Midseason Previews: A Network by Network Breakdown of 2012 TV
The term “mid-season” is pretty misleading, really. The fact is that ,come January, most channels start a whole new schedule or slate of programming, adding new shows, removing weaker performers and tweaking their timeslots to maximize audience.
In the case of networks like HBO, it’s a wholesale makeover, with underperforming series’ being kicked to the curb to make room for high-profile new ones like "Luck" and returning greats like "Game of Thrones."
Overall, it looks like there's plenty of great shows returning, from quality offerings like Showtime's "Shameless" to popular hits like "American Idol," "Jersey Shore," "The Vampire Diaries," "The Voice" and "The Bachelor."
For a network by network breakdown of all the midseason schedules in 2012, check out our extensive coverage below.