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Netflix has set February 7 for the premiere of Locke and Key, the Carlton Cuse–produced adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s IDW comic book series that has been in development for more than a decade. The mystery series revolves around the Locke family, three siblings and their mother who move into their ancestral home – Keyhouse – after the murder of their father. Keyhouse, as the Lockes quickly discover, is filled with magical keys that hold special powers. That draws out a demon who wants to steal the keys, which may have played a role in the murder of the Locke paterfamilias. The series stars Darby Stanchfield (Scandal), Jackson Robert Scott (IT), and Connor Jessup (American Crime).
The Thirteenth Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) returns with the launch of season 12 on Wednesday, January 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT with friends Ryan (Tosin Cole), Yasmin (Mandip Gill) and Graham (Bradley Walsh). Subsequent episodes will air Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT beginning January 5 on BBC America. The season kicks off with a two-part episode entitled “Spyfall.”
Last season on The Magicians, magic was saved, but at a terrible cost: Quentin Coldwater died heroically to save his friends — and the world. Julia (Stella Maeve), Alice (Olivia Taylor Dudley), Eliot (Hale Appleman), Margo (Summer Bishil), Penny (Arjun Gupta), and their friends (and frenemies) must learn to navigate a world without him. In season 5, premiering January 15 at 10 p.m. ET/9C, a new threat has arisen: in freeing magic, the balance tipped the other way and there’s too damn much of it. As the excess builds, an apocalypse looms.
Cantankerous Larry David returns for season 10 of his HBO drama in January. Vince Vaughn joins the fun in a multi-episode arc.
Better Call Saul will return with a two-night premiere event on February 23 and 24, 2020. The fifth season will premiere on Sunday, February 23 at 10 p.m. ET/9C following a new episode of The Walking Dead. The season will continue the next night, Monday, February 24, with an encore presentation of the season premiere at 8 p.m. ET/7C followed by the season’s second episode at 9 p.m. ET/8C. Subsequent episodes will air Monday nights at 9 p.m. ET/8C. The new season will find Bob Odenkirk’s Jimmy McGill finally embracing his Saul Goodman persona to practice law, and the fallout that ensues for everyone around him, including fellow attorney and girlfriend Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn), fixer Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks), meth kingpin/restauranteur Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito), and Jimmy’s criminal associate Nacho Varga (Michael Mando).
Find out when the rest of your favorite shows return and new shows premiere below.
Update (12/12): Pavarotti (Dec. 30), Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Jan. 24), Next in Fashion (Jan. 29), Briarpatch (Feb. 6), The Sinner (Feb. 6), Interrogation (Feb. 6), Wrong Man (Feb. 9), Hillary (Mar. 6), Ride with Norman Reedus (Mar. 8)
Tuesday, Jan. 7 Schitt’s Creek: Season 7, CBC/ Pop TV Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist: Season 1(2020) NBC
Findings Your Roots: Season 6, 8 p.m., PBS
Dave Chappelle: The Mark Twain Prize, 9 p.m., PBS
Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back: Season 3, 9 p.m., Fox
The Baker and the Beauty: Hard-working Daniel Garcia runs his Cuban family’s bakery in Miami, but on a wild night out he meets international superstar and fashion mogul Noa Hamilton Will this unlikely couple upend their lives to be together and pull their families into a culture clash?
For Life: Inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr., For Life is a fictional serialized legal and family drama about a prisoner who becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit.
United We Fall: Jo and Bill juggle their two young kids, Bill’s judgmental live-in mother, and Jo’s large, Latinx Catholic family, while having each other’s backs and being united against everyone – other parents, teachers, doctors, specialists, coaches, co-workers and, especially, their kids.
New Shows — NBC, TBD 2020
Council of Dads: Season 1(2019) : A loving father of four calls on a few of his closest allies to step in as back-up dads following a personal health scare.
Lincoln: Based on the best-selling book The Bone Collector, the series follows former NYPD detective and forensic genius Lincoln Rhyme and his new partner, Amelia Sachs, as they join forces to crack the city’s most confounding cases, all while working to bring down a notorious serial killer.
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist: A whip-smart computer coder, following an unusual event, starts to hear the innermost wants and desires of the people around her through songs.
Indebted: Things take an unexpected turn when a young man’s parents show up unannounced and broke, leaving him and his wife with no choice but to open the door to the people who gave him everything.
The Kenan Show: Saturday Night Live star Kenan Thompson strives to be a super dad to his two adorable girls while simultaneously balancing his job and a father-in-law who “helps” in the most inappropriate ways.
New Shows — Fox, TBD 2020
9-1-1: Lone Star: Season 1(2019) : 9-1-1 expands its reach to the city of Austin, TX, with its first-ever new installment starring Rob Lowe as a sophisticated New York cop who, along with his son, relocates to Austin and must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in his own life.
Deputy: Season 1(2020) : When the Los Angeles County’s Sheriff dies, an arcane rule forged back in the Wild West thrusts the most unlikely man into the job: a fifth-generation lawman more comfortable taking down bad guys than navigating a sea of politics, who won’t rest until justice is served.
Filthy Rich: When the patriarch of a mega-rich Southern family, famed for creating a wildly successful Christian television network, dies in a plane crash, his wife and family are stunned to learn that he fathered three illegitimate children, all of whom are written into his will, threatening their family name and fortune.
NeXt: A Silicon Valley pioneer discovers that one of his own creations – a powerful A.I. – might spell global catastrophe, and teams up with a cybercrime agent to fight a villain unlike anything we’ve ever seen – one whose greatest weapon against us is ourselves.
Outmatched: Season 1(2020) : A multi-camera family comedy about a blue-collar couple in Atlantic City trying to raise four kids – three of whom just happen to be certified geniuses.
Duncanville: An animated family comedy centered around a spectacularly average 15-year-old boy with a rich fantasy life, and the people in his world.
The Great North: The animated comedy follows the Alaskan adventures of the Tobin family, as a single dad does his best to keep his weird bunch of kids close, especially as the artistic dreams of his only daughter lead her away from the family fishing boat and into the glamorous world of the local mall.
Ultimate Tag: Hosted by football superstars and brothers JJ, TJ, and Derek Watt, Ultimate Tag is a high-octane physical competition show based on the classic playground game of chase.
New Shows — CBS, TBD 2020
Broke: Pauley Perrette stars as Jackie, a single suburban mother who’s shocked when her estranged sister, Elizabeth (Natasha Leggero), her sister’s outrageously wealthy, big-hearted husband, Javier (Jaime Camil), and Javier’s fiercely loyal assistant/driver/friend land on her doorstep in need of a place to live after the couple’s money dries up.
Tommy: Edie Falco stars as true-blue New Yorker Abigail “Tommy” Thomas, a former high-ranking NYPD officer who becomes the first female Chief of Police for Los Angeles. Thomas uses her unflinching honesty and hardball tactics to keep social, political, and national security issues from hindering effective law enforcement in the Southland.
FBI: Most Wanted: A new high-stakes drama from Dick Wolf and the team behind FBI and the Law & Order franchise, the series focuses on the Fugitive Task Force, which relentlessly tracks and captures notorious criminals on the Bureau’s Most Wanted list. Seasoned agent Jess LaCroix (Julian McMahon) oversees the highly skilled team, which functions as a mobile undercover unit that’s always out in the field, pursuing those who are most desperate to elude justice.
New Shows — The CW
Katy Keene: Season 1(2020) : The Riverdale spinoff follows the lives and loves of four iconic Archie Comics characters — fashion legend-to-be Katy Keene (Lucy Hale), Riverdale’s singer/songwriter Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), performer Jorge Lopez/Ginger (Jonny Beauchamp), and “It Girl” Pepper Smith (Julia Chan) — as they chase their twentysomething dreams in New York City.