There are several new shows hitting the small screen in the coming month, in addition to returning favorites. Here’s a look at six freshman series scheduled to premiere in February.
1. Fresh Off the Boat, February 4
Based on chef Eddie Huang’s best-selling memoir of the same name, the ABC sitcom will chronicle the lives of an immigrant family in America. It follows Eddie (Hudson Yang), an 11-year-old, who relocates with his parents and two brothers to suburban Orlando from the Chinatown section of Washington, D.C., in the 1990s. As Eddie’s dad, Louis, pursues the American dream by opening a western-themed restaurant, Eddie and the rest of the family try to adjust to their new, strange surroundings. The show will premiere on February 4 at 8:30 p.m. Eastern before moving to Tuesdays at 9 p.m. starting February 10.
2. Allegiance, February 5
The high-octane spy thriller from the writer-director of The Adjustment Bureau follows a young, idealistic CIA analyst (Gavin Stenhouse) specializing in Russian affairs who learns that his parents are former covert Russian spies who the Kremlin has re-enlisted to plan a terrorist operation inside the United States. Scott Cohen (Gilmore Girls) and Hope Davis (The Newsroom) will play the parents, while Margarita Levieva, Morgan Spector, Annie Ilonzeh, Alexandra Peters, and Kenneth Choi co-star. The series airs on Thursdays at 10 p.m. Eastern on NBC.
3. Better Call Saul, February 8
Set in 2002, the upcoming AMC drama focuses on the life of small-time lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk). The series is set six years before his appearance on Breaking Bad, though events during and after the original series will also reportedly be explored. Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabien, and Michael Mando co-star in the highly anticipated spinoff, which will kick off with a two-night premiere starting February 8 at 10 p.m. Eastern.
4. The Slap, February 12
Based on an Australian television adaptation of the 2008 novel of the same name , the eight-episode miniseries follows the family drama that erupts from an incident during which a man slaps another couple’s misbehaving child. What seems like a minor dispute ends up pulling the family apart and exposing secrets that have long since been kept quiet. Peter Sarsgaard, Uma Thurman, Melissa George, Thandie Newton, Zachary Quinto, Brian Cox, and Owen Tanzer star in the series, which will air Thursdays at 8 p.m. Eastern on NBC.
5. The Odd Couple, February 19
The modern-day remake of the 1970s sitcom stars Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon as two longtime friends and roommates who are complete polar opposites. Perry plays the slovenly and easygoing Oscar Madison, while Lennon plays the neurotically fussy and obsessively tidy Felix Unger. The two are forced to move in together again and cope with each other’s living habits after their respective divorces. Lindsay Sloane, Wendell Pierce, and Yvette Nicole Brown co-star in the comedy. The show airs on CBS on Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. Eastern.
6. The Good Witch, February 28
Catherine Bell stars as the titular good witch, Cassie Nightingale, in this fantasy comedy-drama based on the long-running TV movie franchise. Cassie lives with her daughter, Grace (Bailee Madison), in an old abandoned home named Grey House. When the divorced Dr. Sam Radford (James Denton) moves in next door with his son, they are charmed by the “magical” mother-daughter duo. Catherine Disher, Peter MacNeill, Hannah Endicott-Douglas, and Noah Cappe co-star in the show, which will air on the Hallmark Channel on Saturdays at 8 p.m. Eastern.