Now that TV shows are starting to return after the holiday hiatus, there will also be a few NEW shows premiering this Winter that geeks might be interested in! Read on to find out what those shows are, when they premiere, and to watch trailers for them.
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1. The Shannara Chronicles – Tuesday, January 5 at 10/9c on MTV
Based on the Shannara novels by Terry Brooks, The Shannara Chronicles is a fantasy series that takes place thousands of years after the destruction of our civilization, and follows three teens who embark on an epic quest.
2. Angel from Hell – Thursday, January 7 at 9:30/8:30c on CBS
This comedy stars Jane Lynch as an eccentric woman who claims to be a guardian angel.
3. Shadowhunters – Tuesday, January 12 at 9/8c on Freeform (formerly known as ABC Family)
Shadowhunters is based on The Mortal Instruments series of young adult fantasy novels by Cassandra Clare in which a teenage girl hunts demons.
4. Second Chance – Wednesday, January 13 at 9/8c on Fox
In Second Chance, a 75-year-old man is killed and then brought back to life in a younger body. The pilot is already available to watch on Fox’s website.
5. Colony – Thursday, January 14 at 10/9c on USA
Josh Holloway (Lost) and Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead) star in this sci-fi/drama in which Los Angeles is trapped behind a large wall and lives under the regime of a military occupation following a larger extraterrestrial invasion. You can watch the pilot ahead of the premiere on USA Network’s website.
6. Legends of Tomorrow – Thursday, January 21 at 8/7c on CW
In this spinoff to CW’s superhero shows Arrow and The Flash, a time traveler goes back in time to assemble an unlikely team of heroes and villains to prevent a supervillain from destroying not only the world, but time itself.
7. Lucifer – Monday, January 25 at 9/8c on Fox
Loosely based on The Sandman comic book series by Neil Gaiman and its spinoff comic book series Lucifer by Mike Carey, Lucifer abandons his throne in Hell and relocates to Los Angeles, where he owns a nightclub and acts as a consultant to the LAPD.
8. The Magicians – Monday, January 25 at 10/9c on Syfy
When a grad student enrolls in a secret upstate New York college to become a magician, he discovers that magic is real. The series is based on The Magicians trilogy of fantasy novels by Lev Grossman. Although Syfy offered a sneak peek of the show and aired the first episode commercial-free on December 16, the series officially premieres on January 25.
9. You, Me and the Apocalypse – Thursday, January 28 at 8/7c on NBC
Starring Rob Lowe and Megan Mullally, this British-American sci-fi/comedy/drama is about a group of people who somehow end up together in a bunker during the last days before an apocalyptic comet is scheduled to strike Earth. The series already aired last year on the Sky 1 network in the UK, but is making its US debut on January 28.
10. 11.22.63 – Monday, February 15 on Hulu
Based on Stephen King’s novel 11/22/63, in this eight episode series starring James Franco, a man travels back in time to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy.