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Your guide to television's mid-season hiatus schedule

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Mark Levine/ABC

The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year … unless you’re a television addict. Mid-season finales always promise big cliffhangers, which won’t be answered until the calendar reads 2014. It’s basically cruel and unusual punishment. So, in order to make sure you don’t lose your mind this holiday season, we’ve rounded up all the many finales and premieres that December and January hold for us TV lovers. From fall finales and return dates, to season finales and premieres, here is your comprehensive list of television dates. Start your holiday countdowns now!

FALL FINALES

AMC

December 1: The Walking Dead

CBS

December 1: The Good Wife

December 8: The Mentalist

December 11: Criminal Minds, CSI

December 12: The Big Bang Theory, The Millers, The Crazy Ones, Two and a Half Men, Elementary

December 13: Undercover Boss

December 16: How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly, Mom

December 17: NCIS, NCIS: LA, Person of Interest

December 20: Hawaii Five-O, Blue Bloods

NBC

December 2: The Blacklist

December 6: Dracula

December 10: Chicago Fire

December 12: Sean Saves the World, The Michael J. Fox Show, Parenthood

December 13: Grimm

December 21: Saturday Night Live

Fox

December 3: Dads, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Mindy Project

December 5: Glee

December 6: Bones

December 9: Sleepy Hollow

December 16: Almost Human

The CW

December 3: The Originals, Supernatural

December 11: Arrow, The Tomorrow People

December 12: The Vampire Diaries, Reign

December 20: The Carrie Diaries

ABC

December 10: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Goldbergs, Trophy Wife

December 11: The Middle, Back in the Game, Modern Family, Super Fun Night, Nashville

December 12: Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal

December 13: Last Man Standing, Neighbors, Shark Tank

December 15: Once Upon a Time, Revenge, Betrayal

RETURN DATES

CBS

January 2: The Big Bang Theory, The Millers, The Crazy Ones, Two and a Half Men, Elementary

January 5: The Good Wife, The Mentalist

January 7: Person of Interest

January 10: Undercover Boss, Hawaii Five-O, Blue Bloods

January 13: How I Met Your Mother

January 14: NCIS: LA

January 15: Criminal Minds, CSI

NBC

January 3: Dracula

January 7: Chicago Fire

January 8: Revolution, Law & Order: SVU

January 9: Parks and Recreation

January 13: The Blacklist

ABC

January TBD: Nashville

January 5: Revenge, Betrayal

January 6: Castle

January 7: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

February 27: Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal

March 9: Once Upon a Time

Fox

January 6: Almost Human, Sleepy Hollow

January 7: Dads, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl, The Mindy Project

January 10: Bones, Enlisted

January 23: Rake

February 25: Glee

The CW

January 13: Hart of Dixie, Beauty and the Beast

January 14: The Originals, Supernatural

January 15: Arrow, The Tomorrow People

January 23: The Vampire Diaries, Reign

Syfy

January 13: Bitten

AMC

February 9: The Walking Dead

ABC Family

January 7: *Pretty Little Liars, *Ravenswood

January 13: *The Fosters

January 15: *Melissa & Joey

February 11: Twisted

TNT

February 25: Rizzoli & Isles, Perception

MTV

January 6: *Teen Wolf

SEASON PREMIERES

HBO

December 1: Treme

January 12: True Detective, Girls

Adult Swim

December 2: Rick & Morty

TNT

December 4: Mob City

January 17: Cold Justice

February 24: Dallas

TV Land

December 4: Kirstie

Netflix

February: 14: House of Cards

A&E/History/Lifetime

December 8: Bonnie & Clyde Part 1

December 9: Bonnie & Clyde Part 2

NBC

December 9: The Sing-Off

January 2: Community

January 8: Chicago PD

February 24: The Voice

Cinemax

January 10: Banshee

Showtime

January 12: Shameless, House of Lies, Episodes

PBS

January 5: Downton Abbey

January 19: Sherlock

ABC

January 2: The Taste

January 5: The Bachelor

January 7: Killer Women

January 15: Suburgatory

TBS

January 7: Cougar Town

January 15: Men at Work

January 23: King of the Nerds

FX

January 7: Justified

January 13: Archer

Syfy

January 13: Lost Girl, Being Human

January 14: Face Off

Fox

January 15: American Idol

January 19: The Following

ABC Family

January 13: Switched at Birth

January 15: Baby Daddy

SEASON FINALES

CBS

December 8: The Amazing Race

December 15: Survivor

January: 6: Hostages

FX

December 10: Sons of Anarchy

January 29: American Horror Story: Coven

Syfy

December 13: Haven

Showtime

December 15: Homeland, Masters of Sex

Lifetime

December 15: Witches of East End

NBC

December 17: The Voice

December 23: The Sing-Off

January 24: Dracula

MTV

December 17: Awkward

TNT

December 18: Mob City

January 13: Major Crimes

Fox

December 19: The X Factor

January 20: Sleepy Hollow

Sundance

December 19: The Returned

IFC

December 20: Comedy Bang! Bang!

E!

December 25: Burning Love

The CW

December 27: Nikita series finale

January 31: The Carrie Diaries

HBO

December 29: Treme, Getting On, Ja’mie

TBS

January 16: Ground Floor

ABC

January 19: Betrayal

WINTER FINALES

ABC

January 19: Revenge (returns March 9)

Fox

January 28: The Mindy Project

* – shows returning for part “B” of their season