Stars: Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean
Premiere date: February 8

The right mood for this might be termed "nervous anticipation." This Breaking Bad prequel/spinoff, centered on the early days of Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) and his shady legal career, will at least have the steady hand of Vince Gilligan at the helm (he's handing off the showrunning duties for his CBS cop series Battle Creek to House's David Shore).

Several Breaking Bad stars have expressed an interest in making cameos, which might be fun for a moment for us (and probably more fun for them), but it raises questions about the show's ability to stand on its own, something that's never easy for any spinoff. Hopefully, that will be enough to turn Better Call Saul into its own series, rather than a painful reminder of the ones who once knocked.