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January 2014 TV premieres, finales, movies, specials


December 30, 2013|By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol | RedEye

Hopefully you've all had or are still having a great holiday break, but after New Year's Day things start getting back to normal, and TV is no exception.

Your regularly scheduled programming is about to return. So if you're wondering when your favorite shows are back in 2014, look no further than this fairly comprehensive list of the post-holiday, midseason premieres of current shows.

But 2014 also kicks off with many new and returning series and miniseries worth watching. This list also includes season, miniseries and series premieres; finales; movies, specials and awards shows. I've put the titles of the shows I'm most excited about in italics.

So get that new DVR revved up. All times are Central, and remember, this is "fairly" comprehensive, so if you can't find a show let me know and I'll add it.

Wednesday, Jan. 1
9 a.m. | "Countdown to the 125th Tournament of Roses Parade," Hallmark (special)
10 a.m. | "The 125th Tournament of Roses Parade," Hallmark (special)
10 a.m. | "Rose Parade 2014," HGTV (special)
noon | "Ravenswood" marathon, ABC Family (noon-5 p.m.)
1:30 p.m. & 7 | "From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2014," PBS ("Great Performances" premiere, check local listings)
4 | "Vacation House for Free," HGTV (series premiere; renovating vacation homes)
6:30 | "Every Witch Way," Nickelodeon (season premiere; 14-year-old Emma Alonso discovers she's a witch.)
7 | "House of Secrets," Lifetime Movie Network (movie; Divorcee is monitored by hidden cameras.)
7 | "Extreme Cheapskates: Most Extreme Moments," TLC (special)
7 | "HGTV Dream Home 2014," HGTV (special)
8 | "Dance Moms," Lifetime (season 4 premiere)
8 | "My Strange Addiction," TLC (season 5 premiere)
8 | "My Dirty Little Secret," Investigation Discovery (season 2 premiere)
9 | "Lone Target," Discovery (series premiere; ex-Navy SEAL Joel Lambert vs. elite military and law enforcement tracking teams)
9 | "Kim of Queens," Lifetime (season premiere)
9 | "Food Paradise: Sturgis' Most Tasty," Travel (special; best food in biker heaven)
9:30 | "Burning Love," E! (season 3 premiere)
10 | "Tattoos After Dark," Oxygen (series premiere; Odd tarts.)

Thursday, Jan. 2
11 a.m. | "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," Crackle (season 3 premiere)
6 & 8:30 | "Comedy Central Keys to the Club," Comedy Central (stand-up specials from Gabriel Iglesias)
7 | "Community," NBC (season 5 premiere; 2 episodes)
7 | "The Taste," ABC (season 2 premiere)
7 | "The Big Bang Theory," CBS (midseason premiere)
7:31 | "The Millers," CBS (midseason premiere)
8 | "The Assets," ABC (miniseries premiere; CIA counter-intelligence officers Sandy Grimes and Jeanne Vertefeuille search for CIA mole who turns out to be Aldrich Ames.)
8 | "Sean Saves the World," NBC (midseason premiere)
8 | "Mysteries at the Museum," Travel (season 6 premiere)
8 | "Frenemies: Loyalty Turned Lethal," Investigation Discovery (season 2 premiere)
8 | "How to Survive the End of the World," Net Geo (special)
8:01 | "The Crazy Ones," CBS (midseason premiere)
8:30 | "The Michael J. Fox Show," NBC (midseason premiere)
8:31 | "Two and a Half Men," CBS (midseason premiere)
9 | "Parenthood," NBC (midseason premiere)
9 | "Steven Seagal Lawmen, the Lost Season," Reelz (season premiere)
9 | "Impractical Jokers," truTV (season premiere)
9 & 9:30 | "Do or Die," Nat Geo (series premiere; How to survive dangerous scenarios.)
9:01 | "Elementary," CBS (midseason premiere)
9:30 | "Toned Up," Bravo (series premiere; Katrina Hodgson and Karena Dawn of do what they do.)

Friday, Jan. 3
7:30 a.m. | "Jake and the Never Land Pirates," Disney Junior (season 3 premiere)
8 | "Grimm," NBC (midseason premiere)
8 | "World's Weirdest," Nat Geo WILD (season premiere)
9 | "Dracula," NBC (midseason premiere)
9 | "Something Borrowed, Something New," TLC (season 2 premiere)
9 | "Sex Sent Me to the ER," Discovery Fit & Health (series premiere; Health emergencies caused by sex.)

Saturday, Jan. 4
7 | "Blindsided," Lifetime (movie; Blind woman stuck in house with boyfriend's killer.)
7 | "Mythbusters: Star Wars," Discovery (midseason premiere; 11th anniversary)
8 | "The Incredible Dr. Pol," Nat Geo WILD (season premiere)
8 | "Raising Whitley," OWN (midseason premiere)
9 | "Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious," OWN (standup special; another Jan. 11)
9 | "Rev Run's Renovation," DIY Network (series premiere; Rev's home gets remodeled.)
9 | "Scorned: Love Kills," Investigation Discovery (season 3 premiere)
9 | "Sex Sent Me to the ER," TLC (Encores of Discovery Fit & Health series.)
10:30 | "Space Dandy," Adult Swim's Toonami (series premiere; Anime about an adventurer with a pompadour.)

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