Golden Globes (8pm, NBC) - The 70th annual Golden Globes awards show recognizes achievements in 25 movie and TV categories. This year, it's hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and there's a tribute to Jodie Foster, who receives the Cecil B. DeMille Award.
Downton Abbey (9pm, UNC-TV) - The fate of Downton Abbey hinges on a letter from a dead man (and on the will of a stubborn one). Also, Edith and Sir Anthony face their own fateful moment, and Mrs. Hughes confronts a crisis.
Secrets of Highclere Castle (10pm, UNC-TV) - A look at the real Downton Abbey! Highclere Castle, the setting for the popular British series, was the social epicenter of Edwardian England, playing host to royalty, nobility and celebrity alike. This documentary shows how all the inhabitants of Highclere lived, from the aristocrats who enjoyed a life of luxury and indolence for centuries (on an estate as large as New York's Central Park) to the army of servants toiling "below stairs."
Shameless (9pm, Showtime) - In the Season 3 premiere, Fiona adapts to living with Jimmy, Frank awakens in a strange place, and Lip gets sentenced to community service.
Girls (9pm, HBO) - In the Season 2 premiere, Hannah throws a party with her new roommate, Elijah, and is ready to move on in her romantic life despite still tending to needy Adam and his broken leg. Meanwhile, Shoshanna does her best to avoid Ray, Marnie gets bad news from her boss, and Jessa returns from her honeymoon with Thomas-John.
Enlightened (9:30pm, HBO) - In the second season premiere, Amy fears her job is about to be eliminated so she contacts an investigative reporter with incriminating emails from Abaddonn executives, which she gathers using Tyler's IT password.
House of Lies (10pm, Showtime) - In the season 2 premiere, the aftermath of the sexual-harassment scandal leaves Marty and his Pod adjusting to a new corporate culture at Galweather Stearn.
Californication (10:30pm, Showtime) - Season 6 opens with Hank still reeling from the murder attempt on his life, and accompanying Charlie to a meeting with a rock star who wants to mount a Broadway musical based on Hank's story.