The holidays are here and all your shows are in reruns or got cancelled (I’ll miss you Emily Owens, M.D). I know you are pretty anxious for their return. Don’t fret, you can find the dates of every single show’s return date as well as new shows that will be premiering this Winter at the bottom of this post. Shows return as early today, the 1st of the year. Here are some the returning and new shows I’m looking forward to.
The Americans (FX) Series premiere January 21 @ 10/9c.
Keri Russell back on television?? YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! And playing a bad ass?? Double YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! FX has stepped up their game when it comes to their programming (Sons of Anarchy, Justified, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia,etc) and this show looks like it will be no exception. This show set in the Cold World era stars Keri Russell (Felicity, Mission Impossible 3) and Matthew Rhys (Brothers & Sisters, The Edge of Love) as KGB officers, who are working as sleeper agents trained to impersonate American citizens in Washington D.C. This is going to be great. Hopefully this show will do well and keep Russell on TV where she belongs.
The Good Wife (CBS) Season 4 resumes January 6th @ 10/9c
Season 4 hasn’t been the best but it’s still been better than half the shows on television. This season we are in the middle of has been very hit and miss, mostly because everything is not in sync. The storyline with Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) and her husband, played by Marc Warren (Doctor Who, Mad Dogs) is one of the biggest missteps that has happened to this show. The show creators, Robert and Michelle King, told TV Guide recently, they are going to fix things. They stated:
“You don’t give James Bond a girlfriend. Some characters you actually don’t want to see that much backstory. We’re adjusting. No matter where we went, this was not a place where the audience wanted to go.”
Hopefully the ship gets righted with the rest of the season. Check out the promo for the next new episode, “Boom De Ya Da.”
Boss Cancelled By Starz – The drama lead by Kelsey Grammer has been cancelled. It recently ended its second season recently and will be not coming back for a third season. “After much deliberation, we have made the difficult decision to not proceed with ‘Boss. We remain proud of this award-winning show, its exceptional cast and writers, and are grateful to Kelsey Grammer, (series creator) Farhad Safinia and our partners at Lionsgate TV,” said the network. The show was a generally liked by critics but not so much with audiences. It did bring Kelsey Grammer a Golden Globe award. It’s a little surprising that they cancelled the show since they renewed the show for a second season before the numbers were in for the first season.
Dirty Jobs Cancelled – Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs has been cancelled. This is the second big cancellation from the network after American Chopper was cancelled last week. The show ended its eighth and last season in September.
Chevy Chase leaving Community – The actor has had a pretty rocky relationship with the show. There was the much publicized feud with series creator, Dan Harmon, production being interrupted because Chase was not happy with what was being shot and his use of the N-word on set when he was making a point about where his racist character was headed. Most of Community’s 4th and possibly last season has already been shot with 2 episodes left. Chase will be in all except the final 2. Community premieres this coming mid-season on February 7th, 2013 on NBC.
New Promos for Smash and Cougar Town – Smash and Cougar Town return at the beginning of next year and they just released some new promos. Looking forward to an Ellis-less Smash and all the drama that comes with this show. Also looking forward to the wine drinking cul-de-sac crew on Cougar Town.
Cougar Town returns on its new home, TBS, on January 8th, 2013.
Smash returns to NBC on February 5th, 2013.
Downton Abbey Renewed – Downton Abbey will be back for a fourth season. Season 3 just finished airing in the UK and will premiere in the States January 6th, 2013 on PBS. PBS will air a recap of season 2 and a preview of the upcoming season 3 on Sunday, November 25th at 8/7c.
Celebrity Apprentice is back for season 13. Donald Trump announced that this edition is an all-stars edition.[Associated Press]
One of my favorite summer shows, Suits, will be back for a 3rd season. [Huffington Post]
Cougar Town back this January on TBS. First promos. I can’t wait [TVLine]
Really? You Don’t Say? Tyra Banks Producing a Show About Herself. Of Course She Is. If you watched any episode of America’s Next Top Model or her talk show, The Tyra Banks Show, then you know it’s always about Tyra, [TVLine]
NBC found out Dane Cook wasn’t funny and cancelled his show before it even premiered [Hollywood Reporter]
The Houston Family Gets Their Own Reality Show. Wonderful, now we get to learn all about Bobbi Kristina being engaged to her god-brother. [TheYBF]
Issa Rae, creator of webseries, Awkward Black Girl, is developing the comedy, I Hate LA Dudes, with Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal creator, Shonda Rhimes for ABC. [Deadline]
One will need to leave reality television and the other won’t be back on The Good Wife for a while. [Zap2It]
Cougar Town – ABC 8/7c – Season 3 finale. When Grayson complains that he’s living the movie “Groundhog Day” because the gang shows up at the same time every day at Jules’ house, Jules asks for a “Groundhog Day”-themed bachelorette party so that Ellie and Laurie can explain the movie to her. Then, fed up with the lack of privacy, Grayson convinces Jules to elope to Napa but of course the cul de sac crew tags along. Love this show glad it will be back next season with a new home at TBS.
L.A Complex – CW 9/8c – Season 1 finale. Doubt this one will be back. Nick and Abby are trying to move past the casual phase of their relationship while still desperately trying to make their career dreams come true. Connor continues searching for answers but remains sad and lonely. Raquel’s conscience gets the best of her and she starts to question all of her decisions. Meanwhile, Kal and Tariq seem to be moving in a great direction until the unthinkable happens.
16 & Pregnant – MTV 10/9c – Season 4 finale. A Texas teenager’s pregnancy is marked with tragedy. Yeah don’t watch this show. I just find nothing appealing about this show but I know many 😉 that do. To each it’s own.
Don’t forget to tune in tonight to the Screen Actors Guild Awards at 8/7c. It is being simulcast on TBS and TNT. Also catch the red carpet show on E! hosted by Giuliana Rancic and Ross Matthews. Those begin at 6/5c.
For Better Or Worse is a new show from Tyler Perry based on two characters, Angela and Marcus, from the movie Why Did I Get Married? The show is about Angela and Marcus, a married couple played by Tasha Smith and Michael Jai White, and all the things that come with their drama filled relationship which include dealing with Marcus’ baby’s mother, Keisha (Kiki Haynes) and her dating Marcus’ friend and business partner, Richard (Kent Faulcon). The cast is rounded out by their friends Leslie and Jason, played by Crystal Stewart (Miss USA 2008) and Jason Olive (The Game). I liked Why Did I Get Married? I thought it was one of the better thought out and acted Perry films. So when I saw that this I optimistically thought that maybe Perry would get it right with this show. I don’t know why I thought this since all of his other shows are pretty much the worst. This show has calmed down Angela and Marcus’ over dramatic nature from the movie but not by much. Angela is still over the top and loud but not towards Marcus, just everyone else. Leslie is pretty much a kept woman who lives with her boyfriend of 3 yrs, Jason who wants nothing to do with marriage. It’s your basic structure of married, just started dating and living together couples that they have on these relationship sitcoms. I could deal with the poorly written out characters if the dialogue was at least semi funny. It’s not in the least bit funny. This show is kind of like The Game in that they are going for a more adult audience and dealing with all those relationship situations. The difference between those two shows is that even as bad as The Game has become, it’s still better than this mess. Over the top acting and bad writing. Can I please get the 45 mins of my life I spent watching this back? If you like Tyler Perry’s stuff then more than likely you’ll like this.
For Better or Worse airs on TBS Friday nights at 10/9c.