2015 TV Preview

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With 2014 only having a couple last minute episodes left before bowing out, it’s time to take a look at the coming year. With a number of returning and new shows slated throughout the year, we have two separate lists of five shows we think are going to make an impact this year. Here are our five most anticipated returning and new shows of 2015.



Returning Shows:

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What was originally intended as a spinoff of The Office became a whole other monster on NBC. After seven seasons, Parks and Recreation will let down the curtain forever this winter with a 13-episode farewell season. The twist? It all takes place in 2017. Hopefully the time jump will give the series a new energy as it prepares to say goodbye forever. (Jan. 13 on NBC)


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The broads are back for another season of hilarious New York City shenanigans. The series appears to be keeping its day-in-the-life concept intact, with Abbi and Ilana having a ball doing even the most mundane of activities. The trailer features a sendup of Pretty Woman, as well as a cameo by Seth Rogen. Expect a season full of fun guest appearances and, more importantly, another winning turn from both the leads. (Jan. 14 on Comedy Central)


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The show that helped bring in this golden age of television will be ending this year. With just seven episodes to go, Matthew Weiner and co. seemed to be setting up some big things at the end of the first half of the season in 2014. The second half will likely see the end of the 1960s while ending our time with Don, Peggy, Roger, Joan, and countless others. This will likely be the hardest goodbye of the year. (Spring 2015 on AMC)


True Detective

Much of HBO’s second season in its crime anthology is shrouded in mystery. What we do know is that like the first season, we’ll get eight episodes this year. We also have the main cast, which is, as you might expect, full of A-listers. Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams, and Taylor Kitsch are all confirmed. But with so little as a peep about the story or anything, we haven’t the faintest idea what we’ll be getting this year. (Summer 2015 on HBO)


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This series appears to be undergoing an overhaul of sorts for its upcoming second season. Considering the events of the first season concluded at the same point where the novel on which the show is based ended, there is now a whole, wide world for the writers to explore. Reports say that the show will move locations, putting Mapleton behind them. The returning cast is said to be small, with Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Chris Zylka, Margaret Qualley, and Carrie Coon (thank the heavens!) being the only confirmed main cast returners. Liv Tyler and Ann Dowd are said to return as well, but in what capacity remains unclear. (TBA on HBO)



New Shows:

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is desperate for strong women. Sure, you’ve got Black Widow, Gamora, and a few side players on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but none of them are the lead. For this miniseries, Hayley Atwell reprises here role as Peggy Carter from the Captain America movies. Taking place in a time where strong women were hardly given a position of power, Agent Carter looks to be Marvel’s first stab at a more balanced and equal world. (Jan. 6 on ABC)


Photo Credit:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3032476/?ref_=nv_sr_1Better Call Saul

This one is a no-brainer. A spinoff series of the true Godfather of television, Breaking Bad, this show has Bob Odenkirk reprising his role as Saul Goodman from the critically lauded series. Following the lawyer through the early days before he ever met Walter White, Better Call Saul promises more of what we loved about Saul to be begin with. (Feb. 8 on AMC)


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Tiny Fey is going back behind the camera for a new series about a woman who escapes a cult and tries to start a new life in New York City. Ellie Kemper stars as the titular character in this series originally pitched to NBC, but later sold to Netflix. If it’s anything like 30 Rock, we wish it a long and prosperous life. (March 2015 on Netflix)


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Marvel continues its move to television later in the year by bringing a beloved character to the small screen. The Man Without Fear, blind lawyer Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), will make his debut on the small screen this spring just in time for the big summer superhero movies. Planned as the first of five series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe coming to Netflix, Daredevil looks to kick off street-level superheroes for the universe. (May 2015 on Netflix)



2015 may be the year where Marvel overtakes DC in television, but DC is ready to put up a fight. From the creators of Arrow and The Flash comes another major DC superhero: Supergirl. Rumor has it the series will take place in the same universe as her fellow Justice League members, but without a lead yet just about anything could happen. (TBA on CBS)


What shows are you most excited to see in 2015? Let us know in the comments below!


By Matt Dougherty and Mike Papirmeister

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