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March


Wednesday, Mar. 1
National Treasure: Season 1 (2016) 100% Hulu
Chicago Justice: Season 1 (2017) 73% 10 p.m., NBC (preview)

Thursday, Mar. 2
60 Days In: Atlanta (2017) 9 p.m., A&E

Friday, Mar. 3
Annedroids: Season 4 (2016) Amazon

Sunday, Mar. 5
Once Upon a Time: Season 6 (2016) 89% 8 p.m., ABC (returning)
Making History: Season 1 (2010) 92% 8:30 p.m., FOX
Chicago Justice: Season 1 (2017) 73% 9 p.m., NBC
The Last Man on Earth: Season 3 (2016) 78% 9:30 p.m., FOX (returning)
The Arrangement: Season 1 (2010) 62% 10 p.m., E!
Blood Feuds: Bette and Joan (2016) 91% 10 p.m., FX
Shades of Blue: Season 2 (2017) 10 p.m., NBC
Time After Time: Season 1 (2017) 67% 10 pm., ABC
Breaking Free (2015) 11 p.m., WGN

Trial & Error

Tuesday, Mar. 7
The Americans: Season 5 (2017) 94% 10 p.m., FX

Wednesday, Mar. 8
Designated Survivor: Season 1 (2016) 87% 10 p.m., ABC (returning)
Underground: Season 2 (2017) 100% 10 p.m., WGN
Ripper Street: Season 5 (2016) 100% 11 p.m., BBC America

Thursday, Mar. 9
Kicking & Screaming: Season 1 (2017) 9 p.m., FOX
The Catch: Season 2 (2017) 10 p.m., ABC

Friday, Mar. 10
Buddy Thunderstruck: Season 1 (2017) , Netflix
Hand of God: Season 2 (2017) Amazon
Love: Season 2 (2017) 96% Netflix

Saturday, Mar. 11
Samurai Jack: Season 5 (2017) 100% 11:30 p.m., Cartoon Network

Sunday, Mar. 12
Top Gear: Season 24 (2017) 86% 8 p.m., BBC America
American Crime: Season 3 (2017) 100% 10 p.m., ABC

Monday, Mar. 13
Young & Hungry: Season 5 (2017) 8 p.m., Freeform
Baby Daddy: Season 6 (2017) 8:30 p.m., Freeform

Tuesday, Mar. 14
Trial & Error: Season 1 (2017) 86% 9:30 p.m., NBC

Wednesday, Mar. 15
Greenleaf: Season 2 (2017) 10 p.m., OWN
() % 10 p.m., Sundance

Thursday, Mar. 16
Shrink: Season 1 (2017) Seeso
Snatch: Season 1 (2017) 42% Crackle
Review: Season 3 (2017) 100% 10 p.m., Comedy Central

Marvel's Iron Fist

Marvel’s Iron Fist

Friday, Mar. 17
The Originals: Season 4 (2017) 100% 8 p.m., The CW
Marvel's Iron Fist: Season 1 (2017) 20% 8 p.m., Netflix
Animals.: Season 2 (2017) 100% 11:30 p.m., HBO

Sunday, Mar. 19
The Circus: Inside the Biggest Story on Earth: Season 2 (2017) 8 p.m., Showtime
Into the Badlands: Season 2 (2017) 100% 10 p.m., AMC

Tuesday, Mar. 21
Cosplay Melee: Season 1 (2017)   10 p.m., SyFy
Upscale With Prentice Penny: Season 1 (2017)   10 p.m., TruTV

Wednesday, Mar. 22
Shots Fired: Season 1 (2017) 84% 8 p.m., FOX
Empire: Season 3 (2016) 87% 9 p.m., FOX (returning)
Rogue: Season 3 (2015) 9 p.m., DirecTV

Ingobernable

Friday, Mar. 24
Grace and Frankie: Season 3 (2017) 100% Netflix
Ingobernable: Season 1 (2017)  Netflix (US premiere)
() % 7:30 p.m., DIS

Tuesday, Mar. 28
Rebel: Season 1 (2017) 38% 10 p.m., BET

Wednesday, Mar. 29
Harlots: Season 1 (2017) 92% Hulu
Imaginary Mary: Season 1 (2017) 27% 8:30 p.m., ABC (sneak preview)
Nobodies: Season 1 () 73% 10 p.m., TV Land
Lopez: Season 2 (2017) 10:30 p.m., TV Land

Friday, Mar. 31
13 Reasons Why: Season 1 (2017) 77% Netflix
Five Came Back: Miniseries (2017) 98% Netflix
Robert Klein Still Can't Stop His Leg (2016) 100% 10 p.m., Starz

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April


Sunday, Apr. 2
Call the Midwife: Season 6 (2017) 8 p.m., PBS
Home Fires: Season 2 (2016) 9 p.m., PBS
Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell: Season 3 (2016) 11:30 p.m., Cartoon Network (returning)

Tuesday, Apr. 4
Dimension 404: Season 1 (2017) 80% Hulu
iZombie: Season 3 (2017) 100% 8 p.m., CW
Prison Break: Season 5 (2017) 56% 9 p.m., FOX
Imaginary Mary: Season 1 (2017) 27% 9:30 p.m., ABC

Wednesday, Apr. 5
Archer: Dreamland (2017) 86% 10 p.m., FXX
Brockmire: Season 1 (2017) 94% 10 p.m., IFC

Thursday, Apr, 6
Dark Net: Season 2 (2017) 10 p.m., Showtime

Friday, Apr. 7
American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story: Season 1 (2017) 53% Amazon
The Get Down: Season 1 (2016) 77% Netflix (returning)

The Son

Saturday, Apr. 8
The Son: Season 1 (2017) 52% 9 p.m., AMC

Monday, Apr. 10
Better Call Saul: Season 3 (2017) 98% 10 p.m., AMC
Angie Tribeca: Season 3 (2017) 100% 10:30 p.m., TBS

Tuesday, Apr. 11
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 4 (2016) 100% 8 p.m., FOX (returning)

Wednesday, Apr. 12
Hollywood Darlings: Season 1 () 8 p.m., POP
Return of the Mac: Season 1 (2017) 8:30 p.m., POP

Friday, Apr. 14
Chelsea: Season 2 (2017) Netflix
Fortitude: Season 2 (2017) 91% Amazon
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Season 1 (2017) 100% Netflix

Saturday, Apr. 15
Doctor Who: Season 10 (2017) 88% 9 p.m., BBC America
Class: Season 1 (2016) 84% 10 p.m., BBC America

Sunday, Apr. 16
The White Princess: Season 1 (2017) 76% 8 p.m., Starz
Guerrilla: Miniseries (2017) 75% 9 p.m., Showtime
The Leftovers: Season 3 (2017) 99% 9 p.m., HBO
Veep: Season 6 (2017) 94% 10:30 p.m., HBO

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Famous in Love

Tuesday, Apr. 18
Pretty Little Liars: Season 7 (2016) 78% 8 p.m., Freeform (returning)
Famous in Love: Season 1 (2017) 60% 9 p.m., Freeform

Wednesday, Apr. 19
Fargo: Season 3 (2017) 93% 10 p.m., FX

Friday, Apr. 21
Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 1 (2017) 75% Netflix
Bosch: Season 3 (2017) 100% Amazon
Girlboss: Season 1 (2017) 35% Netflix
Thunderbirds Are Go: Season 3 (2017) Amazon

Sunday, Apr. 23
El Chapo: Season 1 (2017) 8 p.m., Univision
Silicon Valley: Season 4 (2017) 94% 10 p.m., HBO
Mary Kills People: Season 1 (2017) 100% 10 p.m., Lifetime

Monday, Apr. 24
Gotham: Season 3 (2016) 74% 8 p.m., Fox (returning)

Genius

Tuesday, Apr. 25
Genius: Einstein (2017) 84% 9 p.m., National Geographic
Great News: Season 1 (2017) 76% 9 p.m., NBC

Wednesday, Apr. 26
The Handmaid's Tale: Season 1 (2017) 94% Hulu
Gomorrah: Season 2 (2016) 80% 10 p.m., Sundance

Thursday, Apr. 27
The President Show: Season 1 (2017) 67% 11:30 p.m., Comedy Central

Friday, Apr. 28
Casting JonBenét (2017) 82% Netflix
Dear White People: Season 1 (2017) 95% Netflix
Catastrophe: Season 3 (2017) 100% Amazon
Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992 (2017) 100% 9 p.m., ABC

American Gods

Sunday, Apr. 30
American Gods: Season 1 (2017) 92% 9 p.m., Starz

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May


Monday, May 1
Lucifer: Season 2 (2016) 100% 9 p.m., Fox (returning)

Friday, May 5
Sense8: Season 2 (2016) 93% Netflix

Monday, May 8
Southern Charm Savannah: Season 1 (2017) 10 p.m., Bravo

Friday, May 12
Anne With an E: Season 1 (2017) 83% Netflix
I Love Dick: Season 1 (2017) 87% Amazon
Master of None: Season 2 (2017) 100% Netflix

Sunday, May 14
Mike Tyson Mysteries: Season 3 (2017) 11:30 p.m., Cartoon Network

Monday, May 15
Decline and Fall: Season 1 () 91% Acorn
Year Million: Season 1 (2017)  9 p.m., Nat Geo

Tuesday, May 16
Born This Way: Season 3 (2017) 9 p.m., A&E

Wednesday, May 17
I Am Heath Ledger (2017) 86% Netflix
Downward Dog: Season 1 (2017) 85% 9:30 ABC

Friday, May 19
The Keepers: Miniseries () 97% Netflix
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 3 (2017) 97% Netflix
12 Monkeys: Season 3 (2017) 100% 8 p.m., SyFY

Sunday, May 21
Dark Angel (2017) 9 p.m., PBS
The Return: The Return (2017) 94% 9 p.m., Showtime

Casual

Tuesday, May 23
Casual: Season 3 (2017) 100% Hulu

Wednesday, May 24
Dirty Dancing (2017) 19% 8 p.m., ABC

Love Connection

Thursday, May 25
Love Connection: Season 1 (2017) 8 p.m., FOX
Beat Shazam: Season 1 (2017) 9 p.m., FOX

Friday, May 26
Gap Year: Season 1 (2017) Hulu
Bloodline: Season 3 (2017) 53% Netflix

Monday, May 29
Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath: Season 2 (2017) 9 p.m., A&E
Whose Line is it Anyway?: Season 5 (2017) 9 p.m., CW
Still Star-Crossed: Season 1 (2017) 52% 10 p.m., ABC

Tuesday, May 30
F Is for Family: Season 2 (2017) 89% Netflix
House of Cards: Season 5 (2017) 72% Netflix
Animal Kingdom: Season 2 (2017) 80% 9 p.m., TNT
Fear Factor: Season 1 (2017) 10 p.m., MTV
World of Dance: Season 1 (2017) 10 p.m., NBC

Wednesday, May 31
() % 8 p.m., DirecTV
MasterChef: Season 8 (2017) 8 p.m., FOX
The Carmichael Show: Season 3 (2017) 89% 9 p.m., NBC
The F Word With Gordon Ramsay: Season 1 (2017) 9 p.m., FOX

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June


Thursday, June 1
Nashville: Season 5 (2017) 86% 9 p.m., CMT (returning)

Friday, June 2
Flaked: Season 2 (2017) Netflix
Long Strange Trip: Season 1 (2017) Amazon

Sunday, June 4
Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly: Season 1 (2017) 7 p.m., NBC
Fear the Walking Dead: Season 3 (2017) 84% 9 p.m., AMC
I'm Dying Up Here: Season 1 (2017) 51% 10 p.m., Showtime

Monday, June 5
Shadowhunters: Season 2 (2017) 86% 8 p.m., Freeform (returning)
Stitchers: Season 3 (2017) 9 p.m., Freeform

Wednesday, June 7
Nightcap: Season 2 (2017) 8 p.m., POP

Thursday, June 8
Queen of the South: Season 2 (2017) 10 p.m., USA

Friday, June 9
Orange Is the New Black: Season 5 (2017) 71% Netflix
Dark Matter: Season 3 (2017) 100% 8 p.m., SyFy
Wynonna Earp: Season 2 (2017) 100% 10 p.m., SyFy

Orphan Black

Saturday, June 10
Idiotsitter: Season 2 (2017) 8 p.m., Comedy Central
Orphan Black: Season 5 (2017) 95% 10 p.m., BBC America

Sunday, June 11
American Grit: Season 1 (2016) 63% 9 p.m., FOX
Claws: Season 1 (2017) 82% 9 p.m., TNT

Monday, June 12
So You Think You Can Dance: Season 14 (2017) 8 p.m., FOX
Superhuman: Season 1 (2017) 9 p.m., FOX

Tuesday, June 13
Face Off: Season 12 (2017) 9 p.m., SyFy

Wednesday, June 14
Blood Drive: Season 1 (2017) 76% 10 p.m., SyFy

Thursday, June 15
The Tunnel: Season 2 (2017) 9 p.m., PBS

Friday, June 16
The Ranch: Season 2 (2016) 67% Netflix
Cardinal: Season 1 (2017) 89% Hulu

Sunday, June 18
Grantchester: Season 3 (2017) 9 p.m., PBS

Tuesday, June 20
Queen Sugar: Season 2 (2017) 100% 10 p.m., OWN
Wrecked: Season 2 (2017) 10 p.m., TBS

Thursday, June 22
The Mist: Season 1 (2017) 60% 10 p.m., Spike
The Night Shift: Season 4 (2017) 10 p.m., NBC

Glow

Friday, June 23
Free Reign: Season 1 (2017) Netflix
GLOW: Season 1 (2017) 94% Netflix
Playing House: Season 3 (2017) 100% 11 p.m., USA

Sunday, June 25
Power: Season 4 (2017) Starz
Preacher: Season 2 (2017) 91% 9 p.m., AMC
Prime Suspect: Tennison: Season 1 (2017) 10 p.m., PBS

Wednesday, June 28
Okja (2017) 86% Netflix
Cleverman: Season 2 (2017) 10 p.m., Sundance
Younger: Season 3 (2016) 100% 10 p.m., TV Land

Thursday, June 29
Big Brother Season 19 (2017) 9 p.m., CBS
Zoo: Season 3 (2017) 100% 10 p.m., CBS

Friday, June 30
Gypsy: Season 1 (2017) 40% Netflix
Killjoys: Season 3 (2017) 8 p.m., SyFy
Masters of Illusion: Season 4 (2017) 8 p.m., CW

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July


Wednesday, Jul. 5
Snowfall: Season 1 (2017) 62% FX 10 p.m., FX

Friday, Jul. 7
Degrassi: Next Class: Season 4 (2017) Netflix

Sunday, Jul. 9
Candy Crush: Season 1 (2017) 9 p.m., CBS
The Defiant Ones: Miniseries (2017) 100% 9 p.m., HBO
() 10 p.m., Spike

Monday, Jul. 10
Penn & Teller: Fool Us: Season 4 (2017)  8 p.m., CW
() % 9 p.m., TNT

Tuesday, Jul. 11
The Fosters: Season 5 (2017) 100% 8 p.m., Freeform
The Bold Type: Season 1 (2017) 93%, 9 p.m., Freeform
Still The King: Season 2 (2017) , 10 p.m., CMT
() %, 10:30 p.m., Fuse

Wednesday, Jul. 12
Salvation: Season 1 (2017) 45% 9 p.m., CBS
Suits: Season 7 (2017) 93%, 9 p.m., USA
I'm Sorry: Season 1 (2017) 75% 10 p.m., TruTV
Odd Mom Out: Season 3 (2017) 10 p.m., Bravo

Thursday, Jul. 13
Hooten and the Lady: Miniseries (2016) 75% 9 p.m., CW
Season 6, Season 6, Episode 1: "" 8 p.m., ESPN

Friday, Jul. 14
Friends From College: Season 1 (2017) 26% Netflix

Game of Thrones - season 7 - Kit Harington as Jon Snow (Helen Sloan/HBO)

Sunday, Jul. 16
Game of Thrones: Season 7 (2017) 93% HBO
The Strain: Season 4 (2017) 100% 10 p.m., FX

Monday, Jul. 17
Loaded: Season 1 (2017) 60% 10 p.m., AMC

Tuesday, Jul. 18
Shooter: Season 2 (2017) 10 p.m., USA
Being Mary Jane: Season 4 (2017) 100% 10 p.m., BET

Friday, Jul. 21
() 8 p.m., ABC, Disney, DXD, Freeform, Lifetime
Last Chance U: EMCC: Part 2 (2017) 100% Netflix
Ozark: Season 1 (2017) 70% Netflix
Raven’s Home (2017) 10 p.m., Disney Channel

Saturday, Jul. 22
Cold Justice: Season 4 (2017) 8 p.m., Oxygen
() % 11 p.m., SyFy

Sunday, Jul. 23
Ballers: Season 3 (2017) 67% 10 p.m., HBO
Insecure: Season 2 (2017) 98% 10:30 p.m., HBO
Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White (2017) 8 p.m., Discovery

Midnight, Texas

Monday, Jul. 24
Midnight, Texas: Season 1 (2017) 61% 10 p.m., NBC
Somewhere Between: Season 1 (2017) 10 p.m., ABC
People of Earth: Season 2 (2017) 10:30 p.m., TBS

Friday, Jul. 28
The Last Tycoon: Season 1 (2016) 45% Amazon
Room 104: Season 1 (2017) 87% 11:30 p.m., HBO

Sunday, Jul. 30
Top Gear America: Season 1 (2017) 8 p.m., BBC America
Teen Wolf: Season 6 (2016) 83% 8 p.m., MTV
Rick and Morty: Season 3 (2017) 96% Cartoon Network

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August


Tuesday, Aug. 1
Manhunt: Unabomber (2017) 9 p.m., Discovery

Wednesday, Aug. 2
The Lowe Files (2017) 10 p.m., A&E
The Sinner: Season 1 (2017) 90% 10 p.m., USA

Thursday, Aug. 3
The Guest Book: Season 1 (2017) 64% 10 p.m., TBS
What Would Diplo Do? (2017) 10 p.m., Viceland

Friday, Aug. 4
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later: Season 1 (2017) Netflix

Sunday, Aug. 6
Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (2017) 30% 8 p.m., Syfy
Ray Donovan: Season 5 (2017) 100% 9 p.m., Showtime
Life of Kylie (2017) 9 p.m., E!

Tuesday, Aug. 8
Difficult People: Season 3 (2017) 100% Hulu

Wednesday, Aug. 9
Mr. Mercedes (2017) 8 p.m., Audience Network

Thursday, Aug. 10
Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update: Season 1 (2017) 9 p.m., NBC

Friday, Aug. 11
Atypical: Season 1 (2017) 74% Netflix

Sunday, Aug. 13
Get Shorty: Season 1 (2017) 78% 10 p.m., Epix

Monday, Aug. 14
Bachelor in Paradise: Season 4 (2017) 33% 8 p.m., ABC

Tuesday, Aug. 15
Greenleaf: Season 2 (2017) 10 p.m., OWN

Wednesday, Aug. 16
Marlon: Season 1 (2017) 50% 9 p.m., NBC

Friday, Aug. 18
Marvel - The Defenders: Season 1 (2017) 78% Netflix

Saturday, Aug. 19
Halt and Catch Fire: Season 4 (2017) 100% 9 p.m., AMC

Sunday, Aug. 20
Endeavour: Season 4 (2017) 9 p.m., PBS
The Last Ship: Season 4 (2017) 9 p.m., TNT
Episodes: Season 5 (2017) 100% 10 p.m., Showtime
Survivor's Remorse: Season 4 (2017) 10 p.m., Starz
Dice: Season 2 (2017) 10:30 p.m., Showtime

Thursday, Aug. 24
Party Boat (2017) Crackle

Friday, Aug. 25
Disjointed: Season 1 (2017) 19% Netflix
The Tick: Season 1 (2016) 90% Amazon
Death Note (2017) 38% Netflix

Sunday, Aug. 27
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This weekend, Pierce Brosnan stars in AMC’s The Son, a western drama based on Philipp Meyer’s eponymous novel about a Texas family’s rise to power during the early 1900s. It’s further evidence that the Irish actor’s career consists of so much more than just characters with a certain set of skills; in fact, he’s been part of a long series of critically acclaimed — and eclectic — projects. How many of your favorites match up with the critics? Let’s start the countdown and find out!


10. Evelyn (2002) 64%

Brosnan reunited with Mister Johnson director Bruce Beresford for 2002’s Evelyn, a fact-based drama about an underemployed single father in 1950s Ireland (Brosnan) whose struggle to find a steady job ends up costing him custody of his three children — and inspires him to take on the system by fighting to get them back in court. While some critics dismissed Evelyn as manipulative, well-meaning fluff, others succumbed to the undeniable pull of a well-acted, heart-tugging drama. “From any other filmmaker, Evelyn would be merely a forgettable good intention,” admitted the Washington Post’s Ann Hornaday, “but when you consider that Beresford is the man who brought us Black Robe and Breaker Morant, it approaches heartbreak.”

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9. The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) 70%

You’ve gotta have chutzpah to try remaking a Steve McQueen classic, so even if director John McTiernan’s 1999 update on The Thomas Crown Affair had turned out to be a complete dud, you’d have to give Pierce Brosnan credit simply for agreeing to step into the iconic tough guy’s shoes. Happily for all concerned, the new-look Crown turned out to be not only a worthwhile diversion for caper flick fans, but a relatively rare example of an action-adventure movie that isn’t overpopulated with twentysomething stars. Opined Jeffrey Overstreet for Looking Closer, “For those who still have a shred of sophistication left, and an appreciation for mind games rather than mere shock-treatment, here’s a summer movie for you.”

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8. The Fourth Protocol (1987) 74%

The 1980s brought us countless spy thrillers with portentous-sounding titles, starring steely countenanced, suavely accented dudes wielding pistols in pursuit of microchips, bombs, and the like, so a person could be forgiven for passing over 1987’s The Fourth Protocol in the mistaken belief that it was just another one of the many generic entries in that oft-abused genre. They’d still be missing out, however, because Protocol is an uncommonly smart 1980s spy thriller, adapted by Frederick Forsythe from his own novel and starring Brosnan and Michael Caine as, respectively, the evil Russian and the British agent who’s trying to catch him. Foreshadowing Brosnan’s cinematic future, the Washington Post’s Desson Thomson wrote, “Protocol is espionage as exhilarating as the better Bond, but with less of the winky camp. This is deadly stuff: We see just how easy atomic terrorism would be.”

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7. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) 72%

It was Robin Williams who undoubtedly got most of Mrs. Doubtfire‘s laughs — and carried the movie, as well as several pounds of latex, while wearing a dress — but when considering the vast appeal of this hit 1993 comedy, we must not discount the charming, subtly bewildered work of Pierce Brosnan as Stuart “Stu” Dunmire, a guy who just wants to date Sally Field but ends up the victim of cinema’s first and only run-by fruiting. “In terms of plot, the film is rather feeble,” admitted ReelViews’ James Berardinelli. “But sometimes there’s more to a movie than story, and this is one of those rare occasions when all the other elements pull together and lift the production.”

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6. Love Is All You Need (2012) 75%

Bond films notwithstanding, Brosnan’s spent a significant portion of his film career taking on roles that downplay his rakish charm. But every so often he’ll sign up for a project like Love Is All You Need, director Susanne Bier’s gorgeous, souffle-light romance about the beautifully shot sparks that fly when an English widower living in Denmark (Brosnan) crosses paths with a jilted hairdresser (Trine Dyrholm). While Bier may not have been able to resist a number of rom-com cliches, the end result proved sufficiently fresh to melt most critics’ hearts, chiefly because of the seemingly effortless chemistry between Love‘s two eye-pleasing leads. “We’ve seen enough romantic comedy to know these two are destined to fall for each other,” wrote the Miami Herald’s Connie Ogle, “but Bier is that rare filmmaker who can make you wonder if there will actually be a happy ending.”

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5. The Matador (2005) 75%

What could an ordinary businessman and a worn-out hitman possibly have in common? In the real world, maybe not much. But in Richard Shepard’s The Matador, that unlikely-seeming setup provides the grist for a quirky, darkly funny buddy flick starring Greg Kinnear as the businessman and Brosnan as the assassin. His post-Bond work generally hasn’t been as high-profile as the films he starred in as 007, but Brosnan’s success on her majesty’s secret service has freed him up to take offbeat roles in offbeat projects, and here, critics argued that the results were richly rewarding. According to eFilmCritic’s Rob Gonsalves, “Brosnan’s work as a monster who’d like to become human, but has no idea how, is painfully funny.”

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4. The Tailor of Panama (2001) 77%

When you sit down to watch a John le Carré spy movie, you know you aren’t going to get a lot of the stuff we tend to depend on for our espionage thrills; gunplay, car chases, and general derring-do are downplayed in favor of literate, relatively dense plots that derive their quietly building tension from small, impeccably performed moments. The results tend not to cause much of a stir at the box office, where The Tailor of Panama failed to make a major dent, but they’re generally well-received by critics, and this is no exception: Director John Boorman’s adaptation of le Carré’s 1996 novel about a disgraced spy (Brosnan) who gets mixed up with a tailor (Geoffrey Rush) he tries to convert into an MI6 asset won praise from writers eager to absorb a smart thriller for grownups. As Peter Rainer warned for New York Magazine, “If you think the spy-thriller genre has been streamlined and spoofed and subverted until nothing new can be done to it, think again.”

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3. GoldenEye (1995) 79%

Years after missing out on the opportunity to play James Bond due to his Remington Steele commitments, Brosnan finally grabbed the martini glass for 1995’s GoldenEye, restoring the layer of suave menace and playful humor that many viewers felt the character had been missing for far too long. Like most Bond flicks, it was a sizable hit, but it also struck a chord with critics, most of whom pointed to Brosnan’s performance as a key component of GoldenEye‘s success. Calling him “Lean, dark and graceful,” TV Guide’s Maitland McDonagh wrote, “Brosnan wraps his perfectly calculated accent around all the standard phrases without making us hear quotation marks.”

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2. Mister Johnson (1990) 82%

For his follow-up to the Oscar-winning Driving Miss Daisy, director Bruce Beresford returned to matters of race, taking viewers to West Africa in the 1920s to tell the story of the titular clerk (Maynard Eziashi) of a British administrator (Brosnan). Johnson’s desperate need to fit in with white society drives him to ill-advised actions — and although they benefit Brosnan’s character greatly in the short run, Johnson tragically fails to understand that his social status will always leave him vulnerable to the whims of others. While many critics accused Beresford of taking the same unaccountably light hand with Mister Johnson‘s themes that he had with Daisy, the majority felt that the end justified the means; as Chris Hicks argued for the Deseret News, “We care about Mister Johnson even while he’s annoying. And we hope for him to acknowledge his weaknesses, even while we anticipate his downfall.”

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1. The Ghost Writer (2010) 84%

Brosnan stepped in front of the cameras for Roman Polanski with 2010’s The Ghost Writer, a political thriller that takes veiled shots at former British Prime Minister Tony Blair with a deep vein of black humor. Starring as a former PM whose potentially duplicitous deeds threaten to come to light during the writing of his memoirs — possibly threatening the life of his ghostwriter (Ewan McGregor) — he was clearly having a good time, and that light touch helps keep Writer‘s tension from becoming overbearing. “The great thing about Brosnan’s performance is that his character’s shadow looms over the entire film,” wrote Matt Neal for the Standard, “yet Brosnan never resorts to chewing the scenery or becoming a Blair caricature.”

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Clockwise from top left: The Mindy Project, Homeland, Throwing Shade, Reign, Jeff and Some Aliens, The Young Pope

The cold weather ushers in some familiar TV favorites like Homeland, Girls, and The Path that debut new seasons after the holidays, while fall titles like How to Get Away With Murder and The Walking Dead will return from a quick holiday break. Many new shows like The Mick, Planet Earth II, and The Young Pope will debut. Throw in a few TV movies (Beaches, Christmas special Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio) and some events (Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour, Hairspray Live!), and we’ll call it “Winter TV.” Here’s the big list of upcoming premiere dates, starting in December through February. We’ll update this list as more dates are announced.

 


December | January | February | Preview: Spring


 December


Friday, Dec. 2
Fauda: Season 1 (2016) 100% Netflix
Lost in Oz: Season 1 (2017) Amazon (US premiere)
Pacific Heat: Season 1 (2016) 17% Netflix

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Mariah’s World

Sunday, Dec. 4
Mariah's World: Season 1 (2016) 44% 9 p.m., E!
The Royals: Season 3 (2016) 10 p.m., E!

Monday, Dec. 5
() 8 p.m., FOX (special event)
Timber Creek Lodge: Season 1 (2016) 10 p.m., Bravo

Wednesday, Dec. 7
Shut Eye: Season 1 (2016) 37% Hulu
Hairspray Live! (2016) 76% 8 p.m., NBC

Thursday, Dec. 8
() % 10 p.m., A&E

Friday, Dec. 9
Captive: Season 1 () 75% Netflix
Club of Crows: Season 2 (2016) Netflix
Fuller House: Season 2 (2016) 50% Netflix
Mozart in the Jungle: Season 3 (2016) 100% Amazon
() 9 p.m., Showtime

Sunday, Dec. 11
The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses (2016) 100% 9 p.m., PBS

Wednesday, Dec. 14
Lee Daniel's Star: Season 1 () 35% 9 p.m., FOX
The Bureau: Season 1 (2009) 100% 11:50 p.m., Sundance (US premiere)

Friday, Dec. 16
Call Me Francis: Miniseries () Netflix
Crazyhead: Season 1 (2016) 100% Netflix
The Man in the High Castle: Season 2 (2016) 64% Amazon
No Second Chance: Miniseries (2015) Netflix
The OA: Season 1 (2016) 77% Netflix

Tuesday, Dec. 20
The Break: Season 1 (2016) Netflix
Call My Agent!: Season 1 (2015) 100% Netflix

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Trollhunters

Friday, Dec. 23
Sense8: A Christmas Special () 88% Netflix
Travelers: Season 1 (2016) 100% Netflix (US premiere)
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Sunday, Dec. 25
Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio (2016) 89% BBC America

Tuesday, Dec. 27
Ajin: Demi-Human: Season 2 (2016) Netflix
Chasing Cameron: Season 1 (2016) Netflix


 January


Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in Sherlock season 4 airs on PBS (BBC)

Sherlock

Sunday, Jan. 1
Sherlock: Season 4 (2017) 54% PBS
The Mick: Season 1 (2017) 58% 8 p.m., FOX
Ransom: Season 1 (2017) 47% 8 p.m., CBS

Monday, Jan. 2
My Knight and Me: Season 1 () 4 p.m., Cartoon Network
The New Celebrity Apprentice: Season 15 (2017) 17% 8 p.m., NBC
Shadowhunters: Season 2 (2017) 86% 8 p.m., Freeform
Beyond: Season 1 (2017) 42% 9 p.m., Freeform

BONES: Cast L-R: John Boyd, TJ Thyne, Tamara Taylor, Michaela Conlin, Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz. The 11th season of BONES premieres Thursday, Oct. 1 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: FOX

Bones

Tuesday, Jan. 3
Bones: Season 12 (2017) 93% 9 p.m., Fox
Killing Fields: Season 2 (2017) 10 p.m., Discovery

Wednesday, Jan. 4
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 12 (2017) 90% 10 p.m., FXX
Too Close to Home: Season 2 (2017) 10 p.m., TLC
Man Seeking Woman: Season 3 (2017) 100%  10:30 p.m., FXX

Thursday, Jan. 5
Nashville: Season 5 (2017) 86% 9 p.m., CMT/TV Land
Ghosts in the Hood: Season 1 (2017) 10 p.m., WE tv
Portlandia: Season 7 (2017) 10 p.m., IFC

Friday, Jan. 6
Coin Heist (2017) Netflix
Degrassi: Next Class: Season 1 (2016) Netflix
One Day at a Time: Season 1 (2017) 97% Netflix
Tarzan and Jane: Season 1 (2017) Netflix
Grimm: Season 6 (2017) 83% 8 p.m., NBC
Emerald City: Season 1 (2017) 38% 9 p.m., NBC
Sleepy Hollow: Season 4 (2017) 9 p.m., FOX

Saturday, Jan. 7
Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2016) 100% 8 p.m., HBO

Tuesday, Jan.10
We're Lalaloopsy: Season 1 (2017) Netflix
Being Mary Jane: Season 4 (2017) 100% 9 p.m., BET
Taboo: Season 1 (2017) 76% 10 p.m., FX

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Schitt’s Creek

Wednesday, Jan. 11
Schitt's Creek: Season 3 (2017) 8 p.m., POP
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce: Season 3 (2017) 10 p.m., Bravo
Workaholics: Season 7 (2017) 100% 10 p.m., Comedy Central
Jeff and Some Aliens: Season 1 () 100% 10:30 p.m., Comedy Central

Thursday, Jan. 12
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Colony: Season 2 (2017) 100% 10 p.m., USA

Friday, Jan. 13
Clinical (2017) Netflix
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Just Add Magic: Season 2 (2016) Amazon
A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 1 (2017) 94% Netflix
Sneaky Pete: Season 1 (2015) 97% Amazon

Jenna Coleman stars in "Victoria" (PBS)

Victoria

Sunday, Jan. 15
The Young Pope: Miniseries (2016) 80% 6 p.m., HBO (US premiere)
Homeland: Season 6 (2017) 78% 9 p.m., Showtime
Victoria on Masterpiece: Season 1 (2017) 80% 9 p.m., PBS

Tuesday, Jan. 17
Teachers: Season 2 (2017) 10 p.m., TV Land
Throwing Shade: Season 1 (2017) 10:30 p.m., TV Land

Wednesday, Jan. 18
SIX: Season 1 (2017) 62% 10 p.m., History

BASKETS -- "Easter in Bakersfield" Episode 104 (Airs Thursday, February 11, 10:00 pm/ep) Pictured: (left )Zach Galifianakis as Chip Baskets, (center) Louie Anderson as Christine Baskets. CR: Ben Cohen/FX

Baskets

Thursday, Jan. 19
Baskets: Season 2 (2017) 100% 10 p.m., FX

Friday, Jan. 20
Frontier: Season 1 (2016) 50% Netflix
Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 2 (2017) 100% Netflix

Saturday, Jan. 21
Beaches (2017) 50% 8 p.m., Lifetime

Sunday, Jan. 22
Mercy Street: Season 2 (2017) 8 p.m., PBS
Hunted: Season 1 (2017) 10 p.m., CBS
Secrets of the Six Wives: Miniseries () 10 p.m., PBS

Monday, Jan. 23
Quantico: Season 2 (2016) 60% 10 p.m., ABC (returning)

Tuesday, Jan. 24
Terrace House: Aloha State: Season 1 () Netflix
Outsiders: Season 2 (2017) 10 p.m., WGN

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The Path

Wednesday, Jan. 25
The Path: Season 2 (2017) 75% Hulu
The Magicians: Season 2 (2017) 91% 9 p.m., SyFy
Suits: Season 6 (2016) 100% 10 p.m., USA (returning)

Thursday, Jan. 26
Grey's Anatomy: Season 13 (2016) 89% 8 p.m., ABC (returning)
Riverdale: Season 1 (2017) 88% 9 p.m., CW
Scandal: Season 6 (2017) 95% 9 p.m., ABC
How to Get Away With Murder: Season 3 (2017) 90% 10 p.m., ABC (returning)

Friday, Jan. 27
iBoy (2017) 69% Netflix
Z: The Beginning of Everything: Season 1 (2015) 69% Amazon

 Sunday, Jan. 29
Black Sails: Season 4 (2017) 80% 9 p.m., Starz

Monday, Jan. 30
Adventure Time: Islands: Miniseries () 100% 7:30 p.m., Cartoon Network

Tuesday, Jan. 31
The Fosters: Season 4 (2016) 8 p.m., Freeform (returning)
() % 9 p.m., Freeform

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 February


Wednesday, Feb. 1
The 100: Season 4 (2017) 93% 9 p.m., CW
The Expanse: Season 2 (2017) 95% 10 p.m., SyFy

Thursday, Feb. 2
Powerless: Season 1 (2017) 61% 8:30 p.m., NBC
Superior Donuts: Season 1 (2017) 62% 8:30 p.m., CBS
Training Day: Season 1 (2017) 24% 10 p.m., CBS

Friday, Feb. 3
Santa Clarita Diet: Season 1 (2017) 78% Netflix

Sunday, Feb. 5
24: Legacy: Season 1 (2017) 60% 10 p.m., FOX

Monday, Feb. 6
APB: Season 1 (2017) 35% 9 p.m., FOX

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Imposters

Tuesday, Feb. 7
Imposters: Season 1 (2017) 93% 10 p.m., Bravo
Detroiters: Season 1 (2017) 89% 10:30 p.m., Comedy Central

Wednesday, Feb. 8
Legion: Season 1 (2017) 90% 10 p.m., FX

Friday, Feb. 10
The Collection: Season 1 (2016) 42% Amazon
Reign: Season 4 (2017) 9 p.m., CW

Sunday, Feb. 12
The Missing: Season 2 (2016) 96% 8 p.m., Starz
The Walking Dead: Season 7 (2016) 66% 9 p.m., AMC (returning)
Girls: Season 6 (2017) 90% 10 p.m., HBO
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: Season 4 (2017) 100% 11 p.m., HBO

Monday, Feb. 13
Humans: Season 2 (2016) 94% 10 p.m., AMC

Tuesday, Feb. 14
The Mindy Project: Season 5 (2016) 80% Hulu (returning)
Project MC2: Season 1 (2017), Netflix
You Me Her: Season 2 (2017), 8:30 p.m., DirecTV

Wednesday, Feb. 15
Doubt: Season 1 (2017) 55% 10 p.m., CBS

Thurssday, Feb. 16
SuperMansion: Season 2 (2017)  Crackle

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Saturday, Feb. 18
Britney Ever After (2017) 8 p.m., Lifetime
Planet Earth II: Miniseries (2016) 100% 9 p.m., BBC America

Sunday, Feb. 19
The Good Fight: Season 1 (2017) 98% 8 p.m., CBS All Access
Big Little Lies: Season 1 (2017) 93% 9 p.m., HBO
Billions: Season 2 (2017) 89% 10 p.m., Showtime
Crashing: Season 1 (2017) 90% 10:30 p.m., HBO

Monday, Feb. 20
The Breaks: Season 1 (2017) 9 p.m., VH1
Bates Motel: Season 5 (2017) 100% 10 p.m., A&E

Tuesday, Feb. 21
The Detour: Season 2 (2017) 100% 10 p.m., TBS

Wednesday, Feb. 22
() % 9 p.m., TNT (returning)

Thursday, Feb. 23
The Blacklist: Redemption: Season 1 (2017) 10 p.m., NBC
Sun Records: Season 1 (2017) 60% 10 p.m., CMT

Friday, Feb. 24
Patriot: Season 1 (2015) 82% Amazon

Taken stars Jennifer Beals and Clive Standen (NBC)

Taken

Monday, Feb. 27
When We Rise: Season 1 (2017) 82% 9 p.m., ABC
Taken: Season 1 (2017) 32% 10 p.m. NBC

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