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2019 Midseason TV Preview – Cable (These Shows Are Weird And I’m Into It)

Black Monday (Showtime)

Black Monday takes us back to October 19, 1987 – aka Black Monday, the worst stock market crash in Wall Street history. To this day, no one knows who caused it — until now. It’s the story of how a group of outsiders took on the blue-blood, old-boys club of Wall Street and ended up crashing the world’s largest financial system, a Lamborghini limousine, Don Henley’s birthday party and the glass ceiling.

Starring: Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells, Regina Hall, Paul Scheer

Premieres Thursday, January 20th

Good Trouble (Freeform)

After moving to the Coterie in downtown L.A., Callie and Mariana realize that living on their own is not all that it’s cracked up to be. Faced with new neighbors, new challenges and, of course, new romances, the sisters must depend on one another to navigate the City of Angels.

Starring: Maia Mitchell, Cierra Ramirez, Tommy Martinez, Zuri Adele, Sherry Cola, Roger Bart

Premieres Tuesday, January 8th

Project Blue Book (History Channel)

Dr. J. Allen Hynek, a brilliant yet underappreciated college professor, is recruited by the U.S. Air Force to spearhead a clandestine operation called Project Blue Book. Along with his partner, the debonair Air Force Captain Michael Quinn, he is summoned to investigate UFO sightings around the country and use science to discover what really happened. However, when some encounters cannot be explained away and cases remain open, Hynek begins to suspect that he has been duped by the government into a larger conspiracy to cover up the truth. Set against the backdrop of the Cold War and rising Atomic Era, each episode will draw from the actual Project Blue Book case files, blending UFO theories with authentic historical events from one of the most mysterious eras in United States history.

Starring: Aidan Gillen, Michael Malarkey, Laura Mennell, Michael Harney, Ksenia Solo, Neal McDonough

Premieres Tuesday, January 8th 

Deadly Class (SyFy)

The story of Marcus, a teen living on the streets who is recruited into Kings Dominion, an elite private academy where the world’s top crime families send their next generations. Maintaining his moral code while surviving a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques and his own adolescent uncertainties soon proves to be vital.

Starring: Benedict Wong, Benjamin Wadsworth, Lana Condor, María Gabriela de Faría, Luke Tennie, Liam James, Michel Duval

Premieres Wednesday, January 16th

A Discovery of Witches (Sundance/Sky One)

Diana Bishop, a historian and reluctant witch, unexpectedly discovers a bewitched manuscript in Oxford’s Bodleian Library. This discovery forces her back into the world of magic in order to unravel the secrets it holds about magical beings. She is offered help by mysterious geneticist and vampire, Matthew Clairmont. Despite a long-held mistrust between witches and vampires they form an alliance and set out to protect the book and solve the mysteries hidden within while dodging threats from the creature world.

Starring: Teresa Palmer, Matthew Goode, Edward Bluemel, Louise Brealey, Malin Buska, Aiysha Hart, Owen Teale, Alex Kingston, Valerie Pettiford, Trevor Eve, Lindsay Duncan

US Premiere on Thursday, January 17th

I Am The Night (TNT)

Inspired by true events, I Am The Night tells the gripping story of Fauna Hodel, a teenage girl who is given away at birth, and grows up outside of Reno, Nevada. Fauna lives more-or-less comfortably with the mysteries of her origin, until one day she makes a discovery that leads her to question everything. As Fauna begins to investigate the secrets of her past, she meets a ruined reporter, haunted by the case that undid him. Together they follow a sinister trail that swirls ever closer to an infamous Los Angeles gynecologist, Dr. George Hodel, a man involved in some of Hollywood’s darkest debauchery, and possibly, its most famous unsolved crime.

Starring: Chris Pine, India Eisley, Jefferson Mays, Leland Orser, Connie Nielsen, Yul Vazquez, Theo Marshall, Justin Cornwell, Dylan Smith, Jay Paulson, Golden Brooks, Monique Green, Shoniqua Shondai

Premieres Monday, January 28th

Miracle Workers (TBS)

Miracle Workers follows “Craig, a low-level angel responsible for handling all of humanity’s prayers. His boss, God, pretty much has checked out to focus on his favorite hobbies. To prevent Earth’s destruction, Craig must achieve his most impossible miracle to date.

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Steve Buscemi, Geraldine Viswanathan, Jon Bass, Karan Soni, Sasha Compère, Lolly Adefope

Premieres Saturday, February 12th

The Other Two (Comedy Central)

Cary, an aspiring actor and his sister Brooke, a former professional dancer, try to find their place in the world while wrestling with their feelings about their 13-year-old brother Chase’s sudden rise to internet fame.

Starring: Drew Tarver, Hélène Yorke, Case Walker, Molly Shannon, Ken Marino

Premieres Thursday, January 24th