12 TV Shows We're Seriously Looking Forward To In 2017


Sure, reading books and exercising and saving money are all fine and good, but you know what I want to do more of in 2017?


Yep, for those of you who are like me and aren't even going to try on the self-improvement in the new year, let's just enable each other in doing what we do best: watching buttloads of TV shows.

Don't worry, there will be plenty of opportunities to be a trash human again in 2017.

There's a bunch of good TV on the way, just waiting to fill the void of real human emotion in your life.

Let's dive in!

1. PBS's "Sherlock"

It's been so long (three years, to be exact), I was starting to doubt I'd ever see Benedict Cumberbatch in a peacoat again.

But it's real, it's back and it's already messing with our heads. The first episode of season four of "Sherlock" aired on January 1, and the last two episodes will air January 8 and 15.

2. ABC's "The Bachelor"

Season 21 of "The Bachelor" made its glorious debut on Monday night, and it's honestly shaping up to be a pretty entertaining cast.

I mean, there's a woman who wore a shark costume the entirety of the first episode while insisting it was a dolphin the whole time. Now that's what I call good TV!

3. Netflix's "A Series of Unfortunate Events"

If you feel like Jim Carrey ruined Count Olaf in that 2004 film, now you can let Neil Patrick Harris take a whack at it.

Each of the four books in the dark children's series is getting two episodes in this Netflix adaptation, for a total of eight episodes.

Honestly, I'll watch anything where NPH is vaguely creepy. Why do you think I saw "Gone Girl"?

"Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events " begins streaming on Netflix on January 13, 2017.

4. BBC America's "Planet Earth II"

I... might have teared up when I first saw this trailer? (And no, I was not high.)

Y'all. Nature is amazing. Look at those beautiful creatures we share this planet with. "Planet Earth" blew my mind the first time around, and I'm so ready for it to do it again.

"Planet Earth II" premieres January 28, 2017 on the BBC America.

5. Netflix's "Iron Fist"

Netflix really delivered on the quality Marvel series last year ("Luke Cage," and the new seasons of "Daredevil" and "Jessica Jones"), and hopefully "Iron Fist" won't disappoint either.

Fingers crossed the show attempts to deal with the fact that the main character — Danny Rand — is a white superhero entrenched in Asian culture. We'll see.

"Marvel's Iron Fist" begins streaming on Netflix on March 17, 2017.

6. Freeform's "Pretty Little Liars"

"Pretty Little Liars" is finally coming to an end this year, so if we don't find out who "A" is this time, I officially quit.

There will only be 10 episodes, since the show opted to split its seventh and final season into two halves.

Show runner I. Marlene King has promised to answer all those unanswered questions, which I, personally, cannot wait to see attempted.

The final 10 episodes of "Pretty Little Liars" begin airing April 18, 2017 on Freeform.

7. HBO's "Game of Thrones"

Though there's no release date yet, we got the briefest of glimpses of what to expect for the new "Game of Thrones" season in this HBO promo.

We do know a few things: Season seven, airing in 2017, will be the second-to-last season. There is the possibility of a spinoff, though.

Oh, and there were also some major plot leaks, if you're interested in spoiling yourself.

8. Netflix's "Stranger Things"

Again, no word on an exact date, but we've been promised a season two of "Stranger Things," some time in 2017, which is good because I need answers about what the heck happened to Eleven.

9. CBS All Access' "Star Trek: Discovery"

"Star Trek" is back — kinda. Maybe?

The first episode of this new Trek series was suppose to air on CBS this month, but then showrunner Bryan Fuller left the project to focus on "American Gods" (see below), and the future got a little unclear for this little Enterprise.

Still, assuming we still get to see it on CBS All Access this year, it has potential to be one of the best Treks yet — with an Asian women captain and an openly gay character.

10. Starz's "American Gods"

I'm SO excited about this one. If you haven't read "American Gods" by Neil Gaiman yet, you only have a few more months to get in ahead of the crowd.

It's basically a beautiful mix of fantasy, mythology and Americana — and with Ricky Whittle from "The 100" playing the lead role of Shadow, you know this adaptation is going to be good.

No exact date yet, but "American Gods" will premiere on Starz some time in 2017.

11. Showtime's "Twin Peaks"

If you thought 2017 was safe from reboot culture, think again.

Still, I'm willing to give the revival of this '90s sci-fi classic a chance. Hopefully they do it better than "The X-Files" did.

12. Lamar Odom's unnamed E! reality show


Do I even need to explain why I'm excited for this show? It's going to be a total disaster. Can't wait to watch it burn.

Happy TV watching in 2017!