Upcoming Shows of 2020


Art by Ryan Healy

Kaitlyn Kittredge, Staff Writer

With a new year comes new resolutions, new people, and most excitingly new TV shows. Take a look at eight of the most anticipated television series of 2020.

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist: In this new high-concept drama, Zoey Clarke plays an intelligent computer coder, heading towards San Francisco. After an unusual event, Zoey starts hearing the  thoughts, wants, and desires of all the people surrounding her, including family members, co-workers, and complete strangers, communicated through popular songs. In the beginning, Zoey questions her sanity, however after receiving some guidance from her musical neighbor, Mo, and dealing with a breakthrough with her father, she realizes that this curse might just be an amazing gift.

Starring: Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, Alex Newell, Peter Gallagher, Mary Steenburgen, and John Clarence Stewart 

Where to Watch: NBC

Released On: January 7, 2020

Party Of Five: After their parents were suddenly deported back to Mexico, five Acosta children, Emilio, Lucia, Beto, Valentina and baby Rafa, navigate daily life struggles to survive as a family unit. Forced to take on responsibility and play the role of parents, for which they aren’t prepared for, the siblings must grow up quickly and learn how to live with only one another.

Starring: Emily Tosta, Niko Guardado, Brandon Larracuente, and Elle Paris Legaspi

Where to Watch: Freeform

Released On: January 8, 2020

Star Trek: Picard: Star Trek is a science-fiction television series that is based around the adventures of the starship USS Enterprise and its crew. The new series will follow Jean-Luc’s journey, going forward to the next chapter of his life. In the show, Sir Patrick Stewart returns to continue his role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played on Star Trek: The Next Generation, for seven seasons. 

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Jeri Ryan, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, Isa Briones, Michelle Hurd, Alison Pill, Evan Evagora, Santiago Cabrera and Harry Treadaway

Network: CBS All Access

Released On: January 23, 2020

The New Pope: The New Pope, a drama television series, directed and created by Paolo Sorrentino, is a continuation of the 2016 series, The Young Pope. The Young Pope focused on a young, American pope that highly elevated the Catholic church and put it in a new conservative direction, causing disruption in and out of the Vatican. 

Starring: Jude Law, John Malkovich, Silvio Orlando, Cécile de France, Ludivine Sagnier, Javier Cámara, Henry Goodman, Massimo Ghini and Mark Ivanir

Network: HBO, Canal+, Sky Atlantic

Released On: January 10, 2020

Deputy: In the show, Deputy, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is one of the largest police forces in the world -until the elected Sheriff dies and the most unqualified man takes the position. That man is Bill Hollister, a lawman from the fifth-generation that is only interested in justice. Nobody stands a chance with Bill in office, however through military decisions, meeting new people, and the dangers of the job, Bill finds his way.

Starring: Brian Van Holt, Siena Goines, and Shane Paul McGhie

Where to Watch: FOX

Released On: January 2, 2020

AJ and the Queen: This Netflix series focuses on drag queen Ruby Red, played by RuPaul Charles, traveling across the country in an old, run down RV. While on her journey discovering the world, she comes across a tough and bold stowaway, AJ. With AJ as her sidekick, Ruby takes on the life of drag, hardships and all. 

Starring: RuPaul Charles, Izzy G., Michael-Leon Wooley 

Where to Watch: Netflix

Released On: January 10, 2020

The Healing Powers of Dude: Noah, an 11-year-old boy struggling with a social anxiety disorder, is about to start middle school. To get him through the stress of junior high, Noah finds strength in a dog named Dude. Dude guides Noah through hard times in his life, however Dude might need Noah just as much as Noah needs him. 

Starring: Jace Chapman, Larisa Oleynik, Steve Zahn, Tom Everett Scott, Laurel Emory, Sophie Kim and Mauricio Lara

Where to Watch: Netflix

Released On: January 13, 2020

Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector: This show, inspired by the best-selling novel, is about an insane serial killer who unexpectedly disappears. When a murder leads back to his return, highly intelligent detective, Lincoln Rhyme, steps out of retirement and into action. After meeting Amelia Sachs, the duo is determined to solve the case; however, when a killer is always one step ahead it isn’t an easy task. 

Starring: Tate Ellington, Courtney Grosbeck, Russell Hornsby, Michael Imperioli, Ramses Jimenez, Arielle Kebbel, Brooke Lyons, Brían F. O’Byrne and Roslyn Ruff

Where To Watch: NBC

Released On: January 1, 2020