What Else is On? January 8-14, 2014

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (Photo: NBC / HFPA)
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (Photo: NBC / HFPA)

We hit TV bingo this week with a new game show, an award show, a new drama, new animation, and Bigfoot. Now someone needs to pitch a show combining those elements. Here’s what’s on TV this week.

Wednesday, January 8

Game Show Network will debut The Mind of a Man with four episodes, starting at 8pm. I’m certain this will be a polemic challenging the gender binary in an effort to dismantle the patriarchy. Or not. Over on NBC,  Chicago Fire spin-off Chicago PD will premiere at 10pm.

Thursday, January 9

Congratulations Parks and Recreation for hitting the big 100 in your 100th timeslot, now at 8:30pm. If you are still in a comedy mood with SNL alumni, the faux miniseries The Spoils of Babylon airs its first two installments on IFC at 10pm.

Friday, January 10

Spike hopes to settle the sasquatch mystery once and for all with the show 10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty. The first of nine teams to bring definitive proof of the beast will collect the bounty. Oh! And Dean Cain is the host. You guys, I LOVE January TV.

Sunday, January 12

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are back as hosts for the Golden Globe Awards which air live starting at 8pm. The awards aren’t much of an indicator of anything other than what certain celebrities’ alcohol tolerances are, but that’s useful information. If you need a break from the revelry, PBS will air the special Unlocking Sherlock after Downton Abbey as preparation for next week’s premiere of the latest batch of episodes.

Monday, January 13

Sleepy Hollow is back after its lengthy hiatus for one more episode before next week’s season finale. Later, FX’s animation block moves to Mondays with Archer at 10pm followed by the premiere of Chozen at 10:30.

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Mike has been writing about TV online since 2008, when he started the blog WTF Little House on the Prairie? The blog was a project to practice writing about television analytically prior to getting an MA in Television-Radio-Film from Syracuse University, or as he likes to call it “TV Camp.” After a lengthy stint at TVLatest, Mike wanted to launch a site that brought in classic TV, diamonds in the rough, and the shows everybody watches. E-mail: mike@whatelseison.tv