WASHINGTON, January 27, 2013 —Tonight is a busy night on TV, with plenty of top-notch entertainment choices for your viewing pleasure. At the top of our list for sports fans: Washington Times Communities NFL addict Eric Golub will be hosting an online chat at 7 p.m. EST, covering the Pro Bowl from Honolulu. If football is your passion, drop in and take part in his live coverage, complete with color commentary.
At 7 p.m. on CBS, 60 Minute’s Steve Kroft will conduct a joint interview with the two most admired people in the world, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. This comes on the heels of Clinton stepping down from her position as Secretary of State. The interview will no doubt attempt to solidify her legacy as one of the most successful and hardest working Secretary of States in history. Will she succeed?
On the other end of the public opinion poll is Lance Armstrong. His now infamous fall from grace, due to his habitual and dishonest doping in preparation for cycling competitions, will also be discussed on 60 Minutes. On hand will be Travis Tygart, CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, discussing Lance Armstrong’s interview with Oprah Winfrey. There’s likely to be useful information here from the Other Side. But isn’t this kind of news coverage of other news coverage getting a little incestuous?
Also tonight, the awards seasons continues with the Screen Actors Guild, (SAG) awards. The only televised awards show to exclusively honor performers, it presents thirteen awards for acting in film and television. These awards are especially cherished because the winners are determined by their peers.
If none of these programs interest you, don’t fret. Fox is airing a night of first-run animated jewels starting with The Simpsons at 8 p.m. Adding even more choices is Showtime’s decadent trifecta that includes Shameless, House of Lies and Californication. All three adult-oriented shows air new episodes tonight starting at 9 p.m.
Basic cable is airing plenty of first-run episodes for reality show junkies tonight including; Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, The Real Housewives of Atlanta and Ax Men. And no Sunday night rundown would be complete without mentioning Downton Abbey, one of the most popular TV shows in the world. Tonight, season three continues this complex upstairs-downstairs family saga at 9 p.m. on PBS.
The choices are many tonight, so relax and enjoy!
All times are EST:
NBC: Pro Bowl: From Honolulu: (Live) AFC vs. NFC in the annual NFL all-star game in Honolulu. The AFC won last year’s meeting 59-41 to tie the overall series at 21-21.
CBS: 60 Minutes: (New) Armstrong confessed to doping in an interview with Oprah Winfrey last week, but U.S. Anti-Doping Agency CEO Travis Tygart says the evidence proves Armstrong withheld the truth and lied to Winfrey on key issues.
Also on tap: An interview with President Obama and outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
ABC: Once Upon a Time: (Repeat) Emma and Mary Margaret try to find a portal that would bring them back to Storybrooke; Henry tries to talk Jefferson into reuniting with his daughter; on the eve of meeting Prince Charming’s mother, King George poisons Snow White.
CBS: NCIS: (Repeat) Continuing from episode #216, Gibbs asks Sgt. Joe Wescott, still suffering from PTSD, for help tracking down Ijil Rebel Randall Kersey.
FOX: The Simpsons: (New) A tornado leaves Marge and Homer thinking that, in case something befalls them, they need to pick out guardians for the kids. At first they consider Homer’s half brother, Herb, but Bart and Lisa become enamored of a cool couple named Mav and Portia, though Marge questions the actual motivations of the potential guardians.
TBS & TNT: Screen Actor’s Guild Awards: (Live) Outstanding film and TV performances are honored at the 19th annual gala from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. Dick Van Dyke receives the Life Achievement Award.
FOX: Bob’s Burgers: (New) Tina tries to discover who’s behind a series of pranks at the Belcher children’s middle school.
ABC: The Makeover: (New) To benefit her political agenda, an education consultant tries to transform a beer vendor into a gentleman and a congressional candidate. Based on the George Bernard Shaw play “Pygmalion,” which also inspired the hit musical “My Fair Lady,” BTW.
CBS: The Good Wife: (New) Alicia is conflicted when she’s presented with a career-changing offer which carries a large financial risk. Meanwhile, Will and Diane face off against their creditors, and Jordan and Eli disagree over a possible attack on Maddie Hayward’s campaign.
FOX: Family Guy: (New) On a visit to Harvard University, Quagmire accidentally marries a prostitute, and in an attempt to get out of the marriage, he pretends that he and Peter are actually lovers.
PBS: Downton Abbey: (New) As “Downton Abbey” continues, Edith is asked to pen a newspaper column; Isobel offers Ethel a position in her household; Matthew questions the management of the estate; and Sybil goes into labor while Dr. Clarkson disagrees with the esteemed obstetrician Robert hired to oversee the delivery.
SHOWTIME: Shameless: (New) Frank gives Carl some news, and Fiona tries to get a job as a cashier.
FOX: American Dad: (New) In a spoof of the play “August: Osage County,” family secrets are revealed when Stan’s jailbird dad is invited to Stan’s birthday party. In a subplot, Roger plays Edna, a maid who looks after Bullock and Hayley’s love child, but things take a dramatic turn when Edna falls for Bullock.
CBS: The Mentalist: (New) Red John and the Visualize group appear to be linked to a 25-year-old case that’s being investigated. Meanwhile, Lisbon looks to the future.
SHOWTIME: House of Lies: (New) Marty woos a Las Vegas casino king, and Monica connects with her vegan chef.
SHOWTIME: Californication: (New) Hank and Faith leave rehab to attend a funeral.
New episodes of:
Trip of a Lifetime at 8 p.m. on Travel Channel
Kourtney and Kim Take Miami at 8 p.m. on E!
Wild West Alaska at 8 p.m. on Animal Planet
The Real Housewives of Atlanta at 8 p.m. on BRAVO
Monster Squid: The Giant Is Real at 8 p.m. on DSC
Wicked Tuna: Hooked Up at 8 p.m. on NGC
Gator Boys at 9 p.m. on Animal Planet
Wicked Tuna at 9 p.m. on NGC
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo at 9 p.m. on TLC
Ax Men at 9 p.m. on History Channel
Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off at 9 p.m. on Food Channel
Oprah’s Next Chapter at 9 p.m. on OWN
Dual Survival: Untamed at 10 p.m. on DSC
Iron Chef America at 10 p.m. on Food Channel
Bamazon at 10 p.m. on History Channel
Mudcats at 10 p.m. on NGC
Mob Wives at 10 p.m. on VH1
Finding Bigfoot at 10 p.m. on Animal Planet
For movie lovers:
A Knight’s Tale on AMC
Patch Adams on CINEMAX
Slap Shot on FLIX
Step Brothers on FMC
American Reunion on HBO
Legendary on SHO
The 39 Steps on TCM
Spartacus on STARZ
Green Lantern on HBO
Steel Magnolias on LIFE
The Lady Vanishes at 9:30 p.m. on TCM
Blown Away at 9:40 p.m. on ENC
Sideways at 10 p.m. on SUND
I, Robot at 10 p.m. on CINEMAX
Paradise Alley at 10:05 p.m. on FLIX
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse at 10:30 p.m. on FX
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