What to watch on Tuesday, January 3…

While the days continue to be short, dark, and freezing (Los Angeles dipped into the 60s yesterday!), the TV is starting to come alive again with new episodes! Welcome back, new things!

8pm, CBS
NCIS
After weeks of reruns, your aunt’s favorite procedural is finally back, and this week’s episode involves the murder of a navy commander. Hold on, let me verify that-yup, my wild guess was correct, it’s about the murder of a navy commander. But while the team is off investigating that, they run into E.J. Barrett!! (A former character. Ask your aunt).

SERIES PREMIERE, 8:30pm, ABC
Work It
Well, it’s finally 2012 and Work It! is a real show and it premieres tonight. Make sure to tune in and see the new comedy series everyone will be chattin’ about at the watercooler tomorrow: Two ordinary guys named Lee and Angel decide they must dress as women in order to become pharmaceutical reps. But in a super poignant twist, the “ladies” suddenly find themselves surrounded by mentally handicapped types who can’t detect the obvious physical differences between men and women.

SERIES PREMIERE, 9pm, ABC
Celebrity Wife Swap
How many Horsemen of the Apocalypse does this show represent? One? All four? Anyway, tune into the premiere of ABC’s worst show of 2012 (except for maybe Work It) as Ted Haggard switches families with Gary Busey.

MIDSEASON PREMIERE, 8pm, ABC Family
Switched at Birth
Tonight Daphne finds herself on the prowl when she follows Emmett to a music festival in order to get him alone (well, alone at a music festival). Meanwhile, John insists that Regina be there when Bay is reunited with Angelo.

10pm, NBC
Parenthood
Parenthood: Nobody ever said it would be easy. But someone at NBC did say that Parenthood would be full of attractive people involved with complicated and/or heartwarming incidents, and they were right about THAT. Tonight the Bravermans take a road trip, and Adam gets in some quality time with Haddie during the drive. Meanwhile Sarah and Drew deal with an embarrassing dilemma and Kristina struggles with disciplining Max.

SERIES PREMIERE, 9pm, ABC Family
Jane By Design
If you liked the fashion industry subplot of Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, then you will LOVE Jane By Design. In tonight’s pilot, a fashion-forward teenager is mistaken for a grown-up and scores a job as an assistant to a powerful fashion executive (Andie McDowell). Right on top of that, Rose?

PLUS NEW EPISODES OF…
Last Man Standing, 8 p.m., ABC
The Biggest Loser, SEASON 13 PREMIERE, 8 p.m., NBC
The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, RECAP SPECIAL, 8 p.m., IFC
America’s Supernanny, 9 p.m., Lifetime
Celebrity Wife Swap, 9 p.m., ABC
Dirty Jobs, 9 p.m., Discovery
NCIS: Los Angeles, 9 p.m., CBS
Body of Proof, 10 p.m., ABC
Chopped, 10 p.m., Food Network
Extreme Couponing All-Stars, 10 p.m., TLC
Storage Wars, 10 p.m., A&E
Teen Mom 2, 10 p.m., MTV
Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood, 10 p.m., Oxygen
Unforgettable, 9 p.m., CBS

LATE-NITE PICKS:
Brad Goreski on The Wendy Williams Show, 12 a.m., BET
Carrie Fisher on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS
Charles Barkley on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11 p.m., Comedy Central
Christina Ricci on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 12 a.m., ABC
Gary Oldman and Mindy Kaling on Conan, 11 p.m., TBS
Robin Wright on Chelsea Lately, 11 p.m., E!
Whitney Cummings on Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35 p.m., NBC
Will Arnett and Guided by Voices on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35 p.m., CBS
William H. Macy on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:35 a.m., NBC

What are you watching tonight?

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