Get ready to watch these six returning shows

Beth Beaudry, Student Life Editor

The worst part of binge-watching a series is waiting to see if the show will be renewed for another season. In the time of COVID, where productions are being cut short or put on hiatus, fans are wondering when their favorite shows will be back.

Well, the wait is over. Here are some popular shows that are returning this November.

Undercover
In this Belgian-Dutch Netflix series based on a true story, two investigators go undercover at a campground in an attempt to infiltrate a drug operation. While the first season centered around illegal drugs, the second season will also have a focus on illegal weapons. Both of the main actors, Tom Waes and Anna Drijver, will be returning for the second season.

Season two of “Undercover” will be available to stream on Netflix on Nov. 9.

Grey’s Anatomy
The return of this multi-award-winning medical drama has been highly anticipated among fans. Since March, there has been uncertainty of the show’s future, as production of the previous and upcoming season was cut short due to COVID-19. Luckily, on Sept. 17, an announcement of the show’s return was posted on the show’s Instagram.

“Grey’s Anatomy” season 17 will premiere on Thurs. Nov. 12 on ABC.

The show first aired in 2005, and starred Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey. Other notable cast members and season regulars include Patrick Dempsey, Sandra Oh, Chandra Wilson and Jesse Williams.

The Crown
“The Crown” is a Netflix series about Queen Elizabeth Ⅱ from the 1940s to modern day. For the first two seasons, Queen Elizabeth Ⅱ was played by Claire Foy, and then the role was switched to Olivia Colman for the third and upcoming season. Imelda Stauton is scheduled to play the queen for the fifth and sixth season. The show premiered in 2016 and is based on Peter Morgan’s play “The Audience.”

Season four will be available on Netflix on Nov. 15.

The Neighborhood
This sitcom focuses on Dave Johnson and his family as they move into a new neighborhood. Dave tries to win over his neighbor Calvin Butler as both families get used to the change that the new neighbors bring. The main cast includes “New Girl” actor Max Greenfield as Dave and actor and comedian Cedric the Entertainer as Calvin Butler.

Season three of “The Neighborhood” will air on CBS on Nov. 16.

NCIS
Since the 2003 premiere, “NCIS” has been a fan-favorite, and was even announced by Nielsen to be the most streamed show this past year. “NCIS” follows a team of agents as they investigate crimes, with Mark Harmon in the lead role of special agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs. This show is a mix of action and drama and perfect for any crime show fanatic.

The 18th season of “NCIS” will premiere on Nov. 17 on CBS. Due to COVID-19 impacting filming, the season will only be 16 episodes rather than the standard 24.

Virgin River
Netflix released this romantic drama series in 2019 with Alexandra Breckenridge as the leading actress. “Virgin River” follows Brekenridge’s character Melinda Monroe as she moves to Northern California and finds new friends and relationships. The trailer that Netflix released in Oct. shows that season two will continue Melinda’s story as she tries to cope with her past and move forward.

“Virgin River” will be available to stream on Netflix on Nov. 27.