What’s New or Returning on TV in April 2010

April starts out strong with the returns of Fringe and SGU from hiatus, week two it’s Glee’s time. New show with Alyssa Milano, Romantically Challenged, Secrets of the Mountain pilot and Syfy miniseries Riverworld premiere a little later. We will also say good bye for now to Life Unexpected and Human Target.

Fringe Season 2 Spring Premiere

Thursday, April 1

Eight new episodes remain of this season. Wonder how Olivia are going to handle her new knowledge?

Episode 2.15 – Peter

Walter flashes back to 1985 while explaining Peter’s otherworldly origins to Olivia. Also, Peter’s mother (guest star Orla Brady) is introduced, and details of the neighboring world reaffirms that there is more than one of everything.

Stargate Universe Season 1 Spring Premiere

Friday, April 2

10 new episodes in an uninterrupted sequence.

Episode 1.11 – Space

A snafu with the communications stones lands Col. Young’s consciousness in an unknown being, resulting in a standoff between the Destiny and an alien vessel and the abduction of Chloe.

Monday April 12 – Life Unexpected 1st season finale

Romantically Challenged Series Premiere

Monday, April 12

Alyssa Milano stars in “Romantically Challenged,” an ensemble comedy about four friends trying to find love and happiness while navigating their way through today’s tricky world of dating.

The smart and beautiful Rebecca is recently divorced after 15 years of marriage, and hasn’t been on a date since Clinton was in office. Although a gifted mom and lawyer, she’s clueless about dating and hopes to get some help from her equally romantically challenged friends: Perry is Rebecca’s best friend since childhood, but he’s one of Pittsburgh’s most sensitive hopeless romantics. When it comes to matters of the heart, Perry is a romance-aholic. Shawn, a struggling novelist, is Perry’s best friend and rent-free roommate, but he’s never had a relationship more serious than a three-night stand. Rounding out the group is Rebecca’s baby sister, Lisa, whose sweet appearance belies the fact she’s a sassy pit bull ready to protect her older sister.

In the premiere episode, “Rebecca’s One Night Stand,” Lisa finally convinces Rebecca to have her first one night stand. But the always polite Rebecca violates Lisa’s number-one rule by calling her date, Leo, the morning after. Now Leo is into Rebecca, so Lisa gives her sister her own unusual brand of dating advice so Rebecca can break up with him. Meanwhile, an overworked Perry decides to take a stay-cation. But doing so gets on the nerves of his unemployed roommate, Shawn, to the point that Shawn decides to get a job – any job.

Glee 1st Season Spring Premiere

Tuesday, April 13

Episode 1.14 – Hell-o

Fresh off their monumental win at Sectionals, New Directions is on top of the world. With an extra spring in their step, they get to work on new numbers for Regionals. But when Rachel and Finn’s budding romance hits a bump in the road after she becomes involved with a competitor, Jesse St. James (guest star Groff), it threatens to derail the entire club. Mr. Schuester pays a visit to Shelby Corcoran (guest star Menzel), coach of Vocal Adrenaline, to confirm Jesse’s motives. Meanwhile, Will is newly single, but is he ready to take his relationship with Emma to the next level? And to top it all off, Sue Sylvester returns from her condo in Boca with a renewed focus on destroying Will and disbanding the glee club.

Wednesday April 14 – Human Target 1st season finale

Secrets of the Mountain Pilot

Friday April 16 on NBC

Family business leads to an adventure of a lifetime for single mom Dana James (Paige Turco, The Agency) and her three kids when the family faces a series of mysteries and a dark secret that drives them deep into danger in an original two-hour movie. When Dana receives news that someone is interested in buying the mountain cabin she inherited years ago from her beloved Uncle Henry (Barry Bostwick, Spin City), she sees a weekend trip to sign the papers as a chance to reconnect with her children. But the family encounters unknown twists as they uncover pieces of a puzzle — and they learn that someone is determined to stop them from solving the riddle at any cost.

Riverworld Miniseries

Sunday, April 18 part 1 & 2 on Syfy

Matt Ellman (Tahmoh Penikett/Battlestar Galactica, Dollhouse) is an American war zone reporter, killed along with his fianceeJessie (Laura Vandervoort/Smallville) by a suicide bomber. They awaken separated in a mysterious world where everyone who has ever lived on Earth seems to have been “reborn” along the banks of a seemingly endless river. Determined to locate Jessie, Matt joins forces with a 13th century female samurai warrior Tomoe (Jeananne Goossen) and American novelist Sam “Mark Twain” Clemens (Mark Deklin).