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Eager for warm weather already? Here’s an early look at spring/summer TV that might argue for you to stay indoors.
Thursday, Mar. 2
60 Days In: Atlanta (2017) 9 p.m., A&E
Friday, Mar. 3
Annedroids: Season 4 (2016) Amazon
Sunday, Mar. 5
Once Upon a Time: Season 6 (2016) 89% 8 p.m., ABC (returning)
Making History: Season 1 (2010) 92% 8:30 p.m., FOX
Chicago Justice: Season 1 (2017) 73% 9 p.m., NBC
The Last Man on Earth: Season 3 (2016) 78% 9:30 p.m., FOX (returning)
The Arrangement: Season 1 (2010) 62% 10 p.m., E!
Blood Feuds: Bette and Joan (2016) 91% 10 p.m., FX
Shades of Blue: Season 2 (2017) 10 p.m., NBC
Time After Time: Season 1 (2017) 67% 10 pm., ABC
Breaking Free (2015) 11 p.m., WGN
Tuesday, Mar. 7
The Americans: Season 5 (2017) 94% 10 p.m., FX
Saturday, Mar. 11
Samurai Jack: Season 5 (2017) 100% 11:30 p.m., Cartoon Network
Tuesday, Mar. 14
Trial & Error: Season 1 (2017) 86% 9:30 p.m., NBC
Sunday, Mar. 19
The Circus: Inside the Biggest Story on Earth: Season 2 (2017) 8 p.m., Showtime
Into the Badlands: Season 2 (2017) 100% 10 p.m., AMC
Tuesday, Mar. 28
Rebel: Season 1 (2017) 38% 10 p.m., BET
Wednesday, Mar. 29
Harlots: Season 1 (2017) 92% Hulu
Imaginary Mary: Season 1 (2017) 27% 8:30 p.m., ABC (sneak preview)
Nobodies: Season 1 () 73% 10 p.m., TV Land
Lopez: Season 2 (2017) 10:30 p.m., TV Land
Thursday, Apr, 6
Dark Net: Season 2 (2017) 10 p.m., Showtime
Saturday, Apr. 8
The Son: Season 1 (2017) 52% 9 p.m., AMC
Tuesday, Apr. 11
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 4 (2016) 100% 8 p.m., FOX (returning)
Friday, Apr. 14
Chelsea: Season 2 (2017) Netflix
Fortitude: Season 2 (2017) 91% Amazon
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Season 1 (2017) 100% Netflix
Sunday, Apr. 16
The White Princess: Season 1 (2017) 76% 8 p.m., Starz
Guerrilla: Miniseries (2017) 75% 9 p.m., Showtime
The Leftovers: Season 3 (2017) 99% 9 p.m., HBO
Veep: Season 6 (2017) 94% 10:30 p.m., HBO
Wednesday, Apr. 19
Fargo: Season 3 (2017) 93% 10 p.m., FX
Monday, Apr. 24
Gotham: Season 3 (2016) 74% 8 p.m., Fox (returning)
Thursday, Apr. 27
The President Show: Season 1 (2017) 67% 11:30 p.m., Comedy Central
Sunday, Apr. 30
American Gods: Season 1 (2017) 92% 9 p.m., Starz
Monday, May 1
Lucifer: Season 2 (2016) 100% 9 p.m., Fox (returning)
Friday, May 5
Sense8: Season 2 (2016) 93% Netflix
Monday, May 8
Southern Charm Savannah: Season 1 (2017) 10 p.m., Bravo
Sunday, May 14
Mike Tyson Mysteries: Season 3 (2017) 11:30 p.m., Cartoon Network
Tuesday, May 16
Born This Way: Season 3 (2017) 9 p.m., A&E
Sunday, May 21
Dark Angel (2017) 9 p.m., PBS
The Return: The Return (2017) 94% 9 p.m., Showtime
Tuesday, May 23
Casual: Season 3 (2017) 100% Hulu
Wednesday, May 24
Dirty Dancing (2017) 19% 8 p.m., ABC
Friday, May 26
Gap Year: Season 1 (2017) Hulu
Bloodline: Season 3 (2017) 53% Netflix
Monday, May 29
Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath: Season 2 (2017) 9 p.m., A&E
Whose Line is it Anyway?: Season 5 (2017) 9 p.m., CW
Still Star-Crossed: Season 1 (2017) 52% 10 p.m., ABC
Tuesday, May 30
F Is for Family: Season 2 (2017) 89% Netflix
House of Cards: Season 5 (2017) 72% Netflix
Animal Kingdom: Season 2 (2017) 80% 9 p.m., TNT
Fear Factor: Season 1 (2017) 10 p.m., MTV
World of Dance: Season 1 (2017) 10 p.m., NBC
Thursday, June 1
Nashville: Season 5 (2017) 86% 9 p.m., CMT (returning)
Wednesday, June 7
Nightcap: Season 2 (2017) 8 p.m., POP
Thursday, June 8
Queen of the South: Season 2 (2017) 10 p.m., USA
Tuesday, June 13
Face Off: Season 12 (2017) 9 p.m., SyFy
Wednesday, June 14
Blood Drive: Season 1 (2017) 76% 10 p.m., SyFy
Thursday, June 15
The Tunnel: Season 2 (2017) 9 p.m., PBS
Sunday, June 18
Grantchester: Season 3 (2017) 9 p.m., PBS
Sunday, June 25
Power: Season 4 (2017) Starz
Preacher: Season 2 (2017) 91% 9 p.m., AMC
Prime Suspect: Tennison: Season 1 (2017) 10 p.m., PBS
Thursday, June 29
Big Brother Season 19 (2017) 9 p.m., CBS
Zoo: Season 3 (2017) 100% 10 p.m., CBS
Wednesday, Jul. 5
Snowfall: Season 1 (2017) 62% FX 10 p.m., FX
Friday, Jul. 7
Degrassi: Next Class: Season 4 (2017) Netflix
Monday, Jul. 10
Penn & Teller: Fool Us: Season 4 (2017) 8 p.m., CW
() % 9 p.m., TNT
Friday, Jul. 14
Friends From College: Season 1 (2017) 26% Netflix
Monday, Jul. 17
Loaded: Season 1 (2017) 60% 10 p.m., AMC
Tuesday, Aug. 1
Manhunt: Unabomber (2017) 9 p.m., Discovery
Wednesday, Aug. 2
The Lowe Files (2017) 10 p.m., A&E
The Sinner: Season 1 (2017) 90% 10 p.m., USA
Thursday, Aug. 3
The Guest Book: Season 1 (2017) 64% 10 p.m., TBS
What Would Diplo Do? (2017) 10 p.m., Viceland
Friday, Aug. 4
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later: Season 1 (2017) Netflix
Tuesday, Aug. 8
Difficult People: Season 3 (2017) 100% Hulu
Wednesday, Aug. 9
Mr. Mercedes (2017) 8 p.m., Audience Network
Thursday, Aug. 10
Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update: Season 1 (2017) 9 p.m., NBC
Friday, Aug. 11
Atypical: Season 1 (2017) 74% Netflix
Sunday, Aug. 13
Get Shorty: Season 1 (2017) 78% 10 p.m., Epix
Monday, Aug. 14
Bachelor in Paradise: Season 4 (2017) 33% 8 p.m., ABC
Tuesday, Aug. 15
Greenleaf: Season 2 (2017) 10 p.m., OWN
Wednesday, Aug. 16
Marlon: Season 1 (2017) 50% 9 p.m., NBC
Friday, Aug. 18
Marvel - The Defenders: Season 1 (2017) 78% Netflix
Saturday, Aug. 19
Halt and Catch Fire: Season 4 (2017) 100% 9 p.m., AMC
Sunday, Aug. 20
Endeavour: Season 4 (2017) 9 p.m., PBS
The Last Ship: Season 4 (2017) 9 p.m., TNT
Episodes: Season 5 (2017) 100% 10 p.m., Showtime
Survivor's Remorse: Season 4 (2017) 10 p.m., Starz
Dice: Season 2 (2017) 10:30 p.m., Showtime
Thursday, Aug. 24
Party Boat (2017) Crackle
It’s time again for our weekly countdown of the Fall TV premieres! Here are the best new shows for the week of Friday, November 4, 2016. See how this week’s shows, The Crown, Stan Against Evil, and People of Earth stack up against each other on the Tomatometer!
November’s not only turkey time, but it also marks the start of the holiday shopping season — which means some exciting new titles will be heading to DVD and Blu-ray this month. Check out Rotten Tomatoes picks’ for what to binge-watch in November, whether you’re trying to catch up on a show in time for the next season, looking for a new series to stream over a long weekend, or giving something a try before you re-gift it as a stocking stuffer next month!
Why you should watch it: Essential viewing for Breaking Bad fans, Better Call Saul is also a stand-alone drama, engrossing and darkly comic, with knock-out performances by Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks. The complete first season hits DVD on Nov. 10, so you better binge Saul!
Commitment: About nine hours.
What it is: Based on a Philip K. Dick novel, this show of the same name tells an alternate history of the Axis Powers winning World War II and the resistance movement growing throughout America in the early 1960s.
Why you should watch it: By executive producer Ridley Scott, The Man in the High Castle is unlike anything else on TV, with an immediately engrossing plot driven by quickly developed characters. Part of Amazon’s fourth “pilot season,” this fully realized post-war dystopia was the best-reviewed show of the lot in 2014.
Where to watch: The complete first season will be available on Amazon Prime on Friday, Nov. 20.
Commitment: 10 hours.
What it is: Comedy Central’s half-hour sketch show features a series of vignettes — many of which feature the comic’s biting feminist commentary — strung together by Schumer’s hilarious woman-on-the-street interviews.
Why you should watch it: Three seasons in, Trainwreck star Schumer is finally a household name, thanks in large part to a handful of sketches that went viral this year, including her parody of 12 Angry Men starring Paul Giamatti and the show’s musical spoof of One Direction’s “You Don’t Know You’re Beautiful.”
Commitment: 15 hours.
What it is: Based on the award-winning novels by Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall recounts the rise and fall of Anne Boleyn, as observed by Thomas Cromwell during his own ascension within the court of Henry VIII.
Why you should watch it: Mark Rylance‘s performance as Cromwell is enough reason to watch, but Damian Lewis and Claire Foy are also not to be missed. An exceptional supporting cast brings this cutthroat Tudor world to vivid life.
Commitment: Six hours.
What it is: Aziz Ansari is the creator of Master of None, a new show on Netflix that is loosely based on his life. We follow Dev as he makes his way in NYC as an actor who, along with his friends, discovers what 30-something means today.
Why you should watch it: For all those that fell in love with Tom Haverford on Parks and Recreation, you will see a more nuanced, intimate kind of Ansari love here. Master of None’s cultural commentary is on-point, the weirdness of today’s romantic struggles are highlighted in all their awkward glory, and the cast is a talented bunch. Binge your hearts out; it’s a funny, sweet, neurotic ride.
Where to watch: Season one will be available on Nov. 6 exclusively on Netflix.
Commitment: Five hours.
What it is: Before Bob Odenkirk and David Cross broke through with Breaking Bad and Arrested Development, respectively, they were the oddball duo behind Mr. Show, an anarchic sketch comedy that blended goofiness and edginess in a way that resembles Chappelle’s Show for the indie rock set.
Why you should watch it: Since W/ Bob & David is premiering on Netflix on Nov. 13, now’s as good a time as any to dive into one of the weirdest programs of the mid to late 1990s. For inspired randomness, absurdist satire, and some of the best segues in television history, you can’t beat Mr. Show. In addition to its leading men, the show served as an incubator for a number of the brightest lights of alt-comedy, including Jack Black, Sarah Silverman, Paul F. Tompkins, and Scott Aukerman.
Commitment: 15 hours.
What it is: Starz’s Black Sails is a period drama that follows the trials and triumphs of the most notorious men to sail the seven seas during piracy’s golden age.
Why you should watch it: This prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island offers a grittier take on the usual swashbuckling fare we’ve come to expect from our famous pirates. So you can count on the action to build as the intrigue deepens. With two seasons under its belt, there is already plenty of adventure to be had before Black Sails comes back for a third season in January 2016.
Where to watch: Both seasons are on Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, PlayStation Video, Starz Play (with cable subscription), Vudu, Xbox Video, and Xfinity (with cable subscription), and season two hits DVD and Blu-ray on Nov. 3.
Commitment: 18 hours.
What it is: The adaptation of the UK BBC comedy series of the same name showcases the careers and personal lives of doctors and nurses in a Long Beach hospital extended-care wing.
Why you should watch it: Folks who like their brilliant slapstick comedy to suddenly jolt you with empathy and smash your heart against the wall — and watch it slither to the floor where it gets rolled over by a squeaky, old wheelchair occupied by a vibrant but terminally-ill senior citizen who screams something naughty as she begins to dance naked in the hallways of the hospital wing, bringing you to tears of laughter once again — will love Getting On.
Where to watch: Season three premieres Nov. 8 at 10 p.m. on HBO. The first two seasons are streaming on Amazon, Google Play, HBO Go (with subscription), iTunes, Playstation Video, Vudu, and Xfinity (with cable subscription).
Commitment: Six hours.
What it is: In this animated series, Mike Tyson (voiced by Tyson himself) embarks on a series of hilarious investigations with his adopted Korean daughter, an irritable ghost, and a vulgar talking pigeon in tow. Their shenanigans take them everywhere from Cormac McCarthy’s ranch to outer space.
Why you should watch it: Mike Tyson appears to have embraced his newly reformed public persona as a big, unpredictable teddy bear with a knack for self-parody and just a touch of insanity. Mike Tyson Mysteries takes full advantage of this, and the result is an absurd comedy that alternates between high concept Scooby-Doo-esque hijinks and upended sitcom tropes. In other words, if you’re an Adult Swim fan, this will fit right into your schedule, and since the second season premieres on Sunday, it’s the perfect time to catch up.
Where to watch: The Adult Swim website has the first four episodes and the season finale of season one available to watch, and you can get the rest on Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, or Vudu. You can also purchase the first season (uncensored) on DVD.
Commitment: Each episode is only 11 or 12 minutes long, so you should be able to finish the whole season in two hours.
Why you should watch it: It’s a series about maturation, relationships, mistakes, forgiveness, and the metamorphoses that accompany such change, for those directly involved and for their often dysfunctional families. Influenced by writer Sally Wainwright’s mother’s second marriage, the life-changing events play out fervidly with understated realism. In a time when sensationalism and special effects can dominate the airwaves, Halifax brings an invigorating genuineness to relationships with subtle profundity.
Commitment: 18 hours.