By Amanda Gabriel

Senior Writer

The flowers are blooming, but sometimes you just want to stay in and catch up on all the raved-over shows.

A long list of new series and new seasons of fan favorites are all set to return to the small screen this April, including some of the most talked-about shows from Netflix.

This year promises to be big for popular TV franchises. After a long wait, “The Crown,” “Stranger Things,” and “Black Mirror” are all expected to return in the coming months.

In the meantime, here’s a short list of shows to keep your eye out for this month.

1. Check out “Irresponsible,” the latest in Kevin Hart’s shenanigans. In this laugh-out-loud special, Hart explores his life as a parent, and all the other ways he finds himself acting a little irresponsibly.

Although it only received a 6.7/10 on IMDb, I personally found it hilarious, and anything this comedian usually does gets a good laugh from the audience.

2. “Black Summer,” a prequel to the 2014 Syfy series “Z Nation,” follows a group of refugees in the middle of a harrowing zombie apocalypse. The show premiers April 11 on Netflix.

3. The final season of “Game of Thrones” will be airing on April 14. Diehard fans of the show have had this date marked on their calendars since 2017.

Based on the bestselling book series by George R.R. Martin, “Game of Thrones” is a gritty fantasy drama series that explores the tales of nine noble families as they fight for control over the mythical land of Westeros. Catch the premiere on HBO to see how the story comes to its epic end.

4. “Arrow” returns to the CW on April 15, and if you’re a fan of “The Flash,” “Supergirl,” and other superhero shows on this network, this show is definitely for you.

The premise of “Arrow” is that a billionaire, presumed dead after a shipwreck, manages to survive on an island. His story is slowly revealed through a series of flashbacks, through which we learn many aspects of his past away from his home.

Don’t worry, I won’t give away any spoilers, but this series is action-packed and full of magic and mysteries.

Of course, this is only a small handful of series out of the many listings premiering this April.

With Netflix and Hulu releasing their own shows in the last few years, it can be difficult to remember the air dates and even which shows you have seen or not.

Still, these are shows you don’t want to miss out on, so make sure to mark your calendars.

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