The weather outside is frightful, but the winter programming is delightful. As if we needed another reason to stay indoors, the cable gods have answered our prayers and delivered enough mid-season premieres to last us until spring. Crime is the name of the game, with plenty of cops, rangers, detectives, spies and superheroes to save the world. Then, take a break from the week's drama with some red carpet fashion and zingy one-liners at the Golden Globes this Sunday.
The Bachelor Season Premiere, 1/6, 8/7C, ABC
'Tis the season for love, as The Bachelor has a two-night premiere. Former Venezuelan soccer player Juan Pablo Galavis returns for another chance at love and a future stepmother for his daughter. With international romantic excursions planned and a bevy of single women, this dashing Latino is sure to break some viewers' hearts.
Hostages Season Finale, 1/6, 9/8C, CBS
For loyal viewers who have tuned in to Hostages week after week, the high-stakes intrigue will finally conclude on Monday with a two-hour season finale. Will Dr. Sanders (Toni Collette) walk away with her family alive? Will FBI Agent Duncan Carlisle (Dylan McDermott) survive? And will the President? Hopefully, all these loose ends will get tied, so tune in to find out.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Winter Season Premiere, 1/7, 8/7C, ABC
Before the winter break, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. left on a jaw-dropping cliffhanger when Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) was taken captive by operatives of "Centipede," who want to take the Extremis formula to the next stage. Tune in to find out how the rest of the S.H.I.E.L.D. team will rescue him, and just how he survived his apparently fatal injuries in The Avengers!