Network television channels NBC, FOX and ABC have brought back new episodes of their hit television shows and have introduced a collection of new shows to their winter lineup just in time for the new year.
Starting in January, NBC brought back “Chicago Fire” and its two spin-offs, “Chicago Med” and “Chicago P.D.” The network also brought back “The Blacklist,” “Heroes Reborn,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Undateable” and “The Mysteries of Laura.”
NBC also has introduced new shows to its lineup including: “Superstore,” a comedy series starring “Ugly Betty’s” America Ferrera; “Telenovela,” a slapstick comedy starring Eva Longoria; and “Shades of Blue,” a crime drama series starring Jennifer Lopez.
Deshanea Smith, junior graphic design major, said that of the updated winter show list, she most enjoys watching “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”
“It is a compelling and suspenseful show,” Smith said. “It really gives the viewers an idea of the reality of justice and how it is served.”
FOX introduced a handful of new shows to its fall lineup that are back on the air this season. “The Grinder,” starring Rob Lowe and Fred Savage, and “Grandfathered,” starring John Stamos and Josh Peck, are two of the new comedy series that have made their way onto the FOX winter lineup.
FOX also added “Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life,” along with returning hit series, “New Girl” and Emmy-winning “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” The longtime-running hit “American Idol” was picked up for its farewell season after dominating the reality show industry for 13 years.
Rachael Hirst, senior communications disorders major, said she likes to keep up with “New Girl” during her free time.
“The show has done a great job of developing each character and it’s hilarious,” Hirst said. “It’s perfect to watch after a long day to unwind and relax. I’m looking forward to seeing what twists and turns the show takes this next season.”
In the tradition of comedy Wednesdays, ABC brought back “The Middle,” “The Goldbergs,” “Modern Family” and “Blackish” on Wednesday evenings. Musical comedy “Galavant” will air on Sunday evenings and a new season of the hit reality television series, “The Bachelor,” is back for its 20th season.
Kaylan Cummins, sophomore architecture major, said she tunes in to watch “The Bachelor” Monday nights because she likes that it becomes a social event with the people with whom she watches it, and is looking forward to finding out the women’s true personalities later on in the season.