What to Watch on Sunday: Season 4 of ‘Downton Abbey’ is here

Posted by Brooke Cain on January 5, 2014 

From the “Downton Abbey” Season 4 premiere: Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary and Joanne Froggatt as Anna Bates.

NICK BRIGGS — ©Nick Briggs/Carnival Film & Television Limited

Downton Abbey (9pm, UNC-TV) - The two-hour Season 4 premiere opens six months after Matthew’s death with Mary and Isobel in deep depressions. In other events, O’Brien causes a small criss, Violet tries to help Molesley get a job, and Thomas takes a dislike to the new nanny. I have been fortunate enough to get an advance look at Season 4 and report that I loved every minute. There are excellent story lines for Mary, Edith, Anna and Bates, Mrs. Hughes, Mr. Carson and others. And Thomas is still evil as ever. Also, I was surprised at how quickly I got over Matthew. I’ve moved on and hopefully, Mary will too.

The Good Wife (9pm, CBS) - Alicia represents a band suing a TV show for copyright infringement, but the case becomes psychological warfare when Will joins the opposing council and uses his knowledge of Alicia’s strengths and weaknesses against her. Also, Eli hires Kalinda in an attempt to get ahead of a potential scandal.

Best of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Primetime Special (9pm, NBC) - Okay, officially too much good TV on tonight at 9 p.m. This is a best-of compilation of comedy skits from Fallon’s “Late Night” show, including parodies that feature Michelle Obama, Tom Cruise, Paul McCartney and Miley Cyrus.

Revenge (9pm, ABC) - The Graysons close ranks to safeguard one another run the wake of Daniel and Emily’s wedding, and friends and foes gather to find out what happened the night of the nuptials.

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