When autumn rolls around, this is the small screen entertainment industry’s playground. It’s the time of year when every. Not to be outdone by its shining sister the winter TV 2019 season or formally known as “midseason,” TV also has some newbies on the way.
That’s right, as we enter a new season in which the weather changes, for us binge-watchers, this means new TV shows to discover.
To be honest, same as goes for the fall TV season, I’ll repeat what I said then: most of these will be shows I’ll likely watch an episode or two of, and forget about. Really, this probably isn’t a bad thing considering all of the shows I’m currently watching. Some of which I watch more faithfully than others, while there are some I am way (like multiple seasons) out of the loop on.
But let’s shift our focus back to the new (and upcoming!) TV premieres. I’m excited about a few from this list (even with many buckling to PC pressure), and of those I am excited about, well I do so hope they live up to these expectations. Since today is return or premiere day for many shows, and many more to follow them up during the week, it seems today is the perfect day to share Finding Wonderland’s little preview.
Grab your favorite warm drink, cozy blanket and find that favorite spot on the couch! It’s time for midseason TV. Let’s have a look at (some of) the winter 2019 TV line up! The shows are sorted by premiere date, and then A-Z.
Winter TV 2019 Preview
1: Roswell: New Mexico (CW) – January 15th
For many, Rosewell was a kind of cult following show they “grew up” with. Unless you count my seeing an episode or two from iTunes last year as a viewer (I don’t), then I don’t really know anything about this. Some of the original cast is in this re-boot though, so I’m sure fans are in for a treat.
2: A Discovery of Witches (Sundance Now) – January 17th
Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, this one co-stars Teresa Palmer with Matthew Goode (of Downton Abbey) in a story about a woman who is both historian and witch. When she accesses deep dark secrets, she must seek help from someone quite unexpected.
3: I Am the Night (TNT) – January 28th
Chris Pine leads the case in this new series that sounds eerie, and as if it’ll have the typical TV-MA drama “tag” from TNT. It follows a disgraced reporter and an orphan teenage girl who team up in order to uncover the secrets of her birth.
4: Proven Innocent (Fox) – February 15th
This one follows a legal team who take on wrongful conviction cases. Not sure I’m really in the mood for another legal drama, but then again, I’ve also not found one I like so well as the long-since cancelled JAG, so maybe between this and The Code, I’ll find one this year.
5: The Enemy Within (NBC) – February 25th
Morris Chestnut plays an FBI agent who’s paired with a notorious traitor in order to catch a “most wanted” spy.
6: Whiskey Cavalier (ABC) – February 27th
An FBI agent and tough-as-nails CIA operative team up to form an inner-agency, specialized unit who work together to fight
7: The Village (NBC) – March 12th
This one looks as if it wants to try and capitalize on people’s adoration for This is Us. It’s about a group of varying Brooklyn residents who live together in an apartment building and form unique bonds, all of which tend towards familial.
8: The Fix (ABC) – March 18th
Robin Tunney (The Mentalist) returns to TV as a DA who’s career ending case loss sends her to a quiet Washington town. But when the A-list actor who she wasn’t able to prosecute is accused of murder (again), she’s lured back to LA. With a producer who worked on the OJ Simpson trial, I suspect this one will be loosely based on real facts. Plus, I’m excited to see Robin in something again, and Marc Blucas co-stars alongside a recurring role for Molly Quinn (Castle).
9: In the Dark (CW) – April 4th
According to its mini summary, this new drama is about a young “blind woman [who] tries to solve her friend’s murder.” Sounds like it might be a little eerie at times, but also interesting…?
10: The Code (CBS) – April 9th
A military legal drama that I’d love to see piggy-back off of the success of JAG! A courtroom drama that centers on the military always makes the genre more interesting. It also doesn’t hurt that CBS does a bang up job with military stories. (And yes, I did watch JAG on DVD and became addicted to Army Wives later on, too.) PS: Anna Wood will co-star who some may remember from the short-lived Reckless.
11: The InBetween (NBC) – UNKNOWN
Following in Medium’s footsteps (or this is the feeling I get – I never did watch the show), this one is about a woman who can communicate with the dead. Because of this, she assists the NYPD with their case load. Arrow’s Paul Blacktorn co-stars.Love to binge watch new TV shows!? Discover the winter TV 2019 shows that arrive for 'midseason.' New Year & New TV | Your Next Winter 2019 Obsession is Here! Click To Tweet
MORE NEW TV | Timeless (NBC finale movie) aired December 20; Schooled (ABC) January 9; Fam (CBS) January 10; Carmen Sandiego (Netflix) January 18; The Red Line (CBS) April 28.
RETURNING SHOWS | A.P. Bio (NBC) March 9; The Blacklist (NBC); Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC) January 10; Good Girls (NBC) March 10; Gotham (Fox); Jane the Virgin (CW); The Magicians (SyFy) January 23; Ransom (CBS) February 16; Red Line (CBS); Shadowhunters (Freeform) January 25; Star Trek: Discovery (CBS) January 17; Suits (USA Network) January 23; Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix) January 25; Victoria (ITV) January 13; and MANY more!
Tell me, which of these winter TV 2019 shows are you most excited for? Did I miss the one you’ve made DVR space for? Comment below with all of your favorite TV obsessions – current or upcoming. I’d love to know your thoughts.
Thank you for visiting Finding Wonderland
ps: please excuse the “disorder.” you can read more about Finding Wonderland’s changes, new follow options and why archive posts are a royal mess in my “Disorder + Feedback” post!