Weekend Preview: Tina Fey And Amy Poehler Take Over ‘The Golden Globes’ Once Again

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The Golden Globe Awards
(NBC, Sunday 8:00 p.m.) — No disrespect to The People’s Choice Awards, but Amy Poehler and Tina Fey help to make The Golden Globe Awards feel like the first big event of the awards season. They’re fantastic and have presided over a modern golden age in drama-free show hosting. So watch for the comedy, or for George Clooney’s lifetime achievement award, or to judge famous people’s fashion choices as they arrive on the red carpet during the pre-show that starts at 7:00.

Last Man Standing (ABC, Friday 8:00 p.m.) — Home Improvement doesn’t get a lot of love, but it was a damn funny TV show in its heyday. Last Man Standing hasn’t proven itself to be the same thing in the few episodes that I’ve seen, but it’s sure to get a few more eyes on it tonight as Tim Allen’s Home Improvement wife Patricia Richardson stops by to make Tool Time references.

Glee (FOX, Friday 8:00 p.m.) — Rachel’s acting career made a giant thud so now she’s back home trying to figure out what it’s all about. Also, Blaine is back home coaching The Warblers and everyone else comes back to town to help recruit Glee Club: The Next Generation.

Who the f*ck would care about what their school club was up to after they graduated?

NFL Divisional Series Playoffs (Various Networks on Saturday and Sunday) — The divisional round of the NFL playoffs kicks off with the Patriots taking on the Ravens (NBC, Saturday 4:35 p.m.) and the Panthers taking on the Seahawks (FOX, Saturday 8:00 p.m.). Then, the Cowboys go to Green Bay to play the Packers and Aaron Rogers’ magical healing calf muscle (FOX, Sunday 1:05 p.m.) and the Colts go to Denver to battle the Broncos (CBS, Sunday 4:40).

Galavant (ABC, Sunday 8:00 p.m.) — Episode titles for this latest back-to-back airing are “Two Balls”/”Comedy Gold”. Always.

The Simpsons (FOX, Sunday 8:00 p.m.) — Homer is hypnotized into thinking that he is Bart’s age and the two then strike up a friendship in an episode that was originally written by Judd Apatow in the 90s.

The Librarians (TNT, Sunday 8:00 p.m.) — TNT is running back-to-back episodes that both have a somewhat spooky theme. In the first, the librarians deal with a group of out-of-control teen witches. In the second episode, they come in contact with the alpha haunted house.

Girls (HBO, Sunday 9:00 p.m.) — Hannah’s looming move to Iowa strains her relationship with Adam and Jessa while Marnie continues her quest to become a musician in the 4th season premiere.

Shameless (Showtime, Sunday 9:00 p.m.) — As their neighborhood starts to improve, Frank and his kin try to clean up their act a little bit.

Togetherness (HBO, Sunday 9:30 p.m.) — This looks like another, “I’m married and I’m sorta miserable but unmotivated to change” mid-life crisis sitcom, but in that the Duplass brothers are behind it, it might be worth a watch.

House of Lies (Showtime, Sunday 10:00 p.m.) — The whole spiritual enlightenment thing didn’t work for Marty while in the desert, so it’s time for him to embrace “the dharma of kicking ass” in the season premiere.

Looking (HBO, Sunday 10:00 p.m.) — In the season 2 premiere, Patrick, August, and Dom go to stay at Lynn’s cabin in the woods and then they stumble onto something called a bacchanalian party. This is not the way most “cabin the woods” stories play out.

Episodes (Showtime, Sunday 10:30 p.m.) — Matt deals with the reality of a financial crisis in — you guessed it — the season premiere.

LATE NIGHT GUESTS: Jeff Goldblum on Letterman; Sharon Osborne and Penn and Teller on the Drew Carey hosted Late Late Show; Don Cheadle and Kate Bosworth on Fallon; and Chris Hardwick, Jay Leno, Paul Begala, Carly Fiorina, and Salman Rushdie on the season premiere of Real Time with Bill Maher.