Cortney's TV Digest: What's On In January

Cortney’s TV Digest: What’s On In January

The year 2010 is here! With a new year comes resolutions to make, new goals in mind, and new schedules to follow. But it also means some brand new TV for us all to enjoy.

January 14th

fringe-joshua-jackson-anna-torv-john-nobleThis night brings the return of some of our favorite shows here at The Flickcast including 30 Rock, Bones, Fringe, Supernatural, Grey’s Anatomy, CSI, Private Practice and The Mentalist.

All these shows have been on hiatus, some for almost a month, so with these ratings giants this is sure to be the biggest night on TV all month, no matter what channel you’re watching.


Everyone’s favorite geek-turned-spy is back, and Chuck is better than ever. After downloading the Intersect 2.0, we’ll see Chuck perform karate chops AND Spanish Guitar in his quest to keep his family safe and lead a normal life.

Chuck returns for its third season on January 10th with a two hour premiere, and a brand new episode the day after!

American Idol TV DigestAmerican Idol

Regardless of how you feel about this show, you can’t deny its cultural impact and the success it has produced. However, the fun in watching the first few weeks of American Idol is not the talented singers or the tense eliminations.

It’s watching all the people who really can’t sing try their hand at making it big and failing miserably. Let’s face it, with the economy in the can and the current political climate, we all need a little schadenfreude. Idol returns on January 12th on Fox.

human-target-20090518102652959_640wHuman Target

One of the first new shows for us this year, Human Target looks to be pretty promising. Based on a comic book series and starring Boston Legal regular Mark Valley, Human Target looks like it’s about a security guard who blends into people’s lives in order to protect them.

The series also includes Pushing Daisies‘ Chi McBride and Jackie Earl Haley, who you might know as Rorschach in last year’s Watchmen or in the upcoming remake of Nightmare on Elm Street. Human Target premiers January 17th on Fox.

ricky-gervaisThe Golden Globes

While this show might not be the star-studded, grandiose event that is The Oscars, the Golden Globes are still worth watching this year for one reason: Ricky Gervais is hosting.

The nominees are also interesting this year, as James Cameron’s newest blockbuster Avatar was nominated for Best Picture before it was even released in theaters.

Whether you’re a film fanatic or just looking for something to do on a Sunday night, tune in to NBC at 8 PM on January 17th.


While Battlestar Galactica finished up its last season in 2009, fans had much to be excited about with Caprica. Beginning 50 years before BSG and following the story of Joseph Adama, the future father of Galactica captain William Adama, this new series should set some light on the Cylon Wars, the creation of the Twelve Colonies, and the Adama family.

Caprica premiers January 22nd on SyFy.

  • Cortney Zamm
    January 10, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Sorry about the typo- Mark VALLEY is in Human Target, not Mark Strong.

  • RedViking4
    January 10, 2010 at 9:50 am

    May I just add two thing to your great article ?

    1. On Monday January 11th, there will be a new episode of Fringe (2 new episode in one week!). But this one is an unaired season one episode.

    2. Mark Strong was in the Fringe pilot. He is also the husband of Aussie actress Ana Trov who plays Olivia Dunham in Fringe.

    Continue the good work !