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Television Shows – Kicking off the 2013 Year

February 7, 2013 by 

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It’s a new year, with new resolutions, new beginnings, and new TV shows. We are starting the year off with many new shows vying for our attention.  Here is an introduction to some of the programs you can expect to find scheduled on your TV lineup!  Feel free to leave us your thoughts and opinions on what you are watching or not watching including the good, the bad and the ugly!

Banshee – Cinemax – Fridays 10/9c – Pilot aired on January 11

Ex-con Lucas Hood (Anthony Starr) assumes the identity of the sheriff in Banshee, PA.  Keeping up with his criminal activities, previous crime partners make their way to Banshee setting up an interesting dynamic.  Already renewed for a second season, looks like this one will be around for a while.

Continuum – Syfy – Mondays 8/7c – Pilot aired on January 14

The Canadian series makes its debut in the States. In 2077 Vancouver, terrorists escape their fates by travelling back in time to 2012. Now it is a mission against the clock to find the terrorists before they cause “time-affecting” troubles and change the course of History.  Ensemble cast includes Rachel Nichols, Victor Webster, Erik Knudsen, and Tony Amendola to name a few.

Cult – The CW – Tuesdays 9/8c – Premiere on February 19

A popular television show develops a following and a journalist begins to believe fans might be re-creating murders from the show’s storyline.  His investigation leads him to one of the show’s assistants and they begin to make connections.  Matt Davis and Former Prison Break bad boy, Robert Knepper star.

Deception – NBC – Mondays 10/9c – Pilot aired on January 7

Detective Joanna Locasto is convinced that her childhood friend’s death wasn’t an accident.  She gets close to the family again to try and discover their secrets, and find out the truth behind her friend’s death. An old romance and the lure of her old lifestyle adds to the drama. Meagan Good appears as Joanna and Alias Victor Garber is the head of the Bowers family.

Defiance – Syfy – Mondays 9/8c – Premiere on April 13

The Human race now shares the Earth with the Votans, a race that suffered the destruction of their home world.  After several years of negotiations to co-exist, the races enter into war.  Jeb Nolan’s hometown was St. Louis, Missouri, but is now called Defiance and serves as a refugee camp.  When Jeb returns to Defiance, he becomes the new chief law-keeper as he strives to help the refugees live together in peace.  The new sci-fi show will welcome the five year Dexter’s Rita, Julie Benz and Gale Harold  from the US version of Queer As Folk.

Do No Harm – NBC – Thursdays 10/9c – Pilot aired on January 31

Dr. Jason Cole (Steven Pasquales) is a young neurosurgeon. Every day from 8:25 pm until 8:25 am, Jason’s body is taken over by Ian, an alternate dark side personality.  How can Jason manage this secret with his everyday life and job? Which personality is actually the true person and what caused this to happen?

Golden Boy – CBS – Tuesdays 10/9c – Premiere on February 26

Walter William Clark is the youngest police commissioner in NYC’s history.  His ambition though, is about to catch up with him as the people he crossed on his way to get to the top are eager to see him fail.  At what personal and professional cost did he risk?  Theo James stars.

Legit – FX – Thursdays 10:30/9:30c – Pilot aired on January 17

Jim, an Australian comedian, experiences the struggles of life while trying to boost his career in LA as he tries to become more legit.  His friend and roommate, Steve, is still recovering from his divorce and from his brother’s illness which requires him to be confined to a wheelchair.  Jim Jefferies, Dan Bakkedahl and DJ Qualls star.

Mistresses – ABC – Tuesdays – Premiere on February 12

Four women finding their way in life, working through love, scandal and friendships.  Alyssa Milano returns to television as Savannah “Savi” Davis, a successful business woman who is about to become a partner at her law firm. She is married and looking to start a family.  Then there is her baby sister, Josselyn, their common best friend April, and Karen, a longtime friend who is back after a difficult break-up. The show is based on a successful British series.

Monday Mornings – TNT – Mondays 10/9c – Premiere on February 4

The staff of Chelsea General Hospital confront their jobs, their talents, their abilities and their relationships of both their personal and professional lives.  The surgeons endure M&M (Morbidity and Mortality) meetings where they are put under the microscope for their actions and decisions.  Alfred Molina, Ving Rhames and Jamie Bamber star.

Red Widow – ABC – Sundays 9/8c – Premiere on March 7

Martha Walraven is left alone to take care of her three children after the death of her drug dealing husband.  Martha seeks to find out the truth to his death and enters a world which she tried to remove herself from, growing up the daughter of a gangster.  All the while, an FBI agent is still investigating Martha’s husband death which was related to a robbery of a million dollars of cocaine.  Stars Jaime Ray Newman.

The Americans – FX – Wednesdays 10/9c – Pilot aired on January 30

Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell portray Phillip and Elizabeth Jennings in this 1980 based drama. The Jennings are two KGB agents living under cover in Washington D.C., complete with an arranged marriage and American born kids.  Between the Cold War and suspicious neighbors, they try to balance their cover jobs and complete their missions.

The Carrie Diaries – The CW – Mondays 8/7c – Pilot aired on January 14

Well-known Carrie Bradshaw is back in business…in high-school!  Back in the 80’s, 16 year old Carrie (AnnaSophia Robb) was just a regular teenager dealing with her mother’s death.  This show becomes the prequel to the popular Sex & The City series.  Discover how Carrie made her way to New York City and became the Carrie Bradshaw we know and love.  You may also recognize Freema Agyeman who plays Larissa, as the former Doctor Who companion, Martha Jones.

The Following – FOX – Mondays 9/8c – Pilot aired on January 21

A former FBI agent is brought back from retirement to help catch an escaped serial killer which he had helped put in prison nine years ago.  Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) will have to relive the horrendous ordeal from his first encounter with the murderer (James Purefoy) in order to try and prevent him from picking up where he left off.  There are tangled ties between Hardy and the killer, and a new development that reveals even higher stakes in this investigation drama.  Not suitable for younger viewers.

The Spies of Warsaw – BBC America – Wednesdays 9/8c – Premiere on April 3

Colonel Jean-Francois Mercier is French military sent to Warsaw, Poland, to investigate the German regime in the 1930’s before the Second World War.  While there, the Colonel becomes certain of one thing:  seeing the tensions between several European countries, a war is about to begin.  Going from contact to contact, he works to prove this opinion to his commanders.  Mercier is played by David Tennant, former 10th Doctor Who, back on BBC for this two-part original drama.

Zero Hour – ABC – Thursdays 8/7c – Premiere on February 14

After the abduction of his wife at her antique shop, Hank Galliston finds a treasure map hidden inside his wife’s clock.  With this map’s secrets, Hank discovers on of the greatest conspiracies throughout Human history.  He learns of the existence of 12 similar clocks which together will lead to the beginning of many significant events.  Anthony Edwards, best known as Dr. Mark Green in ER, takes the leading role in this new drama.

1600 Penn – NBC – Thursdays 9:30/8:30c. Pilot aired on December 17

Meet your average American family…with the exception that the father just happens to be the President of the United States!  While dealing with dignitaries and political situations, he also has four children (one of whom is grown but moves back home), as well as his wife (step-mom to his children) who all share their lives living together at 1600 Penn.  Bill Pullman, Jenna Elfman and Josh Gad star in this comedy.

For more information and episode synopsis, check out TVLine and TVGuide

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