Best week ever: Baltimore events, music, movies and more

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Lots of new TV, local shows for the first week of 2012.

MOVIES OPENING (Friday; subject to change)
The Devil Inside
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

NOTABLE TV

MONDAY
The Bachelor (season premiere; 8 p.m.; ABC)
Pretty Little Liars (returns from hiatus; 8 p.m.; ABC Family)
Antiques Roadshow (season premiere; 8 p.m.; PBS)
The Lying Game (returns from hiatus; 9 p.m.; ABC Family)
Hoarders (season premiere; 9 p.m.; A&E)
Intervention (season premiere; 10 p.m.; A&E)
It’s a Brad, Brad World (series debut; 10 p.m.; Bravo)

TUESDAY
The Biggest Loser (season premiere; 8 p.m.; NBC)
Switched at Birth (returns from hiatus; 8 p.m.; ABC Family)
Work It (series debut; 8:30 p.m.; ABC)
Celebrity Wife Swap (series debut; 9 p.m.; ABC)
Jane By Design (series debut; 9 p.m.; ABC Family)
Jamie’s American Road Trip (series debut; 10 p.m.; BBC America)
Campus PD (season premiere; 10 p.m.; G4)

WEDNESDAY
Not My Mama’s Meals (series debut; 9 p.m.; Cooking)
Dog the Bounty Hunter (season premiere; 10 p.m.; A&E)
Moonshiners (season finale;1 0 p.m. Discovery)
Brad Meltzer’s Decoded (season finale; 10 p.m.; History)
Fatal Encounters (series debut; 10 p.m.; ID)

THURSDAY
Winter Wipeout (season premiere; 8 p.m.; ABC)
Project Runway All-Stars (season premiere; 9 p.m.; Lifetime)
American Stuffers (series debut; 10 p.m.; Animal Planet)
24/7 Flyers/Rangers: Road to the NHL Winter Classic (season finale; 10 p.m.; HBO)
Big Shrimpin’ (season finale; 10 p.m.; History)
Jersey Shore (season premiere; 10 p.m.; MTV)
Sebastian Maniscalco: What’s Wrong With People (special; 10 p.m.; Showtime)

FRIDAY
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta (season premiere; 9 p.m.; TLC)
Merlin (season premiere; 10 p.m.; Syfy)
Portlandia (season premiere; 10 p.m.; IFC)
The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (season premiere; 10:30 p.m.; IFC)

SATURDAY
Ultimate Factories (season premiere; 8 p.m.; NatGeo)

SUNDAY
The Firm (series debut; 9 p.m.; NBC)
Shameless (season premiere; 9 p.m.; Showtime)
House of Lies (series debut; 10 p.m.; Showtime)
Californication (season premiere; 10 p.m.; Showtime)

NEW ON DVD/BLU-RAY (Tuesday)
Citizen USA: A 50 State Roadtrip
Contagion
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
The Guard
I Don’t Know How She Does It
The Last Lions
Justified: The Complete Second Season
Mildred Pierce
Pearl Jam Twenty
Puncture
Royal Pains: Season Three
Shark Night
Tales from the Crypt: The Complete Fifth and Sixth Seasons

NEW BOOKS (Tuesday unless otherwise noted)
“Private: #1 Suspect,” James Patterson (Monday)
“Love in a Nutshell,” Janet Evanovich
“American Sniper,” Chris Kyle
“The Hunter,” John Lescroart
“Bossypants,” Tina Fey (paperback)
“How to be a Gentleman,” John Bridges

NEW ALBUMS (Tuesday)
Archer Black, “Forgiveness is a Weapon”
House of Low Culture, “Poisoned Soil”
Iron Lamb, “The Original Sin”
Lego Feet, “Lego Feet”
Morbus Chron, “Sleepers in the Rift”

NOTABLE AREA SHOWS

RAMS HEAD LIVE: Badfish (Friday); the Legwarmers (Saturday)

OTTOBAR Nghbrs (Tuesday); the New Media, Young Bloods (Thursday); Pianos Welcome the Teeth (Friday); Grey March, the Unknown (Saturday)

TALKING HEAD @ SONAR: Elxr: Bass Rush (Thursday); Psycho Enhancer (Friday); Bar Cardy (Friday); Mass Movement (Saturday); And it Must Occur (Sunday)

GOLDEN WEST: Emperor X (Friday)

METRO GALLERY: The Degenerettes (Saturday)

RECHER: Days Run Away (Thursday); ZO2 (Friday); A New Disorder (Saturday)

RAMS HEAD ON STAGE: Jordan Page (Thursday); Jesse Cook (Friday); Johnny Winter Band (Saturday and Sunday)

9:30 CLUB: Crash Boom Bang (Saturday)

BLACK CAT: Garland of Hours (Wednesday); Grey March (Thursday); King Face (Saturday)

NOTABLE AREA EVENTS
Gridiron Sing Off (Tuesday; Rams Head Live)
IMAX Film Festival (Tuesday through March 1; Maryland Science Center)
“Gleam” (opens Wednesday, runs through Feb. 5; Center Stage)
“MilkMilkLemonade” (opens Wednesday, runs through Feb. 5; Single Carrot Theatre)
“The Great Outdoors” exhibit (opens Wednesday, on view through March 31; Steven Scott Gallery)
Mondo Baltimore (Thursday; the Windup Space)
Comedian Jerrod Carmichael (Thursday-Saturday; Baltimore Comedy Factory)
Comedian Erik Myers (Thursday-Saturday; Magooby’s Joke House)
Jack Everly and the Brothers Gershwin concert (Friday-Sunday; Meyerhoff)
Date and Demo Night (Friday; The Glass Grill)
Baltimore Blast vs. Syracuse Silver Knights (Friday; 1st Mariner)
Save Your Soul (Friday; Lithuanian Hall)
“Generous Company’s Gumbo” (opens Friday, through Jan. 21; Theatre Project)
“Those Were the Days: Art by Anastasia Gnau” (opens Friday; Charmed Life Gallery)
“Arsenic & Old Lace” (opens Friday, runs through Feb. 7; Vagabond Theatre)
Baltimore Blast vs. Rochester Lancers (Saturday; 1st Mariner)
Arts Tower Open House (Saturday; Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower)
“Witch’s Brew” screening (Friday; Creative Alliance)
Balti Mare Balkan Dance Party w/ the Barrage Band (Saturday; Creative Alliance)
Ring of Honor Wrestling (Saturday; Du Burns Arena)

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