IMDb Picks: January TV Premieres

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1. Sherlock (2010– )

TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves

Votes: 735,884

"Sherlock: The Abominable Bride" premieres Friday, Jan. 1, at 9p.m. ET/PT on PBS.

2. Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta (2010– )


Newly engaged women from all around the world come to this wedding dress store to find the perfect dress.

Stars: Monte Durham, Lori Allen, Aunjanue Ellis, Miranda Lambert

Votes: 403

"Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta" premieres Friday, Jan. 1, at 9p.m. ET/PT on TLC.

3. Paranormal Survivor (2015– )

41 min | Documentary

Real people share the terrifing and supernatural stories of their experience.

Stars: Morgan O'Dwyer, Hannah Kelderman, Judy Malcolm, Cameron Le Roy

Votes: 481

"Paranormal Survivor" premieres Friday, Jan. 1, at 9p.m. ET/PT on Destination America.

4. Love, Lust or Run (2015– )


Takes people's freaky style and turns it into something that expresses themselves and the job they want or have.

Stars: Stacy London, Thalia Almodovar, Kitty Crystal, Rew Starr

Votes: 147

"Love, Lust or Run" premieres Friday, Jan. 1, at 10p.m. ET/PT on TLC.

5. Love at First Swipe (2015– )

30 min | Reality-TV

People, seeking romance, get help updating their online profiles to find the perfect match.

Stars: Clinton Kelly, Devyn Simone

Votes: 44

"Love at First Swipe" premieres Friday, Jan. 1, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on TLC.

6. Galavant (2015–2016)

22 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

The adventures of Galavant, a dashing hero who is determined to reclaim his reputation and his "Happily Ever After" by going after the evil King Richard, who ruined it the moment he stole the love of Galavant's life, Madalena.

Stars: Joshua Sasse, Timothy Omundson, Vinnie Jones, Mallory Jansen

Votes: 13,414

"Galavant" premieres Sunday, Jan. 3, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

7. Million Dollar American Princesses (2015– )


These are the true stories of American heiresses who travelled to England to marry titled English men in the late 1800s.

Stars: Elizabeth McGovern, Charles Jennings, Clive Aslet, Fiona Herbert 8th Countess of Carnarvon

Votes: 97

"Million Dollar American Princesses" premieres Sunday, Jan. 3, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian.

8. Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge (2014– )


A competition where ball-busters compete in challenges such as "The Nut Cracker" and "The Mud Bath" to reach the final challenge, "The Skull Buster".

Stars: Steve Austin, Joseph Aviel, Ryan Andrew Campbell, Ogom Chijindu

Votes: 395

"Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge" premieres Sunday, Jan. 3, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CMT.

9. Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life (2016)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

Cooper Barrett, along with his friends/roommates Barry and Neal, is figuring out his life beyond hedonistic behavior. Cooper is seriously attracted to neighbor Kelly while ignoring advice from his brother Josh and his wife Leslie.

Stars: Jack Cutmore-Scott, Meaghan Rath, James Earl, Charlie Saxton

Votes: 1,437

"Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life" premieres Sunday, Jan. 3, at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.

10. Downton Abbey (2010–2015)

TV-PG | 58 min | Drama, Romance

A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early twentieth century.

Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Brendan Coyle

Votes: 149,159

"Downton Abbey" premieres Sunday, Jan. 3, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on PBS.

11. Long Island Medium (2011– )

30 min | Documentary, Mystery, Thriller

Follows Theresa Caputo, a normal mom from New York who balances a full family life with her ability to communicate with the dead. Each episode will show how this gift impacts her life and the lives of those around her.

Stars: Theresa Caputo, Jim Parsons, Frank Marino, Chris Jacobs

Votes: 1,308

"Long Island Medium" premieres Sunday, Jan. 3, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on TLC.

12. Newlyweds: The First Year (2012– )

60 min | Reality-TV

Explores the ups and downs of marriage as diverse couples from across the country experience the trials and tribulations of their first year of marriage. From the moment they say 'I do' to ... See full summary »

Stars: Rob Brann, Rochelle Brann, Adonis Gladney, Erica Johnson

Votes: 40

"Newlyweds: The First Year" premieres Sunday, Jan. 3, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.

13. Worst Cooks in America (2010– )

60 min | Comedy, Game-Show, Reality-TV

Some of the worst cooks in the country will compete in an elimination series. The last two standing have the chance to cook for culinary critics and win a cash prize.

Stars: Anne Burrell, Tyler Florence, Bobby Flay, Rachael Ray

Votes: 969

"Worst Cooks in America" premieres Sunday, Jan. 3, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Food Channel.

14. Finding Bigfoot (2011– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary, Drama, Thriller

Matt Moneymaker, founder of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organisation (B.F.R.O.), and a team of the B.F.R.O.'s top investigators travel North America and the world to search for the mysterious creature called Bigfoot.

Stars: Cliff Barackman, Ken Scott, Matt Moneymaker, James Fay

Votes: 1,613

"Finding Bigfoot" premieres Sunday, Jan. 3, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Animal Planet.

15. Garage Gold (2013– )

60 min | Reality-TV

Organization specialist Kraig Bantle and the crew from Garage Brothers, a family business based in Raleigh, N.C., offer to clean up garages, basements and attics that are out of control. ... See full summary »

Stars: Kraig Bantle, Rusty Cage, Mike Gleisinger

Votes: 86

"Garage Gold" premieres Sunday, Jan. 3, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on DIY.

16. Bordertown (2016)

TV-14 | 21 min | Animation, Comedy

Follow two families living in a Southwest desert town on the United States-Mexico border and how these two families inevitably cross and are bound by friendship and conflict.

Stars: Hank Azaria, Nicholas Gonzalez, Judah Friedlander, Missi Pyle

Votes: 2,615

"Bordertown" premieres Sunday, Jan. 3, at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.

17. A Haunting (2005–2019)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Drama, History

An American paranormal anthology previewing stories told by the victims. Victims tell their terrifing encounters with the paranormal. This show contains narrations, frightening reanactments, & religious content.

Stars: Anthony D. Call, Kelley Davis, Scott Rollins, Tamara Johnson

Votes: 2,764

"A Haunting" premieres Sunday, Jan. 3, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Destination America.

18. The Bachelor (2002– )

60 min | Drama, Game-Show, Reality-TV

A single bachelor dates multiple women over several weeks, narrowing them down to hopefully find his true love.

Stars: Chris Harrison, Brad Womack, Sean Lowe, Becca Tilley

Votes: 5,709

"The Bachelor" premieres Monday, Jan. 4, at 8 PM ET/PT on ABC.

19. Antiques Roadshow (1997– )

TV-G | Reality-TV

Appraisers of antiques travel with the show to various cities. Area citizens bring articles for appraisal and often relate the histories of these items. The appraisers then expand on what ... See full summary »

Stars: Mark L. Walberg, Simeon Lipman, Lara Spencer, Gary Sohmers

Votes: 1,100

"Antiques Road Show" premieres Monday, Jan. 4, at 8 PM ET/PT on PBS.

20. Kids Baking Championship (2015– )

60 min | Game-Show

The best 10 to 13-year-old bakers compete against each other for the title of Kids Baking Champion.

Stars: Duff Goldman, Valerie Bertinelli, Alex Czajka, Bryn Montgomery

Votes: 249

"Kids Baking Championship" premieres Monday, Jan. 4, at 8 PM ET/PT on Food Network.

21. The Biggest Loser (2004– )

TV-PG | 43 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

The simple idea of The Biggest Loser, is that "whomever loses the most...wins."

Stars: Bob Harper, Alison Sweeney, Jillian Michaels, Dolvett Quince

Votes: 4,864

"The Biggest Loser" premieres Monday, Jan. 4, at 9 PM ET/PT on NBC.

22. Vanity Fair Confidential (2015– )

60 min | Documentary, Crime

Vanity Fair Confidential brings you deep into the criminal affairs of various people whose stories were once across the pages of Vanity Fair Magazine. The show covers high scandal cases ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Koughan, Jennet Conant, Mike Stallcup, Ivy Kessel

Votes: 153

"Vanity Fair Confidential" premieres Monday, Jan. 4, at 9PM ET/PT on ID.

23. Teen Mom (2009– )

60 min | Reality-TV

A documentary series that follows four of 16 & Pregnant's first season stars, Farrah, Maci, Amber and Catelynn as they face the challenges of motherhood.

Stars: Amber Portwood, Catelynn Lowell, Maci Bookout, Farrah Laurel Abraham

Votes: 4,358

"Teen Mom OG" premieres Monday, Jan. 4, at 10 PM ET/PT on MTV.

24. Kitchen Crashers (2011– )

TV-G | 21 min | Reality-TV

Host Alison Victoria surprises homeowners at a home improvement store with a kitchen transformation.

Stars: Alison Victoria, Roger Craig Smith, Jeff Klimkowski

Votes: 51

"Kitchen Crashers" premieres Monday, Jan. 4, at 10 PM ET/PT on DIY.

25. New Girl (2011–2018)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

After a bad break-up, Jess, an offbeat young woman, moves into an apartment loft with three single men. Although they find her behavior very unusual, the men support her - most of the time.

Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Hannah Simone

Votes: 173,629

"New Girl" premieres Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 8 PM ET/PT on FOX.

26. Hollywood Game Night (2013– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Short, Comedy, Game-Show

Features two contestants, each with a team of celebrity guests, competing in pop culture party games for a chance to win $25,000.

Stars: Jane Lynch, Ric Markmann, Teisha Wheaton, Tim Neff

Votes: 1,518

"Hollywood Game Night" premieres Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 8 PM ET/PT on NBC.

27. Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012– )

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography, History

Harvard educator Henry Louis Gates Jr. hosts this enlightening PBS series that examines "the DNA of American culture" through an extensive discovery of the ancestors of today's celebrities.... See full summary »

Stars: Henry Louis Gates, CeCe Moore, Ty Burrell, Anderson Cooper

Votes: 607

"Finding Your Roots" premieres Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 8 PM ET/PT on PBS.

28. Teen Wolf (2011–2017)

TV-14 | 41 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

An average high school student and his best friend get caught up in some trouble causing him to receive a werewolf bite. As a result they find themselves in the middle of all sorts of dramas in Beacon Hills.

Stars: Tyler Posey, Holland Roden, Dylan O'Brien, Linden Ashby

Votes: 118,123

"Teen Wold" premieres Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 9 PM ET/PT on MTV.

29. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Crime

Jake Peralta, an immature, but talented N.Y.P.D. detective in Brooklyn's 99th Precinct, comes into immediate conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern Captain Ray Holt.

Stars: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero

Votes: 169,847

"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" premieres Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 9 PM ET/PT on FOX.

30. The Haves and the Have Nots (2013– )

Unrated | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Centers on the rich Cryer and Harrington families (the haves) and the poor Young family (the have nots) whose lives intertwine when Hanna Young begins working for the Cryers.

Stars: Tika Sumpter, John Schneider, Crystal Fox, Angela Robinson

Votes: 2,637

"The Haves and the Have Nots" premieres Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 9 PM ET/PT on OWN.

31. Building Alaska (2012– )

30 min | Documentary

In the DIY Network series Building Alaska, viewers follow a cast of characters who set out to construct incredible cabins in rugged and remote areas in the Alaskan wilderness.

Stars: Dan Sheedy, Steve Box, Adam Tschappat, Mike Williams

Votes: 75

"Building Alaska" premieres Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 9 PM ET/PT on DIY.

32. The Shannara Chronicles (2016– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Series of adventures, war, and evil that occur throughout the history of the Four Lands.

Stars: Austin Butler, Ivana Baquero, Manu Bennett, Aaron Jakubenko

Votes: 51,211

"The Shannara Chronicles" premieres Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 10 PM ET/PT on MTV.

33. American Idol (2002– )

TV-PG | 42 min | Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV

Twelve American finalists (six men and six women) compete in a singing contest.

Stars: Ryan Seacrest, Mark Thompson, Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell

Votes: 20,591

"American Idol" premieres Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX. ”

34. Mike & Molly (2010–2016)

TV-14 | 30 min | Short, Comedy

A couple meets at an Overeaters' Anonymous meeting.

Stars: Billy Gardell, Melissa McCarthy, Reno Wilson, Katy Mixon

Votes: 21,683

"Mike & Molly" premieres Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. ”

35. My 600-lb Life (2012– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Reality-TV

Men and women, all of whom weigh at least 600 pounds, undergo gastric-bypass surgery. The series follows the changes in their weight and in their lives over a year.

Stars: Younan Nowzaradan, Melissa Morris, Donald Shelton, Henry Foots

Votes: 946

"My 600-lb Life" premieres Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on TLC.

36. American Crime (2015–2017)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama

Seasonal anthology series. Season 1: The lives of the participants in a trial with significant racial motives are forever changed during the legal process.

Stars: Felicity Huffman, Regina King, Timothy Hutton, Richard Cabral

Votes: 8,787

"American Crime" premieres Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

37. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy

Five friends with big egos and slightly arrogant attitudes are the proprietors of an Irish pub in Philadelphia.

Stars: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson

Votes: 176,453

"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" premieres Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FXX.

38. Restaurant Startup (2014– )

60 min | Reality-TV

CNBC's new show, Restaurant Startup, is on a quest to discover, develop, and invest in America's next generation of culinary superstars. Restaurant moguls Joe Bastianich and Tim Love vie ... See full summary »

Stars: John Beach, Roy Rede, Reed Rudy, Andrew Hunter

Votes: 142

"Restaurant Startup" premieres Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CNBC.

39. Man Seeking Woman (2015–2017)

TV-MA | 21 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

A naive romantic goes on a desperate quest for love when his longtime girlfriend dumps him.

Stars: Jay Baruchel, Eric André, Britt Lower, Robin Duke

Votes: 8,874

"Man Seeking Woman" premieres Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on FXX.

40. Beyond the Tank (2015– )


What happens after the deals on Shark Tank.

Stars: Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec

Votes: 371

"Beyond the Tank" premieres Thursday, Jan. 7, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

41. Child Genius (2015– )


Children who have been certified genius from across the nation come together in a competition for a $100,000 college scholarship.

Stars: Leland Melvin, Arnav Krishna, Adrian Romoff, Claire Wang

Votes: 129

"Child Genius" premieres Thursday, Jan. 7, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime.

42. Bringing Up Bates (2015– )

TV-G | Reality-TV

This family based reality program follows Gil and Kelly Jo who are raising their 19 children with Love, Humor, and Christian values. No matter the situation, the family faces it together.

Stars: Gil Bates, Kelly Jo Bates, Addallee Bates, Callie Bates

Votes: 146

"Bringing Up Bates" premieres Thursday, Jan. 7, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on UP.

43. Angel from Hell (2016)

30 min | Comedy, Fantasy

Allison isn't quite sure if her new friend, Amy, is her guardian angel or a crazy person.

Stars: Jane Lynch, Maggie Lawson, Kyle Bornheimer, Kevin Pollak

Votes: 2,446

"Angel from Hell" premieres Thursday, Jan. 7, at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

44. Growing Up Hip Hop (2016– )

43 min | Reality-TV

The personal trials and victories of some of Hip-Hops elite offspring.

Stars: Egypt Criss, Boogie Dash, Romeo Miller, Angela Simmons

Votes: 141

"Growing Up Hip Hop" premieres Thursday, Jan. 7, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on WE.

45. Shades of Blue (2016–2018)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Harlee Santos, New York police officer and single mother, is forced to work in the F.B.I.'s anti-corruption task force while dealing with her own financial problems.

Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Ray Liotta, Drea de Matteo, Dayo Okeniyi

Votes: 9,162

"Shades of Blue" premieres Wednesday, Jan. 7, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

46. Lip Sync Battle (2015– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Music