Who will win at the CMAs? Six shows to watch this week

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  • The "49th Annual CMA Awards" take place on Wednesday
  • "Mom" and "Elementary" return with new seasons

(CNN)Five of the biggest names in country music: Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church and Miranda Lambert.

One will be named entertainer of the year at this year's Country Music Awards, one of six shows to watch this week.
1. "49th Annual CMA Awards," Wednesday 8 p.m. ET, ABC
    The awards honoring the best in country music will also see artists vying for single of the year.
    The nominees are: "American Kids" by Kenny Chesney, "Girl Crush" by Little Big Town, "I Don't Dance" by Lee Brice, "Take Your Time" by Sam Hunt and "Talladega" by Eric Church.
    For the eighth year in a row, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will host the festivities.
    2. "Mom," Thursday 9 p.m., CBS
    If you haven't seen this great sitcom from uberproducer Chuck Lorre, Allison Janney's Emmy-winning performance should be reason enough.
    She also has great comedic chemistry with her TV daughter, Anna Faris. It's now leading off the competitive 9 p.m. Thursday hour for CBS.
    3. "The Librarians," Sunday 8 p.m., TNT
    In its first season, this sci-fi adventure series grew a devoted fan base. It's back for a second round this week.
    (TNT is a Time Warner network, as is CNN.)
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    4. "Master of None," Friday, Netflix
    Aziz Ansari returns to television as a struggling actor in New York; yes, this is semi-autobiographical.
    We'll see if his new character is as memorable as Tom on "Parks and Recreation," when it starts streaming Friday.
    5. "Elementary," Thursday 10 p.m., CBS
    Sherlock fans cup runneth over.
    Not only did they just learn that the new "Sherlock" special airs on PBS January 1, but the fourth season of this other Sherlock series with Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu kicks off.
    Things don't look too good for Sherlock, however, as he's facing criminal charges.
    John Noble ("Fringe," "Lord of the Rings") plays Sherlock's father.
    6. "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," Monday 8 p.m., CW
    It's not the best title to be sure, and perhaps that (and the competitive time slot) is what has kept audiences missing out on the most delightful new (and unfortunately, lowest-rated) series of the season.
    Rachel Bloom is brilliant as a comedian and a songwriter (yes, it is a musical comedy) playing a woman who moves across the country. And the fact that her high school ex-boyfriend lives there is a total coincidence, she promises.
    Tune in for the best show you're not watching.