Can you believe there are 43 new shows debuting in the next few months? 43! But out of that prodigious number there are only two I want to watch. One is Billions, starting on Showtime on Sunday, Jan. 17th. It's a suspense series set in the world of high finance starring Paul Giamatti and Damien Lewis. The other is London Spy, starting on Thursday, Jan. 21st. on BBC America. It's about a young man unwittingly caught up in the world of espionage played by Ben Whishaw (the new young nerdish Q in the James Bond films). Also in the cast are Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling.

Anyone still watching NCIS? Michael Weatherly is leaving the show at the end of the current season. No more Di Nozzo.