What to Watch Tonight: Happy Endings and Raising Hope Double Features, Justified, and White Collar

By Andy Daglas

Jan 29, 2013

What to watch on Tuesday, January 29...

8pm, Fox
Raising Hope
Fox is billing tonight's Raising Hope as one hour-long episode, even though the second part is explicitly the first part of a separate two-parter. Got all that? In the first half, “Modern Wedding,” Sabrina’s mom enlists the Modern Family camera crew to apply its “documentary” touch to Sabrina and Jimmy’s nuptials. Then the family heads out on a road trip to L.A., where they have tickets to a taping of Hope’s favorite TV show in “Yo Zappa Do, Part 1.”

8pm, CBS
The team investigates a Marine’s car accident in “Hit and Run,” because apparently everybody is doing a Modern Family riff tonight. The case hits close to home for Abby, dredging up memories of her first case on the job.

8pm, The CW
Hart of Dixie
Bluebell’s got the flu in “Lovesick Blues.” The bad news is that' it’s not the boogie-woogie variety; the good news is that it’s not the deus ex machina-ing Downton Abbey strain. Either way, it’s throwing a wrench into Lemon’s love life and keeping Wade cooped up at his ex-girlfriend’s house. Medical authorities are prescribing 20 ccs of romantic shenanigans.

9pm & 9:30pm, ABC
Happy Endings
Test your endurance for zany antics with the double shot of “The Marry Prankster” and “Our Best Friend’s Wedding.” The former finds Max vowing revenge on his friends after they snooker him into thinking he won the lottery. The latter whisks the gang off to a wedding expo at Jane’s behest, prompting Alex and Dave to revisit their commitment hang-ups.

Southie Rules
A multigenerational family from the heart of South Boston connects, feuds, schemes, and probably lays on the regional dialect thicker than a vat of clam chowder in this new reality show. By the way, if your area of the country has not yet received its stereotype-fueled reality showcase, please consult the schedule in the Basic Cable Registrar’s office. I believe Grand Forks, ND is next in the queue.

10pm, BET
Real Husbands of Hollywood
When Kevin gets involved with Nelly’s workout video in “It’s Gettin’ Hot In Herrre,” he winds up clashing with Robin. This freshman sitcom/reality show spoof has a ways to go before its Kevin Hart–Robin Thicke loggerheads can compete with Nicki Minaj-vs.-Mariah Carey as the top celebrity feud of 2013, but if it puts in the legwork it might at least earn the undercard.

10pm, FX
According to the episode summary for “This Bird Has Flown,” Boyd and Ava grapple with a major decision. Since it doesn’t go into details, let’s just assume that decision revolves around managing their DVR clusterfrack on Tuesday night, as the evening has rapidly developed the most jam-packed primetime of the week.

10pm, USA
White Collar
The quest to redeem Papa Caffrey rolls on in “Brass Tacks,” as Neal and Peter go after a corrupt senator who was involved in that long-ago frame job. Will they also find the time and resources to take down a larcenous real estate developer? Why, you might as well ask whether Matt Bomer will be meticulously handsome and rock a fetching tie.

– Dax Shepard and Adam Cayton-Holland on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Emmy Rossum on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– Melissa McCarthy on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11pm, Comedy Central
– George Saunders on The Colbert Report, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Whitney Cummings, Jacki Weaver, and Aaron Neville on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35pm, NBC
– Sylvester Stallone and Al Gore on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
– Kourtney and Kim Kardashian, Adam Driver, and Halestorm on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Lucy Liu, Billy Gardell, and Ultraista on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37am, NBC
– Simon Helberg on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS


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