Congratulations, TV lovers. You've survived the least wonderful time of the year. In December, Hollywood takes the equivalent of a long holiday, packing the schedule with reruns and holiday specials you've seen 80 times.
Well, never fear. January is almost here.
Over the next few months, some of television's best shows return, and networks will try to atone for their canceled flops with new, sparkling offerings that just might become must-see viewing.
Here, in chronological order, is a guide to the most promising shows:
"Downton Abbey": A beloved member of the family is dying — the Earl of Grantham's dog. Don't worry. It's not all tea and...