So… you have a week to kill until the Super Bowl. What’s on TV between now and then?
Sun., Jan. 29:
“Undercover Boss” (8 p.m. CBS): Grab a glass of wine and the remote… the long-awaited (in Sonoma County at least) episode featuring Kendall Jackson’s president, Rick Tigner, airs Sunday.
After “Undercover Boss,” don’t change the channel: On “The Good Wife” (9 p.m., CBS), Wendy Scott-Carr intensifies her campaign against Will in an effort to send him to prison.
If you get HBO, “Luck” premieres (9 p.m., HBO). The drama centered around horse racing features some big names, including Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte.
Mon., Jan. 30:
“Alcatraz” (9 p.m., Fox): If you haven’t discovered this show yet, tonight’s a good a time as any. The show is doing fairly well in the ratings, so it may be sticking around for a while. Tonight’s reappearing bad guy is a notorious bank robber, leading to, of course, a hostage situation.
“Gossip Girl” (8 p.m., CW) celebrates its 100th episode with a musical sequence and a wedding. I wasn’t able to make it past the first season of this show, but for fans, this is a big deal.
Tues:, Jan. 31:
“Glee” (8 p.m., Fox): New Directions pays tribute to Michael Jackson.
On “White Collar” (USA): “True Blood’s” Joe Manganiello guest stars as an ex-con on tonight’s episode. Neal vs. Alcide? I’ll be watching.
Wed., Feb. 1:
Unless you’re an “American Idol” fan, you’re better off taking the night off to catch up on episodes of “Community” or “Revenge” on HuluPlus. (The fatal engagement party that kicked off the “Revenge” pilot will be revisited in the Feb. 15th episode.) Otherwise, your choices are repeats of the great ABC comedies (including “Modern FamilY”), or new episodes of NBC’s bad ones (“Whitney” and “Are You There, Chelsea?”) or “Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials.” (Don’t say I didn’t warn you.)
Thurs., Feb. 2:
Tonight, it’s the old stand-bys. If you feel like laughing, tune in to NBC’s comedies (“30 Rock,” “Parks and Recreation,” “The Office” and “Up All Night”). Want crime-solving drama? Check out CBS’ “Person of Interest” (9 p.m.) or “The Mentalist” (10 p.m.)
Fri., Feb 3:
With “Chuck’s” farewell episode last week, Friday night viewing is pretty grim… or Grimm (9 p.m., NBC), the fairytale-inspired police procedural. The inspiration for this week’s episode is “Hansel and Gretel,” which, coincidentally, was also the inspiration for a recent episode of that other fairytale drama, ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” (8 p.m. Sundays).
– Heather Chavez