January TV Premieres Are A Mixed Bag

New shows are hitting the airwaves this year.  Here's the best of the best.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

Thanks to the folks over at TV-eh.com, a comprehensive list has been compiled of the best January premieres to look out for. Judging by this list 2012 is going to be a fantastic year is TV viewing. Here's a sampling of what's to come.



For those who love wholesome television viewing, "Heartland" is back on January 8th – a preview is now available on the CBC website. "Mr. D" starring Gerry Dee is a new comedy series that kicks off on the CBC January 9th, and "Redemption Inc.," with crusty "Dragons' Den" alum Kevin O'Leary, is a show where ex-offenders get a chance to run a business under the mogul's watchful (and critical) eye – it debuts January 9th as well at 9pm.

And don't miss all-new "Rick Mercer Reports" starting the following evening, along with fresh "Dragons' Den" and "Republic of Doyle" episodes on January 11th.



The highly-anticipated and talked-about TV drama "The Firm" premieres with a two-hour episode on January 8th, and stars Juliette Lewis, Shaun Majumder, Tricia Helfer, and Natasha Calis. It isn't the only big-budget show on the Global network – tomorrow "Bomb Girls" with Meg Tilly gets underway at 8pm, and "King" debuts January 8th.



Reality shows are all the rage on the History Television these days, and home-grown fave "Canadian Pickers" will start up again on January 9th. Also don't miss "Museum Secrets," an intriguing show that takes viewers to one extraordinary museum in every episode, like the Louvre, the Vatican Museums, London's Natural History Museum, the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.