What’s new on TV in February
Can you believe it’s already February? The shortest month of the year beckons, but there’s nothing short about the supply of top television this month. Check out our guide to what’s new and returning in the second month of 2016.
The X Files
The eagerly-awaited X Files reboot sees David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson step back into the famous shoes of Mulder and Scrully. The pair reunite fourteen years after the closure of the X Files to delve into the case of a woman who claims to have had fetuses stolen from her during an alien abduction.
The gritty BBC hit about a police sergeant desperate to track down the man responsible for her daughter’s suicide in the dodgy Yorkshire town of “Happy Valley” returns this month. In the new series, Sarah remains haunted by the actions of the now imprisoned Tommy, while a series of murders makes it look as though a serial killer could be on the loose.
The Walking Dead
The undead saga returns for the second half of season six this February. Last year’s mid-season finale saw a walker horde storm Alexandria, Deanna bitten by a walker and the captive Wolf escaping after Carol was stopped in her attempt to murder him.
Mick Jagger’s rock and roll drama will air for the first time simultaneously on HBO in the US and Sky Atlantic in the UK in February 2016. The series is set in 1970s New York and will explore the drug and sex-fuelled music industry through the eyes of a record executive looking for the next new sound.
Better Call Saul
The Breaking Bad prequel returns for a second season of Jimmy McGill’s transformation into Saul Goodman. After promising never to do the right thing again and driving off into the sunset last series, we look forward to Albuquerque’s infamous criminal lawyer rearing his head again.
Set in the same world as the film from which it took its name, Limitless is a new series about a man who receives the NZT-48 miracle drug, enabling him to access every neutron in his brain. Brian must use his superhuman abilities to help FBI agent Rebecca Harris (Jennifer Carpenter) solve crimes. Meanwhile, film star Bradley Cooper appears as the mysterious U.S. Senator Eddie Morra.
Netflix has done the impossible and reunited the cast of nineties sitcom hit Full House for a full new series. The series focuses on the recently widowed D.J. Tanner-Fuller, now a veterinarian and mother of three sons, as she recruits sister Stephanie and best friend Kimmy to help raise her children after the death of her husband Tommy.
Jane the Virgin
After THAT cliffhanger last year we’ve been waiting impatiently for new episodes of the ultimate soap Jane the Virgin. Who has taken baby Mateo and want do they want with him? Will Jane ever decide between policeman ex-fiance Michael and hotel owner baby daddy Rafael? We want to know.
The hit Channel 4 comedy about Manchester Medlock university students in a shared house will return for its final outing as the group prepare to go their separate ways and celebrate their final year in style: with as much booze, sex and drugs as possible.
American Crime Story
The American crime anthology series, which is from the creators of Glee and American Horror Story, begins this February. The first series explores the infamous trial of murderous former footballer O.J. Simpson.