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Watch this (week of Jan. 13)

SUNDAY HBO brings back  “Girls” (9 p.m., HBO) and “Enlightened” (9:30 p.m., HBO) for their second seasons. Will the critically acclaimed “Girls” be able to hold on to its buzz? On Showtime, three series return: “Shameless” (9 p.m.), “House of Lies” (10 p.m.) and “Californication” (10:30 p.m.).  MONDAY “Sex and the City” prequel “The Carrie Diaries” (8 p.m., CW) debuts as a teen Carrie Bradshaw falls in love with New York for the very first time. Canadian time-traveling cop drama… Read More »

Coming soon: ‘Community’ (and other favorites)

With the seasonal TV slowdown, I thought rather than highlight what’s on this week, I’d let you know when a few of your favorites are returning next month. Dates are subject to change, and I’m sure I’ve left some shows out. But either way, it’s a great time to unclog your DVR to make room for a busy new year: January 4 “Merlin” (10 p.m., Syfy) returns for its fifth and final season. January 6 Jillian is back as season… Read More »

Time for midseason

In a previous post, I previewed Fox’s midseason line-up, which includes “Alcatraz” and “The Finder.” Here’s a look at several other shows debuting soon: “Rob” (Jan. 12, CBS): For those who own the “Deuce Bigalow” boxed set, are related to Rob Schneider or only watch TV shows with three letters in the title, then have I got a show for you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLYl15-9CRk “The Firm” (Jan. 8, NBC): Based on the John Grisham book, this legal drama stars Josh Lucas as… Read More »