television: upcoming

Notable television shows coming soon, arranged by season premier date (all times Eastern):

portlandia-season-1Portlandia – A Peabody Award-winning satiric sketch comedy series, set and filmed in (and near) Portland, Oregon; much of the show focuses on parodying stereotypical Portland residents, their attitudes, and behavior.

Premier: January 4, 2013 (season premier)

Details: The show’s 3rd season (IFC); starring Fred ArmisenCarrie BrownsteinKyle MacLachlan


Screen shot 2012-12-11 at 9.36.16 PMThe Biggest Loser – Jillian Michaels returns with a big, bold mission: to tackle the childhood obesity epidemic head-on by featuring kid participants (ages 13-17) for the first time ever in addition to adult contestants.

Premier: January 6, 2013 (midseason premier)

Details: The show’s 14th season (NBC); starring Bob HarperAlison SweeneyJillian Michaels


Screen shot 2012-12-13 at 10.30.21 PMThe Bachelor – Insurance agent Sean Lowe was the last contestant eliminated by Emily Maynard in the most recent edition of The Bachelorette. Now he gets to play the decision maker, as 25 lovely ladies vie for his affections

Premier: January 7, 2013 @8 pm (season premier)

Details: The show’s 17th season (ABC); starring Chris HarrisonSean Lowe


Screen shot 2012-12-13 at 10.36.05 PMJustified – Old-school U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is reassigned from Miami to his childhood home in the poor, rural coal-mining towns in Eastern Kentucky.

Premier: January 8, 2013 @10 pm (season premier)

Details: The show’s 4th season (FX); starring Timothy OlyphantNick Searcy, and Joelle Carter


Cougar-Town-S3-PosterCougar Town – A recently divorced woman in her forties faces the often humorous challenges, pitfalls, and rewards of life’s next chapter, along with her son, ex-husband, and wine-loving friends who together make up her dysfunctional but caring extended family

Premier: January 8, 2013 @ 9 pm (season premier)

Details: The show’s 4th season (TBS); starring Courteney CoxChrista MillerBusy PhilippsDan ByrdJosh Hopkins


1600-Penn-promo-banner-1600-penn-30860365-333-2501600 Penn – A single camera television comedy series about an everyday American family which is average in just about every way – except for one thing: they live in the White House.

Premier: January 10, 2013 (series premier)

Details: The show’s first season (NBC); starring Bill PullmanJenna ElfmanRobbie AmellCourtney CariniAdam Shapiro


Screen shot 2012-12-13 at 11.07.11 PMGirls – A comedy-drama about the experiences of a close group of girls in their early 20’s as they chart their lives in bustling, professionally and socially competitive New York City.

Premier: January 13, 2013 @ 9 pm (season premier)

Details: The show’s  season (HBO); starring Lena DunhamAllison WilliamsAdam DriverJemima Kirke


Screen shot 2012-12-13 at 10.59.24 PMEnlightened – A self-destructive woman experiences a spiritual awakening and becomes determined to live an enlightened life, creating havoc at home and work.

Premier: January 13, 2013 @ 9:30 (season premier)

Details: The show’s 2nd season (HBO); starring Laura DernBayne GibbyDiane LaddDermot Mulroney


californication_s2Californication – A writer in Los Angeles tries to juggle his career, his relationship with his daughter and his ex-girlfriend, and his appetite for beautiful women.

Premier: January 13, 2013 @ 10:30 (season premier)

Details: The show’s 6th season (Showtime); starring David DuchovnyNatascha McElhonMadeleine MartinEvan Handler


UnknownAmerican Idol – Twelve finalists and/or future singers (six men and six women) who were selected from America, compete in a talent contest in which they were asked to sing any song they like on this “Star Search” clone.

Premier: January 16, 2013 @ 8 pm (season premier part I) & Jan. 17 @ 8 pm (season premier part II)

Details: The show’s 12th season (FOX); starring Ryan SeacrestRandy JacksonMariah CareyNicki MinajKeith Urban


anger-management-posterAnger Management –  Based on the 2003 film of the same name, this comedy series follows the story of a guy who is sentenced to anger management counseling with an aggressive instructor.

Premier: January 17, 2013 @ 9 pm (season premier)

Details: The show’s 2nd season (FX); starring Charlie SheenSelma BlairShawnee SmithNoureen DeWulf


Screen shot 2012-12-13 at 11.48.39 PMSuits – On the run from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant college-dropout, finds himself a job working with Harvey Specter, one of New York City’s best lawyers.

Premier: January 17, 2013 @ 9 pm (midseason premier)

Details: The show’s 2nd season (USA); starring Gabriel MachtPatrick J. Adams, and Rick Hoffman


TheSaturdays_ChasingLights_v2_0_0_0x0_400x400Chasing the Saturdays – After scoring a string of hits in the U.K., a British pop group moves to L.A. in an attempt to strike it big in the United States. The series will detail the professional and personal lives of each of the five band members.

Premier: January 20, 2013 @ 10 pm (series premier)

Details: The show’s first season (E!); starring Una HealyMollie KingFrancesca Sandford, Vanessa White, and Rochelle Wiseman


photoThe Following – A brilliant and charismatic, yet psychotic serial killer communicates with other active serial killers and activates a cult of believers following his every command.

Premier: January 21, 2013 @ 9 pm (series premier)

Details: The show’s first season (FOX); starring Kevin BaconJames PurefoyShawn Ashmore


Screen shot 2012-12-14 at 12.06.25 AMWhite Collar – A white collar criminal agrees to help the FBI catch other white collar criminals using his expertise as an art and securities thief, counterfeiter and racketeer.

Premier: January 22, 2013 @ 10 pm (midseason premier)

Details: The show’s 4th season (USA); starring Matt BomerTim DeKayTiffani Thiessen, and Willie Garson


Screen shot 2012-12-14 at 12.13.12 AMNecessary Roughness – A Long Island psychotherapist’s personal life unravels when she finds her husband cheating, and she struggles to balance a blossoming career with her life as a newly minted single mom.

Premier: January 23, 2013 @ 10 pm (midseason premier)

Details: The show’s 2nd season (USA); starring Marc BlucasScott Cohen and Hannah Marks


Screen shot 2012-12-14 at 12.20.41 AMDallas – The next generation of the Ewing family – cousins John Ross Ewing and Christopher Ewing – clash over the family’s oil business and vast fortune.

Premier: January 28, 2013 @ 9 pm (season premier)

Details: The show’s 2nd season (TNT); starring Larry HagmanJosh HendersonJesse MetcalfeJordana BrewsterPatrick Duffy


do-not-harm-nbc-550x310Do No Harm – A brilliant neurosurgeon who has to battle his own alter-ego so that he can live a normal life; a modern take on the classic story, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

Premier: January 31, 2013 (series premier)

Details: The show’s first season (NBC); starring Steven PasqualeJennifer Lynn NuccitelliBarbara EdwardsJohn Jillard Sr.


Screen shot 2012-12-11 at 8.22.55 PMTouch – Martin Bohm is a widower and single father who is haunted by an inability to connect to his emotionally challenged 11-year-old son Jake. But when Martin discovers that Jake can predict events before they happen, everything changes.

Premier: February 1, 2013 @ 9 pm (season premier)

Details: The show’s 2nd season (FOX); starring Kiefer SutherlandGugu Mbatha-RawDavid Mazouz


Screen shot 2012-12-12 at 3.03.11 PMHow I Met Your Mother – A sitcom following the social and romantic lives of Ted Mosby and his friends as Ted searches for the woman of his dreams in New York City.

Premier: February 4, 2013 @ 8 pm (midseason premier)

Details: The show’s 8th season (CBS); starring Josh RadnorJason SegelCobie SmuldersAlyson HanniganNeil Patrick Harris


Screen shot 2012-12-12 at 3.07.02 PMRules of Engagement – Two couples and their single friend, all at different stages in their relationships, deal with the complications of dating, commitment and marriage.

Premier: February 4, 2013 @ 8:30 pm (season premier)

Details: The show’s 7th season (CBS); starring Megyn PricePatrick WarburtonOliver HudsonBianca KajlichDavid Spade


tumblr_m96yfbl6ba1ql844xo1_12802 Broke Girls – Two young women waitressing at a greasy spoon diner strike up an unlikely friendship in the hopes of launching a successful business – if only they can raise the cash.

Premier: February 4, 2013 @ 9 pm (midseason premier)

Details: The show’s 2nd season (CBS); starring Kat DenningsBeth BehrsGarrett MorrisJonathan Kite


MikeMolly-Mike & Molly – A comedy about a working class Chicago couple who find love after first meeting each other at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting.

Premier: February 4, 2013 @ 9:30 pm (midseason premier)

Details: The show’s 3rd season (CBS); starring Melissa McCarthyBilly GardellReno WilsonKaty MixonNyambi Nyambi


Screen shot 2012-12-12 at 3.33.18 PMHawaii Five-O – Steve McGarrett returns home to Oahu, in order to find his father’s killer. The governor offers him the chance to run his own task force (Five-O). Steve’s team is joined by Chin Ho Kelly, Danny “Danno” Williams and Kono Kalakaua.

Premier: February 4, 2013 @ 10 pm (midseason premier)

Details: The show’s 3rd season (CBS); starring Alex O’LoughlinScott CaanDaniel Dae KimGrace Park


body_of_proof_ver2_xlgBody of Proof – Medical examiner Megan Hunt’s unique approach to solving crimes puts her at odds with her superiors as she struggles to find time to reconnect with her estranged daughter.

Premier: February 5, 2013 @ 10 pm (season premier)

Details: The show’s 3rd season (ABC); starring Dana DelanyJeri RyanWindell Middlebrooks


tumblr_m828mcjfNo1qmfiq3o1_400Tosh.O – Stand-up comedian Daniel Tosh provides humorous commentary commentary on online video clips, society, celebrities, and other parts of popular culture and stereotypes.

Premier: February 5, 2013 @ 10 pm (season premier)

Details: The show’s 5th season (Comedy Central); starring Daniel ToshNick Malis and Megan Abrigo


Screen shot 2012-12-11 at 9.42.03 PMSmash – There is more drama behind the scenes than on stage, as the team prepares an ambitious Broadway musical on the life of Marilyn Monroe.

Premier: February 5, 2013 (season premier)

Details: The show’s 2nd season (NBC); starring Debra MessingJack DavenportKatharine McPheeAnjelica HustonJennifer Hudson


communityCommunity – A smarmy lawyer, whose education is deemed void by the bar, is forced to attend a local community college with an extremely eclectic staff and student body.

Premier: February 7, 2013 (season premier)

Details: The show’s 4th season (NBC); starring Joel McHaleDanny PudiDonald GloverGillian Jacobs


Screen shot 2012-12-12 at 3.44.18 PMSurvivor – A reality show where a group of contestants are stranded in a remote location with little more than the clothes on their back. The lone survivor of this contest takes home a million dollars.

Premier: February 13, 2013 @ 8 pm (season premier)

Details: The show’s 26th season (CBS): starring Jeff Probst


Screen shot 2012-12-12 at 4.33.31 PMCriminal Minds – An elite group of profilers analyze the nation’s most dangerous criminal minds in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again.

Premier: February 13, 2013 @ 9 pm (midseason premier)

Details: The show’s 8th season (CBS); starring Shemar MooreMatthew Gray GublerThomas Gibson


CSI s13CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – A police drama about an elite team of Las Vegas crime scene investigation experts who use forensic evidence to solve grisly murder cases.

Premier: February 13, 2013 @ 10 pm (midseason premier)

Details: The show’s13th season (CBS): starring Ted DansonElisabeth ShueGeorge EadsJorja Fox


Screen shot 2012-12-14 at 12.35.31 AMSouthland – Southland takes a raw look at Los Angeles as it is in the 2000s and as well at the lives of the officers of the Los Angeles Police Department who are trying to contain it.

Premier: February 13, 2013 @ 10 pm (season premier)

Details: The show’s 5th season (TNT); starring Michael CudlitzShawn HatosRegina King, and Ben McKenzie


Screen shot 2012-12-12 at 4.47.10 PM60 Minutes – A television news magazine: the most successful TV broadcast in history offers investigative reports, interviews, feature  segments and profiles of people in the news.

Premier: February 17, 2013 @ 7 pm (midseason premier)

Details: The show’s 45th season (CBS); starring Andrew RooneyScott Pelley, and Lesley Stahl


Screen shot 2012-12-13 at 1.16.28 PMThe Amazing Race – A worldwide trek in which 11 two-member teams must complete a series of challenges in the race to avoid falling behind and being eliminated. The first team to arrive at the final destination wins $1 million.

Premier: February 17, 2013 @ 8 pm (season premier)

Details: The show’s 22nd season (CBS); starring Phil KeoghanDrew FeinbergKevin O’Connor


the-good-wife-the-first-season-dvd-cover-42The Good Wife – Alicia has been a good wife to her husband, a former state attorney. After a very humiliating sex and corruption scandal, he is behind bars. She must now provide for her family and returns to work as a litigator in a law firm.

Premier: February 17, 2013 @ 9 pm (midseason premier)

Details: The show’s 4th season (CBS); starring Julianna MarguliesChris NothJosh CharlesMatt Czuchry


Screen shot 2012-12-13 at 1.33.44 PMThe Mentalist – An infamous ‘psychic’ abandons his public persona, outing himself as a fake, to focus on his work as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation in order to find “Red John,” the madman who killed his wife and daughter.

Premier: February 17, 2013 @ 10 pm (midseason premier)

Details: The show’s 5th season (CBS); starring Simon BakerRobin TunneyTim KangOwain Yeoman


Screen shot 2012-12-13 at 1.37.30 PMNCIS – A police procedural drama revolving around a team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which conducts criminal investigations involving the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.

Premier: February 26, 2013 @ 8 pm (midseason premier)

Details: The show’s 10th season (CBS); starring Mark HarmonMichael WeatherlyPauley PerretteDavid McCallum


Screen shot 2012-12-13 at 1.43.34 PMNCIS: Los Angeles – The Naval Criminal Investigation Service’s Office of Special Projects takes on the undercover work and the hard to crack cases in LA. Key agents are G. Callen and Sam Hanna, streets kids risen through the ranks.

Premier: February 26, 2013 @ 9 pm (midseason premier)

Details: The show’s third season (CBS); starring Chris O’DonnellDaniela RuahBarrett FoaLL Cool J


golden_boyGolden Boy – a drama about the meteoric rise of an ambitious cop who becomes the youngest police commissioner in the history of New York City.

Premier: February 26, 2013 @ 10 pm (season premier)

Details: The show’s first season (CBS); starring Carol CommissiongJay HortonElizabeth Alderfer


Screen shot 2012-12-14 at 12.40.13 AMPsych – A novice sleuth is hired by the police after he cons them into thinking he has psychic powers that help solve crimes. With this assistance of his reluctant best friend the duo take on a series of complicated cases.

Premier: February 27, 2013 @ 10 pm (season premier)

Details: The show’s  season (USA); starring James RodayDulé HillTimothy OmundsonCorbin Bernsen


XBOX_UndercoverBoss800x800 Undercover Boss – Each week, Undercover Boss follows a different executive as they leave the comfort of their corner office for an undercover mission to examine the inner workings of their companies.

Premier: March 8, 2013 @ 8 pm (midseason premier)

Details: The show’s 4th season (CBS); starring Mark KellerSteven Foster, John Fuller


apprenticeThe Celebrity Apprentice – A reality-tv based show in which contestants compete for a job as an apprentice to American billionaire and real estate mogul Donald Trump.

Premier: March 3, 2013 (season premier)

Details: The show’s 6th season (NBC); starring Donald TrumpRobin HimmlerIvanka Trump


Screen shot 2012-12-12 at 2.53.43 PMGrimm – In modern day Portland, Oregon, a police detective inherits the ability to see a world of supernatural creatures, where characters inspired by Grimms’ Fairy Tales exist

Premier: March 8, 2013 (midseason premier)

Details: The show’s 2nd season (NBC); starring David GiuntoliRussell HornsbyBitsie TullochSilas Weir Mitchell


dancing-with-the-stars-usDancing with the Stars – U.S. reality show based on the British series “Strictly Come Dancing,” where celebrities partner up with professional dancers and compete against each other in weekly elimination rounds to determine a winner.

Premier: March 18, 2013 @ 8 pm (midseason premier)

Details: The show’s 15th season (ABC); starring Bruno TonioliTom BergeronCarrie Ann Inaba


Screen shot 2012-12-11 at 9.11.33 PMThe Voice – Four famous musicians search for the best voices in America and will mentor these singers to become artists. America will decide which singer will be worthy of the grand prize.

Premier: March 25, 2013 (midseason premier)

Details: The show’s 3rd season (NBC); starring Carson DalyAdam LevineChristina AguileraCeeLo GreenBlake Shelton


Screen shot 2012-12-11 at 9.21.01 PMRevolution – A group of revolutionaries must battle a governing dictatorial militia 15 years after an instantaneous global shutdown of all electronic devices known as the Blackout.

Premier: March 25, 2013 (midseason premier)

Details: The show’s first season (NBC); starring Billy BurkeTracy SpiridakosGiancarlo EspositoZak Orth


game-of-thrones-posterGame of Thrones – Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Through its morally ambiguous characters, the series explores issues of social hierarchy, religion, civil war, sexuality, crime and punishment.

Premier: March 31, 2013 @ 9 pm (season premier)

Details: The show’s  season (HBO); starring Lena HeadeyPeter DinklageMaisie Williams, and Michelle Fairley


pic8.Ready for Love – Three of America’s most eligible guys search for their soul mates.

Premier: March 31, 2013 (series premier)

Details: The show’s first season (NBC); starring Eva Longoria

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