One "Avengers" star you will see, though, is Clark Gregg. He'll reprise his role as Phil Coulson, which he's also played in the "Iron Man" films and "Thor" and voiced on the animated "Ultimate Spider-Man" series.
5. New 'Arrested Development'
There are still a few months to go, but the wait is almost over for "Arrested Development" fans. This spring, seven years after Fox canceled the cult comedy, Netflix will revive it with a new season of up to 15 episodes.
The original order was for 10 episodes, as a sort of "where are they now?" catch-up on the lives of the Bluth clan prior to the "AD" movie. Creator Mitch Hurwitz came up with so much material, though, that he got the green light for between two and five more episodes. (No official count has been released yet.) However many episodes there end up being, they will all hit Netflix at once when released.
New Year's Eve specials
ABC: "New Year's Rockin' Eve Celebrates Dick Clark," 8-10 p.m., "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve," 10-11 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. to 2:15 a.m. Hosts: Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy in New York and Fergie in L.A.; performers: Psy, Justin Bieber, The Wanted, Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen, Neon Trees, Karmin, Pitbull, OneRepublic, Brandy and Flo Rida.
NBC: "New Year's Eve with Carson Daly," 10-11 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. With performances by Train and "Voice" winner Cassadee Pope, a retrospective of 2012 musical performances from around the globe and interviews and segments with numerous NBC stars.
Fox: "New Year's Eve Live," 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. With Lifehouse, Phillip Phillips, Carmen Electra and more. From Las Vegas, but will cut to NYC ball drop.
PBS2: "Live! Beale Street on New Year's Eve," midnight to 1:30 a.m. Live reports from the street, a look at acts currently performing, interviews, a history of the street and countdown to midnight with the Giant Guitar Drop.
Series premieres: "Incredible Crew," 8 p.m. Monday, Cartoon Network (sketch comedy); "Totally T-Boz," 8 p.m. Tuesday, TLC (the former TLC singer launches a solo career); "The Sisterhood," 9 p.m. Tuesday, TLC (Atlanta preachers' wives); "Hardcore Pawn: Chicago," 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Tru TV; "Storage Wars New York," 10 p.m. Tuesday, A&E.
Season premieres: "Say Yes to the Dress," 9 p.m. Friday, TLC; "Dual Survival," 9 p.m. Tuesday, Discovery (season preview at 8 p.m.).
Returning: "The Mob Doctor," 9 p.m. Saturday and Monday, Fox (first two of final four episodes; others are Jan. 5 and 7); "Parenthood," 10 p.m. Tuesday and "Guys With Kids," 8:30 p.m. and "Law & Order: SVU," 9 p.m. Wednesday, NBC.
Season finales: "Sister Wives," 9 p.m. Saturday, TLC; "Chainsaw Gang," 10:30 p.m. Saturday, CMT.
Series finale: "Made in Jersey," 8 p.m. Saturday, CBS.
Network specials: "Happy New Year, Charlie Brown," 8 p.m. Thursday, ABC; "Back to the Beginning with Christiane Amanpour," 9 p.m. Friday, ABC (conclusion); "Mobbed," 8 and 9 p.m. Wednesday, Fox (a woman honors her family and a co-worker professes her love); "Nashville: The Whole Story," 10 p.m. Wednesday, ABC (recapping the season to date).
Cable specials: "Heroes of Hell's Highway," 8 p.m. Saturday, Discovery (follows platoons that clear IEDs in Afghanistan; three hours); "TeenNick Top 10: Best of 2012," 8 p.m. Monday, Nickelodeon (music videos and interviews from year's top performers, hosted by Nick Cannon); "Dance Moms" season preview, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Lifetime; "How Hollywood Helps," 8 p.m. Wednesday, E! (celebrities talk about their charitable causes).
PBS specials: "American Masters: Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance," 9 p.m. Friday; "Call the Midwife Holiday Special," 7:30 p.m. Sunday; "Great Performances: Magical Mystery Tour Revisited," 8 p.m. Sunday, PBS2; "Great Performances: Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy," 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.
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