This Week on TV – 1/22/12-1/28/12

Welcome to a new week of TV! It’s a bit of a slower week this week, but there’s still plenty on, so check it out now. :)

Don’t forget to comment or Tweet @tvismypacifier to let us know what YOU are planning to watch this week!

Jump with me to view this week’s schedule.

Sunday

Sunday features 2 season finales. Check out tonight’s schedule!

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Chef Roblé & Co. (#108) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Prime Suspect (#112/113) – NBC @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Special*A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song – ABC Family @ 8/7c
  • *Sports*AFC Championship – CBS @ 3/2c
  • *Special*Little People, Big World (#703-60) – TLC @ 8/7c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Sports*NFC Championship – FOX @ 6/5c
  • *New*After Lately (#207) – E! @ 11/10c
  • *New*American Idol (#ID-1004) – FOX @ 10/9c
  • *New*America’s Funniest Home Videos (#2209) – ABC @ 7/6c
  • *New*Angry Boys (#07/107 & 08/108) – HBO @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Ax Men (#503) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Baseball Wives (#106-60) – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*Cajun Pawn Stars (#105/106) – History Channel @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Californication (#503) – Showtime @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Cupcake Wars – Food Network @ 8/7c
  • *New*Desperate Housewives (#812) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Downton Abbey (#203) – PBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Hoarding: Buried Alive (#313) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*House of Lies (#103) – Showtime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Iron Chef America – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Kourtney & Kim Take New York (#209-60) – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*Mob Wives (#204-60) – VH1 @ 8/7c
  • *New*Once Upon a Time (#110) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Pan Am (#113) – ABC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *New*Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off (#104) – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Shameless (#203) – Showtime @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of Atlanta (#411) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*Undercover Boss (#302) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Watch What Happens: Live (#611) – Bravo @ 11/10c

Monday

Monday features 3 season premieres & 5 season finales. Check out tonight’s schedule!

Click here for “late night” guests schedules

Morena Baccarin is one of the guests on Conan, on TBS at 11/10c.
 
Kiefer Sutherland & Bear Grylls are two of the guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on ABC at 1:36AM/12:36AMc.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*How Do I Look? (#1227) – Style Network @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Love & Hip Hop (#210-60) – VH1 @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too (#308) – Oxygen @ 11/10c
  • *Season Finale*The Layover (#110) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (#220) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern (#701) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Cake Boss (#501-60) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*The Bad Girls Club (#801) – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *New*Alcatraz (#ALC-103) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Being Human (#202) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *New*Heat Seekers – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*American Pickers (#321) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Castle (#413) – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Fear Factor (#1001) – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Gossip Girl (#512) – The CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Hart of Dixie (#111) – The CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Hoarders (#60/504) – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*House (#HOU-809) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Intervention (#158/1207) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*It’s a Brad, Brad World (#104) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Lost Girl (#102) – Syfy @ 10/9c
  • *New*Next Great Baker (#209) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Pawn Star$ (#455/456) – History Channel @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Pretty Little Liars (#217) – ABC Family @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Bachelor (#1604-120) – ABC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*The Lying Game (#114) – ABC Family @ 9/8c
  • *New*Watch What Happens: Live (#612) – Bravo @ 11:15/10:15c
  • *New*Who’s Still Standing? (#108) – NBC @ 8/7c

Tuesday

Tuesday features 2 season finales. Check out tonight’s schedule!

Click here for “late night” guests schedules

Elizabeth Banks & Ben McKenzie are two of the guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on ABC at 1:36AM/12:36AMc.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Extreme Couponing: All-Stars (#307-60) – TLC @ 10/9c (1-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Flashpoint (#F418) – ION @ 10/9c
  • *Special*State of the Union Address – ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*90210 (#414) – The CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Chopped – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Dance Moms (#203) – Lifetime @ 9/8c
  • *New*Dirty Jobs (#807) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Ink Master (#102) – Spike TV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jamie’s American Road Trip (#104) – BBC America @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jane By Design (#104) – ABC Family @ 9/8c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Justified (#302) – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*Let’s Stay Together (#204) – BET @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Ragin’ Cajuns (#102) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Remodeled (#102) – The CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Shipping Wars (#05/105 & 06/106) – A&E @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Southland (#402) – TNT @ 10/9c
  • *New*Storage Wars (#50/231 & 51/232) – A&E @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Switched at Birth (#114) – ABC Family @ 8/7c
  • *New*Tabatha Takes Over (#403) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Teen Mom 2 (#2209-60) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Biggest Loser (#1304-60) – NBC @ 8/7c (1-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*The Game (#504) – BET @ 10/9c
  • *New*Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood (#608) – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *New*Watch What Happens: Live (#613) – Bravo @ 11/10c
  • *New*White Collar (#312) – USA @ 10/9c

Wednesday

Wednesday features 1 series premiere & 1 season premiere. To read more about the new series, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

Click here for series premiere information

Tonight is the 67-minute series premiere of Touch on FOX at 9/8c. Blending science, spirituality and emotion, the series will follow seemingly unrelated people all over the world whose lives affect each other in ways seen and unseen, known and unknown. At the story’s center is Martin Bohm (Kiefer Sutherland, 24), a widower and single father, haunted by an inability to connect to his emotionally challenged 11-year-old son, Jake. Caring, intelligent and thoughtful, Martin has tried everything to reach his son. But Jake never speaks, shows little emotion, and never allows himself to be touched by anyone, including Martin. Jake is obsessed with numbers—writing long strings of them in his ever-present notebooks—and with discarded cell phones. Social worker Clea Hopkins (Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Undercovers) believes that Jake’s needs are too serious for Martin to handle. She sees a man whose life has become dominated by a child he can no longer control. She believes that it’s time for the state to intervene. So Jake is placed in foster care, despite Martin’s desperate objections. But everything changes after Martin meets Arthur Teller (Danny Glover), a professor and an expert on children who possess special gifts when it comes to numbers. Martin learns that Jake possesses an extraordinary gift—the ability to perceive the seemingly hidden patterns that connect every life on the planet. While Martin wants nothing more than to communicate directly with his son, Jake connects to his father through numbers, not words. Martin realizes that it’s his job to decipher these numbers and recognize their meaning. As he puts the pieces together, he will help people across the world connect as their lives intersect according to the patterns Jake has foreseen. Martin’s quest to connect with his son will shape humanity’s destiny. Tonight is a special 67-minute pilot, but the next new episode won’t air until March 19.
 

Click here for “late night” guests schedules

Elizabeth Banks & Timothy Olyphant are two of the guests on Conan, on TBS at 11/10c.
 
Sara Hyland is one of the guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on ABC at 1:36AM/12:36AMc.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*Touch (#TOU-101) – FOX @ 9/8c (67-Minute Series Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*The Real World/Road Rules Challenge (#2201-60) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Amazing Eats (#103) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*American Idol (#ID-1005) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*American Restoration (#205/206) – History Channel @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Are You There, Chelsea? (#103) – NBC @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Criminal Minds (#712) – CBS @ 9/8c (150th Episode)
  • *New*CSI (#1212) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Dog the Bounty Hunter (#232/814 & 233/815) – A&E @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Face Off (#203) – Syfy @ 10/9c
  • *New*Ghost Hunters (#803-60) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *New*Hot in Cleveland (#309) – TV Land @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Mistresses (#302) – BBC America @ 10/9c
  • *New*One Tree Hill (#903) – The CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Only In America with Larry the Cable Guy (#203) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Royal Pains (#312) – USA @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Exes (#109) – TV Land @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*The Soup – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*Toddlers & Tiaras (#504) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Top Chef (#912) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Watch What Happens: Live (#614) – Bravo @ 11/10c
  • *New*Whitney (#113) – NBC @ 8/7c

Thursday

Thursday features 1 series premiere & 1 season premiere. To read more about the new series, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

Click here for series premiere information

Tonight is the series premiere of Fat Chef on Food Network at 10/9c. The show gives viewers an inside look at the struggle chefs face when their love for food becomes overwhelming and affects their health. The six episode series follows twelve overweight culinary professionals from Illinois, New Jersey, New York, and Ohio on their four-month venture to overcome weight issues with the help of therapists, nutritionists, and trainers. Each episode will include two chefs working with their health consultant, including Christine Avanti (nutritionist, author of “Skinny Chicks Eat Real Food”), Robert Brace (dubbed as one of New York’s “top fitness gurus”) and Brett Hoebel (previously one of the trainers on The Biggest Loser), as they look to defeat their abusive relationship with food and regain control of their lives.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*Fat Chef – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Russell Simmons Presents: The Ruckus (#203/206) – Comedy Central @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *New*24 Hour Catwalk (#104) – Lifetime @ 10/9c
  • *New*30 Rock (#603/604) – NBC @ 8/7c & 9/8c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*American Idol (#ID-1006) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Archer – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Jersey Shore (#504-60) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*NY Ink (#205) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Parks and Recreation (#413) – NBC @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Project Runway: All Stars (#104) – Lifetime @ 9/8c
  • *New*Rob (#103) – CBS @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*The Big Bang Theory (#514) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Finder (#FIN-103) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Firm (#105) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*The First 48 – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*Unsupervised (#102) – FX @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Up All Night (#114) – NBC @ 9:31/8:31c
  • *New*Watch What Happens: Live (#615) – Bravo @ 11/10c

Friday

Friday features 1 series finale & 1 season premiere. Check out tonight’s schedule!

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Finale*Chuck (#512/513) – NBC @ 8/7c & 9/8c (2 New Episodes Including Series Finale)
  • *Season Premiere*Spartacus: Vengeance (#201) – Starz @ 10/9c
  • *New*Confessions: Animal Hoarding (#310) – Animal Planet @ 10/9c
  • *New*Fashion Police – E! @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Four Weddings (#326) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Fringe (#FR-410) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Kitchen Nightmares (#KN-412) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Merlin (#404) – Syfy @ 10/9c
  • *New*On Freddie Roach (#02/102) – HBO @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Portlandia (#204) – IFC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Real Time with Bill Maher (#235/1003) – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta (#307/308) – TLC @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Shark Tank (#307) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Star Wars: The Clone Wars (#416) – Cartoon Network @ 8/7c
  • *New*Swanderosa (#103/104) – CMT @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Sweet Home Alabama (#303) – CMT @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (#204) – IFC @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*The Life & Times of Tim (#27/307) – HBO @ 9/8c
  • *New*Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (#215/823 & 216/824) – TBS @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)

Saturday

Saturday is a special night of Iron Chef America on Food Network at 10/9c. It’s a special ‘Tailgate Showdown’ episode–the first ever Iron Chef America tailgating showdown in Hawaii, featuring Iron Chefs Morimoto and Symon!

Tonight is a new episode of The Graham Norton Show on BBC America at the new time of 10:15/9:15c. Guests include Liam Neeson, Patrick Stewart, & Alan Davies.

Following that is a new episode of Would You Rather? with Graham Norton on BBC America at 11/10c. Guests include Jessi Klein, Christian Finnegan, Michelle Buteau, & Sam Seder.

Also on tonight:

  • *New*An Idiot Abroad (#202) – Science Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Bayou Billionaires (#102) – CMT @ 9/8c
  • *New*Iron Chef America – Food Network @ 10/9c (1-Hour ‘Tailgate Showdown’)
  • *New*My Big Redneck Vacation (#102) – CMT @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Pit Boss (#303) – Animal Planet @ 9/8c
  • *New*Pit Bulls & Parolees (#310) – Animal Planet @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Fades (#103-75) – BBC America @ 9/8c (75-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*The Graham Norton Show (#1012) – BBC America @ 10:15/9:15c
  • *New*Would You Rather? With Graham Norton (#109) – BBC America @ 11/10c

That’s it! Hope you all have a great week!

– Jenny

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2 Responses to This Week on TV – 1/22/12-1/28/12

  1. Samantha says:

    Seriously CW, taking a break already? Need my TVD, TSC & Supernatural. Not cool

  2. Jenny says:

    Hehe Yeah, lots of stuff not on this week. :(