What to Watch Tonight: Are You There, Chelsea?, One Tree Hill, and the People's Choice Awards

What to watch on Wednesday, January 11...

All right, now we're talking. If you can't find something good to watch tonight, then maybe you should just pick up your TV set and throw into a river of hot lava, because television is not for you and you don't need it. For everyone else, there's tons of good stuff on, I'm telling you:

SERIES PREMIERE, 8:30pm, NBC
Are You There, Chelsea?
Despite Whitney not being quite the hit that NBC was hoping for, it's moving to Wednesdays tonight to pair up with this new Chelsea Handler sitcom for a sort of Brassy Ladies of Comedy Hour. Loosely based on Handler's book Are You There, Vodka? It's Me Chelsea, this one stars Laura Prepon as Handler's alter-ego who slings shots and sass at a local dive (Handler herself appears as a dowdy, born-again sister). Tonight's pilot deals with Chelsea's decision to get her life together after getting a DUI. It couldn't possibly be as bad as Whitney, right? (Don't answer that.)

SEASON 9 PREMIERE, 8pm, CW
One Tree Hill
A poignant countdown begins tonight for One Tree Hill fans as the show's ninth and final season gets underway. In tonight's premiere Brooke attempts to adapt to her new family life with Julian while Clay and Quinn deal with a complication of their own. And, you know, Chad Michael Murray returns. Ladies?

9:30pm, ABC
Happy Endings
Professionally hilarious people Michael McKean and Megan Mullally guest-star tonight as Dave's dad and Dave's dad's new girlfriend, who also happens to be Penny's mother. Meanwhile Alex comes to suspect that the Chinese restaurant next door is actually a brothel and also she purchases a foul-mouthed parrot for a pet. That is so many comedic premises! I better rest up beforehand.

10pm, ABC
Revenge
Tonight Emily sets her sights on a famous author who has nefarious ties to the Hamptons. Elsewhere, Daniel decides to get involved in his parents' divorce, plus a "shocking discovery" forces everyone to scramble. (It's unclear whether there will be any karate this week.)

SEASON 2 PREMIERE, 10pm, Syfy
Face Off
One of TV's coolest, most underrated reality competitions returns for a second season tonight as 14 aspiring movie makeup artists must reimagine characters from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. I don't know about you, but I'm definitely looking forward to all the fun nightmares I'll be having afterward!

AWARDS SPECIAL, 9pm, CBS
People's Choice Awards 2012
It's that time of year again, the night when Hollywood hands out its own version of Certificates of Participation! Which incredibly successful, widely adored, well-paid actors will finally get their due tonight? Nominees include Hugh Jackman, Johnny Depp, Robert Pattinson, Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, and Reese Witherspoon. Sometimes it's just nice to know that voting with your dollars isn't enough, you know?

PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
The Middle, 8 p.m., ABC
True Life, 8 & 9 p.m., MTV
Whitney, 8 p.m., NBC
Suburgatory, 8:30 p.m., ABC
Ghost Hunters, 9 p.m., Syfy
Harry's Law, 9 p.m., NBC
I Cloned My Pet, ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 9 p.m., TLC
Mobbed, 9 p.m., Fox
Modern Family, 9 p.m., ABC
Only in America With Larry the Cable Guy, SEASON 2 PREMIERE, 9 p.m., History
Sons of Guns, 9 p.m., Discovery
Dog the Bounty Hunter, 10 p.m., A&E;
Hot in Cleveland, 10 p.m., TV Land
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, 10 p.m., NBC
State of Play, 10 p.m., BBC America
The Challenge: Battle of the Exes, PREVIEW, 10 p.m., MTV
The Soup, 10 p.m., E!
Toddlers & Tiaras, 10 p.m., TLC
Top Chef: Texas, 10 p.m., Bravo
The Exes, 10:30 p.m., TV Land
Out of Character With Krista Smith, ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 11 p.m., USA

LATE-NITE PICKS:
Adam Goldberg on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS
Dolly Parton on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35 p.m., CBS
Jack McBrayer on Conan, 11 p.m., TBS
Liam Neeson on Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35 p.m., NBC
Rosie O'Donnell on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:35 a.m., NBC
Woody Harrelson on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 12 a.m., ABC

 

What are you watching tonight?

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May 07, 2012
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May 07, 2012
Hello, My name is Edith, a young girl of 24. I am grateful to visit your account, I do cherished it and i will like to get acquainted with you. I has an important issue to share with you if you would be kind enough to write me in my email (edithmaxwell82@yahoo.com) while i will get back to you with the content detail and my pictures. I shall be waiting to see your response in my email. please endeavor to write me. Have a beautiful day.

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Jan 13, 2012
Checked out Revenge, One Tree Hill, Harry's Law, Law & Order SVU. Will do Modern Family on OnDemand.
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Jan 12, 2012
Revenge
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Jan 12, 2012
Harry's Law, Modern Family, Happy Endings, Revenge
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Jan 12, 2012
OTH, Revenge, Suburgatory, Peoples Choice and gonna check out Chelsea.
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Jan 12, 2012
One Tree Hill, Revenge, (I REFUSE to watch Are You There Chelsea?, I did the same with The Playboy Club and looked what happened. :D *crosses fingers*), Happy Endings, Suburgatory, and Hot in Cleveland. (If you haven't the original mini-series version of State of Play, you should!)
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Jan 12, 2012
I hope if you do have power to jinx tv shows, it works.
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Jan 12, 2012
revenge, the middle, suburgatory, the soup
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Jan 12, 2012
Are You There Chelsea, Happy Endings, Middle, Suburgatory, Modern Family, Hot in Cleveland, Exes
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Jan 12, 2012
Revenge!!!!!! & Peoples Choice Awards
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Jan 12, 2012
Ghost Hunters, Face Off & Are You There, Chelsea?
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Jan 12, 2012
Haven't watched One Tree Hill since Chad Michael Murray left so I guess I'll give it another try tonight. Also Revenge, Happy Endings and Suburgatory. I already watch the premiere of Are you There, Chelsea? months ago online when I was very bored and as expected it was not in the ways of the funny.
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Jan 12, 2012
One Tree Hill!!!! One Tree Hill!! One Tree Hill!!! One Tree Hill!!!! One Tree Hill!! One Tree Hill!!! One Tree Hill!!!! One Tree Hill!! One Tree Hill!!! One Tree Hill!!!! One Tree Hill!! One Tree Hill!!! oh and also Revenge!! But what's most important is One Tree Hill!!!!
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Jan 12, 2012
really? and I was just thinking "who still continues to watch one tree hill?"
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Jan 12, 2012
Revenge :)
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Jan 12, 2012
Okay, I just looked over to the right and see on the AOLTV links that "Could Chelsea Be The New Cheers?" And I am wondering what person could compare the two. So I read. It is Laura Prepon. Wow. Apparently, playing Chelsea has made her freaking ballsy enough to compare a terrible (from what I am hearing) comedy to one hugely successful comedy. What else could they have in common? Scenes in bars? Is there a guy named Norm? Because, I am sorry, I can't imagine that there is anything that will be likeable about that show, other than it's cancellation notice.
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Jan 12, 2012
Comparing the show to Cheers is a desperate attempt to raise our crappy expectations for this show. I guess they're already in the process of trying to milk a full season out of the NBC execs. And why not?? If a bag of goo like Whitney can get a full season, why not this??

I know it's a little unfair for me to be biased against a show yet to air on TV, but if it comes from Chelsea Handler, my gag reflex kicks in.
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Jan 12, 2012
Exactly. I tuned in for less than 1 minute and am still angry for losing that much of my life. It was that bad.
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Jan 12, 2012
Modern Family & Happy Endings =D
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Jan 12, 2012
wait, but if whitney is now on wednesdays, then that means... FREE SLOT FOR COMMUNITY!
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Jan 12, 2012
To which I say, Be done with 30 Rock, AND The Office, and put in Community.
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Jan 12, 2012
No, 30 Rock is in there.
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Jan 12, 2012
Just suburgatory
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Jan 12, 2012
Modern Family, Happy Endings, SVU, The Exes (I don't know why), and Craig Ferguson.



Not mentioning SVU's return in the article except in the basic rundown is a shame, it's been OVER A MONTH!
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Jan 12, 2012
Revenge and Happy Endings :D!
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Jan 12, 2012
The Middle, Modern Family, Happy Endings and The Soup.
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Jan 12, 2012
Suburgatory, Happy Endings
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Jan 12, 2012
the middle and welcome back one tree hill

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Jan 12, 2012
OTH and Revenge
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Jan 12, 2012
Modern Family, Happy Endings, Revenge... Officially done with Suburgatory.
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Jan 12, 2012
Harry's Law, Ghost Hunters, maybe Hot in Cleveland, maybe The Exes, maybe Are You There, Chelsea? (online), reruns...
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Jan 12, 2012
I Cloned My Pet...seriously? Wow.

Going to watch The Middle, Harry's Law, The Soup and Top Chef.
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Jan 12, 2012
Are You There, Chelsea? and Revenge
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Jan 12, 2012
The Middle

Suburgatory

Modern Family

Happy Endings

Revenge

Big Bang Theory on TBS, say what!
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Jan 12, 2012
I Cloned My Pet.
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Jan 12, 2012
Well, yeah, you should.
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Jan 12, 2012
The Middle

Modern Family

Hot in Cleveland
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Jan 11, 2012
Revenge
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Jan 11, 2012
Suburgatory
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Jan 11, 2012
Can you guys believe I had Revenge in my dead pool? No wonder I finished next to last.



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Jan 12, 2012
well yes - the premise sounded awful and old like dynasty ... 'girl with daddy issues takes mighty revenge on the filthy rich hamptonites' but somehow the show has become awesome (in a very camp way)
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Jan 13, 2012
Glad you brought up Dead Pool, @Arch. One last announcement on that is forthcoming.
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Jan 11, 2012
The Middle, Suburgatory, Modern Family, Happy Endings and REVENGE - YAY!!
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Jan 11, 2012
Two bads do not make a good, i.e., Whitney & Are You There, Chelsea? They are both right up there with that awful new show about the two guys dressing up like women - ugh. What is wrong with the suits at these networks??!
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Jan 11, 2012
YES!!!



Oh, and to answer your question: a lot.
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Jan 11, 2012
The Middle, Suburgatory, Modern Family, Hot in Cleveland, Face Off and The Soup.
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Jan 11, 2012
Revenge!! (LOL Price, karate. you crack me up.) You know, you should do photo recaps on Revenge. Although I kind of get the feeling you cant stand it.
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Jan 11, 2012
One Tree Hill, Happy Endings, Suburgatory, The Middle.



Fingers crossed for Fringe at the Peoples Choice Awards (but I'm not holding my breath).
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Jan 11, 2012
Suburgatory and Happy Endings
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Jan 11, 2012
PLEASE, I beg you, do a We Watch it For You for "Are You There Chelsea?" Because I don't want to watch it. I will be tuning in to The Soup. Other than that I am firing up the DVR, again.
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Jan 11, 2012
Suburgatory, Modern Family, and Happy Endings.

Maybe The Soup.

Definitely the Late Late Show with CF.
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Jan 11, 2012
X2



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Jan 11, 2012
REVENGE!!!!! and Woody on Kimmel
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Jan 11, 2012
Suburgatory, Modern Family, Law & Order: SVU, Happy Endings, Revenge & Harry's Law (only because I still kind of expect Mark Valley to start beating up people, Human Target style. Damn! I miss that show)
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Jan 11, 2012
Happy Endings, Revenge, Face Off, Suburgatory, SVU
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Jan 11, 2012
One Tree Hill, Happy Endings, Modern Family, Revenge.
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Jan 11, 2012
Harry's Law, Modern Family, Hot In Cleveland, The Exes
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Jan 11, 2012
Revenge
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Jan 11, 2012
Happy Endings, Revenge, Suburgatory, and Modern Family. I guess I have to check out "Are You There, Chelsea?" too. But based on the trailer they seem to be recycling all the same material as Chelsea uses on her show: drinking (vodka), drugs, sleeping around, STDs, red heads, and her stupid family/dad.
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Jan 11, 2012
Suburgatory.
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