American viewers and all others around the world would have plenty on their viewing plate with the entry of the New Year as in addition to the premiere of a handful of TV shows, a great number of TV series shall also be returning with their second half.
It may not be the best TV series on the small screen these days but the second half of “The Walking Dead” Season 7 on AMC is one of the most, if not the most highly-anticipated shows, coming within the next few weeks.
There are also the very popular bunch of TV series based on DC Comics on The CW network including “Arrow” Season 5, “The Flash” Season 3, “Supergirl” Season 2, and “Legends of Tomorrow” Season 2.
Another highly-anticipated TV return is the second half of the musical drama series on Fox, “Empire” Season 3 as well as the premiere of “Nashville” Season 5 on CMT. There is also the highly-anticipated second half of the debut season of “The Get Down” on Netflix.
As far as crime drama series are concerned, the second half of “The Blacklist” Season 4, and “Blindspot” Season 2 on NBC as well as “Criminal Minds” Season 12 on CBS are also highly anticipated.
There is also the second half of the “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago PD” series both on NBC as well. So there are just too many things to watch out for at the start of the year.
But the first to make a return to the small screen after its winter hiatus is the long-running sitcom “The Big Bang Theory” Season 10 on CBS, which had its midseason premiere on January 5, reports the Business Insider.
“The Blacklist” Season 4 on NBC also had its midseason premiere on January 5 and the debut episode of “Nashville” Season 5 also aired on the same day on CMT.
On January 6, the crime drama series “Blue Bloods” Season 7 also made its midseason return which also coincided with the premiere of “Sleepy Hollow” Season 4 on Fox.
Most of the other big guns on American television are returning from the last week of January or the second week of February, adding more excitement to their respective midseason premieres.
A huge year in TV
This year is being regarded by critics and viewers as a huge year for television since it will also air the penultimate Season 7 of “Game of Thrones” on HBO, arguably the most popular TV series today, and perhaps of all time.
There is also the much-anticipated continuation of such great TV series particularly on the streaming service Netflix including “Stranger Things” Season 2, “House of Cards” Season 5, “Longmire” Season 6, and “Orange is the New Black” Season 5.
The year also started with the Season 4 of the UK detective series “Sherlock” after three years of hiatus. But the excitement of the series is short-lived since “Sherlock” normally has three episodes only and it is more like a TV special more than a series.
Another British TV series that will premiere this year is “Doctor Who” Season 10, which according to some critics and viewers, will come after ages of waiting, reports the Radio Times.
More highly anticipated returns
There are still other TV series whose return to the small screen is highly awaited and anticipated including the shortened Season 6 of the political drama “Scandal” on ABC, whose fans are also equally anxious on the midseason return of the other two Shonda Rhimes’ creation in the network including “Grey’s Anatomy” Season 13, and “How to Get Away with Murder” Season 3.
Then there is also the return of Season 3 of the time travel drama “Outlander” on Starz, the historical drama “The Originals” Season 4 on The CW, the comedy horror police drama series “iZombie” Season 3 also on The CW, and the second half of “Vikings” Season 4 on the History Channel.