Archive for the ‘New Shows’ Category

On January 17, the series premiere of the Sundance Now series A Discovery of Witches will debut online.

A modern-day love story based on the bestselling novel by Deborah Harkness, the series is set against the backdrop of Oxford academic life, following historian Diana Bishop (Teresa Palmer), a reluctant witch denying her heritage, who accidently discovers a long-lost bewitched manuscript in Oxford’s Bodleian Library, and is immediately thrown into the heart of a dangerous underworld. On her journey, she finds herself tossed into the path of enigmatic vampire and geneticist, Matthew Clairmont (Matthew Goode), who hides a dark family secret.

The cast includes Alex Kingston, Valarie Pettiford and Owen Teale.

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The new Syfy series Deadly Class will debut on January 16 at 10 PM.

Based on the best-selling 2014 Image Comics graphic novel, the series follows the story of Marcus (Benjamin Wadsworth), a teen living on the streets who is recruited into Kings Dominion, an elite private academy where the world’s top crime families send their next generations. Maintaining his moral code while surviving a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques and his own adolescent uncertainties soon proves to be vital.

The cast includes Benedict Wong, Henry Rollins, Lana Condor, Liam James and Ryan Robbins.

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On January 15, the new drama Roswell, New Mexico (a reboot of Roswell) will debut on The CW at 9 PM.

More than maybe anywhere else on Earth, Roswell, New Mexico is ground zero for those who seek proof that aliens exist. Roswell native Liz Ortecho (Jeanine Mason) left it all behind 10 years ago, after the death of her beloved older sister, Rosa. But with her father ailing, she reluctantly returns to her tourist-trap hometown to move back in with him. When Liz arrives, she reconnects with Max Evans (Nathan Parsons), her teenage crush who is now a Roswell police officer.

Their chemistry is instantly electric. But Liz soon discovers a shocking truth: Max is an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life, along with those of his otherworldly siblings, Isobel (Lily Cowles) and Michael (Michael Vlamis). As the two grow closer after a decade apart, Liz finds it difficult to keep the truth from her best friend, Maria De Luca (Heather Hemmens), and her trusting high school ex, Dr. Kyle Valenti (Michael Trevino).

The cast also includes Tyler Blackburn, Trevor St. John and Karan Oberoi.

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On January 14, the new FOX drama The Passage will debut at 9 PM.

Based on author Justin Cronin’s best-selling trilogy, the series focuses on Project Noah, a secret medical facility where scientists are experimenting with a dangerous virus that could lead to the cure for all disease, but also carries the potential to wipe out the human race.

The cast includes Saniyya Sidney (Hidden Figures), Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Pitch), Caroline Chikezie (The Shannara Chronicles), Vincent Piazza (Boardwalk Empire), Jamie McShane (Sons of Anarchy), Brianne Howey (The Exorcist) and Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage).

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The two-hour series premiere of the new National Geographic Channel drama Valley of the Boom will air on January 13 at 9 PM.

Silicon Valley spawned some of the world’s most influential people and recognizable brands during the 1990s tech bubble. The series pulls back the curtain and introduces the audience to the real stories of these founders’ friendships, rivalries, victories and failures. Told with unparalleled access to the most groundbreaking and prominent figures in the tech world, the six-part limited series will follow the stories that made the history of the era.

The cast includes Bradley Whitford (The West Wing), Steve Zahn (The Crossing) and Lamorne Morris (New Girl).

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On January 11, the new Amazon Prime drama Informer will debut online.

The series centers on Raza (Nabhaan Rizwan), a young, aimless second-generation Pakistani living in east London. After he gets busted on a minor drug charge following a night out with friends, counterterrorist agent Gabe (Paddy Considine) manipulates him into becoming an informer. Meanwhile, Gabe is hiding his own secrets from his nosy and ambitious new field partner Holly (Bel Powley).

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The new History Channel series Project Blue Book will debut on January 8 at 10 PM.

Based on the true, Top Secret investigations into Unidentified Flying Objects and related phenomena conducted by the United States Air Force from 1952-1969, the series follows the personal experiences of Dr. J. Allen Hynek (Aidan Gillen from Game of Thrones), a brilliant college professor recruited by the U.S. Air Force to spearhead this clandestine operation that researched thousands of cases, over 700 of which remain unsolved to this day. Each episode will draw from the actual case files blending UFO theories with authentic historical events from one of the most mysterious eras in United States history.

The series also stars Michael Malarkey (The Vampire Diaries).

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