Editor’s note: due to some administrative changes and illnesses around CCD, we did not run Eugene’s guide last week. Apologies to anyone who missed a show because of it! We have included his information about last weeks’ debuts under the day the shows air and hope you’ll find a way to catch up on anything you’ve missed.
by Eugene Sims
Here are the new series starting up with special notations about series returning from their mid-season break.
And let me tell you… If you have Hulu do yourself a favor and check out ‘Shut Eye’. That series could have well made my top five of the best new shows of 2016. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to it soon enough.
I’m three episodes in and it’s got me sucked in.
Tuesday, January 17
Since we need more bad comedies, TV Land has answered the call again and again. ‘Teachers’ returns for the second season at 10pm and that’s followed by the new talk/comedy series based on a podcast, ‘Throwing Shade’ at 10:30pm.
Wednesday, January 18
‘Six’ is a new series inspired by Seal Team Six on History at 10pm. It was originally slated for the summer, but there were some issues. Walter Coggins has replaced Joe Manganiello.
Also on Wednesdays, ‘Schitt’s Creek’ is back for another funny season. I eventually got caught up on this funny series over the summer. It’s the best thing on Pop. Look for it at 8pm.
‘Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce’ returned to Bravo at 10pm.
Thursday, January 19
Friday, January 20
At 10pm, ‘Real Time With Bill Maher’ is back on HBO.
Sunday, January 22
‘Mercy Street’ is back on PBS for a second season at 8pm. But do make sure to check your local listings.
‘Victoria’ is hoping to get the ‘Downton Abbey’ audience with another British period drama for ‘Masterpiece’ which premiered last week. The series is about Queen Victoria and her first three years of rule over the British Empire. Look for at on PBS at 9pm, but the time is subject to local affiliates and their schedules.
‘Homeland’ returned last week for sixth season on Showtime at 9pm.
Over on HBO at 9pm ‘The Young Pope’ with Jude Law debuted last week. A second season is in the works even though it’s billed as a limited series. This is about the controversial Pope Pius XIII.
Monday, January 23
‘Quantico’ has moved to a new night. Look for it at 10pm on ABC.
Tuesday, January 24
‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’ has been moved by the CW to Tuesdays at 9pm.
‘Outsiders’ returns for a second season on WGN and you can find it at 9pm.
Since it was much needed, the Canadians answered the call and Netflix has the exclusive rights to it in America… ‘Frontier’ is the answer to all your prayers IF you’ve clamoring for a television series chronicling the North American fur trade during the 1700s. There must be a lot of individuals chomping at the bit for this series since it has been given the green light for a second season.
I’m not sure if it’s for kids, adults, or a mix of both… The second season of ‘Voltron Legendary Defender’ is on Netflix as well.
‘Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events’ has also debuted on Netflix. This is the first season of Daniel Handler’s popular series of books that will consist of 8 episodes. Patrick Warburton, Neil Patrick Harris, Malina Weissman, and Joan Cusack star in this new series.
After CBS passed on it, Amazon picked up ‘Sneaky Pete’ a show created by Bryan Cranston and David Shore. It’s about a con man that assumes the identity of his cellmate when he’s freed from prison. Margo Martindale, Marin Ireland, and Peter Gerety star in this new series with Cranston making a guest appearance or two.
Amazon is also adding season 2 of their original series for the younger viewer, ‘Just Add Magic’.
And there you have it!