Best TV shows this week

  • Fri Jan 3rd, 2014 4:35pm
  • Life

Tonight

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

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.

Tricia Helfer (“Battlestar Galactica”) stars in a new drama with a provocative title: “Killer Women.” She plays Molly Parker 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.

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.

“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

“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, 8 p.m., NBC.

Chuck Barney

Contra Costa Times