L.A. to Vegas
Fox. Series premiere January 2.
“L.A to Vegas” is a workplace comedy starring Dylan McDermott that follows the crew of a low-budget airline on the Friday night flight from LAX to Vegas. This isn’t going to be the best thing you watch this year but we could all use a laugh in January.
Freeform. Series premiere January 3.
This “Black-ish” spinoff follows oldest daughter Zoey (Yara Shahidi) as she begins her freshman year of college and is learning that life on her own isn’t always that easy. Watch this if you are a fan of “Black-ish” and expect to see some familiar faces.
Showtime. Series premiere January 7.
Created by Emmy winning writer, Lena Waithe, “The Chi” is a coming of age drama about people living on the volatile South Side of Chicago. There is a lot going on in the show and it looks to have real heart and humanity at the centre; This is definitely one you don’t want to miss.
Freeform. Series premiere January 10.
Created by The Lonely Island, this quirky new comedy is about two millennial misfits trying to survive in the self and status-obsessed city of Los Angeles. Throughout their various escapades they find salvation in their strictly platonic friendship. The network has already renewed for a second season so we hope this one lives up to the hype.
Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams
Amazon. Series available January 12.
This sci-fi anthology series consists of standalone episodes based on the works of Philip K. Dick. Each episode is set in a unique world but they explore humanity at their core and will certainly leave you with a few deep thoughts. If you are a fan of “Black Mirror” then this is one for you.
The CW. Series premiere January 16.
Jefferson Pierce is a retired superhero but he re-emerges as a vigilante for justice when a local gang threaten his community. The CW have stepped up their game and this series is a refreshing change from their other superhero universe with the strakes hitting much closer to home.
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Season 2 premieres January 16.
Ryan Murphy’s follow-up to “The People v. O.J. Simpson” follows the murder of iconic fashion designer Gianni Versace in 1997 on the steps of his Miami mansion by Andrew Cunanan. Expect this to be another success and be talked about everywhere you go.
Planet Earth: Blue Planet II
BBC America. Series premiere January 20.
Britain’s most talked about nature documentary is coming to America. The series focuses on different underwater environments across the globe and is narrated by Sir David Attenborough. The show features stunning scenes, beautiful underwater shots and new discoveries of life in the ocean.
TNT. Series premiere January 22.
The psychological thriller is a crime series with a twist, aliens. Set in 1896, the story follows a police commissioner as he gathers a team to investigate a number of gruesome murders which have hit New York City. The series has a fun cast with Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning and Daniel Brühl so it is definitely worth a watch.
One Day at a Time
Netflix. Season 2 available January 26.
This family sit-com about a divorced mother struggling to raise her kids on her own was one of the best shows of 2017 and its back for another season. Season 2 looks to keep on bring the laughs while staying culturally relevant and not shying away from tackling some big topics.
Can’t wait for these shows? Check out our post on the best TV shows of 2017 here
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