What to Watch Tonight: Community Welcomes Walton Goggins, Eagleheart Wraps Season 3, and 30 for 30 Revisits Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan

By Andy Daglas

Jan 16, 2014

What to watch on Thursday, January 16...

SEASON 13 PREMIERE, Part 2, 8pm, Fox
American Idol
The first auditions of 2014 roll on. Will the season’s eventual winner first take America by storm during these 120 minutes? Probably not!

8pm, The CW
19th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards
Aisha Tyler hosts the festivities from Santa Monica. Leading the field with 13 nominations each are 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle.

8pm, NBC
Before the gang can receive their bequests from the late Pierce Hawthorne, a stern investigator (Walton Goggins) must administer lie detector tests in “Cooperative Polygraphy.” As the sessions roll on, uncomfortable secrets come tumbling out.

8:30pm, NBC
Parks and Recreation
“New Beginnings” finds Leslie and Ben embarking on new professional paths while Ann and Chris consider a major move. Meanwhile, Tom gears up for an important presentation, and Ben is the target of Donna, April, and Andy’s mischief.

SERIES PREMIERE, 9pm, Lifetime
Under the Gunn
Tim Gunn hosts this new fashion competition in which 15 rising designers are assembled into teams and guided by mentors. The 90-minute premiere gives the contestants their first chance to win the favor of the mentors—who later learn that they, too, will be put to a test.

SEASON 3 PREMIERE, 9pm & 9:30pm, TLC
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Season 3 opens with Sugar Bear settling into a “man camper,” or as the episode title would dub it, “The Manper.” Then in “The Birds and the Boos,” June educates Anna and Jessica in the ways of amour when she learns the girls have suitors.

9pm, USA
White Collar
Neal is “Shot Through the Heart,” and Rebecca’s to blame. However, Peter insists on collecting more evidence before they can formally charge her with giving love a bad name.

9pm, ESPN
30 for 30
“The Price of Gold” examines perhaps the biggest scandal in Winter Olympics history: the assault on figure skater Nancy Kerrigan orchestrated by the ex-husband of Kerrigan's rival, Tonya Harding, ahead of the 1994 Lillehammer games. Harding, journalist Connie Chung, and other key figures are interviewed in the documentary film from director Nanette Burstein.

Ground Floor
“The Decision, Part Two” forces Brody to choose between his dream job and his dream woman, although the Law of Sitcom Stasis dictates that he’ll probably find some way to keep both in the picture. Elsewhere, a suddenly homeless Threepeat crashes in Harvard’s less-than-hospitable digs.

10pm, NBC
Not everybody is celebrating Camille’s homecoming in “Jump Ball,” but that may be because she didn’t bring back enough Toblerone for the whole family. Meanwhile, Joel buries himself in his job, Amber buries her head in the sand, and Hank and Adam put their heads together.

10pm, IFC
The Spoils of Babylon
Cynthia seethes at Devon and Lady Anne’s romance in “Kicking the Habit,” and her revenge is sure to be terrible and grand.

Jerks With Cameras
Dispensing with any pretense of cleverness, MTV’s latest foray into the world of hidden-camera pranks calls itself what could be the title for this entire genre.

SEASON 3 FINALE, 12am, Cartoon Network
I honestly don’t know what’s set to happen in “Honch.” Adult Swim has been really reticent to tell anyone, and apparently for good reason. Tim coaxed it out of them somehow, and we haven’t been able to get him out of that tree in his front yard for going on 36 hours now. Just keeps rocking back and forth and muttering to himself.

– Diahann Carroll and T-Pain on The Arsenio Hall Show, Syndicated, check local listings
– Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emmy Rossum, and Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Heather Graham on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– Journalist Steven Brill on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11pm, Comedy Central
– Labor organizer Naquasia LeGrand on The Colbert Report, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Mark Harmon, figure skater Gracie Gold, and Kristin Chenoweth on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35pm, NBC
– Brian Williams and Rosanne Cash on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
– Chris Pine, Kevin O’Leary, and Gregory Porter on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Drake, Ana Gasteyer, and Neon Trees on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37am, NBC
– Kenneth Branagh and Christian Finnegan on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS


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