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Winter 2012 TV debut dates: No promises, but thanks to a public shaming, I appear to be back

In television on 01/03/2012 at 12:31 am

Note: Updates to add Walking Dead and Lilyhammer dates, plus estimated return dates for Mad Men and True Blood.

“You’re the worst [fallen Mennonite expletive deleted] TV blogger ever.”

Fortunately, this harsh statement came from a dear friend. He has a point (and was emboldened by a pint or two, thus doubly accounting for the fallen Mennonite classification). I’ve been a little absent from this TV blog, but I have my reasons. Maybe I’ll tell you about it some time. Like when the show Awake premieres (on NBC, date TBA), at which time I will also get around to blogging about the tooclosetothetruth A Gifted Man. But until then, let’s just keep it  moving shall we?

Here are the return dates for what I deem to be the most important new and returning series, keeping in  mind all times are ET and all bcast details are from a Montreal POV. If you wanna know a date and you don’t see it here, well then send me a jaysus email, for pity sake (with thanks to Chris from Shaw Media for adding Global bcast details for Touch Jan. 25 and March 19*). Likewise, if you spot an error, pat yourself on the back, leave a saucy comment on the Twitter and then drop me another jaysus email. We good? K. Here goes:

January 2012

Jan. 3

Work It debuts on ABC at 8:30 p.m. ET

Jan. 4

Bomb Girls debuts on Global at 8 p.m. ET

I Get That a Lot debuts on CBS at 8 p.m. ET

Mobbed debuts on Fox at 9 p.m. ET

Jan. 7

The Crimson Petal and the White debuts on HBO Canada at 9 p.m. ET

Jan. 8

The Firm on NBC and on Global at 9 p.m. ET (moving to regular timeslot Jan. 12)

Jan. 9

Shameless returns to The Movie Network at 9 p.m. ET

House of Lies debuts on The Movie Network at 10 p.m. ET

Californication returns to The Movie Network at 10:30 p.m. ET

Jan. 10

Arctic Air debuts on CBC at 9 p.m. ET

Jan. 11

Are You There, Chelsea? debuts on NBC at 8:30 p.m. ET

Jan. 12

30 Rock has its season debut on NBC at 8 p.m. ET

Rob debuts on CBS at 8:30 p.m. ET

The Finder debuts on Fox at 9 p.m. ET

Jan. 13

Fringe returns midseason to Fox at 9 p.m. ET

Real Time with Bill Maher returns to HBO Canada at 10  p.m. ET

Jan. 15

Less Than Kind returns to HBO Canada at 8 p.m. ET

Undercover Boss returns on CBS at 8 p.m.  ET

Napoleon Dynamite debuts on Fox at 8:30 p.m. ET

Jan. 16

Alcatraz debuts on Fox at 8 p.m ET

Betty White’s Off Their Rockers (preview only) on NBC and on CBC at 9:30 p.m. ET

Jan. 18

American Idol returns on Fox at 8 p.m. ET

Jan. 25

Touch previews only on Fox and on Global at 9 p.m. ET *

Jan. 29

Spartacus:  Vengeance debuts on The Movie Network at 10 p.m. ET

Luck premieres on HBO Canada at 9 p.m. ET

Jan. 31

Smash premieres on NBC at 10 p.m. ET and on Feb. 6 on CTV

February 2012

Feb. 3

Who Do You Think You Are? returns for second season on NBC at 8 p.m. ET

Feb. 5

The Voice returns after the Super Bowl on NBC and on CTV

Feb. 6

Smash gets its Canadian broadcast premiere on CTV

Lilyhammer debuts online on Netflix.ca starting

Feb. 7

The River premieres on ABC at 9 p.m. ET

Feb. 12

Celebrity Apprentice has its season debut on NBC at 9 p.m. ET

The Walking Dead continues from it’s Season 2 winter break on AMC and iTunes

March 2012

March 4

GCB debuts on ABC and CTV at 10 p.m. ET

March 6

Breaking In returns on Fox at 8 p.m. ET

March 13

Fashion Star debuts on NBC at 9 p.m. ET

March 15

Missing debuts on ABC at 8 p.m. ET

March 19

Touch debuts on Fox and Global at 9 p.m. ET *

March tba

Mad Men returns to AMC and iTunes

June 2012

True Blood returns to HBO Canada, specific date tba

Other shows with debut dates tba:

Bent on NBC

Best Friends Forever on NBC

Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management on CTV

Don’t Trust the [bad word] in Apt. 23 on ABC

Scandal on ABC

dduguay@montrealgazette.com

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