New TV Shows to be excited for in 2017

If you’re looking for something to watch after your Gilmore Girls winter binge, this new year will bring with it a plethora of new stuff to watch. Whether it’s drip fed to you week by week or wrapped up in a binge ready box set, these shows hopefully won’t be massive disappointments, like everything else that happened last year.

Crashing, HBO

Produced by Judd Apatow and starring Pete Holmes, this show is a semi-autobiographical account of Pete Holmes’ divorce after his wife cheats on him. A comedy show about an upcoming comedian in New York City might sound like total hack by this point, but Holmes’ charm and Apatow’s production magic will hopefully be enough to make this a hit. Holmes previously hosted his own talk show on TBS, and hosts the popular “You Made It Weird” podcast. Crashing will premiere on February 19th, 2017.

A Series Of Unfortunate Events, Netflix

Netflix has finally released the trailer for the Lemony Snicket TV series and it is shaping up to be a distinct change of tone from the previous Jim Carrey film adaptation. There seems to be more of a Tim Burton vibe coming from this one, if it was coated in sugar and given a few cups of coffee. While the Carrey film did have a Burtonesque tone to it, it lacked a lot of the surreal humor of the books. A Series Of Unfortunate Events will be released on Friday the 13th of January.

Twin Peaks, Showtime

The long awaited return of Twin Peaks is nearly upon us. Although it’s not a new show, it has been absent for some time. David Lynch has been secretive about what lies in store for the show’s return, but at a panel for the Showtime series gave us a classic Lynchian quote about developing the new season. “We climbed the mountain … when we rounded the mountain, we entered a deep forest. Going through the forest for a time, the trees began to thin … and we discovered a town called Twin Peaks.” Twin Peaks: 2017 will debut on May 21st.

American Gods, Starz

Based on the acclaimed novel by Neil Gaiman, American Gods is a show about deities living in modern society. Ian Mcshane, Ricky Whittle and Emily Browning will star in the series adapted by Hannibal showrunner Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, writer of the upcoming films Alien : Covenant and Blade Runner : 2049. The series is set to premiere in April 2017.

Star Trek: Discovery, CBS All Access

Bryan Fuller has his hands full this year, running another new show with writer and producer Alex Kurtzman. This is the first Star Trek TV show to see a release since 2005’s prequel Enterprise. Discovery is also a prequel to the original series, set 10 years before Shatner and Nimoy explored deep into the final frontier. It was originally set to debut this month, but has been pushed back to May 2017.

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