What to Watch This Weekend: Fringe, the Golden Globes, and the Season Premieres of Girls, Enlightened, and Shameless


What to watch on Friday, January 11...


9pm, Fox
Fringe
To learn more about the enigmatic Donald, Walter ventures into the deprivation tank as the final showdown between the Fringe Division and the Observers looms. Elsewhere in “The Boy Must Live,” Captain Windmark is on a mission to find answers of his own.


SNEAK PREVIEW 10:30pm, IFC
Out There
This new animated series debuts in February, but tonight you can get a sneak peek at the coming-of-age comedy from South Park veteran Ryan Quincy. The voice cast includes Pamela Adlon, Fred Armisen, Linda Cardellini, John DiMaggio, Kate Micucci, Megan Mullally, and Justin Roiland.


LATE-NITE:
– Ben Affleck, Kristen Bell, and Rodriguez on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35pm, NBC
– Catherine Zeta-Jones, Allison Williams, and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
– Sofia Vergara, author George Lois, and Bruno Mars on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– David Duchovny, Snooki & JWoww, Nick Kroll, and Eli Young Band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37am, NBC
– Julie Chen and Angela Kinsey on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS



WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING ON FRIDAY?



What to watch on Saturday, January 12...


10:30am, Cartoon Network
Young Justice
In “Cornered,” the squad must face off against an alien gladiator in a cage match. Now, that does sound like a rollicking superhero story. But I must confess, when I first pulled up the episode summary I misread it as “cage match with an alien gator,” and now I want to watch the hell out of THAT episode instead.


9pm, ABC
The 2013 Miss America Competition
The 92nd annual pageant, hosted by Brooke Burke-Charvet and Chris Harrison, comes to you live from Las Vegas’s Planet Hollywood. Competitors vying for the crown come from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For yet another year, my lonely campaign to secure just representation for Guam and the Northern Marianas falls upon deaf ears.


10pm, TBS
Wedding Band
The band and Roxie feud in “End of the World as We Know It,” leading each to work with the other’s biggest professional rival. While the guys play an apocalypse-themed party organized by another event planner, she throws a similar bash with the help of appropriately monikered Def Leppard cover band Armageddon It.



WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING ON SATURDAY?



What to watch on Sunday, January 13...


LIVE, 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern, NBC
The Golden Globe Awards
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the 70th Annual Golden Globes, a.k.a. The Night That Drinks Are On The Hollywood Foreign Press Association So Let’s All Get Sloshed On Camera. You could watch, or you could just assume that all the parts where Fey and Poehler are being awesome together will be compiled by the power of the internet on Monday and save yourself a lot of hokum.


8:30pm, Fox
Bob’s Burgers
The town’s nefarious health inspector quits public service to devote more time to chilling on the local nude beach, and his replacement blackmails Bob into letting him perform dreadful music at the restaurant. Geez, “Nude Beach,” if I had a nickel for every time a sitcom trotted out THAT hoary old plot...


9pm, PBS
Downton Abbey
A missive from the departed Lavinia’s late father holds the fate of Downton Abbey in the balance, because a week can’t go by without something holding the fate of Downton Abbey in the balance. In events not dictated by two degrees of dead people, Edith prepares for her wedding, Thomas slips misinformation to O’Brien, and Bates may have to shiv a bitch when his cellmate rouses trouble.


SEASON 2 PREMIERE, 9pm, HBO
Girls
Hannah begins Season 2 with a new roommate in Elijah and a new boyfriend in guest-star Donald Glover—but the injured Adam is still a thorn in her side. Meanwhile in “It’s About Time,” Marnie’s mom (Rita Wilson) delivers bad news, and Shoshanna tries to avoid Ray.


SEASON 3 PREMIERE, 9pm, Showtime
Shameless
As “El Gran Canon” kicks off Season 3, Fiona finds that living with Jimmy isn’t quite what she thought it would be. In other Gallagher clan shenanigans, Lip is sentenced to community service, Frank wakes up amid unfamiliar surroundings, and Baby Hymie leaves Sheila and Jody sleepless.


SEASON 2 PREMIERE, 9:30pm, HBO
Enlightened
With her job in jeopardy, Amy moves to bring down Abaddonn in “The Key.” Her diabolical plan involves swiping some incriminating emails and conspiring with a whistleblowing journalist played by guest-star Dermot Mulroney, as diabolical plans tend to do.


SEASON 2 PREMIERE, 10pm, Showtime
House of Lies
Changes are afoot at Galweather Stern in the wake of the sexual harassment scandal, and Marty and the Pod have to adapt in “Stochasticity.” Jeannie has some adjusting of her own to do after a booze-fueled evening leaves her worse for wear.


SEASON 6 PREMIERE, 10:30pm, Showtime
Californication
What better way to regain your bearings after someone tried to kill you than to delve into the preparations for a Broadway musical? That’s what Hank is up to in “The Unforgiven,” as he and Charlie meet with a rock star hoping to bring Hank’s “A Crazy Little Thing Called Love” to the Great White Way.



WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING ON SUNDAY?


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Also Lost Girl.
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Sunday
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time to figure out my DVR schedule for tonight...
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:)
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Love this show!!!!
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Also 49ers vs. Packers
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