The 2016 season for US TV is just around the corner. September, to be exact. That means the return of the shows that almost everyone you know follows. The 2015 season brought in a lot of good shows like The Flash, How to Get Away with Murder and the Breaking Bad prequel, Better Call Saul.
Haven’t quite bought into the hype? Not to worry. The 2016 US TV season isn’t just for returning shows. New shows will also be introduced, ones that will definitely get you to start following them. September sees a lot of old shows returning, movies turned TV series, and even the comeback of a famous movie star onto the smaller screen.
Here are 8 new shows to look forward to.
The Muppets are back for their fourth show in a slice of life comedy. Following the announcement that Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog have broken up, the new show will explore the personal lives and relationships of the Muppets, both at home and at work, as well as romances, break-ups, achievements, and disappointments.
After years of incarceration, The Player is Wesley Snipes’ attempt to revitalize his career. An action thriller set in Las Vegas, the show is about about a former military operative turned security expert who uses his skills to stop some of the biggest crimes imaginable from even happening.
The show will be produced by executive producers of the hit spy thriller series The Blacklist.
The hit feature film franchise is being turned into a TV show!
Hopefully, Justin Hires and Jon Foo will have the same chemistry that Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker had. This buddy-cop drama will bring back Carter as the LAPD cop and Lee as the by-the-book Hong Kong detective/master martial artist who butt heads when they are forced to partner together.
Another movie turned TV show, this new drama will follow Brian Finch, the man who discovers the brain-boosting power of the mysterious drug NZT. He’s forced to work with the FBI, using his amazing analytical abilities to solve complicated cases for them. Eddie Morra, the lead character from the movie (played by Bradley Cooper), will be making appearances in the show. In a way, Bradley Cooper will be coming back to TV.
Superheroes The Atom, Firestorm, Hawkgirl and White Canary will be teaming up with super villains Heatwave and Captain Cold in a time-hopping caper to save the timeline and multiverse from the evil machinations of the immortal Vandal Savage.
Think of this as the closest we’ll get to the Justice League. For now.
It looks like Ryan Murphy is going full blast back to his thriller roots after Glee. Along with the new American Horror Story Hotel, he will be helming the ensemble show Scream Queens. The new series will be an anthology series revolving around a college campus that is under siege by slashers. Think Scream or Urban Legends but as a series.
With the recent popularity of superhero themed shows and movies, a new Heroes show was in order. Not much is known as to which of the original cast members will be coming back for the reboot, but fans are just glad for the comeback.
What is arguably the most iconic and trend-setting TV show of the ‘90s is back.
Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny are coming back as Scully and Mulder, which is some of the best news for TV this year. Along with them, former series regulars Asst. Director Skinner, The Cigarette Smoking Man and the Lone Gunmen are also set to return.
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