The premieres of Shameless, Bob's Burgers, and The Cape

FRIDAY, JANUARY 7

Series premiere, 7 p.m., CARTOON

Young Justice

In the pilot of this new animated series based on the DC comics, teenage Robin, Aqualad, and Kid Flash spread their wings—er, capes—in the world of grown-up superheroes.

8 p.m., CBS

Medium

Allison (Patricia Arquette) experiences dreams that make her question her brother’s (guest star David Arquette) success. Ironic, isn’t it?

10 p.m., E!

The Soup

With the premiere of Jersey Shore Season 3 and the internet's discovery of Ted Williams and his radio voice, Joel McHale is going to have quite a bit to talk about this week.

Season 3 premiere, 10 p.m., Syfy

Merlin

In Part 1 of the two-part season premiere, Arthur (Bradley James) and Merlin (Colin Morgan) bring Morgana (Katie McGrath) back to Camelot.

Also on the airwaves...
Supernanny, 8 p.m., ABC
Star Wars: The Clone Wars, 8:30 p.m., CARTOON
CSI: NY, 9 p.m., CBS
Ghost Adventures, 9 p.m., Syfy
NBA Basketball:Rockets v. Magic, Knicks v. Suns
NCAA Football: LSU v. Texas A&M; (Cotton Bowl), Delaware v. Eastern Washington
NCAA Men’s Basketball: Cleveland State v. Butler, Rider v. Niagara

SATURDAY, JANUARY 8

11:30 p.m., NBC

Saturday Night Live

Jim Carrey is back in the host’s seat... after 15 years! The Black Keys are the musical guest.

Also on the airwaves...
The Graham Norton Show, 10 p.m., BBC America
NFL Football: Saints v. Seahawks, Jets v. Colts
NBA Basketball: Celtics v. Bulls
BBVA Compass Bowl: Kentucky v. Pittsburgh
NCAA Men’s Basketball: West Virginia v. Georgetown, Kansas State v. Oklahoma State, Austin Peay v. Murray State, Connecticut v. Texas, Florida State v. Virginia Tech, Baylor v. Texas Tech, Vanderbilt v. South Carolina, Utah State v. Nevada, San Diego State v. Utah, Miami v. Clemson, St. John’s v. Notre Dame
NCAA Women’s Basketball: Connecticut v. Notre Dame, Ohio State v. Iowa

SUNDAY, JANUARY 9

Series premiere, 8:30 p.m., FOX

Bob’s Burgers

This new animated Fox show was not created by Seth MacFarlane. In the first episode, we meet Bob (Archer's H. Jon Benjamin), his wife, his kids—and the health inspector who's trying to shut down the family’s burger joint.

Series premiere, 9 p.m., NBC

The Cape

NBC is kicking off its new sci-fi fantasy show with a two-hour premiere—in which an ex-cop (David Lyons) is falsely accused of murder and decides to reinvent himself as a superhero.

Series premiere, 9:30 p.m., SHO

Episodes

In the pilot episode, married British TV writers move to L.A. to oversee a remake of their hit UK show, only to discover that their American network has someone new in mind for the leading role—and much to their dismay, it's former Friend Matt LeBlanc (who plays a fictionalized version of himself).

Series premiere, 10 p.m., SHO

Shameless

This new dramedy (and remake of the original UK show) stars chameleon William H. Macy as a party-hardy, completely incapable father of six.

Also on the airwaves...
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, 8 p.m., ABC
CSI: Miami, 8 p.m., CBS
The Simpsons, 8 p.m., FOX
Food Network Challenge, 8 p.m., FOOD
Jerseylicious, 8 p.m., STYLE
Sarah Palin’s Alaska, 8 & 9 p.m., TLC
Desperate Housewives, 9 p.m., ABC
Undercover Boss, 9 p.m., CBS
Family Guy, 9 p.m., FOX
Bridalplasty, 9 p.m., E!
Worst Cooks in America, 9 p.m., FOOD
Californication, Season 4 premiere, 9 p.m., SHO
The Cleveland Show, 9:30 p.m., FOX
Brothers and Sisters, 10 p.m., ABC
The Real Housewives of Atlanta, 10 p.m., BRAVO
Kendra, 10 p.m., E!
Iron Chef America, 10 p.m., FOOD
Top Gear, 10 p.m., HIST
NFL Football: Ravens v. Chiefs, Packers v. Eagles
Fight Hunger Bowl: Boston College v. Nevada
NCAA Men’s Basketball: Kansas v. Michigan, Xavier v. Rhode Island, Missouri State v. Wichita State
NCAA Women’s Basketball: Pittsburgh v. Louisville, Dayton v. Xavier, Georgia v. Kentucky, Tulane v. Alabama Birmingham

What are you watching this weekend?


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bridalplasty all dayyyyyyyy
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Nature.
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The Cape
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Californacation!
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The Cape and Bob's Burgers will definately have their chance (at least, for me)...
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Bob's burgers, Shameless, and Family Guy.
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SO HAPPY that Merlin is back, and the Cape looks good, too!!
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Have been waiting with baited breathe for ages-n-ages for The Cape to arrive, and now that its only a few hours away all I can say is "Please let The Cape be awesome, please let The Cape be awesome." - though II'd settle for mediocre so long as Summer is awesome within it :).
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Clone Wars, The Cape, Episode, Shameless.

-Given up on Californication, after the last garbage of a season.
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I'm going to give Bob's Burgers a try.
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Can't wait for The Cape!
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The Clone Wars and Desperate Housewives
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CSI NY, CSI Miami and Family Guy.
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Shameless,Celtics vs Raptors,Celtics vs Bulls, IU vs Northwestern,The Cape
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Young Justice, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, CSI: NY, The Cape, CSI: Miami, The Simpons, Family Guy, and Undercover Boss [;
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The Soup on Friday, would watch Merlin but i've already seen all of season 3. Change Of Plans starring Brooke White on Saturday. The Cape and Desperate Housewives on Sunday
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The return of Hustle, Bob's Burgers, The Cape, Episodes, The SImpsons, Family Guy, and Top Gear...
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Merlin and The Simpsons.
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Merlin and The Simpsons.
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The Soup, SNL, Bob's Burgers, The Cape, Shameless, Episodes, Kendra, Family Guy, The Simpsons and the Cleveland Show
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Californication for sure. On the rest, I'm still undecided, but am considering The Cape, Shameless, Episodes, and Bob's Burgers.
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Episodes is going to be terrible
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I don't know if NBC is serious with a show like The Cape.
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Merlin
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medium and the cape thats all im watching that they list on here :)
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Friday: Medium, Supernanny. Sunday: trying The Cape
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Merlin, CSI: NY, Medium, Shameless, Episodes, and Californication.
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CSI: NY, Bob’s Burgers,The Cape,Episodes,CSI: Miami, The Simpsons, Desperate Housewives, Family Guy, The Cleveland Show,
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heath inspector? spell check guys
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Friday: maybe Young Justice, Medium, CSI: NY, The Mentalist rerun, Merlin, Law & Order: UK, etc... Saturday: Primeval, etc... Sunday: either The Cape or Episodes, etc...
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