Primetime is getting back into the swing of things this week with the return of comedy and drama to television.
30 Rock: Game Over.
Jack and Devin Banks band together to gain control of Kabletown, Liz thinks about being a mom, and actress Octavia Spencer is in Tracy’s new film Thursday January 10, at 8:00 PM on NBC. Octavia Spencer ("The Help") and Will Arnett ("Arrested Development") guest star.
The Big Bang Theory: The Bakersfield Expedition.
The guys head off to a Star Trek Convention dressed in character, Leonard’s car gets stolen, and the girls try to interpret a comic book Thursday January 10, at 8:00 PM on CBS.
Castle: Significant Others.
The suspect list is too many to count when a divorce attorney is found dead, Alexis’ mom shows up unexpectedly to help take care of her sick daughter at the loft, and Beckett needs a place to stay and ends up at the loft as well Monday January 7, at 10:00 PM on ABC. Jack Wagner ("The Bold And The Beautiful's" ex-Nick; "Melrose Place") and Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis, "General Hospital") guest star.
CSI NY: Civilized Lies.
A robbery results in the death of an off-duty police officer and to get to the truth the CSIs use the art of interrogation on the suspects Friday January 11, at 9:00 PM on CBS. Kris Lemche ("Final Destination 3") guest stars.
Detective Joanna Locasto keeps her profession secret on a return home to look into her childhood friend’s mysterious death Monday January 7, at 10:00 PM on NBC. A repeat of the pilot airs Saturday January 12, at 10:00 PM. Wes Brown ("Scandal"), Bree Williamson (ex-Jessica, "One Life To Live") and Ella Rae Peck ("Gossip Girl") guest star.
Don’t Trust The B---- In Apartment 23: The Scarlet Neighbor...
Chloe welcomes a new family to the building in a scandalous fashion at a tenants meeting, June encourages Chloe to change her ways, and James works against June’s agenda Tuesday January 8, at 9:30 PM on ABC. Davi Santos ("Mr. Box Office") and Wendy Schenker ("NYPD Blue") guest star.
Don’t Trust The B---- In Apartment 23: Monday June...
Chloe drugs June, June can’t remember the previous day, and James thinks he may become a father Saturday January 13, at 10:30 PM on ABC. "Good Morning America" anchor Sam Champion makes a cameo.
Emily Owens, M.D.: Emily And…The Love Of Larping.
Emily’s bind date with Cassandra’s friend is cut short, a patient in costume is mistaken by Will as being psychotic and a work-a-holic risks her health and marriage for her business Tuesday January 8, at 9:00 PM on CW.
Fringe: The Boy Must Live.
A mysterious figure named Donald sparks curiosity in Walter, Walter spends time in the deprivation tank to learn more, and Capt. Windmark finds himself on an important mission Friday January 11, at 9:00 PM on FOX.
While you are waiting for the January 24 premiere, check out the Glee Year In Review and read our Glee Recaps after each episode airs.
The Good Wife: Je Ne Sais What?
Attorney Elsbeth Tascioni gets arrested, Alicia helps out on Tascioni’s case, and Peter considers advice from both Eli and Jordan Sunday January 13, at 9:00 PM on CBS.
Grey’s Anatomy: Things We Said Today.
Adele distracts Bailey from her wedding plans, Cristina and Owen aren’t sure about their divorce plans, Arizona and Callie work on their love life together, and a group of bikers are treated at the hospital Thursday January 10, at 8:00 PM on ABC. Catch up before the return airing, visit Grey's Anatomy Year In Review and read our Grey's Anatomy Recaps after each episode airs.
Last Man Standing: Attractive Architect.
Mike shares with Outdoor Man’s architect that he may be replaced by someone younger and Vanessa is promoted but worries it is not based on merit Friday January 11, at 8:00 PM on ABC. Richard Karn ("Home Improvement") reunites with Tim Allen to guest star in this episode.
Law & Order SVU: Beautiful Frame.
One murder results in two trials for two different suspects and the District Attorneys rush to convict in simultaneous court proceedings Wednesday January 9, at 9:00 PM on NBC. Raul Esparza ("666 Park Avenue") and Jane Kaczmarek ("Malcolm In The Middle") guest star.
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A geologist is murdered, Tommy Volker may be linked to the crime, and Lisbon hopes it will lead to his downfall Sunday January 13, at 10:00 PM on CBS.
The Middle: Life Skills.
Axl and Sue work on a life-skills project together, Brick gets advice on making friends from the school therapist, and Frankie and Mike have insurance company woes trying to make a claim Wednesday January 9, at 8:00 PM on ABC. Dave Foley ("The Kids In The Hall") guest stars.
The Mindy Project: Mindy’s Brother.
Mindy receives a visit from her brother, he plans to drop out of college for a career in rap music, and the office rent is too high for Danny and Jeremy who try to work the landlord over for a decrease Tuesday January 8, at 9:30 PM on FOX.
Modern Family: New Year’s Eve.
A family New Year celebration is scheduled in Palm Springs, Jay has a problem with the hotel, actor Billy Dee Williams bumps into Jay who hopes it is a sign of good luck, and Haley and Alex babysit together Wednesday January 9, at 9:00 PM on ABC.
NCIS: Shabbat Shalom.
Ziva’s father arrives unexpectedly for a visit, she speculates if he is there on a secret mission, and a dead journalist may be connected to a Navy petty officer Tuesday January 8, at 8:00 PM on CBS. Michael Nouri (former Caleb Cortlandt, "All My Children") guest stars.
NCIS Los Angeles: Drive.
Deek helps a woman he knows who is the target of an international car-theft ring, Kensi works the case undercover, and a global terrorist ring is suspect Tuesday January 8, at 9:00 PM on CBS.
The Office: Lice.
Meredith is blamed when Pam infects the office with lice, Dwight is on a mission to destroy the bugs, Jim is dealing with a possible associate, and Darryl’s love life is of interest to three office staffers Thursday January 10, at 9:00 PM on NBC. NBA star, Julius Erving guest stars.
Once Upon A Time: The Outsider.
Mr. Gold works on a new spell in his search for Bae, Belle has an encounter with Hook, Mary Margaret and David go house hunting, in fairy-tale land a terrifying creature is dealt with by the likes of Belle and Mulan Sunday January 13, at 8:00 PM on ABC.
Parenthood: Small Victories.
Max deals with being a teenager with help from Adam and Kristina, Julia and Joe worry about Victor’s behavior, Crosby no longer wants to deal with Jasmine and Renee’s issues, and major news arrives concerning Mark, Sarah, Drew and Amy Tuesday January 8, at 10:00 PM on NBC.
Pretty Little Liars: She’s Better Now.
Mona returns to school after being released from the sanitarium and Hanna, Aria, Emily and Spencer may still doubt she is a new person who can be trusted Tuesday January 8, at 8:00 PM on ABCFAM. Check out Soaps.com’s Pretty Little Liars Year In Review to catch up and read our Pretty Little Liars Recaps after each episode airs.
Private Practice: Good Fries Are Hard To Come By.
Amelia’s colleagues set up blind dates for her that are unsuccessful, and dinner with James after an evening of work proves fruitful Tuesday January 8, at 10:00 PM on ABC.
Raising Hope: Credit Where Credit Is Due.
Hope needs a safe ride, Jimmy wants to buy her a car but has bad credit, his parents try to make amends for ruining his credit, and dealing with the bank rep may lead to them handing over their new sports car Tuesday January 8, at 8:00 PM on FOX. Christopher Lloyd ("Back To The Future") guest stars.
Emily and Aiden team up again and scheme at a fund-raiser and wine auction, Victoria makes her own plans, Aiden’s meeting with the woman from the Initiative goes terribly wrong and the Porters consider their future Sunday January 13, at 9:00 PM on ABC. Check out the latest Revenge Weekly Recap: Power.
Scandal: One For The Dog.
Olivia’s old friend helps her team while Huck is detained, Mellie finds herself in a situation that requires assistance from Olivia, and Olivia and Edison tackle new ground in their relationship Thursday January 10, at 10:00 PM on ABC.
Two And A Half Men: Grab A Feather And Get In Line.
Alan and Walden go to Kate’s New York fashion show, the guys perform Broadway-style, and Walden wants to confess his identity to Kate Thursday January 10, at 8:30 PM on CBS.
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- Violette DeSantis