Weekend TV: 'Community' returns for 4th season Thursday on NBC
BY RITA SHERROW World Television Writer
Thursday, February 07, 2013
2/07/13 at 5:11 AM
This weekend on TV: School's in session on the return of "Community," competition is heating up on "Grey's Anatomy" and Kiefer Sutherland returns for the second season of "Touch."
Summer is over, and the gang is back for their fourth year of college on "Community," returning at 7 p.m. Thursday on NBC, channel 2, cable 9.
In the season opener, Jeff (Joel McHale) is setting all his sights on graduating, and Dean Pelton (Jim Rash) institutes an elaborate physical competition for class space. And it's up to Britta (Gillian Jacobs) to help Abed (Danny Pudi) deal with the thought of the study group graduating and breaking up.
Several of the doctors fight to become the new face of Seattle Grace, April admits an emergency case to the hospital, and Jackson and Alex work with a transgender teen couple. Also, there are more pesky new hospital policies that try the patience of everyone on "Grey's Anatomy," airing at 8 p.m. Thursday on ABC, channel 8.
Get in 'Touch'
Season two of "Touch," launching at 7 p.m. Friday on Fox, opens with Martin (Kiefer Sutherland) on the run with his son, Jake (David Mazouz). Martin is determined to keep his son safe from those who would use his supernatural abilities for the wrong reason, but Jake has his own mission - to find Amelia (Saxon Sharbino). With Amelia's mother Lucy, Martin and Jake form a sort of family to find the girl who may be the key to understanding Jake's abilities. The series airs on channel 23, cable 5.
William Baldwin is a widowed firefighter with a young son who learns love is possible again in "Be My Valentine," a new film airing at 8 p.m. Saturday on Hallmark, cable 165.
Ready to rock
"The 55th Annual Grammy Awards" will rock the Staples Center in Los Angeles, starting at 7 p.m. Sunday on CBS, channel 6.
Carrie Underwood, Frank Ocean, Alicia Keys, Maroon 5 and the Black Keys are set to perform. Taylor Swift will open the event, which will again be hosted by rapper-actor LL Cool J.
Nominees Bruno Mars, Rihanna and 16-time Grammy winner Sting will perform together. Triple nominee Kelly Clarkson and Justin Timberlake are also set to perform. Duets will include nominee Ed Sheeran and Elton John and country stars Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert.
Oklahoma-tied nominees include Blake Shelton for "Over" and Underwood for "Blown Away" in the country solo performance category and Lambert for best country album for "Four the Record."
Everyone's favorite nonagenarian Betty White celebrates her "Second Annual 90th Birthday" with an hourlong special at 7 p.m. Sunday on NBC, channel 2, cable 9. BBC, cable 176, celebrates the year in film with its BAFTA Awards.
Two-time Grammy Award-winner and actor LL Cool J returns
as host of the “55th Annual Grammy Awards,” airing
live at 7 p.m. Sunday on CBS, channel 6. ROBERT VOETS/CBS
“Community” returns for a new season Thursday
with stars Joel McHale (left) as Jeff and Yvette Nicole
Brown as Shirley. The series airs at 7 p.m. Thursday on
NBC, channel 2, cable 9. JORDIN ALTHAUS/NBC
Jake (David Mazouz) leads his father to Los Angeles
in the two-hour season premiere of “Touch,”
airing at 7 p.m. Friday on Fox, channel 23, cable
5. ISABELLA VOSMIKOVA/Fox