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'Archer,' 'Lights Out' Dates Set, Plus Notable TV Premieres for January and February

by Maureen Ryan, posted Nov 30th 2010 3:30PM
There's lots of TV coming our way early next year.

This morning I compiled a list of January premiere dates (with the help of the ever-useful Futon Critic site). I also reworked my December schedule as well, and though I normally compile these schedules for my own use, I thought I'd share the resulting lists of notable TV dates with everyone else.

The timing seemed to be right, given that a few minutes after I posted that January roster, FX confirmed a couple of upcoming dates on the TV schedule: 'Lights Out' will debut Jan. 11 and the animated series 'Archer' will return to the danger zone Jan. 27. (For those of you asking, 'Justified' returns in February -- there's no exact date for that yet.)

So presented for your approval, here are dozens of notable TV returns and premieres that will arrive on your TV in the next couple of months:
Wednesday Dec 1

Terriers finale on FX.

Sunday Dec 5

Season finale of Boardwalk Empire on HBO.

Season finale of Walking Dead on AMC.

[NOTE: A 15-minute Game of Thrones documentary airs before Boardwalk Empire.]

Monday Dec 6


Season 2 of Men of a Certain Age arrives on TNT.

Tuesday Dec 7

Warehouse 13 and Eureka Christmas air specials on Syfy.

Sunday Dec. 12


Wishful Drinking -- Carrie Fisher's one-woman show -- premieres on HBO

Leverage returns on TNT.

Thursday Dec 16


Two-hour Burn Notice finale, featuring guest stars Jay Karnes and Tim Matheson.

Saturday Dec 18

Ricky Gervais Out of England -- a comedy special on HBO.

Saturday Dec 25


Doctor Who Christmas special.

Tuesday Jan 4

V returns on ABC.

Caprica burnoff on Syfy -- five remaining episodes air.

Thursday Jan 6

Season 3 of Jersey Shore on MTV.

Sunday Jan 9


Episodes debuts on Showtime.

Shameless debuts on Showtime.

Tuesday Jan 11


Lights Out debuts on FX.

Wednesday Jan 12


Off the Map (new Shonda Rhimes drama) debuts on ABC.

Sunday Jan 16


Big Love returns for its final season on HBO.

Monday Jan 17

The Cape debuts on NBC.

Being Human debuts on Syfy.

US version of Skins debuts on MTV.

Harry's Law debuts on NBC.

Tuesday Jan 18


White Collar returns on USA.

Wednesday Jan 19


American Idol returns on Fox.

Hot in Cleveland returns on TV Land.

Thursday Jan 20

Parks and Recreation returns on NBC. Yay!

Fairly Legal debuts on USA.

Royal Pains returns on USA.

American Idol Thursday edition debuts.

Friday Jan 21


Spartacus: Gods of the Arena debuts on Starz.

Monday Jan 24


RuPaul's Drag Race Season. I love me some Ru.

Thursday Jan 27


Archer returns on FX. 'Bout time.

Monday Feb 7


The Chicago Code debuts on Fox.


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Mo Ryan

Aaack, sorry for the errors. I've fixed those.

November 30 2010 at 9:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
theschnauzers

BBC America airs the original "Being Human," a few months after it airs in the UK.

I do wonder if the SyFy version may confuse some viewers who are aware of the original.

November 30 2010 at 7:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Donna

Love the list - thanks Maureen. But Nov. 30 was a Tuesday and Dec. 15 is a Wednesday.

November 30 2010 at 3:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jon Carpenter

Shameless and Episodes start on the 9th, not the 7th

November 30 2010 at 3:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Katja

Being Human on SyFy? I hope to all that is holy they haven't done a remake! And I wish it wasn't on SyFy. Being Human deserves more than that... They'll probably butcher it like they did Caprica.

November 30 2010 at 3:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Jon Carpenter

Yes it is a remake, but it surprisingly looks pretty good. Great cast and the original creator is on board

November 30 2010 at 3:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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