TV highlights: ‘Critics’ Choice Movie Awards’

January 15

The “19th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards” (CW at 8 p.m.) airs tonight to honor the year’s best films. “American Hustle” and “12 Years a Slave” lead all films with 13 nominations apiece. Forest Whitaker, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater are to receive special awards during the ceremony.

The study group gets grilled on this week’s “Community” (NBC at 8). Following Pierce’s death, a team of investigators comes in and asks the group questions regarding the incident, which leads them to learn some telling things about each other.

“American Idol” (Fox at 8) concludes its season premiere with two hours of preliminary auditions.

New jobs for Leslie and Ben bring a new set of challenges to “Parks and Recreation” (NBC at 8:30). Meanwhile, Ann and Chris think of taking a big leap for their future together as parents.

SERIES PREMIERE: The new Tim Gunn-hosted fashion competition “Under the Gunn” (Lifetime at 9) features teams of designers who compete under the guidance of former “Project Runway” winners serving as mentors.

RETURNING SHOW: “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” (TLC at 9) returns with two new episodes for its third-season premiere with the family reuniting at the Redneck Games in Georgia and Pumpkin tracking down guinea pigs she can practice on for beauty school.

SERIES PREMIERE: Members of the ’90s R&B trio SWV set aside their differences and attempt to stage a comeback on the reality series “SWV Reunited” (WE at 10).

RETURNING SHOW: Season two of “Welcome to Myrtle Manor” (TLC at 10) opens with trailer-park competition and Becky having to prove herself while Amanda organizes the manor’s Fourth of July party.

SERIES PREMIERE: Jerry Springer hosts “Tabloid” (ID at 10), a docuseries that looks into some of the wildest stories and claims from supermarket tabloids.

“NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams stops by the “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35), with musical guest Rosanne Cash.

Actor Mark Harmon and American figure skater Gracie Gold are on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC at 11:35), with actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth.

Actor Chris Pine and television personality Kevin O’Leary stop by “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC at 11:35), with a musical performance from Gregory Porter.

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