Tonight's TV Hot List: Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009
Kiefer Sutherland, 24
8 pm/ET Fox
After taking an unscheduled year off because of the writers' strike, Jack Bauer is back for another suspense-filled day. As Season 7 opens, Jack is on trial before a Senate subcommittee, and old friend Tony Almeida makes a surprising return. Unfortunately, Tony doesn't appear to be on the right side of the law as he's involved in a national-security breach. That leaves new president Allison Taylor (Cherry Jones) on the hot seat with no CTU since it's been disbanded. Janeane Garofalo joins the cast as FBI agent Janis Gold. — Fred Mitchell
Relive all the 24 action in our Online Video Guide.
Golden Globe Awards
8 pm/ET NBC
It's true, all that glitters is gold. A party-hearty atmosphere and A-list stars galore have traditionally added glow to this golden gala, which salutes achievement in 25 movie and TV categories. The centerpiece of tonight's 66th annual fete promises to be a tribute to filmmaker Steven Spielberg, who receives the Cecil B. DeMille Award for his contribution to the entertainment field. Slated presenters include Simon Baker, Drew Barrymore, Sacha Baron Cohen, Salma Hayek, Jennifer Lopez, Glenn Close and Jake Gyllenhaal. The ceremony is broadcast from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in the land of 90210. — Dean Maurer
Check out the shows up for Best Comedy Series in our Online Video Guide.
Brothers & Sisters
10:01 pm/ET ABC
While Kevin recuperated last week, Kitty flirted with the position she once had as the senator's communications director, but tonight she's back in full-time author mode when she hawks the book about her husband's failed presidential campaign on Live With Regis and Kelly (who appear as themselves). And if you wondered where Holly was, you might be seeing even less of her — at least at Ojai — if Tommy and Saul have anything to say about it. — Joe Friedrich
For full episodes of Brothers & Sisters, visit our Online Video Guide.
10 pm/ET VH1
Ladies, have you ever had a boyfriend who lied, cheated and generally treated you badly? In this new reality series, nine women get to send their "tool" boyfriends to Tool Academy, a sort of relationship boot camp, to be retrained. Counselor Trina Dolenz puts the guys through lessons in honesty, fidelity, maturity and communication, and each week she eliminates one of the guys. The last guy left wins $100,000. — Fred Mitchell
For clips of Tool Academy, visit our Online Video Guide.
Big Love Marathon
7 pm/ET HBO
The long-awaited third season begins next week (9 pm/ET), but if you need a refresher on the previous episodes, you can catch up with the second half of last season in another six-episode marathon. In the opener, Margene has mixed emotions during a surprise visit from her mother (Bonnie Bedelia), and a rival polygamist group begins to muscle in on Roman's territory, which will ultimately lead to several desperate grabs for power at Juniper Creek. — Joe Friedrich
For clips of Big Love, visit our Online Video Guide.