THE 6 BEST NEW(ISH) SHOWS YOU'RE PROBABLY NOT WATCHING RIGHT NOW
- •YoungerIt's the Hilary Duff comeback you never knew you wanted! Sutton Foster plays a 40-year-old woman who pretends to be 26 in order to get a job in publishing and score a super hot BF. You need to suspend your disbelief a tad for this one, but it's managed to stay fresh and entertaining and not fall prey to an aren't-Millennials-vapid routine. Season 2 is on TV Land right now! (Yes, TV Land.)
- •Almost RoyalThe vibe of this show is like Da Ali G Show meets Waiting for Guffman. It follows royal heirs Georgie and Poppy as they travel America and learn about our culture. But it's actually two British comedians being acting like buffoons in front of unsuspecting Americans. Season 2 is on BBC America now!
- •Kevin From WorkIt took me a second to get into the show. The humor can be a little weird, but now I find it wildly hilarious. The show is about Kevin, who is in love with a gal he works with and tells her the night before he leaves for a new job...then ends up staying. Who cares about the premise though? It's the cast of characters who really make this show special. Especially Punam Patel's Patti, whom I could just watch make faces all day. No word on if there is a season 2 yet. On Freeform.
- •GalavantIf you like Monty Python and the Holy Grail and you aren't a twat about it then this show is for you. It skewers every fairy-tale, hero trope out there and does it while singing some amazing original songs every episode. Also, Weird Al shows up sometimes! Season 2 is on ABC now!
- •The 100OK, this one is in season 3 so new(ish) is a bit of a stretch. But I thought season 2 was not that great but I think it might be trying to make up for that. (Season 1 is one of my favorite seasons of anything ever). Humanity is living on a space station since the earth was destroyed by radiation. 100 juvenile delinquents are sent down to see if the radiation has cleared. It's so good that the bad dialogue doesn't even bother me. Also, is anyone else shipping Bellamy and Raven? On CW.
- •SuperstoreThis one also took me a minute to get into and I don't know that I'm in 100% yet, but it has some serious potential. It's a pretty typical workplace comedy but there will always be room in my heart for one of those. They also punctuate each show with these "D stories" (as opposed to "A" or "B" stories) that are basically just customers doing weird shit in the aisles, like peeking down a mannequin's pants. First season on NBC right now.