"THE 70TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS" - It may not be Hollywood's most prestigious awards show, but it's almost always the most fun. Keeping things light, fast and loose this year are first-time co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, former "Saturday Night Live" pals, who will lead us through a glittery (and possibly boozy) celebration of outstanding achievements in movies and television. 8 p.m. Sunday, NBC.
SUNDAY: After a freshman season that drew both raves and rants, Lena Dunham's irreverent sitcom, "Girls," returns with more 20-something angst and sexual shenanigans. The Season 2 opener of "Enlightened" immediately follows. 9 p.m., HBO.
SUNDAY: In the Season 3 opener of "Shameless," Frank (William H. Macy) awakens in a strange place, which, come to think of it, isn't so strange for him. The season premieres of "House of Lies" and "Californication" follow. 9 p.m., Showtime.
MONDAY: "The Carrie Diaries" dares to imagine what Carrie Bradshaw was like before she started sipping Cosmos and dating Mr. Big. AnnaSophia Robb stars as our young, fashion-loving leading lady in this "Sex and the City" prequel. 8 p.m., The CW.
MONDAY: "Continuum" is a new sci-fi crime procedural that transports officer Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols) from 2077 to 2012 to deal with eight deadly terrorists who managed to slip through a time warp. 8 p.m. Syfy.
TUESDAY: "Pioneers of Television" opens its third season with a fond look back at some of the medium's funniest women. Included: The final interview with Phyllis Diller. 8 p.m., PBS.
TUESDAY: What's bigger than "Chopped"? "Chopped Champions," of course. Four top winners return to vie for a $500,000 prize, starting with an appetizer round that challenges them to make something tasty with haggis. 10 p.m., Food Network.
WEDNESDAY: "The Voice" and "The X Factor" may have grabbed their share of attention, but "American Idol" continues to lead the way in terms of star power and pop-chart impact. It returns for Season 12 with three new judges: Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban, who join Randy Jackson, on the panel. 8 p.m., Fox.
THURSDAY: Bad boy Charlie Sheen returns tonight in "Anger Management," and if things go as planned, he'll be in 89 more episodes after that. You've been warned. 9 p.m., FX.
FRIDAY: "Fringe," the mind-bending sci-fi freak show, comes to a close with its 100th - and final - episode. Enjoy it, but, please, don't ask us to explain it. 8 p.m., Fox.
SATURDAY: Actress Jennifer Lawrence, riding high on the success of "The Hunger Games" and "Silver Linings Playbook," serves as host of "Saturday Night Live." Musical guest is The Lumineers. 11:29 p.m., NBC.
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