What to Watch Tonight: Californication, Episodes & Shameless

News & Notes

Get Californication Season 3 on DVD at AmazonTonight, CBS has the TV movie premiere of The Lost Valentine and PBS has the first season finale of Downton Abbey.

Over on cable, BET has a Celebration of Gospel special and an UNCF: An Evening of Stars special, Bravo has the third season finale of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Disney Channel has the first season finale of Good Luck Charlie, E! has the first season finale of Bridalplasty, style has the second season finale of Jerseylicious, Sundance has the second season premiere of Brick City, TBS and TNT have the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, and TLC has a Kennedys’ Home Movies special.

Prime Picks

Challenge (Food Network): Repeat. Three teams are going after the $10,000 prize by creating the best landscape made from food products. Plays again later.

Californication (Showtime): New. Things can get strange and out there on this show and tonight’s episode is about the strangest and out there of this season. This has got to be the worst financing meeting ever. Plays again later.
Episodes (Showtime): New. Matt calls Sean to help him out after he gets hammered at a bar that has a photog hanging in the parking lot. Beverly tags along and things get out of hand. It’s good, but not my favorite of the season. Plays again later. Are you enjoying Episodes?

Shameless (Showtime): New. Debbie takes a young boy from a party. A whole lot of lying leads to a wedding proposal. Plays again later. It’s been awhile since I watched the first three episodes, so am looking forward to tonight’s offering. And, I’ve paused the watching of the UK version for now. Will probably get back to it, at least the first season. What do you think of this show so far?

Other Options

  • Downton Abbey (PBS): Season Finale. Sybil is risking in her secret political life. Anna lets others in on Bates’ past. Rumors are circling about Mary. Runs 90 minutes.
  • Iron Chef America (Food Network): New. Chef Michael Solomonov from Philadelphia takes on Iron Chef Jose Garces. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has doubleheader NBA action with the Miami Heat at the team that shall not be named followed by the Boston Celtics at the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • CBS has a college basketball game.
  • ESPN has Winter X Games and later NBA action tonight with the Utah Jazz at the Golden State Warriors.
  • ESPN2 has women’s college basketball action.
  • FOX has the NFL Pro Bowl.
  • NBC has U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
  • Versus has the NHL All-Star Game.

Late Night

  • Lights Out (FX): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s episode, “The Shot,” replays.
  • Royal Pains (USA Network): Repeat. Last Thurday’s episode, “Pit Stop,” replays.
  • White Collar (USA Network): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s episode, “Forging Bonds,” replays.

TV Marathons

A&E has seven episodes of Criminal Minds.
Bravo has 12 episodes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
History has 22 episodes of Pawn Stars.
Oxygen has 24 episodes of Snapped.
TNT has six episodes of Law & Order early.
USA has 12 episodes of NCIS.
TV has 14 episodes of Martin.
WE has eight episodes of Bridezillas early.

What will you be watching tonight?

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2 comments… add one
  • patty Jan 30, 2011, 8:34 pm

    I LOVE Shameless. It’s just fun and twisted and funny.

  • Jason the TVaholic Jan 31, 2011, 7:52 am

    Patty, I was in that same boat until last night’s episode. But, the bathtub scene with the naked teenage girl was just wrong. I know that the actress isn’t actually a teenager, but she is playing a teenager and showing that on any channel just shouldn’t happen.

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