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3 New TV Shows To Look Forward To In February
The new year kicked off with some new gems on TV, including True Detective and Spoils of Babylon. February promises the return of a number of our favorites, from the zombie-slaying intensity of The Walking Dead to the highly-anticipated Season 2 of Kevin Spacey political drama House of Cards. However, there are some brand new shows rolling in this month and we bring to you our top picks.
About a Boy, NBC, Feb. 21
We get to see Nick Hornby's 1998 best-selling novel get adapted again, but this time instead of a 2002 film starring Hugh Grant, his story comes alive on network television as a 30-minute NBC sitcom. Producer Jason Katims (who has gifted us with Friday Night Lights and Parenthood) is at the helm of About a Boy. It's the story of immature bachelor David Walton (Bent) who befriends some new neighbors (complete with British accents), a single mom (Minnie Driver) and her 11-year-old son (1600 Penn‘s Benjamin Stockham). The Daily Show's Al Madrigal will also be in the show.
Growing Up Fisher, NBC, Feb. 25
The heartfelt NBC comedy is based on the real-life story of Up All Night and Bent's DJ Nash when he was a boy and gets the flashback-narration treatment by Jason Bateman (reminiscent to the Wonder Years). Henry (Eli Baker) is an 11-year-old boy who deals with the divorce between his blind attorney father Mel Fisher (The Closer's J.K. Simmons) and wacky mother (Dharma & Greg's Jenna Elfman).
The Red Road, Sundance, Feb. 27
Sundance Channel has been on a roll with their highly-acclaimed original-scripted series (including Rectify) and it looks like they won't disappoint with The Red Road. This six-episode series takes place in a fictional rural town of New Jersey and focuses on the strain between the Native-American and non-Native American communities. A small-town sheriff (Martin Henderson of The Ring) links up with a dangerous criminal from the Ramapo Mountain Indian tribe (Jason Momoa, a.k.a. Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones!), while he tries to keep his family together. The series was created by Prisoners' Aaron Guzikowski and also stars Julianne Nicholson (Boardwalk Empire) as the sheriff's troubled wife.
These are the dates for returning shows:
Walking Dead, AMC, Feb. 9
House of Cards, Netflix, Feb. 14
The Voice, NBC, Feb. 24
Glee, Fox, Feb. 25
The Americans, FX, Feb. 26
Portlandia, IFC, Feb. 27
Scandal, ABC, Feb. 27
Hannibal, NBC, Feb. 28
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