The top 5 new TV shows premiering in January, including a 'Star Trek' series


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  • Every month, TV Time provides Business Insider with the five most anticipated new TV shows.
  • January includes CBS All Access’ “Star Trek: Picard” and HBO’s “The Outsider.”
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A new month, and new year, means anticipated new shows. 

In January, CBS All Access will debut “Star Trek: Picard,” in which the actor Patrick Stewart will return to his “Star Trek: The Next Generation” role of Jean-Luc Picard. A new Stephen King adaptation, “The Outsider,” will also premiere on HBO.

Every month, Business Insider runs down the five most anticipated new shows using data from television-tracking app TV Time, derived from its millions of users around the world who use the app to track and react to what they’re watching.

Below are the five most anticipated new shows of January: 

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5. “Spinning Out” — Netflix, January 1

Description: “A figure skating Olympic hopeful struggles to balance love, family and fragile mental health as her dream of winning takes a dizzying hold.”

4. “FBI: Most Wanted” — CBS, January 7

Description: “From Emmy Award winner Dick Wolf and the team behind FBI and the ‘Law & Order’ franchise, ‘FBI: Most Wanted’ is a high-stakes drama that focuses on the Fugitive Task Force, which relentlessly tracks and captures the notorious criminals on the Bureau’s Most Wanted list. Seasoned agent Jess LaCroix (Julian McMahon) oversees the highly skilled team which functions as a mobile undercover unit that’s always out in the field, pursuing those who are most desperate to elude justice.”

3. “9-1-1: Lone Star” — Fox, January 19

Description: “From ‘9-1-1’ co-creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear, the series stars Rob Lowe as a sophisticated New York cop who, along with his son, re-locates to Austin and must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in his own life.”

2. “The Outsider” — HBO, January 12

Description: “Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel of the same name, ‘The Outsider’ begins with a seemingly straightforward investigation into the gruesome murder of a young boy. But when an insidious supernatural force edges its way into the case, it leads a seasoned cop and an unorthodox investigator to question everything they believe in.”

1. “Star Trek: Picard” — CBS All Access, January 23

Description: “‘Star Trek: Picard’ features Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven seasons on ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation.’ The new series will follow this iconic character into the next chapter of his life.”