Popular TV Shows 2016

Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll

  • FX
  • 2 seasons
  • Comedy

Starring Denis Leary, John Corbett, Elizabeth Gillies, Elaine Hendrix and Bobby Kelly, SDRR is centered on “Johnny Rock” (Leary), a middle-aged rock ‘n roller who desperately wanted to be rich and famous. So far, he's 0 for 2. As the magnificently talented lead singer of New York's legendary early 90's band The Heathens, Johnny was on his way to the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. His best friend “Flash” (Corbett) was being called the next number one lead guitar player on planet earth. The critics loved them. Their live shows were selling out.

But Johnny had a problem with booze. And coke. And weed. And pills. And cough medicine. And oh yeah - he slept with Flash's wife. And his bass player's fiancé. The band broke up the same day their first and only record was released. 25 years later Johnny is trying to get the band back together. Why? Because as his soon-to-be-ex manager Ira Feinbaum tells him: "Johnny, you're 50, broke and completely anonymous. In rock 'n roll you know what that makes you? A bartender." 25 years later the sex might be harder to find, the drugs might be Luvox and Crestor and Cialis - but rock 'n roll will never die. It just has a bigger prostate.

First aired July 16, 2015.

Pitch

  • Fox
  • 1 season
  • Drama

A young pitcher becomes the first woman to play in the Major Leagues.

First aired September 22, 2016.

Signal

  • Crime, Thriller


Detectives from the present and a detective from the past communicate via walkie-talkie to solve a long-time unsolved case.

Feed the Beast

  • AMC
  • 1 season
  • Drama

Two friends open up a restaurant together.

First aired May 31, 2016.

Class

  • BBC America
  • 1 season
  • Drama, Sci-Fi

Coal Hill School has been a feature of Doctor Who since the first episode, but now we get to see the day-to-day adventures of the students coping with intrusions from space and time.

First aired October 22, 2016.

Gigolos

  • Showtime
  • 6 seasons
  • Reality TV

Make a date with the Gigolos. Showtime presents an extremely rare and uncensored look into the personal and professional lives of five hot guys in Vegas who like to hang out, have fun and get girls… but in their case they get paid for it. A reality series like no other, Gigolos is not only provocative but also surprisingly truthful and heartfelt. It's a wild ride for these real-life escorts who never miss a trick.

First aired April 7, 2011.

Crisis in Six Scenes

  • 1 season
  • Comedy

"Crisis In Six Scenes" takes a jaundiced look back at the 1960s or, perhaps, at the way people largely went about their lives ignoring the era's vast social changes for as long as possible.

First aired September 30, 2016.

The Muppets

  • ABC
  • 1 season
  • Comedy

The Muppets return to primetime with a contemporary, documentary-style show. For the first time ever, a series will explore the Muppets’ personal lives and relationships, both at home and at work, as well as romances, breakups, achievements, disappointments, wants and desires. This is a more adult Muppet show, for “kids” of all ages.

First aired September 22, 2015.

The Making of the Mob: New York

  • AMC
  • 2 seasons
  • Miniseries

The Making of the Mob: New York will follow the rise of Charles “Lucky” Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel and other notorious gangsters from their beginnings as a neighborhood gang of teenagers to becoming the murderous entrepreneurs and bootleggers who turned the Mafia into an American institution.

First aired June 15, 2015.

Party Down South

  • CMT
  • 6 seasons
  • Comedy, Drama, Reality TV

From the producers of Jersey Shore comes the most outrageous Party Down South. Follow eight young, brazen adults for one wild summer of extreme fun. Their summer vacation spot, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, may never be the same after these fast friends work, party and bond with one another over their common love of the South.

First aired January 16, 2014.

Notorious

  • ABC
  • 1 season
  • Drama

"Notorious" is inspired by the true-life stories of famed criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and cable news producer Wendy Walker, who serve as executive producers. The series is a provocative look at the unique, sexy and dangerous interplay of criminal law and the media. Josh Berman ("Blacklist," "Bones," "CSI") is writer and executive producer, and Allie Hagan ("Suri's Burn Book") is writer and co-executive producer.

"Notorious" stars Piper Perabo ("Covert Affairs") as Julia George, Daniel Sunjata ("Graceland") as Jake Gregorian, Sepideh Moafi as Megan Byrd, Kate Jennings Grant as Louise Herrick, Ryan Guzman as Ryan, Kevin Zegers as Oscar Keaton, J. August Richards as Bradley Gregorian and Aimee Teegarden as Ella Benjamin.

First aired 2016.

Comedy Bang! Bang!

  • IFC
  • 5 seasons
  • Reality TV, Comedy

Comedy Bang! Bang! is a sketch variety show featuring celebrity guests, comedy sketches, and animation. The series is hosted by Scott Aukerman and based upon his popular podcast of the same name. Music will be provided by the show's resident one-man bandleader, Reggie Watts.

First aired March 9, 2012.

Birds of a Feather

  • 12 seasons
  • Comedy

Sharon (Pauline Quirke) lives in a council flat, while her sister Tracey (Linda Robson) lives in a luxurious house on a private estate. The two women lead very different lives until their husbands are sent to prison for armed robbery. Sharon moves in with Tracey to keep her company and to help pay the bills. They quickly become close friends with their neighbour Dorien (Lesley Joseph), whose chief interest in life is chasing after much younger men.

First aired October 16, 1989.

Grandfathered

  • Fox
  • 1 season
  • Comedy

What's the fastest way to put the brakes on a cruise-controlled bachelor lifestyle? Fatherhood? Guess again. Television icon John Stamos ("Full House," "ER") stars in a new comedy about the ultimate bachelor who discovers he's not only a father, but a grandfather. Successful restaurateur and man-about-town Jimmy Martino (Stamos) is used to being the most suave, most handsome and most single person in the room. All that changes with the surprise appearance of Jimmy's adult son, GERALD (Josh Peck, The Mindy Project), and his baby daughter, Edie. Now Jimmy has to unlearn a lifetime of blissful selfishness and grapple with the fact that he went straight from single to grandfather in six seconds flat. Keeping tabs on Jimmy is Gerald's mother and Jimmy's former girlfriend, rocker chick-turned-mother SARA (Paget Brewster, "Criminal Minds," "Community"). Equally concerned about how Jimmy will manage these new developments is Jimmy's restaurant family, especially assistant manager Annelise (Kelly Jenrette, "Audrey") and chef KEN (Ravi Patel, "Super Fun Night"). Can Jimmy teach Gerald to be a little more like him in order to win the affection of Edie's hot mess of a mom, Vanessa (Christina Milian, Family Guy, "Baggage Claim")? Will Jimmy and Sara fall for each other all over again, even though she's the one thing he never dates - a woman his own age? And who's higher maintenance, Jimmy or the baby? GRANDFATHERED is an unconventional, sophisticated comedy about coming of age - at any age.

First aired September 29, 2015.

Eyewitness

  • USA
  • 1 season
  • Thriller

Eyewitness is an American drama television series set to air on USA Network in October 2016. The series, which is based upon the Norwegian series Øyevitne, was been given a straight-to-series order with 10 episodes.

First aired October 16, 2016.

Barbarians Rising

  • The History Channel
  • Documentary

Told from the perspective of the rebel leaders, the series chronicles a wave of rebellions against absolute power by those the Roman Empire called “barbarians” – tribes they viewed as beyond the fringe of civilization that lived a brutish and violent existence. But these also were men and women who launched epic struggles that shaped the world to come with a centuries-long fight to defeat the sprawling empire.

Real Husbands of Hollywood

  • BET
  • 5 seasons
  • Reality TV, Comedy

Comedian and actor, Kevin Hart teams up with BET Networks to bring viewers one of the funniest shows on television "Real Husbands of Hollywood." The semi-scripted series is the fakest reality show ever following these men of Hollywood along their surreal lives. Enjoy the ride as these guys take on all things, from the husband's point of view. You may recognize some situations or characters from those other reality shows.

First aired January 15, 2013.

Some Assembly Required

  • Netflix
  • 1 season
  • Comedy, Family

As the new owner of Knickknack Toys, fourteen-year old Jarvis Raines hires a group of friends from school to help him create awesome new toys. Following the teens’ comedic day-to-day adventures, this live-action series created by Dan Signer (A.N.T. Farm, Mr. Young) and Howard Nemetz (Mr. Young, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody) and produced by Thunderbird Films, stars Young Artist Awards nominee, Kolton Stewart, and 2015 Canadian Screen Awards nominee, Charlie Storwick. Netflix will premiere the series in all Netflix territories this year, except in Canada, where it is currently the #1 show on YTV.

First aired May 2015.

Hotel Hell

  • Fox
  • 3 seasons
  • Reality TV

After more than a decade of running restaurants in some of the world's top hotels, Gordon Ramsay knows firsthand the crucial importance of surpassing guests' highest expectations. In HOTEL HELL, Ramsay will travel to San Diego, CA; Coeur D'Alene, ID; Cambridge, NY; Milford, PA; and Windsor, VT, to fix horrid hotels, awful inns and just plain bad bed and breakfasts.

To come to grips with the problems, Ramsay will endure hotels at their worst - from filthy bedrooms and mold-ridden bathrooms to dreadful room service and incompetent staff - all so unsuspecting guests don't have to. After he has uncovered the issues, Ramsay will put the hotel owners and employees to work as he attempts to turn around these failing establishments. With reputations on the line, one thing is certain: if they can't meet Ramsay's high standards, they will never check out of HOTEL HELL.

First aired August 13, 2012.

Jake and the Never Land Pirates

  • 1 season
  • Animation, Adventure, Children, Fantasy

Jake is the leader of a new crew of kid pirates who take on adventures emphasizing team work. Joining them are classic characters Captain Hook and his sidekick Smee.

First aired February 14, 2011.