TV best bets with Super Bowl, season endings for ‘American Horror Story,’ ‘White Collar’

Bruno Mars will perform the halftime show for the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 on Fox. CREDIT: Getty Images.

Bruno Mars will perform the halftime show for the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 on Fox. CREDIT: Getty Images.

Of course, the big event this week is the Super Bowl. What? You haven’t heard?

Broncos vs. Seahawks. Manning vs. that other quarterback. Pepsi vs. Coke. Bruno Mars vs. Red Hot Chili Peppers.

That’s on Sunday on Fox.

And President Obama will be doing his State of the Union address on Tuesday on many networks but will likely draw far fewer viewers than the Super Bowl five days later.

We also have the season finales of FX’s “American Horror Story” Wednesday and “White Collar” Thursday.

This covers Monday, January 27 through Sunday, February 2.


“The Bachelor” 8 p.m. ABC — Juan Pablo courts 13 remaining bachelorettes in Seoul, South Korea.

“How I Met Your Mother” 8 p.m. CBS (200th episode) — Life from the mother’s point of view for a change.

“Hollywood Game Night” 8 p.m. NBC — Players include Angie Harmon and Henry Winkler.

“The Following” 9 p.m. Fox — Ryan’s obsession grows after the subway killings.

“Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook Off” 9 p.m. Food — Herschel Walker is doing well so far and may excel in a chicken wing cook-off given he owns a chicken company.

“Mike & Molly” 9 p.m. CBS — Mike and Molly move in with Peggy after an argument over money.

“Single Ladies” 9 p.m. VH1 — Different business approaches plague Raquel and Terrence.

“Castle” 10 p.m. ABC — The assistant of a ruthless fashion editor is killed.

“Intelligence” 10 p.m. CBS  — Poor ratings are dooming this drama to cancellation soon.


“The Biggest Loser” 8 p.m. NBC — The top 5 players compete in a spring triathlon.

The State of the Union Address” 9 p.m. ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, C-Span, GPB, CNBC, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera — President Barack Obama delivers the traditional annual address before a joint session of Congress.

“Face Off” 9 p.m. Syfy — Dragon makeups are created by the 13 remaining artists.

“The Haves and the Have Nots” 9 p.m. OWN — This Tyler Perry soap hit series highs in ratings last week.

“The Capones” 10 p.m. Reelz (new series) — The family with the notorious family runs a restaurant.

“Cougar Town” 10 p.m. TBS — Buccaneer Week in Gulf Haven turns the town in a pirate’s cove.

“Justified” 10 p.m. FX — Raylan searches for a missing informant.


“American Idol8 p.m. Fox — Auditions head to Salt Lake City.

“Revolution 8 p.m. NBC— Charlie and Connor accompany Monroe on a risky mission.

“Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials 2014 9 p.m. CBS — Hosts Boomer Esiason and Sarah Shahi look at the best commercials of past Super Bowls and preview upcoming ones.

“Law & Order: SVU 9 p.m. NBC— A teen girl’s parents report her kidnapped.

“Miley Cyrus: MTV Unplugged 9 p.m. MTV — Will she keep her tongue in control?

“Psych 9 p.m. USA — An ex-con takes Woody hostage.

“American Horror Story 10 p.m. FX (third season finale) — A new Supreme rises.

“Duck Dynasty 10 p.m. A&E — The guys pull an all-nighter to complete a big order.

“Nashville 10 p.m. ABC — Juliette’s induction into the Grand Ole Opry takes a turn for the worse.

“Top Chef 10 p.m. Bravo — The remaining chefs land in Hawaii.


“American Idol 8 p.m. Fox — Omaha concludes the audition rounds.

“The Big Bang Theory” 8 p.m. CBS — The guys mock Sheldon for trying to hold his own comic book convention.

“Community” 8 p.m. NBC — Annie and Professor Hickey prepare for the midterm dance.

“Parks & Recreation” 8:30 p.m. NBC — Ann and Chris spend their last night in Pawnee.

“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” 9 p.m. TLC — June offers to buy a pool after Alana and Pumpkin dig a hole in the yard.

“Rake” 9 p.m. Fox — Keegan defends three Amish bakers accused of attempted murder.

“White Collar” 9 p.m. USA (fifth season finale) — Neal and Peter race to find a treasure hidden beneath New York City.

“Two and a Half Men” 9:30 p.m. CBS — Marty proposes to Evelyn.

“Elementary” 10:01 p.m. CBS — Watson examines one of Sherlock’s cold cases.

“Bones 8 p.m. Fox — A kidnap victim’s remains are identified after being found in a park.

“Undercover Boss 8 p.m. CBS — Joe DiDomizio, CEO of Hudson Group, works undercover at his travel retail company.

“The Neighbors 8:30 p.m. ABC — Debbie hosts a study group with her college classmates.

“Enlisted9 p.m. Fox — Randy helps plan a deployed father’s reunion with his son.

“Hawaii Five-O 9 p.m. CBS — McGarrett and Danny are kidnapped by an escaped convict.

“Shark Tank” 9 p.m. ABC — Sisters from Illinois pitch cookie dough meant to be eaten unbaked.

“Raising Hope 9:30 p.m. Fox — The International Grocery Games comes to Nashville.


“The Gabby Douglas Story8 tonight Lifetime — True story of Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas, the first African American to win a gold medal as individual all-around champion at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

“Girls” 10 tonight HBO (special night) — HBO decides to avoid the Super Bowl by airing this one day earlier than normal. Hannah hunts for a new publisher.

“Saturday Night Live” 11:29 tonight NBC — Melissa McCarthy returns to host again.

“Kitten Bowl” noon Sunday Hallmark — Take that, Animal Planet’s “Puppy Bowl”!

“Puppy Bowl” 3 p.m. Sunday Animal Planet — Cuteness reigns supreme.

“Super Bowl XLVII ” 6 p.m. Sunday Fox — Seahawks vs. the Broncos with Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers doing the halftime show.

“Cutthroat Kitchen” 10 p.m. Sunday Food — Alton Brown tortures more contestants, including forcing them to buy ingredients without a basket.

“New Girl” 10:30 p.m. Sunday Fox — This sitcom gets the coveted post-Super Bowl slot..

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