Anew year brings new goals, new friends, and new media for all. Musicians create new music, producers start selling new movie scripts, and creators start brainstorming how to keep people interested in television. 2015 promises to be a great year in television, with a few new shows airing and some old favorites coming back.
One of the first new shows starting this coming year, and one of the most highly anticipated, is Marvel’s “Agent Carter”. If anyone is familiar with the Captain American story, they’ll recognize Agent Peggy Carter as Steve Roger’s love interest. She, however, is much more than that in her new show. Peggy, in the wake of losing her love, has to balance life as a marginalized, single woman in the 1940’s with her life as a double agent for both the SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve) and Howard Stark, risking life and limb for the good of her country. Hayley Atwell reprises her role as Agent Peggy Carter, with the show premiering on January 6th at 8/7 central on ABC Family.
What if you could go back in time and change the past to save humanity? Would you take the challenge? One such challenge is taken on by James Cole in the new Syfy thriller “12 Monkeys”, premiering on January 16th at 9/8 central. Cole, using an unstable method of time travel, goes back to the past, in this case, 2015, to try and eradicate a virus that in the future will have killed 93% of the population. Cole must try to save humanity in time-or accept that it may be too late. Aaron Stanford plays James Cole in the new show, and it promises to be an interesting take on a an old trope.
2015 also seems like the year to bring back documentary style shows, and one such premiere is “Nightwatch”, created by Dick Wolf. “Nightwatch” follows the lives of real-life graveyard shift EMTs in one of the most dangerous cities-New Orleans. These people risk their lives to help others, and this show gives a look into their lives. “Nightwatch” premires on January 22nd on A&E at 10/9 central.
This new year also shows some new favorites returning, some for a final season and some just getting started. “Glee” returns for a final farewell, as season six will be the last season of the hit musical show. The old friends return to Lima, some closer than others. Between dropouts, humiliating experiences, and breakups, each one goes their own way, but you can never stray too far. Blaine is still upset from his breakup with Kurt and returns to Ohio to coach the Warblers, Rachel comes back to teach at McKinley and coach New Directions with Kurt, and they bring back the old gang to help recruit. Glee returns January 9th at 8/7 central on FOX.
Ryan Murphy hasn’t stopped with Glee, however, as his smash hit “American Horror Story” returns with the final three episodes of “Freakshow”. Dandy delivers troubling news, Maggie sets out to prove her love and loyalty to Jimmy, and the freaks heighten security as Stanley poses more of a threat. Will they be able to protect their loving freak show? “Freakshow” returns on January 14th at 10/9 central on FX.
Some shows are starting 2015 with a bang-or a blow. In the wake of learning the identity of Sam Keating’s killer, the characters of ABC’s “How to Get Away With Murder” must deal with the aftermath of their actions-and whatever comes next. Between keeping secrets of their own, and dealing with their instructor’s secrets, the group of students have a lot on their plate for the coming premier, which airs on January 29th at 10/9 central.

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