Premieres: Wednesday, Jan. 2 at 9/8c
Based on a South Korean singing competition, the Fox series features a panel of celebrities who try to figure out the identity of a masked singer performing while disguised in an in elaborate costume. The first few episodes feature folks who Fox says could be Emmy winners, Grammy winners or athletes costumed in gorgeous getups, including a peacock, a hippo, a poodle, a lion and a raven doing their best performances for Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Robin Thicke and Nicole Scherzinger. The weakest of the performers has to show their face and, though the creatures lay out some pretty strong hints, we remain stumped. We can say someone is exposed in the very first episodes -- think you can figure out who it is before he or she is revealed?
Premieres: Wednesday, Jan. 2 at 9/8c
You know how when you really love something and then kids or teens are added to the equation and it gets a lot better? No? That's not at all how it works? Well, that's what we're hoping happens when Science Channel launches the next phase of the MythBusters Extended Universe (MEU), Mythbusters Jr. Hosted by OG MythBuster Adam Savage, this new 10-episode series features six of the nation's leading minds, all of whom are under the age of 16, as they team up with Savage to tackle more crazy cool myths and make you feel really bad about yourself because you're just a journalist who has to report on their impressive feats of genius.
Premieres: Tuesday, Jan. 8 (Time TBD)
This spin-off of The Fosters kicks off with Callie (Maia Mitchell) and Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) moving to Los Angeles to begin their first post-collegiate jobs. However, adulting turns out to be a lot harder than they anticipated, whether it's navigating their communal living situation or trying to overcome the politics of their respective jobs. As the girls have aged up, so have their problems. While the show keeps The Fosters' social consciousness, it's a sexier and more lighthearted tale told through the eyes of young women as they try and figure out the world around them. Oh, and the eye candy is definitely top notch.
Premieres: Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 10/9c
While the government has never quite acknowledged the existence of aliens or alien contact, what we do know is that there are decades of research, codenamed Project Blue Book, that the Air Force has done into unidentified flying objects. The History show of the same name is based on those true reports of UFO sightings in the 1950s and '60s and two men who were hired to disprove them only to realize there's a lot out there that mankind can't explain.
Premieres: Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 8:30/7:30c
It took a while - nearly three years -- but The Goldbergs spin-off will finally make it to air this winter. The '90s-set series will find AJ Michalka reprising her role as Lainey, Barry's (Troy Gentile) ex-girlfriend, who is now a teacher at William Penn Academy. The comedy also stars Brett Dier, Tim Meadows and Bryan Callen.
Premieres: Thursday, Jan. 10 at 9:30/8:30c
Nina Dobrev returns to TV for this CBS sitcom about Clem (Dobrev), a woman who worked hard to build a perfect life for herself, complete with the perfect fiancé (Tone Bell) and the perfect future in-laws. But when her wild half-sister (Odessa Adlon, the daughter of Better Things' Pamela Adlon) moves in seeking refuge from their hot mess father, Clem starts to realize that maybe blending her two families together is what real perfection looks like.
Premieres: Monday, Jan. 14 at 9/8c
Mark-Paul Gosselaar is never off our screens for long. The Saved by the Bell and Franklin & Bash alum stars in this adaptation of Justin Cronin's novel trilogy about vampires, but not about vampires, you know? When humans discover a virus that could either cure all disease or wipe out humanity, they set up a secret medical facility, Project Noah, to run tests. Federal Agent Brad Wolgast (Gosselaar) is tasked with bringing a young girl (Saniyya Sidney) to Project Noah to be experimented on, but when he has a change of heart Wolgast decides to protect the girl at any cost. Henry Ian Cusick, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Vincent Piazza also star.
Premieres: Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 9/8c
This is not a reboot of the beloved WB/UPN alien drama Roswell starring Shiri Appleby and Jason Behr. Both that series and this new one were adapted from Melinda Metz's Roswell High series of novels and therefore feature the same characters, but the two shows are pretty different. Roswell, New Mexico, for instance, is set 10 years after high school and will find Jeanine Mason's Liz Ortecho, now a biomedical researcher, returning to her hometown to take care of her ailing father. There's still a bunch of alien drama and a love story between Liz and alien hottie Max Evans (Nathan Parsons), though, so maybe they're not totally different shows.
Premieres: Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 10/9c
The mild trend of horny people thrown together in exotic locations to be horny together (Love Island, Bachelor in Paradise) was enough for USA to revive its own dating competition, which was ahead of its time when it originally aired from 2001 to 2003. The slight twist here is four couples will be joined by two dozen sexy singles and an open bar, both of which will test the couples' bonds.
Premieres: Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 10/9c
This adaptation of the comic series of the same name is a twisted coming-of-age story about a group of teens at a high school for assassins. The killer cast includes To All the Boys I've Loved Before breakout Lana Condor as a the katana-wielding leader of the Kuroki Syndicate, Benedict Wong as the ruthless headmaster and Benjamin Wadsworth as the disillusioned new student. You can even watch the premiere early right now!
Premieres: Thursday, Jan. 17
Based on the book of the same name and set in a world where humans unknowingly walk the Earth with three other species (witches, vampires and daemons), A Discovery of Witches tells the story of Diana Bishop, who finds herself entangled with a mysterious (and obviously incredibly sexy) vampire when she stumbles upon an ancient book that all three supernatural species have been hunting for centuries. The resulting love story ends up putting Diana in even more danger when she learns interspecies relationships have been forbidden by an ancient covenant. If supernatural romance sagas are your things, this show is a must binge for 2019.
Premieres: Friday, Jan. 18
Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? Netflix, obviously. After a 20-year onscreen absence, the mysterious thief (voiced by Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez) returns for a story told from her POV that will also delve into the past to find out how Carmen Sandiego became Carmen Sandiego. Along for the ride is her sidekick Player (voiced by Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard), but not Rockapella. Sorry, a cappella fans.
Premieres: Sunday, Jan. 20 at 10/9c
Showtime's latest comedy takes us back to Oct. 19, 1987, aka Black Monday, the worst stock market crash in history. Haha! Sounds pretty funny! Well, in the hands of creators and executive producers David Caspe (Happy Endings) and Jordan Cahan (My Best Friend's Girl), the Don Cheadle-led series is a sharp commentary on the bloated excess of the 1980s. The 10-episode first season, which also stars Andrew Rannells and Regina Hall, features a bunch of misfit traders as they take on the douches of Wall Street. Where do we sign up?
Premieres: Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 10/9c
Have you ever thought that there should be more shows about Mennonites involved in organized crime? Then Pure was made for you! Already released in Canada, the series, which was inspired by a real Mennonite organized crime ring that smuggled cocaine, tells the story of Noah (Ryan Robbins), a pastor who attempts to rid his Mennonite community of drugs and corruption only to find himself pulled into the very life he's trying to eliminate. The series also stars Alex Paxton-Beesley, AJ Buckley, Rosie Perez, Peter Outerbridge and Gord Rand. But honestly, all you really needed to know is that there are Mennonites and cocaine.
Premieres: Friday, Jan. 25
Not to be confused with the MMA-themed series titled Kingdom. This one features zombies! In Korea! During the Joseon Dynasty! When the next in line for the throne is sent on a suicide mission to check out a mysterious plague spreading across the country, he finds the dead coming back from the grave. That'll give us plenty of feudal warriors taking on zombie hordes, which sounds dope to us. Kingdom is based on a webcomic, and comes from The Tunnel's director, Kim Seong-hun.
Premieres: Monday, Jan. 28 at 9/8c
Chris Pine has been dabbling in television with cameos and voice work for a few years now, but he will stand front and center in TNT's limited series I Am the Night. The six-episode mystery series is directed by Wonder Woman's Patty Jenkins and stars the not-Marvel Chris as Jay Singletary, a journalist who discovers a young orphan (India Eisley) with a deep and strange connection to the Black Dahlia murder. It's based on true events and is a must-watch for modern noir fans.
Premieres: Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 10:30/9:30c
It's like The Good Place but with Steve Buscemi playing God. Miracle Workers, a limited series from executive producer Lorne Michaels and creator Simon Rich, focuses on Heaven Inc., where God has checked out (but loves his guitar), leaving a pair of angels (played by Daniel Radcliffe and Blockers breakout Geraldine Viswanathan) to answer the prayers of everyone on Earth. Maybe, like, six?
Premieres: Friday, Feb. 15
The Netflix series -- which is adapted from the comic book series created by My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way -- imagines a world in which 43 infants are born to women who weren't pregnant the day prior. Seven of them are adopted by a billionaire who raises the children to save the world from the alleged impending apocalypse. However, the blended family falls apart when the kids are teens and it's only after their adoptive father passes that the six surviving members reunite as adults to solve the mystery of his death. Also, we'd be remiss if we didn't stress how amazing this cast is. Ellen Page, Mary J. Blige, Cameron Britton, Tom Hopper, Robert Sheehan and Kate Walsh are all counted among the show's stars.
Premieres: Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at 9/8c
Proven Innocent boasts Kelsey Grammer, playing prosecutor Gore Bellows, a man who once wrongfully convicted Madeline Scott (Rachelle Lefevre) of murder as a teenager. Now a fierce and uncompromising criminal defense attorney with a hunger for justice, Madeline runs a firm alongside Easy Boudreau (Russell Hornsby), the lawyer who helped set her free. Her brash style earns her a number of enemies -- including Gore Bellows, who's constantly nipping at her heels as she defends more innocent people and continues to look for the real killer in her case.
Premieres: Monday, Feb. 25 at 10/9c
Dexter's Jennifer Carpenter returns to TV as a former CIA operative turned America's biggest traitor. But when a Most Wanted criminal she knows well is on the loose, an FBI agent (Morris Chestnut) calls on her help, even though he doesn't trust her with a 10-foot pole. Think The Blacklist but darker. It will be filled with so many twists, you'll need to see a chiropractor afterward.
Premieres: Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 10/9c
Lauren Cohan stars alongside Scott Foley, playing the badass CIA operative Francesca "Frankie" Trowbridge and FBI agent Will Chase (codename Whiskey Cavalier), respectively, in this hour-long action dramedy. Together, the pair lead an inter-agency team of flawed, humorous heroic spies who periodically save the world (and each others' butts) while navigating the rocky roads of friendship, romance and office politics.