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January 2011 TV Calendar of Premieres, Specials & Finales

by Jason Hughes, posted Jan 3rd 2011 8:00AM
'Parks & Recreation' / Oprah Winfrey ' /American Idol'
A new year means new television, as well as the returns of most of our fall favorites from their holiday breaks. This year brings a whole new network to the television landscape as well, as Oprah Winfrey wrapped production on her syndicated talk show to bring us OWN. The network premieres with previews of most of its new shows throughout the day on Jan. 1, before rolling out its full schedule the first week of the month.

'American Idol' returns for its highly anticipated 10th season, with Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez on board as new judges and a shift to Wednesdays and Thursdays. NBC rolls out its full night of comedy on Thursdays, featuring the return of 'Parks & Recreation' and new series 'Perfect Couples.' Over on 'The Bachelor,' the reality competition brings back its first ever repeat bachelor with Brad Womack.

Three British remakes launch in January as well, including MTV's take on the teen drama 'Skins,' and Syfy's reimagining of 'Being Human.' Showtime has the third, with 'Shameless' airing in conjunction with the new season of 'Californication' and the premiere of Matt LeBlanc's new series, 'Episodes.' Other premieres include 'Bob's Burgers,' 'The Cape,' 'Lights Out,' and new seasons for 'Primeval,' 'V,' 'Southland,' 'Merlin,' 'Robot Chicken,' 'Tosh.0,' and 'Archer.' Also in January, we bid a final farewell to 'Caprica,' 'Medium' and 'Life Unexpected.'

With all that going on, you might want to hang on to this handy guide to all the month has to offer.

Saturday, January 1
12:00AM - 'Countdown to OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network' (OWN) special presentation
11:00 - 'HGTV Rose Parade 2011' (HGTV) special presentation
12:00PM - 'Oprah's Guide to OWN: The New Oprah Winfrey Network' (OWN) special presentation
1:00 - 'HGTV Dream Home 2011' (HGTV) special presentation
1:00 - 'Kidnapped by the Kids: OWN Sneak Peek' (OWN) special presentation
2:00 - 'Cash & Cari' (HGTV) series premiere
2:00 - 'Oprah Presents Master Class: Jay-Z' (OWN) special presentation
2:30 - 'Selling New York' (HGTV) 2nd season premiere
3:00 - 'Enough Already with Peter Walsh: OWN Sneak Peek' (OWN) special presentation
3:00 - 'House Hunter Million Dollar Homes' (HGTV) special presentation
4:00 - 'RV 2011' (HGTV) special presentation
4:00 - 'Searching For...: OWN Sneak Peek' (OWN) special presentation
5:00 - 'Rose Bowl Game Presented by Vizio' (ESPN) special presentation
5:00 - 'Million Dollar Rooms' (HGTV) special presentation
5:00 - 'Miracle Detectives: OWN Sneak Peek' (OWN) special presentation
7:00 - 'Dan Vs.' (Hub) special presentation
8:00 - 'Candice Tells All' (HGTV) series premiere
8:00 - 'Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes: Episode 1' (OWN) special presentation
8:30 - 'Dear Genevieve' (HGTV) 4th season premiere
8:30 - 'Tostitos Fiesta Bowl' (EPSN) special presentation
9:00 - 'Primeval' (BBC America) 4th season premiere
9:00 - 'Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes: Episode 2' (OWN) special presentation

Sunday, January 2
7:00 - 'Football Night in America' (NBC) 5th season finale
8:00 - 'Iron Chef America' (Food) 9th season premiere
8:00 - 'Ask Oprah's All-Stars #1' (OWN) special presentation
8:15 - 'Sunday Night Football' (NBC) 24th season finale
9:00 - 'Rise of the Jellyfish' (Discovery) special presentation
9:00 - 'My Fair Wedding with David Tutera' (WE) 4th season premiere
9:00 - 'What Chilli Wants' (VH1) 2nd season premiere
9:00 - 'Worst Cooks in America' (Food) 2nd season premiere
10:00 - 'Oprah Presents Master Class' (OWN) series premiere
10:00 - 'Rich Bride, Poor Bride' (WE) 5th season premiere

Monday, January 3
8:00 - 'Antiques Roadshow' (PBS) 15th season premiere
8:00 - 'The Bachelor' (ABC) 15th season premiere
8:00 - 'Enough Already with Peter Walsh' (OWN) series premiere
8:00 - 'Pretty Little Liars' (ABC Family) 1st season mid-season premiere
8:15 - 'Regular Show' (Cartoon Network) 2nd season premiere
8:30 - 'Discover Orange Bowl' (ESPN) special presentation
9:00 - 'The Closer' (TNT) 6th season finale
9:00 - 'The Craigslist Killer' (Lifetime) special presentation
9:00 - 'Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives' (Food) 11th season premiere
9:00 - 'Greek' (ABC Family) 4th season premiere
9:00 - 'My Big Friggin Wedding' (VH1) 1st season finale
10:00 - 'The Best Thing I Ever Ate' (Food) 4th season finale
10:00 - 'Disappeared' (ID) 3rd season premiere
10:00 - 'In the Bedroom with Dr. Laura Berman' (OWN) series premiere
10:00 - 'Mario Lopez: Saved by the Baby' (VH1) 1st season finale
10:00 - 'The Opener' (TLC) series premiere

Tuesday, January 4
6:00 - 'Caprica' (Syfy) 1st season mid-season premiere
8:00 - 'The Biggest Loser' (NBC) 11th season premiere
8:00 - 'Live to Dance' (CBS) series premiere
8:30 - 'All-State Sugar Bowl' (ESPN) special presentation
9:00 - 'Dangerous Encounters' (National Geographic Wild) series premiere
9:00 - 'V' (ABC) 2nd season premiere
10:00 - '16 & Pregnant: Where Are They Now?' (MTV) special presentation
10:00 - 'Caprica' (Syfy) series finale
10:00 - 'Chopped' (Food) 6th season premiere
10:00 - 'Southland' (TNT) 3rd season premiere
11:00 - 'Permanent Mark' (Spike) series premiere

Wednesday, January 5
8:00 - 'Mystery Diagnosis' (OWN) 10th season premiere
9:00 - 'Border Wars' (National Geographic) 2nd season finale
9:00 - '37th Annual People's Choice Awards' (CBS) special presentation
9:00 - 'Ghost Hunters International' (Syfy) 2nd season mid-season premiere
9:00 - 'Prophets of Doom' (History) special presentation
10:00 - '1000 Ways to Die' (Spike) 3rd season finale
10:00 - 'Are We There Yet?' (TBS) 2nd season premiere
10:00 - 'I Shouldn't Be Alive' (Animal Planet) 4th season premiere
10:00 - 'Miracle Detectives' (OWN) series premiere
10:00 - 'Primetime: Extreme Weight Loss: Celebrities Tell All' (ABC) special presentation

Thursday, January 6
8:00 - 'Wipeout' (ABC) 4th season premiere
10:00 - 'Ace of Cakes' (Food) 10th season premiere
10:00 - 'Jersey Shore' (MTV) 2nd season mid-season premiere
10:00 - 'Nightmare Next Door' (ID) series premiere

Friday, January 7
7:00 - 'Young Justice' (Cartoon Network) series premiere
8:00 - 'AT&T Cotton Bowl '11' (Fox) special presentation
8:00 - 'Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes' (OWN) series premiere
9:00 - 'Law & Order: UK' (BBC America) 1st season finale
9:00 - 'Say Yes to the Dress' (TLC) 6th season premiere
9:00 - 'Your Own Show: Oprah's Search for the Next TV Star' (OWN) series premiere
10:00 - 'Four Weddings' (TLC) 3rd season premiere
10:00 - 'Merlin' (Syfy) 3rd season premiere
10:00 - 'Outrageous Food' (Food) 1st season finale
10:00 - 'Twisted' (ID) 2nd season premiere

Saturday, January 8
4:30 - 'NFL Wild Card Game #1' (NBC) special presentation
8:00 - 'Change of Plans' (Fox) special presentation
8:00 - 'It's Me or the Dog' (Animal Planet) 3rd season premiere
8:00 - 'NFL Wild Card Game #2' (NBC) special presentation
9:00 - 'Celebrity Ghost Stories' (BBC America) 2nd season finale
9:00 - 'Perfectly Prudence' (Hallmark) special presentation

Sunday, January 9
8:00 - 'Food Network Challenge' (Food) 12th season premiere
8:00 - 'Infested!' (Animal Planet) series premiere
8:00 - 'Ask Oprah's All-Stars #2' (OWN) special presentation
8:00 - 'Sonny with a Chance' (Disney) 2nd season finale
8:30 - 'Bob's Burgers' (Fox) series premiere
9:00 - 'Alaska State Troopers' (National Geographic) 2nd season premiere
9:00 - 'Californication' (Showtime) 4th season premiere
9:00 - 'The Cape' (NBC) series premiere
9:00 - 'Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane' (Style) 4th season premiere
9:00 - 'Masterpiece!' (PBS) 41st season premiere
9:00 - 'Haiti Rising: Life in the Ruins' (Nickelodeon) special presentation
9:00 - 'The Wild Within' (Travel) series premiere
9:30 - 'Episodes' (Showtime) series premiere
10:00 - 'Shameless' (Showtime) series premiere
10:00 - 'William, Kate & 8 Royal Weddings' (TLC) special presentation
11:45 - 'Robot Chicken' (Cartoon Network) 5th season premiere

Monday, January 10
8:30 - 'Tostitos BCS National Championship Game' (ESPN) special presentation
9:00 - 'The Bad Girls Club' (Oxygen) 6th season premiere
9:00 - 'Love That Girl' (TV One) 2nd season premiere
9:00 - 'You're Cut Off!' (VH1) 2nd season premiere
10:00 - 'Hoarders' (A&E) 3rd season finale
10:00 - 'Men of a Certain Age' (TNT) 2nd season mid-season finale
10:00 - 'Stolen Voices, Buried Secrets' (ID) series premiere
10:00 - 'True Life' (MTV) season finale
10:00 - 'The X Life' (VH1) series premiere

Tuesday, January 11
8:00 - 'I, Predator' (Animal Planet) series premiere
9:00 - 'The Haney Project' (Golf) 3rd season premiere
9:00 - 'Millionaire Matchmaker' (Bravo) 4th season finale
9:30 - 'Pipe Dream' (Golf) series premiere
10:00 - 'The Game' (BET) 4th season premiere
10:00 - 'Lights Out' (FX) series premiere
10:00 - 'Teen Moms' (MTV) 3rd season premiere
10:00 - 'Tosh.0' (Comedy Central) 3rd season premiere
10:30 - 'Onion Sportsdome' (Comedy Central) series premiere
11:00 - 'Let's Stay Together' (BET) series premiere

Wednesday, January 12
9:00 - '10.0 Megaquake' (History) special presentation
9:00 - 'I'll Do Anything' (BBC America) 1st season finale
9:00 - 'The Will: Family Secrets Revealed' (ID) 1st season finale
10:00 - 'I Was Conned' (ID) special presentation
10:00 - 'Off the Map' (ABC) series premiere

Thursday, January 13
7:00 - 'Swarm Chasers' (Animal Planet) series premiere
10:00 - 'Beyond Scared Straight' (A&E) series premiere

Friday, January 14
8:30 - 'The Critics' Choice Movie Awards Red Carpet Special' (VH1) special presentation
9:00 - 'Flying Wild Alaska' (Discovery) series premiere
9:00 - 'The Ricky Gervais Show' (HBO) 2nd season premiere
9:00 - '16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards' (VH1) special presentation
10:00 - 'Confessions: Animal Hoarding' (Animal Planet) 1st season mid-season premiere
10:00 - 'Conviction Kitchen' (Planet Green) 2nd season premiere
10:00 - 'Real Time with Bill Maher' (HBO) 9th season premiere
11:00 - 'Comedy Central Presents: Best of 2011' (Comedy Central) special presentation

Saturday, January 15
12:00AM - 'Funny or Die Presents' (HBO) 2nd season premiere
8:00PM - 'NFC Division Playoffs' (Fox) special presentation
9:00 - 'DSW Presents the Miss American Pageant' (ABC) special presentation
9:00 - 'Behemoth' (Syfy) special presentation

Sunday, January 16
7:00 - 'The 2011 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Special' (NBC) special presentation
8:00 - 'The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards' (NBC) special presentation
8:00 - 'Ask Oprah's All-Stars #3' (OWN) special presentation
9:00 - 'Big Love' (HBO) 5th season premiere
10:00 - 'Denis Leary and Friends Present Douchebags and Donuts' (Comedy Central) special presentation

Monday, January 17
7:00 - 'I'm in the Band' (Disney XD) 2nd season premiere
9:00 - 'Being Human' (Syfy) series premiere
10:00 - 'Harry's Law' (NBC) series premiere
10:00 - 'Heavy' (A&E) series premiere
10:00 - 'Skins' (MTV) series premiere

Tuesday, January 18
8:00 - 'Life Unexpected' (CW) series finale
10:00 - 'Glory Daze' (TBS) 1st season finale
10:00 - 'White Collar' (USA) 2nd season mid-season premiere

Wednesday, January 19
8:00 - 'American Idol' (Fox) 10th season premiere
9:30 - 'Tyler Perry's House of Payne' (TBS) 6th season finale
10:00 - 'Hot in Cleveland' (TV Land) 2nd season premiere
10:00 - 'James Ellroy's LA: City of Demons' (ID) series premiere
10:30 - 'Retired at 35' (Comedy Central) series premiere
11:00 - 'Blue Mountain State' (Spike) 2nd season finale

Thursday, January 20
8:30 - 'Perfect Couples' (NBC) series premiere
9:00 - 'Royal Pains' (USA) 2nd season mid-season premiere
9:30 - 'Parks & Recreation' (NBC) 3rd season premiere
10:00 - 'Fairly Legal' (USA) series premiere

Friday, January 21
8:00 - 'Kitchen Nightmares' (Fox) 3rd season premiere
8:00 - 'Medium' (CBS) series finale
9:00 - 'Meet the In-Laws' (CMT) series premiere
9:30 - 'My Big Redneck Wedding' (CMT) series premiere
10:00 - 'Onion News Network' (IFC) series premiere
10:00 - 'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena' (Starz) series premiere
10:30 - 'Portlandia' (IFC) series premiere
11:00 - 'Comedy Central Presents' (Comedy Central) 15th season premiere

Saturday, January 22
9:00 - 'Backyard Wedding' (Hallmark) special presentation
10:00 - 'Pit Bulls & Parolees' (Animal Planet) 2nd season finale

Sunday, January 23
3:00 - 'NFC Championship Game' (Fox) special presentation
6:30 - 'AFC Championship Game' (Fox) special presentation
8:00 - 'Mean Girls 2' (ABC Family) special presentation
8:00 - 'Ask Oprah's All-Stars #4' (OWN) special presentation
10:00 - 'Kourtney & Kim Take New York' (E!) series premiere
10:30 - 'Holly's World' (E!) 2nd season premiere

Monday, January 24
12:00AM - 'Mongo Wrestling Alliance' (Cartoon Network) series premiere
8:00PM - 'Rupaul's Drag Race: Casting Special' (Logo) special presentation
9:00 - 'Rupaul's Drag Race' (Logo) 3rd season premiere
10:00 - 'My Life is a Zoo' (National Geographic Wild) series premiere
10:30 - 'Rupaul's Drag Race: Untucked' (Logo) 2nd season premiere

Tuesday, January 25
9:00 - 'Joan & Melissa' (WE) series premiere
9:00 - 'Million Dollar Money Drop' (Fox) 1st season finale
10:00 - 'A Stand Up Mother' (WE) series premiere

Wednesday, January 26
9:00 - 'Sons of Guns' (Discovery) series premiere
10:00 - 'Clean House' (Style) 10th season premiere
10:00 - 'Desert Car Kings' (Discovery) series premiere
10:00 - 'Dog the Bounty Hunter: 200th Retrospective' (A&E) special presentation
10:00 - 'Face Off' (Syfy) series premiere
11:00 - 'Being Erica' (SoapNET) 3rd season premiere

Thursday, January 27
10:00 - 'Archer' (FX) 2nd season premiere

Friday, January 28
8:00 - 'Working Class' (CMT) series premiere
10:00 - 'Real Time with Bill Maher' (HBO) 200th episode

Saturday, January 29
8:00 - 'Goodnight for Justice' (Hallmark Movie) special presentation
9:00 - 'Mega Python vs. Gatoroid' (Syfy) special presentation
9:00 - 'US Figure Skating Championships' (NBC) special presentation
10:00 - 'Boomtown' (Planet Green) series premiere
10:00 - 'Nick Kroll: Thank You Very Cool' (Comedy Central) special presentation
10:00 - 'Kidnap & Rescue' (Discovery) series premiere
10:00 - 'Pit Boss' (Animal Planet) 2nd season premiere

Sunday, January 30
7:00 - 'NFC Pro Bowl' (Fox) special presentation
8:00 - 'Cameramen Who Dare' (National Geographic Wild) series premiere
8:00 - 'Jerseylicious' (Style) 2nd season finale
8:00 - '17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards' (TBS/TNT) special presentation
8:30 - 'Good Luck Charlie' (Disney) 1st season finale
9:00 - 'The Lost Valentine' (CBS) special presentation

Monday, January 31
9:00 - 'Donald J. Trump's Fabulous World of Golf' (Golf) 2nd season premiere
9:00 - 'Lie to Me' (Fox) 3rd season mid-season finale
10:00 - 'Border Wars: Super Sunday' (National Geographic) special presentation

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alk02g

Cake Boss on the 31st is the start of the 4th season. Kitchen Boss premieres a week before that. And I think MTV is considering the new show (on the 11th) to be Teen Mom 2 season 1, rather than Teen Mom season 3.

January 07 2011 at 10:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kaycee

Awesome. Now I can look back and see what I missed on Jan 1st and 2nd.

January 03 2011 at 1:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Jason Hughes

Yeah, sorry about that. The holiday week and the first day of the month falling on a Saturday (and being a holiday as well) threw me off track a bit this month. We will take steps to ensure this doesn't happen in future installments.

January 04 2011 at 12:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
melaniex2h

I live in Fenton, MI 48430. I am wanting to know where or what channel OWN is located. Thank you,
Melanie Holt

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