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FX on Hulu's Mrs. America, starring Cate Blanchett, will debut Wednesday, with three episodes available to stream. Sabrina Lantos/FX

While several of spring’s biggest series have been delayed due to COVID-19, some of the most highly anticipated new shows are sticking to their April and May premiere dates. That includes Mrs. America, FX’s nine-episode limited series about the ’70s movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, and the conservative backlash led by Phyllis Schlafly (played by Cate Blanchett).

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