New Year TV Guide 2009

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Celebrity Big Brother

Friday 2 January, Channel 4

Celebrity Big Brother is back after taking a year's break following the race row between Shilpa Shetty and Jade Goody. The latest celebrities to enter the house will be introduced by Davina McCall in early January.

TV.com show rating: 6.8 / Last series rating: 7.5 / This series rating: N/A

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Saturday 3 January, ITV1

This new vampire drama starring Philip Glenister (Ashes to Ashes) gives a contemporary spin on Bram Stoker's Dracula. Teaming up with young accomplices, Glenister fights the mythical creatures lurking above and below the streets of London.

TV.com show rating: N/A / Last series rating: N/A / This series rating: N/A

The Sunday Night Project

Sunday 4 January, Channel 4

Alan Carr and Justin Lee Collins return to our screens with the latest series of their comedy quiz show. Who will guest star this series?

TV.com show rating: 8.5 / Last series rating: 9.8 / This series rating: N/A

Waterloo Road

Wednesday 7 January , BBC1

The teachers at Waterloo Road are more determined than ever to get everything back on track this term following last season's fire which nearly destroyed the school.

TV.com show rating: 8.3 / Last series rating: 9.0 / This series rating: N/A

Hustle

Thursday 8 January, BBC1

Mickey "Bricks" Stone returns from Australia for a new series of Hustle. Undeterred by the credit crunch, the con artists set about putting their latest money swindling plans into action.

TV.com show rating: 8.5 / Last series rating: 8.8 / This series rating: N/A

ER

Thursday 8 January, More4

In early January the hospital drama returns to the UK with its fifteenth and final series, currently scoring an average of 8.1 on TV.com. Catch up with the medics as they deal with the devastating repercussions of the ambulance explosion.

TV.com show rating: 8.9 / Last series rating: 9.0 / This series rating: 8.1

Dexter

Thursday 8 January, ITV1

Dexter, one of TV's most popular murderers, returns for a second series this month. The series, which has already gained impressive international TV.com reviews, sees Dexter facing big problems when his underwater grave is discovered.

TV.com show rating: 9.1 / Last series rating: 9.0 / This series rating: 9.2

NCIS

Friday 9 January, Five

Season five gets off to an explosive start this month when Tony's car is blown up. The latest series, which has already gained an average TV.com rating of 8.7, follows the team as they continue to investigate crimes involving Navy and Marine Corps personnel.

TV.com show rating: 9.1 / Last series rating: 9.2 / This series rating: 8.7

Plus One

Friday 9 January, Channel 4

Following its Pilot in 2007, the British comedy is back for a full series. Will Rob ever get over the fact that his ex-girlfriend left him to marry Duncan from Blue?

TV.com show rating: N/A / Last series rating: N/A / This series rating: N/A

Numb3rs

Friday January 9, Five

There are more complicated FBI cases to be solved in the fifth series of Numb3rs and Don and Charlie return to crack them with their canny use of mathematics. Gaining an average TV.com ratings score of 8.8, the latest series promises to bring escaped criminals, explosions and cover-ups.

TV.com show rating: 8.9 / Last series rating: 9.0 / This series rating: 8.8

Trial and Retribution

Friday 9 January, ITV1

The latest series, which consists of three cases, will push the detectives to their limits this January. In 2008 the crime drama drew an average of 5.4 million viewers and a TV.com average rating of 7.5. Will this year's series beat that? TV.com show rating: 6.7 / Last series rating: 7.5 / This series rating: N/A

CSI: NY

Saturday 10 January, Five

CSI's second spin-off returns for a fifth series this month. The series, which currently scores an average TV.com rating of 7.9, begins with the team searching for Mac, who was kidnapped at the end of the season four. Will they be able to find him?

TV.com show rating: 8.8 / Last series rating: 8.6 / This series rating: 7.9

Law and Order

Saturday 10 January, Five

The longest running crime series returns to the UK for its fifteenth series this month. Throughout the series, currently given a TV.com rating of 7.1, the team investigate an array of crimes, beginning with the coldblooded murder of a female soldier.

TV.com show rating: 8.9 / Last series rating: 7.9 / This series rating: 7.1

24

Monday 12 January, Sky1

It's been two years since the last 24 series aired in the UK, but the wait is finally over--Jack Bauer returns with the highly anticipated seventh series in Mid-January. The latest season follows on from the success of 24: Redemption, a two-hour special that bridged the gap between the sixth and seventh series in November, gaining an average of 405,000 viewers.

TV.com show rating: 9.1 / Last series rating: 8.9 / This series rating: N/A

CSI

Tuesday 13 January, Five

The ninth series kicks off with a bang this month when an officer is shot down. But what the team don't know is that the officer investigating the crime is the murderer.

TV.com show rating: 9.1 / Last series rating: 8.8 / This series rating: 8.7

Project Runway

Wednesday 14 January, Sky1

Heidi Klum returns to our screens with the fifth season of Project Runway in 2009. Which designer will win the fashion competition this year?

TV.com show rating: 8.7 / Last series rating: 8.8 / This series rating: 8.5

The Border

Friday 16 January, FX

The first series of this drama, currently given an average TV.com rating of 9.1, comes to the UK this month. Set in Toronto, the show follows the members of an elite immigration security unit.

TV.com show rating: 8.2 / Last series rating: N/A / This series rating: 9.1

Generation Kill

Sunday 25 January, FX

The UK premiere of this mini-series tells the true story of combat during the first stages of the Iraq war. Receiving mixed reviews from international TV.com users, the series scored an average TV.com rating of 8.4.

TV.com show rating: 7.8 / Last series rating: N/A / This series rating: 8.4

American Dad

Thursday 29 January, FX

Stan Smith, the dysfunctional CIA agent, and his family return to UK screens for a fourth series: Steve hits puberty, Roger celebrates his 1,600th birthday and Hayley falls for her dad's body double.

TV.com show rating: 8.4 / Last series rating: 8.6 / This series rating: 7.8

Lost

TBC, Sky1

Still trying to work out the mysteries surrounding series four? Well fear not, the penultimate season of Lost returns to Sky1 this month. Discover why Ben is so insistent that the Oceanic Six must go back to the island together and why they need to take the deceased Locke with them.

TV.com show rating: 9.2 / Last series rating: 8.0 / This series rating: 8.7

Battlestar Galactica

Tuesday 20 January, Sky1

Battlestar Galactica returns from its break with the second half of the fourth and final series. What will the Human and Cylons do now they've discovered that Earth is a baron wasteland?

TV.com show rating: 9.1 / Last series rating: 8.7 / This series rating: 8.3

Gladiators

TBC, Sky1

Watch out—Wolf is back in the arena! The old Gladiator favourite will be joined by new gladiators, new events and a new-look eliminator when the second series starts this January.

TV.com show rating: N/A / Last series rating: N/A / This series rating: N/A

Brothers and Sisters

TBC, More4

The US drama returns to the UK in early January with its third series. This series, given an average ranking of 9.8, is the most popular on TV.com and as usual it's not all plain sailing for the Walker family.

TV.com show rating: 9.0 / Last series rating: 9.1 / This series rating: 9.8

Shameless

TBC, Channel 4

The lawless, loveable characters from the Chatsworth Estate are back at the end of January for a sixth series. Expect fake suicides, joyriding and lesbian romps.

TV.com show rating: 8.8 / Last series rating: 9.2 / This series rating: N/A

90210

Monday 26 January, E4

The Beverly Hills 90210 spin-off arrives in the UK at the end of January. The drama about a family who have recently moved to Beverly Hills has gained mixed reviews so far, with the original version from 1990 currently receiving a TV.com show score 0.8 greater than 90210's. Which will you prefer?

TV.com show rating: 7.8 / Last series rating: N/A / This series rating: 8.1

Pushing Daisies

Friday 30 January, ITV1

Following the news that Pushing Daisies has been cancelled by ABC, there is finally some good news for the show's UK fans--the second series begins at the end of January!

TV.com show rating: 8.9 / Last series rating: 9.0 / This series rating: 9.0

Dancing on Ice

Sunday January 11, ITV1

Move over Strictly Come Dancing and The X Factor, there's a new reality series in town--Skating duo Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean train the latest team of celebrities to dance on ice in the latest series, due this January.

TV.com show rating: 7.9 / Last series rating: 9.3 / This series rating: N/A

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