Friday, January 4, 2013


It's the time of the season for TV.  Mostly returning TV, but a few premieres are sneaking in here, too. So if you're sick of all the reruns or can't wait one minute longer to see what's happening on your favorite show after a cliffhanger in November or December... You just may be in luck. If, like me, you're waiting for Mad Men, Arrested Development and Parks and Recreation, you'll have to wait a little longer.

Downton Abbey, back January 6 with Season 3
In the meantime, this weekend we get Downton Abbey, giving us Season 3 of adventures for the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants, as well as the entrance of Shirley MacLaine as the big bad American mother-in-law. And Once Upon a Time, with Captain Hook and the evil Queen of Hearts storming into town on a pirate ship.

And two new shows begin early next week, with Deception, which looks like NBC's version of Revenge, on Monday, and The Abolitionists, a mini-series on PBS about the people working to end slavery in America, on Tuesday. NBC's 1600 Penn is new, too, but already sneaked its premiere episode in December. One small note about Deception: The murder victim at the center of the story is played by One Life to Live's former Jessica Buchanan, Bree Williamson. Let's hope playing a dead girl works out as well for her as it did for Amanda Seyfried, who was the late Lilly Kane on Veronica Mars before breaking big.

Note that ABC's Happy Endings and Don't Trust the B are opening their seasons in odd Sunday time slots, but will return to their regular Tuesday locations this week as well. NBC's The Biggest Loser also has two shows this week, with a Sunday special premiere and a regular Monday show.

Oh, and Chicago Fire, Elementary, Law & Order: SVU, Parenthood, Person of Interest and The Big Bang Theory are already back, so if those are your shows, you'd better already be tuned in.

Here's what coming up (and coming back) this week:

Friday, January 4: Last Man Standing (ABC, 7 pm), Malibu Country (ABC, 7:30 pm), CSI:New York (CBS, 8 pm), Blue Bloods (CBS, 9 pm), Merlin (Syfy, 9 pm)

Saturday, January 5: Austin City Limits (PBS, check local listings for time)

Sunday, January 6: Once Upon a Time (ABC, 7 pm), Bob's Burgers (Fox, 7:30 pm), The Biggest Loser (NBC, 8 pm), Downton Abbey (PBS, 8 pm), Family Guy (Fox, 8 pm), The Good Wife (CBS, 8 pm), Revenge (ABC, 8 pm), American Dad (Fox, 8:30 pm), Happy Endings (ABC, 9 pm), Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (ABC, 9:30 pm),

Monday, January 7: Antiques Roadshow (PBS, 7 pm), The Bachelor (ABC, 7 pm), Switched at Birth (ABC Family, 7 pm), Bunheads (ABC Family, 8 pm), Castle (ABC, 9 pm), Deception (NBC, 9 pm)

Tuesday, January 8: NCIS (CBS, 7 pm), Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family, 7 pm),  Raising Hope (Fox, 7 pm), Ben and Kate (Fox, 7:30 pm), The Abolitionists (PBS, 8 pm), Go On (NBC, 8 pm), Justified (FX, 8 pm), The Lying Game (ABC Family, 8 pm), NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, 8 pm),  New Girl (Fox, 8 pm),  The Mindy Project (Fox, 8:30 pm), The New Normal (NBC, 8:30 pm),  Cougar Town (TBS, 9 pm), Private Practice (ABC, 9 pm), Vegas (CBS, 9 pm)

Wednesday, Jan 9: The Middle (ABC, 7 pm), The Neighbors (ABC, 7:30 pm), Modern Family (ABC, 8 pm), Suburgatory (ABC, 8:30 pm), Nashville (ABC, 9 pm)

Thursday, Jan 10: 30 Rock (NBC, 7 pm), Grey's Anatomy (ABC, 8 pm), The Office (NBC, 8 pm), 1600 Penn (NBC, 8:30 pm), Scandal (ABC, 9 pm)

For more information about any of these shows, click the link under the show's name.

1 comment:

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