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6 new shows featuring actors we know and love

Mae Whitman, from left, Christina Hendricks and Retta in "Good Girls." (NBC)
Mae Whitman, from left, Christina Hendricks and Retta in "Good Girls." (NBC)
Published Jan. 3, 2018

When cherished shows end, it's sad to say goodbye, but there's hope the actors will get recast in something just as great. This season, some of our favorite faces (hi, Joan from Mad Men!) are back on our screens.

10 p.m., Feb. 26

When three suburban moms get tired of misfortune, they take matters into their own hands by robbing a local grocery store to get enough money to save their families. It's the dream team we had no idea we needed. Retta invented the "Treat Yo' self" mantra on Parks and Recreation and gave us cramp-inducing laughs. Christina Hendricks was terrifying and heartbreaking as Joan in Mad Men. And Mae Whitman moved us to blinding tears as she grew from salty teen to apologetic daughter on Parenthood. Now together, they rage. Good Girls is a heartwarming, hilarious, look at what happens when women get fed up.

LA to Vegas (Fox, 9 p.m., Tuesdays): The cast of this new Adam McKay/Will Ferrell-produced comedy is airborne as they fly from, you guessed it, Los Angeles to Las Vegas. And your captain is a Dylan McDermott, with this season's brightest new star: his mustache. Because there is a god, Dermot Mulroney makes an appearance, finally giving us Derbel McDillet.

The Resident (Fox, 8 p.m., Jan. 21; moves to 9 p.m. Mondays on Jan. 22): In The Good Wife, he played a know-it-all rookie lawyer; and in Revenge, she played a cunning daughter out for murder. The TV gods are smiling, casting Matt Czuchry and Emily VanCamp together in yet another medical drama.

Bellevue (WGN America, 10 p.m., Jan. 23): Anna Paquin stars as a detective in this drama about a secretive northern town. It's like if Riverdale was from the point of view of the adults, with absolutely no camp. The show might not be great, but Paquin sure knows how to play a troubled woman with a troubled past.

Let's Get Physical (Pop, 8:30 p.m., Jan 24): Jane Seymour, where have you been? In this new comedy, the Wedding Crashers scene stealer plays matriarch to a family aerobics business. The show follows her son Joe (Matt Jones), running the broken-down family gym. However, Joe has to face his archnemesis Barry Cross (Chris Diamantopoulos), a fitness entrepreneur married to his ex-girlfriend (AnnaLynne McCord). We're really here for Seymour's anti-aging secrets.

Instinct (CBS, 8 p.m., March 11): Phew, another Good Wife alum found his next show. Alan Cumming needs to always be on television. The series is quintessential CBS, based on the James Patterson and Howard Roughan book Murder Games, about an ex-CIA agent (Cumming), who just can't stay away from the job.