Credit: Vivian Zink/ABC Television Group © 2011 Disney; Frank Ockenfels 3/The CW © 2011 The CW Network; Sergei Bachlakov/The CW ©2011 The CW Network Photo: Grey's Anatomy, The Vampire Diaries, and The Secret Circle, October 6, 2011

Now that many of our favorite TV shows are going on hiatus for several dark, cold winter weeks, we are going to attempt to wait as patiently as possible for them to return.

Yes, it’s a tall order.

But they will come back (anticipation makes the heart grow fonder, right?) — and as a bonus, the networks will also unveil a roster of shiny new series for us to become obsessed with.

Read on for a slew of return and premiere dates!

Pretty Little Liars: Season 2 returns on Monday, January 2 at 8/7c on ABC Family.

The Lying Game: Season 1 resumes on Monday, January 2 at 9/8c on ABC Family.

How I Met Your Mother: Season 7 returns on Monday, January 2 at 8/7c on CBS.

2 Broke Girls: Season 1 returns on Monday, January 2 at 8:30/7:30c on CBS.

Two and a Half Men: Season 9 returns on Monday, January 2 at 9/8c on CBS.

Mike & Molly: Season 2 returns on Monday, January 2 at 9:30/8:30c on CBS.

Hawaii Five-0: Season 2 returns on Monday, January 2 at 10/9c on CBS.

Work It: Season 1 premieres on Tuesday, January 3 at 8:30/7:30c on ABC.

NCIS: Season 9 returns on Tuesday, January 3 at 8/7c on CBS.

Switched at Birth: Season 1 returns on Tuesday, January 3 at 8/7c on ABC Family.

The Middle: Season 3 returns on Wednesday, January 4 at 8/7c on ABC.

Suburgatory: Season 1 returns on Wednesday, January 4 at 8:30/7:30c on ABC.

Modern Family: Season 3 returns on Wednesday, January 4 at 9/8c on ABC.

Happy Endings: Season 2 returns on Wednesday, January 4 at 9:30/8:30c on ABC.

RevengeSeason 1 returns on Wednesday, January 4 at 10/9c on ABC.

The Vampire Diaries: Season 3 returns on Thursday, January 5 at 8/7c on The CW.

The Secret Circle: Season 1 returns on Thursday, January 5 at 8/7c on The CW.

Grey’s Anatomy: Season 7 returns on Thursday, January 5 at 9/8c on ABC.

Nikita: Season 2 returns on Friday, January 6 at 8/7c on The CW. 

Once Upon a Time: Season 1 returns on Sunday, January 8 at 8/7c on ABC.

Desperate Housewives: Season 8 returns on Sunday, January 8 at 9/8c on ABC.

Pan Am: Season 1 returns on Sunday, January 8 at 10/9c on ABC.

Shameless: Season 2 premieres on Sunday, January 8 at 9/8c on SHO.

House of Lies: Season 1 premieres on Sunday, January 8 at 10/9c on SHO.

Californication: Season 5 premieres on Sunday, January 8 at 10:30/9:30c on SHO. 

Castle: Season 4 returns on Monday, January 9 at 10/9c on ABC.

One Tree Hill: Season 9 premieres on Wednesday, January 11 at 8/7c on The CW.

Are You There, Chelsea? Season 1 premieres on Wednesday, January 11 at 8:30/7:30c on NBC.

30 Rock: Season 6 premieres on Thursday, January 12 at 8/9c on NBC.

Parks and Recreation: Season 4 returns on Thursday, January 12 at 8:30/7:30c on NBC.

The Office: Season 8 returns on Thursday, January 12 at 9/8c on NBC.

Bones: After a month-long break, Bones will return with its mid-Season 7 finale on Thursday, January 12 at 8/7c on FOX.

The Finder: Season 1 premieres on Thursday, January 12 at 9/8c on FOX.

The Firm: Season 1 premieres on Thursday, January 12 at 10/9c on NBC.

Fringe: Seaosn 4 returns on Friday, January 13 at 9/8c on FOX.

Alcatraz: Season 1 premieres on Monday, January 16 at 8/7c on FOX.

Glee: Season 3 returns on Tuesday, January 17 at 8/7c on FOX.

New Girl: Season 1 returns on Tuesday, January 17 at 9/8c on FOX.

Gossip Girl: Season 5 returns on Monday, January 23 at 8/7c on The CW.

House: Season 3 returns on Monday, January 23 at 8/7c on FOX.

Ringer: Season 1 returns on Tuesday, January 31 at 9/8c on The CW.

Smash: Season 1 premieres on February 6 at 10/9c on NBC.

The River: Season 1 premieres on Tuesday, February 7 at 9/8c on ABC.

GCB (Good Christian Belles): Season 1 premieres on Sunday, March 4 at 10/9c on ABC.

Missing: Season 1 premieres on Thursday, March 15 at 8/7c on ABC.

Touch: Season 1 premieres on Monday, March 19 at 9/8c on FOX.

Scandal: Season 1 premieres on Thursday, April 5 at 10/9c on ABC.

Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23: Season 1 premieres on Wednesday, April 11 at 9:30/8:30c on ABC.

 

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