IMDb Picks: April TV Premieres

by IMDb-Editors | created - 15 Mar 2016 | updated - 30 Mar 2016 | Public

April is a big month for fans of science fiction and fantasy. Returning series include IMDb Users' top show of 2015, "Game of Thrones," "Outlander," and "Fear the Walking Dead." Take a look at our list of the month's TV premieres.

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1. Banshee (2013–2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An ex-con assumes the identity of a murdered sheriff in the small town of Banshee, Pennsylvania, where he has some unfinished business.

Stars: Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison

Votes: 78,704

The final season of "Banshee" premieres Friday, Apr. 1, at 10 p.m. PT/ET on Cinemax.

2. Motive (2013–2016)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A feisty Vancouver homicide detective tracks down the most cunning of killers by trying to figure out the often unexpected motive to the crime.

Stars: Kristin Lehman, Louis Ferreira, Brendan Penny, Lauren Holly

Votes: 4,705

"Motive" premieres Friday, Apr. 1, at 10 p.m. PT/ET on USA.

3. The Ranch (2016– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Western

The son of a Colorado rancher returns home from a semi-pro football career to run the family business.

Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Sam Elliott, Grady Lee Richmond, Elisha Cuthbert

Votes: 28,897

The entire 10-episode Season 1 of "The Ranch" premieres Friday, Apr. 1, at 12:01 a.m. PT/3:01 a.m. ET on Netflix.

4. Wynonna Earp (2016– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

Following Wyatt Earp's great great-granddaughter as she battles demons and other creatures. With her unique abilities and a posse of dysfunctional allies, she's the only thing that can bring the paranormal to justice.

Stars: Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon, Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Katherine Barrell

Votes: 15,493

"Wynonna Earp" premieres Friday, Apr. 1, at 10 p.m. PT/ET on Syfy.

5. Angry Planet (2007– )

30 min | Documentary, Action

Follows the adventures and explorations of storm chaser George Kourounis as he investigates the most extreme forces of nature in the world - hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanoes and monsoons.

Stars: George Kourounis, Mark Robinson, Doni Wijayanto, Hinsperger Chris

Votes: 32

"Angry Planet" premieres Friday, Apr. 1, at 7 p.m. PT/ET on Pivot.

6. For Better or Worse (2011– )

22 min | Comedy, Drama

Follows the ups-and-downs of married life for Marcus and Angela.

Stars: Cocoa Brown, Kent Faulcon, Brad James, Jason Olive

Votes: 1,106

"For Better or Worse" premieres Friday, Apr. 1, at 9 p.m. PT/ET on OWN.

7. Kendra on Top (2012– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Reality-TV

Hugh Hefner's ex-girlfriend deals with marriage, motherhood, celebrity and the paparazzi.

Stars: Kendra Wilkinson, Hank Baskett, Jessica Hall, Hank Baskett IV

Votes: 384

"Kendra on Top" premieres Friday, Apr. 1, at 9 p.m. PT/ET on WE.

8. My Cat from Hell (2011–2018)

60 min | Reality-TV

Jackson deals with cats that are not very well behaved. He helps couples and all sorts of people with their behavioral issues.

Stars: Jackson Galaxy, Eliza Roberts, Eric Roberts, Hannah Shaw

Votes: 1,251

"My Cat from Hell" premieres Saturday, Apr. 2, at 8 p.m. PT/ET on Animal Planet.

9. Call the Midwife (2012– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, History

Chronicles the lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late-1950s to mid-1960s.

Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Laura Main, Jenny Agutter, Stephen McGann

Votes: 18,181

"Call the Midwife" premieres Sunday, Apr. 3, at 8 p.m. PT/ET on PBS.

10. Guy's Grocery Games (2013– )
Episode: Redemption Tournament Part 1 (2016)

TV-G | 42 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

Part 1 of 5. An Italian feast using nine items or less; making Philly cheesesteaks without standard ingredients.

Director: J. Rupert Thompson | Stars: Guy Fieri, Richard Blais, Brandi Milloy, Damaris Phillips

Votes: 6

"Guy's Grocery Games: Redemption Tournament" premieres Sunday, Apr. 3, at 8 p.m. PT/ET on Food.

11. Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta (2012– )

TV-14 | 41 min | Reality-TV

Follows the lives of some elite women and men in Atlanta involved in the entertainment industry. It covers the drama that goes on with their friends, children, families and coworkers.

Stars: Karlie Redd, Mimi Faust, Rasheeda, Stevie J.

Votes: 651

"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" premieres Monday, Apr. 4, at 8 p.m. PT/ET on VH1.

12. Black Ink Crew New York (2012– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Reality-TV

Black Ink Crew: Black Ink documents the busy workers at a Harlem tattoo shop and all of the black celebrities they cater to.

Stars: Ashley Nicole Bermudez, Ceaser Emanuel, Dutchess Lattimore, Kevin Laroy

Votes: 274

"Black Ink Crew" premieres Monday, Apr. 4, at 9 p.m. PT/ET on VH1.

13. Southern Charm (2013– )

60 min | Reality-TV

The notoriously closed society of Charleston, South Carolina unlocks the gates of their centuries-old plantation homes for a real-life look at how modern-day Southern aristocracy lives. Get... See full summary »

Stars: Kathryn Dennis, Danni Baird, Chelsea Meissner, Naomie Olindo

Votes: 664

"Southern Charm" premieres Monday, Apr. 4, at 9 p.m. PT/ET on Bravo.

14. The Real Housewives of New York City (2008– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Reality-TV

A fast-paced reality show that follows several incredibly busy and ambitious Manhattan women. Watch as they balance envious social calendars, challenging careers, and motherhood, with the hustle and bustle of the big city all around.

Stars: Ramona Singer, Luann de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan, Bethenny Frankel

Votes: 2,730

"The Real Housewives of New York City" premieres Wednesday, Apr. 6, at 9 p.m. PT/ET on Bravo.

15. The Odd Couple (2015–2017)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

After being kicked out of their houses by their wives, two friends try to share an apartment, but their ideas of housekeeping and lifestyles are as different as night and day.

Stars: Matthew Perry, Thomas Lennon, Lindsay Sloane, Yvette Nicole Brown

Votes: 7,969

"The Odd Couple" premieres Thursday, Apr. 7, at 8:30 p.m. PT/ET on CBS.

16. River Monsters (2009–2017)

42 min | Documentary, Adventure, Mystery

Jeremy Wade searches the world for legendary and flesh-eating freshwater fish.

Stars: Jeremy Wade, Daniel Göz, Tim Mousseau, Stan Groves

Votes: 4,244

"River Monsters" premieres Thursday, Apr. 7, at 9 p.m. PT/ET on Animal Planet.

17. Catastrophe (2015–2019)

TV-MA | 24 min | Comedy

American boy Rob gets Irish girl Sharon pregnant while they hook up for a week while on a business trip to London.

Stars: Sharon Horgan, Rob Delaney, Mark Bonnar, Ashley Jensen

Votes: 13,569

The entire 6-episode Season 2 of "Catastrophe" premieres Friday, Apr. 8 on Amazon Video.

18. Lonely and Horny (2016– )


Ruby Jade is a selfish single 30-something who wants to have sex more than anything else in the world. Along with the help of his empathetic dating coach Josh Rice Ruby embarks on a quest to find love, with literally anybody.

Stars: Amir Blumenfeld, Jake Hurwitz, Jake Nordwind, Hayley Marie Norman

Votes: 257

"Lonely and Horny" premieres Friday, Apr. 8 on Vimeo.

19. Outlander (2014– )

TV-MA | 64 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

An English combat nurse from 1945 is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743.

Stars: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Duncan Lacroix, Tobias Menzies

Votes: 99,759

"Outlander" premieres Saturday, Apr. 9 at 9 p.m. PT/ET on Starz.

20. The Girlfriend Experience (2016– )

TV-MA | 27 min | Drama

Anthology television series based on Steven Soderbergh's "The Girlfriend Experience."

Stars: Riley Keough, Paul Sparks, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Briony Glassco

Votes: 7,939

"The Girlfriend Experience" premieres Sunday, Apr. 10 at 8 p.m. PT/ET on Starz.

21. Fear the Walking Dead (2015– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

A Walking Dead spin-off, set in Los Angeles, following two families who must band together to survive the undead apocalypse.

Stars: Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Cliff Curtis, Rubén Blades

Votes: 104,235

"Fear the Walking Dead" premieres Sunday, Apr. 10 at 9 p.m. PT/ET on AMC.

22. House of Lies (2012–2016)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Drama

A subversive, scathing look at a self-loathing management consultant from a top-tier firm. Marty, a highly successful, cutthroat consultant is never above using any means (or anyone) necessary to get his clients the information they want.

Stars: Don Cheadle, Kristen Bell, Ben Schwartz, Josh Lawson

Votes: 23,018

"House of Lies" premieres Sunday, Apr. 10 at 9 p.m. PT/ET on Showtime.

23. Shahs of Sunset (2012– )

44 min | Documentary

Follows a group of affluent young Persian-American friends who juggle their flamboyant, fast-paced L.A. lifestyles with the demands of their families and traditions.

Stars: Reza Farahan, Golnesa Gharachedaghi, Mercedes Javid, Asa Soltan Rahmati

Votes: 1,265

"Shahs of Sunset" premieres Sunday, Apr. 10 at 9 p.m. PT/ET on Bravo.

24. Spring Baking Championship (2015– )

TV-G | 60 min | Family, Reality-TV

Eight professional bakers compete to win the title of the Spring Baking Champion and $50,000. Each round is started with a preheat challenge and the winner gains an advantage for the main ... See full summary »

Stars: Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman, Lorraine Pascale, Bobby Deen

Votes: 99

"Spring Baking Championship" premieres Sunday, Apr. 10 at 9 p.m. PT/ET on Food.

25. Dice (2016– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

Hickory, dickory, dock...the Dice Man's back and he's ready to rock. Twenty-five years after taking the entertainment world by storm, Andrew Dice Clay is eager to reclaim his comedy throne.

Stars: Andrew Dice Clay, Kevin Corrigan, Natasha Leggero, Brad Morris

Votes: 1,623

"Dice" premieres Sunday, Apr. 10 at 9:30 p.m. PT/ET on Showtime.

26. Talking Dead (2011– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Talk-Show

A talk show about The Walking Dead (2010) and Fear the Walking Dead (2015).

Stars: Chris Hardwick, Denise M. Huth, Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln

Votes: 3,203

"Talking Dead" premieres Sunday, Apr. 10 at 10 p.m. PT/ET on AMC.

27. The Detour (2016–2019)

TV-MA | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy

A contemporary father takes his family on a road trip across America, but a set of crazy, unforeseen circumstances causes them to end up on the run from the FBI.

Stars: Jason Jones, Natalie Zea, Ashley Gerasimovich, Liam Carroll

Votes: 5,440

"The Detour" premieres Monday, Apr. 11 at 9 p.m. PT/ET on TBS.

28. Hunters (2016– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

The disappearance of a decorated FBI agent's wife leads him to a secret government unit assembled to hunt a group of ruthless terrorists - shadowy figures that may or may not be from this world.

Stars: Nathan Phillips, Britne Oldford, Mark Coles Smith, Lewis Fitz-Gerald

Votes: 2,474

"Hunters" premieres Monday, Apr. 11 at 10 p.m. PT/ET on Syfy.

29. The Real Housewives of Dallas (2016–2019)

TV-14 | 43 min | Reality-TV

A natural expansion for "The Real Housewives" franchise, the extravagant, over-the-top city of Dallas is deeply rooted in Texan pride, where people believe that if they are lucky enough to ... See full summary »

Stars: LeeAnne Locken, Stephanie Hollman, Brandi Redmond, Cary Deuber

Votes: 363

"The Real Housewives of Dallas" premieres Monday, Apr. 11 at 10 p.m. PT/ET on Bravo.

30. The Mindy Project (2012–2017)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

A young Ob/Gyn doctor balances her personal and professional life, surrounded by quirky co-workers in a small office.

Stars: Mindy Kaling, Ike Barinholtz, Ed Weeks, Chris Messina

Votes: 27,244

"The Mindy Project" premieres Tuesday, Apr. 12 on Hulu.

31. Living with Funny (2016– )


The curtain is lifted on the personal lives of Hollywood's up-and-coming comedians as we see what happens when they drop the mic and come home.

Stars: Brandon T. Jackson, Erik Rivera

Votes: 12

"Living with Funny" premieres Tuesday, Apr. 12 at 9 p.m. PT/ET on Oxygen.

32. Game of Silence (2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

A rising attorney finds his perfectly crafted life threatened when his long-lost childhood friends threaten to expose a dark secret from their past.

Stars: David Lyons, Michael Raymond-James, Larenz Tate, Bre Blair

Votes: 2,386

"Game of Silence" premieres Tuesday, Apr. 12 at 10 p.m. PT/ET on NBC. Subsequent episodes will air Thursdays at 10 p.m. PT/ET.

33. The Last Alaskans (2015– )

41 min | Reality-TV

An eight-part special event that documents the lives of some of the most isolated people in America - the last of their kind - as they struggle and thrive in Alaska's untouched wilderness ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Harte, Edna Korth, Ray Lewis

Votes: 697

"The Last Alaskans" premieres Tuesday, Apr. 12 at 10 p.m. PT/ET on Discovery.

34. The Last Panthers (2015–2016)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Independent Claims Specialist Naomi (Samantha Morton) is given the job by her boss, Tom (Sir John Hurt), of recovering stolen diamonds, no matter what it takes. Also on the trail of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Samantha Morton, Tahar Rahim, Goran Bogdan, John Hurt

Votes: 1,992

"The Last Panthers" premieres Wednesday, Apr. 13 at 8 p.m. PT/ET on Sundance.

35. S.T.R.O.N.G. (I) (2016– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Reality-TV

The show will feature ten men and ten women looking to improve their fitness who will be paired with trainers specializing in strength and conditioning. Like with The Biggest Loser, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Jill May, Gabrielle Reece, Bennie Wylie, Nicole Bentley

Votes: 214

"S.T.R.O.N.G." premieres Wednesday, Apr. 13 at 10 p.m. PT/ET on NBC. Subsequent episodes will air Thursdays at 8 p.m. PT/ET.

36. Bones (2005–2017)

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan and cocky F.B.I. Special Agent Seeley Booth build a team to investigate murders. Quite often, there isn't more to examine than rotten flesh or mere bones.

Stars: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne

Votes: 132,041

"Bones" premieres Thursday, Apr. 14 at 8 p.m. PT/ET on FOX.

37. The Dude Perfect Show (2016– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Reality-TV

A tv show where 5 guys and a panda do incredible trick shots of all kinds. And several guest come out to join them in their dude perfectness. Starting out on YouTube these guys have made it to the tv world.

Stars: Coby Cotton, Cory Cotton, Cody Jones, Tyler Toney

Votes: 189

"The Dude Perfect Show" premieres Thursday, Apr. 14 at 9 p.m. PT/ET on CMT.

38. Orphan Black (2013–2017)

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

A streetwise hustler is pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her.

Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard

Votes: 94,939

"Orphan Black" premieres Thursday, Apr. 14 at 10 p.m. PT/ET on BBC America.

39. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015–2019)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

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

Stars: Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess, Carol Kane

Votes: 57,801

The entire 13-episode Season 2 of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" premieres Friday, Apr. 15, at 12:01 a.m. PT/3:01 a.m. ET on Netflix.

40. Good Witch (2015– )

TV-PG | 48 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

"Good Witch" will take viewers on a new magical journey with Cassie Nightingale and her daughter Grace. When Dr. Sam Radford moves in next door to Grey House with his son, they are charmed by the 'magical' mother-daughter duo.

Stars: Catherine Bell, Catherine Disher, Bailee Madison, James Denton

Votes: 5,785

"Good Witch" premieres Sunday, Apr. 17 at 9 p.m. PT/ET on Hallmark Channel.

41. Rich Kids of Beverly Hills (2014– )

30 min | Reality-TV

A look into the privileged lives of several twenty-somethings.

Stars: Morgan Stewart, Dorothy Wang, Brendan Fitzpatrick, Jonny Drubel

Votes: 753

"Rich Kids of Beverly Hills" premieres Sunday, Apr. 17 at 10 p.m. PT/ET on E!

42. 12 Monkeys (2015–2018)

TV-14 | 42 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

Follows the journey of a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will nearly destroy the human race.

Stars: Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Noah Bean, Barbara Sukowa

Votes: 37,078

"12 Monkeys" premieres Monday, Apr. 18 at 9 p.m. PT/ET on Syfy.

43. Hotel Impossible (2012– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Reality-TV

Anthony Melchiorri travels to help inexperienced hotel owners save their hotels from closing down.

Stars: Anthony Melchiorri, Blanche Garcia, Casey Noble, Carrie Locklyn

Votes: 949

"Hotel Impossible" premieres Monday, Apr. 18 at 9 p.m. PT/ET on Travel.

44. Containment (2016)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

The series follows an epidemic that breaks out in Atlanta, leaving the large city quarantined and those stuck on the inside fighting for their lives.

Stars: David Gyasi, Christina Moses, Chris Wood, Claudia Black

Votes: 9,087

"Containment" premieres Tuesday, Apr. 19 at 9 p.m. PT/ET on CW.

45. The Night Manager (2016)

TV-14 | 358 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The night manager of a Cairo hotel is recruited to infiltrate an arms dealer's inner circle.

Stars: Hugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Debicki, Olivia Colman

Votes: 62,474

"The Night Manager" premieres Tuesday, Apr. 19 at 10 p.m. PT/ET on AMC.

46. Deadbeat (2014–2016)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy