TV highlights: ‘Archer’ returns and ‘Chozen’ premieres on FX


ARCHER: Someone who has been with the ISIS crew from the beginning dies and then things get crazy. (FX Network/Courtesy of FX )
January 12

It’s humiliating group-date time on “The Bachelor” (ABC at 8 p.m.) this week when 13 of the remaining 18 women go out together with Juan Pablo for a charity photo shoot. At the rose ceremony, three women are eliminated.

For your weekly dose of testosterone-injected entertainment, NBC is airing “American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. Japan” (8), where five American competitors battle five Japanese players in an international-type competition.

Max is trying to be more than just friends with her pastry school partner on “2 Broke Girls” (CBS at 8:30), while Caroline continues to crush on her married teacher.

Capt. Irving’s daughter is in danger on “Sleepy Hollow” (Fox at 9), so he pleads for help from Crane and Mills while looking to Washington’s Bible for answers.

RETURNING SHOW: The Season 2 premiere of the Emmy-nominated show “Brain Games” (NatGeo at 9) opens with an exploration of how color affects the brain along with a series of interactive games and fascinating experiments that prove its power.

SERIES PREMIERE: The reality show “Don’t Trust Andrew Mayne” (A&E at 10) premieres with a wife teaching her husband a lesson with the help of a mischevious magician who pulls pranks on strangers using illusions.

RETURNING SHOW: Back in all its crude animated glory, “Archer” (FX at 10) returns for its fifth season, opening with the death of an ISIS veteran.

SERIES PREMIERE: Based on the novels of Kelley Armstrong, “Bitten” (Syfy at 10) opens with an introduction of its main character, a young werewolf who is planning to leave behind her pack to find a new life in the big city.

SERIES PREMIERE: An animated comedy about its title character, a gay white rapper fresh out of prison, “Chozen” (FX at 10:30) is previewed by Hank Stuever on Page C2.

Comedian Bill Cosby is on “The Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35), with a musical performance from Sleigh Bells.

Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez and actor Aaron Eckhart are on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC at 11:35), with musical guest Dorian Holley.

Actors/musicians Kevin Costner and Harry Connick Jr. stop by “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC at 11:35), with a musical performance from Costner and his band Modern West.

— Rachel Lubitz

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