TV highlights: ‘Workaholics’ returns and ‘Broad City’ premieres


Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson bring their comedy to "Broad City." (Linda Kallerus/Comedy Central)
January 21

“American Idol”(Fox at 8 p.m.) continues with a trip to the West Coast for a two-hour episode of auditions in the show’s more pleasant format with Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. on the judging panel.

Shorty and his wife visit the Pritchetts on this week’s “Modern Family” (ABC at 9) and, as usual, Jay isn’t too thrilled. Meanwhile, Phil and Claire have a startling dinner and conversation with Haley, and Mitchell and Cameron challenge themselves with a dinner where they can’t talk about their wedding or Lily.

RETURNING SHOW: “Workaholics” (Comedy Central at 10) returns for another raunchy round with Blake, Adam and Anders trying to appropriately plan a baby shower for Montez’s wife in the fourth season opener.

SERIES PREMIERE: “The Wahlburgers”(A&E at 10) follows brothers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg as they head back to Massachusetts to join forces with their brother Paul and open a hamburger restaurant. It’s essentially “Bob’s Burgers” meets a 1991 issue of Seventeen Magazine.

The chefs battle it out for a new car in tests presented by Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons on “Top Chef” (Bravo at 10) and then have to demonstrate how New Orleans has inspired their dishes. Douglas Keane, Grant Achatz and Andrew Carmellini guest judge.

Once Scarlett duets with Zac Brown, her career skyrockets on “Nashville” (ABC at 10), but the stress takes its toll on her, while Deacon helps Rayna write a ballad and Juliette’s popularity plummets.

“American Horror Story: Coven” (FX at 10) is setting it up to look as if Fiona’s end is near, while the future of the Coven is in question after Cordelia experiences a troublesome vision.

SERIES PREMIERE: Upright Citizens Brigade alums Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer bring their critically acclaimed digital series to Comedy Central in the form of “Broad City” (Comedy Central at 10:30), a weekly, half-hour scripted series.

“Girls” star Allison Williams stops by “The Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35).

Actor Charlie Sheen and television personality Joy Behar are on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC at 11:35), with musical guest Neon Trees.

Actors Christina Ricci and Jake Johnson come to “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC at 11:35), along with a musical performance from rapper Danny Brown.

— Rachel Lubitz

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