What To Watch: This Week’s DVR Picks

by | January 6, 2012 at 2:57 AM | Tuned In: What To Watch Today

'Napoleon Dynamite' (Fox)

Monday January 9:

Caged‘ (10pm on MTV) **Series Premiere** Record Now

‘Caged’ follows Daniel, Wes, Red (Jessica), and Danger, a diverse group of young adults in small town Louisiana, struggling to improve their lives and find their way in the world after high school graduation. For these young people, life in their small town is a constant uphill battle, with an unknown outcome for their future. But one thing lights up their weekend evenings: cage fighting.

Tuesday January 10:

Dance Moms‘ (9pm on Lifetime) **Season Premiere** Record Now

Once again set in Pittsburgh’s renowned Abby Lee Dance Company, owned and operated by the notoriously demanding and passionate Abby Lee Miller, ‘Dance Moms’ follows children’s early steps on the road to stardom and their doting mothers who are there for every rehearsal, performance and bow…all under Miller’s discerning eyes.

Shipping Wars‘ (9pm on A&E) **Series Premiere** Record Now

A&E presents the new original real-life series ‘Shipping Wars,’ which follows six independent shippers who have discovered that fortunes could be made transporting items that traditional carriers won’t touch. Each episode of ‘Shipping Wars’ dives into the cutthroat world of these heavy-duty movers as they battle for the chance to transport the unshippable.

Tabatha Takes Over‘ (10pm on Bravo) **Season Premiere** Record Now

For the first time in series history, Bravo’s Tabatha Coffey takes her entrepreneurial expertise to a whole new level when the newly titled series, ‘Tabatha Takes Over’ returns. The straight-talking, charismatic business owner and Australian native uses her sound advice and savvy expertise to help turn around not only salons, but a wide variety of struggling businesses including a beauty school, gay dance club, yogurt shop, doggy day care and even Bed and Breakfast.

Wednesday January 11:

One Tree Hill‘ (8pm ET on The CW) **Season Premiere** Record Now

As Brooke and Julian begin to adjust to life with their new children, Haley and Nathan find themselves dealing with similar issues. Although they don’t know it yet, faces from the past threaten to interrupt plans for all their futures.

Are You There, Chelsea?‘ (8:30pm ET on NBC) **Series Premiere** Record Now

When Chelsea (Laura Prepon, ‘That 70′s Show’) gets a D.U.I., she realizes she needs to make some big changes in her life, including moving closer to where she works – Jerry’s Ultimate Sports Bar. She and her best pal Olivia (Ali Wong, ‘Breaking In’), discover an apartment in the same building as their colleague Rick (Jake McDorman, ‘Greek’) – just blocks from the bar – and move in immediately with the quirky and good-natured Dee Dee (Lauren Lapkus, ‘The Middle’).

Face Off‘ (10pm on Syfy) **Season Premiere** Record Now

One of the most imaginative aspects of science fiction is the creation of special effects from the genre’s wealth of fantastical possibilities. Making it to the top of this creative world requires a rare mix of exceptional qualities, most importantly an ingenious spirit that Syfy celebrates with the second season premiere of its acclaimed reality competition series ‘Face Off.’

Thursday January 12:

30 Rock‘ (8pm ET on NBC) **Season Premiere** Record Now

As everyone returns from holiday break, NBC’s new talent competition, “America’s Kidz Got Singing”, is a hit, but Jenna’s role as the judge everyone loves to hate causes Jack to question the show’s family value. Much to his chagrin, Tracy’s usual antics fail to aggravate Liz, while Kenneth takes the day off to do his dream chores as he awaits the Rapture.

The Finder‘ (8pm ET on Fox) **Series Premiere** Record Now

After recovering one of John Fogerty’s (guest-starring as himself) beloved guitars, Iraq veteran Walter Sherman (Geoff Stults) helps a teenage boy (guest star Brett Davern) locate his missing father, a military pilot and war hero whose plane vanished after embarking on an undisclosed mission.

Rob‘ (8:30pm ET on CBS) **Series Premiere** Record Now

‘Rob’ is a comedy starring Rob Schneider as a lifelong bachelor who just married into a tight-knit Mexican-American family. Rob is a successful landscape architect who, after a whirlwind romance, marries Maggie, a beautiful, smart book translator who is way out of his league.

Friday January 13:

Kitchen Nightmares‘ (8pm ET on Fox) **Winter Premiere** Record Now

Chef Ramsay heads to the Peach state eatery Michon’s Smoked Meats & Seafood restaurant for a much needed update. Find out if Chef Ramsay’s advice and guidance will be enough to keep this establishment in College Park, GA, open.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition‘ (8pm ET on ABC) **Series Premiere** Record Now

The heart-tugging original feel-good series “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” concludes its 9th and final season on ABC with two episodes, including its biggest-ever build — the 200th episode, in which the team builds 7 homes in 7 days for tornado victims in Joplin, Missouri.

Sunday January 15:

Undercover Boss‘ (8pm ET on CBS) **Season Premiere** Record Now

The third season of the two-time Emmy Award-nominated reality series features the boss of Diamond Resorts International journeying to the frontlines of his company for an unfiltered look into the inner-workings of his corporation.

Napoleon Dynamite‘ (8:30pm ET on Fox) **Series Premiere** Record Now

After learning that his new acne cream makes him resistant to pain, Napoleon (Jon Heder) picks a fight with a bully at school. When the coach sees Napoleon’s strength in action, he invites him to join a local underground fight club. Meanwhile, Kip (Aaron Ruell) begins dating Misty (Amy Poehler), a new girl he met online, but is he the bad boy she’s been looking for.