While so many are making their resolutions for the New Year and writing down plans for the year to follow, I say we take a short break and talk about entertainment. It’s not only time for some of our favorite shows to return to television, but the mid-season kick-off to get underway. Have you taken the time to look over the lists and mark your calendar? If you’re like me, a fan for things dealing in immortality, dark, wild and steeped in teen culture, then we may be looking at a lot of the same shows.
Are you set for your returning shows this month? Here is your quick look:
- January 3rd – 8 p.m. Big Bang Theory (CBS): “The Egg Salad Equivalency”
- January 4th – 10 p.m. – Merlin (Syfy): “Arthur’s Bane Part 1”
- January 6th – 8 p.m. – Once Upon a Time (ABC): “The Cricket Game”
- January 8th – 10 p.m. – Justified (FX): “Hole in the Wall”
- January 11th – 9/8c p.m. – Fringe ( FOX): “The Boy Must Live“
- January 14th – 9 p.m. – Being Human (Syfy): “Be Careful What You Wish For”
- January 14th – 10 p.m. – Lost Girl (Syfy): “Gone Wild”
- January 16th – 8 p.m. – Arrow (CW): “Burned”
- January 16th – 9 p.m. – Supernatural (CW): “Torn and Frayed”
- January 17th – 8/7 c p.m. – Haven (Syfy): “Reunion“
- January 17th – 8 p.m. – The Vampire Diaries (CW): “After School Special”
- January 24th – 9 p.m. – Beauty and the Beast (CW): “Seeing Red”
Click on the episode title for a sneak peek.
Did I cover them all? Did I miss any you were looking for? This list only covers shows starting back up in the month of January.
Mid-Season brings several new shows to the game. Have any caught your interest? There are a few I plan on checking out. Here is the rundown:
- The Carrie Diaries premiers January 14th at 8 p.m. on Fox: Were you a fan of Sex in the City? Well now’s your chance to get more of Carrie Bradshaw, only it’s the 1980’s. It’s her coming-of-age drama. Tune in and find out how just how she managed to navigate through the high school years and land in the place where she was always destined to be ‒ Manhattan. Monday’s at 8 p.m. on Fox starting 1/14
- Continuum premiers January 14th at 8 p.m. on Syfy: This show is already being aired in Canada and will now be imported for American audiences. The premise, Rachel Nichols is a cop trying to stop a group of escaped terrorists in the year 2077 when she accidentally time-travels back to 2012 with them during their escape. With no way to get back to her timeline, she’ll work in ours to ensure the terrorists don’t change the timeline to their advantage. Monday’s at 8 p.m. on Syfy starting 1/14
- The Following premiers January 21st at 9 p.m. on Fox: I saw this opening episode at Comic Con this last year and let me tell you, it’s dark, twisted and bloody. Be warned before you decide to tune in. If you can look past all the blood and the mind game is your thing, this is one twisted ride. Kevin Bacon comes to the small screen as a disgraced ex-FBI agent with a drinking problem brought back to track down a serial killer he originally put away. A serial killer who has managed to amass a massive following that appear to do his bidding blindly. Sound scary? Just a little. Mondays at 9 p.m. on Fox starting 1/21
- The Americans premiers January 30th at 10 p.m. on FX: This one caught my eye when I saw the trailer on the big screen a few weeks ago. Imagine what it would be like to be placed in a foreign country and have to pretend to be something you’re not for years on end. That’s the premise of this show as it follows two undercover KGB spies posing as a married couple in Washington D.C. during the Cold War. Over time their relationship becomes genuine, but the acceptance of American values by the husband will complicate things. What do you think? Will you tune in? Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on FX starting 1/30
- Zero Hour premiers February 13th at 8 p.m. on ABC: Staring the beloved Anthony Edwards from ER, this intriguing new show kicks into action when his wife and lover of clockwork gets kidnapped. As a result, this man who has spent is life as the editor of a skeptics magazine will be pulled into one of the most compelling and bizarre conspiracies to date. To say it caught my eye is to say the show is probably doomed to a single season. Sorry Zero Hour. I’ll still tune in to watch. Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on ABC starting February 13th.
- Defiance premiers on Syfy in April: This project gives me chills. It reminds me of the days when they produced gems like Farscape and Battlestar Galactica, and the network was dedicated to science-fiction. When quality mattered. I hope this show isn’t a letdown. Taking place in the near future, Defiance explores the possibilities of alien life seeking refuge on Earth after the destruction of their home planet. Decades of war will ensue and the aliens, known as Votans, will change the terrain with terraformers. Eventually both sided will understand a ceasefire is necessary for all and they must focus on surviving on what is left of the planet. The story will primarily follow one man, Jeb, who was only ten when the whole thing began and who served in the war. He will now feel compelled to help keep the peace. Something tells me that won’t be such an easy job. Look for this on Syfy in April.
Six new shows I picked out to watch for and several returning. Anything catch your eye? Is there something missing you feel compelled to share? Our ear is always open here at Debra Kristi’s Blog.
I hope this quick television view was helpful. I still have my entire family at home with me this week and will therefore be refraining from blogging until next week. They have my complete attention, I’m sure you understand.