Winter Television Preview

Walking Dead, The Tonight Show, Nashville and Beyond

Many popular shows recently left our televisions due to mid-season finales or season finales; however, they are all slotted to come back in February.

The Walking Dead [AMC]

AMCs big hit The Walking Dead returns on Sunday, February 9th, with the second half of their fourth season. Airing at 9 p.m. the episodes will focus on the reuniting of all the characters in the show after their split at the end of the first half of the season. Starting bleak and ending on the “hopeful” side, fans are excited for the latter episodes of this zombie filled story.

Star-Crossed [CW]

Hopeless romantics in the science fiction genre should check out the CW’s new series, Star-Crossed, premiering on Monday, February 17th. The show chronicles the hopeful relationship of a human girl and a boy from outer space. 10 years after landing on Earth, the alien boy and his group are assimilated into a local high school. With episode titles like, “These Violent Delights Have Violent Ends” and “Our Toil Shall Strive To Mend,” the series promises to be an interesting ride.

The Tonight Show [NBC]

For those of you who are night owls, The Tonight Show begins at 11:35 p.m. on NBC. Starting on Monday, February 17th, Jimmy Fallon will take the reins from Jay Leno, who ends his time hosting the show on February 6th. A $5 million renovation of the studio, guest Will Smith, and a performance by U2 are all slated to accompany Fallon’s first night as host.

Tosh.0 [Comedy Central]

For viewers who enjoy laughter, Tosh.0 returns to Comedy Central on February 18th. Daniel Tosh will continue his commentary on various parts of the web. This next season will contain 30 episodes and will focus on viral videos and the internet’s view on society. The comical, web-based subject of the show, combined with Tosh’s use of social media sites both during and after the episode, has kept audiences laughing for five seasons.

Glee [Fox]

The 5th season of Glee will resume on February 25th with an ending in sight. Entitled “Frenemies,” the ninth episode of the season will be the 97th episode of the entire show. The 100th episode of the show will feature the fans’ choices of songs, which will be voted on from the songs performed until now on the show. Glee’s co-creator Ryan Murphy has announced that the show will end after its 6th season.

Nashville [ABC]

Connie Briton and Hayden Panettiere return to ABC on Wednesday, February 26th with their hit show Nashville. “They Don’t Make ‘Em Like My Daddy Anymore” will be the fifteenth episode in the series’ second season. The show centers around two country music singers, one whose career is declining while the other is in her prime. This musical drama has received critical acclaim, and both actresses have been nominated for several awards.

Survivor [ABC]

The next installment of the Survivor reality series begins on February 26th with Survivor: Cagayan. Unlike most previous seasons of the show, this season will feature three starting tribes as opposed to two. The tribe members will be divided based on three characteristics: brains, brawn, and beauty. Set on an island in the Philippines, the 28th season of Survivor will premiere at 8p.m. with a two-hour episode.

Betty White’s Off Their Rockers [Lifetime]

Lifetime has approved a third season for the comedy show hosted by Betty White. On Friday, February 28th, the 20 episode third season of Betty White’s Off Their Rockers kicks off. Using a hidden camera format, the unsuspecting, young generation is pranked by members of the older generation, led by Betty White. The show was launched around Betty’s 90th birthday, and has delighted audiences ever since.

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Andrew Siwczak

Andrew is a Broadcasting major at Montclair State University. He is in his senior year, and aspires to use his camera expertise in the television broadcasting field.