What To Watch: This Week’s DVR Picks

'Spartacus: War of the Damned' (Starz)

Monday January 21:

90210‘ (9pm ET on The CW) **Winter Premiere** Record Now

Annie and Vanessa (guest star Arielle Kebbel) search for Liam after discovering that Ashley (guest star Natalie Morales) was falsely posing as his studio-hired bodyguard. Needing a break, Naomi goes on a road trip with Adrianna, only to have her wedding ring stolen. Meanwhile, Dixon fails to convince Megan (guest star Jessica Parker Kennedy) he is over Adrianna.

The Following‘ (9pm ET on Fox) **Series Premiere** Record Now

Former FBI agent, Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) is called out of retirement to track down Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) after he escapes from prison. Hardy works closely with an FBI team, which includes young, razor-sharp Mike Weston (Shawn Ashmore). The investigation also leads Hardy back to Claire Matthew (Natalie Zea), Carroll’s ex-wife and the mother of the criminal’s young son, Joey (newcomer Kyle Catlett). Hardy soon discovers that Carroll has an ever-growing cult of followers.

Tuesday January 22:

The Taste‘ (8pm ET on ABC) **Series Premiere** Record Now

In this pressure-filled contest, the taste in a single spoonful can catapult a contender to the top or send him packing. The series features no-holds barred chef Anthony Bourdain, British food star Nigella Lawson, expert chef/author Ludo Lefebvre and chef/restaurateur Brian Malarkey. These four culinary superstars and mentors will each coach a team of four competing pro and amateur cooks chosen from a nationwide casting call, as they vie to create the best tasting dish in a state of the art kitchen.

Parenthood‘ (10pm ET on NBC) **Season Finale** Record Now

In the fourth season finale, Jasmine and Crosby plan an anniversary get away and receive exciting news. Kristina and Adam prepare for the next phase of her treatment. Drew learns the results of his college applications. Amber and Ryan discuss the future of their relationship. Joel and Julia plan an event for the entire Braverman family.

Private Practice‘ (10pm ET on ABC) **Series Finale** Record Now

ABC’s hit drama ends its six-year run with a special farewell to the beloved doctors of Seaside Health and Wellness. Naomi returns to stand by Addison’s side on her wedding day, Cooper struggles with the hardships of being a stay-at-home father, and Violet begins a new project close to her heart.

White Collar‘ (10pm on USA) **Winter Premiere** Record Now

Neal targets an Irish mobster involved in counterfeiting whiskey and attempts to uncover the truth about his father’s crime in the winter premiere.

Wednesday January 23:

Big Rich Atlanta‘ (8pm on Style) **Series Premiere** Record Now

The lives of Atlanta socialites and their daughters are chronicled in this new Style channel reality series. In the opener, the ladies grow tired of Ashlee’s destructive behavior; and the recently divorced mother of Harvin and Meyer visits and checks on her investment in their fashion business.

American Horror Story‘ (10pm on FX) **Season Finale** Record Now

Johnny tries to complete his father’s work in the much buzzed about season finale. Elsewhere, Lana tries to shut down Briarcliff.

Necessary Roughness’ (10pm on USA) **Winter Premiere** Record Now

Dani must become a patient in order to get her career back on track, while T.K. returns to work but is dismayed to find out that he’s been replaced.

Thursday January 24:

Project Runway‘ (9pm on Lifetime) **Season Premiere** Record Now

A team is only as strong as its weakest link… but only ONE Project Runway designer can be the winner, so who will play nice and who won’t this season? As 16 talented designers from across the country arrive to The Big Apple, they will have to prove they can create, construct and collaborate their way to Fashion Week for Project Runway Season 11 -Teams Edition.

Glee‘ (9pm ET on Fox) **Winter Premiere** Record Now

The girls of the glee club organize a Sadie Hawkins dance at McKinley High, in which the girls ask out their dates, leading to interesting couplings among the members of New Directions. Meanwhile, Sam is convinced that the Warblers cheated at Sectionals, and he makes it his mission to find the evidence.

Beauty and the Beast‘ (9pm ET on The CW) **Winter Premiere** Record Now

Vincent barely escapes being caught by his former fiancée, Alex (guest star Bridget Regan) and must deal with the repercussions of his past. While Cat is in the hospital, she is forced to confront her feelings for Vincent. Meanwhile, J.T. gets a surprising visitor asking about old research he did on mutant DNA.

Friday January 25:

Spartacus: War of the Damned‘ (9pm on Starz) **Season Premiere** Record Now

‘Spartacus: War of the Damned’ takes place following the defeat of Roman commander Gaius Claudius Glaber. Spartacus and his men have amassed major victories against the Romans after the Battle of Vesuvius. These victories have not only forged the legend of Spartacus, but have greatly increased the ranks of the rebellion slaves to more than 30,000. Rome is indeed beginning to tremble at the threat Spartacus now represents.

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