Are you looking for a few exciting new TV series to join your other favorites? If so, this spring you’ll have plenty to choose from. Whether its laugh-out-loud comedy or heart-stopping suspense, inspiring reality or dazzling fantasy, the major networks are debuting something for everyone over the next several months. To make sure you won’t miss an episode, here’s an inside look at some of the biggest shows coming your way.
Based on the bestselling memoir of a female surgeon trained to perform heart transplants, Heartbeat stars Melissa George as a bold, brilliant and brassy physician who plays by her own rules, both in and out of the operating room. Co-starring D.L. Hughley and Jamie Kennedy, this intense medical drama is perfect for fans of NBC’s classic hospital series ER.
If real-life romance is more your speed, producer Ellen DeGeneres and the makers of Project Runway and Extreme Makeover bring you First Dates, a charming new reality show that invites viewers on a series of intimate encounters between love-seeking strangers. It’s When Harry Met Sally for the Match.com generation.
A lavish epic filled with intrigue and drama, Of Kings and Prophets combines a powerful biblical saga with the passion and savagery of Game of Thrones. The result is a boundary-pushing series that’s already making news for its unflinching depiction of life in 1000 B.C. Acclaimed actor Ray Winston gives a towering performance as King Saul, a ruler whose violent struggle to unite a nation puts him in direct conflict with the word of God.
Fans of the classic John Hughes comedy Uncle Buck won’t want to miss this upcoming remake starring funnyman Mike Epps in the role that John Candy made famous. Playing a lovable rascal whose family offers him a place to stay in exchange for keeping an eye on the kids, Epps is hilarious as the uncle we all wish we’d grown up with.
The latest spinoff in the Criminal Minds franchise, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, stars Gary Sinise and The Walking Dead’s Tyler James Williams as members of an elite division of the FBI that investigates crimes committed against Americans while they’re traveling abroad. Set in exotic locations around the world, this gripping crime series adds an international flavor to one of the most popular genres on TV.
Charismatic newcomers Jon Foo and Justin Hires play mismatched cops forced to work together on the glamorous streets of Los Angeles in the action comedy series Rush Hour. Featuring high-kicking martial arts, incredible stunts and laugh-a-minute banter, this reimagining of the hit Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker movie proves once and for all that total opposites make the best partners.
WWE superstar John Cena hosts American Grit, a military-inspired reality series that splits 16 brave men and women into four teams competing in challenges for a $1 million prize. Pushing ordinary citizens to the limits of physical and mental endurance, the show pairs the contestants with real-life armed forces heroes who mentor them on survival techniques and team building strategies. Taking the unscripted reality-action genre to the next level, American Grit will leave you breathless.
An eerie blend of supernatural suspense and turn-of-the-century crime solving, Houdini & Doyle asks the tantalizing question: What if the world’s greatest illusionist and the man who created Sherlock Holmes teamed up to investigate things that go bump in the night? Inspired by a real-life friendship between these two legendary figures, the creators of the medical drama House have crafted a stylish new series that’s perfect for fans of The X-Files. Fair warning, however… this show is truly scary.