PHEW! So we got through January in one piece and welcome February with open arms. It may be the shortest month of the year but in term's of TV entertainment it sure packs a punch. New seasons of our biggest shows arrive, while some old favourites return to brighten up our lives in deep mid-winter. Enjoy!
Rick and the gang are back as the second part of Season 7 commences with the brutish but charming Negan, with his army of Saviours, still lording over everyone like some pyschopathic wise cracking Demi-God.
As if the legion of undead wasn't enough to deal with, our band of survivors need to negotiate for their lives with a sadist whose girlfriend is a baseball bat!
The show that puts Damien lewis and paul Giametti at loggerheads in the respective roles as charismatic hedge fund manager Bobby 'Axe' Axelrod and District Attorney Chuck Rhodes Jr, Billions is back for another season of the alpha male chest beating contest.
Bobby and Chuck may have ruined each other lives in Season 1 but that doesn't stop them from continuing their 'war' while pulling in their wives into the battle to make things even more intriguing.
Here come the Girls, as Hannah, Marnie, Jessa and Shoshanna return for the show’s final season. Still living in New York and still not sure what they want out of life.
Lena Dunham, Jemima Kirke, Allison Williams and Zosia Mamet bring the best out of their characters as they try and make sense of their convoluted existence as individuals and as a group. Look out for a cameo from Riz Ahmed who plays Hannah’s new love interest.
Kerry Washington is back for a sixth season as the uncompromising, no nonsense Olivia Pope.
We left Season 5 on the verge of a Presidential election and Season 6 will reveal who became POTUS and where it leaves our heroine, as the balance of power begins to shift. Prepare yourself for more plot twists in this political drama that puts the sex, sleaze and scandal in the White House.
Can you Scandal it? There’s only one way to find out…
Stan Lee's Lucky Man returns to find James Nesbitt’s Inspector Clayton still struggling to come to terms with his gambling addiction although he's still wearing his lucky charm, albeit reluctantly. With the help of his partner, DS Suri Chohan (Amara Karan), Clayton’s job is to solve particularly puzzling murder cases, but he refuses to use his new-found power to assist him.
After a chance meeting with the enigmatic Isabella (Thekla Reuten), everything he thought he knew about the bracelet is turned on its head.
Legion – Starts 9 February
New from Marvel comes a series based on theX-Mencomic book character of the same name. Starring former Downton Abbey actorDan Stevens as David Haller, a man who has spent his entire life in and out of mental institutions after being diagnosed as schizophrenic as a child, because he could hear voices in his head.
Now in his thirties, David is again institutionalized, but an encounter with a fellow patient, the beautiful Syd, played byFargo ’s Rachel Keller, propels him to the realization the voices in his head could be real.
The Sopranos S1-6 – Available from 16 February
Welcome to the Family! On the face of it Tony Soprano is a big fish in the waste management industry, a middle-aged family man living in the suburbs of New Jersey. Underneath that fragile facade, lurks a mobster in charge on the New Jersey Mafia, with a crime empire on the brink of unravelling.
Faced with multip[le internal/external pressures, Tony decides to see a psychiatrist to help with his constant panic attacks and sets a ball in motion that will affect both of his families. James Gandolfini, Edie Falco and Lorraine Bracco lead an esemble cast in what many consider the best show on TV ever!
Emily Thorne is new to the Hamptons but doesn't waste time in acquiring a few new friends as she blends into the town. All seems fine and dandy, although what her new neighbours don't know is that Emily isn't exactly new to the neighbourhood. In fact, she once lived in the neighbourhood until something bad happened that ruined her family and their reputation.
Now Emily is back and she has revenge on her mind in the mesmerising drama.
Boardwalk Empire: S1-5 Available from 16 February
Atlantic City at the dawn of Prohibition is a place where the normal rules don't apply. Steve Buscemi plays Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson, the town's treasurer who is equal parts politician and gangster. Side by side with his brother Elias, Atlantic City's sheriff, and a crew of ward bosses and local tough guys, Nucky gains a reputation as the man to see for illegal alcohol.
He does business with all the top gangsters, Al Capone, Lucky Luciano, 'Big Jim' Colosimo, and he does it well... until a former protégé takes matters into his own hands.
James Franco stars as Jake Epping, a newly divorced high school English teacher in Maine who is let into a secret by Al Templeton, played by Chris Cooper, the owner of a local diner. The closet behind Al's kitchen pantry is a portal that will take you back to October 1960.
Based on the Stephen King novel, this time-travelling thriller centres around the possibility of stopping the assassination of American President JFK. Jake takes on the mission to do just that, but discovers the past resists change with a dangerous force while drawing you deeper and deeper into its complex labyrinths.