Monday, January 16, 2012

TV This Week-Premieres & Finales 1/16/2012

Moving further through January we see even more new TV premieres.  I’m going to go out on a limb here and assume most of you have DVRs or HTPCs to tell you when your favorite TV series are returning from holiday break and we’ll focus on the new premieres, finales and specials as we always do.


                               JJ Abrams Alcatraz premieres Monday on Fox

NOTE: All Times are Listed for EST – TV schedules subject to change

Monday, January 16

Alcatraz (8pm on Fox) The new J.J. Abrams produced series.  This one is a crime mystery/drama where Detective Rebecca Madsen and Dr. Diego Soto joins forces with a secret agency charged with catching recently resurfaced Alcatraz inmates; the team retraces the steps of the past to apprehend a sniper who is targeting young victims.  Starring Jorge Garcia, Sam Neill and more.  It’s on my list to record – we’ll see if it lives up to the hype.

Betty White’s 90th Birthday (8pm on NBC) Special tribute

Being Human (9pm on SyFy) Season 2 premiere

Scouted (10pm on E) Season 1 finale


Tuesday, January 17

Remodeled (9pm on CW) New reality/fashion series

Southland (10pm on TNT) Season 4 premiere

Justified (10pm on FX) Season 3 premiere

Ragin’ Cajuns (10pm on Discovery) New reality series about shrimpers


Wednesday, January 18

American Idol (8pm on Fox) Season 11 premiere

Sons of Guns (9pm on Discovery) Season 2 finale


Thursday, January 19

Beyond Scared Straight (10pm on A&E) Season 2 finale

Archer (10pm on FX) Season 3 premiere

Unsupervised (10:30pm on FX) New animated comedy series where we join the lives of two teenage best friends, Gary and Joel. The duo are optimistic teens taking on teenage life and all of it's hurdles without any parental guidance whatsoever.  Cast voices include Justin Long & Kirstin Bell.

Friday, January 20

Shark Tank (8pm on ABC) Season 3 premiere

Primetime: What Would You Do? (9pm on ABC) Season 5 premiere

Great Performances at the Met (9pm on PBS) Season 6 premiere begins with Anna Bolena

On Freddie Roach (9:30pm on HBO) New sports reality series about boxing trainer Freddie Roach

Swanderosa (10pm on CMT) New reality series


Saturday, January 21

Bayou Billionaires (9pm on CMT) New reality series

My Big Redneck Vacation (9:30pm on CMT) New reality series


Sunday, January 22

Majors & Minors (10pm on Hub) Season finale

Chef Roble & Co. (10pm on Bravo) Season 1 finale

American Masters (10pm on PBS) Season premiere


Monday, January 23

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (9pm on Bravo) Season 2 finale

Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern (10pm on Travel) Season premiere

Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too (11pm on Oxygen) Season 3 finale

Tuesday, January 24

Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? (9pm on WE) Season 2 premiere

REAL Sports with Bryant Gumbel (10pm on HBO) Season 18 premiere

Extreme Couponing All-Stars (10pm on TLC) Season 1 finale

Wednesday, January 25

American Greed (9pm on CNBC) Season premiere

The Challenge: Battle of the Exes (10pm on MTV) Season 22 premiere


Thursday, January 26

Fat Chef (10pm on Food) New food series

Russell Simmons Presents the Ruckus (10pm on Comedy) Season premier

Inside Comedy (11pm on Showtime) New standup comedy series hosted by David Steinberg.  First up is Jerry Seinfeld and Don Rickles


Friday, January 27



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