Entertainment Television

Day-by-day list of April 2012 TV premieres

Spring is showering new and returning TV series, movies and specials upon viewers. Here's a calendar of upcoming shows. As is always the case, I will update as I learn about more.

Sunday, April 1
10 a.m. | "Ultimate Spider-Man," Disney XD (series premiere)
11 a.m. | "The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes," Disney XD (season 2 premiere)
7 p.m. | "Titanoboa: Monster Snake," Smithsonian Channel (special premiere)
8 | "Game of Thrones," HBO (season 2 premiere)
8 | "Masterpiece Classic: Great Expectations," PBS (2-parter premiere; concludes April 8)
8 | "River Monsters," Animal Planet (season 4 premiere)
9 | "The Killing," AMC (season 2 premiere)
9 | "Saving the Titanic," PBS (special premiere; check local listings)
9 | "Jo Koy: Lights Out," Comedy Central (special premiere)

Monday, April 2
6:30 | "Adventure Time," Cartoon Network (season premiere)
7 | "House," Fox (spring premiere of final season)
7 | "Giuliana & Bill," Style Network (season 5 premiere)
7 | "Kickin' It," Disney XD (season 2 premiere)
8 | "Bones," Fox (spring premiere)
8 | "American Masters: Margaret Mitchell American Rebel," PBS (special premiere; check local listings)
9 | "American Masters: Harper Lee Hey Boo," PBS (special premiere; check local listings)
9 | "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives," Food Network (season premiere)

Tuesday, April 3
7 | "Giuliana & Bill," Style (season premiere)
8:30 | "Dance Moms: Miami," Lifetime (series premiere; moves to 8 p.m. April 10)
9 | "No Kitchen Required," BBC America (series premiere)
9 | "Edge of War," Military Channel (series premiere)
10 | "Savage U," MTV (series premiere)

Wednesday, April 4
7 | "One Tree Hill," CW (series finale)
7 | "Betty White's Off Their Rockers," NBC (series premiere)
7:30 | "Best Friends Forever," NBC (series premiere)
9 | "Toddlers & Tiaras," TLC (season premiere)

Thursday, April 5
7 | "Titanic's Final Mystery," Smithsonian Channel (special premiere)
7 | "Truck Stop USA," Travel (season 2 premiere)
7 | "God Is the Bigger Elvis," HBO (doc premiere)
8 | "Sand Masters," Travel (season 2 premiere)
8 | "Tent City U.S.A.," OWN (OWN Documentary Club premiere)
9 | "Scandal," ABC (series premiere)

Friday, April 6
7 | "The Finder," Fox (new night, time period premiere)
9 | "Magic City," Starz (series premiere)
9 | "Python Hunters," Nat Geo Wild (season premiere)

Saturday, April 7
8 | "Texas Women," CMT (season 2 premiere)
9 | "Southern Nights," CMT (series premiere)
9 | "Holy Flying Circus," Ovation (movie premiere)

Sunday, April 8:
7 | "Titanic: The Final World with James Cameron," Nat Geo (special premiere)
8 | "Nurse Jackie," Showtime (season 4 premiere)
8 | "Chopped All-Stars," Food Network (season 2 premiere)
8 | "Wilson Phillips: Still Holding On," TV Guide Channel (series premiere)
8:30 | "The Big C," Showtime (season 3 premiere)
9 | "The Borgias," Showtime (season 2 premiere)
9 | "The Client List," Lifetime (series premiere)
9 | "Motives & Murders," Investigation Discovery (8-episode series premiere)

Monday, April 9
7 | "Destino Deporte" ("Sports Destination"), HBO Latino (series premiere)
8 | "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations," Travel (season 8 premiere)
9 | "Hotel Impossible," Travel (series premiere)
9 | "Fatal Encounters," Investigation Discovery (series premiere)
9 | "Jesse James: Outlaw Garage," Discovery (special premiere)
9 | "Save the Titanic with Bob Ballard," Nat Geo (special premiere)
10 | "Meat Men," Food Network (series premiere)

Tuesday, April 10
7 | "Glee," Fox (final episodes of season 3)
8 | "Deadliest Catch," Discovery, (season 8 premiere)
9 | "Dream Machines," Syfy (series premiere)
9 | "Love For Sail," Lifetime (series premiere)
9 | "The Titanic with Len Goodman," PBS (special premiere; check local listings)
9 | "Shannen Says," WEtv (series premiere)
9 | "Big Easy Justice," Spike TV (series premiere)

Wednesday, April 11
8 | "Sold!" History (series premiere)
8 | "I Almost Got Away with It," Investigation Discovery (season 5 premiere)
8:30 | "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23," ABC (series premiere)
9 | "Ghost Hunters," SyFy (season 9 premiere)
9 | "Baggage Battles," Travel (series premiere)
9 | "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew," MTV (season 7 premiere)
9 | "The Resurrection Tomb Mystery," Discovery (special premiere)

Friday, April 13
8 | "Brian Keene's Ghoul," Chiller (movie premiere)
8 | "Say Yes to the Dress," TLC (season 2 premiere)
9 | "Mujer de Fases" ("States of Grace"). HBO Latino (series premiere)

Saturday, April 14
10 a.m. | "The Legend of Korra," Nickelodeon (series premiere)
6:30 p.m. | "Behind the Seams," Reelz (special premiere)
8 | "Titanic," ABC (4-hour miniseries premiere; concludes April 15)
8 | "Alien Tornado," Syfy (movie premiere)
9:30 | "Trisha's Southern Kitchen," Food Network (series premiere)

Sunday, April 15
7 | "Undercover Bridesmaid," Hallmark (movie premiere)
7 | "Titanic at 100: Mystery Solved," History (special premiere)
8 | "Masterpiece Classic: The Mystery of Edwin Drood," PBS (movie premiere)
9 | "NYC 22," CBS (series premiere)
9:30 | "Girls," HBO (series premiere)

Monday, April 16
7 | "Top Gear," BBC America (season 18 premiere)
8 | "Eureka," SyFy (season 5 premiere)
9 | "Richard Hammond's Crash Course," BBC America (series premiere)
9 | "Lost Girl," SyFy (season 2 premiere)

Tuesday, April 17
8 | "Mysteries at the Museum," Travel (season 3 premiere)
9 | "Off Limits," Travel (season 2 premiere)
9 | "Amish: Out of Order," Nat Geo (series premiere)

Wednesday, April 18
7 | "Park Secrets," Travel (series premiere)
8 | "NOVA: Why Ships Sink," PBS (special premiere; check local listings)

Thursday, April 19
9 | "Kathy," Bravo (series premiere)

Friday, April 20
7 | "The Singing Bee," CMT (season 4 premiere)
8 | "The Ricky Gervais Show," HBO (season 3 premiere)
8 | "Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country," CMT (series premiere)
8:30 | "Melissa & Tye," CMT (series premiere)
9 | "The Dead Files," Travel (season 2 premiere)

Saturday, April 21
7 | "The Wife He Met Online," Lifetime (movie premiere)
9 | "Patton Oswalt: Finest Hour," Comedy Central (special premiere)
10 | "Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions," Comedy Central (special premiere)

Sunday, April 22
6 | "Heaven's Rain," GMC (movie premiere)
7 | "Fox's 25th Anniversary Special," Fox (special premiere)
7 | "Space Shuttle: The Final Countdown," Smithsonian Channel (special premiere)
8 | "Masterpiece Classic: Birdsong," PBS (premiere of 2-parter; concludes April 29)
9 | "Veep," HBO (series premiere)

Tuesday, April 24
8 | "The L.A. Complex," CW (series premiere)

Wednesday, April 25
8 \ "American Guns," Discovery (season premiere)
9 | "Total Blackout," SyFy (series premiere)
9 | "Great Planes," Military (series premiere)

Thursday, April 26
7:30 | "30 Rock," NBC (LIVE episode)
8 | "Don't Be Tardy for the Wedding," Bravo (series premiere; back-to-back episodes)
9 | "7 Days of Sex," Lifetime (series premiere)
10 | "The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet," Lifetime (series premiere)

Friday, April 27
7 | "Whale Wars: Viking Shores," Animal Planet (series premiere)

Saturday, April 28
7 | "Duke," Hallmark Movie Channel (movie premiere)
8 | "Space Twister," Syfy (movie premiere)
8 | "Flipped Off," A&E (series premiere)
10 | "The Graham Norton Show," BBC America (season 11 premiere)
11 | "The Thick of It," BBC America (season 3 premiere)

Sunday, April 29
9 | "The TV Land Awards 2012," TV Land (special premiere)
11:30 | "Metalocalypse," Cartoon Network (season 4 premiere)

Monday, April 30
9 | "The Pitch," A&E (series premiere)

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