TV highlights: ‘When Calls the Heart’ premieres on Hallmark


Emmy Rossum stars as Fiona Gallagher in the fourth season premiere of “Shameless.” (Cliff Lipson/SHOWTIME)
January 10

SERIES PREMIERE: A young teacher leaves big-city life for a small frontier town in the 19th century on “When Calls the Heart” (Hallmark at 9 p.m.), an original series for the network.

“Animation Domination High-Def” (Fox at 11:30) is a late-night comedy cartoon special that will feature two new animated series: “Lucas Bros. Moving Co.” and “Golan the Insatiable.”

It’s a repeat “Saturday Night Live” (NBC at 11:30) this week, with Jimmy Fallon as host and Justin Timberlake as musical guest.

Sunday talk shows: “Platts Energy Week” (WUSA at 8 a.m.) interviews Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.); “BioCentury This Week” (WUSA at 8:30) features Deerfield Management’s Jonathan Leff; “Fox News Sunday” (Fox at 9) hosts Sens. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Benjamin L. Cardin (D-Md.) and Reps. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Steve Southerland II (R-Fla.); “White House Chronicle” (WETA at 9) has Dentons’ Clinton Vince; “State of the Union” (CNN at 9) features Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D); “Government Matters” (WJLA at 9:30) hosts the Treasury Department’s Nani A. Coloretti; “This Week” (ABC at 10) features former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani; “Newsmakers” (C-SPAN at 10) talks to Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.); “This Is America & the World” (WETA at 10 and WHUT at 6 p.m.) talks to former Indian ambassador Nirupama Rao; “Meet the Press” (NBC at 10:30) has Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus; “Face the Nation” (CBS at 10:30) talks to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.).

Sunday night, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler attempt to re-create last year’s rather spectacular, actually funny show on the “71st Annual Golden Globe Awards” (NBC at 8), the second “Globes”-hosting gig for the duo. Red carpet coverage begins at 7 p.m.

SERIES PREMIERE: The original crime series “True Detective” (HBO at 9) is about two detectives in Louisiana who hunt for a serial killer in a 17-year time span. Stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey.

RETURNING SHOW: Also on the network is the third-season opener of “Girls” (HBO at 10) that has Hannah returning to her usual whiny antics with two back-to-back episodes.

RETURNING SHOWS: Showtime features a slew of new episodes, with “Shameless” (9) coming back for season four and both “House of Lies” (10) and “Episodes” (10:30) returning for their third seasons.

— Rachel Lubitz

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