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By Jonathan

American Crime Story's David Schwimmer and John Travolta

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. Its 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.

3. "Westworld"

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 Marvel fans.

5. "Vinyl"

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.

6. "11.22.63"

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 JFKs 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.

8. "Billions"

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 whos engaging in sketchy deals. Paul Giamatti and Damina Lewis highlight the cast of Billions, which premieres on Showtime on January 17, 2016.

9. "Colony"

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 doesnt 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 TIMEs 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 wouldnt 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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