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Just Jared's Winter 2012 Television Preview

Just Jared's Winter 2012 Television Preview

It’s currently the holiday season, so if you are like us, you are probably waiting on pins and needles for your favorite shows to return from hiatus.

This winter we are anticipating the return of many of our favorite fall shows, such as Modern Family, Revenge, Glee, New Girl, and Two and a Half Men, as well as the mid-season premieres of The Walking Dead and Pretty Little Liars.

Some brand new shows to look forward to are Showtime’s House of Lies, Fox’s Alcatraz and The Finder, NBC’s Smash and Are You There, Chelsea?, and ABC’s GCB and The River.

Of course, we also can’t wait for the new seasons of American Idol and The Voice!

WHAT TELEVISION SHOWS are you most looking forward to watching this Winter?

Click inside for a complete list of the Winter 2012 television premiere dates…

Monday, January 2
The Bachelor – ABC (8pm) – Season Premiere!
How I Met Your Mother – CBS (8pm)
Pretty Little Liars – ABC Family (8pm) – Mid-season Premiere!
Two Broke Girls – CBS (8:30pm)
The Lying Game – ABC Family (9pm) – Mid-season Premiere!
Two and a Half Men – CBS (9pm)
Mike & Molly – CBS (9:30pm)
Castle – ABC (10pm)
Hawaii Five-0 – CBS (10pm)
It’s a Brad, Brad World – Bravo (10pm) – Series Premiere!

Tuesday, January 3
Switched at Birth – ABC Family (8pm) – Mid-season Premiere!
Last Man Standing – ABC (8pm)
NCIS – CBS (8pm)
The Biggest Loser – NBC (8pm) – Season Premiere!
Work It – ABC (8:30pm) – Series Premiere!
Jane By Design – ABC Family (9pm) – Series Premiere!
Wife Swap – ABC (9pm) – Season Premiere!
NCIS: Los Angeles – CBS (9pm)
Body of Proof – ABC (10pm)
Unforgettable – CBS (10pm)
Parenthood – NBC (10pm)

Wednesday, January 4
The Middle – ABC (8pm)
Suburgatory – ABC (8:30pm)
Mobbed – Fox (8:30pm) – Season Premiere!
Modern Family – ABC (9pm)
Happy Endings – ABC (9:30pm)
Revenge – ABC (10pm)

Thursday, January 5
Wipeout – ABC (8pm)
The Vampire Diaries – The CW (8pm)
Grey’s Anatomy – ABC (9pm)
The Secret Circle – The CW (9pm)
Private Practice – ABC (10pm)
Jersey Shore – MTV (10pm) – Season Premiere!

Friday, January 6
A Gifted Man – CBS (8pm)
Nikita – The CW (8pm)
CSI: NY – CBS (9pm)
Supernatural – The CW (9pm)
Blue Bloods – CBS (10pm)
Portlandia – IFC (10pm) – Season Premiere!
Merlin – Syfy (10pm) – Season Premiere!
The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret – IFC (10:30pm) – Season Premiere!

Sunday, January 8
Once Upon a Time – ABC (8pm)
The Simpsons – Fox (8pm)
The Cleveland Show – Fox (8:30pm)
Desperate Housewives – ABC (9pm)
The Good Wife – CBS (9pm)
Downton Abbey – PBS (9pm) – Season Premiere!
The Firm – NBC (9pm) – Series Premiere!
Shameless – Showtime (9pm) – Season Premiere!
Family Guy – Fox (9pm)
American Dad – Fox (9:30pm)
Pan Am – ABC (10pm)
CSI: Miami – CBS (10pm)
House of Lies – Showtime (10pm) – Series Premiere!
Californication – Showtime (10:30pm) – Season Premiere!

Tuesday, January 10
The Game – BET (10pm)

Wednesday, January 11
One Tree Hill – The CW (8pm)
Whitney – NBC (8pm) – New time slot!
Are You There, Chelsea? – NBC (8:30pm) – Series Premiere!
Harry’s Law – NBC (9pm)
Law & Order: SVU – NBC (10pm)

Thursday, January 12
The Big Bang Theory – CBS (8pm)
30 Rock – NBC (8pm) – Season Premiere!
Parks and Recreation – NBC (8:30pm)
iRob! – CBS (8:30pm) – Series Premiere!
Person of Interest – CBS (9pm)
The Office – NBC (9pm)
The Finder – Fox (9pm) – Series Premiere!
Up All Night – NBC (9:30pm)
The Mentalist – CBS (10pm)

Friday, January 13
Kitchen Nightmares – Fox (8pm)
Grimm – NBC (9pm)
Fringe – Fox (9pm)
Real Time with Bill Maher – HBO (10pm)

Sunday, January 15
Undercover Boss – CBS (8pm) – Season Premiere!
Napoleon Dynamite – Fox (8:30pm) – Series Premiere!

Monday, January 16
Gossip Girl – The CW (8pm)
Alcatraz – Fox (8pm) – Series Premiere!
Being Human – Syfy (9pm) – Series Premiere!
Lost Girl – Syfy (10pm) – Series Premiere!

Tuesday, January 17
90210 – The CW (8pm)
Glee – Fox (8pm)
Remodeled – The CW (9pm)
New Girl - Fox (9pm)
Raising Hope – Fox (9:30pm)
Justified – FX (10pm) – Season Premiere!
Southland – TNT (10pm) – Season Premiere!
White Collar – USA (10pm) – Season Premiere!

Wednesday, January 18
American Idol – Fox (8pm)
Criminal Minds – CBS (9pm)
CSI – CBS (10pm)
Royal Pains – USA (10pm)

Thursday, January 19
Archer – FX (10pm)
Unsupervised – FX (10:30pm)

Friday, January 20
Shark Tank – ABC (8pm) – Season Premiere!

Monday, January 23
House – Fox (8pm)
Hart of Dixie – The CW (9pm)

Wednesday, January 25
Touch – Fox (9pm) – Series Premiere!

Thursday, January 26
Common Law – USA (10pm) – Series Premiere!

Friday, January 27
Spartacus: Vengeance – Starz (10pm) – Season Premiere!

Sunday, January 29
Luck – HBO (10pm) – Series Premiere!

Monday, January 30
RuPaul’s Drag Race – Logo (10pm) – Season Premiere!

Tuesday, January 31
Ringer - The CW (9pm)

Thursday, February 2
I Just Want My Pants Back – MTV (11pm)

Monday, February 6
The Voice – NBC (8pm) – Season Premiere!
Smash – NBC (10pm) – Series Premiere!

Tuesday, February 7
The River - ABC (9pm) – Series Premiere!

Sunday, February 12
The Walking Dead – AMC (9pm) – Mid-season Premiere!
Comic Men – AMC (10pm) – Series Premiere!

Sunday, March 4
GCB – ABC (10pm) – Series Premiere!

Tuesday, March 6
Breaking In – Fox (8:30pm) – Season Premiere!
Fashion Star – NBC (10pm) – Series Premiere!

Sunday, March 11
Bob’s Burgers – Fox (8:30pm) – Series Premiere!

Thursday, March 15
Missing - ABC (8pm) – Series Premiere!

Monday, March 19
Dancing with the Stars (8pm) – Season Premiere!

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  • Joy McBride

    My favorite shows are NCIS, Army Wives and Rizzoli & Isles. All three are overlooked when it comes time for awards. Instead some of the crappiest shows on TV win. I don’t understand this at all. Army Wives is on Lifetime and Rizzoli & Isles is on TNT, I guess that is why they don’t get awards.

  • ME

    No more talent shows! We have enough of those already. I don’t care if someone can sing, dance etc.

  • Michael


  • nancy

    Castle !!!!!

  • dsada

    Can’t wait for the walking dead, vampire diaries and desperate housewives to come back!

  • Molly

    I can’t wait for Hart of Dixie to return, that has became one of my favorite shows in years!

  • mila

    The Mentalist <3<3

  • Anna

    I can’t wait for the mentalist

  • Lea

    the mentalist

  • Moon’

    Shameless !!!

  • Athalia

    You forgot Bones! There’s a new episode on thursday january 12th!

  • laura from France

    Yes Shameless and Southland are back !!!!!!!

  • really

    love love love love ….absolutely LOVE ……REVENGE!
    Best Show!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ada

    Can’t wait for The Lying Game, Pretty Little Liars, Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle, Jersey Shore, Desperate Housewives, Gossip Girl, 90210 and Glee! :D

  • Someone

    Switched at Birth all the way :)

  • Don Draper

    You forgot AMC’s Hell on Wheels, back on January 1 and TNT’s Southland, back on January 17. Also, AMC’s Mad Men will return in March.

  • mrsribit

    @Athalia: This was a list of returning shows. the bones show coming up is the season finale. Just look it up on I believe it is because of the real pregnancy of the star.

  • Maria


  • JESS

    Supernatural. Nuff said <3