Must See HDTV January 14th  20th

As we return from CES (and dive headlong into the North American International Auto Show) we've got a number of our favorite TV shows returning from break. While sci fi fans wave good-bye to one high profile series they can welcome another this week, and sports fans are just making it until the conference championship games on Sunday. Look below for the highlights this week, followed after the break by our weekly listing of what to look out for in TV, Blu-ray and videogames.

Continuum
Often recommended in our comments during its Canadian run on Showcase last year, this sci fi show finally starts airing in the US tonight. You can hit Wikipedia for a summary of the plot (it involves time travel) or check out the trailer after the break, but until we watch it's going to be hard to explain. For now, just know it comes highly (and often) recommended by our readers, so it's probably worth a shot.
(Syfy, January 14th, 9PM)

Fringe
Fox's laws of science bending / universe and time stream jumping sci fi show finally ends its run this week. Unlike Continuum we've been watching every episode, but again, due to the presence of time travel as a plot device, your guess is as good as ours as to what's going on at the moment.
(Fox, January 18th, 8PM)

Archer
Our favorite cartoon spy is back on FX this week. If you don't know about Archer, you should immediately lock yourself away with nothing but a Netflix subscription to get familiar with the one of the more drunken and incompetent contributors to national security that there ever could be. We're definitely in the Danger Zone.
(FX, January 17th, 10PM)



Blu-ray & Games

  • Taken 2
  • Being Human (S4)
  • Merlin (S4)
  • To Rome With Love
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much
  • The Possession
  • Won't Back Down
  • Hannah and Her Sisters
  • Sniper: Ghost Warrior (Xbox 360, PS3)
  • Devil May Cry (Xbox 360)

Monday

  • The Bachelor, ABC, 8PM
  • Bones (winter premiere), Fox, 8PM
  • Continuum (series premiere), Syfy, 9PM
  • The Carrie Diaries (series premiere), CW, 8PM
  • How I Met Your Mother (winter premiere), CBS, 8PM
  • Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States (season finale), Showtime, 8PM
  • Switched at Birth, ABC Family, 8PM
  • WWE Raw, USA, 8PM
  • 2 Broke Girls (winter premiere), CBS, 9PM
  • Being Human (season premiere), Syfy, 9PM
  • Bunheads, ABC Family, 9PM
  • Mike & Molly (winter premiere), CBS, 9:30PM
  • Hawaii Five-0 (winter premiere), CBS, 10PM
  • Lost Girl (season premiere), Syfy, 10PM
  • Deception, NBC, 10PM
  • Castle, ABC, 10PM

Tuesday

  • Raising Hope, Fox, 8PM
  • Hart of Dixie (winter premiere), CW, 8PM
  • Pretty Little Liars, ABC Family, 8PM
  • NCIS, CBS, 8PM
  • Ben & Kate, Fox, 8:30PM
  • Go On, NBC, 9PM
  • The Lying Game, CW, 9PM
  • NCIS: LA, CBS, 9PM
  • New Girl, Fox, 9PM
  • Happy Endings, ABC, 9PM
  • Emily Owens M.D., CW, 9PM
  • Dual Survival, Discovery, 9PM
  • The Mindy Project, Fox, 9:30PM
  • The New Normal , NBC, 9:30PM
  • Don't Trust the B In Apartment 23, ABC, 9:30PM
  • Africa, Discovery, 10PM
  • Cougar Town, TBS, 10PM
  • Justified, FX, 10PM
  • Private Practice , ABC, 10PM
  • Parenthood, NBC, 10PM
  • The Burn with Jeff Ross, Comedy Central, 10:30PM
  • Flashpoint, Ion, 11PM

Wednesday

  • American Idol (season premiere), Fox, 8PM
  • Arrow (winter premiere), CW, 8PM
  • Stars in Danger, Fox, 8PM
  • The Middle, ABC, 8PM
  • Hornets/Celtics ESPN, 8PM
  • The Neighbors, ABC, 8:30PM
  • WWE Main Event, Ion, 8PM
  • Criminal Minds (winter premiere), CBS, 9PM
  • Supernatural (winter premiere), CW, 9PM
  • Modern Family, ABC, 9PM
  • Inside the NFL, Showtime, 9PM
  • Suburgatory, ABC, 9:30PM
  • Workaholics (winter premiere), Comedy Central, 10PM
  • American Horror Story, FX, 10PM
  • NFL Turning Point, NBC Sports Network, 10PM
  • Nashville, ABC, 10PM
  • The Kroll Show (series premiere), Comedy Central, 10:30PM
  • Heat/Warriors, ESPN, 10:30PM

Thursday

  • 30 Rock, NBC, 8PM
  • Haven (season finale), Syfy, 8 & 9PM
  • Impact Wrestling, Spike TV, 8PM
  • The Vampire Diaries (winter premiere), CW, 8PM
  • Last Resort, ABC, 8PM
  • Clippers/Timberwolves, TNT, 8PM
  • Parks & Recreation (winter premiere), NBC, 8:30PM
  • Anger Management (season premiere), FX, 9 & 9:30PM
  • Grey's Anatomy, ABC, 9PM
  • The Office, NBC, 9PM
  • Archer (season premiere), FX, 10PM
  • 1600 Penn, NBC, 9:30PM
  • Bellator MMA Live (series premiere), Spike TV, 10PM
  • Suits (winter premiere), USA, 10PM
  • Elementary, CBS, 10PM
  • Scandal, ABC, 10PM
  • Legit (series premiere), FX, 10:30PM
  • Heat/Lakers, TNT, 10:30PM
  • Totally Biased with W Kamau Bell (season premiere), FX, 11PM

Friday

  • Bulls/Celtics, ESPN, 7PM
  • Nikita (winter premiere), CW, 8PM
  • Last Man Standing, ABC, 8PM
  • WWE SmackDown, Syfy, 8PM
  • Malibu Country, ABC, 8:30PM
  • Fringe (series finale), Fox, 8PM
  • CSI: NY, CBS, 9PM
  • Thunder/Mavericks, ESPN, 9:30PM
  • Real time with Bill Maher (season premiere), HBO, 10PM
  • Banshee, Cinemax, 10PM
  • Blue Bloods, CBS, 10PM
  • Merlin, Syfy, 10PM
  • Portlandia, IFC, 10PM

Saturday

  • College football All-Star Classic, CBS Sports Network, 3PM
  • East West Shrine Game, NFL Network, 4PM
  • NFLPA Collegiate bowl, ESPN2, 6PM
  • Cops, Fox, 8PM
  • Tasmanian Devils, Syfy, 9PM
  • Gonzaga/Butler college basketball, ESPN / ESPN 3D, 9PM
  • Saturday Night Live: Jennifer Lawrence / The Lumineers, 11:30PM

Sunday

  • NFC Championship: 49ers/Falcons, Fox, 3PM
  • AFC Championship: Ravens/Patriots, CBS, 6:30PM
  • Once Upon A Time, ABC, 8PM
  • Girls HBO, 9PM
  • Shameless, Showtime, 9PM
  • Downton Abbey, PBS, 9PM
  • Revenge, ABC, 9PM
  • Enlightened, HBO, 9:30PM
  • House of Lies, Showtime, 10PM
  • Hawaii Five-0, CBS, 10PM
  • Happy Endings, ABC, 10PM
  • Californication, Showtime, 10:30PM
  • Don't Trust The B In Apartment 23, ABC, 10:30PM