Tonight Lie to Me is back with 2 new episodes. Tuesday night is the Lights Out Series Premiere. Wednesday night is the Off the Map Series Premiere. Thursday night on Ace of Cakes Duff makes a cake for Betty White. Friday night are the Critic's Choice Movie Awards.
US television highlights for the week of January 10, 2011. Times are ET, shows are new unless noted as repeats. TV This Weekend will be published Friday. Tagged for your pleasure: tvtw .
American Experience, U.S. Grant: Warrior. PBS, check local listings for time.
The life of former United States President Ulysses S. Grant is explored, including his success as a military strategist after failing to run a business and the racial conflict and corruption scandals surrounding his two terms.
Lie to Me, Funhouse; Rebound. 8:00pm, Fox.
Lightman is called to a mental hospital, where he must determine if a patient is being held against his will, but he is forced to question his own sanity as he comes face-to-face with his past; Lightman checks out a woman's boyfriend's background. 2 hrs.
Chuck, Chuck Versus Phase Three. 8:00pm, NBC.
Chuck, Sarah, Casey, and Morgan travel to the jungles of Southeast Asia when the secret of the Intersect is once again threatened; Captain Awesome and Ellie work together to try and decipher the secret left behind by her father.
The Cape, Pilot. 9:00pm, NBC.
An honest cop finds himself framed, and so he teams up with a bank robbing ringleader and an investigative blogger to become a superhero and take on a billionaire who moonlights as his archnemesis and is the one force keeping him from his family. Repeat from last night.
Castle, Poof! You're Dead!. 10:00pm, CBS.
A magic store owner is discovered murdered, and Castle and Beckett try to navigate the secret world of magicians while dealing with a particularly intriguing master magician; a new romantic relationship is revealed for Esposito and Lanie.
The Cape, Tarot. 10:00pm, NBC.
The Cape must battle Chess' latest accomplice as they try to take down the one man who keeps them from controlling the prisons, but the job proves difficult and he must rely on Orwell and the circus gang to help him recover and save the target. Repeat from last night.
Men of a Certain Age, Let the Sunshine In. 10:00pm, TNT.
When Terry celebrates his 50th birthday, the guys all decide to get colonoscopies together during a weekend vacation in Palm Springs, and the vacation gives them the opportunity to talk about some of the problems in their personal lives.
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Frontline, Battle for Haiti. PBS, check local listings for time.
The fight to rebuild Haiti following the 2010 earthquake is explored, including a special look at the current living conditions of the Haitian people, as well as the ways in which the government and judicial system are unable to keep order.
NOVA, Deadliest Earthquakes. PBS, check local listings for time.
Deadly earthquakes are explored, as a team of American geologists enters Haiti after the 2010 quake struck the near the capital of Port-au-Prince, killing more than 200,000 people, reducing homes, hospitals, schools and the presidential palace.
NCIS, Ships in the Night. 8:00pm, CBS.
Agent Gibbs and the rest of the NCIS team decide to partner up with a Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS) agent in efforts to solve the peculiar murder of a marine gunned down in a boat on a dinner cruise.
No Ordinary Family, No Ordinary Brother. 8:00pm, ABC.
Jim's brother makes a surprise visit, and discovers the family's secret, then tries to use it to his advantage; Katie gets an unexpected promotion; Daphne is placed on the peer disciplinary committee and believes someone was framed.
NCIS: Los Angeles, Overwatch. 9:00pm, CBS.
The NCIS team discovers an experimental Navy tracking system when a body containing a secret residue and signature is abruptly stolen from an autopsy room; Callen decides that he wants to challenge Hetty on the rock wall.
V, Serpent's Tooth. 9:00pm, ABC.
Anna and Diana square off against one another in the dark bowels of the mothership after 15 years of separation; Erica has Tyler's blood analyzed, and learns that the V's did something sinister while she was pregnant with him.
The Good Wife, Breaking Up. 10:00pm, CBS.
Alicia and her colleagues have a moral dilemma on their hands when they must try to turn a client's son against his own girlfriend after both are accused of murder; Diane asks Alicia to make a decision regarding the company's split.
Detroit 1-8-7, Key to the City. 10:00pm, ABC.
Tragedy strikes during Longford's surprise retirement party when one of their own is murdered, and the case is personal as everyone searches for the culprit; the body count rises as more secrets are unearthed and the plot thickens.
Parenthood, Meet the New Boss. 10:00pm, NBC.
Adam is concerned about the stability of his job while dealing with his new boss; Kristina tries winning Haddie over; Crosby tries to overcome some obstacles with a performance at school; Amber is surprised by a critic at her open mic gig.
Southland, Punching Water. 10:00pm, TNT.
Sammy and Nate are reluctant to work together with two female detectives, Lydia and Josie, during the investigation of serial gang murders; John is ordered to watch over Officer Billy Dewey, who was recently released from rehab.
Lights Out, Pilot. 10:00pm, FX.
* Series Premiere * Years after a debilitating bout forced him to leave the boxing ring, an aging former heavyweight champion struggles to find a way to financially support his wife and daughters, but he finds it difficult to obtain a job that pays enough money.
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ABC Comedies, 8pm - 10pm, ABC.
The Middle, Better with You, Modern Family, and Cougar Town are all new.
Human Target, Imbroglio; Cool Hand Guerrero. 8:00pm, Fox.
Chance and Ilsa must protect her sister-in-law after a night at the opera turns into a hostage situation; Guerrero is framed for the murder of a friend, and Chance is forced to break him out of prison before the southern hospitality turns sour. 2 hrs.
Chase, Narco, Part 1. 10:00pm, NBC.
A drug dealer is arrested, but when the key witness winds up dead, the U.S. Marshals find they are dealing with an unexpected killer, and Annie finds her life in danger; Marco is forced to recall his days with the narcotics division; Jimmy's choice.
MythBusters: Demolition Derby, Car Chaos. 9:00pm, Discovery.
Adam and Jamie aim to create car chaos while leading their "MythBusters" teammates on a mission to mash some metal, so they perform a series of destructive experiments relating to automotive myths and fender bender fables.
The Defenders, Nevada v. Wayne. 10:00pm, CBS.
Nick is prompted to defend a 21-year-old man whom he has personal ties with after a victim identifies him as her attacker in a sexual assault case; Pete is a little stunned at the fact that he has to attend jury duty.
Off the Map, Saved by the Great White Hope. 10:00pm, ABC.
* Series Premiere * Three idealistic young doctors eager to escape their personal demons arrive in a small town in the South American jungle that has one understaffed medical clinic, where they must deal with a legendary-yet-enigmatic doctor and his staff.
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$#*! My Dad Says, The Better father. 8:30pm, CBS.
Bonnie and Vince learn that their first wedding wasn't exactly legal, so they decide to plan a new ceremony to make it official; Ed wants to break-up with Bonnie and Vince when he learns that Bonnie's father is coming to the ceremony.
Grey's Anatomy, Start Me Up. 9:00pm, ABC.
Arizona seeks Mark's advice as she tries to reconcile with Callie, who has some big news of her own to share; Teddy makes a key decision during surgery; the Chief makes an announcement the same day the new crop of interns arrives.
Jersey Shore, It's Gonna be an Interesting Summer. 9:00pm, MTV.
Sammi and JWoww's recent altercation quickly begins to affect the rest of the roommates in the household; after Ronnie and Sammi have withdrawn from the others, Ronnie tries to rejoin the group, leaving Sammi feeling alone.
Brad Meltzer's Decoded, 2012. 10:00pm, History.
After revealing Christian, Jews, Muslims & Native Americans have similar depictions of the world's end, computers that predicted Hurricane Katrina, the anthrax scare & 9/11 are viewed with the Hopi prophecy in the southwest to learn more about 2012.
Ace of Cakes, Betty White Takes the Cake. 10:00pm, Food Network.
The decorators get out of control and stage a cake balancing contest when Duff is gone for a day; Betty White gets emotional when she receives a cake for her favorite animal charity; Duff and Geof are forced to go on a mission from God.
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Medium, Labor Pains. 8:00pm, CBS.
A desperate man seeks Allison's assistance in figuring out the true nature of his wife's mysterious disappearance; Joe and Allison start to get concerned when Marie has a breakdown during a spelling test in school.
CSI: New York, Holding Cell. 9:00pm, CBS.
A Spanish club promoter is found dead, forcing Mac to do battle with the head of Barcelona's crime lab in order to solve this mysterious case.
16th Annual Critic's Choice Movie Awards, special, 2 hrs., 9:00pm, VH1.
Celebrities in television, film and music will gather at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California to honor the nominees for the year's best films, actors, scores and much more, as Grammy Award-winning band Maroon 5 performs live.
Merlin, The Tears of Uther Pendragon, Part 2. 10:00pm, Syfy.
Following Kilgharrah's daring rescue of Merlin in the throes of life-endangerment, Arthur is forced to rally ground support in order to defend the Kingdom of Camelot from an invasion of undead soldiers that Morgana has raised to fight with Cenred's.
Real Time with Bill Maher, 10:00pm, HBO.
New, Friday's TV This Week should have the scheduled guests.