2016 Calendar

THE 2016 POP CULTURE CALENDAR: WHAT TO WATCH & WHEN

#ICYMI:
THE 100 MOST AWAITED FILMS OF 2016: http://goo.gl/KLHbTP
THE 35 MOST AWAITED TV SERIES OF 2016: http://goo.gl/b20Hr7
THE 50 BEST TV SHOWS OF 2015: http://goo.gl/exsraC

THE 30 BEST INDIES OF 2015: http://goo.gl/xfRuOk
THE 35 BEST FILMS OF 2015: http://goo.gl/Z796RR

For your sake and mine, here’s the ultimate pop culture calendar of long-form fiction watching including Indian films as well as Hollywood films and TV shows. I’ll keep updating this through the year, as and when new release dates get announced. Bookmark this, this could well be the handy guide of what to watch, when, and where.

Key:
MOVIES are in Red
THINGS I RECOMMEND are in Bold


JANUARY

Jan 1 – Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (BBC)

Jan 3 – Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life (FOX)
Jan 3 – Downton Abbey (PBS)
Jan 4 – Superstore (NBC)
Jan 4 – Telenovela (NBC)
Jan 5 – New Girl (NBC)
Jan 5 – Grandfathered (FOX)
Jan 5 – Brooklyn Nine Nine (FOX)
Jan 5 – The Grinder (FOX)
Jan 6 – American Crime (ABC)
Jan 8 – The Forest
Jan 8 – Wazir
Jan 8 – Chauranga
Jan 10 – 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards
Jan 10 – Shameless (SHOWTIME)
Jan 12 – iZombie (CW)
Jan 13 – Second Chance (FOX)
Jan 14 – Colony (USA)
Jan 14 – Workaholics (COMEDY CENTRAL)
Jan 14 – Idiotsitter (COMEDY CENTRAL)
Jan 14 – Shades of Blue (NBC)
Jan 15 – The Hateful Eight
Jan 15 – Ride Along 2
Jan 15 – 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Jan 16 – Sesame Street (HBO)
Jan 17 – Billions (SHOWTIME)
Jan 17 – Mercy Street (PBS)
Jan 18 – War and Peace (BBC)
Jan 19 – Agent Carter (ABC)
Jan 19 – The Flash (ABC)
Jan 20 – Arrow (CW)
Jan 21 – Baskets (FX)
Jan 21 – Legends of Tomorrow (CW)
Jan 21 – London Spy (BBC)
Jan 22 – Dirty Grandpa
Jan 22 – Airlift
Jan 22 – The 5th Wave
Jan 22 – Jugni
Jan 22 – Mad Dogs (AMAZON)
Jan 23 – Beowulf (ITV)
Jan 23 – Black Sails (STARZ)
Jan 24 – The X Files (FOX)
Jan 25 – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)
Jan 25 – Lucifer (FOX)
Jan 25 – Jane The Virgin (CW)
Jan 25 – The Magicians (SYFY)
Jan 26 – The Outsiders (WGN)
Jan 27 – Suits (USA)
Jan 28 – You, Me And The Apocalypse (NBC)
Jan 29 – Kung Fu Panda 3
Jan 29 – The Revanent
Jan 29 – Saala Khadoos
Jan 29 – Jane Got a Gun
Jan 29 – The Finest Hours
Jan 29 – The Originals (CW)
Jan 29 – The Vampire Diaries (CW)


FEBRUARY
Feb 2 – American Crime Story: The People vs OJ Simpson (FX)
Feb 2 – Fresh Off The Boat (ABC)
Feb 2 – The Muppets (ABC)
Feb 3 – Madoff (ABC)
Feb 5 – Hail, Caesar!
Feb 5 – Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Feb 5 – Dad’s Army

Feb 5 – The Choice
Feb 5 – Regression
Feb 5 – Misconduct
Feb 5 – Ghayal Once Again
Feb 5 – Vice (HBO)
Feb 5 – Animals (HBO)
Feb 5 – Sleepy Hollow (FOX)
Feb 9 – Vinyl (HBO)
Feb 9 – The Walking Dead (AMC)
Feb 20 – Love (NETFLIX)
Feb 11 – Scandal (ABC)
Feb 11 – Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
Feb 11 – How To Get Away with Murder (ABC)
Feb 12 – Deadpool
Feb 12 – Zoolander 2
Feb 12 – Tumbledown
Feb 12 – How To Be Single
Feb 12 – Fitoor
Feb 12 – Sanam Re
Feb 14 – Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
Feb 15 – Better Call Saul (AMC)
Feb 15 – 11/22/63 (HULU)
Feb 16 – The New Yorker Presents (AMAZON)

Feb 17 – Broad City (COMEDY CENTRAL)
Feb 18 – Vikings (HISTORY)
Feb 19 – The Witch
Feb 19 – Race
Feb 19 – Viral
Feb 19 – Risen
Feb 19 – Neerja
Feb 19 – Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive
Feb 21 – Girls (HBO)
Feb 21 – Togetherness (HBO)
Feb 25 – Prey (BBC)
Feb 26 – Aligarh
Feb 26 – Triple 9
Feb 26 – Eddie the Eagle
Feb 26 – Gods of Egypt
Feb 26 – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (NETFLIX)
Feb 26 – Fuller House (NETFLIX)
Feb 28 – 88TH Annual Academy Awards
Feb 29 – Gotham (FOX)
Feb 29 – Blindspot (FOX)


MARCH
Mar 2 – Hap and Leonard (SUNDANCE)
Mar 4 – Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Mar 4 – Me Before You
Mar 4 – Zootopia
Mar 4 – London Has Fallen
Mar 4 – Knight of Cups
Mar 4 – Jai Gangaajal
Mar 4 – Zubaan
Mar 4 – Do Lafzon Ki Kahani
Mar 4 – House of Cards (NETFLIX)
Mar 6 – The Family (ABC)
Mar 6 – Quantico (ABC)
Mar 6 – The Last Man on Earth (FOX)
Mar 7 – Bates Motel (A&E)
Mar 7 – Damien (A&E)
Mar 8 – Fresh Off The Boat (ABC)
Mar 8 – Agents of SHIELD (ABC)
Mar 8 – Of Kings & Prophets (ABC)
Mar 9 – Underground (WGN)
Mar 11 – 10 Cloverfield Lane
Mar 11 – The Lobster

Mar 11 – Anomalisa
Mar 11 – The Brothers Grimsby
Mar 11 – The Other Side of the Door
Mar 11 – Flaked (NETFLIX)
Mar 11 – Bosch (AMAZON)
Mar 16 – The Americans (FX)
Mar 18 – Kapoor & Sons
Mar 18 – High Rise

Mar 18 – Midnight Special
Mar 18 – The Bronze
Mar 18 – The Little Prince
Mar 18 – Allegian: The Divergent Series
Mar 18 – Miracles from Heaven
Mar 18 – Daredevil (NETFLIX)
Mar 20 – Elementary (CBS)
Mar 24 – The Catch (ABC)
Mar 25 – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Mar 25 – My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
Mar 25 – The Disappointments Room
Mar 25 – I Saw The Light
Mar 25 – Rocky Handsome
Mar 25 – Great Grand Masti
Mar 30 – The Path (HULU)
Mar 30 – Empire (FOX)
Mar 31 – Rush Hour (CBS)


APRIL

Apr 1 – Ki and Ka
Apr 1 – Green Room
Apr 1 – Keeping Up With The Joneses
Apr 1 – Rings
Apr 1 – Collide
Apr 1 – The Ranch (NETFLIX)
Apr 1 – Banshee (CINEMAX)
Apr 7 – The Odd Couple (CBS)
Apr 8 – Demolition
Apr 8 – The Boss
Apr 8 – Before I Wake
Apr 10 – The Girlfriend Experience (STARZ)
Apr 10 – Fear The Walking Dead (AMC)
Apr 10 – House of Lies (SHOWTIME)
Apr 13 – The Last Panthers (SUNDANCE)
Apr 15 – Fan
Apr 15 – Everybody Wants Some
Apr 15 – The Jungle Book
Apr 15 – Elvis & Nixon
Apr 15 – Criminal
Apr 15 – Amityville: The Awakening
Apr 15 – The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (NETFLIX)
Apr 19 – The Night Manager (AMC)
Apr 22 – Keanu
Apr 22 – The Huntsman: Winter’s War

Apr 22 – A Tale of Tales
Apr 24 – Game of Thrones (HBO)
Apr 24 – Silicon Valley (HBO)
Apr 24 – Veep (HBO)
Apr 24 – Rebellion (Sundance)
Apr 25 -Turn (AMC)
Apr 29 – Mother’s Day
Apr 29 – Nine Lives
Apr 29 – Same Kind of Different As Me
Apr 29 – Baaghi: A Rebel For Love
Apr 29 – Special Correspondents (NETFLIX)


MAY
May 1 – Penny Dreadful (SHOWTIME)
May 5 – Marseilles (NETFLIX)
May 6 – Captain America: Civil War
May 6 – Going in Style
May 6 – Grace and Frankie (NETFLIX)
May 13 – Mirzya
May 13 – Snowden

May 13 – Money Monster
May 13 – The Free State of Jones
May 13 – Kidnap
May 13 – Last Days in the Desert
May 13 – Azhar
May 20 – The Nice Guys
May 20 – The Angry Birds Movie
May 20 – Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
May 20 – Maggie’s Plan
May 20 – Sarabjit
May 27 – X Men: Apocalypse
May 27 – Alice Through the Looking Glass


JUNE

Jun 3 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Jun 3 – Conner4Real
Jun 3 – Jagga Jasoos
Jun 3 – Raaz Rebooted
Jun 3 – Housefull 3
Jun 3 – Outcast (CINEMAX)
Jun 10 – Warcraft
Jun 10 – Now You See Me 2
Jun 10 – The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist
Jun 14 – Orange is the New Black (NETFLIX)
Jun 17 – Udta Punjab
Jun 17 – Central Intelligence
Jun 17 – Finding Dory

Jun 17 – Shut In
Jun 24 – Independence Day: Resurgence
Jun 24 – The Shallows


JULY

Jul 1 – The BFG
Jul 1- The Legend of Tarzan
Jul 1 – The Purge 3
Jul 4 – Bastille Day
Jul 8 – Sultan
Jul 8 – Raees
Jul 8 – The Secret Life of Pets
Jul 8 – Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
Jul 15 – Ghostbusters
Jul 15 – La La Land
Jul 15 – The Lake
Jul 15 – Stranger Things (NETFLIX)
Jul 22 – Star Trek Beyond
Jul 22 – Ice Age: Collision Course
Jul 22 – Lights Out
Jul 29 – Bourne 5
Jul 29 – Genius
Jul 29 – The Space Between Us
Jul 29 – Dhishoom


AUGUST

Aug 5 – Suicide Squad
Aug 12 – Mohenjodaro
Aug 12 – Rustom
Aug 12 – Ben-Hur
Aug 12 – Sausage Party
Aug 12 – Pete’s Dragon
Aug 12 – The Shack
Aug 12 – The Get Down (NETFLIX)
Aug 19 – Arms and The Dudes
Aug 19 – Kubo and The Two Strings
Aug 19 – Life on the Road
Aug 19 – Bad Moms
Aug 19 – Project XX
Aug 25 – The Flying Jatt
Aug 26 – Mechanic: Resurrection
Aug 31 – The Infiltrator


SEPTEMBER

Sep 2 – Dhoni: The Untold Story
Sep 2 – Patient Zero
Sep 2 – Solace
Sep 9 – Sully
Sep 9 – Baar Baar Dekho
Sep 16 – Bridget Jones’ Baby
Sep 23 – The Magnificent Seven
Sep 23 – Storks
Sep 23 – A Cure For Wellness
Sep 30 – Deepwater Horizon
Sep 30 – Masterminds
Sep 30 – Besties
Sep 30 – Delirium


OCTOBER
Oct 7 – Gambit 

Oct 7 – The Girl on the Train
Oct 7 – The Accountant
Oct 7 – Half Girlfriend
Oct 14 – A Monster Calls
Oct 14 – Inferno
Oct 14 – Underworld: Next Generation
Oct 21 – Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
Oct 28 – Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Oct 28 – Shivaay
Oct 31 – Shuddhi


NOVEMBER

Nov 4 – Doctor Strange
Nov 4 – Bastards
Nov 4 – Trolls
Nov 11 – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Nov 11 – Rock On!! 2
Nov 11 – Why Him?
Nov 18 – Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them
Nov 23 – The Great Wall
Nov 23 – Bad Santa 2
Nov 23 – Moana
Nov 25 – The Founder


DECEMBER

Dec 9 – Let It Snow
Dec 16 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Dec 16 – Chicken Soup for The Soul
Dec 23 – Dangal
Dec 23 – Assassin’s Creed
Dec 23 – Passengers
Dec 23 – Sing
Dec 25 – Jumanji
Dec 25 – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children


#ICYMI:
THE 100 MOST AWAITED FILMS OF 2016: http://goo.gl/KLHbTP
THE 35 MOST AWAITED TV SERIES OF 2016: http://goo.gl/b20Hr7
THE 50 BEST TV SHOWS OF 2015: http://goo.gl/exsraC

THE 30 BEST INDIES OF 2015: http://goo.gl/xfRuOk
THE 35 BEST FILMS OF 2015: http://goo.gl/Z796RR


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