BY: OLIVIA VARNSON
(Gainesville, Ga.)- As students settle back into the routine of classes, practices and other school obligations, the fall series that helped see us through final exams are returning for the spring semester. Though some of them did not make the cut and were canceled, in their place are new series premiering midseason.
On Jan. 4, ABC premiered “Galavant,” a comedy musical from the composers behind Disney classics such as “Aladdin” and “Tangled,” It is a four-week extravaganza about a fallen hero ready to take revenge. With two episodes each Sunday, the series follows Galavant, the title character, on his quest as he confronts the familiar twists and turns of a fairy-tale, all while maintaining a healthy dose of humor and entertainment. New episodes of “Galavant” air Sundays at 8 p.m. on ABC.
Building off the success of the “Captain America” movie series, and the popularity of fan favorite Peggy Carter, ABC’s “Agent Carter” focuses on Carter as she tries to adjust to life after World War II and the loss of Steve Rogers. Consistently underestimated and overlooked at work, Carter decides to take matters into her own hands and fights crime using her elite combat skills and trusty gadgets from her friend Howard Stark, father of Iron Man. The series success could bode well for the future of female-centric comic book adaptations. “Agent Carter” airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on ABC.
In other comic book adaptation news, CW’s “The Flash” returns with a familiar face for longtime fans. Mark Hamill, of “Star Wars” fame, will reprise his role as The Trickster from the 90s television series. Other famed characters set to make appearances are Captain Cold and Heat Wave. On top of battling new villains, main character Barry Allen must also figure out where he stands with his best friend Iris West, whom he has loved from afar. After confessing his feelings to her in the midseason finale, there are sure to be changes in their relationship. The tension will only build as Allen continues to hide his identity as The Flash from West. “The Flash” returns Jan. 20 at 8 p.m. on CW.
After a jaw-dropping twist ended the thrilling midseason finale, fans of ABC’s “How to Get Away With Murder” are anxious to know what happens next. Like all of creator Shonda Rhimes’s projects, “How to Get Away With Murder” takes risks, pushes boundaries and is always good for a dramatic monologue. If life as a law student was not already difficult enough, the star students are now guilty of a serious crime. The cover up will prove to be a test of their skills as they are forced to become involved in the investigation. Annalise Keating, main character of the series and a leader to her students, is not without her secrets either. “How to Get Away With Murder” airs Jan. 29 at 10 p.m. on ABC.
For a full list of shows returning and premiering at the midseason mark, visit cinemablend.com.