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Posted: 10:31 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6, 2014

TV best bets with People's Choice, Golden Globes, returns of 'Girls,' 'The Bachelor,' 'Justified,' 'Psych' 


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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler co-host "The Golden Globes" a second time Sunday.

By Rodney Ho

The first full week of 2014 means several new and returning shows, from "The Bachelor" (Monday on ABC) to "Justified" (Tuesday on FX) to "Psych" (Wednesday on USA) to "Girls" (Sunday on HBO).

Atlanta-shot shows "Single Ladies" (Monday on VH1) and "The Have and the Have Nots" (Tuesday on OWN) return, too.

There are some new crime shows, too, including a "Chicago Fire" spinoff on NBC Wednesday, "Killer Women" on ABC Thursday and "True Detective" on HBO Sunday featuring two film stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey.

Plus, two big awards shows arrive - the popular "People's Choice" on CBS Wednseday and the alcohol-laden "Golden Globes" on NBC Sunday.

MONDAY

“The Bachelor” 8 p.m. ABC (18th season debut) — Former "Bachelorette" Juan Pablo Galavis is the first Latino bachelor.

“Hostages” 9 p.m. CBS (first season finale) — Duncan discovers Sandrine's betrayal.

“Cake Boss” 9 p.m. TLC — A Cinco de Mayo cake is made for a local mariach band's fiesta.

“Major Crimes” 9 p.m. TNT — The squad races to stop a serial killer before he strikes again.

“Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook Off” 9 p.m. Food — Celebrities include 1982 Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker, "Brady Bunch" star Florence Henderson and rapper Vanilla Ice.

“Single Ladies” 9 p.m. VH1 (third season debut)  — After a 16-month hiatus, the Atlanta single ladies reunite for a wedding. 

“Castle” 10 p.m. ABC  — Castle and Beckett hunt down a serial arsonist while Jenny goes into labor.

TUESDAY

“The Biggest Loser” 8 p.m. NBC— An eliminated contestant has a shot to return to the show.

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ” 8 p.m. ABC — Agent Coulson learns more about the mystery of his death.

“NCIS” 8 p.m. CBS — NCIS partners with the Department of Defense, including Gibbs’ former girlfriend Hollis Mann.

“The Haves and the Have Nots” 9 p.m. OWN (second season debut) — Candace persuades Amanda to be assertive.

“Intelligence” 9 p.m. CBS (new series) — A spy drama revolving around government operative Gabriel Vaughn (Josh Holloway), who’s equipped with a microchip in his brain that gives him access to key intel information. Sound familiar, “Chuck” fans?

“Being Mary Jane” 10 p.m. BET (new series) — Mary Jane Paul (Gabrielle Union) plays a CNN-style anchor with family and personal issues.

“Chicago Fire” 10 p.m. NBC — Lt. Casey returns to work.

“Cougar Town” 10 p.m. TBS (fifth season debut) — Penny Can becomes an international sensation.

“Justified” 10 p.m. FX (fifth season debut) — Raylan tangles with the dangerous member of the Crowe family. (Presumably Russell is not one of them.)

“Killer Women” 10 p.m. ABC (new series) — A crime drama about the adventures of the only female member of the Texas Rangers.

“Person of Interest” 10 p.m. CBS — The absence of Reese hinders efforts to protect a dying man.

WEDNESDAY

“The Middle 8 p.m. ABC— Brick develops anxiety issues after receiving news alerts on his refurbished tablet.

“Mind of a Man 8 p.m. GSN (new series) — Women guess what men think in surveys.

“Revolution 8 p.m. NBC— Miles, Monroe and Rachel travel south of the border.

“40th Annual People's Choice Awards 9 p.m. CBS — Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings of "2 Live Girls" host.

“Law & Order: SVU 9 p.m. NBC— Benson must face her attacker in court.

“Modern Family 9 p.m. ABC— Phil lands in jail after a ruse to get Luke to sign up for a dance class backfires.

“Psych 9 p.m. USA (eighth season debut) — Gus attends a Harry Potter convention in London.

“American Horror Story 10 p.m. FX — Cordelia learns the truth about Hank and the witch hunters.

“The Real World 10 p.m. MTV (29th season debut) — The twist: exes show up at the house.

“Chicago P.D. 10 p.m. NBC (new series) — A "Chicago Fire" spinoff.

THURSDAY

“The Big Bang Theory 8 p.m. CBS — Penny makes a big step to pursuing a full-time acting career.

“Community” 8 p.m. NBC — An anonymous bandit drops coins down people's pants.

“Parks & Recreation” 8:30 p.m. NBC (100th episode) — Leslie faces a big decision over her future as her days in office draw to a close.

“Project Runway All Stars” 9 p.m. Lifetime (third season finale) — The designers showcase their collections at a VIP runway show at the United Nations.

“White Collar” 8 p.m. USA — Neal's final assignment from Hagen leaves a life in peril.

“The Crazy Ones” 9:01 p.m. CBS — Lauren gets her big break with a high-profile client.

“The Assets” 10 p.m. ABC — A high-ranking KGB officer defects.

“Parenthood” 10 p.m. NBC — Hank has questions after Sarah gets good news about a job.

“Elementary” 10:01 p.m. CBS— A body is found in a barrel.

FRIDAY

“Bones8 p.m. Fox — Brennan attempts to track down the "Ghost Killer."

“Last Man Standing8 p.m. ABC — Eve posts Mike's video blog on her social-media page.

“The Neighbors8:30 p.m. ABC — The Bird-Kersees are mugged.

“Grimm9 p.m. NBC — Hanks' physical therapist and her brother become caught up in an investigation.

“Hawaii Five-O9 p.m. CBS — McGarrett helps Grover investigate a friend's disappearance.

“Raising Hope 9 p.m. Fox — Maw Maw calls a wrong number that brings Virginia's cousin Delilah to town.

“Shark Tank” 9 p.m. ABC — A former NFL player pitches a mobile fitness company for kids.

“Enlisted” 9:30 p.m. Fox (new series) — A ragtag platoon of soldiers in this theoretical comedy.

“Banshee” 10 p.m. Cinemax (second season debut)  — An FBI agent investigates the vicious shootout involving Rabbitt and Lucas and metes out his own brand of justice.

“Helix” 10 p.m. Syfy (new series) — A group is deployed to the Arctic to secretly investigate what could be a disease outbreak.

WEEKEND

“U.S. Figure Skating Championships8 tonight NBC — Competitors include defending champion Ashley Wagner.

“Tiger Eyes” 8 tonight Lifetime — A teenager who's struggling with her sense of self befriends an enigmatic Native American man.

“The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards” 8 p.m. Sunday NBC — Amy Poehler and Tina Fey host again.

“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” 8 p.m. Sunday Bravo — NeNe and Porsha clash.

“Downton Abbey” 9 p.m. Sunday GPB — The Crawleys host a party for friends and acquaintances.

“The Good Wife” 9 p.m. Sunday CBS — Cary tries to woo a Lockhart-Gardner client.

“Revenge” 9 p.m. Sunday ABC — Emily feels lost as she wrestles with her new identity.

“Shameless” 9 p.m. Sunday Showtime (fourth season debut) — A drug-addled and deathly ill Frank reappears.

“True Detective” 9 p.m. Sunday HBO (new series) — A crime drama starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

“Girls” 10 p.m. Sunday HBO (third season debut) — Hannah's writing career seems to be back in gear.

“House of Lies” 10 p.m. Sunday Showtime (third season debut) — Marty pursues an organic grocery store CEO.

“The Mentalist” 10 p.m. Sunday CBS — Jane investigates a mapmaker's homicide.

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