1) Sherlock, season 4 - I can't not have Sherlock on this list. I know we get it like, once every three years, and it's only for three episodes, and it's gone kind of downhill since it started...but it's still Sherlock, and I'm excited! What can I say. Plus the TRAILER. What is going on? What is happening with Mycroft? Why does Sherlock hand John a gun? Who is he saying "I love you" to?! SO MANY QUESTIONS. Episode 1, "The Six Thatchers" will air January 1st 2017 at 8:30pm on BBC1 (9pm ET on PBS Masterpiece for the US).
2) The Last Dragonslayer - okay, so I will just admit it, I have not read the book series. I know! I don't even know why (I swear I have book three lying around somewhere...). But I'm really excited to watch the TV adaptation; judging from the trailer, I'm hoping it will be really good! Plus, dragons. And dragonslayers. How can you not be interested? Episode 1 will be airing on Sky 1 on December 25th 2016 at 5:45pm. View official trailer here.
3) Firebringer, a Starkid musical - if you are a Harry Potter fan, you may have heard of Starkid. They are the genius group that brought you A Very Potter Musical. They've also made a bunch of other (brilliant) musicals, and the new one (which was performed in the summer) is coming to YouTube on January 1st 2017! Finally! I cannot tell you how long I have been waiting to watch this musical. I love pretty much everything Starkid make (the songs are always so catchy), so I'm very excited for Firebringer, which is about the first human to discover fire.
Notable mentions: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, season 4, episode 1 coming to E4 Thursday 5th January 2017, 9pm (I know this has probably been showing in the US for ages, but unfortunately, we're quite behind here in the UK) and A Series of Unfortunate Events, all episodes releasing on Netflix January 13th (I am dubious about this. It sounds great in theory, but I'm worried about the character portrayals...we'll see).
And there we have it! What do you think of my list? Are there any shows/films/musicals you're looking forward watching?
(If you're curious as to why Hamilton is not on here...don't worry. When that finally comes to the UK, there'll be a whole separate post on it.)