8 Reasons We’re Excited for These 2020 Returning Shows (PHOTOS)

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Westworld Fuller House Killing Eve Returning 2020 TV Shows
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Jim Hopper Stranger Things Season 4

Stranger Things

Season 3 left fans with plenty to speculate about. Several of the characters’ core relationships are sure to be tested as a result of Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) and the Byers family’s move out of Hawkins. After all, the new season’s tagline is “We’re not in Hawkins anymore,” which could open up the door to discovering new places affected by the supernatural. It is likely the new season will also take place in Russia, after it was revealed that Hopper (David Harbour) survived his “demise” at the end of Season 3 in a recent teaser trailer.

With production underway, Season 4 could be released sometime this year. Perhaps it will follow the recent trend of holiday release dates; Seasons 2 and 3 were out for Halloween and the Fourth of July, respectively. We may get the new episodes for the spooky day again or perhaps even New Year’s Eve/Day.

Stranger Things, Season 4, Coming Soon, Netflix

Westworld Bernard Dolores
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HBO’s robot-filled drama comes back for its third season on March 15. The Season 2 finale left us with several questions, and the Season 3 trailer raised plenty more. We last saw several hosts escaping either to the Mainland or the Valley Beyond. The trailer reveals that the story will largely take part in the real world, with new characters including Aaron Paul’s “Caleb” at the forefront of the story.

What will Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) and Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) be up to now that they’re outside of the parks? Where in the timeline is the Man in Black (Ed Harris)? Will we see the return of deceased hosts, such as James Marsden’s “Teddy?” We’ll just have to wait to find out!

Westworld, Season 3 Premiere, Sunday, March 15, 9/8c, HBO

One Day at a Time Cast
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One Day at a Time

Fans of the popular family sitcom rejoiced when Pop TV picked it up for a fourth season after its Netflix cancellation. The end of Season 3 left off with the patching up of several relationships, including Elena’s (Isabella Gomez) with her father and Schneider’s (Todd Grinnell) romance with Avery (India de Beaufort). The biggest surprise was Lydia (Rita Moreno) and Dr. Berkowitz’s (Stephen Tobolowksy) trip to Cuba, presumably to spread the ashes of her dead husband, Berto.

It will be interesting to see what changes are made to the show on its new network, but we know it will continue to be the heart-warming and hilarious comedy we love.

One Day at a Time, Season 4 Premiere, Tuesday, March 24, 9:30/8:30c, Pop TV

Eve Killing Eve Villanelle
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Killing Eve

The megahit British drama, starring Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer, returns after its cliffhanger Season 2 finale this April. With Oh back, it’s clear that Eve survived getting shot by Villanelle.

We don’t know where or when Season 3 will pick up. In a recent interview with Vogue, Comer revealed this season will delve into the Villanelle’s past and show a bit of her vulnerable side. We can’t wait to see what’s to come in this dangerous game of cat and mouse!

Killing Eve, Season 3 Premiere, Sunday, April 26, 10/9c, BBC America and AMC

Fuller House Season 5 D.J. Kimmy Stephanie
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Fuller House

The first half of the fifth and final season was released back in December 2019, with part 2 set for sometime this year. After Fernando’s (Juan Pablo Di Pace) re-proposal to Kimmy (Andrea Barber) was revealed to be a setup for Steve’s (Scott Weinger) actual surprise proposal to D.J. (Candace Cameron Bure), the “She-Wolf Pack” decided to have a triple wedding.

The final episodes will most likely revolve around the planning of and the wedding itself, as fans will finally see D.J. and Steve get their happy ending. We’ll be sad to say goodbye once again to the Tanner family with the end of Fuller House!

Fuller House, Final Episodes, Coming Soon, Netflix

The Mandalorian Cast

The Mandalorian

The Disney+ juggernaut proved to be a major hit for the streaming service and with the franchise’s fans. With interesting characters and storylines and the introduction of everyone’s current obsession Baby Yoda, the show became a breath of fresh air in the complex Star Wars universe.

The first season ended with the Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) and Baby Yoda (referred to in the show as “The Child”) setting off on a quest to find the creature’s homeland. After he survived his TIE Fighter crash, it was revealed that the villainous Moth Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) owns the Darksaber, a similar weapon to the well-known lightsaber. Moth Gideon’s motives for wanting to possess The Child are still unknown, but we hope for many more exciting adventures with Mando and Baby Yoda in Season 2.

The Mandalorian, Season 2, October 2020, Disney+

The Umbrella Academy Cast
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The Umbrella Academy

The comic book-based series took viewers by surprise with its wacky-yet-lovable characters and intriguing story, making it a fresh take on the popular superhero genre. We left off with the Hargreeves family transporting themselves back in time after Vanya (Ellen Page) began the predicted apocalypse with her newfound powers. As they traveled back, we saw the characters change into their childhood selves, leaving it up to question what will happen to the titular Umbrella Academy.

There is little information as to where and when they were heading. However, newly released character posters for the upcoming season reveal that we will see the family as their present-day selves, presumably going back in time to prevent the apocalypse from happening. We can’t wait to dive further into the zany world of the show and hopefully see the siblings work together again as a full team!

The Umbrella Academy, Season 2, Coming Soon, Netflix

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Phil Coulson Clark Gregg
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

The final season is set to air sometime this year, meaning we will have to say goodbye to several beloved characters, including Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and Daisy Johnson (Chloe Bennet).

We know that part of the final season will take place back in time in the 1930s, as the team tries to stop an invasion from the ancient beings known as the Chronicoms. Seeing the group work together in the past will certainly be exciting to watch. After the series ends, we hope to see some characters continue to live on in other Marvel TV series or films!

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Final Season, Coming Soon, ABC

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There’s no better feeling than when your favorite TV show is renewed for another season. Everyone loves diving into these different worlds and getting to follow their favorite characters along their journeys.

Several of today’s most popular shows have already been renewed, meaning fans will get the answers to their most burning questions. How is Hopper alive on Stranger Things? Will One Day at a Time be different on its new network? When in time does The Umbrella Academy Season 2 take place?

Click through the gallery above for eight reasons why we’re excited for the new seasons of some of this year’s returning shows.