10 Returning Series To Watch This Winter

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The agonising wait is almost over! New episodes of our favourite shows are almost here (or already here in the case of The X-Files, but fans seem quite unhappy about that). This list is not for those shows which have gone on a mid-season break, but for those shows that are coming back with not just brand new episodes, but brand new seasons. Which means all new stories and perhaps all new characters for us to love or hate or both.

For the TL;DR of this list, watch the video above.


The X-Files – January 3rd

Will Air On: Fox

Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction, Supernatural, Thriller

Starring: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and Mitch Pileggi.

Synopsis: Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained, while hidden forces work to impede their efforts. – IMDB.

America’s Next Top Model – January 9th

Will Air On: VH1

Genre: Reality Competition

Starring: Tyra Banks, Ashley Graham, Drew Elliot and Law Roach.

Synopsis: America’s Next Top Model, the most successful and longest-running fashion reality TV series in history, returns to the runway and the BOSS is back! After stepping away, Tyra Banks returns and is ready to take this season to the next level – next level fierce, that is. The competition will once again feature an all-female cast competing for the crown, but this time around the age limit has been lifted. – VH1.

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Victoria – January 14th

Will Air On: PBS

Genre: Drama

Starring: Jenna Coleman, Tom Hughes, Peter Bowles, Catherine Flemming, Daniela Holtz, Nell Hudson, Ferdinand Kingsley, Tommy Knight, Nigel Lindsay, Eve Myles, David Oakes, Paul Rhys, Adrian Schiller, Peter Firth, Alex Jennings, Rufus Sewell, Bebe Cave, Margaret Clunie, Tilly Steele, Leo Suter, Jordan Waller, Anna Wilson-Jones and Diana Rigg.

Synopsis: The second series follows Victoria’s struggles on managing her role as Queen with that of her duties to her husband and children. – Wikipedia.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story – January 16th

Will Air On: FX

Genre: Anthology, True Crime

Starring: Penelope Cruz, Edgar Ramirez, Ricky Martin and Darren Criss.

Synopsis: The second installment of Ryan Murphy’s anthology focuses on the 1997 murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace (Edgar Ramirez) by Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss). Penelope Cruz stars as Donatella Versace with Ricky Martin as Gianni’s partner, Antonio D’Amico. – Metacritic.

Planet Earth: Blue Planet II- January 20th

Will Air On: BBC One, BBC One HD and BBC Earth

Genre: Nature Documentary

Starring: David Attenborough

Synopsis: Wildlife documentary series, presented and narrated by David Attenborough, exploring the planet’s oceans. – BBC.

Mozart in the Jungle – February 16th

Will Air On: Amazon Video

Genre: Comedy-drama

Starring: Lola Kirke, Gael García Bernal, Saffron Burrows, Bernadette Peters, Peter Vack, Hannah Dunne and Malcolm McDowell.

Synopsis: What happens behind the curtains at the symphony is just as captivating as what happens on stage. Created by Paul Weitz (About a Boy), Roman Coppola (The Darjeeling Limited), and Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore). Brash new maestro Rodrigo (Gael Garcia Bernal) is stirring things up, and young oboist Hailey (Lola Kirke) hopes for her big chance. – Amazon.

UnReal – February 26th

Will Air On: Lifetime

Genre: Drama

Starring: Shiri Appleby, Craig Bierko, Freddie Stroma, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Johanna Braddy, Aline Elasmar, Nathalie Kelley, Josh Kelly, Ashley Scott, Breeda Wool, Constance Zimmer, B.J. Britt, Monica Barbaro, Denée Benton, Kim Matula, Michael Rady, Meagan Tandy and Gentry White.

Synopsis: Caitlin FitzGerald (“Masters of Sex,” “Rectify”) takes the reins as Everlasting’s female “suitress,” Serena. Determined to have her pick of eager male suitors, Serena will face off with Everlasting’s queen bees, producers Rachel Goldberg (Shiri Appleby) and Quinn King (Emmy-nominee Constance Zimmer) who are shaking things up, all for the sake of ratings. The ladies will be tempted more than ever when they’re surrounded by hot new suitors including Bart Edwards (“Peep Show,” “Fantastic Beast”), Alex Hernandez (“Chicago Med”), Adam Demos (“Aboriginal Heart,” “Cooped Up”) and Alex Sparrow (Russia’s “Bachelor” & “Dancing with the Stars”). – Lifetime.

Jessica Jones – March 8th

Will Air On: Netflix

Genre: Superhero, Detective, Action, Psychological Thriller, Neo-noir

Starring: Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor, Carrie-Anne Moss, Eka Darville, Leah Gibson and J.R. Ramirez.

Synopsis: Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, Jessica Jones tries to rebuild her life as a private investigator, dealing with cases involving people with remarkable abilities in New York City. – IMDB.

Roseanne – March 27th

Will Air On: ABC

Genre: Sitcom

Starring: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson, Natalie West and Sarah Chalke.

Synopsis: A revival of the popular 1990s sitcom ‘Roseanne,’ which centered on the everyday life of an American working-class family. – IMDB.

A Series of Unfortunate Events – March 30th

Will Air On: Netflix

Genre: Black Comedy, Drama

Starring: Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton, Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, K. Todd Freeman and Presley Smith.

Synopsis: The extraordinary Baudelaire orphans face trials, tribulations and the evil Count Olaf in their fateful quest to unlock long-held family secrets. – Netflix.

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