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Wednesday, Jan. 24: Work Out With Pop’s New Comedy ‘Let’s Get Physical’

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Wednesday, Jan. 24

Let’s Get Physical
Pop, 8:30pm
New Series!
Dust off your leg warmers — Pop’s new comedy is ready to kick your keister into shape. After the death of his fitness-guru father, middle-aged slacker Joe Force (Mom and Breaking Bad’s Matt Jones) makes a reluctant comeback to the Lycra-clad world of competitive aerobics. With the help of his mother (an ageless Jane Seymour) and a ragtag group of aerobics rookies, Joe faces off against his rival Barry (Chris Diamantopoulos) and his former flame Claudia (AnnaLynne McCord) for his father’s fortune.

The Goldbergs: “1990-Something”
ABC, 8pm
Flash-forward alert! This episode was supposed to be a backdoor pilot for a spinoff set in the ’90s at William Penn Academy. Alas, ABC didn’t pick it up, but check out what might have been with Mr. Glascott (Tim Meadows) running the school. Beverly (Wendy McClendon-Covey) pops by, too.

Riverdale: “Chapter Twenty-Four: The Wrestler”
The CW, 8pm
Amid preparations for the town’s annual Picken’s Day festivities, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) interviews Toni’s (guest star Vanessa Morgan) grandfather and learns some shocking details about Riverdale’s history. In an attempt to get closer to Hiram (Mark Consuelos), Archie (KJ Apa) tries out for the Riverdale wrestling team.

NBA Basketball
ESPN, beginning at 8pm Live
Chris Paul leads the Houston Rockets on the road against Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks. ESPN’s second game has Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics in Los Angeles to face against DeAndre Jordan and the Clippers.

The X-Files: “The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat”
FOX, 8pm
While exploring the idea of The Mandela Effect, in which large groups of people remember an alternate history, Mulder and Scully learn the possible origin of The X-Files.

NHL Hockey: Toronto at Chicago
NBCSN, 8pm Live
Original Six teams are in action tonight at Chicago’s United Center as the Toronto Maple Leafs take on the Blackhawks.

Schitt’s Creek
Pop, 8pm
Season Premiere!
Just when the formerly wealthy Roses seem to finally have the struggling motel on track, a guest drops dead. That’s basically what Moira (Catherine O’Hara), Johnny (Eugene Levy) and the kids wanted to do in Season 1 when they lost everything.

Criminal Minds: “Cure”
CBS, 10pm
The BAU is called to investigate a series of Washington, D.C., homicides in which cryptic messages are found inside the mouths of each victim in the new episode “Cure.”

Paramount Network, 10pm
New Miniseries!
In the spring of 1993, David Koresh and followers of his Branch Davidian religious sect squared off against federal agents near Waco, Texas. The FBI held a 51-day siege on Koresh’s compound before unleashing an assault that ended in the deaths of 76 Branch Davidians — men, women, children and Koresh himself. Paramount Network (formerly Spike) launches its first original series with the six-part event Waco, chronicling what life was like inside Koresh’s polygamist commune, as well as how federal agents assembled their case. The star-studded cast features Taylor Kitsch, Michael Shannon, Paul Sparks, Andrea Riseborough, John Leguizamo, Rory Culkin, Melissa Benoist and Julia Garner.

Thursday, Jan. 25

NHL Hockey: Chicago at Detroit
NBCSN, 7:30pm Live
Old-school NHL rivals do battle at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit as Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks duke it out with Dylan Larkin and the Red Wings.

Grey’s Anatomy: “Personal Jesus”
ABC, 8pm
A young boy is admitted to Grey Sloan Memorial and his case has a profound impact on the doctors. Meanwhile, April (Sarah Drew) is faced with a surprising patient and Jo (Camilla Luddington) continues to deal with her estranged husband.

MVP: Most Valuable Performer
CBS, 8pm Live
Did you know Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby is into archery? Or that Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green can juggle? This live interactive special features some of the NFL’s top players showing off their non-football skills in a talent competition. Fans voted online for their favorite NFL performers, and the finalists square off tonight in front of celebrity judges. Viewers can vote for their favorites online, and the winner will be revealed at the end of the show.

Superstore: “Angels and Mermaids”
NBC, 8pm
Amy (America Ferrera) gets caught in a dispute between Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) and her ex-convict mom Brandi (guest star Mary Hollis Inboden). Garrett’s (Colton Dunn) plans of a perfect solo weekend in the apartment are threatened when Jonah (Ben Feldman) learns that Kelly (Kelly Stables) believes in angels.

NBA Basketball
TNT, beginning at 8pm Live
The Washington Wizards head to Oklahoma City for a matchup against Russell Westbrook and the Thunder, followed by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the Bay Area to face Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors.

RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars
VH1, 8pm
Season Premiere!
Every few years, the most fabulous female impersonators in the history of RuPaul’s Drag Race return to outwit, outlast and out-lip-synch other queens on the wildly entertaining, Emmy-winning reality showdown. Nine vie for the crown (and the $100,000 prize) this time around.

The Good Place: “The Burrito”
NBC, 8:30pm
While Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Jason (Manny Jacinto) ponder how much they have — or have not — improved, Michael (Ted Danson) must deal with the consequences of his recent actions.

Great News: “Early Retirement”
NBC, 9:30pm
Season Finale!
Good news, Great News fans: exec producer Tina Fey returns tonight as media mogul Diana St. Tropez. And with anchor Chuck’s (John Michael Higgins) career on the line, Katie (Briga Heelan) and Carol (Andrea Martin) cook up a scheme to save his job.

How to Get Away With Murder: “She Keeps Secrets”
ABC, 10pm
As Laurel (Karla Souza) struggles to come to terms with tragedy, Annalise (Viola Davis) and Frank (Charlie Weber) work together to do what they believe is best for the group. Meanwhile, details involving a past murder come to light as Annalise continues to build her class action.

Chicago Fire: “Slamigan”
NBC, 10pm
While Dawson (Monica Raymund) and Casey (Jesse Spencer) search for missing teen Bria (Quinn Cooke), Severide (Taylor Kinney) encounters an old family friend, Chief Grissom (guest star Gary Cole of Veep).

Top Chef: “Restaurant Wars”
Bravo, 10:15pm
It’s time for Restaurant Wars once again! Y’know how the reality competition’s cheftestants always totally choke when they’re expected to create competing eateries from the ground up? Well, this season, they have to do that — plus add a third menu option to each course. Burn.

Friday, Jan. 26

New Series!
This nine-episode, U.K.-produced series is set in the year 43 A.D., when the Roman imperial army invades what is now England — a mysterious land ruled by wild warrior women and powerful Druids. Kelly Reilly (True Detective), David Morrissey (The Walking Dead) and Zoë Wanamaker (Harry Potter and the Sorcerers’s Stone) star.

One Day at a Time
Season Premiere!
Netflix’s reimagining of the iconic Norman Lear 1970s sitcom that starred Mackenzie Phillips and Valerie Bertinelli is a hilarious and heartfelt comedy that follows three generations of a Cuban-American family navigating the ups and downs of life. Lear is still at the helm of the redux as executive producer. The series follows a newly single mom and military veteran as she journeys through the triumphs and tribulations that come with raising two strong-willed millennial children, all the while enlisting the “help” of her old-school mother and her building manager turned invaluable confidant.

Hell’s Kitchen: “Families Come to Hell”
FOX, 8pm
This episode is a family affair. The cooking competition’s contestants get a visit from their loved ones, but it comes with a twist: Their nearest and dearest will anonymously determine the best dish of the week. Because, really, what a family meal needs is additional drama.

Blindspot: “Technology Wizards”
NBC, 8pm
Jane (Jaimie Alexander) and Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) partner with a mysterious man from Jane’s past to find a missing person, while the team races to stop an arms deal.

Jane the Virgin: “Chapter Seventy-Two”
The CW, 9pm
New Episodes!
After Jane (Gina Rodriguez) and Rafael (Justin Baldoni) decide to send Mateo to a new school, they become guilt-ridden when they are forced to lie to get him in. After Xo (Andrea Navedo) convinces Rogelio (Jaime Camil) to attend therapy, they both are surprised by their emotions.

Married With Secrets: “That Girl in the Window”
Investigation Discovery, 9pm
Real-life Arkansas couple Lisa and Dennis Bradford may seem like your average country folk, but one of them lived a law-breaking double life that ruined their marriage. (Warning: It’s pretty grim.)

Taken: “Invitation Only”
NBC, 9pm
Bryan (Clive Standen) and Santana (Jessica Camacho) must extract a nuclear physicist from a secret prison compound in North Korea. When Hart (Jennifer Beals) asks Kilroy (Adam Goldberg) to locate a criminal wanted by a foreign government, he faces a moral dilemma.

Cake Hunters: “My Wild, Glamorous Greek Wedding”
Cooking Channel, 10pm
Radio personality Anna wants a blinged-out big fat Greek wedding cake to honor her heritage. Her groom, Ray, prefers a rustic theme. Is there a baker who can please them both?

Saturday, Jan. 27

College Basketball
CBS, beginning at 12pm Live
CBS airs a Tobacco Road college hoops doubleheader with the NC State Wolfpack at the North Carolina Tar Heels, followed by the Virginia Cavaliers at the Duke Blue Devils.

Figure Skating: Four Continents Championships
NBC, 2:30pm
The world’s best figure skaters from non-European countries tune up for the PyeongChang Olympics at the ISU Four Continents Championships held in Taipei. NBC airs a two-hour recap highlighting the best performances.

Faith Under Fire: The Antoinette Tuff Story
Lifetime, 8pm
Original Film!
Grammy winner Toni Braxton stars as Tuff, a struggling single mom from Georgia who heroically averted tragedy in August 2013, saving hundreds of lives when she convinced a deranged gunman who stormed an elementary school to surrender. Yaya DaCosta and Malik Yoba costar.

NBA Basketball: Boston at Golden State
ABC, 8:30pm Live

Kyrie Irving leads the Boston Celtics into Oracle Arena for a Saturday NBA primetime matchup against Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors.

Winter’s Dream
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Original Film!
A former ski champion re-enters the competitive world when a 16-year-old downhill racer asks for help, leading her to reawaken an old passion and find a new love. Stars Dean Cain and Kristy Swanson.

The Stalker Files
REELZ Channel, 9:30pm
New Series!
Take an unnerving dive into the cases of stalkers whose unrelenting obsession with a celebrity led to jarring and tragic ends. Every hourlong episode unfolds with two seemingly separate timelines building to a climax of fear and violence, with each story presented through expert interviews, re-creations, actual case files and insights from seasoned law enforcement officials.

Saturday Night Live: “Will Ferrell/Chris Stapleton”
NBC, 11:30pm Live
Former SNL cast member Will Ferrell hosts the show tonight for the fourth time, and musical guest Chris Stapleton makes his second appearance on the show.