Sunday’s TV Picks: ‘Downton Abbey’
TV picks for Sunday, Jan. 6, 2012, include the return of “Downton Abbey” to KCTS, “Revenge” on ABC and “The Biggest Loser” on NBC.
Tonight in Prime Time
American fans have been waiting nearly a year for the return of this glorious and oh-so-satisfying British miniseries. While much has been made about the guest appearance of Shirley MacLaine — she’s wonderful, by the way — there are many other things to celebrate. My favorites: that deliciously wicked pair of servants, Thomas and O’Brien (Rob James-Collier and Siobhan Finneran); the restrained-but-changing Lord Grantham (Hugh Bonneville); and the force of nature that is the Dowager Countess (Dame Maggie Smith). Prepare some tea and crumpets and luxuriate in the two-hour season premiere, 9 p.m. Sunday on KCTS (seattletimes.com/tvlistings).
Also on Sunday
“Bob’s Burgers,” 8:30 p.m. (Fox): Linda forces Louise to attend a mother-daughter seminar in hopes of improving their relationship; Tina asks Bob to teach her to shave her legs.
“Revenge,” 9 p.m. (ABC): Victoria starts planning a scheme that includes Emily; Emily locks in on a new target; Declan learns something that may threaten the Stowaway’s future.
“The Biggest Loser,” 9 p.m. (NBC): Fifteen adults and three young teens come to the ranch to lose weight and change their lives; Jillian Michaels returns to train contestants along with Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince.
“The Good Wife,” 9 p.m. (CBS): Louis Canning’s attempts to delay a deposition could complicate Will’s latest and potentially lucrative case; Diane and Will have a faceoff with Clarke.
“Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off,” 9 p.m. (Food): The teams must cook a prix fixe menu for a dinner theater and perform a skit for the patrons.
“Hoosiers” (1986), 10 p.m. (Sundance): A college basketball coach leaves the Navy in 1951 and becomes coach of an underdog Indiana high-school team.
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