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From Wookiees to Taylor Swift on tour, here are 32 things that could make your year

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1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (December)

Can director JJ Abrams do for Tatooine what he did for Starfleet Academy in this upcoming sequel to Return of the Jedi? From the brief glimpses in the trailer, we've got a good feeling about this.

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2. The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore (January)

The Daily Show's "senior black correspondent" will launch his own comedy series to replace The Colbert Report.

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3. Avengers: Age of Ultron (May)

Iron Man, Thor and the gang are back on the big screen, this time facing off against an enemy created by one of their own. We can't wait!

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4. The Justified Finale

Fire in the hole! Raylan Givens has his ultimate showdown with Boyd Crowder, wrapping up this Elmore Leonard-created tough-guy TV series.

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5. A royal baby (April)

Prince, princess, we don't care. What matters is that Prince William and Kate of Cambridge are having a second royal baby across the pond. We predict lots of tiny frilly things.

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6. HBO’s new streaming service

Cut the cable cord! HBO plans to introduce a way to watch its shows without having to subscribe to a cable service. Now that's freedom.

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7. Jurassic World (June)

Chris Pratt, aka the most popular guy in the world right now, takes his adorable mug to dino-town. In doing so, he'll awaken a movie franchise that has been in development slumber for a decade.

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8. The Late Late Show with James Corden

Yes, we're intrigued by this intriguing Brit, who replaces Craig Ferguson. But is it so bad to admit that we're super stoked to see Reggie Watts heading the house band?

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9. Ant-Man (July)

Superhero movies are at their best when they have a sense of humor and self-awareness. We have great hope that Paul Rudd's Ant-Man will deliver all that and then some.

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10. Daredevil (May)

The movie version of this Marvel comic? Meh. But Netflix is putting out a series on its streaming service, and we have high hopes for it.

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11. The Pinkprint Tour (March)

Nicki Minaj packs up her considerable, um, assets, and takes 'em on tour through the Americas and Europe. Barbz rejoice.

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12. The Fantastic Four (August)

Not to be confused with the 2005 film, this new iteration of super-scientists swaps out Jessica Alba with Kate Mara. Flame on!

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13. Spectre (November)

Sure, we've heard a few, um, rumors about the script for this latest James Bond movie installment. But something tells us that the end product will be as shiny as Bond's original Walther PPK.

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14. Bosch (February)

Michael Connelly's beloved L.A. detective finally (finally!) finds his way from bestselling books to television via Amazon Prime.

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15. Terminator Genisys (July)

Yes, Ah-nold returns to reprise his titular character. But more importantly, the movie franchise gets a new Sarah Connor, and it's ... Khaleesi? Is that you?


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16. The 1989 World Tour (May)

ZOMG!!!!!!!! Taylor Swift like leaves her house and her cat to come BE WITH US LIVE IN THE SAME ROOM! We can't shake off this giddy feeling.

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17. Better Call Saul (February)

Yes, we're thrilled that Bob Odenkirk will revisit his terrific character from Breaking Bad. But the supporting characters, particularly Mike Ehrmantraut, have us just as excited.

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18. 50 Shades of Grey (February)

Maybe we'll love this big-screen adaptation of the hit novel. Or maybe we'll just love to laugh at it. Either way, we have a winner.

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19. iZombie

The amazing comic book, about a part-zombie girl and her friend, a were-terrier, comes to life on CW.

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20. Batman: Arkham Knight (June)

The grapnel gun! The line launcher! The batarangs! They're all back, plus, of course, Batman and his horde of colorful enemies, in this successor game to Batman: Arkham Origins.

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21. Mad Max: Fury Road (May)

Charlize Theron has a Swiss Army hand! Tom Hardy has a souped-up post-apocalypse bike! Everybody has spears sticking out of their dune buggies! This movie is gonna be SO GREAT.

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22. Westworld

If you've seen the teeny bit of footage that HBO has released teasing this futuristic sci-fi thriller series, you already know it's gonna be awesome.

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23. Pixels (July)

Aliens invade the Earth using tactics inspired by our own old-school video games. Can classic Pac-Man champs save the world?

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The sprawling story of supernatural backbiting continues! The Sand Snakes emerge from the desert! We all take a trip to Dorne! And some beloved characters...will...die!

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25. True Detective (Summer)

Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn join Rachel McAdams in a brand-new story. Let's hope it captures the dark magic of the first season.

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26. Fargo

Our story moves from Bemidji to Sioux Falls, and takes us back in time to the 1970s, where we'll follow a young Lou Solverson as he solves a case.

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27. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (November)

This is the movie where Katniss Everdeen finally gets to stop shooting evil oppressors with her arrows of justice and have a nice long rest. Right? Riiiiight?

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28. Penny Dreadful

So sexy. So pulpy. So supernatural. A wolfman, a vampire hunter, a demon-possessed woman and bride of Frankenstein in Victorian England all come together for a second season and we. Cannot. Wait.

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29. The Mad Men finale

The second half of Don Draper's final season kicks off this spring. Don't expect spinoffs; show creator Matt Weiner has said that this will be the last we see of Draper & Co.

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30. Cobalt

That's the name of a planned companion series to The Walking Dead. We have a cast, we have a setting (Los Angeles) and a showrunner. Specific release date? Nope. But we're just happy it's supposed to be this year.

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31. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

We already miss Stephen Colbert's mock-conservative alter ego, and we worry that the real-life Colbert will have to tone down his humor to make it on network TV. But we'll be watching nonetheless.

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32. The Parks and Recreation finale

Fare thee well, Leslie Knope. We hardly knew ye.