What To Watch: This Week’s DVR Picks

by | January 6, 2013 at 7:44 PM | Tuned In: What To Watch Today

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Monday January 7:

The Bachelor‘ (8pm ET on ABC) **Season Premiere** Record Now

Bachelor Nation was shocked when fan favorite Sean Lowe was left heartbroken on a beach in Curacao earlier this year. Deeply in love, the handsome and sincere Texan envisioned starting a family with Emily Maynard. But in what became one of the most shocking moments of the season, Emily blindsided Sean, rejecting him and sending his heartfelt dreams crashing down around him. He was devastated and alone then, but he has not given up on love. Sean is back as the Bachelor and ready to risk it all again for another chance at love.

Switched at Birth‘ (8pm on ABC Family) **Season Premiere** Record Now

This season sees dramatic changes in the lives of the Kennish and Vasquez families as a result of the verdict in the baby switch trial. Gilles Marini joins the cast in season two as a series regular.

Bunheads‘ (9pm on ABC Family) **Winter Premiere** Record Now

ABC Family’s critically-acclaimed series, ‘Bunheads,’ from executive producer Amy Sherman-Palladino, starring two time Tony Award-winning actor Sutton Foster, is back! The new episodes pick-up a couple of months after Michelle has left Paradise to try and return to her former life in Las Vegas.

Deception‘ (10pm ET on NBC) **Series Premiere** Record Now

The death of wealthy party girl Vivian Bowers doesn’t add up for FBI agent Will Moreno (Laz Alonso), especially in a family as suspicious as the Bowers. Convinced that the tabloid staple’s death was a homicide, he recruits his former SFPD partner and Vivian’s childhood best friend, Joanna Padget Locasto (Meagan Good) to re-establish ties with the Bowers. Determined to find justice for her estranged best friend, Joanna infiltrates the dynasty she once considered family, and quickly begins to uncover why Vivian’s life was very much in danger.

Vanderpump Rules‘ (10pm on Bravo) **Series Premiere** Record Now

Bravo’s new docu-series ‘Vanderpump Rules’ is premiering as part of a special two-hour episode of ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.’ Worried about a $1.5 million dollar lawsuit left behind by her husband, Taylor invites a psychic to “cleanse” her house.  The drama continues in Brandi’s life, Brandi meets with Scheana, the waitress who admitted to having an affair with Brandi’s ex-husband.  After the confrontation, things get worse for Scheana as she picks up shifts at Lisa’s restaurant, SUR, and tries to fit in with the other servers.

Castle‘ (10pm ET on ABC) **Winter Premiere** Record Now

hen a powerful divorce attorney who only represented women is murdered, Castle and Beckett are confronted with a plethora of angry ex-husbands, any one of whom could be the murderer. Meanwhile, Castle’s ex-wife (Darby Stanchfield, ‘Scandal’), Meredith, moves into the loft to take care of Alexis while she recovers from mono.

Tuesday January 8:

Betty White’s Off Their Rockers‘ (8pm ET on NBC) **Season Premiere** Record Now

Seven-time Emmy Award winner Betty White and her posse of pranksters are back for season two, with special guest Psy showing Betty and her senior pranksters how his Gangnam style dance is done. Sassy seniors pull shockingly hilarious pranks on the younger generation in this hidden camera show featuring cleverly-crafted comedic stunts, candid moments and priceless reactions captured by hidden camera.

NCIS‘ (8pm ET on CBS) **Winter Premiere** Record Now

While the NCIS team investigates the link to a dead journalist and a Navy petty officer, Ziva is taken aback by the sudden emotional visit by her father, who she hasn’t seen in more than two years. While Ziva questions the purpose of her father’s visit as the Director of Mossad, her father insists he is in the U.S. strictly to see his daughter for Shabbat dinner.

The Lying Game‘ (9pm on ABC Family) **Winter Premiere** Record Now

As the twins’ saga continues in season two, there are more surprises, secrets and lies. The girls’ recently revealed birth mother Rebecca (Charisma Carpenter) lures Sutton (Alexandra Chando) into her plans for the Mercer family. Emma (Chando) grows closer to Thayer, while still being drawn to Ethan, who has started to reconnect with Sutton. Kristin feels betrayed after Ted came clean about his long ago affair with Rebecca, but Ted might be hiding even more shocking revelations.

Go On‘ (9pm ET on NBC) **Winter Premiere** Record Now

Ryan receives an invitation from Bob Costas, his hero, to take part on his new TV show while Fausta invites everyone in the group to her niece’s Quincenierra – everyone except Anne. Meanwhile, after completing a major project at work, Mr. K searches to find a new way to contribute and make a difference.

The New Normal‘ (9:30pm ET on NBC) **Winter Premiere** Record Now

Bryan and David discuss their future and how big they want to grow their family. The conversation leads them back to Expanding Families where Gary (guest-star Michael Hitchcock) reveals that he wants a family of his own but he can’t seem to find the right guy. Bryan and David play matchmakers and set him up with Bryan’s ex-boyfriend and legendary party boy Monty (guest star Matt Bomer, ‘White Collar’), but their plan leads to more than they bargained for when Monty asks Goldie to be his surrogate.

Justified‘ (10pm on FX) **Season Premiere** Record Now

While running down a vicious fugitive, Raylan finds evidence his family is at the center of a legendary unsolved mystery.

Cougar Town‘ (10pm on TBS) **Season Premiere** Record Now

In ‘Cougar Town,’ Courteney Cox stars as Jules Cobb, a recently divorced mom struggling with the challenges and pitfalls that come with a new chapter in her life. Jules spends much of her time enjoying wine with her group of friends known as the “cul de sac crew.” They include her under-achieving ex-husband, Bobby (Brian Van Holt); next-door neighbor and confidante Ellie (Christa Miller); Ellie’s lovably average husband, Andy (Ian Gomez); Jules’ fiancé and neighbor, Grayson (Josh Hopkins); and Jules’ feisty protégé, Laurie (Busy Philipps).

Wednesday January 9:

Modern Family‘ (9pm ET on ABC) **Winter Premiere** Record Now

Jay is so excited, having planned for the whole family to celebrate New Year’s together at this great hotel in Palm Springs. However, when the hotel turns out to be less than stellar, everyone starts to branch off to do their own thing, leaving Jay dejected — that is until he runs into the one and only Billy Dee Williams.

Washington Heights’ (10pm on MTV) **Series Premiere** Record Now

This 11 episode, hour-long series shines a light on the vibrant and diverse New York neighborhood of Washington Heights, following nine best friends from the area. Together, this compelling group of friends attempts to navigate the obstacles that stand in the way of their individual pursuits, which include fashion, music, baseball and poetry.

Thursday January 10:

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

Jack recruits rival Devin Banks (guest star Will Arnett) as his ally in an elaborate plan to discredit teenage nemesis and future KableTown CEO, Kaylie Hooper. Liz explores her options to become a mother while Tracy tries to direct Octavia Spencer in his new movie. Megan Mullally also guest stars.

Millionaire Matchmaker‘ (9pm on Bravo) **Season Premiere** Record Now

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, The Millionaire Matchmaker is back for a news season of love. The premiere features Daniel Negreanu, a 37-year-old World Class professional poker player who is done gambling with love. But Patti sends him to astrologer Christopher Renstrom, and soon Daniel has his confidence back. If he plays his cards right this time, he might even find love. Patti’s second millionaire is divorced, 40-year-old, family money heir Brian Holloway II.

Grey’s Anatomy‘ (9pm ET on ABC) **Winter Premiere** Record Now

Bailey puts her wedding day on hold and continues her efforts to save Adele’s life, Cristina and Owen remain undecided about their pending divorce, while Arizona and Callie try to get their spark back. Meanwhile, the hospital becomes inundated with a group of bikers after a horrible accident.

The Office‘ (9pm ET on NBC) **Winter Premiere** Record Now

Pam accidentally brings lice into the office and lets Meredith take the fall, while Dwight vows to destroy the parasites. Meanwhile, Jim has a fantastic day in Philly wooing a potential business associate (guest star Julius Erving). Meanwhile, Phyllis, Nellie and Kevin meddle in Darryl’s love life.

Kathy‘ (10pm on Bravo) **Season Premiere** Record Now

Kathy continues her legacy in a new season of ‘Kathy,’ now featuring live episodes. Celebrity guests Liza Minnelli and Jane Lynch join Kathy as they break down the week’s pop culture headlines, celebrity scandals and top television moments. In addition to her celebrity guests, this season will feature Kathy joined by her fun-loving mother, Maggie, always-adorable assistant, Tiffany and will introduce her new staff through a special look at how she runs the office.

Scandal‘ (10pm ET on ABC) **Winter Premiere** Record Now

With Huck being held under the Patriot Act, Olivia and the team get unexpected assistance from an old friend. Meanwhile, Olivia helps Mellie out of a very compromising situation that could affect Fitz’s future, and her relationship with Edison reaches a boiling point.

Friday January 11:

Fringe‘ (9pm ET on Fox) **Winter Premiere** Record Now

As time dramatically ticks down toward the end of this acclaimed series, Peter, Olivia and Walter stop at nothing to save the universe from Observer rule. Walter enters the infamous deprivation tank in an attempt to uncover a key piece of information about the mysterious figure, Donald. Meanwhile, Captain Windmark sets out on a revealing mission of his own as long-standing questions are answered.

Banshee‘ (10pm on Cinemax) **Series Premiere** Record Now

Executive produced by Alan Ball, Greg Yaitanes, Peter Macdissi, Jonathan Tropper and David Schickler, the primetime action series stars Antony Starr (‘Rush’) as Lucas Hood, an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, Pa., where he continues his criminal activities, even as he’s hunted by the shadowy gangsters he betrayed years earlier.

Sunday January 13:

Girls‘ (9pm on HBO) **Season Premiere** Record Now

Created by and starring Lena Dunham, this Emmy-winning series is a comic look at the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of girls in their early 20s. Dunham executive produces along with Judd Apatow, Jenni Konner, Ilene S. Landress and Bruce Eric Kaplan.

Shameless‘ (9pm on Showtime) **Season Premiere** Record Now

It’s several months after the last season ended and the Gallaghers are each seeking their own unique version of the “American Dream.” Jimmy has moved into the Gallagher home, and Fiona soon realizes that a GED will only get her so far and that a long-term relationship with Jimmy isn’t as fulfilling as she expected.

Enlightened‘ (9:30pm on HBO) **Season Premiere** Record Now

This Golden Globe-winning show focuses on a self-destructive woman (Laura Dern) who has a spiritual awakening after a meltdown. Determined to live a more enlightened existence, the former executive’s new lifestyle wreaks havoc both at home and at work. Luke Wilson and Diane Ladd also star; the cast also includes series writer-director Mike White.

House of Lies‘ (10pm on Showtime) **Season Premiere** Record Now

This season, The Pod – especially Marty and Jeannie – must deal with the fall-out from the big merger showdown. Meanwhile, Marty is thrown by the arrival of a new ‘frenemy’ at work and by Roscoe (Donis Leonard Jr.), who decides to move in with his lunatic mother, Monica (Dawn Olivieri).

Californication‘ (10:30pm on Showtime) **Season Premiere** Record Now

This season, noted actress Maggie Grace (Lost) has signed on for nine episodes as the infamous rock groupie Faith, who develops an unconventional relationship with Hank. She is joined in two episodes by her former Lost co-star Jorge Garcia as an old contact from Faith’s past. International comedy star Tim Minchin takes on the role of Atticus Fetch, a mad-as-a-hatter rock star who will write the music for the Broadway production of Hank’s hit novel.