12 New TV Shows You Will Definitely Be Watching In 2018

29 December 2017, 16:40 | Updated: 10 December 2018, 16:04

TV shows 2018
James Wilson-Taylor

By James Wilson-Taylor

From spin-offs to new superhero epics, here is every show we can't wait to check out over the next 12 months.

2017 was full of awesome TV, from new faves like Riverdale to returning blockbusters Stranger Things 2 and Game Of Thrones. But what should we be looking out for in 2018?

Here are all the new shows we will watching over the next 12 months:


1) The Umbrella Academy

Netflix, Dark Horse

Air Date: TBC, Netflix

Gerard Way's superhero comic series comes to Netflix with an all-star cast including Ellen Page and Misfits star Robert Sheehan. Expect dark comedy, impressive effects and, as you might expect from the former MCR-man, a banging soundtrack.


2) Pose


Air Date: TBC, FX

Ryan Murphy's "dance musical" stars Evan Peters and Kate Mara in 1980s NYC, alongside "the largest LGBTQ cast ever" of any scripted series. The 8-episode miniseries will likely arrive in the second half of 2018.


3) Barry

Air Date: Spring, HBO

Bill Hader co-created and stars in this new series about a hitman with dreams of becoming an actor in LA, co-starring the always great Henry Winkler.


4) The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Air Date: January 17th, FX

The follow-up to Ryan Murphy's award-winning mini-series focusing on the trial of OJ Simpson, American Crime Story returns to look at the assasination of Gianni Versace featuring a huge ensemble cast led by Darren Criss and Penélope Cruz.


5) 2 Dope Queens

Air Date: February 2nd, HBO

Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson bring their hugely successful podcast to HBO for four specials featuring Jon Stewart, Tituss Burgess, Sarah Jessica Parker and Uzo Aduba.


6) Black Lightning

Air Date: January 16th, The CW

The latest DC series to launch on The CW follows the character of Jefferson Pierce, played by Cress Williams, as he returns to fight crime as Black Lightning after 9 years in retirement.


7) Grown-ish

Air Date: January 3rd, Freeform

ABC's hit sitcom black-ish gets a spinoff focusing on the family's eldest daughter Zoey (Yara Shahidi) as she leaves home to go to college. SNL and Archer star Chris Parnell will appear as the school's Dean.


8) Heathers

Air Date: TBC, Paramount Network

The 1980s revival continues with this long-awaited adaptation of the classic high school movie, now starring Grace Victoria Cox with Selma Blair in a recurring role.


9) Untitled Grey's Anatomy spin-off


Air Date: TBC, ABC

The first spin-off from the still hugely successful hospital drama since the much-missed Private Practice will focus on Jason George's character of Ben Warren as he moves over to the Seattle fire brigade.


10) Sharp Objects


Air Date: April 1st, HBO

Amy Adams leads this 8-part adaptation of Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn's latest thriller, which will also see the first major TV role of Sophia Lillis, best known for playing Bev in horror movie smash IT.


11) Life Sentence

Air Date: Spring, The CW

Lucy Hale returns to TV in a comedy drama about a woman who is told she is free of cancer and now has to live with the choices she made over the previous months when she decided to "live like she was dying".


12) The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina

Archie Comics

Air Date: TBC, Netflix

Riverdale gets it's first spin-off with this upcoming 20-episode, two-season run at Netflix, with much of the same creative team as The CW hit coming along for the ride, including writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. No word on casting yet although Dove Cameron remains the fan favourite.


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