Midseason TV Preview: A Look at What’s New and to Return


While many of our fan favorite fall TV shows are about to – or have, make their midseason return, in the world of TV, there’s also a few new kids on the block. It’s time for a midseason TV preview 2020.

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Below you’ll find a small collection of upcoming (and already here) debuts of the “first round” of 2020 TV with later premieres during the summer months and the coveted-TV spot of a fall premiere! For now, I round up a few of the upcoming TV shows you can give a chance, and who knows, maybe even find your next binge!

Midseason TV Preview 2020

1: Deputy (Fox), January 2nd

This new to Fox drama follows an “old school” fifth generation lawman who does his best work when, free of political strings, he’s able to track down the bad guys.

2: Messiah (Netflix), January 1st

One of two new on Netflix originals, Roma Downy is involved in this production. It sounds interesting, but it has a TV-MA rating which makes me think it’ll be a little too intense for my liking. Available now on Netflix

3: Spinning Out (Netflix), January 1st

A new original series by Netflix, this one looks and sounds interesting, but it’s gotten tagged with a TV-MA rating which means the language is likely to be horrific (just because it can). Available now on Netflix

4: FBI: Most Wanted (CBS), January 7th

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Back when it debuted, I watched a few episodes of FBI, and quite enjoyed it. I haven’t gone back to watch more, but of course, I’m still curious about its spin-off!

5: Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (NBC), January 7th (Special Premiere)

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This one sounds as if it has a kind of Eli Stone concept with a splash of the quirkiness of Pushing Daisies. The “high concept” drama follows the titular character who is suddenly able to hear the songs in the hearts of her friends, co-workers and those around her. The impressive cast features Skylar Austin, Peter Gallagher, and special guest star Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls), plus Jane Levy plays as the title character.

6: Party of Five (Freeform), January 8th

Tackling hot button issues, this re-boot of the 90s classic shares the struggles of five siblings who take new directions after their parents are deported to Mexico.

7: 9-1-1: Lone Star (Fox), January 19th

From the creators of 9-1-1, another spin off stars Rob Lowe as an NY cop who moves to the Lone Star state, along with his son, and tries to find balance between his work and family.

8: Outmatched (Fox), January 23rd

A sitcom, this one sounds really fun and cute. It follows Maggie Lawson and Jason Biggs as parents who find themselves unusually outwitted by their high IQ children.

9: Indebted (NBC), February 6th

Fran Dresher makes a return to TV in this comedy that flips the generational script. In it we meet parents (Dresher, Steven Weber) who find themselves in financial trouble, and forced to move in with their married son and daughter-in-law.

10: Katy Keene (CW), February 6

Pretty sure this won’t be one I look into. Initially I was curious about the Lucy Hale led serial (seems the girl is quite at home on this network!), but after seeing it put in the same world as Riverdale (a show I’ve read about, and it’s not for me), I don’t know that I’ll give this one a chance. This show is tagged as a “spin off” that follows four Archie characters who chase some big city dreams.

ALSO NEW MIDSEASON TV: Council of Dads (Drama, NBC March 2020) | Flirty Dancing (Reality TV, Fox December 29) | Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector (Drama, NBC January 10) | Star Trek: Picard (Drama/Sci-Fi, CBS All-Access January 23) | Tommy (Drama, CBS February 6); and more!

RETURNING & PREMIERE (RETURN) MIDSEASON TV: Agatha Raising (Acorn, returns February 10) | Almost Family (Fox, returns January 1) | American Housewife (ABC, returns January 16) | Anne with an E (Drama, returns to Netflix January 3) | Arrow (CW, returns January 21) | The Brokenwood Mysteries (Acorn TV, returns January 6) | Criminal Minds (CBS, January 15) | Emergence (NBC, returns January 7) | Good Girls (NBC, February 16) | Last Man Standing (Fox, January 2) | Manifest (NBC, January 6) | Nancy Drew (CW, returns January 15) | The Resident (Fox, returns 7) | Stumptown (ABC, returns January 8) | and lots more!

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Midseason TV Preview: The Best of the New 2020 Shows. Talking through some of the midseason 2020 TV premieres; 9-1-1: Lone Star + MORE! Text © Rissi JC

There’s a conclusion to this curated little preview. Tell me, what are YOU excited to see? Have you read about any of these? Started to binge any of them already?? Did you find a new favorite – tell me, did I miss something you’re eager to see? Comment all of your midseason TV fangirl thoughts below!

About Rissi JC

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  1. I think I’ll try FBI: Most Wanted and 9-1-1: Lone Star because I’ve really been enjoying the original shows. Also looking forward to Manifest coming back!

    1. I really like “FBI” or what I saw of it, but haven’t seen “9-1-1” with exception to the final 2 minutes of an episode a month ago. Hope you enjoy these spin-offs, and yay for “Manifest.” It’s been a while, but when I left off, I was hooked on that one! :)

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