TV tonight: The People’s Choice Awards and American Horror Story: Asylum

American Horror Story: Asylum is back with a new episode tonight.

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WASHINGTON, January 9, 2013 —Tonight, The People’s Choice Awards announces its winners in film, music, and TV. After casting 450 million votes, fans will finally see the results, and much more. Musical guests include Christina Aguilera, Jason Aldean and Alicia Keys. In addition, Sandra Bullock will receive the first ever “Favorite Humanitarian” award in recognition of the considerable philanthropic efforts throughout her career. The guest list is too long to list, just assume everyone that is anyone will be there.

Also tonight, I Get That a Lot will air Larry Hagman’s posthumous performance as a Costco employee handing out food samples. The show’s premise is simple; celebrities take on everyday jobs and try to convince people they aren’t famous, but they get that a lot. FOX will be filling the 8 p.m. time slot with Stars in Danger: The High Dive. Be grateful it’s only one episode and American Idol will return next week, because the concept of celebrities training for a diving competition seems a tad ridiculous, even for current reality based TV shows.

ABC’s formidable Wednesday night lineup of The Middle, The Neighbors, and Modern Family all have new episodes tonight, and not a moment too soon. If all this fails to pique your interest, basic cable may be the best bet. FX is back with a new American Horror Story: Asylum; and Discovery Channel has a new installment of Amish Mafia. This show is so ridiculous it almost makes the show that follows—Moonshiners—believable.

Regardless of your taste,  there’s something for everyone tonight on TV.

Tonight’s viewing:

All times are EST:

8 p.m.

ABC: The Middle: (New) Axl feels embarrassed when he and Sue are asked to work on a school project together; Brick’s school therapist (Dave Foley) tries to help him make friends.

CBS: I Get That a Lot: (New) Unsuspecting people are tricked by celebrities who have taken ordinary jobs. Included: Phil Keoghan works at an outdoor-apparel store; Bruce Jenner sells shoes; Larry Hagman offers food samples to shoppers; Jeff Gordon sells automotive supplies; Jane Seymour is a store greeter; and Cheech Marin works at a party store.  

FOX: Stars in Danger: The High Dive: (New) Celebrities from TV, film, sports and pop culture train and compete in Olympic-style diving.

NBC: Whitney: (New) At a routine doctor’s visit, Whitney discovers that she has a serious ailment.

CW: Arrow: (Repeat) Oliver discovers that after he and his father went missing, Moira and Thea stopped celebrating Christmas.

8:30 p.m.

ABC: The Neighbors: (New) Larry Bird helps Debbie deal with PTA politics and its officious president, Linda (Nora Dunn); Jackie’s competitive nature kicks in when she helps Marty coach soccer.

NBC: Guys With Kids: (New) When Marny’s father arrives in town, Gary works hard to finally win him over.

9 p.m.

ABC: Modern Family: (New) Jay and the family plan to celebrate New Year’s together at a hotel in Palm Springs, but the hotel doesn’t meet their expectations; Alex and Haley are faced with challenges as they try to watch the kids back at home.

CBS: People’s Choice Awards 2013: (Live) Kaley Cuoco hosts the 39th annual gala that recognizes fan favorites in movies, TV and music, held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE. Christina Aguilera, Jason Aldean and Alicia Keys perform. Adam Levine leads in nominations with six, followed by Justin Bieber with five.  

NBC: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: (New) The detectives revisit an old case to uncover a sinister conspiracy. Jane Kaczmarek guest stars.

CW: Supernatural: (Repeat) Sam and Dean investigate a string of unusual murders.

9:30 p.m.

ABC: Suburgatory: (New) When Dalia receives a new car after PSAT results are released, Tessa becomes obsessed with finding out Dalia’s score; Jill and Noah ask Mr. Wolfe to tutor their baby.

10 p.m.

ABC: Nashville: (New) When Rayna suggests bringing her girls on tour, she learns that Lamar is willing to blackmail her; Juliette and Sean’s elopement surprises everyone; Deacon reconnects with an ex; Avery follows a music producer’s advice.

NBC: Chicago Fire: (New) While Severide confronts his shoulder problems head on; Casey must make an unexpected new commitment as his mother’s parole hearing nears.

Basic cable:

New episodes of:

Shipping Wars at 9 and 9:30 p.m. on A&E

Amish Mafia at 8 and 9 p.m. on DSC

Toddlers & Tiaras at 9 p.m. on TLC

Baggage Battles at 9 p.m. on Travel Channel

Barter Kings at 10 p.m. on A&E

Top Chef at 10 p.m. on BRAVO

Moonshiners at 10 p.m. on DSC

American Horror Story: Asylum at 10 p.m. on FX

American Restoration at 10 and 10:30 p.m. on History Channel

Hell on the Highway at 10 p.m. on NGC

Fast Foods Gone Global at 10 p.m. on Travel Channel

Spooky stuff tonight on American Horror Story: Asylum. (Image credit: FX Networks, LLC)

 

For movie lovers:

8 p.m.

Bring It On on AMC

Stargate on ENC

Xanadu on FLIX

Ice Age 2: The Meltdown on FMC

Meet Joe Black on SHO

When Will I Be Loved on SUND

9 p.m.

Wild Hogs on ABCFAM

Rise of the Planet of the Apes on HBO

Joyful Noise on HBO

The Sitter on MOMAX

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance on STARX

Later tonight:

Heroes for Sale at 9:30 p.m. on TCM

Time Bandits at 9:40 p.m. on FLIX

Project X at 10 p.m. on CINEMAX


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