Winter 2019 TV Premieres: Your Guide to New and Returning Shows

Winter TV is about to kick into gear, with a handful of big midseason premieres hitting airwaves and streaming services in the coming weeks and months. That means the return of shows on a brief hiatus from the fall, new seasons of old staples, and a slew of brand new series ready for your consumption. We have everything from new True Detective, to a rebooted Brooklyn Nine-Nine, to a show where Gillian Anderson plays a sex therapist, to look forward to this winter.

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But because there’s an overwhelming amount of television out there already, we’ve put together this handy guide of the most notable shows on this midseason schedule, complete with air dates, where to watch info, and whatever else we think you need to know before you start watching. Also, check out our comprehensive guide of all the nerdy movies coming out this year!


Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Returns: January 10 Watch it on: NBC @ 9PM/8C NBC saved this beloved Mike Schur comedy after Fox cancelled it last year. It finally returns for an action-packed sixth season this week. The Good Place Returns: January 10 Watch it on: NBC @ 9:30PM/8:30C We can’t forking wait for the smartest comedy on TV to get back to business. Sex Education Debuts: January 11 Watch it on: Netflix Gillian Anderson plays a sex therapist who counsels her teen son in this charming coming-of-age series. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Returns: January 11 Watch it on: The CW @ 9PM/8C It’s the beginning of the end when the back-half of the final season kicks off this week. True Detective Returns: January 13 Watch it on: HBO @ 9PM/8C After a genre-shattering first season and a disappointing second, Nic Pizzolatto’s hard-boiled detective series returns with Mahershala Ali and Stephen Dorff as a pair of Arkansas detects investigating a small-town kidnapping. The Passage Debuts: January 14 Watch it on: Fox @ 9PM/8C Justin Cronin’s seminal vampire series get the TV treatment in this new Mark Paul Gosselaar-starring show. The Flash Returns: January 15 Watch it on: The CW @ 8PM/7C Barry Allen and the crew are back to finish out the show’s fifth season. Roswell, New Mexico Debuts: January 15 Watch it on: The CW @ 9PM/8C Melinda Metz’s Roswell High gets it second adaptation, after WB’s classic Roswell, with this CW series about the famous alien-inhabited town. Riverdale Returns: January 16 Watch it on: The CW @ 8PM/7C The mystery of the Gargoyle King continues when Riverdale returns for more razzly dazzly, neon-drenched delight. Deadly Class Debuts: January 16 Watch it on: Syfy @ 10PM/9C Benedict Wong leads this adaptation of the cult comic book series about an academy that trains the next generation of crime assassins. Schitt’s Creek Returns: January 16 Watch it on: Pop @ 10PM/9C This Canadian comedy starring father and son Eugene and Dan Levy returns to American airwaves on Pop for its fifth season. Supernatural  Returns: January 17 Watch it on: The CW @ 8PM/7C Yes, Supernatural is still on TV. Season 14 continues next week; the fourth episode back, titled “Lebanon” and airing February 7, will be the show’s 300th. A Discovery of Witches Debuts: January 17 Watch it on: Sundance Now and Shudder Though the show — about a historian witch thrown into an ancient mystery — already premiered in the U.K. last year, it finally comes to America this January, where the 8-episode first season will be available all at once on the Sundance Now app and streaming service Shudder. Star Trek Discovery Returns: January 17 Watch it on: CBS All-Access The eagerly-anticipated second season of the latest Star Trek series will premiere on the CBS speciality app next week. Carmen Sandiego Debuts: January 18 Watch it on: Netflix Our favorite world-exploring villain gets an origin story in this Gina Rodriguez-voiced Netflix cartoon series. Punisher Returns: January 18 Watch it on: Netflix Though Netflix recently canceled most of its Marvel series, a few remain, including this dark Daredevil spinoff starring Jon Bernthal, which returns for its second season later this month. Supergirl Returns: January 20 Watch it on: The CW @ 8PM/7C Our favorite female vigilante show is back for the second half of its fourth season, after the third “Elseworlds” crossover event in December. Charmed Returns: January 20 Watch it on: The CW @ 9PM/8C Though its debut didn’t exactly have a warm reception, the first season of the Charmed reboot soldiers on in the slot after Supergirl. Shameless Returns: January 20

Watch it on: Showtime @ 8PM/7C


The ABC Murders

Debuts: February 1 Watch it on: Amazon Prime Based on Agatha Christie’s novel of the same name, this Amazon series stars John Malkovich as famed detective Hercule Poirot and Rupert Grint as a fellow inspector who investigate a murderer known as “ABC.” The Walking Dead Returns: February 10 Watch it on: AMC @ 9PM/8C How will the show work without Rick Grimes? We’ll find out when the ninth season returns in February. The Umbrella Academy Debuts: February 15 Watch it on: Netflix Based on the comic series by My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way, the show follows 43 children who were mysteriously born to mothers who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before, seven of whom are adopted by a billionaire who prepares the supernaturally inclined children to save thew world. Ellen Page and Mary J. Blige star. Doom Patrol Debuts: February 15 Watch it on: DC Universe Based on the DC Comics superhero team of the same name, this series premieres on the DC’s video-on-demand service next month.

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