Shows Premieres and Returns for Sunday 1/8


Some shows came back this past week while the bulk of them will be returning this week. Here are the shows returning with new episodes and what’s premiering today Sunday, January 8, 2012.

8/7c

Once Upon A Time (ABC)  – Winter return. Everyone deals with the aftermath of Sheriff Graham’s death.

The Simpsons (FOX) – Winter return. When Homer lands his own cable news program, he endorses right-wing rock star Ted Nugent (guest voicing as himself) for President of the United States.

9/8c

Shameless (Showtime) – Season 2 Premiere. Yay this show is back. Season 1 started off kinda slow and I wasn’t sure I would like it but then it got good. Emmy Rossum (Phantom of The Opera) and William H. Macy (Lincoln Lawyer) are so great on this show. It picks up from where season 1 ended with Fiona (Rossum) moving on from Steve to a new guy, all while trying to take care of her siblings while their father, Frank (Macy) is up to his usual bingeing and just being a bum and mooch in general.

The Firm (NBC) – Series Premiere. This show is one of that I’m looking forward to. I love Josh Lucas. I have a soft spot for him from Sweet Home Alabama. Hopefully this will be good. I liked this book and the movie was pretty good so hopefully  NBC has come up with a hit.

Downton Abbey (PBS) – Season Premiere. The British series returns with England on the brink of war and the men of the house facing decisions about whether to fight for their country.

The Good Wife (CBS) – Winter return. YES!!!! It’s back. Can’t wait to see what is in store for everyone for the rest of the season. On tonight’s episode Lockhart & Gardner’s future is at stake when a couple whose divorce was overseen by the firm accuses them of encouraging the breakup for financial gain.

Desperate House Wives (ABC) – Winter return. Haven’t watched this show for about a season or two. Not sure if it’s any good still but many love it and it’s back and moving along towards the series finale in May.

Family Guy (FOX) – Winter return. Meg Griffin finally turns 18 with a surprise party that no one shows up to (poor Meg!).  Quagmire finds out about the monumental event, decides it’s finally time to make his move.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta (BRAVO) – Winter return. Peter and Cynthia are heading to counseling for their marital problems, NeNe and Marlo get together to clear the air about Charles. Phaedra drags Apollo to the funeral home to discuss the new business and Kandi has her first sessions in the studio with country singer, Jo Dee Messina.

10/9c

Pan Am (ABC) – Winter return. Fate deals a blow to Dean and Colette’s budding romance; Maggie falls hard for her congressman after slamming him in the Village Voice; Kate is haunted by her last spy mission. This show is ok. I can take it or leave it.

CSI: Miami (CBS) – Winter return. Horatio’s team deals with the most unique weapon they have ever seen.

Absolutely Fabulous (BBC America) – 20th Anniversary special. This is the first of three new episodes, someone who’s been “away” for a while returns to the Monsoon abode and with a new and slightly scary best friend; Bubble reminisces about the Royal Wedding.

House of Lies (Showtime) – Series Premiere. Don Cheadle (Ocean’s Eleven) in this new Showtime comedy as Marty Kaan, a management consultant who is juggling existing and prospective clients, a psycho/sex-crazed ex-wife and other assorted domestic issues. Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars), Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) make up  Marty’s team, while Richard Schiff (The West Wing) plays their boss. This has a good cast and Showtime usually has some great shows so hopefully this will be another .

Californication (Showtime) 10:30/9:30c  – Season Premiere. This season picks up a few years later, with Hank now looking to bolt New York after dumping another girlfriend. There he is offered a deal to write a movie. New people on this season are Meagan Good (Stomp the Yard), RZA (Wu-Tang Clan), and Scott Michael Foster (Greek).

11/10c

Watch What Happens L!ve (BRAVO) – Season Premiere. Andy Cohen is back with his fun talk show, where he partakes in various libations with many different guests. Tonight’s show is the beginning of the show being expanded to 5 nights a week.  The guest for tonight will be Atlanta housewife, Kandi Burruss and The Roots, Questlove.

What will you be watching tonight??

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