What to watch on Tuesday, January 17...
Hopefully you're getting mentally prepared for all the good dramas on tonight, and I am not talking about Dance Moms (this time). Because tonight's schedule, it is dramatic and it is handsome.
SEASON 3 PREMIERE, 10pm, FX
Things just get tougher and tougher for Raylan when the arrival of a Detroit mafioso places Raylan in the crosshairs of a Dixie hit man. Meanwhile Boyd is NOT happy with Raylan, and you better believe they'll be a'bickerin'.
When preparations for Schmidt's 29th birthday party go awry, Jess steps in to be his party planner. Meanwhile Nick dates a lady lawyer who does not end up being as attractive as he'd originally thought. (Spoiler.)
SEASON 4 PREMIERE, 10pm, TNT
Tonight sees the return of TNT's grittiest cop show (sorry, Rizzoli & Isles) for another season of angst-heavy gunplay. In the Season 4 opener, Jon returns to work following his back surgery and meets his new partner, who bears a striking resemblance to Lucy Liu. Meanwhile various members of the squad must deal with an armed man who runs into an elementary school. Oh, come on, criminal! Uncool.
MIDSEASON PREMIERE, 10pm, USA
Matthew Bomer and his face return to cable tonight when Neal and Peter try to track down a U-boat treasure to exchange for a kidnapped Elizabeth. In the process, Peter will get all butt-hurt when he finds out about Neal's secret cache of untold riches. But come on, who could stay mad at Neal?
SERIES PREMIERE, 9pm, CW
In The CW's newest reality show devoted to professionally beautiful people, modeling agency veteran Paul Fischer travels the country attempting to save and/or revitalize smaller local modeling agencies. It's basically Tabatha's Salon Takeover but with models. Or, if you prefer, Restaurant: Impossible but with models. Either way, models.
SERIES PREMIERE, 10pm, Spike
Here's a reality competition series worth getting nervous about: Ten tattoo artists face off in elimination contests for a grand prize of $100,000. Um, so, what happens to the recipients of the losing tattoos? Not a rhetorical question, I'm genuinely curious.
PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
90210, 8 p.m., CW
Custer's Last Stand: American Experience, ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 8 p.m., PBS
Glee, 8 p.m., Fox
Last Man Standing, 8 p.m., ABC
Switched at Birth, 8 p.m., ABC Family
The Biggest Loser, 8 p.m., NBC
Storage Wars, 8:30 & 10 p.m., A&E;
Celebrity Wife Swap: Niecy Nash & Tina Yothers, 9 p.m., ABC
Dance Moms, 9 p.m., Lifetime
Dirty Jobs, 9 p.m., Discovery
Jane by Design, 9 p.m., ABC Family
Shipping Wars, 9 p.m., A&E;
Raising Hope, 9:30 p.m., Fox
Body of Proof, 10 p.m., ABC
Chopped, 10 p.m., Food Network
Parenthood, 10 p.m., NBC
Storage Wars, 10 p.m., A&E;
Teen Mom 2, 10 p.m., MTV
The Game, 10 p.m., BET
Let's Stay Together, 11 p.m., BET
Antonio Banderas and Fred Armisen on Conan, 11 p.m., TBS
Colin Firth on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:35 a.m., CBS
Katherine Heigl on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 12 a.m., ABC
Kim Wayans on Chelsea Lately, 11 p.m., E!
Kyra Sedgwick on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:35 a.m., NBC
Liam Neeson on Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11 p.m., Comedy Central
Ricky Gervais on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35 p.m., CBS
Sam Worthington & Adam Lambert on Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35 p.m., NBC
What are you watching tonight?