5 new TV shows you should watch when the Olympics are over

5 new TV shows you should watch when the Olympics are over

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Soon they’ll close down the ice rinks and Team USA will aim for its final medals. The Winter Olympics officially end with Sunday’s closing ceremony (NBC, 8 ET/5 PT).

If you’ve been following the Pyeongchang games this month, you may feel as if there’s a big hole in your TV-watching schedule now that the snowboarding and figure skating is complete. Or maybe you’ve been catching up on old shows and ignoring the Olympics entirely. 

Either way, your favorite TV networks and streaming services are ready to woo you back with a host of new series. We picked five that are worth your time, from the return of Christina Hendricks to a true-crime anthology. 

Good Girls (NBC) 

Feb 26 (Mondays, 10 ET/PT)

If you watched any part of the Olympics, chances are you caught an ad for NBC’s new dark comedy about three usually upstanding women (played with spot-on comedic timing by Christina Hendricks, Retta and Mae Whitman) who are in desperate financial straits and resort to robbing a grocery store to help their families. But their perfect score goes awry when they anger local organized crime and someone finds out what they’ve done. The series is a little bit Desperate Housewives, a little bit Breaking Bad, and a lot of fun. 

More: Review: Hendricks, Whitman and Retta break bad in NBC’s ‘Good Girls’

McMafia (AMC) 

Feb 26 (Mondays, 10 ET/PT) 

The quirky handsome minister from PBS’s Grantchester has a new look in AMC’s worldly crime drama. James Norton plays Alex Godman, the son of Russian expatriates living in London and trying to build a life and business away from his family’s roots in organized crime. But Alex is drawn back in when his uncle is murdered by a rival. The sweeping series takes you to far-flung locations across the globe (the pilot includes a scene inside Versailles) and has a strong cast and concept. 

Final Space (TBS) 

Feb. 26 (Mondays, 10:30 ET/PT)

This animated sci-fi comedy is produced by Conan O’Brien and created by YouTube breakout Olan Rogers. The series, which follows a spaceman and his quirky alien sidekick on adventures through the galaxy, has a voice cast that includes Rogers, Fred Armisen, Tom Kenny, David Tennant, Tika Sumpter and Steven Yeun.

Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. (USA)

Feb. 27 (Tuesdays, 10 ET/PT)

True-crime anthologies set in the 1990s are popping up everywhere, and USA’s new entrant takes on two of the most famous murders in recent history. Created by Anthony Hemingway (The People vs. O.J. SimpsonThe Wire), Unsolved’s first chapter focuses on the parallel police investigations of detectives Greg Kading (Josh Duhamel) and Russell Poole (Jimmi Simpson) into both murders, which took place in 1996 and 1997 and were never solved.

The Looming Tower (Hulu)

Feb. 28 (First three episodes streaming Feb. 28, others released on subsequent Wednesdays) 

Jeff Daniels, Alec Baldwin and Peter Sarsgaard lead the packed cast of this taut and smart limited series, based on Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 2006 nonfiction book about the rising threat of Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s. The book and series examine how rivalries between the FBI and the CIA may have inadvertently set the path for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. 

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