The multi-talented daughters of rap legend Run DMC’s Russell Simmons, Angela and Vanessa Simmons, are moving out of daddy Run’s House and trying to make it on their own in L.A. Along for the reality ride is their cousin Jessica, and their friend and aspiring singer Alycia. We hope Girls will offer some much-needed positive television role models for young black girls everywhere. Premieres January 5, on MTV.
The CW (aka 90s spinoff machine..yes Melrose Place is next!) is bringing new episodes back in January and we can’t wait to see who Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) ends up with, what’s the real deal with Anne-Dixon-Naomi’s new brother (Josh Henderson), and if Annie (Shenae Grimes) will lose her virginity to Ethan (Dustin Milligan).
Some say that Reaper was the best new show of 2007, and we can buy that argument (even though it was almost canceled). Mixing sci-fi, comedy, drama, and, most importantly, Satan, Reaper is one underdog we hope lasts a long time.
Season two debuts March 17th on The CW.
How can we not have American Idol on this list? The reality phenomenon is pop culture and dictates water-cooler discussion as long as it’s on. Besides, don’t you want a preview of who will be singing next year’s top-selling Christmas album?
Season eight kicks off January 13th on Fox.
Bret and Jemaine are hilarious, talented, and, let’s face it, adorably cute. A year and a half ago, no one knew who they were; now tickets for their shows are selling out in minutes. The funniest thing on HBO since Mr. Show.
Season two premieres January 18th on HBO.
We have our fingers crossed so tightly for this one they’re broken. A preview at Comic-Con left our jaws on the floor, and NBC is very high on this modern-day take on David and Goliath. And with Ian McShane on board, we know it’s going to be intense. Can Kings save NBC? We’ll be tuned in to find out.
Series premieres March 19th on NBC.
It’s been too long since day six ended, and with the year off, producers were able to go back and make sure season seven was top notch. 24: Redemption was an appetizer for what’s in store: no more CTU and the return of Tony Almeida.
Season seven premieres January 11th on Fox.
For seven gritty, peek-through-your-hands episodes, strike-shortened season one of AMC’s Breaking Bad totally caught us by surprise. Bryan Cranston delivered the performance of the year as Walter White, and Aaron Paul became one of our new favorite faces. And what’s not to like about a chemistry teacher making crystal meth to pay his oncologist bills?
Season two is slated for March on AMC.
Haters will say, “I don’t like science-fiction,” but they’re missing the point. Battlestar is one of the best dramas–spaceships or no spaceships–to come to television in a long, long time. The series ends in March, and we’re still waiting for that one last question to be answered.
Season 4.5 begins January 18th and the series finale is scheduled for March 20th on Sci-Fi Channel.
Ahem, pardon me while I ask, “WHERE and WHEN is the f%@*ing island!??!?!?!?”
Season five premieres January 21th on ABC.