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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Full House, 8:30 p.m. (Eastern) Nickelodeon Danny Tanner raises his three daughters with the

help of his brother-in-law and old friend after his wife dies.

Gilligan’s Island, 8:30 p.m. (Eastern) Me TV Seven castaways are stranded on a deserted island after a three hour boat tour goes awry. Gilligan and his Skipper try to accommodate the needs of their boat passengers: a professor, a movie star, a millionaire and his wife, and a woman from a farm.

Growing Pains, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP Jason and Maggie encounter a case of sibling rivalry between Carol and Mike, who's upset over his sister's higher scholastic achievements.

The Color of Rain, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movies and Mysteries When Gina loses her husband on Christmas Day, she soon finds a kindred spirit in another parent at her kids’ school, Michael, who loses his wife at the same time. As they help each other and their children though grief, they grow closer and fall in love. However, family and friends cause them to question whether being together is a good idea.

Kate Plus 8, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) TLC Single mom Kate Gosselin raises her sextuplets and twins. In this episode, the family vacation to New England continues with a lesson in trapping lobsters; shopping for souvenirs; a day at the beach; and their traditional ice-cream dinner.

Chopped, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) Food Network 4 chefs are given mystery baskets and short cooking times to create gourmet food for a panel of judges. Each round a chef is cut until the last chef standing wins $10,000.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Come Dance at My Wedding, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Two weeks before her wedding, a young woman finds out her father she never knew is alive and has inherited her family dance studio. The woman’s late mother willed the studio to her father to bring them together.

The Middle, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC In the sixth-season opener, Frankie is mistaken about when school begins, so Sue and Brick start classes one week late. Meanwhile, Sue gets her braces off; Mike loses a basketball game to Axl; and Brick searches for his ideal book bag.

Nature, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) PBS Narrator F. Murray Abraham calls dogs an “evolutionary miracle.” Examined here is why various breeds were developed, among them, bulldogs, which once controlled livestock in slaughterhouse yards; Pekingese, bred to look like a tiny lion; swift salukis, used to hunt rabbits; and terriers, unrivaled rat hunters. Also: why different breeds grow and mature at different rates.

Heartland, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP When Ty brings a maltreated Tennessee Walker to Heartland to convalesce; Amy goes undercover in order to bring its abusers to justice.

Dog with a Blog, 9:30 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Avery becomes worried when she has a recurring dream that she and Karl are dating. Meanwhile, Chloe considers giving up choir to become a BMX bike rider with Tyler.

The Bob Newhart Show, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) MeTV In this classic sitcom, comedian Bob Newhart plays Bob Hartley, a Chicago psychologist. At work, Bob shares his office with a dentist and their receptionist and at home, he is married to Emily, a school teacher, and they are frequently visited by Howard, their neighbor who is a flight navigator.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Edge of the Garden, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movies and Mysteries A workaholic buys a rundown cottage in Maine to try and relax his lifestyle and he encounters the ghost of the young woman who lived there in the 1960’s.

Shark Tank, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) CNBC Mark Cuban, owner of 2011 NBA champions Dallas Mavericks, returns as Season 3 begins with a pitch from NBA Hall of Famer Bill Walton and triathlete Dave Meyer, who has designed a new water bottle. Other pitches include a celebrity ghostwriting business; an online funeral-planning venture; and a Web site that offers VIP access to nightlife activities around the U.S. Also: an update on a Season 2 customized-speakers venture.

Hop, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel A slacker named Fred (James Marsden) adopts a rabbit (voiced by Russell Brand) that jumps in front of his car, and it turns out this particular creature is next in line to become the Easter Bunny and doesn't want the job. In time, the animal inspires Fred to take charge of his life and save Easter for everyone.

Bringing Up Bates, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP The younger kids get a lesson on "Train Up," Gil and Kelly's method for discipline, and take 11 of them shopping for the ultimate test! Erin takes a trip to the doctor hoping for some good news.

Small Town, Big Deal, 9:30 p.m. (Eastern) RFDTV Hosts Rodney Miller and Jann Carl travel to small towns in America where they highlight attractions and places of interests off the beaten trail of the East and West Coast centric media. Each episode features the hosts visiting two places of interest, including festivals, museums, and historical re-enactments.

Beat Bobby Flay, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) Food Network In the Season 2 premiere, a crab claw king battles a tattooed butcher for the chance to cook against Bobby Flay. The winning chef is chosen by Scott Conant and Geoffrey Zakarian.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Last Man Standing, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC A vaccination debate erupts between Kristin and Ryan, and Mike gets in the middle of it. Elsewhere, Mandy doesn't believe Kyle let Eve win in a shooting-gallery game.

The Waltons, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) INSP John and Olivia Walton raise their large family in the 1930s and 40s on their mountain farm in Virginia. Their children chase their dreams of writing, music, medicine, and helping others.

Your Love Never Fails, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Laura is a working mother who wants to spend more time with her daughter Kelsey. When Kelsey’s dad asks for joint custody, Laura and Kelsey move to Texas where they are re-introduced to Kelsey’s dad and Laura’s, as well.

Like a Country Song, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP Jake Reeson is an up and coming country singer who has the whole world in his hands until his ego gets in the way. With nothing but partying and music on his mind, Jake is forced to take a hard look at himself and the ashes around him after life slowly falls apart. An old flame, his music and the ghosts of his past will help him find his way and discover what life is truly about.

Jake and the Neverland Pirates, 9:30 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Junior In this animated series, Jake and a group of children Pirates live in Peter Pan’s home of Neverland and learn and explore together.

Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, 9:30 p.m. (Eastern) Food Network Guy eats his way through restaurants in the country that cook and serve specialty foods.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Beverly Lewis’ The Shunning, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movies and Mysteries An Amish young woman finds out that her parents hid the fact of her adoption from her and she rebels, refusing her father’s plan to marry her to the bishop. She is rejected by her community and must figure out how to live in the outside world.

Austin City Limits, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) PBS Ryan Adams and Jenny Lewis perform. Adams spotlights songs from his self-titled 2014 album; and Lewis features selections from her 2014 "The Voyager" album.

Bubble Guppies, 8:30 p.m. (Eastern) Nick Junior The Bubble Guppies live in a colorful animated world where they learn about numbers, letters, shapes, colors, and basic principles of science.

Love By the Book, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Channel A bookstore owner envisions a possible fairy-tale romance for herself with her new beau, but then her formerly annoying business consultant has her seeing love in a new light.

Seventeen Again, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP Tia, Tamera and Tahj Mowry star in this movie in which feuding grandparents become teenagers again and are given the opportunity to re-evaluate their priorities.

Dear America, 9:30 p.m. (Eastern) Qubo In this series about teenage girls experiencing important events in U.S. history, a character’s diary gives insight into the eras depicted.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Guy’s Grocery Games, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Food Network Kids choose the meals when four families compete. Their first challenge is to make breakfast with raisins; and later, they prepare comfort food on an uncomfortable budget. The final battle finds the teams having to trade kitchens and groceries.

Beachfront Bargain Hunt, 8:30 p.m. (Eastern) HGTV House shoppers search for a Sun Worshipper's Spot in Virginia Beach.

Puss in Boots, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) FXM Swashbuckling feline Puss in Boots fights to save his town with the help of Kitty Softpaws and Humpty Dumpty. Together, they try to steal magic beans from the outlaw duo of Jack and Jill.

Phineas and Ferb, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney XD Perry tries to escape from an Australian platypus hunter who wants to destroy him. Meanwhile, Phineas and Ferb create a device that enables Baljeet to make as many choices as he pleases without suffering any consequences.

To Save a Life, 9:30 p.m. (Eastern) UP When young athlete Jake Taylor loses his childhood friend, he must consider leaving sports behind so he can save the lives of other kids.

Fireproof, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) INSP Kirk Cameron stars in this faith-based drama about a man who accepts his father’s 40 day challenge to improve his marriage.

Monday, January 26, 2014

Supernanny, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) INSP Vicki and Aaron Newton are separated, with joint custody of their two sons, Aaron and Kobe. Though the boys are angels for dad, young Kobe saves his worst, violent behavior for mom.

Ella Enchanted, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Anne Hathaway stars in this musical fairy tale about a young woman trying to overcome a curse and win the love a prince.

Antiques Roadshow, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) PBS Part 1 of 3 in Austin, Texas, features a spinning wheel given to the owner's mother by Mahatma Gandhi; a Roy Lichtenstein pin; and a diamond and platinum Van Cleef and Arpels necklace. Also: the Briscoe Center's Willie Nelson collection.

Everybody Loves Raymond, 9:30 p.m. (Eastern) TV Land Ray and Debra Ramone live on Long Island where Ray is a sports writer and Debra is a homemaker and cares for their three children. Their lives are complicated by Ray’s meddlesome parents living just across the street.

Doc McStuffins, 10 :00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Junior A little girl has a pretend veterinary clinic for the neighborhood stuffed animals.

House Hunters International, 10:30 p.m. (Eastern) HGTV A family needing to relocate to Belgium explores the housing market in Brussels.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Audrey’s Rain, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Audrey is a woman who has given up on her dreams until an ex-boyfriend comes to town and re-awakens her hope.

The Princess Diaries 2: A Royal Engagement, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) CMT Princess Mia is back, this time she’s in Genovia trying to choose a proper Royal spouse as decreed by her parliament. Anne Hathaway stars as the princess and Julie Andrews as her royal grandmother.

Full House, 8:30 p.m. (Eastern) Nickelodeon Danny Tanner raises his three daughters with the

help of his brother-in-law and old friend after his wife dies.

Gilligan’s Island, 8:30 p.m. (Eastern) Me TV Seven castaways are stranded on a deserted island after a three hour boat tour goes awry. Gilligan and his Skipper try to accommodate the needs of their boat passengers: a professor, a movie star, a millionaire and his wife, and a woman from a farm.

Kate Plus 8, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) TLC Single mom Kate Gosselin raises her sextuplets and twins. In this episode, a plan for room renovations finds Mady and Cara getting their own spaces, while the younger girls move upstairs and the boys downstairs.

Chopped, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) Food Network 4 chefs are given mystery baskets and short cooking times to create gourmet food for a panel of judges. Each round a chef is cut until the last chef standing wins $10,000.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Middle, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Frankie and Mike look for second jobs so they can afford to send Sue to college. Sue and Brad try to write a senior play for school. Brick finds a box of his old toys and takes a renewed interest in them.

Nature, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) PBS A look at a colony of 3000 gentoo penguins that gathers each November near the Port Lockroy post office on the Antarctic Peninsula. The birds find mates, build nests, raise their young—and become a tourist attraction for cruise-ship passengers from around the world.

Ice Dreams, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Former Olympic figure skater Amy Clayton agrees to coach a student 14 years after her own personal tragedy that ended her skating career.

Heartland, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP Amy works with a horse to help it overcome its fear of water, but sparks fly when Jack learns the horse is owned by a former flame.

Dog with a Blog, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Avery develops a crush on a boy, and gets Tyler and Nikki to help her spend more time with him.

The Bob Newhart Show, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) MeTV In this classic sitcom, comedian Bob Newhart plays Bob Hartley, a Chicago psychologist. At work, Bob shares his office with a dentist and their receptionist and at home, he is married to Emily, a school teacher, and they are frequently visited by Howard, their neighbor who is a flight navigator.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Shark Tank, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) CNBC A pair of lobbyists from Washington, D.C., seek funding for a barbecue-sauce venture; a feisty Internet entrepreneur from Chicago gives the uncompromising Sharks a taste of their own medicine.

The Time Machine, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Turner Classic Movies Based on H.G. Wells novel of the same name, a Victorian man travels through time in this 1960 rated G film.

Bringing Up Bates, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP Budding country singer/songwriter Lawson Bates heads to Nashville to meet with a record label executive and a vocal coach, while Kelly, Gil and the younger kids start planting a fall garden. But with so many people offering their opinions, the task doesn't go as seamlessly as Kelly thinks so she calls for back up.

Family Plan, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Tori Spelling stars in this romantic comedy as a business woman who hires an actor to pretend to be her husband to impress her family-oriented employers.

Small Town, Big Deal, 9:30 p.m. (Eastern) RFDTV Hosts Rodney Miller and Jann Carl travel to small towns in America where they highlight attractions and places of interests off the beaten trail of the East and West Coast centric media. Each episode features the hosts visiting two places of interest, including festivals, museums, and historical re-enactments.

Beat Bobby Flay, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) Food Network Two of Bobby Flay’s friends invite two chefs to compete against one another and the winner of that round tries to beat Bobby Flay in a cook-off competition.