TV tonight: The Carrie Diaries; plus Hawaii Five-0 lets viewers choose ending

Choose your own bad guy tonight on Hawaii Five-0.

Photo: Hawaii Five-0/CBS

WASHINGTON, January 14, 2013 —Tonight, TV and interactive entertainment will take a huge leap. Depending on the reception Hawaii Five-0 gets tonight, it may be the first of a flood of shows that allow real time interaction in their plot lines. Viewers will be given three possible outcomes to vote on, either on line at or via Twitter. Is it a gimmick or a glimpse of things to come? Only time will tell.

Meanwhile, another gimmick—the prequel—will try to pass as entertainment with the airing of The Carrie Diaries on CW. Just like the original series Sex and the City, this show is based on the writings of Candace Bushnell.

Developed and written by Sex and the City and Gossip Girl veteran, Amy B. Harris, the new show focuses on the Connecticut high school days of Carrie. Just what we need, yet another coming of age show filled with confused and angst ridden teens.

Tonight’s remaining line-up, filled with contrived reality shows and gimmicky productions provides additional proof that all the great entertainment ideas have been done, and done again. Where is Norman Lear when we need him?

Tonight’s viewing:

All times are EST:

8 p.m.

ABC: The Bachelor: (New) Sean takes Sarah on an adrenaline-filled date; a prank tests Desiree’s sense of humor; the group date has the women competing for a deal to appear on the covers of romance books.

CBS: How I Met Your Mother: (New) When Robin learns that Barney never asked her father’s permission before proposing, she insists that he seek his approval before announcing their engagement. Meanwhile, Ted keeps his feelings concealed by throwing himself into planning their wedding.

FOX: Bones: (New) Booth and Brennan go undercover as dance competitors, and the team investigates the death of a well-known archaeologist.

NBC: The Biggest Loser: (New) Childhood Obesity Specialist Dr. Joanna tackles bad habits at home. It’s a Biggest Loser no parent can miss.

CW: The Carrie Diaries: (New) Recently, life hasn’t been smooth sailing for 16-year-old Carrie Bradshaw (AnnaSophia Robb): her mother just passed away, her rebellious younger sister Dorrit (Stefania Owen) is acting out, and their father Tom (Matt Letscher) is struggling to raise two teenage daughters alone.

8:30 p.m.

CBS: The Big Bang Theory: (Repeat) Leonard and Penny give dating another try, while Raj begins a rather unorthodox relationship with the virtual assistant on his phone.

9 p.m.

CBS: Two Broke Girls: (New) Max, Caroline and Andy spend a disastrous weekend together at a cabin in the woods.

CW: The Carrie Diaries: (Repeat) Recently, life hasn’t been smooth sailing for 16-year-old Carrie Bradshaw (AnnaSophia Robb) – her mother just passed away, her rebellious younger sister Dorrit (Stefania Owen) is acting out, and their father Tom (Matt Letscher) is struggling to raise two teenage daughters alone.

9:30 p.m.

CBS: Mike and Molly: (New) In an effort to boost their chances of getting pregnant, Molly encourages Mike to join her in giving up caffeine and eating healthier, causing them both to have major withdrawals.

10 p.m.

ABC: Castle: (New) Castle and Beckett are thrust into New York’s raucous music industry as they investigate the murder of an up-and-coming DJ; Esposito takes a troubled teen under his wing.

CBS: Hawaii Five-0: (New) All it takes to solve this crime is you! For the first time ever, America will vote for the killer live. Three suspects, three endings, and one killer choice. Your vote, your ending on a special episode of Hawaii Five-0. Check out the promo below.

NBC: Deception: (New) In her new job as Robert’s assistant, Joanna focuses on Edward, while searching for the identity of Vivian’s source.

Basic cable:

New episodes of:

Extreme Smuggling at 8 p.m. on DSC

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills at 8 and 9 p.m. on BRAVO

Shipwreck Men at 9 p.m. on DSC

American Pickers at 9 p.m. on History Channel

Alaska State Troopers at 9 p.m. on NGC

Cake Boss: Next Great Baker at 9 p.m. on TLC

The Layover with Anthony Bourdain at 9 p.m. on Travel Channel

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives at 10 p.m. on Food Channel

Pawn Stars at 10 and 10:30 p.m. on History Channel

Hotel Impossible at 10 p.m. on Travel Channel

For movie lovers:

8 p.m.

Van Helsing on ENC

Maniac Cop 2 on FLIX

Bridesmaids on HBO

Spy Game on IFC

The Iron Lady on SHO

9 p.m.

Red Tails on HBO

X-Men: First Class on MOMAX

The Vow on STARZ

What Lies Beneath on TCM

Later tonight:

The Big Lebowski at 10:15 p.m. on ENC

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen at 10:30 p.m. on FX

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