A Full Guide To Every Winter Show Worth Watching In 2019

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The holiday season has officially arrived. While that usually means all the best shows go into hiatus for weeks on end, that is no longer the norm thanks to streaming services. Throughout December and into the new year, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu will all premiere some of their buzziest shows. Then, when 2019 kicks off, your favorite broadcast and cable networks will also get in on the fun.
That means new Bachelor, new Grown-ish, the heralded return of True Detective, and introductions to some possible new favorites (hello, Roswell, New Mexico). Although this is all good news, it is also a little stressful. Who can keep track of what premieres when, which channel or streaming site it’s on, and what it’s even about? We can.
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To keep your television binges organized, we came up with a handy guide to winter’s best series going into 2019. Continue reading to find out when they premiere and exactly what you should expect.
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Nightflyers (Syfy)

Premiere date: Sunday, December 2

Season: 1

Game Of Thrones won't come back until April. Until then, get your George R.R. Martin brainchild fix with Nightflyers, a horror-sci-fi series about a space travel mission that goes inevitably awry.

À la Netflix, Syfy will drop all 10 episodes of Nightflyers at once to stream.
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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime Video)

Premiere date: Wednesday, December 5

Season: 2

After dominating the 2018 Emmys, the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) will return to Amazon for season 2. Expect a lot of A-line skirts and 1950s standup crises to come with her.
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Nailed It Holiday (Netflix)

Premiere date: Friday, December 7 at 3 a.m. ET

Season: Special 7-episode season

Netflix's delightful baking competition series already did a rollicking holiday episode during its regular run. But now we can expect a whopping seven episodes, all built around the merriest time of year.
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Runaways (Hulu)

Premiere date: Friday, December 21

Season: 2

If you wish your superhero shows were younger and weirder, Runaways is here for you. The second season of the Hulu saga will follow its teen heroes as they're on the run from their supervillain parents.
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Grown-ish (Freeform)

Premiere date: Wednesday, January 2 at 8 p.m.

Season: 2

Like most college freshman, Zoey Johnson (Yara Shahidi) had a tough but successful first year at college. Now it's time to see if she can avoid the dreaded sophomore slump.
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The Bachelor (ABC)

Premiere date: Monday, January 7 at 8 p.m. ET

Season: 23

Colton Underwood is the Bachelor. Please prepare for many, many unnecessary virginity comments until March.
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Good Trouble (Freeform)

Premiere date: Tuesday, January 8 at 8 p.m.

Season: 1

Freeform said goodbye to The Fosters in 2018. But, it'll say hello to spin-off Good Trouble in 2018. The upcoming dramedy follows the L.A. exploits of Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) and Callie Adams Foster (Maia Mitchell), complete with some surprise appearances from their brother — maybe you've heard of him?
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You're The Worst (FXX)

Premiere date: Wednesday, January 9 at 10 p.m.

Season: 5

The good news: FXX's cult-favorite comedy You're The Worst is finally returning after a year-plus hiatus. The bad: The black comedy's upcoming fifth season will also be its last.

At least we can confirm Worst's farewell season is as darkly hilarious, raunchy, and ridiculous as it can be.
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC)

Premiere date: Thursday, January 10 at 9 p.m.

Season: 6

One of the darkest pop cultural moments of 2018 were those few hours Brooklyn Nine-Nine had been cancelled. It was awful. Then NBC, which produces the heartwarming comedy, swooped in and picked up the former FOX series for a sixth season.

Now we'll mercifully get to see the aftermath of Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) and Amy Santiago's (Melissa Fumero) perfect wedding.
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Friends From College (Netflix)

Premiere date: Friday, January 11 at 3 a.m. ET

Season: 2

Friends From College, about some generally terrible middle-aged friends from college, may be a polarizing Netflix comedy, but the Harvard-obsessed show's devious season 1 finale proves it's actually worth your love. Let's hope College's second season builds on that momentum.
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True Detective (HBO)

Premiere date: Sunday, January 13 at 9 p.m.

Season: 3

Someone in the Refinery29 office legitimately questioned whether they imagined certain parts of True Detective season 2 (or the entire season). So let's pretend that was all a bad fever dream since the trailers for the HBO drama's third season suggest Detective has returned to its former glory.

Mahershala Ali, Carmen Ejogo, pensive stares in moving vehicles, confusing timelines — what more could we want?
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Roswell, New Mexico (The CW)

Premiere date: Tuesday, January 15 at 9 p.m.

Season: 1

The CW is continuing its track record of updating beloved 20th century series with an eye for inclusive storytelling. This time the network will debut Roswell, New Mexico.

The reboot, inspired by 1999's succinctly titled alien drama Roswell, will now throw undocumented immigrants and intergalactic extraterrestrials together in the Southwest. Despite all the promised political turmoil with a plot like that, New Mexico will still likely feature lots of CW-friendly make out sessions since it's produced by Vampire Diaries creator Julie Plec.
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Temptation Island (USA)

Premiere date: Tuesday, January 15 at 10 p.m.

Season: 1

This reality TV reboot throws four vulnerable couples and 24 hot singles together in Maui... just to see what kind of sexy hijinks unfold. This is for everyone sorely missing their summer of Love Island.

USA is so confident in their beachside romp, they made the premiere available to stream a week early on Youtube and their website.
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Deadly Class (Syfy)

Premiere date: Wednesday, January 16 at 10 p.m.

Season: 1

Internet boyfriend Noah Centineo may have gotten a majority of the thirsty tweets in the wake of To All The Boys I've Loved Before, but Lana Condor and her scrunchie were the true stars of the Netflix blockbuster. That's why we couldn't be more excited to see Condor shine with a sword-wielding starring role in Syfy's Deadly Class, a wild, assassin-themed graphic novel adaptation.

Lara Jean would be proud. Terrified, but proud.
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A Discovery of Witches (Sundance Now)

Premiere date: Thursday, January 17

Season: 1

Like True Blood before it, A Discovery Of Witches involves high drama — and high romance, duh — between witches, vampires, and lots of other magical creatures. Watch the trailer for this supernatural-themed limited series and you'll be hooked.
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Black Monday (Showtime)

Premiere date: Sunday, January 20 at 10 p.m.

Season: 1

If you miss Succession, Showtime's Black Monday will fill the dark, greed-loving hole in your heart. The new comedy will center around 1987's “Black Monday,” when the stock market crashed, leading to the worst day in Wall Street history.

The slick series marks Andrew Rannells' first major TV role since Girls wrapped in 2017.
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SMILF (Showtime)

Premiere date: Sunday, January 20 at 10:30 p.m.

Season: 2

SMILF, about a working single mom in Boston, was one of the best shows of 2017. At last, the comedy, which is prone to both heart-wrenching explorations of sexual assault and buoyant fantasy sequences with full-frontal male nudity, will return to us for its second season.
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Siren (Freeform)

Premiere date: Thursday, January 24 at 8 p.m.

Season: 2

Get ready to dive into the second season of Freeform’s relentlessly fun mermaid adventure. If the accompanying sneak peek is any indication, Siren will be even more stressful, and mermaid-filled, than last year.
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Broad City (Comedy Central)

Premiere date: Thursday, January 24 at 10 p.m.

Season: 5

Welcome to Broad City's last hurrah. If the Comedy Central staple's trailer suggests anything, it's that its lovable heroines (Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson) will never stop hustling.
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The Other Two (Comedy Central)

Premiere date: Thursday, January 24 at 10:30 p.m.

Season: 1

It's difficult to parody celebrity culture without coming off as totally clichéd at this point. Yet, Comedy Central's new series The Other Two offers a fresh prospective on the glam life by moving away from its fictional pop star (Case Walker, playing a Justin Bieber-type teen idol) and turning the focus on his failing adult siblings (Drew Tarver and Heléne Yorke).
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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Premiere date: Friday, January 25 at 3 a.m. ET

Season: 4B

If you can't already tell, 2019 is the year of the finale season. Like You're The Worst, Broad City, and Game Of Thrones, Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will also come to a close. The Tina Fey comedy will end with a supersized riff on Sliding Doors
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I Am The Night (TNT)

Premiere date: Monday, January 28 at 9 p.m.

Season: 1

Wonder Woman helmer Patty Jenkins is directing Wonder Woman bae Chris Pine for television. This collaboration revolves around the Black Dahlia murder. It looks as spooky as True Detective season 1.

Sign us up now!
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Umbrella Academy (Netflix)

Premiere date: Friday, February 15 at 3 a.m. ET

Season: 1

My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way created a comic book series about a dysfunctional family of superheroes. Now, Netflix is making that series into a show starring Ellen Page, Mary J. Blige, and Samwell Tarly's hot brother.

Who's complaining?
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Turn Up Charlie (Netflix)

Premiere date: Friday, March 15 at 3 a.m.

Season: 1

Sexiest Man Alive Idris Elba is starring in a Netflix comedy, and that should be enough to get you to click “add to queue” immediately. But, if you must know more about Turn Up Charlie, be advised Elba plays the titular Charlie, a failing DJ and forever playboy.

Charlie finally gets a shot at success when he's offered the chance to be a “manny” for his celebrity best friend's daughter.
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Jane The Virgin (The CW)

Premiere date: Wednesday, March 27 at 8 p.m.

Season: 5

It is officially time for one of 2019 television's hardest goodbyes: Jane The Virgin. The upcoming season 5 premiere marks the beloved CW dramedy's final run before its imminent series finale.

It's going to be a dark day, but at least fans will finally learn the secrets of that season 4 cliffhanger.
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