Thierry Frémont, Catherine Marchal, Ophélia Kolb and more to be featured in TV5MONDE USA's April Premieres


TV5MONDE USA has plenty of April highlights for francophiles living in the U.S. There are new premieres, finales, and even TV films to talk about. So here are the April highlights:


TV Series: 

"Defendant" (Season 2) 
Episode 1: "L’histoire de Nathalie"— Premieres April 5 at 1:30 am ET/10:30 pm PT (English ST)
Divorced mother Nathalie is in a relationship with her son's friend's father. One day, she recognizes him during a site inspection: he was unaware that she's a gendarme and she didn't know he's an illegal immigrant. How far will she go to save their relationship? "Defendant" stars César nominated actors Hélène de Fougerolles, Pascal Légitimus, Marilou Berry, Émilie Dequenne and International Emmy award-winner Thierry Frémont.

 "We will love each other a little, a lot..." (Season 1)
Episode 1: "Rose"— Premieres April 17 at 11:00 pm ET/8:00 pm PT (English ST)
Astrid Lartigues, co-founder of the Lartigues & Lorenzi law firm, asks her daughter Audrey to arrange mediation between young Rose's parents and grandparents. Astrid's partner Sofia Lorenzi deals with a couple in the process of divorcing. The cause of the dispute is who gets custodianship of Lady, their dog. The comedy stars Catherine Marchal, Ophélia Kolb, Charlotte Des Georges, Clémentine Justine, Lionel Erdogan, Samir Boitard and Joseph Malerba.

 "Li'l Quinquin"
Episode 1: "L'bêt'humaine"— Premieres April 22 at 1:30 am ET/10:30 pm PT (English ST)
With a bruised face and a mountain bike, Quinquin paints the town red in his little village of Boulonnais. A real fighter, he only lets up with his true love, Ève, the neighboring farmer's daughter. One morning, a dead cow is found with a woman's dismembered body in its stomach... The crime drama stars Alane Delhaye, Lucy Caron, Bernard Pruvost, Philippe Jore, Philippe Peuvion, Lisa Hartmann, Julien Bodard, Corentin Carpentier and Pascal Fresch.

TV Films: 

"Hidden Kisses"
Premieres April 13 at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT (English ST)
During an evening out, 16-year-old Nathan kisses Louis, a classmate. They are caught in the act by Louis's girlfriend Laura, who photographs and put the photo on the web. A snowball effect immediately follows. Nathan's dad won't speak to him while Louis, denies his homosexuality and even joins in the bullying of Nathan. The drama stars César award-winning actor Bruno Putzulu and César nominated actors, Patrick Timsit and Barbara Schulz.

"Murder in Fresange"
Premieres April 20 at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT (English ST)
A monk is found hanging from his feet from a cemetery cross. Investigating the case, Captain Alicia Tirard joins forces with Captain Alex Lazzari. A tense partnership, as Alex was responsible for the arrest of Alicia's son Raphaël, who was involved in a robbery. The crime drama stars Bernard Yerlès, Fabienne Carat, Slimane Yefsah, Rio Vega and Sophie Rodrigues.

 "Art of Crime"
Premieres April 29 at 11:00 pm ET/8:00 pm PT (English ST)
A picture of Anne de Bretagne is stolen from the château d´Amboise and there's a body in the garden. A rather surprising theft, as the picture appears to be worth little. The first ever case for Antoine Verlay and art history specialist Florence Chassagne. The crime drama stars Nicolas Gob, Eléonore Bernheim, Philippe Duclos, Emmanuel Noblet and Benjamin Egner

"It was called Ruby"
Premieres April 27 at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT (English ST)
A small town in the Basque country is horrified by a teenager's murder. After the initial shock comes to the worry and anguish. Was this an isolated act? A serial killer? Should people be afraid? Who could it be? The complex investigation reveals this outwardly peaceful and reserved community's secrets.The drama stars César nominated actors Mélanie Doutey, Karole Rocher, and Michel Vuillermoz.


TV Series:

 "Defendant" (Season 2)
 Episode 5: L'histoire de Jean—Finale airs April 10 at 11:00 pm ET/8:00 pm PT (English ST)
Taking his wife´s advice, Jean becomes the chauffeur of Colette, a wealthy and capricious 75-year-old widow with a passion for painting. A friendship and later a love affair gradually develop. When Colette learns she's suffering from leukemia she calls Jean...

Episode 6: L'histoire de Chloé—Finale airs April 10 at 11:51 pm ET/8:51 pm PT (English ST)
Chloé dines with her boss Yohann and Elizabeth Caussier, with whom Yohann hopes to sign an important contract. Then he disappears, leaving both women alone. After a few drinks, they kiss. The next day, Chloé realizes she's been manipulated due to her sexual orientation.

Tandem, Season 1
Episode 11: Un anneau d'or (1/2)—Finale airs April 22 at 11:00 pm ET/8:00 pm PT (English ST)
A young man is found hanging from a tree. During the investigation, Léa and Paul spot a link with a former unsolved crime. The Crime drama stars Astrid Veillon, Stéphane Blancafort, Piérick Tournier and Nelly Lawson.

Episode 12: Un anneau d'or (2/2)—Finale airs April 22 at 11:47 pm ET/8:47 pm PT (English ST)
Léa has little time to solve her current case: Paul's been kidnapped. Determined to avenge his daughter who was killed five years earlier, the kidnapper wants to exchange him for the presumed killer...

So those are some April highlights! A lot of great shows and TV films are coming this month. To learn more about the shows and the whole schedule, please click here.