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Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Tuesday, January 18, 2011

January 18, 2011 by  

If you’re not careful, Tuesday night television can really sneak up and bite you. There’s a ton of really great TV on this evening.  In terms of pure quality, Tuesday might be the strongest night of the week. Who knew?

Over on USA, it’s the return of the spectacular WHITE COLLAR. Peter and Neal are back to finding the bad guys and looking good while doing it. On The CW, LIFE UNEXPECTED will air its final episodes tonight. Bye, LUX. And if you missed the first season of the critically acclaimed, THE WALKING DEAD, then head over to AMC this evening for the season one, six episode marathon starting at 8 p.m.

Welcoming back, new shows. Parting a fond farewell to another. And one show returning from the dead. It’s the circle of TV life.

Check out the highlights from tonight’s lineup…

No Ordinary Family | 8pm on ABC
“No Ordinary Detention”
Jim’s secret is put at risk when the police station is taken hostage; Stephanie and Kelly become suspicious of a human resources vice president (Rebecca Mader).

The Biggest Loser | 8pm on NBC
“Meet the New Trainers”

The identities of the unknown trainers are revealed. Elsewhere, the players compete for a healthy meal prepared by Curtis Stone and a two-pound advantage at the weigh-in; Dr. Huizenga provides more health assessments; Bob and Jillian look for the roots of players’ weight struggles; the winner of a water-carrying challenge receives the sole vote during elimination; and a team’s weigh-in results surprise the trainers.

Life Unexpected | 8pm on The CW | Series Finale
“Teacher Schooled; Affair Remembered”
In the series finale, Baze prepares for a future with Emma, unaware of her secret past with his dad. Then Lux arranges a special meal for herself and Eric when she feels him pulling away, but her parents find out about it and crash her intimate dinner. [GMMR: Sad to see this show go. It started off with incredible promise, but went off the rails a bit when the network suits got involved and did everything in their power to make the show the most cliched version of itself. Still hoping for the announcement of a ‘My Two Dads’ remake starring Baze, Ryan and Lux. Sorry, Cate, but you are the one character I won’t miss.]

NCIS | 8pm on CBS
When a Navy recruiter is killed at a college fair, the team gets a little help in the form of Dr. ‘Ducky’ Mallard’s  predecessor, Dr. Walter Magnus (Bob Newhart).

NCIS: Los Angeles | 9pm on CBS
The team looks for a hacker who stole Pentagon documents that were uploaded to a blog before the person gets the decryption code to the wrong people.

V | 9pm on ABC
“Laid Bare”
Erica fights to keep Anna from finding out she’s Fifth Column; Anna orders Ryan to find Agent Malik after she goes missing; Lisa notices her body is changing.

So much more…keep reading.

The Good Wife | 10pm on CBS
“Two Courts”

The firm hires a jury consultant who claims to predict the outcome of a case by reading people’s expressions; Will makes a discovery about Bond’s intent for the firm.

Parenthood | 10pm on NBC
“Opening Night”
Kristina and Adam catch Haddie sneaking around with Alex; Drew informs Sarah she needs to sell $500 worth of gift-wrap; Jabbar has a bad case of stage fright before the school play. [GMMR: Really wish some Nielsen families would start watching the Braverman family. This is a fantastic show that suffers from much lower ratings than it deserves.]

Southland | 10pm on TNT
Ben has revenge on his mind when his mother’s rapist is released from prison; Lydia and Josie argue over a chainsaw; and Sammy copes with his wife’s dishonesty.

White Collar | 10pm on USA
“Burke’s Seven”
When Peter is suspended by the FBI for a crime he didn’t commit, he is forced to run a sting with Neal and the gang to catch Mozzie’s shooter, and clear his name.

Detroit 1-8-7 | 10pm on ABC
“Road to Nowhere”
When a respected philanthropist is found dead in his car, Detective Fitch is the main suspect. Meanwhile, three murder victims are found on a bus.

Lights Out | 10pm on FX
Lights is threatened with criminal charges and must do the bidding of loan shark Hal Brennan (Bill Irwin) to make them go away while being circumspect with the suspicious Theresa, who has also heard rumors that he’ll return to the ring. Meanwhile, daughter Daniella puts two and two together about her father’s pugilistic dementia, and daughter Katie has a dance recital coming up. But Brennan has other plans for Lights

Also playing…

  • The Walking Dead | 8pm on AMC: Check out the six season one episodes as they air back-to-back. [GMMR: Really wish there was enough room on my DVR. I didn’t watch the series the first time around and I’m interested in catching up.]
  • Glory Daze | 10pm on TBS: In the Season 1 finale, Joel and Christie scrutinize the meaning of their relationship. Meanwhile, Professor Haines and Brother Jerrod (John Michael Higgins) forge an odd-couple alliance; and the boys host a mid-semester bash.

What will YOU be watching? What are your Watch/DVR priorities. This is important business. Chime in below!

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4 Responses to “Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Tuesday, January 18, 2011”

  1. Jaime on January 18th, 2011 10:13 am

    Is White Collar new tonight? I didn’t realize it was back!!!

  2. Lenka on January 18th, 2011 10:38 am

    Agreed on Parenthood. Great show, great cast!!

  3. Ben Phelps on January 18th, 2011 2:18 pm

    Looking forward to the new Lights Out. Critics seemed to enjoy the first several episodes.

  4. Jackie on January 18th, 2011 5:44 pm

    I totally agree on Parenthood as well!! I just LOVE this show and this family. I seem to cry every episode which is a little ridiculous…but it’s just so good!