Sunday TV: The Simpsons, The Good Wife, The Mentalist & More

by Jason the TVaholic on January 27, 2013

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News & Notes

Get The Good Wife on DVD at AmazonTonight, ABC has the TV movie premiere of The Makeover.

Over on cable, BBC America has a Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited – The First Doctor, Destination America has a BBQ Pit Masters special, Discovery Channel has the second season finale Curiosity: Monster Squid, History has the first season finale of Bamazon, and TBS and TNT has the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Prime Picks

The Simpsons (FOX): New. A tornado causes Homer and Marge to begin to think about whom would take care of the kids if something happened to them. Runs 30 minutes.

The Good Wife (CBS): New. Alicia is made an offer that could change her career, but would be financially risky. Diane and Will go up against their creditors. Eli and Jordan are trying to find a way to attack Maddie’s campaign.

The Mentalist (CBS): New. The team looks into a 25-year-old case that ends up possibly having a connection with Red John. Lisbon is thinking about her future.

Solid Selections

Once Upon a Time (ABC): Repeat. The “Lady of the Lake” episode from earlier this season replays, where Emma and Mary Margaret are trying to get back to Storybrooke and Henry attempts to get Jefferson to getting back together with his daughter.

The Makeover (ABC): TV Movie Premiere. Julia Styles stars as a political consultant that attempts to transform a beer vendor, played by David Walton, into a congressional candidate. Runs two hours.

Other Options

  • Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited (BBC America): New Special. A look at the Tardis, the companions, the enemies and the first Doctor played by William Hartnell. Runs two hours.
  • Iron Chef America (Food Network): New. Chef Celina Tio takes on Iron Chef Michael Symon. Plays again later.
  • Portlandia (IFC): Repeats. This past Friday’s episode, “Off the Grid,” replays. Another repeat follows.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has doubleheader NBA action today.
  • CBS has college basketball action with Michigan State at Indiana followed by third/final round coverage of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament.
  • ESPN has Winter X Games coverage followed by an NBA game and them more Winter X Games.
  • ESPN2 has doubleheader women’s college basketball action with North Carolina at Miami followed by Purdue at Michigan State.
  • NBC has NFL action with the AFC-NFC Pro Bowl.

Late Night

  • Continuum (Syfy): Repeat. Last Monday night’s episode, “Fast Times,” replays.
  • Lost Girl (Syfy): Repeat. Last Monday night’s episode, “SubterrFaenean,” replays.

Sunday TV Marathons

7th Heaven (gmc): Six episodes.
The A-Team (Centric): Six episodes early.
Dallas (TNT): Five episodes tonight.
Law & Order (TNT): Five episodes early.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (USA Network): Has 13 episodes.
The Lying Game (ABC Family): Five episodes early.
Martin (TV One): Has 12 episodes tonight.
Monk (ION): Seven episodes today.
Roseanne (TV Land): Has 15 episodes early and another seven tonight.

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