Tonight on Castle a Casanova is killed. Tuesday night on Body of Proof an undercover cop is killed. Wednesday night is the Series Premiere of Are You There, Chelsea?. Thursday night is the Series Premiere of The Finder. Friday night on Fringe Peter takes a journey to the Other Side. Saturday night Daniel Radcliffe hosts Saturday Night Live. Sunday night it's time for the Golden Globe Awards.
US television highlights for the week of January 9, 2012. Times are ET, shows are new unless noted as repeats. Tagged for your pleasure: tvtw .
The Layover, San Francisco. 9:00pm, Travel.
Host Anthony Bourdain finds himself in San Francisco, which is known for being a haven for vegans; Anthony's chef friends help him discover that San Francisco can be a "bare-knuckled, two-fisted drinking town" for meat-eaters.
Castle, Till Death Do Us Part. 10:00pm, ABC.
When a Casanova is killed, Castle and Beckett believe the victim's puzzling double life has the answers to his murder; Ryan's wedding with Jenny is threatened by the investigation which leads to an outrageous twist.
Rock Center with Brian Williams. 10:00pm, NBC.
Mike Taibbi travels to Mexico to discover Mitt Romney's roots; Ron Allen reports the story of a Nashville family that continues to make a positive impact on Haiti; Kate Snow interviews Rick Roirdan's son Haley, the inspiration behind "Percy Jackson."
Pawn Stars, Learning the Ropes. 10:00pm, History.
Rick and the staff determine the origins and values of sellers' first edition of Henry David Thoreau's famed novel, "Walden," and a rope gun from the 19th century, and later, Corey and Chumlee interview applicants for the night-shift broker position.
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American Experience, Billy the Kid. PBS, check local listings for time.
A comprehensive look is taken into one of the West's most notorious killers, from his humble beginnings in the slums of New York and getting involved with a band of outlaws to becoming a murderer and the events that led to his death.
NCIS, A Desperate Man. 8:00pm, CBS.
The NCIS team investigates the murder of a Navy lieutenant commander who was found dead in a building under construction, but also have to deal with a distraught detective husband; Ray's return has Ziva thinking about her plans for the future.
NCIS: Los Angeles, Exit Strategy. 9:00pm, CBS.
When a vehicle transporting Jada Khaled is suddenly ambushed, NCIS must track down the culprits involved in hopes of saving her and their case; Sam is forced to confront Jada for the first time since returning home from Sudan.
Unforgettable, Brotherhood. 10:00pm, CBS.
A routine investigation into the death of a college student takes a disturbing turn for Carrie when a suspect make a dangerous move to rob her of her memories.
Body of Proof, Shades of Blue. 10:00pm, ABC.
After a cop, who was undercover, is discovered murdered out by a truck stop, the investigation to find the killer hits close to home.
Parenthood, Just Smile. 10:00pm, NBC.
Adam accidentally steals Crosby's spotlight when a local newspaper focuses on him for a piece on the Luncheonette; Amber has trouble finding a place in her new position; Sarah's baby thoughts have her feeling overwhelmed.
Jamie Oliver's American Road Trip, Wyoming. 10:00pm, BBC America.
Jamie takes a look at the life of a cowboy during a trip to Wyoming, where he visits a rodeo, works a day on a real American ranch, spends a night sleeping under the stars, and camp-fire cooks Rocky Mountain Oysters for proper cowboys.
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NOVA, Bombing Hitler's Dams. PBS, check local listings for time.
A look is taken into the destruction of two important German dams in WWII, including the Lancaster bombers who planned the raids, the unique bombs specifically made to destroy the dams, and the British engineer that developed the explosives. 2 hrs.
ABC Comedies, All New. 8pm - 10pm, ABC.
The Middle, Suburgatory, Modern Family, and Happy Endings are all new.
Are You There, Chelsea?, Pilot. 8:30pm, NBC.
* Series Premiere * A woman in her 20s realizes that she must learn how to make better decisions after she is arrested for a DUI, and she begins by moving closer to the sports bar where she works; an expectant mother worries her sister won't show up at the birth.
38th Annual People's Choice Awards, special, 2hrs., 9:00pm, CBS.
Kaley Cuoco hosts as stars from the world of film, television, and music gather to recognize the achievements in their work as well as thank their fans for their support; performances by country singer Faith Hill and teen pop star Demi Lovato.
Harry's Law, Gorilla My Dreams. 9:00pm, NBC.
Whilst out hunting ducks, Harry and Tommy are convinced by the preserve owner's sweet-natured gorilla to help them keep the gentle creature; Adam and Cassie are asked to defend a woman who rallied against abuse by dressing as Wonder Woman.
Revenge, Infamy. 10:00pm, ABC.
Emily has a new target when a famed author, who has ties with both the Graysons and the Clarkes, returns to town; Conrad proves that he's willing to get dirty when Daniel get dragged into the divorce; Jack finally let's his guard down with Amanda.
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NBC Comedies, All New. 8pm - 10pm., NBC.
Community, Parks & Rec. The Office and Up All Night are all new.
Big Bang Theory, The Shiny Trinket Maneuver. 8:00pm, CBS>
Sheldon gets in trouble with Amy when he doesn't show any signs of being impressed by her recent accomplishment, so Penny teaches him to be a better boyfriend; Howard must come to terms with Bernadette's dislike of children.
Bones, The Crack in the Code, 8:00pm, Fox.
A technologically talented suspect stays one step ahead of the team after a mysterious message is written in human blood at a national monument; Booth and Brennan look for a home that they can settle into and start a family.
The Vampire Diaries, Our Town, 8:00pm, CW.
Caroline is surprised with a birthday party in an odd location; Damon and Stefan disagree on how to handle Klaus; Bonnie is concerned about Jeremy's plans; Alaric runs into Dr. Fell, who is in an argument with her ex-boyfriend, the medical examiner.
The Finder, An Orphan Walks Into a Bar, 9:00pm, Fox.
* Series Premiere * Iraq veteran Walter Sherman helps a teenage boy locate his missing father, a war hero whose plane vanished after a classified mission; bar owner Leo Knox mentors a teenager on parole when she takes a job at his bar as part of her probation.
Person of Interest, Super, 9:00pm, CBS.
Reese works the computer while Finch puts in time doing the legwork for their latest person of interest, a building super who keeps too close of a watch on his tenants; Detective Carter may get her first glimpse into a case.
The Secret Circle, Fire/Ice, 9:00pm, CW.
Adam asks Cassie to the Fire and Ice dance, but because of her friendship with Diana, she is forced to give a startling response; Ethan offers to chaperone the dance; Faye asks Lee to help her gain individual magic, but has horrifying side effects.
Grey's Anatomy, The Magic Moment. 9:00pm, ABC.
The doctors split into teams to save the lives of conjoined twins; Bailey recruits Meredith to help her when Ben wants moving their relationship forward; Richard teaches Alex a lesson in the OR; Teddy questions Cristina about what happened to Henry.
The Mentalist, Always Bet on Red, 10:00pm, CBS.
Jane and the CBI team must narrow down the the long list of suspects after a high-end divorce attorney is mysteriously killed on his speed boat; Jane gets questioned about whether Red John was actually responsible for Panzer's murder.
The Firm, Chapter Three, 10:00pm, NBC.
Now that he works at a new law firm, Mitch must defend the partner's son on a murder charge but still asks Ray to investigate what really happened; Kinross and Grant's reason for bringing Mitch into the firm is slowly starting to surface.
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Friday the 13th
A Gifted man, In Case of (Re)Birth. 8:00pm, CBS.
Michael and E-Mo have a disagreement on how to properly treat a patient with a brain tumor; a teenage girl gives birth at the clinic and then runs out.
Chuck, Chuck Versus Bo. 8:00pm, NBC.
Chuck and Sarah make efforts to ensure a better, safer future for everyone, and Morgan's past as the Intersect forces them to travel to Vail and seek the help of none other than actress Bo Derek; Jeff and Lester continue their spy mission.
Nikita, Sanctuary, 8:00pm, CW.
Sean assaults Nikita and Michael in an effort to protect his mother, Madeline; Percy gains back control from Amanda and threatens to destroy Division unless she releases him.
Fringe, Back to Where You've Never Been. 9:00pm, Fox.
In an effort to find his way home, Peter takes a journey to the Other Side so that he can confront Walternate and his venture proves to be more dangerous than he expected; Olivia receives a dire premonition from an Observer.
Grimm, Game Ogre. 9:00pm, NBC.
An escaped fugitive returns to Portland on a murderous rampage to obtain revenge on those responsible for putting him behind bars; when Nick and Juliette are put in danger by the fugitive, Nick calls Monroe to help end the convict's murder spree.
CSI: New York, Who's There?. 9:00pm, CBS.
A home invasion investigation becomes more complicated when the family of the victim turn out to be less perfect than they originally seem to lead on.
The Kevin Hart Stand-Up Playlist, special, 3 hrs., 9:00pm, Comedy Central.
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Blue Bloods, The Uniform. 10:00pm, CBS.
Danny and Jackie investigate a murder scene at a diner, where one witness claims that they saw a uniformed officer flee the scene after shots were fired.
Merlin, The Darkest Hour - Part 2. 10:00pm, Syfy.
As Lancelot races back to Camelot with a dying Merlin in tow, Arthur attempts to complete his mission to close the veil between the world of the living and the dead, which has unleashed a stream of demonic creatures upon the world.
Real Time with Bill Maher, 10:00pm, HBO.
Scheduled guests: Herman Cain, Alexandra Pelosi, David Frum, Rob Reiner and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL).
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The 2012 Miss America Pageant, special, 2 hrs., 9:00pm, ABC.
Fifty-two women vie for the chance to be crowned this year's winner; with judges from every corner of the entertainment industry, the ladies hope that their intellect and talent will help them be crowned the winner in Las Vegas.
Saturday Night Live, New. 11:30pm, NBC.
Actor Daniel Radcliffe (How to Suceed in Business Without Really Trying) hosts and musicial guest Lana Del Rey performs.
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60 Minutes. 7:00pm ET, CBS.
Scheduled: an interview with Andrew Mason, the founder and CEO of online coupon king Groupon; a look at the tiny but prosperous Middle Eastern country of Qatar; Jake Barnett, a 13-year-old who is already attending college and tutoring his peers.
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards, special, 3 hrs., 8:00pm, NBC.
Live from the Beverly Hills Hotel in California, Ricky Gervais hosts the star-studded affair that presents awards to the most accomplished actors and filmmakers from the last year; awards for both television series and movies are presented.
Once Upon a Time, True North 8:00pm, ABC.
Able to understand their circumstance, Emma attempts to help two homeless children find their birth father before they are put into foster care; the Evil Queen persuades Hansel and Gretel to steal an important artifact from a blind witch.
The Simpsons, The D'oh-cial Network. 8:00pm, Fox.
Lisa creates a popular social networking site and is called to trial when Springfield's obsession with the site becomes chaotic and causes mass hysteria; Patty and Selma compete against well-known twins in the rowing event in the Olympic Games.
Napoleon Dynamite, Thundercone. 8:30pm, Fox.
After learning that his acne cream makes him resistant to pain, a boy picks a fight with a bully at school and is invited to join a fight club by the coach who witnesses it; the boy's brother starts dating a new girl he meets online.
Family Guy, The Blind Side. 9:00pm, Fox.
Brian starts dating a blind woman but things get a little dicey when he discovers that she hates dogs; Peter keeps falling on the staircase, and when he decides to live upstairs permanently the Griffin family installs a new staircase.
The Good Wife, Bitcoin for Dummies. 9:00pm, CBS.
Alicia defends a lawyer who hires the firm after the government decides to arrest him for not coming forth with the name of an anonymous client, a mysterious computer programmer who illegally invented a new online currency.
Desperate Housewives, Who Can Say What's True?. 9:00pm, ABC.
Gaby asks for Lynette's help in landing a company to sign with her husband's firm; Renee talks Bree into going to a pickup bar; Susan pays a secret visit to Alejandro's family; Mike discovers some discrepancies with Ben's real estate project.
Leverage, The Last Dam Job. 9:00pm, TNT.
The leverage team is forced to seek help from past alliances in order to get the support needed to defeat the seemingly unbeatable Latimer, since he is now accompanied by a foe from their past who has already proven to them to be a worthy opponent.
Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain, special, 1 hr., 9:00pm, Comedy Central.
From the Nokia Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, stand-up comic Kevin Hart regales viewers with humorous anecdotes about moments from his life, including his awkward childhood memories, his dysfunctional family and his current financial issues.
Shameless, Summer Love. 9:00pm, SHO.
Sheila begins to feel she is making steps in conquering her agoraphobia, while Frank finds a fellow bar patron that he feels is perfect for a new financial plan due to her declining health and city pension; Jasmine helps out Fiona find love.
Pan Am, Diplomatic Relations. 10:00pm, ABC.
Another pilot takes the controls and makes Dean co-pilot; Kate must seek help from an ally when Laura and another stewardess are mistaken for spies; Congressman Rawlings and his staff work to track down whoever wrote the news story about him.
CSI: Miami, Stiff. 10:00pm, CBS.
The CSI team venture out into the sexy world of male gigolos when they discover an unusual murder weapon located at the crime scene of their investigation.
Hell on Wheels, God of Chaos. 10:00pm, AMC.
Uncertainty fills Cullen as he has trouble deciding which path his life should take, since the allure of continuing his time on the railroad grows exceedingly tempting, but leaving his past behind him may prove to be too difficult of a challenge.
Iron Chef America, Garces vs. Raij. 10:00pm, Food Network.
Mix-masters Tony Abou-Ganim and Charlotte Voisey battle each other in a drink mixing competition alongside the chefs; chef Alexandra Raij enters the heat of Kitchen Stadium to challenge Iron Chef Jose Garces in a culinary battle.
Angry Boys. 10:00pm, HBO.
Daniel becomes jealous after his mother invites a boy with a hearing impairment to the house to form a friendship with his twin brother; Jen reveals the details regarding Tim's diet and exercise plan; S.mouse and his girlfriend record a song.