2014 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS 8 p.m., NBC
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (pictured) return to the ballroom at the Beverly Hilton to make some mischief at the first, and friskiest, major awards show of the season. With the galaxy of stars that is the nominees — including Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Jennifer Lawrence, and Bradley Cooper — the dynamic duo will have ground ripe for plowing for comedy.
CHOZEN 10:30 p.m., FX
This new animated comedy details the exploits of its title character, “Chozen,” a gay white rapper recently sprung from prison. Chozen is seeking redemption and to reclaim his place in the rap world. The voice cast features Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress, Michael Peña, Nick Swardson, Kathryn Hahn, and Method Man of the Wu-Tang Clan.
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: 1964 8 p.m., Channel 2
The Beatles invaded. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali. PBS tries to capture the heady times of a pivotal year in the latest installment of “American Experience.”
AMERICAN IDOL 8 p.m., Fox
The two-night Season 13 premiere kicks off with the Boston auditions. See how new judge Harry Connick Jr. meshes with Keith Urban, who returns from last season, and Jennifer Lopez reclaiming her seat at the table after two years off. Also back on board is musical director Rickey Minor, who returns from his stint leading the band for Jay Leno on “The Tonight Show.”
CRITICS’ CHOICE MOVIE AWARDS 8 p.m., The CW
Aisha Tyler steps up to the podium to host as the Broadcast Film Critics Association — the largest film critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 250 television, radio, and online critics — hands out its trophies.
UNDERCOVER BOSS 8 p.m., CBS
It’s Uncasville undercover as a man who knows a little something about taking a gamble — Mohegan Tribal Councilor Bruce “Two Dogs” Bozsum — dons a disguise to check out operations at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut and Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Pennsylvania.
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 11:30 p.m., NBC
The headline news out of Studio 8H is that the long-running sketch comedy show has hired a black female cast member, its first since Maya Rudolph departed in 2007, in new featured player Sasheer Zamata. The scrutiny will likely be intense both for Zamata and the show’s writers, so hopefully Drake (pictured), pulling double duty as host and musical guest, will help smooth the way.