NBC is ringing in the New Year with a lineup of returning favorites, new series and an original movie in January.
" Friday Night Lights" fans who didn't catch the third season of their beloved show on DirectTV can finally see what happened to Landry, Lila, Saracen and the gang when it returns on Friday, Jan. 16.
But before that, NBC is boasting all sorts of newness for its winter schedule, beginning with "Superstars of Dance" from the makers of " So You Think You Can Dance?" "Superstars," which showcases the world's best and most varied dancers. It will make its two-hour debut on Sunday, Jan. 4, before moving to its regular Monday slot. It will be followed by the Ryan Seacrest-executive produced alternative series "Momma's Boys," about mothers who help their grown sons pick a romantic partner from a group of single ladies.
Viewers will also get a new taste of "Deal or No Deal" host Howie Mandel in his new show "Howie Do It," debuting Friday, Jan. 9 and be reminded of their New Year's resolutions when " The Biggest Loser: Couples" returns on Jan. 6.
Other new programming for NBC include the original movie "The Last Templar" on Sunday and Monday, Jan. 25-26 and the specials " Saturday Night Live Sports Extra" (Jan. 4) and "Saturday Night Live Film Festival" (Jan. 18). The network will also air a Presidential Inauguration Day special on Tuesday, Jan. 20.
The night-by-night lineup changes for the new year are as follows:
Sunday (Jan. 4)
7-9 p.m. - "Saturday Night Live Sports Extra"
9-11 p.m. - "Superstars of Dance" (two-hour premiere)
Sunday Event Specials
8-11 p.m. - "The Golden Globe Awards" (Jan. 11)
9-11 p.m. - "Saturday Night Live Film Festival" (Jan. 18)
9-11 p.m. -- Original movie: "The Last Templar"-- (Jan. 25 and Monday, Jan. 26)
6:15-10 p.m. -- Super Bowl XLIII (Feb. 1)
Monday (beginning Jan. 5)
8-10 p.m. -- "Superstars of Dance" (regular day and time)
10-11 p.m. - "Momma's Boys"
(Note: " Chuck" and "Heroes" return in February)
Tuesday(beginning Jan. 6)
NBC Returns With 'Friday Night Lights,' Joins the 'Dance' in January
New shows 'Howie Do It' and 'Momma's Boys' will also debut
Minka Kelly, 'Friday Night Lights'