This evening, Syfy presents Christmas episodes for Eureka [8/7C], Warehouse 13 [9/8C] and, for the first time, Haven [10/9C]. Eureka’s Do You See What I See? is a slight bit of froth; Warehouse 13’s The Greatest Gift is a successful riff on It’s A Wonderful Life and Haven’s Silent Night is a genuinely unnerving tale of Christmas in July.
In the second season finale of Covert Affairs [USA Network, Tuesdays, 10/9C] Annie’s vacation turns into a study in frustration – and terror – when a last-minute courier assignment goes wrong.
Long before Peter met Wendy – before Hook was a captain – they must have been transported to Neverland. How that happened is the tale told in Syfy’s new four-hour miniseries Neverland [Sunday, December 4/Monday, December 5, 9/8C].
FOX’s mid-season schedule is out and Fringe fans everywhere will be relieved – as will fans of the once-canceled Breaking In. Both shows are present on the new schedule – which included some big names in new dramas, too.
J.J. Abrams’ Alcatraz will have its two-hour premiere on January 16th and will then move to its regular timeslot following House. Tim Kring’s Touch will take over the post-House slot March 19th. Bones spinoff The Finder debuts on January 12th, following an encore episode of of its parent series.
Animated series Napoleon Dynamite joins FOX’s Sunday Animation Domination on January 15th.
For the complete press release – and FOX mid-season schedule – follow the jump.
Four-part mini-series The Take [Encore, Fridays, 9/8C] is an explosive crime thriller that feels like a fusion of The Sopranos and Shakespeare.
Next summer’s newest soap is also one of the classics. Check out the trailer for a taste of the mix of classic and new in TNT’s Dallas, following the jump.
In two short seasons, Justified [FX, Tuesdays] has become one of the best shows on television – garnering an Emmy for Margo Martindale for her season two antagonist Mags Bennett. Like The Sopranos and Deadwood before it, Justified mixes folksy and sophisticated in ways that are practically Shakespearean.
FX has released four clips in support of the show’s third season – which premieres on Tuesday, January 17th. Check out the remaining three following the jump.
Take one of the world’s best documentarians, give him complete access to one of the world’s premiere directors, and the result is Woody Allen: A Documentary [PBS, Sunday & Monday, 9/8C] – Robert Weide’s surprisingly intimate and candid portrait of the writer/director/actor/comedian/musician [how’s that for a multi-hyphenate?].
ABC announced the eight shows that will comprise the additions to its mid-season schedule – including one sitcom [Work It, four reality shows [Celebrity Wife Swap, Wipeout, Shark Tank and the next round of Dancing With the Stars] and three hour-long shows [The River, GCB and Missing].
Network descriptions for the new shows and premiere dates – all Eastern Time – follow the jump.
Things begin to get interesting in January as NBC premieres its mid-season schedule. Included in its four new series are: the highly regarded [and for good reason – the pilot is delightful] Smash [pictured above]; The Firm – sequel series to the Tom Cruise movie adaptation of John Grisham’s novel of the same name; Are You There, Chelsea? – the sitcom based on the memoir by Chelsea Handler, and Fashion Star – a reality series set [surprise!] in the world of fashion.
The schedule also sees new timeslots for Whitney, Up All Night, Rock Center with Brian Williams and Harry’s Laws. Other returning series include: The Voice, 30 Rock, The Celebrity Apprentice and Who Do You Think You Are?
There’s no mention of the parallel worlds/procedural/family drama Awake, which has one of the best pilots of the 2011-2012 season. Color me very disappointed.
Follow the jump for night by night details.
Here is the first clip from FX Channel’s Unsupervised – scheduled to debut in January 2012.