Sunday TV: NFL Wild Card Games, The Good Wife, The Mentalist & More

by Jason the TVaholic on January 5, 2014

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News & Notes

Download The Good Wife Season 5 Episodes via Amazon Instant VideoTonight, ABC has The Bachelor: Countdown to Juan Pablo special, NBC has a Best of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Primetime Special, and PBS has the fourth season premiere of Downton Abbey.

Over on cable, History has the series premiere of The Curse of Oak Island.

Returning shows premiering next Sunday, January 12th are HBO’s Girls and Showtime’s Shameless, House of Lies and Episodes.

New shows premiering next Sunday are HBO’s True Detective and Looking.

Prime Picks

The Simpsons (FOX): New. Bart shows Homer how to download pirated movies, which he thinks is great until he gets caught doing it. Runs 30 minutes.

The Good Wife (CBS): New. Will joins the opposing side after Alicia takes the case of a band that is suing a TV show, which turns a seemingly simple case into a war.

The Mentalist (CBS): New. The FBI is investigating the deaths of a bunch of DEA agents. Jane goes on a date with a woman associated with the case.

Other Option

  • Revenge (ABC): New. The Graysons rally to protect their own after the shooting of Emily Thorne. Runs 61 minutes.

Sports Notes

  • CBS has NFL action with the AFC Wild Card Game with the San Diego Chargers at the Cincinnati Bengals followed by college basketball action with San Diego State at Kansas.
  • ESPN has college football action with the GoDaddy Bowl with Arkansas State at Ball State.
  • FOX has NFL action with the NFC Wild Card Game with the San Francisco 49ers at the Green Bay Packers.
  • FS1 has tripleheader college basketball action with USC at UCLA, Oregon at Colorado and Providence at Villanova.
  • NBA TV has a game tonight with the New York Knicks at the Dallas Mavericks.
  • NBC Sports has doubleheader women’s college basketball action with George Washington at St. Joseph’s followed by Dayton at St. Louis.

Sunday TV Marathons

The A-Team (Centric): Has nine episodes.
CSI: Miami (WE tv): Eight episodes tonight.
Diagnosis Murder (Hallmark Movie Channel): Has episodes all day.
Friends (TBS): Has 20 episodes.
Law & Order (Sundance): Seven episodes tonight.
Law & Order (TNT): Has nine episodes early.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (USA Network): Has 21 episodes.
Leverage (ION): Has 14 episodes.

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