Must See HDTV (January 28th - February 3rd)

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Must See HDTV (January 28th - February 3rd)

There's a football game this week, in case you hadn't heard -- but that's not all. Netflix is debuting the series that it claims will change internet TV, and there's also a few other new options to keep an eye out for. Look below for the highlights this week, followed after the break by our weekly listing of what to look out for in TV, Blu-ray and videogames.

The Americans
Add another basic cable series to your watchlist this week, as FX debuts The Americans. Based in 1981, it focuses on a family of Soviet spies living in the US during the Cold War. The show already has a two year commitment to air in the UK, so it's unlikely to face a quick hook -- feel free to settle in.
(FX, January 20th, 10PM)

Super Bowl XLVII
It's the Super Bowl. All other Sunday night programing has been pushed aside, so you'll either be huddled around the flatscreen watching 49ers/Ravens or... we're not sure what.
(CBS, February 2nd, 6:30PM)

House of Cards
Netflix's next venture into the world of original programming begins Friday morning, when it will make the entire first season of its series House of Cards available for streaming. Starring Kevin Spacey, it has all the trademarks of a well produced cable series, it's just not on cable -- it's on the internet.
(Netflix, February 1st)

Blu-ray & Games

  • Downton Abbey (S3)
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (Part 2)
  • Hotel Transylvania (3D)
  • Seven Psychopaths
  • Paranormal Activity 4
  • Amazing Ocean (3D)
  • Fascination Coral Reef (3D)


  • Dallas (season premiere), TNT, 9 & 10PM
  • The Bachelor, ABC, 8PM
  • Bones, Fox, 8PM
  • Continuum, Syfy, 8PM
  • The Carrie Diaries, CW, 8PM
  • Switched at Birth, ABC Family, 8PM
  • WWE Raw, USA, 8PM
  • The Following, Fox, 9PM
  • 90210, NBC, 9PM
  • Being Human, Syfy, 9PM
  • Bunheads, ABC Family, 9PM
  • Lost Girl, Syfy, 10PM
  • Deception, NBC, 10PM
  • Castle, ABC, 10PM
  • Catfish, MTV, 11PM


  • The Taste, ABC, 8PM
  • NCIS, CBS, 8PM
  • Raising Hope, Fox, 8PM
  • Betty White's Off Their Rockers, NBC, 8 & 8:30PM
  • Hart of Dixie, CW, 8PM
  • Pretty Little Liars, ABC Family, 8PM
  • Go On, NBC, 9PM
  • The Lying Game, CW, 9PM
  • NCIS: LA, CBS, 9PM
  • New Girl, Fox, 9PM
  • Happy Endings, ABC, 9PM
  • Emily Owens M.D., CW, 9PM
  • Dual Survival, Discovery, 9PM
  • The Ultimate Fighter, FX, 9PM
  • Top Gear (US) (winter premiere), History, 9PM
  • Happy Endings, ABC, 9 & 9:30PM
  • The Mindy Project, Fox, 9:30PM
  • The New Normal , NBC, 9:30PM
  • White Collar, USA, 10PM
  • Africa, Discovery, 10PM
  • Vegas, CBS, 10PM
  • Cougar Town, TBS, 10PM
  • Justified, FX, 10PM
  • The Burn with Jeff Ross, Comedy Central, 10:30PM


  • The Americans (series premiere), FX, 10PM
  • American Idol, Fox, 8PM
  • Arrow, CW, 8PM
  • Whitney, NBC, 8PM
  • WWE Main Event, Ion, 8PM
  • The Neighbors, ABC, 8:30PM
  • Guys With Kids, NBC, 8:30PM
  • Supernatural CW, 9PM
  • Modern Family, ABC, 9PM
  • Inside the NFL, Showtime, 9PM
  • Suburgatory, ABC, 9:30PM
  • Workaholics, Comedy Central, 10PM
  • Necessary Roughness, USA, 10PM
  • NFL Turning Point, NBC Sports Network, 10PM
  • Nashville, ABC, 10PM
  • Unsung: Midnight Star, TV One, 10PM
  • The Kroll Show, Comedy Central, 10:30PM


  • 30 Rock (series finale), NBC, 8PM
  • Do No Harm (series premiere), NBC, 10PM
  • Impact Wrestling, Spike TV, 8PM
  • The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 8PM
  • The Vampire Diaries, CW, 8PM
  • Grizzlies/Thunder, TNT, 8PM
  • American Idol, Fox, 8PM
  • Two and a Half Men, CBS, 8:30PM
  • Person of Interest, CBS, 9PM
  • Beauty & the Beast, CW, 9PM
  • Glee, Fox, 9PM
  • Grey's Anatomy, ABC, 9PM
  • The Office, NBC, 9PM
  • The Office, NBC, 9:30PM
  • Anger Management, FX, 9:30PM
  • King of the Nerds, TBS, 10PM
  • Archer, FX, 10PM
  • Elementary, CBS, 10PM
  • Scandal, ABC, 10PM
  • Bellator MMA Live, Spike TV, 10PM
  • Suits, USA, 10PM
  • Legit, FX, 10:30PM
  • Mavericks/Warriors, TNT, 10:30PM
  • Totally Biased with W Kamau Bell, FX, 11PM


  • House of Cards, Netflix
  • Heat/Pacers, ESPN, 8PM
  • Nikita, CW, 8PM
  • WWE SmackDown, Syfy, 8PM
  • Malibu Country, ABC, 8:30PM
  • CSI: NY, CBS, 9PM
  • Spartacus: War of the Damned, Starz, 9PM
  • Friday Night Fights, ESPN2, 9PM
  • Lakers/Timberwolves, ESPN, 9:30PM
  • Real Time with Bill Maher, HBO, 10PM
  • Banshee, Cinemax, 10PM
  • Merlin, Syfy, 10PM
  • Portlandia, IFC, 10PM


  • Victorious (series finale), Nickelodeon, 8PM
  • Cops, Fox, 8 & 8:30PM
  • NFL Honors, CBS, 9PM
  • Girls, HBO, 10:05PM
  • Enlightened, HBO, 10:35PM


  • Super Bowl XLVII, CBS, 6:30PM
  • Downton Abbey, PBS, 9PM
  • Elementary, CBS, 10PM

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