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    Everything You Need To Know About TV And Movies In 2016

    From The X-Files to The People v. O.J. Simpson, and Captain America: Civil War to Rogue One, there are a lot of new film and television offerings to look forward to. In chronological order!

    1. Bordertown, Jan. 3 (9:30 p.m. on Fox)

    2. Zoe Ever After, Jan. 5 (10 p.m. on BET)

    3. The Shannara Chronicles, Jan. 5 (10 p.m. on MTV)

    4. Shades of Blue, Jan. 7 (10 p.m. on NBC)

    5. My Sweet Audrina, Jan. 9 (8 p.m. on Lifetime)

    6. Shadowhunters, Jan. 12 (9 p.m. on Freeform)

    7. Colony, Jan. 14 (10 p.m. on USA)

    8. Idiotsitter, Jan. 14 (10:30 p.m. on Comedy Central)

    9. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, Jan. 15

    10. The 5th Wave, Jan. 15

    11. Angie Tribeca, Jan. 17 (TBS)

    12. The Circus, Jan. 17 (8 p.m. on Showtime)

    13. Billions, Jan. 17 (10 p.m. on Showtime)

    14. DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Jan. 21 (8 p.m. on The CW)

    15. London Spy, Jan. 21 (10 p.m. on BBC America)

    16. Baskets, Jan. 21 (10 p.m. on FX)

    17. The Boy, Jan. 22

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    OH MY GOD, THIS TRAILER, HELP HELP HELP. Scary doll! Haunted doll! Plus: murderous child, and creepy, old house. Lauren Cohan — Maggie from The Walking Dead — plays the lead, a nanny for the scary/haunted/murderous doll child. Which brings us back to: HELP US LIVE THROUGH THE BOY.

    18. Chelsea Does, Jan. 23 (Netflix)

    19. The X-Files, Jan. 24 and 25 (Fox)

    20. The Magicians, Jan 25 (9 p.m. on Syfy)

    21. Outsiders, Jan. 26 (WGN America)

    22. Grease: Live, Jan. 31 (7 p.m. on Fox)

    23. And Then There Were None, Winter TBD (Lifetime)

    24. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Feb. 2 (10 p.m. on FX)

    25. Madoff, Feb. 3 and 4 (8 p.m. on ABC)

    Richard Dreyfuss and Blythe Danner will play the Madoffs in this two-night miniseries from ABC's news division. It's based on ABC News' Brian Ross's reporting, and subsequent book, The Madoff Chronicles. (HBO will also get into the Madoff business at some point, with Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer playing Bernie and Ruth.)

    26. Hail, Caesar!, Feb. 5

    27. Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, Feb. 8 (TBS)

    28. Zoolander 2., Feb. 12

    29. Deadpool, Feb. 12

    30. How to Be Single, Feb. 12

    31. Vinyl, Feb. 14 (HBO)

    32. 11.22.63, Feb. 15 (Hulu)

    33. Love, Feb. 19 (Netflix)

    34. Fuller House, Feb. 26 (Netflix)

    35. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, Feb. 26

    36. Eddie the Eagle, Feb. 26

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    A combination of Britcom, biopic, and sports movie, Eddie the Eagle follows the story of Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards, Britain's first-ever Olympic ski jumper. In the 1988 winter games, he finished last in his two events, but endeared himself to the public, becoming something of a folk hero. Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service) plays Eddie, and Hugh Jackman plays his coach.

    37. The Witch, Feb. 26

    38. Hap and Leonard, March TBD (SundanceTV)

    39. The Real O'Neals, March 2 (8:30 p.m. on ABC; regular time slot, Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m., starting March 8)

    40. The Family, March 3 (9 p.m. on ABC; regular time slot, Sundays at 9 p.m., starting March 6)

    41. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, March 4

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    Tina Fey, a producer here too, stars in the adaptation of journalist Kim Barker's 2012 memoir The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Fey plays Kim, a reporter who goes to the Middle East to cover the war after its early phase has ended. Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Billy Bob Thornton, and Alfred Molina also star. Note: It is a comedy!

    42. Zootopia, March 4

    43. Knight of Cups, March 4

    44. Eye in the Sky, March 11

    45. Midnight Special, March 18

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    Michael Shannon plays Roy, a man trying to save his 8-year-old son, who has special abilities of the science fiction kind. Joel Edgerton's and Kirsten Dunst's characters want to help him; Sam Shepard's and Adam Driver's characters want the kid for their own purposes. Midnight Special is written and directed by Jeff Nichols, the director of the well-received Take Shelter and Mud.

    46. The Little Prince, March 18

    47. The Divergent Series: Allegiant, March 18

    48. The Passion, March 20 (Fox)

    49. The Catch, March 24 (10 p.m. on ABC)

    50. Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, March 25

    51. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, March 25

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    Have you noticed a new trend on this list, which is long-delayed sequels to movies? There are a whole bunch coming this year — not reboots, but sequels: Zoolander 2, Finding Dory, Independence Day: Resurgence, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, Bridget Jones' Baby... and My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. It's an interesting twist on going to the same well twice, and, for fans of these movies, often welcome (I think?). When we last saw Toula (Nia Vardalos) and Ian (John Corbett) in a flash-forward at the end of the 2002 movie — a sleeper hit that was a massive box office success — they'd had a daughter. From the trailer, that daughter is now applying to colleges as far away from her mother as possible; there will also be a wedding.

    52. The Path, March 30 (Hulu)

    53. The Invitation, April 8

    54. Hardcore Henry, April 8

    55. The Boss, April 8

    56. Hunters, April 11 (Syfy)

    57. Confirmation, April 16 (HBO)

    58. Containment, April 19 (The CW)

    59. Uncle Buck, Spring TBD (ABC)

    60. Preacher, Spring TBD (AMC)

    61. The Night Manager, Spring TBD (AMC)

    62. The Girlfriend Experience, Spring TBD (Starz)

    63. Everybody Wants Some, April 15

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    This seems so fun: It’s Richard Linklater's "spiritual sequel" (according to marketing materials) to Dazed and Confused, but it looks like everyone is Wooderson. Blake Jenner (no relation, but of Glee Project and Glee fame) plays a college baseball player living with his partying teammates.

    64. The Jungle Book, April 15

    65. Barbershop: The Next Cut, April 15

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    Another stuttered sequel, though Barbershop: The Next Cut is the third in this series. (The original Barbershop was released in 2002, and Barbershop 2 in 2004). Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Anthony Anderson, and more all return — and Nicki Minaj and Common join the cast. This is Malcolm D. Lee's first feature since the success of The Best Man Holiday in 2013.

    66. The Huntsman: Winter's War, April 22

    67. All the Way, May TBD (HBO)

    68. Captain America: Civil War, May 6

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    As anyone on the internet knows, how trailers land is a mixed bag, sometimes causing dread (and presaging failure), and other times, increasing excitement a thousand-fold. It's safe to say that the first look at Captain America: Civil War fell into the second category. It will pick up where Ant-Man's post-credits sequence left Bucky and Cap, which will set up Cap's adversarial relationship with Tony Stark. Cannot wait. Joe and Anthony Russo direct again, and after this, they will move on to the Avengers franchise.

    69. The Free State of Jones, May 13

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    In his first movie since the initial Hunger Games, Gary Ross writes and directs the historically based story of Newt Knight (Matthew McConaughey), who led a secession of his Mississippi county from the Confederacy during the Civil War. (Knight was also married to a former slave.) Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell, and Mahershala Ali also star.

    70. Money Monster, May 13

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    George Clooney and Julia Roberts star, and Jodie Foster directs her first movie since the cursed 2011 effort The Beaver (starring mid-scandal Mel Gibson). Clooney plays Lee Gates, a famous TV finance guy taken hostage by a viewer (Jack O'Connell) who has lost all his money because of an on-air stock tip. Roberts plays Gates' producer.

    71. Snowden, May 13

    72. Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, May 20

    73. The Nice Guys, May 20

    74. X-Men: Apocalypse, May 27

    75. Alice Through the Looking Glass, May 27

    76. Me Before You, June 3

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    Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones' Mother of Dragons!) plays opposite Sam Claflin (Finnick from The Hunger Games!) in this adaptation of the 2013 novel by Jojo Moyes. Clarke's Louisa is a sheltered, working class young woman who gets a job taking care of Will, a resentful, quadriplegic man. The New York Times review of this book said: "When I finished this novel, I didn’t want to review it; I wanted to reread it. Which might seem perverse if you know that for most of the last hundred pages I was dissolved in tears." There will be sobs!

    77. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, June 3

    78. Warcraft, June 10

    79. Finding Dory, June 17

    80. ESPN Films 30 for 30: O.J.: Made in America, Spring/Summer TBD (ESPN)

    81. Atlanta, Summer TBD (FX)

    82. Elena of Avalor, Summer TBD (Disney Junior)

    83. Adventures in Babysitting, Summer TBD (Disney Channel)

    84. The Dresser, Summer TBD (Starz)

    85. BrainDead, Summer TBD (CBS)

    86. Animal Kingdom, Summer TBD (TNT)

    87. Independence Day Resurgence, June 24

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    I'm sorry, but: YES, YES, YES. No Will Smith this time, and uh, no Randy Quaid. (Also, Maika Monroe is great and all, but why recast Mae Whitman as President Whitmore's daughter?) But anyway: This looks awesome, and whatever greedy reason there was to bring these murderous aliens back to try to kill everyone again, I vote YES. Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum lead the cast, and Liam Hemsworth joins. Roland Emmerich, who directed the 1996 original, returns.

    88. The BFG, July 1

    89. The Legend of Tarzan, July 1

    90. Ghostbusters, July 15

    91. La La Land, July 15

    92. Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, July 22

    93. Star Trek Beyond, July 22

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    The most recent Star Trek movie — according to J.J. Abrams himself in an interview with BuzzFeed News — was "lightweight," and angry fans are certainly holding a grudge. Justin Lin of three Fast & Furious movies is taking over directing, and the trailer certainly indicates a different visual style, if not tone, for the franchise. With the 50th anniversary of Star Trek approaching, and the new television series coming in the next year or so, there's lots at stake here.

    94. Jason Bourne Chapter, July 29

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    For the first time since 2007's Bourne Ultimatum, Matt Damon will play Jason Bourne, and Paul Greengrass (who directed both The Bourne Supremacy and Ultimatum) will direct. Julia Stiles will be back as Nicky Parsons, and Tommy Lee Jones and Alicia Vikander will be new faces in the cast. In August, Damon was reticent about giving away details about the movie, but did tell BuzzFeed News' Adam B. Vary that it is very much set in a "post-Snowden world."

    95. Suicide Squad, Aug. 5

    96. Ben-Hur, Aug. 12

    97. Sausage Party, Aug. 12

    98. Arms & the Dudes, Aug. 19

    99. Sully, Sept. 9

    100. Bridget Jones's Baby, Sept. 16

    101. Rocky Horror Picture Show, Fall TBD (Fox)

    102. The Magnificent Seven, Sept. 23

    103. Deepwater Horizon, Sept. 30

    104. The Accountant, Oct. 7

    105. The Girl on the Train, Oct. 7

    106. Inferno, Oct. 14

    107. Doctor Strange, Nov. 4

    108. Billy Lynn's Long Half-Time Walk, Nov. 11

    109. A Meyers Christmas, Nov. 11

    110. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Nov. 18

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    If Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 in 2011 signaled the end of the Harry Potter franchise, we now know that not to be true at all. Truly a reason to rejoice! (Also, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will open on London's West End in July, pre-dating this movie, so 2016 will be the beginning of the next phase of whatever J.K Rowling has for us.) Fantastic Beasts is based on her 2001 spin-off textbook, and stars Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander. (If you can't remember his canonical significance, here.) Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller, and Alison Sudol also star. David Yates, who took over the Harry Potter movies beginning with Order of the Phoenix, directs.

    111. Moana, Nov. 23

    112. The Great Wall, (This movie has been pushed to 2017)

    113. Untitled Brad Pitt/Marion Cotillard Movie, Nov. 23

    114. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Dec. 16

    115. Passengers, Dec. 21

    116. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Dec. 25

    117. War Machine, 2016 TBD

    118. Hacksaw Ridge, 2016 TBD

    Note: This list, though long, is of course not everything. There will be movies that come out of Sundance and Cannes, and sequels such as Kung Fu Panda 3 and Now You See Me 2 that will probably be big hits. On television, CBS' Rush Hour still doesn't have a premiere date, nor does HBO's long-gestating Westworld. Freeform will premiere Nicki, the new comedy based on Nicki Minaj's young life, later in the year. A&E will have The Frankenstein Chronicles starring Sean Bean, and Damien, based on The Omen. And Netflix has a ton of new content that so far doesn't have dates — there's The Ranch, a multi-camera comedy starring Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson; The Crown, a political/royal drama; Stranger Things, a supernatural drama about a missing boy, set in the '80s; Will Arnett's comedy, Flaked; Mitch Hurwitz and Maria Bamford's Lady Dynamite; Baz Luhrmann's musical drama, The Get Down, set in '70s New York; and Marvel's Luke Cage, which Jessica Jones fans are dying to see. And FX might have Louis C.K. and Pamela Adlon's comedy, Better Things, and Tom Hardy's miniseries, Taboo — but they could also be pushed to 2017! This post will be continually updated with new images, trailers, release dates and any other information that makes it better and more helpful, not to mention accurate.