Sunday, January 23rd
Kourtney and Kim Take New York, series premiere at 10pm on E!
– E! premieres another spinoff of the hit reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians in the same vain as Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, except this time the cameras will follow Kourtney and Kim as they move to New York City to open a third location of the sisters’ Dash clothing boutique. While Kim is “very single” and moving to the East Coast alone with love on her mind, Kourtney will be relocating with Mason, her 10-month-old son, and Scott Disick, her drama-causing boyfriend. Worst of all, Kim will also live with Kourtney and Scott during the relocation. The spinoff will feature guest appearances by third sister Khloe who married Los Angeles Lakers basketball player Lamar Odom last year.
Holly’s World, season premiere at 10:30pm on E!
– Model, ex-girlfriend of Hugh Hefner, and former star of The Girls Next Door Holly Madison stars in her own spin-off reality series. The vivacious Ms. Madison and her outrageous posse of pals are taking over the Vegas Strip. The four-time Playboy cover girl stars in Peepshow, the fun burlesque revue that answers the question of what it would be like if all your favorite nursery rhyme characters took the same Pilates class and flat-out refused to keep their tops on. She also parties hard with her new group of friends, including Angel Porrino, her personal assistant/best friend, Josh Strickland, a former Broadway performer who plays the male lead in Peepshow, and Laura Croft, Holly’s roommate, who’s fond of partying and strip clubs.
Monday, January 24th
RuPaul’s Drag Race, season premiere at 10pm on Logo
– Join RuPaul, the most famous drag queen in the world, as the host, mentor and inspiration of the ultimate drag queen competition. Playing a dual role, RuPaul reigns supreme in all judging and eliminations, while RuPaul, the man, helps guide the contestants as they prepare for each challenge. Contestants include the nation’s most outrageous, cutting-edge, talented and stunningly gorgeous drag queens all fighting for the title (and tiara) as top drag queen of the land. Here are the three huge reasons to love this season 3 premiere: the return of a loved, loathed contestant from last season, Vanessa Williams as a guest judge, and a trio of hilarious big girls vying for the crown.
Tuesday, January 25th
State of the Union Address, special Presidential speech at 9pm on All Networks
Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?, series premiere at 9pm on WE tv
– Comedienne and entertainment legend Joan Rivers stars in a new reality series alongside her daughter, television producer/personality Melissa. This series hits following the successful release of Joan Rivers’ critically acclaimed documentary Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work in 2010. Cameras roll as Joan Rivers, the ultimate New Yorker, decides to move to California to be with daughter Melissa and grandson Cooper. But there are a few surprises in store—like Melissa’s live-in boyfriend, Jason. At times loving and at times tumultuous, this ultimate mother/daughter showdown will address the question plaguing daughters since the beginning of time: does mother really know best?
A Stand-Up Mother, series premiere at 10pm on WE tv
– This new reality series follows the life of stand-up comedienne Tammy Pescatelli as she balances her family and her growing career, both with a lot of laughs. Pescatelli has been living her dream of being a successful comedienne for 16 years. She was a finalist on Last Comic Standing 2, she won Comedy Central’s 2010 Stand-Up Showdown and is a mainstay on late night TV, including frequent appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. But with the birth of her son Luca James, she chose to leave the Hollywood glitz and glamour behind for a more meaningful and down-to-earth lifestyle. So she packed her bags and moved back to Meadville, PA, population 14,182 and home to many of Tammy’s loud-but-loving family members. This small town seemed like the perfect place to raise her son, but Tammy isn’t going to give up her dream career that easily. With the help of her husband Luca, she’s balancing her family life in Meadville with her jam-packed comedy career. It may be chaotic, but it’s all worth it for the love of her family.
Wednesday, January 26th
Face Off, series premiere at 10pm on SyFy
– This new competition/elimination series is setting out to find the next big name in Hollywood movie magic. It explores the world of special-effects make-up artists and the unlimited imagination that allows them to create amazing works of living art. Not only does the show incorporate effects make-up, it will include a wide range of skill sets including prosthetics, 3-D design, sculpting, eye enhancers, casting and molding. It all culminates in one winner and one grand prize that will launch a career.
Clean House, season premiere at 10pm on Style
– The tenth season of the home makeover and interior design show is also getting a bit of a makeover as it features a new host: The Cosby Show cast member Tempestt Bledsoe takes over for the hilarious comedienne Niecy Nash who bowed out last month. The show brings a four-person cleanup-and-renovation crew to the homes of families to clean up clutter.
Being Erica, season premiere at 11pm on SOAPnet
– When we first met thirty-something Erica Strange two years ago, she was single, working a dead-end job, and had little hope for the future. A “chance” meeting with the mysterious Dr. Tom altered her life when he began allowing her to travel back in time to make some changes and get a “do-over” with her past regrets. Guided by the mysterious Dr. Tom, she weaves through present and past, realizing she needs to take control of her own destiny. In Season Three, Erica finds herself overwhelmed with trying to start a new business with Julianne right after breaking things off with Ethan. But her biggest surprise comes when Dr. Tom springs a new therapy on her.
Thursday, January 27th
Archer, season premiere at 10pm on FX
– FX’s first foray into animation was a huge success with this original spy spoof series that was applauded for its raunchiness, clever writing, and talented voice-over cast. The animated half-hour comedy revolves around the spy agency known as the International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS) and the lives of its employees. Although their work of espionage, reconnaissance missions, wiretapping and undercover surveillances is daunting and enigmatic, every covert operation and global crisis are actually unmitigated occasions for the ISIS staff to undermine, sabotage and betray each other for personal gains, pleasures and prosperity. Archer has been described by its creator, Adam Reed, as “James Bond meets Arrested Development” – the animated comedy even features three actors from the FOX cult classic.
Friday, January 28th
Working Class, series premiere at 8pm on CMT
– Carli Mitchell (Melissa Peterman) is a single mom from a rough and tumble background, trying to give her kids a better life by moving them to an upscale suburb. She quickly finds that making the transition to “the good life” is harder than she thought. She’s unwittingly befriended by her cranky, misanthropic neighbor, Hank (Ed Asner). Her only career prospect is a glorified deli job at the local grocery store, and the man she falls for not only already has a girlfriend, but he’s also her boss, Rob (Patrick Fabian). But Carli’s attitude is when life gives you lemons, make lemonade … then add booze. With her catnip-to-the-ladies brother, Nick (Steve Kazee), to help her out (when he’s not acting like one of the kids himself), Carli faces the challenges of parenting, dating and making friends in her new community by doing more with less, staying true to herself and approaching each day with a touch of working class.