More Comedy, Drama and Reality TV Shows Are Returning for Midseason Premieres
More fun, more drama and more reality TV shows are returning for your viewing pleasure.
There were a plethora of January primetime TV winter premieres, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t more to come. Soaps.com has details on February and spring returns of the drama, comedy, superhero and reality TV shows our readers told us they enjoyed in a recent poll.
The Flash returns to The CW on February 4 as Barry (Grant Gustin) grapples with surviving the Crisis on Infinite Earths event. However, Earth is still in danger from a new threat in the form of a secret organization that Iris (Candice Patton) sets out to expose, thereby putting her life in even more jeopardy. When a crime-fighting Barry notices differences in his lady love, she worriedly explains she has to plan for a possible life without him.
Roswell, New Mexico
Season 2 of the rebooted Roswell, New Mexico series premieres on The CW March 16. Showrunner Carina Adly MacKenzie took to Twitter to tease what’s to come for the alien centered series starring soap opera alum Nathan Parsons as Max Evans (Ethan Lovett, General Hospital) and Trevor St. John (Todd Manning/Victor Lord Jr., One Life to Live) as Jesse Manes. In her thread, MacKenzie previewed that Liz’s (Jeanine Mason) mom comes to town, there will be a spooky Halloween type episode as well as a 21st birthday flashback, Arrow and Supernatural alum Madison McLaughlin will guest star, and a currently straight identifying character will identify as something else by the end of the season. Other casting news includes original Max Evans, Jason Behr, joining Roswell, New Mexico’s second season along with Gaius Charles (Friday Night Lights) and Jamie Clayton (Sense8).
How to Get Away with Murder
After taking a long hiatus after the mid-season finale on November 21, 2019, How to Get Away with Murder returns to wrap up its final season on April 2. The season finale will then air on May 14 on ABC, hopefully answering who killed Asher, if Wes (Alfred Enoch) is really alive and if Annalise (Viola Davis) is really dead. In an interview with TVLine, actor Jack Falahee (Connor Walsh) previewed that his character’s parents show up after his arrest for Asher’s (Matt McGorry) murder, Connor and Michaela (Aja Naomi King) are each offered plea deals, and Connor and Oliver’s (Conrad Ricamora) marriage is understandably strained.
Other dramas set to premiere include NCIS: New Orleans returning to CBS on February 16 and ABC’s The Rookie, starring more soap opera alum Nathan Fillion (Joey Buchanan, One Life to Live) and Eric Winter (Rex Brady, Days of our Lives), on February 23.
The comedy, that originally aired on FOX, premieres its 7th season February 6 on NBC. Starring Melissa Fumero (Adriana Cramer, One Life to Live) and Andy Samberg (Saturday Night Live), the series returns with two back to back episodes beginning at 8:00 PM ET. Brooklyn Nine-Nine welcomes one of Samberg’s former SNL co-stars in the new season as Vanessa Bayer recurs as a uniformed officer who gets paired with Captain Holt (Andre Braugher) during his forced patrol duty.
The 4th season of HBO’s comedy premieres on April 12. The season will pick up after season 3 ended on Issa getting a job she’s actually passionate about, Molly (Yvonne Orji) entering a real relationship and Tiffany (Amanda Seales) giving birth, distinguishing her as the only one of the friend group to have a child.
The Masked Singer
The Bold and Beautiful’s Reese Buckingham, Wayne Brady, just won The Masked Singer season two. Now, more celebrities (touted as the biggest names yet) are prepared to sing their hearts out under outlandish costumes for the same honor when the hit reality show returns for its third season. Premiering after Super Bowl LIV on FOX February 2, Jamie Foxx will serve as a guest panelist. The Masked Singer will then move to its regular night on Wednesdays beginning February 5. Jason Biggs (Outmatched) and Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait) will also appear as guest panelists during the season.
The 40th season of CBS’ hit reality show premieres on February 12. Survivor: Winners at War kicks off with a two-hour event welcoming back 20 winners from previous seasons to compete against each other for $2 million, the largest jackpot in reality show history. Those returning for ultimate glory include Natalie Anderson, winner of season 29’s San Juan del Sur; Jeremy Collins winner of season 31’s Second Chance; Wendell Holland, winner of season 36’s Ghost Island; Yul Kwon, winner of season 13’s Cook Islands; Rob Mariano, winner of season 22’s Redemption Island, as well as his wife Amber, who won Survivor: All-Stars; Denise Stapley, winner of season 25’s Philippines; and more.
American Idol also returns to ABC on February 16, while NBC’s The Voice debuts its 18th season on February 24 with singer Nick Jonas replacing judge Gwen Stefani.
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