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What to watch on TV this winter

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The Apprentice
NBC
JAN. 7, 9:30 P.M.
So long, Carolyn. Hasta la vista, George. Hello… Sterno? An Olympic gold medalist, an Internet entrepreneur, and the usual gaggle of attorneys vie for the title as The Donald moves to L.A. Winners sleep in a hilltop mansion; losers rough it in backyard tents.

Armed & Famous
CBS
JAN. 10, 8 P.M.
NEW
LaToya Jackson, Jack Osbourne, Erik Estrada (CHiPs), Jason ”Wee-Man” Acuna (Jackass), and WWE’s Trish Stratus strap on holsters and attend the Muncie, Ind., police department. Seriously.

Extras HBO
JAN. 14, 10 P.M.
Out-of-work actor Andy Millman (Ricky Gervais) finally sold a series idea to the BBC, but his big break may be a big bust in season 2, which features cameos from Daniel Radcliffe, Orlando Bloom, David Bowie, and Ian McKellen.

Heroes
NBC
JAN. 22, 9 P.M.
TV’s brawny hit builds toward the apocalyptic event prophesized in the pilot. Claire’s search for her biological parents spirals out of control. And as for Sylar? Producers tease that he’ll grow more powerful.

The Hills
MTV
JAN. 15, 10 P.M.
Lauren made one of the stupider decisions in reality TV history by sticking with Jason and turning down an internship in France. He’s now gone (big surprise), and she’s still juggling school and Teen Vogue.

I Love New York
VH1
JAN. 8, 9 P.M.
NEW
Two-time Flavor of Love loser New York (a.k.a. Tiffany Pollard) sizes up 20 gentleman suitors hoping for love — at least, that’s what they call it. Joining her to woo/ terrorize them: her over-the-top mother, known only as Sister Patterson.

King of the Hill
FOX
JAN. 21, 7:30 P.M.
John Goodman and ZZ Top lend their voices to an 11th — and possibly last — season that sees Peggy befriend a drag queen and Hank harbor a sudden videogame addiction.

Prison Break
FOX
JAN. 22, 8 P.M.
Michael and Lincoln are in cahoots with FBI agent Kellerman to find the elusive (but very much alive) Terrence Steadman and take down the president. Yet another inmate is captured and killed, and a familiar face resurfaces to help Michael.

Raines
NBC
TBA
NEW
Jeff Goldblum plays LAPD detective Michael Raines, who can communicate with murder victims — a popular skill on NBC — and help solve their deaths. With Linda Park (Star Trek: Enterprise), Nicole Sullivan (MADtv), and Thief‘s Malik Yoba.

The Singles Table
NBC
TBA
NEW
Table 18 at this reception is for the losers, a.k.a. the singletons. The five witty strangers — including Alicia Silverstone (really, Alicia, another dating show?), John Cho (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle), and Conor Dubin (Close to Home) — become friends.

Traveler
ABC
TBA
NEW
Two grad-school buddies (Matthew Bomer and Logan Marshall-Green) are framed for a bombing, but they can’t prove that the companion who set them up, Will Traveler (Aaron Stanford), even exists. So they set off to clear their names.

The Wedding Planners
Fox
TBA
NEW
David E. Kelley produces this rom-com in which three sisters (The West Wing‘s Teri Polo, Big Love‘s Sarah Jones, and The Grudge‘s KaDee Strickland) inherit their parents’ wedding-planning business, all while balancing clients’ demands and their own iffy love lives.

The Rest
Another round of premieres for DVR addicts

The Amazing Race: All-Stars
CBS, February

Army Wives
Lifetime, March

Bam’s Unholy Union
MTV, JAN. 30, 9:30 P.M.

Celebrity Fit Club
VH1, April

Dice
VH1, March 4, TBA

The Dresden Files
Sci Fi, JAN. 21, 9 P.M.

Footballers Wive$: Overtime
BBC America, JAN. 14, 10 P.M.

George Lopez
ABC, JAN. 24, 8 P.M.

Hogan Knows Best
VH1, JAN. 7, 10 P.M.

The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency
Oxygen, JAN. 10, 10 P.M.

Lincoln Heights
ABC Family, JAN. 8, 7 p.m

The Naked Trucker & T-Bones Show
Comedy Central, JAN. 17, 10:30 P.M.

Nashville Star
USA, JAN. 11, 10 P.M.

Psych
USA, JAN. 19, 10 P.M.

The Real Housewives of Orange County
Bravo, JAN. 16, 10 P.M.

The Surreal Life: Fame Games
VH1, JAN. 7, 9 P.M.

This American Life
Showtime, March 19, 10:30 P.M.

Tori Spelling reality series
Oxygen, April

Two-A-Days
MTV, JAN. 30, 10 P.M.

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