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Handmaids to X-Files: when all your favorite shows are coming back

By Brittany Volk and Chelsea Tatham, Times staff writers
Published: December 28, 2017 Updated: January 3, 2018 at 02:32 PM
Lisa Kudrow, right, joins Lily Tomlin, left, and Jane Fonda in "Grace & Frankie." (Netflix)

Thereís a plethroa of new TV options to catch our eye, but thereís something about old loves that we keep coming back to. Hereís when some fan favorites are returning for new seasons.

The X-Files (Fox, 8 p.m., Jan. 3): One of the most anticipated revivals of 2017, returns for 10 more episodes. Haley Joel Osment will guest star in an episode.

Nashville (CMT, 9 p.m., Jan. 4): After killing Saint Rayna (Connie Britton), the show was never the same. However, we need this final season to say farewell to our favorite country crooners.

Victoria (PBS, 8 p.m., Jan. 14): Second only to Downton Abbey in PBSís ratings, Victoria stars Jenna Colman as the British queen, and now a new mother.

Grace & Frankie (Netflix, Jan. 19): Lisa Kudrow joins Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda in the fourth season.

Baskets (FX, 10 p.m. Jan. 23): At the end of season 2, Mrs. Baskets (Louie Anderson) purchased the rodeo for her son Chip (Zach Galifianakis) to pursue his clown dreams, again. Weíll be attending the Baskets Family Rodeo. Bring the curly fries.

Schittís Creek (Pop, 8 p.m. Jan. 24): As the fourth season returns, catch up on the first three seasons of the comedy from Eugene Levyís son Daniel. Itís about a once stupidly rich, but still stupid, family adjusting to life in a podunk town.

One Day At A Time (Netflix, Jan. 26): One of the best reviewed reboots from 2017, Norman Learís family comedy welcomes us back into the Alvarez household for more laughs.

Unreal (Lifetime, 10 p.m. Feb. 26): The sophomore season about a black suitor didnít garner acclaim like its first season. The delayed third season about a fake Bachelor-like show will focus on a woman looking for love.

The Good Fight (CBS All Access, March 4): For those of you with CBS All Access accounts, youíre getting one of the best spinoffs in TV history. The best part: Gary Cole and Audra MacDonald join Christine Baranski and Cush Jumbo.

Marvelís Jessica Jones (Netflix, March 8): The super-strong, hardboiled private investigator defeated her sadistic, mind-controlling enemy in the first season, but the mental wounds he inflicted on Jessica (Krysten Ritter) are far from healed.

The Americans (FX, March): Weíve never been more excited for a final season. This show about Russian spies in 1980s America is truly one of the best series of all time. Stream previous seasons on Amazon to catch up.

The Handmaidís Tale (Hulu, April): What more can be said about the best reviewed show of 2017? Without source material, Margaret Atwoodís brilliantly created world moves onward, with a little more hope.