21 New TV Series to Check Out This Winter

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From Matthew Perry on “The Odd Couple” to Sutton Foster on “Younger,” here’s your guide to the winter premieres of new network and cable comedies and dramas.

“Empire” (Fox, Jan. 7)
Lee Daniels’ series about a hip-hop, er, empire, boasts a standout performance from Taraji P. Henson alongside Terrence Howard. Bonus points for being a loose adaptation of “The Lion in Winter”!

“Hindsight” (VH1, Jan. 7)
For all you nostalgia freaks, here’s a series about your fondest dream: Time traveling back to the ’90s. BYO flannels and Converse.

“Eye Candy” (MTV, Jan. 12)
Based on the R.L. Stine novel, MTV’s latest follows a woman who works with a group of hackers to uncover which one of her online boyfriends might be a serial killer in NYC.

“Man Seeking Woman” (FXX, Jan. 14)
Jay Baruchel plays a sweet man who grapples with the realities of dating. Presumably he is not the serial killer in “Eye Candy.”

“12 Monkeys” (Syfy, Jan. 16)
Syfy tweaks the movie, about a man who travels back in time to save mankind, into a series.

“Backstrom” (Fox, Jan. 22)
Rainn Wilson plays a brilliant, unpleasant detective who solves crimes while annoying the people around him.

“Nightwatch” (A&E, Jan. 22)
Dick Wolf leaves behind “Law & Order” to create this New Orleans-set procedural about emergency responders.

“Fresh Off the Boat” (ABC, Feb. 4)
Based on Eddie Huang’s memoir, this 1990s-set sitcom focuses on a Taiwanese family seeking their own American dream while running a steak restaurant in Orlando.

“Better Call Saul” (AMC, Feb. 8)
The highly anticipated prequel to “Breaking Bad” centers on lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) before he met Walter White.

“The Odd Couple” (CBS, Feb. 19)
Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon star in another remake of Neil Simon’s classic play about two roommates who are total opposites but who will be there for each other when the rain starts to fall.

“The Last Man on Earth” (Fox, March 1)
Will Forte stars as the titular character—and that’s it in this high-premise show about literally the last man on Earth.

“Secrets and Lies” (ABC, March 1)
A remake of the Australian series, husband and father Ryan Phillippe comes under suspicion from detective Juliette Lewis when a young boy is found murdered.

“Battle Creek” (CBS, March 1)
Josh Duhamel and Dean Winters play detectives who find themselves partnered together despite their polar opposite personalities (and looks).

“CSI: Cyber” (CBS, March 4)
This time, the crimes are streaming.

“American Crime” (ABC, March 5)
A sprawling ensemble cast (Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, W. Earl Brown) tackle this meaty story about a murder and the racial tensions that surround the investigation and eventual trial.

“Dig” (USA, March 5)
Bumped from an original fall 2014 debut, USA’s Jerusalem-set murder mystery stars Jason Isaacs and Anne Heche.

“The Returned” (A&E, March 9)
A remake of the critically acclaimed French drama about the return of presumed dead people in a small town.

“The Royals” (E!, March 15)
Elizabeth Hurley plays the queen of England in this hour-long drama about a fictional modern-day royal family.

“One Big Happy” (NBC, March 17)
Gay Lizzy and straight Luke are best friends trying to have a baby together—until he gets married just as Lizzy gets pregnant. Elisha Cuthbert and Nick Zano star.

“Weird Loners” (Fox, March 31)
Four people who struggle with dating end up learning lessons and having laughs together in a Queens townhouse. Starring Becki Newton, Zachary Knighton, and Nate Torrence.

“Younger” (TV Land, March 31)
Sutton Foster beats the age game by wearing a loose braid and pretending to be 20 years younger to land a job at a publishing company alongside Hillary Duff and Miriam Shor.

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