If you spent part of the holidays catching up on all the TV you missed last year—455 scripted series were released in 2016—there's no time to take a breath, because a fresh deluge of new shows is here.
Netflix plans to double its output this year. And FX Networks CEO John Landgraf predicted that 500 scripted shows could air in 2017, in addition to roughly 750 unscripted series, proving that "Peak TV" has yet to peak.
While carving out time to watch more shows is tougher than ever, a dozen new ones have the most potential to be worth your time. Note that I’m excluding returning series—including Curb Your Enthusiasm (Larry David is making new episodes for the first time since 2011), Fargo (Ewan McGregor will play two brothers in Season 3), and SundanceTV’s Top of the Lake (with Nicole Kidman joining Elisabeth Moss)—but I’m just as enthusiastic for that trio as anything listed below.
Here are the 12 new series you should watch this year, in order of their premieres (I've already had a chance to see the first six on the list):