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TV TUESDAY: Return of the Spring TV Shows

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at USF chapter.

The Christmas break TV show hiatus is an annoying one. Just when you get the chance to relax and catch up on your shows, the show goes on winter hiatus! Now that January is here, a few of these shows are starting back up after anywhere from a short (few weeks) to a long (2-year) hiatus.



Shawn Spencer makes his living as a “psychic” detectivem, but is actually just extremely observant, and he is back again Jan. 8 on USA. Shawn and his sidekick Gus work alongside the Santa Barbara police force. They solve crimes using Shawn’s “psychic” abilities that he picks up from observed clues. In the season premiere, Shawn and Gus go to London, England, to solve a great puzzle with the help of their friend, an ex-con artist.


American Horror Story: Coven

There’s still a few mysteries to be explained in the last few episodes of “American Horror Story.” The next Supreme has yet to be announced. Meanwhile the coven and voodoo witches join forces against witch hunters. Last episode before the hiatus, a few characters were killed off. The next episode will air Jan. 8 on FX.



One of the longest-waited for television shows, BBC’s “Sherlock” is finally back with three more 90-minute episodes. Last time we saw Sherlock, he had faked his death but his companion John was left to believe the detective was dead. On January 19, after Downton Abbey on PBS, Sherlock is back from the dead. How will he confront John and how exactly did he survive jumping off the roof of St. Bart’s hospital in London?


Downton Abbey

Season 4 of “Downton Abbey” picks up a few months after the terrible tragedy of Matthew’s death. Mary has had time to grieve while raising her baby at Downton and it’s almost time to start looking for a new husband. Edith has her own job and a possible romance is in the air for her while a cousin is sent to Downton for the season. The show returned Jan. 5 on PBS.



The mid-season finale left fans on a cliffhanger. Prophet Kevin Tran was killed by angel-possessed Sam who took off. Dean is left picking up the pieces and now has to not only find Sam, but expel the angel who is working with Metatron. Cas is still being hunted by angry fallen angels and Crowley has a bigger enemy taking over his position as king of Hell. “Supernatural” returns to the CW on Jan. 14.


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Brittany is a senior at the University of South Florida, majoring in mass communications with a focus on magazine journalism. She is also pursuing a minor in creative writing. She's written for an online magazine, Reasons to be Beautiful. She enjoys reading, watching movies and hooked on tv shows. Her dream job would be to write for Entertainment Weekly or writing movie reviews while living in the U.K.
Justine is a recent graduate of the University of South Florida. She received her B.A. in mass communcations in spring 2014. She was the 2013-2014 Campus Correspondent for Her Campus USF.She was also a News & Feature Writing Intern for College of Arts and Sciences and the Public Relations Campus Rep for Rent the Runway at USF. She is currently seeking agency experience and would love to someday work for a magazine, become a novelist, poet, editor, host of a Travel Channel show and much more.  She enjoys writing about fashion, beauty, art, literature, pop culture and student life. She spends most days listening to Lana del Rey, calming her nerves with various types of cheese, being sassy and trying to figure out when she can take a nap.Check out her website and portfolio here.She'd love you forever, if you followed her on Twitter @tinafigs_.Contact Justine regarding business inquires only at justinefigueroa@hercampus.com.