by Eugene Sims
Happy New Year to you! I sure hope 2017 gives us lots of good television.
It was no surprise when I found the new FOX comedy ‘The Mick’ quite enjoyable. It’s from the same people that are responsible for ‘It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’ of FXX. It’s a little twisted and not for everyone.
I don’t think that it’s on par with ‘Sunny’, but it’s a sign that decent comedy can exist on the over-the-air networks. I recommend it.
Since the holidays are over, the new series are back to popping out.
Here’s what I have on the horizon minus the reality and game show “wasters” of time.
Wednesday, January 4
One of my favorite comedies that I mentioned above, ‘It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’ returns to FXX at 10pm.
‘Too Close To Home’ returns to TLC at 10pm.
A new season of ‘Man Seeking Woman’ drops on FXX at 10:30pm.
Thursday, January 5
Is it a reality series?
I’m not sure. But I think it’s worth mentioning the return of ‘Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee’ on Crackle. This is the ninth season and it’s about high time that I set aside some time to check this series out on my Roku.
‘Nashville’ has been revived by CMT since its cancellation by ABC. It makes good sense because the target audience is built right in. The revival has much of the cast returning, but Connie Britton will only be in 10 of the 22 episodes before she vacates the series. Look for it at 9pm.
A series that I don’t get must be doing something right… ‘Portlandia’ returns to IFC at 10pm for its seventh season.
Friday, January 6
It’s wasn’t asked and it sure as heck wasn’t needed, but Netflix is giving it to us anyway… ‘One Day At A Time’ has been re-imagined but this time the series follows several generations of a Cuban-America family. And yes, this series is being produced by 94 year-old Norman Lear. All 13 episodes will be ready and waiting for you.
And for the family, Netflix has the animated series ‘Tarzan and Jane’ for you.
A series that may not be long for this world returns on a Friday in a new time slot at FOX. ‘Rosewood’ may very be on the way out. Look for it while you can at 8pm.
‘Grimm’ begins its final season at 8pm on NBC. And that’s followed by the long-delayed ‘Emerald City’ at 9pm. This version of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ isn’t exactly for the kids so beware. It looks fantastic, but I wonder if the script will hold up.
‘Sleepy Hollow’ returns to FOX at 9pm. I predict that this will be the final season for this series.
Saturday, January 7
‘Dragon Ball Super’ is a new animated series on Cartoon Network at 8pm during the Adult Swim portion of their programming.
Tuesday, January 10
‘Taboo’ is a new conspiracy thriller that’s set in the early 1800s. Look for it on FX at 10pm.
As you can see, the new year is starting off with lots of new television series along with returning favorites.