What to Watch Tonight

Downton Abbey, The Good Wife, The Donald and Others Return, Galavant Rides In and More

  • Showtime

    Through midnight | The every-episode-ever marathon comes to a close with Season 4. (In case you’ve forgotten, Season 5 bows next Sunday, Jan. 11 at 9/8c).

  • ABC

    Premiere, two half-hour episodes: Exec-produced by Dan Fogelman (The Neighbors) and with music from Alan Menken and Glenn Slater (Tangled), this musical-comedy stars Joshua Sasse (Rogue) as Galavant, a down-on-his-luck knight who begins a quest to win back the love of his life from an evil king (Timothy Omundson, Psych). Mallory Jansen (Young & Hungry), Luke Youngblood (Community), Karen David (Pixelface) and Vinnie Jones (Elementary) also star. Oh, and John Stamos guests in the second ep. You’re welcome! (Read our First Impression.)

  • Fox
    The Simpsons

    Winter premiere: During a trip to Diz-Nee Land, the Simpsons board the wrong ride and are transported to Kang and Kodos’ home planet.

  • CBS
    Madam Secretary

    Winter premiere: Elizabeth and Henry’s 25th anniversary is cut short after a Mexican cartel smuggler kills a Texas state trooper.

  • TNT
    The Librarians

    The librarians travel to a town — Storybrooke, perhaps? — where fairytales come to life and attack.

  • Fox
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    Winter premiere: The team is excited for a detectives-only getaway at Charles’ beach house… until Jake ruins the fun by inviting Captain Holt.

  • NBC
    The Celebrity Apprentice

    Season 14 premiere: Celebrities (and I use that term loosely) including Sharknado’s Ian Ziering, gymnast Shawn Johnson, Fox News personality Geraldo Rivera and ex-reality star Kate Gosselin compete for the charities of their choice.

  • PBS
    Downton Abbey

    Season 5 premiere, 75 minutes: When a working-class prime minister is elected, attitudes change within the Crawley family and the staff. (The Manners of Downton Abbey follows at 10:15 pm, in which the show’s historical advisor reveals secrets of the real aristocratic set.)

  • CBS
    The Good Wife

    Winter premiere: Cary hires a consultant (Boardwalk Empire’s Domenick Lombardozzi) to prepare him for incarceration. Meanwhile, Alicia practices for her debate, with the help of English professor Adrian Fluke (Chris Elliott, How I Met Your Mother).

  • Fox
    Family Guy

    Winter premiere: To help Chris ace his history class, Stewie and Brian employ the time-travel machine… and get stuck in the past. Excellent!

  • ABC

    Winter premiere: Jacob and Margaret go missing as a violent storm hits Arcadia, and a stranger (Jim Parrack, True Blood) with a link to Bellamy shows up in town.

  • CNN
    Life Itself

    Making its TV debut, this documentary explores the impact of Roger Ebert’s life, from his Pulitzer-winning film criticism to his battles with cancer and the resulting physical disability.

  • Fox
    Bob's Burgers

    Winter premiere: Tina enlists Gene and Louise’s help when she is up for a big hall monitor promotion. (Hall monitors can be promoted?)

  • ABC

    Winter premiere: As Emily and Victoria grieve, they unite against a common foe, while David protects his loved ones. (See photos… and more photos.)

  • CBS

    The team learns the main suspect in the Gig Harbor killings is being released from jail due to lack of evidence. Mark-Paul Gosselaar returns as twins Jared and Paul, while Mark Valley returns as Detective Shaw.

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  1. Elizabeth says:

    Downton Abbey and Revenge. I’m not sure about Galavantant because it looks so ridiculous, but I just might have to check it out anyway.

    • cdhaskell says:

      Be careful about watching ABC’s Galavant tonight because the theme song can get into your head without thinking about. I saw the preview of the twice and I still like it. I just pray and hope that it won’t become a bomb like ABC Cop Rock was.

    • Shaz says:

      Omg, 15 mins of Galavant was all I could take. Awful

  2. big cheddar says:

    Galavant, The Good Wife and, if I’m still awake, Revenge.

  3. kirads09 says:

    NO to Galavant. Doesn’t appeal to me in the least.

    The Librarians

  4. Adam says:

    Don’t Girls and Looking premiere tonight?

  5. Tango says:

    Galavant looks interesting and Bob’s Burgers as always. I think I’m done with Resurrection, it’s getting pretty boring and I can see a cancellation in the near future if those don’t pick up.

  6. analog says:

    Joshua Sasse is enough reason to watch Galavant. Anyone else seen him in Rogue before (the Thandie Newton TV series)?

  7. Jenna says:

    Madam Secretary
    The Good Wife

  8. tahina says:

    The Good Wife!

  9. Joey Padron says:

    The Libraians, Family Guy. DVR The Simpsons and Brooklyn Nine-Nine watch after Family Guy.

  10. Shannon says:

    Super excited for Galavant
    The Librarians
    Brooklyn Nine Nine (hugely pumped for this)
    Lost Girl (which never gets a mention on Sundays? c;)

  11. webly3 says:

    The Celebrity Apprentice
    DVR: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Revenge, and Family Guy

    and I’ll definitely watch part of the Shameless marathon

  12. Lyn says:

    Galavant and Downton Abbey
    The Librarians repeats so no biggie.

  13. Tran says:

    Total Divas returns (Alicia Fox and Paige joins the cast)

  14. herman1959 says:

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine
    Downton Abbey, but skipping the aftershow
    Resurrection (on hulu tomorrow)

  15. Bill says:

    Family Guy, Revenge, Resurrection, Celebrity Apprentice and Total Divas. Lol lots of girly shows tonight

  16. Sean says:

    Celebrity Apprentice

  17. suzyku says:


  18. Rachel says:

    Revenge all the way. Galavant looks kind of ridiculous

  19. Andrea says:

    Downton (recording for another family member), The Good Wife, Revenge

  20. arial2 says:

    Madam Secretary
    The Librarians

  21. arial2 says:

    I don’t like Celebrity Apprentice anyway because I don’t like Donald Trump’s arrogance, but Kate Gosselin is just another reason NOT to watch the show.

  22. ggny says:

    Downton Abbey. So i can watch as Mary lame ass suitors can fail to replace Matthew. Seriously her suitors from last season where terrible

  23. Jess says:

    Lost Girl

  24. sarah says:

    Mdm Secretary and Good Wife! YAY

  25. Jana says:

    The Librarians
    Madam Secretary

  26. Mary M says:

    Madame Secretary
    Good Wife
    Tape Galavent

  27. cdhaskell says:

    I am glad that I got a working DVR because there is a lot of show that need to be DVR tonight.

  28. Jan says:

    We go for weeks with virtually nothing to watch and now have a night like this … OY!! Watching Downtown and Good Wife … just not sure which “live” and which “On Demand.” Also plan on catching Madame Secretary. Being saved for an “off moment” — British Bakers and Worst Cooks.

  29. Ally Oop says:

    Grrr arrr…I am so mad right now. My DVR conked out last week and a new one will cost $200. My satellite company won’t let us do self-install anymore (they claim they need special equipment to install their new 6-tuner pvrs) and they won’t come out to our new location because it’s too rural. Haven’t had any luck finding a used pvr yet so looks like I’ll be missing out on Downton Abbey tonight–I’m not home till late so watching live is not an answer.

  30. murley says:

    I have been looking forward to Galavant and the return of bob’s burgers and Brooklyn 99! Also really enjoying the silly fun if the librarians so I will be watching or recording all of those.

  31. Jack says:


  32. auntiemm says:

    Galavant and Life Itself. I loved Ebert’s book and am glad to see the movie on TV.

  33. Anice says:

    Madam Secretary, The Librarians and CSI. Hopeful that Librarians gets picked up for more!

  34. SarahJ says:

    Why?! Why?! Downton is on against The Good Wife! I don’t have a DVR!!!!

  35. HAP says:

    Cannot believe anyone would watch anything that has Donald Trump.

  36. TV Gord says:

    Galavant is everything that Glee should have been. It’s funny and not overbearing. It won’t become one of my top shows, but I hope it gets all of the success that Glee never deserved.

  37. A says:

    Wow the Librarians is such a great family show! I’m so happy I found it and I can have a great time watching it with everyone in my family. We all love it! Also, I am shipping Jake and Cassandra hard core