January 2017 Premiere Dates: When will your favorite TV shows return?

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The new year has begun, and with it the return of prime-time television. Sherlock Holmes and the O'Neal family may have taken time off for the holidays, but they are now back in residence in the living room. While some shows, including Sherlock, The Bachelor and The New Celebrity Apprentice, have gotten an early start on the season, others, including the lovable slackers on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and the too-cool residents of Portlandiaare just kicking off. 

Along with reality TV show Hell's Kitchen and longtime favorite Law & Order: SVU,the complicated life of Olivia Pope on Scandal, a show whose ratings have recently declined, will return. The book-to-TV adaptation of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events will premiere on Netflix.  

Check out all the midseason and season premiere dates for January 2017. (All times Eastern.)


Tuesday, Jan. 3

New Girl — 8 p.m. on Fox
The Wall series premiere — 8 p.m. on NBC
The Middle — 8 p.m. on ABC
American Housewife — 8:30 p.m. on ABC
Chicago Fire — 9 p.m. on NBC
Bones season premiere — 9 p.m. on Fox
Fresh Off the Boat — 9 p.m. on ABC
The Real O'Neals — 9:30 p.m. on ABC
Chicago P.D. — 10 p.m. on NBC

Wednesday, Jan. 4

Blindspot — 8 p.m. on NBC
The Goldbergs — 8 p.m. on ABC
Lethal Weapon — 8 p.m. on Fox
Speechless — 8:30 p.m. on ABC
Law & Order: SVU — 9 p.m. on NBC
Star — 9 p.m. on Fox

Modern Family — 9 p.m. on ABC

Black-ish — 9:30 p.m. on ABC
Match Game — 10 p.m. on ABC
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia season premiere — 10 p.m. on FXX)
Man Seeking Woman season premiere — 10:30 p.m. on FXX


Thursday, Jan. 5

Superstore — 8 p.m. on NBC
Hell's Kitchen season premiere — 8 p.m. on Fox
The Big Bang Theory — 8 p.m. on CBS
The Good Place — 8:30 p.m.on NBC
The Great Indoors — 8:30 p.m. on CBS
Mom — 9 p.m. on CBS
Nashville season premiere — 9 p.m. on CMT
Chicago Med — 9 p.m. on NBC
Life in Pieces — 9:30 p.m. on CBS
The Blacklist — 10 p.m. on NBC
Pure Genius — 10 p.m. on CBS
Portlandia season premiere — 10 p.m. on IFC

Friday, Jan. 6

One Day at a Time — Netflix
Rosewood — 8 p.m. on Fox
Grimm season premiere — 8 p.m. on Fox
Emerald City series premiere — 9 p.m. on NBC
Sleepy Hollow season premiere — 9 p.m. on Fox

Tuesday, Jan. 10

This Is Us — 9 p.m. on NBC
Taboo 10 p.m. on FX

Wednesday, Jan. 11

Schitt's Creek — 8 p.m on Pop
Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce — 10 p.m. on Bravo

Thursday, Jan. 12

Mad Families — Crackle
My Kitchen Rules — 9 p.m. on Fox
Colony — 10 p.m. on USA
Caraoke Showdown 10:30 p.m. on Spike

Friday, Jan. 13

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events — Netflix
Sneaky Pete — Amazon

Sunday, Jan. 15

Homeland — 9 p.m. on Showtime
The Young Pope — 9 p.m. on HBO
Victoria — 9 p.m. on PBS

Tuesday, Jan. 17

No Tomorrow — 9 p.m. on The CW

Wednesday, Jan. 18

Six — 10 p.m. on History

Thursday, Jan. 19

Scandal — 9 p.m. on ABC
Baskets — 10 p.m. on FX

Friday, Jan. 20

Frontier — Netflix

Sunday, Jan. 22

Mercy Street — 8 p.m. on PBS
Hunted — 10 p.m. on CBS

Wednesday, Jan. 25

The Path — Hulu
The Magicians — 9 p.m. on Syfy
Suits — 10 p.m. on USA

Wednesday, Jan. 25

Hunted — 8 p.m. on CBS
Frequency — 9 p.m. on The CW

Thursday, Jan. 26

Riverdale — 9 p.m. on The CW
Pure Genius — 10 p.m. on CBS

Sunday, Jan. 29

Black Sails — 9 p.m. on Starz

Monday, Jan. 30

Gotham — 8 p.m. on Fox
Lucifer — 9 p.m. on Fox

Tuesday, Jan. 31

The Fosters — 8 p.m. on Freeform
Switched at Birth — 9 p.m. on Freeform

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