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The 19 New TV Shows to Get You Through 2017

 February 14, 2017
Andy in In Trend
No matter what streaming service you subscribe to, you'll find a show that floats your boat in this exciting round-up of this year's hottest shows.

Were you counting down the last few days of 2016? And now you’re already counting the days left in 2017? Don’t give up on this year just yet. We’ve made a round-up of the best new TV Shows that are sure to help you make it through 2017 (plus a few returning ones that just have to get a mention).


#1—A Series of Unfortunate Events

Netflix
January 13th

If you love the books, but you weren’t such a fan of the 2004 movie, this series should make you feel a whole lot better. Neil Patrick Harris plays Count Olaf over the course of eight episodes.

A Series of Unfortunate Events Netflix

Image: Netflix

#2—Riverdale

The CW
January 26th

Remember Archie Comics? You might not if you’re a Millennial or Generation Z-er. But this class comic is getting a modern update, using the same old school characters.


#3—Powerless

NBC
February 2nd

Set in the DC Universe, two office workers in Bruce Wayne’s company try to deal with the world of superheroes from a ‘normal’ person’s perspective.


#4—Santa Clarita Diet

Netflix
February 3rd

Breathing new life into the horror-zombie genre, Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant play divorcing real estate agents who are forced to make some changes after a sudden change in their lives.

Santa Clarita Diet Netflix

Image: YouTube

#5—24:Legacy

Fox
February 5th

24 is back, but this time without Jack Bauer. New agent, Eric Carter, works to fight terrorism while trying to stay alive in this action-packed drama.


#6—Legion

FX
February 8th

Legion, another adaptation of a Marvel comic book, shows you what it’s like to be the schizophrenic son of Professor X, one of the world’s most famous mutants.


#7—Big Little Lies

HBO
Feb 19th

Starring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and other A-list stars, we have high expectations for this show. After a sudden tragedy, the lives of three mothers take unexpected turns in this dark drama.


#8—Crashing

HBO
February 19th

Judd Apatow and comedian, Pete Holmes, join forces to bring you this comedy about what it’s like to be a stand-up comedian while his marriage is falling apart.

Crashing HBO

Image: HBO


#9—The Good Fight

CBS All Access
February 19th

After the end of The Good Wife, Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) will continue to fight injustice in the courts in her own show.


#10—Feud

FX
March 7th

Ryan Murphy brings his signature flair to the widely-documented Old Hollywood feud between Joan Crawford, played by Jessica Lange, and Bette Davis, played by Susan Sarandon.


#11—Iron Fist

Netflix
March 17th

Fans of Marvel will enjoy this new show about Iron Fist, a Buddhist martial arts master who goes to New York to, you know, fight and save the city from crime.


#12—Great News

NBC
April 25th

This new comedy influenced by Tina Fey and 30 Rock, tells the story of TV show producer who has to cope with a new intern at work: her mother.


#13—The Handmaid’s Tale

Hulu
April 26th

Based on Margaret Atwood’s acclaimed book by the same name, this TV show depicts what the future would be like in a world where women’s rights were erased by religion and government.

The Handmaid’s Tale

Image: YouTube

#14—Star Trek: Discovery

CBS All Access
May

It has been a long time since the Star Trek universe has been on the small screen, but fans will get a treat with this prequel to the William Shatner Star Trek series.


#15—Twin Peaks

Showtime
May 21st

Fans have waited a long time, but it’s finally here! Get ready for loads of returning characters, as well as some new ones, as we follow the mystery and drama in the town of Twin Peaks.


#16—The Defenders

Netflix
Summer

Netflix gives their four Marvel superheroes (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist) their own team: The Defenders. Watch as these four battle all manner of evil in New York City.

The Defenders

Image: YouTube

#17—American Gods

Starz
TBD

Ever wondered what it would be like to live among the Gods of ancient mythology? Well, now you can find out, as the Gods of the past team up to fight against the new gods of society: technology, money, and media.


#18—G.L.O.W.

Netflix
TBD

From the creator of Weeds and OITNB comes G.L.O.W (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling). The world of ladies wrestling in the 80s is sure to be chock-full of drama, comedy, and social commentary.


#19—The Tick

Amazon
TBD

The strange superhero known as The Tick gets his own live-action show and works to rid the world of evil in his bright blue suit.

Image: IMDB


If you’re still not convinced that you can make it through 2017, here are some of our favorite returning shows that are sure to perk you up:

Girls, Master of None, Planet Earth, Dear White People, Fargo, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Stranger Things, Game of Thrones, and Veep all return in 2017. We just won’t mention that this will be the last season for some of them…

Happy watching!