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This weekend on TV: Give "Enlisted" and "True Detective" a chance

Published January 10, 2014 10:40 am
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The new comedy Enlisted (Friday, 8:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13) is about three brothers serving at an Army base in Florida.

Give it a chance. It's sort of dumb when it starts out, but by the end of the pilot I was laughing.

True Detectives (Sunday, 10 p.m., HBO) couldn't possibly be more different from "Enlisted," except that it, too, starts out slowly so you'll need to give it a chance.

Matthew McConaughy and Woody Harrelson star as Texas police detectives caught up in a gruesome crime. The narrative jumps around in time - 17 years from one end to the other - in each episode.

If you give it a chance, you'll want to see more.

Friday on TV ...

Women's college basketball (6 p.m., P12N): Stanford at Utah

Last Man Standing (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The Baxters have a run-in with the law.

Bones (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The remains of a girl who died 18 years ago are delivered to Brennan and Booth's house.

The Carrie Diaries (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Devastating news changes Bennet's and Walt's lives.

Men's college volleyball (7 p.m., BYUtv): Northridge at BYU

NBA (7 p.m., ROOT): Cleveland Cavliers at Utah Jazz

The Neighbors (7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Larry wants to build a panic room.

Hawaii Five-0 (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): One of Grover's friends disappears.

Grimm (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Juliette learns that her friend is a wesen.

Live from Lincoln Center (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): The Richard Tucker Foundation Gala.

Raising Hope (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Virginia's cousin visits.

Helix (8, 9:30 and 11 p.m., Syfy): This new series is a thriller set at an Arctic research base where a potential disease outbreak could threaten mankind.

Blue Bloods (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Danny tracks the distributor of a deadly new street drug.

Dracula (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Grayson and Van Helsing have a falling out.

Saturday on TV ...

NFL playoffs: New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks (2:35 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13); Indianapolis Colts at New England Patriots (6:15 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2)

Figure skating (1 and 7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): U.S. championships

Atlantis (7 and 10 p.m., BBC America): The gang travels into the unknown in a caravan.

Men's college basketball (7 p.m., BYUtv): Loyola Marymount at BYU

Sunday on TV ...

NFL playoffs: San Francisco 49ers at Carolina Panthers (11:05 a.m., Fox/Ch. 13); San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos (4:15 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2)

Women's college basketball (1p.m., P12N): California at Utah

Men's college basketball (5 p.m., P12N): Utah at Washington State

The Golden Globes (6 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Tina Fey and Amy Poehler return as hosts.

60 Minutes (6 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A follow-up report on people who remember absolutely everything that's happened to them.

The Simpsons (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Comic Book Guy seeks out Homer for advice on dating.

The Good Wife (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Cary woos a Lockhart/Gardner client.

Revenge (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): There's a game-changing revelation.

Downton Abbey (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Gregson impresses Robert; Anna is attacked.

The Mentalist (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Van Pelt and Rigsby are on the trail of an alarming conspiracy.

Betrayal (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Jack and Drew decide to work together.

Sister Wives (10 p.m., TLC): Meri has a meltdown.

Girls (11 and 11:30 p.m., HBO): The new season begins with a pair of new episodes.

House of Lies (11 p.m., Showtime): Marty and the new pod pursue an organic grocery store CEO. (Season premiere)

Episodes (11:30 p.m., Showtime): Sean and Beverly get back together. (Season premiere)






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