It’s a new year and that means one thing: new TV shows to binge. Although 2018 may initially seem to be a disappointment to TV fans — it’s the first year since 2011 without a new season of “Game of Thrones” and fan-favorite “Stranger Things” also won’t be on the air — there are many shows that will return this year for viewers to look forward to. Here are four you should not miss.

“Jane the Virgin” Season 4B
Release Date: Jan. 26
Available On: The CW

“Twin Peaks: The Return” tells the story of FBI agent Dale Cooper, who in the original series was assigned to solve the murder case of Laura Palmer, the high school homecoming queen in the town of Twin Peaks, Wash. Over the course of the original two-season run on ABC, Agent Cooper unraveled the mystery of the killer only to find himself entangled in a greater, older, cosmic mystery involving demons, hell and heaven; a mystery whose indelible images constantly refused to cleanly classify themselves as reality or metaphor.

It’s that time of the year again — awards season. Huddled in blankets to avoid the bitter cold of winter, viewers across most of the U. S. excitedly watch their stars and idols gracefully stride down the red carpets of Hollywood in 70-degree weather. Unfortunately, for those who enjoy debating the merits and detriments of each work, politics within these entertainment industries dominate the decisions of awards shows like the Oscars and Emmys.

Picture a world plagued by massive drought and ruled by an evil dictator — this may not require much imagination. Now, envision that world, but filled with song and dance, parodying some of Broadway’s greatest musicals. To do that, you may need some help from Amherst College’s upcoming production of “Urinetown.”

The Amherst women’s ice hockey team had an exciting interterm, notching a record of 4-1-2 against a lineup of tough opponents. The Mammoths opened 2018 with a 4-2 loss against perennial NESCAC powerhouse Middlebury. In the loss, senior Alex Toupal picked up a goal in the second frame, while fellow senior Emma Griese added a goal of her own in the third period.

Despite their strong start to the season, the Amherst men’s hockey team found themselves in a bit of a rut, concluding their interterm schedule with five losses and two wins and dropping to 7-6-3 overall.

“We’re creating a lot of quality chances,” junior forward Stanley Brenner said. “Sometimes the puck just doesn’t bounce your way. We’ll start finding the back of the net; we just have to be patient.”

The Amherst women’s basketball team put together a dominant run over interterm, setting a new program record winning streak with 50 consecutive wins after defeating rival Williams. The Mammoths then extended this run to 51 wins with another victory this past Saturday against Hamilton.