11 Hot Winter Shows We Can't Wait to Watch
Shades of Blue
Premieres: Jan. 7
Airs: Thursdays at 10 p.m. on NBC
Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Ray Liotta, Drea de Matteo
"I'd do anything to protect my children," executive producer Lopez, 46, says of finding common ground with her character, Harlee Santos, a corrupt Brooklyn detective who begrudgingly becomes an FBI informant. "This show is about good people who, having to make hard calls, sometimes do bad things."
Premieres: Jan. 17
Airs: Sundays at 10 p.m. on Showtime
Stars: Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Malin Akerman
"It's great getting to play a guy who is already in a position of power and is willing to do whatever he needs to get even further ahead," Lewis, 44, says of playing a hedge fund billionaire at war with a U.S. Attorney (Giamatti). "It's kill or be killed."
Kocktails with Khloé
Premieres: Jan. 20
Airs: Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on FYI
Stars: Khloé Kardashian
"I can't wait for fans to see what we have in store," Kardashian, 31, says of inviting viewers into her "home" (really, a set with a functional kitchen, dining area and living spaces) for eight episodes of talk-show fun.
Premieres: Jan. 24
Airs: Mondays at 8 p.m. on Fox
Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi
The truth is still out there. Almost 14 years after the sci-fi drama's final episode, the original cast has reunited for a six-part miniseries. "It's exceeded my expectations," Anderson, 47, says of the new adventure, which moves to Mondays after a Sunday night premiere.
Premieres: Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. on Fox
Stars: Julianne Hough, Aaron Tveit
"You can't be that sweet and not have a sassy side to you," Hough, 27, says of stepping into the sneakers made famous by Olivia Newton-John for a live performance of the classic musical. "Every girl can relate to finding that balance."
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Premieres: Feb. 2
Airs: Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on FX
Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Sarah Paulson, John Travolta
"As dramatic as it was to watch on TV, it was even more dramatic behind the scenes," says Paulson, 41, who plays prosecutor Marcia Clark in this limited series centered on the O.J. Simpson murder trial. (Yes, Kardashians appear!)
Premieres: Feb. 14
Airs: Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO
Stars: Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde
Set in the 1970s, Vinyl (produced by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger) chronicles the ups and downs of a record exec trying to bring his label back to prominence during "the height of classic rock as genres like punk, disco and hip- hop were just being introduced to the world," says Cannavale.
Premieres: Feb. 15 on Hulu
Stars: James Franco, Sarah Gadon
Based on the Stephen King book 11/22/63, this eight-episode series follows a teacher (Franco) as he travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
Premieres: March 2
Airs: Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on CBS
Stars: Gary Sinise
Criminal Minds (or, as Sinise calls it, "the mother ship") covers domestic FBI cases, but the spin-off is going global. "We go to a different country each week to search for and rescue Americans in jeopardy," says Sinise, 60. "There's a lot of real-life material to draw from."
Premieres: March 3
Airs: Sundays at 9 p.m. on ABC
Stars: Joan Allen, Alison Pill
"It's a thriller, but also about loss," says Pill, 30, who plays the daughter of a politician (Allen) running for governor just days after her missing son reemerges after a decade. But is he who he says he is? (Airs Sundays after a Thursday premiere.)
Premieres: March 24
Airs: Thursdays at 10 p.m. on ABC
Stars: Mireille Enos, Peter Krause
"It's James Bond meets The Thomas Crown Affair meets Romeo and Juliet," Enos, 40, says of the latest drama from executive producer Shonda Rhimes. Enos (The Killing) stars as Alice, a fraud investigator who is conned by her fiancé (Krause). "Alice and I both love to work really hard," she says. "The big difference is that Alice loves to do all of that hard work in a pair of crazy-tall heels."