Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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On Tv this week, Jan. 21-25

On TV this week

MONDAY

Hoarders, 9 p.m., A&E A man's shoe-repair business fails, so he hoards all his supplies in his house. Talk about bringing your work home with you.

SERIES PREMIERE The Following, 9 p.m., Fox A burned-out FBI agent comes out of retirement when the serial killer he put away escapes from prison. It's part Red Dragon and part Silence of the Lambs, but this time with Kevin Bacon! Does TV count for 6 Degrees?

Mike & Molly, 9:30 p.m., CBS Apparently, someone put acid in the gelato for Molly's birthday. That's going to guarantee a party. Not that anyone will notice anyone else.

SEASON PREMIERE Lizard Lick Towing, 10 p.m., TRUtv Ron and Amy are back to steal the hopes and dreams of would-be monster truck drivers across North Carolina. Good thing the state sells cigarette singles, 'cause these repo victims can't afford a whole pack.

TUESDAY

SERIES PREMIERE The Taste, 8 p.m., ABC Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre and Brian Malarkey shepherd both amateurs and pros through a series of culinary challenges. It's like Top Chef, but with 100 percent less Padma Lakshmi.

SERIES PREMIERE Ramsay Behind Bars, 9 p.m., BBC America Gordon Ramsay teaches British prison inmates how to cook. While that's an admirable life skill to teach people in need of job training, he should focus on teaching regular British people how to cook first.

SERIES PREMIERE Edge of America, 9 p.m., Travel A journalist travels the country talking about somewhat offbeat hobbies, like cowboy action shooting, catching rattlesnakes and attending festivals for bull penises. Tbt* already has written about at least one of these things. We'll leave it up to you to guess which one.

SERIES FINALE Private Practice, 10 p.m., ABC Addison says goodbye to the ABC medical melodrama by marrying Jake and never visiting Seattle again. You shove your Post-It wedding, McDreamy.

SERIES PREMIERE Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan, 10 p.m., BBC America Depending on your degree of nerdiness, you either feel like a hobbit or a drowned guy from Lost is traveling the world with you and showing you creatures you're really glad you're not standing anywhere near.

WEDNESDAY

Supernatural, 9 p.m., CW Don't know what LARPing is? Don't worry, you will soon enough.

SERIES PREMIERE Kimora: House of Fab, 9 p.m., Style Kimore Lee Simmons leads her online fashion service into the future, when people will learn what the heck an online fashion service is. Oh, don't act like you know what that is.

Top Chef: Seattle, 10 p.m., Bravo A fried-chicken dinner at Tom Colicchio's house sounds like possibly the best possible fried chicken dinner in the world. North of the Mason-Dixon, anyway.

Necessary Roughness, 10 p.m., USA T.K. is ready to hit the field again, but another wideout has taken his roster spot. Apparently Chad Johnson was his character's inspiration.

THURSDAY

Winter X Games, 3 p.m., ESPN Coverage of a bunch of snowsports 99 percent of us don't know anything about begins tonight and continues through Sunday. Twenty hours of snowboarding and superpipe? We need to avoid hockey with some other sport, so bring it on!

SERIES FINALE Last Resort, 8 p.m., ABC Marcus and Sam attempt to stop a third party from taking control of the Colorado. Because there hasn't been enough confusion about who's in charge already.

The Millionaire Matchmaker, 9 p.m., Bravo A rich, successful braggart who can't understand why an attractive woman won't love him? What a novel twist for such an engaging telecast!

SEASON PREMIERE Project Runway, 9 p.m., Lifetime Zac Posen replaces Michael Kors. In other words, we stop watching after 10 seasons.

FRIDAY

Infested!, 9 p.m., Animal Planet A Florida woman's filthy neighbors move away, only to learn their rats are coming over to visit her house. Boy, our old neighbor lady sure did complain a lot.

SEASON PREMIERE Spartacus: War of the Damned, 9 p.m., Starz One last season of slaves rebelling and blood spilling and Romans dying starts tonight. It's always good to go out on a high note.

Ghost Adventures, 9 p.m., Travel The gang go to some fairly exotic locales around the globe, including caves in England where pagans used to hold orgies. Wow, these ghosts really did have a lot of adventures.

— Joshua Gillin [email protected]

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