17 New TV Shows To Watch This Winter

A Series of Unfortunate Events, Emerald City, Iron Fist, Lists, Powerless, Previews, Riverdale, The Mick

It’s getting colder outside, but the good news is that with the winter season comes a whole host of new TV shows to get excited about.

From quirky comedies and re-imagined classics to a couple of spin-offs, here are 17 new shows to watch this winter.

1. The Mick
THE MICK: L-R: Sofia Black-D'Elia and Kaitlin Olson in the special premiere of THE MICK airing Sunday, Jan. 1 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. THE MICK makes its time period premiere with an all-new episode Tuesday, Jan. 3 (8:31-9:01 PM ET/PT on FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: FOX
THE MICK: L-R: Sofia Black-D’Elia and Kaitlin Olson ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: FOX

Kaitlin Olsen stars as Mickey, a woman who suddenly finds herself in charge of her sister’s children when her sister and brother-in-law flee the country. The new FOX comedy is a can’t miss.

The Mick premieres Sunday, January 1st at 8/7c on FOX.

2. Ransom

Ransom follows crisis negotiator Eric Beaumont, who is brought in to help with the most difficult kidnapping cases. The drama is based on real-life crisis negotiator Laurent Combalbert and his partner Marwan Mery.

Ransom premieres Sunday, January 1st at 8:30/7:30c on CBS.

3. STAR
STAR: Pictured L-R: Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O'Grady in the special premiere of STAR airing Wednesday, Dec. 14 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. STAR makes its time period with an all-new episode Wednesday, Jan. 4 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Annette Brown/FOX
STAR: Pictured L-R: Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Annette Brown/FOX

From the creator of Empire comes STAR, a new FOX drama which follows three women as they try to make it in the music business. The show promises to “pull back the curtain on music’s gritty and dark reality.”

STAR premieres Wednesday, January 4th at 8/7c on FOX (time period premiere)

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4. Emerald City
EMERALD CITY -- "The Beast Forever" Episode 101 -- Pictured: Adria Arjona as Dodorthy -- (Photo by: Rico Torres/NBC)
EMERALD CITY — “The Beast Forever” Episode 101 — Pictured: Adria Arjona as Dodorthy — (Photo by: Rico Torres/NBC)

This dark, new version of The Wizard of Oz was originally slated to premiere in 2015, but was canceled due to creative differences. Now, we’ll finally see the imaginative re-telling thanks to a new showrunner coming on board.

Emerald City premieres Friday, January 6th at 9/8c on NBC.

5. Taboo

The eight-episode event is set in the early 1800s and follows James Keziah Delaney, a man who has traveled the world and returns home after being presumed dead.

He inherits his father’s shipping empire, which seems like a good thing, but soon his father’s enemy’s begin coming after him.

Taboo premieres Tuesday, January 10th on FX.

6. A Series of Unfortunate Events
A Series of Unfortunate Events – Courtesy Netflix

Starring Neil Patrick Harris, A Series of Unfortunate Events is based on the best-selling series of books by Lemony Snicket.

The eight-episode series is executive produced by Barry Sonnenfeld and Daniel Handler, and stars Patrick Warburton, Joan Cusack, Malina Weissman, and Louis Hynes.

A Series of Unfortunate Events will be available for streaming Friday, January 13th on Netflix.

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Ashley is the founder and editor-in-chief for Tell-Tale TV. She is an English Instructor with degrees in Literature, Creative Writing, and Cultural Studies. She’s looking forward to the day when her daughter is old enough to watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer with her. Ashley also writes for TV Fanatic.

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