25 Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2016

From true-crime recreations to the return of 'Game of Thrones,' here's what we can't wait to watch this year

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'UnREAL' (Summer 2016)

'UnREAL' (Summer 2016)

The best thing ever to happen to Lifetime’s critical reputation since … well, since the launch of Lifetime, this unexpected hit took a long hard look at how the reality-television sausage gets made—kind of like what The Newsroom did with cable news, only, you know, good. By examining the moral compromises required for Shiri Appleby's producer character to do her job, the series turned TV trash into treasure. In its second season, creators Sarah Gertrude Shapiro and Buffy vet Marti Noxon promise to pick apart the sexual and racial politics of dating-competition shows by casting a black man as the lead in their Bachelor-style show within the show — a move that in the conservative world of actual reality television is so far just a fantasy. STC

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