7 Midseason Shows To Watch While Your Other Shows Are On Break

By Elana Goodwin on December 9, 2014

Most TV shows have been airing their winter finales or will in the next few weeks as they go on hiatus until early spring.

Luckily, there are some promising mid-season shows to add to your watch lists if you find yourself wondering, “Now what do I watch?”

Here are seven mid-season shows to start following while your other shows are on break.

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Galavant,” ABC. Commercials for the show have called it a “comedy extravaganza,” but the show is not just a fairy tale-themed comedy — it’s also a musical with songs by the Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken.

The premise of the show is Prince Galavant sets out on a quest for vengeance on King Richard who stole Galavant’s one true love, Madalena.

The show stars Joshua Sasse, Mallory Jansen, Karen David, Timothy Omundson, Vinnie Jones and Luke Youngblood. The eight-episode first season of “Galavant” will kick off on January 4, 2015.

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Agent Carter,” ABC. Marvel has created this short eight-episode series set to air while its other series, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,” is on its season two hiatus.

The show is set in the Marvel universe and keeps up the continuity of “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” as well as the one-shot short film called “Agent Carter.”

The series is set in the 1940s, with Hayley Atwell reprising her role as Agent Peggy Carter, who was first introduced to viewers in “Captain America: The First Avenger.”

The show stars Atwell, James D’Arcy, Chad Michael Murray, Enver Gjokaj and Shea Whigham. ”Agent Carter” will debut on January 6, 2015.

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Empire,” Fox. The king of hip-hop, a former street thug, and CEO of Empire Entertainment Lucious Lyon learns he has ALS and needs to decide which of his three sons will take over his company and legacy. The family engages in a devious and emotional game for the throne, set to original music by Timbaland.

The show stars Rafael de la Fuente, Terrence Howard,  Bishop Stevens, Nealla Gordon and Christopher Powell.

Empire” premieres on January 7, 2015.

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Togetherness,” HBO. This new comedy created by brothers Jay and Mark Duplass centers on two couples who live together and are attempting to keep their relationships going while trying to pursue their dreams.

The first season will consist of eight episodes and stars Steve Zissis, Abby Ryder Fortson, Mark Duplass, Melanie Lynskey and Amanda Peet.

Togetherness” debuts on January 11, 2015.

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Backstrom,” Fox. This crime drama-comedy show follows the antisocial and overweight Detective Everett Blackstrom (“The Office’s” Rainn Wilson) as he takes on new cases and works with other eccentric characters. The show is based on the book series by Leif G.W. Persson.

The series stars Wilson, Page Kennedy, Beatrice Rosen, Genevieve Angelson and Dennis Haysbert.

Backstrom” will premiere on January 22, 2015.

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Better Call Saul,” AMC. The “Breaking Bad” spinoff drama is set up as a prequel to “Breaking Bad” with the series set in 2002. It follows criminal lawyer Saul Goodman, and shows his life leading up to him setting up his law office in a strip-mall in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It’s already been renewed for a 13-episode second season slated to air in early 2016.

The show stars Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn, and Patrick Fabian. “Better Call Saul” kicks off its 10-episode first season on February 8, 2015.

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The Odd Couple,” CBS. The iconic sitcom of the same name is getting a reboot thanks to “Friends” star Matthew Perry and “Frasier” writer/producer Joe Keenan.

“The Odd Couple” was originally a Broadway play in 1965, then made into a film in 1968, followed by a TV adaption airing from 1970-1975.

The series will star Matthew Perry, Thomas Lennon, Lindsay Sloane, Wendell Pierce, and Yvette Nicole Brown. The 13-episode first season will premiere on February 19, 2015.

Other returning shows will be airing new seasons during the mid-season, including: ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars;” TBS’ “Cougar Town;” IFC’s “Portlandia;” Showtime’s “House of Lies;” and HBO’s “Girls,” all of which return in the first half of January with new seasons.

So if you’re worried you won’t have any TV shows to watch while on winter break or until your other shows come back sometime around March, consider picking up one of these new mid-season shows.

Or you can always binge-watch a series to keep you entertained while your favorites are on hiatus!

By Elana Goodwin

Uloop Writer
I am currently serving as the Director/Managing Editor for Uloop News. I've been part of the Uloop family since 2013 and in my current role, I recruit writers, edit articles, manage interns, and lead our National Team, among other duties. When I'm not writing or editing, I love being outside, reading, and photography! I have a Bachelor's degree in English with a double-minor in Sociology and Criminology & Criminal Justice from The Ohio State University. If you have questions or just want to chat, don't hesitate to reach out! Email me at elana@uloop.com.

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