Tonight on TV: New Shows, New Episodes

There’s plenty of fresh fare tonight for television fans. Two major networks debut original series and cable nets offer a generous helping of season premieres.

CBS introduces “Intelligence” at 8 p.m. (CT).  The dramatic thriller stars Josh Holloway (“Lost”) as an intelligence operative with a super-computer microchip in his brain. The chip gives him instant access to Internet, WiFi, telephone and satellite data.

At 9 p.m., ABC premieres “Killer Women,” starring Tricia Helfer (“Battlestar Galactica”) as a lone female Texas Ranger tasked with bringing in, as the title implies, women accused of homicide.

For viewers who would rather find out what’s in store for characters they already know and love, new seasons of “Pretty Little Liars” and “Ravenswood” premiere on ABC Family, 7 and 8 p.m. At 9, “Cougar Town(TBS) and “Justified” (FX) return.

Weather Channel Lists Historic Snow Falls

Inspired by this week’s blizzards and freezing temperatures throughout the country, Weather Channel has compiled a list of the 50 States’ Biggest Snow Days. Find the snowiest day on record for your home state, and see which state holds the record (so far) with an impressive single-day snowfall of 63 inches.

The Weather Channel is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Some ‘Downton Abbey’ Experiences are State-Side

While “Downton Abbey” fans visiting England may tour the real Highclere Castle, the show and its characters have inspired fantasy experiences right here in the United States.

A hotel in Chicago, a museum in Wilmington, Del., and a resort in Sea Island, Ga., offer unique opportunities for guests to immerse themselves in the Post-Edwardian world of the fictional Crawley family. USA Today has details.

Two Double Features are On Demand

Watch two great movies for one great price with Suddenlink On Demand Double Features. These select $5.99 combos are offered as 48-hour rentals, so you can enjoy them back-to-back or at your leisure.

The whole family can follow the adventures of Gru and the Minions in “Despicable Me” and “Despicable Me 2.” For an action-packed ride, check out “Fast & Furious Five” and “Fast & Furious 6.”

Where Suddenlink VOD is available, check out these and other titles by going to Channel 1.  To view this collection, go to “Movies & Events,” then “Double Features.” A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the VOD menu.

How to Find New TV Shows, Episodes

The start of a new year brings new TV shows, along with fresh episodes of many established series.  So get comfortable and grab the remote. TVaholic offers help for planning your live viewing and recording with “7 Ways to Find When Shows Premiere or Return.”

2013 Television Review: UHD, OLED In, Plasma Out

Reviewed.com takes a look back at three 2013 TV trends: the introduction of OLED (organic light emitting diode) and 4K UHD (ultra high definition) sets to the American market, and Panasonic’s decision to end plasma TV production.

We need only wait until next week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to see what’s in store for 2014.

New On Demand: ‘Despicable Me 2’

 

Animated family film “Despicable Me 2” is now available through Suddenlink On Demand.

Gru, his adorable girls, and the Minions are back and this time the super-dad finds himself balancing fatherhood with his secret agent role in the Anti-Villain League.

Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Miranda Cosgrove, Russell Brand and Steve Coogan are among the stars who lend their voice talents.

Where Suddenlink On Demand is available, check out this and other titles by going to Channel 1. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the On Demand menu.

TCM Will Feature Fontaine, O’Toole Films

To honor two big screen legends who passed away this week, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has planned programming tributes to Oscar winner Joan Fontaine and Oscar nominee Peter O’Toole. The tributes will air Sunday, Dec. 29. Channel Guide Magazine offers a full list of the featured movies and times.

New On Demand: ‘The Lone Ranger’

 

Disney adventure “The Lone Ranger” is now available through Suddenlink On Demand.

Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer star in this wild ride of high-velocity action, explosions and gunfights, bringing the famed masked legend to life through new eyes.

Where Suddenlink On Demand is available, check out this and other titles by going to Channel 1. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the On Demand menu.