List of new and returning 2012 midseason TV shows

January 6, 2012
Monday, Jan. 9

“CBS This Morning” (CBS at 7 a.m.) Replaces “Early Show,” with co-hosts Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Erica Hill.

Tuesday, Jan. 10

“Shipping Wars” (A&E at 9 p.m.) People who hire themselves to move really big things on deadline.

“24 Hour Catwalk” (Lifetime at 10) Designers compete to create the best collection.

Wednesday, Jan. 11

“Are You There, Chelsea?” (NBC at 8:30) Sitcom inspired by comedian Chelsea Handler’s books.

Thursday, Jan. 12

“Rob” (CBS at 8:30) Stars Rob Schneider as a newlywed who must adjust to being part of a close-knit Mexican American family.

“The Finder” (Fox at 9) A “Bones” spinoff about a man who can locate anything in the world.

“Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory” (HBO at 9) Conclusion of documentary trilogy about notorious “West Memphis 3” murder case.

Sunday, Jan. 15

“Napoleon Dynamite” (Fox at 8:30) Cartoon based on the 2004 movie about a small-town Idaho teen with skills.

Monday, Jan. 16

“The Revolution” (WJLA at 2) “Extreme Home Makeover’s” Ty Pennington, “Project Runway’s” Tim Gunn and others host this new lifestyle daytime talk show.

“Alcatraz” (Fox at 8) J.J. Abrams-produced mystery about the reappearance of the famed prison’s most dangerous criminals years after they disappeared.

Tuesday, Jan. 17

“Remodeled” (CW at 9) Reality show about a modeling industry veteran brings together agencies from small towns around the world to form a modeling empire.

“Ragin’ Cajuns” (Discovery at 10) Docu-series follows fishermen during shrimp season in the Louisiana bayous.

Thursday, Jan. 19

“Unsupervised” (FX at 10:30) Animated series about two teenage best friends trying to live life without parental interference.

Friday, Jan. 20

“On Freddie Roach” (HBO at 9:30) Cinema verite series looks at Hollywood boxing trainer Freddie Roach.

Saturday, Jan. 21

“Drew Peterson: Untouchable” (Lifetime at 8) Original movie starring Rob Lowe as a police officer and alleged wife-killer.

Friday, Jan. 27

“Bering Sea Gold” (Discovery at 10) Take “Deadliest Catch” and add “Gold Rush” and you sort of get the idea.

Sunday, Jan. 29

“Luck” (HBO at 9) Dustin Hoffman stars in this drama about the world of competitive horse racing.

Thursday, Feb. 2

“I Just Want My Pants Back” (MTV at 11) Comedy about a group of friends trying to make it post-college in Brooklyn.

Monday, Feb. 6

“Smash” (NBC at 10) Stars Debra Messing and Katharine McPhee; chronicles the production of a Broadway musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe.

Tuesday, Feb. 7

“The River” (ABC at 9) Creepy drama about a man who goes missing in the Amazon and his family’s quest to find him.

Sunday, Feb. 19

“Life’s Too Short” (HBO at 10:30) Mockumentary produced by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant about a little-person actor (Warwick Davis) trying to get back into the spotlight.

Monday, Feb. 20

“American Experience: Clinton” (PBS at 9) Two-night profile of President Bill Clinton.

Sunday, March 4

“GCB” (ABC at 10) A former mean girl moves back to Dallas after her marriage ends and must face the women she tormented in high school.

Tuesday, March 13

“Fashion Star” (NBC at 10) Elle Macpherson hosts this reality competition series.

Thursday, March 15

“Missing” (ABC at 8) A woman (Ashley Judd) frantically heads to Europe to find her son when he disappears while studying abroad.

Sunday, March 18

“Frozen Planet” (Discovery at 8) Latest HD doc looks at the polar regions of Earth; narrated by Alec Baldwin.

Monday, March 19

“Touch” (Fox at 9) Kiefer Sutherland stars as a widower who learns his son, an 11-year-old who can’t speak, is a genius who can see things no one else can.

Returning shows

“The Amazing Race” CBS (Feb. 19)

“American Idol” Fox (Jan. 18)

“Archer” FX (Jan. 19)

“Being Human” Syfy (Jan. 16)

“Bob’s Burgers” Fox (March 11)

“Californication” Showtime (Jan. 8)

“Celebrity Apprentice” NBC (Feb. 12)

“Dance Moms” Lifetime (Jan. 10)

“Dancing With the Stars” ABC (March 19)

“Downton Abbey” PBS (Jan. 8)

“Eastbound & Down” HBO (Feb. 19)

“Face Off”Syfy (Jan. 11)

“The Game” BET (Jan. 10)

“Justified” FX (Jan. 17)

“Kitchen Nightmares” Fox (Jan. 13)

“One Tree Hill” CW (Jan. 11)

“Psych” USA (Feb. 29)

“Royal Pains” USA (Jan. 18)

“Shark Tank”ABC (Jan. 20)

“Shameless” Showtime (Jan. 8)

“Southland” TNT (Jan. 17)

“Spartacus: Vengeance” Starz (Jan. 27)

“Undercover Boss” CBS (Jan. 15)

“The Voice” NBC (Feb. 5)

“The Walking Dead” AMC (Feb. 12)

“White Collar” USA (Jan. 17)

“Who Do You Think You Are?” NBC (Feb. 3)

— Emily Yahr

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