Preparing for Mid-Season TV: What February Has To Offer

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Now that we are in the middle of mid-season, TV viewers have had a lot of programming from which to choose for their entertainment pleasure over the course of the new TV season. But we are not at an end just yet. There are still more new shows to look out for once we enter into February.

The list that follows highlights those new dramas:

On February 1, the first Netflix original series House of Cards will debut online. The series will star Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright and Kate Mara in a political drama based on the BBC miniseries of the same name that takes viewers through the back halls of greed, sex, love and corruption in modern Washington, D.C. Spacey plays Francis Underwood, the House Majority Whip and his ambitious wife Claire (Wright) who will stop at nothing to ensure their ascendancy.

Monday Mornings will debut on TNT on February 4 at 10 PM. Set at the fictional Chelsea General Hospital in Portland, Oregon, the series follows the lives of doctors as they push the limits of their abilities and confront their personal and professional failings. The cast includes Ving Rhames, Alfred Molina, Jamie Bamber, Jennifer Finnigan, Bill Irwin, Keong Sim, Sarayu Rao and Emily Swallow.

On February 14, the new ABC drama Zero Hour will debut at 8 PM. Anthony Edwards (ER) stars as Hank Galliston, the publisher of a paranormal enthusiast magazine, Modern Skeptic, spending his career following clues, debunking myths and solving conspiracies. But when his beautiful wife, Laila (Jacinda Barrett), is abducted from her antique clock shop, Hank gets pulled into one of the most compelling mysteries in human history, stretching around the world and back centuries. Contained in one of his wife’s clocks is a treasure map, and what it leads to could be cataclysmic. Now it’s up to Hank to decipher the symbols and unlock the secrets of the map, while ensuring the answers don’t fall into the wrong hands. The cast includes Michael Nyqvist, Addison Timlin, Scott Michael Foster and Carmen Ejogo.

The new drama Cult will debut on The CW on February 19 at 9 PM. Matt Davis (The Vampire Diaries) stars as investigative journalist Jeff Sefton, who is trying to find his missing brother, Nate. Nate believed fans of the TV show “Cult” intended to harm him, a bizarre theory that Jeff begins to think might just have merit after Nate goes missing. The cast includes Robert Knepper, Alona Tal and Jessica Lucas.

Then on February 26, a special preview of the new CBS drama Golden Boy will air at 10 PM. The show focuses on the meteoric rise of an ambitious cop (Theo James), who becomes the youngest police commissioner in the history of New York City; exploring the high personal and professional costs he pays to achieve it as he is mentored by his partner, an experienced veteran detective (Chi McBride). The cast includes Bonnie Somerville, Holt McCallany, Kevin Alejandro and Stella Maeve.

We are far from the end of the new shows that are coming up, as there are at least a few more new dramas set to debut in the next couple of months; but there will be more information on those new shows soon enough. In the meantime, mark your calendars for the above shows and enjoy! Please also share what new shows you are looking forward to seeing over the next few weeks in our comments section below.

Using her favorite online handle, Rueben is an East Coast-bred gal who is now a permanent Californian and a lifelong tv-oholic. She watches at least 25 TV shows a week, goes to the movies as often as possible, listens to music every waking moment, reads every day and “plays” on the internet every chance she can. Some of her current favorite TV shows are Outlander, Blindspot, The Blacklist, Killjoys, The Brave, The Shannara Chronicles, Good Witch, When Calls the Heart, The 100, Jane the Virgin, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Fosters. Follow her at @ruebenrambling or contact her at