I’ve come up with 21 reasons to be really excited about April TV.

This is no April Fool’s joke.

I’ve come up with 21 reasons why April is going to be an amazing month for television. Sure, Game of Thrones has been pushed back until July, but there are plenty of shows that can tide you over until then.

One of those shows, American Gods, released their opening credit sequence and it is gorgeous:

So there’s this thing in Hollywood called The Black List, which has nothing to do with the James Spader show, but instead is a survey of movie producer’s favorite unproduced movie scripts. Some scripts go on to be made, like “Juno,” “The Social Network,” “Whiplash,” “The Wrestler,” and “Spotlight.” And now they are planning to compile a list of TV pilots. So if a pilot you’ve read about doesn’t actually get picked up, maybe there’s still hope? I don’t actually know what this news means.

Hey, Los Angeles, Better Call Saul is bringing Los Pollos Hermanos to you, too. Meanwhile, Albuquerque is wondering where the love is.

“Don’t take off your wig” and other sound advice on how to win RuPaul’s Drag Race. Although I would add an asterisk to the wig advice and note “unless you have another wig on underneath the first wig.”

Could O.J. Simpson become a reality star: a conversation. (The answer, however, is HELL, NO.)

Matthew Perry has revealed his favorite Chandler one-liner, so now you can die without having to wonder.

The Red Power Ranger has been sentenced to 6 years in prison for killing his roommate with a sword which seems like a pretty light sentence for killing someone with a sword, honestly.

Some political junk

President Pussy-Grabber was threatening the free press again, tweeting that libel laws should be changed.

Now, this was directed at the failing New York Times, but any sort of change to libel laws that would punish the most respected newspaper in the country would certainly have an effect on all media. 

What is particularly interesting about this tweet is that it comes just a few days after his personal attorney claimed that Drumpf is immune from a libel lawsuit filed by Summer Zeros, the former Apprentice contestant whom he called a liar after she accused him of sexual misconduct. Trump is claiming that Presidents have special protection against private citizens suing them in state court, and any lawsuit brought against him must wait until he is out of office. We’ll see.

Meanwhile, never forget:

Here is a trailer for Netflix’s documentary, Get Me Roger Stone, a look into the monster who is largely (and depending on where the Russia investigation goes, perhaps ENTIRELY) responsible for creating Donald Trump (and who might end up being a big part of his undoing). It will be available on May 12.

Misha Collins (who is best known as Castiel on Supernatural) raised nearly $80,000 in 3 days to buy Trump and Congress’ internet data in response to the GOP’s gross bill that allows internet providers to sell our data without our knowledge or consent. Don’t piss off an angel is the lesson to be gleaned here.

This is an interesting piece about how scripted series are dealing with Trump: some, like The Good Fight and Madam Secretary are dealing with it head on, whereas other shows don’t intend to, like Veep. (Because how on earth could Veep possibly compete with the unintentional comedy of this administration?) And in conclusion, Homeland is just giving me an anxiety attack every damn week.

Late Night Takes

Between Trump taking shots at his own political party, it being revealed that Devin Nunes had received the intelligence he JUST HAD to show to the White House from the White House, and Mike Flynn asking for immunity in exchange for his testimony, yesterday was a huge news day in a series of impossibly huge news days. In fact, it all so much, late night struggled to keep up.

And here’s a segment from Full Frontal with Samantha Bee that should give you a little hope that our system can still work. Honestly, this piece about rape kits will be the most uplifting thing you’ll see all day:

In Development

Renewals

Casting

WATCH THIS

FRIDAY

Grimm: Series finale of the supernatural-fairy tale show. 7 p.m., NBC

13 Reasons Why: In this new series based on the young adult novel, a young woman explains the 13 reasons why she killed herself. Series premiere. Netflix

Disgraced: A look into the murder of a Baylor University basketball player.  8 p.m., Showtime

Last Man Standing: Season finale. 7 p.m., ABC

Dr. Ken: Season finale; mini-Community reunion. 7:30 p.m., ABC

Sleepy Hollow: Season (series?) finale. 8 p.m., Fox

SATURDAY

The Walking Dead marathon: Catch up with season 7, the very worst yet! 5 p.m., AMC

Absolutely Fabulous: KATE MOSS DOWN! KATE MOSS DOWN! 7 p.m., HBO

Final Destination marathon: I feel like this is the universe we are living in now. 5:15 p.m., IFC

SUNDAY

The Walking Dead: The group enacts an “elaborate” plan to take down Negan. I assume it involves rubber duckies. Season finale. 8 p.m., AMC

Black Sails: Silver meets his fate in the series finale. 8 p.m., Starz

Big Little Lies: The big little finale of my favorite hate watch right now. 8 p.m., HBO

The Missing: Season finale. 7 p.m., Starz

Late Night: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: (Friday): Susan Sarandon, Joey McIntyre, Robert Klein

FRI. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC Last Man Standing
(new)
Dr. Ken
(new)
Shark Tank
(repeat)
20/20
(new)
CBS MacGyver
(new)
Hawaii Five-0
(new)
Blue Bloods
(new)
CW The Originals
(new)
Reign
(new)
Local
FOX Rosewood
(new)
Sleepy Hollow
(new)
Local
NBC Grimm
(new)
Dateline NBC
(new)


SAT. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30
ABC The Goldbergs:
(repeat)
Imaginary Mary:
(repeat)
The Catch:
(repeat)
20/20:
(new)
News/Local
CBS NCAA Basketball
(live)
News/Local
FOX Bones
(repeat)
APB
(repeat)
News/Local
NBC Figure Skating
(live)
News/Local Saturday Night Live
(repeat)


SUN. 6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC America’s Funniest Home Videos
(repeat)
Once Upon a Time
(new)
Match Game
(repeat)
American Crime
(new)
CBS 60 Minutes
(new)
Academy of Country Music
(live)
FOX Bob’s Burgers
(repeat)
Bob’s Burgers
(new)
The Simpsons
(new)
Making History
(new)
Family Guy
(repeat)
Last Man on Earth
(new)
NBC Little Big Shots
(repeat)
Little Big Shots
(new)
Chicago Justice
(new)
Shades of Blue
(new)

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