitchell, a socialite and wife to Nixon’s loyal Attorney General, John Mitchell. Despite Martha’s loyalty to Nixon, she’s actually the first person to publicly call out his involvement in Watergate, thus beginning to unravel everything. Over the course of the series, we’ll watch as Martha goes to whatever means possible to make sure the truth gets out, just as her strict husband struggles to keep her quiet.

Starring: Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, Dan Stevens, Betty Gilpin, Shea Whigham, and more

When it premieres: April 24 on STARZ

Watch the trailer here

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