Turning over the page, here are some TV shows opening a new chapter of their stories. Coming this midseason in the TV world are among others, the 13th season of "The Bachelor" and the highly-anticipated return of "Lost" and "24" that had suffered delay from the writer's strike.
In continuation to the first part of AceShowbiz's 2009 Midseason TV Guide, the second part brings out the shows that had wrapped their latest season either in last year's midseason or further back. The third and last part which will be published tomorrow, January 2 will focus on those that have had their runs since fall and are looking forward to finish it this midseason.
The Bachelor (ABC) Premieres: Monday, Jan. 5 at 8/7c
A rejectee refusing to give up on love, former "Bachelorette" runner up Jason Mesnick gives love a second shot through the new chapter of "The Bachelor". 25 women running for the bachelor's attention has been constantly taking large numbers of audience in the previous seasons of the show. And for the first time, it includes single mothers as the contenders.
The Biggest Loser: Couples (NBC) Premieres: Tuesday, Jan. 6 8/7c
Another season, another 11 teams competing to be the one who lose most body mass percentage. Taking a new turn, the show will present a season with the theme of "firsts". They will have the oldest team to ever participate, the youngest contestant and also the heaviest they have on the show so far.
Scrubs (ABC) Premieres: Tuesday, Jan. 6 at 9.30/8.30c
In the eight season, J.D. and Turk set aside their decade long steak night tradition to comfort a dying patient, while Dr. Maddox (guest star Courteney Cox) begins to show her true colors. The new season will also bring in a couple of new interns (Eliza Coupe and Aziz Ansari).
Damages (FX) Premieres: Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 10/9c
Revenge is what Ellen seeks. After rubbing with Patty that nearly have her killed in the previous season, she is now scheming to bring Patty down in any way.
24 (FOX) Premieres: Sunday, Jan. 11 at 8/7c
Long-delayed after the writer's strike, Jack Bauer is finally back on screen to launch his mission. Bridged by the recent TV movie, the season 7 will begin and end at 7:00 A.M.
American Idol (FOX) Premieres: Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 8/7c
The continuously high-rated TV show proceeds with the eight season in a new format. Beside introducing a fourth judge to give new perspective, the singing talent show will bring back wild card and give more highlights on aspiring singers.
Lost (ABC) Premieres: Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 8/7c
This series is probably the most-anticipated one since many big questions were left hanging on the fourth season and the answers are available in this chapter. After the Oceanic Six successfully left the island, there's a huge reason for them to go back to the island that has disappeared from sight. The remaining questions are, how and why.