When your favorite TV shows return: 'The Good Place,' other new season release dates

"The Good Place" returns to NBC this January. / NBC / Colleen Hayes

Between Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu and a whole list of cable TV stations in the mix, it can be hard to keep track of when your favorite shows return.

Just go ahead and clear your evenings or set your DVRs now to make way for new episodes of "Divorce," "Scandal" and more.

Below, the dates you need to know.



"Law & Order: SVU" (Season 19): New season guest star Brooke Shields appeared in the mid-season finale which focused on the rape of a social media celebrity. The special victims unit returns to protect the city Jan. 3 at 9 p.m.

“Superstore” (Season 3): What’s going on with Jonah and Dina? Jonah and Kelly? Jonah and Amy? Maybe we’ll find out when the series returns Jan. 4 at 8 p.m. Or maybe not.

“The Good Place” (Season 2): Naturally, the trouble in “paradise” for Eleanor Shellstrop isn’t over. The second season continues Jan. 4 at 8:30 p.m.

“This Is Us” (Season 2): The fall finale didn’t offer much in the way of Jack’s death, but it did leave us with a few more theories. We left the Big Three at tough times — Kate dealing with a miscarriage, Kevin struggling with addiction and Randall coping with the loss of Deja. It’ll return for the second half of its second season on Jan. 9 at 9 p.m. on NBC.

"Divorce" (Season 2): A "Sex and the City 3" movie may not be happening, but SJP is returning to your TV screen for the second season of her HBO series. Her character, Frances, will start rebuilding and moving past that messy divorce from Robert (Thomas Haden Church) when the show premieres Jan. 14 at 10 p.m. 

“Crashing” (Season 2): Chances are high comedian Pete Holmes will still be struggling to score a stand-up spot at NYC’s The Boston Comedy Club in season 2. Hopefully, he’ll have his own couch to crash on this time. “Crashing” will premiere Jan. 14 at 10:30 p.m. after “Divorce.”


“How To Get Away With Murder” (Season 4): Talk about a cliffhanger. The first half of season 4 built up to a gory ending, putting the Keaton clan back at the center of a murder — no surprise. The fate of Laurel’s newborn may draw the attention of those who find the death-at-the-hands-of-the-students bit tired. “HTGAWM” will air its next new episode on Jan. 18 at 10 p.m. on ABC.

“Scandal” (Season 7): Sorry, Olivia Pope fans: The series will make its final return Jan. 18 at 9 p.m. on ABC. The seventh, final season of “Scandal” saw the Gladiators come back together again in the mid-season finale. 

“Grey’s Anatomy” (Season 14): Will the doctors recover from the computer-hacking scandal that plagued the hospital in the mid-season finale? We’ll find out on Jan. 18 at 8 p.m. on ABC. 

"RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars" (Season 3): We'll be sashaying through the holiday season to get to the special 90-minute premiere of "All Stars" on Jan. 25. Of course, some of your favorite queens -- like Brooklyn's own Aja and Thorgy Thor -- will compete. Tune into VH1 at 8 p.m.

“Jane The Virgin” (Season 4): Jane Villanueva will take a break from motherhood (temporarily) until the end of January. An official return date has not yet been announced.


“The Walking Dead” (Season 8): This mid-season finale left fans with a serious cliffhanger and just in case you haven’t watched yet, we’ll just say it involved an unexpected zombie bite. “TWD” is back Feb. 25 at 9 p.m.


"UnReal" (Season 3): Lifetime's "Bachelor"-esque drama series is ready for a new suitress (Caitlin FitzGerald). This time, Rachel Goldberg (Shiri Appleby) and Quinn King (Constance Zimmer) have to learn how to deal (er, manipulate) an "Everlasting" star who doesn't fall for their mind games. "UnReal" will premiere Feb. 26 at 10 p.m.

“The Voice” (Season 14): Join coaches Alicia Keys, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson as they kick off the blind audition process on Feb. 26 at 8 p.m.