Miss Golden Globe Francesca Eastwood, from left, Dick Clark Productions CEO Allen Shapiro, Dick Clark Productions President Orly Adelson, HFPA President
Miss Golden Globe Francesca Eastwood, from left, Dick Clark Productions CEO Allen Shapiro, Dick Clark Productions President Orly Adelson, HFPA President Aida Takla-O'Reilly, producer Barry Adelman, and Mr. Golden Globe Sam Michael Fox roll out the red carpet at the Golden Globe Awards preview day at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

DON'T MISS:

"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.

OTHER BETS:

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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