It’s been a long pandemic winter, but spring is in sight — and with it comes new TV horizons.
This year boasts a wealth of hotly anticipated shows, from the return of Elliot Stabler to the “Law & Order” franchise to a new epic fantasy world to get lost in.
Here’s what to look out for.
“Debris,” NBC, premiering March 1 at 10 p.m.
This new series in the “X-Files” mold sees two CIA and M16 agents team up to investigate the debris of an alien spacecraft that lands on earth, messing with the laws of physics. Co-starring Jonathan Tucker (“Justified”) and Riann Steele (“The Magicians”).
“Genera+ion,” HBO Max, premiering March 11
For fans of “Euphoria,” this is another teen show following high schoolers as they navigate friendship, dating, and sexuality — but this one is considerably lighter than the uber-dark “Euphoria.” For extra authenticity, series co-creator Zelda Barnz is herself a teen (she’s 19).
“Country Comfort,” Netflix, premiering March 19
A modernized “Sound of Music” style tale, this comedy follows an aspiring country singer (Katharine McPhee) who takes a job as a nanny for a cowboy (Eddie Cibrian) who has five children.
“The Falcon and Winter soldier,” Disney+, premiering March 19
Following the success of “WandaVision,” the next small screen entry in the MCU is a six-episode adventure buddy-comedy focusing on Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan). Set after the events of “Avengers: Endgame,” which saw Wilson get handed the mantle of Captain America, the show sees the duo team up to fight the anti-patriotism group “the Flag Smashers.”
“Law & Order: Organized Crime,” NBC, premiering April 1 at 9 p.m.
Elliot Stabler returns! Christopher Meloni rose to fame on the “Law & Order” franchise, and after stepping away for a decade in 2011, he’s back. The new show sees Stabler (Meloni) returning to the NYPD following a loss in his personal life and reuniting with Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay).
“Chad,” TBS, premiering April 6 at 10:30 p.m.
“Saturday Night Live” veteran Nasim Pedrad stars in, executive produces and created this new comedy where she plays a 14-year-old Persian boy who’s on a mission to become popular in high school.
Nasim Pedrad (left) in “Chad.”
“Big Shot,” Disney+ premiering April 16
Starring John Stamos, this sports dramedy follows a temperamental basketball coach (Stamos) who ends up at an elite girl’s private school after he’s fired from his previous job.
“Mare of Easttown,” HBO, premiering April 18 at 10 p.m.
This seven-part limited series stars Kate Winslet (also an exec producer on the show) as Mare Sheehan, a Pennsylvania detective who’s investigating a local murder as her own personal life falls into disarray. It’s Winslet’s first return to TV in a decade (since 2011’s “Mildred Pierce”).
Kate Winslet in “Mare of Easttown” on HBO.HBO
“Cruel Summer,” Freeform, premiering April 20 at 9 p.m.
Produced by Jessica Biel, this psychological thriller follows Kate Wallis (Olivia Holt, “Cloak & Dagger”), a popular girl who goes missing, and Jeanette Turner (Chiara Aurelia), the nerdy girl who is accused of involvement in Kate’s disappearance.
“Sasquatch,” Hulu premiering April 20
Produced by the Duplass brothers (“Wild Wild Country”), this docuseries follows an investigative journalist probing at the truth behind the story of a supposed Bigfoot attack.
“Shadow and Bone,” Netflix, April 23
Starring Ben Barnes (“The Punisher,” “Westworld”) and based on a hit fantasy book series set in an alternate version of tsarist Russia called “Ravka” where armies use magic and monsters exist, this show is for fans of “The Witcher” and “teen girl saves the world” stories such as “The Hunger Games.”
“The Mosquito Coast,” AppleTV+ premiering April 30
Based on a bestselling book, this drama series stars Justin Theroux as Allie Fox, who uproots his family and flees with them to Mexico as they find themselves on the run from the U.S. government.
Justin Theroux (far right) on “Mosquito Coast.” AppleTV
“Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K,” Hulu, premiering May 21
This animated series aimed at adults follows M.O.D.O.K (Patton Oswalt), a supervillain who’s having a midlife crisis after failing to control the world and struggling to juggle his company and his family.