Top 5 upcoming TV shows of 2016

The new year promises to bring us a barrage of new TV shows to fill up our pristine new calendars, but we’ve narrowed down the picks a bit and yes, just like every new year, it is laced with nostalgia.

The X-Files, debuts January 24 Fox is reviving the mind-bending sci-fi cop show as a mini-series with 90s stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson returning as agents Mulder and Scully.

The show ran for nine seasons in its first run and the teasers are hinting at major twists packed into its compact running time. (Photo: Instagram, @thexfilesfox) Billions, debuts January 17 Showtime cast Homeland’s Damian Lewis as a daring New York attorney who is hell-bent on chasing down a Wall Street hedge fund manager who might have done more than the usual bit of risky business. This one looks set to ride the coattails of The Wolf of Wall Street and The Big Short in exposing Wall Street’s sketchy underbelly in nail-biting fashion.

Twin Peaks, air date TBD Showtime has also achieved a remarkable feat by reviving this spooky series 25 years after its cancellation — with much of the production crew and cast in tact. Weird and wonderful filmmaker David Lynch is back in the seat for this one and his co-writer Mark Frost promises the show will reflect the passage of time rather than being a rehashed reboot of the cult favorite.

Fuller House, debuts February 26 Netflix rounds out our revivalist picks for the year with probably the most anticipated pick of the bunch. This time it will be D.J. Tanner-Fuller, played by Candace Cameron Bure, who will need help with her three kids. Unfortunately for fans of the celebrity twins, Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen will not be returning to the show, but John Stamos and Bob Saget will, albeit in reduced roles.

Vinyl, debuts February 14 Martin Scorcese, HBO, Mick Jagger and Valentine’s Day sound like a good combination? With one of cinema’s most gritty directors and rock ’n roll’s greatest frontman producing, this one promises a match made in heaven of all kinds of sex, drugs and outrageous debauchery played out by stars Bobby Cannavale and Olivia Wilde.


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