A French detective gets a spinoff, former college flames go on the run, and the most fashion forward assassin on TV returns early for a third season of murder and mayhem.

Dispatches: Weekly TV news
As part of AMC Networks’ “We’re With You” campaign, Sundance Now is offering the first seasons of “Liar,” “Riviera,” “The Restaurant,” “Public Enemy,” and “The Bureau” for free until April 14.

NBCUniversal announced that it is reducing commercial loads to allow for more programming on its news broadcasts and cable news channels. In entertainment, the company’s late-night shows, and unscripted series on Bravo, E! and USA will feature extended episodes and bonus content instead of some commercial segments.

Contenders: Shows to keep on your radar
Two rival brothers are forced to team up to keep their brewery in business in comedy “Brews Brothers” (April 10, Netflix).

One of the more memorable characters from British murder mystery “The Missing,” was the French detective assigned to the case. He gets a spinoff with “Baptiste” (April 12, PBS Masterpiece Mystery, 10 p.m. ET). Tcheky Karyo revives his role as Julien Baptiste, who tackles a new case in the six-part crime thriller set in Amsterdam.

“Killing Eve” returns for season three earlier than planned, covering the slot left by “The Walking Dead,” which was unable to finish its finale due to coronavirus quarantines (April 12, AMC and BBC America, 9 p.m. ET). In this installment, Eve and Villanelle try to put their addictive relationship behind them and live separate lives. Naturally, that doesn’t last long as a shocking and personal death sets them on a collision course.

Comedy-thriller “Run” (April 12, 10:30 p.m. ET) features Merritt Wever as a woman who upends her life after she gets a text from a former college boyfriend, played by Domhnall Gleeson. Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Killing Eve,” “Fleabag”) serves as an executive producer.

It’s more secrets and scandals among British society as “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes brings another period drama to the screen with an adaptation of his novel “Belgravia” (April 12, Epix, 9 p.m. ET). Set in 19th century London, the series focuses on the Trenchard family whose attendance at a legendary ball on the fateful evening of the Battle of Waterloo sets in motion a series of consequential events for some of the city’s wealthiest residents.

“Mrs. America” (April 15, FX on Hulu) explores the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) through the story of Phyllis Schlafly, who was called “the sweetheart of the silent majority,” and second wave feminists Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Bella Abzug and Jill Ruckelshaus. One of the hardest fought battlegrounds in the culture wars of the 1970s, the debate over the ERA led to the rise of the Moral Majority and had a lasting impact on the political landscape. The drama stars Cate Blanchett as Schlafly, Rose Byrne as Gloria Steinem and Margo Martindale as Bella Abzug.

Report Card: Ratings winners and losers
Winners: Fox renewed animated comedy series “Duncanville” for a second season.

Losers: FXX’s “Archer” has had its May 6 premiere date postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. A new date has not been set.
Melissa Crawley is the author of “Mr. Sorkin Goes to Washington: Shaping the President on Television’s ‘The West Wing.’” She has a Ph.D. in media studies and is a member of the Television Critics Association. To comment on Stay Tuned, email her at staytuned@outlook.com or follow her on Twitter at @mcstaytuned.