Tonight on Hawaii Five-O the team investigates the murder of a teenager. Tuesday night on NCIS a Navy Commander is murdered. Wednesday night on Revenge an unwanted visiter shows up at a birthday celebration. Thursday night on Grey's Anatomy there's a tragic car crash. Friday night on Blue Bloods an informant is murdered. Saturday night watch The Dark Knight. Sunday night is the Series Premiere of The Firm.
US television highlights for the week of January 2, 2012. Times are ET, shows are new unless noted as repeats. Tagged for your pleasure: tvtw .
CBS Comedies, All New. 8pm - 10pm, CBS.
How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Two and a Half Men , and Mike & Molly are all new.
The Layover, Amsterdam. 9:00pm, Travel.
Host Anthony Bourdain finds himself with a layover in Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Anthony realizes there is more to a city than just the red-light district after he meets some new friends and has several unforeseen adventures.
Hawaii Five-O, Ka Ho'Oponopono (The Fix). 10:00pm, CBS.
The Five-0 team investigate the murder of a teenage girl that they determined was a professional hit, but the team first must figure out why she was initially targeted in order to find her killer and bring them to justice.
Rock Center with Brian Williams. 10:00pm, NBC.
Harry Smith travels to Iowa to investigate rising farmland prices in the current real estate slump; Natalie Morales looks into the life of lobster divers in Honduras; a peek at what happens in Times Square after the New Year's celebrations are done.
Pawn Stars, Corey's Big Play. 10:00pm, History.
The staff must determine the authenticities, values and restoration costs of a 1924 Dodge Brothers sedan with original wooden wheels, a 19th century ball and chain inside a Wells Fargo strongbox, and a special "Terminator" slot machine.
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Frontline, Opium Brides. PBS, check local listings for time.
While Afghani farmers grow the majority of the world's opium, many must borrow money from cartels to support their operations, and with the government cracking down on the drug trade, some farmers are forced to pay their debts with their daughters.
NCIS, Housekeeping. 8:00pm, CBS.
While rigorously investigating the murder of a Navy Commander, the NCIS team uncovers some leads that will take them to the location of E.J. Barrett.
NCIS: Los Angeles, The Watchers. 9:00pm, CBS.
Nell must put her high IQ to the test when she goes undercover to help NCIS investigate the murder of a Department of Defense researcher; Hetty's ability to competently lead the team is questioned by the new NCIS Assistant Director.
Unforgettable, Butterfly Effect. 10:00pm, CBS.
When a construction worker with a promising future is found murdered, Carrie and Al wonder if his death were due to his ties to the mob or something unrelated.
Body of Proof, Falling for You. 10:00pm, ABC.
After a bride falls to her death, everyone from the ex-boyfriend to the over-bearing father is a suspect; Ethan is becoming very keen on the new girl, Dani, but she already seems to have found a love interest with someone else on the team.
Jamie Oliver's American Road Trip, Los Angeles. 10:00pm, BBC America.
During a visit to East Los Angeles, Jamie samples Mexican-American cuisine and interviews an organization that assists at-risk and formerly gang-involved youth; featured recipes include a Mexican street salad, salsa and steak sauces.
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NOVA, Deadliest Volcanoes. PBS, check local listings for time.
With millions of people living under the threat of volcanic eruptions, scientists around the world employ new tools and technologies in an attempt to figure out when eruptions are likely to occur and how powerful and deadly they may be.
ABC Comedies, All New. 8pm - 10pm, ABC.
The Middle, Suburgatory, Modern Family, and Happy Endings are all new.
Revenge, Duress. 10:00pm, ABC.
Daniel's intimate birthday celebration with family and friends becomes a disaster when an unwelcome visitor shows up; Conrad and Victoria use Charlotte as a pawn in their bitter divorce battle; Emily watches as her big plan begin to unravel.
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Grey's Anatomy, Suddenly. 9:00pm, ABC.
A car crash results in an entire family being in the ER in an all-hands-on situation, and the eldest daughter must make the toughest decision of her life; Teddy, still unknowing about Henry's death, calls Cristina to help her with a patient.
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A Gifted man, In Case of a Bolt From the Blue. 8:00pm, CBS.
A blizzard causes issues for the hospital and Michael is forced to try and care for several patients amid the inclement weather, but he shows alarming signs of a serious condition that will require an emergency surgery.
Chuck, Chuck Versus the Kept Man. 8:00pm, NBC.
Gertrude returns with a mission meant for Chuck as well as a proposition directed to Casey; Casey has a forbidden love re-enter his life on a South Beach mission; Jeff and Lester are led to suspect something strange at Buy More.
Nikita, Pale Fire, 8:00pm, CW.
Alex infiltrates her childhood home and must face her past; Nikita also ends up at the mansion and runs into Alex where they decide to join forces, but run into a major roadblock; Michael and Owen work to figure out Percy's plan with the Guardians.
CSI: New York, Clean Sweep. 9:00pm, CBS.
A charred body is discovered and rapidly becomes a messy situation for the members of the CSI team when it appears that a cage fighter has been brutally murdered by the person who was already set on stalking him.
Blue Bloods, Whistle Blower. 10:00pm, CBS.
Erin is shocked when she discovers that her informant has been mysteriously murdered, and as a result she blames herself for his death and resolves to work with Danny in hopes of discovering the person who killed him in cold blood.
Merlin, The Darkest Hour - Part 1. 10:00pm, Syfy.
Arthur and his crew of loyal knights become the last line of defense when the sorceress Morgana summons an ally to help her rip open the division between the worlds in order to unleash a stream of demonic creatures upon the land.
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The Dark Knight, 2008 movie, 3¼ hrs., 8:00pm, TNT.
A new district attorney joins Batman and the police in trying to rid Gotham City of crime, but as things start to turn around, a giggling psychopath with big plans attacks the city, and his mutual enmity with Batman soon turns personal. Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhall, and Gary Oldman.
Saturday Night Live, New. 11:30pm, NBC.
Former NBA player and sports color analyst Charles Barkley hosts and musicial guest Kelly Clarkson performs.
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60 Minutes. 8:00pm ET, CBS.
Stem Cell Fraud, Stem cells still have not proven to be the panacea many claimed they could be, yet the Internet is alive with stem cells for sale to treat incurable illnesses. Scott Pelley reports on one man offering to treat cerebral palsy who a respected stem cell researcher says could be endangering patients
Marine Brothers, Lara Logan reports on five sets of brothers in the Marine Reserves who fought for the right to be on the front line of combat in Afghanistan with their siblings.
The Most Expensive Food in the World, European white truffles can sell for as much as $9,500 a pound. But harvests are down and a black market has emerged that has allowed an influx of inferior and cheap Chinese truffles that are diluting this lucrative market. Lesley Stahl reports.
Once Upon a Time, Desperate Souls 8:00pm, ABC.
Regina and Mr. Gold are involved in dirty politics when Emma runs for a desirable Storybrooke public office against Sidney; Rumplestiltskin attempts to track down a vital power source in order to help his son prevent the terrors of a meaningless war.
The Simpsons, Politically Inept with Homer Simpson. 8:00pm, Fox.
Homer gets his own political talk show after a video of his rant about poor treatment at the airport goes viral and gains nationwide popularity but when he stupidly chooses Ted Nugent as the next presidential candidate, Marge and Lisa start to worry.
The Firm, Pilot. 9:00pm, NBC.
* Series Premiere * Ten years after bringing down prestigious Memphis law firm Bendini, Lambert & Locke, a man comes out of hiding with his family to reclaim their lives and futures, but he quickly realizes that past dangers are still lurking, as new threats arise.
Family Guy, Quagmire and Meg. 9:00pm, Fox.
Now that Meg has finally turned 18, Quagmire seizes the opportunity to pursue her as his next romantic conquest, but Peter is determined to deter him and will stop at nothing to come between his almost-innocent daughter and his creepy friend.
The Good Wife, Alienation of Affection. 9:00pm, CBS.
A multimillion dollar lawsuit against Lockhart/Gardner could potentially destroy the firm for good when a couple whose divorce was overseen by the firm accuses them of encouraging the breakup for their own financial gain.
Desperate Housewives, What's to Discuss, Old Friend?. 9:00pm, ABC.
Bree is ready to end it all after her friends abandoned her; Gaby believes Carlos has something to do with Detective Vance's murder; Susan decides to go to New York; Tom cancels his trip to Paris when Lynette confesses she's an accomplice to murder.
Leverage, The Radio Job. 9:00pm, TNT.
The team turns into a family operation when Latimer decides to get the help of Nate's father in order to infiltrate a highly guarded government facility, which leads to a chaotic hostage situation that draws the attention of the FBI.
Shameless, Summertime. 9:00pm, SHO.
Fiona begins to bartend at a local hotspot with Veronica in order to get over breaking up with Steve; Debbie decides to run a daycare with Carl; Ian takes over at the Kash and Grab when Kash leaves; Lip helps Kev out with his business.
Pan Am, Secrets and Lies. 10:00pm, ABC.
Fate affects Dean and Colette's romance; Maggie writes a story for the paper against her congressman's politics but falls for him after she submits it; Kate has trouble moving beyond her last assignment; Ted thinks he's found the love of his life.
CSI: Miami, Friendly Fire. 10:00pm, CBS.
A renowned by notably eccentric genius gets swiftly taken out by a professional assassin, and the weapon used in the murder proves to be a truly unique one that the CSI team has never seen before in their line of work.
Hell on Wheels, Timshel. 10:00pm, AMC.
The increasing pressure to meet the fast-approaching deadline leads to Cullen and Lily having to rush the completion of the railroad; Elam and Joseph attempt to keep the past behind them, but the consequences of their violent deeds begin to emerge.
Tom Papa Live in New York City, special, 1 hr., 10:00pm, Comedy Central.
From the Union Square Theater in New York City, veteran comic Tom Papa discusses a variety of topics, ranging from living with the worst roommates in the world to the difficulties of keeping up with rapidly changing technology.
Angry Boys. 10:00pm, HBO.
While 17-year-old Daniel Sims is busy attempting to make arrangements for a going-away party, former Surfing World Champion Blake Oakfield gives an in-depth and comprehensive account of his time as a professional surfer.