Sunday Night Television

54th GrammysI’m actually pretty surprised by tonight’s line-up. White the 4 major networks do have a night of all new programming there is nothing to write home about. We’ve got the faux cartoon network night on Fox and the Grammy Awards on CBS. This will most likely catch a few more eyeballs as the death of Whitney Houston makes way for a tribute by Jennifer Hudson. “She’s a good friend of the Grammys,” Erlich said in an interview. “She’s had some very significant appearances on the show.” Her tragic death aside I’ve never been a huge fan of the Grammy’s though I will DVR it because my husband loves Jason Aldean (well his drummer Rich Redmond) who will be performing tonight. Honestly with all the scheduled performers I don’t know how they are going to have time for a host and the actual awarding of awards.

The only thing I am looking forward to tonight is a new Once Upon a Time and Downtown Abbey. How about you?

Your line-up for Sunday February 12th (repeat episodes marked with * and new are in bold)

Fox – The Simpsons; Napoleon Dynamite; Family Guy; American Dad
NBC –  Dateline NBC; Fear Factor
ABC – Once Upon a Time; Desperate Housewives; Pan Am
MPBN – Masterpiece Classic – Downtown Abbey (x2 including a new episode); Independent Lens
CW – The Family Stone; Without a Trace*
CBS – Grammy Awards
Lifetime – The Holiday
TNT – 2 Fast 2 Furious (7pm start time); The Fast and the Furious
FX – The Proposal
USA – Law & Order SVU (x3)
TBS – The Hangover
A&E – Criminal Minds (x4)
AMC – The Walking Dead (1 repeat, 1 new); Comic Book Men 
BBC America – BAFTA Awards 2012; Absolutely Fabulous

My highlight picks tonight are (episode descriptions courtesy of IMDb and TV Guide):

Grammy Awards: 54th Annual Awards – LL Cool J will host at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Scheduled to perform: Adele, Paul McCartney; Coldplay; Rihanna; Foo Fighters; Taylor Swift; the Beach Boys; Bruno Mars; Kelly Clarkson; Jason Aldean; Nicki Manaj; Katy Perry; Bruce Springsteen; Tony Bennett; Carrie Underwood; Chris Brown; Alicia Keys; Bonnie Raitt; Maroon 5; Foster the People; Joe Walsh; the Civil Wars; Diana Krall.

Once Upon a Time Skin DeepOnce Upon a Time: Skin Deep – After Mr. Gold’s house is robbed, Emma keeps a close eye on him when it looks like he wants to track down the criminal and dole out some vigilante justice as payback, and Valentine’s Day finds Mary Margaret, Ruby and Ashley having a girls’ night out. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was, Belle agrees to a fateful deal to give up her freedom in order to save her town from the horrors of the Ogre war.

Masterpiece Classic Downtown Abbey: Episode 6 – The Spanish flu  sweeps through the household and infecting Cora, Lavinia and Mr. Carson, among others. Mary, Sybil and Robert, meanwhile, each face a moment of truth; and Anna and Mr. Bates experience a moment of happiness.

Desperate Housewives: Is This What You Call Love? – Susan is in for a shock when daughter Julie pays a visit and shows up six months pregnant; Bree’s alcohol consumption and lust for men continues to dominate and ruin her life; Lynette’s first sexual encounter since separating from Tom doesn’t quite end in fireworks; and Gaby’s attempt to sooth Juanita when she doesn’t receive a Valentine’s Day card from a boy she has a crush on backfires.

Comic Book Men: Junk – A look at life in and around a New Jersey comic-book store begins with manager Walt challenging the staff to a sales competition at a flea market. Later, customers bring some interesting items into the shop.

The Walking Dead: Nebraska – Rick and the others try to restore order in the aftermath a terrible discovery. When Hershel takes up an old habit and disappears, Rick and Glenn must follow him into town.