Mid-season premieres are upon us. Cold War-based "The Assets" and crime-fighting "Killer Woman" are already in full swing, but there are a few new shows that seem to harken back to some of our favorite canceled ones.
Remember "Ben & Kate"? Cut way too short. "The Secret Circle"? Okay, we know this CW witch drama was a little over-the-top. We won't even get started on "Happy Endings." This year, it seems like the networks took note of a few of the shows they let go. Here's what new shows you should watch if your favorite was canceled.
If you miss "Happy Endings," try "Mixology"
Nothing can fill the hole that was left in our hearts when ABC canceled "Happy Endings." But the network's new show from Ryan Seacrest might (and we really mean, might) help you get over "Happy Endings." "Mixology" follows 10 singles in a bar. Yep, the entire season takes place in a bar, with flashbacks and backstories interspersed. Sizzling one-liners aplenty, "Mixology" may take a while to find its footing. But then again, so did that other beloved show.
"Mixology premieres Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 9:30 p.m. EST on ABC, but you can watch the pilot on ABC.com right now.
If you miss "Ben & Kate," try "About A Boy"
Wonky moms and irresponsible non-dads over here. Ugh, I miss Dakota Johnson's character, Kate, and her adorable daughter, but there's another precocious kid coming to TV. "About A Boy" is based on the Nick Hornby novel by the same name and stars Minnie Driver, David Walton and Benjamin Stockham. Marcus (Stockham) becomes Will's (Walton) unlikely best friend when Will finds that all his old buddies are married with their own kids. Fiona (Driver) is a hippie with a British accent whose charm might resemble that of Kate's ridiculous BFF BJ (Lucy Punch).
"About A Boy" premieres Saturday, Feb. 22, after the Olympics on NBC.
If you miss "Da Ali G. Show," try "Ali G. Rezurection" (duh)
This one's a no brainer. FXX picks up where HBO left off when Sacha Baron Cohen retired Ali G. in 2007 and it's gonna be great.
"Ali G. Rezurection" premieres Wednesday, Feb. 26 on FXX.
If you miss "The Secret Circle," try "The 100" Don't expect to find witches or family covens in "The 100," but The CW's new show about 100 humans who return to Earth after being aboard space stations for three generations features young beautiful people, life-and-death situations and some pretty great special effects. "The 100" premieres Wednesday, March 19 at 9 p.m. EST on The CW.
If you miss "Fringe," try "Believe"
J.J. Abrams fans practically tore their eyes out when "Fringe" was canceled, but his new NBC show, "Believe" (also produced by Alfonso Cuaron), may help to fill its void. Replace an FBI agent with a telekinetic 10-year-old, Bo (Johnny Sequoyah), and pair her with an wrongfully imprisoned death row inmate, Tate (Jake McLaughlin), for maximum effect.
"Believe" premieres Monday, March 10 on NBC.
If you miss "The New Normal," try "Growing Up Fisher"
NBC canceled "The New Normal," the Ryan Murphy show about two dads, their surrogate and their surrogate's daughter, in 2013, and "Growing Up Fisher" follows a "new normal" sort of family as well. When 11-year-old Henry's (Eli Baker) parents get divorced and his dad (J.K. Simmons), who's blind, gets a guide dog, Henry feels neglected. The quirky comedy co-stars Jenna Elfman and is based on a true story.
"Growing Up Fisher" premieres Sunday, Feb. 23 after the Olympics on NBC.
What other new shows are you looking forward to?