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10 shows on our watch list for winter 2018

“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” FX, Jan. 17

Ricky Martin. Penélope Cruz. Another ’90s-era, true crime drama involving celebrity tragedy. There’s no downside here. The FX drama, out Jan. 17, explores the 1997 murder of designer Gianni Versace by serial killer Andrew Cunanan. It’s the second installment of Ryan Murphy’s “American Crime Story” anthology, a series that kicked off with 2016’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson.” Like that award-winning drama, this nine-part series looks at the role culture and class played in the rise of Versace, and explores how discriminatory attitudes toward the gay community hindered the investigation. Based on Maureen Orth’s book “Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in U. S. History,” it promises to be another high-end, celebrity-studded addition to the true crime genre. (Lorraine Ali)

“The Alienist” TNT, Jan. 22

This series combines two of the most enduring genres on television —

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40 new and returning midseson TV shows (videos)

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The thermometer may indicate frigid weather, but things sure are heating up on the programming front. That’s because early January marks the beginning of television’s midseason.

The rise of streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon only has intensified the importance of midseason strategizing. Each year sees an increase in original programming, and that makes things far trickier for networks and cable channels positioning themselves for a stretch run in the second half of the TV season.

So Fox programmers could hardly wait to throw that midseason switch. Indeed, they jumped out to an early midseason start, barely before the strains of “Auld Lang Syne” had faded away.

The Fox comedy “LA to Vegas” premiered Tuesday, Jan. 2. Dylan McDermott (“The Practice”) stars in the fledgling series about the crew and passengers on a weekend no-frills round-trip flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. The following night saw the return

Read more at: http://www.cleveland.com/tv-blog/index.ssf/2018/01/40_new_and_returning_midseson_shows_videos.html

40 new and returning midseason TV shows (videos)

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The thermometer may indicate frigid weather, but things sure are heating up on the programming front. That’s because early January marks the beginning of television’s midseason.

The rise of streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon only has intensified the importance of midseason strategizing. Each year sees an increase in original programming, and that makes things far trickier for networks and cable channels positioning themselves for a stretch run in the second half of the TV season.

So Fox programmers could hardly wait to throw that midseason switch. Indeed, they jumped out to an early midseason start, barely before the strains of “Auld Lang Syne” had faded away.

The Fox comedy “LA to Vegas” premiered Tuesday, Jan. 2. Dylan McDermott (“The Practice”) stars in the fledgling series about the crew and passengers on a weekend no-frills round-trip flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. The following night saw the return

Read more at: http://www.cleveland.com/tv-blog/index.ssf/2018/01/40_new_and_returning_midseson_shows_videos.html

TV shows to watch in 2018

Dramas and thrillers

An epic tale of mortals and gods gets the big-budget treatment in Troy: Fall of a City (BBC One/Netflix), starring David Threlfall, Frances O’Connor and Chloe Pirrie. The Night Manager writer David Farr’s sweeping narrative is  told from the perspective of the Trojan royal family at the heart of the siege: the judgement of Paris and his scandalous love affair with Helen, which plunges Greece and Troy into war and threatens to bring both empires to their knees.

Empires have fallen, but what would you do if you learned the entire world will end in five years? That’s the dilemma faced by detectives Elaine Renko (Agyness Deyn) and Robert Hicks (Jim Sturgess), who stumble upon the truth about a mysterious cosmic event, inpre-apocalypticcrime drama Hard Sun (BBC One/Hulu) written by Luther creator Neil Cross. Set in contemporary London, the pair are pursued by the Security Services, while trying

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10 Shows We’ll be Talking About in January

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For many of us, it’s bitterly cold outside, and we all just made it through another year of yelling at one another about popular culture and politics. Doesn’t it seem as if the world were conspiring to push us all into our living rooms to watch more TV? Luckily, January has arguably become a more important month in the TV calendar than September, with some of the most popular and ambitious shows now arriving in what used to be called midseason.

This January has TV adaptations of best-selling crime novels, cult comic books and the short stories of Philip K. Dick. We’ll also see the return of one of the most beloved shows of the ’90s, and one of the most acclaimed of 2017 — and the

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39 TV Shows We Can’t Wait to See in 2018

The Assassination of Gianni Versace.

Photo: Jeff Daly/FX

It’s harder than ever to keep track of great television. No matter your taste, from trashy reality to highbrow prestige, there’s definitely a show out there that you’ll love — or two, or three, or more — but only if you actually find it among the hundreds and hundreds scheduled to air this year. Luckily for you, Vulture is here to sort through the mess. Here’s our complete

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36 TV Shows to Watch in 2018

Neil Cross (Luther) writes and directs this “pre-apocalyptic” police drama, a Hulu/BBC co-production set in London about two officers (Agyness Deyn and Jim Sturgess) who uncover evidence that the end of the world is nigh.

Netflix

Marvel’s Jessica Jones (March 8, Netflix)

The long-awaited second season of Melissa Rosenberg’s series follows an all-too-fleeting Jessica Jones appearance in the lackluster The Defenders. This time around, Jessica (Krysten Ritter) seems compelled to investigate the origins of her powers, with David Tennant making at least a brief appearance as Kilgrave.

NBC

Rise (March 13, NBC)

Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights) and Jeffrey Seller (Hamilton) are the producers behind this musical adaptation of Michael Sokolove’s 2013 nonfiction book Drama High. Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) plays the music teacher invigorating a high-school theater department; Rosie Perez co-stars.

AMC

The Terror (March 26, AMC)

Executive produced

Read more at: https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2018/01/2018-tv-preview/548777/

From Versace to Waco, check out these new true crime shows



The winter TV season is upon us, and our hunger for true crime dramatizations remains fierce. Last year’s shows such as Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders (NBC) and Mindhunter (Netflix) prove the genre is far from dead. Here are some newcomers we’re looking forward to this season, bringing modern relevance to true stories.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)

10 p.m., Jan. 17

Ryan Murphy’s first season of American Crime Story was a poignant retelling of the O.J. Simpson trial. The next installment follows the moments leading up to Gianni Versace’s 1997 murder on the steps of his Miami Beach home. Here, Murphy highlights different kinds of crime: homophobia and deceit. The FBI was accused

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10 Best TV Shows to See in January: Bowie, Versace and Serial Killers

It’s a New Year, which means one thing, and one thing only: A new batch of TV shows to dig into. (Ok, it may mean more than one thing.) Emmy winner Lena Waithe debuts her Showtime series about growing up on Chicago’s South Side; J.K. Simmons does Starz double duty in a thriller with a sci-fi hook; Steven Soderbergh casually revolutionizes the television format with a twisty HBO murder mystery; Dakota Fanning tracks down a 19th-century serial killer for TBS. See, there’s something for everyone. Here’s what you need to tune in for over the next month. (You can check out our picks for the best streaming options in January here.)

The Alienist (TNT, Jan. 22nd)
At the turn of the century, those grim souls specializing in study of psychological aberrations – people alienated from their truer nature – were known as “alienists.” Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Brühl) used his understanding

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Have a New Year’s Hangover? Here Are Some Suggestions for TV Shows to Stream

Happy 2018. If you rang in the new year a little too hard last night, here’s what to watch while nursing yourself back to health.

I feel quite bad, and I wish to have my spirits lifted

Younger” is a bingeable romcom, about a woman in her 40s who pretends to be in her 20s to get a job, with the bubbly ease of “Sex and the City.” Its 48 episodes are currently on Hulu, and while the show’s ideas about what Brooklyn entails are quite silly, its digs at the publishing industry are a hoot.

Younger
Where to watch: Hulu

I feel quite bad, and I wish to wallow in that badness

Season 4 of the futuristic thriller anthology “Black Mirror” is now on Netflix, and while it can be a spiritually corrosive binge-watch, if you’re trying to embrace darkness, go ahead

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