Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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‘Roseanne,’ ‘The Chi,’ ‘Electric Dreams’ and other TV options to keep you warm this winter season

Winter is a time for sweaters, hot drinks and adding new TV shows to our never-ending lists. Just kidding. We know it’s Florida, and we won’t be snowed in. But let us live. We have a lot of TV to watch.

The beginning of 2017 brought us some of the year’s best scripted television. Big Little Lies, Feud: Bette and Joan and The Handmaid’s Tale all premiered before summer. Typically, networks put the most effort into the fall season, but with the arrival of more cable channels and constant streaming services, and the audience’s lust for binge viewing, we now get new offerings almost every week.

And after a dull fall season — good luck to all those superhero shows — it’s time for a fresh start. Each new year brings hopeful resolutions and starry-eyed dreams of the future. Looking ahead to this season’s small-screen arrivals, we could be in luck. Our TV recommendations and wish list:

More diverse voices: ‘The Chi,’ ‘Black Lightning’ and ‘2 Dope Queens’

True crime with modern relevance: ‘Versace,’ ‘Waco’ and ‘Trust’

All the feels: ‘Here and Now’ on HBO and NBC’s ‘Rise’

Sci-fi goes mainstream: ‘Electric Dreams’ and ‘Altered Carbon’

Return to teen life: ‘Grown-ish’ and ‘Sirene_SSRq

Good revivals: ABC’s ‘Roseanne’ and ‘Queer Eye’ on Netflix

Give us more period shows: ‘The Alienist’ on TNT and ‘Howards End’ on Starz

Beloved actors return: ‘Good Girls,’ ‘9-1-1’ and ‘Instinct’

Focus on quality, not quantity: The not-so great efforts

And here’s a quick list of our favorite returning shows.

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