Popular TV Shows 2016

The Night Of

The Night Of

  • HBO
  • 1 season
  • Action, Crime, Drama, Family

"Criminal Justice" is a New York-set crime drama loosely inspired by the acclaimed 2008 BBC series of the same name created by Peter Moffat.

Originally starring and executive produced by James Gandolfini, after his death it now stars Robert De Niro as the ambulance-chasing New York City attorney Jack Stone who gets in over-his-head when he takes on the case of the Pakistani Naz (Riz Ahmed), who's accused of murdering a girl on the Upper West Side.

First aired July 10th, 2016.

Marco Polo

Marco Polo

  • Netflix
  • 2 seasons
  • Adventure, Action, Drama, History

"Marco Polo," the legendary pioneer and explorer from the 13th century, will have his tale told in an epic new scripted original series, as announced jointly by Starz, LLC, President and CEO Chris Albrecht,. "Marco Polo" is Fusco's fantastical martial arts epic, chronicling the famous adventurer's early years in the court of Kublai Khan. Acting as the ruler's spy, ambassador and explorer, Marco treks across the Far East and returns with tales of his journeys. In a court filled with political betrayal and forbidden relationships, Marco must use his martial arts training to survive, but it is his ability to enchant Khan with imaginative tales of his kingdom that is often his best tool to stay alive.

First aired December 12th, 2014.

Penny Dreadful

Penny Dreadful

  • Showtime
  • 3 seasons
  • Horror

In Penny Dreadful, some of literature’s most famously terrifying characters – including Dr. Frankenstein and his creature, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula – become embroiled in Victorian London. The series weaves together these classic horror origin stories as the characters grapple with their monstrous alienation. This project marks Logan and Mendes’ second major collaboration, following Skyfall, their box office record-breaking James Bond film, which Mendes directed and Logan co-wrote; and their first ever collaboration for television. The project will be produced by Mendes’ production company Neal Street Productions.

First aired May 11th, 2014.

Wayward Pines

Wayward Pines

  • Fox
  • 2 seasons
  • Action, Drama, Family, Mystery, Thriller

A Secret Service agent goes to Wayward Pines, Idaho in search of two federal agents who have gone missing in the bucolic town. He soon learns that he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive.

First aired May 14th, 2015.

Marvel's Daredevil

Marvel's Daredevil

  • Netflix
  • 2 seasons
  • Superhero

Blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) fights against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the Super Hero “Daredevil” in modern day Hell's Kitchen, New York City.

First aired April 10th, 2015.

Scream

Scream

  • MTV
  • 2 seasons
  • Action, Comedy, Drama, Family, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

What starts as a YouTube video going viral, soon leads to problems for the teenagers of Lakewood and serves as the catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to the town's troubled past.

First aired June 30th, 2015.

Person of Interest

Person of Interest

  • CBS
  • 5 seasons
  • Action, Crime, Drama

Person of Interest stars Jim Caviezel, Emmy Award winner Michael Emerson and Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson in a crime thriller about a presumed dead former-CIA agent who teams up with a mysterious billionaire to prevent violent crimes by using their own brand of vigilante justice. Reese's (Caviezel) special training in covert operations appeals to Finch (Emerson), a software genius who invented a program that uses pattern recognition to identify people about to be involved in violent crimes. Using state-of-the-art surveillance technology, the two work outside of the law using Reese's adept skills and Finch's unlimited wealth to unravel the mystery of the person of interest and stop the crime before it happens. Reese's actions catch the attention of the NYPD, including homicide detective Carter (Henson), and Fusco (Kevin Chapman), a cop who Reese uses to his advantage. With infinite crimes to investigate, Reese and Finch find that the right person, with the right information, at the right time, can change everything. Emmy Award winners J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk ("Lost"), Academy Award nominee Jonathan Nolan ("Memento"), David Semel ("Heroes") and Greg Plageman ("Cold Case") are the executive producers for Warner Bros. Television.

First aired September 22nd, 2011.

Dead of Summer

Dead of Summer

  • ABC Family
  • 1 season
  • Drama, Horror, Mystery

It's the 1980s, school is out for the summer, and when Camp Clearwater's dark, ancient mythology awakens, what was supposed to be a summer of fun soon turns into one of unforgettable scares and evil at every turn.

First aired June 28th, 2016.

Hell on Wheels

Hell on Wheels

  • AMC
  • 5 seasons
  • Drama, Western

“Hell on Wheels” tells the epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on a Confederate soldier (Anson Mount) who sets out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who have killed his wife. His journey takes him west to ‘Hell on Wheels,’ a dangerous, raucous, lawless melting pot of a town that travels with and services the construction of the first transcontinental railroad, an engineering feat unprecedented for its time. The series examines the railroad's institutionalized greed and corruption, the immigrant experience, and the plight of the newly emancipated African-Americans during reconstruction. Over time, “Hell on Wheels” chronicles this potent turning point in our nation's history, and how uncivilized the business of civilization can be.

First aired November 6th, 2011.

American Gothic

  • CBS
  • 1 season
  • Mystery

AMERICAN GOTHIC centers on a prominent Boston family reeling in the wake of the chilling discovery that someone in their midst is linked to an infamous string of murders. As shocking secrets from the past and present are revealed, their mounting suspicion and paranoia that one of them is a killer threatens to tear the family apart.

First aired June 22nd, 2016.

Containment

Containment

  • The CW
  • 1 season
  • Thriller

Neighbours in a block wake one morning to find they have been sealed inside their apartments. Can they work together to find out why? Or will they destroy each other in their fight to escape?

First aired April 18th, 2016.

Limitless

Limitless

  • CBS
  • 1 season
  • Drama

A drama based on the 2011 feature. The series follows Brian Finch as he discovers the power of the mysterious drug NZT, and is coerced into using his newfound drug-enhanced abilities to solve weekly cases for the FBI.

First aired September 22nd, 2015.

Roadies

  • Showtime
  • 1 season
  • Drama

Roadies gives an insider's look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of "roadies" who live for music and the de facto family they've formed along the way. The series chronicles the rock world through the eyes of music's unsung heroes and pays homage to the backstage workers who put the show on the road while touring the United States for the successful arena-level group, The Staton-House Band.

First aired June 26th, 2016.

Banshee

Banshee

  • Cinemax
  • 3 seasons
  • Action, Drama

Antony Starr (“Rush”) stars as Lucas Hood, an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, Pa., where he continues his criminal activities, even as he’s hunted by the shadowy gangsters he betrayed years earlier.

First aired January 11th, 2013.

Between

Between

  • Netflix
  • 2 seasons
  • Drama

Between is the story of a town under siege from a mysterious disease that has wiped out everybody except those 21 years old and under. The series explores the power vacuum that results when a government has quarantined a 10-mile diameter area and left the inhabitants to fend for themselves.

First aired May 21st, 2015.

Rizzoli & Isles

Rizzoli & Isles

  • TNT
  • 7 seasons
  • Crime, Drama

Angie Harmon is poised to star in this crime drama on TNT that is based on the mystery novels by Tess Gerritsen.

First aired July 12th, 2010.

The X-Files

The X-Files

  • Fox
  • 11 seasons
  • Sci-Fi, Drama

First aired September 10th, 1993.

Tyrant

Tyrant

  • FX
  • 3 seasons
  • Drama

Tyrant tells the story of an unassuming American family drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation.

First aired June 24th, 2014.

The Good Wife

The Good Wife

  • CBS
  • 5 seasons
  • Drama, Family

The Good Wife is a drama starring Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies as a wife and mother who must assume full responsibility for her family and re-enter the workforce after her husband's very public sex and political corruption scandal lands him in jail. Pushing aside the betrayal and crushing public humiliation caused by her husband Peter (Chris Noth), Alicia Florrick (Margulies) starts over by pursuing her original career as a defense attorney. As a junior associate at a prestigious Chicago law firm, she joins her longtime friend, former law school classmate and firm partner Will Gardner (Josh Charles), who is interested to see how Alicia will perform after 13 years out of the courtroom. Alicia is grateful the firm's top litigator, Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski), offers to mentor her but discovers the offer has conditions and realizes she's going to need to succeed on her own merit. Alicia's main competition among the firm's 20-something new recruits is Cary (Matt Czuchry), a recent Harvard grad who is affable on the surface, but will use any means to ensure that he, not Alicia, secures the one full-time associate position that's available. Fortunately, Alicia finds an ally in Kalinda (Archie Panjabi), the firm's tough in-house investigator. Gaining confidence every day, Alicia transforms herself from embarrassed politician's scorned wife to resilient career woman, especially for the sake of providing a stable home for her children, 14-year-old Zach (Graham Phillips) and 13-year-old Grace (Makenzie Vega). For the first time in years, Alicia trades in her identity as the "good wife" and takes charge of her own destiny. Tony Scott, Ridley Scott, Robert King, Michelle King, Dee Johnson and David Zucker are the executive producers for CBS Television Studios.

First aired September 22nd, 2009.

Castle

Castle

  • ABC
  • 8 seasons
  • Crime, Drama, Mystery

Meet Richard Castle: he's a successful murder-mystery writer who has just killed off his main character. However, it seems one of his fans liked his books just a bit too much when a copycat murderer starts running around killing people as described in Castle's books.

First aired March 9th, 2009.