Must See HDTV (February 4th - 10th)

It's finally over -- pro football is done for the year. In its absence we have a number of big returning shows to look forward to, including favorites like Community and The Walking Dead. Also of note, Syfy will air Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome this weekend, a show that already premiered months ago on YouTube (click here to watch it now), while Dead Space 3 arrives on your gaming system of choice. 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.

October 19th is Thursday night. Correct your calendars as necessary. (See video after the break if you require an explanation)
(February 7th/October 19th, NBC, 8PM

The Walking Dead
Season three of AMC's juggernaut has been rolling along well so far, we'll join our favorite group of zombie apocalypse survivors for the second half of the story Sunday night -- see the trailer after the break. Also worth remembering for fans is that the Talking Dead recap show has been extended to an hour and will air immediately after the episode at 10PM.
(February 10th, AMC, 9PM)

Top Gear
The best part about season 19? BBC and BBC America have narrowed the window between when episodes air in the UK and the US, so we'll finally get to enjoy content while it's still fresh. Check out BBC America tonight for the season premiere.
(February 4th, BBC America, 9PM)

Blu-ray & Games

  • Flight

  • Peter Pan (Diamond Edition)

  • Cabaret

  • Alex Cross

  • House of Cards Trilogy (UK)

  • Dead Space 3 (PS3, Xbox 360)


  • Top Gear (season premiere), BBC America, 9PM

  • Monday Mornings (series premiere), TNT, 10PM

  • The Bachelor, ABC, 8PM

  • Bones, Fox, 8PM

  • Continuum, Syfy, 8PM

  • The Carrie Diaries, CW, 8PM

  • How I Met Your Mother, CBS, 8PM

  • Switched at Birth, ABC Family, 8PM

  • WWE Raw, USA, 8PM

  • Rules of Engagement (season premiere), CBS, 8:30PM

  • Mea Maximum Culpa: Silence in the House of God, HBO, 9PM

  • The Following, Fox, 9PM

  • 2 Broke Girls, CBS, 9PM

  • 90210 NBC, 9PM

  • Being Human, Syfy, 9PM

  • Bunheads, ABC Family, 9PM

  • Mike & Molly, CBS, 9:30PM

  • Hawaii Five-0, CBS, 10PM

  • Lost Girl, Syfy, 10PM

  • Deception, NBC, 10PM

  • Castle, ABC, 10PM


  • Smash (season premiere), NBC, 9PM

  • Tosh.0 (season premiere), Comedy Central, 10PM

  • The Taste, ABC, 8PM

  • Raising Hope, Fox, 8PM

  • Betty White's Second Annual 90th Birthday Special, NBC, 8PM

  • Hart of Dixie, CW, 8PM

  • Pretty Little Liars, ABC Family, 8PM

  • Go On, NBC, 9PM

  • The Ultimate Fighter, FX, 9PM

  • The Lying Game, CW, 9PM

  • New Girl, Fox, 9PM

  • The Bachelor, ABC, 9PM

  • Emily Owens M.D. (series finale), CW, 9PM

  • Dual Survival, Discovery, 9PM

  • The Mindy Project, Fox, 9:30PM

  • Africa, Discovery, 10PM

  • Cougar Town, TBS, 10PM

  • White Collar, USA, 10PM

  • Justified, FX, 10PM

  • The Burn with Jeff Ross, Comedy Central, 10:30PM


  • American Idol, Fox, 8PM

  • Arrow, CW, 8PM

  • The Middle, ABC, 8PM

  • Whitney, NBC, 8PM

  • WWE Main Event, Ion, 8PM

  • The Neighbors, ABC, 8:30PM

  • Criminal Minds, CBS, 9PM

  • Supernatural, CW, 9PM

  • Modern Family, ABC, 9PM

  • Inside the NFL (season finale), Showtime, 9PM

  • Suburgatory, ABC, 9:30PM

  • Workaholics, Comedy Central, 10PM

  • CSI, CBS, 10PM

  • The Americans, FX, 10PM

  • Necessary Roughness, USA, 10PM

  • NFL Turning Point (season finale), NBC Sports Network, 10PM

  • Nashville, ABC, 10PM

  • Unsung: EPMD, TV One, 10PM

  • The Kroll Show, Comedy Central, 10:30PM


  • Community (season premiere), NBC, 8PM

  • Impact Wrestling, Spike TV, 8PM

  • The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 8PM

  • The Vampire Diaries, CW, 8PM

  • Lakers/Celtics, TNT, 8PM

  • American Idol, Fox, 8PM

  • Two and a Half Men, CBS, 8:30PM

  • Parks & Recreation, NBC, 8:30PM

  • Person of Interest, CBS, 9PM

  • Beauty & the Beast, CW, 9PM

  • Glee, Fox, 9PM

  • Grey's Anatomy, ABC, 9PM

  • The Office, NBC, 9PM

  • 1600 Penn, NBC, 9:30PM

  • Anger Management, FX, 9:30PM

  • King of the Nerds, TBS, 10PM

  • Do No Harm, NBC, 10PM

  • Archer, FX, 10PM

  • Bellator MMA Live, Spike TV, 10PM

  • Suits, USA, 10PM

  • Legit, FX, 10:30PM

  • Bulls/Nuggets, TNT, 10:30PM

  • Totally Biased with W Kamau Bell, FX, 11PM

  • Brand X with Russell Brand (season premiere), 11:30PM


  • The Job (series premiere), CBS, 8PM

  • Clippers/Heat, ESPN, 8PM

  • Nikita, CW, 8PM

  • Las Man Standing, ABC, 8PM

  • WWE SmackDown, Syfy, 8PM

  • Malibu Country, ABC, 8:30PM

  • CSI: NY, CBS, 9PM

  • Spartacus: War of the Damned, Starz, 9PM

  • Friday Night Fights, ESPN2, 9PM

  • Real Time with Bill Maher, HBO, 10PM

  • Banshee, Cinemax, 10PM

  • Merlin, Syfy, 10PM

  • Portlandia, IFC, 10PM

  • Rock Center with Brian Williams, NBC, 10PM

  • Bulls/Jazz, ESPN, 10:30PM


  • Cops, Fox, 8PM

  • Heebie Jeebies, Syfy, 9PM

  • The Grammys Will Go On: A Death in the Family, CBS, 9PM

  • Saturday Night Live: Justin Bieber, NBC 11:30PM


  • The Walking Dead (winter premiere), AMC, 9PM

  • Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, Syfy, 8PM

  • The 55th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 8PM

  • The Cleveland Show, Fox, 7:30PM

  • The Simpsons, Fox, 8PM

  • Once Upon A Time, ABC, 8PM

  • Spurs/Nets, ESPN, 8PM

  • Bob's Burgers, Fox, 8:30PM

  • Girls, HBO, 9PM

  • Revenge, ABC, 9PM

  • Family Guy, Fox, 9PM

  • The Makeover, ABC, 9PM

  • Shameless, Showtime, 9PM

  • Downton Abbey, PBS, 9PM

  • Revenge, ABC, 9PM

  • Enlightened, HBO, 9:30PM

  • American Dad, Fox, 9:30PM

  • House of Lies, Showtime, 10PM

  • Kings of Crash (series premiere), Velocity, 10PM

  • Talking Dead (winter premiere), AMC, 10PM

  • Californication, Showtime, 10:30PM