Here's what's new and returning the week of April 4
Credit: Amazon; Neil Davidson/Starz; Michael Becker/Fox

Welcome to This Week in TV, a weekly feature in which we spotlight the series debuting or returning to air. Set your DVRs and alarms: below are the highlights for the next seven days.

Monday, April 4


The Powerpuff Girls (Cartoon Network, 6 p.m.)

The updated trio made from sugar and spice and everything nice returns to save the day before bedtime! 6 p.m. is early enough, right?


Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (HBO, 9 p.m.)

The doc on photographer Robert Mapplethorpe whose graphic work resulted in controversy even after his death dives deep into the narrative of his life and examines the artistic vision behind the photographs themselves.


The 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards (Logo, 10 p.m.)

Among the honorees: Sense8, I Am Cait, Demi Lovato, and Ruby Rose.

Tuesday, April 5


America’s Greatest Makers (TBS, 9 p.m.)

The reality TV series follows the inventors behind the world’s most innovative tech (as in wearables and the like) as they compete for a $1 million prize.

Chasing Destiny (BET, 10:30 p.m.)

Destiny’s Child alum Kelly Rowland spearheads this reality series that follows women aspiring to join a musical girl group. Is it too much to hope for an appearance from Beyoncé?

Wednesday, April 6


The Real Housewives of New York City (Bravo, 9 p.m.)

A new housewife joins this season! … Hooray?

Thursday, April 7


American Idol (Fox, 8 p.m.)

Oh no, who will we possibly idolize in America after this?!


The Odd Couple (CBS, 8:30 p.m.)

Yes, this Matthew Perry comedy is still on. That’s all you need to know.

Friday, April 8


Catastrophe (Amazon)

Rob (Rob Delaney) and Sharon (Sharon Horgan) are back, and this time they’ve got children and a host of responsibilities. It’s going to be a disaster!

Saturday, April 9


Outlander (Starz, 9 p.m.)

It may be a kilt-y pleasure, but this year, Claire and Jamie Fraser are headed to the French court in Paris — and everyone knows Versailles would never approve of kilts.


Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper (HBO, 9 p.m.)

The Vanderbilt matriarch and her youngest son — maybe you’ve heard of him? — talk candidly about their wealthy family’s history.

Sunday, April 10


The Other Kingdom (Nickelodeon, 7 p.m.)

A princess in a secret land full of mythical creatures wishes to be a part of the human world. It’s like The Little Mermaid, but not!

The Girlfriend Experience (Starz, 8 p.m.)

The series about a law student-turned-escort takes EP Steven Soderbergh’s original 2009 film of the same name and transforms it into a slow-burn drama about intimacy — and lots and lots of sex.

Dice (Showtime, 9:30 p.m.)

In this semi-autobiographical comedy, Andrew Dice Clay plays an insecure comedian hoping for an image change. It’s so meta, they might as well have just used his full name for the show title.


Fear the Walking Dead (AMC, 9 p.m.)

Not even the water zombies on this show will tell you who Negan actually killed.

House of Lies (Showtime, 9 p.m.)

Not to be confused with “Cards,” “Blues,” or “Representatives.”


2016 MTV Movie Awards (MTV, 8 p.m.)

Celebrate 2015’s and early 2016’s best films with stars like Gigi Hadid, Seth Rogen, and Olivia Munn, because why not?