10 Awesome TV Shows Still To Return In 2016

The wait is almost over.

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The all-too-bright days of summer are drawing to a close, which means it's time to run inside, close the curtains, and get ready to spend your nights with any one of the huge amount of TV offerings available.

While spring and now summer tend to bring the prestige shows and/or binge-watch obsessions (think Game of Thrones, The Americans, and Stranger Things), fall is when networks roll out the majority of their series, with every night giving the viewer plenty of choice (though not all of it good).

While all of the early buzz goes towards the new shows, such as Donald Glover's Atlanta, and there's the excitement that comes with diving into a new series, most viewers will already have their favourites that they're awaiting the return of. Who needs new when you can have the shows you know and love; the ones that you've been desperate to come back; the ones you've put too much time into to turn away from now.

These are the series that you don't need to take a risk on: for better or worse, you know what they're offering, while making some changes that mean they could be better than ever.

10. Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. continues to be a little hit/miss, which has been the case pretty much all through its lifespan. It started to hit its stride in Season 3, in particular with the episode 4,722 Hours (one of the series' very best), but suffered with some pacing issues as it attempted to handle various plot threads.

Still, it's proved to be entertaining viewing, and there's reason to believe things are going to improve a fair bit in Season 4. Daisy has gone rogue, which should allow her to really develop and push her powers and cement her status as the lead of the series; Coulson is in the field, meaning he can get back to being the character Marvel fans loved in the first place; FitzSimmons are starting a new relationship; there's going to be the impact of Captain America: Civil War; and some guy called Ghost Rider is turning up.

Perhaps best of all, though, is that the show is moving to a later timeslot, meaning it can go a bit darker and explore some more adult themes, something the addition of Ghost Rider will help with, while he'll also give it a more Marvel feel as well.

Air Date: September 20.


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