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10 Most Anticipated Shows Of 2016
2015 was a fantastic year for television, with several
shows captivating millions of fans across the globe. But the
following 12 months might prove to be even better as there
are several shows lined up to make their much anticipated
debut. It’s time to check your schedule and make room for
some of the best shows to hit television this 2016.
1. "American Crime Story: The People v. OJ Simpson"
Without question, this is the most star-studded television
show of 2016, garnering a lot of buzz since last year.
Created by Ryan Murphy, the show follows the story of OJ
Simpson, a former Buffalo Bills football star who was
accused of killing his wife, Nicole Brown. It is shown from
the perspective of the lawyers involved in the famous case.
The cast includes some of the biggest names in television
such as Cuba Gooding Jr., John Travolta, David Schwimmer,
Nathan Lane, Sarah Paulson and Connie Britton. It will
premiere on Fox early this year.
2. "The X-Files"
Many fans enjoyed 9 seasons of The X-Files from 1993 to
2002. In March 2015, Fox announced the much anticipated
return of the show. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson
return as the famous detective duo Mulder and Scully. The
miniseries consists of six episodes, which will kick off
with a two-night premiere on January 24, 2016. The cast also
includes Joel McHale.
Westworld is a TV adaptation of the hit 1973 film which was
written by Michael Crichton. The story revolves around a
theme park in which the attractions come to life and kill
guests. The cast includes Anthony Hopkins, James Marsden,
Jeffry Wright and Evan Rachel Wood. The show is produced by
J.J. Abrams and written by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy.
4. "Luke Cage"
Marvel enjoyed tremendous success when they featured a
couple of their lesser known heroes on their one-off
programs on Netflix. After Daredevil and Jessica Jones,
Marvel now gives the spotlight to Luke Cage, an ex-con with
superhuman strength and indestructible skin. Just like the
other two aforementioned superheroes, Luke fights heinous
crimes in New York City. Luke has also appeared on multiple
episodes of Jessica Jones, making him familiar to many
There has been a lot of hype behind Vinyl, especially
because it was originally slated for a 2015 release. It
stars Bobby Cannavale and Olivia Wilde, along with Max
Castella, Ray Romano and Juno Temple. Martin Scorsese and
Terence Writer, producers of Boardwalk Empire, teams up
again to create a show set in the 1970s, where a president
of a record company juggles drugs, sex and other
consequences of rock ‘n roll.
November 22, 1963 is one of the most unforgettable dates in
history, as it marks the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
It is based on a novel by Stephen King and produced by J.J.
Abrams. James Franco plays the role of a high school English
teacher who attempts to stop JFK’s assassination by
traveling back in time. This sci-fi mini-series will only be
available to Hulu subscribers.
7. "Fuller House"
Full House was a huge hit back in 1987. Nearly 3 decades
later, they return to Fuller House, one of the most
anticipated reunions in television. A gender-flip is
promised for the sequel series, with D.J. Tanner-Fuller
needing the help of her sister Stephanie and friend Kimmy to
raise her three boys. Fuller House will premiere on Netflix
on February 26, 2016.
Created by Andrew Ross Sorkin, a New York Times reporter,
Billions explores the shady world of Wall Street. This drama
revolves around a US attorney who chases down a hedge fund
manager who’s engaging in sketchy deals. Paul Giamatti and
Damina Lewis highlight the cast of Billions, which premieres
on Showtime on January 17, 2016.
Carlton Cuse, co-creator of Lost, is back with another
sci-fi drama. Colony is a re-imagination of the Nazi
occupation of Paris back in World War II, but with aliens
conquering the city. Cuse says that the show doesn’t focus
on alien invasion, but rather on the attempt of humans to
cope up after such a devastating event. Sarah Wayne Callies
co-stars once again with Josh Holloway. Colony premieres on
January 14, 2016.
10. "The Magicians"
The Magicians is a TV adaptation of the hit book series of
the same name by TIME’s writer, Lev Grossman. The story is
set in a school for students gifted with magic, but the
characters also indulge in parties, romance and drama
typical to most American universities. January 25, 2016
marks the premiere of The Magicians of Syfy.
These are just 10 shows to be excited about this 2016. You
wouldn’t want to miss out on any of them so be sure to add
all these shows on your to-watch list!
Jonathan Leger is a small business owner and personal development enthusiast. He also runs a popular question and answer website at AnswerThis.co.
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