One of the worst parts of winter is when all the best shows go on hiatus. When the cold weather sets in, there inexplicably aren’t any new episodes to watch from the cozy comfort of home. Luckily, we’ve made it through! Here’s a list of some of the top TV shows that are back, shows that will be starting up and shows that will be back over the next few months. Lucky you, dates with your DVR can start up again.
Shows that have already returned (to name just a few) include: Modern Family, Revenge, Once Upon a Time and Grey’s Anatomy on ABC; How I Met Your Mother on CBS; Vampire Diaries on CW; Girls on HBO; Downton Abbey on PBS; Product Runway on Lifetime and American Idol, Glee and New Girl on FOX.
If that’s not enough to keep you busy, the networks are trying out some new shows this spring. There’s Deception and 1600 Penn on NBC, The Carrie Diaries on the CW (a replacement for Gossip Girl and prequel to Sex and the City). FOX has introduced The Following, in which Kevin Bacon takes a break from movies to chase a serial killer. If you’re into competitions, ABC is sure to make you hungry with The Taste, in which judges like Anthony Bourdain blindly critique dishes by chefs and select teams to mentor. So it’s like The Voice with food. All of these shows are out already, so get caught up now!
Do No Harm on NBC — the first of these shows that isn’t out already — premieres January 31 and is basically about a modern-day neuroscientist going through an unfortunate Jekyll/Hyde situation. Stephen Pasquale from Rescue Me stars as the man losing control. ABC’s new Zero Hour premieres on February 14, and centers on a man who must decipher clues to follow a treasure map in order to save his wife.
White Collar returns from its midseason hiatus on January 28. This is the fourth season following the adventures of a lovable white collar criminal turned FBI consultant.
Smash is back for a surprise second season on February 5. This show following the the birth of a Broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe adds Jennifer Hudson to the cast. After her role as Effie in Dreamgirls, everyone knows she has the ability to steal the show. Maybe she’ll fix this one, which is promising, but not perfect.
The Walking Dead will return on February 10, as will our weekly live blog. Refresh your memory about the episode eight here. Goodness knows we’ve waited long enough to find out what happens to our beloved band of survivors.
Psych returns February 27 for a seventh season.
For all the BBC fans out there, Doctor Who will return on March 30. It can’t come fast enough, after the mystery of Clara Oswin Oswald left us reeling in the Christmas special.
Brace yourself — Game of Thrones will be back on March 31. Based on the novels by George R. R. Martin, this season of the popular HBO series will focus on half of A Storm of Swords, the third book.
This week also marks the final episode of 30 Rock — here’s a list of other TV shows in their last season.
Do you have a favorite show returning that’s not in this post? Let us know in the comments below!
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