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6 New TV Shows to Look Forward to in 2018

There are TV shows coming your way after the holidays and they look very promising.
December 18, 2017
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The holidays tend to put a pause to your favorite TV shows, and binge watching “Stranger Things” on Netflix can get pretty boring after the first week of winter break.

If you need something to look forward to, these six new TV shows set to air in 2018 are worthy of the wait.

1. “9-1-1”

Air date: Jan. 3, 2018 on The CW

With Angela Bassett, Peter Krause and Connie Britton in its cast, “9-1-1” delves into the fast-paced lives of first responders, such as cops, paramedics and firefighters. These are the people who put their lives at risk for our safety in dangerous situations.

“9-1-1” is based on the real-life high-pressure experiences of emergency response teams. The show features both uplifting moments and heart stopping, unpredictable situations that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats. “9-1-1” will also portray the struggle of those responders in balancing their work of saving people’s at their most vulnerable moment and managing their everyday life. A key highlight of the show is that emergency response teams are normal people who take extraordinary steps to keep others safe.

2. “Black Lightning”

Air date: Jan. 16, 2018 on The CW

Based on the character Black Lightning from the DC comic, “Black Lightning” features a retired superhero (Cress Williams) thrust back into action as his daughter seeks to give justice to those causing innocents harm, all the while trying to to stick by his promise of not going back to his superhero ways. He resumes his superhero ways once again when his family is threatened with danger. As the episodes progress, the show will expand to explore the story of Black Lightning’s daughters as well as they realize that they have inherited their father’s abilities.

3. “Wayward Sisters”

Air date: Jan. 18, 2018 on The CW

“Wayward Sisters” is the spin-off show of “Supernatural.” Using a backdoor pilot, “Wayward Sisters” is going to make its appearance through “Supernatural,” much like what the failed “Bloodlines” did. The producers of “Supernatural” and “Wayward Sisters” believe “Wayward Sisters” will be a higher success than “Bloodlines” due to the support of the fan base waiting to know more about the characters Jody Mills and Claire.

“Wayward Sisters” follows Sheriff Jody Mills and a group of troubled young women who have all been orphaned due to supernatural occurrences. Together they emerge as a monster fighting force and continue the same hunting that Sam and Dean have done.

4. “Siren”

Air date: March 29, 2018 on FreeForm

“Siren” is FreeForm’s much anticipated mermaid thriller. Based on the story by Eric Wald and Dean White, the series takes place in Bristol Cove, a town known for its legends of being home to mermaids. When a mysterious girl (Eline Powell) appears and begins to wreak havoc on the village, Marine Biologists Ben (Alex Roe) and Maddie (Fola Evans-Akingbola) work together to find out why this beloved mythical creature has turned into a primal hunter and if there are more like her wandering the town or in the ocean.

5. “Krypton”

Air date: 2018 on SyFy

“Krypton” covers the linage of Superman and the house he came from. The series is set to take place approximately 200 years before the birth of Clark Kent (Superman) and explore the eventual destruction of the planet. Superman’s grandfather appears to be the narrator of this show as he reveals the fate of the planet through his story of fighting for justice on Krypton.

6. “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G.”

Air date: 2018 on USA

“Unsolved” follows the two major police investigations of LAPD Detective Greg Kading (played by Josh Duhamel), which look into the murders of Tupac Shakur (played by Marcc Rose) and Biggie Smalls (played by Wavyy Jonez). Kading himself also works as an executive producer on the show, which allowed him to utilize his real life experience investigating multiple murder investigations and writing “Murder Rap: The Untold Story of Biggie Smalls & Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations.”

Whatever themes you are looking for, supernatural, crime, heroes or thought-provocation, 2018 promises lots of excitement (and of course, many sleepless nights!) For now, all you have to and can do is to wait anxiously for the air date while enjoying the holiday.

Angela Herbst, Lakeland University

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Angela Herbst

Lakeland University
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