"Intelligence" (CBS), preview Jan. 7, time-period premiere Jan. 13
"Lost" alum Josh Holloway stars as Gabriel, a high-tech intelligence operative with a super-computer microchip in his brain that allows him to connect directly into the global intelligence grid. Marg Helgenberger ("CSI") also stars.
"The Red Road" (Sundance), premieres Feb. 2014
Jason Momoa, who most recently terrified viewers as the fierce Khal Drago on "Game of Thrones," is back -- this time as Phillip Kopus, a dangerous member of a Native American tribe who forges an unholy alliance with a local cop (Martin Henderson) after a terrible tragedy and cover-up occurs involving the cop's wife.
"Salem" (WGN America), premieres spring 2014
Between "American Horror Story: Coven" and "Witches of East End," witches appear to be the new black (or at least the new vampires) on TV these days. "Salem," WGN America's first original scripted series, explores the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, where "witches are real, but they are not who or what they seem." "E.R." alum Shane West stars in the series, which is created and written by Brannon Braga ("24") and Adam Simon ("The Haunting in Connecticut").
"Star-Crossed" (The CW), premieres Feb. 17
Is alien-human romance possible? We'll find out in this new CW offering, which stars "Friday Night Lights" vet Aimee Teegarden as a girl who falls for a dude named Roman (Matt Lanter), who belongs to an alien race that has a tense relationship with humanity.
"Turn," AMC, premieres in the spring
This new offering from the network that brought us "Breaking Bad" and "Mad Men" centers on New York farmer Abe Woodhull (Jamie Bell), who joins a group of friends to form a spy ring that turns the tide in America's fight for independence in 1776.
"Chozen" (FXX), premieres Jan. 13
Danny McBride, Jody Hill and David Gordon Green follow up their hilarious HBO series "Eastbound & Down" with this animated series about a gay white rapper who's sprung from prison and embarks upon a path of redemption and domination with his new message and skills. Bobby Moynihan ("Saturday Night Live") voices the title character.
"Chicago PD" (NBC), premieres Jan. 8
A spinoff of the network's "Chicago Fire," this new offering revolves around the Chicago Police Department's District 21, which is split between uniformed cops who patrol the beat and the Intelligence Unit, which combats the city's major offenses, such as organized crime, drug trafficking and high-profile murders. From executive producer Dick Wolf, who seems to have had some success with the crime genre in the past.
"Crossbones" (NBC), premieres midseason
If you're like most people, you like John Malkovich. And you really like pirates. So why wouldn't you love a series with Malkovich starring as famed pirate Blackbeard? If you need more convincing, David Slade, who helmed "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," directed the first episode of this 10-episode series.
"Black Sails" (Starz), premieres Jan. 25
Not content with just one pirate drama? Starz has you covered with this Michael Bay-produced effort, which was created by "Jericho" creator Jonathan Steinberg. Set in 1715 (the "golden age of piracy," apparently), the series follows the exploits of feared pirate Captain Flint, who must contend with rival captains and the British Navy, which is looking to exterminate Flint and his crew. And you thought your gig was tough.
"Crisis" (NBC), premieres midseason
"X-Files" alum Gillian Anderson is back, this time in a story about a national crisis that's sparked when the children of Washington, DC's elite -- including the president's son -- are kidnapped during a high-school field trip. Dermot Mulroney also stars.
"Believe" (NBC), premieres midseason
This new offering from Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity") and J.J. Abrams revolves around a young girl with the powers of levitation, telekinesis, and the abilities to control nature and predict the future. So, basically, your typical lighthearted romp.
"Mind Games" (ABC), premieres March 11
Two brothers -- one, a former professor and human-behavior expert, the other, a slick con man (and ex-con) -- run an agency using the art of psychological manipulation. Steve Zahn and Christian Slater star.
"Mixology" (ABC), premieres Feb. 26
Blake Lee ("Parks and Recreation") plays Tom, who's thrown back into the dating pool by his friends after he's dumped by his fiancee.
"The Assets" (ABC), premieres Jan. 2
Enjoy FX's "The Americans"? You might also like this miniseries, which is set amid the final showdown of the Cold War. Based on the real-life events of CIA counter-intelligence officer Sandy Grimes, who's played by Jodie Whittaker ("Broadchurch").
"Killer Women" (ABC), premieres Jan. 7
Boasting "Modern Family" star Sofia Vergara among its executive producers, "Killer Women" stars "Battlestar Galactica" alum Tricia Helfer as Molly, the only female member of an elite squad of Texas Rangers, who begins an affair with a DEA agent (Marc Blucas). Time to cowgirl up.
"Enlisted" (Fox), premieres Jan. 10
"Enlisted" is billed as an "irreverent and heartfelt" comedy about a guy who returns home to connect with his two brothers and lead a group of misfits on a small army base in Florida. Could it be the new "M*A*S*H"? No, probably not -- but it could be entertaining.
"Rake" (Fox), premieres Jan. 23
Who wants to see Greg Kinnear as an addict/defense attorney with a self-destructive personal life? You do, and you know it. From creators Peter Tolan ("Rescue Me") and Michael Wimer ("2012").
"Klondike" (Discovery), premieres Jan. 20
Discovery's first scripted miniseries stars Richard Madden, Abbie Cornish, Tim Roth and Sam Shepard in a tale of the last great Gold Rush. Expect epic doings.
"Ali G Rezurection" (FXX), premieres in February
Original prankster Ali G is back, with this offering that includes every episode of Sacha Baron Cohen's "Da Ali G Show," along with introductions from Baron Cohen and episodes that never aired in America. Booyakasha!
"Deadbeat" (Hulu), premiering in the spring
Plenty of series have tapped the supernatural vein in recent years, but not many of them have been comedies. This offering from "Wilfred" and "The Inbetweeners" team aims to wring yuks from the story of a hapless but gifted male medium who helps New York's ghosts settle their unfinished business. Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Sarah Esberg, of Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment, are among the producers. "Reaper" alum Tyler Labine (pictured) and Cat Deeley co-star.
"House of Cards" - Netflix - Friday Feb. 14
Just as conniving congressman Frank Underwood put the last few cards atop his deck to get the Cabinet job he thought he deserved, a mighty wind started to blow that may bring the whole thing toppling down in the second season of Netflix’s critically acclaimed hit series. All 13 episodes will be made available for streaming on Friday Feb. 14.
"Sherlock" - PBS - Sunday Jan. 19
The biggest question “Sherlock” fans and Cumberbitches alike had at the end of Season Two was HOW could Sherlock have survived that fall!? Well, he must have, and rather craftily, because he’s back for Season Three on PBS, Sunday Jan. 19.
"Hannibal" - NBC - Friday Feb. 28
Perhaps one of the most underrated shows of the 2013 midseason, Bryan Fuller’s “Hannibal” returns on Friday, Feb. 28. Fans will find out whether criminal profiler Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) is doomed to life in an insane asylum and see if Dr. Lecter (Mads Mikkelson) avoids suspicion as he continues to cook, serve, and eat human flesh on primetime network television.
"Archer" - FX - Monday Jan. 13
FX kept fans of the “world’s most dangerous spy” waiting for quite a while before announcing “Archer” would be back for a 5th season, but wait no longer. Find out what happens with Ray’s legs, Lana’s baby, and the Archer family’s pervasive drinking problem on Monday, Jan. 13.
"The Americans" - FX - Wednesday Feb. 26
The first season of this Cold War saga found two married KGB spies working undercover in Washington, D.C. to subvert the American government. Action and intrigue aside, the relationship drama is just as taut and gripping. Start rooting for the bad guys on Weds. Feb. 26.
"Vikings" - History - Thursday Feb. 27
Off the heels of a record-breaking debut season, the 10-episode sophomore year of History’s first scripted series focuses on the struggle between brothers as they fight for power of the Viking clan. Watch the Scandinavian showdown starting Thursday, Feb. 27.