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New TV shows for April 2021: What’s coming next

New TV shows calendar April 2021
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When spring showers force you inside, the new TV shows in April 2021 will keep you entertained. The calendar of new TV shows and movies airing on broadcast, cable and streaming is filled with fresh offerings from Netflix, Disney Plus, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video and others.

This month brings award-winning dramas like The Handmaid's Tale, fantasy epics like The Nevers and Shadow and Bone, as well as family-friendly comedies like Dad Stop Embarrassing Me and Big Shot. We're also getting several reality favorites, including Netflix's social experiment The Circle and Lifetime's spinoff of Married at First Sight, Unmatchables.

Our schedule also includes new movies premiering on streaming services, such as Thunder Force, Tom Clancy's Without Remorse, Concrete Cowboy and Stowaway.

And awards season comes to a conclusion, with the Oscars on April 25.

The new TV show premieres and finales to watch in April 2021

All times Eastern Time
Our top picks in bold

THURSDAY, APRIL 1

The Challenge: All Stars - season 1 premiere (3 a.m., Paramount Plus)

Genera+ion - season 1 spring finale (3 a.m., HBO Max)

The Great Pottery Throwdown - season 4 premiere (3 a.m., HBO Max)

Made for Love - season 1 premiere (3 a.m., HBO Max)

Manifest - season 3 premiere (8 p.m., NBC)

Top Chef: Portland - season 18 premiere (8 p.m., Bravo)

The Moodys - season 2 premiere (9 p.m., Fox)

Wipeout - season 8 premiere (9 p.m., TBS)

Law & Order: Organized Crime- season 1 premiere (10 p.m., NBC)

FRIDAY, APRIL 2

Concrete Cowboy - movie (3 a.m., Netflix)

Ready to Love - season 3 premiere (9 p.m., OWN)

SUNDAY, APRIL 4

27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - special (9 p.m., TBS and TNT)

The Walking Dead - season 10 finale (9 p.m., AMC)

MONDAY, APRIL 5

Family Reunion - complete season 2 (3 a.m., Netflix)

Hemingway: A Writer - miniseries premiere (8 p.m., PBS)

NCAA Basketball Men’s National Championship (9 p.m., CBS)

TUESDAY, APRIL 6

Chad - season 1 premiere (10:30 p.m., TBS)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7

Dolly Parton: A Musicares Tributes - movie (3 a.m., Netflix)

The Wedding Coach - complete season 1 (3 a.m., Netflix)

Kung Fu - season 1 premiere (8 p.m., The CW)

Home Economics - season 1 premiere (8:30 p.m., ABC)

Exterminate All the Brutes - miniseries premiere (9 p.m., HBO)

Queen of the South - season 5 premiere (10 p.m, USA)

THURSDAY, APRIL 8

Everything’s Gonna Be Okay - season 2 premiere (10 p.m., Freeform)

Rebel - season 1 premiere (10 p.m., ABC)

FRIDAY, APRIL 9

Them - complete season 1 (12 a.m., Amazon Prime Video)

Thunder Force - movie (3 a.m., Netflix)

Wynonna Earp - series finale (10 p.m., Syfy)

SUNDAY, APRIL 11

2021 BAFTA Awards - special (8 p.m., BBC America)

Fear the Walking Dead - season 6 premiere (9 p.m., AMC)

The Nevers - season 1 premiere (9 p.m., HBO)

Shameless - series finale (9 p.m., Showtime)

MONDAY, APRIL 12

All American - season 3 spring premiere (8 p.m., The CW)

TUESDAY, APRIL 13

My Love: Six Stories of True Love - complete season 1 (3 a.m., Netflix)

The Resident - season 4 spring premiere (8 p.m., Fox)

Big Sky - season 1 spring premiere (9 p.m., ABC)

Prodigal Son - season 2 spring premiere (9 p.m., Fox)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14

The Circle - season 2 premiere (3 a.m., Netflix)

Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! - complete season 1 (3 a.m., Netflix)

THURSDAY, APRIL 15

Wahl Street - season 1 premiere (3 a.m., HBO Max)

Younger - season 7 premiere (3 a.m., Paramount Plus)

FRIDAY, APRIL 16

Frank of Ireland - complete season 1 (12 a.m., Amazon Prime Video)

The Year Earth Changed - movie (12 a.m., Apple TV Plus) 

Big Shot - season 1 premiere (3 a.m., Disney Plus)

Van Helsing - season 5 premiere (10 p.m., Syfy)

SUNDAY, APRIL 18

The 56th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards - special (8 p.m., CBS)

Godfather of Harlem - season 2 premiere (9 p.m., Epix)

Couples Therapy - season 2 premiere (10 p.m., Showtime)

Mare of Easttown - season 1 premiere (10 p.m., HBO)

MONDAY, APRIL 19

9-1-1 - season 4 spring premiere (8 p.m., Fox)

Black Ink Crew - season 9 premiere (8 p.m., VH1)

9-1-1: Lonestar - season 2 spring premiere (9 p.m., Fox)

American Dad - season 16 premiere (10 p.m., TBS)

TUESDAY, APRIL 20

Sasquatch - season 1 premiere (12 a.m., Hulu)

Deadliest Catch - season 17 premiere (8 p.m., Discovery)

Queen Sugar - season 5 finale (8 p.m., OWN)

Cruel Summer - season 1 premiere (9 p.m., Freeform)

Storage Wars - season 1 premiere (9 p.m., A&E)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21

Good Trouble - season 3 spring premiere (10 p.m, Freeform)

Married at First Sight: Unmatchables - season 1 premiere (10 p.m., Lifetime)

THURSDAY, APRIL 22

Life in Color With David Attenborough - season 1 premiere (3 a.m., Netflix)

Stowaway - movie (3 a.m., Netflix)

Rutherford Falls - season 1 premiere (3 a.m., Peacock)

The Film Independent Spirit Awards - special (10 p.m., IFC)

FRIDAY, APRIL 23

For All Mankind - season 2 finale (12 a.m., Apple TV Plus)

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier - season 1 finale (3 a.m., Disney Plus)

Mortal Kombat - movie (3 a.m., HBO Max)

Shadow and Bone - complete season 1 (3 a.m., Netflix)

A Black Lady Sketch Show - season 2 premiere (11 p.m., HBO)

SUNDAY, APRIL 25

90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After - season 6 premiere (8 p.m., TLC)

The Oscars: 93rd Annual Academy Awards - special (8 p.m., ABC)

Top Gear - season 30 premiere (8 p.m., BBC America)

MONDAY, APRIL 26

Sesame Street: 50 Years of Sunny Days - special (8 p.m., ABC)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28

The Handmaid’s Tale - season 4 premiere (12 a.m., Hulu)

Headspace Guide to Sleep - complete season 1 (3 a.m., Netflix)

THURSDAY, APRIL 29

Things Heard and Seen - movie (3 a.m., Netflix)

2021 NFL Draft (Round 1) - special (8 p.m., ABC)

FRIDAY, APRIL 30

The Mosquito Coast - season 1 premiere (12 a.m., Apple TV Plus)

Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse - movie (12 a.m., Amazon Prime Video)

Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier - complete miniseries (3 a.m., Disney Plus)

The Mitchells vs the Machines - movie (3 a.m., Netflix)

Pet Stars - complete season 1 (3 a.m., Netflix)