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Sunday, September 15th

Liv and Maddie, series premiere at 8pm on Disney

– Like a Disney version of Tatiana Maslany, Dove Cameron is tasked with playing both of the wildly different title characters on this teen twin-sister sitcom: Liv, a narcissistic Hollywood starlet who recently returned home to Wisconsin, and Maddie, a no-frills athlete. Cameron possesses all the spunk and talent of the Demis and Selenas before her, and Jessica Garcia plays the most endearing G-rated high school tough since The Facts of Life’s Jo Polniaczek.

Foyle’s War, season premiere at 9pm on PBS

– Set along the South Coast of England in the 1940s, Foyle’s War stars Michael Kitchen as Christopher Foyle, the straightforward sleuth who fights his own battles on the home front while war rages across Europe — that is, until now. The war in Europe is over, and Foyle hopes his crime-fighting days are too. But murder knows no respite in the seaside town of Hastings, and the unflappable chief must solve a trio of his most challenging cases yet.

The 2014 Miss America Competition, special from 9 to 11pm on ABC

– Lara Spencer, the lifestyle anchor for ABC News’ Good Morning America, and The Bachelor host Chris Harrison will co-host the competition airing live from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

Monday, September 16th

Dancing With the Stars, season premiere at 8pm on ABC

– Dancing with the Stars returns for its 17th season with a brand new format, a new cast, great dancing, and musical performances from top recording artists. Dancing with the Stars shakes things up by transitioning to a one night, two-hour format. Combining the best elements of the show every Monday, Dancing with the Stars will continue to feature competitive dance, dynamic group performances and musical guests, all while climaxing to a dramatic elimination. Each week viewers vote for their favorite dancing performance. Each couple will be eliminated at the end of each episode by combining the judges’ scores of that night, along with the public votes from the previous week, which will determine who gets eliminated every Monday night.

Meet the Cast:
ELIZABETH BERKLEY LAUREN partners with VALENTIN CHMERKOVSKIY
CORBIN BLEU partners with KARINA SMIRNOFF
BRANT DAUGHERTY partners with PETA MURGATROYD
BILL ENGVALL joins first time professional partner EMMA SLATER
VALERIE HARPER partners with TRISTAN MACMANUS
KEYSHAWN JOHNSON partners with SHARNA BURGESS
CHRISTINA MILIAN partners with MARK BALLAS
BILL NYE joins first time professional partner TYNE STECKLEIN
JACK OSBOURNE partners with CHERYL BURKE
NICOLE “SNOOKI” POLIZZI joins first time professional partner SASHA FARBER
LEAH REMINI partners with TONY DOVOLANI
AMBER RILEY partners with DEREK HOUGH

Bones, season premiere at 8pm on FOX

– At the conclusion of Season Eight, tech genius and serial killer Christopher Pelant (guest star Andrew Leeds) once again returned to toy with the Jeffersonian team, orchestrating a string ofmurders, all of which involved FBI agents with close ties to Booth. Pelant then set his aim on Sweets, while the team raced to reach Sweets before Pelant did. With Booth having become one of Pelant’s potential targets, Brennan found herself re-evaluating their relationship, resulting in a marriage proposal that Booth happily accepted. But a call from Pelant brought those plans to an endwhen he threatened Booth and forced him to secretly trade his nuptials for the lives of innocent people. Season Nine will begin with Brennan unable to make peace with Booth’s apparent rejection, remaining unaware of his pact with Pelant. She will question the viability of their relationship, while Booth will be forced to win back her trust without ever revealing the reason for turning her down. If Brennan’s love for him is to survive, Booth ultimately concludes that Pelant must die – a moral conundrum with which he will wrestle throughout the season.

Sleepy Hollow, series premiere at 9pm on FOX

– Welcome to Sleepy Hollow, the thrilling new mystery-adventure drama from co-creators/executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (the “Star Trek” and “Transformers” franchises and Fringe). In this modern-day twist on Washington Irving’s classic, Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”) is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers. Revived alongside Ichabod is the infamous Headless Horseman who is on a murderous rampage in present-day Sleepy Hollow. Ichabod quickly realizes that stopping Headless is just the beginning, as the resurrected rider is but the first of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and only one of the many formidable foes that Ichabod must face to protect not only Sleepy Hollow, but the world. As Ichabod finds himself in 2013’s Sleepy Hollow, he discovers a town he no longer recognizes and grapples to understand. Teaming up with Lt. Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie), a young cop who has her own supernatural experiences, the two embark on a mission to stop the evil that has awoken along with Ichabod and that now is seeping into this once-sleepy town. Ripe with untold stories from American history and cloaked in mythology, the divide between present and past becomes dangerously blurred. Lives are in the balance, including that of Ichabod’s late wife, Katrina (Katia Winter, Dexter), who is trapped in a mysterious netherworld. Not everyone believes Ichabod’s tales of 1776 and supernatural evils, especially the new head of Abbie’s police precinct, Captain Frank Irving (Orlando Jones, “The Chicago 8,” “Drumline”). When faced with bizarre events he can’t explain, Capt. Irving reluctantly turns to Ichabod and Abbie to investigate.

Tuesday, September 17th

Dads, series premiere at 8pm on FOX

– From Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, the creatively outrageous minds behind “Ted,” and Family Guy, Dads explores the often treacherous terrain of the father-son landscape. The multi-camera comedy series follows two successful guys – and childhood best friends – now in their mid-30s, whose relatively stable lives get turned upside down when their inappropriate and pain-in-the-neck patriarchs move in. Eli (Seth Green, Family Guy, Robot Chicken) and Warner (Giovanni Ribisi, My Name is Earl, “Ted,” “Avatar”) are lifelong best friends and the co-founders of Ghost Child Games, a successful video game company. Warner, married with two kids, is a bundle of nerves, as he tries to balance his career with his home life. He and Eli came up with the idea for the gaming company while stoned in college, and Eli has remained stoned ever since. Although Warner and Eli are at very different places in their lives, they are so close, their friendship often seems more like a marriage. And that relationship is more complicated now, as their dads invade their lives. Warner’s neuroses likely stem from having grown up in a family whose fortunes fluctuated wildly from year to year, due to the failed get-rich-quick schemes of his father, Crawford (Martin Mull, Two and a Half Men). Now that Crawford has moved in, Camila (Vanessa Lachey, True Beauty, “Disaster Movie”), Warner’s matter-of-fact and beautiful wife, is constantly trying to get Warner to confront his father, but Warner can’t seem to work up the courage to do so. Eli’s dad, David (Peter Riegert, The Good Wife, The Sopranos), is a towering monument to negativity who has spent his life jumping from relationship to relationship. Equal parts cheap and cranky, David relishes disappointment and has always prepared his son for it. The invasion of the Dads will give these friends and business partners their biggest challenge yet. Between dubious schemes, passive-aggressive busy-bodying and light kissing-on-the-lips, will these beleaguered sons be able to hold the line in the face of two massive game-changers?

Latino Americans, documentary miniseries premiere at 8pm on PBS

– This three-part six-hour documentary is the first major docu-series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape North America over the last 500-plus years and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S. The changing and yet repeating context of American history provides a backdrop for the drama of individual lives. It is a story of immigration and redemption, of anguish and celebration, of the gradual construction of a new American identity that connects and empowers millions of people today.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine, series premiere at 8:30pm on FOX

– From the writer and producers of Parks and Recreation, and starring Emmy Award winners Andy Samberg (Saturday Night Live) and Andre Braugher (Men of a Certain Age), Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a new single-camera ensemble comedy about what happens when a talented, but carefree, detective and his diverse group of colleagues get a new captain with a lot to prove. Detective Jake Peralta (Samberg) is gifted enough that he’s never had to work too hard or follow the rules too closely. Perhaps because he has the best arrest record among his colleagues, he’s been enabled – if not indulged – throughout his entire career. That is, until the precinct gets a new commanding officer, Captain Ray Holt (Braugher). Captain Holt believes in rules and regulations, two concepts that have long been overlooked by the detectives in the 99th precinct. Jake’s colleagues are a brilliant and capable bunch, but lack a certain level of discipline and leadership. They compete with each other, annoy each other, gossip and flirt, but at the end of the day, they have each other’s backs. Together, they interrogate suspects, arrest perps and solve murders. But, ultimately, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a workplace comedy that’s not really about the job. It’s about the men and women behind the badge – singing karaoke, grabbing a beer, and dabbling in each other’s personal lives– all while protecting the fine people of Brooklyn.

I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding, series premiere at 9pm on Bravo

I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding proves that the second time around is a charm as the new spin-off reality series features the nuptials of former spouses NeNe and Gregg Leakes. Fans have gotten up close and personal with the couple during The Real Housewives of Atlanta, watching their happy marriage, devastating divorce, and romantic reconnection. The stars align as the Leakes are ready to tie the knot once again in an extravagant wedding fit for a larger-than-life personality like NeNe. Each episode follows NeNe as she plans the wedding of a lifetime and puts her team of experts to the test in executing her dream vision. Alongside NeNe is her bridal party, including Cynthia Baileyand Marlo Hampton, who bring a fair share of drama and fabulousness to the classy affair.

New Girl, season premiere at 9pm on FOX

– Taking a modern look at friendship and romance, FOX’s hit comedy New Girl breezes into its upcoming third season as it follows a group of five friends, their somewhat interconnected romantic exploits and their often hilariously misguided attempts to find their respective places in the world. As the series concluded its second season, Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson) ultimately gave into their mutual attraction and decided to take their relationship to the next level. Schmidt (Max Greenfield) desperately tried to win back Cece (Hannah Simone), after breaking off his romance with her, and his efforts were rewarded, when Cece called off her wedding. Meanwhile, Winston (Lamorne Morris), seemingly the most grounded of the loftmates, slowly revealed cracks in his calm, cool and collected façade. In the upcoming third season, Jess and Nick will go “all-in” on their relationship, but they will have to overcome some major obstacles, not the least of which just might be Schmidt. Following Cece’s aborted wedding, Schmidt finds himself unable to choose between Cece and Elizabeth (guest star Merritt Wever) and deals with it in the “Schmidt-iest” way possible. Also, Winston reconnects with Coach (guest star Damon Wayans, Jr.) bringing him back into the loft when one of the roommates moves out.

The Mindy Project, season premiere at 9:30pm on FOX

– The hit sophomore comedy series created by and starring Emmy Award-nominated writer/producer and New York Times best-selling author Mindy Kaling (The Office) follows a skilled OB/GYN trying to balance both her personal and professional life. Dr. Mindy Lahiri (Kaling) is a talented obstetrician with a hectic personal life, who struggles to find the right guy, the right outfit and the right attitude. Mindy shares a practice with two doctors, neither of whom makes life any easier for her. Dr. Danny Castellano (Chris Messina) is a hothead and a guys’ guy who criticizes her for everything, including her struggling love life and her lack of professionalism. In contrast, Dr. Jeremy Reed (Ed Weeks) is the walking definition of bad news, and everything comes easy to this suave skinny jean-wearing Brit. Rounding out the medical staff is male nurse Morgan Tookers (Ike Barinholtz), a reformed ex-con with a heart of gold who, despite his best intentions, always seems to land himself in trouble; the hospital’s resident cheerleader, Betsy Putch (Zoe Jarman), a young, earnest and easily excitable receptionist; the grumpy and absent-minded nurse Beverly (Beth Grant); and the newest addition to the nurse station, Tamra (Xosha Roquemore), a girl who would rather dish gossip and dole out beauty tips than do anything resembling work. Having traveled to Haiti at the end of Season One, Mindy returns from her volunteer mission hoping to save the practice from disarray, but finds that the office has gotten along fine without her, thank you very much. Danny has brought in a new physician, Dr. Paul Leotard (guest star James Franco, “This is the End,” “127 Hours”), who has taken over Mindy’s office. Meanwhile, Jeremy begins to play a bigger role in the practice and Morgan is spending his spare time saving dogs.

Wednesday, September 18th

Survivor: Blood vs. Water, season premiere at 8pm on CBS

– The fall edition of Survivor, themed “Blood vs. Water,” will feature former players competing with – and ultimately against – their loved ones who share the same goal: to outwit, outplay, outlast and ultimately be crowned Sole Survivor. Will the returnees use their prior experience in the game to help their partners or will they leave their relatives alone to fend for themselves? Alliances and relationships will be tested and bonds will be broken when mothers, daughters, brothers, spouses and partners vie against each other in the ultimate competition, raising the question: which is thicker – Blood or Water? This edition of Survivor will feature the return of Redemption Island, where castaways who have been eliminated from the game can seek redemption and return for a chance to win the million-dollar prize.  The twist this season, however, is loved ones will be forced to choose whether to “save” their partner on Redemption Island and switch places with them, thus allowing their loved one to immediately re-enter the game, or leave them in exile to survive on their own.

Friday, September 20th

Shark Tank, season premiere at 9pm on ABC

– The critically-acclaimed business-themed show, Shark Tank, has the Sharks continuing the search to invest in the best businesses and products that America has to offer. The Sharks – tough, self-made, multi-millionaire and billionaire tycoons – will once again give budding entrepreneurs the chance to make their dreams come true and potentially secure business deals that could make them millionaires. They are: billionaire Mark Cuban, owner and chairman of AXS TV and outspoken owner of the 2011 NBA championship Dallas Mavericks; real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran; “Queen of QVC” Lori Greiner; technology innovator Robert Herjavec; fashion and branding expert Daymond John; and venture capitalist Kevin O’Leary.

Saturday, September 21st

2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, live awards show from 9 to 11pm on FXX

– The Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, traditionally held the weekend before the live Primetime Emmys telecast, are largely dedicated to key technical disciplines and behind-the-scenes crafts essential to television production: art direction, cinematography, hairstyling, makeup, music, picture editing, sound editing and mixing, special visual effects, stunts and more.

Monday, September 10th

Katie, series premiere at 3pm on syndicated ABC

Since leaving CBS she has made the move to ABC News and even guest co-anchored for a week on Good Morning America. She’s back today with her new syndicated talk show, where we expect she’ll work her interview magic on guests Jessica Simpson and Sheryl Crow, who wrote and performs the show’s theme song. ”We’re going to try to do a really good mix of different things,” says Couric. ”Some days are going to be very fun and light, and other days will be much more serious.” Future September guests include Barbra Streisand, Fifty Shades of Grey author E L James, and Amanda Knox’s ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito. Oprah who?

The Voice, 2-hour season premiere at 8pm on NBC

– Part 1 of the hyped 3-night premiere of the most popular singing competition on TV nowadays returns with our favorite panel of coaches battling each other to discover and cultivate America’s next great Voice. The Voice returns with the strongest vocalists from across the country invited to compete in the blockbuster vocal competition show’s third season. Celebrity musician coaches Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton return along with Carson Daly as host. R&B singer Christina Milian is the Social Media Correspondent who hangs out in the awkward Sprint lounge with the contestants as they tweet and whatnot. Mary J. Blige, Matchbox Twenty’s Rob Thomas, Michael Buble and Green Day’s Billy Joe Armstrong sign on as this season’s advisors to the coaches’ contestants. The show’s innovative format features three stages of competition: the blind audition, a battle phase, and finally, the live performance shows. Members from each of the coaches’ team compete against each other to get the chance to represent their coach in the finale where America will vote on which contestant and their respective coach wins The Voice title.

The Crimson Petal and the White, 2-hour miniseries premiere at 8pm on Encore

– Set against the dark underbelly of Victorian London, The Crimson Petal and the White is a tale of seduction, power and class conflict centered around the vibrant prostitute Sugar. Played by Golden Globe nominee Romola Garai, Sugar is intelligent, sexually adept and determined to escape the brothel run by the contemptible Mrs. Castaway (Gillian Anderson). This beautifully filmed four-part drama takes a drastic turn when Sugar meets wealthy businessman William Rackham (BAFTA Award winner and Screen Actors Guild nominee Chris O’Dowd). As regular visits from the invasive physician Doctor Curlew leave his sickly wife increasingly disturbed, William finds Sugar a thrilling antidote to his dreary existence. Separated by class and bound by sexuality and ambition, their relationship grows deeper yet more dangerous. As Sugar ingrains herself into William’s family business and charmed life, the two find themselves in a power struggle that ultimately reveals Sugar’s heroism.

All on the Line With Joe Zee, season premiere at 9pm on Sundance

– Sundance Channel is taking fashion rescue coast-to-coast with the third season of the network’s All on the Line with Joe Zee. The critically-acclaimed docu-series starring the fashion powerhouse and ELLE Creative Director will, for the first time, expand its purview to include the LA fashion scene and LA-based designers who could truly benefit from Joe Zee’s fashion design master class.

The New Normal, series premiere at 10pm on NBC before moving to Tuesday nights at 9:30pm the very next day

– These days, families come in all forms – single dads, double moms, sperm donors, egg donors, one-night-stand donors… It’s 2012 and anything goes. Bryan (Andrew Rannells, Girls, “The Book of Mormon”) and David (Justin Bartha, “The Hangover”) are a Los Angeles couple, and they have it all. Well, almost. With successful careers and a committed, loving partnership, there is one thing that this couple is missing: a baby. And just when they think the stars will never align, enter Goldie (Georgia King, “One Day”), an extraordinary young woman with a checkered past. A Midwestern waitress and single mother looking to escape her dead-end life and small-minded grandmother (Emmy and Tony Award-winner Ellen Barkin), Goldie decides to change everything and move to L.A. with her precocious eight-year-old daughter. Desperate and broke – but also fertile – Goldie quickly becomes the guys’ surrogate and quite possibly the girl of their dreams. Surrogate mother, surrogate family. Real Housewife of Atlanta turned brilliant actress NeNe Leakes also stars as Rocky, the fierce assistant of father-to-be Bryan.

Tuesday, September 11th

Go On, series premiere at 9pm on NBC

– In case you missed the pilot that aired after the Olympics and 10 times since then, catch the repeat Monday night at 10:30pm. Matthew Perry (Friends, Mr. Sunshine) stars as Ryan King, a recent widower and sports talk radio host ready to get back to work after the loss of his wife. Ryan’s alpha-male boss, Stephen, played by John Cho (“Star Trek,” “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle”), has a different plan in store for Ryan, making him attend grief counseling before returning to the air. A reluctant Ryan finds himself in a support group for “life change,” where he meets an oddball cast of characters, all with their own backstories filled with varying degrees of loss. On his very first visit, Ryan convinces the group to deviate from their normal session and starts a tournament-style competition (March Sadness!) to find out whose story is the worst. Ryan’s total lack of interest in “the healing process” proves distracting and he soon butts heads with the by-the-books group leader, Lauren, played by Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti. Back at work, Ryan is confronted with the fact that he hasn’t really processed his grief and realizes Lauren and the other members of the group might be key in helping him move on.

Parenthood, season premiere at 10pm on NBC

– NBC’s underrated drama inspired by the box office hit of the same name comes from executive producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. This re-imagined and updated production follows the trials and tribulations of the very large, very colorful and imperfect Braverman family. Sarah Braverman (Lauren Graham, Gilmore Girls) is a financially strapped single mother trying to raise two teenaged kids, the bright but rebellious Amber (Mae Whitman, “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”), and sullen and sensitive Drew (Miles Heizer, ER). On the home front, Sarah and her kids live with Sarah’s larger-than-life, headstrong father, Zeek (Craig T. Nelson, “Family Stone,” “Coach”), and pillar-of-strength mother Camille (Bonnie Bedelia, “Heart Like a Wheel”), who are dealing with their own marital issues. Meanwhile, Sarah’s sister and complete antithesis, Julia (Erika Christensen, “Traffic”) is a successful corporate attorney trying to juggle work and motherhood, alongside her loving but increasingly restless stay-at-home husband, Joel (Sam Jaeger, “Eli Stone”). Commitment-phobe Crosby (Dax Shepard, “Hit and Run”), Sarah’s younger brother, is helping raise a five-year-old son he had out of wedlock with former flame Jasmine (Joy Bryant “Antwone Fisher”). However, it’s Adam (Peter Krause, “Six Feet Under”), the oldest Braverman sibling, who has had to relinquish his expectations about what constitutes a “normal” family, as he, his quietly forceful wife Kristina (Monica Potter, Trust Me) and independent-minded teenage daughter Haddie (Sarah Ramos, “American Dreams”), struggle to cope with their eccentric son and Haddie’s little brother Max (Max Burkholder, Brother and Sisters), who has Asperger’s Syndrome. Although each sibling and family has its own share of everyday challenges to grapple with, they still manage to be there for each other in their hours of need.

Wednesday, September 12th

The X Factor, 2-hour season premiere at 8pm on FOX

– Pop icon Britney Spears and former Disney star Demi Lovato join Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid at the judges’ table for the singing competition’s second season. Don’t feel bad, Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger, and Cheryl Cole. You still have…wait, I’m sure you have something…no…okay, just get a tub of ice cream and wallow in self-pity tonight. You deserve it. The results show follows Thursday nights at 8pm.

Guys With Kids, sneak peek at 10pm on NBC

– This new comedy from Emmy Award-winning executive producer Jimmy Fallon about three 30-something dads who try to hold on to their youth as they face the responsibilities of having kids. Thankfully, Gary (Anthony Anderson, Law & Order), Chris (Jesse Bradford, The West Wing) and Nick (Zach Cregger, “Friends with Benefits”) have each other to help navigate the highs and lows of fatherhood – while still trying desperately to remain dudes. Balancing work or staying at home, happily married or happily divorced, taking care of the “littles” while maintaining a social life is a daily challenge. Whether it’s hosing down their babies in the kitchen sink or hitting the bar strapped with “babybjorns,” these guys are taking on fatherhood in ways no one has ever seen before. Nick and Gary’s wives – Emily (Jamie-Lynn Sigler, The Sopranos) and Marny (Tempestt Bledsoe, The Cosby Show) also offer their own parenting advice. Dads today are more involved in their kids’ lives than ever, and these guys are no exception. No tantrum is too loud, no diaper is too dirty – Nick, Chris and Gary are up to the challenge. Official premiere date is September 26th at its regular time slot at 8:30pm.

Family Guns, series premiere at 10pm on Nat Geo

– Family Guns is a new series from Firecracker Films (Big Fat Gypsy Weddings) that follows that action within a family-run military warehouse. The program stars Christian and Alex Cranmer, a father-and-son team that owns and operates New Jersey-based International Military Antiques, and follows the team as they bid on rare firearms and test the items on the firing range.

Thursday, September 13th

Glee, season premiere at 9pm on FOX

– Lea Michele’s Rachel gets off to a rocky start at NYADA because of her tough dance teacher (guest star Kate Hudson). I guess right there is where she starts paying. In sweat.

The Real Housewives of Miami, season premiere at 9pm on Bravo

– Season 2 gives viewers an inside look into the aspirational lives of seven women as they juggle family, work, and a spicy social scene in the hottest city in the world. Whether shopping on Ocean Drive or out on the town in South Beach, these ladies prove that in Miami the skirts are short and so are the tempers. Returning Housewives Lea Black, Adriana de Moura, and Marysol Patton are joined this season by bombshell Lisa Hochstein, supermodel Joanna Krupa, successful lawyer and chef Ana Quincoces, and celebrity dentist Karent Sierra. Also returning in a recurring role is Alexia Echevarria, who has made her son, Frankie, her number one priority following a bad automobile accident earlier this year.

Friday, September 14th

Shark Tank, season premiere at 8pm on ABC

– Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the remote control! The Sharks are back to continue their search to invest in the best products and businesses that America has to offer. The critically acclaimed Shark Tank gives budding entrepreneurs the chance to make their dreams come true, and possibly make a business deal that will make them a millionaire. Season Three continues to make TV history, with the Sharks offering over $6.2 million of their own money in investment deals to bankroll a creative array of innovative entrepreneurs. Billionaire Mark Cuban, owner and chairman of HDNet and outspoken owner of the 2010-2011 NBA championship Dallas Mavericks, returns as a Shark and appears in all 13 episodes. Returning “Sharks” joining Cuban and Greiner are real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran, technology innovator Robert Herjavec, fashion and branding expert Daymond John and venture capitalist Kevin O’Leary, who we all know has also been called Mr. Wonderful (by himself, of course). The panel of five Sharks will hear pitches of the best business and product ideas from some of America’s brightest entrepreneurs, ranging from start-ups from stay-at-home moms and dads, to simple yet brilliant ideas in a wide range of areas including children’s products, music, sports, automotive, and even the nightclub scene.

The 9th Annual Style Awards, special awards show at 8pm on Style

– Catherine Malandrino, Prabal Gurung, Joe Zee, Katharine McPhee, and Ivanka Trump are scheduled to attend tonight’s awards show that honors designers, models, and stylists. Alas, no love for the little mice that stayed up all night sewing Cinderella’s dress.

Touch, special episode at 8pm on FOX

– A never-seen episode from last season about Martin’s car breaking down in the town where he first became a reporter. I just hope J.T. Walsh doesn’t help him out.

Saturday, September 15th

Bayou Billionaires, season premiere at 9pm on CMT

– In the season 2 premiere, Gerald Sr. and the boys work overtime to build a giant float to surprise Kitten at the “Holiday in Dixie” Parade. Things get complicated when a curious Kitten catches on. Valerie and Kitten are determined to find Jessica a better class of man — so they hire a high-end matchmaker.

Redneck Rehab, series premiere at 10pm on CMT

– Each week a former redneck is confronted by friends and family members that believe he or she should return to their country roots.

Saturday Night Live, season premiere at 11:30pm on NBC

– Seth MacFarlane stars in the premiere episode of the 38th season aka the season after Kristen Wig left.

Sunday, January 15th

The 69th Annual Golden Globes Awards, special awards show from 8 to 11pm on NBC

– The never-boring multi-talented Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Ricky Gervais (The Office, The Ricky Gervais Show) returns for the third time as host to continue insulting every celebrity possible in this entertaining awards show honoring what the Foreign Press deems to be the best movies and television shows of the past year. Black and white silent film The Artist leads the movie nominations with 6 nods, following closely behind are The Descendants (starring Best Actor nominee George Clooney) and The Help (starring Best Actress nominee Viola Davis and Best Supporting Actress nominee Octavia Spencer) with 5 nods each. Clooney’s other film The Ides of March, was also a big hit, garnering him nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay. In the TV category for best drama, new shows came out on top with Showtime’s Homeland, FX’s American Horror Story and Starz’s Boss all nominated in addition to HBO’s Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire. They all edged out perrenial favorites Dexter, Breaking Bad and House, Mad Men didn’t air a new season within this year’s awards show qualifying time frame. Best comedy series included Fox’s Glee and New Girl, along with ABC’s Modern Family. Showtime’s Episodes and HBO’s Enlightened also made the cut.

Napoleon Dynamite, series premiere at 8:30pm on FOX

– An animated series based on the hit film, Napoleon Dynamite follows the comic adventures of America’s most awesomely awkward teenager and his offbeat family and friends as they navigate small-town life in rural Idaho. Whether he’s facing down bullies or discovering the meaning of friendship, Napoleon (voice of Jon Heder) proves that true heroes follow their own path – especially when they have secret ninja skills from the government. The original cast from the film – Heder, Aaron Ruell, Efren Ramirez, Tina Majorino, Sandy Martin, Jon Gries and Diedrich Bader – return to voice their roles, and many new characters will be added along the way.

Monday, January 16th

Revolution, series premiere at 2pm on ABC

– ABC’s new daytime show follows in the likes of The Chew starring a large all-star multi-talented cast consisting of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’s Ty Pennington, Project Runway’s iconic Tim Gunn, celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak, OB-GYN Jennifer Ashton and therapist Dr. Tiffanie Davis Henry. The Revolution is an uplifting, inspiring, and groundbreaking new daily show about health and lifestyle transformations co-hosted by a stellar team of experts who will help viewers with complete transformations in all areas of their lives. It focuses on improving your physical and emotional well-being, fashion, family, home design, personal finance, food, jobs and more. In addition to being a motivating and interactive resource for viewers at home, the show features a unique concept: each week one woman’s five-month weight loss journey will unfold in just five days with daily results and a final transformation reveal on Friday. This show is your daily boost, whether you are looking for inspiration to accomplish little victories or you need a road map for a major change.

Alcatraz, 2-hour series premiere at 8pm on FOX

– From executive producer J.J. Abrams (Fringe, Lost, Star Trek and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) and writer and executive producer Elizabeth Sarnoff (Lost and Deadwood) comes this chilling new thriller centered on America’s most infamous prison and one-time home to the nation’s most notorious murderers, rapists, kidnappers and thieves. When San Francisco Police Department Det. Rebecca Madsen (Sarah Jones, Sons of Anarchy) is assigned to a grisly homicide case, a fingerprint leads her to a shocking suspect: Jack Sylvane, a former Alcatraz inmate who died decades ago. Madsen’s interest is immediately piqued, and once the enigmatic, knows-everything-but-tells-nothing government agent Emerson Hauser (Sam Neill, Jurassic Park) tries to impede her investigation, she’s doggedly committed. Madsen turns to Alcatraz expert and comic book enthusiast, Dr. Diego “Doc” Soto (Jorge Garcia, Lost), to piece together the inexplicable sequence of events. The twosome discovers that Sylvane is not only alive, but he’s loose on the streets of San Francisco, leaving bodies in his wake. And strangely, he hasn’t aged a day since he was in Alcatraz. Madsen and Soto reluctantly team with Agent Hauser and his technician, Lucy Banerjee (Parminder Nagra, ER), to stop Sylvane’s vengeful killing spree. By delving into Alcatraz history, government cover-ups and Rebecca’s own heritage, the team will ultimately discover that Sylvane is only a small part of a much larger, more sinister present-day threat. For while he may be the first, it quickly becomes clear that Sylvane won’t be the last prisoner to reappear from Alcatraz.

Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America’s Golden Girl, special event from 8 to 9:30pm on NBC

– In an all-new all-star special, some of Hollywood’s biggest stars — including Mary Tyler Moore, Hugh Jackman, Jay Leno, Amy Poehler and Carol Burnett — gather to celebrate Betty White’s 90th birthday. White’s “Hot in Cleveland” co-stars Valerie Bertinelli, Wendy Mallick and Jane Leeves, along with her “Mary Tyler Moore” co-stars Ed Asner, Valerie Harper and Gavin MacLeod, will also be on hand, along with Joel McHale, William Shatner and many more.

Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, special preview at 9:30pm on NBC

– Forget everything you thought you knew about the older generation. Betty White’s Off Their Rockers takes senior stereotypes and blows them out of the water with a cast of sassy septuagenarians who are hip, sexy and ready to party! America’s favorite comedy sweetheart sends a fearless band of senior citizens to the streets to pull shockingly hilarious pranks on the younger generation in Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, an outrageously funny “hidden camera” show unlike anything viewers have ever seen. White, a seven-time Emmy Award winner, will star in and executive produce the series, adapted from the hit Belgium series Benidorm Bastards. “People have been telling me that I’m ‘off my rocker’ for years,” says White. “Now I can prove it!”

Tuesday, January 17th

Remodeled, series premiere at 9pm on The CW

– Modeling industry veteran Paul Fisher is planning to bring together hundreds of small agencies around the world in a new venture called The Network. The Network will give Paul the leverage to change the industry from the inside out. He has two missions: to make sure agents in small towns no longer get screwed, and to empower models to take control of their careers and lead healthier lives.

Justified, season premiere at 10pm on FX

– Developed by Graham Yost and starring Timothy Olyphant, this modern-day Western is based on the works of crime novelist Elmore Leonard, including Leonard’s short story Fire in the Hole. In Season 2, Deputy US Marshal Raylan Givens (Olyphant) squared off against criminal matriarch Mags Bennett (Margo Martindale’s won an Emmy Award-winning role). The end of Season 2 brought about the end of the Bennett family’s hold over Harlan County and the return of Raylan’s old nemesis/friend Boyd Crowder to the criminal life. This season, Boyd and his crew will find they aren’t the only ones making a play to rule the Harlan underworld. Now Raylan finds himself facing off against dirty politicians, hidden fortunes, a mysterious man named “Limehouse” and an enterprising and lethal criminal from the Motor City.

Southland, season premiere at 10pm on TNT

– Head back to the streets of Los Angeles for the new, explosive season of Southland, the critically acclaimed drama series from Emmy-winning producer John Wells (ER, The West Wing). Chronicling the lives of LAPD officers and detectives like no other series on television, this powerful, intensely emotional drama stars Michael Cudlitz, Shawn Hatosy, Regina King and Ben McKenzie, along with special guest star Lucy Liu. Since premiering in 2009, Southland has redefined the police drama with its raw, authentic look at the lives and work of Los Angeles detectives and beat cops. The show centers on four main characters: Officer John Cooper (Cudlitz), a seasoned cop who will have to prove himself again after recovering from surgery; Officer Ben Sherman (McKenzie), who still has much to learn after recently completing his training rotation; Detective Lydia Adams (King), whose unending caseload hits closer to home; and Sammy Bryant (Hatosy), a former detective who decided to go back to being a uniform cop after the traumatic death of his partner. Shot on location in the streets and neighborhoods of Los Angeles, Southland captures a realistic, natural environment where similar situations can and often do occur in real life.

White Collar, midseason premiere at 10pm on USA

– In the summer finale, Neal and Mozzie must stay one step ahead of the FBI while appearing to work with them in order to keep them from discovering that they possess the treasure. They manage to throw Peter off the scent for the time being, but with the Feds slowly closing in, Mozzie decided he’s waited long enough. Mozzie gave Neal an ultimatum – leave with him, and the treasure, in 48 hours, or stay in Manhattan with Peter. Time to choose a side. Meanwhile, when the feds tracked the Degas to a black market arms trafficker, Peter cut Neal out of the inner circle. Out of the loop but not out of options, Neal devised his most daring plan yet to replace the Degas with a forgery, thus erasing any connection to Neal, Mozzie, and the treasure. However, Keller is still lurking in the Manhattan shadows, and he’ll do anything to possess the treasure. In the midseason premiere, Neal is forced to come clean with Peter about the hidden cache in order to save Elizabeth.

Ink Master, series premiere at 10pm on Spike

– Hosted by rock legend Dave Navarro and judged by icons of the tattoo world, Chris Nunez and Oliver Peck, 10 of the country’s most creative and skilled tattoo artists descend on NYC to compete for a hundred thousand dollars and the title of Ink Master. The stakes couldn’t be higher with ‘Living Canvasses’ donating their skin to be permanently marked in this adrenalized competition elimination.

Wednesday, January 18th

American Idol, 2-hour season premiere at 8pm on FO

– The most-watched TV series in the past 10 years has rebounded after some rocky ratings following Simon Cowell’s and Paula Abdul’s departure, which bounced back when the audience opened up to its new panel of judges. Season 10 of the country’s biggest singing competition series (yes, even the much-hyped The X Factor could not dethrone Idol from the top spot) brings Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, and Randy Jackson together to judge contestants on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Jimmy Iovine, chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records, mentors the finalists each week and lends his expertise, and Ryan Seacrest continues to host the show for his tenth season.

Mistresses, season premiere at 10pm on BBC America

– The sexy, sophisticated drama Mistresses is back for a final season. But all has changed as Katie, Trudi, Siobhan and Jessica are no longer friends. But what could have caused these friends to split? Katie, the group’s emotional rock, is back from time spent in Australia and ready to put her failed relationship with Dan behind her. However, her meticulously-organized life changes with the arrival of her widowed mother Vivienne. Trudi is struggling with finding a solid balance between family life and her successful baking business. When an investor proposes to buy the bakery, she isn’t sure she’s willing to give it all up. Also enjoying motherhood is Siobhan, but such family bliss is interrupted when her former lover and the father of her child, Dominic, returns to town—to announce his engagement to New York socialite Alice. Jessica is desperate to have a family with her husband, Mark. But after suffering a miscarriage 18 months earlier and Mark’s financial difficulties, she’s left second guessing her IVF plans. Having been through their fair share of torment and loneliness and love and excitement over the years, the bond between these four women once seemed unshakable. Katie asks them to come together with the hope of addressing what’s happened in the last year, but will old secrets leave them wishing they never reconnected?

Royal Pains, midseason premiere at 10pm on USA

Thursday, January 19th

Unsupervised, series premiere at 10:30pm on FX

Unsupervised is an animated, half-hour comedy about two eternally optimistic best friends Gary and Joel, who are navigating the harsh landscape of adolescence and trying to do what’s right despite having no parental guidance whatsoever. Gary’s father took off years ago and left him with his absentee stepmom, while Joel’s elderly parents remain unseen and uninvolved. And the adults that are actually present in Gary and Joel’s lives are anything but role models. At first glance, Gary and Joel’s world may be bleak but their worldview is bright as they guide themselves through life with each other to depend on. Unsupervised features the voices of Justin Long as Gary, David Hornsby as Joel, Kristen Bell as Megan, Rob Rosell as Russ and Romany Malco as Darius.

Friday, January 20th

Shark Tank, season premiere at 8pm on ABC

– The Sharks are back to continue their search to invest in the best products and businesses that America has to offer. The critically acclaimed Shark Tank gives budding entrepreneurs the chance to make their dreams come true, and possibly make a business deal that will make them a millionaire. Season Three continues to make TV history, with the Sharks offering over $6.2 million of their own money in investment deals to bankroll a creative array of innovative entrepreneurs. Billionaire Mark Cuban, owner and chairman of HDNet and outspoken owner of the 2010-2011 NBA championship Dallas Mavericks, returns as a Shark in all 13 episodes. Also, Lori Greiner, a prolific inventor of retail products and often referred to as the “Queen of QVC,” will join the show as a guest Shark investor for three episodes. Returning “Sharks” joining Cuban and Greiner are real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran, technology innovator Robert Herjavec, fashion and branding expert Daymond John and venture capitalist Kevin O’Leary, who we all know has also been called Mr. Wonderful (by himself, of course).

Saturday, January 21st

Bayou Billionaires, series premiere at 9pm on CMT

– In a modern day rags to riches story, Bayou Billionaires tells the story of the Dowdens of Shreveport, LA – a hardworking family of modest means who recently discovered their home sits on the fourth largest deposit of natural gas in the United States. After years of pinching pennies and balancing budgets, the over-the-top Dowdens are ready to enjoy the finer things in life, sparing no expense. Bayou Billionaires follows Gerald and Kitten and the rest of their family as they experience the perks of belonging to a brand new tax bracket. The close-knit Dowden family includes a colorful cast of characters who each have their own plans for living the American dream. Led by patriarch, Gerald, and matriarch, Kitten, the family includes daughter Valerie, an outspoken, single mother of three who works for the public defender’s office in Shreveport; daughter Chantel and her offbeat, live-in boyfriend Albert (aka Carl; aka Jimmy) whose hilarious exploits and anecdotes keep things very, very interesting; adventurous son Gerald Jr. and his wife Peggy; and the youngest son Thomas, who admits to being his mother’s favorite, and his wife Mallory. Kitten’s 90-year-old father, Grandpa, is a ladies’ man who often spends his time talking on the phone to his many girlfriends.

An Idiot Abroad 2: The Bucket List, season premiere at 10pm on Science

– This travel documentary series stars Karl Pilkington, a household name thanks to the The Ricky Gervais Show podcasts. The franchise’s second installment comes on the heels of the first season of An Idiot Abroad, which became the Science Channel’s most-watched series ever in 2011. After his tour of the Seven Wonders of the World, Pilkington could be considered an international jetsetter, however, his recent global exposure has made him even more resistant to the call of the open road.  Nevertheless, world-class tormentors Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant prove that one man’s anguish can be another man’s amusement, as they send him around the world to fulfill his Bucket List. However, the list – compiled by Gervais and Merchant – is geared more toward the personal torture of Pilkington than it is for his personal fulfillment. Over eight episodes, Pilkington attempts to survive challenges including bungee jumping, taming cobras and swimming with sharks – solely for the amusement of his “friends” back in London. Now Karl can only hope that his quest to accomplish the definitive list of “things to do before you die” doesn’t kill him first.

Dancing With the Stars, syndication premiere at 6pm on GSN

– For the first time on television since they debuted, the past seasons of this sensational series will be shown in their entirety. All the sexy stars, all the beautiful dances and all the heart-pounding excitement can now be seen on GSN. So, whether you’re enjoying them once again, or if you’re catching them for the very first time, don’t miss a single episode. The syndication premiere begins with Season 4 aka the season of winners Apollo Anton Ohno and Julianne Hough.