What to Watch Tonight: Alcatraz, Being Human, and Pretty Little Liars

What to watch on Monday, January 16...

This is it, the first PERFECT week of 2012. The week in which we do everything perfectly, we get all our work done, we pay compliments to strangers, we remember to feed our pet bunnies even though they are mostly jerks, and we even do a couple of jumping jacks just for good measure. It'll all be perfect, and it all starts with tonight's TV selection:

SERIES PREMIERE, 8pm, Fox
Alcatraz
Few people know how to conceive and execute an awesome pilot like producer J.J. Abrams. Whether or not his shows completely capitalize on their potential down the line is a different conversation. But Alcatraz looks GOOD! The mysterious sci-fi premise involves prisoners who disappeared decades ago from the legendarily water-locked prison, only to reappear and cause mayhem in the present day. A task force that includes Lost's Jorge Garcia (Hey, Hurley!) assembles to help track them down and/or figure out what the heck is happening. Sounds good to me!

ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 8pm, NBC
Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl
National treasure Betty White remains alive and hilarious, and at 90 years old that is nothing to shake a stick at (please stop shaking sticks, btw). Tune in and see a whole boatload of stars saluting the former Golden Girls star in a ceremony that promises to include musical performances, surprise guests, and a guaranteed-charming speech from Ms. White herself.

SEASON 2 PREMIERE, 9pm, Syfy
Being Human
This surprisingly great U.K. remake returns for a second season tonight and finds each of its monsters dealing with new realities. Aidan struggles with the sudden power vacuum in the vampire world, plus Sally's powers grow stronger, and puppy dog Josh attempts to set up house with Nora. No word yet on whether producers will ever add a fourth monster, the hunky leprechaun neighbor, but you'll be the first to know when they do.

8pm, ABC
The Bachelor
It's not clear if The Bachelor franchise will ever address issues of the human heart, modern relationships, or the complicated, mysterious forces of love that alter many of our lives forever. But tonight's episode WILL address San Francisco pavement-skiing and drunken exes crashing Ben's cocktail party. Also lady clowns?

8pm, ABC Family
Pretty Little Liars
By now we know just how pretty this show's characters are, as well as how much they enjoy lying. But has an episode ever really focused on how little they are? Producers, if you're reading this, could you please incorporate more comically over-sized props? Like one of the liars could use a giant toothbrush, and maybe another one's bed looks suspiciously like a thimble? Anyway, in tonight's episode Caleb is desperately searching for Lucas (and wondering why Hanna doesn't care), plus Spencer's pursuit of "A" leads her into new territory.

SERIES PREMIERE, 10pm, Syfy
Lost Girl
If there's a universal story we can all relate to, it's definitely the one about a troubled girl who discovers she's the descendant of a succubus. That universal tale will be told in Syfy's newest series, Lost Girl. Let's just hope it's more Being Human than Three Inches.

PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
Antiques Roadshow, 8 p.m., PBS
Gossip Girl, 8 p.m., CW
How I Met Your Mother, 8 p.m., CBS
iCarly, 8 p.m., Nickelodeon
Love & Hip Hop, 8 p.m., VH1
Oprah and the Legendary Cast of 'Roots' 35 Years Later, ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 8 p.m., OWN
The Mortified Sessions, 8 p.m., Sundance
2 Broke Girls, 8:30 p.m., CBS
America's Money Class with Suze Orman, 9 p.m., OWN
Cake Boss: Next Great Baker, 9 p.m., TLC
First Week In, 9 p.m., Discovery
Hoarders, 9 p.m., A&E;
The Lying Game, 9 p.m., ABC Family
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, 9 p.m., Bravo
Two and a Half Men, 9 p.m., CBS
Betty White's Off Their Rockers, ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 9:30 p.m., NBC
Mike & Molly, 9:30 p.m., CBS
Caged, 10 p.m., MTV
Castle, 10 p.m., ABC
Hawaii Five-0, 10 p.m., CBS
Intervention, 10 p.m., A&E;
Pawn Stars, 10 p.m., History
Rock Center with Brian Williams, 10 p.m., NBC
Scouted, 10 p.m., E!
It's a Brad Brad World, 10:15 p.m., Bravo


What are you watching tonight?

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Did you just forget about House? O.o
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How is Lost Girl a "Series Premiere"? It is two seasons in already.
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Lost Girl!
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When will the UK version of Being Human come back??? And Lost Girl is awesome, such a great show :)
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Pretty liars, www.onlyrooms.com , then two and a half men, and wikipedia sponsored youtube are the best
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Alcatraz (unfortunately, most of the reviews have been negative), Pretty Little Liars, The Lying Game, Two and a Half Men, Mike & Molly, T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle, Hawaii Five-O, and Conan.
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Wait. Are you saying Lost Girl is a NEW series?? And you're watching the pilot?? I've watched the first two seasons . Seriously I recently watched episode 13 of season 2. How is that even possible???? I am so confused now.....
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It's because it's actually a Canadian show that airs on ShowCase. I watched the first season last year, though I haven't seen the entire second season yet. Thank Gad for tivo.



According to some websites, at least one of which has made some serious mistakes in the past, Lost Girl's second season isn't over, just on break.
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Lost Girl and Mike & Molly...
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too much...
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Castle , Alcatraz
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Alcatraz, Castle, Hawaii Five-0 (online), Antiques Roadshow, maybe Lost Girl, reruns...
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Hawaii Five-O, Castle and Being Human!! :D

maybe Alcatraz..
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CBS Sitcoms, Family Guy on TBS.
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Busy busy...

Castle, Pretty little liars, Gossip girl, lost girl and HIMYM :D
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Betty White's 90th Birthday Bash on NBC

Betty Whtie's "Off Their Rockers"

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CBS sitcoms, H5O, Hoarders, Intervention
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iCarly, Alcatraz, Lost Girl, Love & Hip Hop
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Alcatraz
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Funny how they never mention Castle except in the bottom list. PCA showed them a fan favourite.



Anyway, Castle for me, and a peek at Alcatraz
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Alcatraz

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Hawaii Five-0, Castle, HIMYM
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wow my mondays are getting busier, its gonna be Pretty Little Liars (these last two episodes have been really good), the Lying Game, Being Human, Castle, and gonna see Lost Girl cause it sounds interesting.
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Alcatraz and 2 Broke Girls.
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CBS Sitcoms, Castle.
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himym , being human, h50
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Alcatraz, Hawaii Five-0
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pretty little liars, alcatraz
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Castle, 2 Broke Girls & Alcatraz.
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Alcatraz, PLL, HIMYM, 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly, Castle
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Being Human, Lost Girl, Alcatraz, 2 Broke Girls and Hawaii 5-0.
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HIMYM and Hawaii Five-0, can't wait to see what shelburne is.
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HIMYM, 2 Broke Girls, Alcatraz, PLL, Being Human, Castle....thank god for my megaupload premium acount :) . I'm not a pirate, i'm just too anxious to wait for the premieres in my country (which are very far in the future, if they even care to air the shows)
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and maybe check out Alcatraz
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A season and a half of LOST GIRL have already aired in Canada (Comes back like feb 12 I believe). Good to see SyFy finally jumping on the bandwagon.
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HIMYM

Mike&Molly

2BROKEgirls

PLL

Two&aHALFmen

CASTLE

Basically... a busy night
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HIMYM, Castle
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Pretty Little Liars, Alcatraz, Being Human, Hawaii Five, Lost Girl (even tho i already saw season one, oh n u do know that its not a syfy original series, its from showcase canada)
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Being Human, Lost Girl, Castle and will record Alcatraz. Also, Simon Baker on Letterman and Lucy Lui on LLS/CF
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HIMYM, 2 Broke Girls, H50
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Alcatraz, Pretty Little Liars, and The Lying Game.
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Oh to be in the USA. Apart from Above Suspicion, it's the same old same old Monday rubbish.
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So much things to watch tonight!!!



HIMYM, 2 Broke Girls, Alcatraz (recording), Two and Half Men, Mike and Molly, Being Human (recording), Castle and Hawaii Five-O (recording).

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How I Met Your Mother, Castle and Hawaii Five-0
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Castle , The Lying Game , Pretty Little Liars, Alcatraz and Hawai 5-0
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Man theres a lot of stuff on tonight! PLL, Lying Game, HIMYM, Being Human, Betty White and Gossip Girl. Season 1 of Lost Girl has already aired here in Canada, if you watch you will not be dissapointed, Very good show!
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Hawaii Five-O and Californication. I might check out the Betty White special (since I am a Golden Girls fan).
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Going to try Alcatraz. And ofcourse, the regulars: Being Human, Pretty Little Liars, Lost Girl, The Lying Game & Castle.
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How I Met Your Mother.
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Alcatraz, Pretty Little Liars, 2 Broke Girls, The Lying Game and Castle.
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How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Castle, Being Human.



Lost Girl isn't a new series... It's a pretty decent Canadian show that's 2 seasons in already.
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