TV picks for the week of Jan. 12-18

01/12/2014 12:00 AM

01/10/2014 5:14 PM

Is your DVR full of last week’s new and returning programs? Well, clear it out pronto, because there’s plenty more where that came from. Here’s what caught my eye on television this week:

Sunday

“Golden Globe Awards,” 7 p.m., NBC: Hooray! Now that the event is here, those awful and unfunny promo commercials with hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will stop.

“True Detective,” 8 p.m., HBO: High-profile new series finds Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as cops tracking down a serial killer.

Season premieres: “Shameless,” 8 p.m., Showtime; “Girls,” 9 p.m., HBO; “House of Lies,” 9 p.m., Showtime; “Episodes,” 9:30 p.m., Showtime

Returning: “Betrayal,” 9 p.m., ABC

Monday

“Don’t Trust Andrew Mayne,” 9 p.m., A&E: In this new series, the magician helps people teach their loved ones lessons.

“Bitten,” 9 p.m., Syfy: When they call this chick a lone wolf, they’re not speaking metaphorically.

“Chozen,” 9:30, FX: Bobby Moynihan of “Saturday Night Live” stars in this new, animated series about a gay, white rapper.

Season premieres: “Switched at Birth,” 7 p.m., ABC Family; “Lost Girl,” 7 p.m., Syfy; “The Fosters,” 8 p.m., ABC Family; “Brain Games,” 8 p.m., Nat Geo; “Being Human,” 8 p.m., Syfy; “Archer,” 9 p.m., FX

Returning: “How I Met Your Mother,” 7 p.m., CBS; “Hart of Dixie,” 7 p.m., CW; “2 Broke Girls,” 7:30 p.m., CBS; “Mike & Molly,” 8 p.m., CBS; “Beauty and the Beast,” 8 p.m., CW; “Mom,” 8:30 p.m., CBS; “The Blacklist,” 9 p.m., NBC

Tuesday

“American Experience,” 7 p.m., PBS: The documentary “1964” takes a look at the pivotal year.

Season premieres: “Face Off,” 8 p.m., Syfy; “Kroll Show,” 9:30 p.m., Comedy Central

Returning: “The Originals,” 7 p.m., CW; “NCIS: Los Angeles,” 8 p.m., CBS; “Supernatural,” 8 p.m., CW

Wednesday

“Crazy Hearts: Nashville,” 10 p.m., A&E: This new series, set in the “drinking town with a music problem,” is like “Nashville” meets “The Real World.”

Season premieres: “Melissa & Joey,” 7 p.m., ABC Family; “American Idol,” 7 p.m., Fox; “Suburgatory,” 7:30 p.m., ABC; “Baby Daddy,” 7:30 p.m., ABC Family; “Jim Rome on Showtime,” 9 p.m., Showtime; “Men at Work,” 9 p.m., TBS

Returning: “Arrow,” 7 p.m., CW; “Criminal Minds,” 8 p.m., CBS; “The Tomorrow People,” 8 p.m., CW; “Nashville,” 9 p.m., ABC; “CSI,” 9 p.m., CBS

Thursday

“Critics Choice Movie Awards,” 7 p.m., CW: Comedian and actress Aisha Tyler hosts the 19th annual celebratory film gala.

Season premieres: “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” 8 p.m., TLC; “Welcome to Myrtle Manor,” 9 p.m., TLC

Friday

“Cloud 9,” 7 p.m., Disney: Remember the polar vortex? Relive all the fun with this original family movie set in the (Disney-fied) world of competitive snowboarding.

Saturday

“Flowers in the Attic,” 7 p.m., Lifetime: Kiernan Shipka of “Mad Men” stars with Heather Graham and Ellen Burstyn in the latest adaptation of V.C. Andrews’ 1979 novel.

“20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards,” 7 p.m., TNT: Rita Moreno gets a lifetime achievement award in this film and television trophy grab.

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