New Mid Season TV Series Premieres 2012

 Alcatraz (Fox)

When SFPD Det. Rebecca Madsen is assigned to a grisly homicide case, a fingerprint leads her to Jack Sylvane, a former Alcatraz inmate who died decades ago. Madsen turns to Alcatraz expert and comic book enthusiast, Dr. Diego “Doc” Soto, to piece together the inexplicable sequence of events. The twosome discovers that Sylvane is not only alive, but he is loose on the streets of San Francisco, leaving bodies in his wake. And strangely, he has not aged a day since he was in Alcatraz, when the prison was ruled by the iron-fisted Warden Edwin James and the merciless Associate Warden E.B. Tiller. By delving into Alcatraz history, government cover-ups and Rebecca’s own heritage, the team will ultimately discover that Sylvane is only a small part of a larger, more sinister present-day threat. For while he may be the first, it quickly becomes clear that Sylvane will not be the last prisoner to reappear from Alcatraz. Starring Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia, Jonny Coyne, Parminder Nagra, Sam Neill-Wikipedia Premieres January 8th.

  Are You There Vodka? (NBC)

A comedy about a 20-something woman based loosely on Chelsea Handler’s life. Starring Laura Prepon, Lauren Lapkus, Jake McDorman, Mark Povinelli, Ali Wong, Chelsea Handler -IMDB Premieres January 11th.

 The Firm (NBC)

Some cases are never dismissed. Starts 10 years after the movie (1993). Based off the book by John Grisham.  Starring Josh Lucas, Callum Keith Rennie, Molly Parker, Juliette Lewis, Tricia Helfer -IMDB Premieres January 12th

 Good Christian Belles (GCB) (ABC)

Centers on Amanda Vaughn, a recently divorced mother of two who, to get a fresh start, moves back to the affluent Dallas neighborhood where she grew to find herself in the whirling midst of salacious gossip, Botox, and fraud. Based off the book “Good Christian Bitches”. Starring Leslie Bibb, Jennifer Aspen, Marisol Nichols, Miriam Shor, David James Elliott, Mark Deklin, Brad Beyer, Annie Potts, Kristin Chenoweth, Eric Winter -IMDB Premieres March 4th.

 The River (ABC)

About the crew of a latest research vessel on a quest to find a missing TV explorer in the Amazon. Starring Bruce Greenwood, Joe Anderson, Leslie Hope, Eloise Mumford, Paul Blackthorne, Thomas Kretschmann, Daniel Zacapa, Shaun Parkes, Paulina Gaitan -IMDB Premieres February 7th.

Returning shows: Southland (TNT) Premieres: Jan. 17th, Being Human (SyFy) Premieres: Jan. 16th.

Premiere dates are subject to change.

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