Midseason Replacements 2009

By Lila Holland

Dec 11, 2008

As fall's new shows begin to feel stale, a whole new group of series step in to make the airwaves shine again! Check out our schedule of 2009 midseason replacements, complete with video previews and more! Keep coming back; we're adding more content as it is released.

The Bachelor
Monday, January 5 at 8 p.m.
The Bachelor is back, and this time he's Jason Mesnick, a handsome single dad who was heartbreakingly rejected by DeAnna Pappas in the season finale of The Bachelorette. Let's hope Jason has better luck this time around!

Tuesday, January 6 at 8 p.m.
Scrubs is back, and it has moved to ABC for its sure-to-be-quirky eight season! Tune in for a premiere featuring guest star Courteney Cox as Dr. Maddox, a gorgeous but unethical doctor who has arrived to replace Dr. Kelso.

Wednesday, January 21 at 8 p.m.
Lost returns with a recap special at 8 and a supersized season premiere at 9! Tonight, several of the Oceanic Six gang decide they must return to the island to take care of some unfinished business.

Monday, March 9 at 10 p.m.
Richard Castle, a successful mystery writer, has just killed off his main character--but now a real murderer is mimicking the crimes detailed in Castle's books, and the writer must help the NYPD trail and trap the killer.

Tuesday, March 24 at 10 p.m.
Get ready for the resurrection of Cupid, Rob Thomas' failed 1998 series about a man who believes he is Cupid himself, sent to Earth with the task of matching 100 happy couples without the aid of magic.

The Unusuals
Wednesday, April 8 at 10 p.m.
This new "comedic procedural" follows Casey Schrager, an undercover vice detective whose devotion to honesty lands her a spot on the homicide squad.

As fall's new shows begin to feel stale, a whole new group of series step in to make the airwaves shine again! Check out our schedule of 2009 midseason replacements, complete with video previews and more!

Game Show in My Head
Saturday, January 3 at 8 p.m.
Did someone say it was about time for another Ashton Kutcher reality show? Well, you got what you wanted: a hidden-camera extravaganza in which regular folks are instructed to perform ridiculous tasks in public places in the hopes of winning a cash prize!

Friday, January 9 at 9 p.m.
Flashpoint, inspired by Toronto's Emergency Task Force, follows the lives and adventures of the Strategic Response Unit as they work to solve hostage situations, bust gangs, and defuse bombs.

Thursday, February 12 at 8 p.m.
It's time for the 18th edition of Survivor--can you believe it? Watch as yet another group of castaways make friends, form alliances, and stab one another in the back in an effort to win it all.

The Amazing Race
Sunday, February 15 at 8 p.m.
The Amazing Race is back for its 14th season! This award-winning reality series pits small teams against one another in a globetrotting adventure full of physical and mental challenges designed to weed out the weak and reward the strong with a million-dollar prize.

Harper's Island
Thursday, April 15 at 10 p.m.
Described as a "13-episode mystery event," Harper's Island will tell the story of a group of family and friends who arrive on an isolated island to celebrate a wedding--and wind up being murdered one by one. Everyone's in danger, everyone's a suspect, and things can only get stranger once the season begins.

As fall's new shows begin to feel stale, a whole new group of series step in to make the airwaves shine again! Check out our schedule of 2009 midseason replacements, complete with video previews and more!

Sunday, January 11 at 8 p.m.
Had your fill of Jack Bauer after 24: Redemption? Yeah, we didn't think so. Luckily for you, Fox enables your adrenaline addiction with a four-hour, two-part season premiere beginning tonight! 24 moves to Mondays on January 12.

Monday, January 12 at 8 p.m.
Tune in tonight as 24 continues with the second part of its four-hour season premiere. Sweet! 24 moves to 9 p.m. on January 19.

American Idol
Tuesday, January 13 at 8 p.m.
It seems like only yesterday that young rocker David Cook snatched the American Idol crown from under David Archuleta's nose, but it's already time for another season to begin! Tune in tonight for a special two-hour premiere event.

American Idol
Wednesday, January 14 at 8 p.m.
American Idol's season-eight festivities continue with tonight's second installment of the two-part premiere.

Lie to Me
Wednesday, January 21 at 9 p.m.
Catch the series premiere of this new drama, which stars Tim Roth as Dr. Cal Lightman, the world's leading expert on deception detection. Watch as Lightman and his team dig deeply into the criminal world with an unwavering mission to uncover the truth, whatever it may be.

Hell's Kitchen
Thursday, January 29 at 10 p.m.
Fresh from Kitchen Nightmares, foul-mouthed Chef Gordon Ramsay and a new gang of hopeful winners return with a fifth season of rigorous culinary boot camp.

Friday, February 13 at 9 p.m.
YES--Joss Whedon's latest series is finally here, complete with a starring role for Buffy alum Eliza Dushku. Penetrate the strange world of the Dollhouse, a top-secret organization that rents out human beings whose minds have been wiped clean and imprinted with whatever information their clients desire.

As fall's new shows begin to feel stale, a whole new group of series step in to make the airwaves shine again! Check out our schedule of 2009 midseason replacements, complete with video previews and more!

Superstars of Dance
Sunday, January 4 at 9 p.m. (moves to Mondays at 8 on January 5)
Simon Cowell and Nigel Lythgoe bring you this new dance competition series, hosted by Michael Flatley of Lord of the Dance. Forget about amateur hour, for this show pits accomplished professional dancers against one another in a battle for cash and glory.

The Biggest Loser
Tuesday, January 6 at 8 p.m.
Tune in for another round of the show where the "biggest loser" is the biggest winner! This unscripted series puts two teams of overweight contestants under the guidance of celebrity fitness trainers who have the skills to transform their clients' bodies, health, and lives.

Howie Do It
Friday, January 9 at 8 p.m.
Host and comic Howie Mandel hits the streets in this new version of the classic TV prank show. Almost anything can happen, and it's all sure to be hilarious!

Monday, February 2 at 10 p.m.
Ready for more of Patricia Arquette's turn as a woman who sees visions of the dead? Tonight's the night!

Thursday, March 19 at 10 p.m.
Deadwood's own Ian McShane stars as King Silas in this modern-day reimagining of the biblical dale of King David.

As fall's new shows begin to feel stale, a whole new group of series step in to make the airwaves shine again! Check out our schedule of 2009 midseason replacements, complete with video previews and more!

Masters of Illusion
Monday, January 5 at 9 p.m. on MyNetworkTV
Tune in each week for a thrilling demonstration of the arts of illusion by some of the greatest magicians on Earth!

Vice Squad
Tuesday, January 6 at 9 p.m. on MyNetworkTV
New series Vice Squad takes viewers on a wild ride across the country with local police units bent on finding and arresting the nation's worst vice criminals.

Tuesday, January 6 at 10 p.m. on FX
After a hiatus nearly a whole year long, new episodes of Nip/Tuck resume tonight. What will those deliciously devilish plastic surgeons be up to this year? Watch and see!

13: Fear Is Real
Wednesday, January 7 at 8 p.m. on The CW
The CW's new horror-reality series will strand 13 young men and women in the Louisiana bayou for an all-out battle with their own deepest fears. One contestant will be "killed off" each week until the last one standing is left with the grand prize of $66,666.

Wednesday, January 7 at 10 p.m. on FX
As the second season of Damages begins, Patty Hewes' victory over Arthur Frobisher is tarnished by the intrusion of some demons from her past and devils of the present.

Big Love
Wednesday, January 7 at 8 p.m. on HBO
HBO's intriguing series about a suburban polygamist family is back for a third season. Roman has been arrested, Alby is ascending to power, and Bill is looking at a huge pile of personal and financial complications.

Battlestar Galactica
Friday, January 16 at 10 p.m. on Sci Fi
After a far-too-long break that left fans crying for more, Battlestar Galactica's fourth season resumes tonight! If you need a refresher course, tune in to Sci Fi starting at 6:30 p.m. for a recap and reruns of the last few episodes.

The L Word
Sunday, January 18 at 9 p.m. on Showtime
In the sixth and final season premiere of The L Word, a main character dies! Tune in tonight for the beginning of a very bumpy ride.

Secret Diary of a Call Girl
Sunday, January 18 at 10:30 p.m. on Showtime
In the second season premiere of Secret Diary of a Call Girl, all heck breaks loose when a blackmailing journalist spots Belle with a well-known politician.

America's Next Top Model
Wednesday, February 25 at 8:00 p.m. on The CW
Top Model is back for a 12th cycle, in which 13 beautiful young women vie for the chance to fulfill their modeling dreams--all while whining, crying, and stabbing one another in the back!

Tuesday, March 17 at 9 p.m. on The CW
Tune in to the second season premiere of Reaper, the dark comedy that follows Sam, a young man whose parents made a deal binding his soul to that of Satan himself.

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  • tvdvdaddict Jan 15, 2009

    Dollhouse on FOX, Castle on ABC, Harper's Island on CBS. The only 3 with a decent sounding premise. Back to watching 24 again after a looooooooong wait! Naturally NOTHING BUT CRAP on NBC and CW. Fell asleep during episodes of LOST last time so I've completely given up on that show.

  • mrjcjenkins Jan 12, 2009

    So many great shows starting up in January. I'm especially excited about Big Love, 24 and Scrubs.


  • junkje Jan 12, 2009

    I'm sooo looking forward to new episodes of Medium. It's about time!!

  • cjhtwo Jan 12, 2009

    I'm very happy that they brought Flashpoint back!! I'm also glad that 24, Lost, & Kyle XY are back. I'll definitely try Lie To Me and Castle (HEY! Castle's got Nathan Fillion!). I'll give The Unususuals and Dollhouse a try. I'm trying Dollhouse because it's Joss Whedon, but I'm afraid it will be a litlle too dark for my tastes. Wow, nothing on NBC.

  • carloice Jan 11, 2009

    Haper's Island on CBS sounds great!

    Interesting plotline...

  • carloice Jan 11, 2009

    Cupid and Castle doesnt sound promising...

  • bergiles666 Jan 11, 2009

    I can't wait for another season of Lost!! And Dollhouse should be great as well, Eliza Dushku is a great actress and I'm excited to see her in this new role. Plus, anything Joss Whedon makes turns out to be great.

  • Kadodian Jan 10, 2009

    Can't wait for Dollhouse !

  • pjean253 Jan 10, 2009

    24 & Flashpoint!!! Thanks CBS for being smart & bringing Flashpoint back! 'bout time Fox! - been too long without 24! As for the other networks - do they even have anything worth watching?!? Haven't seen anything yet. CBS, & Fox seem to be the only channels outside of Cable that have good programs (Stargate Atlantis, Sanctuary, the Closer)! I'm with the others - gag the reality nonsense already!!!

  • urkiddinme Jan 09, 2009

    Who has the patience to watch any of these shows? 24 weeks, one episode at a time, generously chopped up by 8 hours worth of commercials...
    wait a few months, see if it gets good reviews, download the dvd, watch it over a weekend.

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