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Schedule of January 2013 TV premieres, movies, specials


  • Timothy Olyphant (left) returns as Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens at 9 p.m. Jan. 8 in FX's "Justified."
Timothy Olyphant (left) returns as Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens at… (FX )
December 31, 2012|By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol | RedEye

I look forward to January TV because one of my favorite shows, FX's "Justified," always premieres at the midseason. But the 2013 midseason schedule is special for another reason: "Cougar Town" begins its new life on TBS Jan. 8, the same night Season 4 of "Justified" begins. My DVR will be working hard this month.

Several new and returning shows kick off this month, so here's a list of season, midseason and series premieres, movies and specials. As always, it's a work in progress; I'll keep adding to the list as I learn of more premieres. (All times are Central.)

Tuesday, Jan. 1
8 a.m. | "Countdown to the 124th Tournament of Roses Parade," Hallmark (special)
10 a.m. | "The 124th Tournament of Roses Parade," Hallmark (special)
3 | "Manet: The Man Who Invented Modern Art," Ovation (special)
7 | "Totally T-Boz," TLC (reality series premiere; Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins of girl group TLC)
8 | "The Sisterhood," TLC (reality series premiere; the wives of five different church preachers in Atlanta)
8:30 | "Hardcore Pawn: Chicago," TruTV (reality series premiere; behind the scenes at Royal Pawn Shop in Chicago)
9 | "Parenthood," NBC (midseason premiere)
9 | "Diggers," Nat Geo (reality series premiere; amateur historians George "KG" Wyant and Tim "Ringy" Saylor search for lost pieces of American history)
9 | "Sin City Rules," TLC (midseason premiere)
9 | "Biggest, Baddest Model Moments," Oxygen (special)
9:30 | "Double Divas," Lifetime (reality series premiere; behind-the-scenes at Atlanta boutique LiviRae Lingerie)

Wednesday, Jan. 2
7 | "Whitney," NBC (midseason premiere)
7:30 | "Guys with Kids," NBC (midseason premiere)
8 | "Law & Order: SVU," NBC (midseason premiere)
8 | "Super Saver Showdown," OWN (reality season premiere; two bargain hunters compete to see whose skills are best.)
8 | "Not My Mama's Meals," Cooking (season 3 premiere)
9 | "Nashville: The Whole Story," ABC (catch-up special)
9 | "Chicago Fire," NBC (midseason premiere)
9 | "American Horror Story: Asylum," FX (midseason premiere)

Thursday, Jan. 3
7 | "The Big Bang Theory," CBS (midseason premiere)
7:30 | "Two and a Half Men," CBS (midseason premiere)
7 | "Funniest Commercials of the Year," truTV (special)
8:30 | "Brunch @ Bobby's," Cooking (season premiere)
9 | "Buckwild," MTV (reality series premiere; think "Jersey Shore," but in the backwoods of West Virginia)
9 | "What Not to Wear," TLC (season 10 premiere)
9 | "Lost and Found," OWN (reality series premiere; families find their lost treasures)

Friday, Jan. 4
7 | "Cold Spring," Lifetime Movie Network (movie premiere; women are being murdered and once-philandering hubby is suspect)
7 | "Last Man Standing," ABC (midseason premiere)
7:30 | "Malibu Country," ABC (midseason premiere)
8 | "True Justice," Reelz (season 2 premiere)
8 | "Castles On Camera: Royal Residences on TV," HGTV (special; tour of British castles in film, including Highclere Castle, aka Downton Abbey)
8 | "Taste in Translation," Cooking (series premiere; dishes from around the world)
9 | "Portlandia," IFC (season 3 premiere)
9 | "Merlin," Syfy (final season & S5 premiere)
9 | "Bering Sea Gold," Discovery (season 2 premiere)

Saturday, Jan. 5
8:30 a.m. | "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," Cartoon Network (midseason premiere)
8 | "The Incredible Dr. Pol," Nat Geo Wild (season 3 premiere)
9 | "Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack," Nat Geo Wild (series premiere)

Sunday, Jan. 6
9:30 a.m. | "Emeril's Florida," Cooking (series premiere; Emeril Lagasse in Florida)
7 | "The Simpsons," Fox (midseason premiere)
7 | "Secrets of Highclere Castle," PBS (special; behind-the-scenes look at the castle used in "Downton Abbey")
7 | "How to Live to 100," Cooking (special; with Detroit-born chef Jason Wrobel)
7 | "Mega RV Countdown," Travel (special)
7:30 | "Bob's Burgers," Fox (midseason premiere)
8 | "Family Guy," Fox (midseason premiere)
8 | "Downton Abbey," PBS (season 3 premiere, "Masterpiece Classic")
8 | "An Amish Murder," Lifetime (movie premiere; murder mystery)
8 | "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," TLC (holladay special, Halloween)
8 | "Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off," Food (season 2 premiere)
8:30 | "American Dad," Fox (midseason premiere)
9 | "Happy Endings," ABC (midseason premiere; airing Sundays and at 8 p.m. Tuesdays in Jan.)
9 | "My Life is a Joke," OWN (reality series premiere; 5 female comics in Chicago try to make it)
9:30 p.m. | "Don't Trust the B in Apt. 23," ABC (midseason premiere; airing Sundays and at 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays in Jan.)

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