What to watch: The week of Jan. 20-26
Each week, MSN.ca’s team of editors will be bringing you our five best bets for the upcoming TV week. Here are our picks for the week of Jan. 20-26, 2013:
When: Monday, Jan. 21 at 9 p.m., ET/PT, on CTV (and Fox)
We've already proved that everything's better with (Kevin) Bacon -- and the premiere of this creepy new drama is no exception. Could this show become a dull procedural a few years down the road? Possibly. But the concept of a notorious and highly intelligent serial killer creating a fleet of followers with only Bacon’s Ryan Hardy to track them all, is not going to bore you any time soon. Plus James Purefoy is perfection as the twisted killer Joe Carroll.
When: Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 10 p.m., ET, on NBC
NBC has (rudely) burned off the back end of this tears-inducing season, which means we say goodbye (possibly forever) to Parenthood with this week’s finale. Friday Night Lights actor Matt Lauria is back again so we’ll see Mae Whitman at her best as Amber and Ryan decide on the future of their relationship. Sarah (Lauren Graham) will be forced to make a choice between the two men fighting for her love. And rumour has it Peter Krause and Monica Potter show a last-minute scene on a beach that will bring a resolution to Kristina’s cancer storyline.
When: Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 9 p.m., ET/PT, on Global and NBC
Two words: Usain Bolt. It took us a little longer to warm to Matthew Perry’s latest TV foray, but the endless stream of athletes and sports commentators guesting as themselves has definitely helped. This week, NFL star Terrell Owens and Bolt guest, and Ryan (Perry) feels threatened by the return of a former group member (who is, naturally, popular and beautiful).
When: Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 10 p.m., ET, on Bravo Canada
It’s finally back! In the midseason premiere – titled “Blind-sided” – we see not only a darker side of Mike Ross, but also the softer side of Harvey Specter. The show picks up a week after it ended, the night before Mike is to return to work; he’s still in a dark emotional place and very much doing things he shouldn’t – all this doesn’t bode well when a hit-and-run case drops on his and Harvey’s desk and it hits a little too close to home for Mike.
Bonus: Tune into Bravo Canada an hour early for the season four premiere of White Collar. Welcome back, Neal Caffrey!
When: Thursday, Jan. 24 at 9 p.m., ET, on Global (and Fox)
If there’s one thing we wish we’d had at school, it was the hijinks that always comes from a Sadie Hawkins dance – where the girls ask the boys out, and they’re supposed to say yes. (Though it being 2013, we’d prefer that girls be allowed to ask boys out regardless of the occasion.) Anyway, McKinley throwing its first Sadie Hawkins should be enough of a reason to tune in but we’ll throw in a bonus tidbit: it looks like new NYADA student Kurt Hummel may have his own upperclassman romance brewing.