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The Winter 2017/2018 American TV Preview

The cold winds have risen and Winter has come.  No, this is not an article about Game of Thrones, this is a preview of what new and returning shows are coming to our TVs, Phones, and Computers between the months of December 2017 and February 2018.  Whether it is coming to a television network, a streaming service, or a dishwasher cycle, if it exists and is interesting to us, or if we think it might be interesting to those who visit this site.  This preview does not contain every show debuting within the scheduled months, it instead paints a narrow field of what is coming.  If you feel something is missing that should be here, let us know in our comments.  We will also periodically update this article as more release dates are revealed.  Our full schedule of upcoming shows can be found here.

Last Updated: December 11th, 2017 – Altered Carbon and Mozart in the Jungle added.

Updated: December 6th, 2017 – Black Mirror added.

DECEMBER

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Dark – Netflix

Netflix’s answer to Stranger Things, a… well… Netflix original, is Netflix’s Dark, a new German series about a young man in a small town where mysterious and supernatural events are occurring.  Like with Stranger Things, a government facility seems to be to blame, in the case of Dark, it is a large nuclear power plant.

Easy – Netflix

Netflix’s series about diverse adults in Chicago returns for its second season.

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – ABC

Back for its 5th season, this time the MCU agents have taken their exploits to space.

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Shut Eye – Hulu

Jeffrey Donovan (Burn Notice) returns for the second season of his Hulu original about a fake Psychic who begins to experience what might just be real psychic visions.

Happy – SyFy

A corrupt Cop turned Hitman’s life is turned upside down when he begins hallucinating a talking, and absurdly positive, blue winged horse.   No, really.

Knightfall – History

With Vikings already successful for the channel’s dip into scripted television, Knightfall marks another step.  Knightfall follows the story of the mysterious Knights Templar.

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Psych: The Movie – USA

The beloved comedic procedural mystery series is back, as a 1 time TV movie.

Friday, December 8th, 2017

The Crown – Netflix

Netflix’s telling of the life of Britain’s current Monarch continues for a second season.

The Grand Tour – Amazon

Cars, cars, and more cars, as Amazon unleashes season 2 of the spiritual successor to, and truest continuation of,  Top Gear.

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

The Librarians – TNT

The silly adventure series about a group of talented individuals brought together to save the world and preserve mysterious, and at times magical, artifacts continues.

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Wormwood – Netflix

This semi-scripted docu-series explores a murder case related to the CIA’s experiments with the min altering drug LCD, aka acid.

Trollhunters – Netflix

Despite the untimely death of the series star before the debut of its first season, season 2 of Dreamworks and Guillermo del Toro’s  (Pan’s Labyrinth) family friendly animated adventure is set for release.

Erased – Netflix

A live action adaptation of a manga that had previously been adapted into one of the best anime series in recent history.  The Groundhogs Day-esque, but not really, story follows a young man who is sent back in time to stop a horrific crime that occurred in his childhood.

Jean-Claude Van Johnson – Amazon

After a hilarious pilot episode was released over a year ago, the full first season is finally ready to drop.

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

A Christmas Story (Live) – Fox

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8y-RSftHKE

The beloved Christmas classic about tongues stuck to light poles and leg shaped lamps is adapted as a live performance.

Last Tango in Halifax (Christmas Special) – PBS

The British series sees its annual Christmas special.

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Gunpowder – HBO

Kit Harrington (Game of Thrones) stars in this story of the origin of Guy Fawkes day.  Be warned, the series shocked in Britain with its disturbing, though historically accurate, violence.

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

15: A Quinceañera Story – HBO

5 stories following 5 different Mexican-American girls celebrating their 15th birthdays, explores the tradition.

The Indian Detective – Netflix

This dramedy follows a Toronto cop visiting his father in Mumbai and becoming involved in a murder case.

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Peaky Blinders – Netflix

The British crime drama about the titular gang continues.

Monday, December 25th, 2017

Call the Midwife (Christmas Special) – PBS

The beloved period piece series is back for another Christmas Special.

Doctor Who (Christmas Special) – BBC America

What is Christmas Day without a Doctor Who special.  This time we have the last appearance of current Doctor Peter Capaldi (The Thick of It).

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

Travelers – Netflix

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zLfK6LFoik

The Canadian series about time travelers who take over the bodies of soon to be diseased persons in order to save the world from a dark future continues.

Friday, December 29th, 2017

The Mantis – Netflix

A new French language serial killer drama further expands Netflix’s growing foreign language catalog.

Black Mirror – Netflix

Returning for it’s 4th season is Charlie Brooker’s brilliant Twilight Zone-esque tech-based anthology series.

JANUARY

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

LA to Vegas – Fox

The creators of Modern Family bring us this new comedy series about a routine flight between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

The Mick – Fox

One of the best comedies of 2016 is back to finish its second season.

This is Us – NBC

The hit drama  about 3 siblings continues.

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Grown-ish – Freeform

Freeform’s Black-ish spin-off, follows the eldest daughter in the family as she goes to College.

The X Files – Fox

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRdrt8nPyy8

The series’ return last year was not a one off thing, another season drops.

9-1-1 – Fox

Fox’s new procedural follows the lives of first responders.

The Blacklist – NBC

NBC’s procedural about larger than life crime figures continues.

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

The Good Place – NBC

Another of the best new comedies of 2016 finishes off its second season.

Great News – NBC

Tina Fey’s (30 Rock) comedy series about a cable news team continues.

Friday, January 5th, 2018

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – The CW

The sometimes sad and tragic, but usually uproariously funny musical comedy continues its 3rd season.

Sunday, January 7th, 2018

Golden Globes – NBC

Seth Meyers (Late Night) is set to host the awards show that covers both Film and Television.

The Chi – Showtime

A diverse group of adults in Chicago are the basis of this new drama series for Showtime.

Star Trek: Discovery – CBS All Access

The biggest show on the littlest streaming service is back to finish its 1st season.

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Alone Together – Freeform

A new comedy series from The Lonely Island.

The Magicians – SyFy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGAnY6DqevY

SyFy’s adaptation of the fantasy novels by Lev Grossman is back, and we cannot wait to see our anything but intrepid heroes bring magic back.

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Blindspot – NBC

More tattoos seems to be the plot of the next season of this bizarre procedural.

Taken – NBC

NBC’s adaptation of the beloved Liam Neeson films continues.

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams – Amazon

Science Fiction icon Philip K. Dick will see his diverse and prolific catalog of short stories adapted to a new anthology series, in a move seen as a shot across the bow of Netflix’s Black Mirror.

Sunday, January 14th, 2018

Victoria – PBS

The Queen Victoria period piece continues.

Crashing – HBO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFr-kmztHw8

The comedy about a Comic crashing at the homes of various friends, and fellow comics, after his life is upended continues.

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Supergirl – The CW

The Girl of Steel is back.

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

The Flash – The CW

The fastest man alive prepares to take on The Thinker.

Black Lightning – The CW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZpJeuXo2CY

A new DC comics adaptation comes to The DC, I mean The DCW… I mean The CW.

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story – FX

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrXL4URRbTc

After the success of last season’s OJ Simpson story, the anthology series is back to take on the murder of a fashion icon.

The Path – Hulu

The Scientology-esque cult drama is back.

Riverdale – The CW

The CW’s dark Archie adaptation returns to finish its second season.

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Beyond – Freeform

Another season for Freeform’s supernatural drama.

Arrow – The CW

Oliver continues to lie to his son, and hook up with his annoying kryptonite.

Supernatural – The CW

With the threat of an invasions by Angels from another dimension, the Winchesters must find the son of Lucifer, and enlist his services.

Scandal – ABC

Olivia Scandal is back, as she Scandals a Scandal for the sake of Scandal.

Friday, January 19th, 2018

High Maintenance – HBO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bnw4pORQWI

HBO’s remake of the beloved web series returns.

Grace and Frankie – Netflix

Legendary Actresses Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are back as unlikely friends who go into business together after their Husbands leave them for each other.

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

Counterpart – Starz

J. K. Simmons (Spider-Man) stars in this series about a Bureaucrat who discovers his governments involvement in inter-dimensional travel.

The Resident – Fox

A new medical procedural at Fox

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

The Alienist – TNT

TNT’s long awaited Serial Killer period piece debuts.

Mosaic – HBO

HBO’s highly experimental new series from Steven Soderbergh (Sex, Lies, and Videotape) allows audiences online to switch perspectives as the story unfolds, the HBO version presents a more linear view, the Director’s cut, of sorts.

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Bellevue – WGN

A new mystery series with gender identity at its core.

Baskets – FXX

Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover) returns for season 3 of his “comedy” series about a struggling clown and his family.

The Detour – TBS

Season 3 of the comedy series about a dysfunctional family, takes the family to Alaska for more hijinks.

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Let’s Get Physical – Pop

A new aerobics comedy starring Matt Jones (Breaking Bad).

Schitt’s Creek – Pop

Pop’s first scripted series returns for another season.

Waco – Paramount

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyJMdoHaHyM

The Paramount Network is bringing the tragic cult standoff at Waco to the small screen.

Friday, January 26th, 2018

Jane the Virgin – The CW

The modern day virgin birth story continues.

FEBRUARY

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Strike Back – Cinemax

The military action adventure series returns with new leads and adventures.
Altered Carbon – Netflix

Netflix’s new ultra high concept SciFi murder mystery debuts

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Mozart in the Jungle – Amazon

The comedy about sex, relationships and classical music continues.

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

The Tick – Amazon

Finally, the first season of the comedic comic book adaptation concludes.

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

Ash Versus Evil Dead – Starz

The comedic continuation of The Evil Dead trilogy is back for its 3rd, and probably final, season.  This time the action takes place at Ash’s former High School.

Monday, February 26th, 2018

Good Girls – NBC

A new female lead crime drama series starring Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Retta (Parks and Recreation), and a cast of other strong Actresses.

Shoot the Messenger – WGN

A new series about a Reporter caught up in a murder case.

Wednesday, February 28th, 2017

The Looming Tower – Hulu

Based on the book of the same name, Hulu’s new drama follows Al Qaeda’s infamous terror attack on New York City’s Twin Towers.


What are you looking forward to?  Tell us in our comments, and stay tuned to TVEnthusiast for more coverage of your favorite shows.

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