The most anticipated TV shows of 2020

Normal People, Quiz and Messiah are coming out in 2020. (BBC/Element/Enda Bowe. Matt Foster/ITV. Hiba Judeh/Netflix)

With 2019 essentially done and dusted with, we can now look forward to 2020 and when it comes to TV there’s a lot on offer.

While some popular shows will continue into the New Year, others are only just beginning and viewers have a lot to be excited about.

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These shows created a buzz when they were first announced and will hopefully be making a splash when they finally air throughout the course of the year, although some air dates are yet-to-be confirmed.

Impeachment: American Crime Story (TBC)

Monica Lewinsky's story is being told in the next series of American Crime Story. (Getty)

Following on from the huge success of The People vs OJ Simpson and The Assassination of Gianni Versace, Ryan Murphy is back to cover another true crime story, this time delving into the impeachment of Bill Clinton. Monica Lewinksy is onboard to produce the series, in which she will be played by Beanie Feldstein, while Clive James stars as the President. It's set for release in September 2020 in America, and a UK broadcast remains TBC.

Quiz (ITV)

Michael Sheen is starring as Chris Tarrant in Quiz. (Matt Foster/ITV)

Michael Sheen is starring as Chris Tarrant in this dramatisation of the "coughing Major" scandal on Who Wants to be a Millionaire? which saw Charles Ingram (played by Matthew McFadyen here) cheat his way to winning the show's top prize.

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A glimpse of Sheen in character as Tarrant stirred up excitement for the ITV miniseries when it was released earlier this year.

Bridgerton (Netflix)

Julie Andrews will narrate upcoming Netflix series Bridgerton. (Photo by Jim Spellman/Getty Images)

The Shonda Rimes/Netflix venture Bridgerton is based on the best-selling historian romance series The Bridgertons by Julia Quinn. The series focuses on the well-to-do Bridgerton family and its eight close siblings. The novels' mysterious narrator Lady Whistledown will be voiced by the legendary Julie Andrews in the television series which is expected to air sometime in 2020.

Normal People (BBC Three)

Sally Rooney's novel Normal People has been adapted for television. (BBC/Element/Enda Bowe)

Sally Rooney's highly acclaimed novel is being adapted into a 12-part series, set for broadcast on BBC Three next year with stills from the show having already been released.

The plot follows the relationship of Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and Connell (Paul Mescal) over the course of several years from their school life onwards to their university years.

The Masked Singer (ITV)

The Masked Singer format is finally coming to the UK.(ITV/Bandicoot TV)

The hit format of The Masked Singer is finally getting a UK version, launching 4 January.

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The programme sees stars concealed in elaborate costumes, hidden from the audience at home and a panel of judges, including Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross, Rita Ora and Ken Jeong, as they try and suss out who's behind the mask.

Run (HBO)

Merritt Wever is set to star in upcoming series Run. (Photo by Matt Licari/Invision/AP)

Fleabag may been finished, but Phoebe Waller-Bridge is an executive producer on the upcoming US TV series Run. Merritt Wever stars as a woman, Ruby, whose life is turned upside down when she embarks on a journey with her oldest flame. The HBO series is expected to start early in the new year.

Star Trek: Picard (CBS/Amazon Prime)

Patrick Stewart speaks at the "Star Trek: Picard" portion of the Enter the "Star Trek" Universe panel on day three of Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 20, 2019, in San Diego. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Patrick Stewart is returning to the Star Trek franchise for the Picard series, set for release on 23 January on CBS. The programme is centred around Jean-Luc Picard and set 20 years after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis, where Stewart last starred as the character. The storyline will be influenced by the destruction of the planet Romulus referenced in the 2009 Star Trek film.

Noughts and Crosses (BBC)

Noughts and Crosses is set for release in 2020. (BBC/Mammoth Screen/Ilze Kitshoff)

Malorie Blackman's beloved young adult series Noughts and Crosses is finally being adapted for television. It follows the relationship of a pair of star-crossed lovers who live in a racially segregated dystopia as Callum is part of the white under-class, while Sephy is a member of the black ruling class.

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It is set to air on BBC One next year, with and exact date to be confirmed.

Dracula (BBC/Netflix)

A new Dracula reimagining is landing on the BBC and Netflix. (BBC/Hartswood Films/Netflix/Robert Viglasky)

Bram Stoker's Dracula is being reimagined once more, this time be Stephen Moffat and Mark Gatiss. Set for release on January 1 on the BBC, the three-part series stars Claes Bang as the fearsome vampire as the "hero of his own story". The episodes will air on consecutive nights.

AJ and the Queen (Netflix)

RuPaul is starring in Netflix original AJ and the Queen. (Beth Dubber/Netflix)

RuPaul is starring as drag queen Ruby Red in the Netflix venture which will drop on Netflix on 10 January. The drag performer goes on a journey across the US with a tough 11-year-old stowaway, AJ, with many of Drag Race's alumni slated for guest appearances.

Messiah (Netflix)

Messiah is making its way to Netflix in the new year. (Hiba Judeh/Netflix)

Another early Netflix release for 2020, Messiah is slated to drop on the streaming site on 1 January. The original series follows a CIA agent who is investigating the origins of a mysterious man who is believed to be the second coming of God by many.

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The series stars Mehdi Dehbi I and Michelle Monaghan in the central roles.

Little Mix The Search (BBC)

Little Mix are looking to create a band of their own. (BBC/Modest TV/Callum Mills)

Just incase Simon Cowell’s rival project X Factor: The Band managed to pass you by (which is, let's face it, likely) Little Mix have their own band-searching competition coming to BBC One in the New Year. The hugely successful girl group are on the lookout for talented hopefuls to assemble into bands, before mentoring them and helping them on their way to stardom. The winner will join Little Mix on their summer tour in 2020.

Spinning Out (Netflix)

Kaya Scodelario is returning to screens in Spinning Out. (Christos Kalohoridis/Netflix)

Skin's Effy Stonem star Kaya Scodelario is the star of upcoming Netflix venture, Spinning Out. The ice skating drama will see single skater Kat Baker step into pair skating in order to be able to continue her career after an injury, but she's got a secret that's just waiting to unravel.

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The series, set for release on 1 January, also stars Mad Men actor January Jones.

Love Island Winter (ITV2)

Love Island is heading to South Africa for a winter instalment. (ITV)

If one season of Love Island per year wasn't enough, Love Island is coming for a first ever winter instalment in January. While the usual summer series takes place in Mallorca, the winter edition will take place in South Africa. There's a change up among hosts too, as Laura Whitmore is replacing Caroline Flack after the Love Island mainstay stepped down from the programme after being charged with assault.

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