Schedule of January 2013 TV premieres, movies, specials

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.)

Monday, Jan. 7
7 | "The Bachelor," ABC (season premiere)
7 | "Switched at Birth," ABC Family (midseason premiere)
7 | "R.L. Stine's The Nightmare Room," Chiller (series premiere; horror anthology series)
7 | "Antiques Roadshow," PBS (season 17 premiere)
8 | "Bunheads," ABC Family (midseason premiere)
8 | "Shocking Family Secrets," OWN (reality series premiere; stories of deception, mystery and scandal)
8 | "Market Warriors," PBS (series premiere; treasure seekers)
8 | "Count It Down: Most Expensive Divorces," TV Guide (special)
9 | "Deception," NBC (series premiere; cop stays with childhood friends' rich family to learn how she died)
9 | "Castle," ABC (midseason premiere)
9 | "True Crime with Aphrodite Jones," Investigation Discovery (season 3 premiere)
9 | "The Staircase," Sundance (2005 doc series about murder trial of Michael Peterson, accused of killing wife; ends with new follow-up doc about his appeal)
9 | "Trouble Next Door," OWN (docu series premiere; families reach out to neighbors)
9 | "POV: Reportero," PBS (special; What happens to Mexico's journalists reporting on the drug war?)
10 | "Vanderpump Rules," Bravo (series premiere; Lisa Vanderpump's West Hollywood business SUR)

Tuesday, Jan. 8
7 | "Raising Hope," Fox (midseason premiere)
7 | "Betty White's Off Their Rockers," NBC (season premiere)
7 | "NCIS," CBS (midseason premiere)
7 | "Pretty Little Liars," ABC Family (midseason premiere)
7 | "Bad Girls Club: Makin it to the Mansion, ATL," Oxygen (reality special)
7:30 | "Ben and Kate," Fox (midseason premiere)
8 | "New Girl," Fox (midseason premiere)
8 | "Go On," NBC (midseason premiere)
8 | "The Lying Game," ABC Family (season 2 premiere)
8:30 | "The Mindy Project," Fox (midseason premiere)
8:30 | "The New Normal," NBC (midseason premiere)
8 | "The Abolitionists: American Experience," PBS (season premiere; the epic struggles of the men and women who fought to end slavery)
9 | "Justified," FX (season 4 premiere)
9 | "Cougar Town," TBS (season premiere)
9 | "Africa," Discovery (7-part series premiere; doc about the continent and its animals, natural wonders)
9 | "Private Practice," ABC (midseason premiere)
9 | "The Joe Schmo Show," Spike (series premiere; man believes he's on reality show looking for America's next bounty hunter, but it's all staged)
9 | "America's Supernanny: Family Lockdown," Lifetime (season 2 premiere)
9:30 | "The Burn with Jeff Ross," Comedy Central (season 2 premiere)
10 | "Scoring the Deal," HGTV (series premiere; real estate specialist Jason Abrams finds homes for pro athletes.)

Wednesday, Jan. 9
7 | "Stars in Danger: The High Dive," Fox (special; celebs compete as divers)
7 | "The Middle," ABC (midseason premiere)
7:30 | "The Neighbors," ABC (midseason premiere)
8 | "Modern Family," ABC (midseason premiere)
8 | "Find Our Missing," TV One (season 2 premiere)
8:30 | "Suburgatory," ABC (midseason premiere)
9 | "Nashville," ABC (midseason premiere)
9 | "Barter Kings," A&E (season 2 premiere)

Thursday, Jan. 10
7 | "Last Resort," ABC (midseason premiere)
7 | "30 Rock," NBC (midseason premiere)
8 | "The Office," NBC (midseason premiere)
8 | "Grey's Anatomy," ABC (midseason premiere)
8 | "The Millionaire Matchmaker," Bravo (season 6 premiere)
8:30 | "1600 Penn," NBC (time period premiere; president's goofball son terrorizes White House)
9 | "Scandal," ABC (midseason premiere)
9 | "Kathy," Bravo (season 2 premiere)
9 | "Property Wars," Discovery (season 2 premiere)
9 | "Double Divas," Lifetime (time slot premiere)

Friday, Jan. 11
7 | "A New Age of Exploration: National Geographic at 125," Nat Geo and Nat Geo WILD (special)
8 | "Fringe," Fox (midseason premiere)
9 | "Banshee," Cinemax (series premiere; ex con assumes identity of small-town sheriff as he evades gangsters)

Saturday, Jan. 12
2:30 | "Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge National Finals," NBC (special)
7 | "In the Dark," Lifetime (movie premiere; blind woman deals with stalker guy)
8 | "Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual," WEtv (series premiere; following Lauper)
8 | "Nearlyweds," Hallmark (movie premiere; 3 women reassess relationships with men they thought they married)
8 | "Staten Island Law," OWN (series premiere; docu-reality in which two women run mediation business)

Sunday, Jan. 13
6 | "Golden Globe Arrivals Special," NBC (special)
6:30 | "The Cleveland Show," Fox (midseason premiere)
7 | "The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards," NBC (special)
8 | "Shameless," Showtime (season 3 premiere)
8 | "Girls," HBO (season 2 premiere)
8 | "Wicked Tuna," Nat Geo (season 2 premiere)
8 | "A Very Boo Thanksgiving," TLC (Honey Boo Boo holla-day special)
8:30 | "Enlightened," HBO (season 2 premiere)
9 | "House of Lies," Showtime (season 2 premiere)
9 | "Anthony Jeselnik: Caligula," Comedy Central (stand-up special)
9 | "Mudcats: Big Fish Big Bucks," Nat Geo (series premiere; another series about hand fishing)
9:30 | "Californication," Showtime (season premiere)

Monday, Jan. 14
7 | "Continuum," Syfy (series premiere; time-traveling police drama)
7 | "Bones," Fox (midseason premiere)
7 | "The Carrie Diaries," CW (series premiere; "Sex and the City" prequel)
7 | "Golden Globes Fashion Wrap," TV Guide (special)
7 | "AFI's Master Class—The Art of Collaboration: Robert Zemeckis and Don Burgess," TCM (special)
8 | "Being Human," Syfy (season 3 premiere)
8 | "Shipwreck Men," Discovery (reality show premiere; Ocean salvage companies help out.)
9 | "Lost Girl," Syfy (season 3 premiere)
9 | "Soul Food Junkies," PBS ("Independent Lens" premiere; soul food and its relevance to black cultural identity)
9 | "Pete Rose: Hits & Mrs.," TLC (6-part docu-series premiere; former baseball player Pete Rose and his new fiancée, former Playboy model Kiana Kim)
 
Tuesday, Jan. 15
7 | "Hart of Dixie," CW (midseason premiere)
7 | "Bad Girls Club, ATL" Oxygen (season 10 premiere from Atlanta)
7 | "Pioneers of Television," PBS (season 3 premiere; iconic TV shows and genres that influence the medium)
8 | "Face Off," Syfy (season 4 premiere)
8 | "Emily Owens, M.D." CW (premiere of final episodes; cancelled)
8 | "The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents," History (series premiere; history of the presidency)
9 | "Real Husbands of Hollywood," BET (series premiere; send-up of those reality shows)
9 | "Redrum," Investigation Discovery (reality series premiere; true crime show starts at scene of crime going backward in time to reveal the killer.)
9:30 | "Total Blackout," Syfy (midseason premiere; back at 9 p.m. Jan. 22)

Wednesday, Jan. 16
7 | "Arrow," CW (midseason premiere)
7 | "American Idol," Fox (season premiere, part 1)
8 | "Supernatural," CW (midseason premiere)
8 | "Ghost Hunters," Syfy (season 9 premiere)
9 | "Ghost Mine," Syfy (series premiere; abandoned and possibly haunted gold mine)
9 | "Workaholics," Comedy Central (midseason premiere)
9:30 | "Kroll Show," Comedy Central (series premiere; Nick Kroll's new sketch show)

Thursday, Jan. 17
7 | "The Vampire Diaries," CW (midseason premiere)
7 | "American Idol," Fox (season premiere, part 2)
7:30 | "Parks and Recreation," NBC (midseason premiere)
8 | "Anger Management," FX (season 2 premiere)
9 | "Archer," FX (season 4 premiere)
9 | "Suits," USA (midseason premiere)
9 | "King of the Nerds," TBS (series premiere; Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong host as 11 competitors face nerdy challenges)
9:30 | "Legit," FX (series premiere; Jim Jeffries plays a standup comic trying to make his life and career more "legit")
10 | "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell," FX (season 2 premiere)
11 | "Newsreaders," Adult Swim (series premiere; absurd take on TV news magazines)

Friday, Jan. 18
7 | "Fringe," Fox (100th episode & series finale)
7 | "Nikita," CW (midseason premiere)
9 | "Real Time with Bill Maher," HBO (season premiere)
9 | "Police Women of Dallas," OWN (reality series premiere; following four police women)
11 | "Kristen Schaal: Live at the Fillmore," Comedy Central (stand-up special)

Saturday, Jan. 19
9:30 a.m. | "Drop 5 lbs with Good Housekeeping," Cooking (season premiere)
7 | "Prosecuting Casey Anthony," Lifetime (movie; dramatization of infamous murder trial)
8 | "Ripper Street," BBC America (series premiere; London police try to keep order after the Jack the Ripper murders)
8 | "Tasmanian Devil," Syfy (movie; daredevil base jumpers confront oversized Tasmanian devils)
8 | "The Sweeter Side of Life," Hallmark (movie premiere; doctor divorces wife, leaves her penniless)
8 | "An Idiot Abroad 3," Science (season 3 premiere)
9 | "Stuff You Should Know," Science (series premiere; podcasters Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant)
11 | "Inside the Following," Fox (special; look at the new series "The Following")

Sunday, Jan. 20
7 | "Giada in Paradise: Monte Carlo," Cooking (special)
9 | "Chasing The Saturdays," E! (reality series premiere: following girl group The Saturdays)

Monday, Jan. 21
6 | "Ultimate Spider-Man," Disney XD (season 2 premiere)
7 | "90210," CW (midseason premiere)
8 | "The Following," Fox (series premiere; serial killer case brings FBI agent out of retirement)
9 | "Unsung," TV One (season 6 premiere)
9 | "Beauty is Embarrassing," PBS ("Independent Lens" special; portrait of visual artist Wayne White)

Tuesday, Jan. 22
7 | "The Scapegoat," Ovation (movie; two men who are identical trade lives)
7 | "The Taste," ABC (series premiere; cooking competition; regular time period 7 p.m. Jan. 29)
8 | "Edge of America," Travel (series premiere; bizarre forms of entertainment)
9 | "White Collar," USA (midseason premiere)
9 | "Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan," BBC America (series premiere; actor travels to find exotic animals)
9 | "Our American with Lisa Ling," OWN (season premiere; news issues program)

Wednesday, Jan. 23
7 | "Attenborough's Life Stories," PBS ("Nature" season premiere; Sir David Attenborough on filmmaking, science and the environment)
7 | "Big Rich Atlanta," Style (reality series premiere; rich women rule Atlanta country club)
8 | "Kimora: House of Fab," Style (series premiere; behind-the-scenes at fashion dot.com JustFab)
9 | "Necessary Roughness," USA (midseason premiere)
9 | "Lords of War," Nat Geo (series premiere; Sean Rich tracks down antique weaponry.)
10 | "Highway Thru Hell: Heavy Rescue," Nat Geo (series premiere; exploits of Jamie Davis Heavy Rescue team.)

Thursday, Jan. 24
7 | "Road to the Runway," Lifetime ("Project Runway" special)
8 | "Glee," Fox (midseason premiere)
8 | "Project Runway: Teams Edition," Lifetime (season 11 premiere)

Friday, Jan. 25
7 | "Kitchen Nightmares," Fox (midseason premiere)
8 | "Spartacus: War of the Damned," Starz (season 3/final season premiere)
8 | "Shakespeare Uncovered," PBS (6-part miniseries premiere; stories behind Shakespeare's greatest plays)

Saturday, Jan. 26
7 | "Goodnight for Justice: Queen of Hearts," Hallmark Movie Channel (movie; circuit judge John Goodnight (Luke Perry) brings justice to the Western U.S. territory in the 1880s)
7 | "Shackleton's Frozen Hell," Smithsonian (special; recounting the first trans-Antarctic trek in 1914)
8 | "Abominable Snowman," Syfy (movie; adventurers meet the snowman)
8 | "My Big Redneck Vacation," CMT (season 3 premiere)
9 | "Guntucky," CMT (series premiere; the Sumner family who run Knob Creek Gun Range)

Sunday, Jan. 27
7 | "Trip of a Lifetime," Travel (special)
7 | "Food Crawl with Lee Anne Wong," Cooking (special)
7 | "Monster Squid: The Giant is Real," Discovery (special)
9 | "Plastic Wives," TLC (special; Beverly Hills plastic surgery addicts)

Monday, Jan. 28
8 | "Dallas," TNT (season 2 premiere)
8 | "Built," Style (series premiere; male models moonlight as handy men)

Tuesday, Jan. 29
9 | "Southie Rules," A&E (docu series premiere; South Boston family battles gentrification of neighborhood)

Wednesday, Jan. 30
9 | "The Americans," FX (series premiere; married KGB spies pose as Americans in suburban Washington D.C. during Ronald Reagan's presidency)

Thursday, Jan. 31
7 | "30 Rock," NBC (series finale)
9 | "Do No Harm," NBC (series premiere; Dr. Jason Cole experiences Jekyll-Hyde episodes)
9 | "Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell," Food (series premiere; chef helps restaurants find executive chefs)

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