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Winter premiere dates for TV shows returning in 2015

It's time for your network favorites to make their 2015 debuts. Many shows are beginning new seasons, while some are returning mere weeks after they "left." New seasons, new episodes, it's a winter TV season almost as abundant as fall's.

Here's when your TV favorites will return.

'Downton Abbey' (Jan. 4, 9 p.m.)

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"Downton Abbey" (Jan. 4, 9 p.m.): Season 5 spotlights the rise of radio and the Labour Party, among other amazements of 1924.

'The Bachelor' (Jan. 5, 8 p.m.)

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"The Bachelor" (Jan. 5, 8 p.m.): Chris Soules, the stylish farmer from Iowa, is ready to put his heartache behind him to search for the one missing piece in his life -- true love -- when he stars in the 19th edition of ABC's hit romance reality series, "The Bachelor," which returns to ABC on Jan. 5 at 8 p.m.

'Pretty Little Liars' (Jan 6, 8 p.m.)

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"Pretty Little Liars" (Jan. 6, 8 p.m.): The fifth season of ABC Family's hit drama will return Jan. 6 at 8 p.m., followed by "Switched at Birth" at 9 p.m.

'Cougar Town' (Jan. 6, 10:30 p.m.)

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"Cougar Town" (Jan. 6, 10:30 p.m.): The final season of the TBS sitcom "Cougar Town" will premiere on Jan. 6 at 10:30 p.m.

'American Horror Story: Freak Show' (Jan. 7, 10 p.m.)

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"American Horror Story: Freak Show" (Jan. 7, 10 p.m.): The fourth season of "American Horror Story" returns to FX on Jan. 7 at 10 p.m.

'American Idol XIV' (Jan. 7 and Jan. 8, 8 p.m.)

'American Idol XIV' (Jan. 7 and Jan. 8,
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'American Idol XIV' (Jan. 7 and Jan. 8, 8 p.m.): Please, Fox -- stop with the Roman numerals already. Kickoff auditions get pegged to judges' "home" towns, which translates to Keith Urban in Nashville, Jennifer Lopez in New York (actually Nassau Coliseum) and Harry Connick Jr. in New Orleans.

'Glee' (Jan. 9, 8 p.m.)

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"Glee" (Jan. 9, 8 p.m.): The final season of "Glee" will kick off on Jan. 9 at 8 p.m.

'Girls' (Jan. 11, 9 p.m.)

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"Girls" (Jan. 11, 9 p.m.): HBO starts Season 4 of controversy-magnet Lena Dunham's "Girls."

'Shameless' (Jan. 11, 9 p.m.)

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"Shameless" (Jan. 11, 9 p.m.): Season 5 of William H. Macy's "Shameless" premieres on Showtime on Jan. 11 at 9 p.m.

'Fashion Police' (Jan. 12)

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"Fashion Police" (Jan. 12): E!'s "Fashion Police" will return on Jan. 12 with new host, Kathy Griffin.

'Parks and Recreation' (Jan. 13, 8 p.m.)

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"Parks and Recreation" (Jan. 13, 8 p.m.): Amy Poehler's quirky small-town-com starts its seventh and final season, culminating in Feb. 24's series finale.

'Broad City' (Jan. 14, 10:30 p.m.)

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"Broad City" (Jan. 14, 10:30 p.m.): Always getting into peculiar situations. That's Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, as city slacker chicks working McJobs and wangling weed. Their webcast turned rambling tubefest was one of 2014's surprise critical faves.

'The Americans' (Jan. 28, 10 p.m.)

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"The Americans" (Jan. 28, 10 p.m.): Season 3 with covert '80s Soviet spies features guest-stars Richard Thomas and Frank Langella.

'How to Get Away With Murder' (Jan. 29, 10 p.m.)

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"How to Get Away With Murder" (Jan. 29, 10 p.m.): The still-proving-itself thriller returns for a second season on ABC on Jan. 29 at 10 p.m.

'Scandal' (Jan. 29, 9 p.m.)

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"Scandal" (Jan. 29, 9 p.m.): Season 4 of ABC's political-soap obsession "Scandal" premieres at 9 p.m.

'The Blacklist' (Feb. 1, after Super Bowl)

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"The Blacklist" (Feb. 1, after Super Bowl): James Spader is back as the inscrutable crime concierge and federal informer.

'The Voice' (Feb. 23)

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"The Voice" (Feb. 23): Back for more competitive mentoring: Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams and Christina Aguilera.

'Survivor' (Feb. 25, 8 p.m.)

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"Survivor" (Feb. 25, 8 p.m.): The 30th edition of CBS's "Survivor" will premiere with a special 90-minute episode on Feb. 25 at 8 p.m.

'The Following' (March 2)

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"The Following" (March 2): The third season of Fox's hit series "The Following" will premiere on March 2.

'Hell's Kitchen' (March 3)

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"Hell's Kitchen" (March 3): Fox kicks off another season of "Hell's Kitchen" on March 3 with chef Gordon Ramsay.

'Orphan Black' (April 18)

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"Orphan Black" (April 18): The third season of BBC America's "Orphan Black" with Tatiana Maslany begins on April 18.

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