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Get ready for winter TV with these premiere dates



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2018 is the year we’ll eat healthy, we’ll go to the gym, we’ll be nicer to our exes… but before we get into all that, let’s set some realistic goals. 

For example, 2018 could be the year we watch more TV than ever! Wouldn’t that be something? We’ve got a plentiful supply of new TV coming our way and an ever-growing list of things to catch up on — but for now let’s plan ahead with this winter’s TV premiere dates.

Because there’s roughly 28,918,712 new and returning shows, we kept this list to those returning and to a semi-random sample. For a full list of premiere dates and cancellations, see here.

American Crime Story, FX: Jan. 17, 10 p.m.
America’s Next Top Model, VH1: Jan. 9, 8 p.m.
Arrow, The CW: Jan. 18, 9 p.m.
Black-ish, ABC: Jan. 2, 9 p.m.
The Blacklist, NBC: Jan. 3, 8 p.m.
Blindspot, NBC: Jan. 12, 8 p.m.
Bob’s Burgers, FOX: Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Chicago Fire, NBC: Jan. 4, 10 p.m.
Chicago Med, NBC: Jan. 2, 10 p.m.
Chicago P.D., NBC: Jan. 3, 10 p.m.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
, The CW: Jan. 5, 8 p.m.
D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow, The CW: Feb. 12, 8 p.m.
Designated Survivor, ABC: Feb. 28, 10 p.m.
Family Guy, FOX: Jan 7, 9 p.m.
The Flash, The CW: Jan. 16, 8 p.m.
The Fosters, Freeform: Jan. 9, 8 p.m.
Fresh Off the Boat, ABC: Jan. 2, 8:30 p.m.
The Good Doctor, ABC: Jan. 8, 10 p.m.
The Good Place, NBC: Jan. 4, 8:30 p.m.
Grace and Frankie, Netflix: Jan. 19
Great News, NBC: Jan. 4, 9:30 p.m.
Grey’s Anatomy, ABC: Jan. 18, 8 p.m.
High Maintenance, HBO: Jan. 19, 11 p.m.
Homeland, Showtime: Feb. 11, 9 p.m.
How to Get Away With Murder, ABC: Jan. 18, 10 p.m.
Jane the Virgin, The CW: Jan. 26, 9 p.m.
Keeping Up With The Kardashians, E!: Jan. 7, 9 p.m.
Kevin Can Wait, CBS: Jan. 15, 8 p.m.
Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, ABC: Jan. 2, 10 p.m.
The Last Man on Earth, FOX: Jan. 7, 9:30 p.m.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NBC: Jan. 3, 9 p.m.
Lovesick, Netflix: Jan. 1
Madam Secretary, CBS: Jan. 7, 10 p.m.
Marvel’s Runaways, Hulu: Jan. 2
The Magicians, Syfy: Jan. 10, 9 p.m.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., ABC: Jan. 5, 9 p.m.
Modern Family, ABC: Jan. 3, 9 p.m.
Nashville, CMT: Jan. 4, 9 p.m.
NCIS, CBS: Jan. 2, 8 p.m.
NCIS: Los Angeles, CBS: Jan. 7, 9 p.m.
NCIS: New Orleans, CBS: Jan. 2, 10 p.m.
The Path, Hulu: Jan. 17
Real Housewives of Atlanta, Bravo: Jan. 7, 8 p.m.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Bravo: Jan. 2, 9 p.m.
Real Housewives of New Jersey, Bravo: Jan. 3, 9 p.m.
Riverdale, The CW: Jan. 17, 8 p.m.
RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race, VH1: Jan. 15, 8 p.m.
Saturday Night Live, NBC: Jan. 13, 11:30 p.m.
Scandal, ABC: Jan. 18, 9 p.m.
The Simpsons, FOX: Jan. 7, 8 p.m.
Star Trek: Discovery, CBS All Access: Jan. 7, 8:30 p.m.
Supergirl, The CW: Jan. 15, 8 p.m.
Supernatural, The CW: Jan. 18, 8 p.m.
Superstore, NBC: Jan. 4, 8 p.m.
Survivor, CBS: Feb. 28, 8 p.m.
This Is Us, NBC: Jan. 9, 9 p.m.
UnREAL, Lifetime: Feb. 26, 10 p.m.
Victoria, PBS: Jan. 14, 9 p.m.
Vikings, History: Jan. 3, 9 p.m.
The Voice, NBC: Feb. 27, 8 p.m.
The Walking Dead, AMC: Feb 25, 9 p.m.
Will and Grace, NBC: Jan. 4, 9 p.m.
The X-Files, FOX: Jan. 3, 8 p.m.
Young Sheldon, CBS: Jan. 4, 8:30 p.m.

* All times listed are Eastern Standard Time.

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‘Outlanders’ Season 5 confirmed by executive producer



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Everyone’s favorite show that isn’t Game of Thrones is coming back for a fifth season.

In lieu of an official announcement from Starz, Outlander executive producer Ronald D. Moore said Sunday that the show will be returning for a fifth season, Entertainment Weekly reported. Moore noted that there are still “usual negotiations and conversations” about the future of the show, but he seemed completely confident in confirming Season 5.

“We are certainly going to do it,” Moore said at the For Your Consideration: Outlander panel. “I have no doubt we are doing a Season 5.”

The pseudo-announcement doesn’t come as a huge surprise considering the show’s success, critical acclaim, and its source material. The series is based on the best-selling novels of the same name by Diana Gabaldon, and each season roughly adapts one book in the series.

Outlanders Season 3 finished in December last year and Season 4, which is still in production, is expected to kick off this fall. Season 5 likely won’t air until 2019 or even 2020.

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Everything we know about Season 2 of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’



And you thought it couldn’t get any darker…

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This story contains spoilers for The Handmaid’s Tale Season 1. To refresh your memory of where we left off, check out our highlights recap.

There’s just about one guarantee for the second season of The Handmaid’s Tale: No one is safe.

The cast and executive producers of Hulu’s hit show made that abundantly clear during the panel at PaleyFest on Sunday, March 18. They revealed some tantalizing details about where the characters are going when we return to Gilead on April 25.

“Anyone could die,” said executive producer Warren Littlefield. But, like the show’s world, it isn’t just all darkness. Showrunner Bruce Miller also revealed that at least one person will escape Gilead’s clutches, and well, we’re certainly pulling for June over Serena.

The end of Season 1 left off on an ambiguous note (to say the least), with many of characters left to hang in a freefall of uncertainty. So where will they be in Season 2?


Thankfully, Alexis Bledel will return as Emily, despite the horrors she faced. EW revealed that Season 2 Emily even gets her own flashback scenes to pre-Gilead life with her wife, played by guest star Clea Duvall.

But in the here and now, Emily finds herself stuck in the most desolate of places.

Only hinted at in both the book and Season 1, the colonies are like Gilead’s concentration camps: a radioactive wasteland where the “unwomen” are sent to work until they die. Bledel mentioned it as a place where one’s physical health immediately deteriorates. Miller said the colonies are, “an extrapolation of the way [Gilead] thinks about women — as disposable.”



Perhaps the most tragic yet oddly uplifting character of all, the handmaids’ refusal to stone her does not save Janine from punishment. She’s sent to the Colonies for endangering her child, but actress Madeline Brewer said it isn’t all bad. “She’s just grateful that’s she’s alive, after so many brushes with death.”

Aunt Lydia

For Aunt Lydia, Offred’s pregnancy is the victory she’s been working toward. But as we’ve seen, even a happy and determined Aunt Lydia is a terrifying Aunt Lydia. In Season 2, Miller said we’ll see her “sense of duty to make sure Offred’s baby is healthy and comes into a loving household — even if it kills her and most of the people around her.”


While Moira’s escape to Canada might be the best ending a handmaid can hope for, Samira Wiley said there’s no escaping the trauma left behind. In Little America (Toronto’s safe haven for Gilead refugees) her and Luke deepen their relationship through a common love for June.

Wiley also hinted that we’d see Moira’s life not only before Gilead, but outside of June. In Season 1, she mentions the love of her life, Odette — who was reclassified as an “unwoman.” Will Moira get  another reunion? Or is Odette with Janine and Emily now in the Colonies?  


O-T Fagbenle echoed Wiley’s sentiments, saying that they both have PTSD to deal with. But also, Season 2 explores the parts of Luke and June’s relationship that were less than rosey. Don’t forget: He left his first wife to marry her. So we’ll see the more “contentious” parts of their coupling.


Actor Max Minghella gave some assurance to audiences that the shift we see in his character after learning about June’s baby is genuine. “His primal feelings for her have not shifted for her,” he said. “Nick’s constantly making decisions that negate his self-preservation [for her.]”

We’ve never seen handmaid’s dressed in black before

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The Waterfords

“Serena’s pissed,” said Yvonne Strahovski. And, boy, we know how dangerous that can get.

When it comes to Commander Waterford, “They’ve come to an incredibly uneasy peace,” said Miller. “[The loss of June] hollowed out their marriage… but I don’t know if you’d see that from the outside. They seem like a united front [against June.]”


The poor Martha left to deal with the repercussions in the Waterford household after June’s departure, “is in the most perilous state she’s ever been in,” said actress Amanda Brugel.


For obvious reasons, Season 2 will focus on the theme of motherhood. But we’ll get a full scope of this through Offred/June’s character. In flashback scenes, we’ll see one of the most interesting relationships from the book’s that has yet to be explored in the show: June’s own mother. 

Relating it back to the conversations about #MeToo — and the shift between second and third wave feminism — producer Warren Littlefield suggested that June’s relationship to her mom will exemplify that.

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‘Saturday Night Live’ heads to Wakanda: Chadwick Boseman is set for April 7



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Wakanda’s very own Black Panther is headed to Studio 8H. 

On April 7, Chadwick Boseman will take on the hosting duties for Saturday Night Live with none other than the “Bodak Yellow” queen Cardi B as a musical guest. The announcement was made during an episode guest hosted by Bill Hader this weekend. 

While Boseman and Cardi haven’t appeared on the show before, both have been parodied by cast member Chris Redd and former guest host Tiffany Haddish, respectively. 

“Who finna not go to the club to watch Bardi on tv?!,” Cardi wrote on Instagram following announcement. By the looks of it, pretty much everyone: the news elicited enthusiastic reactions from folks online who can’t wait to see what SNL cooks up for Wakanda (and Bronx) royalty.