Entertainment 2014 TV preview By SCOTT A. ROSENBERG Updated March 2, 2014 8:51 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email The fall television season gets all the publicity, but there are great new shows premiering all year long, and this spring is no different. Whether you're looking for the next great HBO comedy, the new thriller from "Gravity" director Alfonso Cuarón or one of many cinematic adaptations come to the small screen, here are 25 new series to check out this spring. ‘Saint George’ Photo Credit: Byron J. Cohen George Lopez returns to the sitcom world in this new half-hour culture clash comedy. There’s a great supporting cast here, including Jenn Lyon from “Justified,” Olga Merendiz from Broadway’s “In the Heights,” David Zayas from “Dexter” and Danny Trejo from “Machete.” (March 6, 9 p.m., FX) ‘Sirens’ Photo Credit: Chuck Hodes/USA Network Denis Leary is the executive producer of this comedy series about a trio of EMTs in Chicago. The first episode centers on Internet pornography, so don’t watch this with the kids. But it is funny, so do check it out. (March 6, 10 p.m., USA) ‘Review’ Photo Credit: Danny Feld Andy Daly of “Eastbound & Down” takes the lead as life critic Forrest MacNeil, who reviews life itself, as he says. So he’ll be reviewing things like cocaine, road rage, racism, stealing, Batman and other stuff, each getting a rating of up to 5 stars. (March 6, 10 p.m., Comedy Central) ‘Resurrection’ Photo Credit: ABC/Guy D'Alema The dead are coming back to life in a small Missouri town. An 8-year-old boy found in China claims to be the son of a couple who lost their son 30 years ago. The mystery grows from there. (March 9, 9 p.m., ABC/7) 'Lindsay' Photo Credit: Oprah Winfrey Network This documentary series follows Lindsay Lohan on her road to recovery. And yes, it says documentary, not fiction. Zing! (March 9, 10 p.m., OWN) ‘Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’ Photo Credit: FOX Bronx-born super genius Neil deGrasse Tyson, the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, hosts this scientific documentary series that follows Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage” from 1980. This will be a lot more fun than 11th-grade physics, I promise. Produced by Sagan’s widow, Ann Druyan, and Seth MacFarlane. No joke. (March 9, 9 p.m., Fox/5) ‘Believe’ Photo Credit: Eric Liebowitz/NBC “Gravity” director Alfonso Cuarón and executive producer J.J. Abrams bring the thrills with this series about a young girl with amazing powers, an ex-con brought in to protect her and a mysterious group trying to keep her safe from another mysterious group out to take her. Mysteries are everywhere. Starring Jake McLaughlin, Delroy Lindo, Johnny Sequoyah and Kyle MacLachlan. (March 10, 10 p.m., NBC/4) ‘From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series’ Photo Credit: Robert Rodriguez/El Rey Network The Gecko brothers are back in this series continuation of the cult films (the first starred George Clooney, remember?). Here they’ll dip into Aztec mythology. Created by the franchise’s founder, Robert Rodriguez. (March 11, 9 p.m., El Rey) ‘Crisis’ Photo Credit: Vivian Zink/NBC While on a school field trip, a bus carrying the children of some of the biggest power players in Washington — including the president’s — is abducted. Now the parents are pushed to the edge to get them back. Starring Gillian Anderson (“The X-Files”) and Dermot Mulroney (“My Best Friend’s Wedding.”) (March 16, 10 p.m., NBC/4) ‘The 100’ Photo Credit: Cate Cameron/The CW In a future where Earth has been ravaged by a nuclear Armageddon 97 years earlier and the only surviving humans are living on space stations, the government secretly sends 100 juvenile prisoners down to the planet to see if it is inhabitable. (March 19, 9 p.m., The CW) ‘American Dream Builders’ Photo Credit: Tyler Golden/NBC Nate Berkus hosts this reality series where designers compete to make sweeping renovations to homes. (March 23, 8 p.m., NBC/4) ‘Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge Photo Credit: Justin Stephens/Syfy Brian Henson, son of Jim, is the lead judge on this reality show in which 10 creature creators face off in a series of challenges to make extravagant characters and bring them to life. (March 25, 10 p.m., Syfy) ‘Surviving Jack’ Photo Credit: Eddy Chen/FOX Christopher Meloni left “Law & Order: SVU,” but he’s still a tough guy on this new sitcom that’s a coming-of-age comedy set in the 1990s. He plays the tough father who takes over raising the kids when his wife goes to law school. (March 27, 8:30 p.m., Fox/5) ‘Friends With Better Lives’ Photo Credit: Trae Patton Stop me if you’ve heard this before: This sitcom follows six friends, each dealing with his or her own thing in a comical way. Starring James Van Der Beek, Brooklyn Decker and Kevin Connolly. (March 31, 9 p.m., CBS/2) ‘House of Food’ Photo Credit: Invision for MTV/Mike Yarish This docu-series follows a group of young, inexperienced chefs learning the trade and facing off in culinary challenges. (March 31, 10 p.m., MTV) ‘Silicon Valley’ Photo Credit: Isabella Vosmikova Mike Judge (“Beavis & Butt-head,” "Office Space") returns to TV with this tech comedy about a group of coders. The great cast features the seriously funny T.J. Miller, Kumail Nanjiani and Martin Starr. (April 6, 10:30 p.m., HBO) ‘Fargo’ Photo Credit: Chris Large Inspired more than adapted, the Coen brothers’ popular film comes to FX starring Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks, Bob Odenkirk, Kate Walsh, Adam Goldberg, Oliver Platt, Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key and Glenn Howerton. That’s an amazing cast. (April 15, 10 p.m., FX) ‘Salem’ Photo Credit: WGN America WGN gets into the original content business with this scripted series, which was created by Brannon Braga (“24,” various “Star Trek” series) and Adam Simon (“The Haunting in Connecticut”). Set in Massachusetts in the 17th century, this supernatural show delves into the witch trials. Starring Janet Montgomery and Shane West. (April 20, 10 p.m., WGN America) ‘Faking It’ Photo Credit: MTV Two friends fake a lesbian relationship because of how popular it makes them in this rom-sitcom. Starring Katie Stevens and Rita Volk. (April 22, 10:30 p.m., MTV) ‘Bad Teacher’ Photo Credit: Sonja Flemming Ari Graynor (“For a Good Time, Call …”) takes on the Cameron Diaz role in this adaptation of the black comedy film. She’s a divorced woman who gets a job at a middle school in an affluent area and is on the prowl for wealthy single dads. Also starring Sara Gilbert, Ryan Hansen, David Alan Grier and Kristin Davis. (April 24, 9:30 p.m., CBS/2) ‘Black Box’ Photo Credit: ABC/Andrew Eccles This drama stars Kelly Reilly (“Flight”) as a well-known neuroscientist handling rare, tough brain-related medical mysteries while dealing with her own mental illness. Also starring Vanessa Redgrave. (April 24, 10 p.m., ABC/7) ‘Last Week Tonight With John Oliver’ Photo Credit: Getty Images/Frederick M. Brown John Oliver steps away from “The Daily Show” and goes behind the desk for his own talk show that will probably be a lot like when he hosted “The Daily Show” when Jon Stewart was away. Just with more cursing, I suppose. (April 27, 11 p.m., HBO) ’24: Live Another Day’ Photo Credit: FOX Jack Bauer is back with a new catastrophe to stop. Set four years after the end of the show’s eighth season, the specific plot of the show has not been revealed. We can tell you that Kiefer Sutherland is returning to the lead role and is joined by Mary Lynn Rajskub, Benjamin Bratt and Kim Raver. (May 5, 8 p.m., Fox/5) ‘Penny Dreadful’ Photo Credit: Jonathan Hession This horror series from John Logan (writer of “Skyfall,” “The Aviator”) joins together many famous figures from the literary world, such as Dorian Gray and Dr. Frankenstein, for a Victorian-era thriller. (May 11, 10 p.m., Showtime) ‘Gang Related’ Photo Credit: Ron Jaffe/FOX This action series follows Detective Ryan Lopez (“Ramon Rodriguez, “The Wire”), who is in the Los Angeles Gang Task Force, but also has ties to a Latino gang from when was younger. Also starring Rza and Terry O’Quinn. (May 20, 9 p.m., Fox/5) By SCOTT A. 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