Here is the top 10 hottest shows of 2016. Some have already aired, but don’t be fooled the best is yet to come…
10. Degrassi: Next Class premieres on Friday, January 15 on Netflix
This season will feature another rebranding for the series and is being considered a stand alone series. It will tell the stories of a new generation navigating high school drama with groundbreaking stories such as cyber bullying, mental illness, dysfunctional families, sexuality, online harassment, feminism, racial discrimination, life-threatening diseases and drug use
9. The Shannara Chronicles airs Tuesdays at 10pm on MTV
Terry Brooks is only the latest fantasy author to find his works adapted for film and television, but the books that birthed The Shannara Chronicles have quite a legacy already. Beginning with The Sword of Shannara in 1977, Brooks has written 25 Shannara books spanning generations of characters. The Shannara Chronicles TV series is an adaptation of the second book, The Elfstones of Shannara.
8. Legends of Tomorrow premieres on The CW on January 21st at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Legends of Tomorrow takes an array of key side characters from the Flash and Arrow worlds and sends them on their own save-the-world mission as time traveler Rip Hunter takes them through the ages to stop Vandal Savage.
7. Teen Wolf on a new night, Tuesdays at 9pm on MTV
Now, Reed is returning to “Teen Wolf” for Season 5B and will appear in the Feb. 23 episode, titled “The Maid of Gévaudan.” Unfortunately, fans of the relationship between Scott and his first love Allison may be disappointed to learn that the charming schoolgirl will not be reincarnating and rejoining the werewolf; rather, Reed will appear on the show as Marie-Jeanne Valet, an ancestor of the Argents, BuzzFeed reports.
6. Recovery Road to air Monday January 25th at 9/8c on the new Freeform
Based on the popular young adult novel by Blake Nelson, “Recovery Road” focuses on Maddie, a teenage girl dealing with addiction. Maddie has a reputation as a party girl who doesn’t think she has a problem, until she’s confronted one day by her school guidance counselor and is forced to choose between expulsion and rehab. Maddie makes the difficult decision to live with other recovering addicts at a sober living facility while facing the daily pressures of her teenage life.
5. The 100 premieres January 21st at 9pm on The CW
We’ll be learning much more about the Grounders this season, with Debnam-Carey saying we’ll see aspects of, “Their politics. Their spiritual history. How they’ve adapted things from what the world use to be.”
Rothenberg noted, “We tell a lot of stories in [the Grounder capitol] Polis this season,” saying there’s “Civil war brewing there too.” He added the question becomes, “Can these people overcome their internal stuff to overcome a catastrophe?”
4. The Fosters premieres Monday January 25th at 8/7c on Freeform
Callie is now officially adopted into the Adams Foster family and must put aside any romantic feelings for Brandon. She does so by throwing herself into her “Fost and Found” website, even drawing the interest of an investor (guest star Kelli Williams).
3. Fuller House Netflix will debut the 13-episode spinoff on Friday, February 26
In Fuller House, the adventures that began in 1987 on Full House continue, with veterinarian D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron Bure) recently widowed and living in San Francisco. D.J.’s younger sister/aspiring musician Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin) and D.J.’s lifelong best friend/fellow single mother Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber), along with Kimmy’s feisty teenage daughter Ramona (Soni Nicole Bringas), all move in to help take care of D.J.’s three boys — the rebellious 12-year-old Jackson (Michael Champion), neurotic 7-year-old Max (Elias Harger) and her newborn baby, Tommy Jr (Messitt Twins).
2. Pretty Little Liars to premiere January 12th at 8/7c on Freeform
After years of tormenting and numerous shocking revelations, the Liars finally uncovered the true identity of “A” in the summer finale of season six. Now, five years later, the girls have each pursued their own paths and have started adjusting to a life without “A,” when something happens in Rosewood that forces them to go back to where it all started. Torn between their old habits and their new lives, the events in Rosewood compel the Liars to join forces once again, as relationships are put to the test and secrets are revealed. Having matured over the past few years, these are not the same girls who left Rosewood. As new lies emerge – how will they push forward without going back?
1. Shadowhunters premieres January 12th at 9/8c on Freeform
One young woman realizes how dark the city can really be when she learns the truth about her past. Based on the bestselling young adult fantasy book series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, “Shadowhunters” follows Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters – human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons. Now thrown into the world of demon hunting after her mother is kidnapped, Clary must rely on the mysterious Jace and his fellow Shadowhunters Isabelle and Alec to navigate this new dark world. With her best friend Simon in tow, Clary must now live among faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves to find answers that could help her find her mother. Nothing is as it seems, including her close family friend Luke who knows more than he is letting on, as well as the enigmatic warlock Magnus Bane who could hold the key to unlocking Clary’s past.