PopWatch Planner: Grammys, 'American Horror Story: Coven' finale, more
This week has all the necessary pop-culture ingredients: A great book, a great movie, an awards show, and countless television musts. Get ready to set your DVRs, hit up your local bookstore, and cheer on your favorite performances, because we’ve outlined the perfect way for you to say goodbye to January.
Grammy Awards, 8 p.m., CBS
The 56th annual Grammy Awards hosted by LL Cool J will air live Sunday night from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. With performances by Nine Inch Nails, Madonna, and Paul McCartney, I suggest you music lovers check it out.
The Following, 8 p.m. Fox
The two-hour return of The Following will kick off with a preview of season 2, which will (obviously) include a murderous rampage — and on the one-year anniversary of Joe Carroll’s death, no less. After the preview, the season 2 premiere will dive into Joe’s “new life.” Wait, what?
Supernatural, 9 p.m., The CW
If you aren’t one for the State of the Union address, flip the channel to The CW to witness the return of Garth! The oh-so-lovable hunter seems to have found a “monster family” of sorts. Hold on, did Garth just say he’s a werewolf now?
American Horror Story: Coven, 10 p.m., FX
One of the year’s best — and certainly creepiest — shows has only one episode left. Need I say more?
Saturday Night Live presents an SNL Sports Spectacular, 10 p.m., NBC
Combine sports and SNL, and what do you get? We’re not 100 percent sure, but we are sure that if it’s anything like this, we’re in.
The Carrie Diaries, 8 p.m., The CW
It’s finale time! After a year of new introductions and old fashions, find out what the future holds for Carrie, Sebastian, and the always-unpredictable Samantha.
Short Term 12 on On Demand
With a lack of new releases in theaters, it’s time to turn to On Demand. There, you can find the likes of All Is Lost, Captain Phillips, and more. However, I recommend Short Term 12, a lesser-known gem starring Brie Larson as a 20-something who works as a supervisor at a foster-care facility.
Red Rising in stores (on shelves 1/28)
Pierce Brown’s debut novel takes a science fiction angle on a classic revenge story. With a 16-year-old protagonist and all the drama of living on Mars — revolution! hierarchy! — we promise you won’t want to put it down.