20 new TV shows to watch this winter, from 'Tell Me A Story' to 'Escape at Dannemora'

By Scott A. Rosenberg

Winter has arrived. And with that comes a ton of new television shows.

There’s something for everyone this fall as the new premieres start to roll out, with new medical dramas, talk shows, comedies and more. You’ll also get to reconnect with some old friends, with new series featuring Leighton Meester and Taran Killam, to name a few.

Here are all the shows you need to know about.

'The Little Drummer Girl' (Nov. 19)

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AMC goes back to the extensive catalog of spy thriller author John le Carré, who wrote "The Night Manager," for this new espionage story about an Israeli spy searching for a terrorist with the help of an actress. Starring Florence Pugh, Alexander Skarsgard and Michael Shannon. (9 p.m., AMC)

'Escape at Dannemora' (Nov 18)

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Ben Stiller directs this miniseries which chronicles the 2015 prison escape in upstate New York. Starring Benicio del Toro, Patricia Arquette, and Paul Dano. (10 p.m., Showtime)

'The Kominsky Method' (Nov 16)

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An all-star cast of Michael Douglas, Alan Arkin and Nancy Travis Star in this new series from "The Big Bang Theory" creator Chuck Lorre. The buddy comedy follows an acting coach (Douglas) and his agent (Arkin). (Netflix)


‘Homecoming’ (Nov. 2)

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Julia Roberts stars in this new streaming psychological thriller series based on the popular podcast from Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg about a counselor in a mysterious government facility for veterans. Also starring Stephan James, Bobby Cannavale, Shea Whigham and Alex Karpovsky. (Amazon Prime)

'The Judgement' (Nov. 1)

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A bullied young woman sets out to change the way students treat each other after she becomes the target of harassment at a school party. (Netflix)

'Tell Me A Story' (Oct. 31)

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"Tell Me A Story" is what happens when fairy tales go wrong. Set in Manhattan, the episodes blend the classic tales you know ("Little Red Riding Hood," "Hansel and Gretel") into modern plots. Starring Danielle Campbell and James Wolk. (CBS All Access)

‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ (Oct. 26)

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Following in the footsteps of "Riverdale," another Archie Comics property gets adapted to the small screen. For folks who remember the long-running Melissa Joan Hart series from 1996-2003, this version is a much darker, more adult take on the witch, who is played by "Mad Men" alum Kiernan Shipka. Brought to TV by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who is does "Riverdale." (Netflix)

'Legacies' (Oct. 25)

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This spinoff from "The Originals," which itself was a spinoff of "The Vampire Diaries," will continue the supernatural adventure with a focus on Hope Mikaelson (Danielle Rose Russell), who is the daughter of Klaus and Haley from the prior series. This show is set in a school for vampires, werewolves and such. ( 9 p.m., CW)

‘Charmed’ (Oct. 14)

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The long-running witch fantasy series gets a reboot starring Melonie Diaz, left, Sarah Jeffery and Madeleine Mantock as a trio of sisters saving the world from demons and such. (9 p.m., CW)

'The Haunting of Hill House' (Oct. 12)

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Don't watch "The Haunting of Hill House" in the dark ... in fact, don't watch it alone. This bone-chilling family drama is a 10-episode take on the Shirley Jackson novel that documents the Crain family's horrifying experiences inside the Hill House and follows each member's struggle to leave memories (and ghosts) in the past. Horror novelist Stephen King has reportedly praised it as "a work of genius." (Netflix)

‘The Romanoffs’ (Oct. 12)

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"Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner makes his grand return with this anthology series that follows people who believe they're descended from the Russian royal family. Starring Aaron Eckhart, left, seen with Marthe Keller, Kathryn Hahn, Christina Hendricks, Corey Stoll and Radha Mitchell, to name a few. (Amazon)

‘All American’ (Oct. 10)

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A South Central teen heads to Beverly Hills to play football in this drama. Starring Taye Diggs and Daniel Ezra. ( 9 p.m., CW)

‘Doctor Who’ (Oct. 7)

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Check out Jodie Whittaker's turn as the new doctor, the first woman to take on the role in the series' more than 50 year history. (1:45 p.m., BBC America)

'Single Parents' (Sept. 26)

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"Gossip Girl" alum Leighton Meester and "Saturday Night Live's" Taran Killam star in this comedy about the struggles of single parenting as told through the woes of Will (Killam). (9:30 p.m., ABC)

‘New Amsterdam’ (Sept. 25)

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Another medical drama joins the ranks of primetime TV; this one filmed in New York City. It's inspired by Bellevue Hospital as depicted in Dr. Eric Manheimer's "Twelve Patients." (10 p.m., NBC)

‘Manifest’ (Sept. 24)

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Giving off "Lost" vibes, the series picks up with a rocky flight that lands safely, or does it? The crew and passengers aboard the flight realize five years have passed when they land, and their families have already grieved the loss of their loved ones. (10 p.m., NBC)

‘Norm Macdonald Has a Show’ (Sept. 14)

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Along with sidekick Adam Eget, the edgy stand-up comic will be joined by guests like Drew Barrymore, David Letterman, Jane Fonda and Lorne Michaels for 10 episodes, debuting all at once. (Netflix)

‘Rel’ (Sept. 9)

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Loosely inspired by the life of comedian Lil Rel Howery, "Rel" stars Howery in the leading role of a recently separated single dad who's coping after finding out his wife had an affair with his barber. Also starring Sinbad, Jessica Moore and Jordan L. Jones. (9:30 p.m., Fox)

‘The Purge’ (Sept. 4)

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The film franchise comes to the small screen with this 10-episode thriller about that treacherous 12-hour period where crime is legal. Starring Gabriel Chavarria, Lili Simmons, Lee Tergesen and Jessica Garza. Pictured: A scene from "The First Purge." (10 p.m., USA)

‘Mayans M.C.’ (Sept. 4)

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Spinning off from the much loved "Sons of Anarchy," this drama from Kurt Sutter and Elgin James focuses on EZ Reyes (J.D. Pardo) and the Mayans Motorcycle Club. Also starring Edward James Olmos and Jacqueline Obradors. (10 p.m., FX)