Since I covered my favorite shows from 2017 for all networks in previous posts, I wanted to also explore the television premieres that have not yet aired yet. The holidays are over and the New Year is quickly approaching, which will bring an end to re-runs and the return of new episodes from some of our favorite shows. However, I am most looking forward to television shows that have not had an official premiere yet. While some of these shows already have 2018 premiere dates announced, others are still giving out an “early 2018” vague response, as I desperately keep refreshing the internet to see when they will be returning. Please note some spoilers are ahead if you have not caught up yet on previous seasons. Without further delay, the 2018 Mid-season TV premieres I am most looking forward to in no particular order are:
Ash vs Evil Dead
The 100 ended on a major cliff-hanger last season and I am counting the days until I can see Clark and my other favorite characters from Sky Crew return. Did “Praimfaya” destroy everything? Who else has survived? Will Clark and Bellamy finally get together or will we be forced to endure their unspoken tension between each other for another season? The questions are endless and I need some serious answers as we move into the new season and this new future world. Either way, I know that The 100 is up to the challenge and will provide fans with non-stop action and drama.
The Affair had me slightly confused on where it would go after the end of season 3. While seasons 1 and 2 continued to unravel mysteries and kept audiences guessing who would end up with who, season 3 ended on a different note. At the end of last season, Noah is left outside staring into his family’s house on Christmas. They are all clearly happy and at peace and he gets back in the cab not knowing where to go next. Does he go after Alison or somewhere completely new? It is very open-ended, but I am looking forward to The Affair getting back to its roots. Perhaps this means introducing some more new characters into the mix and saying goodbye to others, but the show still has a story left to tell and I’m ready for more.
Homeland is another show that left fans with a jam-packed finale, finally saying goodbye to a main character we have come to trust and rely on in previous seasons. At the end of the season, Carrie had been shut out of the White House, which has us wondering what threats will she have to deal with next? Will she be able to trust anyone? What will happen to Saul? The unanswered questions will soon be revealed, as the show is set to premiere in mid-February.
Ash vs Evil Dead is coming back in February as well. After a long hiatus from season 2, I am looking forward to the return of “ashy slashy” and friends. Our favorite characters were left celebrating in season 2 and it seems like life may return to normal, but we know that evil is lurking somewhere close. Ash cannot put his chain-saw arm into retirement just yet. What kind of demons will he face? Will the gang be reunited? While we are unsure of the threats and set-up, we know we can count on Ash for hilarious over-the-top humor and campy horror.
Jessica Jones is scheduled to return to Netflix in early March 2018 along with Jessica’s quick wit and jaded past. After defeating her enemy, Kilgrave in season 1, will she be able to put her life back together again? Is he truly gone and if so, who will she be facing in the upcoming season? Will we find out more about her past and explore her super-powers further? While I am not sure where we will be going in season 2, I am along for the ride. Jessica Jones may not be a hero we typically think of in the spotlight, but her character is deep and complicated and she has a way of showing the bad guy who’s boss while remaining true to herself.
I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post the shows you are looking forward to premiering in 2018 in the comments below. Happy viewing and the countdown to 2018 is here!
Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl