What to Watch Tonight: Switched at Birth, Jane by Design, Parenthood & More

by Jason the TVaholic on January 10, 2012

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Switched at Birth Volume 1 on DVD at AmazonOn cable tonight, A&E has the series premiere of Shipping Wars, Animal Planet has a Wild Japan special, BET has the fifth season premiere of The Game, Bravo has the fourth season premiere of Tabatha Takes Over, Discovery Channel has the fourth season finale of Swamp Loggers, Lifetime has the second season premiere of Dance Moms, and Spike TV has the first season finale of Flip Men.

In late night, BET has the second season premiere of Let’s Stay Together.

Prime Picks

Switched at Birth (ABC Family): New. Melody doesn’t like Bay and Emmett’s relationship. Daphne is thinking about leaving her school’s team to play for a rival. Plays again later. Last week’s episode, “Starry Night,” replays right before.

Jane by Design (ABC Family): New. Jane gets asked to the Winter Formal, but it’s the same night as the fashion preview party. Can she do both? Plays again later. Last week’s series premiere episode, “Pilot,” replays earlier this evening.

Parenthood (NBC): New. An article about the Luncheonette becomes mostly about Adam and Crosby is none too happy with it. Sarah is struggling with the idea of having another child.

Solid Selections

NCIS (CBS): New. The team is looking into the death of a Navy lieutenant that was found dead at a construction site. Ziva ponders her future.

NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS): New. The team looks into the ambush of a vehicle transporting Jada Khaled, which means Sam has to see her for the first time since getting her out of the Sudan.

Body of Proof (ABC): New. An undercover cop is killed at a truck stop and tensions run high during the investigation.

Other Option

  • Last Man Standing (ABC): New. Mike’s daughter gets hired to replace him has marketing manager by Ed. Runs 30 minutes.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has doubleheader college basketball action with Georgia at Florida followed by Ohio State at Illinois.
  • ESPN2 has college basketball action with Louisville at Providence.
  • NBA TV has doubleheader action with the Chicago Bulls at the Minnesota Timberwolves followed by the Phoenix Suns at the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • NBC Sports has NHL action.

TV Marathons

BET has 20 episodes of The Game.
Syfy has nine episodes of Stargate Atlantis.
USA Network has 17 episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

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