Get Our 2010 Winter TV Premiere Dates Calendar!

Find out when midseason shows premiere and when your faves return from the holiday hiatus

By Team WWK Jan 06, 2010 12:00 AMTags
Chuck, Zachary Levi, Lost, Josh Holloway, 24, Kiefer SutherlandNBC/Paul Drinkwater; ABC/Mario Perez; Kelsey McNeal/FOX

The New Year is almost here, which means the fall TV season is over and we're heading straight into what the professionals call "midseason"--and what we fans just call "winter TV."

To prepare you for this changing of the seasons, we've compiled a list of midseason premieres (including such highly esteemed shows as Chuck, Lost and 24), plus return dates for shows that are going away temporarily over the winter holiday and returning in early 2010.

This calendar will be updated as we get new information, so: (A) Don't cry too hard if we don't have info yet for your favorite show--we promise to post it as soon as we know; and (B) be sure to save this page and return early and often for the latest premiere dates info!

Wanna see the full calendar? Here's what we've got right now:


  • Breaking Bad returns in March, exact date TBD.
  • New FX series Justified (formerly Lawman) starring Timothy Olyphant premieres in March, exact date TBD.
  • Lie To Me returns in late spring, exact date TBD.
  • Trauma probably returns sometime after the winter Olympics.
  • If you liked the Planet Earth miniseries, hang tight for the sequel. The series, called Life, is narrated by Oprah Winfrey and premieres in March on Discovery. We've seen a sample hour, and in the tradition of its predecessor, it looks amazing.


Tuesday, Dec. 1
Scrubs (ABC), 9 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 2
Launch My Line (Bravo), 11 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 6
Alice (Syfy), 9 p.m.
Holly's World special (E!), 11 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 7
The Closer returns (TNT), 9 p.m.
Men of a Certain Age (TNT), 10 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 8
Better Off Ted (ABC), 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 13
Keeping Up With the Kardashians, 10 p.m.


Sunday, Jan. 3
Giuliana & Bill (E!), 9 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 4
The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love (ABC), 8 p.m.
Make It or Break It returns (ABC Family), 9 p.m.
The Secret Life of the American Teenager returns (ABC Family), 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 5
The Biggest Loser
(NBC), 8 p.m.
The Good Wife returns (CBS), 10 p.m.
NCIS returns (CBS), 8 p.m.
NCIS: Los Angeles returns (CBS), 9 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 6
Friday Night Lights returns (DirecTV 101), 9 p.m.
Nip/Tuck (FX), 10 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 8
Ghost Whisperer returns (CBS), 8 p.m.
Medium returns (CBS), 9 p.m.
Numb3rs returns (CBS), 10 p.m.
Shark Tank returns (ABC), 9 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 9
Legend of the Seeker returns (syndication)

Sunday, Jan. 10
Big Love (HBO), 10 p.m.
Chuck (NBC), 9 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 11
Accidentally on Purpose
returns (CBS), 8:30 p.m.
The Big Bang Theory returns (CBS), 9:30 p.m.
CSI: Miami returns (CBS), 10 p.m.
Heroes returns (NBC), 9 p.m.
How I Met Your Mother
returns (CBS), 8 p.m.
Two and a Half Men
returns (CBS), 9 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 12
American Idol (Fox), 8 p.m.
(TNT), 10 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 13
Criminal Minds returns (CBS), 9 p.m.
CSI: NY returns (CBS), 10 p.m.
Gary Unmarried returns (CBS), 8:30 p.m.
Leverage returns (TNT), 10 p.m.
The New Adventures of Old Christine returns (CBS), 8 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 14
Archer (FX), 10 p.m.
Bones returns (Fox), 8 p.m.
CSI returns (CBS), 9 p.m.
Fringe returns (Fox), 9 p.m. (for four weeks, then off until April)
Grey's Anatomy
returns (ABC), 9 p.m.
The Mentalist
returns (CBS), 10 p.m.
Parks and Recreation
returns (NBC), 8:30 p.m.
Private Practice
returns (ABC), 10 p.m.
Project Runway (Lifetime), 10 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 17
24 (Fox), 9 p.m.
Human Target (Fox), 8 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 18
Life Unexpected (CW), 9 p.m.
One Tree Hill returns (CW), 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 19
White Collar returns (USA), 10 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 21
Burn Notice
returns (USA), 10 p.m.
Supernatural returns (CW), 9 p.m.
The Vampire Diaries returns (CW), 8 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 22
Caprica (Syfy), 9 p.m.
Smallville returns (CW), 8 p.m.
Spartacus (Starz), 10 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 25
(FX), 10 p.m.
Greek returns (ABC Family), 10 p.m.
La La Land
(Showtime), 11 p.m.
Secret Diary of a Call Girl
(Showtime), 10 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 27
returns (USA), 10 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 31
American Dad returns (Fox), 9:30 p.m.
The Cleveland Show returns (Fox), 8:30 p.m.
Family Guy returns (Fox), 9 p.m.
The Simpsons returns (Fox), 8 p.m.


Tuesday, Feb. 2
Lost (ABC), 9 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 4
The Office returns (NBC), 9 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 7
Undercover Boss (CBS), 10 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 11
Past Life (Fox), 8 p.m.
Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains (CBS), 8 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 14
The Amazing Race (CBS), 8 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 19
Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO), 9 p.m.


Monday, March 1
(NBC), 9 p.m.
Rules of Engagement
(CBS), 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 3
America's Next Top Model, 8 p.m.

Monday, March 8
Gossip Girl returns (CW), 9 p.m.

Tuesday, March 9
90210 returns (CW), 8 p.m.
Melrose Place returns (CW), 9 p.m.

Sunday, March 14
Celebrity Apprentice (NBC), 9 p.m.
The Marriage Ref (NBC), 8 p.m.
The Pacific (HBO), 8 p.m.
Sons of Tucson (Fox), 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 18
FlashForward returns (ABC), 8 p.m.

Monday, March 22
Nurse Jackie (Showtime), 10 p.m.
United States of Tara (Showtime), 10:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, March 30
V returns (ABC), 9 p.m.


Thursday, April 1
Fringe returns (Fox), 9 p.m.

Friday, April 2
Miami Medical (CBS), 10 p.m.

Sunday, April 11
The Tudors (Showtime), 9 p.m.

Tuesday, April 13
Glee returns (Fox), 9 p.m.

What looks good to you? And what other shows are you dying to see again after the hiatus? Tell us in the comments!


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