2018 Midseason Preview

Midseason Preview

Find out when notable new shows are premiering, which ones to watch, and which to skip. Click through to the show pages for more details and to track your favorites! Wondering which shows the SideReel community thinks will be hits? Take a peek at SideReel's 2018 Midseason Trending page to see what's getting the most tracks.

L.A. to Vegas

L.A. to Vegas

Premieres: Jan. 2 at 9:00 PM
Network: FOX
Genre: Comedy

Zaz's Opinion: Pick!
Dylan McDermott can fly me to Vegas anytime!

Zaz

Follow the flight crew and their passengers on the puddle-jumper getaway weekend flight that takes Los Angelenos to Las Vegas and back.

Grown-ish

Grown-ish

Premieres: Jan. 3 at 8:00 PM
Network: FreeForm
Genre: Comedy

Jerrica's Opinion: Pan!
If this spin-off was with Diane I'd be sold.

Jerrica

This Black-ish spinoff follows eldest Johnson child Zoey (Shahidi) as she goes off to college.

9-1-1

9-1-1

Premieres: Jan. 3 at 9:00 PM
Network: FOX
Genre: Drama

Audrey's Opinion: Pick!
While Ryan Murphy is a little hit-or-miss, there are so many lovely familiar faces in the cast! This could be the dramedy I've been looking for!

Audrey

Ryan Murphy's new drama follows different first responders in Los Angeles — including cops, paramedics, firefighters, and dispatchers.

The Four: Battle for Stardom

The Four: Battle for Stardom

Premieres: Jan. 4 at 8:00 PM
Network: FOX
Genre: Competition

Morgaine's Opinion: Pan!
Just because ABC is resurrecting American Idol doesn't mean FOX should get back in the music show game.

Morgaine

With American Idol jumping to ABC, this is Fox's answer to the long-running music competition series. THe four judges are Sean Combs, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor, and Charlie Walk; Fergie is the host.

Child Support

Child Support

Premieres: Jan. 5 at 8:00 PM
Network: ABC
Genre: Game Show

Davis's Opinion: Pan!
Another game show to disappear into the meaningless depths of space and time

Davis

A game show hosted by Savage where contestants answer a series of 10 questions. If they get one wrong, they can only be saved if someone in a room can answer the question. The room is filled with five children and Gervais.

The Chi

The Chi

Premieres: Jan. 7 at 10:00 PM
Network: Showtime
Genre: Drama

Rachel's Opinion: Pick!
Super excited to see Lena Waithe get her own show after her breakout success from Master of None.

Rachel

A coming-of-age drama set in Chicago's South Side, a rough area where the simplest decisions can have huge consequences.

Alone Together

Alone Together

Premieres: Jan. 10 at 8:30 AM
Network: FreeForm
Genre: Teen Comedy

Audrey's Opinion: Pick!
This seems deeply relateable.

Audrey

Two oddball 20-somethings strike up a platonic friendship to try to navigate the status-obsessed world of Los Angeles.

Electric Dreams

Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams

Premieres: Jan. 12 at 3:00 AM
Network: Amazon
Genre: Science Fiction

Elle's Opinion: Pick!
A series based on my favorite scifi writer's books & short stories is a dream come true. The trailers look amazing, so this could be outstanding!

Elle

This sci-fi anthology series consists of 10 standalone episodes based on the famed works of Philip K. Dick, author behind The Man in the High Castle, A Scanner Darkly, and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, the book upon which Blade Runner is based.

Black Lightning

Black Lightning

Premieres: Jan. 16 at 9:00 PM
Network: the CW
Genre: Superheroes

Davis's Opinion: Pick!
CW's become a niche superhero channel, but I feel like this is a more than necessary addition

Davis

Jefferson Pierce, a retired superhero, is forced to don the cape and cowl again when a local gang starts terrorizing his community.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Premieres: Jan. 17 at 10:00 PM
Network: FX
Genre: Crime

Zaz's Opinion: Pick!
I'm a sucker for true crime -- throw in high fashion too? Yasssssss queen!

Zaz

A dramatization of serial killer Andrew Cunanan's murder spree, which began in April 1997 and ended in July 1997 with the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace.

Counterpart

Counterpart

Premieres: Jan. 21 at 8:00 PM
Network: Starz
Genre: Drama

Elle's Opinion: Pick!
How would you feel if you met your *counterpart*? J.K. Simmons leads us through this thoughtful, mystifying journey.

Elle

This sci-fi thriller follows a low-level UN worker who discovers the agency he works for is covering up an interdimensional portal, which leads him to meet his "counterpart" on the other side.

The Resident

The Resident

Premieres: Jan. 21 at 9:00 PM
Network: FOX
Genre: Medical Drama

Rachel's Opinion: Pan!
Love Matt Czuchry and Emily VanCamp, but this show has been done many times before, and much better.

Rachel

A new medical drama about residents (graduate medical students receiving additional training, usually in a certain specialty) learning the ropes at their new hospital.

The Alienist

The Alienist

Premieres: Jan. 22 at 9:00 PM
Network: TNT
Genre: Period Drama

Morgaine's Opinion: Pick!
This show looks beautiful, despite the dark subject matter.

Morgaine

Set in 1896, this drama is about a psychologist, a newspaper illustrator, and a police secretary who investigate a series of gruesome murders of young male prostitutes.

Mosaic

Mosaic

Premieres: Jan. 22 at 8:00 PM
Network: HBO
Genre: Mystery

Elle's Opinion: Pick!
If it's as good as the app then this could be the most exciting and innovative project on TV, ever. I think this just might be required viewing.

Elle

This is the six-episode TV version of a murder mystery mobile app by Steven Soderbergh, Casey Silver, and Ed Solomon. The app is like an interactive movie, letting users investigate on their own time and choose which perspectives they view the plot from. The TV show will not be interactive, but will contain basically the same story as the app.

Bellevue

Bellevue

Premieres: Jan. 23 at 9:00 PM
Network: WGN
Genre: Drama

Alex Elias's Opinion: Pan!
This is a Canadian drama from last year. Really hate those shows where the entire show is about a single case

Alex Elias

A police officer investigates the murder of a transgender teen while dealing with the return of someone from her past.

Waco

Waco

Premieres: Jan. 24 at 9:00 PM
Network: Paramount Network
Genre: Drama

Zaz's Opinion: Pan!
Ugh, I lived through this once already.

Zaz

The six-part event series tells the harrowing true story of the 1993 standoff between the FBI, ATF and Koresh’s spiritual sect in Waco, TX that resulted in a deadly shootout and fire.

A.P. Bio

A.P. Bio

Premieres: Feb. 1 at 9:30 PM
Network: NBC
Genre: Comedy

Davis's Opinion: Pan!
Um... No.

Davis

When a philosophy scholar loses out on his dream job and goes to work as a high school Advanced Placement biology teacher, he makes it clear he will not be teaching any biology. Realizing he has a room full of honor roll students at his disposal, he decides instead to use the kids to his own benefit.

Altered Carbon

Altered Carbon

Premieres: Feb. 2 at 3:00 AM
Network: Netflix
Genre: Science Fiction

Alex Elias's Opinion: Pick!
I LOVE a good sci-fi drama, and this one sounds awesome!

Alex Elias

Set 300 years in the future, humans are now digitized and downloaded from body to body.

Here and Now

Here and Now

Premieres: Feb. 11 at 9:00 PM
Network: HBO
Genre: Drama

Rachel's Opinion: Pick!
Anything Alan Ball does has gotta be great, right?

Rachel

A multi-racial, adopted family has themselves tested when one of them begins seeing things.

Good Girls

Good Girls

Premieres: Feb. 26 at 10:00 PM
Network: NBC
Genre: Drama

Morgaine's Opinion: Pan!
I'm really excited to see Christina Hendricks back on tv, but this sounds a little thin on plot.

Morgaine

Three suburban women rob a grocery store for a little extra cash and get a little more than they bargained for.

Living Biblically

Living Biblically

Premieres: Feb. 26 at 9:30 PM
Network: CBS
Genre: Comedy

Rachel's Opinion: Pan!
Mehhhhhhhhh. This premise just doesn't do anything for me. Sorry. #BadPerson

Rachel

After the death of his best friend, a married film critic and expectant father decides to become a born-again Christian and begin living his life according to the BIble.

The Looming Tower

The Looming Tower

Premieres: Feb. 28 at 3:00 AM
Network: Hulu
Genre: Drama

Elle's Opinion: Pick!
The book was heartbreaking, but excellent and thorough. The showrunner is approaching this with such honesty and respect.

Elle

Based on the 2006 book of the same name, this limited series will examine the people involved in the Sept. 11 attacks.

Glam Masters

Glam Masters

Premieres: Feb. 28 at 10:00 PM
Network: Lifetime
Genre: Reality

Morgaine's Opinion: Pick!
I'm torn between my love of Laverne Cox and my hatred of anything Kardashian, but I can't resist all the pretty makeup!

Morgaine

The eight-episode show will pit some of the most creative and talented beauty bloggers against one another for an opportunity to be part of Kim Kardashian West’s glam empire.

Heathers

Heathers

Premieres: March 2018
Network: Paramount Network
Genre: Drama

Zaz's Opinion: Pick!
Now this is a reboot I can get behind... better not screw it up, Spike!

Zaz

Heathers is an hour-long pitch-black comedy anthology set in the present day, based on the 1988 cult classic film of the same name. The much-anticipated reboot perfectly blends drama, love, rivalry, and comedy into a modern-day masterpiece.

Hard Sun

Hard Sun

Premieres: Mar. 7 at 3:00 AM
Network: Hulu
Genre: Crime

Morgaine's Opinion: Pick!
Even if it weren't a cool-sounding concept, I'd happily tune in just for Jim Sturgess.

Morgaine

Two London cops discover via the investigation of a hacker's death that the world is facing an apocalypse in five years.

Life Sentence

Life Sentence

Premieres: Mar. 7 at 9:00 PM
Network: FreeForm
Genre: Teen Drama

Rachel's Opinion: Pan!
Lucy Hale will be charming in anything, but there was already a better "cancer show" in recent years and that was Freeform's Chasing Life.

Rachel

Centers on a young woman (Lucy Hale) diagnosed with terminal cancer. When she finds out that she’s not dying after all, she has to learn to live with the choices she made when she decided to “live like she was dying.”

Champions

Champions

Premieres: Mar. 8 at 8:30 PM
Network: NBC
Genre: Comedy

Rachel's Opinion: Pick!
Can't believe we are already going to get Mindy Kaling and Anders Holm back on our screens!

Rachel

Champions centers on Vince, a charismatic gym owner with no ambition, who lives with his younger brother Matthew , a gorgeous idiot. Their simple life of women and working out is put on hold when the teenage son of Vince is dropped off on their doorstep by Priya, one of his old high school flings.

Instinct

Instinct

Premieres: Mar. 11 at 8:00 PM
Network: CBS
Genre: Crime

Jerrica's Opinion: Pan!
Sounds boring. And I'm pretty sure James Patterson is just a computer.

Jerrica

A former CIA agent who now works as a professor and author is asked to help the NYPD stop a serial killer. It's based on James Patterson's popular Murder Games novel.

Deception

Deception

Premieres: Mar. 11 at 10:00 PM
Network: ABC
Genre: Drama

Morgaine's Opinion: Pick!
This concept is so ridiculous, it just might work?

Morgaine

When his career is ruined by scandal, a superstar magicianhas only one place to turn to practice his art of deception, influence and illusion — the FBI. Using every trick in the book and inventing new ones, he will help the government catch the world’s most elusive criminals while staging the biggest illusions of his career.

For the People

For the People

Premieres: Mar. 13 at 10:00 PM
Network: ABC
Genre: Legal Drama

Rachel's Opinion: Pick!
I just desperately want Britt Robertson to be in a successful show for once. Shondaland, please save her!

Rachel

Set in the Southern District of New York Federal Court, aka “The Mother Court,” For the People follows brand new lawyers working for both the defense and the prosecution as they handle the most high profile and high stakes cases in the country – all as their personal lives intersect.

Rise

Rise

Premieres: Mar. 13 at 10:00 PM
Network: NBC
Genre: Drama

Rachel's Opinion: Pick!
This is pretty much my dream show.

Rachel

Based on the true story of teacher Lou Volpe, it's about the renowned theater program at a Pennsylvania high school.

Station 19

Station 19

Premieres: Mar. 22 at 9:00 PM
Network: ABC
Genre: Drama

Morgaine's Opinion: Pan!
We really don't need Grey's to turn into another Chicago Fire franchise.

Morgaine

Follows a group of heroic firefighters, including Grey-Sloan’s very own Dr. Ben Warren, at Seattle Fire Station 19 – from captain to newest recruit – as they risk their lives and hearts both in the line of duty and off the clock.

The Terror

The Terror

Premieres: Mar. 26 at 9:00 PM
Network: AMC
Genre: Thriller

Audrey's Opinion: Pan!
Loosely based on true events. Emphasis on LOOSELY.

Audrey

The first season of this anthology series is based on a novel that fictionalizes Captain Sir John Franklin's lost expedition that was looking for the Northwest Passage. This horror version incorporates a monster stalking the crew of the HMS Terror.

Roseanne

Roseanne

Premieres: Mar. 27 at 8:00 PM
Network: ABC
Genre: Comedy

Davis's Opinion: Pan!
Out of all of the show that could have been revived, this isn't one I'd hope show up.

Davis

A revival of the popular 1990s sitcom Roseanne, which centered on the everyday life of an American working-class family.

Splitting Up Together

Splitting Up Together

Premieres: Mar. 27 at 9:30 PM
Network: ABC
Genre: Comedy

Morgaine's Opinion: Pick!
Ellen Degeneres + Jenna Fischer make for a pretty irresistible recipe.

Morgaine

Splitting Up Together, based on the Danish series, stars Jenna Fischer and Oliver Hudson as a couple whose marriage is reignited by their divorce.

Alex, Inc.

Alex, Inc.

Premieres: Mar. 28 at 8:30 PM
Network: ABC
Genre: Comedy

Rachel's Opinion: Pan!
I like podcasts and Zach Braff (and love the podcast and company on which this series is based), but I just don't see this show working.

Rachel

Alex is in his mid-30s with a wife and two kids makes the crazy decision to quit his good job and dive into the brave new world of starting a business.

Siren

Siren

Premieres: Mar. 29 at 8:00 PM
Network: FreeForm
Genre: Fantasy

Audrey's Opinion: Pan!
Can we just leave mermaids alone and let them be beautiful, majestic mythical creatures? Why do they have to start walking and killing people?!

Audrey

A young girl arrives in a small coastal town and proves that the mythical sea creatures known as sirens really do exist — and it starts a war for the ocean.

Reverie

Reverie

Premieres: March 2018
Network: NBC
Genre: Science Fiction

Alex Elias's Opinion: Pick!
Sarah Shahi! This sounds like a combination of her two previous shows.

Alex Elias

A retired hostage negotiator is brought in to save people who have lost themselves inside a highly advanced virtual-reality program called Reverie.

The Crossing

The Crossing

Premieres: Apr. 2 at 10:00 PM
Network: ABC
Genre: Drama

Morgaine's Opinion: Pick!
This looks really good, I just hope it doesn't go the way of The 4400.

Morgaine

A time-travel story where American war refugees from the future travel back in time to present-day America, seeking asylum.