Can you believe that we’re already more than halfway through 2016? With so many of our favourite television shows just concluding not too long ago (“Descendants Of The Sun” and the latest being “Game of Thrones“), we need new ones to fill up our time slots.

There are a lot on, with a few already airing such as “American Gothic”, “Beauty And The Beast”, “Devious Maids”, “Ray Donovan”, and “Pretty Little Liars”. Without further ado, here’s a list of returning as well as debuting series to keep you couch-bound. So sit tight and prepare yourself for the onslaught of TV!

1. “MacGyver”


  • Premiere Date: TBA
  • Network: CBS
  • Cast: Lucas Till, Joshua Boone, George Eads, Justin Hires

Lucas Till, who is the son of a chemist and an Army lieutenant colonel, was born to play the role of Angus “Mac” McGyver. The TV reboot, which was previously made famous by Richard Dean Anderson, describes a young man who uses his extraordinary talents and vast scientific knowledge to solve complex problems and save lives.

In the pilot, we have to say a lot of chemistry terms. (Producers) were like, ‘You sound like you really know what you’re talking about. It’s because my mom does not stop talking about it,” said the 25-year-old actor. Well, that knowledge will surely come in handy when Till and the rest of the cast members come together to reshoot the pilot episode.

2. “Mr. Robot” (Season 2)

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Source: Screen Rant
  • Premiere Date: 13th July 2016
  • Network: USA
  • Cast: Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin, Portia Doubleday, Christian Slater, Martin Wallstrom, Grace Gummer, Stephanie Corneliussen, Michael Cristofer

“Mr. Robot” season 2 is getting an upgrade. From a previously ordered 10 episodes, USA network has added 2 additional episodes to 12. “The 1st season of “Mr. Robot” was everything we hoped for – and then some. So it’s no surprise that (creator) Sam Esmail and team have raised the bar even more in season 2. From the first moments of the new season, it’ll be clear that audiences are in for something incredibly special and wholly unexpected,” said Chris McCumber, President Entertainment Networks.

The thriller will follow Elliot Alderson (played by Rami Malek), a young cyber security engineer who becomes involved in the underground hacker group called “fsociety”, after being recruited by their mysterious leader Mr. Robot. Season 2 will pick up 30 days after the infamous fsociety 5/9 hack on E Corp. The new season will delve into the consequences of that successful hack and fallout soon after.

3. “Suits” (Season 6)

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  • Premiere Date: 13th July 2016
  • Network: USA
  • Cast: Patrick J. Adams, Gabriel Macht, Sarah Rafferty, Meghan Markle, Gina Torres

Fans of “Suits” will recall that end of season 5, Mike (Patrick J. Adams) found himself behind bars after agreeing to sign a plea deal for 2 years in prison in an attempt to save his firm, Pearson Specter Litt. Picking up from where last season ended, season 6 will see Harvey (Gabriel Macht) trying his best to keep the law firm alive while Mike comes to terms with the harsh reality of living in a jail cell.


4. “Orange is the New Black” (Season 4)

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  • Premiere Date: 17th June 2016
  • Network: Netflix
  • Cast: Taylor Schilling, Michael Harney, Kate Mulgrew, Natasha Lyonne, Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks, Samira Wiley, Dascha Polanco

As you saw at the end of season 3 of “Orange is the New Black”, there were busloads of new prisoners arriving at Litchfield, which means we’ll be seeing several new cast members onboard. Last season, we also saw Lolly Whitehill returning to spook Alex Vause. As it turns out, the prison guard who failed to kill Alex was an undercover assassin hired by her former boss. No doubt, Alex will be watching her back at all times this season, trusting no one.

5. “RuPaul’s All Star Drag Race” (Season 2)

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Source: Logo
  • Premiere Date: 25th August 2016
  • Network: Logo

They’re baaaaack and these queens are all vying for 1 thing – a 2nd chance at snatching the winning crown and earning a place among Drag Race royalty. The 10 returning contestants are Adore Delano, Alaska, Alyssa Edwards, Coco Montrese, Detox, Ginger Minj, Katya, Phi Phi O’Hara, Roxxxy Andrews, and Tatiana.

The world needs these queens now more than ever. We take great pride in providing a platform for our all stars to shine bright. Because fierce is fierce is fierce is fierce is fierce is fierce,” declared RuPaul. Expect a variety of classic challenges, lip-syncing showdowns and, of course, lots of drama from these big personalities.

6. “W”

  • Premiere Date: July 2016
  • Network: MBC
  • Cast: Lee Jong Suk (이종석) and Han Hyo Joo (한효주)

In the upcoming 16-episode romantic melodrama, “W“, Lee Jong Suk and Han Hyo Joo are 2 ordinary man and woman. Kang Chul is a well-off chap who meets a surgeon named Oh Yeon Joo in many different aspects. The 1-minute long teaser is broken into 2 parts. The 1st part sees Kang Chul fist fighting with a group of gangsters while the 2nd part shows a confused and scared Oh Yeon Joo playing a damsel in distress.

7. “Hwarang: The New Beginning”

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Source: Soompi
  • Premiere Date: July 2016
  • Network: KBS2
  • Cast: Go Ara (고아라), Hyung Sik (박형식), Park Seo Joon (박서준), Do Ji Han (도지한) and Jo Yoon Woo (조윤우)

Hwarang: The New Beginning” aka “Flower Knights”, is a period K-Drama set 1,500 years ago which tells of a coming-of-age story about passion and love in Seorabeol. Born to parents of different social classes, the confident Aro (played by Go Ara) finds herself in a dilemma when she is caught in love triangle between the legendary “dog-bird knight”, Moo Myeong (Park Seo Joon), and the sensitive king Sam Maek Jong (Hyung Sik).

8. “Between Love & Desire (完美叛侶)”

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  • Premiere Date: 4th July 2016
  • Network: TVB
  • Cast: Moses Chan (陳豪), Maggie Shiu (邵美琪), Ben Wong (黃智賢)

Money and power corrupts. When Ngo Pak-yin (Moses Chan) succeeds in becoming one of Hong Kong’s top solicitors, his attitude worsens and he ends up becoming ruthless and inconsiderate of others. As a result, his marriage with his wife, Rebecca Tsang Bo-lam (Maggie Shiu), suffers. Heartbroken, Rebecca turns to Patrick Lui Wing-hang to fill her inner void. The 20-episode series is essentially about infidelity, betrayal, and its consequences.

Honorary mentions of other TV series you might be looking forward to watch:

  • “Beauty And The Beast” (2nd June, CW)
  • “Transcendent” (8th June, Fuse)
  • “Aquarius” (16th June, NBC)
  • “Ray Donovan” (26th June, Showtime)
  • “Looking: The Movie” (23rd July, HBO)
  • “Gomorrah” (24th August, Sundance TV)
  • “Masters of Sex” (11th September, Showtime)
  • “Gotham” (19th September, Fox)
  • “Lucifer” (19th September, Fox)
  • “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (20th September, Fox)
  • “Empire” (21st September, Fox)
  • “Law & Order SVU” (21st September, NBC)
  • “Shameless” (2nd October, Showtime)
  • “Chicago Fire” (11th October, NBC)
  • “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” (12th October, CW)
  • “Jane the Virgin” (17th October, CW)

Which of the above TV series do you look forward to watching the most? Feel free to suggest your favourite shows in the comments box below!

Sources: Dramasian, Entertainment Weekly, The Hollywood ReporterNewNowNext, Variety.

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