2013 Spring TV Premiere Dates

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The springtime brings an extra dose of sunshine, the promise/pressure of the year getting into full gear, and a heck of a lot of TV. With winter programming gradually wrapping up and network TV coming back from various hiatuses, this is the final push toward May upfronts and, eventually, the doldrums of summer TV. It can be a lot to sort through, considering how many networks are getting into scripted programming.

Luckily, below are the premiere dates for every scripted and reality program for the months of March and April. Not included are miniseries, TV movies, or specials/live events. New series have a description (via past network press release) underneath their name, as well as a trailer/clip embedded/linked, if one has been released. The article will be updated when trailers and additional dates are announced.

Sunday, March 3rd
9:00 The Celebrity Apprentice (NBC)
9:00 Red Widow (ABC) – 2-hour premiere, moves to 10:00 the following week (Watch the Pilot Here)
Marta Walraven seems to have an idyllic life. A stay-at-home mom in tiny Marin County, just north of San Francisco, she is devoted to her three children and her husband. Behind this perfect facade, however, is a more complicated story: Evan, Marta’s husband, supports the family by exporting marijuana. Marta is familiar with the world of organized crime: her father, Andrei Petrov, and his loyal bodyguard, Luther, are Bratva – Russian gangsters – in San Francisco. It’s a world from which she and her sister Kat always wanted to escape, though they never quite did.




10:00 Vikings (History)
The drama portrays the world of these Dark Age raiders, traders, explorers – not from an outsider’s view, but, through the eyes of Viking society. While Vikings is filled with conflict, warfare and bloodshed – for these were extreme times – it is a family saga at heart. It follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), a curious, compelling man who is always looking to break through barriers and discover new worlds to conquer. A young farmer and family man, Ragnar is deeply frustrated by the unadventurous policies of his local chieftain, Earl Haraldson (Gabriel Byrne), who continues to send his Vikings raiders east every summer, to the Baltic states and Russia, whose populations are as materially poor as themselves.



10:00 Welcome to Myrtle Manor (TLC)
Welcome to Myrtle Manor takes viewers along for a wild ride with these quirky mobile home residents as their lives collide in this proud, tight knit community. Formerly Patrick’s Mobile Home, Myrtle Manor has been handed down from generation to generation. The trailer park landlord Becky took over the reigns from her father and owner of the park, Cecil, and is feeling the pressure to succeed. The recent name change and other improvements to the establishment- including a new hair salon and above ground swimming pool – are part of a larger effort to turn the mobile home community into a “5-star resort.”

Monday, March 4th
8:00 Are You Tougher than a Boy Scout? (National Geographic)
Adult “civilians” battle it out with scrappy Scouts in a series of challenges – all based on the Boy Scouts’ 100-year-old handbook – designed to test their physical and mental stamina to determine if these adults have what it takes to earn their own “merit badge.”
10:00 LA Shrinks (Bravo) – moved to Mondays at 9:00 beginning March 11th
The series follows the professional lives of Dr. Venus Nicolino, PhD, a sharp-tongued life consultant and mother to four boys, Dr. Gregory Cason, PhD, a psychologist specializing in cognitive therapy and living a “monogamish” life with his partner of 23 years, and Eris Huemer, a relationship therapist who is coming face-to-face with issues in her own marriage. Each episode of “LA Shrinks” will give a fly-on-the-wall look at sessions between the shrinks and their clients as they tackle issues including a homophobic man whose identical twin is gay, a client with intense anger triggered by Los Angeles traffic, a couple with opposite practices in the bedroom and a man with a hatred of people who are overweight. But, after their 50 minutes are over, the docu-series takes a deep dive into the shrinks’ personal lives and exposes the often thin line between their clients’ problems and their own.

Wednesday, March 6th
9:00 Feed the Beast (Travel)
In each of the six half-hour episodes, host Mikey Roe explores a different city, including New York, Austin, Texas, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Hitting the streets, he reveals the hottest food scenes and must-have meals for any pre-dawn menu, whether you’re ending the night or just starting the day.


10:00 Haunted Collector (Syfy)

Friday, March 8th
8:00 Fashion Star (NBC)
9:00 Grimm (NBC)
10:00 Dead Files (Travel)

Sunday, March 10th
9:00 Army Wives (Lifetime)
10:00 The Client List (Lifetime)
Midnight Loiter Squad (Adult Swim)

Monday, March 11th
8:00 The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Bravo)

Tuesday, March 12th
8:00 Family Trade (GSN)
At G-Stone Motors, a state-of-the-art GMC and Ford dealership in Middlebury, Vermont, the saying is, “We’ll take anything in trade.” And they mean it. Founder Gardner Stone will trade you a beautiful new car or truck for anything you’ve got that he thinks he can sell – pigs, a hot air balloon, coffins, maple syrup, dolls, a shoe collection. But Stone’s son Todd and daughter Darcy, who work with him in the business, usually have very different ideas about what makes a good trade, and they have the unenviable task of re-selling whatever their father has bought.
8:00 Hell’s Kitchen (FOX) – two-hour premiere
10:00 Dead of Night (Investigation Discovery)
Dead of Night shines light on nighttime crimes in which darkness hides predators hungry for a midnight attack. Providing vivid insight into a night on the town that turned fatal in an instant, each episode of Dead of Night recounts the dark, deadly deed and the daytime investigation that followed.
10:00 Preachers’ Daughters (Lifetime)

Preachers’ Daughters follows the lives of three families for a behind-the-altar look at what happens at home after the sermon concludes.


10:00 World’s Worst Tenants (Spike)

Wednesday, March 13th
9:00 Jim Rome on Showtime (Showtime)

Friday, March 15th
9:00 Flea Market Flip (HGTV)

Sunday, March 17th
8:00 Trip Flip (Travel)
10:00 Playing with Fire (E!)
Playing with Fire focuses on the tastemakers of New York’s culinary scene, who (literally) rub elbows with Manhattan’s movers and shakers and are at the epicenter of the city’s nightlife. The stakes are high for these incredibly driven individuals, who make their own rules and work tirelessly in an effort to achieve long term success. However, honing in on their careers with a laser-like intensity often wreaks havoc on their personal lives.
11:00 Wicked Single (VH1)
Although they never miss an opportunity to hit the club, these young Bostonians sometimes wonder if the trappings of adulthood may be passing them by as they revel in “Monday Fundays” and “Tuesday Boozedays.” Ultimately, this group of friends is looking for the answer to one question – how can they grow up – without growing old?



Monday, March 18th
8:00 Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
8:00 The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family) – final season premiere
10:00 Bates Motel (A&E)
Bates Motel is a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film “Psycho,” and promises to give viewers an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates’ psyche unravels through his teenage years. Fans will have access to the dark, twisted backstory of Norman Bates and how deeply intricate his relationship with his mother, Norma, truly is.




Tuesday, March 19th
8:00 Splash (ABC)
These celebrities will look fear in the face as they leap off the 10-meter high dive, pair off to complete synchronized stunts, and flip, twist and spin into the depths of the pool below. Each week the competition will get stiffer as the dives and challenges increase in difficulty. “Splash” marks the first time 10 celebrities will train and compete in regulation platform and springboard diving at dizzying heights in front of a weekly poolside audience.



10:30 Urban Tarzan (Spike)
This ten half-hour episode series showcases the unpredictable world of URBANTARZAN and his Urban Tarzan Animal Relocation team, a privately-owned service specializing in exotic and dangerous animals, whose hazardous missions run the gamut from capturing deadly pythons on the loose in residential neighborhoods to tracking down lions that escaped from an animal sanctuary. He also leans on the assistance of Caveman, his right-hand man and reptile expert, in each tumultuous situation.

Wednesday, March 20th
8:00 Foodiculous (Travel)
Join host Mikey Roe and other Travel Channel all-stars as we explore unique variations of popular American dishes around the globe.
9:00 Through the Wormhole (Science)

Thursday, March 21st
8:00 The Great American Bible Challenge (GSN)

Friday, March 22nd
7:30 Transformers Prime (The Hub) – final season
9:00 Tanked (Animal Planet)

Saturday, March 23rd
9:30 Monsters vs. Aliens (Nickelodeon) – special preview
Inspired by DreamWorks Animation’s 2009 blockbuster feature film ($383 million worldwide gross), this new series follows the further adventures of the beloved monsters — B.O.B., the gelatinous blob without a brain; Link, the prehistoric fish-man; Dr. Cockroach, the half-man/half-insect mad scientist; and Susan (aka Ginormica), the incredible growing woman – as they learn to adapt to a new world filled with bizarre aliens.

Sunday, March 24th
9:00 Married to Medicine (Bravo)
The new docu-series follows the lives of six of Atlanta’s most dynamic and successful women, including doctors and wives of doctors, as they juggle bustling careers, family, and social calendars. From baby deliveries to some of Atlanta’s largest charities, these women are united by medicine, but often struggle to maintain friendships in the face of their world’s rigid hierarchy.

Monday, March 25th 
8:00 The Voice (NBC)
10:00 Revolution (NBC)

Wednesday, March 27th
8:00 Bomb Girls (Reelz)

Friday, March 29th
8:00/8:30 Happy Endings (ABC) – new timeslot
10:00 XIII.2 (Reelz)

Saturday, March 30th
8:00 Doctor Who (BBC America)
9:00 Orphan Black (BBC America)
Orphan Black follows outsider, orphan and street-wise chameleon Sarah. After witnessing a woman’s suicide, Sarah assumes the strangers identity – who happens to look just like her. Expecting to solve all her problems by cleaning out the dead woman’s savings, Sarah is instead thrust headlong into a kaleidoscopic mystery as she realizes the dizzying truth – she and the dead woman are clones. As Sarah searches for answers, she discovers the chilling fact that there are more people like her out there – genetically identical individuals who were planted in unsuspecting birth parents and nurtured in completely different circumstances. With no idea who created the clones, she’ll need to discover the reason in a hurry as an assassin is killing them one by one.



10:00 The Nerdist (BBC America)

Sunday, March 31st
8:00 Ready for Love (NBC) – special preview Tuesday, March 26th at 9:00
The series will “give three successful and handsome men who are committed to finding the right woman the chance of finding their soul mate.”

8:00 Call the Midwife (PBS)
9:00 Game of Thrones (HBO)

Monday, April 1st
8:30 Kickin’ It (Disney)
10:00 Masters of the Mix (VH1)

Wednesday, April 3rd
9:00 Rogue (DirecTV)
Rogue revolves around Grace, a morally and emotionally conflicted undercover detective who is tormented by the possibility that her own actions contributed to her son’s death. Grace’s search for the truth is further complicated by her forbidden relationship with Jimmy, the crime boss who may have played a hand in the crime.


9:30 How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) (ABC) – moves to 8:30 on 5/1
Polly is a single mom who has recently divorced. The transition hasn’t been easy for her, especially in this economy. So, like a lot of young people living in this new reality, she and her daughter, Natalie, have moved back home with her eccentric parents, Elaine and Max. But Polly and her parents look at life through different generational lenses. Polly (in contrast to how she was raised) aspires to be organized and together, while Max and Elaine live a more free-flowing, improvisational life-style.




Thursday, April 4th
10:00 Men at Work (TBS)
10:00 Tabatha Takes Over (Bravo)
10:00 Hannibal (NBC)
In this new drama from Bryan Fuller, based on the characters from Thomas Harris’ classic novels, we see where this incredible story began. Will Graham is a gifted criminal profiler who is on the hunt for a serial killer with the FBI. Graham’s unique way of thinking gives him the astonishing ability to empathize with anyone – even psychopaths. He seems to know what makes them tick. But when the mind of the twisted killer he’s pursuing is too complicated for even Will to comprehend, he enlists the help of Dr. Lecter, one of the premier psychiatric minds in the country. Armed with the uncanny expertise of the brilliant doctor, Will and Hannibal (known as a serial killer only to the audience) form a brilliant partnership and it seems there’s no villain they can’t catch. If Will only knew…



Saturday, April 5th
11:00 Vice (HBO)

Saturday, April 6th
8:00 Bringing Up Baby (ABC)
All parents think they know their baby well, but are they willing to bet on it? Bet On Your Baby will reveal the answer to that question each week in an hour-long program featuring five memorable families with toddlers between the ages of two to three-and-a-half years old, who will play to see how well they can guess their child’s next move in the hopes of earning money towards their college fund.
8:00 My Cat from Hell (Animal Planet)

Tuesday, April 9th
9:00 Counting Cars (History)

Wednesday, April 10th
9:00/9:30 Toy Hunter (Travel)
10:00 Deep South Paranormal (Syfy)
Deep South Paranormal Research is a bayou-based team on a mission. Steeped in the rich history of their homeland, they want to unlock the ghostly mysteries that have baffled Southerners for years.

Thursday, April 11th
10:00 The Moment (USA)
Each week the show’s host, Super Bowl MVP Kurt Warner, will give someone a second chance to pursue the career they’ve always wanted. From race car driving to orchestra conducting to deep sea diving, everyday people will leave behind the comforts of home and leap into a whirlwind of training under the expert guidance of world-class mentors who will help them prepare for the audition of a lifetime. If they succeed, they will either accept the job that will change their lives forever – or return to their loved ones, realizing that they’ve been living the dream all along.




Friday, April 12th
10:00 Da Vinci’s Demons (Starz) – moves to 9:00 the following week
Brilliant and passionate, the 25-year- old Leonardo da Vinci is an artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist. As a free thinker, with intellect and talents that are almost superhuman, he struggles to live within the confines of his own reality and time. He begins to not only see the future, but invent it.




Saturday, April 13th
9:00 Iyanla: Fix My Life (OWN)
10:30 Life with LaToya (OWN)
Life With La Toya takes viewers inside the outrageous world of La Toya Jackson – the wild card of one of showbiz’s most famous families – as she tackles love, career and maybe even parenthood, all on her own unpredictable terms.

Sunday, April 14th
9:00 Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
10:00 The Borgias (Showtime)
10:00 Veep (HBO)

Monday, April 15th
8:00 Oh Sit! (The CW)
9:00 Defiance (Syfy) – 2-hour premiere
Set in the near future, Defiance introduces an exotically transformed planet Earth, its landscapes permanently altered following the sudden – and tumultuous – arrival of seven unique alien races. In this somewhat unknown and unpredictable landscape, the richly diverse, newly-formed civilization of humans and aliens must learn to co-exist peacefully.


10:00 Burger Land (Travel) – moves to 9:00 on 4/29
Host George Motz, author of the popular book, “Hamburger America,” takes viewers on a road trip to meet some of the nation’s oldest and most storied hamburger creators, tour their establishments and find out what makes their burger the best. Motz uncovers the history, people and secrets behind America’s most iconic sandwich.

Tuesday, April 16th
9:00/9:30 Don’t Be Tardy (Bravo)
10:00 Who Gets the Last Laugh? (TBS)
The series will feature some of the most well known comedians and comedy actors in entertainment today competing to pull the most outrageous practical jokes. Who Gets the Last Laugh? puts a new twist on the comedy format by pitting three comedians against each other in the ultimate hidden camera comedy sketch challenge. The guest comedians must dream up the funniest and most outrageous sketches possible and then successfully unleash them on the unsuspecting public. A live audience then determines which comedy star really got the last laugh and wins $10,000 for their charity of choice.
10:00 Awkward. (MTV)

Wednesday, April 17th
9:00 Ghost Hunters (Syfy)
9:00 Locked Up Abroad (National Geographic)

Friday, April 19th
Hemlock Grove (Netflix) – all 13 episodes released at once
The series revolves around the eccentric residents of a dilapidated former Pennsylvania steel town and the murder of 17-year-old Brooke Bluebell. Through the investigation, the town’s seamier side is exposed, revealing that nothing is what it seems.



Saturday, April 20th
9:00 Spoiled Rotten Pets (Nat Geo WILD)
The series profiles many different types of pets, their pampering and their personable owners, no matter how unconventional the pet. Whether it’s snakes and reptiles or rats and ferrets, Spoiled Rotten Pets explores the myriad ways in which pets can be spoiled and the lengths to which the pet owners will go to ensure that their pets are prized!
10:00 Raising Whitley (OWN)
Raising Whitley is a humorous, poignant new docu-series following actress and comedienne Kym Whitley and her riotous collective of friends – whom she calls “The Village” – as they attempt to do something none of them have ever done before: raise a baby… together.

Monday, April 22nd
10:00 Rectify (Sundance)
When Daniel Holden is released after nearly 20 years of complete isolation on Death Row, he returns as an outsider to his family, to his community, and to the times. Somehow, he survived the mental and emotional strain of his imprisonment, but now the walls have suddenly come crumbling down and Daniel is set free in a world he no longer understands. He’s an outsider, lost in a once familiar world, struggling to navigate his new found freedom. Combined with two decades of technological and social changes to his small town and the larger world, everything he encounters is a puzzle.

Tuesday, April 23rd
7:30 Teen Titans Go! (Cartoon Network)
The character-driven comedy series focuses on the funny that happens in between saving the world and living together as teenagers without adult supervision. The comedic mayhem of the animated series is punctuated by pranks and the occasional need to fight crime, but it will also deal with the everyday issues of adolescence. With epic staring contests to decide who does the laundry, a series of quests and battles to construct the perfect sandwich or fighting crime in Jump City, one thing is for sure, these Titans will always be ready for an adventure inside the house and out.
10:30 Girl Code (MTV)
Girl Code is a strong and smart female driven comedy series bringing millennial viewers a new, hilarious how-to manual full of over the top tips to push the envelope and open the dialogue about the wonders and woes of womanhood. In the same style of irreverent commentary that fans have come to love on MTV2’s top rated series Guy Code, the new MTV series calls on female stand-up comics, actresses and musicians – and even a few guys – to weigh in on the sisterhood that all girls share.

Sunday, April 28th
7:30 Good Luck Charlie (Disney)

Monday, April 29th
9:00 Warehouse 13 (Syfy)
10:00 The Big C (Showtime) – final season
10:00/10:30 Red, White & New (Travel)
New original series Red, White & New celebrates American ingenuity, innovation and the people who push the envelope to create new and exciting ways of doing things. These innovations include a compressed air-powered, high jumping, flipping take on the classic Pogo Stick, a wearable robotic exoskeleton straight out of Aliens that gives you super-human strength, and the Seabreacher – a personal watercraft that looks like a shark, and is able to go underwater as well as jump out of it!

Tuesday, April 30th
9:00 Weird or What? (Syfy)
Hosted by William Shatner, each episode of Weird or What? contains three separate stories of the bizarre and unexplained. As the show unfolds, it weighs various supernatural and scientific theories that attempt to explain the story, and sometimes features tests conducted as proof of a theory’s plausibility. The show features strange occurrences such as aliens, ghosts, monsters and natural disasters.
9:00/9:30 Airport 24/7: Miami (Travel)
10:00 Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)
Inside Amy Schumer is the new series featuring Schumer’s provocative and hilariously wicked mind, as she explores topics revolving around sex, relationships, and the general clusterf*ck that is life. Through a series of scripted vignettes, stand-up comedy, and man-on-the street candid interviews, Schumer tackles various themes.