2013 January TV preview

2013 January TV preview

We are now entering what’s called the “mid-season”, and there are some interesting new and returning shows having debuts.

For more and updated dates, you can see The Measured Circle current events calendar, but I thought I’d hit a few highlights.

Saturday, January 5th

  • 9:30 AM: Star Wars: The Clone Wars 100th episode on Cartoon Network
  • 10:00 AM: Green Lantern (returning series) on Cartoon Network

Sunday, January 6

  • 8:00 PM: Once Upon a Time on ABC (returning series)
  • 8:00 PM: The Simpson on Fox (returning series)
  • 9:00 PM: The Family Guy on Fox (returning series)
  • 9:30 PM: American Dad on Fox (returning series)
  • 10:00 PM: The Mentalist on CBS (returning series)

Monday, January 7

  • 10:00 PM: The Haunting of (Michael Rapaport) on A&E
  • 10:01 PM: Castle on ABC (returning series)

Wednesday, January 9

  • 8:30 PM: The Neighbors on ABC (returning series)
  • 9:00 PM: The People’s Choice Awards on CBS…every favorite movie nominee is geek friendly, as are four out of five of the Favorite New TV Dramas

Thursday, January 10

  • Oscar nominations announced
  • 8:00 PM: The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards on the CW…some geek-friendly nominees, including Judi Dench for Skyfall
  • 8:00 PM: The Last Resort on ABC (returning series)

Friday, January 11

  • 9:00 PM: Fringe on Fox (returning series nearing the end)

Sunday, January 13:

  • 8:00 PM: The Golden Globe Awards on NBC…while the nominees this year aren’t particularly geek-friendly, there are some races to watch (The Hunger Games versus Skyfall…for best song).

Monday, January 14

  • 8:00 PM: Bones on Fox (returning series)
  • 8:00 PM: Continuum on Syfy (new series about a time traveling cop)
  • 9:00 PM: Being Human (American version) on Syfy (returning series)
  • 10:00 PM: Lost Girl on Syfy (returning series)

Tuesday, January 15

  • 9:00 PM: Face Off on Syfy (returning make up competition series)

Wednesday, January 16

  • 7:30 PM: Lego Legends of Chima on Cartoon Network
  • 9:00 PM: Ghost Hunters on Syfy (returning series)
  • 9:00 PM: Supernatural on the CW (returning series)
  • 10:00 PM: Ghost Mine on Syfy

Thursday, January 17

  • 8:00 PM: Haven on Syfy (returning series)
  • 8:00 PM: Vampire Diaries on the CW (returning series)
  • 10:00 PM: Archer on FX (returning series…set your DVRs for what may be the best series on television, even if it isn’t for everyone)
  • 10:00 PM: King of the Nerds on TBS: new reality competition show, hosted by Robert Carradine (and Curtis Armstrong), with the winner getting $100,000
  • 11:59 PM: Newsreaders on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim (with Rob Corddry)

Friday, January 18

  • 8:00 PM Fringe series finale on Fox
  • 8:00 PM: Nikita on the CW (returning series)

Saturday, January 19th

  • 9:00 Pm: Ripper Street gets its BBC America debut
  • 9:00 PM: Tasmanian Devils TV movie on Syfy (Danica McKellar and…Apolo Ohno?)

Monday, January 21

  • Midnight: Tron Uprising on Disney😄 (season finale)
  • 7:00 PM: Ultimate Spider-Man on Disney😄 (returning series)
  • 8:30 PM: Mad on Cartoon Network
  • 9:00 PM: The Following on Fox (new series with Kevin Bacon)

Wednesday, January 23

  • 10:00 PM: American Horror Story on FX (season finale)

Thursday, January 24

  • 8:00 PM: The Last Resort on ABC (series finale)
  • 9:00 PM: Beauty and the Beast on the CW (returning series)

Friday, January 25

  • 9:00 PM: Spartacus: War of the D*mned on Starz (returning series)

Saturday, January 26

  • 9:00 PM: Abominable Snowman (aka Deadly Descent), featuring Adrian Paul, on Syfy

Sunday, January 27

  • 7:30 PM: Ultimate Spider-Man on Disney😄
  • 8:00 PM: Screen Actors Guild Awards on TBS and TNT…not much geek friendliness here. Jessica Lange is nominated, so is The Big Bang Theory, and there are stunt awards

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle.

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