January 5, 2014 in Features

Around the Remote: ‘Downton Abbey’ set to return

Chuck Barney Mcclatchy-Tribune

Don’t miss

“Downton Abbey” – The wildly popular British drama returns for its fourth season, but don’t go jumping for joy just yet. We pick up six months after the sudden death of Matthew Crawley, and poor Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) is still mired in the depths of despair. Meanwhile, family members, including Lord Grantham (Hugh Bonneville) and Countess Violet (Maggie Smith) have differing opinions on how to ease her misery. Tonight, 8 p.m. KSPS, 9 p.m. KCDT.

Other bets

Today: “The Good Wife” continues to make for very good TV. Tonight’s episode has Alicia working a copyright infringement case in which she’s pitted against her former mentor and lover, Will (Josh Charles). 9 p.m., CBS.

MONDAY: New Year’s Day was last week. Now comes a very different kind of Rose Bowl – “The Bachelor.” Our latest Prince Charming is Juan Pablo Galavis, who gets to pick from 27 female contenders, one of whom is pregnant. 8 p.m., ABC.

TUESDAY: In the new drama “Intelligence,” Josh Holloway (“Lost”) plays a high-tech intelligence operative who has had a supercomputer microchip implanted in his brain. So we’re thinking he must be really awesome at Words With Friends. 9 p.m., CBS.

TUESDAY: Criminal scumbags, beware: Hotshot Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) returns in Season 5 of “Justified,” and he still won’t think twice about using you for target practice. 10 p.m., FX.

TUESDAY: Tricia Helfer (“Battlestar Galactica”) stars in a new drama with a provocative title: “Killer Women.” She plays Molly Parker, one of the few women working as a crime-fighting Texas Ranger. 10 p.m., ABC.

WEDNESDAY: The fans have spoken, and it’s time to hand out some glittery hardware at “The 40th Annual People’s Choice Awards.” Those “2 Broke Girls,” Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs, serve as co-hosts. 9 p.m., CBS.

WEDNESDAY: Someone obviously loves the Windy City. From the producers of “Chicago Fire” comes “Chicago PD,” and you guessed it: The new show focuses on cops, not firefighters. 10 p.m., NBC.

THURSDAY: “Parks and Recreation” reaches its milestone 100th episode tonight and Leslie (Amy Poehler) faces a big decision as her days in office draw to a close. 8:30 p.m., NBC.

THURSDAY: “White Collar” returns with fresh episodes and producers are promising a surprise twist as a life hangs in the balance after Hagen (Mark Sheppard) tasks Neal (Matt Bomer) with his final assignment. 9 p.m., USA.

FRIDAY: Break out the camo and get ready to laugh. “Enlisted” is a new comedy about three bickering brothers (Geoff Stults, Chris Lowell and Parker Young) stationed together on a small Florida Army base. 9:30 p.m., Fox.

SATURDAY: The buildup to the Winter Olympics has begun. Tonight brings the women’s final of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, an event that determines who will represent the country in Sochi, Russia, next month. 8 p.m., NBC.

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