Curl up with killer drama, outrageous reality and the return of The Walking Dead
TVs around the world will be tuned in to the competitions in PyeongChang for much of February, but there are tons of new and returning shows to check out, too. Here are nine to add to your must-watch list.
1. Celebrity Big Brother
Catch it: currently airing on Global
This 13-episode winter installment of the summertime-TV staple features all the things you love: Julie Chen, HOHs and a houseful of bickering personalities – this time, a group of “celebs.”
Catch it: currently airing on Super Channel
Carrie (Claire Danes) has taken on her fair share of formidable foreign enemies over the course of this series, but in the seventh season of the Emmy®-winning drama, she has her work cut out for her on domestic soil, squaring off against the new U.S. president (Elizabeth Marvel) and her anti-intelligence agenda.
3. Here and Now
Catch it: currently airing on HBO
Progressive-family dynamics are at the core of the new dark comedy from Alan Ball (Six Feet Under) about a multi-racial family headed by parents Holly Hunter and Tim Robbins.
4. The Bachelor Winter Games
Catch it: currently airing on City
Curl up on the couch and behold as 26 former Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants from the U.S. and around the world – including The Bachelorette Canada’s also-rans Kevin Wendt and Benoit Beauséjour-Savard – compete for athletic glory... and inevitably look for love in all the wrong places.
5. Seven Seconds
Catch it: premieres February 23 on Netflix
This 10-episode anthology series boasts a timely topic and the presence of TV all-star Regina King. The story follows the aftermath of an off-duty police officer’s hit-and-run killing of a black teenager and the prosecutor (Clare-Hope Ashitey) determined to help the victim’s mother (King) see justice served.
6. The Walking Dead
Catch it: returns February 25 on AMC
The second half of Season Eight (nicknamed “The Last Stand”) picks up where the midseason finale left off, as the various factions – good and evil – deal with the spoilage of war.
Catch it: premieres February 26 on AMC
This eight-part BBC drama is based on investigate journalist Misha Glenny’s book McMafia: A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld and revolves around Alex Godman (James Norton), a well-off investment-fund manager and son of a Russian mobster, who finds himself dragged into his family’s nefarious dealings.
Catch it: returns February 26 on Lifetime Canada
It’s been a very long wait for fans of this deliciously fun dramedy: the second season ended way back in August 2016! But Rachel (Shiri Appleby), Quinn (Constance Zimmer) and the entire crew of fictional dating show Everlasting are back for Season Three – this time, with a problematic female suitor (Caitlin FitzGerald).
9. Survivor: Ghost Island
Catch it: returns February 28 on Global
“Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it” might as well be the unofficial motto of Survivor’s 36th (!) season, as host Jeff Probst shepherds a new crop of 20 hardy souls to the titular Fijian locale, which is “haunted” by the mistakes and missteps of previous contestants.
Find out what's new on Netflix this month, too.