10 TV Shows We’re Looking Forward to in 2017

Dozens of top-quality shows have hit our screens in recent years, and 2017 looks set to continue that trend. There’s so much upcoming TV to get excited about it’s hard to whittle it down to just 10 — but we’ve had a go anyway. Rather than blather on about the wealth of annually returning shows, however, we’re looking at brand new series, or favorite shows making a comeback after a significant absence. And that means we kick off in the obvious place…

1. Sherlock

The cast of
The cast of ‘Sherlock’ season 4. (Pic: BBC)

We’re mere days away from closing the three-year gap between  Sherlock seasons. Unbelievably, the last batch aired way back in January 2014, with only the 2016 special to tide us over. The new season goes out in three parts. Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss have written an episode each then teamed up for the season closer, The Final Problem — the first ever Sherlock episode to take its title, unaltered, from an original Conan Doyle story. Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Amanda Abbington all return, while new additions include Toby Jones as classic Holmes villain Culverton Smith, and a newly-born addition to the Watson family. As for Andrew Scott‘s Moriarty? We’re not certain but this new clip hints that the villain may return. Just how excited are you right now?