Hot for Winter: Your January Premieres Calendar

Midseason TV ScheduleYour New Year’s resolution for 2013 is to hereby… continue watching a lotta TV.

To that end, and by popular demand, TVLine presents this handy calendar of more than 70 tune-in dates. You’ll find January′s biggest season premieres — including fresh batches of American IdolJustifiedCougar Town and White Collar — as well as the arrival of newbies such as Fox’s The Following and The CW’s Carrie Diaries (both of which, by the way, are good stuff).

Midseason series premieres are denoted in BOLD, and we’ve also included a few finale dates — including the very final episodes of Fringe and 30 Rock. (Unlike last year, we have not denoted when each and every current series returns from the holiday hiatus. So, be strong, everyone; your show will be back sooner rather than later. Er, unless you’re talking about Revolution or Grimm.)

Read more about the broadcast networks’ midseason slates at these links: ABCCBS, Fox, NBCThe CW.

Now, click the thumbnail calendar of the midseason TV schedule below, and save the dates!

TVLineJanCalendarR6Preemptive P.S. My calendar-making skills are not infallible, so if you spot something that is (theoretically) missing, drop a note in Comments and I will (possibly) make updates as warranted.

P.S. No. 2: The tinted box in the lower right corner offers a peek at some select February 2013 dates.

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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  1. CougarFan says:

    Cougar Town?

  2. George says:

    It’s kind of sad to see Parenthood having it’s finale in JANUARY :(

    • EILEEN HOLTZ says:

      Clearly the networks want to get more shows into their schedule rather than allow the faithful followers of a great show to see a full season, fall to spring. I’m getting pretty tired of this “bait and switch” technique. Just when you get comfortable with a set schedule, you have to “preview” a new show in a time slot that held a favorite. Boooooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrring!

  3. jenna says:


  4. NM says:

    When can we expect to see TNT’s The Last Ship?

  5. Mayan apocalypse not withstanding…

  6. Oscar says:

    Anything on Hannibal

  7. luke says:

    Continuum is a great sci-fi show. Can’t wait for season 2. All sci-fi fans should watch it.

  8. clau.u says:

    the good wife??

  9. antonio says:

    Revolution and Once Upon A Time

  10. Shari says:

    um, what about the dates of shows that are coming back from break??? Once, Revenge, Grey’s, Scandal, Hart of Dixie, The Good Wife, etc etc.

  11. Britta Unfiltered says:

    Wooh for Portlandia, Justified, Cougar Town, Girls, and Shameless! Lots of award ceremonies coming up too, I see. Critics Choice Awards are on The CW? Crap, now I have to figure out what channel that is so I can watch them. Nominations for the Critics Choice just came out today. I feel rather pleased, because I ranked no. 34th on the Gold Derby site out of 714 people for guessing all the nominations. SAG nominations also come out tomorrow and Golden Globe nominations come out the day after tomorrow if anyone is interested. I’m really excited for movie awards season, which probably means I have way too much time on my hands and really should be focusing on work.

  12. corey says:

    dance moms… 1-1 lifetime

  13. GeoDiva says:

    Hey Matt, Thanks for the calendar. I know you get a lot of crap for missing items, but I appreciate the effort. Sniff… Fringe on the 18th is going to break my heart.

  14. Doesn’t Parks and Rec come back on the 17th?

  15. Private Practice series finale?

  16. Eric says:

    Any news on the date for the Private Practice series finale???

  17. Luis says:

    What about last resort finale???

  18. DH freak says:

    Devious Maids premiere? It was announced for January, wasn’t it?

  19. Dakota says:

    Hi Matt, looooong time reader here from Australia, first time i’ve ever written a comment and love your wit and commentary :) I was wondering if there was any more information on when Tabatha Takes Over might return if possible? Normally Tabatha has a January return. Thanks in advance and really appreciate all the work you do! Dak

  20. Betsy says:

    Thank you!! Hooray for Psych!

  21. AT says:

    Thanks for including some BBC America info in there. Any idea when David Tennant’s ‘Spies of Warsaw’ will be showing up on that channel? All the BBCA website says is either Winter 2013 or Early 2013.

    • Tenney says:

      I second that AT! Looking forward to Ripper Street. Regarding “Spies of Warsaw”, I read on “DT Forum” (unofficial David Tennant news blog) that it’s going to be air on Wednesday, Feb 6th. Since it’s the unoffical blog, take it for what it’s worth.

  22. Maria Flor de Luna says:

    I thought 9-Oh’s timeslot premiere at 9 will coincide with its return from hiatus on January 21?

  23. jax says:

    You forgot Dance Moms! Season 3 premieres on Jan. 1

  24. Robin says:

    This is excellent…but I have to agree with the other people…I’m going to need another calendar with series returning from hiatus. I really need it because we now have multi-room dvr, and didn’t before some of the series went on hiatus…which means I need to set up series recordings! This helps tremendously with White Collor, Pretty Little Liars etc…but I could use more info too! Thanks for all you do!!! :D Oh and Touch? do we know anything about when that returns yet?

  25. Leondre says:

    How can NBC air the Parenthood finale on January 29 when the State of the Union Address is scheduled for that day.

    • Ari says:

      It’ll probably be delayed a few minutes but probably not by much. That’s what usually happens to shows that air at 10PM if the SOU runs over.

  26. Kristina says:

    I may have missed it, but doesn’t Suits come back in January? Thought it was on Thursdays.

  27. Erin says:

    Dear Americans, DO NOT MISS CONTINUUM – IT IS MUST-SEE TELEVISION. I am truly sorry you have to wait until January to watch it, because it was the best new show of summer this year.

  28. C.C. says:

    What about Dracula with Jonathan Rhys Meyers on NBC? Is that show still happening?

  29. Mila says:

    Thanks for creating this calender!

  30. Mila says:

    Any idea on when Magic City will return?

  31. louise says:

    90210 returns the 14th
    the new promo said the 21st

  32. Sara says:

    Every year I “resolute” to watch less TV. This year I’m saying F it & watching what I want, eyes be gone

  33. Steve Sirica says:

    Do you have any idea when Warehouse 13 is coming back on?

  34. Brigitte says:

    Thanks for the calendar! Any idea when BBC Being Human is going to be back on?

  35. margaretames says:

    I know Nashville is coming back, I just don’t know what date?? I thought it was January 7, but I could be wrong.

  36. Brandy says:

    I can’t wait for Carrie Diaries, and the return of Switched at Birth,Bunheads,Pretty Little Liars,Lying Game,90210,Hart of Dixie,Emily Owens MD,Vampire Diaries,Nashville,Once Upon a Time,Beauty & the Beast,2 Broke Girls,Smash(in Feb)& Client List ( in March).

  37. KJ says:

    Cult should be in bold

  38. Cheyenne says:

    Househusbands of Hollywood??? Jan 15th.

  39. DG says:

    Vanderpump Rules on Bravo

  40. borgetas says:

    Nikki & Sara Live (MTV) premieres on Tuesday, January 29 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT

  41. Kristin says:

    Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off on food network New Season Premieres Sunday, January 6 at 9pm/8c.

  42. Balaji K says:

    Workaholics season 4 – Jan 16 10pm ET/PT

  43. Jingles says:

    This is amazing, thank you so much for the calendar! I’m so glad I found this & even more glad that you made it!

    Happy Holidays to all :)

  44. sheleth says:

    Great, concise calendar, complete with attentive responses and corrections. Thanks so much!

  45. Jojo says:


  46. Annie says:

    Any chance you’ll make a table like you had this fall that showed what shows were playing on each channel? That was really helpful!!

  47. Erica A says:

    Kourtney & kim take miami season premier january 20 (E!)

  48. Erica A says:

    Vampire Diares season 3 midseason premier january 17 CW

  49. Erica A says:

    Scandal season 4 january 27 (ABC)