TV This Week Jan. 12 - 18: ‘Frontline’ on PBS

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, center, is profiled on "Frontline" on PBS.

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This week’s TV Movies



The dynamic duo of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler return to co-host “The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards.” 5 p.m. NBC

Comic Book Guy meets a woman and seeks Homer’s advice on “The Simpsons,” and speaking of fantasy, “The Family Guy” offers reinterpretations of classic fairy tales. 8 and 9 p.m. Fox

“The Beaver Brothers” are a team of critter-catching Canadian siblings in this unscripted series. 8 and 8:30 p.m. Animal Planet

Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson are on the case in the gritty, decades-spanning crime drama “True Detective.” 9 p.m. HBO

“Unlocking Sherlock” offers a behind-the-scenes look at the mystery-drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Arthur Conan Doyle’s super-sleuth. 10 p.m. KOCE

Lena Dunham and company return with new episodes of her gynocentric comedy-drama “Girls.” 10 and 10:30 p.m. HBO

Would-be brides from overseas visit the U.S. to sort things out with their prospective life partners in the reality series “90 Day Fiance.” 10 p.m. TLC


Get a guided tour of UC Berkeley’s hallowed halls in Frederick Wiseman’s exhaustive documentary “At Berkeley” on “Independent Lens.” 10 p.m. KOCE

A magician arranges illusion-based comeuppances in the reality series “Don’t Trust Andrew Mayne.” 10 and 10:30 p.m. A&E

“Archer” returns for further spy-spoofery. Then, a gay, white ex-con tries to make his name in the rap game in the off-color animated series “Chozen.” 10 and 10:30 p.m. FX

Science gets weird in the new series “Duck Quacks Don’t Echo.” 10 and 10:30 p.m. National Geographic Channel

“Smallville’s” Laura Vandervoort is the only living lady werewolf in upstate New York in the drama “Bitten.” 10 p.m. Syfy


From LBJ to MLK, “American Experience” revisits the personages and politics of the year that was 1964. 8 p.m. KOCE

Are you ready for some pee-wee football? Texas youngsters take the field in the docu-series “Friday Night Tykes.” 9 p.m. Esquire Network

Meet the new dictator: A profile of Kim Jong-Un is included when “Frontline” takes you inside the “Secret State of North Korea.” 10 p.m. KOCE



J.Lo’s back, so’s Keith Urban, along with newbie Harry Connick Jr., on the return of “American Idol.” 8 p.m. Fox; also Thu.

“30 Rock’s” Jane Krakowski and “The Social Network’s” Jesse Eisenberg guest star on “Modern Family.” 9 p.m. ABC

Dirigibles, despicable: “Nova” examines Germany’s aerial bombardment of London during WWI in “Zeppelin Terror Attack.” 9 p.m. KOCE

“Idol’s” Kelly Clarkson guest stars on “Nashville,” not to be confused with the new reality series “Crazy Hearts: Nashville.” 10 p.m. ABC; 11 p.m. A&E

If it quacks like a you-know-what, it must be the return of “Duck Dynasty.” 10 and 10:30 p.m. A&E


The 1990s-era rivalry between figure skating’s Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan — and the nasty turn it took — are recalled on a new “30 for 30.” 6 p.m. ESPN

Crix pix fave flix at “The 19th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.” Aisha Tyler hosts. 8 p.m. KTLA

Aspiring designers will be “Under the Gunn” in this reality competition hosted by “Project Runway’s” Tim Gunn. 9 p.m. Lifetime

Further redneckery ensues with the return of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.” 9 and 9:30 p.m. TLC

There’s a “Party Down South,” and y’all’re invited in this reality series that’s like a Dixie-fied “Jersey Shore.” 10 p.m. CMT

“The Brian Boitano Project” finds the former figure skater renovating a centuries-old fixer-upper in Italy. 11 and 11:30 p.m. HGTV


There’s no boarding like snowboarding in the TV movie “Cloud 9.” Dove Cameron (“Liv & Maddie”) stars. 8 p.m. Disney Channel

Brush up your Russian: Anna Netrebko takes the stage in Tchaikovsky’s tragic opera “Eugene Onegin” on “Great Performances at the Met.” 9 p.m. KOCE

A finder of lost loves plies his trade in the reality series “APB With Troy Dunn.” 9 p.m. TNT

“Patton Oswalt: Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time” showcases the funnyman in a stand-up special. 10 p.m. Epix



Got EGOT? Rita Moreno does, to which she’ll be adding lifetime-achievement honors at the “20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.” 5 p.m. TBS, TNT

A bride-to-be’s dream wedding is a done deal in the TV movie “June in January.” Brooke D’Orsay and Marilu Henner star. 7 and 10 p.m. Hallmark Channel

Tom Cruise is the last man on Earth (or is he?) in the apocalyptic 2013 sci-fi “Oblivion.” Morgan Freeman also stars. 8 p.m. HBO

Suffer the children: Heather Graham, Ellen Burstyn and “Mad Men’s” Kiernan Shipka star in an adaptation of V.C. Andrews’ novel “Flowers in the Attic.” 8 p.m. Lifetime