Post-Holiday TV Guide: 30 Rock, Kourtney & Kim, Downton Abbey and More
The holidays are finally over, and not a moment too soon. Remember how excited you were to spend time with your family, eat fattening foods, and have nothing to do during the holidays this year? Now, you're just stressed out after spending time with your family, eating fattening foods, and being bored to tears with nothing to do for the better part of the past two weeks.
The TV landscape hasn't been helping much lately, either. For the second half of December, your small-screen offerings are reduced to reruns and corny Christmas specials.
But now that we're in the new year, TV viewers have reason to rejoice. Our stories are back! Check out when your favorites are returning after the jump.
Jimmy Carr: The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour
TicketsFri., Mar. 31, 8:00pm
Illusionist Rick Thomas
TicketsFri., Mar. 31, 8:00pm
Katt Williams: Great America Tour
TicketsFri., Mar. 31, 8:30pm
Friday Night Live
TicketsFri., Mar. 31, 9:00pm
TicketsFri., Mar. 31, 10:00pm
Now that Liz Lemon's a married woman, how will 30 Rock end its final season? The beginning of the end is just eight days away -- and it's set in Florida, with Liz helping Jack to settle his mother's estate.
American Horror Story
Aliens, demon possession, face-wearing psychopaths, evil Nazi geniuses -- the second season of American Horror Story has pretty much all the scary movie spooks you can imagine. We can't wait to see who'll come out alive.
If you're a fan of the TV masterpiece from across the pond, the last several months have been torture, as the next season of Downton debuted in England, just out of your grasp. But regardless of whether you made it through the spoiler minefield of the Internet unscathed, you'll get to reunite with the whole Yorkshire crew this weekend.
Awkward sex! Self-absorbed young people! So many tattoos! Lena Dunham's love-it-or-hate-it series brings all this and more back to HBO mid-January.
Kourtney & Kim Take Miami
They came. They were kicked out of South Beach. They settled in North Miami. They were awarded the keys to the city. And at least one of them was pregnant the whole time. We get to relive it all on E! starting January 20.
Law & Order: SVU
Did you spend the first day of 2013 on your couch, nursing your hangover in front of a Law & Order marathon? New episodes begin tonight to help you safely come down from Olivia and Elliott exposure.
Sofia Vergara's New Year's Eve drama seems to prove that her fiance's as hotheaded as her character Gloria. But Vergara's way more fun to watch when she's angry.
Soapy drama just belongs in the Bible Belt, with its big hair and country divas and looks that cut deep enough to fuel a thousand twangy guitar anthems. And before you go all, "ew, country music," remember that this is a T-Bone Burnett project, which means the songs are actually pretty great.
Parks and Recreation
We've missed you, Ron Swanson.
RuPaul's Drag Race
The bitches are back to compete for the title of America's Next Drag Superstar -- and three of them are Florida bitches, which is sure to make this season the sassiest yet. Also, one contestant performs under the name Penny Tration, which is reason enough to watch on its own, really.
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