ByBeth Boone-Wilson, writer at
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Beth Boone-Wilson

The new year has already brought us a handful of promising new TV shows, from Shades Of Blue (NBC), to Legends Of Tomorrow (The CW), to Outsiders (WGN), along with many in between, and it looks like we still have more coming our way. In part one of this two-part post, I will provide a brief description of four upcoming shows that will be premiering in March and April, so get your DVRs ready!

Take a look at the the first four below:

1. 'Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders'

The highly anticipated Criminal Minds spinoff series follows the International Response Unit of the FBI, specializing in crimes against American tourists traveling abroad. The team will consist of the unit chief (Gary Sinise from CSI: NY), a bilingual cultural anthropologist (Alana De La Garza from Forever), a tech analyst (Tyler James Williams from The Walking Dead), a medical examiner (Annie Funke from The Intern) and an ex-military profiler (Daniel Henney from X-Men Origins: Wolverine). Introduced to Criminal Minds fans in a preliminary crossover-event episode, Beyond Borders has already proven itself to be more desirable than the previous Criminal Minds spinoff Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, which failed to live up to it's predecessor. The team will likely partner with the Behavioral Analysis Unit frequently, or at least we can hope.

Premieres March 16 at 10/9c on CBS.

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2. 'Damien'

Horror fans will undoubtedly tune in to see how the TV sequel to 1976's The Omen will honor the classic film. It will shadow an adult Damien Thorn, who has grown up oblivious to his true identity. As an adult, Damien becomes more aware of the devil's control over him and how it influenced his sinister past. The Anti-Christ is played by Bradley James (iZombie) and is joined by Barbara Hershey (Insidious), David Meunier (Justified) and Omid Abtahi (Argo). The series will consist of 10 episodes with the possibility of additional episodes being added, depending on the success of the initial run.

Premieres March 7 at 10/9c on A&E.

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3. 'Containment'

With the popularity of doomsday theories and our culture's current obsession with an impending apocalypse, it's no wonder that shows like The Walking Dead and its sister series Fear The Walking Dead are in demand. The CW is rising to the occasion and releasing a series set in the midst of a deadly epidemic. Unlike The Walking Dead, this is a mysterious virus that kills its host for good. Taking place in the busy streets of Atlanta, Containment follows individuals that are separated from their friends and loved ones due to a citywide quarantine. Living in isolation and fear, people start to question the government's involvement, becoming increasingly paranoid while society around them begins to crumble. The series will star Chris Wood (The Vampire Diaries), David Gyasi (Interstellar) and Claudia Black (The Originals) among many others.

Premieres April 19 on The CW.

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4. 'Underground'

WGN America has certainly made a name for itself with the success of wildly original shows like Salem, Manhattan and Outsiders. The network embraces topics that are typically avoided on television and its new show Underground is no exception. The series addresses a dark period of American history (slavery) but chooses to focus its attention on the strength and courage of African-American slaves and the abolitionists who fought back against injustice. Set in 1857 Georgia, Underground follows a group of slaves who devise a plan for escape, gaining unexpected allies who aid them as they advance toward freedom. The period piece will star Jurnee Smollett-Bell (True Blood), Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), Aldis Hodge (Straight Outta Compton) and Alano Miller (Jane The Virgin). With music star John Legend as an executive producer, it's possible that we might experience powerful, original music to accompany the show.

Premieres March 9 at 10/9c on WGN America.

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Which new series are you looking forward to?


Check out the second half of this post!


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