TV Watch List: Weekend, Jan. 6-8

Patsy (Joanna Lumley, left) and Edina (Jennifer Saunders) are still “Absolutely Fabulous.”

‘Absolutely Fabulous’
COMEDY. Edina (Jennifer Saunders) and Patsy (Joanna Lumley) are just as fab as they were 20 years ago when this over-the-top Britcom premiered. The first of three specials brings the overindulging duo up to date with references to Twitter and the royal wedding — and more booze than you even remembered.
Sunday, 10 p.m., BBC America and Logo

‘Mob Wives
REALITY. There’s something about a “make-up talk” that Drita and Karen don’t understand. Namely, it’s the making up part they seem to have trouble with when their conversation takes a vicious turn.
Sunday, 8 p.m., VH1

‘The Firm’
DRAMA. NBC delivers a television sequel to the John Grisham novel and 1993 film starring Tom Cruise. Josh Lucas takes over the role of idealistic lawyer Mitch McDeere, who exits witness protection after 10 years in hiding for his role as a whistleblower. Mitch attempts to open his own firm and gives his family some sense of normalcy, but it turns out mobsters have pretty good memories and aren’t very forgiving.
Series premiere, Sunday, 9 p.m., NBC

‘Downton Abbey’
DRAMA. The upstairs/downstairs residents of this English manor became surprise stars last year. As Season 2 kicks off, the men are in the thick of World War I, only serving to amp up the romantic melodrama that has stolen the hearts of millions.
Season premiere, 9 p.m., PBS


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De Blasio, Bratton defend city's efforts after Eric…

Mayor Bill de Blasio justified the city's response to the death of Eric Garner, a Staten Island man who died while in police custody earlier this month.


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Interview: Brendan Gleeson on the way 'Calvary' depicts…

Brendan Gleeson talks about how his new film "Calvary" began over drinks and how his character here is the opposite of the lead in "The Guard."


'Get on Up' producer Mick Jagger on the…

Mick Jagger, a producer on the James Brown biopic "Get on Up," talks about the time had to tell the singer some bad news and his favorite JB record.


'Glee' star Lea Michele to appear on 'Sons…

"Glee" star Lea Michele has been confirmed as a guest star in the final season of "Sons of Anarchy."


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Larry Donnell has inside track in Giants tight…

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Computer to Jets: Start Michael Vick over Geno…

Jets general manager John Idzik says the choice of who starts between second-year quarterback Geno Smith and veteran Michael Vick will be a “Jets decision.”


Yankees looking to trade for Josh Willingham: Report

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Sunday the Yankees are interested in Twins outfielder Josh Willingham.


Joe Torre: I'm in Hall of Fame because…

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Glasgow: Hey, hey, the gangs aren't here

This European city has done a good job getting rid of its more violent residents and revitalizing with artists.


Babson College tops list of best colleges for…

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NYC teens learn how to develop apps during…

Through a program sponsored by CampInteractive, the high schoolers designed their own community-focused apps.


The Ministry of Silly Walks app is both…

Monty Python have dug into their back catalogue for cash-ins once more, but with the Ministry of Silly Walks app, they've made something that's fun too.