NBC has released its primetime schedule for Sunday, January 15, 2012 thru Saturday, January 21, 2012.
NBC PRIMETIME SCHEDULE – Sunday January 15, 2012 – Saturday January 21, 2012
2012 GOLDEN GLOBE ARRIVALS SPECIAL
01/15/2012 (07:00PM – 08:00PM) (Sunday) : CARSON DALY AND NATALIE MORALES HOST THE LIVE PRESHOW COVERAGE OF “THE 69TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBES”–Live from the red carpet, entertainment hosts Carson Daly (“The Voice”) and Natalie Morales (“The Today Show”) along with fashion experts will give viewers an all access, first-look at the glitz and glamour of “The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards.”
THE 69TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS
01/15/2012 (08:00PM – 11:00PM) (Sunday) : LIVE FROM THE BEVERLY HILTON COMES THE 69TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS- In the only awards show to honor the best in film and television, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Ricky Gervais (“The Ricky Gervais Show,” “The Office”) returns for his third time as host of “The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards.” This year’s show will again be broadcast live coast-to-coast. Morgan Freeman is this year’s recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille award and Rainey Qualley (daughter of Andie MacDowell) is Miss Golden Globe.
BETTY WHITE’S 90TH BIRTHDAY: A TRIBUTE TO AMERICA’S GOLDEN GIRL
01/16/2012 (08:00PM – 09:30PM) (Monday) : MARY TYLER MOORE, HUGH JACKMAN, JAY LENO, AMY POEHLER, JOEL MCHALE, CAROL BURNETT AND MORE SALUTE AMERICA’S COMEDY SWEETHEART — Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars — including Mary Tyler Moore, Hugh Jackman, Jay Leno, Amy Poehler, Joel McHale and Carol Burnett â€“ will be on hand to pay tribute to Betty White, one of the world’s most beloved entertainers, as she celebrates her 90th birthday. White’s “Hot in Cleveland” co-stars Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick and Jane Leeves, along with her “Mary Tyler Moore” co-stars Ed Asner, Valerie Harper and Gavin MacLeod, will also be there to deliver birthday wishes, as will Joel McHale, William Shatner and many more. The special will include special musical performances, surprise appearances and comedy, featuring the irreverent tone, spirit and energy that is the hallmark of Betty’s six-decade career in show business. White will take the stage to share some memories and give thanks to those who’ve come to honor her.
THE BIGGEST LOSER 13
01/17/2012 (08:00PM – 10:00PM) (Tuesday) : ONE PLAYER STUNS EVERYONE WITH A SHOCKING DECISION — This week kicks off with a Chinese buffet temptation that will give the winner complete control of how contestants will be matched up for a face-off challenge in the gym â€“ and also give them a two-pound advantage to use or give away. Later, trainers Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince coach the contestants through a wild water-transfer challenge that will reward the winning team with the most coveted prize of all â€“ video chats home. And one player makes a shocking decision that stuns everyone before another contestant is sent packing following the weigh-in. Alison Sweeney hosts the series.
“IT IS WHAT IT IS”
01/17/2012 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Tuesday) : ZEEK RECEIVES STARTLING NEWS FROM HIS DOCTOR; CROSBY FINDS A NEW RELATIONSHIP AND JULIA DOUBTS ZOE’S COMMITMENT– Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) receives startling news from his doctor while Crosby (Dax Shepard) moves toward a new relationship. Amber (Mae Whitman) excels at her job, but becomes confused over her boss’ actions; Adam (Peter Krause) and Kristina (Monica Potter) worry over the costs to send Haddie (Sarah Ramos) to the college of her choice, and Julia (Erika Christensen) grows concerned Zoe (guest star Rosa Salazar) is beginning to change her mind about giving up her baby for adoption.
Also starring Lauren Graham, Miles Heizer, Bonnie Bedelia, Sam Jaeger, Max Burkholder, Savannah Paige Rae and Tyree Brown.
01/18/2012 (08:00PM – 08:30PM) (Wednesday) : NEW IDEAS â€“Whitney (Whitney Cummings) and Lily (Zoe Lister-Jones) begin to plan “the perfect” wedding, but Lily’s traditional vision for her big day takes Whitney by surprise and ends up causing a riff between the two friends. Meanwhile, Alex (Chris D’Elia) enlists Neal (Maulik Pancholy) to help with some investor meetings so that he can pitch his next great website idea, but he panics when he thinks he might be a one hit wonder. Elsewhere, Roxanne (Rhea Seehorn) and Mark (Dan O’Brien) decide to do a good deed by donating blood however, this good deed might not turn out well for one of them.
ARE YOU THERE, CHELSEA?
01/18/2012 (08:30PM – 09:00PM) (Wednesday) : SLOANE’S OLD BOYFRIEND SHOWS UP AT THE SPORTS BAR AND CHELSEA CAN’T RESIST BECOMING ROMANTICALLY INVOLVED â€“ NATASHA LEGGERO GUEST STARS â€“ When Sloane’s (Chelsea Handler) old high school boyfriend Matt Gunn (Ryan Gaul, “2 Broke Girls”), shows up at the bar, Chelsea’s (Laura Prepon) adolescent fantasies are awakened and despite Sloane’s objections, Chelsea can’t resist the temptation to go out with him. Meanwhile, Rick (Jake McDorman) tracks down his old girlfriend Nikki (Natasha Leggero, “Chelsea Lately”) to reconnect and finds out she’s now engaged to someone else. Lenny Clarke, Lauren Lapkus, Mark Povinelli and Ali Wong also star.
“NEW KIDNEY ON THE BLOCK”
01/18/2012 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Wednesday) : JEAN SMART (“SAMANTHA WHO”) GUEST STARS â€“ TOMMY AND OLIVER DEFEND TWINS WHO ARE MARRIED TO THE SAME MAN AND ARE ACCUSED OF HIS MURDER WHILE HARRY FIGHTS FOR A MAN ON HIS DEATHBED WHO IS ABOUT TO BE CONVICTED OF A CRIME â€“ Harry (Kathy Bates), Cassie (Karen Olivo) and Adam (Nate Corddry) represent a quick-witted 21-year-old dying of kidney failure who illegally purchased a kidney from a willing donor/seller. Meanwhile, Tommy (Christopher McDonald) and Oliver (Mark Valley) defend identical twins who are both arrested when the man they are both married to and live with is murdered. Roseanna Remmick (Jean Smart) is convinced that one of the twins must be responsible, leaving Tommy and Oliver to walk the line between truth and justice in hopes of keeping the them out of jail.
LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT
01/18/2012 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Wednesday) : WHEN THE CEO OF A PRIVATE MILITARY CONTRACTOR IS FOUND ASSAULTED, THE DA’S OFFICE JOINS THE SVU DETECTIVES TO INVESTIGATE A MOTIVE WITH INTERNATIONAL TIES
The powerful CEO of a private military contractor is confronted by protesters and later found drugged and sexually assaulted in a park. Detectives Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Amaro (Danny Pino) begin their investigation but find the victim unwilling to cooperate. As the SVU squad and the district attorney’s office explore the motives behind the attack, a much larger crime and conspiracy in Iraq is unveiled. Also starring Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen) and Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins.) Laura Benanti (Maria Grazie) guest stars.
“IDIOTS ARE PEOPLE TWO!”
01/19/2012 (08:00PM – 08:30PM) (Thursday) : LIZ LEMON (TINA FEY) TRIES TO KEEP HER BOYFRIEND’S IDENTITY A SECRET FROM JACK DONAGHY (ALEC BALDWIN) WHILE SCRAMBLING TO FIX A PUBLICITY MESS. KELSEY GRAMMER GUEST STARS.
Drama erupts at TGS when a cell phone video leaks onto the web with Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan) on an offensive rant. Liz (Tina Fey) tries to do damage control. Meanwhile, Jack’s refusal to approve of Liz’s new boyfriend causes her to question the validity of her relationship. Kenneth (Jack McBrayer) and Jenna Maroney (Jane Krakowski) call on Kelsey Grammer when a problem arises that only the Best Friends Gang can handle.
PARKS AND RECREATION
“CAMPAIGN AD ”
01/19/2012 (08:30PM – 09:00PM) (Thursday) : LESLIE AND BEN WORK ON A CAMPAIGN ADâ€”Faced with a tough new opponent, Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Ben (Adam Scott) disagree on the content of her first campaign ad. Ron (Nick Offerman) is very uncomfortable when Chris (Rob Lowe) tries to befriend him, while Andy (Chris Pratt) and April (Aubrey Plaza) make a trip to the doctor. Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Jim O’Heir and Retta also star.
“POOL PARTY ”
01/19/2012 (09:00PM – 09:30PM) (Thursday) : ROBERT’S LAST HURRAHâ€”After Robert (two-time Emmy Award winner James Spader) decides to sell his mansion following his divorce, Kevin (Brian Baumgartner) suggests that he have a office pool party. Erin (Ellie Kemper) tries to make Andy (Ed Helms) jealous by flirting with Dwight (Rainn Wilson). Meanwhile, Robert gives everyone a tour of his massive home. John Krasinski, B.J. Novak, Leslie David Baker, Phyllis Smith, Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nunez, Kate Flannery, Paul Lieberstein, Mindy Kaling, Creed Bratton, Craig Robinson and Zach Woods also star.
UP ALL NIGHT
01/19/2012 (09:30PM – 10:00PM) (Thursday) : REAGAN FACES COMPETITION AT WORK AND AT HOME â€“ MEGAN MULLALLY GUEST STARS — Reagan (Christina Applegate) and Ava (Maya Rudolph) are thrown into a spiral when rival talk-show host and former friend of the show, Shayna (guest star Megan Mullally, “Will and Grace”), is suspected of stealing their show ideas. At home, Reagan develops some jealous feelings towards Chris’s (Will Arnett) new female friend. Jennifer Hall also stars.
01/19/2012 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Thursday) :
“CHUCK VERSUS THE BULLET TRAIN”
01/20/2012 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Friday) : A MISSION ABOARD A JAPANESE BULLET TRAIN SPIRALS OUT OF CONTROL, PUTTING THOSE CLOSEST TO CARMICHAEL INDUSTRIES IN DANGER â€“ ANGUS MACFADYEN GUEST STARS — When a mission in Japan becomes a hostage situation, Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Chuck (Zachary Levi) must face the merciless Nicholas Quinn (guest star Angus Macfadyen, “Braveheart”) aboard a speeding Japanese bullet train. Meanwhile, the mission leaves Casey with an impossible decision. Joshua Gomez, Sarah Lancaster, Ryan McPartlin, Scott Krinsky, Vik Sahay and Mark Christopher Lawrence.
“OF MOUSE AND MAN”
01/20/2012 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Friday) : A VICTIM OF ABUSE TAKES MATTERS INTO HIS OWN HANDS TO GET RID OF THE MEMORIES OF HIS TROUBLING CHILDHOOD — While investigating a gruesome homicide, Nick (David Giuntoli) learns that a seemingly mild-mannered resident could be festering a potential monster created from a dark childhood. Meanwhile, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) is sent an unsettling message by the creature community, who are beginning to wonder if his priorities lie with them or a Grimm. Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Sasha Roiz and Reggie Lee also star.
01/20/2012 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Friday) :
01/21/2012 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Saturday) :
01/21/2012 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Saturday) :
LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT
01/21/2012 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Saturday) : A MUSIC STUDENT (GUEST STAR SOFIA VASSILIEVA) IS RAPED IN HER OWN APARTMENT, AND THE SEEMINGLY CLEAR CUT CASE BEGINS TO UNRAVEL WHEN THE SUSPECT HIRES A POWERFUL DEFENSE ATTORNEY (GUEST STAR ANDRE BRAUGHER)
A young music student (Vassilieva) is raped at gunpoint in her own apartment, but with her help, the SVU squad makes a quick arrest. Bureau Chief Mike Cutter (Linus Roache) takes over the case when he finds that opposing counsel is high-profile defense attorney Bayard Ellis (guest star Braugher). As Ellis works to undermine their police work and damage the victim’s credibility, the detectives take the stand to prove they have more than just a he-said, she-said case. Starring: Mariska Hargitay (Detective Olivia Benson), Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Richard Belzer (Sergeant John Munch), Danny Pino (Detective Nick Amaro) and Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins.) Special appearance by Tamara Tunie (M.E. Melinda Warner.)
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