People who love experimenting with new television shows will have a crop of fresh faces to check out next week. Amazon Studios will be starting its next pilot season on January 15, giving users the ability to exercise their inner TV critic and check out 7 new adult shows and 6 new kids series on Amazon Instant Video.
The season includes hour-long shows “Man in the High Castle” (based on the Philip K. Dick story of the same name), “Cocked,” “Mad Dogs” and “Point of Honor” (Directed by Randall Wallace of “Braveheart” fame). On the lighter side of things, there will also be a pair of half-hour shows: “Down Dog” and “Salem Rogers.” This season also brings Amazon’s first foray into documentaries with “The New Yorker Presents,” a variety show based on stories from the magazine.
Kids will also get a new slate of programming, with “Buddy: Tech Detective,” “The Stinky and Dirty Show,” “Sara Solves it,” “Niko and the Sword of Light,” “Table 58” and “Just Add Magic.”
Users will be able to vote on their favorite shows, which may then get picked up for a full season on Amazon Prime Instant Video. These shows are Amazon’s answer to the ever-expanding universe of original online programming, including content from Netflix, its closest competitor in the online video space.