This Week in Television: the series premieres of 'Looking,' 'Opposite Worlds' and 'Rake'

By Julia Bianco,

With midseason premieres in full swing, there is lots to watch this week. Read on to find out if your new favorite show might be premiering soon.

Sunday, Jan. 19: The series premiere of Sherlock on BBC America deals with the fallout of Sherlock faking his own death, and HBO premieres new series Looking, starring Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez and Murray Bartlett as three roommates who are looking for love and happiness in San Francisco. Also, season two of The Following premieres at 10:30 p.m. on FOX following their coverage of the NFC Championship game.

Monday, Jan. 20: The girls face off on a soccer field to compete for Juan Pablo’s attention on The Bachelor, and Gabriel’s chip is hacked on Intelligence. Plus, a life changing truth is revealed on the two-hour season finale of Sleepy Hollow, and NBC airs special episodes of Hollywood Game Night.

Tuesday, Jan. 21: Syfy premieres new reality show Opposite Worlds, a Big Brother-esque competition show that divides the house into two realities: future and past. Also, Jamie Lynn Siegler guest stars on Dads, and The Mindy Project airs its season finale.

Wednesday, Jan. 22: A&E premieres new reality series Wahlburgers, from Mark and Donny Whalberg. Also, Rachel Dratch guest stars on The Middle, and the BAU looks for a killer on the loose on Criminal Minds.

Thursday, Jan. 23: FOX’s new Greg Kinnear drama Rake premieres, and The Taste chefs have to use spam in their dishes. Plus, auditions continue on American Idol, and Troy prepares to leave Greendale on Community.

Friday, Jan. 24: Debbie is nervous about her first day back to school on The Neighbors, and Sweets infiltrates the world of professional chess on Bones. Plus, Burt and Virginia get in their first fight on Raising Hope, and Alexis Denisof guest stars on Grimm.

Saturday, Jan. 25: Starz’s Treasure Island prequel Black Sails, starring Toby Stephens and Hannah New, premieres, and ABC airs cute cartoon movie Flushed Away. Plus, watch UFC on FOX, and Jonah Hill hosts Saturday Night Live, with musical guest Bastille.

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