What To Watch This Week on TV: ‘Community’ And ‘Downton’ Return


—  You've got plenty of options for background noise as you ring in 2014. You could twerk along with Miley Cyrus on Dick Clark's New Year's Rocking Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2014 at 10 p.m. Eastern on ABC. Or yuck it up with New Year's Eve Live With Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin at 9 p.m. on CNN. Jane Lynch co-hosts on New Year's Eve With Carson Daly at 10 p.m. on NBC. (Though, to be honest, we'll be binge-watching the annual marathon of The Twilight Zone all day on SyFy.)


—  Gordon Ramsey's not the only one whose brand is built around him screaming at people. Catch the return of dance coach Abby Lee Miller on Dance Moms Wednesday at 9 p.m. Eastern on Lifetime.

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—  Gaze into a Swarovski crystal ball and predict next year's most heinous celebrity fashion trends with Joan Rivers on Fashion Police Friday on E! at 9 p.m. Eastern.


—  Indulge in the splendor of Downton Abbey when the beloved series returns Sunday at 9 p.m. Eastern on PBS. Keep an eye out this season for Tom Cullen (you may recognize him from Andrew Haigh's Weekend). He's new to the cast, along with Gary Carr and Julian Ovenden.


  1. Mike W says

    This is the creakiest series of Downton yet. Was going to give up after episode 1, but was watching out for a friend’s bit part. After three series, Julian Fellowes is pretty much recycling every bit of nonsense already, and the plot developments are pretty much telegraphed from the beginning of the first scene.

  2. Joshua says

    I hadn’t realized Downton had ended after the last episode. No major closures. It just seemed like more buildup and no release. Season 4 wasn’t bad at all and I’ll be watching it again when out in the states so I can talk about it with my mum but it definitely lost it’s luster.

    Tom Cullen among some other new eye candy helps. And could Gary Carr fit anything more down his pants? I think not. It’s somewhat elusive but those period costumes do him justice. Just saying.

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