That already jam-packed TV watching schedule of yours is about to get even more crowded, because next year will be adding a whole new slate of programming for you get addicted to. We've been in this so-called age of television for, oh, six years now and the exciting possibilities for the medium aren't slowing down. There are at least 11
new TV shows in 2018 we're pumped to watch.
Familiar faves like
The Bachelor, UnREAL, and Grace and Frankie are all returning in the early months of 2018, but what about the shows that you don't know you love yet? Fun fact: Hits like Grey's Anatomy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Office, and Dallas all had midseason debuts. You never know what's going to happen. There's a whole new television world out there just waiting to consumed. Give these newbies a chance. Mark your calendars. Make room. Your couch is your friend.
Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have been churning out faves since
Glee. Now the dynamic duo is bringing us a first responder procedural featuring dream team Connie Britton, Angela Bassett, and Peter Krause. You in? 02
Grown-ish (Freeform, Jan. 3)
Black-ish is getting a young adult spinoff with one of its standout stars — the bright Yara Shahidi. The show puts the spotlight on Zoey's college experience and if it's anything like its source, it will be full of laughs and heart. 03
The Chi (Showtime, Jan. 7)
Lena Waithe was behind one of 2017's best half hours, the powerful "Thanksgiving" episode of
Master of None. Thankfully her career is just getting started considering she's the creator of Showtime's upcoming coming-of-age drama The Chi. 04
Black Lightning (The CW, Jan. 16)
Superhero shows continue to be a huge part of the current TV landscape. The CW is adding another comic book character's adventures to their roster with
Black Lightning, DC's first black superhero. 05
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX, Jan. 17)
Technically this is the second season of
American Crime Story, but the anthology series is set to switch the focus with each installment, so it's basically brand new material. Following up on the success of The People v. O.J. Simpson, 2018's subject is the tragic murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace. Penelope Cruz as Donatella? We're in. 06
Good Girls (NBC, Feb. 26)
If we conjured a dream concept for a series it would probably involve Retta, Mae Whitman, and Christina Hendricks in a darkly comedic high stakes crime story. Lo and behold, this is actually a thing that's happening and it looks like a whole lot of fun.
Heathers (Paramount Network, Premiere TBD)
If you're a fan of the cult black comedy original from 30 years ago, you either love or hate this news. But something tells us Paramount might actually do this reboot right, with a balance mix of edginess and camp and plenty of nods to its '80s roots.
Roseanne (ABC, Premiere TBD)
One of America's favorite TV families, the Conners of
Roseanne, couldn't resist the power of the revival trend. Hopefully after all these years the inventive sitcom will have the same impact and find new social and familial ground to cover in 2017. 09
Life Sentence (The CW, Spring)
Lucy Hale, oh how we've missed you on our screens since
PLL said goodbye. The star will be headlining the CW series about a cancer surviver who has to come to terms with the consequences of the life she lived when she thought she was dying. Kevin Winter/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images Superbad co-stars Jonah Hill and Emma Stone reunite for a Cary Fukunaga ( It, True Detective) black comedy about the wild imaginations of two mental institution patients. We have faith that this talented team can pull off whatever they want. Thank you, TV golden age, for putting some of our favorite talent to work on the small screen.