TV Premieres Schedule, Spring 2011

There are so many great premieres scheduled for this spring. Here are the mid-season shows we are looking forward to. What are you excited to see? Let us know if we missed any of your favourite shows. We will continue to update this page as more premiere dates are announced.

March

March 6 – Breakout Kings, Season 1 (A&E)
This new series from the writers/producers of Prison Break promises to deliver an action-packed hour of TV each week. We’re still undecided about whether this show will make our must-see TV list, but we will definitely check out the series premiere.

March 24 – The Hard Times of RJ Berger, Season 2 (MTV)
Following the season finale of Jersey Shore, the well-endowed RJ Berger returns for a second season. This season will feature guest appearances by Paris Hilton, Weezer, and Vinny from Jersey Shore.

March 27 – Mildred Pierce, Miniseries (HBO)
Starring Kate Winslet, Guy Pearce, Evan Rachel Wood, and Melissa Leo, this adaptation of the James M. Cain novel set during the Great Depression is garnering a lot of buzz.

March 28 – Nurse Jackie, Season 3 (Showtime)
Our favourite pill-popping nurse returns. After Kevin and O’Hara stage an intervention, how will Jackie deal with the reality that her life is spiraling out of control?

March 28 – The United States of Tara, Season 3 (Showtime)
Tara goes back to college this season, and Eddie Izzard is her psychology prof. Also, look out for a new alter.

March 28 – The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Mid-Season 3 (ABC Family)
Honestly, we don’t know why we watch this train-wreck. It may have had something to do with Molly Ringwald, but now that we have started watching this guilty pleasure we can’t stop.

March 28 – Make It or Break It, Mid-Season 2 (ABC Family)
The Rock girls return to the gym after making the team for World’s. Kaylie goes to rehab. Will Sasha return?

March 29 – Body of Proof, Season 1 (ABC)
We love Dana Delaney, so we’ve got our eyes on this new drama following Dr. Megan Hunt, an expert medical examiner, balancing her work and personal life.

April

April 1 – Chaos, Season 1 (CBS)
Hold up, what do we have here? A one-word titled C.I.A. spy comedy? Don’t confuse this show with our favourite show Chuck. From the trailer, it looks like the series has some potential but we’re concerned that the Friday time slot will be a detriment.

April 1 – Camelot, Season 1 (Starz)
Sex and sword-fighting anyone? The world of King Arthur and Merlin is reimagined in this racy new series.

April 3  – The Killing, Season 1 (AMC)
AMC adds to its already strong repertoire of hour-longs with a new serial crime drama based on the Danish series Forbrydelsen.

April 3 – The Borgias, Season 1 (Showtime)
The House of Borgia is often noted as the original mob family. Their escapades were the inspiration for the Corleone family in The Godfather. This new series, being pitched as the “Renaissance Sopranos”, takes a closer look at the Borgias and their ascendance to the top of Italy.

April 3 – The Kennedys, Miniseries (Reelz)
This long awaited and controversial miniseries featuring Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes will finally be aired in April. With its premiere on April 3rd, it will run with an episode each day through April 10th.

April 6 – Breaking In, Season 1 (FOX)
Christian Slater stars in this new comedy series about a group of eccentric geniuses at a high-tech security firm that hacks into computer systems to sell the company’s services. Adam F. Goldberg, who wrote Fanboys, is a co-creator alongside Seth Gordon.

April 6 – Workaholics, Season 1 (Comedy Central)
Another workplace comedy series. Basically you have three guys straight out of college whose partying and drinking habits clash with the expectations of the corporate world. From the guys of Mail Order Comedy, this series is going to be funny.

April 7 – Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Season 4 (Showtime)
In the last season of Secret Diary, Belle returns from her trip abroad and must decide what her future holds. How will Ben fit in to her new life? Now that she’s a bestselling author, will things ever be the same again?

April 13 – Happy Endings, Season 1 (ABC)
After she leaves him stranded at the altar, their friends have to pick up the pieces. But when they decide to all stay friends, things get complicated. This new comedy series may sound like a generic romcom, but the entertaining preview trailer means we will give it a chance.

April 15 – Friday Night Lights, Season 5 (NBC)
After already airing on DirecTV, Friday Night Lights returns to NBC to say goodbye. We are sad to see this under-appreciated show leave the airwaves, and we will be there for all of the moments that the final season has to offer.

April 17 – Burn Notice, Season 5 (USA)
Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe is being pitched as prequel movie to the series. A lead-in to the fifth season, The Fall of Sam Axe will recount Sam’s time spent in the Navy SEALs before he met Michael.

April 17 – Game of Thrones, Season 1 (HBO)
One of the most highly anticipated series of the year. Based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling A Song of Ice and Fire novels, this medieval fantasy drama is expected to be epic.

April 21 – Call Me Fitz, Season 1 (DirecTV)
The first season of this series has already aired in Canada but will make its debut stateside in April. Jason Priestly, of Beverly Hills 90210 fame, plays the role of a conniving used-car salesman who is forced to change his act when he becomes business partners with a do-gooder who claims to be his conscience.

April 23 – Doctor Who, Series 6 (BBC & BBC America, Space Channel)
Doctor Who comes to America in the show’s series 6 premiere. Matt Smith returns as the 11th doctor with companions Amy Pond & Rory.

April 24 – Treme, Season 2 (HBO)
Following its stellar first season, Treme takes us back to New Orleans for more great story telling and music at its best.

April 27 – South Park, Season 15 (Comedy Central)
Although no storyboards have been announced, we are expecting a lot of Charlie Sheen and Muammar Gaddafi jokes this season.

May

May 1 – In Plain Sight, Season 4 (USA)
Albuquerque’s best US Marshal, Mary Shannon, returns for Season 4. What will happen between Mary and Marshall after her kiss with Faber?

May 2 – The Looney Tunes Show, Season 1 (Cartoon Network)
Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and all the rest of our favourite Looney Tunes characters are back. This new adaptation of the iconic series will no longer feature multiple shorts within an episode. Instead, we get to watch Bugs and Daffy out of the woods living in the suburbs. We have been waiting for this since Space Jam.

May 30 – Single Ladies, Season 1 (VH1)
Stacey Dash (yes from Clueless) stars in this new comedic drama series revolving around the romantic relationships of three single women in Atlanta. Think Sex in the City meets Living Single. From Queen Latifah’s production company, this show marks VH1’s first time presenting an hour-long scripted series.

May 30 – Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Season 10 (NBC)
The final season of Law & Order: CI will see Vincent D’Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe return to their roles as Detectives Goren and Eames, respectively.

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