5 Shows After Dark
“Alcatraz” on Fox at 8:00pm ET. Two hour series premiere. Starring Jorge Garcia as an “Alcatraz expert and comic book enthusiast” because apparently J.J Abrams is done pretending he’s doing anything but pandering to the self proclaimed geek demographic these days. Anyway, mysterious murder, lead female with family ties to Alcatraz, Comic Book Guy, shadowy government figure played by Sam Neill, etc. Enjoy!
“Gossip Girl” on The CW at 8:00pm ET. Fifth season winter premiere.
“How I Met Your Mother” on CBS at 8:00pm ET. 150th episode, because that’s important?
“Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America’s Golden Girl” on NBC at 8:00pm ET. This is 90 minutes, immediately followed by Betty’s new show “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” which is a hidden camera prank show featuring old people doing the punking. Less “get off my lawn” and more “I’m going to entice you onto my lawn so I can turn the sprinklers on once you’re there.”
“Hoarders” on A&E at 9:00pm ET.
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