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April TV Calendar

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The following list provides the dates of the returning major and cable network dramas, the new dramas that will air major and cable networks as well as online and the made-for-TV movies that will air during April:

April 1 – The Hallmark Channel movie Love at First Bark will debut at 9 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Portland interior designer Julia Galvins (Jana Kramer from One Tree Hill) adopts a dog and seeks the help of expert and handsome dog trainer Owen Michaels (Kevin McGarry from Heartland). When she is hired to design a nursery and a “puppery,” as well as plan a puppy shower fund-raiser for a pregnant client and her pregnant dog, Julia asks Owen’s advice and the two begin to fall for each other.

April 2 – The finale of The Missing will air on Starz at 8 PM

April 2 – The Black Sails series finale will air on Starz at 9 PM

April 2 – The sixth season of Call the Midwife and the second and final season of Home Fires will premiere on PBS at 8 and 9 PM respectively

April 2 – The Reelz Channel 4-hour mini-series The Kennedys: After Camelot will air its two-hour premiere at 9 PM

Mini-Series Synopsis: The mini-series is based on the best-seller by J. Randy Taraborrelli, starring Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Matthew Perry as Ted Kennedy, Alexander Siddiq as Aristotle Onassis, Brett Donahue as John F. Kennedy, Jr., Kristen Hager as Joan Kennedy with Diana Hardcastle and Kristin Booth reprising their roles as Rose and Ethel Kennedy.

NOTE: The two-hour conclusion will air on April 9 at 9 PM.

April 2 – The Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie Concrete Evidence: A Fixer Upper Mystery will debut at 9 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Based on the books by best-selling author Kate Carlisle finds singer-songwriter Jewel and Colin Ferguson (Eureka) reprising their roles. Shannon Hughes (Jewel) once again teams up with her partner in crime-solving to hammer out the details of the murder of her friend’s sister that has gone unsolved for over 20 years. When she finds a human skull in the basement of her current project, she sets out to discover who is behind the mysterious death by piecing together clues left behind in the victim’s hidden diary. With the help of her new client, famous crime reporter and author Macintyre “Mac” Sullivan (Ferguson), they follow the trail to Shannon’s old high school to nail the culprit, but not before another diary is discovered, a murder shocks the resort town, close friends are suspected of foul play, and the truth behind the overwhelming success and generous financial support of the high school’s football team and athletic program is revealed.

April 2 – The season finale of The Walking Dead will air on AMC at 9 PM

April 2 – The finale episode of Big Little Lies will air on HBO at 9 PM

April 4 – Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will return for the rest of its current season on ABC at 10 PM

April 4 – The season finale of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will air on The CW at the special time of 8 PM followed by the third season premiere of iZombie at 9 PM

April 4 – Prison Break is back for a new 9-episode limited series event on FOX at 9 PM

Limited Event Series Synopsis: Seven years later, thanks to information provided by T-Bag (returning Robert Knepper), Lincoln (returning Dominic Purcell) and Sara (returning Sarah Wayne Callies) discover that Michael (returning Wentworth Miller) is still alive in a Yemen prison. Also reprising their roles are Rockmond Dunbar and Amaury Nolasco. Mark Feuerstein (Royal Pains) will also star.

April 6 – The finale of Colony will air on the USA Network at 10 PM

April 8 – The new 10-episode AMC drama The Son will air its two-hour premiere at 9 PM

Show Synopsis: Based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Phillipp Meyer, the series traces the transformation of Eli McCullough (Pierce Brosnan), the charismatic family patriarch, from good-natured innocent to calculating killer. The series spans 150 years and three generations of the McCullough family. The cast includes Zahn McClarnon (Longmire) and Jess Weixler (The Good Wife).

NOTE: The series will also air on SundanceTV.

April 8 – The Hallmark Channel movie Moonlight in Vermont will debut at 9 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: After fast-paced New York City high-end real estate broker Fiona Rangely (Lacey Chabert) gets dumped by her boyfriend, she escapes to her family’s quaint Vermont Inn for a few days to slow down and evaluate her life. When her ex-boyfriend Nate shows up at the Inn with a brand new girlfriend, Fiona quickly devises a plan to win him back: pretend the handsome and very laid-back head chef Derek (Carlo Marks from Chesapeake Shores) is her new boyfriend! Much to the surprise of Derek — and to Fiona herself — in pretending to be in love, Fiona realizes she’s been thrown a curveball: her busy and scheduled life may not be what she really wants, discovering that sometimes the best things in life can’t be rushed and are worth the wait.

April 8 – The CBS drama Training Day moves to its new night (Saturday night) and time at 9 PM

April 9 – The Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie Hailey Dean Mystery: Deadly Estate will debut at 9 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: When the former attorney-turned-therapist helps her close friend, Pam, sell the estate of Pam’s parents, she falls head-first into a harrowing mystery. Without notice, Pam disappears on a “dream vacation.” But that dream vacation quickly turns into a nightmare for Hailey, who’s convinced her long-time friend is a victim of foul play.

April 9 – Homeland will air its finale on Showtime at 9 PM

April 10 – The third season of Better Call Saul will premiere on AMC at 10 PM

April 11 – The season finale of The Fosters will air at 8 PM on Freeform followed by the 90-minute series finale of Switched at Birth at 9 PM

April 12 – The Hulu streaming series The Path will air its finale online

April 12 – The season finale of Major Crimes will air on TNT at 9 PM

April 12 – The BBC America period piece Ripper Street will air its series finale at 11 PM

April 13 – The finale of The Blacklist: Redemption will air on NBC at 10 PM

April 13 – Sun Records will air its finale on CMT at 10 PM

April 14 – The season finale of MacGyver will air on CBS at 8 PM

April 15 – The new CBS drama Ransom will come to an end at 8 PM

April 15 – The new season of Doctor Who will air on BBC America at 9 PM followed by the debut of the new spin-off series Class at 10 PM

Show Synopsis (Class): The 8-episode series will follow four Coal Hill School students who have hidden secrets and desires, navigate a life of friends, parents, school work, sex, sorrow – and possibly the end of existence. The cast includes Fady Elsayed, Greg Austin, Katherine Kelly, Sophie Hopkins and Vivian Oparah.

April 15 – The new movie Like Cats and Dogs will debut on the Hallmark Channel at 9 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Lara (Cassidy Gifford from The Gallows) is a dog lover, while Spencer (Wyatt Nash from The Bridge) is a cat lover. Spencer and Lara could not be more different. So when Go BnB lands them – and their pets – in the same lake house vacation rental over summer, they will have to figure out a way to get along without killing each other.

April 16 – The 8-episode original, limited series The White Princess, based on the novel by Philippa Gregory, will debut on Starz at 8 PM

Limited Series Synopsis: Set in 15th century England this series is a gripping historical drama told from the perspective of the women waging the ongoing battle for the English throne: Lizzie (Jodie Comer from Thirteen), Lady Margaret Beaufort (Michelle Fairley from Game of Thrones) and Dowager Queen Elizabeth Woodville (Essie Davis from Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries).

April 16 – The final season of The Leftovers will premiere on HBO at 9 PM

April 16 – The 6-part limited series Guerrilla will debut on Showtime at 9 PM

Limited Series Synopsis: The limited series tells the story of a couple whose relationship and values are tested when they liberate a political prisoner and form a radical underground cell in 1970s London. The cast includes Idris Elba, Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) and Babou Ceesay (A.D. The Bible Continues).

April 16 – The finale of The Good Fight will air on CBS All Access

April 17 – The finale of 24: Legacy will air on FOX at 8 PM

April 18 – The final season of Pretty Little Liars will get underway starting tonight on Freeform at 8 PM followed by the debut of the new series Famous in Love

Show Synopsis (Famous in Love): Based on the novel by Rebecca Serle, the series follows ordinary college student Paige (Bella Thorne) as she gets her big break after auditioning for the starring role in a Hollywood blockbuster. She must now navigate her new star-studded life and the highs and lows that come with being the new It Girl in town as well as balancing her college workload. The cast includes Carter Jenkins (Surface), Perrey Reeves (Covert Affairs and Entourage), Pepi Sonuga (The Fosters), Charlie DePew (The Goldbergs), Keith Powers (Faking It) and newcomers Georgie Flores and Niki Koss.

April 19 – The third season of Fargo will premiere on FX at 10 PM

April 19 – The Magicians and The Expanse will both air their finales on Syfy at 9 and 10 PM respectively

April 19 – The finale of Hap & Leonard will air on SundanceTV at 10 PM

April 20 – The Blacklist will be back with its spring premiere on NBC at 10 PM

April 22 – The HBO film The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks will debut at 8 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne (Damages) will star in the small screen adaptation of Rebecca Skloot’s critically acclaimed book that tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line. Told through the eyes of her daughter, Deborah Lacks (Winfrey), the film chronicles her search, with the help of journalist Rebecca Skloot (Byrne), to learn about the mother she never knew and understand how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks’ cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs, changing countless lives and the face of medicine forever.

April 22 – The Hallmark Channel movie The Perfect Catch will debut at 9 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: When her high school boyfriend, a superstar baseball player, returns to town, a single-parent (Nikki Deloach) finds the inspiration to reinvent her struggling diner… and revisits the past to find something even better for the future. The film also stars Andrew Walker.

April 23 – The new series Mary Kills People will debut on Lifetime at 10 PM

Show Synopsis: The series is set around the life of Dr. Mary Harris (Caroline Dhavernas from Hannibal and Wonderfalls), an overworked single mother and ER doctor who also moonlights as an underground angel of death, working outside the law assisting patients who want to die on their own terms. The cast includes Jay Ryan (Beauty and the Beast), Lyriq Bent (Rookie Blue), Greg Bryk (Bitten) and Richard Short (666 Park Avenue).

April 23 – The 10th season of Heartland will debut on the UP Channel at 9 PM

April 23 – The finale of the FX anthology series Feud: Bette and Joan will air at 10 PM

April 24 – Gotham will be back with the rest of its third season on FOX at 8 PM and the finale of APB will air at 9 PM

April 24 – Both Supergirl and Jane the Virgin will be back with new episodes on The CW at 8 and 9 PM respectively after a short hiatus

April 24 – The series finale of Bates Motel will air at 10 PM on A&E

April 25 – The Flash will be back on The CW at 8 PM after a short hiatus

April 25 – The finale of Outsiders will air on WGN America at 9 PM

April 25 – The 10-part National Geographic series Genius will debut at 9 PM

Show Synopsis: The first-ever scripted series, based on the Walter Isaacson book, features Geoffrey Rush as Professor Albert Einstein and Emily Watson as his second wife – and first cousin – Elsa. The story goes beyond the halls of academia to explore his struggles to be a good husband and father, and a man of principle during a period of global unrest.

April 26 – Arrow and The 100 will return after a short hiatus on The CW at 8 and 9 PM respectively

April 26 – The Hulu streaming series The Handmaid’s Tale will debut online today

Show Synopsis: Based on the book of the same name by Margaret Atwood, the series is set in a dystopian future where a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship. The cast includes Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck), Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls), Samira Wiley (Orange Is the New Black), O.T. Fagbenle (Looking) and Joseph Fiennes.

April 26 – The two-hour premiere of the second season of Gomorrah will air on SundanceTV at 10 PM

April 28 – The finale of Rosewood on FOX will air at 8 PM

April 30 – The third season of Good Witch will premiere on the Hallmark Channel at 9 PM

April 30 – The new Starz drama American Gods will debut at 9 PM

Show Synopsis: Adapted from the Neil Gaiman fantasy novel, the series focusing on a war brewing between Old Gods and New Gods. The traditional Old Gods, with mythological roots from around the world, fear irrelevance as their believers die off or are seduced by the money, technology, and celebrity offered by the New Gods. Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle from The 100) is an ex-con who, left adrift by the recent death of his wife, becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to conman Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane). But in truth, Mr. Wednesday is a powerful old deity, on a cross-country mission to build an army and reclaim his lost glory. The cast includes Gillian Anderson (The X-Files), Kristin Chenoweth (Pushing Daisies), Orlando Jones (Sleepy Hollow), Pablo Schreiber (Orange Is the New Black), Corbin Bernsen (Psych), Demore Barnes (The Unit), Jonathan Tucker (Kingdom), Jeremy Davies (Lost and Sleepy Hollow) and Peter Stomare (Prison Break and Arrow) [among others].

Mark your calendars!

Using her favorite online handle, Rueben is an East Coast-bred gal who is now a permanent Californian and a lifelong tv-oholic. She watches at least 25 TV shows a week, goes to the movies as often as possible, listens to music every waking moment, reads every day and “plays” on the internet every chance she can. Some of her current favorite TV shows are Outlander, Arrow, Grimm, The Blacklist, Teen Wolf, Killjoys, Dark Matter, The Shannara Chronicles, Good Witch, When Calls the Heart, The 100, Switched at Birth, Jane the Virgin, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Flash and The Fosters (among others). She is looking forward to the limited-run returns of Prison Break and 24: Legacy as well as the debuts of Emerald City and Midnight, Texas. Follow her at @ruebenrambling or contact her at rueben@nicegirlstv.com.