Spring Season Shows

Spring brings us new weather and new memories, but perhaps one of the most entertaining things about the season is the new shows that are about to air.

Shows coming this spring.

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The weather isn’t the only thing changing seasons; some very popular television channels are also in the midst of something new. Ranging from drama to comedy on cable to Netflix, there will be something for everyone to watch this spring.

One ominous new drama premiering this spring includes Wayward Pines, starring Matt Dillon as a secret service agent sent to investigate two missing federal agents in Idaho. If you love mysteries, this will fulfill your every need. According to T.V. Guide, “just in case the town’s ominous name isn’t enough to tickle your mystery-loving senses, this 10-hour miniseries was produced and directed by The Sixth Sense‘s M. Night Shyamalan, so be prepared for something twistier than a pretzel in a tornado!” It premieres Thursday, May 14 at 9:00 p.m. on Fox.

If you don’t want to be kept up at night with suspense, and instead are more into the soul-searching, deep-and-emotional-but-still-funny-and-relatable type of show, Happyish is perfect for you. The new comedy was meant to star the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, but has been redeveloped with British actor Steve Coogan as the lead. A brief synopsis on the show’s IMDb page states: “On his birthday, Thom Payne gets the gift of insignificance and also a new boss. He suspects his ED pills are interfering with his anti-depressants, leaving him with neither happiness nor… happiness. In a culture that reveres youth – a culture he helped create – Thom needs to figure out what his purpose is now that he’s halfway to death and nobody cares what he thinks. Because in a world where any Kardashian is trending up, perhaps the wise among us would heartily embrace trending down.”

If you want to undoubtedly laugh and possibly cry, catch it on Showtime premiering Sunday, April 26 at 9:30 p.m.

For the younger crowd, possibly the most anticipated new season premiering just before summer starts would be Netflix’s Orange is the New Black. With new inmates, new drama and new episodes, this third season is sure to keep any young adult preoccupied. If you want to join in on the conversation, log in to your Netflix account to see it all on June 12.

While you’re putting off spring cleaning and really need something to waste your time, TV will always be there for you. Get together with friends and some snacks, or binge watch in a blanket by yourself. Either way, these new shows will definitely keep you entertained for the whole season.

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