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

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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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