Disorientation is nothing new for the loyal viewer — we hardy few — of Fox's fantastically bizarre Fringe (9/8c).
An Idiot Abroad
9:30/8:30c Science Channel
Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, The Office creators, send Karl Pilkington to sites across the world in this offbeat series. What sets this apart from other travelogues? Karl is truly a stranger in a strange land as his cohorts don't tell him where he's going or what to expect while cameras capture his off-the-cuff reactions. In the debut, we get a look at what to expect from the series, which is followed by Karl's trip to China at 10/9c. — Michael Chant
Read on for previews of College Basketball, America's Most Wanted, Backyard Wedding, Pit Bulls and Parolees, Primeval and Green Zone.
Saturday Night Live
It'll be Jim-dandy when the late-night lampooner returns for the first show of 2011 with Jim Carrey taking on hosting duties. The star of I Love You Phillip Morris, The Truman Show, Man on the Moon and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind teams up with the primed-for-prime-time players to lacerate today's headline-splashing people and events. Meanwhile, alt-rock darlings the Black Keys deliver their bluesy-rock blast on the music stage. The guitar-drum duo released the CD Brothers in 2010. — Dean Maurer
Read on for previews of NFL Playoff, Clash of the Titans, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Victorious, Perfectly Prudence and Primeval.
9/8c BBC America
The fourth season premiere heralds a homecoming, albeit a really late one, for Abby (Hannah Spearritt) and Connor (Andrew Lee Potts), who return from the Cretaceous period to find out the hard way that most employers don't like it when you take off for a year, even if your excuse is that you were stuck in the ancient past. — Michael Chant
Read on for previews Tournament of Roses Parade, Oprah's Guide to OWN: The New Oprah Winfrey Network, Capital One Bowl, NHL Hockey, Great Performances and Suze Orman Show.
Blake Edwards Tribute (Monday, 8/7c, TCM)
Turner Classic Movies pays homage to the late filmmaker, who died earlier this month, with a five-film festival featuring several of his most iconic movies: Breakfast at Tiffany's, starring the divine Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly; Days of Wine and Roses, starring Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick as an alcholic couple; The Pink Panther, the comedy that introduced the world to Peter Sellers' bumbling Inspector Clouseau; and Victor/Victoria, Edwards' last great success, starring his wife Julie Andrews in a comedy about gender and sexual confusion and Le Jazz Hot. Andrews, Robert Preston and Lesley Ann Warren were all nominated for Oscars.