Earlier this week it was announced that Mad Men’s Kiernan Shipka will be starring in a new reboot of Sabrina the Teenage Witch. But if you think this will be anything like the 90s TGIF sitcom with Melissa Joan Hart you are wrong. This will be made behind the same team as new hit Riverdale which took the Archie comics and turned them into a dark and sexy cult show that is anything but innocent.
Sabrina, which will appear on Netflix later this year, will be in the same vein except with more black magic so things could get intense (we’ve already heard cannibalism mentioned.) Luckily though in the meantime there are a bunch of new shows premiering in the next few months to get you through these hard winter months.
LA To Vegas, Tuesdays on FOX
This Fox comedy is about the flight team that, yup you got it, flies from LA to Vegas every week. You know the crowd that goes to Vegas so imagine all the hijinx that will ensue especially with this zany crew including Dylan McDermott as the cocky but somewhat depressed pilot.
Grown-ish, Mondays on FreeForm
Yara Shahidi has become the breakout star of the hit comedy Black-ish due to her original style, intellect (Michelle Obama wrote her recommendation letter to Harvard) and strong voice on relevant issues. And now she has her own new show on ABC Family following her character, Zoe’s journey through college and all the adventures it brings in this crazy world.
Rise, March 13, NBC
Did you love Parenthood and Friday Night Lights? Are you obsessed with the Hamilton soundtrack? Well you have to like at least one of these things so this is probably the show for you as it is from the producers behind all of those shows. Plus it stars the wonderful Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) as teacher and devoted husband and father Lou Mazzuchelli who takes over a school’s drama department. But if you think this sounds exactly like Glee you would be wrong. These kids are dealing with some major issues like homelessness and alcoholism. OK yes the kids on Glee had some issues too but this will have less dancing. Rosie Perez also stars.
9-1-1, Tuesdays on FOX
Do you love Chicago Fire but always thought this needs a bit more American Horror Story in it? Well, you are in luck because Ryan Murphy the man behind AHS has now written a show about first responders. Starring TV vets Peter Krause, Connie Britton and Angela Bassett this adrenaline fueled show with heart will soon be on your weekly lineup.
American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, FX, January 17
People have been waiting for this since they heard the words Gianni Versac. This 1997 murder of fashion titan and genius rocked the world and the story, though sad, is a story made for television. From the fashion to the surrounding media to Oscar winner Penelope Cruz as Donatella Versace, this will be another home run for Ryan Murphy.
These shows aren’t new but they are worth bingeing on before they premiere!
Schitt’s Creek, Pop TV Tuesdays
If you haven’t watched this quirky Canadian show then that is OK because you can binge it On Demand and be just in time for the Season 4 premiere. Created by Eugene Levy and his son Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek focuses on the once super rich Rose family who fell from grace quite quickly and lost all their money and posessions in the process but they finally grew hearts when they moved to this little town with the funny name. They bought it as a joke years ago but now its motel and interesting inhabitants (including some ridiculously good looking dudes) have welcomed them with somewhat open arms.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The CW Fridays
The seminal musical series is continuing its third season but unlike earlier in the season we will be seeing a whole new side of Rachel after she survived a suicide attempt and is now unemployed.