Alcatraz is a sci-fi/drama about prisoners who mysteriously disappeared from Alcatraz several decades ago and are reappearing in present-day San Francisco having not aged. I really want this to be a good show with great mysteries. Alcatraz stars Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia and Sam Neill.
The River is a new horror POV series from the writer/director of Paranormal Activity. I love horror as a movie genre and would love to see more of it on television. The River is about a renowned adventure television host who goes missing in the Amazon. His wife and son get a team together and go to the Amazon to find him. It appears the entire thing is in the POV (point of view) style a la Paranormal Activity and Blair Witch Project.
House of Lies is about a group of businessmen (and women) who con big companies out of lots of money by offering up their "management consulting" services. This comedy stars Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell.
This Canadian series has been on the air in Canada for three seasons but is getting its American premiere this January on SyFy. Lost Girl is about a succubus named Bo. In case you're wondering, a succubus is a female demon who sucks the life out of men during sexual encounters. She was raised a human and seems to be just discovering that she isn't actually one. It sounds like she will learn about her true nature and try to use it for good.