Not sure what to record on your DVR in the New Year?
We've put together a preview of the hottest new and returning series, along with upcoming awards shows, to look out for in 2014.
NBC's cult favorite"Community"returns with a special one-hour fifth season premiere on Thursday, Jan. 2 at 8 p.m. ET. The episode will mark the return of creator Dan Harmon to the fold as the comedy's re-instated showrunner.
CBShas a new series set to debut, "Intelligence," about a cybernetically-enhanced government operative, airing on Jan. 7 at 9 p.m. ET.
HBO will be premiering two new original series, "True Detective," starring Woody Harrelson andMatthew McConaughey, airing on Jan. 12, along with the gay-themed "Looking," making its debut on Jan. 19.
January marks the return of one of television's most acclaimed drama series, the Emmy-winning"Downton Abbey."This season picks up following the shocking death of Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens) in the third season finale, as Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) now finds herself with several new love interests.
"There are a few potential suitors, there's two main ones," Dockery toldE! News. "The new boys coming into the show, they're brave because I'm cursed. Mary is cursed isn't she? Because they all die."
The"Downton Abbey"season 4 premiere will air Sunday, Jan. 5, at 9 p.m. ET on PBS.
Several premium cable favorites are also soon coming back to the airwaves. Showtime hits "Shameless," "House of Lies" and "Episodes" all have season premieres scheduled to air on Sunday, Jan. 12, the same day HBO's "Girls" returns.
New episodes of Fox's "New Girl" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" will air on Sunday, Feb. 2, immediately following Super Bowl XLVIII in the coveted post-game timeslot. Other returning series to look out for includeAMC's "The Walking Dead"on Feb. 9,Netflix's "House of Cards"on Feb. 14, Fox's "Glee" on Feb. 25 and ABC's "Nashville" on Feb. 26.
This being awards season, there's also several high-profile ceremonies on the horizon. The 2014People's Choice Awardsairs Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 9 p.m. ET onCBS. Sandra Bullock and Katy Perry are leading the list of nominees with five nods each.
And then, of course, there's the biggest awards show of them all --the Oscars. The 86th Academy Awards will be broadcast Sunday, March 2, on ABC. Some of the films predicted to win big this year include"12 Years a Slave"and"American Hustle."
Tell us: What shows are you excited to see in 2014?
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