Tonight’s TV Picks: Once Upon a Time, The Good Wife, Luck & More

by Jason the TVaholic on January 29, 2012

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News & Notes

Get Once Upon a Time Episodes via Amazon Instant VideoTonight, ABC has the TV movie premiere of A Smile as Big as the Moon.

Over on cable, Discovery Channel has a Secrets of the FBI special and a Inside the President’s Limo special, E! has the second season finale of Kourtney & Kim Take New York, Food Network has the first season finale of Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off, HBO has the series premiere of Luck, TBS has the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, and TLC has an Extreme Couponing special.

Prime Picks

Once Upon a Time (ABC): New. Sidney comes to Emma to get her to help try and expose Regina. David and Mary Margaret keep meeting on the sly. In fairytale land, King Leopold is given three wishes.

The Good Wife (CBS): New. Wendy Scott-Carr goes in front of a jury to present her evidence to indict Will on bribing judges. Eli goes up against Stacie Hall again. This episode is absolutely fantastic. A lot that has been building gets paid off tonight.

Luck (HBO): Series Premiere Repeat. The “Pilot” episode that aired as a special preview back last December plays tonight to kick off the nine week first season. The show revolves around gambling and horse racing and the types of people that you find at the track. The cast is impressive and I’ve only heard good things, but have not got a chance to watch it myself as of yet. This is the second airing of the three times it plays tonight.

Other Options

  • Californication (Showtime): New. Hank ends up having to invite the ex that burned his place down to a dinner party. Runs 30 minutes. Plays again later.
  • Shameless (Showtime): New. Fiona is dealing with the consequences of her love life. Debbie seems to be suffering from a stress rash. Plays again later.
  • Spartacus: Vengeance (Starz): Repeat. Last Friday’s second season premiere episode, “Fugitivus,” replays.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has NBA action with the Chicago Bulls at the Miami Heat.
  • CBS has college basketball action with Michigan at Ohio State followed by final round coverage of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament.
  • ESPN has Winter X Games coverage, NBA action with the San Antonio Spurs at the Dallas Mavericks and then more Winter X Games.
  • ESPN2 has doubleheader women’s college basketball action with Penn State at Michigan State followed by Tennessee at Georgia.
  • NBC has U.S. Figure Skating Championships and later the 2012 NFL Pro Bowl.
  • NBC Sports has the NHL All-Star Game, which replays on NHL TV.

Late Night

  • Being Human (Syfy): Repeat. Last Monday’s episode, “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?,” replays.
  • Lost Girl (Syfy): Repeat. Last Monday’s episode, “Where There’s a Will, There’s a Fae,” replays.

TV Marathons

A&E has seven episodes of Criminal Minds tonight.
Centric has 13 episodes of The A-Team.
SOAPnet has five episodes of Beverly Hills, 90210.
TNT has nine episodes of Law & Order early.
USA Network has seven episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit tonight.

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