Everyone will be talking about these new shows (and season premieres)—go ahead and set your DVR.
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Depressed that True Detective Season 2 is over? Good news: there’s a bevy of fresh new shows (and season premieres) on the way generating buzz and competing for your DVR space. From a naked tattooed girl in Times Square to what may be Rob Lowe’s finest hour, here are nine worth tuning in for.
There’s no telling what to expect when the Daily Show alum ditches his satirical persona for a more mainstream gig—who is late night Stephen?—but we’re beyond psyched to find out. (If the recent “Lunch With Stephen” web series serves as any indication, the kookiness and irony is all still there.)
A gorgeous woman (Jaimie Alexander) is found naked in a duffle bag in Times Square. Oh—and she has no memory, and her entire body covered in fresh tattoos that serve as clues at the center of an FBI investigation. We’re pretty sure this is one of those shows where every episode leaves you like, “WHAA- NO WAYY!” Sold.
Yup, it shares the name with a certain hook-up app, but the new comedy featuring Rob Lowe and The Wonder Years' Fred Savage sounds like it has more legs than a one night stand. Lowe plays an actor who finishes a long run on a legal drama, and returns to Boise where his brother (Savage) runs a real-life law firm. Lowe thinks his experience on TV makes him qualified to join in. Parks and Rec fans can attest to the fact that this role is perfect for Rob Lowe, and probably only Rob Lowe.
What would have happened if the Allied Forces had lost WWII? Amazon’s created a show based on Philip K. Dick’s 1962 novel of the same name that imagines the answer, and the sci-fi/alternate history story makes for some damn good television. (The pilot, which was released several months ago, is Amazon’s most-watched and best reviewed pilot to date.)
Fans of Dallas will enjoy the forthcoming soapy drama centered around a working class couple (Chace Crawford and Rebecca Rittenhouse) who move to North Dakota during the 2006 oil boom to get-rich-quick. (Insert twists and turns and love triangles that’ll make you hate how much you enjoy the show… just call it quality time with your lady.)
If you felt socially ostracized for missing out on last season’s runaway hit (about a family hip hop music business) we advise you don’t make the same mistake again. Catch up… fast. Mariah Carey, Pitbull, Chris Rock, Kelly Rowland, and Ludacris are all are set to make appearances, there’s a new head in charge of the family biz, and main character Cookie (played by Taraji P. Henson) proves again she’s one of the most badass heroines on TV.
The sophomore season of the NBA-meets-Entourage style comedy (inspired by the life of co-producer LeBron James)—follows rising basketball star Cam Calloway as he deals with the cons of going pro, including sponsors, fame, and crazy-ass family members. Set your DVR for the King’s first guest appearance.
The devastating news: it’s the fantasy football sitcom’s seventh and final season. The good news: there will be lots of awesome, real-life inspired NFL controversy, including Deflategate, plus a cameo from Seattle Seahawks Marshawn Lynch. As we wipe our tears for the finale of this screwball group of friends, all we can say is please, please let there be a movie.
Glee creator Ryan Murphy is back with a college sorority murder mystery (stay with us here) that’s all levels of absurd: Nick Jonas and Ariana Grande are in it, a girl’s head gets mowed off, Emma Roberts plays a deranged sorority leader named Chanel, Lea Michele has a neck brace… if you appreciate seeing people fly off their hinges, this horror comedy is worth a watch.
Netflix follows House of Cards with another ambitious tale of power and corruption, Narcos, the true story of the rise of Medellín cocaine-cartel head Pablo Escobar in the 1970s and the DEA’s efforts to stop him. Great mustaches abound.
When the over-the-top courtroom drama on which he played an attorney ends, a TV star (Rob Lowe, who proved his comedic chops on Parks and Rec) decides to take a shot at real-life lawyering with his brother (Fred Savage).
Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter brings us another antihero in this drama featuring a medieval executioner. “It’s about as morally complex a profession as you can imagine,” says exec producer Brian Glazer.