5 Shows After Dark: Worth it For the Hats Alone.
“Downton Abbey” on PBS at 9:00pm ET. Third season premiere. I’d say “WOOO!” but I think that goes against the tenor of the show. Also, you know, basically everyone except Americans who have an aversion to pirating have seen this season but whatever, it’s new to me!
“The Good Wife” on CBS at 9:00pm ET. Fourth season winter premiere.
“Revenge” on ABC at 9:00pm ET. Second season winter premiere.
“Happy Endings” on ABC at 10:00pm ET. Third season winter premiere. They’re going to be burning off “Happy Endings” and “Don’t Trust the B—— in Apt. 23” two a week which is… concerning. I mean, maybe they’ll get the “Cougar Town” deal and move to a cable network, but I’m going to go light a candle for them just in case.
“Best Funeral Ever” on TLC at 10:00pm ET. I’m beginning to think that TLC has officially gone over to a sort of Swiftian satire. I mean, I hope.
Genevieve Burgess will be writing the date wrong for the next two months.