10 new TV shows you won't want to miss in 2016

At this stage, it's becoming near impossible to keep up to date with every single TV show that people are talking about, so you're probably thinking you don't even have time to hear about any more you have to watch. However, we're sorry to tell you that the year ahead has a shed load more great shows you won't want to be missing out on, so you may as well say goodbye to your social life and friends as you'll want to spend the majority of 2016 on the couch watching this lot.

1. The Path
When it premieres: March 30th

This one we are particularly excited about as it will be Aaron Paul's first return to the small screen since his breakout role as Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad. The ten-episode series, which will premiere on Hulu, will see Aaron Paul star as husband and father of two Eddie Cleary, who finds himself involved in a controversial cult where he goes through a crisis of faith that has detrimental consequences for every aspect of his life. True Detective's Michelle Monaghan plays his wife Sarah, while Hugh Dancy of Hannibal fame plays cult leader Cal Roberts. If the trailer is anything to go by, it all looks like a very eerie affair but it's already easy to tell that Paul is definitely putting in another award-winning performance.

2. Vinyl
When it premieres: February 14th

If there's one TV show we are counting the days to in January, it's this one. The long-awaited rock drama 'Vinyl' has been in the works for the last five years now, and has none other than Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, and Terence Winter on board as executive producers. The series will explore the drug and sex fueled music business as punk and disco were breaking out, all through the eyes of a record executive (Bobby Cannavale) trying to resurrect his label and find the next new sound.


3. The Get Down
When it premieres: Later in 2016 

Netflix are just slamming out the crackin' TV shows these days with a new one premiering practically every month at this stage. This is one we're sure will stand out from the pack however for the simple reason that it comes from the genius that is Baz Luhrman, who has previously brought the world Moulin Rouge, Romeo and Juliet, The Great Gatsby, and sure how could we not give a nod to Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)? In typical Luhrman style it will be a music-driven drama, which will blend disco, punk and hip-hop to tell the story of a group of kids in New York in the late 1970s. There's no premiere date yet but so far we know it will be 'later in 2016'. Worth the wait though we reckon.

4. Baskets
When it premieres: January 21st

The series is worth watching alone for the people that created it - Louis C.K and Zach Galifianakis, what more could you want? The comedy will see Galifianakis star as a man called Chip Baskets, who is pursuing his lifelong dream to become a classically trained French clown in Paris.... as you do. Sounds like an utterly bizarre premise for an adult comedy show, but in Louis we trust.

5. The X Files
When it premieres: January 24th

Okay okay, so this obviously isn't a new TV series, but it will be to a lot of people who didn't catch it the first time. The insanely popular nineties TV show returns for a six-part series which will see all the gang back together including of course Detectives Mulder and Scully (David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson) as well as Walter Skinner, the famous Cigarette-Smoking Man, along with some new faces including Community's Joel McHale. We definitely Want to Believe this will be good. (Sorry).

6. Love
When it premieres: 19th February

The man that brought us Freaks and Geeks, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked up, the recent Amy Schumer hit Trainwreck and countless more comedy gold, has a brand new TV series on its way to Netflix that has already been commissioned for two seasons by the streaming service. Created, written and executive produced by Judd Apatow, Paul Rust and Lesley Arfin. 'Love' follows nice guy Gus (Paul Rust) and brazen wild-child Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) as they navigate the rollercoaster of intimacy, commitment, love and other things they were hoping to avoid. The show is described as 'an unflinching, hilarious and excruciatingly honest take on modern relationships.' Already sounds like a hit to us, but let's face it, anything Judd Apatow touches pretty much turns to gold.

7.  Fuller House
When it premieres: February 26th

We can't help but worry this spin-off of this show we pretty much grew up with may just end up ruining our childhood, but look, that's a risk we're willing to take. Family sitcom Full House was a huge hit worldwide back in the nineties and now it returns to Netflix as Fuller House with the focus now on recently widowed eldest daughter DJ Tanner (Candace Cameron) who will raise her boys in that famous house in San Francisco, in what will be a sort of inverse of the original. It will kick off with an hour-long special which will be a reunion of sorts for all the cast as John Stamos, Bob Saget and Dave Coulier make guest appearances. No sign of any Olsens appearing though, which is where the famous twins started out, sharing the role of the cutest kid on telly Michelle Tanner, but sure who needs 'em anyways.


8. Billions
When it premieres: January 17th

Damian Lewis is doing pretty well for himself since he hung up his boots as Homeland's Nicholas Brody. He went on to star in Golden Globe winning drama Wolf Hall last year, and 2016 will see him star alongside Paul Giamatti in this Showtime drama where Lewis will play a shady billionaire hedge fund trader with Giamatti as the U.S. attorney looking to bring him down. Bang of Wolf of Wall Street off it.

9. Angie Tribeca
When it premieres: 7th January

Steve Carroll and his wife Nancy have combined their comedy know-how to create this upcoming series 'Angie Tribeca', with Rashida Jones in the lead as a veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Really Heinous Crimes Unit in what will be a police-procedural satire. It will also have some pretty cool guest stars including the likes of Bill Murray, James Franco, Lisa Kudrow and Gary Cole.

10. Marvel's Luke Cage
When it premieres: Mid-2016

The third show in this Netflix Marvel series kicks off in 2016 following on from the huge success of last year's Daredevil and Jessica Jones on the streaming service, all of which will lead to a Defenders crossover miniseries. This time round the lead will be going to Luke Cage, who previously featured heavily as Jessica Jones' fella in her show, but now actor Mike Colter takes centre stage as the superhero with unbreakable skin. If it's anything as good as Netflix's previous outings with Marvel, this is not to be missed.


Honourable Mentions:

Kat and Alfie's EastEnders spin-off
When it premieres:  Late 2016

This one is very much for the soap fans out there, you may have heard that EastEnders regulars Kat and Alfie will be getting their very own six-part spin-off series this year, and it will be set in Ireland to boot. Filming won't commence until the summer but it's set to focus on the current developing story-lines between the pair including Alfie's brain tumour and Kat's long lost son. Can't get more soaptastic than that.


Top Gear with host Chris Evan
When it premieres: May

Another one that's obviously not a new show but we are looking forward to seeing whatever mark new host Chris Evans will put on the long-running series. At least he will also have The Stig there to help him out if he needs it.

Bridget and Eamon
When it premieres: TBC


Republic of Telly's most famous couple Bridget and Eamon will get their own spin-off series too this year. The eighties mammy and daddy will be turning their viral sketches into full half hour episodes which are set to premiere on RTE2 in early 2016.

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