April 2023 TV Premieres: Release Dates, Networks and Reasons to Watch

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Welcome back to the 2023 premieres! This time: April, the month of fools. If you’re playing along at home, you’ll have noticed that in March we’ve covered Daisy Jones & The Six, You, Lucky Hank, Yellowjackets, and Succession.

A number of things below we’ll be publishing articles on in April. It’s an exciting time! Anyway, here’s what’s coming up:

April 7: Schmigadoon! Season 2, Apple TV+

The first season of Schmigadoon!, the Apple TV+ musical extravaganza, was a delightful little series that flew under the radar but served as a great showcase for the underappreciated Golden Age of musical theatre. Creators Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio were able to draw deep and specific parodies from the musicals of the ’40s and ’50s. And of course, the season was highlighted by future Oscar winner Arianna Debose.

Season 2 has musical theater fans even more abuzz as the showrunners jumped the series ahead to the darker gritter musicals of the ’60s and ’70s. (As I suggested!) This will allow Cecily Strong and Keegan Michael Peele to play off the crazy characters and situations of shows by Kander and Ebb and of course, the master Stephen Sondheim. The show may never break big, but the love and care everyone involved puts into every ridiculous lyric and preposterous situation makes it a must-watch. – Clay

Schmigadoon! Season 2 premieres on April 7, 2023 on Apple TV+

April 7: Tiny Beautiful Things, Hulu

Based on the book of the same name by Cheryl Strayed, Kathryn Hahn is in this show. That should be enough. – Caemeron

Tiny Beautiful Things premieres on Hulu on April 7, 2023

April 11: Am I Being Unreasonable?, Hulu

Am I Being Reasonable? aired on BBC One last year, and our friend across the pond tells us it is really good. Comparisons to David Lynch were made. Of course, this is a comedy. Of course, also, David Lynch’s work is very funny. I’m going to have to check this one out. – Caemeron

Am I Being Unreasonable? premieres on Hulu on April 11, 2023

April 14: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 5, Prime Video

It almost feels like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has been forgotten as it heads into its fifth and final season. Back in the first couple of seasons, the show could be counted on to generate buzz for the fantastic Rachel Brosnahan, Tony Shaloub, Alex Borstein, and company, but after a couple of meandering (though still hilarious) seasons, it seems that, as has happened to many previous Amy Sherman-Palladino shows, Maisel is just playing out the string.

But that could not be further from the truth. This remains one of the funniest, most heartfelt shows on TV. And the whole thing is worth watching just for the chemistry of Midge Maisel and Lenny Bruce (Luke Kirby) and the hope it brings that the show will create an alternative future where they spend the second half of the 20th century ruling over the comedy world. – Clay

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 5 premieres on April 14, 2023 on Amazon Prime Video

April 16: Barry Season 4, HBO

Barry’s back!

Barry and Noho Hank from HBO's Barry.
Courtesy of HBO

Barry Season 4 premieres on HBO on April 16, 2023

April 20: Mrs. Davis, Peacock

Created by Tara Hernandez and Damon Lindelof, Mrs. Davis promises a protracted showdown between an ubiquitous AI and a nun. It looks like a good time.

Mrs. Davis premieres on April 20, 2023 on Peacock

April 21: Dead Ringers, Prime Video

Did you know there is a remake of Cronenberg’s Dead Ringers coming to Prime Video in April? There is! This one stars Rachel Weisz as Elliot and Beverly (they didn’t change the names, just the gender) and is billed based on the 1988 film (not the book the film was based on or the true story the book was based on). Good times! – Caemeron

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Courtesy of Prime Video

Dead Ringers premieres on April 21, 2023 on Prime Video

April 23: Somebody Somewhere Season 2, HBO

I would say that Somebody Somewhere was the best surprise of 2022, but it didn’t really surprise me to find that this show is absolutely wonderful. Created by Hannah Bos & Paul Thureen and starring Bridget Everett, it was the involvement of Duplass Brother Productions that put the show on my personal radar more than anything else. I’m a fan!

If you haven’t watched the first season yet, head on over to HBO and check it out. You can read my weekly recaps along the way. I’m looking forward to Season 2, though I’m sad that Mike Hagerty is no longer around to be a part of it. – Caemeron

Somebody Somewhere Season 2 premieres on HBO on April 23, 2023

April 26: Saint X, Hulu

Say what you want about the dead girl trope, but I still can’t help but find it to be a compelling hook. Saint X, based on the book of the same name by Alexis Schaitkin, promises a story told in multiple timelines—which is also something I’ve been known to enjoy!  – Caemeron

Saint X premieres on Hulu on April 26, 2023

April 27: Love and Death, HBO Max

Starring Elizabeth Olsen and Jesse Plemons, among others, Love and Death is based on the case of Candy Montgomery. If you’re thinking, “didn’t this show come out last year?” the answer is no that one was called Candy and starred Jessica Biel. Anyway, Love and Death is coming to us courtesy of David E. Kelley and Lesli Linka Glatter, who both have a list of TV credits a mile long. Lesli Linka Glatter directed four episodes of Twin Peaks! That may or may not be what she’s best known for.

Regardless, the true story is compelling and the cast and crew here are top-notch, so we may want to check this one out. – Caemeron

Love and Death premieres on HBO Max on April 27, 2023

April 28: The Afterparty Season 2, Apple TV+

The Afterparty is back for a second season on April 28, but there seems to be a real paucity of information out there about what we’re in for, which is intriguing in its own right. Watch it and find out what the deal is, why don’t you? – Caemeron

The Afterparty Season 2 premieres on Apple TV+ on April 28, 2023

April 28: Citadel, Prime Video

With an executive producer credit to the Russo brothers, Citadel promises to be a spy-fi thriller with a strong emotional core. Spinoffs are planned in other parts of the world, and I’m curious to see how that will go exactly. It’s all intriguing, anyway, and sounds like it will be worth checking out. – Caemeron

Citadel premieres on Prime Video on April 28, 2023

April 28: Couples Therapy Season 3, Showtime

Daniel likes this show. That should be enough. – Caemeron

April 30: Fatal Attraction, Paramount+

A reimagining of the 1987 film of the same name, this one stars Lizzy Caplan and Joshua Jackson.

Fatal Attraction premieres on Paramount+ on April 30, 2023

Next Time on 2023 Premieres…

May 2023

May 5: Silo, Apple TV+

May 12: City on Fire, Apple TV+

May 12: The Great Season 3, Hulu

May 22: Happy Valley Season 3, AMC+/Acorn/BBC America

May 24: Platonic, Apple

May 25: FUBAR, Netflix

May 30: I Think You Should Leave Season 3, Netflix

Summer 2023

The Witcher Season 3, Netflix

Good Omens Season 2, Amazon Prime

Purportedly Sometime in 2023

Orphan Black: Echoes, AMC

Justified: City Primeval, FX

Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, HBO Max

The Penguin, HBO Max

The Three-Body Problem, Netflix

Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas, Netflix

Magic: The Gathering, Netflix

Frasier, Paramount+

Retreat, FX

Metropolis, Apple TV+

Invincible Season 2, Prime Video

Excited about a 2023 TV premiere that didn’t make our list? Let us know in the comments!

Written by TV Obsessive

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