TV This Week Jan. 11 - 17: 'Whitney'

TV This Week Jan. 11 - 17: 'Whitney'
The new TV movie "Whitney" stars Yaya DaCosta as Whitney Houston, on Lifetime. (Jack Zeman / Lifetime)

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You know 'em, you love 'em, you can't get rid of 'em: Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are back to host "The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards." George Clooney will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award. 5 p.m. NBC

"Girls" still say and do the darndest things on the return of the Lena Dunham comedy. 9 p.m. HBO

"Shameless," "House of Lies" and "Episodes" are all back with new seasons. 9, 10 and 10:30 p.m. Showtime

"Togetherness" isn't all it's cracked up to be in this new comedy starring Amanda Peet, Mark Duplass and Melanie Lynskey. 9:30 p.m. HBO

"The Queen's Garden" is a lot nicer than yours in this guided tour of all things botanical around Buckingham Palace. 10 p.m. KOCE

A pastor and a wellness coach walk into the Utah desert in the debut of "Remote Survival." 10 p.m. National Geographic Channel

The ladies doth protest too much in the documentary special "My Husband's Not Gay." 10 p.m. TLC


Ohio State and Oregon meet to decide the first-ever "College Football National Championship." 5:30 p.m. ESPN

Kathy Griffin steps in for the late Joan Rivers as "Fashion Police" dishes on the garb and the gowns at the Golden Globes. 9 p.m. E!

A Texas man returns to the scene of the crime he committed as a teen on a new "Independent Lens." 10 p.m. KOCE

They want out of the friend zone in the new reality series "Friends to Lovers?" 10 p.m. Bravo

Victoria Justice is out for, um, justice in the edgy new mystery series "Eye Candy" based on the novel by R.L. Stine. 10 p.m. MTV


You know her, you love her, etc.: Amy Poehler returns with a seventh and final season of "Parks and Recreation." 8 and 8:30 p.m. NBC

"Genealogy Roadshow" rolls into New Orleans for its second-season premiere. 8 p.m. KOCE

Fair play? "Nick News With Linda Ellerbee" takes a kid-friendly look at Title IX and its impact on sports. 8 p.m. Nickelodeon

"American Experience" explores white opposition to the civil-rights movement in 1960s North Carolina in "Klansville, U.S.A." 9 p.m. KOCE

Russia's Vladimir Putin is profiled on "Frontline." And then he annexes it. 10 p.m. KOCE

A plus-sized dancer proves she's still got the moves in "My Big Fat Fabulous Life." 10 p.m. TLC


Fans take a cruise with their favorite aging boy-band in "Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block." 8 and 8:30 p.m. TVGN

It slices, it dices, it makes julienne fries out of atomic particles. It's the Large Hadron Collider, and it's the subject of the season premiere of "Nova." 9 p.m. KOCE

"The Story Behind" the sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond" is told in the premiere of this series. 9 p.m. TVGN

Abbi and Ilana are back for more she-nanigans on the return of the comedy series "Broad City." 10:30 p.m. Comedy Central


Who's a good boy? Find out at "The World Dog Awards" hosted by George Lopez. 8 p.m. KTLA

One of 'em was in those "Sharknado" movies, find out about the others in "The Cast of Beverly Hills, 90210: Where Are They Now." 8 p.m. TVGN

"Boyhood," "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel" are among the best-picture nominees at "The Critics' Choice Movie Awards." 9 p.m. A&E

Put a shrimp on the barbie, "Chopped Canada" is back for a third go-round. OK, so we're bad at geography. 9 p.m. Food Network


"Godzilla" does to San Francisco what he once did to Tokyo in director Gareth Edwards' awesome 2014 update. With Brian Cranston. 7:55 p.m. Cinemax

It's all fun and games till someone gets hurt and/or humiliated in the viral-video clip show "World's Funniest Fails" hosted Terry Crews. 8 p.m. Fox

The honor of your presence is requested at "The Marriage of Figaro" when Mozart's comic opera opens a new season of "Great Performances at the Met." 9 p.m. KOCE

The 1995 sci-fi flick "12 Monkeys" is now a TV series sans Bruce Willis followed by the second-season premiere of the horror-drama "Helix." 9 and 10 p.m. Syfy


A teen cheerleader trades her pom-poms for the old pigskin in the new sitcom "Bella and the Bulldogs." 8 p.m. Nickelodeon

You know 'em, you love 'em, etc., etc.: Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd star in David Wain's 2014 rom-com send-up "They Came Together." 8 p.m. Epix

Yaya DaCosta portrays singer Whitney Houston in the bio-drama "Whitney." Angela Bassett directs. 8 p.m. Lifetime

"The Musketeers" are back to buckle more swashes on the return of this drama based on the Alexandre Dumas novel. 9 p.m. BBC America

Adam and Jamie take on the "Indiana Jones" franchise on a new "MythBusters." 9 p.m. Discovery