Spring Streaming and Over-the-Air TV Premieres: April 2017

Cord Cutting Guide to Spring TV Premieres

March Madness may be over, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to turn off the TV. Not only is April a good month for the weather, it’s also a good month for television. If you’ve been itching to try something new or just need a show to tide yourself over until something else comes back on, here’s a look at some great cable-free television that’s set to premiere in the month of April.

Note: All times in Eastern Time unless otherwise noted.

April Over-the-Air Premieres  

Gotham (Fox) – April 24 at 8:00 PM

After taking a couple of months off, the hit series Gotham returns to finish off its third season. For those of you unaware, Gotham is basically Batman without Batman. Set several years before the caped crusader picks up his pointy cowl, Gotham centers on the exploits of a young Detective Gordon as he crosses paths with criminals and soon-to-be super villains.

Great News (NBC) – April 25 at 9:00 PM (series premiere)

The people who brought you 30 Rock and the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt are at it once again with the series Great News. Set in a Cable News station, Great News follows the story of a television producer whose life becomes disrupted when her mother joins the station as an intern. If you love Tina Fey, then this is going to become a must watch.

Let it Fall (ABC) – Los Angeles 1982-1992 – April 28 at 9:00 PM (documentary premiere)

Set to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the LA Riots, Let it Fall is a striking documentary that cuts to the heart of the Rodney King incident. Starting ten years before the incident and the trial, Let it Fall takes you through the underlying tensions that led to the riots and several first hand accounts from the people that live through it all it.

April Streaming Premieres

Mystery Science Theater 3000 – Netflix on April 14

In the not-too-distant future, somewhere in time and space, the cult classic series Mystery Science Theater 3000 makes its triumphant return to television. The premise is incredibly simple and something we can (mostly) relate to: A man is trapped on a satellite in outer space and is forced to watch terrible movies. To help keep his sanity, him and his robot friends mercilessly mock the movie; much to all our delight.

Fortitude – Amazon on April 14

Fortitude is a British Sci-Fi psychological thriller that’s been picked up by Amazon for its second season. As one of the northernmost settlements in Norway, the small town of Svalbard is as safe and silent as a town could be; that is, until one of its most prominent members gets brutally murdered. It may be British, and it may be sci-fi, but trust me when I say this is NOT Doctor Who.

The Handmaid’s Tale – Hulu on April 26

Based off of the novel of the same name, The Handmaid’s Tale is story that’s as thought provoking as it is disturbing. This Hulu Original Series is set in a dystopian future where America has been overthrown by a totalitarian theocracy, women are no longer allowed to work, control money, become educated, etc… The show centers on a woman who could remember what it was once like to be free as she struggles to make it in this bleak and dreary world.

Couldn’t find anything you like? Here’s a look some additional over-the-air and streaming premieres for the month of April.

  •  April 11 – 8:00 PM: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Fox
  •  April 14
    • 12:00 AM: Chelsea – Netflix
    • 12:00 AM: Sandy Wexler – Netflix
  • April 15 – 11:30 PM: Saturday Night Live, NBC
  • April 16 – 8:00 PM: Stayin’ Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees, CBS
  • April 21
    • 12:00 AM: Bosch, Amazon
    • 12:00 AM: Thunderbirds Are Go, Amazon
    • 12:00 AM: Bill Nye Save the World, Netflix
    • 12:00 AM: Girlboss, Netflix
    • 12:00 AM: Sand Castle, Netflix
    • 12:00 AM: Tramps, Netflix
  • April 25 – 12:00 AM: The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared, Netflix
  • April 28
    • 12:00 AM: Cable Girls, Netflix
    • 12:00 AM: Casting JonBenet, Netflix
    • 12:00 AM: Castrophe, Amazon
    • 12:00 AM: Dear White People, Netflix
    • 12:00 AM: Rodny King, Netflix
    • 12:00 AM: Small Crimes, Netflix

So what are you looking forward to most? I can’t wait for Mystery Science Theater 3000! Let us know in the comments below or sound off on social media!

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