Monday TV Picks: The new ‘The Following’ on Fox
TV picks for Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, include the new “The Following” on Fox, “Bunheads” on ABC Family and “Deception” on NBC.
Tonight in Prime Time
Fox has been pushing this new thriller really hard over the past few weeks. It’s from creative producer Kevin Williamson (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Dawson’s Creek”), and stars Kevin Bacon as a former FBI agent, consulting on the case of serial Killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy), who has escaped from death row. Let’s hope for more spooky and creepy and not too much gore. Series premiere, 9 p.m. on Fox (seattletimes.com/tvlistings).
Also on Monday
“Cold Turkey” (1971), 7 p.m. (TCM): An Iowa minister accepts a tobacco tycoon’s offer of $25 million to a town that quits smoking for 30 days.
“The Bachelor,” 8 p.m. (ABC): A volleyball game brings out the women’s true colors; Sean surprises AshLee and the two girls who joined them on their date with a performance by Eli Young Band; Sean makes a revelation.
“How I Met Your Mother,” 8 p.m. (CBS): Barney asks Ted to keep dating Carly (Ashley Benson), a much younger woman, even though she and Ted have nothing in common.
“Bunheads,” 9 p.m. (ABC Family): Michelle and Fanny attempt to drum up some much-needed income; the girls continue to be enchanted by the new students.
“Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” 10 p.m. (Food): Creole oyster benedict, winter squash and a blueberry crunch roller in Olympia; and fried chicken, arancini balls and the sacred swine sandwich in New Jersey.
“Deception,” 10:01 p.m. (NBC): Joanna’s operation has her spending more time with Samantha and Julian; Edward gets fired; Mia makes some hasty decisions.
The New York Times