Midseason TV: 5 New Spring Comedies We're Excited About

The midseason schedule began a couple of months ago, but there still are dozens of high-profile debuts to come through the rest of the spring, including Tina Fey's return to NBC and a reboot fans have been waiting 25 years for. Here are the five new comedies we think deserve a spot on your SideReel tracker.

 

Trial & Error

Premiered March 14 on NBC

Continuing NBC's tradition of mockumentary-style comedies, Trial & Error follows a young New York lawyer (Nick D’Agosto) who heads to a small South Carolina town to help defend an eccentric poetry professor (the effortless John Lithgow) accused of murdering his wife. As he works with a two-person team of weirdos in an office next to a taxidermy shop, his client's actions become harder to defend.

 

Nobodies

Premieres March 29 on TV Land

Groundlings alums Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf, and Rachel Ramras star as versions of themselves: struggling comedy performers trying to persuade their famous friends to star in a movie they've written. With Melissa McCarthy among the executive producers, the guest star game is solid: Maya Rudolph, Allison Janney, Jason Bateman, Kristen Bell, and Kristen Wiig, among others. The series already has been renewed for a second season.

 

Brockmire

Premieres April 5 on IFC

Hank Azaria stars (alongside the impeccable Amanda Peet) as an alcoholic baseball announcer struggling to restart his career 10 years after an on-air meltdown made him one of the original viral video tragedies.

 

Great News

Premieres April 25 on NBC

The team behind 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt aims for another hit with this family/workplace comedy from Emmy-winning 30 Rock writer Tracey Wigfield. Briga Heelan is a TV news producer forced to welcome her overbearing New Jersey mother (a perfectly cast Andrea Martin) as the station's new intern. Look out for surprisingly good stuff from co-star Nicole Richie.

 

Dear White People

Premieres April 28 on Netflix

Justin Simien adapts his critically acclaimed 2014 movie of the same name about racial tensions at a predominantly white Ivy League university. The satirical series picks up where the film left off, with some of Winchester University’s students of color causing a stir by spotlighting racist transgressions on campus. Brandon Bell returns, but Logan Browning replaces Tessa Thompson.

 

You can find SideReel's full Midseason TV Preview here. Which shows are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below!

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TelevisionFanboyContributor
Mar 15, 2017 6:11PM EDT

These all look so good! I am especially excited for the guest stars on the Nobodies. Trial & Error is fantastic so I already know this article is spot on.

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Mar 16, 2017 7:20PM EDT

Sweet List. Making History, and The High Court are some other great new comedies. Hopefully there will be something to replace Workaholics now that it's ended.

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TelevisionFanboyContributor
Mar 16, 2017 11:11PM EDT

Idiotsitter is almost a replacement for Workaholics. Same completely crazy humor just a little less "broriented".

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Mar 17, 2017 9:44AM EDT

Great selection, can't wait for all of these!

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An0nym0use
Mar 17, 2017 8:09PM EDT

I'm often accused of having no sense of humor. As proof, only one of these looks appealing. Dear White People looks great.

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Mar 18, 2017 12:13AM EDT

Idiotsitter was amazing! The episode with Channing Tatum (ep 2 I think) was so good it still stands out as one of the funniest things I've seen since the League

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Mar 18, 2017 12:29AM EDT

Omg Jillian Bell hitting on Channing Tatum was a hilarious moment, that whole episode is one long hilarious cringe fest.

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Mar 19, 2017 12:22AM EDT

It all sounds so contrived. And in Date Announcement, do we really need more micro aggression, triggering BS! Snowflakes have no sense of humor, and they are not funny. They didn't teach funny in daycare.

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Mar 19, 2017 7:41AM EDT

It's always the people calling others "Triggered" or "Snowflakes" or "SJWs" who are the whiniest.

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