New year, new shows, plus many returnees

  • Mon Jan 6th, 2014 3:48pm
  • Life

By Chuck Barney Contra Costa Times

Here’s Part II of a roundup of new and returning shows. Part 1 ran Monday.

“The Spoils of Babylon”: A six-part parody of the decadent soaps of the ’80s produced by Will Ferrell about a powerful family led by Tobey Maguire. (10 p.m. Thursdays, IFC).

“Enlisted”: The military misadventures of three brothers stationed at a small Florida Army post and the group of misfits they work with. (9:30 p.m. Fridays, Fox).

“Chozen”: An animated tale about a gay white rapper freshly out of prison and looking for redemption. (10:30 p.m. Mondays, FX).

“Looking”: It has been called the gay male version of “Girls.” Three roommates attempt to find their bliss in contemporary San Francisco. (premieres 10:30 p.m. Jan. 19, HBO).

“Broad City”: An odd-couple tale about two pals navigating their way through their 20s in New York City. Based on a web series of the same name. (begins 10:30 p.m. Jan. 22, Comedy Central).

“Mixology”: A show that follows 10 single New Yorkers at a trendy Manhattan bar over the course of one night. (premieres 9:30 p.m. Feb. 26, ABC).

“Sirens”: A group of Chicago EMTs get into “ridiculous antics” when not saving lives. (begins 10 p.m. March 6, USA).

“Chrisley Knows Best”: A self-made Atlanta millionaire runs his business — and his family — with an iron fist. (10 p.m. March 11, USA).

“Blood, Sweat &Heels”: Up-and-coming female movers and shakers chase their dreams in New York. (9 p.m. Jan. 5, Bravo).

“100 Days of Summer”: Young and successful Chicagoans work and play hard over one intense summer in the Windy City. (10 p.m. Tuesday, Bravo).

“Mind of a Man”: A game show in which female contestants try to figure out what guys think about dating and marriage. (begins 9 p.m. Wednesday, GSN).

“Don’t Trust Andrew Mayne”: A mischievous magician uses tricks to help people get revenge on people who wronged them. (premieres 10 p.m. Monday, A&E).

“Crazy Hearts: Nashville”: Rising stars discover what it takes “to live and love” in Music City. (11 p.m. Jan. 15, A&E; moves to regular time slot 10 p.m. Jan. 16).

“Under the Gunn”: Fashion guru Tim Gunn presents competitive challenges to up-and-coming designers. (9 p.m. Jan. 16, Lifetime).

“The Fighters”: A gym owner works with boxing trainers to revive the sport in South Boston. (9 p.m. Jan. 23, Discovery).

“Private Lives of Nashville Wives”: The title apparently says it all. (10 p.m. Feb. 24, TNT).

Return engagements

Here’s a rundown of debut dates and times for returning shows:

“Community” (began 8 p.m. Thursday, NBC)

“Downton Abbey” (began 9 p.m. Sunday, PBS)

“The Bachelor” (began 8 p.m. Monday, ABC)

“Antiques Roadshow” (began 8 p.m. Monday, PBS)

“Single Ladies” (8 p.m. Monday, VH1)

“Pretty Little Liars” (begins 8 tonight, ABC Family)

“Ravenswood” (begins 9 tonight, ABC Family)

“The Haves and Have Nots” (9 tonight OWN)

“Cougar Town” (10 tonight, TBS)

“Justified” (10 tonight, FX)

“Psych” (9 p.m. Wednesday, USA)

“Love Thy Neighbor” (9 p.m. Wednesday, OWN)

“White Collar” (9 p.m. Thurday, USA)

“Banshee” (10 p.m. Friday, Cinemax)

“Shameless” (9 p.m. Sunday, Showtime)

“Girls” (10 p.m. Sunday, HBO)

“House of Lies” (10 p.m. Sunday, Showtime)

“Episodes” (10:30 p.m. Sunday, Showtime)

“Lost Girl” (8 p.m., Monday, Syfy)

“Switched at Birth” (8 p.m., Monday, ABC Family)

“Being Human” (9 p.m. Monday, Syfy)

“The Fosters” (9 p.m., Monday, ABC Family)

“Archer” (10 p.m. Monday, FX)

“Face Off” (9 p.m. Jan. 14. Syfy)

“Kroll Show” (10:30 p.m. Jan. 14, Comedy Central)

“American Idol” (8 p.m. Jan. 15, Fox)

“Melissa &Joey” (8 p.m. Jan. 15, ABC Family)

“Suburgatory” (8:30 p.m., Jan. 15, ABC)

“Baby Daddy” (8:30 p.m., Jan. 15, ABC Family)

“Real World: Ex-Plosion” (10 p.m., Jan. 15, MTV)

“Men at Work” (10 p.m., Jan. 15, TBS)

“The Following” (10 p.m. Jan. 19, Fox)

“Sherlock” (10 p.m. Jan. 19, PBS)

“Workaholics” (10 p.m. Jan. 22, Comedy Central)

“King of the Nerds” (10 p.m. Jan. 23, TBS)

“The Walking Dead” (9 p.m. Feb. 9, AMC)

“House of Cards” (12:01 a.m. Feb. 14, Netflix)

“The Voice” (8 p.m. Feb. 24, NBC)

“Dallas” (9 p.m. Feb. 24, TNT)

“Rizzoli &Isles” (9 p.m. Feb. 25, TNT)

“Perception” (10 p.m. Feb. 25, TNT)

“Portlandia” (10 p.m. Feb. 27, IFC)

“The Vikings” (10 p.m. Feb. 27, History)

“Hannibal” (10 p.m. Feb. 28, NBC)

“Suits” (9 p.m. March 6, USA)