Most Anticipated TV Shows Of 2018
In 2017, scripted TV shows reached an all-time high, and that doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Let’s take a look at some of this year’s most anticipated titles coming to the small screen.
Fox – Premiered Jan. 3
Ryan Murphy’s return to broadcast television is event television in and of itself, but adding to the caliber of the new drama about first responders and the 9-1-1 operators who take and route the calls is the star power of the cast: Connie Britton, Angela Bassett and Peter Krause chief among them.
2. The Alienist
TNT – Premieres Jan. 22
The Turner cabler has a lot at stake for this 1800s period drama based on Caleb Carr’s novel of the same name. Fictionalizing history through Teddy Roosevelt (Brian Geraghty), at the time a police commissioner, the show is a psychological thriller following a secret investigation into a series of gruesome murders. Including characters that represent an early look at criminal psychology, the media, and the bureaucracy of law enforcement, the show is designed to touch on gender and other political issues.
3. The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
FX – Premiered Jan. 17
The second installment of Ryan Murphy’s true crime anthology series starts with the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace (played here by Edgar Ramirez), but rather than following the crime through the media and into the courtroom ala the first installment that was “The People vs OJ Simpson,” the action rewinds so that the 10 episodes deep dive into the events that led up to the murder — for both Versace as well as his killer Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss in a “Glee” reunion with Murphy) who was on a cross-country murder spree that culminated in Miami.