On TV this Sunday: Girls grab onto another season, say namaste to new Enlightenedeps, the Gallaghers make their Shameless return, the Golden Globes fete Hollywood’s best and more. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm The 70th Annual Golden Globes (NBC) |Parks and Recreation‘s Amy Poehler and 30 Rock‘s Tina Fey co-host the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual paean to television, movies and free booze. (See what Fey and Poehler have planned!)
8 pm Once Upon a Time (ABC)| Mr. Gold just may have found a way to cross the Storybrooke border to go find his son Bae. Alas, Hook’s on the hunt for his mortal enemy Rumplestiltskin. (Read preview.)
8:30 pm Bob’s Burgers (Fox)| Bob winds up on a nude beach, and we’re guessing it’s as disturbing as it sounds. Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live) voices Tommy, a health inspector who blackmails the Belchers.
9 pm Girls (HBO) | Season 2 premiere: Hannah and new roommate Elijah (The New Normal‘s Andrew Rannells) throw a housewarming party, Marnie gets a visit from her mom (The Good Wife‘s Rita Wilson) and Jessa returns from her honeymoon.
9 pm The Good Wife (CBS) | Elsbeth Tascioni (returning guest star Carrie Preston) is arrested, so Alicia, Will and Diane step up to help her; Peter gets conflicting advice from Eli and Jordan.
9 pm Shameless (Showtime)| Season 3 premiere: Frank wakes up in a place completely foreign to him: Juarez, Mexico. (Read preview!)
9 pm Masterpiece Classic (PBS)|Downton Abbey: The estate’s fate hinges on a letter from a dead man, Edith and Sir Anthony share a crucial moment and Mrs. Hughes confronts a crisis.
9:30 pm Enlightened (HBO)| Season 2 premiere: With Tyler’s help – and possibly that of a reporter (My Best Friend’s Wedding‘s Dermot Mulroney) — Amy aims to take down Abadonn Industries bigwigs.
NBC has ordered two pilots, including a single-camera comedy adaptation of About a Boy produced by Parenthood and Friday Night Lights exec producer Jason Katims.
The other project, Joe, Joe and Jane, is a multi camera comedy written by Joe Port and Joe Weissman (The Office, Just Shoot Me) about an author caught in an ongoing war between two needy, flawed people — his wife and his co-author/BFF.
About a Boy, based on the book and subsequent 2002 film starring Hugh Grant and Nicholas Hoult (pictured), centers on (as you know) the relationship between a man-child and the young boy who moves in next door.