TV Schedule April 2017

April TV Calendar: The Leftovers and Fargo Return, Handmaid's Tale Is Told, Gods Rise and 81 Other Dates to Save

The TV season at hand may not end in earnest until next month, but the most robust April on record draws nigh, featuring the return and debut of numerous prestige cable/streaming series, plus much, much more.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine, S.H.I.E.L.D. and Gotham, for example, are due to return from long breaks, while fans of Fargo, The Leftovers and iZombie can finally look set their DVR for new episodes. There are hellos ahead, as American Gods come to life and The Handmaid’s Tale unspools, as well as some goodbyes, as FEUD, 24: Legacy and The Magicians wrap their seasons while Bates Motel shutters for good.

Here is our handy-dandy calendar or April premieres, returns, finales and specials, with series debuts noted in bold. Click to zoom and save the dates!

TV Schedule April 2017Preemptive P.S. My calendar-making skills have never been infallible — it’s more of a hobby, really —  so if you spot something that is (theoretically) missing, drop a polite note in Comments and I might include it in an update.

Want scoop on any of the above shows? Email and your question may be answered via Matt’s Inside Line!

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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  1. Laura says:

    When does “Agents of SHIELD” come back?

  2. Dick Whitman says:

    April 16th says The Good Wife instead of Fight.

  3. Kevin Tran says:

    Looking forward to watch the finales of Homeland and 24: Legacy. Also the return of The Blacklist and SNL with Louis CK and Jimmy Fallon (hope there might another version of Twin Bed featuring the female cast and Lil’ Baby Aidy).

  4. Wrstlgirl says:

    I’ve got Prison Break all set up on the DVR, cannot wait!!!

  5. Brian says:

    American Dad returns April 10. Training Day moves to its new night April 8. Those are the only things coming to mind that were excluded. Maybe you might want to add Supergirl and Flash for April 24/25 as those are taking a 4 week break.

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      I’ll add Training Day next round. Can’t bother with multi-week break stuff; not enough hours in the day!

  6. John says:

    No MST3K? (Drops April 14th on Netflix.)

  7. Netty says:

    What would we do without your excellent calender-making skills Matt :-)

  8. Jon says:

    Talking with Chris Hardwick starts April 9th.

  9. kate says:

    Make sure you check your Prison Break recording, I set it up when I did the xfinity upgrade and while it always said it was recording (but then didn’t) Univision’s reruns of it, it didn’t initially appear for April’s premiere.

    Separately, I can’t wait for both iZombie (which I’ve become weirdly obsessed with recently) and, I can’t believe I am saying this, but the Leftovers (I just recently watched season 2).

  10. Gwg says:

    I love you Matt for including My Little Pony FIM.

  11. MMD says:

    Matt since you so thoughtfully pointed out to me in March that this not only is a calendar, suitable for framing and a great last minute gift idea, I just wanted you to know that it was an absolute hit and people have been bugging me for a followup April calendar! Thanks you’re a prince and I have my calendar and dvr set accordingly.

    Everyone is now getting GREAT Easter gifts early! :)

  12. Sandra says:

    What about Cormoran Strike on HBO? Love Tom Burke!

  13. I can’t wait for PLL

  14. Scott says:

    “Fire Island” on Logo is premiering on April 27. :)

  15. Joey Padron says:

    Excited for the returns of Gotham, Agents of Shield, and Brookyn Nine-Nine. Excited for new seasons of Prison Break, Better Call Saul, and Fargo.

  16. Ashley says:

    Wentworth season 5 returns on April 4th!! This show should be known by all its incredible tv!

  17. Anne says:

    Why was Doubt cancelled after 2 episodes?