Saturday on TV – 1/21/12

Saturday is the series premiere of Bayou Billionaires on CMT at 9/8c. In a modern day rags to riches story, the show tells the story of the Dowdens of Shreveport, La. – a hardworking family of modest means who recently discovered that their home sits on the fourth largest deposit of natural gas in the United States. After years of pinching pennies and balancing budgets, the over-the-top Dowdens are ready to enjoy the finer things in life, sparing no expense. It follows Gerald and Kitten and the rest of their family as they experience the perks of belonging to a brand new tax bracket. Each half-hour episode features this outrageous family reaping the benefits of their new fortune, from hiring personal trainers and exploring new business ventures, to traveling to places they never imagined they’d go. In the series premiere, the entire family takes the local country club by storm when they pay a visit to see how the other half lives.

Following that is the series premiere of My Big Redneck Vacation on CMT at 9:30/8:30c. Hosted by comedian Tom Arnold, the one-hour, 10-episode series follows the real-life, naturally-entertaining Clampet family, born and raised in the South, as they embark on a “fish out of water” experience by visiting a fancy beach rental in the Hamptons for the summer, indulging in the high-end lifestyle of the Upper East Coast and bringing their southern flare to any situation. The extended Clampet family members on board for this vacation include Chris and girlfriend Aimee, Chris’ daughter and Aimee’s son and daughter; Jared (Chris’ brother) and his fiancé Michelle; Tammy (Aimee’s sister) and her boyfriend Tommy; Doug (Chris and Jared’s cousin) and his wife Wendy and their two children.

Tonight is a new episode of The Graham Norton Show on BBC America at the new time of 10:15/9:15c. Guests include Kenneth Branagh, Zach Braff, & Frank Skinner.

Following that is a new episode of Would You Rather? with Graham Norton on BBC America at 11/10c. Guests include Baron Vaughn, Jessi Klein, Dave Hill, & Christian Finnegan.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*Bayou Billionaires (#101) – CMT @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*My Big Redneck Vacation (#101) – CMT @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *Season Premiere*An Idiot Abroad (#201) – Science Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Pit Boss (#302) – Animal Planet @ 9/8c
  • *New*Pit Bulls & Parolees (#309) – Animal Planet @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Fades (#102) – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Graham Norton Show (#1011) – BBC America @ 10:15/9:15c
  • *New*Would You Rather? With Graham Norton (#108) – BBC America @ 11/10c
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