All Times Eastern.
Wednesday, Jan. 18
History launches the eight-episode first season of its Navy SEAL Team Six action drama tonight, following a team of America’s elite warriors as they deal with dangerous missions overseas, and personal and family drama at home. Tonight’s episode begins in Afghanistan in 2014, where events during a SEAL mission have profound consequences for the entire team. Barry Sloane, Walton Goggins, Kyle Schmid, Juan Pablo Raba, Brianne Davis and Nadine Velazquez star.
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ESPN, beginning at 8pm Live
The Milwaukee Bucks visit the Houston Rockets in the first game of ESPN’s NBA doubleheader. The second game has Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder heading to the Bay Area to take on former teammate Kevin Durant, now with the Golden State Warriors.
Speechless: “S-I—SICK D-A—DAY”
Kenneth (Cedric Yarbrough) and Maya (Minnie Driver) get sick, so Jimmy (John Ross Bowie) plays Mr. Mom while Dylan (Kyla Kenedy) helps JJ (Micah Fowler). When Jimmy proves a natural at Maya’s duties, he tries to hide it from her so she doesn’t feel even worse.
People’s Choice Awards 2017
CBS, 9pm Live
CBS airs the People’s Choice Awards from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, honoring fans’ favorites from the year in entertainment. Among the top nominees are Kevin Hart, Drake, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Captain America: Civil War and Grey’s Anatomy. Ellen DeGeneres is nominated for three People’s Choice Awards.
black-ish: “Good Dre Hunting”
Bow (Tracee Ellis-Ross) convinces a begrudging Dre (Anthony Anderson) to try therapy to cope with his anger issues. Meanwhile, Johan (Daveed Diggs) steps in as the Johnson kids’ life coach.
Thursday, Jan. 19
U.S. Figure Skating Championships
NBCSN, 5:30pm Live
The best figure skaters in America compete at the 2017 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., for the national championship and a spot on the U.S. team for Worlds. NBCSN airs the pairs and ladies short programs tonight. NBC, NBCSN and Universal HD combine to televise the event live Jan. 19-22. NBC airs the Smucker’s Skating Spectacular exhibition Jan. 28.
The Good Place: “Mindy St. Claire/Michael’s Gambit”
Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Jianyu (Manny Jacinto) and Janet (D’Arcy Carden) are faced with a huge decision. Meanwhile, Chidi (William Jackson Harper) and Tahani (Jameela Jamil) help Michael (Ted Danson) face his biggest challenge yet.
Mom: “Good Karma and the Big Weird”
Guest Star Alert!
In the new episode “Good Karma and the Big Weird,” Bonnie (Allison Janney) encourages Christy (Anna Faris) to pursue Marjorie’s (Mimi Kennedy) charming nephew — played by guest star and Faris’ famous husband Chris Pratt — despite the fact that he’s been declared off limits.
Dinosaurs: Mysteries at the Museum
Travel Channel, 9pm
What happened to the dinosaurs still remains somewhat mysterious. Don Wildman travels to Utah and participates in a dig for newly found dinosaur bones, and then takes a road trip through the Midwest to see where they lived and what they left behind. He also challenges myths at the American Museum of Natural History about some of the most well-known dinosaurs that walked the Earth.
Zach Galifianakis returns as rodeo clown Chip Baskets for Season 2 of the FX comedy. Losing his wife and his job, Chip jumps on a train to get out of Bakersfield, but a gang of punks, the police and a sudden death drag him right back into the drama he tried to escape.
Friday, Jan. 20
Many of the usual news networks will be on hand as Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Along with the formal swearing-in ceremony, viewers will likely see, on some networks, coverage of America’s new first couple attending inaugural balls, and other festivities. Check your local listings to verify just when, and for how long, coverage will air on your network of choice.
ESPN, beginning at 8pm Live
Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors hit the road to face James Harden and the Houston Rockets, followed by Paul George and the Indiana Pacers in Los Angeles to take on Luol Deng and the Lakers.
Dr. Ken: “A Day in the Life”
Ken (Ken Jeong) gets his moment in the spotlight — and then a serious case of the doubts about his career — when the producer of a health-related documentary series (guest star Yvette Nicole Brown) follows him around to capture a typical day at an HMO.
Hawaii Five-0: “Ka Laina Ma Ke One (Line in the Sand)”
Guest Star Alert!
Lou Diamond Phillips guest-stars as an aggressive U.S. Marshal in the new episode “Ka Laina Ma Ke One (Line in the Sand).” Five-0 will have to deal with him when a man wanted for murder escapes capture and seeks asylum in the sovereign land belonging to the Nation of Hawaii.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: “Josh Is the Man of My Dreams, Right?”
The CW, 9pm
Trouble blows into West Covina when the Santa Ana winds gust into town, causing everyone to act strangely.
Alicia Keys — Landmarks Live in Concert: A Great Performances Special
Grammy winner Alicia Keys performs in notable locations all around New York, including on a Circle Line boat tour, the Unisphere and at Harlem’s Apollo Theater. Hosted by Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Saturday, Jan. 21
CBS & FOX, beginning at 12pm Live
CBS and FOX combine to televise some of Saturday’s best college basketball action, including Vanderbilt at Florida (CBS), Providence at Villanova (FOX), Texas at Kansas (CBS), Marquette at Creighton (FOX) and Arizona at UCLA (CBS).
Idina Menzel and Nia Long headline this modern update of the beloved 1988 paean to the resilience of female friendships. Broadway and Frozen star Menzel takes over Bette Midler’s CC Bloom role, warbling new versions of the film’s signature ballads “Wind Beneath My Wings” and “The Glory of Love.”
NBA Basketball: San Antonio at Cleveland
ABC, 8:30pm Live
This Saturday night NBA game on ABC has LaMarcus Aldridge leading the San Antonio Spurs against LeBron James and the reigning NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers.