Winter has come (No, don’t get too excited, Game of Thrones doesn’t come out until around Summer), and with it comes a whole bunch of new and returning shows to obsess over.  As such, TVEnthusiast is proud to present our  Winter 2016/2017 American TV preview.  This article covers shows premiering or returning between the months of December 2016 and February 2017.  The list is pruned down so as not to completely overwhelm you.  This article will be periodically updated, though not as thoroughly or frequently as our constantly updated US Schedule.

LAST UPDATED – January 25th, 2017 – 555 and The Patriot added.

January 12th, 2017 – Bates Motel and When We Rise added.
December 16th, 2016 – Sneaky Pete, Madiba, Superior Donuts, Training Day, Imposters, Legion, The Missing, and The Walking Dead.
December 15th, 2016 – The Detour.
December 14th, 2016 – The OA and Adventure Time: Islands.
December 9th, 2016 – Powerless and The Blacklist: Redemption.
December 8th, 2016 – Humans, The Good Fight and Z .
December 2nd, 2016 – Man Seeking Woman trailer added.
December 1st, 2016 – Santa Clarita Diet, Sense8, and Big Little Lies.


Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Pacific Heat – Netflix

This animated comedy from Australia is the latest Netflix original.

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Shut Eye – Hulu

Jeffrey Donovan (Burn Notice) stars in this new series about storefront Psychics.

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Captive – Netflix

A new documentary series at Netflix that explores the world of hostage taking.

Mozart in the Jungle – Amazon

Amazon’s comedy series about the Musicians of an orchestra returns.

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

The Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses – PBS

A follow up to The Hollow Crown mini series, this time focusing on Doctor Strange’s rise to power.

Friday, December 16th, 2016

The Man in the High Castle – Amazon

The Philip K Dick (Minority Report) adaptation about a post World War 2 America, in which the Nazi’s and Japan won the war continues.

The OA – Netflix

This mysterious series about the return of a missing blind girl, who now has sight, was given a release date a week ahead of its release.

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Andy Richter’s Home for the Holidays – Seeso

A new Christmas special starring Conan O’Brien’s hilarious sidekick.

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Trollhunters – Netflix

Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth) and DreamWorks Animation are bringing this 3d animated adventure to Netflix.

Travelers – Netflix

Netflix partnered with Canadian channel Showcase on this time traveling consciousness story.

Sense8 (Christmas Special) – Netflix

Little is known about this Christmas special for Netflix’s excellent Sense8

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

Doctor Who (Christmas Special) – BBC America

A Christmas without a Doctor Who Christmas special, is no Christmas at all.  This time The Doctor meets a superhero.


Written by Tyson Gifford

Tyson Gifford

Tyson wrote for Nintendo Enthusiast before being promoted as the first Editor in Chief of TVEnthusiast. He watches more television and anime than he should have any time for.