Life in the Slow Lane

January 8, 2009

Winter/spring 2009 TV schedule features new shows, returning faves

Filed under: Television — pauljlane @ 11:06 am

Following, courtesy of Gannett News Service, is a listing of new shows set to debut this winter/spring, as well as some returning favorites.
New Shows
• Jan. 9: Howie Do It, NBC
Contestants are pranked by Howie Mandel, who is sometimes in disguise.
• Jan. 18: United States of Tara, Showtime
Toni Collette as a mother with multiple personalities. Created by Steven Spielberg.
• Jan. 21: Lie to Me, Fox
Tim Roth plays a man who can tell if people are lying. Good for work, not at home.
• Jan. 27: Trust Me, TNT
Tim Cavanagh and Eric McCormack play friends working at a Chicago ad agency.
• Feb. 13: Dollhouse, Fox
Eliza Dushku has had her personality wiped clean; she gets a new one each week. Created by Joss Whedon, of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” fame.
• Feb. 15: Eastbound & Down, HBO
Danny McBride plays a former major-leaguer returning to his hometown. Will Ferrell is a producer.
• March 9: Castle, ABC
Nathan Fillion gets another shot at TV stardom, playing a horror novelist who helps police.
• March 19: Kings, NBC
Modern-day drama based loosely on David vs. Goliath. Ian McShane and Christopher Egan star.
• March 24: Cupid, ABC.
Remake of the beloved-but-canceled series about a man who may be Cupid or may be crazy. Bobby Cannavale stars.
Returning shows
If you’ve been wondering where your favorite shows are, there’s a decent chance they are returning in the next few weeks. Networks are bringing back a lot of new shows; here are some of the most notable.
• Jan. 12: 24, Fox
• Jan. 13: American Idol, Fox
• Jan. 16: Friday Night Lights, NBC
Battlestar Galactica, Sci Fi
• Jan. 18: Big Love, HBO.
Flight of the Conchords, HBO
The L Word, Showtime
Hole In the Wall, FOX
• Jan. 21: Lost, ABC
Burn Notice, USA
• Jan. 27: The Closer, TNT
• Jan. 29: Hell’s Kitchen, Fox
• Feb. 2: Chuck, NBC
Heroes, NBC
Medium, NBC
• Feb. 4: Life, NBC
• Feb. 12: Survivor, CBS
• Feb. 13: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Fox
• Feb. 15: The Amazing Race, CBS
• March 1: The Apprentice, NBC
• March 9: Dancing With the Stars, ABC
• March 10: Rescue Me, FX
• March 11: South Park, Comedy Central
• March 12: Reno 911, Comedy Central

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