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TV picks for January 20 to 26: 'Klondike,' 'Broad City,' 'Rake,' 'Black Sails'


January 19, 2014|By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol | RedEye

"Klondike," "Broad City," "Rake," "Black Sails" and "Walhburgers" are among the diverse new TV series premiering Jan. 20-26. Retuning shows include "Workaholics," "King of the Nerds" and "Ghost Hunters" return, and  the Grammy Awards rock Sunday night.

Monday, Jan. 20

Sleepy Hollow
7 p.m. Monday, Fox
The two-hour Season 1 finale this wacky, wildly entertaining tale to new heights with a twist that I should have seen coming, and it’s not just Ichabod almost changing his clothes.

8 p.m. Monday, Discovery
Even out of Westeros, Richard Madden looks good bearded and messy. Read my full review here.

Blood Brother
9 p.m. Monday, PBS
Winner of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury and Audience Awards, "Blood Brother" documents Rocky Braat, who left his life and career in the U.S. to work with a group of HIV-positive orphans in India.

Other Monday premieres
4 p.m. "Sheriff Callie's Wild West," Disney Junior
6:30 p.m. "The Powerpuff Girls: Dance Pantsed," Comedy Central
7 p.m. "Hollywood Game Night," NBC
9 p.m. "Teen Mom 2," MTV

Tuesday, Jan. 21

Opposite Worlds
9 p.m. Tuesday, Syfy
Two teams—one living in the past and one in the future—face off in this competition series. Since time travel isn’t possible, I’m guessing it’s all simulated.

Hollywood Hillbillies
8 p.m. Tuesday, Reelz
A Georgia family moves to Hollywood—but they seem to be simply terrible actors.

Other Tuesday premieres
8 p.m. "American Masters: Salinger," PBS

Wednesday, Jan. 22

9 p.m. Wednesday, Comedy Central
The boys are back for another season of chemically enhanced antics.

Broad City
9:30 Wednesday, Comedy Central
"Laverne & Shirley" meets "Girls" in this comedy from Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer. Read my review here.

9:30 p.m. Wednesday, A&E
Mark, Donnie and big brother Paul send a love letter to their ma, Alma, and hamburgers.

Other Wednesday premieres
8 p.m. "Ghost Hunters," Syfy (midseason)
9 p.m. "The Fashion Fund," Ovation

Thursday, Jan. 23

8 p.m. Thursday, Fox
Former "Talk Soup" and "Later" host Greg Kinnear returns to weekly TV playing a self-destructive criminal defense attorney.

King of the Nerds
9 p.m. Thursday, TBS
Grayslake gaming blogger Josh competes against two scholars from Urbana and eight other nerds.

Other Thursday premieres
7 p.m. "The Vampire Diaries," CW (midseason)
8 p.m. "Reign," CW (midseason)
8 p.m. "The Fighters," Discovery

Friday, Jan. 24

1 p.m. Friday, Netflix
I'd forgotten Mitt Romney tried to win the presidential nomination back in 2006.

7 p.m. Friday, Lifetime
The only thing haunted in this home is its deranged former owner who will do anything to get it back.

The Monkey's Paw
8 p.m. Friday, Chiller
A dried up monkey's paw grants its owner three wishes. "Get me outta this movie," perhaps?

9 p.m. Friday, NBC
In the season finale, Dracula takes on that lady who shows way more cleavage than Victorian society would have allowed.

Other Friday premieres
8 p.m. "Nightmare Next Door," Investigation Discovery
9 p.m. "Impostors," Investigation Discovery

Saturday, Jan. 25

Lizzie Borden Took an Ax
7 p.m. Saturday, Lifetime
Christina Ricci takes an ax and gives her career 40 whacks. OK, the latest retelling of the true-crime story isn't that awful.

Shaun White: Russia Calling
7 p.m. Saturday, NBC
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White prepares for the snowboarding competition at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Black Sails
8 p.m. Saturday, Starz
Capt. Flint and the pirates of 1715 Nassau make a great arrrr-gument for staying home Saturday nights.

Other Saturday premieres
8 p.m. "My Gal Sunday," Hallmark Movie Channel
8 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. “Hillbilly Blood," Destination America

Sunday, Jan. 26

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards
7 p.m. Sunday, CBS
The Grammy ceremony always throws together odd all-star pairings, but Robin Thicke and Chicago? Really?

Sherlock: The Sign of Three
8:58 p.m. Sunday, PBS
In the second of three new "Sherlock" entries, the great detective puts all his energy into Watson and Mary's wedding--and his best man speech. But crime stops for no one's wedding.

Other Sunday premieres
7 p.m. "The Bachelor: Sean and Catherine's Wedding," ABC
8 p.m. "Welcome to Los Vargas," mun2

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