Winter-TV Preview: The Crown, The Chi, and More Shows to Watch For

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While the idea of “winter television” might’ve elicited a few eye rolls back in the day — especially compared to the more popular fall and spring seasons — the current lineup of TV premieres for the chillier months are more competitive than ever. Below, browse some of the standout premieres on network and cable TV that’ll make their way to small screens over the next few months, as well as a frequently updated schedule for when each show will premiere. ’Tis the season!

Marvel’s Runaways, November 21, Hulu

If you ever wanted to know what the creators of Gossip Girl would do with a Marvel series, it’s your lucky day. Marvel’s Runaways follows a ragtag group of six high-schoolers who accidentally discover that their parents are criminal masterminds known collectively as “the Pride,” so they decide to unite their angsty teen powers and take them down to save the world. Let’s just hope their SAT prep doesn’t get in the way.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, November 29, Amazon

To fill the Gilmore Girls Thanksgiving void from last year, Amy Sherman-Palladino concocted yet another fast-paced comedy for our viewing enjoyment. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel tells the story of a young, Jewish, 1950s housewife (Rachel Brosnahan) who, after her husband leaves her for another woman, inadvertently discovers that she has a real knack for stand-up when she drunkenly commandeers the stage at a Greenwich Village nightclub. She decides to pursue her gift with the help of an aspiring manager (Alex Borstein), much to the chagrin of her family and friends.

The Crown, December 8, Netflix

Savor your last bit of Claire Foy’s Elizabeth while you can. Before the cast departs to make way for a new set of actors in the upcoming seasons, The Crown’s sophomore outing promises just as many icy stares and beautifully ornate costumes as you can imagine — as well as a peek behind palace doors as Elizabeth reacts to the Suez Crisis and the Profumo Affair. Oh, and Princess Margaret’s new debonair beau, of course.

Grown-ish, January 3, Freeform

Black-ish’s Yara Shahidi gets her very own spinoff, Grown-ish, which finds her freshman college student Zoey Johnson navigating the ins and outs of living away from home — crazy roommate, instant ramen, and all — for the first time. But despite a burgeoning checking account thanks to her parents, Zoey isn’t going to have an easy time when she gets to campus. Ah, the naivety of the youths these days.

The Chi, January 7, Showtime

Master of None’s breakout Emmy winner Lena Waithe serves as the creator and executive producer of The Chi, a coming-of-age drama set in Waithe’s hometown of Chicago. Given the talent involved — from Waithe and director Rick Famuyiwa to actors like Straight Outta Compton’s Jason Mitchell and Moonlight star Alex Hibbert — the show’s focus on day-to-day life and struggle in Chicago’s South Side could wind up being something special..

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, January 17, FX

The next outing of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story anthology series will explore the tragic murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace, who was killed in front of his Miami mansion in 1997. Come for Penelope Cruz’s bleach-blonde performance of Gianni’s grief-stricken sister, Donatella Versace, and stay for the multiple scenes of Ricky Martin in a colorful Speedo as Antonio D’Amico.

The Alienist, January 22, TNT

Cary Fukunaga gives the small-screen treatment to this popular Caleb Carr novel, and no, it doesn’t actually revolve around aliens. Set in the Gilded Age of 1896, The Alienist follows a pre-presidential Theodore Roosevelt — when he was a New York City police commissioner — as he enlists the help of a newspaper illustrator (Luke Evans), criminal psychologist (Daniel Brühl), and secretary (Dakota Fanning) to hunt down the culprit who is murdering young boys. The closer they inch to the truth, the more trouble they find themselves in.

Sunday, November 19
10 p.m. Search Party, TBS

Tuesday, November 21
12 a.m. Marvel’s Runaways, Hulu

Wednesday, November 22
12 a.m. Godless, Netflix

Thursday, November 23
12 a.m. She’s Gotta Have It, Netflix
8 p.m. Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars, PBS

Wednesday, November 29
12 a.m. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Amazon
9 p.m. Vikings, History

Thursday, November 30
10:30 p.m. It’s Suppertime!, Viceland

Friday, December 1
12 a.m. Easy, Netflix
12 a.m. Dark, Netflix
8 p.m. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., ABC

Monday, December 4
9 p.m. Vanderpump Rules, Bravo
10 p.m. Cash Cab, Discovery

Wednesday, December 6
12 a.m. Shut Eye, Hulu
10 p.m. Knightfall, History
10 p.m. Happy!, Syfy

Thursday, December 7
8 p.m. Psych: The Movie, USA
9 p.m. The Great American Baking Show, ABC
10 p.m. Beerland, Viceland

Friday, December 8
12 a.m. The Crown, Netflix
12 a.m. The Grand Tour, Amazon

Wednesday, December 13
8 p.m. The Librarians, TNT

Friday, December 15
12 a.m. Jean-Claude Van Johnson, Amazon
12 a.m. Wormwood, Netflix
12 a.m. The Ranch, Netflix

Monday, December 18
10 p.m. Gunpowder, HBO

Monday, December 25
9 p.m. Call the Midwife, PBS

Monday, January 1
12 a.m. The Frozen Dead, Netflix
12 a.m. Lovesick, Netflix
8 p.m. The Bachelor, ABC
9 p.m. Valor, The CW

Tuesday, January 2
9 p.m. LA to Vegas, FOX
10 p.m. Chicago Med, NBC

Wednesday, January 3
8 p.m. Grown-ish, Freeform
8 p.m. The Blacklist, NBC
8 p.m. The X-Files, FOX
9 p.m. 9-1-1, FOX
10 p.m. Chicago PD, NBC

Thursday, January 4
8 p.m. Superstore, NBC
8:30 p.m. The Good Place, NBC
9 p.m. Will & Grace, NBC
9:30 p.m. Great News, NBC
10 p.m. Chicago Fire, NBC

Friday, January 5
8 p.m. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The CW

Sunday, January 7
8 p.m. The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC
10 p.m. The Chi, Showtime
Star Trek: Discovery, CBS All Access

Tuesday, January 9
8 p.m. The Fosters, Freeform
9 p.m. This Is Us, NBC

Wednesday, January 10
8:30 p.m. Alone Together, Freeform
9 p.m. The Magicians, Syfy
10 p.m. If Loving You Is Wrong, OWN
10 p.m. Slutever, Viceland

Friday, January 12
8 p.m. Blindspot, NBC
9 p.m. Taken, NBC
12 a.m. Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams, Amazon

Sunday, January 14
9 p.m. Victoria, PBS
10 p.m. Divorce, HBO
10:30 p.m. Crashing, HBO

Monday, January 15
8 p.m. Supergirl, The CW

Tuesday, January 16
8 p.m. The Flash, The CW
9 p.m. Black Lightning, The CW
10 p.m. The Paynes, OWN

Wednesday, January 17
8 p.m. Riverdale, The CW
9 p.m. Dynasty, The CW
10 p.m. Corporate, Comedy Central
10 p.m. The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, FX
The Path, Hulu

Thursday, January 18
8 p.m. Beyond, Freeform
8 p.m. Supernatural, The CW
8 p.m. Grey’s Anatomy, ABC
9 p.m. Scandal, ABC
9 p.m. Arrow, The CW
10 p.m. How to Get Away With Murder, ABC
10 p.m. Portlandia, IFC

Friday, January 19
11 p.m. High Maintenance, HBO
Grace and Frankie, Netflix

Sunday, January 21
8 p.m. Counterpart, Starz

Monday, January 22
9 p.m. The Alienist, TNT
9 p.m. Mosaic, HBO

Tuesday, January 23
10 p.m. Baskets, FX
10 p.m. Bellevue, WGN America
10 p.m. Drunk History, Comedy Central
10 p.m. The Quad, BET
10 p.m. Hate Thy Neighbor, Viceland
10:30 p.m. The Detour, TBS

Wednesday, January 24
8 p.m. Schitt’s Creek, Pop
8:30 p.m. Let’s Get Physical, Pop
10:00 p.m. Waco, Paramount Network
10:30 p.m. Hollywood Love Story, Viceland

Friday, January 26
9 p.m. Jane the Virgin, The CW
12 a.m. One Day at a Time, Netflix

Sunday, January 28
7:30 p.m. The 60th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS

Thursday, February 1
9:30 p.m. A.P. Bio, NBC

Friday, February 2
11:30 p.m. 2 Dope Queens, HBO
Altered Carbon, Netflix

Sunday, February 3
10 p.m. The Artful Detective, Ovation

Friday, February 9
TBD, XXIII Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony, NBC

Sunday, February 11
8 p.m. Our Cartoon President, Showtime
9 p.m. Homeland, Showtime
9 p.m. Here and Now, HBO

Monday, February 12
8 p.m. Legends of Tomorrow, The CW

Wednesday, February 14
This Close, Sundance Now

Friday, February 16
12 a.m. Mozart in the Jungle, Amazon

Monday, February 19
10 p.m. X Company, Ovation

Friday, February 23
12 a.m. The Tick, Amazon
12 a.m. Seven Seconds, Netflix

Sunday, February 25
9 p.m. Ash vs. Evil Dead, Starz

Monday, February 26
9:30 p.m. Living Biblically, CBS
10 p.m. Shoot the Messenger, WGN
10 p.m. UnREAL, Lifetime
10 p.m. Good Girls, NBC

Wednesday, February 28
The Looming Tower, Hulu
10 p.m. Designated Survivor, ABC

Friday, March 2
8 p.m. Once Upon a Time, ABC
12 a.m. B: The Beginning, Netflix

Sunday, March 4
The Good Fight, CBS All Access

Wednesday, March 7
Hard Sun, Hulu
10 p.m. Hap and Leonard: Two Bear Mambo, SundanceTV

Thursday, March 8
The Oath, Crackle
12 a.m. Jessica Jones, Netflix

Friday, March 9
12 a.m. Love, Netflix

Sunday, March 11
8 p.m. Instinct, CBS

Tuesday, March 13
10 p.m. Rise, NBC

Wednesday, March 21
Krypton, Syfy

Monday, March 26
9 p.m. The Terror, AMC

Tuesday, March 27
8 p.m. Roseanne, ABC

Thursday, March 29
8 p.m. Siren, Freeform

Winter TV Preview 2018: The Crown, The Chi, and More