Check out the latest TV premieres, The Wonder Girls special, and the best season premieres!
Jan. 11, Wednesday, 8:30pm/7:30c, NBC
Are You There, Chelsea?
Inspired by Chelsea Handler’s 2008 best-selling book, Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea, the show stars Laura Prepon as Chelsea Newman and stand-up comedian Ali Wong as Olivia, Chelsea’s best friend since childhood, who has a healthy love life and dreams beyond a New Jersey sports bar. The series follows Chelsea’s narration and observations of her circle of working-class twenty-something friends.
Jan. 13, Friday, 11pm ET/PT, G4!
Blade Anime Series
The G4 network exclusive Marvel original anime series debuts the supernatural Daywalker, Eric Brooks, known as Blade. Featuring action, terrifying villains, and bloodthirsty monsters, Blade is directed by Mitsuyuki Masuhara, written by Kenta Fukasaku, with music by Tetsuya Takahashi. Produced by Madhouse for Marvel Entertainment and Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan (SPEJ).
Jan. 16, Monday, 8pm/7c, Fox
One of Fox’s most anticipated premieres this year, the J.J. Abrams executive-produced drama centers on Officer Rebecca Madsen (Sarah Jones) and the world’s foremost Alcatraz expert, Dr. Diego Soto, (Jorge Garcia) as they investigate the reappearance of prisoners and guards who mysteriously disappeared from the famous prison decades ago. Alcatraz will premiere with a 2-hour episode and co-stars Bend it Like Beckham and ER’s Parminder Nagra.
Jan. 27, Friday, 10pm/11 ET/PT, STARZ
Katrina Law stars opposite Lucy Lawless and Liam McIntyre as the once-enslaved, now fierce fighter Mira in the internationally praised sequel to 2010’s Spartacus: Blood and Sand. The first season of Spartacus ended with an explosive finale as Spartacus led a brutal rampage at the House of Batiatus. Season 2 begins just a few weeks after that massacre, as Spartacus plans revenge on the man who killed his wife, begins to build an army, and schemes to topple the Roman empire.
Feb. 2, Thursday, 8pm ET, TeenNick
The Wonder Girls
K-Pop sensations The Wonder Girls and teen pop act The School Gyrls will give audiences an exclusive look into the adventures of The Wonder Girls as they make their U.S. debut during this TV special. The Girls stumble upon a talent competition at the legendary Apollo Theatre where they meet The School Gyrls, their new rivals. The plot unfolds with drama and romance, along with performances from both groups as the battle to the top ensues. The Wonder Girls will also feature cameos from executive producers J.Y. Park and TeenNick Chairman Nick Cannon.
Feb. 6, Monday, 10pm/9c, NBC
The American musical series, starring Debra Messing and co-executive produced by Steven Spielberg, revolves around a group of characters that put on a Broadway musical based on Marilyn Monroe’s life. Raza Jaffrey plays Dev, Karen’s (Katharine McPhee) loving and supportive boyfriend. There’s nothing more exciting than opening night, except maybe what it takes to get there, including who to cast as the Broadway star. From a complicated adoption to a womanizing director to the producer’s divorce proceedings, the roller coaster ride is a smash, with Hairspray’s songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman on board.
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Jan. 17, Tuesday, 10pm/9c TNT
Southland season premiere – Lucy Liu joins the cast of the critically acclaimed drama series as Officer Jessica Tang.
Tuesdays, 9pm/8c, Fox
New Girl – Zooey Deschanel stars as Jess and Hannah Simone as Cece, Jess’ childhood best friend and model with a killer deadpan.
Feb. 12, Sunday, 9pm/8c, AMC
The Walking Dead season premiere
The American post-apocalyptic horror series, based on the ongoing comic book series of the same name, co-stars Steven Yeun as Glenn. The first season was nominated for several awards, including Best Television Series Drama at the 68th Golden Globe Awards.
Fridays, 8pm/7c, The CW
During the second season, Live Free or Die Hard and Mission Impossible 3’s Maggie Q, along with Shane West and Lyndsy Fonseca, try to right the wrongs that Division has committed over the years. Nikita and Michael, former assassins, are now together and continue a journey of redemption.
Fridays, 9pm ET/8pm CT
An American fantasy/mystery/crime drama series co-starring Reggie Lee as Sgt. Wu, the cop drama set in present-day Portland, Oregon, puts a twist on the Brothers Grimm stories.
Fridays, 10pm/9c, IFC
German-Japanese-Venezuelan American Fred Armisen, co-creator and co-star of the IFC sketch series, welcomes viewers back to Fred & Carrie’s romanticized and satirical rendering of Portland, Oregon, for a second season.