On TV Tonight: January 12, 2010

NET 8PM 8:30PM 9PM 9:30PM 10PM 10:30PM
ABC The
Middle
Better
With You
Modern
Family
Cougar
Town
Off the Map
CBS Life to Dance Criminal Minds (R) The Defenders
CW Nikita (R) Hellcats (R)
FOX Human Target
NBC Minute to Win It (R) Minute to Win It Law & Order: SVU


NEW and/or NOTABLE
THE MIDDLE (8PM ABC)
Little known fact: Anytime a show uses the tired trope that sees a kid’s “parenting” skills put to the test with an infant doll, boiled egg, or sack of sugar for health class — a TV writer gets their wings.

MODERN FAMILY (9PM ABC, CityTV in Canada)
Mitchell and Cameron have a chance encounter with Mitchell’s old girlfriend (24’s Mary Lynn Rajskub). And yes, you’re reading that correctly.

LAW & ORDER: SVU (10PM NBC)
When is it okay to do away with that whole innocent until proven guilty mumbo-jumbo? Umm… when the person of interest in a woman’s (A.J. Cook) rape and her partner’s sever beating is special guest star Jeremy Irons.

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