What To Watch: Weekend

by | January 7, 2011 at 9:57 AM | Tuned In: What To Watch Today

TOP PICK:Shameless‘ (Sunday at 10pm on Showtime) **Series Premiere**

‘Shameless’ is a new drama series from John Wells (‘ER’) and Paul Abbott (‘State Of Play’) is based on the long-running hit UK series and stars Emmy Award winner and Oscar nominee William H. Macy (‘Fargo’) and Emmy Rossum (‘The Phantom of the Opera’). Macy plays a far-from-stellar working class patriarch of an unconventional Chicago brood of six motley kids (headed by eldest sibling Rossum) who keep the home afloat while he’s out drinking and carousing.

SERIES PREMIERE:Bob’s Burgers‘ (Sunday at 8:30pm ET on Fox)

‘Bob’s Burgers’ is the new animated comedy about a man, his family and their burger joint. In the newest addition to the Sunday “Animation Domination” lineup, Bob nd his quirky family have big ideas about burgers, but fall short on service and sophistication. Despite the greasy counters, lousy location and a dearth of customers, Bob and his family are determined to make Bob’s “grand re-re-re-opening” a success.

WATCH:Californication‘ (Sunday at 9pm on Showtime) **Season Premiere**

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This season, Hank will have to deal with the fall-out from his one-night stand with then-underage pseudo step-daughter Mia (Madeline Zima) going public. His epic legal troubles force him to enlist the aid of hot, high-powered defense attorney Abby (Carla Gugino) to keep him out of the big house.

DVR:The Cape‘ (Sunday at 9pm ET on NBC) **Series Premiere**

Fueled by a desire to reunite with his wife Dana (Jennifer Ferrin) and son Trip (Ryan Wynott), former police officer Vince Faraday (David Lyons) becomes “The Cape” — his son’s favorite comic book superhero — and takes the law into his own hands and to battle criminal forces that have overtaken Palm City. Faraday is joined by Max Malini (Keith David), the ringleader of a circus gang of bank robbers, who mentors Faraday and trains him to become “The Cape,” as well as investigative blogger Orwell (Summer Glau) who wages war on crime and corruption in Palm City.

DVR:Episodes‘ (Sunday at 9pm on Showtime) **Series Premiere**

The new Showtime comedy series ‘Episodes’ stars Matt LeBlanc (‘Friends’) and is executive produced and created by David Crane (‘Friends’) and Jeffrey Klarik (‘Mad About You’). The series focuses on a British couple whose hit, erudite UK show is turned into an Americanized sitcom starring LeBlanc (as himself).

Friday’s Talk Show Listings:

  • The Talk: Jane Seymour
  • Live With Regis And Kelly: Matt LeBlanc
  • The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Ryan Gosling
  • Late Show With David Letterman: Regis Philbin
  • The Tonight Show With Jay Leno: Jim Parsons
  • Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Mila Kunis
  • Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Michelle WIlliams