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What’s Premiering This Week (April 29 to May 5)

This week Starz will roll out its latest original drama series, The Spanish Princess, as part of a lineup of new and returning shows debuting on cable networks and streaming services. 

The Spanish Princess, the latest Starz adaptation of Philippa Gregory novels following The White Queen and The White Princess, premieres May 5 on the premium channel.  The story follows the life of Catherine of Aragon-- the Princess of Spain -- who has been promised the English throne all her life. She arrives in 16th Century London with her diverse court, but when her husband dies suddenly the throne seems lost to Catherine until she sets her sights on the new heir, the future King Henry VIII, according to Starz.

Below are video trailers and premiere dates for several shows debuting this week on cable networks and streaming service:

April 29 -- Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries (drama series) -- Acorn TV

April 30 -- Kids Behind Bars: Life Or Parole (reality series) -- A&E

April 30 -- On Tour With Asperger’s Are Us (documentary) -- HBO

May 3 -- Dead to Me (comedy series) -- Netflix

May 3 -- Into The Dark: All That We Destroy -- Hulu

May 3 -- Flinch (game show) -- Netflix

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.