Cable channels have scripted programming ready, and its a go:
On SciFi: "Flash Gordon" and "Stargate Atlantis" new seasons begin on Friday January 4.
On USA: "Monk" and "Psych" new seasons begin on Friday, January 11.
On ABCFamily: "Kyle XY" and "Wildfire" new seasons begin on Mondays, January 14 and January 21 respectively.
On AMC: a new series "Breaking Bad" will premier on Sunday, January 20; story line - a terminally ill high school chemistry teacher becomes a meth dealer to provide for his family's future, starring Bryan Cranston (Hal, the dad, in "Malcolm in the Middle") as Walter White.