This Week on TV – 2/5/12-2/11/12

Welcome to a new week of TV! There is a lot more on this week, thank goodness! I was missing some of my favorite shows. What about you? Check out all the great stuff on this week!

Don’t forget to comment or Tweet @tvismypacifier to let us know what YOU are planning to watch this week!

Jump with me to view this week’s schedule.

Sunday

Sunday features 1 season premiere, so check out tonight’s schedule!

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Premiere*The Voice (#201-60) – NBC @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Special*Lingerie Bowl IX – MTV2 @ 4/3c (90-Minute Special)
  • *Special*Puppy Bowl VIII – Animal Planet @ 3/2c (2-Hour Special)
  • *Sports*Super Bowl XLVI – NBC @ 6/5c
  • *New*Angry Boys (#09/109 & 10/110) – HBO @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Californication (#505) – Showtime @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Cupcake Wars – Food Network @ 8/7c
  • *New*Downton Abbey (#205) – PBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*House of Lies (#105) – Showtime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Luck (#02/102) – HBO @ 9/8c
  • *New*Shameless (#205) – Showtime @ 9/8c

Monday

Monday features 1 series premiere. To read more about the new series, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

Click here for series premiere information

Tonight is the series premiere of Smash on NBC at 10/9c. The show is a musical drama that celebrates the beauty and heartbreak of the Broadway theater as it follows a cross-section of dreamers and schemers who all have one common desire — to be a “Smash.” The series centers on a desire to create a Broadway musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe — written by the successful songwriting duo of Tom (Tony Award nominee Christian Borle, Legally Blonde: The Musical) and Julia (Emmy Award winner Debra Messing, Will & Grace). Julia recently began the process of adopting a child with her husband of many years, but her focus is torn when she has the opportunity to write another Broadway hit. A rivalry soon forms for the lead role between a youthful, inexperienced Midwestern beauty (Katharine McPhee, American Idol) — who is trying to find fame in the big city against all odds — and stage veteran (Megan Hilty, 9 to 5: The Musical), who’s determined to leave the chorus line and finally get her big break. A tenacious producer Eileen (Oscar winner, Anjelica Huston, Prizzi’s Honor) discovers the “Marilyn” project and jumps on board with a brilliant director (Jack Davenport, Pirates of the Caribbean films) — whose talent is matched by his cunning and egocentric amorality.
 

Click here for “late night” guests schedules

Kristen Bell & Bret McKenzie are two of the guests on Conan, on TBS at 11/10c.
 
Sarah Michelle Gellar is one of the guests on Late Show with David Letterman, on CBS at 11:35/10:35c.
 
LL Cool J is one of the guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on ABC at 1:36AM/12:36AMc.
 
Mark Harmon & Martha Plimpton are two of the guests on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, on CBS at 1:37AM/12:37AMc.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*Smash (#101) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *Special*Love & Hip Hop (#211-60) – VH1 @ 8/7c (1-Hour ‘Reality Check’ Special)
  • *Special*The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (#222) – Bravo @ 9/8c (1-Hour ‘Reunion’ Special Part 2)
  • *New*2 Broke Girls (#115) – CBS @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Alcatraz (#ALC-106) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Being Human (#204) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *New*Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern (#703) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Cajun Pawn Stars (#107/108) – History Channel @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Castle (#414) – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Gossip Girl (#514) – The CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Hart of Dixie (#112) – The CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Hawaii Five-0 (#215) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Heat Seekers – Food Network @ 8/7c
  • *New*Hoarders (#62/506) – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*House (#HOU-811) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*How I Met Your Mother (#715) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Intervention (#159) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*It’s a Brad, Brad World (#106) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Lost Girl (#104) – Syfy @ 10/9c
  • *New*Mike & Molly (#214) – CBS @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Pawn Star$ (#521/522) – History Channel @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Pretty Little Liars (#219) – ABC Family @ 8/7c
  • *New*T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle (#109-30) – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Amandas (#102) – Style Network @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Bachelor (#1606-120) – ABC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*The Bad Girls Club (#803) – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Lying Game (#116) – ABC Family @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*The Voice (#202-120) – NBC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Two and a Half Men (#915) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Watch What Happens: Live (#621) – Bravo @ 11/10c

Tuesday

Tuesday features 1 series premiere, 2 season premieres, & 2 season finales. To read more about the new series, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

Click here for series premiere information

Tonight is the 2-hour series premiere of The River on ABC at 9/8c. It follows the story of wildlife expert and TV personality Emmet Cole. Emmet set course around the world with his wife, Tess, and son, Lincoln, while filming what would become one of the most popular shows in television. After he goes missing deep in the Amazon, his family, friends and crew set out on a mysterious and deadly journey to find him. Famed explorer Dr. Emmet Cole went looking for magic deep in the uncharted Amazon and never returned. The shocking truth about his disappearance is out there, somewhere, just waiting to be discovered. To the millions of kids who grew up watching his nature show, Dr. Cole was a hero. To his own son, Lincoln, he was more of an enigma. Now, six months after he vanished, Lincoln is finally ready to bury the past when Dr. Cole’s emergency beacon suddenly goes off. At the urging of his mother, Tess, Lincoln reluctantly joins her on a search for his father. To fund the rescue, they agree to let Dr. Cole’s cagey ex-producer, Clark, film the mission documentary-style. The mixed crew of old friends and new acquaintances includes the sexy and resourceful Lena, loyal mechanic Emilio, and lethal bodyguard Captain Kurt Brynildson. The River stars Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek) as Emmet Cole, Joe Anderson (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 and 2) as Lincoln Cole, Paul Blackthorne (Lipstick Jungle) as Clark, Paulina Gaitan as Jahel, Leslie Hope (24) as Tess Cole, Eloise Mumford (Lone Star) as Lena, Shaun Parkes (The Mummy Returns) as Adjay, Thomas Kretschmann (King Kong) as Captain Kurt Brynildson and Daniel Zacapa (Resurrection Blvd.) as Emilio.
 

Click here for “late night” guests schedules

Keegan-Michael Key is one of the guests on Conan, on TBS at 11/10c.
 
Chelsea Handler is one of the guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, on NBC at 11:35/10:35c.
 
Harry Connick Jr. & Kellan Lutz are two of the guests on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, on NBC at 12:37AM/11:37PMc.
 
Michelle Williams is one of the guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on ABC at 1:36AM/12:36AMc.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Jamie’s American Road Trip (#106) – BBC America @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Shipping Wars – A&E @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Series Premiere*The River (#101/102) – ABC @ 9/8c (2-Hour Series Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Jersey Couture (#201-30/202/30) – Oxygen @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*The Real Housewives of Orange County (#701) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*90210 (#416) – The CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Chopped – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Dance Moms (#205) – Lifetime @ 9/8c
  • *New*Dirty Jobs (#809) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Glee (#GLE-312) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Ink Master (#104) – Spike TV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jane By Design (#106) – ABC Family @ 9/8c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Justified (#304) – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*Key & Peele (#102) – Comedy Central @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Last Man Standing (#115/116) – ABC @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Let’s Stay Together (#206) – BET @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*NCIS (#914) – CBS @ 8/7c (200th Episode)
  • *New*NCIS: LA (#314) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*New Girl (#NG-112) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Parenthood (#315) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Ragin’ Cajuns (#104) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Raising Hope (#HOP-212) – FOX @ 9:31/8:31c
  • *New*Ringer (#111) – The CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Sorority Girls (#102) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Southland (#404) – TNT @ 10/9c
  • *New*Switched at Birth (#116) – ABC Family @ 8/7c
  • *New*Tabatha Takes Over (#405) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Teen Mom 2 (#2211-90) – MTV @ 10/9c (90-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*The Biggest Loser (#1306-120) – NBC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*The Game (#506) – BET @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*tosh.0 (#402) – Comedy Central @ 10/9c
  • *New*Undercover Princes (#102) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Unforgettable (#114) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Watch What Happens: Live (#622) – Bravo @ 11/10c
  • *New*White Collar (#314) – USA @ 10/9c

Wednesday

Wednesday features 1 season premiere & 1 season finale, so check out tonight’s schedule!

Click here for “late night” guests schedules

Jon Bernthal is one of the guests on Conan, on TBS at 11/10c.
 
Ryan Reynolds and Ellie Kemper are two of the guests on Late Show with David Letterman, on CBS at 11:35/10:35c.
 
Christina Applegate & Brad Goreski are two of the guests on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, on CBS at 1:37AM/12:37AMc.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Mistresses (#304) – BBC America @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Restaurant: Impossible – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *Special*Mobbed – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Amazing Eats (#105) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*American Idol (#ID-1009) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*American Restoration (#209/210) – History Channel @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Are You There, Chelsea? (#105) – NBC @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Beast Tracker (#102) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Criminal Minds (#713) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*CSI (#1213) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Dog the Bounty Hunter (#222/804 & 243/825) – A&E @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Face Off (#205) – Syfy @ 10/9c
  • *New*Ghost Hunters (#805-60) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *New*Happy Endings (#213) – ABC @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Hillbilly Handfishin’ (#110) – Animal Planet @ 10/9c
  • *New*Hot in Cleveland (#311) – TV Land @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Law & Order: SVU (#1313) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Modern Family (#314) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*One Tree Hill (#905) – The CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Only In America with Larry the Cable Guy (#205) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Remodeled (#104) – The CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Revenge (#114) – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Royal Pains (#314) – USA @ 10/9c
  • *New*Suburgatory (#113) – ABC @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Middle (#315) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Real World/Road Rules Challenge (#2203-60) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Soup – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Top Chef (#914) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Watch What Happens: Live (#623) – Bravo @ 11/10c
  • *New*Whitney (#115) – NBC @ 8/7c

Thursday

Thursday features new episodes of some great shows, so check out tonight’s schedule!

Click here for “late night” guests schedules

Carol Burnett is one of the guests on Conan, on TBS at 11/10c.
 
Zooey Deschanel & Chris Hardwick are two of the guests on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, on NBC at 12:37AM/11:37PMc.
 
Courteney Cox is one of the guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on ABC at 1:36AM/12:36AMc.
 
Lisa Kudrow is one of the guests on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, on CBS at 1:37AM/12:37AMc.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *New*24 Hour Catwalk (#106) – Lifetime @ 10/9c
  • *New*30 Rock (#606/607) – NBC @ 8/7c (1-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*American Idol (#ID-1010) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Archer – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Fat Chef – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Grey’s Anatomy (#814) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*I Just Want My Pants Back (#103) – MTV @ 11/10c
  • *New*Jersey Shore (#506-60) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*NY Ink (#207) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Person of Interest (#114) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Private Practice (#514) – ABC @ 10:02/9:02c
  • *New*Project Runway All Stars (#106) – Lifetime @ 9/8c
  • *New*Rob (#105) – CBS @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Russell Simmons Presents: The Ruckus (#201) – Comedy Central @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Big Bang Theory (#516) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Finder (#FIN-107) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Mentalist (#414) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Office (#814) – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Secret Circle (#114) – The CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*The Vampire Diaries (#314) – The CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Unsupervised (#1??) – FX @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Up All Night (#115) – NBC @ 9:31/8:31c
  • *New*Watch What Happens: Live (#624) – Bravo @ 11/10c
  • *New*Wipeout (#506) – ABC @ 8/7c

Friday

Friday features 2 season finales, so check out tonight’s schedule!

Click here for “late night” guests schedules

David Spade is one of the guests on Late Show with David Letterman, on CBS at 11:35/10:35c.
 
Cee-Lo Green is one of the guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, on NBC at 11:35/10:35c.
 
Katharine McPhee is one of the guests on Late Show with Jimmy Fallon, on NBC at 12:37AM/11:37PMc.
 
Chelsea Handler is one of the guests on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, on CBS at 1:37AM/12:37AMc.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Confessions: Animal Hoarding (#312) – Animal Planet @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (#206) – IFC @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Special*NFL Characters Unite – USA @ 7/6c (1-Hour Special)
  • *New*A Gifted Man (#113) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Blue Bloods (#213) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*CSI: NY (#813) – CBS @ 9/8c (Winter Finale)
  • *New*Fashion Police – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*Four Weddings (#328) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Fringe (#FR-412) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Grimm (#111) – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Kitchen Nightmares (#KN-413) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Merlin (#406) – Syfy @ 10/9c
  • *New*Nikita (#214) – The CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*On Freddie Roach (#04/104) – HBO @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Portlandia (#206) – IFC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Real Time with Bill Maher (#237/1005) – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta (#310) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Shark Tank (#304) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Spartacus: Vengeance (#203) – Starz @ 10/9c
  • *New*Star Wars: The Clone Wars (#418) – Cartoon Network @ 8/7c
  • *New*Supernatural (#714) – The CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Sweet Home Alabama (#305) – CMT @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Life & Times of Tim (#29/309) – HBO @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (#219/827 & 220/828) – TBS @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Who Do You Think You Are? (#302) – NBC @ 8/7c

Saturday

Saturday is a new episode of Saturday Night Live on NBC at 11:29/10:29c. Tonight’s host is Zooey Deschanel (New Girl), with musical guest Karmin.

Tonight is also a new episode of The Graham Norton Show on BBC America at the new time of 10:15/9:15c. Guests include Dame Judi Dench & Dev Patel.

Following that is a new episode of Would You Rather? with Graham Norton on BBC America at 11/10c. Guests include Alan Cumming, Faith Salie, Scott Adsit, & Dave Hill.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Pit Bulls & Parolees (#312) – Animal Planet @ 9/8c & 10/9c (1 1-Hour Special & 1 1-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Season Premiere*Billy the Exterminator (#72/71) – A&E @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Parking Wars (#77/505 & 74/502) – A&E @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *New*An Idiot Abroad (#204) – Science Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Bayou Billionaires (#104) – CMT @ 9/8c
  • *New*My Big Redneck Vacation (#104) – CMT @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Saturday Night Live (#3714) – NBC @ 11:29/10:29c
  • *New*The Fades (#105-75) – BBC America @ 9/8c (75-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*The Firm (#107) – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Graham Norton Show (#10??) – BBC America @ 10:15/9:15c
  • *New*Would You Rather? With Graham Norton (#111) – BBC America @ 11/10c

That’s it! Hope you all have a great week!

— Jenny

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