What's New on TV? Your Guide to The Following, Cult, The Americans and 15 Other Shows

What can the small screen interest you in, come 2013? How about Kevin Bacon as an elite, vodka-nipping FBI profiler on Fox’s The Following? Maybe a teenage, acid-washed jeans-wearing Carrie Bradshaw? And hey, there’s simply no resisting Felicity (aka Keri Russell) as an undercover KGB agent in Reagan-era America.

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As the new year gets underway and your favorite shows return from holiday hiatus, TVLine invites you to also keep in mind the shiny new wares about to be waved in your face. We’ve singled out 18 of ’em, offering a taste of what’s on tap, who’s involved and noting when to tune in. Also, as available: I share an abbreviated First Impression of the newbies I’ve screened thus far.