New TV series that you should tune into in 2015
The new year should be ushering in not just adventures and personal projects but a whole lot of entertainment too. And while reruns and returning shows are aplenty, we narrow down the list to the ones worth your while. From Tea Leoni’s Madam Secretary to the grand finale of Parenthood, start 2015 at the perfect place – in front of the telly. By Aakanksha Devi
Season five of this musical drama sees the crew settle into life after Finn (Cory Monteith) dies. His girlfriend Rachel (Lea Michele), Kurt (Chris Colfer), and Santana (Naya Rivera) move to New York to make a life in the big city while those back in Lima lose the Nationals, and cope with Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) becoming the principal. Weekdays at 11 pm starting January 5 on Star World
Starting on January 1, you can tune into the final and emotional season 6 of Parenthood as you bid farewell to the colourful and perfectly flawed Braverman family. Set in Berkeley, California it covers three generations. From Adam and Christina discovering their son Max had Asperger’s Syndrome, Sarah moving home to get help as a single mom with two teenagers, Zeek deciding to have lifesaving open-heart surgery, and Julia and Joel fighting to save their marriage, the finale is expected to make you laugh and cry at the same time. Thursdays at 11 pm on
Star World Premiere
Set in Birmingham, this one is about Mr Khan (Adil Ray), a loud-mouthed, patriarch and his long suffering wife (Shobu Kapoor) and daughters Shazia (Maya Sondhi) and Alia (Bhavna Limba chia) who are born and raised in Britain and whose ideology differs from their father’s. The third season, sees the family prepare for Shazia’s wedding, the mother dealing with crazy family and Mr Khan throwing his to-be son-in-law a stag do to celebrate. On Comedy Central starting December 31
This one tells the story of Elizabeth Faulkner McCord (Téa Leoni) the United States Secretary of State. A former CIA analyst-turned-college professor, McCord gets an offer from the president and now has to balance her professional life at the White House while keeping track of her complex family life, her husband, former spy and pilot, two daughters and a son. Plus be diplomatic in a world of ruthless politics and inter-
national turmoil. Premieres January 10, at 11 pm on AXN
The first ever season of this American crime comedy-drama series, centers around Everett Backstrom (Rai- nn Wilson), an ‘overweight, offensive, irascible’ detective who is part of a team of eccentric criminologists. After a five-year exile to the traffic division, he leads Portland’s newly created Special Crimes Unit, investigating the city’s most serious cases. Starts January 26, Mondays at 9 pm on Star World Premiere
Putting a whole new twist on divorce, this comedy series is about three divorced men sharing an apartment across the hall from their female divorce attorney who is also their landlord. It all begins when the divorce attorney Holly (Kristen Johnston) introduces her client, Stuart (David Alan Basche), to his new roommates: two other divorced men Phil (Donald Faison) and Haskell (Wayne Knight). Together they discover life as singles again. On Comedy Central starting at January 1
This series follows the Wyatts family who owns Gunsmoke, one of the premiere firearms facilities in the world. Located in Colorado it follows their daily life of trade and how they will even craft a weapon for you, should you not like one from their selection. They take passion to a whole new level, and with a bang at that! Watch the family behind the scences of their smoking world as Rich Wyatt, a retired cop with over 20 years of experience, leads the family. Premiering January 1, on Discovery Turbo at 7 pm
Fast, Fresh and Easy Food
Lorraine Pascale shows us clever recipes, lets us in on culinary trade secrets and shows us invaluable kitchen shortcuts in her new show Lorraine’s Fast, Fresh and Easy Food. The model-turned-TV-chef offers quick recipes to make fresh food for any occasion you can think off. And all this without opening a single packet of quick mixes or conserves. Starts end of January on TLC.
In its fourth season, Louie, created by Louis CK, the sole writer and director, it is a fictional version of himself as a comedian and newly-divorced father raising his two daughters in New York City. It sees him deal with the girls, trying to be a good father with plenty of humour, dark at times yet pleasant for the better part. While it turns more realistic this season, you can be sure that topical subjects, social commentary and jibes at current times will make you fall off your seat. On FX starting January 6 at 11 pm.
The series features the Marvel Comics character Peggy Carter. Hayley Atwell reprises her role as Carter, taking off from films like Captain America: Winter Soldier. She works for Howard Stark’s empire but is also trusted by the genius with secret missions. All while living as a single woman in the 1940s. What she doesn’t know is her lover who left her when he went to war, is actually going to end up being Captain America. Premiere January 9 at 10 pm on Star World Premiere.
Wake Up Call
This one features wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson as he goes about helping people in their daily lives. Whether they be dead-beat dads, sports teams that don’t gel, or business owners struggling to survive, he brings his own brand of motivation to each group of people, from 4 am wake-up calls to reunions with family or goal setting. Weekends at 9 pm on AXN. Starts January 31.