The Year in TV: 12 New Shows You Should Be Watching

From a brilliant sitcom from the '30 Rock' crew to the misadventures of a fake Diplo – these were the 2017 gems you need to catch up with

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'Dear White People'

Justin Simien adapted his Sundance hit into this dramedy about racial identity on a contentious American college campus, and instantly created an ensemble view of a satirical social microcosm that feels all-too-timely. It's a show about being heard in an increasingly loud world, the subtle art of protest, safe spaces, cultural and social identity, economic anxiety and more – much more. And it featured an episode directed by Moonlight's Barry Jenkins that's a flat-out masterpiece. It made sense that its inaugural season ends with A Tribe Called Quest's "We the People" – few shows better captured the current state of the "people" this year. BT 

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