A new year means new shows to keep us glued to our TV’s and computer screens. Here’s a list of 10 must see shows in 2016.
Colony (USA) – Jan 14
Colony is a science fiction drama about a dystopian and near-future Los Angeles. It stars Sarah Wayne Callies (Prison Break, The Walking Dead) and Josh Holloway, famous for his role as James “Sawyer” Ford on Lost. Carlton Cuse, who was executive producer and joint showrunner on Lost, co-created and co-wrote Colony with Ryan J. Condal. This will be the third current running show from Cuse, the other two being Bates Motel on A&E and The Strain on FX.
Legends of Tomorrow (The CW) – Jan 21
Legends of Tomorrow further expands the DC Universe on The CW and is the latest and highly anticipated action superhero fiction series to hit the silver screen. The DC/CW spinoff stems from Arrow and The Flash, all three being filmed right here in Vancouver.
Mad Dogs (Amazon) – Jan 22
Amazon has adapted a US version of Mad Dogs which was originally a British black comedy and psychological thriller. The 10-episode season crime-comedy is written by the original series creator and writer and will be available on Amazon Prime Video.
Vinyl (HBO) – Feb 14
From executive producers Terence Winter, Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese, who also directs, Vinyl depicts the diverse music scene of New York City in the late 1970’s. Winter created previous HBO success with his work on Boardwalk Empire and The Sopranos. He also wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay for Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street. Vinyl stars an array of characters in Bobby Vannavale, Oliva Wilde, Ray Romano, Juno Temple and more.
Fuller House (Netflix) – Feb 26
The beloved 80’s and 90’s sitcom Full House returns with a spin-off series Fuller House in a 13-episode sequel series on Netflix. The series centers around a fully grown, mother of three boys and recently widowed D.J Tanner-Fuller. Assists in raising her family come from best friend and childhood neighour Kimmy Gibbler and middle sister and aspiring singer Stephanie. The premiere episode starts off with a hearty Tanner family reunion.
Other new midseason shows worth checking out are:
Shades of Blue (NBC) – Jan 7
Jennifer Lopez adds another notch on her career belt starring in the police crime drama Shades of Blue alongside Ray Liotta and Drea de Matteo.
Billions (Showtime) – Jan 17
Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis square off in this back-and-forth finance and legal drama set New York. You don’t have to be a Wall Street hedge fund expert to be enthralled by this one.
Lucifer (Fox) – Jan 25
Comic book live-action show lovers will surely tune into Lucifer on Fox which hopes to add to the roster of Gotham. Marvel is also developing X-Men series with Fox and FX.
Outsiders (WGN America) – Jan 26
An outlaw drama of a clan’s battle for power and control set in the hills of Appalachia. Outsiders stars David Morse and Ryan Hurst (Sons of Anarchy).
American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson (FX) – Feb 2
If you’re in withdrawals from watching the controversial Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer then you’ll probably be glued to the screen again with new true crime anthology American Crime Story on FX. The first season is The People v. O.J. Simpson. Infamous.
Written by: Amar Mirchandani @amarmirch