April TV Calendar
The following list provides the dates of the returning cable and major network dramas as well as new cable and major network dramas, made-for-TV movies and mini-series that will air during April:
April 1 – The new Syfy thriller Wynonna Earp will debut at 10 PM
Show Synopsis: Based on the IDW Comic of the same name, the series follows Wyatt Earp’s 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. The cast include Melanie Scrofano (Damien), Tim Rozon (Being Human) and Shamier Anderson (Defiance).
April 1 – The new season of the Canadian series Motive will premiere on the USA Network at 10 PM
April 1 – The fourth and final season of Banshee will premiere on Cinemax at 10 PM
April 2 – The Hallmark Channel movie All Yours will debut at 9 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: When Cass (Nicollette Sheridan), a single mother and high powered attorney, hires Matt (Dan Payne), a family friend, as a nanny out of desperation, she realizes she’s missing something in life and needs to take a chance on love.
April 3 – The fifth season of Call the Midwife will premiere on PBS at 8 PM
NOTE: There are 8 episodes of this mini-series, airing through May 22.
April 5 – The season finale of Shadowhunters will air on FreeForm at 9 PM
April 7 – The Blacklist will return with new episodes on NBC at 9 PM
April 9 – The second season of Outlander will get underway on Starz at 9 PM
April 9 – The original Hallmark Channel movie Hearts of Spring will debut at 9 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: A famous mom blogger (Lisa Whelchel) finds herself being attacked by a reader who has conflicting advice. While she deals with him online, offline she finally meets a great single dad (Michael Shanks) and sparks start to fly. When she finds out that they are in fact the same person, her whole world gets turned upside down.
April 10 – Fear the Walking Dead will premiere its second season on AMC at 9 PM
April 11 – The new Syfy drama Hunters will debut at 10 PM
Show Synopsis: When Baltimore FBI agent Flynn Carroll’s (Nathan Phillips from Wolf Creek) wife goes missing, his search leads him to a highly-classified government organization – the Exo-Terrorism Unit (ETU) – who track and fight alien terrorists. The cast includes Britne Oldford (Ravenswood and American Horror Story) and Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck).
April 12 – iZombie will air two back-to-back episodes, including the season finale, at 8 and 9 PM on The CW
April 12 – The new NBC drama Game of Silence will air a special sneak peek at 10 PM
Show Synopsis: Four best friends have a dark secret they thought was buried 25 years ago, but they soon discover that you can’t hide your past forever. The cast includes David Lyons (Revolution), Claire Van Der Boom (Hawaii Five-O), Michael Raymond James (Once Upon a Time and True Blood), Larenz Tate (Rush), Bre Blair (Last Vegas)
NOTE: The show will then move to its regular timeslot of 10 PM on April 14
April 14 – The fourth season of Orphan Black will premiere on BBC America at 10 PM
April 14 – Bones will return after its extended winter hiatus on FOX at 8 PM
April 16 – The HBO original made-for-TV movie Confirmation will debut at 8 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: The film chronicles the explosive 1991 Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination hearings and the controversy that unfolded when Anita Hill (Kerry Washington from Scandal) came forward to say she was a victim of his sexual harassment. Wendell Pierce (Suits) will play Thomas. Among the cast are Erika Christensen (Parenthood), Zoe Lister-Jones (Life in Pieces), Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls), Greg Kinnear (As Good As It Gets), Jeffrey Wright (The Hunger Games franchise), Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family), Treat Williams (Everwood), Grace Gummer (Extant), Dylan Baker (The Americans) and Kimberly Elise (Diary of a Mad Black Woman).
April 16 – The Hallmark Channel movie Love By Chance will debut at 9 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Claire (Beau Garrett from Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce), an ambitious pastry chef, is busy running her new restaurant, but her meddling mom (Brenda Strong from Desperate Housewives) is preoccupied with her lack of love life. Without her knowledge, Claire’s mother finds her the perfect man, but when Claire finds out it wasn’t fate that brought them together, it could ruin the relationship. The cast includes Ben Ayres (Saving Hope)
April 16 – The Hallmark Hall of Fame movie Hear My Song will debut at 8 PM on CBS
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: This inspirational, music-filled movie tells the tale of a neglected 12-year-old boy, Stet (newcomer Garrett Wareing), whose devilish behavior obscures his angelic singing voice until he enters a boy choir boarding school where the demanding choir master (Dustin Hoffman) drives him to achieve beyond his wildest dreams. The cast includes Kathy Bates, Debra Winger, comedian-actor Eddie Izzard (The Riches), Josh Lucas (The Mysteries of Laura) and Kevin McHale (Glee).
April 17 – The second season of Good Witch will air on the Hallmark Channel at 9 PM
April 17 – The Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie Sandra Brown’s White Hot will debut at 9 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Sayre Hoyle (Shenae Grimes-Beech from 90210 and Scream 4) is a single and strikingly beautiful interior designer, enjoying success in San Francisco after running away from her Louisiana hometown, where her family still resides, a decade ago. When she learns of her brother’s unexpected death, Sayre returns to her small town to attend his funeral, and revisits the strained relationship she’s always had with her father, Huff Hoyle (John Schneider from Smallville and Dukes of Hazzard), a corrupt factory owner who lords over his employees – and most of the town – using fear and intimidation. There, Sayre meets Beck Merchant (Sean Faris (The Lost Valentine and Pretty Little Liars), Huff’s handsome attorney, who immediately takes an interest in her. Though it’s widely believed her brother died from an accidental gunshot wound, Sayre soon begins to suspect foul play, and turns the town upside down when she launches her own investigation, attempting to discover the truth behind his tragic passing. Uncovering a web of dark secrets, lies, cover ups and revenge plots, Sayre struggles with family dynamics, terrifying threats and local law-enforcement officials. Despite becoming more and more attracted to Beck – and maybe even falling in love – Sayre remains determined to prove her brother was murdered and bring his killer to justice.
April 18 – Supergirl will air its season finale on CBS at 8 PM
April 18 – The second season of 12 Monkeys will premiere at 9 PM on Syfy
April 18 – The season finale of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend will air on The CW at 8 PM
April 19 – The new AMC 6-part mini-series The Night Manager will debut at 10 PM
Mini-Series Synopsis: Former British soldier Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston from Thor and Avengers franchise) is recruited by Angela Burr (Olivia Colman from Broadchurch), an intelligence operative. He is tasked to navigate Whitehall and Washington, D.C. where there is an alliance between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. He must infiltrate the inner circle of arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper (Hugh Laurie from House ), Roper’s girlfriend Jed (Elizabeth Debicki from The Man From U.N.C.L.E.), and associate Corkoran (Tom Hollander from Pride & Prejudice). The cast also includes David Harewood (Homeland and Supergirl), Tobias Menzies (Outlander and Game of Thrones) and Russell Tovey (Being Human).
April 19 – The new thriller Containment will debut on The CW at 9 PM
Show Synopsis: Based on the original Belgian series “Cordon,” this thriller focuses on what happens when a mysterious and deadly epidemic breaks out in Atlanta, which causes a vast urban quarantine to be enforced, forcing those stuck on the inside to fight for their lives and federal officials desperately searching for a cure. The cast includes Chris Wood (The Carrie Diaries and The Vampire Diaries), Claudia Black (Farscape and Stargate SG1) and David Gyasi (Interstellar).
April 24 – Game of Thrones will premiere on HBO at 9 PM
April 24 – The new Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original movie Flower Shop Mystery: Snipped in the Bud will debut at 9 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Abby Knight (Brooke Shields) is a beautiful ex-attorney and proprietor of Bloomers, a quaint Illinois flower shop. When she receives a mysterious order for black roses to be delivered to the law department of the local university, Abby, having a colorful history with the school and a daughter who is currently a student, decides to deliver the flowers herself. Upon her arrival, Abby crosses paths with an old law school rival, only to find him murdered in his office shortly after their encounter. When Abby’s fingerprints are found on the murder weapon, she becomes the chief suspect in a dramatic homicide investigation, finding herself hounded by a hard-boiled detective and pursued by a relentless reporter. When things heat up and start looking bad for Abby, she decides to conduct her own murder investigation, enlisting the support of Marco, a handsome bar owner and ex- private investigator. With Marco’s help, Abby gathers and interrogates a list of suspects, including school faculty and their wives and lovers, each having a plausible motive for committing the grisly crime. With a killer on the loose – and a budding romance with Marco beginning to sizzle – the flower shop owner-turned-sleuth struggles to solve the case and prove her innocence, before it’s too late. The cast includes Brennan Elliott and Beau Bridges.
April 25 – Reign will return with new episodes on The CW at 8 PM
April 25 – The new season of Turn: Washington’s Spies will premiere on AMC at 10 PM
April 25 – The season finale of Scorpion will air on CBS at 9 PM
April 26 – Limitless will air its season finale on CBS at 10 PM
Mark your calendars!