New Year, Who Dis? Hah, sorry. Was dying to say that from the last 2 weeks. Anyways, here we are in the new year 2020, as well as the beginning of the new decade. The winters will be over soon and the days will get bigger, giving us less time to cuddle up with our favorite bunny, (or humans in some cases), watch TV and sleep. Before that happens, chain yourself in front of the TV and get ready to watch these new shows dropping in January & February 2020. You can manage to watch the returning shows somewhere in between.
New Shows In January & February 2020
Starting off with the new shows that you might not know about yet. We’ll give you a brief introduction of the plot, cast, release date and where to watch the show.
Katy Keene | The CW
Katy Keene, a musical dramedy, is coming to the TV screens next month. It is a spin-off of Riverdale, and everyone loves Riverdale. Lucy Hale will be playing the lead role of Katy Keene, one of the four aspiring artists on the show with their origins from Riverdale. They want to attain success on Broadway.
The series is based on Archie Comics characters and it will show how struggling artists with various talents try to make it to the spotlight.
Katy Keene Release Date: Premieres on The CW on February 6, 2020.
Shows To Watch: Duncanville | Fox
If you are into animated shows, then this is definitely for you. Being an animated sitcom, the show revolves around the life of Duncan, an average kid, that wants to succeed in his life without wearing a suit or a tie.
Duncanville voice-over crew includes Amy Poehler, Ty Burrell, Wiz Khalifa, Rashida Jones, and Riki Lindhome. Amy Poehler is, actually, Duncan Harris- the 15-year old boy. She is also voicing over for Annie Harris.
Rashida Jones & Amy Poehler have both worked in Park & Recreation before. This makes it their second show together. Moreover, Amy Poehler is also co-creator of the show along with Mike Scully & Julie Scully, The Simpsons’ writers. All the more reasons to watch the show.
Duncanville Release Date: Premieres on Fox on February 16, 2020.
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist | NBC
Not really an upcoming show, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist has already premiered on NBC. But only 1 episode is out yet, so yeah, we are still on time. Just like Katy Keene, it is also a dramedy but with a different story.
Zoey Clarke, played by Jane Levy, is a coder who gets promoted as an engineering manager. Where the music comes in? Well, Zoey is in a freak accident that gives her a superpower of reading people’s thoughts, in the form of popular songs. Hence, the name Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.
The cast includes Alex Newell, Skylar Astin, Lauren Graham, and Mary Steenburgen.
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Release Date: Premiered on NBC on January 7, 2020.
Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens | Comedy Central
Catch Awkwafina in a self-titled comedy series, Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens. The great news about this show is that it has already been renewed for another season by Comedy Central. Awkwafina must be really killing it in the show.
The cast includes Awkwafina, as Awkwafina and Nora Lum, that is a fictionalized version of herself. Other cast members are BD Wong, Bowen Yang, and Lori Tan Chinn. The story revolves around Nora Lum who navigates her young adulthood in New York with the help of her father and grandmother as well as a cousin.
Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens Release Date: Premieres on Comedy Central on January 22, 2020.
Star Trek: Picard | CBS All-Access
Adding another series to the Star Trek franchise, Star Trek: Picard is the 8th series of the franchise and it centers on Jean-Luc Picard. Patrick Stewart returns to the screens as Picard and he is a retired Starfleet admiral now. Stewart last portrayed the character in Star Trek: Nemesis, a 2002 film.
Star Trek: Picard story revolves around the 24th century, 20 years after the Star Trek: Nemesis. The main cast includes Santiago Cabrera, Alison Pill, and Michelle Hurd. Whereas; returning cast includes Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis, Jeri Ryan, and Jonathan Frakes.
The show has already been renewed for a second season before its premiere.
Star Trek: Picard Release Date: Premieres on CBS All-Access (in the US) on January 23, 2020. Amazon Prime Video will stream the show in over 200 countries, within 24 hours of its US Release.
Shows To Watch: High Fidelity | Hulu
Based on the 1995 best-seller novel written by Nick Hornby, High Fidelity season 1 has 10 episodes. And the whole season will be available on Hulu soon. What makes this show special is the story, the fact that High Fidelity novel sold over a million copies. Oh, and it was adapted into a feature film in 2000 whereas; a broadway musical in 2006.
High Fidelity is a rom-com TV series, where the story revolves around Rob (Zoë Kravitz). She is a fan of pop culture, music, and Top Five lists, and she also owns a record store. Other cast members include David H. Holmes, Jake Lacy, and Kingsley Ben-Adir.
High Fidelity Release Date: Premiers on Hulu on February 14, 2020, Valentine’s Day.