What to Watch Tuesday: Cougar Town, Liars and Two Other Premieres, Kimmel Moves Up and More

Cougar TownOn TV this Tuesday: Cougar Town returns on TBS to find out how merlot the Cul-de-Sac Crew can go, a Pretty Little Liar slips back to the fold, it’s Lying Game on for Sutton and Emma, Jimmy Kimmel goes Live a bit earlier and you’re Justified in your joy at the FX drama’s return. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (always linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

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8 pm Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family) | Midseason premiere: Mona’s headed back to Rosewood High after her sanitarium stint, but is she really cured? Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer are about to find out…. (See what’s ahead for the Liars!)

8 pm Raising Hope (Fox) | Burt and Virginia played a massive role in making Jimmy’s credit score plummet, so they beg a bank representative (Back to the Future‘s Christopher Lloyd) to clear their debt. C’mon, Virginia, just flash him that 1.21 gigawatt smile, and everything should be fine.

8:30 pm Ben and Kate (Fox) | Jane Seymour (Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman) guest-stars as BJ’s mother, who has a surprising introduction to Buddy (Rob Corddry); Kate blames herself when Maddie fails a test to get into the gifted program at her school.

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9 pm The Lying Game (ABC Family) | Season 2 premiere: Alec is in jail after his arrest for Derek’s murder, and Rebecca and Sutton bond as they form a plan for the Mercer family. Meanwhile, Mads runs into a mysterious new guy. (Watch a video sneak preview!)

9:30 pm The New Normal (NBC) | White Collar‘s Matt Bomer guest-stars as Monty, an ex of Bryan’s whom the guys want to set up with Expanding Families’ Gary. Soon, though, Monty’s asking Goldie to be his surrogate. (Side note: What pretty, pretty babies would result, right?)

PREVIEW | Parenthood Sneak Peek: Tensions Rise Between Julia and Victor! Will His Adoption Stick?

10 pm Private Practice (ABC) | In the third-to-last episode of the series, Amelia goes on a series of disastrous blind dates – but then a work sesh and dinner with James turns into something very unexpected.

10 pm Africa (Discovery) | In the premiere of this seven-part series, the team behind Life documents the animals (rhinoceri! chimps! giraffes! lions!) and natural wonders of the vast continent.justified season 4 premiere The footage is so impressive, you’ll think it’s nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do….

10 pm Justified (FX) | Season 4 premiere: Raylan starts to investigate a decades-old cold case that might be tied to his criminal dad’s shady past.

10 pm Cougar Town (TBS) | Season 4 premiere: In their first week of marriage, Grayson becomes Jules’ “coffee and wine bitch.” What’s more, he won’t apologize for something unseemly he did… in Jules’ dream. Also, Bobby tries to make up for lost time by teaching Travis lessons about being a man.

RELATED | Jimmy Kimmel to Give Letterman and Leno a Run for Late-Night Ratings

11:35 pm Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) | New time slot debut: The late-night chat fest moves up from midnight and brings along guests Jennifer Aniston (Friends) and No Doubt.

Hit the comments with your must-see picks from tonight’s lineup!



Comments (45)

  • Whoooop! Welcome back Cougar Town!!! <3
    I will be watching! and also… The New Normal & PLL

    Comment by Frankieboy – January 8, 2013 03:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yea, just reading Cougar Town on the what to watch nearly brought me to tears of joy. COUGAR TOWN! YAY!

      Comment by Ari – January 8, 2013 09:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Justified!

    Comment by Tracy Hazenstab (@tlh45) – January 8, 2013 03:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Pretty Little Liars and Lying Game <3

    Comment by Elyse – January 8, 2013 04:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So much tonight:
    Off Their Rockers- dvr
    Raising Hope- live
    New Girl- dvr
    Happy Endings- live
    Apartment 23- live
    Go On- online
    The New Normal- online

    Comment by Nick – January 8, 2013 04:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Justified and Pretty Little Liars :D

    Comment by Adam Bramble – January 8, 2013 04:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • PLL & The Lying game! Missed these two shows. They compliment each other so well. Perfect night.

    Comment by Danielle. – January 8, 2013 04:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree PLL and The Lying Game make such an awesome night.

      Raising Hope
      Pretty Little Liars
      The Lying Game(Finally back!)
      The New Normal
      Happy Endings
      Apt 23
      The Mindy Project
      Parenthood

      Comment by Brandy (@Realme2011) – January 8, 2013 04:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cougar Town. It’s been way too long without some penny can in my life.

    Comment by Rebecca – January 8, 2013 05:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • raising hope apt 23 pp. it sucks i have no tbs so i cant watch cougar town. ugh. does anyone know when season 3 will be out on dvd or.where i can watch the new season online.

    Comment by ollie – January 8, 2013 05:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • PLL and the Lying Game!

    Comment by Josh – January 8, 2013 06:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I won’t be able to DVR all these delicious programs tonight. I actually took off work so that I could watch the shows I can’t record…

    Comment by Nicotine – January 8, 2013 06:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Pretty Little Liars
    Happy Endings
    Don’t Trust the B
    The New Normal
    PARENTHOOD
    Private Practice
    Cougar Town

    Comment by Eric – January 8, 2013 06:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Def the first busy night of TV of 2013. Also, thank God for TBS.

    Comment by Nicholas Russo – January 8, 2013 06:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cougar Town!

    Comment by Kel – January 8, 2013 06:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • HAPPY ENDINGS! WATCH HAPPY ENDINGS! SAVE THIS SHOW!

    Comment by D'Arcy – January 8, 2013 06:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Justified!!!!!

    Comment by Magically Suspicious – January 8, 2013 06:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Happy Endings
    Don’t Trust the B
    Justified!!!!!!
    Cougar Town
    Raising Hope :)

    Comment by Heatherjm – January 8, 2013 06:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Whats up with ABC Family and all the Lying??? LOL

    Comment by Curly Girly – January 8, 2013 07:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Excuse me? No NCIS in this list :O Tonight is a big episode

    Comment by Daniel – January 8, 2013 07:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jennifer Aniston was on “Friends”? You’re kidding!

    Comment by Danny – January 8, 2013 07:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Pretty Little Liars,Lying Game,Emily Owens MD

    Comment by Brandy – January 8, 2013 07:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No NCIS? Why because it will clean up anyhow????

    Comment by paul – January 8, 2013 07:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Tonight’s ALL about The Lying Game!..i missed this show. So happy its back!

    Comment by Jared – January 8, 2013 08:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay cougar town is here, I’m so excited, will also wath the two ABC comedies, which go nicely with CT, parenthood, private practice, lying game, and PLL, so much tv lol

    Comment by Juan – January 8, 2013 08:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sooo looking forward to Matt Bomer on The New Normal. I hope he’s shirtless at some point during the episode!

    Comment by Molly – January 8, 2013 08:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • it’s comedy night! COUGAR TOWN, finallyyy! cougar town, happy endings, new girl, apartment 23, go on. Also, private practice, finally the amelia centric episode!

    Comment by omabin – January 8, 2013 08:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • PLL, Emily Owens

    Comment by Prue – January 8, 2013 08:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ben and Kate and Parenthood!
    I do not get Pretty Little Liars so I have to wait until the season is over to get the DVD!

    Comment by sarah – January 8, 2013 08:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NCIS and Justified

    Comment by Bella – January 8, 2013 08:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ll be watching NCIS, NCIS:LA, Happy Endings, Don’t trust the b in apt 23, and of course, penny caaaaannnn!!! Cougartown!!!! Thank you TBS!!!

    Comment by Justin – January 8, 2013 08:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So flippin happy to get my Cul-de-Sac Crew back! Wooohooo for Cougar Town!

    Comment by Tony Leadholm – January 8, 2013 08:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cougar Town!!!! Yes! And Raising Hope as always.

    Comment by Babybop – January 8, 2013 08:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cougar Town is finally back!! I can’t wait to pound grape tonight!

    Comment by Mikael – January 8, 2013 09:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Kimmel only till the more talented Jimmy, Fallon, moves to 11:35. Hopefully sooner rather than later.

    Comment by Mizz O – January 8, 2013 09:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Raising Hope
    Cougar Town – thank you, TBS! :)
    Parenthood
    Justified!!

    Comment by Eliza – January 8, 2013 09:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • you had to look up the plural of rhinoceros didn’t you? ;-P

    Comment by cjeffery7 – January 8, 2013 09:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Raising Hope
    Parenthood

    A few laughs and a few tears.

    Comment by CW – January 8, 2013 11:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Trying soooo hard to not freak out over the return of Justified, so here goes…Justified! [Golf clap]. I really want to see that Africa series too, but I’m going to have to hope they rerun it because I can’t miss Justified or Cougar Town.

    Comment by Britta Unfiltered – January 8, 2013 11:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Penny Cannnnnn! I’m so glad Cougar Town will be on tonight — after my evening conference call, there can be monstrous glasses of wine!

    Comment by JP – January 8, 2013 11:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Meanwhile, I’ll be watching the all new NCIS episode, with Michael Nouri returning as Ziva’s dad, Mossad deputy director Eli David.

    Comment by arial2 – January 8, 2013 12:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m glad JUSTIFIED is back, it is just so enjoyable. Anyone familiar with Elmore Leonard’s books can be just bewitched by them. A great writer, and a good show.

    Comment by Roses C – January 8, 2013 12:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Justified. Justified. Justified.

    Comment by jsswite – January 8, 2013 01:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Off Their Rockers (I’m surprised you didn’t include this; it is the season premiere after all)
    Ben & Kate
    The New Normal
    Go On
    Cougar Town

    Comment by nick1372 – January 8, 2013 03:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NCIS, Emily Owens, The Lying Game, Apt. 23, and maybe I’ll try to catch up with pll, since I stopped watching after season 1. If Netflix has the older episodes. Should have looked over the holidays to see so I could fill in those empty days with more old tv. Having a great time with Archive.org and early 50s tv. I don’t know where people get those episodes, but I’m really loving “I Remember Mama”.

    Comment by bobbie – January 8, 2013 05:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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