More New TV for 2011 (Bob’s Burgers, Game of Thrones, Skins USA, Lights Out and More)

Bob’s Burgers on Fox at 8:30 PM Sundays (Jan 9, 2011)
Bob's Burgers

Last week, I mentioned a couple of interesting shows (Portlandia and Archer) coming to a TV near you in January, but tonight (Sunday, January 9) is really when the “unofficial 2011 TV season” begins in earnest. This evening sees the premiere of three shows on Showtime; the US remake Shameless starring William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum, Episodes starring Matt LeBlanc playing a version of himself, and last but least, the tired Californication returns for another season of and unfunny and disgusting antics. Back on network cable, Fox is trying for another Simpson’s sized hit with the new animated series Bob’s Burgers. The show features a veritable cavalcade of New York talent including in-demand voice actor, Jon Benjamin, the Comedy King of Park Slope Eugene Mirman (sorry Jon Glaser), burgeoning comic-superstar Kristen Schaal, YouTube sensation John Roberts, and talented comedy writer Dan Mintz (who actually lives in LA). Here’s a look at some more interesting TV shows that are premiering in the near future and later in 2011.

2011’s Most Interesting TV Shows (that I know of so far)

AMC
The Killing (Apr 3, 2011)
Mad Men Season 5 (2011 TBA)
Breaking Bad Season 4 (2011 TBA)
The Walking Dead Season 2 (2011 TBA)

Comedy Central
Louis C.K. Hilarious (Jan 11, 2011)
Jon Benjamin Has a Van (2011 TBA)
Untitled Wyatt Cenac/John Oliver Show (2011 TBA)

Fox
Bob’s Burgers (Jan 9, 2011)
Chicago Code (Feb 7, 2011)
Terra Nova by Steven Spielberg (Fall 2011 TBA)

FX
Lights Out (Jan 11, 2011)
Archer Season 2 (Jan 27, 2011)
Justified Season 2 (Feb 9, 2011)
Louie Season 2 (2011 TBA)
Wilfred w/ Elijah Wood (2011 TBA)

HBO
Big Love Final Season (Jan 16, 2011)
Ricky Gervais Show Season 2 (Jan 14, 2011)
Funny or Die Presents (Jan 14, 2011)
Game of Thrones (April 2011)
Boardwalk Empire Season 2 (2011 TBA)
Treme Season 2 (2011 TBA)
Luck by David Milch (2011 TBA)

IFC
Portlandia (Jan 21, 2011)
Onion News Network (Jan 21, 2011)
Mr. Show (Synd RR)
Larry Sanders (Synd RR)
Freaks and Geeks (Synd RR)
Undeclared (Synd RR)
Ben Stiller Show (Synd RR)

MTV
Skins (Jan 17, 2011)

NBC
Parks and Recreation Season 3 (Jan 20, 2011)

Showtime
Episodes (Jan 9, 2011)
Shameless (Jan 9, 2011)
Nurse Jackie Season 3 (2011 TBA)
United States of Tara Season 3 (2011 TBA)

Starz
Spartacus (Jan 21, 2011)
Camelot (Apr 1, 2011)

Syfy
Being Human (Jan 17, 2011)

TNT
Falling Skies by Steven Spielberg (Jun 2011)

For those of you who may not be caught up with the latest season of your favorite show, here are some new DVDs you might want to pick up.

2011 New and Upcoming TV on DVD Releases
Big Love Season 4 (Available Now)
United States of Tara Season 2 (Available Now)
Ricky Gervais Show Season 1 (Available Now)
Archer Season 1 (Available Now)
Luther Season 1 (Available Now)
Justified Season 1 (Jan 18, 2011)
Nurse Jackie Season 2 (Feb 22, 2011)
Mad Men Season 4 (Mar 29, 2011)
Boardwalk Empire Season 2 (Pre-order)
Breaking Bad Season 3 (Pre-order)
Dexter Season 5 (TBA)

PS Here’s what Eugene Mirman says about Bob’s Burgers, “Please watch it, so I can have a job forever. Thanks!”

PPS Thanks to Drake for his help with this list.

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