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2012 Premiere Dates

The end is nigh! As you know, the world will end in 2012—science and the Mayans have told us so. In the meantime, however, we’ve got a better ending coming up: the end of the doldrums that are the winter hiatus.

Click on for a list of shows that we review, shows we don’t review but like to watch, and premieres that we plan to review…as long as we find enough time between stocking up on canned goods for the zombie apocalypse and attempting to placate our future overlords, the dolphins.

Sherlock: Sunday, January 1 (UK), May 6 (US)

Hawaii Five-0: Monday, January 2

Vampire Diaries: Thursday, January 5

The Secret Circle: Thursday, January 5

Merlin (US): Friday, January 6

Supernatural: Friday, January 6

Once Upon a Time: Sunday, January 8

Downton Abbey (US): Sunday, January 8

House of Lies: Sunday, January 8

Castle: Monday, January 9

30 Rock: Thursday, January 12

Parks and Recreation: Thursday, January 12

Person of Interest: Thursday, January 12

Fringe: Friday, January 13

Alcatraz: Monday, January 16

Gossip Girl: Monday, January 16

Being Human (US/Canadian version): Monday, January 16

Lost Girl: Monday, January 16

Glee: Tuesday, January 17

Justified: Tuesday, January 17

Ringer: Tuesday, January 31

The Walking Dead: Sunday, February 12

Which show are you looking forward to most, Mr. Dolphin?


  1. I'm most looking forward to the season finale of Merlin! Which should hit the UK on Christmas Eve! ;o)

    But of those you mentioned, Justified!!! and Once Upon a Time. and Fringe. and... and... and... :p

  2. Fringe AND Glee AND Castle (and Community SOB !!!!!)

    ...and a few others as well.

    But Fringe has the gold medal, oh yeah

  3. Among returning shows, Once Upon a Time and Person of Interest. Among new shows Alcatraz and Lost Girl

  4. Can´t wait for Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Castle, Up all Night and Nikita. Really, you should give the show a chance!

    You can make it into your new Year resolutions. It´s worth it.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  5. Don't you guys occasionally watch/review the BBC's Sherlock? Because Series 2 of that starts on January 1st. :)

  6. You're absolutely right, Rachel. Our bad. Too much holiday anticipation.

  7. Thank you for adding that Rachel (and Billie)--I didn't know it was starting so soon!

  8. Although Sherlock Season 2 will start Jan 1 here in the UK, it won't air in the US until May 6.

  9. Eek, my bad. This makes the two promos posted for "A Scandal in Belgravia" a horrible, horrible tease for those of us in the US.

  10. I managed to catch the preview of 'A Scandal in Belgravia' a couple of weeks ago, and it was just breathtakingly good TV. I didn't unreservedly love the Sherlock series finale, but this one might actually be up there with the best episodes Steven Moffatt has ever written of anything (kinda counting the hours til I can watch it again this week now...!)


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