This week on TV: Jan. 12-18

2014-01-12T00:00:00Z 2014-07-03T10:52:27Z This week on TV: Jan. 12-18By Chuck Barney Contra Costa Times Arizona Daily Star
January 12, 2014 12:00 am  • 
DON’T MISS

“THE 71ST ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS” — After earning rave reviews last year, co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are back to usher us through what should be another zany, booze-filled trophy derby in Beverly Hills. “American Hustle” and “12 Years a Slave” lead the film categories with seven nominations each, while on the TV side, “House of Cards” and “Behind the Candelabra” top the field with four nods apiece. 6 tonight, NBC.

OTHER GOOD BETS

TONIGHT: A-listers Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey bring their considerable star power to “True Detective,” one of the winter season’s most intriguing new shows. It’s a gritty, moody drama about two cops on the hunt for a psycho serial killer in the backwoods of Louisiana. 10, HBO.

  • The boisterous Gallaghers are back to wreak more havoc in Season 4 of “Shameless.” We find them in chilly Chicago, where the family awaits news on Frank’s (William H. Macy) condition. The opener airs before the season premieres of “House of Lies” and “Episodes.”
  • 10 p.m., Showtime.
  • Lena Dunham’s acclaimed comedy, “Girls,” kicks off Season 3 with some of its best episodes yet. The action opens a few weeks after Hannah (Dunham) has reunited with her weird and quirky lover Adam (Adam Driver).
  • 11, HBO.

MONDAY: As “Switched at Birth” delves into a new season, Daphne (Katie Leclerc) goes to work at a free clinic as part of her probation. There, she makes a connection with a paraplegic premed student (RJ Mitte of “Breaking Bad”). 9 p.m., ABC Family.

  • Will you want to sink your teeth into “Bitten”? It’s a new supernatural drama about the world’s only female werewolf (Laura Vandervoort), who struggles to adapt to a new life after leaving her pack.
  • 11 p.m., Syfy.

TUESDAY: “The Biggest Loser” continues with an episode that has our contestants visiting Olympic Park in Utah. There, they get some fitness tip from real Olympians, including speedskater Apolo Ohno. 7 p.m., NBC.

WEDNESDAY: After a contentious season that saw ratings plunge, “American Idol” is back with a fresh judges panel that includes newcomer Harry Connick Jr. and returnee Jennifer Lopez. Also in the mix is Randy Jackson, but as an in-house mentor. 7 p.m., Fox.

THURSDAY: Creepy stalker alert: Pop star Josh Groban drops in on “The Crazy Ones” tonight. He plays a former co-worker of Sydney’s (Sarah Michelle Gellar) who is obsessed with her. 8:01 p.m., CBS.

FRIDAY: On “Bones,” Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and the team investigate the murder of a struggling country singer. They soon learn that his record label was badly mistreating him. 7 p.m., Fox.

SATURDAY: “Flowers in the Attic,” a harrowing tale of neglect and abuse that mesmerized teens girls who grew up in the 1980s, comes to TV in a new film adaptation. Heather Graham and Ellen Burstyn headline the cast, along with Kiernan Shipka (“Mad Men”). 9 p.m., Lifetime.

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