The holidays are now over, and 2014 is upon us, and with it comes a television premiere/return schedule even more complicated than in the fall. As old and new favorites return from break, even more old and new shows will begin to premiere, and it will be up to you to decide what to and, more importantly, what not to watch.
Fortunately we have organized all the premiere dates here for you, so it shouldn't be too difficult to figure out which shows will receive your time. If you need a bit of help in deciding what to watch, make sure to check out a trimmed-down selection in our premiere picks.
January starts off with the highly-anticipated premiere of Community season 5, and then the world of television jumps backs in to gear as all of your favorite shows begin making their return from the holiday hiatus.
Meanwhile 16 new television series premiere, and they will attempt to win you over with new viewing options.
Premiere Picks: Helix (Syfy) from Battlestar Galatica creator Ronald D. Moore; True Detective (HBO), starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson; Sherlock (PBS) season 3; Black Sails (Starz); and (A&E) and BBC America’s Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond mini-series.
Thursday, January 28pm - Community (NBC)The Big Bang Theory (CBS)The Taste8:30pm - The Millers (CBS)9pm - The Crazy Ones (CBS)Sean Saves the World (NBC)9:30pm - Two and a Half Men (CBS)The Michael J. Fox Show (NBC)10pm - Impractical Jokers (truTV)The Assets (ABC) [Series Premiere]Ridiculousness (MTV)Parenthood (NBC)Elementary (CBS)
Friday, January 39pm - Grimm (NBC)10pm - Dracula (NBC)
Sunday, January 59pm - Downton Abbey (PBS)The Good Wife (CBS)Revenge (ABC)10pm - The Mentalist (CBS)Betrayal (ABC)
Monday, January 68pm - The Bachelor (ABC)Cracked (Reelz)Almost Human (Fox)9pm - King (Reelz)Single Ladies (VH1)10pm - Teen Wolf (MTV)Castle (ABC)11pm - Wolf Watch (MTV)12am - @midnight (Comedy Central)
Agents of Shield returns Tuesday, January 7-
Tuesday, January 78pm - Dads (Fox)Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family)Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (ABC)NCIS (CBS)8:30pm - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)9pm - Ravenswood (ABC Family)The Goldbergs (ABC)Intelligence (CBS) [Series Premiere]New Girl (Fox)9:30pm - The Mindy Project (Fox)Trophy Wife (ABC)10pm - Being Marie Jane (BET)Chicago Fire (NBC)Cougar Town (TBS)Justified (FX)Killer Women (ABC) [Series Premiere]Person of Interest (CBS)
Wednesday, January 88pm - Revolution (NBC)The Middle (ABC)9pm - Law & Order - SVU (NBC)Modern Family (ABC)Psych (USA)9:30pm - Super Fun Night (ABC)10pm - American Horror Story (FX)Chicago PD (NBC) [Series Premiere]
Thursday, January 98:30pm - Parks and Recreation (NBC)9pm - White Collar (USA)10pm - The Spoils of Babylon (IFC)
Friday, January 108pm - Bones (Fox)Undercover Boss (CBS)9pm - Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)9:30pm - Enlisted (Fox) [Series Premiere]10pm - Banshee (Cinemax)Blue Bloods (CBS)Helix (Syfy) [Series Premiere]
True Detective premieres Sunday, January 12-
Sunday, January 129pm - Shameless (Showtime)True Detective (HBO) [Series Premiere]10pm - Girls (HBO)House of Lies (Showtime)10:30pm - Episodes (Showtime)
Monday, January 138pm - Hart of Dixie (The CW)How I Met Your Mother (CBS)Lost Girl (Syfy)Switched at Birth (ABC Family)8:30pm - 2 Broke Girls (CBS)9pm - The Fosters (ABC Family)Being Human (Syfy)Beauty and the Beast (The CW)Sleepy Hollow (Fox)Mike & Molly (CBS)9:30pm - Mom (CBS)10pm - Archer (FX)Bitten (Syfy) [Series Premiere]Don't Trust Andrew Mayne (A&E) [Series Premiere]The Blacklist (NBC)Intelligence (CBS)10:30pm - Chozen (FX)
Tuesday, January 148pm - The Originals (The CW)9pm - Face Off (Syfy)Supernatural (The CW)Friday Night Tykes (Esquire)NCIS - LA(CBS)10:30pm - Kroll Show (Comedy Central)
Wednesday, January 158pm – Arrow (The CW)American Idol (Fox)Melissa & Joey (ABC Family)8:30pm – Baby Daddy (ABC Family)Suburgatory (ABC)9pm - The Tomorrow People (The CW)Criminal Minds (CBS)10pm – CSI (CBS)Jim Rome (Showtime)Men at Work (TBS)Nashville (ABC)Real World - Ex-Plosion (MTV)
Thursday, January 1611pm - Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory (MTV)
Friday, January 179pm - Cold Justice (TNT)10pm – APB with Troy Dunn (TNT)
Saturday, January 1811:30pm - Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Sunday, January 1910pm - Sherlock (PBS)The Following (Fox)10:30pm - Looking (HBO) [Series Premiere]
Monday, January 208pm - Hollywood Game Night (NBC)9pm - Klondike (Discovery) [Series Premiere]
Tuesday, January 2110pm - Opposite Worlds (Syfy) [Series Premiere]
Wednesday, January 229pm - Ghost Hunters (Syfy)10pm - Workaholics (Comedy Central)10:30pm - Broad City (Comedy Central) [Series Premiere]Wahlburgers (A&E) [Series Premiere]
Thursday, January 238pm - The Vampire Diaries (The CW)9pm - Rake (Fox) [Series Premiere]Reign (The CW)10pm - King of the Nerds (TBS)
Saturday, January 259pm - Black Sails (Starz) [Series Premiere]
Tuesday, January 2810pm - The Capones (Reelz)
Wednesday, January 2910pm - Fleming - The Man Who Would Be Bond (BBC America) [Series Premiere]