2015 Midseason TV Premiere Dates

Midseason TV Buzz

Midseason Preview

Find out which new shows to expect and when. Click through to the show pages and track your favorites!

Galavant

Galavant

Premieres: Jan. 4 at 8:00 PM
Network: ABC
Genre: Fantasy

Once upon a time, the dashing hero lost the love of his life to the evil king. Now, our hero is ready to restore his “happily ever after.”

Leah's Opinion: Pan!
The failure of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. does not bode well for other fairytale series.

Leah

Once upon a time, the dashing hero, Galavant lost the love of his life, Madalena, to the evil King Richard. Now, our fallen hero is ready to take revenge and restore his “happily ever after.”

Marvel's Agent Carter

Marvel's Agent Carter

Premieres: Jan. 6 at 8:00 PM
Network: ABC
Genre: Superheroes

Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark.

Leah's Opinion: Pick!
A kick-ass woman-meets-Marvel? Yes, more, please, thank you.

Leah

It’s 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark, all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life—Steve Rogers.

Fresh Off the Boat

Fresh Off the Boat

Premieres: Feb. 4 at 8:30 PM
Network: ABC
Genre: Sitcom

It’s the 90s and 11 year old, hip-hop loving Eddie just moved to suburban Orlando from DC’s Chinatown with his parents.

Adam's Opinion: Pick!
What can I say? It looks charming.

Adam

It’s the 90s and 11 year old, hip-hop loving Eddie just moved to suburban Orlando from DC’s Chinatown with his parents. It’s culture shock for his immigrant family in this comedy about pursuing the American Dream.

Secrets & Lies

Secrets & Lies

Premieres: Mar. 1 at 8:00 PM
Network: ABC
Genre: Crime

Stars Ryan Phillippe as a family man who finds the body of a young boy and quickly becomes the prime murder suspect.

Leah's Opinion: Pick!
Ryan Phillipe deserves a win and people sure do love grisly crime dramas!

Leah

Stars Ryan Phillippe as a family man who finds the body of a young boy and quickly becomes the prime murder suspect.

American Crime

American Crime

Premieres: Mar. 5 at 10:00 PM
Network: ABC
Genre: Crime

The attack on a young couple in Modest, CA sends shock waves into the community stirring up tensions across racial lines.

Alex's Opinion: Pan!
Because nothing good ever happens in Modesto.

Alex

All over the news are reports about a young couple in Modesto, California, who were attacked in their home. The case sends shock waves into the community stirring up tensions across racial lines in this gritty drama

Astronaut Wives Club

Astronaut Wives Club

Premieres: Jun. 18 at TBA
Network: ABC
Genre: Drama

As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives.

Rachel's Opinion: Pan!
I'm skeptical of any show or movie with "Wives Club" in the title (exception: The First Wives Club). At least these people are pretty though.

Rachel

As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty.

The Whispers

The Whispers

Premieres: Jun. 1 at TBA
Network: ABC
Genre: Aliens

Aliens have invaded Earth by using our most unlikely resource to achieve world domination—our children.

Rachel's Opinion: Pan!
I don't think I'm ready for yet another alien takever series.

Rachel

Aliens have invaded Earth by using our most unlikely resource to achieve world domination—our children. As the kids unwittingly help these unseen enemies, the clock counts down in this suspenseful race to save humanity.

Better Call Saul

Better Call Saul

Premieres: Feb. 8 at 10:00 PM
Network: AMC
Genre: Comedy

Tackles Saul Goodman's (Bob Odenkirk) life before he becomes Walter White's lawyer on Breaking Bad

Laura's Opinion: Pick!
A Breaking Bad spinoff with one of the show's best characters HAS to be good, right?

Laura

Tackles Saul Goodman's (Bob Odenkirk) life before he becomes Walter White's lawyer on Breaking Bad

The Odd Couple

The Odd Couple

Premieres: Feb. 19 at 8:30 PM
Network: CBS
Genre: Sitcom

Reboot of the classic series about messy Oscar & neat-freak Felix, who become roommates after both separate from their wives.

Alex's Opinion: Pick!
It's about time Matthew Perry got a proper TV comeback, isn't it?

Alex

Reboot of the classic series about messy Oscar Madison (Matthew Perry) and neat-freak Felix Unger (Thomas Lennon), who become roommates after both separate from their wives.

Battle Creek

Battle Creek

Premieres: Mar. 1 at 10:00 PM
Network: CBS
Genre: Drama

Two detectives with very different worldviews are teamed up and must deal with a complete lack of resources.

Zaz's Opinion: Pick!
So the creators of House and Breaking Bad are making a show with Kumar (Kal Penn), Dean Winters (yum) AND Josh Duhamel? Sold.

Zaz

Two detectives with very different worldviews are teamed up and must answer the question: Are cynicism, guile and deception enough to clean up the semi-mean streets of Battle Creek, Mich., in the face of a complete lack of resources.

CSI: Cyber

CSI: Cyber

Premieres: Mar. 4 at 10:00 PM
Network: CBS
Genre: Procedural

The Cyber Crime Division of the FBI is tasked with solving major crimes that start in the mind, live online, and play out into the real world.

Zaz's Opinion: Pick!
I know! I know! Yes, this franchise needs to die, but I really like Patricia Arquette and the crossover episodes have been pretty good.

Zaz

Stars Patricia Arquette as Avery Ryan, Special Agent in Charge at the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI in Quantico, VA, who is tasked with solving major crimes that start in the mind, live online, and play out into the real world.

Empire

Empire

Premieres: Jan. 7 at 9:00 PM
Network: FOX
Genre: Drama

Lucious Lyon, a charismatic, savvy music superstar is about to take his company, Empire Entertainment, public.

Leah's Opinion: Pan!
I usually can't say no to Terrence Howard, but this seems a bit airless.

Leah

Empire is a unique family drama set in the world of a hip-hop empire. It centers on Lucious Lyon (Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard), a charismatic, savvy music superstar who is about to take his company, Empire Entertainment, public.

Backstrom

Backstrom

Premieres: Jan. 22 at 9:00 PM
Network: FOX
Genre: Crime

Centers on Detective Everett Backstrom, an offensive, irascible detective, as he tries, and fails, to change his self-destructive behavior.

Alex's Opinion: Pick!
I'm not convinced that Dwight Schrute can play anything other than Dwight Schrute... but I'll give him a shot.

Alex

The series centers on Detective Everett Backstrom (Rainn Wilson), an offensive, irascible detective, as he tries, and fails, to change his self-destructive behavior.

Last Man on Earth

Last Man on Earth

Premieres: Mar. 1 at 9:00 PM
Network: FOX
Genre: Comedy

Last Man On Earth centers a stranger (Will Forte) who becomes the last human on Earth.

Rachel's Opinion: Pick!
This is a reluctant pick; I love Will Forte, but am not sold on January Jones in a leading comedic role. Prove me wrong, Betty Draper!

Rachel

Last Man On Earth centers a stranger (Will Forte) who becomes the last human on Earth.

Weird Loners

Weird Loners

Premieres: Mar. 31 at 9:30 PM
Network: FOX
Genre: Sitcom

The story of four relationship-phobic people who are unexpectedly thrust into each other’s lives and form an unlikely bond.

Zaz's Opinion: Pan!
Wow, way to saddle this sad ensemble sitcom with a terrible name. No wonder it was shelved for half a season.

Zaz

The story of four relationship-phobic people who are unexpectedly thrust into each other’s lives and form an unlikely bond in a Queens, New York townhouse.

Wayward Pines

Wayward Pines

Premieres: May. 14 at 9:00 PM
Network: FOX
Genre: Thriller

Imagine the perfect American town: beautiful homes, manicured lawns, children playing safely in the streets. Now imagine never being able to leave.

Rachel's Opinion: Pick!
This series sounds intriguing and hosts a solid cast. Don't let me down, M. Night Shyamalan.

Rachel

Imagine the perfect American town: beautiful homes, manicured lawns, children playing safely in the streets. Now imagine never being able to leave. You have no communication with the outside world. You think you’re going insane. You must be in Wayward Pines.

Man Seeking Woman

Man Seeking Woman

Premieres: Jan. 14 at 10:30 PM
Network: FXX
Genre: Comedy

Josh soldiers through one-night stands, painful break-ups, a blind date with a troll, time travel, sex aliens, and a Japanese penis monster on his fantastical journey to find love.

Mony's Opinion: Pick!
FXX's comedies speak to me.

Mony

Follows naïve twenty-something “Josh Greenberg” (Jay Baruchel, How to Train Your Dragon) on his unrelenting quest for love. Josh soldiers through one-night stands, painful break-ups, a blind date with a troll, time travel, sex aliens, many deaths and a Japanese penis monster named Tanaka on his fantastical journey to find love.

Togetherness

Togetherness

Premieres: Jan. 11 at 9:30 PM
Network: HBO
Genre: Comedy

A story of two couples living under one roof from mumblecore wunderkinds the Duplass brothers.

Mony's Opinion: Pan!
This sounds even more self-indulgent than Girls.

Mony

A story of two couples living under one roof from mumblecore wunderkinds the Duplass brothers.

Allegiance

Allegiance

Premieres: Feb. 5 at 10:00 PM
Network: NBC
Genre: Spies

A young idealistic CIA analyst specializing in Russian affairs learns that his parents are covert Russian spies deactivated decades ago.

Leah's Opinion: Pan!
I'd rather just watch The Americans.

Leah

Alex O’Connor, a young idealistic CIA analyst specializing in Russian affairs learns a shocking secret that his parents, Mark (Scott Cohen) and Katya (Hope Davis) are covert Russian spies deactivated decades ago.

The Slap

The Slap

Premieres: Feb. 12 at 8:00 PM
Network: NBC
Genre: Drama

Uma Thurman and Peter Sarsgaard will headline the complex family drama about what happens after a man slaps another couple’s misbehaving child.

Mony's Opinion: Pick!
Amazing cast and interesting, non-PC premise! I'm in.

Mony

Uma Thurman and Peter Sarsgaard will headline the complex family drama about what happens after a man slaps another couple’s misbehaving child.

One Big Happy

One Big Happy

Premieres: Mar. 17 at 9:30 PM
Network: NBC
Genre: Sitcom

Best friends Lizzy (gay and a bit type-A) and Luke (straight and more laid back) decide to start a family together.

Laura's Opinion: Pick!
This show could go either way but Liz Feldman (writer) is hilarious so I have high hopes.

Laura

Best friends Lizzy (gay and a bit type-A) and Luke (straight and more laid back) decide to start a family together.

Odyssey

American Odyssey

Premieres: Apr. 5 at 10:00 PM
Network: NBC
Genre: Political Drama

After a team of soldiers battling Jihadists kill Al Qaeda’s top man. Sgt. Odelle Ballard discovers computer files that suggest a U.S. corporation is funding the Jihadists.

Adam's Opinion: Pan!
Honestly? This just sounds exhausting.

Adam

After a team of American soldiers battling Jihadists in North Africa kill Al Qaeda’s top man. Sgt. Odelle Ballard discovers computer files that suggest a major U.S. corporation is funding the Jihadists. Before she can tell anyone, her team is attacked by U.S. Special Forces and left for dead, with Odelle as the sole survivor.

Aquarius

Aquarius

Premieres: May. 28 at TBA
Network: NBC
Genre: Crime

When a girl goes missing in 1967, Sergeant Sam Hodiak starts asking around... an investigation that will put him in a cat-and-mouse game with infamous serial killer Charles Manson.

Adam's Opinion: Pick!
There probably aren't any aliens, but I support David Duchovny doing crime investigations again.

Adam

It's 1967 and the era of free love, drug experimentation and Vietnam is in full effect. When the teenage daughter of a respected lawyer goes missing, LA Police Sergeant Sam Hodiak (David Duchovny) starts asking around... an investigation that will put him in a cat-and-mouse game with infamous serial killer Charles Manson.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Premieres: Mar. 6 at 3:00AM EST
Network: Netflix
Genre: Comedy

After 15 years of living in a cult, Kimmy decides it's time to reclaim her life and takes on New York City.

Alex's Opinion: Pick!
Tina Fey + Ellie Kemper + Netflix = it has to be good, right?

Alex

After 15 years of living in a cult, the unbreakable and wide-eyed Kimmy is rescued along with three other women, causing a national sensation that culminates with an appearance on the Today show. Before getting back on the bus to Indiana, however, Kimmy decides it's time to reclaim her life. Armed with just a backpack, light-up sneakers, a couple way-past-due library books and a big wad of rescue-fund cash, she's ready to take on New York City.

12 Monkeys

12 Monkeys

Premieres: Jan. 16 at 9:00 PM
Network: SyFy
Genre: Time Travel

A time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future appears in present day on a mission to eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race.

Leah's Opinion: Pick!
The movie was great and this version stars Center Stage's Jody Sawyer, so basically, it's a slam-dunk for me.

Leah

12 Monkeys follows the journey of a time traveler (Aaron Stanford) from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race.

iZombie

iZombie

Premieres: Mar. 17 at 9:00 PM
Network: the CW
Genre: Supernatural

A zombie takes a job in the coroner’s office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity, but with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories.

Alex's Opinion: Pan!
I mean, have you READ the plot description?!

Alex

A med student-turned-zombie takes a job in the coroner’s office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity, but with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories.

The Messengers

The Messengers

Premieres: Apr. 17 at 9:00 PM
Network: the CW
Genre: Apocalyptic

When a mysterious object crashes down to earth, a group of seemingly unconnected strangers die from the energy pulse, but then awaken to learn must prevent the Apocalypse.

Adam's Opinion: Pan!
JUST BRING BACK ROSWELL!

Adam

When a mysterious object crashes down to earth, a group of seemingly unconnected strangers die from the energy pulse, but then awaken to learn that they have been deemed responsible for preventing the impending Apocalypse.

Younger

Younger

Premieres: Jan. 13 at 10:00 PM
Network: TV Land
Genre: Sitcom

40-year old Liza tries to get back into the working world, only to find it’s nearly impossible to start at the bottom at her age, so she tries to pass herself off as 26.

Rachel's Opinion: Pick!
I have always had a soft spot for Hilary Duff.

Rachel

40-year old Liza is a suddenly single mother who tries to get back into the working world, only to find it’s nearly impossible to start at the bottom at her age. When a chance encounter with a young guy at a bar convinces her she looks younger than she is, Liza tries to pass herself off as 26.

Dig

Dig

Premieres: Mar. 5 at 10:00 PM
Network: USA Network
Genre: Thriller

Dig centers on an FBI agent currently stationed in Jerusalem who, while investigating the murder of an American archeologist, uncovers a conspiracy 2,000 years in the making.

Leah's Opinion: Pan!
I suspect that no one will dig Dig.

Leah

Dig centers on Peter Connelly, an FBI agent currently stationed in Jerusalem who, while investigating the murder of an American archeologist, uncovers a conspiracy 2,000 years in the making.