For some reason, new television shows mainly debut in the fall and the spring, leaving most of us extremely bored and twiddling our thumbs during the winter months.
However, we seem to forget all of the great new television shows that debuts midseason.
There are so many new and binge-worthy series premiering in the months of January and February that we are looking forward to watching!
With that said, we picked the best of the best and compiled this handy little list for you if get stuck with nothing to good to watch.
And when we say "must-watch"...we actually mean that we are watching it too and have spotted something worth watching while sidlining the duds.
Keep in mind that these are all brand new series...that's the only reason why Sherlock is not on this list.
Now, let's get into the list of 11 Must-Watch New Midseason TV Series...
Incorporated, a new dystopian sci-fi series from producers Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, has already started.
But as of today, if you aren't already watching at the edge of your seat, you're only three episodes behind.
Last February Syfy officially greenlit Incorporated to series, a futuristic thriller from Matt Damon, Ben Affleck & Jennifer Todd’s Pearl Street Films, CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions.
After a long wait, Incorporated premiered on Wednesday November 30, 2016 at 10 EST explores what would the world would look like with depleted resources, effects of global warming, and wealthy corporations in full control of...everything.
In the year 2074 climate change is real, there is distinctive social and financial divide between the rich and the poor, and major corporations have taken control over our governing bodies.
Set in 2074, a future where companies have seemingly unlimited power, Incorporated centers around Ben Larson, a young executive who risks everything to infiltrate the all-controlling corporate world and save the woman he loves. In the process, he will take on the entire system -- with deadly consequences.
The most powerful science fiction holds up a mirror to our world,” said Dave Howe, President, Syfy & Chiller. “Incorporated is exactly that type of smart, provocative series, delivering a fresh, edge of your seat thriller that challenges notions of the world we live in today. We look forward to working with the stellar teams at Pearl Street Films, CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions to bring it to life for Syfy viewers this year."
Incorporated airs on Wednesday nights at 10 PM on SyFy.
Think Gossip Girl meets Law and Order...
Riverdale brings the classic Archie Comics cast of Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica and friends into the modern day for a subversive take on their iconic personalities, subverting expectations with a surreal take on the darkness of suburban life.
Here's the official and bonkers synopsis from The CW:
As a new school year begins, the town of Riverdale is reeling from the recent, tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom — and nothing feels the same… Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) is still the all-American teen, but the summer’s events made him realize that he wants to pursue a career in music — not follow in his dad’s footsteps—despite the sudden end of his forbidden relationship with Riverdale’s young music teacher, Ms. Grundy (Sarah Habel).
Which means Archie doesn’t have anyone who will mentor him — certainly not singer Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), who is only focused on her band, the soon-to-be-world-famous Pussycats.
It’s all weighing heavily on Archie’s mind — as is his fractured friendship with budding writer and fellow classmate Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse). Meanwhile, girl-next-door Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) is anxious to see her crush Archie after being away all summer, but she’s not quite ready to reveal her true feelings to him. And Betty’s nerves – which are hardly soothed by her overbearing mother Alice (Mädchen Amick) aren’t the only thing holding her back. When a new student, Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes), arrives in town from New York with her mother Hermione (Marisol Nichols), there’s an undeniable spark between her and Archie, even though Veronica doesn’t want to risk her new friendship with Betty by making a play for Archie. And then there’s Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch)… Riverdale’s Queen Bee is happy to stir up trouble amongst Archie, Betty, and Veronica, but Cheryl is keeping secrets of her own. What, exactly, is she hiding about the mysterious death of her twin brother, Jason?
Riverdale may look like a quiet, sleepy town, but there are dangers in the shadows…
Based on the characters from Archie Comics, RIVERDALE is from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with Berlanti Productions, with executive producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (“Supergirl,” “Glee”), Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”), Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”) and Jon Goldwater (Archie Comics).
We're not going to say it yet, but The OA could be Netflix's next big hit, after Stranger Things.
And from what we can tell from the trailer and clips, this mysterious series will bend your mind.
The new sci-fi thriller series, which releases this Friday, centers around a young blind woman who went missing. She returns to her hometown years later with her vision fully restored.
The Netflix original series The OA, which launches this Friday, is from visionaries Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij (Sound of My Voice, The East), who created and wrote the eight chapter, mind-bending odyssey together. The show begins with a missing blind girl in her twenties, Prairie Johnson (Brit Marling), who comes home to the community she grew up in with her sight restored. Some hail her a miracle, others a dangerous mystery, but Prairie won’t talk about her seven years missing with the FBI or her parents.
Marling stars in the series and Batmanglij directs all episodes. The series also stars Emory Cohen (Brooklyn, The Place Beyond the Pines), Scott Wilson (The Walking Dead, Junebug), Phyllis Smith (The Office), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter, Fury, Dig), Alice Krige (Star Trek: First Contact, Silent Hill), Patrick Gibson (The Tudors), Brendan Meyer (Mr. Young, The Guest) and newcomers Ian Alexander and Brandon Perea.
The OA debuts on Netflix on Friday December 16.
Beyond is a new sci-fi series from Freeform that centers around a young boy who wakes up from a 12-year coma with unusual superpowers.
As it turns out, he wasn't really "asleep" for 12 years, but he was somewhere very different than what we know to be real.
Sooner than later, others begin to discover his super powers putting him in a very dangerous situation.
Beyond will be released all at once as a "bingeable" series, which is a first for network television.
It will be aired on the Freeform Channel on January 2, and all subsequent episodes will be released together on the Freeform app as well as other streaming outlets.
Beyond is a one-hour drama about Holden, a young man who wakes up from a coma after 12 years and discovers new abilities that propel him into the middle of a dangerous conspiracy. Now Holden must try and figure out what happened to him during those 12 years; how to survive a world that changed while he was gone; and answer the question, why did this happen to him?
Beyond stars Burkely Duffield (House of Anubis) as Holden Matthews, Romy Rosemont (Glee) as Diane Matthews, Michael McGrady (American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson) as Tom Matthews, Jonathan Whitesell (Once Upon a Time) as Luke Matthews, Dilan Gwyn (Da Vinci’s Demons) as Willa and Jeff Pierre (Shameless) as Jeff McArdle.
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Don't miss the series premiere of Beyond on Monday, January 2 at 9pm/8c on Freeform!
Legion focuses on David Haller: Since he was a teenager, David has struggled with mental illness. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years.
But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real.
Haller is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, a.k.a. Legion. Legion is the son of Gabrielle Haller and Charles Xavier, the founder of the X-Men.
Legion is one of the most powerful mutants in the Marvel universe, but his different powers are divided between among his multiple personalities.
Legion stars Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Jean Smart, Aubrey Plaza, Jeremie Harris, Amber Midthunder, Katie Aselton and Bill Irwin. Noah Hawley serves as an Executive Producer with Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb, Jim Chory, and John Cameron. Hawley and Cameron were executive producers on the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning series Fargo on FX.
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Legion premieres on FX on Feb. 8, 2017.
Taboo is a period drama is based on an original story by Tom Hardy and his father Chips Hardy. It was executive produced by Ridley Scott, Steven Knight, and Tom Hardy. This is Hardy's second collaboration with Scott, who produced Child 44, and his third collaboration with Knight, following Locke and Peaky Blinders.
Taboo looks to be full of dark magic, demonology, secrets, lies, and a whole lot of murder.
Half of the episodes were directed by Kristoffer Nyholm (Scandinavian series The Killing) and the other half were directed by Anders Engström (Thicker Than Water). The cast also includes Jonathan Pryce, Michael Kelly, Oona Chaplin, and Leo Bill.
Taboo, an FX original event from Tom Hardy, will premiere on
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
American Gods is based on the wildly popular book of the same name written by geek god himself, Neil Gaiman.
It was picked up by Starz in 2015, and so far it's been a long wait. We do know that the sci-fi fantasy series will debut in early 2017.
American Gods has been translated into over 30 languages and earned numerous accolades including Hugo, Nebula and Bram Stoker Awards for Best Novel.
The plot posits a war brewing between old and new gods: the traditional gods of mythological roots from around the world steadily losing believers to an upstart pantheon of gods reflecting society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs. Its protagonist, Shadow Moon, is an ex-con who becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to Mr. Wednesday, a conman but in reality one of the older gods, on a cross-country mission to gather his forces in preparation to battle the new deities.
“American Gods” is produced by FremantleMedia North America. Bryan Fuller (“Hannibal,” “Pushing Daisies,” “Heroes”) and Michael Green (“The River,” “Kings,” “Heroes”) are writers and showrunners. David Slade (“Hannibal,” “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”) is directing the pilot and additional episodes. FMNA’s Craig Cegielski and Stefanie Berk are executive producing the series along with Fuller, Green, Slade and Neil Gaiman.
The cast features Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon, Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday, Emily Browning as Laura Moon, Pablo Schreiber as Mad Sweeney, Yetide Badaki as Bilquis, Bruce Langley as Technical Boy, Crispin Glover as Mr. World, Jonathan Tucker as Low Key Lyesmith, Gillian Anderson as Media, Peter Stormare as Czernobog, Orlando Jones as Mr. Nancy, Demore Barnes as Mr. Ibis, and Cloris Leachman as Zorya Vechernyaya.
American Gods will premiere on Starz in 2017.
The idea of time travel seems to be a popular, and sometimes overused television trope as of late. However, if the concept is done well and wrapped within a smart mystery like Travelers, time travel becomes a catalyst for a brilliant story.
Travelers is joint venture between Netflix and Showcase. The series has already been released to rave reviews in Canada and will finally hit Netflix on December 23.
The series sends it's main cast of characters to the past by way of their consciousness, where they are tasked with assuming a new body and saving the future.
Hundreds of years from now, the last surviving humans discover the means of sending consciousness back through time, directly into people in the 21st cent ury. These "travelers" assume the lives of random people at the exact moment that they die (known by the people from the future), then secretly work as teams to perform missions in order to save humanity from a terrible future.
Travelers debuts on Netflix on December 23.
DC Comic's Powerless, a half-hour comedy series within the DC Universe, is the first of it's kind.
With the recent release of NBC's mid-season series schedule, we now know that Powerless will premiere on February 2 on NBC.
Since NBC's Powerless is set in the DC Universe, you can expect some of their superheroes and supervillains to appeared on the half-hour comedy series, such as Jack O'Lantern and Crimson Fox and even...Wonder Woman.
In a world where humanity must cope with the collateral damage of Super Heroes and Super-Villains, Emily Locke (Vanessa Hudgens) begins her first day as Director of Research & Development for Wayne Security, a subsidiary of Wayne Enterprises that specializes in products that make defenseless bystanders feel a little safer. Full of confidence and big ideas, Emily quickly learns that her expectations far exceed those of her new boss (Alan Tudyk) and officemates, so it will be up to her to lead the team toward their full potential and the realization that you don’t need superpowers to be a hero.
Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, Len Goldstein, Marc Buckland and Dean Lorey are executive producers of “Powerless.” The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television and is based on the characters from DC.
Powerless debuts on Thursday, February 2 2017 at 8:30 p.m.
Are you just a girl from Kansas...or are you more?
Emerald City, an all new reimagining of the classic Wizard of Oz tale is coming to NBC this January.
From recent trailers and TV spots, it looks like the series is a mashup between Game of Thrones and The Chronicles of Narnia with some extra fantasy elements tossed in.
The latest TV Spot questions Dorothy's true identity and what her purpose is in OZ.
Up Next: Emerald City Full Trailer
In the blink of a tornado's eye, 20-year-old Dorothy Gale and a K9 police dog are swept into a world far removed from our own - a mystical land of competing realms, lethal warriors, dark magic and a bloody battle for supremacy. Starring Vincent D'Onofrio (Daredevil, Jurassic World) as the guileful Wizard and directed by the visionary Tarsem Singh across three European countries, this is Oz completely reimagined - a place where familiar characters show up in fresh, unexpected ways, and where an unsuspecting young woman holds the fate of kingdoms in her hands. And as Dorothy navigates this dangerous world and uncovers her true destiny, we'll see there's no place like... Oz.
Emerald City is set to premiere on January 6, 2017.