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Monday, Jan. 14: FOX’s New Sci-Fi Thriller ‘The Passage’

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Monday, Jan. 14

The Passage
FOX, 9pm
New Series!

Based on author Justin Cronin’s bestselling trilogy, The Passage is an eerie yet heartwarming thriller that focuses on a secret medical facility where scientists are experimenting with a dangerous virus that could lead to the cure for all disease, but also carries the potential to wipe out the human race. When a young girl is chosen to be a test subject, federal agent Brad Wolgast (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) refuses to bring her in and sets out to protect her at any cost.

The Neighborhood: “Welcome to Grover’s Birthday”
CBS, 8pm

Malcolm (Sheaun McKinney) and Marty (Marcel Spears) come to the rescue when plans for Grover’s (Hank Greenspan) birthday party go awry in the new episode “Welcome to Grover’s Birthday.”

The Resident: “After the Fall”
FOX, 8pm
Guest Star Alert!

Melina Kanakaredes guest stars as murderess Lane Hunter, whose release from prison outrages her victims and their families.

Gretchen Carlson: Breaking the Silence
Lifetime, 8pm

In this one-hour special, award-winning journalist and women’s advocate Gretchen Carlson travels the country uncovering untold stories of sexual harassment and abuse.

America’s Got Talent: The Champions: “The Champions Two”
NBC, 8pm

The competition continues as 10 more of the most talented, memorable and all-around fan-favorite acts from America’s Got Talent series around the globe perform for judges Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel. Two of these acts will move on to the finals — one will receive a Golden Buzzer, and one will be voted through by a panel of AGT superfans. Terry Crews hosts.

Dirty John, The Dirty Truth
Oxygen, 8pm

John Meehan (a.k.a. Dirty John) left a long line of victims in addition to Debra Newell. This two-hour special dives deep into his backstory with family, friends and the many women caught in his evil web. Through the lens of his female victims, we begin to understand the psychology of how and why they dated John and the pain they suffered while in his grasp.

Magnum P.I.: “Nowhere to Hide”
CBS, 9pm

Magnum’s (Jay Hernandez) investigation into a missing persons case puts Higgins (Perdita Weeks) and Kumu (Amy Hills) in danger in the new episode “Nowhere to Hide.”

Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings
Discovery Channel, 9pm
Season Premiere!

In the new season of the epic race series, the rules have changed, and no one is safe. Race masters Chuck and Boosted lead the infamous Street Outlaws crews as they compete with the fastest no prep racers in the nation for a shot at cash and other prizes valued at more than $500,000 — the biggest No Prep Series payout in history. Among the highlights, Ryan Martin returns to challenge former no-prep champion and rival Birdman after last year’s upset.

Kids Baking Championship: “Spots and Stripes Forever”
Food Network, 9pm

Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli take the bakers on a safari of sweetness as they challenge them to create mini cheesecakes with colorful animal prints such as tiger, zebra, leopard or giraffe.

Donna Summer: Disco Queen
REELZ Channel, 9pm

Donna Summer launched to stardom during the 1970s disco era, when her remarkable talent changed the music landscape. Thanks to songs like “Love to Love You Baby” and “I Feel Love,” Summer would spend nearly 40 years in the spotlight, selling more than 100 million records. But mystery would surround the diva’s final years as a cancer diagnosis saw her pull far away from the public eye. Helping to tell Summer’s life story in this special are interviews with people close to her throughout her career.

The Good Doctor: “Quarantine Part Two”
ABC, 10pm

The hospital is still in quarantine as Dr. Murphy (Freddie Highmore) continues to be overwhelmed by the chaos and noise in the emergency room; Dr. Reznick (Fiona Gubelmann) struggles to keep her patients alive; and Dr. Lim (Christina Chang) fights for her life. Meanwhile, Dr. Melendez (Nicholas Gonzalez) and Dr. Browne (Antonia Thomas) must find a way to complete their patient’s bone marrow transplant, despite the quarantine.

Bull: “Separate Together”
CBS, 10pm

Bull (Michael Weatherly) and his on-again, off-again romantic rival, Diana Lindsay (recurring guest star Jill Flint), join forces to create two separate but collaborative defense teams for an armed robbery case in the new episode “Separate Together.”

Lifetime, 10pm

This short documentary from writer/director Galen Summer shares the story of the NFL cheerleaders who became involved in a controversy when they posed for Playboy magazine in 1978. Sidelined made its world premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival and is a timely reflection on a culture still grappling with the double standards of female sexuality.

Made in Staten Island
MTV, 10pm
New Series!

Staten Island was home to New York’s most notorious mafia families. Now, a new crop of hustlers has emerged. The coming-of-age series follows eight Staten Islanders as they battle each other, and the odds, to step out from the shadows and change the reputation of the island. These friends will either choose wisely or fall prey to the mistakes of past generations.

Manifest: “KXTA”
NBC, 10pm

Willing to follow any lead to keep his son safe from The Major, Ben (Josh Dallas) heeds Cal’s (Jack Messina) calling to help Captain Daly (Frank Deal) clear his name for what happened to Flight 828. The journey uncovers a seeming conspiracy that stems all the way back to the day the plane disappeared. Meanwhile, Michaela (Melissa Roxburgh) assists Autumn (Shirley Rumierk) in her own journey of redemption — but has Autumn truly set out to redeem herself, or is she still working against the passengers?

Independent Lens: “Rodents of Unusual Size”
PBS, 10pm

Fisherman Thomas Gonzales has lived through hurricanes and oil spills but now faces a bigger threat: monstrous 20-pound “swamp rats” who are eating up coastal wetlands.

Lost Gold
Travel Channel, 10pm
New Series!

This series follows brothers Josh and Jesse Feldman as they seek out America’s most fabled missing treasures. With a family history steeped in lost mines, buried gold and Old West lore, the Arizona natives aren’t typical treasure hunters. Each hunt is grounded in history and is highlighted by the siblings’ reverence for the past and their taste for adventure.

Those Who Can’t
truTV, 10pm
Season Premiere!

In Season 3, the gang struggles when a new strait-laced guidance counselor arrives and forces them to face their biggest challenge yet: accountability. The Smoot faculty scheme to maintain the status quo while facing the overwhelming challenges of bullies, inappropriate romantic entanglements, a dreaded taco-less Tuesday and a game-changing turn that leaves the staff questioning everything — even the fate of Smoot!

Tuesday, Jan. 15

The Conners: “Don’t Shoot the Piano Teacher”
ABC, 8pm

When Ben (Jay R. Ferguson) offers Mark (Ames McNamara) free piano lessons, Darlene (Sara Gilbert) finds this to be an opportunity to test his parenting skills. Jackie (Laurie Metcalf) throws Becky (Lecy Goranson) a baby shower, and Emilio (Rene Rosado) continues his efforts to be part of the baby’s life.

NCIS: “The Last Link”
CBS, 8pm
Guest Star Alert!

Dabney Coleman guest-stars in the new episode “The Last Link” as an old family friend who asks Gibbs (Mark Harmon) to join him on a road trip to search for a missing military I.D. bracelet.

The Flash: “The Flash & The Furious”
The CW, 8pm

While Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy) grapples with the revelation that Thawne (Tom Cavanagh) killed her grandmother, Team Flash must stop the formidable team-up of a newly sprung-from-jail Weather Witch (Reina Hardesty), and Silver Ghost (Gabrielle Walsh), a new meta-tech villain who can control engines and motorized technology.

Lethal Weapon: “The Roger and Me”
FOX, 8pm

Murtaugh (Damon Wayans) realizes his fighting moves aren’t as sharp as they used to be when he and Cole (Seann William Scott) investigate the murder of an underground MMA fighter.

Ellen’s Game of Games: “Parent Snapped”
NBC, 8pm

Contestants play brand-new games Mount St. Ellen and See You Later Alligator, along with Aw Snap and You Bet Your Wife. The winner of each of the first four rounds advances to Know or Go, and the person who wins that game advances to Hot Hands for a chance to win a cash prize.

Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.: “Mystery Men”
PBS, 8pm

With the help of host Henry Louis Gates Jr., actors Felicity Huffman and Michael K. Williams discover a wealth of hidden family history. Both grew up knowing little about their biological fathers, and seeing their lost ancestry restored proves deeply empowering.

The Kids Are Alright: “Show Boat”
ABC, 8:30pm

Against Peggy’s (Mary McCormack) wishes, Frank (Sawyer Barth) secretly helps design a set for a musical in which Timmy (Jack Gore) is performing. Feeling jealous of all the positive attention Frank is getting for his work, Timmy devises a plan which forces Frank to admit his involvement on set, but Timmy’s scheming backfires.

Roswell, New Mexico
The CW, 9pm
New Series!

A reboot of the ’90s TV show Roswell, this new series follows Liz (Jeanine Mason) as she arrives home in Roswell, N.M., after 10 years away. She immediately encounters an old friend, Max (Nathan Parsons), who unbeknownst to her is one of many aliens living in the town.

This Is Us: “The Last Seven Weeks”
NBC, 9pm
New Episodes!

In the Season 3 midseason premiere, Randall’s (Sterling K. Brown) campaign comes to a close, Kevin (Justin Hartley) meets someone from Zoe’s (Melanie Liburd) past, and Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Toby (Chris Sullivan) get ready for the baby.

American Experience: “The Swamp”
PBS, 9pm

Explore the story of Florida’s Everglades, America’s greatest wetland. A tale of greed, hubris and destruction, the film chronicles the repeated efforts to conquer what was once seen as a useless wasteland, as well as the passionate efforts to preserve it.

The Rookie: “Flesh and Blood”
ABC, 10pm

On Captain Andersen’s (Mercedes Mason) orders, Officer Nolan (Nathan Fillion) and Sergeant Grey (Richard T. Jones) are paired up for the day on patrol. Officer Chen (Melissa O’Neil) is paired up with Captain Andersen, and Officer Bradford (Eric Winter) tells Chen to protect her at all costs.

Drunk History: “Are You Afraid of the Drunk?”
Comedy Central, 10pm
Season Premiere!

Celebrating its sixth season premiere, Drunk History devotes a full episode to an Are You Afraid of the Dark? parody centered around Mary Shelley’s creation of Frankenstein. Guest stars include Evan Rachel Wood as Mary, Seth Rogen as Dr. Frankenstein, Elijah Wood as Percy Shelley, Jack McBrayer as Lord Byron and Will Ferrell as Frankenstein’s Monster.

New Amsterdam: “A Seat at the Table”
NBC, 10pm

As Max (Ryan Eggold) begins his treatment, he realizes that it may slow him down faster than he originally thought. Meanwhile, Reynolds (Jocko Sims) must deal with an incident from his past when a reporter comes to the hospital, and Sharpe (Freema Agyeman) and Bloom (Janet Montgomery) continue a contentious conversation.

Legend Hunter: “Beast of Bray Road”
Travel Channel, 10pm

Pat Spain travels to Elkhorn, Wisc., to uncover the truth about a werewolf-like creature sighted often on a rural road over the years. He tracks down eyewitnesses and uses new technology in an effort to capture the animal on film.

TV Land, 10pm
New Episodes!

TV Land’s original comedy series about elementary school teachers’ messy personal lives will end its run after the final 10 episodes of Season 3. In the midseason premiere “Thoughts and Bears,” a new neighbor moves next door to the school, but his proud ownership of a dangerous item has the teachers concerned. Also, Ms. Watson (Kate Lambert) has to face Toby (Tim Bagley) for the first time since their breakup.

Temptation Island
USA Network, 10pm
New Series!

The early 2000s reality dating series returns in a revamped version. Viewers will follow four dating couples at a most vulnerable time in their relationship, where each will decide whether to commit to a lifetime together — or ultimately give in to the temptation. Together, the couples travel to the tropical paradise of Maui, Hawaii, where they join 24 sexy single men and women anxiously waiting to find “the one.” Mark L. Walberg, who hosted the original series, returns as master of ceremonies here.

Comedy Central, 10:30pm
Season Premiere!

Junior executives-in-training Matt (Matt Ingebretson) and Jake (Jake Weisman) are still stuck in the heartless hellhole of the Hampton DeVille office as Corporate returns for Season 2. Guest stars this season include Kyra Sedgwick, Elizabeth Perkins, Kristen Schaal, Sasheer Zamata, Baron Vaughn and Andy Richter.

Wednesday, Jan. 16

The Goldbergs: “The Pina Colada Episode”
ABC, 8pm

Murray (Jeff Garlin) and Geoff (Sam Lerner) team up to pull Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey), Barry (Troy Gentile) and Erica (Hayley Orrantia) out of their shared misery that Lainey (AJ Michalka) has left town. Adam’s (Sean Giambrone) dread of gym class is amplified when Coach Mellor’s (Bryan Callen) brother, Coach Nick (guest star Bill Goldberg), arrives and uses fear as a motivator.

Riverdale: “Chapter Forty-Four: No Exit”
The CW, 8pm

With Riverdale in disarray following Hiram’s (Mark Consuelos) takeover, Veronica (Camila Mendes) leads the charge against her father after he takes aim at La Bonne Nuit. Meanwhile, as Betty (Lili Reinhart) reluctantly houses the group of patients who escaped the Sisters of Quiet Mercy, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) confronts a group of desperate Serpents, who have resorted to drastic measures to make ends meet. Finally, Archie (KJ Apa) is forced to face his demons.

Chicago Med: “Who Can You Trust”
NBC, 8pm

Will (Nick Gehlfuss) adjusts to hospital life in the aftermath of his recent undercover activities. Ethan (Brian Tee) and April’s (Yaya DaCosta) personal relationship starts to interfere with their working situation. Drs. Charles (Oliver Platt) and Manning (Torrey DeVitto) collaborate on a patient suffering from Alzheimer’s. Drs. Rhodes (Colin Donnell) and Bekker (Norma Kuhling) have a difference of opinion in dealing with a woman in desperate need of a kidney transplant.

Nature: “Equus: Story of the Horse”
PBS, 8pm

In this two-part special, anthropologist Niobe Thompson travels around the world to uncover the history of mankind’s relationship with the horse. He examines the habits and biology of these majestic animals and rides along with the world’s last nomadic tribes.

Schooled: “Lainey’s All That”
ABC, 8:30pm

Hoping to gain respect among her colleagues at school, Lainey (AJ Michalka) comes up with a misguided plan to give an awkward and insecure student a full makeover. Meanwhile, Principal Glascott (Tim Meadows) and Coach Mellor (Bryan Callen) take friendly competition to a new level when they are both romantically interested in the math teacher.

Modern Family: “Blasts From the Past”
ABC, 9pm

Phil (Ty Burrell) and Claire (Julie Bowen) decide to take a cycling tour through Italy before they become grandparents. Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) discover some interesting reading material in Lily’s (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons) room and decide to confront her about it, while Gloria (Sofia Vergara) and Jay (Ed O’Neill) discover their respective great uncles may have fought on opposing sides of a war.

All American: “Keep Ya Head Up”
The CW, 9pm

Spencer (Daniel Ezra) should be on top of the world — his football team is headed to the playoffs and he can finally be with Layla (Greta Onieogou) — but he can’t shake a major tragedy that occurred, causing him to question everything. Meanwhile, Coop (Bre-Z) learns some disturbing information about a friend, and Jordan (Michael Evans Behling) is worried about the results of a drug test that could end his football career for good.

Chicago Fire: “You Choose”
NBC, 9pm

Severide’s (Taylor Kinney) side project of fixing the boat for a wealthy acquaintance turns complicated and personal. Meanwhile, his relationship with Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) is at a crossroads. Brett (Kara Killmer) helps Casey (Jesse Spencer) search for a new apartment, and Firehouse 51 decides to enter Tuesday in a dog competition.

Single Parents: “All Aboard the Two-Parent Struggle Bus”
ABC, 9:30pm

When Will’s (Taran Killam) ex, Mia (Vanessa Bayer), shows up unexpectedly for Sophie’s (Marlow Barkley) birthday, Will gets frustrated that she undermines his rules with Sophie. Angie (Leighton Meester) tries to help Will cope by having a fun girls’ night at her place and by giving some co-parenting advice, but Will quickly learns that Angie isn’t the best advice giver.

Match Game
ABC, 10pm

Celebrity panelists include Joel McHale, Jane Krakowski, Finesse Mitchell, Caroline Rhea, Jason Biggs and La Toya Jackson.

In Pursuit With John Walsh
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
New Series!

This series carries forward John Walsh’s (former host of America’s Most Wanted) lifelong mission of tracking down fugitives from justice, finding missing children and empowering the public to help support a more effective and accountable criminal justice system. Walsh hosts the series, which features his son Callahan, who works alongside his father at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, as an on-the-ground correspondent.

Chicago P.D.: “Trust”
NBC, 10pm

When a defense attorney is murdered after a fundraiser, Intelligence must confront the world of campaign finance, which makes them reconsider their decision to back the current pro-police mayoral candidate.

The Dictator’s Playbook: “Saddam Hussein”
PBS, 10pm

Saddam Hussein ruled Iraq with an iron fist for almost 30 years. To maintain power, he used fear, intimidation and violence like few others in history, but he made the fatal mistake of believing his regime could take on the whole world.

Deadly Class
Syfy, 10pm
New Series!

Based on Rick Remender and Wes Craig’s bestselling graphic novel, this series is set in a dark, heightened world within the late-’80s counterculture. It follows Marcus (Benjamin Wadsworth), a teen living on the streets, who is recruited into Kings Dominion — an elite private academy where the world’s top crime families send their kids. Can Marcus maintain his moral code while surviving a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques and his own adolescent uncertainties? Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange) and Lana Condor (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before) also star.

Dead of Winter
Investigation Discovery, 11pm
Special Preview!

Before it moves to its regular time slot on Thursdays beginning tomorrow, take a sneak peek at this new series that tells true tales of murder set in the starkest conditions. From a body frozen in the snow to a woman who vanishes in an icy wilderness, each mystery unfolds amid winter’s eerie silence.

Thursday, Jan. 17

Star Trek: Discovery
CBS All Access, available to stream beginning at 8:30pm
Season Premiere!

Season 2 of the streaming hit set in the iconic Star Trek universe features 14 episodes, with one new episode launching each Thursday. After answering a distress signal from the U.S.S. Enterprise, the crew of the Discovery join forces with Capt. Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) on a new mission to investigate seven mysterious red signals and the appearance of an unknown being called the Red Angel. Sonequa Martin-Green, Michelle Yeoh, Rebecca Romijn, Doug Jones and Shazad Latif also star, with Ethan Peck taking on the legendary role of Spock.

A Discovery of Witches
Shudder & Sundance Now
New Series!

This adaptation of Deborah Harkness’ contemporary fantasy novel follows the intersection of the worlds of witches, vampires and daemons as they search for their mutual histories within a secretive and sacred manuscript. Teresa Palmer, Matthew Goode and Alex Kingston star.

NHL Hockey: Chicago at N.Y. Rangers
NBCSN, 7pm Live

Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks visit New York City’s Madison Square Garden to face off against Mike Zibanejad and the Rangers on NBCSN.

NBA Basketball
TNT, beginning at 7pm Live

TNT’s Thursday NBA doubleheader opens with the Philadelphia 76ers on the road against the Indiana Pacers. In the second game, the L.A. Lakers visit the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Grey’s Anatomy: “Shelter From the Storm”
ABC, 8pm

The windstorm continues to blow through Seattle. After the power goes out at Grey Sloan, the doctors are left scrambling to save their patients’ lives, including Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) who desperately needs to get to Cece (Caroline Clay) for her heart transplant. Meanwhile, Owen (Kevin McKidd), Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) and Teddy (Kim Raver) confront their complicated situation.

Supernatural: “Nihilism”
The CW, 8pm

Michael has re-taken control of Dean (Jensen Ackles) as his army of monsters continues to move in on our heroes. Sam (Jared Padalecki) devises a plan to try and reach Dean and stop Michael before anyone else has to die.

A Million Little Things: “secrets and lies”
ABC, 9pm

After troubling news, Delilah (Stephanie Szostak) finds herself once again leaning on her friends in order to help her family, unexpectedly having to rely on Katherine (Grace Park) the most out of all people. Despite Gary’s (James Roday) protests, Maggie (Allison Miller) insists on running the Suicide Prevention 5K with the rest of the gang, where Danny (Chance Hurstfield) also plans to introduce someone special to his mom and sister.

Bring It
Lifetime, 9pm
New Episodes!

In the Season 5 winter premiere, “No Boys Allowed?,” major changes hit the Dollhouse as Camryn steps down as captain, and Makya and Crystianna step up to lead. Then, Coach D begins a new dance season with a wild experiment, led by new assistant coach Marquell, that shakes the Dollhouse to its core.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: “Hitchcock & Scully”
NBC, 9pm

Jake (Andy Samberg) and Charles (Joe Lo Truglio) investigate a case of Hitchcock (Dirk Blocker) and Scully’s (Joel McKinnon Miller) from the 1980s. Meanwhile, Amy’s (Melissa Fumero) uniformed officers and Terry’s (Terry Crews) detectives fight over limited resources.

Lip Sync Battle
Paramount Network, 9pm
Season Premiere!

Lip Sync Battle will kick off its fifth season with a special featuring the Fab Five of Queer Eye — Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown and Jonathan Van Ness — as they face off in teams and come together for a group performance you won’t forget. This season will also include performances by Andy Roddick, Brooklyn Decker, Darren Criss, Big Bird and Vanessa Morgan, with special appearances by Mariah Carey, Serena Williams and more!

Fam: “Freddy Returns”
CBS, 9:30pm

After learning that Clem (Nina Dobrev) doesn’t plan to invite her father (guest star Gary Cole) to the wedding, Nick’s (Tone Bell) parents encourage her to ask him over to their home for dinner in the new episode “Freddy Returns.”

The Good Place: “Chidi Sees the Time-Knife”
NBC, 9:30pm

Michael (Ted Danson) arranges an important meeting, and Janet (D’Arcy Carden) makes a reconnection.

How to Get Away With Murder: “He Betrayed Us Both”
ABC, 10pm

Now that Connor (Jack Falahee) and Oliver (Conrad Ricamora) have tied the knot, the crew must deal with the consequences of the wedding night’s murder. Annalise (Viola Davis) is forced to reckon with secrets from her past.

Backyard Envy
Bravo, 10pm
New Series!

Get a glimpse into elite rooftops, terraces and private exterior oases in this new series with James DeSantis, Garrett Magee and Melissa Brasier making up the exclusive exterior design and high-end landscaping firm the Manscapers, which reimagines outdoor spaces and helps clients turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: “Dear Ben”
NBC, 10pm

Stone (Philip Winchester) takes up the unsolved cold case of a serial rapist that consumed his father’s career.

Friday, Jan. 18

Carmen Sandiego
New Series!

The heroine of the classic ’80s and ’90s computer games returns in this animated series that follows her new international capers as well as past escapades that led to her becoming a super-thief. Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) provides the voice for Carmen.

Original Film!

Noomi Rapace stars in this action-thriller directed by Vicky Jewson (Born of War), and inspired by the life of the world’s leading female bodyguard, Jacquie Davis. Rapace plays Sam, a counterterrorism expert used to war zones, who takes on the job of protecting Zoe (Sophie Nélisse), a rich young heiress. Sam views this as a “babysitting” job, but a violent kidnapping attempt forces the two to go on the run, where they must take some lives — or lose theirs.

Grace and Frankie
Season Premiere!

Emmy winners Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are back for Season 5 of the acclaimed comedy.

Marvel’s The Punisher
Season Premiere!

Season 2 of the Marvel Comics-inspired series finds Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) in all-too-familiar territory. With his former brother-in-arms Billy Russo (Ben Barnes) slowly beginning to heal from the traumatic brain injury Frank inflicted upon him, it’s only a matter of time before Billy starts to put the pieces of the puzzle back together.

Disney Channel, 9am
New Series!

This CGI-animated adventure series for preschoolers will introduce kids to Rocky, Bill, Tiny and Mazu, four very inquisitive young dinosaur friends who are on a quest to solve the mystery of “Gigantosaurus” — the biggest, fiercest dinosaur of all. The series, based on Jonny Duddle’s bestselling book of the same name, encourages preschoolers to dare to be themselves and explore the world beyond their nests.

Fresh Off the Boat: “Driver’s Eddie 2: Orlando Drift”
ABC, 8pm

Eddie (Hudson Yang) finally gets his driver’s license, but instead of freedom, he finds an endless list of errands to run for his mom. Will he be done in time to take his friends to the Insane Clown Posse concert? Louis (Randall Park) is excited for a boy’s weekend at Chili Con with Marvin (Ray Wise), until Honey (Chelsey Crisp) tags along. Jessica (Constance Wu) faces off with her nemesis, Jamie (Zabeth Russell).

MacGyver: “Wilderness + Training + Survival”
CBS, 8pm

In the new episode “Wilderness + Training + Survival,” Mac (Lucas Till) takes Riley (Tristin Mays) and Bozer (Justin Hires) into the wilderness for a weekend of survival training, but things take a turn when they run into violent criminals who are searching for a lost crate of money.

Dynasty: “A Champagne Mood”
The CW, 8pm

In the wake of a horrific accident, Culhane (Robert Christopher Riley) desperately needs Fallon’s (Elizabeth Gillies) help and protection, while she needs to process the sheer weight of his lies. As Blake (Grant Show) shows no shame in using family to promote his own self-interest, Cristal (Ana Brenda Contreras) is reluctant to reveal a big development.

Blindspot: “The Big Reveal”
NBC, 8pm

Reade (Rob Brown) confronts Zapata (Audrey Esparza), while the team follows a lead to a potential cure for Jane (Jaimie Alexander).

Speechless: “H– HEY, YOU”
ABC, 8:30pm

Maya (Minnie Driver) is less than thrilled when Kenneth (Cedric Yarbrough) interferes with her business plans with Melanie (Sarah Chalke). Ray (Mason Cook) begs JJ (Micah Fowler) to cast him opposite his new crush, Izzy (Kayla Maisonet), in his next movie, which has unexpected consequences. Meanwhile, Dylan (Kyla Kenedy) is impressed with Jimmy’s (John Ross Bowie) band.

WOW — Women of Wrestling
AXS TV, 9pm
New Series!

AXS TV’s Friday night wrestling/fighting lineup has a new addition with this eight-episode women’s wrestling series. WOW has amassed a large and dedicated audience over the years, and David McLane — the beloved commentator and impresario behind the iconic ’80s Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW) TV series — has produced intriguing matches for AXS TV. Over 30 wrestlers will be featured, including third-generation superstar Tessa Blanchard, returning stars like Stephy Slays and Jungle Grrrl, and newcomers like Princess Aussie.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: “I Can Work With You”
The CW, 9pm

Rebecca (Rachel Bloom) agrees to help out Darryl (Pete Gardner) by offering to babysit, and an unexpected guest crashes the evening. Meanwhile, Paula (Donna Lynne Champlin) throws a game night.

The Blacklist: “The Pawnbrokers”
NBC, 9pm

Red (James Spader) acclimates to his new surroundings in federal prison, where he is challenged by an old rival. Samar (Mozhan Marnò) goes undercover to stop a black market organization that fronts cash to criminals. Meanwhile, Liz (Megan Boone) and Jennifer (guest star Fiona Dourif) continue their investigation into Red’s past.

Great Performances: “‘Orphee et Eurydice’ From Lyric Opera of Chicago”
PBS, 9pm

The Lyric Opera of Chicago in collaboration with the Joffrey Ballet reimagine Christoph Willibald Gluck’s popular opera based on the famous Greek myth. Starring Dmitry Korchak, Andriana Chuchman and Lauren Snouffer.

Saturday, Jan. 19

College Basketball
CBS, FOX & ESPN, beginning at 12pm Live

A college hoops tripleheader on CBS has Florida at Georgia, Cincinnati at Wichita State and UCLA at USC. FOX airs Indiana at Purdue and St. John’s at Butler. Catch Kentucky at Auburn and Virginia at Duke on ESPN.

NBA Basketball
ABC, beginning at 3:30pm Live

The NBA returns to Saturdays on ABC with the Oklahoma City Thunder in Philadelphia to face the 76ers, followed later tonight by the L.A. Lakers taking on the Rockets in Houston.

AMC, 7pm

Alfonso Cuarón’s 2013 out-of-this-world adventure makes its AMC premiere. Two astronauts (Sandra Bullock and George Clooney) work together to survive after an accident leaves them stranded in space.

Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story
Lifetime, 8pm
Original Film!

This film stars Christina Ricci as Nellie Bly, a reporter who went undercover in a mental hospital to expose abuse in the 1800s. As she endures horrific treatment at the hands of the head nurse (Judith Light), Bly is left with no memory, wondering if she really belongs there after all.

Planet Earth: Dynasties
BBC America, AMC, IFC & SundanceTV, 9pm
New Series!

Each episode of this five-part event is an intimate look at family life in the animal kingdom, revealing the challenges leaders face in protecting their young, warding off rivals and ensuring their dynasty lives on. The premiere episode, “Lion,” follows lionesses Charm and Sienna as they help their young overcome the dangers of Africa’s Masai Mara savannah. Sir David Attenborough hosts and presents the series.

Saturday Night Fever: The Ultimate Disco Movie
REELZ Channel, 9pm

Forty years ago, the movie Saturday Night Fever was made on a low budget but became a box-office sensation, with an equally blockbuster disco soundtrack. In this documentary, the film’s cast and crew, including John Travolta, Barry Miller, Donna Pescow and more, share their stories about filming guerrilla-style on the streets of Brooklyn. The special also details the potent influence of the movie’s producer, Robert Stigwood, whose faith in casting a 23-year-old Travolta as the lead, and in filling the movie with music from the Bee Gees, proved visionary.