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    Here Are 27 TV Shows You Absolutely Need To Watch In 2020

    You better take notes.

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    1. Dare Me

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    Dare Me is a TV adaptation of the book with the same name written by Meg Abbott. The show takes place in a small town and follows the lives of super competitive high school cheerleaders and their secretive new coach, Collette French (Willa Fitzgerald). It's a perfect mix of teen angst, crippling jealousy, and struggling power dynamics — with a hint of unsolved mysteries.

    Premiered Dec. 29 on USA
    Watch the trailer here

    2. Spinning Out


    Spinning Out is THE show for anyone looking for something new to binge-watch. It's a high stakes romantic drama that follows Kat (Kaya Scodelario), an up-and-coming single skater who's battling for her last chance at a professional ice skating career. It handles heavier subjects like mental health and racial prejudice as well. Willow Shields and January Jones also star in the series.

    Premiered Jan. 1 on Netflix
    Watch the trailer here

    3. Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist


    Jane Levy stars as Zoey, a computer coder who can hear the innermost feelings, wants, and desires of those around her — but through popular songs. This show has so much heart and will absolutely make you want to get up and dance like no one's watching. Skylar Astin, Lauren Graham, Peter Gallagher, Mary Steenburgen, and Alex Newell also star (and sing!!!).

    Premieres Jan. 7 on NBC
    Watch the trailer here

    4. Party of Five


    This reboot follows the five Acosta children who are learning to adapt to life after their parents have been deported back to Mexico. The first season will be 10 episodes long.

    Premieres Jan. 8 on Freeform
    Watch the trailer here

    5. The Outsider


    This miniseries is based on the novel of the same name written by Stephen King. Ben Mendelsohn and Cynthia Erivo play a cop and private investigator trying to solve the murder case of a young boy. Jason Bateman (who is also an executive producer and director on the show) stars as Terry Maitland, a local little league coach, English teacher, and the biggest suspect. And because it's Stephen King, there WILL be some supernatural elements involved.

    Premieres Jan. 12 on HBO
    Watch the trailer here

    6. Katy Keene

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    Pretty Little Liars' Lucy Hale plays Katy Keene on this Riverdale spin-off series about a wannabe fashion legend living in New York City. Somehow, the show takes place years after the Riverdale teens have graduated from high school — which means Ashleigh Murray returns as a now-adult Josie McCoy.

    Premieres Feb. 6 on The CW
    Watch the trailer here

    7. Locke & Key


    This series is based on the comic book written by Joe Hill, and follows three siblings as they unlock portals to new dimensions. Jackson Robert Scott, Connor Jessup, and Emilia Jones will star in the 10 episode first season.

    Premieres Feb. 7 on Netflix

    8. Hunters

    Amazon Prime Video

    The show follows the "Hunters," who are a very diverse group of Nazi Hunters living in NYC during the late '70s. After learning that several high-ranking Nazi officials are conspiring to create a Fourth Reich, the Hunters must find a way to take them down. Al Pacino, Logan Lerman, Josh Radnor, and Carol Kane star in the Amazon Prime series.

    Premieres Feb. 21 on Amazon Prime Video
    Watch the trailer here

    9. Little Fires Everywhere


    Reese Witherspoon is at it again with this TV adaptation of Celeste Ng's widely-praised novel Little Fires Everywhere. Reese stars, along with Kerry Washington, in the eight-episode miniseries. It follows the seemingly picture-perfect Richardson family, the Warrens, and the life-changing secrets they hide.

    Premieres March 18 on Hulu
    Watch the trailer here

    10. Never Have I Ever

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    Mindy Kaling's new Netflix series is based on her own childhood and it focuses on the modern-day life of Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), a first-generation Indian American teenager.

    Premiere date TBD on Netflix

    11. WandaVision


    WandaVision is one of the next installments in the MCU, and according to Elizabeth Olsen, we'll finally learn why Wanda becomes known as Scarlet Witch. The series also takes place after Avengers: Endgame

    Premiere date TBD on Disney+

    12. Hollywood

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    Ryan Murphy and Darren Criss have teamed up again to create Hollywood, a new Netflix limited series about the Golden Age of Hollywood. Jim Parsons, Samara Weaving, Patti Lupone, Maude Apatow, and Holland Taylor are set to star.

    Premiere date TBD on Netflix

    13. Lizzie McGuire

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    In the Disney+ series, Hilary Duff will reprise her role as Lizzie, who's now 30 years old and living in New York City. In the reboot, Lizzie will be working as an apprentice to an interior designer and will also be engaged to a chef. Adam Lamberg will be back to play Gordo, along with Hallie Todd, Robert Carradine, and Jake Thomas who play Lizzie's mom, dad, and brother Matt, respectively.

    Premiere date TBD on Disney+

    14. Mrs. America


    The series will be about the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and the backlash led by Phyllis Schlafly (Cate Blanchett). The story is told through the eyes of both Schlafly, and second-wave feminists like Gloria Steinem (Rose Byrne) and Shirley Chisholm (Uzo Aduba). Sarah Paulson, James Marsden, and Elizabeth Banks also star.

    Premiere date TBD on Hulu

    15. Ratched

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    Sarah Paulson and Ryan Murphy are is at it, yet again, with Ratched. The series will be about the infamous Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. It'll explore Ratched's origin and how she became one of the cruellest villains in film and literary history.

    Premiere date TBD on Netflix

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    16. Schitt's Creek


    The beloved Rose family is coming back for their sixth and final season. Like the previous season, Season 6 will be 14 episodes in total. Be prepared, because there'll be many tears shed. This season is bound to be chock full of love, laughter, and just a drop of fruit wine.

    Returns Jan. 7 on Pop TV
    Watch the trailer here

    17. The Good Place

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    The Good Place will pick up from their midseason hiatus and we'll hopefully get to see a lot more Eleanor and Chidi love. The midseason finale left off after Judge Gen rules that the points system is flawed, and decides to wipe out the entire human race. Chidi is finally given back all his memories in hopes that he has a way to change Judge Gen's mind.

    Returns Jan. 9 on NBC

    18. Grace and Frankie

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    Everyone's favorite besties are coming back for a sixth season. We left off with the two vowing their friendship to each other, and Grace revealing to Frankie that she miiiiiiight have gotten married to Nick (Peter Gallagher). Season 6 is guaranteed to be just as heartwarming as the seasons before.

    Returns Jan. 15 on Netflix
    Watch the trailer here

    19. Sex Education


    After the hugely-adored first season, Sex Education will return with its highly anticipated second season. There aren't too many details on the second season yet, but we're predicting it'll be just as binge-worthy as the first.

    Returns Jan. 17 on Netflix

    20. Shrill


    Shrill is also back with a highly anticipated second season. We left off with Annie pridefully quitting her job and telling off her shitty boss. This season will deal with the aftermath of that bold decision.

    Returns Jan. 24 on Hulu
    Watch the trailer here

    21. Miracle Workers: Dark Ages


    Miracle Workers is back for its second season, and this time it takes place in the Dark Ages. The show's hilariously perfect star studded cast will all be taking on new Medieval roles this time around. Good news: Daniel Radcliffe and Steve Buscemi will definitely be returning.

    Returns Jan. 28 on TBS
    Watch the trailer here

    22. BoJack Horseman


    BoJack Horseman will also return after its midseason hiatus. This will be part two of the show's sixth and final season and will be eight episodes long. The midseason finale left off with Hollyhock on the verge of finding out some of BoJack's pretty dark secrets, and it's assumed that's where the storyline will pick back up.

    Returns Jan. 31 on Netflix

    23. The Masked Singer


    The Masked Singer is coming back like a whirlwind with another shenanigan-filled season. This time around there will be characters like Banana, Mouse, Robot, and so many more.

    Returns Feb. 2 on Fox
    Watch the trailer here

    24. Impeachment: American Crime Story

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    American Crime Story will return with its third season and this time around the series will take on the Bill Clinton–Monica Lewinsky scandal. Beanie Feldstein is set to play Monica and Clive Owen will take on the role of Bill Clinton. Annaleigh Ashford and Sarah Paulson will also star as Paula Jones and Linda Tripp, respectively

    Returns Sept. 27 on FX

    25. The Haunting of Bly Manor

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    This will be the second season of the Netflix anthology series that brought us the creepily wonderful Haunting of Hill House. It'll be loosely based on The Turn of the Shrew, a horror novella by Henry James. Season 1 alums Victoria Pedretti, Kate Siegel, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, and Henry Thomas will all be back for the second season too!

    Premiere date TBD on Netflix

    26. Umbrella Academy


    After blowing fans away with the first season, The Umbrella Academy is back again. We left off after Vanya learns she's the most powerful of the bunch and basically causes the apocalypse, while the rest of the gang tries to go back in time and stop it from ever happening. Will they be victorious? We'll hopefully find out sometime soon.

    Return date TBD on Netflix

    27. Glow

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    The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling will be back again for their fourth and final season. Season 3 left off with everyone leaving Vegas for Christmas break. Debbie and Bash revealed that they'll be reviving "GLOW" on TV, and that's most likely where the fourth season will pick up.

    Return date TBD on Netflix

    So, what shows are you most excited for this year? Let us know in the comments!

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