We're just days removed from Donald Glover taking the Golden Globes stage with his Atlanta crew and thanking the Migos for "Bad and Boujee" in front of a crowd of confused Jake Gyllenhaals. To say that TV had a good year in 2016 is putting it lightly.
It was a year defined by progress, in which stories from diverse people and points of view were widely broadcast and celebrated. And though there was a Roots remake, these stories mostly focused on everyday living, rather than leaning on the clichés minorities have been limited to in the past. Atlanta's logline centered on a struggle rapper and his manager, but the series was more about being black in Atlanta. That show was joined by others like Issa Rae's Insecure and Ava DuVernay's Queen Sugar. It took way too long, but in 2016, networks and streaming services like Netflix and Hulu answered the call for better representation—and the investment paid off.
This coming year has a lot to live up to. But from the looks of things, 2017 may be up to the task. Marvel is going in, while several much beloved series are returning, some for the first time in a long time (Twin Peaks, Curb Your Enthusiasm), and joining them are series that hope to continue the progress that was started in 2016.
Here are the 25 shows we're most looking forward to this year.