TV Calendar January 2017

January TV Premieres, Returns, Finales and More: Save the 130+ Dates!

The good news: TV’s “winter vacation” feels shorter this year, with shows such as Grey’s Anatomy and S.H.I.E.L.D. foregoing extended midseason breaks.

The bad news? That means you have less time to pare down your DVR stockpile.

TVLine has hand-crafted this calendar of return dates (The Flash! This Is Us! Lucifer!), season premieres (Bones! Scandal! Homeland!) and series debuts (Taboo! Riverdale! Emerald City!), peppered with a sprinkling of finales (including Salem‘s very final witching hour).

Here is our round-up of January dates, plus a glimpse at select February premieres. (Remember: Once Upon a Time, Empire, Designated Survivor and a few others aren’t back until March.) Season and series premieres are in BOLD, as are time slot changes. Click the thumbnail and save the dates! (Updated 1/9)
tv-calendar-january-2017-r5-copyPreemptive P.S.: My calendar-making skills have never been infallible — it’s more of a hobby, really — so if you spot something that is (theoretically) missing, drop a polite note in Comments and I will (possibly) include it in an update!

Want scoop on any of the above shows? Email and your question may be answered via Matt’s Inside Line.

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  1. Erin says:

    B99 winter finale?? When is it returning? Bummer.

  2. David Wagenfeld says:

    I noticed one that you missed. Lip Sync Battle Returns on January 12 @ 10, :)

  3. Kevin says:

    Homeland (finally) returns for its new season.

  4. Ray says:

    Thank you, thank you!

  5. LH86 says:

    Are these shows “Spring” shows?
    Shades of Blue
    The Catch
    Chicago Justice

    Thanks for the calendar! Oh my that’s a lot of television!

  6. Liz says:

    What about APB?

  7. Jeselnik Fan says:

    One minor tweak; Workaholics is on Comedy Central, not IFC. Thanks!

  8. Audrey E. says:

    It’s January, which usually means time for Archer to come back, but it’s not on your calendar. Do you know when it’s set to return?

  9. tweety4me says:

    Greys is not in bold.. when will it come back?

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      It comes back when it’s listed to come back. BOLD is only for season and series premieres, as denoted… in bold.

  10. Mo says:

    Thank you for this.
    Seeing SyFy’s “The Magicians” season 2 on the schedule made my day!

  11. kmw says:

    Bones next Tuesday yea!!!. How about you show us a preview TV LINE?

  12. Larc says:

    A long FOX hiatus for Gotham and Lucifer after January 30 is extremely unwelcome, IMO. I hope whatever replacements they put in those slots give them nothing but grief.

  13. datdudemurphy says:

    I love the shorter breaks, thank you generous TV overlords.

  14. SharonP says:

    I can’t read it. The print is blurry and way to small to read. Please make a bigger copy for us older readers. I’m 62. Thanks😘

  15. Butch says:

    I wonder if ABC is going to keep Once Upon A Time on Sundays at 8 PM since ABC still have not announced a return date other than March.

  16. Philip says:

    I was wondering about Match Game. I know that the new season starts the first week of January, but does anyone know how many episodes will air in the winter?

    I know they taped 14 episodes in November before the election, which I thought was a bit early if they were all being shown in the summer, compacted to the first season. Then we got the January news. What is interesting with Match Game is that unlike TTTT, on the official ticket website, Match Game just says that the show is on hiatus, but the program is still on the front page of the website seemingly indicating that more episodes would be filmed.

    So, how many episodes will air in the winter and will they tape more later on this year?

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      Too many questions, about a game show. These things, like Hollywood Game Night, are scheduled “opportunistically” – meaning, when and for however long a network has holes to fill .

      • Philip says:

        Sorry for all the questions about Match Game. It’s just that I had seen the original article about the January launch filling in the empty slot and just wondered if it was just short term before the premiere of a new or returning scripted drama or if it was going to be a longer run.

  17. Todd says:

    unless I am counting dates wrong, wouldn’t CONVICTION end on the 22nd of Jan?

  18. Ally Oop says:

    It’s gonna be such a long wait until The Originals…sigh…I’m worried that it’s gonna be in its final season as well. Far superior to Vampire Diaries which started sucking after Season 3.

  19. Jo Ann says:

    Loved the grid. Please do one for February, March……

  20. Carmela says:

    If (finale) is next to title, does that mean season or series finale? I.e. PURE GENIUS. PLEASE SAY NO I LOVE THIS SHOW

    • Brian says:

      It doesn’t necessarily mean series finale unless it says so (Salem), but a lot of these like Frequency, Conviction, and Pure Genius are almost certainly goners.

    • Patti says:

      I hear ya ……such a clever show and there is nothing like it on tv…..Cmon CBS….think outside the box and give this show a better air time and watch the viewership grow…..People are clamoring for a show that doesn’t include violence and isn’t a reality show (This Is Us anybody??).

  21. Diana says:

    The calendar needs to be a size that when printed one can read it. Right now it’s so small when I printed it I couldn’t read it.

  22. Eng says:

    Anyone know what happened to that shonda show still star crossed. It looked fun, but it seems like they’re not bothering with it anymore

    • Brian says:

      I don’t think ABC has really released any real midseason [lans. There’s a bunch of shows like Still Star Crossed, Time After Time, American Crime, The Catch, and a some new comedies that aren’t scheduled. I don’t even think they’ve announced what’s going to be taking Conviction’s slot and that has its finale next month.

  23. Dee Ashley says:

    Would like to be able to print this but it’s blurry.

  24. Jerry says:

    Thank you Matt!

  25. Sebastian says:

    Do you happen to have a date for American Crime? I’ve been looking everywhere & cant find any information.

  26. Davin Peterson says:

    You didn’t mention that this is the 6th and FINALE season of Grimm.
    6 shows will be ending in 2017: Grimm, Bones, The Vampire Diaries, Reign, Switched at Birth and Pretty Little Liars

  27. Roger says:

    The Artful Detective season 10! Premiere on monday january 9 at 7pm on Ovation!

  28. Chanell Lauxman says:

    Any way we can download his into our phone calendar. That would be awesome.

  29. Lois says:

    I think you’re missing Teen Wolf on the 3rd?

  30. kmw says:

    Bones on Tuesday!!!!

  31. PatriciaLee says:

    What about Dateline? The husband wants to know. It is on Fridays.

  32. musiclove says:

    i always love your calendars they are the best teen wolf come back in jan3 and are you the one come back jan 11 , pretty little liers and orphan black come back in April and the orginals come back in march 17 , just letting everyone know who are fans of these shows like me

  33. Torchwood68 says:

    Wow, For me Friday night has turned into a DVR nightmare….

  34. TB says:

    So Gotham comes back for 2 epoisodes and then is done? :(

  35. bearcouch says:

    This is always my favorite article on this site. You are the best.

  36. Regina Powell says:

    Empire….march…that sucks

  37. Jackie says:

    I think Sherlock is on SundayJan 8th. The second of three episodes. Thanks

  38. Patty Stamps says:

    Workaholics is on Comedy Central, not iFC?

  39. Tanya says:

    Any news on when Pitch returns?

  40. Luana says:

    Where is VampireDiaries ????
    I know it the last season but how long can a winter break be?

  41. madhatter360 says:

    I just noticed Grey’s Anatomy is still listed as returning January 19, as well as the updated date of January 26.

  42. Tina Johnson says:

    Does anyone no when bates motel is coming on this month

  43. Tiffany says:

    Hey Matt, Grey’s Anatomy is still listed as premiering on January 19th and January 26th.

  44. em says:

    Really like designated survivor hopefully it comes back on soon and hasn’t been cancelled

  45. Ellen says:

    So when does Lucifer come back? Anything more specific than “Spring?”

  46. Chad says:

    Am I the only one that clicks the calendar and gets sent to skimlinks? I just want to know whats on tv man. Any way you can email me a pdf of your work?

  47. Quantico ABC says:

    Where is the February 2017 calendar? I’m eager to print it out. Thank you!

  48. Michelle Guthrie says:

    Can we get a calender for February and March??

  49. Missing TVLine TV Grid from now till ?