From Campaign US: Let me begin this first column of the New Year with a bold proclamation. I do not believe that the influx of “over-the-top” consumption in the marketplace will replace watching television the old-fashioned way. Not in 2018, not in 2019…or in any year after that. I consider OTT an add-on, not a replacement, and I think the shelf life of any series—on any platform—remains a refection of the content.
Case in point: ABC medical drama “The Good Doctor,” starring Freddie Highmore, which like NBC’s “This Is Us” one year earlier was an immediate hit this fall despite the severity of competition.” More often than not, the success—or lack of—for anything new, even in this era of “peak TV,” is a refection of the show itself. This is a universal rule that is unlikely to change anytime soon.
With that in mind, here are 10 upcoming new series this month (in order of debut date and on all platforms) that I think sound promising. Click here