Best shows of the week on TV

Tonight

As “Switched at Birth” delves into a new season, Daphne (Katie Leclerc) goes to work at a free clinic as part of her probation.

There, she makes a connection with a paraplegic pre-med student (RJ Mitte of “Breaking Bad”). 8 p.m., ABC Family.

Will you want to sink your teeth into “Bitten”? It’s a new supernatural drama about the world’s only female werewolf (Laura Vandervoort), who struggles to adapt to a new life after leaving her pack. 10 p.m., Syfy.

Tuesday

The Biggest Loser” continues with an episode that has our contestants visiting Olympic Park in Utah. There, they get some fitness tip from real Olympians, including speedskater Apolo Ohno. 8 p.m., NBC.

Wednesday

After a contentious season that saw ratings plunge, “American Idol” is back with a fresh judges panel that includes newcomer Harry Connick Jr. and returnee Jennifer Lopez.

Also in the mix is Randy Jackson, but as an in-house mentor. 8 p.m., Fox.

Thursday

Creepy stalker alert: Pop star Josh Groban drops in on “The Crazy Ones” tonight. He plays a former co-worker of Sydney’s (Sarah Michelle Gellar) who is obsessed with her. 9 p.m., CBS.

Friday

On “Bones,” Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and the team investigate the murder of a struggling country singer. They soon learn that his record label was badly mistreating him. 8 p.m., Fox.

Saturday

“Flowers in the Attic,” a harrowing tale of neglect and abuse that mesmerized teens girls who grew up in the 1980s, comes to TV in a new film adaptation. Heather Graham and Ellen Burstyn headline the cast, along with Kiernan Shipka (“Mad Men”). 8 p.m., Lifetime.

Chuck Barney

Contra Costa Times

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