When TV shows return: 'New Girl,' other new season premiere dates

"New Girl" returns for its final season on April 10. / Fox / Adam Taylor

Between Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu and a whole list of cable TV stations in the mix, it can be hard to keep track of when your favorite shows return.

Just go ahead and clear your evenings or set your DVRs now to make way for new episodes of "The Real Housewives of New York City," "New Girl" and more.

Below, the dates you need to know.



“Famous In Love” (Season 2): Bella Thorne’s Paige may finally figure out who she’s meant to be with — Jake or Rainer — while juggling fame, Hollywood and college. The season airs its first two episodes April 4 at 8 p.m. on Freeform. 

“The Real Housewives of New York City” (Season 10): Still going strong a decade after its premiere, the reality show promises to be packed with drama from Bethenny Frankel, Carole Radziwill, Dorinda Medley, Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan and Tinsley Mortimer. Watch it on Bravo April 4 at 9 p.m. 

“Jersey Shore: Family Vacation” (Season 1): Gym, tan, laundry, anyone? The “Jersey Shore” crew (sans Sammi) is back. But this time, they’re leaving the Shore and heading to Miami for a “family vacation” that one can only expect will be filled with dysfunction. See the drama unfold April 5 at 8 p.m. on MTV.

“Trading Spaces” (Season 9): You can “relive the renovations” as TLC puts it, by streaming all eight original seasons of the design show online. Then, watch the revival on the network at 8 p.m. April 7. 

“New Girl” (Season 7): Three fictional years will have passed by the time the seventh and final season premieres on Fox. But don’t worry: Nick and Jess will still be happily dating, Schmidt and Cece will be juggling parenting and work life, and newly married Winston and Aly will be expecting a child of their own. The season premiere will air April 10 at 9:30 p.m.

“The Originals” (Season 5): Yes, that vampire drama is still on. Klaus, Elijah and the rest of the Mikaelson clan will round out the series in its final season, airing on the CW at 9 p.m., April 18.


“Westworld” (Season 2): HBO’s sci-fi thriller series returns on April 22 at 9 p.m. If you want to just dip your toes in the world of artificial intelligence, you can stream the first episode for free at 

“The Handmaid’s Tale” (Season 2): Your return to Gilead is scheduled for April 25, when two new episodes of the Emmy-winning series based on Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel will hit the streaming service.

“Quantico” (Season 3): We knew Alex Parrish’s escape to Italy couldn’t last long. Her laid-back lifestyle comes to a quick end when Shelby is in need of a heroic rescue. The season premieres April 26 at 10 p.m. on ABC.


"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" (Season 4): Without revealing much about what troubles Kimmy will get herself into next season, Netflix announced that the series will return May 30. For the first time, it'll be available in two parts, with the second half to premiere later this year. 


“The Bold Type” (Season 2): Freeform’s “bold” series following three young women as they strive to establish their budding careers in New York City’s competitive magazine industry airs its second season June 12 at 8 p.m.