Entertainment New TV shows: 'Vida,' 'Sweetbitter,' more premiere dates By Scott A. Rosenberg firstname.lastname@example.org Updated May 7, 2018 10:28 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email Sunny, warm, beach weather is coming. And with that comes a ton of new television shows. So, don't forget to balance those trips to the water with some good old TV time. This season features a big Shondaland spinoff, a lot of returning favorites — Tracy Morgan, Josh Radnor and Zach Braff — and a continuation of a classic series with “Roseanne.” Here are all the shows you need to know about. ‘Vida’ (May 6) Photo Credit: Starz/Erica Parise A pair of very different sisters have to return to their old home in Los Angeles where they discover a secret about their mother. Starring Melissa Barrera and Mishel Prada. (Starz) ‘Sweetbitter’ (May 6) Photo Credit: Starz Based on the novel by Stephanie Danler, this drama is set in the New York City world of fine dining and follows a woman working at a chic restaurant downtown. Starring Ella Purnell, Tom Sturridge and Paul Sparks. (Starz) ‘Lost in Space’ (April 13) Photo Credit: Courtesy of Netflix Danger, Will Robinson? The classic sci-fi series from the mid-1960s, which was turned into a not-so-good movie with a pretty good cast (William Hurt, Gary Oldman), gets another chance with this streaming series. It follows a family stranded on an alien planet. Starring Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Ignacio Serricchio and Parker Posey as Dr. Smith. (Netflix) ‘The Last O.G.’ (April 3, 10:30 p.m.) Photo Credit: Francisco Roman Tracy Morgan takes the lead in this comedy co-created by Jordan Peele about an ex-con getting back into life outside prison. Also starring Cedric the Entertainer and Tiffany Haddish. (TBS) ‘The Crossing’ (April 2, 10 p.m.) Photo Credit: ABC Steve Zahn, Natalie Martinez and Jay Karnes star in this sci-fi thriller about a group of American refugees from the far future looking for asylum in a small American town in the present. (ABC) ‘Rapture’ (March 30) Photo Credit: Netflix This music documentary series chronicles the life of rappers including Nas, T.I., 2 Chainz and more. (Netflix) ‘Alex, Inc.’ (March 28, 8:30 p.m.) Photo Credit: ABC "Scrubs" star Zach Braff returns to television, playing a journalist who starts up a new company that makes podcasts, based on "This American Life" and "Planet Money" contributor Alex Blumberg. The show stars Tiya Sircar and Michael Imperioli. (ABC) ‘Splitting Up Together’ (March 27, 9:30 p.m.) Photo Credit: ABC / Eric McCandless The great Jenna Fischer is back, starring opposite Oliver Hudson in this comedy about a divorced couple still living together (sort of). Adapted from a Danish series by Emily Kapnek, who did the underrated "Suburgatory." (ABC) 'Roseanne' (March 27, 8 p.m.) Photo Credit: ABC / Adam Rose Revisit the family led by the woman who's always right, Roseanne, when the sitcom returns more than a decade after going off the air. Spoiler: Dan is not dead and everyone's back for round two. (ABC) ‘Barry’ (March 25, 10:30 p.m.) Photo Credit: John P. Johnson/HBO Bill Hader plays a hitman living in the Midwest who goes to California for a job to take out an actor, but gets caught up the theater community there. Also starring Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Anthony Carrigan and national treasure Henry Winkler. (HBO) ‘O Mecanismo’ (March 23) Photo Credit: Netflix From director José Padilha, creator of "Narcos," comes this drama based on a true story of a group of investigators trying to uncover corruption in Brazil. (Netflix) ‘Station 19’ (March 22, 9 p.m.) Photo Credit: ABC The second new Shondaland show this month, this "Grey's Anatomy" spinoff follows the crew at a Seattle fire station. Starring Jaina Lee Ortiz, Jason George and Miguel Sandoval. (ABC) ‘Genius Junior’ (March 18, 9 p.m.) Photo Credit: NBC / Evans Vestal Ward Neil Patrick Harris takes on hosting duties of this game show centered on the brightest 8- to 12-year-old kids. (NBC) ‘Instinct’ (March 18, 8 p.m.) Photo Credit: CBS / Francisco Roman Alan Cumming plays Dr. Dylan Reinhart, a former CIA agent who is brought in by the NYPD to help catch a serial killer. Based on a book by James Patterson. (CBS) ‘On My Block’ (March 16) Photo Credit: Netflix / John O Flexor Set in South Central Los Angeles, this comedy follows four kids as they enter high school and the difficulties associated with that new experience. From the writer of "Awkward." (Netflix) ‘Wild Wild Country’ (March 16) Photo Credit: Netflix This documentary series looks at a group in Oregon who constructs a utopian city in a show that involves a bioterror attack, wiretapping and a giant collection of Rolls-Royce cars. (Netflix) ‘Rise’ (March 13, 10 p.m.) Photo Credit: NBC / Peter Kramer "How I Met Your Mother" star Josh Radnor takes the lead in this new series from Jason Katims ("Parenthood") and Jeffrey Seller ("Hamilton") about a teacher who revitalizes his school's theater program. Also starring Rosie Perez and Auli'i Cravalho, who was the voice of Moana in the Disney animated film. (NBC) ‘For the People’ (March 13, 10 p.m.) Photo Credit: ABC / Nicole Wilder Welcome to New York, Shonda Rhimes! The latest Shondaland drama follows a pack of lawyers working in the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York. Starring Britt Robertson and Jasmin Savoy Brown. (ABC) ‘Deception’ (March 11, 10 p.m.) Photo Credit: ABC / David Giesbrecht Prolific producer Greg Berlanti ("Arrow," "The Flash," "Blindspot," "Supergirl," "Legends of Tomorrow," "Riverdale," "Black Lightning") brings his eighth show to television, this procedural about a disgraced magician and illusionist who takes his skills to the FBI. Starring Jack Cutmore-Scott, Ilfenesh Hadera and Vinnie Jones. (ABC) 'American Idol' (March 11, 8 p.m.) Photo Credit: ABC / Eric Liebowitz You're going to Hollywood ... again! The reality singing competition wasn't gone long, but when it returns on its new network this March, Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan will do the judging. (ABC) By Scott A. Rosenberg email@example.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.