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Spring into the semester with TV shows

One of the best parts about the new year is knowing that in a few weeks you can see your favorite shows again and also get hooked on the brand new ones. Here are a few of these new and old TV shows to pencil into your schedule this semester.


This comedic musical is based in the medieval era and surrounds the greatest warrior of the land, Galavant. His love for the queen — who chose the love of money by marrying the king over him — is what keeps him going. The season premiered at 8 p.m. Jan. 4. on ABC.

Jane the Virgin

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Still in its first season, “Jane the Virgin” is centered on a young woman who was accidentally inseminated by her OBGYN. You can have a front row seat to see her go through the struggle of coming to terms with this surprise and dealing with her new fiancé, father of the child and family issues. “Jane the Virgin” is on at 9 p.m. Mondays on the CW.


Music, money and power are three words that sum up this new series. “Empire” is based on a music company built from drug money and a woman who went to jail for it. After 17 years she comes back with an agenda to get her company back. She runs into her ex-husband and has to get used to her children accepting why she went away. “Empire” airs at 9 p.m. Wednesday on Fox.

Parks and Recreation

The hit comedy “Parks and Recreation” is back for its final season. Your favorite comedians are calling it quits with the hit show with stars such asw Amy Poehler, Aziz Ansari and Chris Pratt. You can catch it at 8 p.m. Tuesdays on NBC.

Here are a couple more new and returning TV shows to keep you busy on those weekday nights.

Thursday, Jan. 22

“Backstrom” series premiere (Fox)

Tuesday, Jan. 27

“Sirens” Season 2 premiere (USA)

Wednesday, Jan. 28

“The Americans” Season 3 premiere (FX)

“Suits” returns (USA)

Thursday, Jan. 29

“Grey’s Anatomy” returns (ABC)

“Scandal” returns (ABC)

“How To Get Away With Murder” returns (ABC)

Sunday, Feb. 1

“The Blacklist” returns (NBC)

Wednesday, Feb. 4

“Fresh Off The Boat” series premiere (ABC)

Thursday, Feb. 5

“Allegiance” series premiere (NBC)

Sunday, Feb. 8

“The Walking Dead” returns (AMC)

“Better Call Saul” series premiere (AMC)

Thursday, Feb. 19

“The Odd Couple” series premiere (CBS)

Wednesday, Feb. 25

“Survivor” Season 30 premiere (CBS)

“The Amazing Race” returns (CBS)

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