Premieres: Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 10/9c
Where We Left Off: After helping Phillip and Elizabeth kill Larrick, Jared revealed in his final breaths that he had killed his family and was being recruited to the KBG by Kate. Claudia confirmed this to the Jennings — and that the Center is eyeing Paige as its next recruit. Elizabeth is all for it, but Phillip says nyet. Stan decided not to give up the Echo program, thus selling out Nina, who's being brought home to stand trial for treason.
What's Next: Season 3 will pick up shortly after the death of Leonid Brezhnev in 1982 with a major focus on the war in Afghanistan… and parenting. As Paige grows more suspicious, the Jennings will still be at odds over whether to tell her about their true identities, let alone allowing her to join the, uh, family business, resulting in Phillip blatantly disobeying orders. Nina is still alive, but back in Russia, which leaves Oleg lost and confused. Frank Langella will recur as Gabriel, who comes out of retirement to be the Jennings' handler.
Premieres: Thursday, Jan. 8 at 10/9c
Where We Left Off: Lana gave birth to her baby, and Archer (surprising no one) was revealed to be the father. Cheryl/Cherlene found success as a country music artist, and Pam struggled to overcome her newfound addiction to cocaine. Mallory reached an agreement with the CIA to resurrect ISIS, after the team spent a season operating a drug cartel.
What's Next: Season 6 will break from the 1980s-tinged "Archer Vice" theme of the previous season and will return to the team operating on a different national security case each week. Meanwhile, Archer and Lana are trying to figure out a co-parenting arrangement for their daughter Abbiejean ("AJ"), and Pam has kicked her cocaine habit (and packed on the pounds as a result). In light of the real-life terrorist organization known as ISIS, the show has wisely decided to ditch the name of its fictional government organization.
Premieres: Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 8:30/7:30c
Where We Left Off:Just as Ben and Riley are officially a couple, Ben's brother Danny (who's been keeping his feelings for her a secret) told Riley he's off to Paris with his girlfriend, leading the two to almost finally kiss.
What's Next: The season picks up immediately from the finale, and although Riley is moving forward with her new relationship, star Chelsea Kane says she's torn about how she feels. But it's not for Ben's lack of trying. Jean-Luc Bilodeau says, "Ben is doing a pretty good job [at being a boyfriend] and he's putting in effort. He's never been in love with anyone so he's testing the waters, but he's privy to Riley's lust over Danny the last few years." Adds Derek Theler, "[Danny] is heartbroken and it's really hard to see his one true love with his brother." Fortunately, the cast shares that the love triangle finally comes to an end this season when Riley makes a definite decision about her future. As for Bonnie, Melissa Peterman says Bonnie goes broke and has to move in with the kids, which doesn't go over so well.
Premieres: Friday, Jan. 9 at 10/9c
Where We Left Off: Lucas and Carrie finally cornered Rabbit, who took his own life. Rebecca murdered Alex Longshadow to destroy Lucas' case against her uncle Kai, and white supremacists murdered Emmett and his wife. Lucas and Siobhan settled into their new relationship, but Lucas got one final shocker: Deva knows Lucas is her father.
What's Next: Even though Rabbit's out of the picture, Lucas will still be looking over his shoulder as both Kai and Chayton Littlefoot have axes to grind. Plus: Look for Rebecca to become much more involved in Kai's operation. "If Rebecca was following the path of Michael Corleone's journey in the first Godfather movie, you're going to see the soul transformation in Season 3," executive producer Greg Yaitanes says. "She's crossed that line; she's not a beginner anymore." Lucas will try to bond with Deva, but is also planning his next big score: ripping off a corrupt military base run by Col Douglas Stowe (Langley Kirkwood) — a man with whom Carrie just so happens to now be sleeping
Premieres: Sunday, Feb. 1 after the Super Bowl
Where We Left Off: Two big bad guys were killed — Berlin and Fitch, the latter of whom promised that his death would set off a chain of events, hinted at a safe in St. Petersburg and asked Red about something called The Fulcrum. Meanwhile, Liz let her hostage/ex-fake husband Tom go, and we learn that he had a past association with Red.
What's Next: Series boss Jon Bokenkamp tells TVGuide.com the post-Super Bowl episode takes place in a "black site prison called The Factory, which is an off-the-books interrogation facility in the Bering Sea" and features Ron Perlman as blacklister Luther Braxton, a man who has a not-so-friendly history with Red. The story will be the first of a two-parter, which concludes on the series' new Thursday-night berth. The rest of the season will also delve into Liz's past, give answers about Tom and explore whatever The Fulcrum is. "You will hear about The Fulcrum in the Super Bowl episode," Bokenkamp says. "Red is assembling those clues and trying to figure what out Fitch was trying to warn him about. There's a ticking clock that underscores the back half of the season."
Premieres: Saturday, Jan. 24 at 9/8c
Where We Left Off: When confronted with the lies he'd told his men in order to hunt for the Spanish treasure ship Urca de Lima, Capt. Flint killed his best friend Mr. Gates. Although the rest of the crew eventually learned the truth, Flint was granted a reprieve when they took fire from the Urca's escort ship. Although their ships were destroyed, the surviving men learned the Urca was real — and its gold was strewn all over the beach after being shipwrecked.
What's Next: Flint will try to rally his men to take the precious treasure, but he will also have to fully align with John Silver as they both must answer to the crew for their duplicity. And despite seemingly partnering with Charles Vane, Eleanor Guthrie will struggle to maintain control of Nassau — particularly when a violent new pirate, New Low (Tadhg Murphy), makes port there. But all roads will converge when everyone learns of an invaluable treasure that already exists in Nassau — one that could change the face of their world forever.
Premieres: Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 10:30/9:30c
Where We Left Off: Abbi celebrated her 26th birthday at a fancy-schmancy restaurant with a seafood prix fixe dinner but when she went to the bathroom, she peed out a condom. Ilana ended up in the hospital after taking her shellfish allergy to the edge.
What's Next: Ilana feels jealousy at a Bed, Bath & Beyond, and Abbi gets a chance to teach a class at Soulstice. We'll also spend some time with Ilana's family. Joining in on the Season 2 fun are guest stars Seth Rogen, Kelly Ripa, Aidy Bryant, Patricia Clarkson, Susie Essman, Janeane Garolfalo, Kumail Nanjiani and Amy Ryan.
Premieres: Monday, Jan. 19 at 9/8c
Where We Left Off: The summer finale pretty much left no stone unturned: Dominic found out about April’s cancer and dumped her because of her dishonesty (or whatever his lame excuse was), Sara found out that both of her daughters know about their father’s other daughter, Natalie, and April started chemo. In the Christmas episode, she shaved her head, and the hour ended with Leo flatlining in the middle of risky surgery on his brain tumor.
What's Next: Will Leo live or die? Italia Ricci will only say that “people are going to be very angry.” The winter premiere picks up months later with April wrapping up her chemo and headed back to work. Although her new young, ambitious boss at the paper will increase her stress, April will also have more fun post-chemo. “She's such a control freak,” Ricci says. “She's had to lose that and give up control.” Beth will also have a new boss (played by Greek alum Nora Kirkpatrick) to go with her new job. Sara will also be tested when she must reach out to Natalie’s mother to try to find a bone marrow donor for April.
Premieres: Winter 2015
Where We Left Off: The Study Group discoverrf Greendale's founding dean Russell Borchert (Chris Elliott) and Jeff's feelings for Annie were revealed to be so powerful that they forced a computer to open a door. Though, of course, Dean Pelton thinks it was all about him.
What's Next: Expect some major cast shake-ups. Yvette Nicole Brown (Shirley) has exited the series and Jonathan Banks (Professor Hickey) will not return. However, Paget Brewster joins as Frankie, a consultant hired to help Greendale, and Keith David will play Elroy, a washed-up inventor who enrolls at the college.
Premieres: Tuesday, Jan. 6 at 10:30/9:30c
Where We Left Off: Everyone’s glass was full except for Laurie, who was forced to hang up her wine glass (at least temporarily) after Jules unexpectedly discovered that Laurie and Travis were expecting.
What's Next: Laurie and Travis may have been unsure about becoming parents at first, but Laurie will learn to embrace impending motherhood (especially when it works to her advantage, like getting her out of a traffic ticket). Instead, Courteney Cox says it will be Jules who will freak out over becoming a grandma. But just as one person joins the Cul-de-Sac crew, another, Bobby, will leave at the beginning of the season for an exciting job opportunity out of state.
Premieres:Sunday, Jan. 4 at 9/8c
Where We Left Off: Upstairs, Mary has given the greenlight to suitors Gillingham and Blake, while poor Edith (whose paramour is missing) has arranged for her lovechild to be raised by a tenant farmer. Downstairs, Bates' visit to London on the day his wife's rapist Green died still remains a secret, and Ivy volunteered to go to America as Harold's English chef.
What's Next: Upstairs, Mary appears to favor one suitor early on, enough to consider an indiscretion, while the secret of Edith's daughter Marigold will be confided to a key person. In the middle class, Cousin Isobel is still being courted by the attentive Lord Merton. Downstairs, the Green murder scandal will not die, Daisy wants to better herself, and Baxter's deep, dark secret will finally be revealed. Oh yeah, and there will be a wedding and a permanent departure.
Premieres: Sunday, Jan. 11 at 9/8c
Where We Left Off: Pucks! got canceled, allowing Matt to book Andrew Lesley's high-profile NBC drama pilot and freeing Sean and Beverly, who have another project, The Opposite of Us, in the works (and Susan Sarandon interested), to go back to England. But after Merc informed Elliott of Matt's new gig, he ordered six more episodes of Pucks! to torpedo Matt's new gig.
What's Next: Just when they thought they were out… Sean and Bev, now back in L.A., are caught in between begrudgingly filming Pucks! and moving forward with The Opposite of Us, which is currying even more interest. Matt will find himself in a downward spiral with a wee bit of financial problems (to the tune of $32 million), while a new network chief will make everyone's lives a living hell.
Premieres: Friday, Jan. 16
Where We Left Off: After serial killer Paul Spector made a mistake by leaving his latest victim Annie Brawley unconscious, DSI Stella Gibson started to close in on him. Spector falsely confessed to his wife that he's had an affair with the babysitter and convinced her that their family needs a fresh start in Scotland. Before he left Belfast, Spector called Gibson on a police hotline to inform her that he's "walking away."
What's Next: Annie Brawley, having come out of her coma, tries to recall her attacker, but the clues aren't coming fast enough for Gibson, who's in the hot seat for not making progress on tracking down Musicman. Spector can't resist the lure of tying up (ahem) loose ends in Belfast, but when Gibson learns the killer's true name, a game of cat and mouse ensues that will lead to the adversaries finally coming face to face.
Premieres: Monday, March 2 at 8/7c Where
We Left Off: Ryan Hardy couldn't bring himself to kill Joe Carroll, but he did arrest him (again), and Claire broke up with Ryan for good. While many of Joe's cohorts didn't make it out alive (including Emma), one of the creepy twins managed to escape the finale's carnage and call a mystery getaway driver to help bring him to safety. And Weston and Max finally kissed.
What's Next: Producers promise that we'll find out who was driving that truck by the end of the premiere episode. With Joe Carroll in jail (and unseen for at least the first part of the season), the initial episodes will introduce new villains for Ryan Hardy to focus his attention on, including Michael Ealy's mysterious new character. Meanwhile, though Mike and Max finally locked lips in the finale, they've been unable to make a full-fledged relationship work. Also, Ryan has a new love interest in the form of Zuleikha Robinson's Gwen. Here's hoping she doesn't turn out to be a psychopath!
Premieres: Monday, Jan. 19 at 8/7c
Where We Left Off: On the verge of getting adopted, Callie's birth father decided at the last minute he won't sign the papers and instead, wants to be the father he never was. Devastated, Callie turned to Brandon. Sparks flew between the foster brother and sister, ending with a kiss.
What's Next: Callie and Brandon may have kissed, but Brandon will soon realize that it might be for the wrong reasons. "Everything was leading up to this adoption for her and she's discovered it's not going to happen so her whole world is crashing down around her [and] Brandon is this beacon of hope in a desperate place for her," Maia Mitchell says. "Brandon [begins] questioning that and takes a step back and it freaks her out so it's something they'll have to resolve in the new season." Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to bode well for fans of the pairing. "I'm excited because Callie is going to be doing her own thing [this season] and really focus on herself and not guys." Also expect to see more of Callie's birth father. "The Quinns are sticking around, they're persistent," Mitchell says.
Premieres: Sunday, Jan. 11 at 9/8c
Where We Left Off: After a fight with Adam, Hannah decided to go to the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Shoshana discovered she isn't graduating from NYU yet and begs for Ray back. Marnie seduced Desi, despite the fact he has a girlfriend.
What's Next: Hannah attends the Writers' Workshop, where her work doesn't receive the reaction she was hoping for. While she and Adam struggle with a long-distance relationship, he begins hanging out with Jessa, who's trying to stick to AA. Marnie is continuing to work (and sleep with Desi), while Shoshana finds getting a job is harder than she expected. Ana Gasteyer and Anthony Edwards will appear as Shoshana's parents. Gillian Jacobs, Jake Lacy, Natasha Lyonne, Zachary Quinto, Jason Ritter, Marc Maron, Spike Jonze and Maude Apatow will also guest-star.
Premieres: Friday, Jan. 9 at 8/7c
Where We Left Off: Rachel abandoned her “dream” Broadway gig to move to L.A. and star in her own TV show. Mercedes kicked off her mall tour with the help of her star backup dancer Brittany — hey, it worked for Beyonce! — but Mercedes and Sam decided to call it quits. Despite his success as a model, Sam left N.Y. to move back to the less hectic Lima, and Kurt and Blaine re-cemented their relationship because, of course, they’re never going to break up.
What's Next: Rachel will crawl back to Lima after the failure of her TV show and will focus her energy into resurrecting McKinley High’s glee club after Coach Principal Sue shut it down last year. A newly single Kurt will help her, and Mr. Schue, Blaine and Sam will also be in Ohio, but with surprising new jobs. And look for loads of returning faces, including Mercedes, Quinn, Puck, Emma, Beiste and, yes, even Karofsky. Oh, and did we mention that there will be wedding bells this season?
Premieres: Thursday, Jan. 29 at 8/7c
Where We Left Off: MerDer might be dunzo, with Meredith telling Derek to go ahead and take the NIH job in D.C. if he's going to be so miserable in Seattle. Callie and Arizona are trying to figure out what their relationship will be post-breakup. Amelia discovered that she may be able to save Dr. Herman's life, and Jackson overheard Stephanie giving a grim diagnosis of his and April's unborn baby.
What's Next: Jackson and April will have to decide whether she could carry her pregnancy through to term, and it remains to be seen whether Derek will actually move to D.C. after accepting the NIH job in the heat of the moment. Plus, tiny first sparks may have started to fly between Amelia and Owen, but don't expect their relationship to blossom into a full-blown romance any time soon. "There have been some seeds planted," Caterina Scorsone told TVGuide.com earlier this year. "[But] because Amelia's been through so much and gone through so much heartbreak, I think they're just going to be very careful with how and when they set up the romantic stuff."
Premieres: To be announced
Where We Left Off: Hannibal learned of Will and Jack's plan to trap him, which led to a bloody showdown at Hannibal's house. After Hannibal severely wounded Jack and a (not-dead!) Abigail Hobbs pushed Alana out of a window, Hannibal gutted Will with a linoleum knife and made him watch as he cut Abigail's throat. Leaving everyone to die, Hannibal boarded a plane to Europe… with his shrink Dr. Du Maurier!
What's Next: Executive producer Bryan Fuller promises a bit of a reset this year, as the first part of the season focuses on Hannibal and Bedelia in Italy. There, we'll meet Inspector Pazzi and other characters from the novel Hannibal. (This season will also introduce/remix characters from Hannibal Rising.) Although Fuller hints that not everyone will make it out of the season-ending bloodbath alive, when the FBI story line does resume around midseason, the team will be hunting another famous serial killer: Red Dragon's Francis Dolarhyde!
Premieres: Friday, Jan. 16 at 10/9c
Where We Left Off: The deadly virus that plagued Arctic Biosystems was smugggled off base by Peter, who is secretly working with Ilaria Corporation and has infected Puerto Rico. The Scythe absconded with Jules, killing her mother in the process, but not before Alan got a canister (but is it the cure?). Fast-forward to 222 days into the future: Alan is hardened, but still looking for Jules, but unbeknownst to him, she's running the meeting at Ilaria HQ in Paris.
What's Next: Peter is heading up the CDC team that consists of Sarah and Dr. Kyle Sommer (Matt Long), a charming Texan, to investigate a new outbreak on an island called St. Germaine. Instead of answers, they find a cult led by Brother Michael (Steven Weber). Meanwhile, there's a new development with the immortals, Alan has gone rogue, and Julia is on her own journey to find meaning.
Premieres: Friday, Feb. 27 at 3 a.m. ET/midnight PT
Where We Left Off: After killing Zoe to protect the truth about his involvement in Russo's Season 1 death, Vice President Frank Underwood set his sights on wealthy presidential adviser Raymond Tusk. After a bitter (and convoluted) political war, Tusk was arrested and President Walker resigned, leaving Frank in the Oval Office. Elsewhere, Frank's Chief of Staff Doug Stamper was seemingly beaten to death by Rachel, who, after being held in seclusion, mistakenly thought Doug intended to kill her. What's Next: Kim Dickens has landed and unknown recurring role, while Law & Order mainstay Jenna Stern will play a U.N. ambassador. The show has also cast Gary Stamper (perhaps Doug's brother) and actor Mahershala Ali has hinted at a much larger role for former Underwood aide Remy Denton. But perhaps the greatest question: Now that Frank is the president, how much higher can he climb?
Premieres: Sunday, Jan. 11 at 10/9c
Where We Left Off: Marty got thrown into jail after his shady business dealings, and the Feds caught up with him with more than a little help from Jeannie.
What's Next: Marty will take a plea deal to get out of the slammer and back to work as soon as possible, but it won’t be so easy saving Kaan & Associates. Enter Denna Altshuler (West Wing’s Mary McCormack), a tough, highly successful investor, and turnaround specialist Ray Montinola (Wings’ Steven Weber). Personally, things will be as tumultuous as ever between Marty and Jeannie, especially when she learns she is pregnant and it’s unclear who the baby daddy is.
Premieres: Thursday, Jan. 29 at 10/9c
Where We Left Off: Sam's killer was revealed to be the banister Wes, who clubbed Mr. Annalise Keating after he attacked Rebecca. In the present, Annalise ostensibly believes that Sam's on the lam, but a flashback revealed that Annalise was in the house when Wes returned by himself to retrieve the Lady Justice murder weapon.
What's Next: Gone are the flash-forwards! But series creator Peter Nowalk teases that certain episodes will "play with time." The final six episodes will not only focus on Rebecca's trial, during which Lila's murderer will be revealed, but it will deal with the fallout of the Keating 4's deadly deed, and Annalise and Wes' little secret. "The big thing that bleeds through all the characters is their paranoia in the next few episodes, and who knows what. 'Am I being played?'" Nowalk says. "The distrust is running high. At the same time, they have to rely on each other more than ever." Plus: Marcia Gay Harden and Cicely Tyson are appearing in top-secret roles. Could they be Tom's ex-wife and Annalise's mother?
Premieres: Tuesday, Jan. 20 at 10/9c
Where We Left Off: After getting Daryl Crowe to admit to shooting Art, Raylan made plans to transfer to Florida to be near Winona and their daughter. However, before Raylan can leave, AUSA Vasquez recruited Raylan for a final mission: to help him bring down Boyd Crowder, who has now teamed up with Wynn Duffy and Katherine Hale. To do so, Raylan springs Ava from jail in order to use her as his mole.
What's Next: The final season's guest cast is stacked: Sam Elliott will play Markham, a legendary Kentucky gangster who returns to Harlan to woo Katherine and Garrett Dillahunt will play Ty Walker, a special ops veteran who's seen his share of combat and now handles security for a semi-legal businessman. Both will run afoul of Raylan and Boyd, but we all know this final season will ultimately be about that key duo's final showdown. "This is the heavyweight round, and at the end of it there's going to be one man standing," Walton Goggins teases.
Premieres: Sunday, Jan. 11 at 10/9c
Where We Left Off: In the middle of trying to work out things with Richie, Patrick slept with his boss Kevin. Lynn told Dom he wants to stop working together, but Dom ignored him and kissed him. Agustin and Frank (finally!) broke up.
What's Next:Patrick continues his secret affair with Kevin while trying to be friends with Richie. During a trip to the woods, Agustin meets a bear, Eddie (Mean Girls' Daniel Franzese), whom he begins to see. Dom continues to question his relationship with Lynn while trying to open a peri peri chicken take-out window. Doris will also get a love interest this year when she starts up with a political aid Malik (Bashir Salahuddin).
Premieres: Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 8/7c
Where We Left Off: Mel and Joe made it down the aisle, but not before learning Joe has a long-lost daughter!
What's Next: Lots of sex! "We've had three incarnations of the show, it's been them hating each other, then falling in love and now they're married and there's another kid involved," Melissa Joan Hart says. "Now, the show has more of the element of, what do you do when you're in a relationship, and it's a fine line of being the wife and not the one who nags, but keeping my character as the wild and crazy one. There's a lot of sex this season. The amount of times I've had to be naked in bed it's been really racy! I wear lingerie in almost every episode."
Premieres: Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 8/7c
Where We Left Off: Three years into the future! After Leslie took the job with the National Parks Department, the writers pressed fast-forward to show her as a mom (with bangs!) to three adorable children. Andy now has with an arm brace and Ben, mysteriously, is in a very nice tuxedo.
What's Next: Since this is the final trip to Pawnee, look for lots of familiar faces, like the beloved Ann Perkins and her baby daddy Chris Traeger (aka Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe), as well as Megan Mullally and Jon Hamm, the latter of whom will hopefully get fired again. Amy Poehler says that the show will embrace the flash-forward to the fullest. "We're just inventing stupid 2017 technology," she says. Adds Adam Scott: "The writers did a good job of just finding those little differences and advancements that you'll definitely notice this season.” Please let it be hoverboards!
Premieres: Thursday, Jan. 15 at 10/9c
Where We Left Off:The Season 4 finale brought several of Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen's recurring characters together in "New Beavertown," including adventuresome couple Kath and Dave, and feminist bookstore co-owners Toni and Candace. The star-studded season also featured cameos from Jason Sudeikis, k.d. Lang, Kirsten Dunst, Kyle MacLachlan and Vanessa Bayer.
What's Next: Guest stars include Olivia Wilde, who returns to the show to advocate for whales at SeaWorld, as well as Paul Reubens, Vanessa Bayer, Anna Gunn, Natasha Lyonne and Parker Posey. We'll also finally find out the origins of the Feminist Bookstore, and the roots of Toni and Candace's friendship.
Premieres: Tuesday, Jan. 6 at 8/7c
Where We Left Off: While Spencer is arrested for Bethany's murder, Mona found proof that Alison is A — only to be brutally murdered a few minutes later. Fortunately, during the show's Christmas special, the girls found just the evidence they need — a letter from Alison luring Bethany to Rosewood — to get Spencer off the hook and continue their quest to take A down.
What's Next: Picking up three months after the Christmas episode, the girls are still trying to prove Alison nothing had to do with Mona's death and finally mourn their friend at her funeral. "It's a jolt and a jump-start, and by the end of the winter premiere you'll know exactly the direction the show is heading," showrunner Marlene King tells us. "It's a great barometer to see how quickly we'll be moving things ahead." For the boys, it's all about helping their girlfriends prove their case. "[Tyler] does some cool Hardy Boys-type stuff," Tyler Blackburn says. "[Toby, Ezra] and I band together." Adds Lucy Hale, "The guys know more this season than they ever have." Looking at the end of the season Hale teases, "There is a big bombshell for the finale that I hope doesn't get out... it's a shocker."
Premieres: Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 9/8c
Where We Left Off: Jane tried to talk Westcourt (Jamie Bamber), a prosecutor who was framed for killing his mistress, off a bridge, but when he slipped and fell, she jumped after him, leaving Maura looking on in horror.
What's Next: Spoiler alert: Jane lives. Maura will once again help Jane through the trauma and vice versa when Maura and Jack (Enver Gjokaj) break up. "Many of the men who've come into their lives … have not felt like they were — I don't want to use 'worthy' — but they are not the kind of men you would want these women to be in a relationship with," showrunner Jan Nash tells us. "In the end, they have each other." The finale will definitely reflect that: Jane and Maura go on a road trip, during which a case comes up… and they have a sing-along!
Premieres: Thursday, Jan. 29 at 9/8c
Where We Left Off: Olivia held a gun to Papa Pope's face, but couldn't bring herself to pull the trigger. She then pulled a Kelly Taylor and danced it out with Jake, only to be kidnapped by VP Andrew's minions because Fitz didn't declare war on West Angola. Before that, Liv called Cyrus a "bitch baby" and got him to agree to a faux engagement with Michael after their "sexy time" photos leak.
What's Next: Will Fitz go to war to save Liv? "It depends on how much danger Olivia is in," Tony Goldwyn teases. "Do you sacrifice the person you love for the benefit of the greater good?" Liv's disappearance will also force everyone to work together to find her — that means, yes, even Fitz and Jake. And count on a Rowan return at some point. "I guarantee you that Rowan has not disappeared," Goldwyn says. Jason Butler Harner (Homeland, The Blacklist) will also recur in a mysterious role.
Premieres: Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 10/9c
Where We Left Off: Pearson Specter got Litt up! After Mike was clueless about Harvard's honor society key, Louis figured out that Mr. Ross is a fraud. But instead of calling the cops, he demanded that Jessica make him name partner: Pearson Specter Litt. Meanwhile, Mike is giving Rachel another chance after she kissed Logan.
What's Next: The midseason premiere will pick up moments after the finale, with Harvey and Mike returning to face Louis' wrath. Jessica won't have a choice but to give Louis what he wants, creator Aaron Korsh says. "When Mike left, we didn't come back and see that Mike changed his mind, so we don't shy away from this," he teases. Stephen Macht, Wendell Pierce, Neal McDonough, Eric Roberts and Zeljko Ivanek are all returning. New guest stars include Tricia Helfer, who will play Evan Smith, Mike and Harvey's opposing counsel in a big class action case and a possible love interest for the latter, and Pretty Little Liars' Troian Bellisario — Patrick J. Adams' real-life fiancée — as Claire, Mike's ex-girlfriend and law student who'll appear in a flashback.
Premieres: Tuesday, Jan. 6 at 9/8c
Where We Left Off: Bay and Daphne should have been celebrating their high school graduation, but instead were fretting about Daphne's impending arrest for vandalism, which, because of her record, would cause her to go to jail. But at the last minute, Bay — who had planned to move to L.A. with Emmett — turned herself in to take the fall.
What's Next: The new season will begin with Daphne and Bay telling their parents what they've done and then fast-forward 10 weeks to where Daphne "is overwhelmed with guilt," Katie LeClerc tells us. "Bay made the choice ... so Daphne in this weird place where she wants to make it up to her but it's something [Bay] chose to do. Bay has a huge battle to climb." Once off at college, LeClerc says Daphne's dorm life will distract her — and not in the most positive way. "We're dealing with college life and some really difficult issues i never saw coming," she adds. As for Daphne's love life at Gallaudet she says, "I haven't had any intimate scenes yet, but I heard it's coming."
Premieres: Sunday, Feb. 8 at 9/8c
Where We Left Off: Rick and Daryl led several group members to Grady Memorial Hospital on a mission to rescue Beth and Carol. However, the exchange went south when Beth attacked Grady leader Dawn, who shot Beth in the head. Although the group was once again fully reunited in the wake of Beth's death, viewers also learned that Eugene was lying about the cure in D.C.
What's Next: Even though the promise D.C. once held has been revealed to be a lie, executive producer Scott Gimple suggests the group might still head that way in search of safety. Besides introducing a new character played by Alexandra Breckenridge, the second half of the season will feature more Michonne and explore the impact of Beth's death on all the characters. That includes the increasingly violent Rick. "He still loves people and he loves this group," Gimple says. "That's not a small thing. He's human, but he's willing to do inhuman things to maintain that &mdah; to keep these people alive. And Beth's death will only underline it that much more. How much are you becoming the monster and how dangerous is that becoming to the people around you?"