12 TV Show Finales to Watch in April
In addition to a slew of new TV series premieres, April will bring several notable TV finales to the small screen. Over the next few weeks, both freshman and returning shows, from CBS’s Supergirl to AMC’s The Walking Dead, will wrap up for the season. Here are 12 TV show finales to tune into over the next month.
1. Shameless, April 3
The critically acclaimed Showtime series will air its sixth season finale this month. The show, starring William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Ethan Cutkosky, Shanola Hampton, and Steve Howey, chronicles the life of the dysfunctional family, The Gallaghers. The series has already been renewed for a 12-episode seventh season.
2. The Walking Dead, April 3
The highly anticipated sixth season finale of AMC’s The Walking Dead will finally hit the small screen this month. After months of anticipation, the zombie drama will introduce its new big bad, Negan, and, following much speculation, fans will (hopefully) find out which of the characters will be the unlucky one to meet his or her demise on the wrong end of his beloved barbed bat, Lucille. One thing’s for sure: Viewers should expect plenty of bloodshed.
3. 11.22.63, April 4
Hulu’s limited series, based on Stephen King’s book of the same name, stars James Franco as high school teacher Jake Epping, who travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. His mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, falling in love, and the past itself, which doesn’t want to be changed. The eight-episode miniseries comes to a close this month.
4. American Crime Story, April 5
The freshman season of FX’s true crime anthology series has earned critical praise and a lot of attention for its coverage of the O.J. Simpson trial. Based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book of the same name, the series chronicles the many real-life twists and turns of one of the most famous legal cases in history. Cuba Gooding Jr., Sarah Paulson, John Travolta, Courtney B. Vance, and David Schwimmer star in the series, which will air what’s sure to be an explosive season finale this month. The show will tackle a different subject next season.
5. Sleepy Hollow, April 8
Fox’s supernatural drama, following Ichabod Crane as he is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time, will air its third season finale this month. The show underwent a creative overhaul this season in an effort to boost ratings, with a new showrunner Clifton Campbell taking over. As of now, the network has yet to announce whether the series will return for a fourth season or not.
6. Togetherness, April 10
The HBO drama, written and directed by the Duplass brothers and starring Mark Duplass, Melanie Lynskey, Amanda Peet, Steve Zissis, and Abby Ryder Fortson, wraps up its second and final season this month. The show follows two couples living under the same roof who struggle to keep their relationships alive while pursuing their individual dreams. HBO has already announced that it’s not bringing back Togetherness next season.
7. Billions, April 10
Showtime’s financial drama, starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis, will finish out its freshman season this month. The show follows U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades as he goes after hedge fund king, Bobby “Axe” Axelrod, starting a battle between two powerful New York figures. The series has earned critical acclaim and strong viewership, leading the network to green-light a second season after only two episodes.
8. The Magicians, April 11
SyFy’s fantasy series, based on Lev Grossman’s novel of the same name, follows the story of Quentin Coldwater, as he enrolls at Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy to be trained as a magician and discovers that the magical world from his favorite childhood books is real and poses a danger to humanity. Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, and Hale Appleman co-star. The series was renewed for a 13-episode second season, which is set to air in 2017.
9. Vinyl, April 17
The Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger-produced rock drama, starring Bobby Cannavale, is also set to air its freshman season finale. The show follows the story of Richie Finestra, a record executive in the 1970s. Paul Ben-Victor, P.J. Byrne, Max Casella, and Ato Essandoh co-star. The show has already been renewed for a second season.
10. Supergirl, April 18
CBS’s first entry into the world of DC Comics will close out its first season. The show stars Melissa Benoist as the titular hero, as she starts to embrace her powers and teams with the DEO to save National City from various supervillains. Though the comics-inspired series has yet to officially earn a sophomore season, it’s considered a shoo-in for renewal, due to strong ratings and positive reviews.
11. Time Traveling Bong, April 22
Comedy Central’s upcoming three-episode series, created by Broad City‘s Ilana Glazer, Paul W. Downs, and Lucia Aniwllo, centers on two cousins who discover a time traveling bong and ride high as they blaze through time. Their buzz is killed when the bong breaks and the cousins are forced to bounce around the space time continuum, learning to appreciate there’s no time like the present. The series will air over three consecutive nights, starting on April 20.
12. Limitless, April 26
Based on the feature film of the same name, the CBS drama stars Jake McDorman as Brian Finch, who, possessed of extraordinary cognitive powers thanks to the mysterious drug NZT, works with the FBI to help solve complex cases. The 22-episode freshman season will come to a close this month. The network has not yet revealed whether the series will get a second season.