8 TV Show Finales to Watch in January
Several shows will either be wrapping up their latest seasons or getting ready to enter their winter hiatuses this January. Here are 8 television show finales you won’t want to miss out on over the coming month.
1. Ash vs. Evil Dead, January 2
The freshman season of Starz’s horror TV series, set in the Evil Dead universe, comes to a close this month. The show stars Bruce Campbell reprising his role as Ash Williams, who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity, and the terrors of the Evil Dead — until a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind and Ash becomes mankind’s only hope. Jill Marie Jones, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo, and Lucy Lawless also star in the show, which has already been renewed for a second season.
2. The Big Bang Theory, January 7
Season nine of the favorite CBS sitcom will air its midseason finale this month, after a milestone-packed first half which featured the marriage of Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Penny (Kaley Cuoco) and the breakup of Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Amy (Mayim Bialik). The show will air the second half of season nine on April 7, returning to its Thursday night 8 p.m. Eastern time slot. The sitcom has already been greenlit through season 10.
3. Elementary, January 7
CBS’s procedural drama, starring Jonny Lee Miller as a contemporary Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson, is set to air the midseason finale of its fourth season this month. The show will go on hiatus until April 7, when it will return to its Thursday night 10 p.m. Eastern time slot for the second half of the season.
4. Mom, January 7
The midseason finale of the third season of the CBS sitcom, starring Anna Faris and Allison Janney as the dysfunctional mother/daughter duo Christy and Bonnie Plunkett, airs this month. Like its fellow CBS comedies, the show will have a brief winter hiatus before returning to air the rest of its season on April 7. It will retain its regular time slot of Thursday nights at 9 p.m. Eastern time.
5. Life in Pieces, January 7
The freshman season of CBS’s new sitcom will conclude its first half with a midseason finale early this month. The show is a family comedy chronicling the lives of three generations of the Short family, as told from the varying points of view of each character. Colin Hanks, Betsy Brandt, Thomas Sadoski, Zoe Lister-Jones, and Dan Bakkedahl star in the show, which will return from its midseason hiatus later in the year. The series currently follows The Big Bang Theory, airing on Thursday nights at 8:30 p.m. Eastern time.
6. The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, January 14
David Cross returns to IFC next year with a brand new season of Todd Margaret, chronicling Todd as he embarks on “a journey where nothing is as it seems.” The new season will pick up right where the last season ended in 2012, in which he inadvertently blows up the world. Jack McBreyer is joining the cast for the third season and will also be joined by returning guests Will Arnett, Blake Harrison, Sharon Horgan, Amber Tamblyn, and Russ Tamblyand. IFC will air all six episodes of the third season across two nights — Thursday, January 7, at 10 p.m. Eastern and Thursday, January 14, at the same time.
7. Reign, January 22
The third season of The CW’s hit historical fantasy drama TV series will air its winter finale this month, moving from its prior Thursday night time slot to airing at Friday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time. After that, the show will go on hiatus before returning “later in the season, night and time to be announced,” according to the network. The vague description of its return has caused rumors of potential cancellation among fans, but nothing has been confirmed so far.
8. Galavant, January 31
ABC’s fairy tale-themed musical comedy will conclude its 10-episode second season this month, after airing two back-to-back episodes on Sunday nights (starting at 8 p.m. Eastern time) over the course of five weeks. The coming episodes of the medieval comedy will maintain the self-deprecating tone of its freshman season, kicking things off with a very meta, big-scale opening number that makes fun of itself for scoring the second season that no one thought it would. Joshua Sasse, Timothy Omundson, Vinie Jones, and Mallory Jansen will reprise their roles while Kylie Minogue, Nick Frost, Sheridan Smith, Matt Lucas, and Robert Lindsey will guest star.