Returns: Friday, Dec. 21 at 12pm PT
Where We Left Off: After a long season of investigating just how terrible their parents' really were (spoiler alert: really freaking terrible), the Runaways earned their namesake and actually ran away from home. The only problem is, in order to track them down, their parents framed them for the murder of the runaway teen they'd killed in the series premiere. Oh yeah, and there's that pesky problem of Jonah (Julian McMahon) and whatever is at the bottom of his scary hole in the center of Los Angeles.
What's Next: Not only are we going to find out what's at the bottom of that hole, we're going to learn a whole lot more about the source of the kids' powers and how dangerous they can really be. We'll also learn a lot more about Karolina (Virginia Gardner) as she digs into Jonah's real identity, while Alex (Rhenzy Feliz) will confront his own privilege after partnering with Daris Davis (DeVaughn Nixon) and experiencing the life he could have led had his father not made a deal with the devil. Oh and by the way, you should also prepare for 200 percent more action and fight scenes because the runaways are taking it to the next level when it comes to being battle-ready.
Returns: Sunday, Dec. 30 at 8/7c
Where We Left Off: The sci-fi series is hardly serialized, preferring each episode be its own adventure, so in terms of ongoing story, there isn't much, and you can just beam right up into this series. But the biggest news out of the finale was that Ed (Seth MacFarlane) and Kelly (Adrianne Palicki) nearly got back together but decided their relationship would interfere with Ed's captaining of the ship, so they're done-zo. For now.
What's Next: MacFarlane and Fox are keeping super quiet on Season 2 details, but word on the street is that it's going to lean a bit more into its sci-fi roots. However, there will still be an array of tones this season, and the show will step on the gas a bit to give fans more of what they liked. "[In Season 2], the journeys are bigger and more intense," Adrianne Palicki told TV Guide. "This year it genuinely feels like we're making mini-movies per episode." Two new crew members, played by Jessica Szhor and Chris Johnson, will join the ship, but details of the characters are stuck in the air lock. Season 2 will also be longer than Season 1, with a holdover episode from Season 1 airing early in Season 2. And thankfully, we will get to see Bortus (Peter Macon) unwind a bit, according to Palicki.
Returns: Tuesday, Jan. 1 at 12 a.m. PT
Where We Left Off: When we last left the Baudelaire siblings, they'd once again escaped Count Olaf's (Neil Patrick Harris) clutches at the Hostile Hospital, and they'd learned a few very important (but very confusing) clues about Lemony Snicket, their parents' involvement with the mysterious VFD and the Sugar Bowl. We also know that someone survived the fire -- though which fire and who the survivor is have been left as loose ends.
What's Next: In the final installment of A Series of Unfortunate Events, we'll solve all the mysteries that have been plaguing the series since it first began. You can expect to learn a whole lot more about Count Olaf's past and his contentious relationship with the Snickets, what the VFD is, and what exactly is so special about this Sugar Bowl everyone is always hunting for. Most importantly though, it won't take long to discover exactly who survived the fire. And it may not be who you think!
Returns: Wednesday, Jan. 2 at 8/7c
Where We Left Off: Zoe (Yara Shahidi) finished her first semester of college and finally made a decision to untangle her love square. She had three suitors to choose from, but she ended up taking a chance with Luca (Luka Sabbat), the laid-back artist with whom she spent most of her Teen Vogue internship sparring.
What's Next: Zoe and Luca are in full couple mode when the series picks up for Season 2, but there's still tension between Zoe and her other suitors, according to Shahidi. Season 2 will also explore more topical issues, like the twins (Chloe and Halle Bailey) deciding how much they'll exploit their athlete bodies for sponsorships. Charlie (Deon Cole) is also a dean at the college now, so expect those late night classes to get even weirder.
Returns: Wednesday, Jan. 2 at 10/9c
Where We Left Off: The first half of Season 14 paid tribute to the past in multiple ways. The premiere tied back to an iconic Luke Perry episode and "Ben's Believers" when it turned out the serial killer cult that kidnapped Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler) and Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness) actually included survivors' of the blast at Ben's church over a decade before. The last case of 2018 also tied back to an old case for the BAU and forced Prentiss (Paget Brewster) to examine her past as the team tracked down a killer who was copying the M.O. of an unsub who cut out women's hearts years before.
What's Up Next: Surprisingly enough, Prentiss was able to meet someone on the job. Sparks flew when she encountered SSA Andrew Mendoza (Stephen Bishop) during an episode in which someone in Washington, D.C. was being butchered with a machete every 27 minutes. You know, really romantic stuff. Prentiss has been busy on the job, but the second half of the season should see that relationship growing -- if they can get past the first date without a call to hunt down more serial killers.
Returns: Thursday, Jan. 3 at 8/7c
Where We Left Off: They did it! Amy (Melissa Fumero) and Jake (Andy Samberg) finally got hitched in a last-minute ceremony that got somewhat derailed by a bomb scare. Plus, Capt. Holt (Andre Braugher) learned whether or not he landed the commissioner gig but his stoic reaction told us nothing about the results.
What's Next: It's a season of new beginnings as Jake and Amy start their new lives as husband and wife. This season, the first that will air on NBC, will also feature an episode centered around bumbling heroes Hitchcock (Dirk Blocker) and Scully (Joel McKinnon Miller) that explores their past and offers up new insight into how they became the way they are. And while Holt's fate remains up in the air, we know that Gina (Chelsea Peretti) will be leaving the Nine-Nine at some point this season.
Returns: Thursday, Jan. 3 at 8/7c
Where We Left Off: Jeremiah (Cameron Monaghan) killed his twin brother Jerome (also Monaghan) and teamed up with Ra's al Guhl (Alexander Siddig) to turn Gotham City into an isolated island by blowing up the bridges that led into the troubled metropolis. Ra's didn't make it past the blowing stuff up part, but Jeremiah was ready to turn the deserted island into a criminal hive. Bruce (David Mazouz) and Jim (Ben McKenzie) stayed behind, determined to take back the city from the villains carving it up for their own enterprises block by block.
What's Next: One word: Bane (Shane West). One of Batman's most fearsome villains will be a big part of Gotham's final season, because you can't have a Batman series with Bane. He will first appear as Eduardo Dorrance, who returns to Gotham after years away to help Jim take back the city. But it turns out his motives are a lot more sinister than anyone expected.
Executive producers also teased at New York Comic Con that the final season will feature a flash-forward in Episode 10 that will hopefully allow fans to see Mazouz fully assume the Batman mantle. A girlfriend for Jeremiah was also mentioned. They didn't say her name, but she loves colors and roller skates... (It's Harley Quinn, guys.)
Returns: A two-part premiere airs Thursday, Jan. 3 at 10/9c and Friday, Jan. 4 at 9/8c (regular timeslot)
Where We Left Off: Agent Liz Keen (Megan Boone) had everything she thought she knew about her family turned upside down again when she learned the man known as Raymond "Red" Reddington (James Spader) isn't actually her biological father but an impostor who took over the real Reddington's identity almost 30 years ago. The bones he spent all of Season 5 trying to get were the remains of the real Raymond, and he burned them to keep his secret hidden. But Liz and her long-lost half-sister Jennifer worked together with blacklister Sutton Ross (Julian Sands) to find out the truth, unbeknownst to Red.
What's Next: For the first time, Liz has a secret from Red, and she's going to use her position to her advantage, keeping him close while she and Jennifer work to find out who he used to be and what happened to their real father and Liz's mother (and why Red has maintained his protection and care for her for all these years). But as we saw in the trailer, things are going to get complicated when Red gets arrested, and being imprisoned and awaiting trial means everything is going to change for him. "It changes his relationship with the FBI, it changes his relationship with Elizabeth," says showrunner Jon Bokenkamp. "The FBI can't acknowledge that he's working with them. That would expose him and expose them. So he's sort of cut off from everyone who's been supporting him."
Returns: Monday, Jan. 7 at 8/7c
Where We Left Off: We met former football player/adult virgin Colton Underwood on Becca Kufrin's season of The Bachelorette, where it came to light that he had had a thing with her castmate and friend Tia Booth before he went on the show. We then saw his thing with Tia torturously start back up and fall apart on Bachelor in Paradise. After that painful breakup, Colton was tapped to be the 23rd Bachelor.
What's Next: Thirty women, including a "Cinderella," a "sloth," and two beauty queens will compete for Colton's flower. (His final rose! Get your head out of the gutter!) It's gonna get really emotionally intense. We already know that Colton (very gracefully) jumps a fence to escape the production when the pressure gets to be too much to bear. People are going to cry in beautiful locations like Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Portugal. It just might end up being The Most Dramatic Season of The Bachelor Ever™.
Returns: Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 8/7c
Where We Left Off: The midseason finale served up major heartbreak as Will (Nick Gehlfuss) was forced to enter the Witness Protection Program. And on his wedding day, no less! He was last seen kissing a confused and distraught Natalie (Torrey DeVitto) goodbye, so things do not look well for Manstead.
What's Next: With no word yet on when or if Will can make his way back to town, Natalie will be forced to deal with the fallout while continuing her life-saving working in the ED. But while Will and Nat might be down, you shouldn't count them out just yet. "Don't give up hope!" showrunner Andrew Schneider teased. The remaining episodes will also see Chicago P.D.'s Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) return and Pretty Little Liars alum Ian Harding appear in a recurring role.
Returns: Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 9/8c
Where We Left Off: When we last checked in with Casey (Jesse Spencer), he'd woken up after a steamy hookup with Naomi (Kate Villanova) to find his apartment engulfed in flames. Elsewhere, Stella (Miranda Rae Mayo) and Severide (Taylor Kinney) had a falling out over Stella's too-friendly-to-be-genuine buddy Tyler (Tye White).
What's Next: Brace yourselves for a thrilling second half of the season: Someone's out to kill Casey and Naomi! Showrunner Derek Haas says you should be "very worried" about their lives, so don't take this threat lightly. We have a feeling that whoever's out to kill them is linked to the disgruntled execs of a treacherous manufacturing company who weren't too happy about Naomi's exposé on their under-the-table operations.
Returns: Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 10/9c
Where We Left Off: Antonio (Jon Seda) crossed a line when he shoved the guy who kidnapped his daughter through a window to his death, leaving Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger) and Voight (Jason Beghe) scrambling to figure out their next move as sirens quickly approached.
What's Next: Intelligence will be backed into a corner as they try to figure out how to save Antonio's badge. This very important task will require everyone on board, which may be easier said than done given that Antonio and Ruzek haven't seen eye to eye at all this season. "You'll see if Ruzek is a guy who holds grudges, if Ruzek is a guy that believes in a code," showrunner Rick Eid told TV Guide. Plus, it looks like Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) and Ruzek will be sticking around as a couple, leaving Burzek on the backburner for now.
Returns: Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 10/9c
Where We Left Off: Jimmy (Chris Geere) stormed into Boone's house and (literally) fought for Gretchen (Aya Cash), leading them to get re-engaged. Edgar's (Desmin Borges) writing partner Max ditched him because his war stories were bumming him out and Becca (Janet Varney) convinced Paul (Allan McLeod) to let her be his surrogate because she and Vernon (Todd Robert Anderson) were in desperate need of cash.
What's Next: The fifth and final season will document Gretchen and Jimmy planning for their wedding, although questions remain about whether or not the tumultuous couple will actually make it down the aisle. And for every step forward Jimmy and Gretchen take into stable adulthood, they'll find their own unique ways to backslide at the least opportune moments. The final season will also include the anticipated return of Sunday Funday in a crazy adventure featuring Paul F. Tompkins.
Returns: Sunday, Jan. 13 at 9/8c
Where We Left Off: It's not so much about where we left off as how we left off. True Detective is an anthology series where each season stands alone, but Season 2 -- which aired in 2015 and trapped Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Taylor Kitsch and Rachel McAdams in a nonsensical plot with terrible dialogue -- was so bad that it seemed for awhile like it had killed the True Detective franchise. But it's back, baby, and we're cautiously optimistic that it'll be good again.
What's Next: Oscar winner Mahershala Ali is the star of Season 3, which is set in the Ozark region of Arkansas and will unfold over three timelines in 1980, 1990 and 2015. Ali plays Wayne Hays, who investigated a heinous murder and abduction case involving children 35 years ago that has haunted him ever since. But now he's old and his memory is deteriorating, so he starts going back over his case notes in an attempt to hold on to who he was. He has the best haircut in 1990. Stephen Dorff plays Hays' skull-cracking partner and Selma's Carmen Ejogo plays the kids' teacher who becomes Hays' wife and writes a book about the investigation. The fourth episode of the eight-episode limited series is co-written by Deadwood creator and TV hall of famer David Milch.
Returns: Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 10/9c
Where We Left Off: Season 4 of TV's most underrated comedy gave us the happiest ending yet when Alexis (Annie Murphy) finally told Ted (Dustin Milligan) that she's still in love with him. The two reunited at Single's Week, meaning that, for the first time in the series' history, David (Dan Levy) and Alexis are happy and in love at the same time! Meanwhile, Moira (Catherine O'Hara) is looking to make a career comeback by going to Bosnia to film a horror movie with an up-and-coming director while Johnny (Eugene Levy) stays behind to help Stevie (Emily Hampshire) take care of the motel.
What's Next: Usually once couples are officially formed on a sitcom, the romantic tension and excitement tends to dwindle. That's not the case when it comes to Alexis or David as they both strive to take their respective relationships to the next level in Season 5. For David, that means potentially participating in sports (GASP) while Alexis continues to build a career that could lead her away from the small town. At the same time, Moira has a renewed sense of purpose and a plan to help extricate the family from Schitt's Creek, but that'll cause tension as Johnny has really found his groove in helping bring the motel back to life.
Returns: Thursday, Jan. 17
Where We Left Off: With the Klingon War over and Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) officially pardoned, the Discovery crew headed out for their next adventure. But just as they entered warp, they were interrupted by a distress call from a familiar face: Captain Pike (Anson Mount) of the USS Enterprise.
What's Next: An imminent threat will force Captain Pike to take the helm of the USS Discovery. As the crew tracks down information about the mysterious red signals that have suddenly appeared in the galaxy, they find themselves in the company of Burnham's adoptive brother Spock (Ethan Peck) who's somehow linked to it all. However, the famed Vulcan's appearance won't be well-received by everyone. He hasn't spoken to Burnham in years so their reunion might not be a particularly happy one.
Returns: Thursday, Jan. 17 at 8/7c
Where We Left Off: A major windstorm knocked the power out at Grey Sloan, trapping Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti) in an elevator together. The latter took the opportunity to confess to a very surprised Meredith that he has feelings for her.
What's Next: The remaining episodes of the season will see Meredith and DeLuca learn a great deal more about each other as they work out their feelings for one another. However, DuLuca won't be the only one fighting for her affections. Link (Chris Carmack) is still very much in the picture and will also earn some quality time with Meredith. As both men vie for her heart, we may finally see Meredith move onto her next great love, which has been a long time coming following Derek's (Patrick Dempsey) tragic death. We can't help but root for her happiness!
Returns: Monday, Jan. 18
What's Next: The ladies try to restart their lives while coming to grips with mounting changes -- a good deal of them physical -- but Grace at least has a second shot at love when Nick (Peter Gallagher), her one-time boyfriend, returns. RuPaul has also signed on for an arc in Season 5 as Benjamin Le Day, a quick-witted adversary who faces off with Grace and Frankie, very likely in the facility they now call home.
Returns: Sunday, Jan. 20 at 9/8c
Where We Left Off: Ian (departing cast member Cameron Monaghan) went to prison for his Gay Jesus antics, but he ended up finding a happy ending in the least expected place when Mickey (Noel Fisher) was revealed to be his cellmate. Elsewhere, Lip (Jeremy Allen White) stepped up as leader of the family after Fiona's (Emmy Rossum) life imploded once again. Her boyfriend turned out to be married and she made a bad bet on a new property that left her starting over.
What's Next: The back half of Season 9 will be Rossum's last episodes as a series regular, so Fiona will have to find a way to dig herself out of her slump in order to be in a position to move away from the family for good. In the meantime, Carl (Ethan Cutkosky) is working on his West Point application and Debbie (Emma Kenney) is exploring her sexuality. Lip is hanging on to his sobriety and has even moved up to being a sponsor for a single dad who goes to his AA meetings. Elsewhere, Vee (Shanola Hampton) and Kev (Steve Howey) are continuing to look into ways to expand their family, which will probably only make keeping the bar afloat more complicated. Oh, and Frank (William H. Macy) will continue being the dad you never wished you had.
Returns: Sunday, Jan. 20 at 10/9c
Where We Left Off: Pete (Pete Holmes) joined a roast battle to impress Ali (Jamie Green), his girlfriend and fellow comedian, and ended up going head-to-head against her in a brutal showdown. While Pete won the round (but ultimately lost the battle), things weren't so great for him behind the scenes as he and Ali ended up breaking up over the personal jabs flung in the roast. Ali felt like that was just a huge part of being a comedian, but Pete realized it was not the style of comedy -- or relationship -- he wanted to pursue.
What's Next: As Pete reaches a new level of success -- hello, church tour money! -- he realizes he's not allowed to be himself in those big sold-out venues. Armed with new fans, a new girlfriend, but just as much self-doubt as the past two seasons, Crashing Season 3 tackles the burden of getting what you want.
Returns: Sunday, Jan. 20 at 10:30/9:30c
Where We Left Off: The first season of SMILF ended with a doozy: Bridgette (Frankie Shaw), secure in a new job and the thought that her life might be coming together a little bit, found a man on Tinder who looked like the father who sexually abused and then abandoned her by the age of 7. In a moment that was supposed to be cathartic and triumphant, she went on the date to read aloud a heart-wrenching letter to the man who ruined her life only to realize that it was just a random 60-year-old lawyer instead.
What's Next: Season 2 has some delightful surprises for fans as we pick up where Season 2 left off: We'll go back in time to witness the birth of Bridgette's son; Connie Britton joins the cast as Bridgette's new boss; and Bridgette's mom Tutu (Rosie O'Donnell) tries to battle her way back to normal after the family is thrown into emotional upheaval by Bridgette's sister Jackie (Sherie Rene Scott). Additional guest stars include Stormy Daniels (yes that Stormy Daniels!), Melanie Griffith and Ally Sheedy.
Returns: Sunday, Jan. 20 at 10:30/9:30c
Where We Left Off: The Guy (Ben Sinclair) was laid up in the hospital (on the good drugs of course) after a bike accident brought to light not only the day-to-day pressures of the gig, but also questions of the long-term viability of being a dealer in one's 40s. There were some silver linings though, starting with the fact that he was on his ex-wife's health insurance so he could afford the hospital. The audience got an in-depth look at the Guy and Julia's (Kate Lynn Sheil) relationship -- and why it fell apart. Still the best of friends, it was clear from the way they interacted that while they loved each other, they also held each other back from growing into the person they wanted to be.
What's Next: The Guy is going to become a more serious weedtrepreneur in Season 3, and we'll hopefully see what a focused version of the Guy looks like. We'll also see more of the people in his personal life as well. Julia and her new partner Gwen (Rebecca Naomi Jones), will definitely make a return.
Returns: Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 9/8c
Where We Left Off: After recruiting Robert Zane (Wendell Pierce) to help save the firm after Jessica's (Gina Torres) exit, civil war erupted between the firm and Zane's old partnerships as well as between Zane's right-hand girl Samantha Wheeler (Katherine Heigl) and Alex (Dule Hill), who is basically the new Mike (Patrick J. Adams) but without the photographic memory. The messy politics put everyone in a pickle with only one way out: make Louis (Rick Hoffman) managing partner.
What's Next: It's time to get Litt up! The mid-season premiere picks up with Harvey (Gabriel Macht) realizing that his decision to put Louis in charge was not a fever dream and he's going to have to get used to a lot more mud bath propositions. Donna (Sarah Rafferty), who made the Louis suggestion, is going to have a keen interest in making sure that Louis doesn't implode and tank the firm -- especially now that he's also learned he's going to be a father as well. Meanwhile, Sam and Alex will still be at each other's throats even though both of their names are on the wall. Of course, we still have the same question we have every season of Suits, which is: Are Donna and Harvey ever going to happen?
Returns: Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 9/8c
Where We Left Off: Magic may have been turned back on thanks to our heroes (but mostly thanks to Julia (Stella Maeve), but their quest didn't come without a price. The librarians ended up taking control of the fountain, and Dean Fogg (Rick Worthy) had to wipe the kids' memories and set them up with new lives in order to protect them. All except Alice (Olivia Dudley), of course, who was imprisoned by the librarians for breaking their deal. The only other member of the gang who escaped a mind-wipe was Eliot (Hale Appleman), who was too busy being possessed by whatever creepy monster was guarding the fountain. Something tells us that's not going to end well for everyone's favorite former-High King.
What's Next: The world needs saving again when the show returns for Season 4, but that's kind of hard to do when the magicians who need to save it all think they're cops, DJs and fashion editors instead of powerful magical beings. It won't take too long for them to figure out their lives are not what they seem, but they may not figure it out fast enough to stop the murderous mission of the monster riding shotgun in Eliot's body.
Returns: Thursday, Jan. 24 at TBD
Where We Left Off: Donna (Sibongile Mlambo) the mermaid died, Helen (Rena Owen) admitted that she was part mermaid, and the love triangle between Ben (Alex Roe), Ryn (Eline Powell) and Maddie (Fola Evans-Akingbola) turned into a love dot when Maddie decided she needed space and Ryn returned to the ocean. Also, men started doing really dumb things when they heard the siren song.
What's Next: More mermaids, duh! A new group of merfolk arrives in Bristol Cove and needs protection, and Ryn learns to fit in better with human society (she even gives driving a shot and she's terrible at it; which fin is the gas and which is the brake!?!?). Maddie's estranged mother will play a large part in the season, and more secrets of the sirens' song will be revealed.
Returns: Thursday, Jan. 24 at 10/9c
Where We Left Off: Abbi (Abbi Jacobson) and Ilana (Ilana Glazer) got a little older and not much wiser as they continued to try to sort of get their sh-- together in New York. Ilana got back together with Lincoln (Hannibal Buress), Abbi got a job as a security job at Anthropologie, and in the season finale they solved what they thought was a murder (it was actually a guy throwing a sex doll off a balcony by accident) and reaffirmed that they're best friends forever.
What's Next: Forever won't be for very much longer, because Season 5 is Broad City's last. No trailer has dropped yet, but it's safe to assume that Abbi and Ilana will smoke weed, be woke and frantically sprint toward or away from something. And the spirit of Broad City will live on at Comedy Central through the real Abbi and Ilana's production deal with the network and through Alternatino, an upcoming sketch show created by and starring Arturo Castro, whose breakout role was as Ilana's roommate Jaime.
Returns: Friday, Jan. 25
Where We Left Off: The first half of Season 4 ended on an ominous cliffhanger when Kimmy (Ellie Kemper), Titus (Tituss Burgess), Jacqueline (Jane Krakowski) and Lillian (Carol Kane) were seen through someone's camera as a voice (OK, it was totally Jon Bernthal) says he has eyes on the target and is moving to Phase Two. What does it mean?!? What the hell is Phase Two?!?
What's Next: Presumably, we're going to find out what the hell Phase Two is! But perhaps more importantly, we're also going to say goodbye to Kimmy and her entire friend group as this wild, weird and wonderful journey comes to an end with six final episodes that will naturally feature a number of your favorite familiar guest stars. It remains to be seen if that long-rumored wrap-up movie is still a possibility, though.
Returns: Friday, Jan. 25 at 10/9c
Where We Left Off: Scott (Sullivan Stapleton) and Stonebridge (Philip Winchester) briefly returned to bicker like an old married couple, kick some ass and help the new members of Section 20 before ultimately deciding they'd had enough of this sh--. Meanwhile, there was a brief moment in the finale where it looked as if Wyatt (Dan MacPherson) was going to sacrifice himself so the rest of the team could complete the mission, but thankfully he realized he didn't want to die and was able to escape. And that is a good thing, because Strike Back without Wyatt would be hella boring.
What's Next: Strike Back's missions don't really carry over from season to season, but based on the explosive trailer for the new season, Section 20 is back after a brief suspension. The team -- which now includes Wyatt, Mac (Warren Brown), and Novin (Alin Sumarwata) -- are tasked with tracking down portable nuclear devices before they end up in the wrong hands. Joining the cast this season are Jamie Bamber, who plays the new head of Section 20, and Yasemin Kay Allen.
Returns: Friday, Feb. 8
Where We Left Off: Lydia (Rita Moreno) scared us half to death when she had a stroke and fell into a coma in the Season 2 finale. After her family brought us to tears with their heartbreaking pleas for her not to leave them, Lydia returned to the conscious realm and at least some sense of normal returned to the Alvarez family. Elsewhere, Elena (Isabella Gomez) became more comfortable with her sexuality and even found a girlfriend, while Penelope (Justina Machado) struggled a bit in the romantic department as her latest relationship fell apart when she realized she didn't want any more kids.
What's Next: Lydia will struggle with the physical restrictions imposed by her doctor after the stroke. She's not allowed to wear heels, but she may actually drop dead before anyone sees her using a cane. Penelope will try once again to get back on the romantic horse with another parent at the kids' school, but she isn't the only one getting a little romantic. Alex (Marcel Ruiz) is also stepping into the dating pool, which triggers a few conversations about #MeToo and the complicated dynamics of dating in the modern era.
Basically, the show proves it isn't afraid to go to serious and touchy issues, but will still make you laugh out loud. And you don't need to look any further than the season premiere, which features hilarious cameos from Gloria Estefan and Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Stephanie Beatriz and Melissa Fumero.
Returns: Sunday, Feb. 10 at 9/8c
Where We Left Off: The post-Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) era was underway, with Michonne (Danai Gurira) leading Alexandria but keeping it closed to outsiders. The communities that Rick dreamed of uniting had all splintered, and some were on the brink of failure unless they got some aid. And it might be time to unite again, because Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) escaped from his jail cell, and even worse, there was a new threat unlike any they'd ever seen. The Whisperers -- a group of survivors who wear the skin of walkers and live among the dead -- made their presence known in shocking fashion in the midseason finale by murdering Jesus (Tom Payne) in front of his friends.
What's Next: Now that the Whisperers are here, they're going to be a problem. They're led by an Alpha (Samantha Morton) and a Beta (Ryan Hurst), the latter of whom is an NBA-sized bruiser who's going to throw down with Daryl (Norman Reedus). Alpha's malevolent powers are more psychological, and she's going to use her daughter Lydia (Cassady McClincy) as a pawn to try to get into people's heads. Elsewhere, Negan's returning home to the Sanctuary, Magna's (Nadia Hilker) group will try to figure out a way to fit in at Hilltop, and the "f---ed up" story of how Daryl and Michonne got those gnarly X-shaped scars will be told through flashbacks. Whatever happened will probably explain why Michonne is so resistant to having another inter-community fair.
Returns: Monday, Feb. 25 at 8/7c
Where We Left Off: Chevel Shepherd won Season 15 of The Voice, giving Kelly Clarkson her second win in a row and making her the one to beat in the upcoming Season 16.
What's Next: Hello John Legend! Jennifer Hudson will be giving up her red chair for the EGOT winner who will jump in for his first season of coaching. Clarkson will also return alongside The Voice staples Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. Can Legend break Clarkson's winning streak or will Blake and Adam reclaim their former glory? Rest assured that Legend's award count will be part of his argument to recruit the top talent to his team, but what we want to know is: How much Chrissy Teigen will we get to see in the coaching sessions?
Returns: Monday, Feb. 25 at 8/7c
Where We Left Off: Shadowhunters threw us all for a loop with its mid-season finale, which saw Clary (Katherine McNamara) do battle with Lilith (Anna Hopkins), blowing herself and her newly resurrected brother to kingdom come in the process. Luckily the episode wasn't all bad news, since Jace (Dominic Sherwood) finally freed himself from the Owl's control. The downside of that freedom, of course, was that Magnus (Harry Shum Jr.) had to trade his magic away to his demonic father, Asmodeus (Jack Yang), to pull it off.
What's Next: The Final Hunt, aka the last 12 episodes of Shadowhunters (which includes a special two-hour series finale), will no doubt be an emotional final journey for all our favorite characters. The back half of Season 3 promises there will be rough waters for Malec, since Magnus will be struggling to adjust to life without magic. We'll also be dealing with a newly resurrected Jonathan Morgenstern, who will be wearing a brand new face (he's gonna look a lot like actor Luke Baines), considering he'll no longer being masquerading as Sebastian Verlac.