It's time to hunker down for those cold winter months. Yes, it's that season again: when a bunch of new and returning shows flood your TV queue.
We've amassed as many shows as we could think of (so please do let us know in the comments if we missed your show), and have provided Canadian-available channels and showtimes. This list runs up until the end of February 2014. And before you ask, no, the Season 4 premiere date of "Game Of Thrones" hasn't been announced yet.
Thursday, Jan. 2
"Community" 8 p.m. EST on City, NBC
"The Big Bang Theory" 8 p.m. EST on CTV
"Two and a Half Men" 9:30 p.m. EST on CTV, CBS
"Parenthood" 10 p.m. EST on Global, NBC
Friday, Jan. 3
"Grimm" 9 p.m. EST on CTV, NBC
"Dracula" 10 pm. EST on Global, NBC
Sunday, Jan. 5
"Downton Abbey" 9 p.m. EST on PBS
"The Good Wife" 9 p.m. EST on Global, CBS
"The Mentalist" 10 p.m. on CTV, CBS
“Revenge” 9 p.m. on City, ABC (Returning for 3 episodes and then going on a hiatus until early March)
Monday, Jan. 6
"The Bachelor" 8 p.m. EST on City, ABC
"Hostages" 9 p.m. EST on CTV, CBS
"Teen Wolf" 10 p.m. EST on MTV Canada, MTV
"Castle" 10 p.m. EST on CTV, ABC
Tuesday, Jan. 7
"Pretty Little Liars" 8 p.m. EST on M3, ABC Family
"NCIS" 8 p.m. EST on Global, CBS
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" 8:30 p.m. EST on City, Fox
"NCIS: LA" 9 p.m. EST on Global, CBS
"New Girl" 9 p.m. EST on City, Fox
"The Mindy Project" 9:30 p.m. EST on City, Fox
"Trophy Wife" 9:30 p.m. EST on CTV, ABC
"Cougar Town" 10 p.m. EST on TBS (City doesn't list a premiere date, so best to watch on TBS)
"Justified" 10 p.m. EST on FX Canada, FX
"Person Of Interest" 10 p.m. EST on CTV, CBS
Wednesday, Jan. 8
"Revolution" 8 p.m. EST on City, NBC
"Law & Order: SVU" 9 p.m. EST on CTV, NBC
"Modern Family" 9 p.m. EST on City, ABC
"Psych" 9 p.m. EST on Global, USA
"American Horror Story: Coven" 10 p.m. EST on FX Canada, FX
Thursday, Jan. 9
"Parks & Recreation" 8:30 p.m. EST on City, NBC
"White Collar" 9 p.m. EST on Bravo, USA
"Elementary" 10 p.m. EST on Global, CBS
Friday, Jan. 10
"Bones" 8 p.m. EST on Global, Fox
Sunday, Jan. 12
"Shameless" 9 p.m. EST on TMN Canada, Showtime
"True Detective" 9 p.m. EST on HBO Canada, HBO
"Girls" 10 p.m. EST on HBO Canada, HBO
"House of Lies" 10 p.m. EST on Bravo, Showtime
"Episodes" 10:30 p.m. EST on Bravo, Showtime
Monday, Jan. 13
"How I Met Your Mother" 8 p.m. EST on City, CBS
"Sleepy Hollow" 9 p.m. EST on Global, Fox
"The Blacklist" 10 p.m. EST on Global, NBC
"Archer" 10 p.m. EST on FX Canada, FX
Tuesday, Jan. 14
"Supernatural" 9 p.m. EST on CHCH, The CW (This one is also unclear. Might be best to watch on The CW.)
Wednesday, Jan. 15
"American Idol" 8 p.m. EST on CTV, Fox
"Arrow" 8 p.m. EST on CTV, The CW
"Suburgatory" 8:30 p.m. EST on City, ABC
"Criminal Minds" 9 p.m. EST on CTV, CBS
"The Tomorrow People" 9 p.m. EST on CTV, The CW
"CSI" 10 p.m. EST on CTV, CBS
"Nashville" 10 p.m. EST on CTV, ABC
Saturday, Jan. 18
"Flowers In The Attic" 8 p.m. EST on Lifetime Canada, Lifetime
"Saturday Night Live" 11:30 p.m. on Global, NBC
Sunday, Jan. 19
"The Following" after NFC Championship on CTV, Fox
"Sherlock" 10 p.m. EST on PBS
"Looking" 10:30 p.m. EST on HBO Canada, HBO
Thursday, Jan. 23
"The Vampire Diaries" 8 p.m. EST on CTV, The CW
"Rake" 9 p.m. EST on Global, Fox
"Reign" 9 p.m. EST on CTV, The CW
Sunday, Feb. 9
"The Walking Dead" 9 p.m. EST on AMC
Friday, Feb. 14
"House of Cards" available to stream on Netflix and Netflix Canada
Sunday, Feb. 18
"Tosh.0" 10 p.m. EST on Much
Monday, Feb. 24
"The Voice" 8 p.m. EST on CTV, NBC
"Dallas" 9 p.m. EST on Bravo, TNT
Tuesday, Feb. 25
"Glee" 8 p.m. EST on Global, Fox
Wednesday, Feb. 26
"The Americans" 10 p.m. EST on FX, FX Canada
Now that every single media outlet has gushed with praise for this outstanding show, we thought now would be the right time to say: WE SAW IT FIRST. No, but seriously, we've been monitoring this Tatiana Maslany masterpiece since it was first buzzed about at TCA in 2012. So there. And really, it's not a stretch to say that "Orphan Black" is easily the best Canadian-made show on TV right now.
None of us were really sure what to expect from the Canadian version of "The Amazing Race." Would it have the same quality? Would the teams be entertaining? Would they visit beautiful locales across this great nation? Thank goodness the answer to those resounding questions is unanimously "yes." Prep for Season 2 in the fall summer of 2014.
For a reality show that's had umpteen seasons south of the border, it was tough to imagine a bunch of average Canadians making something out of this franchise. They shot way past the target, and "Big Brother Canada" supplied some of the biggest shocker moments of the TV season. Who could ever forget that ridiculous finale?
Man, this show. While it definitely doesn't appeal to everyone, you can't deny that "Lost Girl" has some of the most devoted fans of any TV show in existence. The succubus drama/comedy always manages to hit the right notes, and continues to grow and mature as it makes its way through its fourth season. Fully homegrown and an international hit, "Lost Girl" is something for Canadians to brag about.
Speaking of loyal fans, "Continuum" fans are running a close second to the "Lost Girl" fae-natics. About to enter its third season, "Continuum" has received praise both here and abroad for its clever storylines and interesting premise. Leading lady Rachel Nichols never fails to bring the kick-ass, either. Season 2 starts up soon.
This Irish-Canadian co-production has been turning heads since it premiered in March. While semi-similar to HBO's "Game Of Thrones," "Vikings" has a flavour all its own. It's sexy, fast-paced, and can be a bloody mess, but ultimately it's a story of a man's quest to secure a future for his family and bloodline.
Some of you may collectively moan and say, "Not another detective show!" We were in that same camp, but "Motive" has proven to be a different, innovative cop show. The cases on the show work backwards, so you start off with the perp and try to figure out his or her motivations. Season 2 is set to premiere in 2014.
It's no joke when people say that Canada has the TV market cornered on sci-fi. Not only do we shoot numerous sci-fi shows in this country, but we make some damn good ones. "Defiance" was a critical surprise and was renewed for a second season almost immediately after Season 1 started. Shot in Toronto, "Defiance" is a perfect illustration of what can be done with the right budget and creativity.
This picture says it all, doesn't it? Season 2 of "The Real Housewives Of Vancouver" pulled out all the stops and, frankly, got really, really ugly. It all came to a head in the vicious finale, enough to the point that we didn't even get a reunion special. OUCH. Currently, there are no plans for a Season 3 of "RHOV." (Though a little bird told us a "Real Housewives Of Toronto" may be in the works.)
So ... many ... cooking competition shows. In 2013, Canada produced so many cooking shows we can't even keep them straight. "Chopped Canada" is set to start in the first week of 2014, and "MasterChef Canada" is following suit. "Top Chef Canada" finished up its third season this year. Let's hope our nation doesn't take these shows too seriously -- we don't want an obesity epidemic on our hands!
Canada's first big foray into the world of daytime talk show panels has been a pretty big success. "The Social" is talked about, debated and watched by people across the country.
Awwwww, look at the lovely couple! Brad and Bianca, the first-ever "Bachelor Canada" pairing, are apparently still going strong. City recently announced that a second season is in the works, and they're casting men and women. This should be interesting.