Moments after the State of the Union Address was completed, United States Congressman Michael Grimm (R-New York's 11th), threatened NY1 reporter Michael Scotto by attacking him and telling Scotto that he'll throw him off the balcony of the United States Capitol building after Scotto approached the Tea Party-backed representative to ask about a continuing federal investigation into his campaign fund-raising while the cameras were still rolling (Grimm would later be indicted in April).For the first time in 19 years, Bob Saget, John Stamos and Dave Coulier reprise their Full House roles and appear on Late Night to give Jimmy Fallon a sappy, heartfelt speech to calm his anxiety about hosting The Tonight Show.Hearst Corporation announces that David Barrett, CEO of its television station division, has ceded day-to-day oversight to the division's President/COO, Jordan Wertleib. ABC begins limiting online access to day-after streaming of its series' new episodes to customers of participating cable providers, Hulu Plus, i Tunes, and Amazon Video and restricting free access to recent episodes on its website and streaming app to other users eight days after an episode's original airdate. to its name (the result of a partnership with Yahoo!
CBS' lead NFL team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms will call the games, while NFLN personalities will host pre-game, halftime, and post-game shows.
After 22 years, Jay Leno steps down as host of The Tonight Show.
A scene in this evening's episode of How I Met Your Mother features members of the all-white main cast in yellow face and depicting Asian stereotypes and accents.
It proves to be a controversial scene, and prompts series creator/producer Carter Bays to apologize on Twitter on January 15, explaining that it was meant to pay homage to the Kung fu movies they grew up on.
On Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Captain Donald Cragen (Dann Florek) retires from the NYPD, leaving Detective/Sergeant Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) as the only remaining character who has appeared on the series for its entire fifteen-season run.
NBC airs the 2014 NFL Pro Bowl, likely the last Pro Bowl game to air on broadcast television for the next few years.
The National Football League awards its Thursday Night Football package to CBS, which will produce 16 Thursday and Saturday night games in 2014 (with a league option for 2015).
Eight early-season games will air on CBS and be simulcast on NFL Network (which has carried the package since 2006), while NFLN will air eight late-season games exclusively.
Insider sees its title revert to just The Insider in line with omg! Celebrity; the two entities continue to promote and share each other's content.
CBS Sports NFL analyst Dan Dierdorf calls his final game, an AFC Divisional Playoff game between the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots, ending a three-decade career as an analyst spent with CBS and ABC's Monday Night Football.
In the ramp-up of WGN America's rebranding as a general cable network rather than a superstation, WGN America drops the 9 p.m.