Winter Preview New Shows

24: Legacy

24: Legacy

FOX Premieres: Sunday, Feb. 5 at 10:00 PM

24 gets the reboot treatment and gives us Jack Bauer 2.0: Eric Carter (Corey Hawkins), a decorated war hero who quickly becomes the target of a terrorist group seeking information he brought back with him from the battlefield. "When 24 started, Jack Bauer had seen a lot of highway, and was the head of CTU and had a lot of damage in his life and his relationships," says executive producer Evan Katz, who was also an EP on the original series. "Eric Carter's a newbie. He's not an agent. He's not even a soldier anymore. And I think is very idealistic and is not quite sure where he fits in the world. ... [24: Legacy] is really about this young man who doesn't know quite what to do with himself after the war. And this season, he kind of finds out." The series also stars Miranda Otto as Rebecca Ingram, the outgoing head of CTU; Teddy Sears as her replacement; and Jimmy Smits as her husband, a senator who is launching a presidential campaign.

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APB

APB

FOX Premieres: Monday, Feb. 6 at 9:00 PM

If you thought to yourself, "Pure Genius was a great idea, but what if instead of a tech-wizard making a state-of-the-art hospital he made a state-of-the-art police department?" Bam! APB, folks. Justin Kirk stars as a tech billionaire who infuses a Chicago precinct with millions to be tech-savvy and solve the murder of his best friend. Helping him along the way is an ambitious cop (Natalie Martinez) who believes in the change.

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Beyond

Beyond

Freeform Premieres: Monday, Jan. 2 at 9:00 PM

Freeform is going the all-at-once route with its new supernatural drama. All 10 episodes of Beyond, which stars Burkely Duffield as Holden Matthews, a young man who wakes up after 12 years in a coma to discover he has new abilities, will be available on the Freeform app, Freeform.com, On Demand and Hulu on Jan. 2. That means viewers will be able to quickly find out just how Holden's new powers put him right in the middle of a massive conspiracy (because everyone knows you can't ever just get special powers and live a life free of complications). The series also stars Romy Rosemont, Michael McGrady, Jonathan Whitesell, Dilan Gwyn and Jeff Pierre.

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Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies

HBO Premieres: Sunday, Feb. 19 at 9:00 PM

Based on the Liane Moriarty book of the same name, Big Little Lies follows three women dealing with problems ranging from domestic abuse to rowdy kids. But the draw here is the star-studded cast that leaves blockbuster movies jealous. Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Alexander Skarsgard, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, Adam Scott and more fill out the roster of actors in this comedy-drama hybrid that explores serious topics. And putting it all together is David E. Kelley.

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The Blacklist: Redemption

The Blacklist: Redemption

NBC Premieres: Thursday, Feb. 23 at 10:00 PM

The Blacklist spin-off follows Tom Keen (Ryan Eggold) as he goes to work for a group of mercenaries led by his mother, Scottie Hargrave (Famke Janssen), at her company Halycon Aegis, a private military enterprise with teams of corporate operatives. As of now, it's unclear what will pull Tom away from his wife and daughter on the mothership, but executive producer Jon Bokenkamp indicates that it will be likely that Tom and Liz (Megan Boone) will continue to be seen on each other's shows. The Blacklist: Redemption co-stars Terry O'Quinn, Tawny Cypress, Edi Gathegi and Adrian Martinez.

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Chicago Justice

Chicago Justice

NBC Premieres: Sunday, Mar. 5 at 9:00 PM

The latest addition to the #OneChicago franchise will follow a team at the office of the state attorney, played by Carl Weathers. Fans of Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. will see a familiar face in Antonio Dawson (Jon Seda), who is moving over from P.D. to join Justice, having taken a job with the state attorney's office. Chicago Justice also stars Philip Winchester as ASA Peter Stone and Monica Barbaro as ASA Anna Valdez.

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Crashing

Crashing

HBO Premieres: Sunday, Feb. 19 at 10:30 PM

Comedian Pete Holmes created and stars in this Judd Apatow-produced semi-autobiographical sadcom about a struggling stand-up whose life is turned upside down when he finds out his wife (Orange Is the New Black's Lauren Lapkus) is having an affair. So he leaves his home in suburban Westchester County to bounce around New York City's comedy scene and rebuild his identity while sleeping on the couches of comics like Artie Lange, T.J. Miller and Sarah Silverman.

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Doubt

Doubt

CBS Premieres: Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 10:00 PM

Katherine Heigl is at it again! The former Grey's Anatomy star is attempting another TV comeback on Doubt, a legal procedural in which she plays an attorney who falls for her charismatic client (Steven Pasquale). The fact that said client, a pediatric surgeon, is accused of murdering his girlfriend nearly a quarter century earlier is apparently not enough to disqualify him from the pool of eligible bachelors. Dulé Hill, Laverne Cox, Elliott Gould, Dreama Walker and Kobi Libii also star.

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Emerald City

Emerald City

NBC Premieres: Friday, Jan. 6 at 9:00 PM

This gritty take on L. Frank Baum's Oz books finds a 20-year-old Dorothy (Adria Arjona) and a K9 police dog swept off to a fantastical world unlike anything she's seen before. Vincent D'Onofrio stars as the manipulative Wizard, who has banned magic and rules with an iron fist. Joely Richardson stars as Glinda the Good Witch and Florence Kasumba stars as the Wicked Witch of the East.

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Frontier

Frontier

Netflix Premieres: Friday, Jan. 20

This drama set in 1700s Canada stars Jason Momoa as Declan Harp, a part-Irish, part-Native trader/warrior determined to stop the Hudson Bay Company's monopoly on the fur trade. It's a story about the ruthless control for wealth and power – and, lest you worry that the story, co-produced by Discovery Channel, is a historical snooze, it's also packed with action and violence. Like, a lot. There's all manner of plundering, throat-slitting and sexual terror as the English, Scottish, Irish and French battle for control of territory and resources (that didn't belong to them in the first place), which makes it statement on colonialism, whitewashing and imperialism. Momoa nails his role as the heroic, god-like lead but also great? Landon Liboiron, who plays an Irish boy Michael Smyth whose crime of sneaking onto a ship is forgiven when he becomes tasked with gaining Harp's trust and taking him down.

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Imposters

Imposters

Bravo Premieres: Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 10:00 PM

Maddie (Inbar Lavi) is a shifty con artist who uses her beauty and wits to rob her victims blind. Her dangerous game is all fun (for her at least) for a while, but when former targets Ezra (Rob Heaps), Richard (Parker Young) and Jules (Marianne Rendón) team up to track her down, she finds herself being the pursued for a change. Uma Thurman recurs as Lenny Cohen, a ruthless and lethal fixer who's called on to keep a ring of con artists in line and wipe out enemies.

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Legion

Legion

FX Premieres: Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 10:00 PM

After a lifetime of being institutionalized for schizophrenia, David Haller (Dan Stevens) learns the voices and visions in his head are actually part of his powerful mutant abilities. David and fellow patient Syd (Rachel Keller) escape the mental hospital and seek refuge with an unconventional therapist (Jean Smart) who helps David realize his full potential – all the while dodging the Divisions, government agencies tasked with tracking down and studying mutants. Fargo's Noah Hawley executive-produces the Marvel drama, which also stars Aubrey Plaza, Katie Aselton and Bill Irwin.

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The Mick

The Mick

FOX Premieres: Sunday, Jan. 1 at 8:00 PM

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia vets Dave and John Chernin created this vehicle for Sunny star Kaitlin Olson, who plays Mackenzie "Mick" Murphy, a trashy woman from Rhode Island who's forced to take to take care of her spoiled niece and nephews in wealthy Greenwich, Conn., when her estranged sister and her husband flee the country to escape charges of white collar crime. It's a very dark comedy (one episode has a devilish joke about Rosemary Kennedy) with a very strong It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia influence.

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My Kitchen Rules

My Kitchen Rules

FOX Premieres: Thursday, Jan. 12 at 9:00 PM

The latest cooking show pits celebrity teams of two against each other as they host dinner parties at their homes for each other and judges Curtis Stone and Cat Cora. Participants include Lance Bass and his mom Diane, Brandy and Ray J, and Brandi Glanville and Dean Sheremet – whose exes, Eddie Cibrian and LeAnn Rimes, are married to each other.

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One Day At A Time

One Day At A Time

Netflix Premieres: Friday, Jan. 6

Netflix's update on the late '70s-early '80s show from TV god Norman Lear re-imagines the family as Cuban-Americans getting through life one… well, you know. There's a lot that's the same here – family squabbles, working-class tribulations – and then, there's a lot different too. That's apparent from the outset, with the rocking theme song from Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Screen legend Moreno stars as the grand matriarch of the family, with the terrific Justina Machado as a mom, nurse and Army vet privately working through traumas she keeps hidden from everyone, including herself. By the finale, the emphasis turns to a big reveal from daughter Elena (Isabella Gomez) and how the family copes with her news.

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Powerless

Powerless

NBC Premieres: Thursday, Feb. 2 at 8:30 PM

Starring Alan Tudyk, Vanessa Hudgens, Danny Pudi, Christina Kirk and Ron Funches, Powerless is a half-hour comedy set within the world of DC Comics that takes a look at the little guys of Wayne Security – yes, that Wayne family – who deal with the collateral damage caused by superheroes in their endless battles against the forces of evil. Yadda, yadda, yadda, you don't have to have powers to be a hero.

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Ransom

Ransom

CBS Premieres: Sunday, Jan. 1 at 8:30 PM

When hostages get kidnapped for ransom, someone on the good guys' side has to negotiate to keep them alive. That man is Eric Beaumont (Luke Roberts), who uses psychology and the power of manipulation to outwit bad guys in order to avoid violence. So no violence, huh? No wonder this will air on Saturdays.

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Riverdale

Riverdale

CW Premieres: Thursday, Jan. 26 at 9:00 PM

Prolific executive producer Greg Berlanti (who is already responsible for The CW's superhero universe and the WB classic Everwood) is returning to high school with Riverdale. The hour-long drama is a dark interpretation of the Archie comics and kicks off with a chilling murder in an idyllic small town. Comic book fans will rejoice in the live-action incarnations of their favorite characters like Archie (K.J. Apa), Betty (Lili Reinhart), Veronica (Camila Mendes) and Josie (Ashleigh Murray) and the Pussycats, but teen drama fanatics will also appreciate the parallels to Dawson's Creek – which not only had some Archie inspiration, but was where Berlanti got his big television writing break. Former teen idols Luke Perry and Molly Ringwald play Archie's parents.

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Santa Clarita Diet

Santa Clarita Diet

Netflix Premieres: Thursday, Feb. 2

In this offbeat comedy, Drew Barrymore stars as Sheila, who shares a realty practice and daughter with her husband Joel (Timothy Olyphant). Things take a turn when Sheila goes through a dramatic change that sends their lives down a road of death and destruction but in a way that's ultimately good.

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A Series of Unfortunate Events

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Netflix Premieres: Friday, Jan. 13

The whimsical novel makes its very whimsical television debut in this beautifully bleak adaptation about a trio of orphans who are placed in the care of their scheming relative Count Olaf (a heavily made-up Neil Patrick Harris), who plans to steal their inheritance. Netflix will air 26 episodes in total, with each of the 13 books in the series adapted into two episodes. The first season will consist of eight episodes and cover the first four books. Patrick Warburton, Aasif Mandvi, Joan Cusack and Catherine O'Hare also star.

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Six

Six

History Premieres: Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 10:00 PM

Inspired by the real missions of Navy SEAL Team Six, History's eight-episode (not six) drama stars Justified's Walton Goggins and his majestic beard as SEAL Team Six troop leader Richard "Rip" Taggart. When Rip is captured by Boko Haram two years after a mission to Afghanistan caused a rift with his team, his former brothers in arms – played by Barry Sloane, Kyle Schmid and Juan Pablo Raba – will have to put aside their differences in order to rescue him and his beard from harm's way.

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Star

Star

FOX Premieres: Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 9:00 PM

Lee Daniels' latest series is high on camp, melodrama and music but it couldn't be more different from Empire. Heroine Star (Jude Demorest) is trying to navigate the Atlanta music scene both as a white woman in a majority black world, and an orphan with some serious issues. Look out for fanciful dream sequence dance numbers (like a vogue battle that's an homage to Paris Is Burning) and more deliciously histrionic turns from Naomi Campbell as the rich-bitch mother of Star's bandmate Alexandra (Ryan Destiny). Besides headliners Queen Latifah and Benjamin Bratt, expect more major stars to appear, including Gladys Knight, who'll play herself. The series runs up until Empire returns in spring – meaning by then we'll know whether or not Star makes it, and if she'll be prosecuted for the attempted murder she commits in the first minutes of the series.

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Superior Donuts

Superior Donuts

CBS Premieres: Thursday, Feb. 2 at 8:30 PM

Based on the play by Tracy Letts, the comedy stars Judd Hirsch and Jermaine Fowler as Arthur Przybyszewski the owner of a small Chicago donut shop, and Franco Wicks, Arthur's new employee, respectively. Arthur is gruff and old school, and as gentrification persists, young Franco hopes to revamp the shop and usher Arthur into the 21st century. Katey Sagal, David Koechner, Maz Jobrani, Anna Baryshnikov, Darien Sills-Evans and Rell Battle also star.

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Taboo

Taboo

FX Premieres: Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 10:00 PM

FX's latest ambitious drama was created by Peaky Blinders' Steven Knight with Tom Hardy and his father, Chips Hardy. Set in 1814, the event series stars Hardy and occasionally his shirtless torso as a man believed to be dead who returns home to lay claim to his father's shipping empire. However, upon his return he finds a twisted mystery that promises conspiracy and murder – and maybe his own death if he's not careful. The series also stars a lot of people who will probably look familiar to you: Jonathan Pryce, Oona Chaplin, Stephen Graham, Michael Kelly, Jessie Buckley, David Hayman and Tom Hollander, among others.

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Taken

Taken

NBC Premieres: Monday, Feb. 27 at 10:00 PM

You've seen Bryan Mills fetch loved ones as an older person, but did you know he went after other people's loved ones when he was younger? It's true! Vikings beefcake Clive Standen stars as a young Liam Neeson who helps other people get back their kidnapped children in this prequel series of the film franchise. Expect guns, parental tears and more guns. Jennifer Beals and Gaius Charles also star.

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Training Day

Training Day

CBS Premieres: Thursday, Feb. 2 at 10:00 PM

Have you ever wondered what would happen if the Antoine Fuqua neo-noir drama Training Day switched the races of its leads so that an older white dirty cop (Bill Paxton) mentored a young black trainee (Justin Cornwell)? CBS did, and thus this sequel to the acclaimed film is set 15 years after the film. However, Cornwell's character is actually undercover investigating the shadiness of Paxton's character. This won't end well.

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Victoria on Masterpiece

Victoria

PBS Premieres: Sunday, Jan. 15 at 9:00 PM

The series stars Jenna Coleman as a young Queen Victoria. We'll see the monarch handling royal responsibilities, and managing a busy love life too. By the finale, she's – spoiler alert if you don't know history – pregnant. Season 2 is already underway in the U.K. and finds the queen stepping into modernity – learning how to juggle her very high-profile job with the demands of her marriage and her children.

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The Young Pope

The Young Pope

HBO Premieres: Sunday, Jan. 15 at 9:00 PM

Jude Law stars as Lenny Belardo, the first American Pope of the Catholic Church. Created, written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino, the bizarre and sometimes surreal series follows Lenny as he attempts to change the papal order to the regret of the rest of The Vatican and the confusion of his followers. A hit overseas where it's already been released, the beautifully shot eight-episode miniseries, which also stars Diane Keaton and James Cromwell, is working on a second season.

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