Last we talked about movies, this week we talk about televsion. So here is the list of TV shows that are coming out in 2016 that are not yet in a perpetual hype-machine generating buzz. Again, we’re going to rule out shows that are returning.

So that means that even though we’re all excited for new Daredevil, Game of Thrones and even the massively anticpated return of X-Files, they won’t be on this list. Not even going to talk about new episodes of Full House coming out next month.

First of all, let’s get the obvious contenders out of the way. We’ve got Legends of Tomorrow coming out, which is a spin-off of Arrow and The Flash tv shows as DC and WB try to cobble together something to combat the juggernaut of the MCU. Legends of Tomorrow has 4 seasons of Arrow, 2 seasons of The Flash and (if you believe the rumours that Constantine will have some role to play) 13 episodes of Constantine to draw on for its look and feel and fanbase. I haven’t watched any of those shows so I doubt I’ll watch this one. But the internet seems excited.

Of course, along with the aforementioned Daredevil Season 2, Marvel has a new show for us too. Luke Cage is getting the Netflix series treatment too. This is also a spinoff since Cage featured pretty prominently in the Jessica Jones series. I do love Power Man so hey, I’ll watch this.

In case you thought indie comics weren’t getting new shows, then maybe you missed the time I watched a trailer for Preacher frame by frame. I’m incredibly nervous about how they’re going to transfer the crass content and over the top violence on AMC, but they did good things with Walking Dead so I’m on board for their attempt.

Anyways, with that out of the way, here are some of my “sleeper” picks for new shows.

baz-luhrmann-the-get-down-sliceThe Get Down

When I was looking through upcoming shows and I saw a musical drama starring Jimmy Smits, my eyes almost instinctively jumped ahead to the next thing. The most recent things I could think of that had Smits in them were the worst season of Dexter and the Star Wars prequels. Then I saw a name that made me jump back and do a little more digging.

Baz Luhrmann.
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