Sunday, January 13, 2013
January 2013 Paranormal TV New and Returning Air Dates
Last week felt felt like a bit of a lighter week for TV overall. That is all about to change! I was looking ahead to return and premiere dates in January and we have tons of new and returning shows popping up on the grid, plus series premieres, finales and more. As there are so many to keep track of, I though I would share a chronological list for January. Lost Girl and Merlin have already passed, but I've included them for completions sake.
For the spoiler-sentitive it's probably best to not watch the trailers as some are more involved than others.
Image: Episode 2: "Arthur's Bane (Part 2)" Premieres Saturday, Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. ET
Merlin Series 5 Premiere
Saturday January 5, 2013 at 8pm ET on Space
This is the fifth and final season of Merlin, following the adventures of Merlin, Arthur, Guinevere, Morgana and Gaius. I'm really curious to see how they wrap it all up!
Lost Girl Season 3 Premiere
Sunday January 6, 2013 at 9pm ET on Showcase
We've been talking about and loving this Canadian supernatural series from the very first episode in Fall 2010. Lost Girl follows a succubus named Bo, who has choses not to choose between the light & dark fae. What will Bo, Kenzi, Dyson, Hale, Trick and Lauren get up to in Season 3? It looks like a so-bad-it's-good feel to me!
See podcasts & posts discussing Lost Girl here
Being Human North American Season 3 Premiere
Monday January 14, 2012 at 9pm ET on Space
This Canadian-American co-production based on the current British BBC series that follows the challenges of three supernatural roommates (a ghost, vampire & werewolf) as they try their best to be... human. We've chatted about Being Human since its first season in Winter 2011, and Season 2 was a bit of a challenge as it was so rocky and tough but I'm still curious to see what season 3 brings.
See podcasts & posts discussing Being Human (North American) here
Image: The Almighty Johnsons Zeb, Axl & Big Scary Guy from Episode 1 premieres Monday, Jan. 14 at 10 p.m. ET
The Almighty Johnsons Season 2 Premiere
Monday January 14, 2012 at 10pm ET on Space
I'm so thrilled to hear that we are getting Season 2 of The Almighty Johnsons, this New Zealand TV series following a group of brothers that are Norse Gods just completely won me over last summer when it aired on Space. It's frisky and fun, clever with great writing and you can't help but fall in love with the cast. And Season 3 is in the works in New Zealand, so hopefully we'll get to see EVEN MORE!
Image: Face Off Host McKenzie Westmore and Season 4 contestants
Face Off - Season 4 Premiere
Tuesday January 15, 2013 at 9pm ET on Space
This make up competition show is a blast to watch. So much creativity, artistry and practical application at work which is an amazing thing to see on TV. We'll have to see what challenges host McKenzie Westmore and judges Ve Neill, Glenn Hetrick and Neville Page come up with this season!
Arrow - Season 1 Returns
Wednesday January 16, 2013
I think it's safe to say Arrow, based on The Green Arrow, was easily one of most liked 'genre' shows that broke out of the gate out of the Fall 2012 debuts. It's getting a little stickier, but that could be a good thing. I've enjoyed it from the get go and will be curious to see where it goes.
Supernatural - Season 8 Returns
Wednesday January 16, 2013
Supernatural is one of the mainstays here at Hexed, and we've been talking about it since our very first podcast. I think every season since Season 5 I've never been quite sure if they would or should continue the series, but here we are well into Season 8 and it just keeps going. I certainly turn in every week, and look forward to it's return post hiatus.
See podcasts & posts discussing Supernatural here.
Ghost Mine Series Premiere
Wednesday January 16, 2013 at 10pm ET on Space
A new non-fiction paranormal series! So exciting! Here is the description:
"In the remote woods of Oregon lays one of the richest gold mines in the U.S. For the last 100 years, it has remained abandoned -- until now. Soon to be re-opened by a scraggly group of miners, these hardy souls will battle the elements to find their fortune. But with a rich history of paranormal activity surrounding the mine, they may just find something else."
Vampire Diaries - Season 4 Returns
Thursday January 17, 2013
Vampire Diaries is another mainstay here at Hexed, and although Season 4 started of very strong I'm not sure I like where they are heading. But this show goes at such a break-neck pace that it's possible there could be several more huge twists and turns this month, let alone this season!
See podcasts & posts discussing Vampire Diaries here
Haven Series Return & Season Finale
Friday January 18, 2013 on Showcase for time, check your local listings
The season finale for Haven was to air back in December, but do to odd circumstances a very tactful and sensitive choice was made to push it forward. That means we'll be getting the season finale here in January with 2 back to back episodes. I highly recommend checking your local listings, as when I checked mine it actually starts an hour early with the 2 eps and I'm sure none of us want to accidentally turn in 1 hour in!
See podcasts & posts discussing Haven here
Fringe Series Return & Series Finale
Friday January 18, 2013; for time, check your local listings
It all comes to an end in the series finale on January 18, and is also 2 hours and starts early so check those local listings! Although we haven't chatted about Season 5 that much, we might check in on how it all goes down in the end.
See podcasts & posts discussing Fringe here.
Image: I Need A Light ~ Ripper Street Episode 1
Ripper Street - Series Premiere
Saturday January 19, 2013 on Space
A new series on Space, and although it's not that likely this one is paranormal it's to early to tell so I'm including it! It's a period crime drama, and looks pretty freaking stylish with an fantastic cast. Here is the description:
"It’s April 1889, six months since the last Jack The Ripper killing, and East London is emerging into a fragile peace, hopeful that the killer’s reign of terror might at last have run its course. Haunted by the failure to catch London’s most evil killer, forward-thinking detective Inspector Edmund Reid (Matthew Macfadyen, The Three Musketeers) is now in charge of H Division, based in the toughest district of Whitechapel. Accompanied by loyal local brawn including Detective Sergeant Bennett Drake (Jerome Flynn, GAME OF THRONES), and U.S. Army surgeon and one-time Pinkerton detective Captain Homer Jackson (Adam Rothenberg, THE EX LIST), Reid seeks to bring justice to a world that is forever on the brink of mayhem."
The Following Cast: Nico Tortorella, Valorie Curry, Adan Canto, James Purefoy, Natalie Zea, Kyle Catlett, Kevin Bacon, Shawn Ashmore and Annie Parisse
The Following - Series Premiere
Monday January 21, 2013 on CTV
Sunday January 27, 2013 on Space
Series Description: "When notorious serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy, REVENGE) escapes from death row and embarks on a new killing spree, the FBI calls former agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon, X Men: First Class) to consult on the case. Hardy is a walking textbook of all-things Carroll and is perhaps Carroll’s only psychological and intellectual match. Wounded by his previous pursuit of this serial killer, this investigation is Hardy’s redemption and he becomes ever more determined to end Carroll’s game when he realizes that this psychopath intends to finish what he started. "
Image: Primeval New World Episode 7 ~ Babes in the Woods
Primeval New World Series Return
Tuesday January 22, 2013 on Space
Primeval switching to Tuesday Nights this new year and I'm looking forward to more dinosaur craziness and team drama. I think the series got off to a great start and the cast has fabulous chemistry. They are giving us some longer-arc nudges too, which always works for me.
Beauty and the Beast - Series Return
Thursday January 24, 2013 on Showcase
Although we only chat Beauty and the Beast on occasion, it's no doubt a paranormal show and they totally have won my heart. I think it's easily my guilty pleasure show of the season, which really means I pretend to be surprized when things turn out EXACTLY has you know they will, because they have to.. and they feint one way but you know where it's going. Always. It's great Thursday night fun.
That's January for you. A little overwhelming isn't it? Make sure you vote on the poll for which winter shows you are planning to watch!