Watch With Amanda: What’s on TV This Week? January 21 – 27

This week: The Following starring Kevin Bacon premieres tonight, Private Practice says an emotional good-bye, and awards season continues with the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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What will you be watching?

Monday January 21st
The Carrie Diaries (8pm): Carrie lies and cancels plans with her family in order to spend time with Sebastian. Meanwhile, Maggie and Walt can’t get past their opposing views on sex; and Larissa wants Carrie’s handbag to take center stage in a photo shoot for the magazine.


How I Met Your Mother (8pm): Barney believes it would be in Ted’s best interest to continue dating his much younger, much more uninhibited girlfriend, despite having very little in common with her. Meanwhile, Robin adjusts to the powerful dynamic of wearing an engagement ring.
Bones (8pm): Hodgins fears that Christopher Pelant is back for revenge after he and Angela are drugged, and a corpse is found in their bed canopy while flower petals are spread around their son’s crib. In the ensuing investigation, the team discover the body belongs to a Special Forces agent linked to a soldier-for-hire organization, but Hodgins and Angela ignore Booth’s request to let the FBI handle the case and start a probe of their own.

Continuum (8pm): Kiera’s cover is blown and she’s arrested by her VPD partner. Later, she considers a truce with Liber8 in order to get back to the year 2077.
The Following (9pm): SEASON PREMIERE! In the premiere episode, former FBI agent Ryan Hardy is called out of retirement to help track down an escaped serial killer whom he originally caught years ago.

Being Human (9pm): Sally flirts with an old acquaintance, while Aidan looks for blood and finds someone from his past. Elsewhere, Josh tries to decide whether to take the next step in his relationship with Nora, who comes in contact with a dangerous foe.
Castle (10pm): The founder of an adult-video franchise featuring college coeds is killed, so Castle and Beckett probe his personal life to uncover clues about his murderer. Meanwhile, Castle disapproves of Alexis’ new video blog, fearing she’s exposing too much info about her private life.

Lost Girl (10pm): Dyson’s new partner could mean trouble for Bo, who can’t shake a feeling of darkness as she follows Kenzi underground to help her pal search for a missing childhood friend.
Hawaii Five-0 (10pm): The team investigate the murder of a prostitute who was found in the bed of a missing congressman. Elsewhere, Danny goes to court to find out if he will get partial custody of Grace.
Deception (10pm): Joanna develops a bond with Samantha and becomes closer to Julian. Meanwhile, Edward loses his job; and a stranger causes Mia to make some reckless decisions.

Tuesday January 22nd
Pretty Little Liars (8pm): Meredith takes care of an ill Aria, but Hanna and Emily are suspicious of Meredith’s motives. Elsewhere, Spencer arranges a surprise for Toby on their anniversary.


Raising Hope (8pm): Due to a history of irresponsible behavior, Jimmy balks at Frank’s idea for a bachelor party, but gives in when Sabrina persuades him to have fun. It’s too late to reconsider, however, once Frank’s true intentions are revealed.
Hart Of Dixie (8pm): George’s folks visit and meet Tansy, sparking his mom to mastermind a plan involving Zoe and her son. Meanwhile, Lemon uncovers Brick’s hidden romance; and AnnaBeth is charmed by a British traveler, but Lavon has doubts about this outsider.

Ben & Kate (8:30pm): Ben grows concerned about the future of Rail Mall when his new business partner starts bringing in more associates to expand their plan. Meanwhile, Kate learns that Will has started dating again; and BJ and Maddie go to a commercial audition as mother and daughter.
New Girl (9pm): Nick suspects that one of Jess’ night-school students is hiding something; Winston and Cece have an embarrassing encounter.

Go On (9pm): Ryan worries that the group chemistry will transform for the worse when a popular and attractive member returns. Elsewhere, Steven and Mr. K bond and teach Ryan a lesson with help from football’s Terrell Owens (playing himself).
The Mindy Project (9:30pm): Mindy’s attempted one-night stand with Brendan hits a snag when his brother and Morgan drop by; and Danny goes on a date with Eye Patch.
The New Normal (9:30pm): Shania claims that Rocky’s new crush is gay. Likewise, Jane suspects that her fellow realtor is gay, so Bryan throws a dinner party as a front to investigate those claims. Elsewhere, David worries how the world will treat their future son.
Private Practice (10pm): SERIES FINALE! In the series finale, Naomi returns for Addison’s wedding. Meanwhile, Cooper has a difficult time transitioning to life as a stay-at-home dad; and Violet starts a meaningful project.

Cougar Town (10pm): Jules frets about a lack of passion in her marriage to Grayson, but input from Ellie makes their relationship almost too hot to handle. Meanwhile, Laurie helps Travis locate his inner hero; and Bobby tries out a new personality.
Parenthood (10pm): SEASON FINALE! In the Season 4 finale, Jasmine and Crosby receive exciting news during their anniversary; Kristina gets ready for her next round of treatment; Drew receives the results of his college applications; Amber and Ryan discuss the future; Joel and Julia plan a family event; and Sarah must choose between Mark and Hank.

White Collar (10pm): Neal targets an Irish mobster involved in counterfeiting whiskey and attempts to uncover the truth about his father’s crime.
Justified (10pm): Raylan finds himself in trouble with the FBI. Meanwhile, the church strikes back at Boyd.

Wednesday January 23rd
Arrow (8pm): Oliver suspects Diggle’s mentor of robbing armored trucks, but Diggle thinks Oliver’s way off base. Elsewhere, Thea believes that Moira and Malcolm are having an affair; and Tommy, Laurel and Malcolm share an uncomfortable dinner together.


Criminal Minds (9pm): Reid deals with a personal loss; the team heads to San Francisco to investigate victims found in the Mission District.
Modern Family (9pm): Gloria’s mother and sister visit from Colombia, but they bring a lot more baggage than just their luggage. Meanwhile, Phil’s unconventional approach to helping with the kids’ problems goes underappreciated; and Mitchell and Cameron try to stay on their best behavior so Lily stops picking up bad habits.
Suburgatory (9:30pm): George needs some space when Dallas is overenthusiastic about his business, so he persuades Noah and Fred to start a band just for guys, but George breaks his own rule after he hears Sheila sing. Meanwhile, Tessa gets a dose of reality when she dates a football player.
Nashville (10pm): Rayna and Juliette’s duet becomes a hit, but certain guests make their celebration party awkward. Meanwhile, Teddy reveals his suspicions about Rayna and Liam; Gunnar must handle problems concerning his family; and Avery lets fame go to his head.

Necessary Roughness (10pm): Dani must become a patient in order to get her career back on track; T.K. returns to work but is dismayed to find he’s been replaced; and Juliette, Nico and the front office clash after Pittman’s death.
CSI (10pm): The CSIs investigate a case involving a rising tennis star, and react to the news that Hodges is engaged to an Italian beauty.
American Horror Story: Asylum (10pm): SEASON FINALE! Johnny sets out to finish his father’s work. Lana leads the charge to at last close down Briarcliff.

Thursday January 24th
The Vampire Diaries (8pm): Matt’s life is put in danger, while Damon prepares Jeremy to battle Klaus’ new vampires. Later, Shane is questioned about the Founders’ Council deaths.


30 Rock (8pm): Liz tries to mobilize the staffers to rescue “TGS” from cancellation. Meanwhile, Liz and Criss receive unforeseen family news; Tracy and Jenna focus on their careers beyond the show; and Jack sets out to hire the new NBC president.
Parks & Recreation (8:30pm): Leslie’s push to get more women in government jobs results in her and April collecting garbage. Meanwhile, Tom asks Andy and Ben to teach him about basketball; and Ron takes on the responsibility of watching Diane’s kids while their babysitter is out of town.
Grey’s Anatomy (9pm): A new doctor arrives and unnerves the staff. Meanwhile, Arizona deals with having a phantom limb; and a pregnant and highly emotional Meredith faces a grave fear.

The Office (9pm): Dwight tries to stop Darryl from moving to Jim’s start-up company. Elsewhere, Jim misses his daughter’s first recital, to Pam’s dismay; Nellie spills the beans about Pete and Erin. Also: A behind-the-scenes look at the documentary comes into view.
Glee (9pm): The ladies of New Directions organize a Sadie Hawkins dance for the school. Elsewhere, Sam looks for proof that the Warblers cheated at Sectionals; and Kurt tries to find his niche at NYADA

Suits (10pm): The firm tries to recover from the battle with Daniel, but Harvey must fend off another attack from a rival who seems to have a personal vendetta. Elsewhere, Mike and Louis face consequences for previous actions.

Friday January 25th
Nikita (8pm): Nikita and Owen face off against a rogue agent. Meanwhile, Michael assumes a new position at Division.

Sunday January 27th
Screen Actors Guild Awards (8pm): Outstanding film and TV performances are honored at the 19th annual gala from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. Dick Van Dyke receives the Life Achievement Award.
The Simpsons (8pm): A tornado leaves Marge and Homer thinking that, in case something befalls them, they need to pick out guardians for the kids. At first they consider Homer’s half brother, Herb, but Bart and Lisa become enamored of a cool couple named Mav and Portia, though Marge questions the actual motivations of potential guardians.
Shameless (9pm): Frank works a scam on a cancer foundation; and Fiona is shocked to learn what she must do for a job as a grocery-store cashier and teams with Veronica to get back at the manager. Meanwhile, crusader Lip hunts down sex offenders in the neighborhood.


Family Guy (9pm): On a visit to Harvard, Quagmire accidentally marries a prostitute, and in an attempt to get out of the marriage, he pretends that he and Peter are actually lovers.
Girls (9pm): Hannah tackles a freelance assignment with some help from a junkie, who lives downstairs, and Elijah, who lets slip a secret in a moment of peak indulgence. Meanwhile, Marnie has an encounter with artist Booth Jonathan at her new workplace and at his studio.

The Good Wife (9pm): Alicia is presented with a career-altering offer. Meanwhile, Will and Diane fight off their creditors.
Enlightened (9:30pm): Amy gets a letter from Levi in Hawaii, where he refuses to buy into Open Air’s rehabilitation philosophy and decides to accompany a pair of younger, fellow addicts for a night of indulgence at a nearby hotel.
House Of Lies (10pm): Marty and Clyde woo a Las Vegas casino mogul who has a healthy distaste for consultants, while Jeannie has ulterior business motives when she invites Tamara to spend a day at the spa. Later, Monica and her personal vegan chef appear to get along like two peas in a pod.

The Mentalist (10pm): Red John and the Visualize group appear to be linked to a 25-year-old case that’s being investigated. Meanwhile, Lisbon looks to the future.
Californication (10:30pm): Hank attends a funeral with Faith; and later, Karen catches Hank in flagrante. Meanwhile, Charlie is Robbie Mac and Ken’s guest for a night on the town, much to Marcy’s displeasure.

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