james brolin james spader monday jan 13 returns 'The Blacklist' winter premiere, James Brolin back on 'Castle' and more Monday TV returnsThe holiday hiatus is officially over, with all networks airing new episodes on Monday, Jan. 13, headlined by the return of “The Blacklist” at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. Fresh off a Golden Globe nomination, James Spader returns as Raymond Reddington in “The Good Samaritan Killer,” where a serial killer from Liz’s past returns, while internal affairs tries to uncover the mole on the team.

Also on NBC is the premiere of the special “American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. Japan” at 8 p.m., which pits the best competitors from each country competing against one another on the finals course in Las Vegas. 

ABC continues the “Juan-uary” with a brand-new episode of “The Bachelor” at 8 p.m., where Juan Pablo starts his one-on-one dates, followed by “Castle” at 10 p.m., which sees the return of Castle’s father (guest star James Brolin).

The CW returns with the first new episodes of its Monday dramas since November. At 8 p.m. on “Hart of Dixie,” Zoe does everything she can to stop Wade from dating someone close to her, then at 9 p.m. on “Beauty and the Beast,” Cat must protect Tori from a threat.

FOX and CBS feature new episodes of all their regular Monday night programs — the CBS comedy block followed by “Intelligence” and new “Almost Human” and “Sleepy Hollow” on FOX.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."