Spring 2017 TV Premiere Date Schedule

Spring has sprung (or will soon, depending on when you’re reading this). While warmer temps, baseball, and more time outdoors will generally be on peoples’ minds this time of year, the Spring 2017 TV lineup is absolutely jam-packed with enough entertainment to hope for a rainy weekend here & there.

There is an over-abundance of new shows, returning favorites (some for the final time), and anticipated revival series on-tap for Spring 2017; to be sure not to miss anything, we’ve broken down the highlights by month below.


New shows kicking off the first month of the Spring 2017 TV schedule include NBC’s extension of the Chicago series, Chicago Justice, beginning on March 5th. Also debuting on the 5th is Ryan Murphy’s latest anthology series for FX, Feud: Bette and Joan, which examines the tumultuous relationship between Bette Davis & Joan Crawford, and stars Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon. Two freshman time travel series are launching on March 5th as well: ABC’s Time After Time, and FOX’s new comedy Making History.

Later in the month, Crackle debuts the small-screen version of the hit Snatch; Netflix introduces their fourth Marvel superhero series on 3/17 with Iron Fist; and FOX’s event series surrounding a racially-charged shooting in Tennessee Shots Fired begins on March 22nd.

For those who prefer routine, FX’s acclaimed The Americans returns for season 5 on March 7th. This is the second-to-last season for the Cold War-era spy drama, which will conclude next year. Adult Swim is bringing Samurai Jack back to airwaves for a final 10 episodes starting on the 11th, after nearly 13 years off the air. ABC’s American Crime returns for season 3 on March 12th, while one of my favorite new shows from 2016Hap and Leonard—is back on Sundance TV March 15th.



Think of April as the month of revivals, with three shows long since gone from the airwaves returning to network or streaming services this month.

It all starts with the 10-episode return of FOX’s Prison Break, which concluded its initial run on the network back in 2009. The fifth season of the drama, which will bring back most of the original cast, debuts on Tuesday, April 4th. Next up is Netflix, who is reviving not one—but two—popular shows from our youth. Thanks to a popular Kickstarter campaign, Mystery Science Theater 3000 hits the streaming service on 4/14, with an all-star guest list & its first new episodes of the millennium. On the 21st, science superhero Bill Nye comes to Netflix to Save the World, with an all-new talk show featuring panel discussions & scientific investigations.

Not satisfied yet? Better Call Saul drops its third season premiere on April 10th; BBC’s Doctor Who is back on 4/15; The Leftovers starts its third and final season on April 16th; and FX’s Fargo returns from extended hiatus (and jumps to 2010) on the 19th.


The final month of Spring ushers in plenty of returning television hits, including Lucifer on the 1st and Netflix’s Sense8 on the 5th. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is back for its third year on May 19th; Hulu’s Casual returns on the 23rd; and both TNT’s Animal Kingdom (a 2016 new favorite) and Netflix’s House of Cards are back on May 30th.

May is also host to probably the most anticipated of the revivals in the past few years: the unexpected return of Twin Peaks after more than 25 years off the air on May 21st. For more details on Showtime’s revival, check out our preview here.

For the complete list of premiere dates for Spring 2017 TV shows, check out below!

DateDayTitleGenreNetworkTime (CST)
1-MarWEDBringing Up Ballers (New)RealityLifetime9p
1-MarWEDTIME: The Kalief Browder Story (Miniseries)DocumentarySpike9p
1-MarWEDConan Without Borders: Made In Mexico (Special)ComedyTBS9p
1-MarWEDSkin TightRealityTLC9p
1-MarWEDJosh Gates: After Dark (Special)RealityTravel10p
1-MarWEDCatfish: The TV ShowRealityMTV7p
1-MarWEDNational Treasure (New)DramaHulu12:01am
2-MarTHU60 Days InRealityA&E8p
2-MarTHUWhen We Rise: The People Behind the Story (Special)DocumentaryABC7p
3-MarFRIWater & Power: A California Heist (Movie)DocumentaryNat Geo8p
3-MarFRIKurt Braunohler: Trust MeComedyComedy Central11p
4-MarSATLove Thy NeighborComedyOWN8p
5-MarSUNChicago Justice (New)DramaNBC9p
5-MarSUNNaked and AfraidRealityDiscovery9p
5-MarSUNThe Arrangement (New)DramaE!9p
5-MarSUNEssence Black Women in Hollywood Awards & Gala (Special)SpecialOWN9p
5-MarSUNWho Do You Think You Are?RealityTLC9p
5-MarSUNBoat Buyers (New)RealityTravel9p
5-MarSUNBreaking Free (Special)DocumentaryWGN10p
5-MarSUNMurder in Lehigh Valley (Special)DocumentaryID7p
5-MarSUNNorth Woods Law: New Hampshire (New)RealityAnimal Planet8p
5-MarSUNKeeping Up with the KardashiansRealityE!8p
5-MarSUNBig Time RVRealityTravel8p
5-MarSUNRock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy HagarReality/MusicAXS8p
5-MarSUNFeud: Bette and Joan (New)DramaFX9p
5-MarSUNShades of BlueDramaNBC9p
5-MarSUNMaking History (New)ComedyFOX7:30p
5-MarSUNOnce Upon a TimeDramaABC7p
5-MarSUNLittle Big ShotsRealityNBC7p
5-MarSUNiHeartRadio Music Awards (Special)Special/Live eventTBS/TNT/truTV7p
5-MarSUNThe Last Man on EarthComedyFOX8:30p
5-MarSUNTime After Time (New)DramaABC8p
6-MarMONLove & Hip Hop: AtlantaRealityVH17p
6-MarMONOrigins: The Journey of Humankind (Miniseries)Documentary/DramaNat Geo8p
6-MarMONThe Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (Movie)Documentary/MusicHBO7p
6-MarMONMidsomer MurdersDramaAcorn TVtba
7-MarTUEThe Partner (New)Reality competitionCNBC9p
7-MarTUEPeople Icons (New)NewsmagazineABC9p
7-MarTUEThe AmericansDramaFX9p
7-MarTUETrial & Error (New)ComedyNBC8:30p
7-MarTUEAmy Schumer: The Leather Special (Special)ComedyNetflix12:01am
8-MarWEDRipper StreetDramaBBC America10p
8-MarWEDChopped Junior: Make Me a Judge TournamentReality competitionFood7p
8-MarWEDVictorian Rebel - Marianne North (Special)DocumentarySmithsonian7p
8-MarWEDDesignated SurvivorDramaABC9p
8-MarWEDCriminal Minds: Beyond BordersDramaCBS9p
8-MarWEDSurvivorReality competitionCBS7p
9-MarTHUThe CatchDramaABC9p
9-MarTHUKicking and Screaming (New)Reality competitionFOX8p
9-MarTHUThe Darkest Universe (Movie)Comedy/DramaSeeso12:01am
10-MarFRITangled Before Ever After (Movie)AnimationDisney7p
10-MarFRIGhost BrothersRealityTLC8p
10-MarFRIThe Vampire Diaries (Finale)DramaCW7p
10-MarFRIHand of GodDramaAmazon12:01am
10-MarFRIBuddy Thunderstruck (New)Animation/FamilyNetflix12:01am
10-MarFRIBurning Sands (Movie)DramaNetflix12:01am
11-MarSATSamurai JackAnimationAdult Swim10p
11-MarSATMarvel's Guardians of the GalaxyAnimationDisney XD8p
11-MarSATAmerican Jihad (Movie)DocumentaryShowtime8p
11-MarSATJerrod Carmichael: 8 (Special)ComedyHBO9p
12-MarSUNTop GearRealityBBC America7p
12-MarSUNGuy's Grocery Games: Supermarket Masters TournamentReality competitionFood7p
12-MarSUNSpring Baking ChampionshipReality competitionFood8p
12-MarSUNWicked TunaRealityNat Geo8p
12-MarSUNAmerican CrimeDramaABC9p
13-MarMONVH1 Hip Hop Squares (New)Game showVH19p
13-MarMONBaby DaddyComedyFreeform7:30p
13-MarMONYoung & HungryComedyFreeform7p
13-MarMONAmericans Underground: Secret City of WWI (Special)DocumentarySmithsonian7p
13-MarMONCries from Syria (Movie)DocumentaryHBO9p
13-MarMONMartin Clunes' Islands of Australia (Movie)DocumentaryAcorn TVtba
14-MarTUEAdam Carolla And Friends Build Stuff Live (New)TalkSpike9p
14-MarTUEJim Norton: Mouthful of Shame (Special)ComedyNetflix12:01am
15-MarWEDHap and Leonard: Mucho MojoDramaSundance9p
15-MarWEDChasing Classic CarsRealityVelocity8p
16-MarTHUHustle & Soul (New)RealityWE9p
16-MarTHUMTV Woodies (Special)Live event/MusicMTV10p
16-MarTHUReview (New)ComedyComedy Central9p
16-MarTHUSnatch (New)DramaCrackle12:01am
16-MarTHUShrink (New)ComedySeeso12:01am
17-MarFRIThe OriginalsDramaCW7p
17-MarFRIStriking Out (New)DramaAcorn TVtba
17-MarFRIDeidra & Laney Rob a Train (Movie)Comedy/DramaNetflix12:01am
17-MarFRIJulie's Greenroom (New)FamilyNetflix12:01am
17-MarFRIMarvel's Iron Fist (New)DramaNetflix12:01am
19-MarSUNInto the BadlandsDrama/ActionAMC9p
20-MarMONSweet Home Oklahoma (New)RealityBravo9p
20-MarMONBig Beach Builds (New)RealityDIY8p
20-MarMONThe Twins: Happily Ever After?RealityFreeform8p
21-MarTUECosplay Melee (New)Reality competitionSyfy9p
21-MarTUEUpscale with Prentice Penny (New)Comedy/RealitytruTV9p
21-MarTUEParched (Miniseries)DocumentaryNat Geo8p
21-MarTUEIf Loving You Is WrongDramaOWN8p
22-MarWEDAre You The One: All-Star ChallengeReality competitionMTV8p
22-MarWEDThe Comedy Jam (New)Comedy/MusicComedy Central9p
22-MarWEDShots Fired (New)DramaFOX7p
23-MarTHUIdiotsitterComedyComedy Central9p
24-MarFRITangled: The Series (New)AnimationDisney6:30p
24-MarFRIAn American Girl Story - Ivy & Julie 1976: A Happy Balance (Movie)FamilyAmazon12:01am
24-MarFRIGrace and FrankieComedyNetflix12:01am
24-MarFRIIngobernable (New)Foreign/DramaNetflix12:01am
24-MarFRIThe Most Hated Woman in America (Movie)DramaNetflix12:01am
26-MarSUNMurder She Baked: Just Desserts (Movie)DramaHMM8p
26-MarSUNTo Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters (Miniseries)DramaPBS8p
27-MarMONPocahontas: Beyond the Myth (Special)DocumentarySmithsonian7p
27-MarMONRock and a Hard Place (Movie)DocumentaryHBO9p
27-MarMONAsylum (New)ComedyAcorn TVtba
28-MarTUEDead Reckoning: War, Crime and Justice From WW2 to the War on Terror (Miniseries)DocumentaryPBS7p
28-MarTUERebel (New)DramaBET8p
28-MarTUEJo Koy: Live from Seattle (Special)ComedyNetflix12:01am
29-MarWEDNobodies (New)ComedyTV Land9p
29-MarWEDImaginary Mary (New)ComedyABC7:30p
29-MarWEDHarlots (New)DramaHulu12:01am
31-MarFRICMT Hometown Heroes (Special)RealityCMT9p
31-MarFRIDudamel Conducts Tangos Under the Stars with the LA Phil (Special)MusicPBS8p
31-MarFRIDisgraced (Movie)Documentary/SportsShowtime8p
31-MarFRI13 Reasons Why (New)DramaNetflix12:01am
31-MarFRIBordertown (New)Foreign/DramaNetflix12:01am
31-MarFRIThe Discovery (Movie)DramaNetflix12:01am
31-MarFRIFive Came Back (Miniseries)DocumentaryNetflix12:01am
1-AprSATLove at First Bark (Movie)DramaHallmark8p
2-AprSUNCall the MidwifeDramaPBS7p
2-AprSUNThe Real Housewives of PotomacRealityBravo8p
2-AprSUNHome FiresDramaPBS8p
2-AprSUNThe Kennedys - After Camelot (Miniseries)DramaReelz8p
2-AprSUN52nd Academy of Country Music Awards (Special)Music/Live eventCBS7p
3-AprMONMeow Madness (Special)AnimalHallmark6p
3-AprMONSouthern CharmRealityBravo8p
4-AprTUEJesus of Rome (Special)Documentary/DramaPBS7p
4-AprTUEPrison BreakDramaFOX8p
4-AprTUELouis C.K.: 2017 (Special)ComedyNetflix12:01am
5-AprWEDBrockmire (New)ComedyIFC9p
5-AprWEDTalk Show the Game Show (New)Comedy/Talk/Game showtruTV9p
6-AprTHUDark NetDocumentaryShowtime9p
6-AprTHUBig Jay Oakerson's What's Your F@%king Deal?!ComedySeeso12:01am
7-AprFRIThe Toy Box (New)Reality competitionABC7p
7-AprFRIFirst Dates (New)RealityNBC7p
7-AprFRIAmerican Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story (New)DocumentaryAmazon12:01am
7-AprFRIThe Get DownDrama/MusicNetflix12:01am
8-AprSATThe Son (New)DramaAMC8p
10-AprMONAngie TribecaComedyTBS9:30p
10-AprMONBetter Call SaulDramaAMC9p
11-AprTUEUnprotected (New)RealityOxygen8p
11-AprTUEBrooklyn Nine-NineComedyFOX7p
12-AprWEDReturn of the Mac (New)ComedyPop7:30p
12-AprWEDHollywood Darlings (New)Reality/ComedyPop7p
12-AprWEDNational Enquirer InvestigatesRealityReelz8p
14-AprFRIMystery Science Theater 3000ComedyNetflix12:01am
14-AprFRISandy Wexler (Movie)ComedyNetflix12:01am
15-AprSATClass (New)Sci-fiBBC America9p
15-AprSATDoctor WhoSci-fiBBC America8p
16-AprSUNThe White Princess (Miniseries)DramaStarz7p
16-AprSUNBeverly Hills Dog Show (Special)SpecialUSA7p
16-AprSUNThe LeftoversDramaHBO8p
16-AprSUNGuerrilla (Miniseries)DramaShowtime8p
17-AprMONKilling Richard Glossip (Miniseries)DocumentaryID8p
18-AprTUECooper's Treasure (New)RealityDiscovery9p
18-AprTUEPretty Little LiarsDramaFreeform7p
18-AprTUEFamous in Love (New)DramaFreeform8p
20-AprTHUBrent Weinbach: Appealing to the Mainstream (Special)ComedySeeso12:01am
21-AprFRIThe Amazing RaceReality competitionCBS7p
21-AprFRIThunderbirds Are GoFamilyAmazon12:01am
21-AprFRIBill Nye Saves the World (New)Talk/ScienceNetflix12:01am
21-AprFRIGirlboss (New)DramaNetflix12:01am
22-AprSATThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Movie)DramaHBO7p
23-AprSUNMary Kills People (New)DramaLifetime9p
23-AprSUNNY Prison Break: The Seduction of Joyce Mitchell (Movie)DramaLifetime7p
23-AprSUNSilicon ValleyComedyHBO9p
25-AprTUEGreat News (New)ComedyNBC8p
25-AprTUEGenius (New)DramaNat Geotba
26-AprWEDThe Handmaid's Tale (New)Drama/Sci-fiHulu12:01am
28-AprFRICasting JonBenet (Movie)DocumentaryNetflix12:01am
28-AprFRIDear White People (New)Comedy/DramaNetflix12:01am
29-AprSAT2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (Special)MusicHBO7p
30-AprSUNAmerican Gods (New)Drama/FantasyStarz8p
2-MayTUEThe Victorian Slum (New)RealityPBS7p
4-MayTHUHidden America With Jonah RayComedySeeso12:01am
12-MayFRII Love Dick (New)Comedy/DramaAmazon12:01am
12-MayFRIAnne (New)Drama/FamilyNetflix12:01am
14-MaySUNKing Charles III (Movie)DramaPBS8p
16-MayTUETracy Morgan: Staying Alive (Special)ComedyNetflix12:01am
18-MayTHUFirst in Human: The Trials of Building 10 (Miniseries)DocumentaryDiscovery8p
19-MayFRISummer of 69: No Apostrophe (Special)Comedy/MusicEpix9p
19-MayFRIUnbreakable Kimmy SchmidtComedyNetflix12:01am
21-MaySUNDark Angel (Movie)DramaPBS8p
21-MaySUNTwin PeaksDramaShowtime8p
21-MaySUN2017 Billboard Music Awards (Special)Live event/MusicABC7p
24-MayWEDDirty Dancing (Movie)MusicalABC7p
25-MayTHUThe Red Nose Day Special (Special)VarietyNBCtba
26-MayFRILong Strange Trip (Miniseries)Documentary/MusicAmazon12:01am
30-MayTUEAnimal KingdomDramaTNT8p
30-MayTUEHouse of CardsDramaNetflix12:01am
30-MayTUESarah Silverman stand-up special (Special)ComedyNetflix12:01am

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