What to Watch This Weekend: The Season/Series Premieres of Helix, Banshee, Enlisted, Shameless, Girls, and True Detective, Plus the Golden Globes!

What to watch on Friday, January 10...

8pm, Fox
In “The Ghost in the Killer,” Brennan and Booth receive an unusual home delivery: the 18-year-old remains of a girl who may have been murdered. Their investigation leads them to a suspect with ties to Hodgins.

8pm, The CW
The Carrie Diaries
Maggie inadvertently enlists in the Army, in what may be a rare cross-network promotion for the new sitcom debuting later tonight on Fox. Elsewhere in “Date Expectations,” a job opportunity pulls Sebastian away from his Valentine’s Day plans with Carrie, Tom goads Dorrit back into the dating world, and Walt and Bennet are forced to reckon with the emerging AIDS crisis.

8:30pm, ABC
The Neighbors
Paranoid following a mugging in “Fear and Loving in New Jersey,” the Bird-Kersees learn a few safety measures from the Weavers—which Larry takes way too far, because Larry. Meanwhile, the Reggie-Amber-Jane love triangle comes to a head.

9pm, NBC
The investigation of a gang-related slaying ropes in Hank’s physical therapist and her brother in “Eyes of the Beholder,” while Juliette consults Rosalee after learning her friend is a Wesen.

9pm, CBS
Hawaii Five-0
When a friend of Grover’s apparently commits a homicide and then vanishes in “O kēlā me kēia manawa,” McGarrett helps the captain get to the bottom of the mystery.

9pm, Disney
Wander Over Yonder
In “The Ball,” a planet is hounded by an enormous space-dog who thinks the world is its playtoy. Get it? Hounded? Eh? Oh, don’t give me that look, these are free.

9:15pm, Disney
Phineas and Ferb
Doofenshmirtz’s latest Inator bestows good fortune on its targets—so when Candace gets a dose of its rays in “Just Our Luck,” her chance to bust the boys may arrive at last.

9pm, Fox
Raising Hope
Virginia’s cousin (Amy Sedaris) is accidentally summoned back to Natesville in “Hey There, Delilah,” prompting a competition between the two to become the sole beneficiary named in Maw Maw’s will. Meanwhile, Jimmy and Sabrina search high and low for a babysitter for Hope.

Three brothers navigate military life in a backwater Army post. In the opener, fallen star Pete (Geoff Stults) is relegated to the Florida base where his ne’er-do-well younger siblings (Chris Lowell and Parker Young) are stationed.

A squad of Centers for Disease Control scientists is dispatched to an Arctic research facility in this sci-fi drama from Battlestar Galactica showrunner Ron Moore. “Pilot” and “Vector” find the team investigating a potential disease outbreak—and encountering far greater and stranger threats in the process.

SEASON 2 PREMIERE, 10pm, Cinemax
In the wake of the showdown between Rabbit and Lucas, an FBI special agent applies an unorthodox brand of law enforcement in “Little Fish.” Elsewhere, Procter makes an appeal to Rebecca, and an armored car robbery goes sideways.

– Cuba Gooding, Jr., Marlee Matlin, Gator Boys, and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony on The Arsenio Hall Show, Syndicated, check local listings
– Kevin Bacon, Sherri Shepherd, and Mary Lambert on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35pm, NBC
– Mindy Kaling, Jeff Altman, and Red Fang on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
– James Spader, Andrew Rannells, and Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37am, NBC
– Bob Saget and Jane Levy on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS


What to watch on Saturday, January 11...

10:30am, The Hub
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
Could Pinkie Pie and Applejack be kin? Would clownery and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder translate well to the life of a fruit farmer? These questions and many others may be answered in “Pinkie Apple Pie.”

8pm, Discovery
Well now, it seems them there MythBusters boys’ve gone and got themselves in a whole heap of trouble again. Can they get to the bottom of some moonshine-related myths—like whether you could fuel an ordinary car with hooch, or if an exploding still could blow up a house—while steerin’ clear of Boss Hogg and his goons? Let’s find out.

SPECIAL PREMIERE, 9pm, Discovery
Dangerous Toys
Head MythBusters Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage forge toys of mass destruction in a clash of child-like creativity, supported by a gaggle of preteen aides-de-camp. Super-sized couch forts and exploding robot battalions are some of the Mattel materiel they’ll deploy.

9pm, BBC America
With Pythagoras’s spirited younger brother along for the ride, the fellas must squire precious cargo across the desert in “The Furies.” Along the way, they stumble into strange and sinister territory courtesy of the Erinyes themselves.

11pm, Fox
Animation Domination High-Def
Lucas Bros. Moving Co. and Golan the Insatiable make their official series premieres at 11pm and 11:15pm, respectively, with Kenny and Keef installing an air conditioner in “A/C” Tundra” and Golan finding his escape plan thwarted by illness in “A Pox on Your Pox.” Those are followed by the repeats “DDT” at 11:30pm and “Ragin’ Fun” at 11:45pm.

11pm, Comedy Central
Kevin Hart: Serve & Protect
The comedian accompanies law enforcement officers on their rounds in this special.


What to watch on Sunday, January 12...

8pm, NBC
The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are the ringleaders as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association drunkenly hobnobs with celebrities and pretends like it knows what’s going on in the worlds of television and film.

8pm, ABC
The Bachelor: Behind the Scenes
A special episode checks in with current rose-disseminator Juan Pablo Galavis and several of his romantic hopefuls, unveils dramatic moving-into-the-mansion footage, and probably features other segments that I’m not bothering to look up.

8:30pm, Fox
Bob’s Burgers
“Presto-Tina-O” finds the elder Belcher daughter donning a magician’s assistant’s sparkly hat as a way to make time with Jimmy Jr. In more perilous prestidigitation, Bob falls prey to a magician’s curse.

9pm, CBS
The Good Wife
When a couple is brought up on drug-smuggling charges, each half retains separate counsel—namely, Alicia and Will, who demand separate jury pools and generally create headaches for judge Victor Garber. Meanwhile in “We, the Juries," Cary goes a-client courtin’, Marilyn probes potential voter fraud in the gubernatorial election, and songs from Bruce Springsteen’s new album High Hopes are featured.

9pm, PBS
Downton Abbey
It’s gala time at the ol’ Abbey, complete with a celebrity performer to boot. While Gregson strives to earn Robert’s esteem, a new courtship may bloom for Mary and danger looms for Anna.

True Detective
Louisiana State Police Detectives Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson confront past and present demons when a 17-year-old murder investigation comes back to light. In the opener, “The Long Bright Dark,” the former partners examine how the case has echoed through their lives and careers.

SEASON 4 PREMIERE, 9pm, Showtime
As Fiona tries to get in sync with puberty-addled Debbie and Carl, Frank’s latest reemergence throws the household into more turmoil than usual. Elsewhere in “Simple Pleasures,” Lip matriculates at the University of Chicago and Ian remains off the radar.

SEASON 3 PREMIERE, 10pm & 10:30pm, HBO
In “Females Only,” you’re cordially invited to a dinner party at the residence of Hannah Horvath and Adam Sackler, whose rekindled romance is surely all sweetness and light. Just be warned that Marnie is still despondent about her breakup with Charlie, and Shoshanna is distracted by the fruits of college life. Then in “Truth or Dare,” Hanna, Adam, and Shosh take a road trip and reconnect with Jessa.

SEASON 3 PREMIERE, 10pm, Showtime
House of Lies
Marty’s got the head honcho of an organic grocery store in his sights in “Wreckage.” Less enthused are Clyde, who stresses under Monica’s employ, and Doug, who grouses about his new coworkers to a begrudging Jeannie.

SEASON 3 PREMIERE, 10:30pm, Showtime
Matt delves into a custody battle while Sean and Beverly delve back into a relationship, but sins of the past threaten to derail both pursuits. Meanwhile, Carol hits a professional roadblock.


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Is anyone still watching dracula?
Sunday. I have already seen Episodes and Downton Abbey. I'm not going to continue with Girls. Too girly for me.
Really digging this theme of having Shamless episodes up a week early. I don't know how they do it or where it's leaking... but THANK YOU!
I know I shouldn`t encourage NBC but...
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