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Most of us have settled back into daily life in 2016 and now it’s time to get excited about the TV shows we’ll all be talking about and albums we’ll be listening to by next year.

Here are iRadio’s 5 picks of TV shows and albums for the year ahead. Let us know what you’re excited for!

TV – 1. The X Files

TV 1 X Files

Everyone’s favourite old skool paranormal series returns for a mini series later this month. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will return to play legendary FBI investigators Mulder and Scully. Check out the trailer if you’re not excited yet.

2. New Jeremy Clarkson Show

TV 2 Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson didn’t have to search many job sites after getting fired from the BBC for attacking a producer in a row over a steak. Jezza, along with Top Gear hosts Richard Hammond and James May, was scooped up almost instantly by Amazon. The trio will host an (as yet, unnamed) show on Amazon Prime later this year. 

Top Gear will continue on BBC, hosted by Chris Evans, Sabine Schmitz and Chris Harris. Looks like we’re going to have a battle of the motor shows.

3. Vinyl

TV 3 Vinyl

Directed by Martin Scorsese, co-produced by Mick Jagger and created by Terence Winter of Boardwalk Empire, Vinyl is about the record industry in New York in the 70’s. Sky Atlantic’s latest offering, airing next month, has ‘hit’ written all over it.

(NSWF language in the trailer)

4. Game Of Thrones (Season 6)

TV 4 Game of Thrones

GOT will be back in April to answer a LOT of questions, none more important than ‘Is Jon Show dead?’

Get ready for a whole load of tired Mondays in work!

5. Love, Nina

Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX Shutterstock (4826217n) Helena Bonham Carter WilliamVintage Summer Party, London, Britain - 05 Jun 2015

Helena Bonham Carter takes the lead role in the BBC One drama about a Nanny in 1980’s London.

Adapted to the small screen by Nick Hornby, who wrote About A Boy and High Fidelity, this is sure to be good fun to watch!

Albums – 1. Britney Spears

American pop singer Britney Spears performs onstage at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on September 7, 2000. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)

We don’t know what it’s called yet but we’re VERY excited to hear the pop princess’s 9th studio album. Britney confirmed she was working on the record last year. Details are patchy but we do know that she’s been working with Justin Tranter and Julie Michaels, the duo behind Justin Bieber’s Sorry. Eek!

2. Zayn Malik

Album 2 Zayne

It’s safe to say that EVERYONE wants to see what Zayn Malik has to offer, after he famously quit One Direction early last year.

His bromance with producer Naughty Boy has made headlines, so a collaboration on his first solo album could be likely. 

3. Charlie Puth

Album 3 Charlie Puth

He’s already had massive hits with See You AgainMarin Gaye and One Call Away, but Charlie Puth still hasn’t released an album.

Well, the wait’s nearly over. The New Jersey singer drops his debut album Nine Track mind on 29 January.

4. Rihanna – Anti

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 15: (Exclusive Coverage) Rihanna promotes her new animated feature "Home" at Mandarin Oriental on March 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Rihanna hasn’t released an album in four years, having released one every year for the three years before that, so this is long overdue.

Anti will feature her massive tracks American Oxygen, B*tch Better Have My Money and FourFiveSeconds. With production from Kanye West and a writing credit to Hideaway’s Kieza, this album might just be worth the wait.

5. Sia – This Is Acting

Album 5 Sia

Having gone from being relatively unknown, to her breakthrough on David Guetta’s Titanium, Sia can do absolutely no wrong at the moment. She’s had massive hits with Chandelier, Elastic Heart and Alive, the latter of which will appear on her seventh studio album, released on 29 January.