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The midseason shuffle gets under way on TV

As the holidays pass, TV moves forward into midseason. The networks are announcing new shows to compete with cable's usual deluge of January premieres. Here's a quick peek at what's on the way.

>Broadcast networks

*"Live to Dance" (CBS, Jan. 4 preview at 8 p.m., then Wednesday at 8). Paula Abdul's new dance competition.

*"Bob's Burgers" (Fox, Jan. 9, 8:30 p.m.). Animated familycom in an eastern seaboard town.

*"The Cape" (NBC, Jan. 9, 9 p.m., then Monday at 9). Presumed-dead cop (David Lyons, "ER") turned crusading superhero wannabe. With Summer Glau, Keith David.

*"Off the Map" (ABC, Jan. 12, 10 p.m.). "Grey's Anatomy" creator Shonda Rhimes' drama of six idealistic doctors in South American jungle (filmed in Hawaii).

*"Harry's Law" (NBC, Jan. 17, 10 p.m.). Kathy Bates as a fired lawyer bouncing back in producer David E. Kelley's latest.

*"Perfect Couples" (NBC, Jan. 20, 8:30 p.m.). Three couples tackle relationship terrors. With Kyle Bornheimer, Olivia Munn.

*"The Chicago Code" (Fox, Feb. 7, 9 p.m.). Jennifer Beals and Jason Clarke in cop drama from producer Shawn Ryan ("The Shield").

*"Traffic Light" (Fox, Feb. 8, 9:30p.m.). Comedy of married, dating, single friends. Based on Israeli hit.

*"Mr. Sunshine" (ABC, Feb. 9, 9:30 p.m.). Matthew Perry manages a sports arena. With Allison Janney.

*"Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior" (CBS, Feb. 16, 10 p.m.). Spinoff stars Forest Whitaker and Janeane Garofalo as elite agents.

Back with fresh seasons: "The Bachelor" (ABC, Jan. 3, 8 p.m.); alien invasion drama "V" (ABC, Jan. 4, 9 p.m.); "The Biggest Loser: Couples" (NBC, Jan. 4, 8 p.m.); "American Idol" (Fox, Jan. 19-20, 8 p.m.); "Parks and Recreation" (NBC, Jan. 20, 9:30 p.m.); "Kitchen Nightmares" (Fox, Jan. 21, 8 p.m.); "Who Do You Think You Are?" (NBC, Feb. 4, 8 p.m.); "Survivor: Redemption Island" (CBS, Feb. 16, 8 p.m.); "The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business" (CBS, Feb. 20, 8 p.m.); "America's Next Top Model" (CW, Feb. 23, 8 p.m.).

Time slot changes: Tom Selleck's "Blue Bloods" (CBS, Jan. 19, to Wednesday 10 p.m.); "Fringe" (Fox, Jan. 21, to Friday 9 p.m.); James Belushi's "The Defenders" (CBS, Feb. 4, to Friday 8 p.m.); "Rules of Engagement" (CBS, Feb. 24, to Thursday 8:30 p.m.).


*OWN (Saturday, formerly Discovery Health). Launch of Oprah Winfrey's network, boosting "your best life."

*"Episodes" (Showtime, Jan. 9, 9:30 p.m.). Matt LeBlanc as dense American actor hired for Hollywood adaptation of smart British series.

*"Shameless" (Showtime, Jan. 9, 10p.m.). Slacker family saga actually is an adapted British hit, cast here with William H. Macy and Joan Cusack.

*"Lights Out" (FX, Jan. 11, 10 p.m.). Holt McCallany as damaged boxer planning a comeback with help from Stacy Keach.

*"Being Human" (Syfy, Jan. 17, 9 p.m.). Earnest, young roommates played by Sam Witwer (vampire), Sam Huntington (werewolf), Meaghan Rath (ghost). Original U.K. version on BBC America.
*"Skins" (MTV, Jan. 17, 10 p.m.). Adaptation of gritty British hit about sex, drugs and friendship among modern teens.

*"Fairly Legal" (USA, Jan. 20, 10p.m.). Sarah Shahi as lawyer turned mediator, with Michael Trucco as her ex.

Other new series: Tatyana Ali sitcom "Love That Girl!" (TV One, Jan. 10, 9 p.m.); Malinda Williams sitcom "Let's Stay Together" (BET, Jan. 11, 10:30 p.m.); weeknight talkfest "Piers Morgan Tonight" (CNN, Jan. 17, 9 p.m.); sitcom "Retired at 35" (TV Land, Jan. 19, 10:30 p.m.); satirical "Onion News Network" (IFC, Jan. 21, 10 p.m.); Fred Armisen-Carrie Brownstein character sketches in "Portlandia" (IFC, Jan. 21, 10:30 p.m.); Melissa Peterman/Ed Asner suburban sitcom "Working Class" (CMT, Jan. 28, 8 p.m.).

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