2013 TV Premiere & Return Dates – A Complete Guide

Published 2 years ago by , Updated January 8th, 2013 at 9:22 am,

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Now that 2013 is here, it’s time for the return of fall television shows, and the premiere of (many) new and returning midseason series. So to help you keep your New Year’s resolution of keeping up with your favorite shows, here’s a handy guide to television’s first three months of 2013. With over 130 listings, you’ll definitely need it.

Although the first week of the year has started off a bit slow for television, American Horror StoryElementary and The Big Bang Theory didn’t waste any time in their returns, and have already come out of hiatus. Unfortunately, the majority of shows have held off their returns for a few weeks, which means (many) coming days of new and returning series battling it out for your attention. Excited yet?

You can check out the completely list of dates below:

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January combines returning shows with new series and season premieres, so it’s going to take a bit of effort to make sure that you’re able to watch all of your favorite shows, while also catching the new shows. After figuring out when everything comes back from hiatus, the premieres of  Downton Abbey, Justified, Workaholics, Archer, Face Off and Spartacus: War of the Damned await you. If you’re looking for something new to watch, Kevin Bacon’s new Fox series, The Following, brings the dark tale of a serial killer on the loose to network television.

Sunday, January 6
American Dad (FOX)
The Biggest Loser (NBC)
Bob’s Burgers (FOX)
Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 (ABC)
Downton Abbey (PBS) [Season 3 Premiere]
Happy Endings (ABC)
Family Guy (FOX)
The Good Wife (CBS)
Revenge (ABC)
The Mentalist (CBS)
Once Upon a Time (ABC)
The Simpsons (FOX)

Monday. January 7
The Bachelor (ABC)
Bunheads (ABC Family)
Castle (ABC)
Deception (NBC)
Switched at Birth (ABC Family)

Tuesday, January 8
Africa (Discovery) [Series Premiere]
Ben & Kate (FOX)
Betty White’s Off Their Rockers (NBC)
Cougar Town (TBS)
Go On (NBC)
The Joe Schmo Show (Spike) [Series Premiere]
Justified (FX) [Season 4 Premiere]
The Lying Game (ABC Family)
New Girl (FOX)
The Mindy Project (FOX)
The New Normal (NBC)
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)
Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family)
Private Practice (ABC)
Raising Hope (FOX)
Vegas (CBS)

Wednesday, January 9
The Middle (ABC)
Modern Family (ABC)
Nashville (ABC)
The Neighbors (ABC)
Suburgatory (ABC)
Washington Heights (MTV) [Series Premiere]

Thursday, January 10
30 Rock (NBC)
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
Last Resort (ABC)
The Killer Speaks (A&E) [Series Premiere]
The Office (NBC)
Scandal (ABC)

Friday, January 11
Fringe (FOX)

Saturday, January 12
Banshee (Cinemax) [Series Premiere]

Sunday, January 13
Californication (Showtime) [Season 6 Premiere]
The Cleveland Show (FOX)
Girls (HBO) [Season 2 Premiere]
Enlightened (HBO) [Season 2 Premiere]
House of Lies (Showtime) [Season 2 Premiere]
Shameless (Showtime) [Season 3 Premiere]

Monday, January 14

2 Broke Girls (CBS)
Being Human (Syfy) [Season 3 Premiere]
Bones (FOX)
The Carrie Diaries (CW)
Continuum (Syfy)  [Series Premiere]
Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)
How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
Lost Girl (Syfy)
Mike & Molly (CBS)

Tuesday, January 15
Hart of Dixie (CW)
Face Off (Syfy) [Season 4 Premiere]
Total Blackout (Syfy)

Wednesday, January 16
American Idol (FOX) [Season 12 Premiere]
Arrow (CW)
Criminal Minds (CBS)
Ghost Hunters (Syfy) [Season 9 Premiere]
Ghost Mine (Syfy) [Series Premiere]
Kroll Show (Comedy) [Series Premiere]
Workaholics (Comedy) [Season 4 Premiere]
Supernatural (CW)

Thursday, January 17
Anger Management (FX) [Season 2 Premiere]
Archer (FX) [Season 4 Premiere]
Legit (FX) [Series Premiere]
Parks & Recreation (NBC)
Suits (USA)
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell (FX) [Season 2 Premiere]
The Vampire Diaries (CW)

Friday, January 18
Nikita (CW)
Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) [Season 11 Premiere]

Saturday, January 19
Ripper Street (BBCA) [Series Premiere]

Monday, January 21
90210 (CW)
The Following (FOX) [Series Premiere]

Tuesday, January 22
The Ultimate Fighter (FX) [Season 4 Premiere]
Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan (BBCA) [Series Premiere]
White Collar (USA)

Wednesday, January 23
Necessary Roughness (USA)

Thursday, January 24
Beauty and the Beast (CW)
Glee (FOX)

Friday, January 25
Spartacus: War of the Damned (Starz) [Final Season Premiere]

Monday, January 28
Dallas (TNT) [Season 2 Premiere]

Tuesday, January 29
The Americans (FX) [Series Premiere]
Top Gear (History) [Season 4 Premiere]
Southie Rules (A&E) [Series Premiere]
Ultimate Soldier Challenge (History) [Series Premiere]

Thursday, January 31
Do No Harm (NBC) [Series Premiere]

…Continue to February 2013 premiere dates


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After making it through January, February brings with it one major return to television: The Walking Dead season 3. Outside of that, you have the season premieres of Psych, Touch and Smash, as well the series premieres of Monday Mornings, Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, Cult and Robot Combat League, among others.

Friday, February 1
Undercover Boss (CBS)

Monday, February 4
Monday Mornings (TNT) [Series Premiere]
Rules of Engagement (CBS) [Season 7 Premiere]

Tuesday, February 5
Body of Proof (ABC) [Season 3 Premiere]
Smash (NBC) [Season 2 Premiere]
Tosh.0 (Comedy) [Season 5 Premiere]

Wednesday, February 6
The Spies of Warsaw (BBCA) [Series Premiere]

Thursday, February 7
Brand X with Russell Brand (FX) [Season 2 Premiere]
Community (NBC) [Season 4 Premiere]

Friday, February 8
The Job (CBS) [Series Premiere]
Touch (FOX) [Season 2 Premiere]

Sunday, February 10
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome (Syfy) [TV Premiere]
The Walking Dead (AMC)

Monday, February 11
Inside Comedy (Showtime) [Season 2 Premiere]

Wednesday, February 13
Southland (TNT) [Season 5 Premiere]
Survivor (CBS)

Thursday, February 14
Comic Book Men (AMC)
Freakshow (AMC) [Series Premiere]
Immortalized (AMC) [Series Premiere]
Zero Hour (ABC) [Series Premiere]

Sunday, February 17
The Amazing Race (CBS) [Season 23 Premiere]

Tuesday, February 19
Cult (CW) [Series Premiere]
The Jeselnik Offensive (Comedy Central) [Series Premiere]

Tuesday, February 26
Golden Boy (CBS) [Series Premiere]
Robot Combat League (Syfy) [Series Premiere]

Wednesday, February 27
Boston’s Finest (TNT) [Series Premiere]
Haunted Collector (Syfy) [Season 3 Premiere]
Psych (USA) [Season 7 Premiere]
Stranded (Syfy) [Series Premiere]

…Continue to March 2013 premiere dates


2013 tv premiere dates march 2013 TV Premiere & Return Dates   A Complete Guide

March programming is a bit thin right now, however the return of Game of Thrones should pique many viewers’ interest. On top of that, Grimm and Revolution return to finish out their seasons, while Red Window, Orphan Black and Celebrity Diving (that’s a thing now) have their series premieres.

Sunday, March 3
Celebrity Apprentice (NBC) [Season 13 Premiere]
Red Window (ABC) [Series Premiere]

Friday, March 8
Fashion Star (NBC) [Series Premiere]
Grimm (NBC)

Monday, March 18
Dancing with the Stars (ABC) [Season 16 Premiere]

Tuesday, March 19 
Celebrity Diving (ABC) [Series Premiere]

Monday, March 25
Revolution (NBC)
The Voice (NBC)

Saturday, March 30
Orphan Black (BBCA) [Series Premiere]

Sunday, March 31
Game of Thrones (HBO) [Season 3 Premiere]
Ready for Love (NBC) [Series Premiere]

What will you be watching?

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  1. Thank you for doing this! I was just wondering when I’d have to start not paying attention to Fox… Now I know it’s January 16th. :)

    • I concur. Thanks for compiling this list!

    • I’ve ignored FOX for so long I forgot what their mid week programming was!

      • Then you are missing out on some funny shows on Tuesday nights: Raising Hope (most underrated show on TV), Ben & Kate and New Girl. I will give you that the rest of the week is pretty much garbage.

        • That is correct. Ben & Kate is great (to give you an idea…I thought, and still think, Perfect Couples is an awesome comedy), and it’s a shame about The Mob Doctor…very decent and watchable. Interested to see if Cougar Town can turn things around. Season 1 was GREAT. Then it crashed and burned (it was like the entire writing staff had an aneurism overnight). And does anyone here watch Bob’s Burgers?? If so, can you PLEASE explain to me why? It’s an honest question, as I will admit I stopped giving it a chance after like a handful. It was just so terribly, uh…not funny.

          • OMG is the Mob Doctor not coming back?! That was 1 show I really liked watching. She was starting to really stand up to everyone @ both jobs.

          • Never took time for Bob’s Burgers (blech). Did enjoy Cougar Town :-).

  2. so pumped!

  3. Game of Thrones is my favourite show on television right now, I enjoy The Walking Dead too. I rarely watch TV, but I’ll be checking those two out for sure.

    • Don’t get to watch Game Of Thrones on tv have to wait for dvd. However, I do lke Walkimg Dead; although I must say, lately the former sherriff has really been getting on my nerves esp since his wife died. He really needs to get a grip, his son’s a better man right now then he is.

  4. Good to know Anthony no other site would do this, Thanks…

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  6. Looking at that list makes me realize just how much GARBAGE is on television.

    • Terrible, isn’t it? Perhaps it’s a consolation that the garbage-to-great ratio is still about the same as always and that we – in total – get more good stuff these days, because the overall volume of programming has increased. We just tend to only remember the good stuff in the good old days, but there was a ton of garbage on back then as well.

      • Good point, but I think the garbage-to-great ratio on network TV is higher now than it has ever been with the explosion of “reality” programming. Thank goodness for cable networks or the amount of scripted shows would be saddening.

  7. Yay!My 2 fav shows (Comicbook Men and The Walking Dead) are both coming back!But sh*t cakes!!Why the frakking hell did AMC split my 2 fav Sunday shows from each other??Walking Dead and Comicbook Men were my fav ways to end a Sunday!

    • It’s because Talking Dead will be an hour long now when it comes back on the same night as Walking Dead.

  8. Is that the first season of Contiuum premiering, that was on Canadian TV last year? I’m asking, because there is supposed to be a second season.

    • Yes, Syfy picked up after doing so well in Canada but that will be Season 1 premiering.

  9. Comic Book Men is AMC not ABC.

    • Lol!!That is so funny! I didn’t even see that! Can’t believe that,Screen Rant made that mistake??Comic Book Men (ABC) to whomever is monitoring this page!Lol!

  10. 1600 Penn, the sitcom where Bill Pullman thinks he’s still filming Independence Day, isn’t that arriving in January? I know it airs after The Office on NBC.

  11. CASTLE!

  12. Wow this list is missing so mnay shows on the smaller networks. And idk if the person or people who made this are hmophopic or what cuz theyre missing LOGO shows specifically RuPauls Drag Race which premiered january 28th.

  13. Wow this list is missing so mnay shows on the smaller networks. And idk if the person or people who made this are homophopic or what cuz theyre missing LOGO shows specifically RuPauls Drag Race which premiered january 28th.

  14. Wow, I don’t see a lot of shows here. So ‘Once Upon A Time” was not renewed? And why are you saying Grimm is returning to finish out their season??? I’ve only seen maybe a show a month from them, what gives? I am very very confused, where I can find a list of shows not being renewed and a list of shows that are coming back?

  15. So if you are going to call this a “Complete Guide” it should be complete… No Bates Motel, No Doctor Who, The Nerdist, Vikings… Disappointed… Next web site please

  16. Vikings on History Channel NOT listed. Think premier was 3-10-13…

  17. I was just wondering do you know when the second season of Elementary will be airing because I’m completely addicted – how ironic. Thanks

  18. Can you please advise for shows in the month of April.
    (1) Both New Series & Return Series
    (2) Also can you please tell me are The Glades, Rookie Blue, & NYC22 coming back and when.
    Thank you in advance for your assistance; Happy Easter! :-)

  19. Josette… You might want to say “spoiler alert” prior to saying things such as deaths of characters in your comments.

  20. The shows are indeed interesting to watch. Thanks for this share, Anthony.

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