B&B Short Recap Wednesday, January 12, 2021

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Hope and Thomas go back to the cottage to talk more privately. She confirms that he heard right: Liam cheated on her with Steffy, and she might be pregnant with his child. Thomas can’t believe it and is supportive to Hope. He tells her that he saw Finn and Steffy discussing something intense at work; he guesses that this is what they were talking about. Hope is filled with doubts now about Liam. Hope is angry and hurt that Liam destroyed their family. Thomas is having trouble dealing with all of the information and feels bad for Hope. She doesn’t want to hear that he was right – that Liam would let her down and always go back to Steffy. Thomas tells her that he’s not saying that. He wishes that Liam had come in and confronted him and the mannequin. Thomas feels like it’s his fault, but he cares about Hope. He knows Liam made a terrible mistake and he was an idiot. He tells her that Liam loves her and doesn’t want to lose her or their family. He advises her to take it one step at a time, with Liam. He suggests that she should give Liam another chance. Meanwhile, Liam works at Spencer, but he’s in a foul mood. Wyatt and Flo walk in and find him yelling at someone over the phone. Flo leaves them alone, so Liam tells Wyatt what happened. Liam is so distraught that he’s eating real roast beef and cheese instead of his usual vegetarian food (LOL!). Wyatt can’t believe it. Liam beats himself up about what he’s done.

Finn wants to know if Steffy wants him- or Liam – to be the father of her baby. She tells him that she doesn’t want to repeat her mother’s mistakes (with regard to Liam). She keeps apologizing for cheating on him with Liam and tells him how much she loves him and wants to be with him. She lists many of the reasons that she loves him. She tells Finn that she hopes he’s the father. She promises to be honest from now on, and he agrees. She appreciates that he says he’ll be there for her, regardless of who the father is. She asks him if he wants to commit to her like she wants with him. He doesn’t reply, so she tells him that he can leave if he wants. Finn goes to the door, like he’s going to leave, but then he closes it. He tells her that he hasn’t allowed himself to open up to anyone because he’s been so immersed in his career, till her. He believes that she won’t betray him again and he loves her. He wants a family with her. She cries with happiness as he talks about building a life with her.

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Primetime TV Review of “Walker”

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Jared Padelecki stars in "Walker" on The CW

“Walker” on The CW Review by Suzanne 1/22/21

Jared Padalecki (Sam on “Supernatural”) stars as Cordell Walker, a Texas Ranger. This is a reboot of the old series, “Walker, Texas Ranger” starring Chuck Norris, but aside from the name, the main character’s former marine service, and the Texas locale, it has little in common with that series.  They probably should have stuck closer to that formula, since that was a popular show that ran for 8 years.

This one tries to be more modern and more of an ensemble show. Although Walker is definitely the star, other characters in the show include his daughter, his son, his parents, his old partner and his new partner. Also, we see his wife at the very beginning. It’s a lot of people to get to know (or care about) in a short period of time. Padalecki doesn’t look old enough to have two teenaged children.  He is, but he doesn’t look it. It’s thin frame and his baby face worked well for him on “The Gilmore Girls” and “Supernatural,” but he doesn’t quite look tough enough or old enough for this role (even though he’s pushing 40, believe it or not).

Walker returns after a long absence following his wife’s death and an undercover job.  He has to get to know his family again, and get back to his old job. He also wants to investigate his wife’s death, which he still has questions about.

The old show relied more on action. Chuck Norris wasn’t a very good actor, but he was a martial arts expert who had appeared in a movie with Bruce Li and done quite a few of his own action films. This new show lacks action. It’s more like a regular cop show. Just judging from the first episode, it seems like they can’t decide whether it’s going to be a cop show, a mystery, or a family drama.  Shows that try too hard to be more than one thing usually don’t do well. I’ll keep watching – mainly because I like Padalecki – to see if it gets better.

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Thursday (8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET) on The CWJared Padalecki and Mitch Pileggi in "Walker" on The CW

WALKER, a reimagining of the long-running series “Walker, Texas Ranger,” stars Jared Padalecki (“Supernatural”) as Cordell Walker, a widower and father with his own moral code, who returns home to Austin, Texas after being undercover for nearly a year, only to discover there’s harder work to be done at home. Walker will attempt to reconnect with his creative and thoughtful son, August (Kale Culley, “Me, Myself and I”) and his headstrong, somewhat rebellious teenaged daughter, Stella (Violet Brinson, “Sharp Objects”) and navigate changes with the rest of the family. His ADA brother, William “Liam” (Keegan Allen, “Pretty Little Liars”) returned home from New York and stepped in during Walker’s absence, making it all the more difficult for Walker to resume his place in the family. The perceptive matriarch of the Walker clan, Abeline (Molly Hagan, “Herman’s Head”) doesn’t hesitate to speak her mind to keep everyone in line and their traditional rancher father, Bonham (Mitch Pileggi, “The X-Files”) isn’t much for long winded, sentimental prattling, but voices his opinion when it counts most. At work, Walker’s former colleague, Larry James, is now his Ranger Captain, (Coby Bell, “The Game”) and both men need time to adjust to their new dynamic. Walker finds unexpected common ground with his new partner, Micki Ramirez (one of the first women in Texas Rangers’ history) played by Lindsey Morgan (“The 100”). She knows there’s a lot at stake for her in this new job and is quick to school Walker on curbing his maverick ways. Walker’s not Micki’s only distraction, as her relationship with an old friend, Trey (played by Jeff Pierre, “Once Upon a Time”) becomes more serious. The series closely follows Walker as he tries to balance all the new details in his old life while growing increasingly suspicious about the circumstances surrounding his wife’s (Genevieve Padalecki) death.

WALKER stars Jared Padalecki as Cordell Walker, Lindsey Morgan as Micki, Keegan Allen as Liam, Mitch Pileggi as Bohnam, Molly Hagan as Abeline, Violet Brinson as Robin, Kale Culley as Arlo, Coby Bell as Captain Larry James, and Jeff Pierre as Trey Barnett.

WALKER is written and executive produced by Anna Fricke (“Being Human,” “Valor”), and executive produced by Dan Lin and Lindsay Liberatore and Jared Padalecki. WALKER is from CBS Television Studios in association with Rideback.

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Days of Our Lives Short Recap Thursday, January 21, 2021

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Tony finds Kate drinking at the DiMera mansion. They catch up about Chad resigning and Jake taking his place. Tony praises Kate’s beauty but puts down Jake’s lack of qualifications, so Kate gets annoyed with him. At home, Jack and Jennifer are shocked when Abby tells them that Chad slept with Gwen and Abby has left him. They tell her that it’s fine if she and the kids stay with them. Jack gets a phone call from Anna about her earlier run-in with Gwen. Jack and Jenn decide to head over to the Salem Inn to confront Gwen. She lets them in after they demand to know why she did all this to their family. She tells them that she’s Jack’s daughter. Chad visits Rolf at the prison to find out what he knows about Gwen. Rolf denies knowing her at first but then spills the beans. He tells Chad that Gwen was the one who poisoned Abby. Later, Chad goes to see Abby to let her know what Rolf told him.

Anna is sitting in the town square when she sees Gwen wheeling her suitcase by, so she trips her. She and Gwen argue with each other. Anna warns her not to mess with the DiMeras, but Gwen tells her that she’s not through with Abby and her family. A little later, Tony and Anna catch each other up on what’s been going on. At DiMera, Gabi wants Jake to fund her new business, and she also hints that he should dump Kate for her, but he’s not interested in either. She apologizes for leaving town so quickly and for hurting him. She thinks he still cares for her. She kisses him. Just then, Kate walks in with a bottle of Champagne and two glasses.

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Interview with “Brad William Henke”

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Interview with Brad William Henke of “The Stand” on CBS All Access by Suzanne 1/15/21

It was fun to talk to Brad. I’ve watched many shows that he’s been in.

Here is the audio version of it.

Suzanne: Tell us how this role on The Stand came about for you.

Brad: The writer, the creator of the show (Benjamin Cavell) called me, and he wrote for me on Justified, and he wrote on Sneaky Pete. So, he called and offered me the role.

Suzanne: Oh, cool.

Brad: So, I got to read all the scripts, and I said, “yes,” of course. Then I had like three months to prepare, which was awesome. That’s how it happened.

Suzanne: That’s great. So, have you done so much TV work now that pretty much they just call you and offer you the role, or do you still have to audition?

Brad: I think the funny thing is, sometimes when you audition, you hear someone else already has an offer, and they don’t know if it’s gonna go through or [not]. So, I do audition, but most of the roles I get are offers.

Suzanne: Sounds like it’s a little bit like a regular job interview.

Brad: Yeah, I guess so.

Suzanne: I’m glad you mentioned Justified. I was looking at all the roles you’ve done. You’ve done some of my favorite shows like Justified and Dexter, and I remember the show you were on October Road.

Brad: Oh, you do?

Suzanne: Yeah, I watched that.

How did you prepare for acting as a developmentally disabled man?

Brad: Well, I’ve had a couple of friends – like I had someone that I knew in high school. He was two years older than me. He played football in college, and he got a blood clot in his head. After that, he was never the same. He was kind of like Tom.

Then I knew another person who was born mentally challenged, and when I was actually teaching at a junior college and coaching football, and he took my weight training class, I made him the manager of the football team, kind of like that movie, Radio. I just did a lot of things like that.

I learned the voice, because a lot of times when someone has a head injury, they learn to talk again by singing, and so I used a Dolly Parton song, “Coat of Many Colors.” It was like, “My coat of many colors – Hi! My name is Tom Cullen,” so I kind of made it so I could match that pitch. So, that’s how I kind of invented his voice.

Suzanne: Did you have to learn how to move a particular way?

Brad: I just made it so like one of my arms and one of my legs felt a little heavier, just because my character fell off the roof and was also kicked in the head. He had a head injury like that, so I just studied the effects of that.

Suzanne: How long did shooting take for The Stand?

Brad: It started at the beginning of October, and it ended March 12th.

Suzanne: Last year, right? It started in 2019.

Brad: Last year.

Suzanne: What did you like best about doing the show?

Brad: Well, I liked the producers, Benjamin Cavell and Taylor Elmore. I liked all the actors. They were really into it, and they made it fun. Angelina [Kekich], the costume designer, like everyone was just really into it, and so I really liked that. I liked being in Canada shooting it. It was really rainy and cold and isolating, and I thought that was really good for my character. I was just there with my two, fifteen year old Puggles. Some days in December the sun never even came out. It just felt good for the mood of the show.

Suzanne: Your dogs are so cute. I went on your Instagram.

Brad: Thank you. One of them is sixteen now.

Suzanne: Oh, wow.

Brad: I [saw] this kids’ movie called Soul. Have you seen it?

Suzanne: I haven’t seen it. I’ve heard about it. I haven’t watched it yet.

Brad: It’s really good. It won’t ruin anything, but when you die, your soul goes up this escalator into the sky, and sometimes I feel like he’s on that escalator. I’m like, “[unintelligible] get off the escalator.”

Suzanne: What did you like least about doing it? Was there a particular challenge that you had?

Brad: No, I loved it all. It was a challenge to play this character, because it could be simple; it could be offensive. You can really fall on your face, and that’s what I really liked about the – I don’t want to call it stress, but the [idea that] I could ruin the whole show, or I could make the show better. So, I like that feeling.

Suzanne: Did it shock you that the pandemic happened right after you guys finished shooting The Stand with a similar story?

Brad: Yeah. Sometimes I would fly back and forth, and you have to go through customs and stuff, and it takes like two hours. So, I flew back, and I only had two weeks off or something. I was basically done, but I had to shoot one more scene. I had to shoot the scene from Episode Four where I ride away on my bike. I get to Canada, and there was absolutely no one in customs. It was like a ghost town, because Canada was ahead of the US. Then I go to this hotel, and there’re like five people in it. I’m like, “I hope we did this justice.”…But then when I watched the show; I think we did.

Suzanne: Had you worked with any of the cast or crew before?

Brad: Just Ben and Taylor on Justified and on Sneaky Pete, but no one else.

Suzanne: Do you have any fun anecdotes about shooting? Any fun things that happened?

Brad: Every day was fun. A cool thing that happened, was my dogs had never been in snow before, and I was taking them one day from my my trailer to the makeup trailer, and one of my dog’s girlfriends, she just held up her paw in the air like, “I can’t do it anymore.” It was so cute. Then I picked her up, and I took her in there, and I told them what happened, and then every day they would give my dogs little hot towels on their paws. It was so cute. That was really cool, because they’re getting old, so it was kind of like our last big thing together. So, it will always be special to me in so many ways.

Suzanne: Wow, that’s nice.

So, had you read the original book or seen the other mini-series before doing it?

Brad: No. Well, I read the book after I got offered the job. I didn’t watch the mini-series, because I didn’t want to be influenced one way or the other.

Suzanne: It’s actually funny, because we saw a part of the original miniseries being filmed.

Brad: Oh, really?

Suzanne: Yeah, we were in Las Vegas, and we were staying at the Golden Gate downtown, which is right in the corner there, and this was before they had that whole canopy in Vegas with the light shows and all that. They had roped off that part of the downtown, and they had made it for their movie. So, they had a lot of the windows blacked out, and they said stuff like, “stay away” or “the virus,” whatever. I can’t remember the catchphrases. They had built all these things, and they had a giant horseshoe – like the horseshoe had fallen fallen off Binion’s in the middle of the street, and we could see them filming right below our window. So, that was fun.

Brad: That’s great.

Suzanne: Yeah, if you’re not living in LA, or you’re not in the industry, you don’t get to see those things too often, unless you just happen to be where they’re filming.

Brad: Yeah, but, you know, so many things don’t shoot in LA anymore.

Suzanne: That’s true.

Brad: This is the longest I’ve ever been in LA in years. They shoot in Canada; they shoot in Chicago.

Suzanne: Yeah, a lot of it’s in Canada, and a lot of it’s in Atlanta.

Brad: A lot of it’s in Canada and Atlanta too, yeah. I had never really worked in Canada. I shot one movie in Canada, but it’s [unintelligible], so being in Vancouver, I really really, really enjoyed.

Suzanne: Yeah, that’s surprising, I guess. It seems like everybody I talk to nowadays are filming in Canada.

Brad: Yeah.

Suzanne: So, what have you been doing during the pandemic to keep busy?

Brad: At first I worked out a lot, then I stopped that. I’m back on it this week. Got two kittens. I got a Doberman puppy, which if it wasn’t a pandemic, I would not have time to train and take care of. So, I love her, but she’s a lot of energy.

Suzanne: Yeah, I have a dog that’s about three and a half years old, and we we got her when she was three months, and I had never trained a dog before. So, I know what you mean.

Brad: I have little dogs, so you can let them get away with a little more. [Not] like with big dogs jumping on people’s legs.

Suzanne: Yeah, I understand.

Brad: I get on the couch and curl into this corner like she’s tiny or something.

Suzanne: Yeah. I have a sort of – she’s low to the ground, but she’s kind of big, fat, but small. It’s hard to explain. She’s part Corgi and part Bassett, and she still thinks she’s a lap dog, but she’s a little too big and fat to be a lap dog.

Brad: Yeah.

Suzanne: Well, I’m going to look forward to those pictures of your cats on your Instagram. Do you have any yet?

Brad: Yeah, I have one, when one cat was laying with my dogs, like, “If they do it, why can’t we?”

If I have a minute, I’m gonna start posting, because I wasn’t posting anything until the show started being on TV. I’m not that interesting. People don’t want to see me eat a salad [unintelligible].

Suzanne: So, I read that you gained a lot of weight and then lost it for your roles. What was your secret? What did you do to lose the weight again?

Brad: To lose the weight, I ate five tomatoes a day, because they have – it begins with an “L.” It has something –

Suzanne: Oh, lycopene?

Brad: Yes, and that will help you lose weight. Actually, Henry Zaga, who played Nick told me about this, because he went to like the Hollywood – because he lost a lot of weight. And I would drink a glass of water and a tomato five times a day, and then that makes you not as hungry.

Suzanne: And that’s all you ate?

Brad: You know, pretty much, but I wasn’t that hungry. I mean, like if you eat that before your meal, you’re not that hungry.

Suzanne: Oh, that makes sense. It’s like eating a salad, practically.

Brad: Yeah. Then, you know, for me, like whey-wise, I can gain weight easy. I was a pro football player. Not everyone can weigh 300 pounds and move around. [Gaining] it’s not hard, and losing, it feels like it’s hard to stop the train for a while, and then the train stays in one position. It’s hard to get it to go the other direction, but once it goes the other direction, with eating right and exercising like six days a week, it starts to come off.

Suzanne: Do you have anything else that you’re working on or that is coming out that you can tell us about?

Brad: No. I have a couple things that I hope that I get, but nothing that’s been going on. It’s like really, really frustrating. I don’t know what I’m going to do next. I had a couple of things that were supposed to go in – like, I started working on them in October, like, “Hey, it’s gonna go in December,” and when everything started to spike up, they’re like, “No, that’s not happening.” There’s a couple that I’m waiting on. I know there’s one that for some crazy reason, I’m the second choice, so I hope the first choice doesn’t take it.

Suzanne: Right.

Brad: [Unintelligible] but any job that I wasn’t the first choice/

Suzanne: Yeah. Well, break a leg, good luck, whatever it takes.

Brad: Whatever it takes, exactly.

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Breakout “Orange is the New Black” star and SAG Award winner Brad William Henke makes a statement in the star-packed limited series adaptation of Stephen King’s iconic 1978 novel, THE STAND, which premieres on CBS All Access on Thursday, December 17th. Henke plays Tom Cullen opposite Whoopi Goldberg, James Marsden, Amber Heard and Alexander Skarsgård.

In an ominously well-timed series, THE STAND is adapted from the Stephen King novel of the same name which is about the Biblical aftermath of a global pandemic that kills 98 percent of the population, setting a stage for a clash of good vs. evil. The series stars Whoopi Goldberg as Mother Abagail, Alexander Skarsgård as Randall Flagg, James Marsden as Stu Redman, Jovan Adepo as Larry Underwood, Amber Heard as Nadine Cross, and Owen Teague as Harold Lauder. The nine- episode new series will air weekly on CBS All Access. The new version will include a new coda at the end of the finale written by Stephen King himself.

Henke is an accomplished character actor in Hollywood, appearing in some of the most iconic TV series including “Lost,” “Orange is the New Black,” and “Justified,” and in a number of films including the David Ayer films FURY and BRIGHT and opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal in SHERRYBABY and CHOKE with Sam Rockwell. Before heading into acting, Henke was drafted out of college into the NFL for the New York Giants. He was subsequently picked up by the Denver Broncos and played in Super Bowl XXIV against the San Francisco 49ers.

When he’s not on set, Henke is usually boxing, doing Jiu Jitsu, riding his bike or playing with his three dogs and two cats (lovingly documented on his Instagram @bradwilliamhenke).

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Primetime TV Review: “Dino Ranch”

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“Dino Ranch” on Disney Junior Review by Suzanne 1/21/21

This is a cute computer-animated kid’s show about a fantasy world where the Cassidy family tames and raises dinosaurs of all shapes, colors and sizes on a ranch (much as you would cattle or other animals). The show demonstrates cooperation, problem-solving and other ideas that kids should learn. Each episode is only 11 minutes long, so they show several in one half hour segment.

I think most kids should love this show, especially if they’re already into dinosaurs. There are three kids in the show (Jon, Min and Miguel), plus the parents, Bo and Jane. It’s aimed at preschool children. I’m sure there will be plenty of show-related toys for the kids to want to buy as well.

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Filled with adventure and life-long friendships, the new preschool series “Dino Ranch” will make its U.S. debut January 18, 2021, on Disney Junior and in DisneyNOW. The animated series, produced by Industrial Brothers and Boat Rocker Studios, follows the Cassidy family as they tackle life in a fantastical, “pre-westoric” setting where dinosaurs roam. As the young explorers learn the ropes, they discover the thrill of ranch life while navigating the great outdoors through unpredictable challenges. In addition to an irresistible blend of dinosaurs and ranchers, the series has four key themes at its core and celebrates outdoor fun, embraces nurturing and friendship, demonstrates the strength of teamwork and personal growth, and promotes the importance of family and community. The sun rises. A Pterodactyl crows. Dinosaurs roar … and a dedicated family of dinosaur-riding Dino Ranchers hits the saddles to race off for another day of fun-filled, free-range roping ‘n’ riding, dinosaur-driven fun!

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Primetime TV Review: “Miss Scarlet and the Duke”

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“Miss Scarlet & The Duke” on PBS Review by Suzanne 1/21/21

This is a fun new mystery miniseries Sundays on PBS. I’m really enjoying it. It takes place in London, in Victorian England. Miss Eliza Scarlet (Kate Philips) is the daughter of a private detective (and former police officer). She wants to be a private detective, too. He trained her for many years as she was growing up. Her father goes missing and she has to handle a new client, and dealing with what happens to her father, among other things. Although she’s “a lady,” she’s not afraid and can defend herself. Her childhood friend is William Wellington, a police officer known as “The Duke” (Stuart Martin). Like most men of his time, he’s very chauvinistic. He doesn’t think young ladies should be involved in dead bodies and gruesome things like that. However, she’s a very good detective, so they work together.

I love most PBS mysteries, and especially ones that feature powerful women, and handsome men. Kate Philips is excellent in the role. She has just enough moxie to pull off the character while still seeming like someone who was raised in a genteel fashion. Stuart Martin reminds me a lot of Hugh Jackman. They make a great team. Eliza also has some household servants who are more like family, and there are other various characters (some unsavory). The ending of the first episode reminds me a little bit of “Remington Steele.”  Check this out.

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Go on the case with private eye Eliza Scarlet, Victorian England’s first-ever female sleuth, as she solves crimes – and sometimes flirts – with her partner and childhood friend, Detective Inspector William “The Duke” Wellington.

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Kate Phillips and Stuart Martin star in a new Victorian mystery series

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Sundays, January 17 February 21, 2021 on PBS

Before Marple and Tennison, there was Scarlet—Miss Eliza Scarlet, private detective. Kate Phillips (Wolf Hall) stars as Victorian London’s brilliant, beautiful, and first-ever female sleuth, with Stuart Martin (Jamestown) as her friend and associate, Detective Inspector William “The Duke” Wellington. Celebrating MASTERPIECE’s 50th anniversary in 2021, Miss Scarlet & The Duke premieres with six thrilling episodes, Sundays, January 17 – February 21, 2021 at 8/7c on PBS.

Lighthearted yet gripping, the series features Kevin Doyle (Downton Abbey) as Eliza’s father, Henry Scarlet, who is also her mentor in crime-solving.

Danny Midwinter (Casualty) plays the Duke’s profane but proficient sergeant, Frank Jenkins. And Ansu Kabia (World on Fire) is the shadowy underworld figure, Moses, whose motives keep the police guessing.

Also appearing are Andrew Gower (Poldark) as the companionable aristocrat Rupert Parker, who is living a double life; Cathy Belton (Philomena) as Eliza’s devoted housekeeper and former nursemaid, Ivy; and Nick Dunning (The Tudors) as the Duke’s insufferable boss, Superintendent Stirling.

Miss Scarlet & The Duke is set in London at the start of the Sherlock Holmes era, circa 1880. Eliza’s father, Henry, is a widowed retired police officer, currently a private detective running up bills and drinking through his occasional earnings. Nonetheless, he is a talented investigator, and he has taught his only child, Eliza, the trade since she was a girl. She is now determined to break into this male-only profession.

Fortunately, Eliza’s childhood friend happens to be a detective inspector at Scotland Yard: William “The Duke” Wellington. He gets his nickname from the most famous Englishman of the 19th century: the Duke of Wellington, victor over Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo. Like that other Wellington, the Duke is cool and decisive in a scrape. And he is also a ladies’ man, which leads to interesting complications with Eliza.

Sometimes working together—but often at odds—Eliza and the Duke tackle a series of fascinating cases. On launching her business, Eliza’s initial chal- lenge is not criminals or clients so much as getting society to take a female detective seriously, even one who has mastered wounds, poisons, motives, and red herrings. But she forges ahead and sees her first commission—a simple search for an older gentleman’s lost niece—turn into something very sinister, which she resolves with the Duke’s help.

And with that her career, if not her income, is off and running. Eliza’s exploits range from an open-and-shut murder case that only she realizes is not so clear-cut, to a dastardly plot that will make history if it succeeds, to a client being harassed from beyond the grave. In her final investigation of the season, spanning Episodes 5 and 6, Eliza is pursuing the mystery of her father’s demise when she unwittingly lures the Duke into a deathtrap. Naturally, the ordeal is a bonding experience for the two quarrelsome but secretly affectionate crime-solvers.

Miss Scarlet & The Duke is an A+E NETWORKS INTERNATIONAL and ELEMENT 8 ENTERTAINMENT production co-produced with MASTERPIECE in association with Eighty Seven Films and Bandidos Yanquis. The writers are Rachael New (Episodes 1-3 & 6) and Ben Edwards (Episodes 4 & 5). The director is Declan O’Dwyer. The Executive Producers for A+E NETWORKS INTERNATIONAL are Melissa Madden, Moshe Laniado-Peleg, Hannah Dal Pozzo, Zalika Webley and Matthew Zagha.

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Winner of 83 Primetime Emmys® and 18 Peabody Awards, MASTERPIECE has been essential Sunday night viewing for millions of fans since 1971. Susanne Simpson is the executive producer and Rebecca Eaton is the executive producer-at-large for the series. Funding for MASTERPIECE is provided by Viking and Raymond James with additional support from public television viewers and contributors to The MASTERPIECE Trust.

Produced for PBS by GBH Boston, MASTERPIECE is known for recent hits such as Sherlock, Downton Abbey and Victoria, and beloved classics such as Upstairs Downstairs, Prime Suspect, The Forsyte Saga and Poldark.

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B&B Short Recap Tuesday, January 19, 2021

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Finn is worried about Liam’s feelings for Steffy – especially if she’s carrying his baby. He and Steffy go back and forth about their current predicament. He wonders if she’ll still love him just as much if she’s carrying Liam’s baby. Thomas comes in during their discussion and wants to know what’s going on. Finn tells him that it’s private. Thomas wonders where Hope is because he wants to ask her about taking Douglas out tonight. Steffy tells him that she went home.

Liam keeps begging Hope for one more chance. They re-hash everything that’s been happening. Thomas is about to walk in when he hears them arguing. He finds out that Liam and Steffy slept together because Liam though Hope was kissing Thomas and that Steffy might be pregnant with Liam’s baby. Liam leaves Hope alone to think. Thomas comes in and asks Hope if that’s all true. She just cries, so he knows that it’s true. Meanwhile, at Spencer Publications, Summer tries to find out what Flo knows about Sally. Flo tells her that she will tell her everything later on, in a safer place.

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Days of Our Lives Short Recap Tuesday, January 19, 2021

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Eli questions Xander about whether he stole their twins. Sarah arrives and tries to help. Lani convinces Eli that Xander didn’t do anything. They ask him to help by contacting Dr. Raynor. Meanwhile, Bonnie arrives at the Kiriakis mansion. Maggie literally slams the door in her face and tells Justin that she won’t accept her in her house or life. Justin tries to get her to give Bonnie another chance, but she won’t. Bonnie tries to get through to Maggie, too, by pointing out that normally she would grab one of Maggie’s priceless statues and smash it, to attack Maggie in kind, but she’s trying not to do that sort of thing any more. Maggie storms out. After they have dinner, Bonnie suggests to Justin that they do something naughty.

Mr. Shin and the DiMera board are not happy about Chad sleeping with his nanny, so Chad resigns. Shin replaces him with Jake. Kate promises to help Jake with being CEO, since he’s not sure he can do it. He goes to his new office, and Gabi walks in. Kate finds Abigail packing her things and tries to talk her out of leaving Chad. Chad arrives and begs Abby’s forgiveness, telling her how much he loves her. She leaves him, anyway, and goes to her parents’ house. Chad tells Kate what happened. They all know now that Gwen came there to destroy Abby’s life. He’s determined to find out why.

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B&B Short Recap Tuesday, January 12, 2021

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In their cottage, Liam continues to beg Hope for forgiveness as she sits on the couch and cries. He keeps telling her how much he loves her and their kids. Hope doesn’t know how to forgive him. She tells him that if it was anyone else, she could have handled it, but since it was Steffy, it feels like a knife. He goes back to trying to convince her to forgive him. He has to believe that she’ll forgive him because she’s too important to him. She believes that he’s sorry and loves her, but she knows that he loves Steffy, too. She yells at him for just running to Steffy without even taking a second to find out if what he saw was true. She asks if he really wants Steffy. He objects, saying that he only wants her. She thinks that he must really miss Steffy and want to be with her, since he made love to her. He keeps asking her for a chance to prove that he’s committed to her. Hope says that at least he and Steffy were honest, and she does love him. She says it’ll take time for them to move past this, but she loves their family. She promises to try to forgive him, for their children. He thanks her profusely. She tells him that it can’t happen again and wonders why he’s telling her now. He tells her that there’s one other thing she needs to know. They may not be able to forget about that night. She demands to know what he’s talking about. Meanwhile, Steffy finishes telling Finn about how she and Liam slept together. He’s shocked and angry. He tells her that doesn’t know what to say, especially with the big photo of her and Liam staring down at him. Steffy tells him this wouldn’t have happened if they weren’t drinking. He wonders if the photo isn’t more than just showing Kelly that her parents are happy. He loves her and believes that she loves him, too. Finn tries to put himself in Liam’s place. He would have confronted Thomas and told him to take his hands off his wife, not bolted and run to Steffy. He wonders what this all means for their relationship and if they have a future. Steffy tells him that while she’ll always care for Liam, she wants him. She doesn’t want to lose him and asks him if he can forgive her.

Paris and Donna are excited that she accepted Ridge’s job offer. Zoe walks in, so Donna tells her the big news. Zoe is not happy. Zoe wants to know why Paris would deliberately go against her. That wasn’t Paris’ intention. She tells Zoe that the offer was just too good to turn down, and she will be working in a completely separate division. Zoe thinks she never intended to turn it down. Zoe guesses that Zende changed her mind. Paris admits it was but doesn’t know why Zoe is reacting this way. (Perhaps it’s the hideous polka-dotted mini-dress that Zoe is wearing) Paris tells her how persuasive Zende was. She speaks about him in glowing terms. Zoe reminds her that Zende just came off a divorce and she warned her about him. Paris tells her that she and Zende kissed.

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B&B Short Recap Monday, January 18, 2021

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At Forrester, Hope asks Steffy to use her “motherly intuition” to tell whether her baby is Finn’s or Liam’s. Steffy tells her that she won’t know until she gets a paternity test. She hopes it’s Finn’s because she loves him. Hope doesn’t believe her. She tells Steffy to be honest: she’s always loved Liam. Her relationship with Finn is fairly new. Steffy tells her that what happened with Liam wasn’t planned, and she’s so sorry that it caused Hope pain. She doesn’t want to destroy her marriage, nor does she want to lose her future with Finn. She swears that’s the truth. Hope walks out in a huff. At Steffy’s place, Finn tells Liam that if Steffy’s carrying his baby, that his access to Steffy and her house will be more limited. He warns him not to cause Steffy any more pain. Liam looks pained. Liam lets him know that he intends to fix his marriage to Hope, so Finn doesn’t have anything to worry about. Finn thinks that Liam is putting on an act. He gives Liam a hard time. Liam tells him that there’s nothing he can do to change the past. Liam tells him repeatedly that he loves his wife, and he’ll regret what he did forever. Later, Finn drops by Steffy’s office. She tells him that she was just thinking about him. They ask each other how they’re feeling. He tells her that he just saw Liam. He tells him about how he yelled at Liam and his sense of entitlement. He blames Liam for all of their situation and if her baby is Finn’s, than he wants Liam to stay away. She tells him that she was as much to blame as Liam. He thinks that Liam purposely teases her with the possibility of them having a future again. She tells him that she’s so sorry about what happened and that she hopes they can still build a future together. She says that her feelings for him are stronger than ever. She loves him and wants the baby to be his. Meanwhile, Hope goes to Brooke’s house, but Brooke is not around. Hope looks through the mail that’s arrived and then looks at the family photos, including one of her and Liam. She flashes back to Liam apologizing and then telling her that Steffy is pregnant. Liam walks in through the side door. Donna told him that she left the office to go home. He was hoping they could talk. She says there’s nothing to talk about until they get Steffy’s paternity results. She can’t believe they’re here again, with Steffy. He says that he’s sorry again for the way he hurt her. He can see the pain in her eyes, and it’s killing him. He thinks she should want him to suffer, but she doesn’t. She doesn’t want any of what’s happening. She suggests that reconciling isn’t an option if he’s the father of Steffy’s baby. He tells her that he was looking around the cabin, and he loves that they live there and have the messy life there with the kids. He thinks about their precious memories and family. He says that he threw it away in one moment and that he’s never been more wrong in his life because he lost faith in their love. Neither of them knows why he didn’t know that she would never kiss Thomas. He blew them up over a mannequin. He plans to keep saying he’s sorry until she believes it. He hates what he’s done to both her and Steffy. He keeps pouring it on thick about how much he loves her and begging her forgiveness, even though he knows it’s unfair.

In his office, Bill is changing his shirt after working out in his gym when Wyatt barges in without knocking. Behind him is Summer (from Y&R, who’s visiting). Wyatt introduces them as Bill finishes dressing. He’s intrigued by the proposal. She tells him Lauren says hi, and he says hi back as well as hi to her parents. He knows them from when he was “passing through Genoa City.” Ha ha! Bill has great respect for her parents and Victor Newman. Wyatt and Bill thinks the numbers on their deal will work, and Summer agrees. Bill tells her that it was great working with her. She jokes that he’s not scary at all. Bill tells her that she needs to keep that to herself so that he can maintain his reputation. She asks if he’ll be stopping by Genoa City any time soon. He has no plans to, but he adds, “You never know.” Bill rushes off for a meeting. He insults what Wyatt’s wearing as he leaves. Summer says she forgot how much she loves L.A. She brings up Sally Spectra and mentions that she’s interesting. Wyatt agrees. She asks him questions about Sally. He just says that Sally is complicated. She wants to know why Sally left a major hub for fashion to move to Genoa City. Flo walks up and eavesdrops on their conversation about Sally. Wyatt works hard not to bad-mouth Sally. He has to leave for a meeting, so Summer asks if she can stay to make a call. He says that’s fine and tells her that he’s really excited to work with her and Jabot. After he leaves, Flo walks in. She wonders why Summer is asking about Sally and introduces herself as Wyatt’s girlfriend. Summer tells her that she’s a new business associate of Wyatt’s and asks if she knows Sally. Flo says that she sure does. She offers to answer any questions about Sally. Summer says she’s good, but Flo tells her that whatever she knows, it’s probably just scratched the surface because there’s always more with Sally.

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Days of Our Lives Short Recap Monday, January 18, 2021

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Philip is worried that the mob is going to kill him, since Xander shut down his shell company (and their money is gone). He needs a place to stay, so Chloe offers her room. Brady doesn’t want her to risk her life that way. They all argue about it. Chloe tells Brady off for trying to run her life. Philip accepts her offer, which Brady isn’t happy about. Meanwhile, Allie comes in to Rafe’s office and learns from him and Nicole that Charlie is out of jail. Rafe suggests that Allie try to remember if she saw Charlie the night of the rape. She has to think about that. Rafe also advises her to stay away from Charlie. Later, Nicole and Allie take the baby out in the stroller to help him sleep. Allie is worried about what he’ll tell Henry one day about his being a product of rape. Nicole suggests she ask Marlena about that, but she says that Allie and Henry are not defined by that one horrible act. At Titan, Sarah arrives, so Xander tells her that he let Philip know that they’re onto his money laundering, and that he deleted the shell company, and that the mob might be after him. Sarah insists they tell the police, despite Xander’s objections. Rafe arrives after she calls him. She says Philip needs protection, but she doesn’t want to go into details. Rafe can’t help without more information. However, he wants to take Xander in for questioning in a kidnapping. Xander looks shocked.

Charlie walks in to his apartment and finds Tripp just leaving (he left his phone there by accident yesterday). He threatens to call the cops on him for breaking in. Tripp tells him that he intends to prove all of his crimes. Charlie ends up telling Tripp about his awful childhood and how Ava ignored him and never loved him. Tripp tells him that he can relate because he had a horrible foster father who beat him. Charlie seems somewhat swayed when Tripp tells him that he’s there for him and that he should confess to the police because they might go easier on him, due to his abusive childhood. Then Steve calls to see where Tripp is, so that destroys whatever bond Charlie and Tripp were developing. Charlie tells him to get out. Meanwhile, Steve visits Ava in her hospital room. They both wonder where Tripp is. She wants to leave to go find him, but he calms her down. He has to let her know that Charlie got out of jail on bail, which makes her worry more. She’s very worried. Later, Tripp comes to visit her. They talk about Charlie. She asks why he was in Charlie’s place, so he tells her that he was gathering evidence for the rape. She wonders why, since she heard Charlie’s confession. Tripp and Steve tell her that it’s not enough. They find out from Ava that she’s the one that sent Charlie to London, to spy on Tripp for her.

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Days of Our Lives Short Recap Friday, January 15, 2021

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Brady does some research to try to help Philip out of his jam. Chloe thanks him for his help. He reminds her that he’s doing it for her, not Philip. He tells her how Kristen got mad about seeing them kiss on New Year’s Eve. He talks a little bit about Kristen being in jail. They have a nice chat about the past. At Titan, Xander calls out for Charlie, wondering where his smoothie is. Philip comes in and tells him that Charlie’s not coming in. He shows him the newspaper article that says Charlie’s been arrested for kidnapping. Xander can’t believe it. Xander tells Philip that he knows Philip is laundering money through the company for Ava and the Vitali family. He also tells Philip that he and Sarah were pretending to be broken up so that they could spy on him and that he deleted his shell corporation that he was using to launder the money. Philip, shocked, scowls at him and wonders why he hasn’t already told Victor. Xander worries about Victor’s health but does plan to tell him about Philip, and how he saved Titan from Philip. Philip tells him that Victor won’t be so grateful when the Vitalis kill him. He goes to Brady and Chloe to vent that Xander put a target on his back.

Belle brings Claire, who’s lying on her bed, some tea, and asks how she’s doing. Belle is very upset about Charlie. She’s blaming herself for falling for his lies. She feels pathetic and desperate. They talk about Charlie a lot. Belle is very supportive. Claire starts to have doubts for a moment about whether Charlie is really guilty or not. She gets very upset and starts crying about how she’s in love with Charlie. They hug. At the hospital, Nicole overhears Kayla telling Rafe that Ava was drugged. She guesses that Charlie did it, but Kayla won’t share confidential information with her. Kayla only tells her that she sent Ava for a brain scan. At the police station, Rafe questions Charlie about keeping Ava tied up in his apartment, drugging her and confessing to raping Allie. Charlie knows from this lawyer that Ava has said a lot of strange things that didn’t happen. Charlie decides to tell Rafe that Ava came to his apartment, confused and talking about knives. He tied her up so that she wouldn’t hurt herself. Rafe quickly points out how absurd that story is. He gets Charlie to let it slip that Ava is his mother. Charlie tells him that he’s done talking without a lawyer. Nicole barges in to yell at Charlie. Rafe pulls her back and leaves with Charlie. Later, Rafe argues with her about getting involved in this investigation. Rafe gets bad news on the phone and tells her that Charlie made bail.  Meanwhile, Tripp gets Charlie’s toothbrush from his apartment and puts it in a plastic bag. He hears someone coming, so he grabs a baseball bat and hits the person who walks in – Steve! Steve chews him out for not leaving things to the police. When Tripp points out that he’s there, too, Steve tells him that he’s there to keep Tripp from messing up. Tripp is determined to prove that Charlie is his brother and might be Allie’s rapist. They go to the hospital to bring Kayla the toothbrush. She agrees to run the test and says some nice things to Tripp. Steve hears the bad news from Rafe about Charlie getting out on bail. Tripp goes to Ava’s room to wait for her. He realizes that he doesn’t have his cell phone. He remembers that he left it on a table in Charlie’s place. He goes out to get it. He grabs his phone and is leaving right when Charlie arrives.

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Days of Our Lives Short Recap Thursday, January 14, 2021

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Chad confides in Kate about sleeping with Gwen. She urges him to go home and tell Abby the truth before Gwen does. When Abigail confronts Gwen, Gwen tells her about Chad and her sleeping together, and all of the juicy details. Chad comes home, ready to tell Abby the truth, but it’s too late. Gwen tells them that she’s sad she won’t get to see Chad apologizing. She leaves the mansion, saying that she knows how painful the truth can be. Chad begs Abby for forgiveness. Abby chastises him and then walks out in exasperation. Chad cries a lot. Meanwhile, Kate runs into Abe. He’s down about the missing babies, so she buys him a coffee. They sit and chat. He relates that he didn’t get to see Lani grow up, so he was hoping to be able to see her twins grow up. She assures him that they’ll get the kids back and offers her help. Later, Kate and Gwen exchange words in the Square. Kate wants to know why she did these terrible things to Abigail and her family, but Gwen won’t answer.

Dr. Raynor gets a visit from the man who paid her to steal Lani and Eli’s babies: Ivan Marais (Vivian Alamain’s former manservant and partner-in-crime). Dr. Raynor has doubts about committing more baby-stealing and asks what Ivan will be doing with the twins. He tells her that they’ll be fine, but it’s none of her business who he’s giving them to. Ivan wheels the babies – in their carriage – out. He calls his “Madame” to tell her that he’s on his way home. Meanwhile, Justin and Bonnie rush to the police station after he phones Lani and Eli to tell them that they have a lead. Bonnie sits with a sketch artist and tries to remember what Dr. Raynor looked like. She has a lot of trouble doing it. The first sketch looks more like Eli’s mom, Valerie. After Lani gives Bonnie an impassioned plea, Bonnie does better and they come up with a good sketch. Valerie recognizes her. They pull up a match on the computer to Dr. Raynor.

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Week of 1/17/21 Primetime News and Schedule

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    “La Fiera” – Officer John Nolan’s mom makes an unannounced visit that complicates his life, and Sergeant Grey considers retiring on “The Rookie,” SUNDAY, JAN. 17 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-14, LV)
    Guest starring is Brent Huff as Officer Smitty, Angel Parker as Luna Grey, Brandon Routh as Officer Doug Stanton and Dylan Conrique as Tamara Colins.
    “La Fiera” was written by Terence Paul Winter and Natalie Callaghan, and directed by Sylvain White. Promo
  • ABC The Good Doctor: The Uncertainty Principle (1/18) Show More
    “The Uncertainty Principle” – Dr. Morgan Reznik discovers her patient’s wealth and obsession with extending his life is a dangerous mix that could end up costing more than he can afford on “The Good Doctor,” MONDAY, JAN. 18 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.
    Guest starring is Brian Marc as Dr. Enrique Guerin, Bria Samoné Henderson, Noah Galvin as Dr. Asher Wolke, Summer Brown as Dr. Olivia Jackson and Elfina Luk as Nurse Villanueva.
    “The Uncertainty Principle” was written by Doris Egan and directed by Gary Hawes. Promo
  • ABC The Conners: Young Love, Old Lions and Middle-Aged Hyenas (1/20) Show More
    “Young Love, Old Lions and Middle-Aged Hyenas” – Harris brings home her new friend, Josh, leaving the family questioning his intentions. Meanwhile, Becky and Ben’s attempt to build a closet stirs up family drama on an all-new episode of “The Conners,” airing WEDNESDAY, JAN. 20 at a special time (10:00-10:30 p.m. EST), on ABC.
    “Young Love, Old Lions and Middle-Aged Hyenas” was written by Sid Youngers and directed by Gail Mancuso. Promo
  • ABC Call Your Mother: Pilot (1/20) Show More
    Jean attempts to hang out with her kids but quickly realizes they have jobs and lives of their own. She soon finds herself lost navigating the streets of Los Angeles and discovers a new friend along airing on “Call Your Mother,” WEDNESDAY, JAN. 20 (10:30-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG,
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    Guest starring is Sherri Shepherd as Sharon, Jackie Seiden as Cheryl and Ta’Rhonda Jones as Amy.
    “Distressed Jean” was written by Kari Lizer and directed by Pam Fryman. Promo
  • Apple TV+ Losing Alice – Friday, January 22 Show More
    “Losing Alice,” a neo-noir psychological thriller from creator, writer and director Sigal Avin, is set to join Apple’s slate of sweeping international original series in a new co-production deal. Apple has partnered with Israel’s Dori Media productions in association with HOT on “Losing Alice,” which recently hosted its premiere as part of the We Are One: A Global Film Festival. The first season of the hotly anticipated, eight-episode series will stream worldwide later this year, exclusively on Apple TV+, and is currently airing on HOT in Israel. “Losing Alice” is a thrilling cinematic journey that uses flashbacks and flash-forwards in a satisfyingly complex narrative that takes the viewer through the conscious and subconscious of its protagonist’s mind. The series follows Alice (played by Ayelet Zurer), a 48-year-old female film director, who feels irrelevant since raising her family. After a brief encounter on the train, she becomes obsessed with a 24-year-old screenwriter femme fatale, Sophie (played by Lihi Kornowski), and eventually surrenders her moral integrity in order to achieve power, relevance and success. Through the prism of this female Faust, the series explores issues such as jealousy, guilt, fear of aging, and the complex relationships women have among themselves and each other. But above all, “Losing Alice” is a love letter for the still-too-rare female director. The series is created, written and directed by Sigal Avin. Promo
  • BBC THE WATCH – Sunday, January 17, 8:00PM Show More
    Twilight Canyons (SEASON 1/EPISODE 4)
    Carcer is willing to do anything to find Gawain the sword. The Watch is close on his tail. Promo
    WHILE NCIS MUST TRACK DOWN AN ORGANIZED CRIME LEADER WHO IS TRYING TO BUY STOLEN DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY, CALLEN GOES TO ANNA TO ASK THE ULTIMATE QUESTION, ON “NCIS: LOS ANGELES,” SUNDAY, JAN. 17
    “A Fait Accompli” – While NCIS must track down an organized crime leader who is trying to buy stolen defense technology, Callen goes to Anna to ask the ultimate question. Also, Deeks is kicked out of NCIS training only to find that Hetty has a life-changing surprise for him, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Sunday, Jan. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
    WRITTEN BY: R. Matt Klafter and Kyle Harimoto
    DIRECTED BY: Eric Pot Promo
    WHEN A NAVY THERAPIST WITH A HIGH LEVEL OF SECURITY CLEARANCE IS MURDERED, PRIDE AND THE TEAM DISCOVER THAT SHE WAS WORKING AROUND THE SYSTEM TO GET JUSTICE FOR VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT, ON “NCIS: NEW ORLEANS,” SUNDAY, JAN. 17
    “Leda and the Swan, Part I” – When a Navy therapist with a high level of security clearance is murdered, Pride and the team discover that she was working around the system to get justice for victims of sexual assault. Also, Carter’s mother confronts him when he refuses to talk to the FBI for a background check on her behalf, and Sebastian starts to form a bond with a key witness who was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, Sunday, Jan. 17 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
    WRITTEN BY: Stephanie SenGupta
    DIRECTED BY: Diana Valentine Promo
  • CBS THE NEIGHBORHOOD – Monday, January 18 Show More
    MALCOLM SURPRISES CALVIN AND TINA WHEN HE BUYS A MOTORCYCLE, WHILE DAVE AND GEMMA AIM TO REV UP THEIR SOCIAL LIFE WITH A SPONTANEOUS TRIP TO VEGAS, ON “THE NEIGHBORHOOD,” MONDAY, JAN. 18
    “Welcome to the Motorcycle”- Malcolm surprises Calvin and Tina when he brings home a new motorcycle, while Dave and Gemma aim to rev up their social life with a spontaneous trip to Las Vegas, on THE NEIGHBORHOOD, Monday, Jan. 18 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
    WRITTEN BY: Richard Brandon Manus
    DIRECTED BY: Mark Cendrowski Promo
  • CBS BOB ♥ ABISHOLA – Monday, January 18 Show More
    WHEN ABISHOLA’S HUSBAND MAKES A SURPRISE VISIT FROM NIGERIA TO DETROIT, BOB SEES THIS AS A PERFECT OPPORTUNITY FOR ABISHOLA TO ASK FOR A DIVORCE, ON “BOB ♥ ABISHOLA,” MONDAY, JAN. 18
    Dayo Ade Guest Stars as Abishola’s Husband, Tayo
    “The Wrong Adebambo” – When Abishola’s husband, Tayo (Dayo Ade) makes a surprise visit from Nigeria to Detroit, Bob sees this as a perfect opportunity for Abishola to ask for a divorce, but Abishola is surprised when past feelings for her husband come up, on BOB ♥ ABISHOLA, Monday, Jan. 18 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
    STORY BY: Al Higgins, Matt Ross and Gloria Bigelow
    TELEPLAY BY: Dave Goetsch, Gina Yashere and Marla DuMont
    DIRECTED BY: Kristy Cecil Promo
    BULL AND CHUNK REPRESENT AN EMERGENCY ROOM DOCTOR BEING SUED FOR MALPRACTICE AFTER SHE IGNORED DIRECT ORDERS TO SAVE ONE NEAR-DEATH PATIENT IN FAVOR OF HELPING ANOTHER WHO WAS ALSO CRITICALLY INJURED, ON “BULL,” MONDAY, JAN. 18
    “To Save a Life” – Bull and Chunk represent an emergency room doctor being sued for malpractice after she ignored direct orders to save one near-death patient in favor of helping another who was also critically injured. As voir dire begins, they look to select jurors who can consider the idea that their client made the best decision possible amidst an impossible situation, on BULL, Monday, Jan. 18 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
    WRITTEN BY: Chamblee Smith
    DIRECTED BY: Bethany Rooney Promo
    MCGEE AND HIS WIFE’S BAHAMIAN VACATION TURNS INTO A HIGH-STAKES MISSION WHEN A CASE NCIS IS TRACKING HAS TIES TO THE ISLAND, ON “NCIS,” TUESDAY, JAN. 19
    Margo Harshman Returns as McGee’s Wife, Delilah
    Series Star Rocky Carroll Directed the Episode
    “Sunburn” – McGee and his wife Delilah’s (Margo Harshman) Bahamian vacation turns into a high-stakes mission when a case NCIS is tracking of a dead escape room manager has ties to the island. Also, Gibbs fears the worst when his search for Fornell leads to blood, on NCIS, Tuesday, Jan. 19 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Rocky Carroll directed the episode.
    WRITTEN BY: Marco Schnabel
    DIRECTED BY: Rocky Carroll Promo
    GIBBS AND FORNELL’S CRUSADE TO FIND THE HEAD OF THE DRUG RING RESPONSIBLE FOR EMILY’S OVERDOSE COMES TO A CLIMAX AND GIBBS AND VANCE LET THE TEAM IN ON A CASE THAT HAS DANGEROUS IMPLICATIONS, ON “NCIS,” AT A SPECIAL TIME, TUESDAY, JAN. 19
    “Head of the Snake” – Gibbs and Fornell’s crusade to find the head of the drug ring responsible for Fornell’s daughter Emily’s overdose comes to a climax. Also, Gibbs and Vance finally let the team in on a case that has dangerous implications, on NCIS, at a special time, Tuesday, Jan. 19 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
    WRITTEN BY: Brendan Fehily and David J. North
    DIRECTED BY: Tawnia McKiernan Promo
  • CBS FBI: MOST WANTED – Tuesday, January 19 Show More
    AS THE TEAM SEARCHES FOR A MURDEROUS YOUNG WOMAN WITH TIES TO AN ONLINE RADICAL CONSPIRACY ORGANIZATION, BARNES ALSO CONTENDS WITH A LIFE-CHANGING DECISION, ON “FBI: MOST WANTED,” TUESDAY, JAN. 19
    “Anonymous” – The team searches for a young woman who is heading down a deadly path of vengeance, using ties to an online radical conspiracy organization to further her cause. Also, Barnes must make a life-changing decision, finding it hard to not let the dark side of her job affect her, on FBI: MOST WANTED, Tuesday, Jan. 19 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
    WRITTEN BY: Spindrift Beck
    DIRECTED BY: Deran Sarafian Promo
  • CBS YOUNG SHELDON – Thursday, January 21 Show More
    SHELDON ATTENDS COLLEGE ORIENTATION ON “YOUNG SHELDON,” THURSDAY, JAN. 21
    Editor’s note: The air date of this episode has changed.
    “Freshman Orientation and the Inventor of the Zipper” – College orientation does not go as Sheldon planned. Also, Mary is invited to a party when she’s mistaken for a university student, and George Sr. helps Pastor Jeff set up a children’s nursery, on YOUNG SHELDON, Thursday, Jan. 21 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
    STORY BY: Steve Holland & Eric Kaplan & Tara Hernandez
    TELEPLAY BY: Steven Molaro & Jeremy Howe & Connor Kilpatrick
    DIRECTED BY: Jaffar Mahmood Promo
  • CBS B POSITIVE – Thursday, January 21 Show More
    GINA NEEDS TO KEEP HERSELF TOGETHER TO PASS A PSYCH EVALUATION WHILE DEALING WITH THE NEWS OF AN EX’S ENGAGEMENT, ON “B POSITIVE,” THURSDAY, JAN. 21
    Editor’s note: The air date of this episode has changed.
    “Open Heart Surgery” – Gina needs to keep herself together to pass a psych evaluation while dealing with the news of an ex’s engagement, on B POSITIVE, Thursday, Jan. 21 (8:31-9:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
    STORY BY: Michelle Nader
    TELEPLAY BY: Bob Daily and Darrin Bragg
    DIRECTED BY: Scott Ellis 
    BONNIE AND THE LADIES INDULGE JILL WHEN SHE GOES TO EXTREMES TO GET HER RELATIONSHIP WITH ANDY BACK ON TRACK, ON “MOM,” THURSDAY, JAN. 21
    Editor’s note: The air date of this episode has changed.
    “Woo-Woo Lights and an Onside Kick” – Bonnie and the ladies indulge Jill when she goes to extremes to get her relationship with Andy (Will Sasso)
    back on track, on MOM, Thursday, Jan. 21 (9:01-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
    STORY BY: Warren Bell, Sheldon Bull and Nadiya Chettiar
    TELEPLAY BY: Nick Bakay, Susan McMartin and Britté Anchor
    DIRECTED BY: James Widdoes Promo
  • CBS THE UNICORN – Thursday, January 21 Show More
    WHEN WADE DECIDES TO INTRODUCE SHANNON TO HIS FRIENDS, THE GET-TOGETHER QUICKLY TAKES AN AWKWARD TURN, ON “THE UNICORN,” THURSDAY, JAN. 21
    Editor’s note: The air date of this episode has changed.
    “The First Supper” – When Wade decides to introduce Shannon to his friends, the get-together quickly takes an awkward turn. Also, Noah tries to fit in with the older kids since he’s tired of being one of the babies, and Forrest overindulges in edibles, on THE UNICORN, Thursday, Jan. 21 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
    WRITTEN BY: Jacque Edmonds Cofer
    DIRECTED BY: Betsy Thomas Promo
  • CBS MACGYVER – Friday, January 22 Show More
    DURING COVID-19’S FIRST STAY-AT-HOME ORDER, AS MAC, BOZER AND RILEY QUARANTINE TOGETHER, THEY TRY TO STOP A CRIME IN PROGRESS AT THEIR NEIGHBOR’S HOUSE, ON “MACGYVER,” FRIDAY, JAN. 22
    “Quarantine + N95 + Landline + Telescope + Social Distance” – During COVID-19’s first stay-at-home order, as Mac, Bozer and Riley quarantine together, they try to stop a crime in progress at their neighbor’s house. Also, Russ’ romantic fling takes on a longer and more complicated turn when they quarantine together, on MACGYVER, Friday, Jan. 22 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
    WRITTEN BY: Stephanie Hicks and Andrew Karlsruher
    DIRECTED BY: Andrew Ahn D Promo
  • CBS MAGNUM P.I. – Friday, January 25 Show More
    WHEN A WEALTHY MAN HIRES MAGNUM AND HIGGINS TO FIND HIS MISSING WIFE, THEY ARE STUNNED WHEN A TRAGEDY OCCURS AS A RESULT OF THEIR INVESTIGATION, ON “MAGNUM P.I.,” FRIDAY, JAN. 22
    “Tell No One” – When a wealthy man hires Magnum and Higgins to find his missing wife, they are stunned when a tragedy occurs as a result of their investigation. Also, Kumu’s suspicion of her step-daughter’s boyfriend creates a divide with her and Kumu’s new relationship, on MAGNUM P.I., Friday, Jan. 22 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
    WRITTEN BY: Gene Hong
    DIRECTED BY: Eagle Egilsson Promo
  • CBS BLUE BLOODS – Friday, January 21 Show More
    “BLUE BLOODS,” AIRING FRIDAY, JANUARY 21 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
    “Spilling Secrets” – TBA 
  • The CW Batwoman – Sunday, January 17 Show More
    SEASON PREMIERE
    “What Happened to Kate Kane?” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DLV) (HDTV)
    GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN – Kate’s friends and family hold on to hope that Kate may still be found, a homeless 25-year-old named Ryan Wilder (Javicia Leslie) stumbles upon Kate’s Batsuit. Focused on no longer being a victim, Ryan takes the suit to use as armor and goes rogue in the streets of Gotham, taking out various members of a new gang called the False Face Society. Meanwhile, both Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott) and Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson) launch searches for Kate, Mary Hamilton (Nicole Kang) grapples with losing yet another family member, Sophie Moore (Meagan Tandy) struggles with things left unsaid to her first love, and Alice (Rachel Skarsten) is furious that someone got to Kate before she could exact her revenge. At the same time, “Bruce Wayne” (guest star Warren Christie) returns under the pretense of searching for Kate, but the truth is he wants his suit back and it becomes the clash of imposters as “Batwoman” and “Bruce” square off in the action-packed season premiere. Holly Dale directed the episode written by Caroline Dries (#201). Original airdate 1/17/2021. Every episode of BATWOMAN will be available to stream on The CW App and CWTV.com the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required. Promo
  • The CW All American – Monday, January 18 Show More
    SEASON PREMIERE
    “Seasons Pass” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, DLSV) (HDTV)
    SEASON PREMIERE – Spencer (Daniel Ezra) finds himself on the defense after an interview he gave comes out, upsetting his old teammates and emotions get the best of them. Coop (Bre-Z) and Layla (Greta Onieogou) return from tour, but while Coop tries to figure out what happened with Patience (Chelsea Tavares), she tries to learn why Tyrone’s sister is back. Billy (Taye Diggs) is excited for a fresh start at South Crenshaw High, but he must confront something from his past first that could be a roadblock to his success. Meanwhile, Jordan (Michael Evans Behling) and Simone (guest star GeffriMaya) struggle with saying goodbye to someone they love. Samantha Logan, Cody Christian, Monet Mazur and Karimah Westbrook also star. Michael Schultz directed the episode written by Nkechi Okoro Carroll. (#301). Original airdate 1/18/2021. Promo
  • The CW Two Sentence Horror Stories – Tuesday, January 19 Show More
    “Instinct” – (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
    SOMETIMES YOU JUST HAVE TO GRIN AND BEAR IT – A female gig worker arrives at a stranger’s home for an odd job but starts to suspect that her seemingly genial host might be a serial killer – and she’s his next target. Sunita Prasad, Tyler Johnston, Leanne Lapp, Andrew Job, Stephanie Cho and Josh Epstein star. Spear Sisters (Kailey and Sam) directed the episode written by Sehaj Sethi. (#202). Original airdate 1/19/2021. Promo
  • The CW Two Sentence Horror Stories – Tuesday, January 19 Show More
    “Imposter” – (8:30-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
    I WORK SO HARD – Charles, the lone Asian American financial advisor at a high-profile investment firm, is on the cusp of receiving an award from senior management when he realizes he is being stalked by a terrifying stranger who looks just like him. Lou Ticzon, Emily Tennant, David Lennon, Jasmine Vega, Carolyn Fe, Andrew Airlie, Gordon Comier and Sarah Cantuba star. Jen Liao directed the episode written by Pornsak Pichetshote. (#205). Original airdate 1/19/2021. Promo
  • The CW Trickster – Tuesday, January 19 Show More
    “Episode 2” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)
    STRANGER THINGS – While trying to ignore increasingly weird happenings and with Richie (Joel Thomas Hynes) invading his home, Jared (Joel Oulette) experiences an even bigger upset when he meets Wade (Kalani Queypo), who claims to be his real father. The episode was directed by Michelle Latimer and written by Tony Elliott and Michelle Latimer (#102). The CW broadcast airdate 1/19/2021. Trickster will be available to stream on The CW App and CWTV.com the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required. Promo
  • The CW Riverdale – Wednesday, January 20 Show More
    SEASON PREMIERE
    “Chapter Seventy-Seven: Climax” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DLSV) (HDTV)
    PROM NIGHT INTERRUPTED – Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Jughead’s (Cole Sprouse) investigation into the auteur leads them to the discovery of a secret underground for red-band screenings. Elsewhere, in order to impress the visiting Naval Academy Commandant, Archie (KJ Apa) agrees to participate in a boxing exhibition against another candidate – KO Kelly (guest star Zane Holtz). Meanwhile, as Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) prepares for prom, she stumbles upon a major secret that Toni’s (Vanessa Morgan) been keeping from her. Camila Mendes, Mädchen Amick, Mark Consuelos, Casey Cott, Charles Melton, Vanessa Morgan and Drew Ray Tanner also star. Pamela Romanowsky directed the episode written by Ace Hasan & Greg Murray (#501). Original airdate 1/20/2021. Promo
  • The CW Nancy Drew – Wednesday, January 20 Show More
    SEASON PREMIERE
    “The Search for the Midnight Wraith” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, V) (HDTV)
    THE DREW CREW IS BACK FOR SEASON TWO! – Nancy (Kennedy McMann) and the Drew Crew are still reeling from witnessing the visions of their deaths. They realize even more so now that they need to come up with a plan to stop the Aglaeca before it’s too late. Meanwhile, Detective Tamura (guest star Ryan-James Hatanaka “Nurses”) shows up at The Claw to bring Nancy in for questioning as she is now a suspect in a mysterious comatose girl’s assault. Scott Wolf, Leah Lewis, Tunji Kasim, Riley Smith and Alvina August also star. Larry Teng directed the episode written by Noga Landau & Melinda Hsu Taylor (#201). Original airdate 1/20/2021. Every episode of NANCY DREW will be available to stream on CWTV.com and The CW App the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required.
    Promo
  • The CW Walker – Thursday, January 21 Show More
    SERIES PREMIERE
    “Pilot” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, V) (HDTV)
    SERIES PREMIERE – Texas Ranger Cordell Walker (Jared Padalecki), a widower and father of two with his own moral code, returns home to Austin, TX, after being undercover for two years, only to discover there’s harder work to be done at home. As Walker attempts to reconnect with his creative and thoughtful son August (Kale Culley) and his headstrong, somewhat rebellious teenaged daughter Stella (Violet Brinson), he finds that he needs to navigate clashes with his family – Liam (Keegan Allen), Walker’s ADA brother who stepped in during Walker’s absence, his perceptive mother Abeline (Molly Hagen) and his traditional rancher father Bonham (Mitch Pileggi). Walker’s former colleague, Larry James (Coby Bell), is now his Ranger Captain. And Walker finds unexpected common ground with his new partner Micki Ramirez (Lindsey Morgan), one of the first women in Texas Rangers’ history while growing increasingly suspicious about the circumstances surrounding his wife’s death (guest star Genevieve Padalecki) (#101). The episode was written by Anna Fricke and directed by Jessica Yu. Original airdate 1/21/2021. Every episode of WALKER will be available to stream on The CW App and CWTV.com the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required.
    Promo
    SEASON PREMIERE
    “We’re Not Worthy” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)
    LET THE GAMES BEGIN – In order to get a handle on some urgencies at the school, Alaric (Matthew Davis) sends the students off-campus for their first-ever field day. But when a medieval monster arrives with a challenge, the students are left scrambling to guess which one of them may be a worthy opponent. Danielle Rose Russell, Aria Shahghasemi, Kaylee Bryant, Jenny Boyd, Quincy Fouse, Peyton Alex Smith, Chris Lee and Ben Levin also star. Jeffrey Hunt directed the episode written by Penny Cox & Cynthia Adarkwa (#301). Original airdate 1/21/2021. Promo
  • Disney Secrets Of Sulphur Springs – Friday, January 22, 8:00PM Show More
    Time to Face the Music
    Harper and Griffin learn that Young Jess rigged the talent show out of her hatred for Savannah. They vow to go back and stop Jess from causing Savannah’s disappearance. Promo
  • Disney+ WANDAVISION – Friday, January 22 Show More
    TBA
  • Disney+ PIXAR POPCORN – Friday, January 22 Show More
    Pixar Popcorn, coming to Disney+ in January 2021, is a collection of mini shorts featuring Pixar characters in all-new, bite-size stories created by Pixar’s talented animators. Promo
  • FOX THE GREAT NORTH – Sunday, January 17 Show More
    “THE GREAT NORTH” -(10:00-10:31 PM ET / 7:00-7:31 PM PT / Live to all Time Zones) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
    LONE MOOSE HAS A TOWN FESTIVAL ON AN ALL-NEW “THE GREAT NORTH” SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, ON FOX
    Judy is worried that she and Ham are growing apart when she discovers he’s been keeping a secret from her. The rest of the family participates in a town festival in the all-new “Feast of Not People Adventure” episode of THE GREAT NORTH airing Sunday, Jan. 17 (10:00-10:31 PM ET / 7:00-7:31 PM PT / Live to all Time Zones) on FOX. (GRN-103) (TV-14 D, L)
    Guest Voice Cast: Robin Thede as Diondra Tundra; Ray Dewilde as Mayor Peppers; David Herman as Santiago Carpaccio.
    “FAMILY GUY” – (10:31-11:02 PM ET / 7:31-8:02 PM PT / Live to all Time Zones) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
    PA: Viewer discretion is advised.
    PETER VOLUNTEERS AS A NURSE ON AN ALL-NEW “FAMILY GUY” SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, ON FOX
    When Peter makes it through a bad flu season without getting sick, the hospital asks him to volunteer as a nurse, but he finds himself at a crossroads when his mortal enemy, The Giant Chicken, is admitted to the ER. Meanwhile, Brian receives his genetic test results and learns he is part cat, causing him to have an identity crisis in the all-new “Fecal Matters” episode of FAMILY GUY airing Sunday, Jan. 17 (10:31-11:02 PM ET / 7:31-8:02 PM PT / Live to all Time Zones) on FOX. (FG-1709) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)
    Guest Voice Cast: Kevin Michael Richardson as The Giant Chicken
    **SEASON PREMIERE**–“9-1-1” – (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
    PA: Viewer discretion is advised.
    THE 118 RACES TO SAVE LIVES WHEN THE HOLLYWOOD RESERVOIR DAM BREAKS ON THE ALL-NEW SEASON PREMIERE OF “9-1-1” MONDAY, JANUARY 18, ON FOX
    When the Hollywood Reservoir dam breaks, Bobby and the 118 race into action to save passengers on a city bus that has crashed into a building several stories in the air. Maddie must first locate, and then rescue, a trapped cyclist, and Athena helps an agoraphobic woman evacuate her home. Meanwhile, the team adjusts to life as first responders during the pandemic. Bobby worries if Athena is ready for field duty since recovering from her physical and psychological injuries; Chimney takes extreme precautions around a pregnant Maddie; and May begins a surprising new job in the all-new “The New Abnormal” season premiere episode of 9-1-1 airing Monday, Jan. 18 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (NIN-401) (TV-14 L, V)
    Guest Cast: Tracie Thoms as Karen Wilson; Declan Pratt as Denny Wilson; La Monde Byrd as Dr. David Hale; Bryan Safi as Josh Russo; Chiquita Fuller as Linda Bates; Claudia Christian as Captain Elaine Maynard; Chris Wu as Officer Williams; Ross Gallo as Officer Vargs; Nikki DeLoach as Janell Hansen; Charles Emmett as Hector Silva; Annie Chang as Ashley Ryerson; Charlie Bodin as Kurt Willits; Ty Parker as Connor Jared “C.J.”; Thea Campbell as Vanessa Hubbard; Corey Clifford as Tracy Dawson; Marcus Ashley as Zeke Mills; Lilli Birdsell as Sylvia Mays.
  • FOX 9-1-1: LONE STAR – Monday, January 18 Show More
    **SEASON PREMIERE**–“9-1-1: LONE STAR” – (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
    PA: Viewer discretion is advised.
    OWEN WELCOMES A NEW PARAMEDIC CAPTAIN TO THE 126 AND REUNITES WITH HIS EX-WIFE ON THE ALL-NEW SEASON PREMIERE OF “9-1-1: LONE STAR” MONDAY, JANUARY 18, ON FOX
    The 126 crew responds to a military tank on the loose in downtown Austin and a human pile-up at the roller derby. Meanwhile, new paramedic captain, Tommy Vega, joins the team and Owen is reunited with his ex-wife and T.K.’s mother, Gwyneth (guest star Lisa Edelstein), and receives an update on his cancer in the all-new “Back in the Saddle” season premiere episode of 9-1-1: LONE STAR airing Monday, Jan. 18 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (NLS-201) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)
    Guest Cast: Lisa Edelstein as Gwyneth Morgan; Briana Baker as Nancy Gillian; Mark Elias as Tim Rosewater; Derek Webster as Charles Vega; Kelsey Yates as Isabella Vega; Skyler Yates as Evie Vega; Ginifer King as Dr. Barbara Jacobs; Evan Arnold as Elliot Pasquale
  • FOX THE RESIDENT – Tuesday, January 19 Show More
    “THE RESIDENT” – (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
    PA: Viewer discretion is advised.
    PAST DISHONESTY COMES TO LIGHT ON AN ALL-NEW “THE RESIDENT” TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, ON FOX
    Guest-Starring Conrad Ricamora (“How to Get Away with Murder”)
    When Cain’s elective surgery patient returns with complications, Mina and Raptor butt heads over how to handle the situation. Conrad and Devon treat a local Congresswoman who withholds information that could prevent her from receiving proper treatment, causing Devon to open up about his grief. In the wake of losing many colleagues to the virus, Bell worries who would be there for him in a moment of crisis and finds himself mining his own past to find his estranged former stepson, elite plastic surgeon Dr. Jake Wong (guest star Conrad Ricamora). Meanwhile, Logan Kim finds himself on the chopping block when the doctors are questioned about his actions during the pandemic in the all-new “Mina’s Kangaroo Court” episode of THE RESIDENT airing Tuesday, Jan. 19 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (RES-402) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)
    Guest Cast: Vince Foster as Dr. Paul Chu, Tasso Feldman as Dr. Irving Feldman, Denitra Isler as Nurse Hundley, Jessica Miesel as Jessica Moore, Rob Yang as Logan Kim, Kerr Smith as Jacob Yorn, Nichelle Hines as Nichelle Randall, Chido Nwokocha as James Carroll, Brian George as Tejan Pravesh, Conrad Ricamora as Jake Phillips/ Dr. Jake Wong, Evelyn Lorena as Bianca/Alicia, Victor McCay as Ben Mullins, Christy Baggett as Beverly Mullins.
  • FOX PRODIGAL SON – Tuesday, January 19 Show More
    “PRODIGAL SON” – (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
    PA: Viewer discretion is advised.
    A CASE INVOLVING AN EXORCISM RATTLES MALCOLM’S CONSCIENCE ON AN ALL-NEW “PRODIGAL SON” TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, ON FOX
    When a priest is found murdered in his place of worship, Bright grapples with its effect on his own trauma. Martin, trying to help with the case, consults his fellow inmate, Friar Pete (guest star Christian Borle), whom he learns is keeping a secret of his own. Meanwhile, Ainsley grows worried that Jessica is keeping something from her regarding her relationship with Gil. And Dani, Gil and Malcolm rally behind JT, urging him to speak to his union rep about the discrimination he’s been facing in the all-new “Speak of The Devil” episode of PRODIGAL SON airing Tuesday, Jan. 19 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (PR-202) (TV-14 D, L, V)
    Guest Cast: Esau Pritchett as Mr. David; Damian Young as Jonah Shaw; Michael Potts as Dr. Brandon Marsh; Armando Acevedo as Hector; Adam Langdon as Norman Goode; Melissa Van Der Schyff as Mrs. Goode
  • FOX CALL ME KAT – Thursday, January 21 Show More
    “CALL ME KAT”-(9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
    KAT AND SHEILA TRY THERAPY ON AN ALL-NEW “CALL ME KAT” THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, ON FOX
    When Sheila comes to stay with Kat to avoid being home alone, Sheila’s lack of boundaries lead them to try therapy. Meanwhile, Phil and Randi make a road trip to buy Phil’s mother medicinal marijuana in the all-new “Therapy” episode of CALL ME KAT airing Thursday, Jan. 21 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (KAT-106) (TV-14 D, L)
    Guest Cast: Usman Ally as Dr. Kevin Khan
  • FOX LAST MAN STANDING – Thursday, January 21 Show More
    “LAST MAN STANDING” -(9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
    MIKE SURPRISES VANESSA WITH A RETURN VISIT FROM JEN ON AN ALL-NEW “LAST MAN STANDING” THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, ON FOX
    Mike surprises Vanessa with a visit from Jen that might last longer than she expected. Meanwhile, Ryan’s asks Chuck for advice to impress his new corporate boss on the golf course in the all-new “Jen Again” episode of LAST MAN STANDING airing Thursday, Jan. 21 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (LMS-905) (TV-PG D, L, V)
  • Hallmark A WINTER GETAWAY – Saturday, January 23, 9:00PM Show More
    When an average guy is gifted a luxury trip, he is mistaken for a millionaire. He and the concierge who is making this once in a lifetime trip happen end up hitting it off after spending time together. Will she feel the same way about him when she learns the truth? Promo
  • HBO 30 Coins – Monday, January 18, 9:00PM Show More
    “Memories”
    Father Vergara (Eduard Fernández) leaves for Rome to face his painful past. He requests a meeting with the Pope, but he discovers that Santoro (Manolo Solo) is waiting for him too. Meanwhile in Pedraza, someone is about to return from the dead. Promo
  • HBO Max PERFECT LIFE – Thursday, January 21 Show More
    HBO Max has acquired the first season of Spanish language dramedy PERFECT LIFE (Vida Perfecta). The Spanish language series from star, writer, director, and creator Leticia Dolera follows Maria, Cristina and Esther who are in search of their place in the world as they navigate the humiliations and celebrations that come with being a thirty-something millennial. Season one will debut on Thursday, January 21 on HBO Max. Additionally, HBO Max will co-produce an original second season of the series with Movistar+. Maria, Esther and Cristina are three women in the middle of a life crisis. They have realized that the plans they had made for themselves haven’t really gotten them the long-promised happiness they yearned for. Together, they will find alternatives and make decisions that will lead them away from what society expects from them. They will soon realize that life doesn’t necessarily have to be what they always imagined. “Vida Perfecta” had its world premiere at the San Sebastian Film Festival and was crowned Best Series at the Canneseries Festival, also winning the Special Performance award for its three leads. Promo
  • Hulu THE SISTER – Friday, January 22 Show More
    How far would you go to keep a secret? One rainy evening, Nathan is surprised by an unwelcome face from the past. Nathan has never been able to forget the worst night of his life: a party that led to the sudden, shocking death of a young woman. Only he and Bob, an eccentric old acquaintance, know what really happened… and they’ve resolved to keep it that way. But years later, Bob appears at Nathan’s door with terrifying news that threatens to tear Nathan’s world apart. Because Nathan has his own secrets now. Secrets that could destroy everything he has desperately fought to build for himself and his family. Promo
  • LMN THE WRONG PRINCE CHARMING – Friday, January 22, 8:00PM Show More
    Successful entrepreneur Bridget (Vivica A. Fox, Empire), has just scored a meeting with the famed Prince of Devonshire (James Nitti) about a possible multimillion investment in one of her properties. She and her young lawyer Anna (Cristine Prosperi, The Wrong Cheerleader), feel like they are living in a fantasy with the handsome prince who seems like the perfect partner for Bridget, and the right guy for Anna until they discover that he’s not what he seems. Promo
  • NBC “ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST””ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY DREAMS” ORIGINAL Show More
    01/19/2021 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Tuesday) : Zoey is haunted by bad dreams that start to affect her personal life. Jenna helps Maggie find her creative spark again. TV-14 Promo
  • NBC “NURSES””WHAT SIZE ARE YOUR FEET?” ORIGINAL Show More
    01/19/2021 (10:01PM – 11:00PM) (Tuesday) : As Dr. Hamilton makes his presence felt at St. Mary’s, Grace is catapulted into a high-stakes medical procedure while trying to protect Naz from a dangerous situation. Keon gets hazed by Nurse Molly. TV-14 Promo
  • NBC “MR. MAYOR””THE SAC” ORIGINAL Show More
    01/21/2021 (08:00PM – 08:30PM) (Thursday) : A special assignment forces Jayden and Arpi to get to know each other. Neil sets out on a mission to reconnect with Orly after she gets into a little trouble. TV-PG
  • NBC “SUPERSTORE””BISCUIT” ORIGINAL Show More
    01/21/2021 (08:30PM – 09:00PM) (Thursday) TV-14 : Promo After returning from quarantine, Glenn enlists Cheyenne and Bo’s help to get Dina to relinquish control. Jonah and Mateo have second thoughts about helping Sandra with her cat’s medical needs. Garrett struggles with customer returns due to a new Zephra policy.
    01/21/2021 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Thursday) : Carisi takes on a powerful judge when he inexplicably dismisses the rape case of a university student. Guest starring Wentworth Miller, Elizabeth Marvel and Josh Stamberg. TV-14 Promo
  • NBC “THE BLACKLIST””16 OUNCES” ORIGINAL Show More
    01/22/2021 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Friday) : Fueled by his betrayal, Elizabeth Keen seeks vengeance on Reddington. TV-14 Promo
  • Netflix DAUGHTER FROM ANOTHER MOTHER – Thursday, January 21 Show More
    After realizing their babies were exchanged at birth, two women develop a plan to adjust to their new lives: creating a single —and peculiar— family. Promo
  • PBS Miss Scarlet and The Duke on Masterpiece – Sunday, January 17, 8:00PM Show More
    Go on the case with private eye Eliza Scarlet, Victorian England’s first-ever female sleuth, as she solves crimes – and sometimes flirts – with her partner and childhood friend, Detective Inspector William “The Duke” Wellington. Promo
  • Showtime Your Honor – Sunday, January 17, 10:00PM Show More
    PART SEVEN (SEASON 1/EPISODE 7)
    Michael’s solution to his blackmail problem unearths deeper troubles. Eugene finds family in Big Mo’s crew. Adam’s secret is threatened to be outed by a problematic relationship. Promo
  • Starz American Gods – Sunday, January 17, 8:00PM Show More
    “Serious Moonlight”
    Shadow becomes better acquainted with his unusually welcoming new town before he sets off for Chicago in preparation of a meeting with the other Old Gods; Wednesday and one of his old friends catch up on old times together. Promo
  • Starz In The Long Run – Sunday, January 17, 8:55PM Show More
    Episode 3
    As Bagpipes continues to ponder the fragility of life, he hears that Rajesh is trying for a baby. Valentine bumps into Dawn, a woman he asked out on a date while on a date and uses all his Easmon charm to try and woo her. Promo
  • UPTv THE BABY PROPOSAL – Sunday, January 17, 7:00PM Show More
    Layla Bennett has it all figured out, her own place, a thriving career and a loving fiancé. She co-hosts morning show Wake Up Chicago! Alongside her charming but sometimes irritating colleague Derek Dray. They have different working styles. She likes to be spontaneous and improvise on air, while he’s more of a stick to the script guy. When they’re given the bombshell of caring for a baby together, it’s their worst nightmare… But as they juggle night feeds and nap times with their hectic lives, they can’t deny the growing chemistry. Is this unexpected arrival all they needed to realize they were meant to be? Promo

 

NON-FICTION


    “3110” – Catch a mom getting help from the fire station when her son gets his arm stuck in a vase, kids’ hilarious reactions to the Toddler Temptation Challenge when candy is left in front of them, and the hazards of mud, on a new episode of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” SUNDAY, JAN. 17 (7:00-8:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG)
  • ABC Who Wants To Be A Millionaire – In the Hot Seat: Karamo Brown and Special Education Teacher Shadi Seyedyousef (1/17) Show More
    “In the Hot Seat: Karamo Brown and Special Education Teacher Shadi Seyedyousef” – Karamo Brown plays for the Hollywood Food Coalition, and Special Education Teacher Shadi Seyedyousef takes her shot at the million-dollar prize and on a new episode of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,” airing SUNDAY, JAN. 17 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-14)
    “202” – Host Joel McHale is joined by contestants Shekinah Williams (hometown: Cerritos, California), and Ahmanise Morgan (hometown: Los Angeles, California), in addition to Cassie Wada (hometown: Federal Way, Washington) and Divij Vaswani (hometown: Fullerton, California) on “Card Sharks,” SUNDAY, JAN. 17 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG, L)
    Sarah is at the center of an emotional firestorm that envelops Matt and the other women as the rose ceremony continues. A steamy group date, featuring Bachelor Nation favorite Ashley Iaconetti Haibon, offers the women a chance to write their own hot love scenes with Matt and read them to him in front of a live audience. Serena P. finds out if her initial feelings for Matt could develop into something more serious. And even though his journey just started, Matt’s biggest fear comes to pass, leaving him devastated on “The Bachelor,” airing MONDAY, JAN. 18 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.
  • ABC News Special: The Inauguration of Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (1/19&20) Show More
    ABC NEWS ANNOUNCES SPECIAL COVERAGE OF THE INAUGURATION OF PRESIDENT-ELECT JOE BIDEN BEGINNING TUESDAY, JAN. 19
    ABC News Will Provide Wall-to-Wall Coverage of Inauguration Day, Wednesday, Jan. 20, Starting at 7:00 a.m. EST
    On the Night Before Inauguration Day, ABC News Live Will Air an Hour-Long Special Detailing Unprecedented Challenges Facing President-Elect Biden
    ABC News announced today special coverage of the 2021 inauguration of president-elect Joe Biden. On Tuesday, Jan. 19, ABC News will present special reports on ABC on the events of the day. On Wednesday, Jan. 20, the network will cover Inauguration Day and all major events beginning with a special edition of “Good Morning America” at 7:00 a.m. EST, including the swearing-in ceremony, visit to Arlington Cemetery, the inaugural military and virtual parade, and Biden’s inaugural address. At 8:00 p.m. EST ABC News presents a primetime program, “The Inauguration of Joseph R. Biden, Jr. – An ABC News Special,” that will provide reporting on and analysis of the historic moments from the day. At 8:30 p.m. EST, ABC will air “Celebrating America,” the primetime special previously announced by the presidential inaugural committee. “World News Tonight with David Muir” and “Nightline” will also present special editions on Wednesday, Jan. 20.
  • ABC Celebrity Wheel of Fortune: Rob Riggle, Joe Tessitore, and Jeannie Mai (1/23) Show More
    “Rob Riggle, Joe Tessitore, and Jeannie Mai” – “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” takes a new spin on the iconic game show “Wheel of Fortune” when America’s Game® airs in primetime on America’s network, SATURDAY, JAN. 23 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. Hosted by pop-culture legends Pat Sajak and Vanna White, this week “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” welcomes celebrity contestants Rob Riggle (playing for Meals on Wheels), Joe Tessitore (playing for Wide Horizons for Children) and Jeannie Mai (playing for No Kid Hungry) as they compete for a chance to win up to $1 million for their chosen charity.
  • ABC The Chase: I Heard You’re a GOAT (1/21) Show More
    “I Heard You’re a GOAT” – In the hot seat sits another one of “JEOPARDY!”’s greatest players of all time who will take on three new contestants trying to win cash prizes in the new, heart-racing quiz show, “The Chase.” Hosted by “The View”’s Sara Haines and starring “JEOPARDY!’s The Greatest of All Time,”’s James Holzhauer, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter as the Chasers, “The Chase” airs THURSDAY, JAN. 21 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.
  • ABC The Hustler: Watch Out for the Quiet Ones (1/21) Show More
    “Watch Out for the Quiet Ones” – Five new contestants join host Craig Ferguson to unravel a series of clues as they collaborate to answer a series of 10 trivia questions worth $10,000 each in the mind-bending and enigmatic game show, “The Hustler,” airing THURSDAY, JAN. 21 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG)
    “1213” – Entrepreneurs from Chicago, Illinois, pitch their “egg-citing” take on a traditional snack food. An immigrant from Ghana and a social media star from Indianapolis, Indiana, bring new meaning to taking your coffee on the go with their single-serve all-in-one portable product. A husband-and-wife duo from San Francisco, California, presents their beverage line made from real herbs, fruits and flowers; while an entrepreneur from Houston, Texas, works her magic to make taking care of newborns a little easier with her patented design on “Shark Tank,” FRIDAY, JAN. 22 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG)
    20/20 Airing Friday, January 22, 2021 (9:01 PM-11:00 PM EST) on ABC.
    “TBA”
  • Bravo The Real Housewives of Atlanta – Sunday, January 17, 8:00PM Show More
    The Giving Peach
    Preview Cynthia grapples with the decision of whether to invite her father to the wedding, knowing that her mother will disapprove. Kandi organizes a food drive to help provide groceries to local families in need. Porsha feels uncomfortable with the news that Dennis may be in attendance at Cynthia’s wedding. In the aftermath of Ralph’s father’s passing, Drew is even more determined to fight for her marriage. Kenya decides it’s time for the group to take a much needed break.
  • Bravo The Real Housewives of Dallas – Tuesday, January 19, 9:00PM Show More
    Kary’d Away Preview
    Stephanie starts a charitable foundation and encounters nothing but resistance from Travis, while Tiffany’s demanding mother makes her feel like nothing she does is ever good enough. Kameron hosts an outrageous party for Kary’s 50th birthday, where Tiffany and Kameron spar over chicken feet and things get out of hand after a night of drinking.
  • Bravo The Real Housewives Of Salt Lake City – Wednesday, January 20, 10:00PM Show More
    All Bets are Off
    Preview Whitney hosts a dinner with her dad and siblings in an effort to reunite their family, while Jen sets Heather up on a date with Sharrieff’s best friend. When Whitney invites the women for a girls getaway to Vegas, Lisa, who’s still upset with Whitney, has reservations about going. And when Jen takes Heather on an exclusive shopping experience, things take a turn when Jen begins to question Heather’s true loyalty.
  • CBS “60 MINUTES” LISTINGS FOR SUNDAY, JAN. 17 Show More
    60 Minutes interviews Washington QB Alex Smith Preview
    Smith tells Norah O’Donnell about coming back from an injury that endangered his life and nearly cost him a limb. See the story, Sunday on 60 Minutes.
    Scott Pelley reports on the efforst to protect the presidential inaugueration of Joseph Biden. Preview
    How did rioters breach the US Capitol on January 6?
    Bill Whitaker speaks with one of the three law enforcement officials who resigned in the wake of the attack on the Capitol, and reports on the threat behind what one expert says “may have been the most predictable terrorist incident in modern American history.” Preview
  • CBS CELEBRATING AMERICA – Wednesday, January 20 Show More
    PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURAL COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES “CELEBRATING AMERICA,” A PRIMETIME PROGRAM TO WELCOME A NEW ERA OF LEADERSHIP
    Program Hosted by Tom Hanks with Performances by Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake, Ant Clemons, Jon Bon Jovi with More to Be Announced
    Primetime Special to Spotlight American Heroes and Air Live on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, and MSNBC from 8:30-10:00PM, ET/PT on Jan. 20
    Today, the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) announced the inauguration of Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Kamala D. Harris will conclude with a primetime program, CELEBRATING AMERICA, which will take place at 8:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT on January 20 to celebrate the beginning of a new national journey toward an America united. The program will showcase the American people’s resilience, heroism, and unified commitment to coming together as a nation to heal and rebuild.
    Hosted by Tom Hanks, this 90-minute primetime program will feature remarks from President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris, and include remarks and performances that represent the rich diversity and extensive talent America offers, including:
    • Ant Clemons
    • Jon Bon Jovi
    • Demi Lovato
    • Justin Timberlake
    Through different segments and performances, the program will highlight the strength of our democracy, the perseverance of our people, and our ability to come together during trying times and emerge stronger than ever before. The program will celebrate American heroes who are helping their fellow Americans through this crisis, including frontline workers, health care workers, teachers, citizens giving back, and those who are breaking barriers.
  • CBS ONE NATION: INDIVISIBLE – Wednesday, January 20 Show More
    ONE NATION: INDIVISIBLE (8:00-8:30 PM, ET). Anchored by Norah O’Donnell and featuring the reporting of Gayle King, Erin Moriarty and Peter Van Sant, the special will look at the lives of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and their paths to the White House and include interviews with people on both sides of the political divide talking about what the new administration means for them.
  • CBS 48 HOURS – Saturday, January 23 Show More
    Airing 1/23/21 (Saturday) (10:00 PM) on the CBS Television Network: TBA
  • The CW Whose Line Is It Anyway? – Friday, January 22 Show More
    “Jonathan Mangum 9” – (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, DL) (HDTV)
    TAKE SOME TIME TO LAUGH – Hosted by comedian Aisha Tyler, cast members Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie, along with guest comedian Jonathan Mangum, put their comedic skills to the test through a series of spontaneous improv games that are prompted only by random ideas supplied by the studio audience. The four performers must use the little information they have and their wild imaginations to depict different characters and an array of scenes, as well as perform songs. After each round of improvisation, Aisha will dole out points to our four performers and declare a winner at the end of every episode. Directed by Geraldine Dowd (#903). Original airdate 1/22/2021.
  • The CW Penn & Teller: Fool Us – Friday, January 22 Show More
    “Jedi Mind Tricks” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
    WILL PENN & TELLER BE FOOLED THIS WEEK? – Aspiring magicians are invited to perform their best trick to try and fool the world-famous team of Penn & Teller, who will get to see the trick only once and have to immediately try to work it out. Anyone who succeeds wins the right to perform with Penn & Teller in their celebrated show at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The live studio audience and the TV audience watch along with Penn & Teller as they try to figure out the secrets. The magicians featured in the episode include Chris Capehart, Yan Yan Ma, Topas and Jason and Stacy Alan. Alyson Hannigan (“How I Met Your Mother”) serves as host (#717). Original airdate 1/22/2021.
  • FOX THE MASKED DANCER – Wednesday, January 20 Show More
    “THE MASKED DANCER” – (8:00-9:02 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
    THE GROUP “A” DANCERS RETURN ON AN ALL-NEW “THE MASKED DANCER” WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, ON FOX
    The four dancers from the series premiere episode return to shake their tail feathers at the “Group A” finals. Guess alongside host Craig Robinson and panelists Ken Jeong, Paula Abdul, Brian Austin Green and Ashley Tisdale. Between all of the celebrity dancers, they’ve amassed more than 38 million albums sold worldwide, 20 Emmy(R) Award wins, 20 Grammy(R) Award nominations, 10 World Dancing titles, five New York Times Best-Selling Author titles, four Olympic gold medals and three Broadway show appearances. One will be unmasked and the remaining three continue on to the Super Six in the all-new “Group A Playoffs – So You Think You Can Mask?” episode of THE MASKED DANCER airing Wednesday, Jan. 20 (8:00-9:02 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (MDA-104) (TV-PG)
  • FOX NAME THAT TUNE – Wednesday, January 20 Show More
    “NAME THAT TUNE” – (9:02-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
    PA: Viewer Discretion is advised.
    FOUR NEW CONTESTANTS ARE PUT TO THE TEST ON AN ALL-NEW “NAME THAT TUNE” WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, ON FOX
    The all-new rendition of musical game show NAME THAT TUNE tests contestants’ music knowledge, as they battle it out in an assortment of challenging musical games for cash and prizes. Tony Award winner Jane Krakowski hosts, and Grammy Award-winning producer Randy Jackson serves as band leader. Each one-hour episode of NAME THAT TUNE is comprised of two stand-alone half-hour contests, each pitting two players against each other as they race against the clock to test their knowledge of songs, performed by the live band. The player with the most money at the end of the game gets a chance to win additional cash and potentially the $100,000 grand prize in the all-new “Episode 3” episode of NAME THAT TUNE airing Wednesday, Jan. 20 (9:02-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (NTU-103) (TV-PG D, L)
  • FOX HELL’S KITCHEN – Thursday, January 21 Show More
    “HELL’S KITCHEN” – (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
    PA: Viewer discretion is advised.
    THE FIRST TEAM OF THE SEASON IS KICKED OUT OF THE KITCHEN ON AN ALL-NEW “HELL’S KITCHEN” THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, ON FOX
    After watching a demonstration by Chef Ramsay, the chefs are tasked with perfectly re-creating his take on Caesar salad, which they then need to deliver to him on a scooter. Later, a scrambled dinner service leads to Chef Ramsay kicking a team out of the kitchen for the first time this season in the all-new “Hell Caesar!” episode of HELL’S KITCHEN airing Thursday, Jan. 21 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (HK-1903) (TV-14 D, L)
  • FOX WWE’S FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN – Friday, January 22 Show More
    WWE’S FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN – (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
    FOX SPORTS PRESENTS “WWE’S FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN” FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, ON FOX
    A unique combination of edge-of-your-seat action, unpredictable drama and world-class athleticism, FOX Sports presents WWE’S FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN airing Friday, Jan. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. (WWE-2304) (TV-PG D, L, S, V)
  • HBO Real Time With Bill Maher – Friday, January 22, 10:00PM Show More
    REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER 552 (SEASON 19/EPISODE 2)
    TBA
  • NBC “ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES””DASH TEST DUMMIES” ORIGINAL Show More
    01/18/2021 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : Contestants play Ellen’s favorite games “Oh Ship!” “Aw Snap,” Say Whaaat?!” and “Taste Buds.” The winner of each of the first four rounds moves on to “Know or Go” and that winner advances to “Hotter Hands” for a chance to win a cash prize. Stephen “tWitch” Boss serves as announcer. TV-PG
  • NBC “THE WALL””TAMARA AND LEO” ORIGINAL Show More
    01/18/2021 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Monday) : Tamara, a professor, and her husband Leo, a mental health therapist from Jonesboro, Arkansas help the underserved in their community, and empower working women to succeed. Together they take on The Wall and the all new “Free Fall +” for a chance at over 12 million dollars. TV-PG
  • NBC “WEAKEST LINK””WHO NEEDS A DESIGNATED THINKER?” ORIGINAL Show More
    01/18/2021 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Monday) : Jane Lynch leads a team of eight strangers in a rapid-fire trivia game. At the end of each round, it’s every man for himself as they eliminate the fellow contestant they consider to be the Weakest Link. The last one standing can win up to $1 million. TV-PG
  • NBC “NEWS SPECIAL””THE INAUGURATION OF JOSEPH R. BIDEN, JR.” ORIGINAL Show More
    01/20/2021 (08:00PM – 08:30PM) (Wednesday) 
  • NBC “SPECIALS””CELEBRATING AMERICA” ORIGINAL Show More
    01/20/2021 (08:30PM – 10:00PM) (Wednesday) : Watch a celebration of the presidential inauguration, hosted by Tom Hanks.  Remarks from Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Kamala D. Harris.  Tom Hanks hosts a primetime special honoring the inauguration of President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, featuring performances from artists including Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato, John Legend, Foo Fighters and Bruce Springsteen. The special will also include appearances from and performances by Kerry Washington, Ant Clemons, Eva Longoria, Jon Bon Jovi, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tim McGraw, Tyler Hubbard and Black Pumas.
  • NBC “DATELINE””TH3018” ORIGINAL Show More
    01/21/2021 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Thursday) : ‘The Grudge’ Airs Thursday, Jan 21 at 10pm ET/9pm CT
    Broadcast Also Features Interview with Judge Salas
    On Thursday’s all-new Dateline NBC, FBI Special Agent Joe Denahan opens up for the first time in an exclusive interview about the deadly shooting at U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas’ home last year, which killed her son Daniel and critically injured her husband Mark. The all-new Dateline, airing Thursday, January 21 at 10pm ET/9pm CT, also features an interview with Judge Sala.
    During the one-hour broadcast, Denahan tells NBC News’ Andrea Canning that Daniel and Mark “put up a strong enough defense of their home,” preventing the shooter, Roy Den Hollander, “from coming forward.” He explains, Whether it was their body posture, the way they angled the door, the attitude they portrayed, whatever it was, Hollander must have felt that way. And that’s why he fired immediately and then fled.”
    To watch the exchange, click here.
    Additionally, Judge Salas tells Canning: “I asked the agents, ‘why do you think he didn’t come into the house to come finish … I was his target. And the agent’s line, which will stay with me forever, is that, ‘He was met by superior forces.’ My son and his father.”
    Salas’ son Daniel was shot to death by Hollander after Hollander dressed as a delivery worker and rang the Salas’ front door. Hollander then critically injured Salas’ husband Mark, but left before attacking Judge Salas, his original target.
  • TBS Full Frontal With Samantha Bee – Wednesday, January 13, 10:30PM Show More
    Wednesday, January 20 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
    Samantha Bee celebrates the Inauguration with Jane Fonda, Sarah Silverman, a cardboard cutout of herself, and more: “It’s wall-to-wall joy”
  • TBS GO-BIG SHOW – Thursday, January 21 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT and 10:00 p.m. ET/PT Show More
    Crashes, face-plants, whiplash, gun-wounds, sword slashes and even mousetraps are hazards awaiting our contestants if they put even a foot wrong tonight. The stakes are sky high as usual in the worlds’ most extreme talent show. Judged by Snoop Dogg, Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Nettles and Cody Rhodes. Hosted by Bert Kreisher.
  • USA Network WWE Monday Night Raw – Monday, January 18, 8:00PM Show More
    01-18-2021
    Action from the WWE ThunderDome in St. Petersburg, Fla.
  • USA Network WWE NXT – Wednesday, January 20, 8:00PM Show More
    01-20-2021
    Showcasing the top up-and-coming WWE talents as they prove they’ve got what it takes.
  • VH1 RuPaul’s Drag Race – Friday, January 22, 8:00PM Show More
    TBA (SEASON 13/EPISODE 4)

 

RERUNS

  • ABC The Wonderful World of Disney: Cinderella (1/19)(Rebroadcast. OAD) Show More
    BIPPITY, BOPPITY, BOO! ABC’S ‘THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY’ FILM SERIES RETURNS FOR THREE TUESDAY NIGHTS, BEGINNING JAN. 5 AT 8/9c
    ABC is ringing in the new year with more Disney magic moments at home thanks to the return of “The Wonderful World of Disney” film series on Tuesday nights in January. For three weeks ABC will air the broadcast premieres of iconic titles currently available to stream on Disney+ including Academy Award(R) nominees Disney’s “The Lion King” (2019), Marvel Studios’ “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and Disney’s “Cinderella” (2015).
    The Wonderful World of Disney: Cinderella – Tuesday, Jan. 19 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST)
    Celebrate Disney’s “Cinderella,” a modern classic that shines with beauty, imagination … and magic! Despite being mistreated by her stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and stepsisters, a spirited Ella (Lily James) resolves to take charge of her fate. Add a royal ball, a Fairy Godmother (Helena Bonham-Carter) and a glass slipper, and suddenly – magic becomes reality! “Cinderella” is directed by Kenneth Branagh. Promo 
  • ABC Call Your Mother: Pilot (1/19) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 1/13/21) Show More
    “Pilot” – Jean, an empty-nester mom, wonders how she ended up alone while her children live their best lives thousands of miles away. She decides her place is with her family, and as she reinserts herself into their lives, her kids realize they might actually need her more than they thought on “Call Your Mother,” TUESDAY, JAN. 19 (10:00-10:30 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG, L)(Rebroadcast. OAD: 1/13/21)
    Guest starring is Sherri Shepherd as Sharon.
    “Pilot” was written by Kari Lizer and directed by Pam Fryman. Promo
  • ABC The Conners: Protest, Drug Test and One Leaves the Nest (1/19) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/02/20) Show More
    “Protest, Drug Test and One Leaves the Nest” – Harris’ job is in jeopardy after joining a protest she strongly believes in, leading to tense discussions within the family. Jackie makes a visit to Wellman Plastics only to realize the company is instituting supervised drug testing, inspiring Becky to lead her own protest on “The Conners,” TUESDAY, JAN. 19 (10:30-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-14, DL) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/02/20)
    Guest starring is Katey Sagal as Louise, Alexandra Billings as Robin and Evelina Fernandez as Juanita.
    “Protest, Drug Test and One Leaves the Nest” was written by Debby Wolfe and directed by Lynda Tarryk. Promo
  • ABC Celebrity Wheel of Fortune: Rob Riggle, Joe Tessitore, and Jeannie Mai (1/23) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 1/21/21) Show More
    “Rob Riggle, Joe Tessitore, and Jeannie Mai” – “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” takes a new spin on the iconic game show “Wheel of Fortune” when America’s Game® airs in primetime on America’s network, SATURDAY, JAN. 23 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. Hosted by pop-culture legends Pat Sajak and Vanna White, this week “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” welcomes celebrity contestants Rob Riggle (playing for Meals on Wheels), Joe Tessitore (playing for Wide Horizons for Children) and Jeannie Mai (playing for No Kid Hungry) as they compete for a chance to win up to $1 million for their chosen charity. Episodes can also be viewed on demand and on Hulu. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 1/21/21)
  • ABC The Chase: I Heard You’re a GOAT (1/23) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 1/21/21) Show More
    “I Heard You’re a GOAT” – In the hot seat sits another one of “JEOPARDY!”’s greatest players of all time who will take on three contestants trying to win cash prizes in the new, heart-racing quiz show, “The Chase.” Hosted by “The View”’s Sara Haines and starring “JEOPARDY!’s The Greatest of All Time,”’s James Holzhauer, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter as the Chasers, “The Chase” airs SATURDAY, JAN. 23 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. Episodes can also be viewed on demand and on Hulu. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 1/21/21)
  • ABC Big Sky: A Good Day to Die (1/23) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/15/20) Show More
    “A Good Day to Die” – Jenny and Cassie feel as if they’re closing in on Legarski, but they are racing against the clock as he and Ronald are preparing to move the girls. Jerrie makes one last attempt to convince Ronald to let them go. Elsewhere, Cassie visits Merilee to question her about her husband, and Ronald aggressively confronts his mother on “Big Sky,” SATURDAY, JAN. 23 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-14, DLSV) Episodes can also be viewed on demand and on Hulu. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/15/20)
    Guest starring in “A Good Day to Die” is Brooke Smith as Merilee Legarski, Jeffrey Joseph as Joseph Dewell and Gabriel Jacob-Cross as Kai Dewell.
    “A Good Day to Die” was written by Jonathan Shapiro and directed by Jennifer Lynch. Promo
    ZIVA QUESTIONS THE PURPOSE OF HER FATHER’S SECRET VISIT TO D.C. AND GIBBS AND VANCE HAVE REASON TO QUESTION HIS TIMING, ON A REBROADCAST OF “NCIS,” SUNDAY, JAN. 17
    Michael Nouri Returns as Ziva’s Father
    “Shabbat Shalom” – While the NCIS team investigates the link to a dead journalist and a Navy petty officer, Ziva is taken aback by the sudden emotional visit by her father, who she hasn’t seen in more than two years. While Ziva questions the purpose of her father’s visit as the Director of Mossad, her father insists he is in the U.S. strictly to see his daughter for Shabbat dinner, on a rebroadcast of NCIS, Sunday, Jan. 17 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Michael Nouri reprises his role as Ziva’s father, Mossad Director Eli David. (Originally broadcast 1/8/13.)
    WRITTEN BY: Christopher J. Waild
    DIRECTED BY: Dennis Smith Promo
  • CBS MAGNUM P.I. – Wednesday, January 20 Show More
    MAGNUM AND HIGGINS’ NEW CLIENTS HIRE THEM TO FIND THEIR MISSING BROTHER, LEADING TO HIGGINS BEING SHOT AND TC ABDUCTED WHEN A SECRET CASE OF REVENGE IS REVEALED DURING THEIR INVESTIGATION, ON A REBROADCAST OF THE THIRD SEASON PREMIERE OF “MAGNUM P.I.,” WEDNESDAY, JAN. 20
    “Hawaii Five-0’s” Kimee Balmilero and Shawn Garnett Guest Star
    “Double Jeopardy” – Magnum and Higgins’ new clients hire them to find their missing brother last seen on the island, leading to Higgins being shot and TC abducted when a secret case of revenge is revealed during the investigation. Also, Higgins (and Magnum!) are surprised when her surgeon asks her out, on a rebroadcast of the third season premiere of MAGNUM P.I., Wednesday, Jan. 20 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. “Hawaii Five-0’s” Kimee Balmilero and Shawn Garnett guest star. (Originally broadcast 12/4/20.)
    WRITTEN BY: Peter M. Lenkov & Eric Guggenheim
    DIRECTED BY: Bryan Spicer Promo
    LORCA PLANS TO MOVE FORWARD WITH A COUP AGAINST THE EMPEROR, PROPELLING BURNHAM TO MAKE A QUICK DECISION TO SAVE NOT ONLY HERSELF, BUT THE U.S.S. DISCOVERY, ON THE CBS ALL ACCESS ORIGINAL SERIES “STAR TREK: DISCOVERY,” THURSDAY, JAN. 21
    The Third Season of “Star Trek: Discovery” Is Available Exclusively on CBS All Access
    Binge Seasons One and Two Now Only on CBS All Access
    “What’s Past Is Prologue” – Lorca plans to move forward with a coup against the Emperor, propelling Burnham to make a quick decision to save not only herself, but the U.S.S. Discovery, on STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, Thursday, Jan. 21 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Original CBS All Access airdate 1/28/18. Promo
    WHILE CALLEN AND SAM ARE ABOARD THE USS ALLEGIANCE, THE SHIP IS PLACED UNDER QUARANTINE FOR POSSIBLE EBOLA EXPOSURE, ON A REBROADCAST OF “NCIS: LOS ANGELES,” SATURDAY, JAN. 23
    “Yellow Jack” – While Callen and Sam are aboard the USS Allegiance, the ship is placed under quarantine for possible Ebola exposure. Also, Kensi and Deeks investigate the murder of a petty officer who recently departed the USS Allegiance and is linked to the Ebola exposure, on a rebroadcast of NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Saturday, Jan. 23 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 10/20/19.)
    WRITTEN BY: Andrew Bartels
    DIRECTED BY: Terrence O’Hara Promo
  • CBS S.W.A.T. – Saturday, January 23 Show More
    THE SWAT TEAM SEARCHES FOR A LINK AMONG THE SEEMINGLY UNCONNECTED VICTIMS OF A LONE GUNMAN TARGETING WOMEN, ON A REBROADCAST OF “S.W.A.T.,” SATURDAY, JAN. 23
    “Animus” – The SWAT team searches for a link between the seemingly unconnected victims of a lone gunman targeting women. Also, Luca assists with a homicide investigation in his neighborhood; Lieutenant Lynch pushes Chris to do a news interview; and Hondo reaches a juncture in his relationship with Nichelle, on a rebroadcast of S.W.A.T., Saturday, Jan. 23 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 3/4/20.)
    WRITTEN BY: Michael Jones-Morales & Sarah Alderson
    DIRECTED BY: Hannelle M. Culpepper Promo
  • The CW All American Stories – Sunday, January 17 Show More
    ONE-HOUR SPECIAL
    “All American Stories” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG) (HDTV)
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Primetime TV Review: “Secrets of Sulphur Springs”

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“Secrets of Sulphur Springs” on Disney Channel Review by Suzanne 1/17/21

This is a good show. It’s aimed at kids, but I’m enjoying it.  It’s well written. It has some good mysteries. A lot of today’s “adult” mystery or horror shows are really gross and gory. This is more like what we used to see on TV, such as “The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries,” or “Murder She Wrote.” For you younger people, it’s like “Veronica Mars,” but without the sex.

The Campbell family move back to Sulphur Springs, where dad Ben (Josh Braaten) grew up. He hasn’t been there in a long time, but he was compelled to quit his job and buy a supposedly-haunted hotel, The Fremont, to fix up and re-open.  Ben doesn’t think the place is haunted, but many of the people in town do. Much of the action centers on his son, Griffin (Preston Oliver), and his new friend from school, Harper (Kyliegh Curran) as they explore the house and try to solve the mystery of what happened to Savannah (Elle Graham), who disappeared 30 years earlier. They find a lot more than a ghost. Griffin also has a mom, and a young brother and sister who are bratty twins.

Although there’s a Sulphur Springs in Texas, the series is set in a fictional town in Louisiana. The Campbell family gets a lot of warnings from the townspeople about re-opening the hotel. They don’t want Ben back in town, nor to have the hotel reopen.  If you like mysteries of “family shows,” check it out.

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DISNEY CHANNEL GREENLIGHTS LIVE-ACTION MYSTERY SERIES ‘SULPHUR SPRINGS’

Disney Channel has ordered “Sulphur Springs,” a live-action, time travel mystery series from writer and executive producer Tracey Thomson (“The Young and the Restless”). Chuck Pratt (“STAR”) will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Jennifer Phang (Freeform’s “Cloak & Dagger”) directed the pilot episode. Production is set to begin in New Orleans in 2020.

“’Sulphur Springs’ is a truly genre-bending mystery that will help re-define the types of stories we tell on our network,” said Jonas Agin, vice president, Original Series, Disney Channel. “It’s a chilling, heartfelt, funny adventure that we can’t wait for our audience to tune into.”

The 11-episode series follows 12-year-old Griffin Campbell, whose family has just uprooted their lives to move to a new town and take ownership of an abandoned hotel in hopes of restoring it back to the lively vacation destination it once was. Not long after Griffin begins his first day at a new school, he learns that the hotel he’s just moved into is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a girl who disappeared decades ago. Along the way, Griffin befriends Harper, a bright-eyed, mystery-obsessed classmate. Together, they uncover a secret portal that allows them to travel back in time where they’ll uncover that the key to solving the mystery may lie within Griffin’s own family.

Starring are Preston Oliver (“Chicago Fire”) as Griffin, Kyliegh Curran (“Doctor Sleep”) as Harper, Elle Graham (“Swamp Thing”) as Savannah, Kelly Frye (“Criminal Minds”) as Sarah, Josh Braaten (“American Horror Story”) as Ben, Landon Gordon (Disney Channel’s “Coop & Cami Ask the World”) as Wyatt and Madeleine McGraw (“Outcast”) as Zoey.

“Sulphur Springs” is a production of Gwave Productions LLC. Chuck Pratt and Tracey Thomson’s deals were brokered by Paradigm. The deals were completed prior to the expiration of the WGA/ATA franchise agreement.
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Primetime TV Review: “WandaVision”

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“Wanda/Vision” on Disney+ Review by Suzanne 1/16/21

This is a very weird show. The two stars of this series (Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany), and their characters, were in the Avengers’ movies as superheroes The Scarlet Witch and Vision. If you haven’t seen those films, you might not understand what’s going on. However, the rest of it is a mystery to all of us. They dropped the first two episodes today.  Clearly something strange is going on. Wanda and Vision are trapped as husband and wife in a 1950’s or 1960’s-style TV show. They know who they are, and they have their powers, but they don’t have much memory of what happened before this, or how they got there.  They did something similar in an episode of “Supernatural,” but I think this is going to turn out to be very different from that.

They do a great spoof of the old shows, like “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” “The Honeymooners,” “I Love Lucy,” and Bewitched.  I can’t wait to see more. In the first episode, Vision and Wanda can’t remember why there’s a heart on their calendar for some special day. She thinks it must be some anniversary, so she gets ready for that, with the help of her nosy-next-door neighbor, Agnes (Kathryn Hahn). Meanwhile, at his work, Vision learns that today is the day that his boss and the boss’ wife are expected for dinner. He calls Wanda to warn her, but in a typical situation comedy misunderstanding, it doesn’t help.  They have a very funny dinner, but it turns weird. In the next episode, they get involved with neighborhood watch as well as doing a magic act to raise money “for the children” (this phrase is repeated by everyone in a monotone that reminds one of a cult).

Besides the sitcom stories, Wanda and Vision get glimpses that something is not right. Vision computes figures at his job, but no one can tell him what their company actually does. Vision’s boss chokes at dinner, and his wife doesn’t act normal as he’s choking. She just keeps saying, “stop that.”  Finally, Wanda tells Vision to save him (I guess neither of them know CPR), so he uses his powers to reach into the man’s throat and take out the food that he’s choking on.  The boss and his wife don’t act like anything unusual happened.  Wanda notices some strange things going on in the second episode when a voice seems to be asking her, through a radio, what happened to her. Also, in their black-and-white world, she sees a red toy helicopter out in their bushes.  Some other strange things happen as well. I don’t want to give too much away. The second episode ended with something pretty cool happening.

What makes this show great is the chemistry between Wanda and Vision, and their comic timing; the production’s attention to detail also makes it work.  Since they’re in a sitcom, it is funny – funnier than the actual shows were back then.  There’s always an edge to what they’re saying, though, because everything is just a little off.

What we’re dying to know is how they got there and where they are. Are they in Wanda’s head? Is Vision dead (since he died in the movies)? Has he come back to life, or did this happen in the past, before he died? Are the other people really people?  Of course, the big question is: who’s behind this?

I look forward to the rest of the episodes….there are only 9 this season. If you like superheroes, or good fantasy, you should definitely check this out.

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Marvel Studios presents “WandaVision,” a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) – two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives – begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems. The new series is directed by Matt Shakman; Jac Schaeffer is head writer.

Fact Sheet: Synopsis:Marvel Studios presents “WandaVision,” The new series debuts exclusively on Disney+ beginning January 15, 2021.Title:“WandaVision”Category:Original live-action series U.S. Premiere:January 15, 2021Cast:Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Kathryn Hahn, Teyonah Parris, Kat Dennings, Randall Park Directed by:Matt Shakman Head Writer:Jac SchaefferProduction Company:Marvel StudiosSocial Media:Twitter: @WandaVision, @DisneyPlusFacebook: @WandaVisionOfficial, @DisneyPlusInstagram: @MarvelStudios, @DisneyPlusHashtag:#WandaVision, #DisneyPlus

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PRODUCTION BRIEF

 

Marvel Studios presents “WandaVision,” a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff and Vision—two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems. “‘WandaVision’ will be the very first Marvel Studios series on Disney+,” says Kevin Feige, president, Marvel Studios and chief creative officer, Marvel. “Wanda and Vision are two of our most powerful and complex heroes, and this series is a perfect expansion point for MCU storytelling.”

The series not only marks the first Marvel Studios’ Disney+ series, it is its first journey into the world of sitcoms—with an MCU twist. “It’s a mash-up of classic sitcoms and large-scale Marvel action,” says Matt Shakman, who directs all nine episodes. “I think it’s really lovely that the first streaming show from Marvel Studios—producer of huge blockbuster films—is really a love letter to the history of television.”

According to head writer Jac Schaeffer, “WandaVision” is funny, mysterious and action- packed. “It picks up shortly after ‘Avengers: Endgame,’” she says. “Marvel fans have never seen Wanda and Vision in this way before. Their storyline has been so romantic and tragic—fans have really latched onto it. But really, it’s been precious little screen time, and it’s all been very fraught. In this show, we get to see them in a domestic light, and it gets to breathe. It’s really beautiful.

“In the first episode we meet Wanda and Vision after they’ve just been married,” continues Schaeffer. “They’re driving into this new town with ‘just married’ on the back of their cute little car. It’s 1950s, black and white, they’re absolutely adorable. They’re madly in love, and there is not a hint of the Avengers or the larger MCU. We see them going about their day, making breakfast. She’s a witch, he’s synthezoid. She can dry dishes in the air. He can change density and walk through things.”

Says Shakman, “Wanda and Vision are just starting their married life together in this new town, and they’re meeting their neighbors. Vision’s starting to work at his new job while Wanda navigates life at home. They’re concerned about hiding their powers from their new friends and neighbors, and when they’re pushed for more information about where they came from, they’re stumped. That’s when we start to realize that things are not quite what they seem.”

With nine episodes, the series was created much like a motion picture would be—but more extensive, allowing first-of-its-kind exploration of the relationship between Wanda and Vision. Says co-executive producer Mary Livanos, “Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany have the opportunity to flex different muscles over the course of this series that usually an actor wouldn’t get to do within the scope of a single project.”

Olsen, who has portrayed Wanda since the character’s post-credits debut in Marvel Studios’ 2014 feature film “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” returns to her signature role—taking it in a curious new direction. “Paul and I get to discover at a much deeper level who these characters are,” she says. “Wanda and Vision have always had an unspoken and inherent connection since ‘Ultron.’ “The infinity stone is such a huge part of their intrinsic connection and understanding of one another. I think just like any great love story, there is a strong energy that attracts both of them to one another. In ‘WandaVision,’ we watch them experience a domesticated lifestyle for the first time, or as domesticated as possible for them. We watch them experience the joys and complications of parenting, while also overcoming secrecy and distrust, but always coming together in the end with the common bond, respect and unconditional love for one another.”

Bettany, whose voice made his debut in the MCU as J.A.R.V.I.S. in “Iron Man,” first appeared on screen as Vision in “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” The actor says he first heard about “WandaVision” during a visit to Marvel Studios. “I went in, and much to my surprise, they pitched this idea for a show that is an homage to American sitcoms,” he says. “It’s a beautiful little puzzle box that you begin to open. As mad and chaotic as the trailer looks, everything has a reason. There are layers upon layers.”

“WandaVision” stars Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff, Paul Bettany as Vision, Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, who was introduced to audiences in “Captain Marvel,” and Kathryn Hahn as Agnes, the nosy neighbor. Randall Park will reprise his role as Jimmy Woo from “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” and Kat Dennings will reprise her role as Darcy from “Thor” and “Thor: The Dark World.”

The series is directed by Matt Shakman (“Game of Thrones,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) with Jac Schaeffer (“The Hustle,” “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure”) as head writer. Executive producers are Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Shakman and Schaeffer, and co-executive producers are Mary Livanos and Trevor Waterson. Jess Hall, ASC, is director of photography, Mark Worthington is production designer, Mayes C. Rubeo is costume designer and Tara DeMarco is VFX supervisor. Composer is Christophe Beck, and theme (for certain episodes) is by Kristen Anderson- Lopez and Robert Lopez. “WandaVision” debuts on Disney+ on Jan. 15, 2021.

SITCOM SAVVY

Filmmakers, Cast and Crew Go Back in Time to Capture Classic Sitcom Style

 

Marvel Studios’ foray into the world of the sitcom celebrates the genre in a big way. “The story imagines Wanda and Vision in a 1950s sitcom—when the show opens, that’s presented without explanation,” says head writer Jac Schaeffer, who also contributed to the story of Marvel Studios’ upcoming “Black Widow.” “We see them move thorough the various eras of sitcoms as the series progresses.”

Director Matt Shakman, Primetime Emmy® nominee for his work on “The Great,” came to the production with a unique background, having starred in shows like “Just the Ten of Us” and “Webster” as a child. “It was a unique challenge for me because I did spend my entire childhood as an actor around sitcoms,” he says. “I grew up on sitcom stages and backlots, and so this was a real trip down memory lane.”

The classic-sitcom approach offered exciting opportunities for humor and levity, but filmmakers were very serious about getting the genre right. Says Shakman, “It was really important to us from the get-go that we weren’t parodying sitcoms. We studied tone and style from era to era. We wanted to make sure the actors were really fluent in all of these different styles. So, we had a sitcom bootcamp with the cast before we began. We watched old episodes and we tried on different styles to figure out the physicality and the sound for each era.”

According to Elizabeth Olsen, there was a lot to learn. “Matt led us through a sitcom crash course,” she says. “We watched episodes from the specific shows we wanted to reference in each decade. And as I would any period piece, I worked on the vocal changes as well as the physical manners of the periods. There is also a really amazing arc in sitcoms throughout the decades that is a tug-o-war between earnestness and cynicism. I loved how Jac Schaeffer used these tonal shifts from decade to decade to directly affect Wanda’s emotional journey.”

Cast and crew studied classic sitcoms from the 1950s through the 2000s. “We wanted to make sure that what we were creating was absolutely faithful to the original touchstone shows,” says Shakman. “To that end, we watched lots of episodes, read books about the making of those shows, and interviewed, whenever possible, people who had actually worked on those shows.

“I went to lunch with the great Dick Van Dyke and Kevin Feige before we started production on ‘WandaVision,’” Shakman continues. “That was a lovely experience and a great way to hear how they approached production on his show, which was inspiration for our first episode.”

LIVE STUDIO AUDIENCE

To achieve the desired authenticity, filmmakers decided to shoot the first episode in front of a live studio audience. The effort not only conjured genuine laughter, harkening back to classic sitcoms, it affected the performances. Says Shakman, “It’s amazing when you put actors in front of a live audience, how much that material jumps when the adrenaline, the excitement, the communication is happening between the actor and the audience. It elevates the material, and it becomes much more like a play. That was a huge part of what we captured in episode one—that spark, that kind of lightening in a bottle.”

Paul Bettany most definitely felt that spark. “You can’t help yourself when there are people there—you want them to hear it and laugh at it. It makes it all a little bigger. And that, I think, captured the style of the ’50s. It was a brilliant decision.

“I was really nervous,” Bettany continues. “We rehearsed it very thoroughly, and every member of the crew was dressed in [1950s] costumes. Everybody really got into the spirit of it. And then the audience came in, and we just went for it. We jumped into the abyss. I just loved it. I should’ve been on a sitcom all these years.”

TO BE CONTINUED…

As the episodes progress, so do the sitcom eras, which required a fresh approach with each episode—including production design, costumes, cinematography and performances. “There aren’t many opportunities as an actor to explore as many genres and tones as we do in this series,” says Olsen. “It was as much of a challenge as it was a joy. This Marvel story could only ever be told through the medium of television and that’s what makes it such a special piece of the MCU.”

WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD

MCU Veterans Wanda and Vision Join New Characters

In Marvel Studios’ “WandaVision,” two of the MCU’s most intriguing characters are joined by other favorites, plus new characters—some of whom will go on to appear in future features. Together with the filmmakers, the cast weaved together a mysterious and mesmerizing story. “They were all extraordinary, and they were all fabulous to work with,” says director Matt Shakman of the cast. “Lizzie and Paul are just absolute gems, and I can’t wait for people to see what they’re capable of. They changed tone and style sometimes three or four times a day—from these heartbreaking, dramatic scenes to these incredibly goofy, comedic scenes—and they pulled off everything so brilliantly.

They took huge risks, and they never shied away from a challenge. They set the tone for everybody.”

“They’re both such funny actors,” adds head writer Jac Schaeffer. “The physical comedy is really great, and they’ve been studying the classic shows with the nuanced performance styles. They’ve had to be like Swiss Army knife performers.”

WHO’S WHO IN “WANDAVISION”

WANDA MAXIMOFF and Vision say goodbye to city strife, and settle into a quiet suburban life in their new hometown of Westview. Try as Wanda may to fit in and conceal her powers from neighbors, merry domestic mishaps call this magical maven to action! With a magical wiggle of her fingers, is there anything she can’t do, or conflict she can’t resolve?

According to director Matt Shakman, in terms of the MCU timeline, Wanda has just helped to defeat Thanos. “The world just keeps putting up obstacles for her, and she has all of this untapped power that she doesn’t fully understand,” says Shakman. “Her journey for this show is to come into her own. She’s an incredibly powerful figure who’s been manipulated and used over the years. This is her opportunity to rediscover herself, and at the same time, it’s a brilliant love story.”

Elizabeth Olsen steps into the character’s shoes once again, bringing with her six years of experience. “I think more than anything, this show created an opportunity to expand upon what makes Wanda Wanda,” says Olsen. “She is a deep-feeling person, yet in this show she tries to push that part of herself aside. So, it was more of a journey of allowing Wanda to break through the sitcom facade and accept the woman she is and the life she has led.”

Head writer Jac Schaeffer says Wanda has a simple desire. “What she wants more than anything is to live happily with her husband in this community and to make friends and to be a part of the community.”

VISION lives happily alongside his wife Wanda Maximoff in the quiet suburb of Westview. Like Wanda, Vision endeavors to keep his powers under wraps, but the superpowered synthezoid has been known to slip. Though this domestic version of Vision is unlike any seen before, he remains as keenly aware of his unique existence as ever.

Paul Bettany once again portrays Vision, who seems to have traded in his super responsibilities for a decidedly human gig. “He finds himself fully formed and in the 1950s,” says Bettany. “His daily life is a nine-to-five, briefcase-hat-and-suit job.”

Shakman says Vision is one of the MCU’s most compelling characters. “Vision is this AI who is half human and half robot,” says Shakman. “And yet, he’s more human than any of us.”

Bettany agrees. “Even from his days as J.A.R.V.I.S., he’s always been becoming,” Bettany says. “Vision was born this omnipotent, naïve android, which is a weird combination, and he has always been growing and becoming—trying to understand what makes humans human, trying to understand love. This definitely feels like a culmination of that journey—an ending in some ways, and frankly, a new beginning.”

MONICA RAMBEAU, the daughter of Carol Danver’s best friend Maria, has always been like a niece to Carol who liked to call her “Lieutenant Trouble.” At age 11, Monica helped Carol choose the colors for the suit she’d ultimately wear as Captain Marvel.

Today, Monica is all grown up, destined for her own adventures, obstacles, setbacks and discoveries.

Teyonah Parris portrays Monica. “I am a huge Marvel fan,” she says. “I first connected with Marvel after seeing ‘Iron Man’ for the first time. My current favorite title is ‘Captain Marvel’—my character’s origin! That film was great fun and amplified girl power.”

Parris, who will appear as Monica Rambeau in the upcoming feature “Captain Marvel 2,” adds that filming the complex series has been a great introduction to the MCU. “There are a lot of moving parts to this production,” she says. “It feels like we are making something epic—and there are moments that are a nod to the amazing, iconic television shows from our past. The energy on set has been incredible—from the cast to the crew. It’s clear that we are making something special.”

AGNES is the brassy, nosy neighbor of Wanda and Vision. She’s well-versed in all things suburban, happily giving Wanda a leg up in navigating the social pressures of Westview. A beloved extended member of the family, Agnes is never far away.

“Every sitcom needs a nosy neighbor character,” says Schaeffer. “Agnes is fabulous and brassy and hilarious. She invites herself over and wants to know everything about Wanda. Of course, Wanda doesn’t have the answers to any of the questions, but she’s very charming in deflecting them. It’s all in good fun and Wanda is relieved and excited to have a friend and an ally in this new town.”

Kathryn Hahn expertly fills Agnes’ shoes, embracing the sitcom approach, the MCU and everything else. “It could not be more fun and delicious,” she says. “The fact that I get to do all of this – with these actors, with Matt [Shakman], and play with all of these different characters – it’s a crazy dream that this is my way into this world. It’s bananas. And now with my kids, maybe I will have a little bit of cred! Not much yet, because I’m still a big old nerd to them, but maybe I will be a little bit cooler in their eyes after this comes out.”

“Kathryn Hahn can do anything,” says Shakman. “She is a brilliant comedian and a phenomenal dramatic actor. Having her skillset there to go along with Paul, Lizzie and Teyonah Parris—they are an exceptional ensemble.”

DARCY LEWIS and JIMMY WOO are an integral part of the complicated and mysterious story of “WandaVision.” According to Shakman, Darcy has come a long way since she was last seen in “Thor: The Dark World.” “She’s gone on to become Dr. Darcy Lewis now,” he says. “So, she’s a real expert in her field.”

Joining Darcy in her latest quest is Jimmy Woo, who’s the same diligent agent seen in “Ant-Man and The Wasp.” “They have a mystery to solve,” says Schaeffer. “They have so many questions and no answers.”

Kat Dennings and Randall Park reprise their roles as Darcy Lewis and Jimmy Woo, respectively.

GETTING THE RIGHT LOOK

Cinematography, Production Design, Costume Design and Visual Effects Work Together to Achieve Authenticity from Era to Era

 

“WandaVision” not only channels classic sitcoms, it aspired to capture specific eras throughout the series—which meant a fresh approach to each episode when it came to cinematography, production design, costume design and visual effects.

CINEMATOGRAPHY

“The approach in essence was to study and absorb the references of each period, to distill their technical and aesthetic choices and then to selectively apply and to filter these within our own stylistic sensibility,” says director of photography Jess Hall, ASC. “The objective is to create images that were in a sense truly post-modern, not simply an homage to the past. This is what the complex narrative of ‘WandaVision’ demanded.”

Hall utilized 47 different lenses to create seven different periods—many custom modified to render specific period characteristics. “For the 1950s, I tested lenses of the actual period and then modified modern lenses to selectively render the characteristics that I liked—it was never a case of simply copying what had been done before.”

In terms of lighting, Hall utilized a carefully crafted lighting style, as well as lighting instruments that were period appropriate. “This meant delving deep into the archives of several studio equipment houses to source equipment that has become almost obsolete,” he says. “The 1950-1970s episodes are shot almost entirely with period tungsten lighting. LED lighting doesn’t make an appearance until the later episodes that are situated in the 2000s, which is in the correct time line for when this equipment entered the filmmaking vocabulary.”

Hall also studied and incorporated specific composition and camera movement to convey the various periods, adopting specific camera approaches to episodes, depending on what the period’s sitcoms tended to utilize. “However,” he says, “I like to think that ‘WandaVision’ has a unique quality and that in a certain sense its look is original, a visual synthesis that has transcended the cut and mix.”

PRODUCTION DESIGN

“What’s really interesting was the fact that we’re not just dealing with the different eras—it’s a sitcom,” says production designer Mark Worthington. “So, what does that mean? The visual language and vocabulary of a sitcom are actually really specific and it changes radically between decades. ‘I Love Lucy’ had really simple little apartments that looked like theater sets. When you get to ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show,’ you’re starting to get really interesting period references and a little fun, modern design comes into it. ‘The Brady Bunch’ has ’70s wild beautiful colors.”

According to Worthington, the idea of setting the story within traditionally lighthearted sitcoms adds to the mystery. “What interested me about this story was that dichotomy, because these sitcoms are not just these fluffy things,” he says. “They imply a much darker idea. It’s really beautiful.”

Worthington also had to consider the series’ evolution from black-and-white to color.

“Half of film history is in black and white,” he says. “So, reentering this space has been interesting because we’ve discovered some stuff about how colors work in a black-and- white space.”

COSTUME DESIGN

Costume designer Mayes C. Rubeo ensured the cast wardrobe enhanced the authenticity of each episode. “It is rare to find a story that arcs through so many decades, without the characters aging,” she says. “Jac [Schaeffer]’s concept of the story, and the brilliant way that Matt directed each episode made the work so exciting.”

Rubeo says she has favorite costumes from every episode. “The suit Vision wears and the wedding dress we made for Wanda for the opening titles were my favorite creations from that episode,” she says. “They were both made from scratch, and Paul loved the suit and tie so much he was sad it couldn’t be used for the whole episode. Wanda’s dress was a beautiful homage to Audrey Hepburn.”

As the series segued from black and white to color, Rubeo collaborated with the director of photography and production designer to ensure they achieved the perfect overall look. She describes the first three episodes as “particularly stunning,” including a psychedelic 1970s print dress for Wanda in the third episode.

“I think part of the wonder of this show is the strong and fast change between eras and broadcasting styles,” says Rubeo. “The sets, hair, make-up and costumes, as well as the photography, set the scene beautifully.”

VISUAL EFFECTS

According to VFX supervisor Tara DeMarco, filmmakers studied practical effects and early days visual effects of television and film from each era. For the first three episodes, says DeMarco, “we used puppeteered props, practical film cuts and rewind effects.”

While filmmakers leaned into the effects used during the era that inspired the episodes—technology that improved incrementally with each era—they enhanced the look using today’s tools. “We used contemporary technology to help remove the wires and smooth the cuts,” says DeMarco, “but many of the effects were shot in-camera. We occasionally used CG to bolster the storytelling in a beat where we were missing a wire gag. For example, Wanda’s kitchen in the first episode is a blend of practical puppeteered floating objects and CG ones created later to fill out the scene.”

“WANDAVISION” SITCOM STYLE TO INCLUDE ORIGINAL THEME SONGS

Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez Behind Original Theme Songs with Original Score by Christophe Beck

“WandaVision” filmmakers’ research and detailed examinations of sitcoms throughout television history yielded a common thread: theme songs. The nature and style of the songs changed over the years—creating almost a calling card for each era. This signature enhanced the authenticity sought for “WandaVision” and its roots in classic sitcoms. Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez created unique theme songs for episodes spanning from the 1950s to the early 2000s, while Christophe Beck composed the score for the series.

ORIGINAL SONGS

“‘WandaVision’ is such a cool, strange, one-of-a-kind project,” says Lopez. “When the director, Matt Shakman—an old friend from my college days—pitched it to us, we didn’t have to think about it. We loved the bright feeling of American sitcoms mixed with the deep sense of unease the story had, and it was a really inviting challenge to help set that tone. We also really related as a couple to the feeling of chaos Wanda and Vision go through—trying to maintain a loving, happy family through an unyielding and constantly growing onslaught of problems.”

Adds Anderson-Lopez, “I grew up in the ’80s watching shows from every decade on the networks all day long. Episodes from ‘I Love Lucy,’ ‘Brady Bunch’ and ‘Family Ties’ shaped who I am and how I move through the world.”

Indeed, both consider themselves “total TV addicts as kids,” so they had already done much of the research in terms of creating identifiable themes for each era represented. The next step in their process was to find a way to tie the themes together. Says Lopez, “One thing we decided to do before writing anything was find a motif that would unify all the songs, since there were so many different styles and tunes. We found a four-note theme that would be kind of like the ‘WandaVision’ call-out, easily identifiable in some way in each song, that had to work with every style. Once we had that, everything flowed. It was honestly some of the most fun we’ve ever had.”

For the first episode, says Anderson-Lopez, they wanted to evoke the dawn of television. “We wanted to have an optimistic group of voices singing jazzily—though not too jazzily—about the love between these two, and the main question of the first episode, whether two Avengers in love can pass for normal in a typical American suburb,” she says. “It was a great chance to use words like ‘gal’ and ‘hubby’ that we just don’t throw into modern songs anymore. We knew there would be a moment where Vision, carrying Wanda across the threshold, forgot to open the door and just phased through the wall, unexpectedly dropping her, so we put a big musical pratfall in the middle of the piece. It was fun to see how the team executed it.”

ORIGINAL SCORE

Christophe Beck was called on to compose unique scores for all nine episodes. “For each era, the music is a loving homage to the sitcom scores typical of the time period,” says Beck. “This involved not only the instrumentation, but also the composition style. My team and I had enormous fun exploring these styles!

“It was also exciting to find ways to connect the scores together even as they span the stylistic variety across all the episodes,” continues Beck. “Wanda and Vision have a love theme that I was able to weave in and out within the context of all the different sitcom styles, for example.”

According to Beck, the score features instruments that were typical of the era being represented in a given episode. Early episodes feature small orchestral ensembles, while later episodes embrace a rock-pop style. Beck also utilized period-specific recording and mixing techniques to achieve the authenticity filmmakers wanted.

Beck adds that the length of the cues changed with the eras. “As the series progresses through the decades, the music becomes more pervasive.”

ABOUT THE TALENT

 

ELIZABETH OLSEN (Wanda Maximoff) is a vivacious and engaging young actress, a graduate from New York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, and a recipient of Hollywood Rising Star Award at the 41st Annual Deauville Film Festival in 2015.

Olsen starred in and executive produced the dark-comedy series “Sorry For Your Loss” on Facebook Watch. She starred as a young widow who’s dealing with the grief of losing her husband while reconnecting with relationships of her past. Olsen’s performance earned her a Critics Choice Award nomination for best actress in a drama series. The series wrapped its second and final season on Oct. 1, 2019.

Olsen reprises her role as Wanda Maximoff in Marvel Studios’ “WandaVision,” starring alongside Paul Bettany, who reprises his role as Vision. The series debuts Jan. 15, 2021, on Disney+. Olsen returns as Wanda in “Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness,” which opens in theaters March 25, 2022.

Olsen resurrected her character Wanda Maximoff in Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame” alongside Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Paul

Bettany, Brie Larson and Anthony Mackie. The globally anticipated continuation opened in theaters on April 26, 2019, and has grossed almost $3 billion. To date, the film has earned nearly $3 billion in the worldwide box office. Olsen originally appeared as Wanda in 2015’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and subsequently appeared in “Captain

America: Civil War” in 2016.

In 2018, Olsen starred in “Kodachome” opposite Ed Harris and Jason Sudeikis. The film is set during the final days of the still-photo development system known as Kodachrome. The ticking clock to get the rolls of film developed is the backdrop for a father-and-son bonding trip as they try to reach the Kansas photo lab before it closes its doors for good. “Kodachome,” which was acquired by Netflix during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, was released on the streaming platform in April 2018.

In 2017, Olsen starred in “Wind River” opposite her Avengers co-star, Jeremy Renner. The film, written and directed by Taylor Sheridan, centers on a murder on the Wind River Indian Reservation. That same year, Olsen starred in the dark comedy “Ingrid Goes West,” alongside Aubrey Plaza, Wyatt Russell and O’Shea Jackson Jr. The Matt Spicer-directed film follows Ingrid Thorburn (Plaza) who becomes obsessed with Taylor Sloane (Olsen), a social media influencer with a seemingly perfect life in Los Angeles. “Ingrid Goes West” was nominated for a 2018 Film Independent Spirit Award for best first screenplay and best first feature.

In 2016, Olsen appeared in the Hank Williams biopic titled “I Saw the Light” as Audrey Mae Williams, opposite Tom Hiddleston. The Sony Pictures Classics film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 11, 2015, opening in theaters in March 2016. In 2014, Olsen appeared in the Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures reboot of “Godzilla,” opposite Aaron-Taylor Johnson and Bryan Cranston.

In 2013, Olsen starred in the Spike Lee-directed film “Oldboy” with Samuel L. Jackson and Josh Brolin. The film centers around an everyday man that has only five days and limited resources to discover why he was imprisoned in a nondescript room for 15 years without any explanation. Olsen also appeared in the film “In Secret,” opposite Jessica Lange and Oscar Issacs, which opened in Feb. 2013. That same year, Olsen helped kick off the Classic Stage Company’s Fall 2013-2014 season as the lead role, Juliet, in the Off Broadway play “Romeo and Juliet.” Olsen also starred in “Very Good Girls,” opposite Dakota Fanning, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The Naomi Foner-directed film is about two New York City girls that make a pact to lose their virginity during their first summer out of high school. Olsen had two previous films premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival: “Liberal Arts” with Josh Radnor, John Magaro, Zac Efron and Richard Jenkins, and “Red Lights” opposite Robert DeNiro, Cillian Murphy and Sigourney Weaver.

In spring of 2012 Olsen starred in the independent film “Silent House” from Open Road Films. The film is the re-imagining of the successful Uruguayan psychological horror- thriller “La Casa Muda.” In 2011 Olsen received a Gotham Award, Critics Choice and Independent Spirit Award nomination for lead actress for her performance in Fox

Searchlight’s “Martha Marcy May Marlene.” The film is a drama that follows a young woman who is living with her older sister after escaping a cult. Olsen stars opposite Hugh Dancy, John Hawkes, Sarah Paulson and Brady Corbet. Martha Marcy May Marlene” was also selected in the Un Certain Regard as part of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. She has been nominated for her performance from the following critic associations: St. Louis, Las Vegas, Houston, FIND Spirit, San Diego, IPA and Detroit. She won best actress from the Indiana Critics Association.

Olsen understudied both on the Off Broadway play “Dust” and the Broadway play “Impressionism” while attending New York University. Other workshops include “Bottom of the World” by Lucy Thurber (Atlantic Theatre Company), and “The Living Newspaper” (DRD Theatricals). Olsen has had formal training at Atlantic Acting School and Moscow Art Theatre School.

Olsen serves as a board member of The Latitude Project, which builds solutions to help alleviate the stresses of poverty in ways that engage and empower people from roofs to clean water and healthcare to education. On June 9, 2018, the Environmental Media Association (EMA) honored Olsen with the EMA Futures Award for her work with The Latitude Project. Since 1989, the Environmental Media Association (EMA) has been using its voice to effect change and honoring excelling and role modeling in entertainment, media, technology and business. The organization works to educate the public about water issues, energy solutions, animal protection and conscious consumption for lifestyle choices. The EMA Futures Award is given to young and emerging advocates for the environment. Olsen also is a dedicated volunteer at the Stuart House: Rape Treatment Center, which provides expert comprehensive services for victims of rape, sexual assault, and child sexual abuse, including specialized medical care, forensic services, crisis counseling and longer-term psychotherapy, advocacy, and other forms of support. The center also provides prevention education programs, professional training for law enforcement personnel, medical personnel and school personnel, and advocacy for needed policy rape, sexual assault and child sexual abuse, including specialized medical care, forensic services, crisis counseling and longer-term psychotherapy, advocacy and other forms of support.

PAUL BETTANY (Vision) reprises his role as Vision in the Disney+ series “WandaVision,” debuting on January 15, 2021. Previously, he starred as Vision in the films “Captain America: Civil War,” “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Avengers: Infinity War.”

He was most recently seen in the film “Uncle Frank” for writer/director Alan Ball which premiered at Sundance and sold to Amazon Studios. It was released on Amazon Prime on Nov. 25, 2020.

Bettany was classically trained at the Drama Centre in London. He made his stage debut in a West End production of “An Inspector Calls” under the direction of Stephen Daldry.

Bettany was nominated for a British Independent Film Award and a London Film Critic’s Award for best newcomer in IFC’s “Gangster No. 1,” directed by Paul McGuigan. He went on to star in Brian Helgeland’s film “A Knight’s Tale” opposite Heath Ledger.

Bettany also starred in the Academy Award®-winning film “A Beautiful Mind,” and Fox’s “Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World” for director Peter Weir for which he won an Evening Standard Award for best British actor, the London Film Critic’s Award for best supporting actor and Elle Style Award for best actor. His nominations also include a BAFTA for best supporting actor and a Broadcast Film Critics Association nomination for best supporting actor.

Other credits include the Academy Award-nominated film “Margin Call,” the British films “Journey’s End” and “Blood,” the action films “The DaVinci Code,” “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” “Legion and Priest,” and the avant-garde film “Dogville.”

In television, Bettany starred as Ted Kaczynski in “Manhunt: Unabomber” where critics and audiences heralded his performance.

He made his directorial debut with the film “Shelter” starring Jennifer Connelly.

TEYONAH PARRIS (Monica Rambeau) has established herself as a versatile actress who continues to capture attention on stage and screen. She will star opposite John Boyega and Jamie Foxx in the Netflix sci-fi feature film “They Cloned Tyrone.” The film, which will mark the directorial debut of “Creed 2” scribe Juel Taylor, follows a series of events that thrusts an unlikely trio (Boyega, Foxx, Parris) onto the trail of a nefarious government conspiracy.

On January 15, 2021, global audiences will see Parris join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the iconic character Monica Rambeau in the highly anticipated Disney+ original series “WandaVision” opposite Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany.  Next August, Parris will star opposite Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in the contemporary take on the cult horror classic “Candyman.” The film, directed by Nia DaCosta and written by Oscar® winner Jordan Peele, is scheduled to be released in theaters by Universal Pictures on August 27, 2021.

Parris was recently seen in the HBO Max film “Charm City Kings” alongside Meek Mill, which had its world premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and won the Special Jury Prize for ensemble acting. Based on the documentary “12 O’Clock Boys,” the film adaptation was originally written by Barry Jenkins, with rewrites from Sherman Payne.

Parris gave a memorable performance in Annapurna’s “If Beale Street Could Talk,” directed by Academy Award®-winner Barry Jenkins(“Moonlight”). The film, adapted from the successful James Baldwin novel, explored the life and challenges faced by a young couple in Harlem. “If Beale Street Could Talk,” which first premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival and screened at the 2018 New York Film Festival, was nominated for a Golden Globe® Award for best motion picture drama, and was also honored by AFI as one of their movies of the year.

In 2014, Parris starred opposite Tessa Thompson in Justin Simien’s breakout independent film “Dear White People.” Her performance earned her a Black Reel Award in the category of outstanding breakthrough performance. That next year, Parris was cast as the lead role in Spike Lee’s “Chi-Raq,” for which she won the Black Reel and African-American Film Critics Association Awards for best actress, and also garnered an NAACP Image Award nomination. Parris then went on to appear as real-life singer Miki Howard in the Christine Swanson-directed telefilm “Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story,” in which she also served as a producer. Other film credits include “How Do You Know,” “Point Blank” and “The Photograph.”

On television, Parris recurred opposite Jon Hamm on AMC Network’s critically acclaimed television series “Mad Men,” and remained with the show throughout its final four seasons. In 2013, Parris and her fellow “Mad Men” actors earned a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series. From 2014-2017, Parris also starred on the acclaimed television series “Survivor’s Remorse” for its entire four-season run on Starz.

On stage, Parris made her Broadway debut in John Guare’s play “A Free Man of Color” alongside Jeffrey Wright and Mos Def. The play, directed by George C. Wolfe, played at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. In 2019, Parris originated the role of Kaneisha in the Off-Broadway production of Jeremy O. Harris’ much-buzzed about production of “Slave Play.”

Parris is a graduate of the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City.

KATHRYN HAHN (Agnes) will be seen in “WandaVision,” alongside Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, portraying the nosy neighbor Agnes. The series is a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems. It is set to debut on Disney+ on January 15.

Hahn is in production in Apple TV+’s “The Shrink Next Door,” alongside Paul Rudd and Will Ferrell. The limited series is based on the true story of a psychiatrist-patient dynamic that morphs into an exploitative relationship filled with manipulation, power grabs and dysfunction. Hahn portrays Phyllis, the younger sister to Martin Markowitz (Ferrell) who is the patient of Dr. Isaac Herschkopf (Rudd).

Recently, Hahn was seen in the HBO limited series “I Know This Much is True,” in which she co-stars with Mark Ruffalo, Melissa Leo, Rosie O’Donnell, Archie Panjabi, Imogen Poots and Juliette Lewis. The series depicts a family saga that follows the parallel lives of identical twin brothers in a story of betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness set against the backdrop of 20th-century America, based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Wally Lamb.

Film credits include Tamara Jenkins’ “Private Life,” for which she received a Gotham Independent Film Award nomination; Phil Johnston and Rich Moore’s “Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse”; Genndy Tartakovsky’s “Hotel Transylvannia 3: Summer Vacation”; ”Max Winkler’s “Flower”; Jon Lucas and Scott Moore’s “A Bad Moms Christmas” and “Bad Moms”; Matt Ross’ “Captain Fantastic” opposite Viggo Mortensen; Steven Brill’s “The Do-Over” alongside Adam Sandler and David Spade; Peter Bogdanovich’s “She’s Funny That Way,” alongside Imogen Poots, Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston; M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Visit”; Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel’s “The D Train”; Brad Bird’s “Tomorrowland” opposite George Clooney; as well as Shawn Levy’s “This is Where I Leave You.” Additional credits include Jason Bateman’s “Bad Words,” Ben Stiller’s “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” starring and directed by Ben Stiller, and Rawson Marshall Thurber’s “We’re the Millers” with Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis.

Hahn also starred in Jill Soloway’s “Afternoon Delight,” which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and garnered her a 2013 breakthrough actor Gotham Award nomination. Other feature film credits include David Wain’s “Wanderlust,” Jesse Peretz’s “Our Idiot Brother,” James Brooks’ “How Do You Know,” Neal Brennan’s “The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard,” Sam Mendes’ Revolutionary Road,” Adam McKay’s “Step Brothers,” Robert Shaye’s “The Last Mimzy,” Nancy Meyers’ “The Holiday,” as well as Adam McKay’s “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.”

On television, Hahn was recently seen in the Tom Perrotta created HBO series “Mrs. Fletcher,” Matthew Weiner’s anthology “The Romanoffs” with Jay R. Ferguson, Annet Mahendru and Clea Duvall, and Jill Soloway’s “I Love Dick” opposite Kevin Bacon.

Additionally, Hahn co-starred in season three of the Emmy®-nominated Amazon original series “Transparent” created by Jill Soloway. For her portrayal of Raquel Fein, Hahn received a 2017 Emmy Award nomination for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series. Additional television credits include Showtime’s dark comedy “Happyish” opposite Steve Coogan. Hahn had a guest-starring arc on the NBC hit show “Parks and Recreation,” as well as HBO’s “Newsroom” and “Girls.” Her previous roles include NBC’s “Crossing Jordan,” “Four Kings,” “Hung” and “Free Agents.” Hahn also has lent her voice to the Apple TV+ animated series “Central Park,” FX’s “Chozen,” and Fox’s “Bob’s Burgers” and “American Dad!”

Hahn made her Broadway debut in the Tony®-winning play “Boeing-Boeing,” alongside Bradley Whitford, Gina Gershon, Mary McCormack, Christine Baranski and Mark Rylance. “Boeing-Boeing” won the 2008 Tony in the category of best revival of a play. Additional theatre credits include “Dead End” at the Ahmanson Theater and Huntington Theater Company, “Ten Unknowns” at Huntington Theater Company, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Chaucer in Rome” and “Camino Real” at Williamstown Mainstage, and “Hedda Gabler” at Williamstown/Baystreet.

Hahn received her Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and her Masters in Fine Arts from Yale School of Drama.

ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS

 

MATT SHAKMAN (Director/Executive Producer) just finished directing and executive producing Marvel Studios’ “WandaVision,” starring Elizabeth Olson and Paul Bettany.

He previously wrapped the MRC/Hulu pilot “The Great,” starring Nicholas Hoult and Elle Fanning, for which he received an Emmy® nomination for outstanding directing for a comedy series, and directed an episode for the second season of HBO’s “Succession.” His two episodes from season seven of “Game of Thrones,” “The Spoils of War” (DGA nomination) and “Eastwatch,” received some of the best reviews of the entire series.

Last year, Shakman directed episodes of “The Boys” for Amazon and “Billions” for Showtime.

Shakman’s directorial credits also include the feature film “Cut Bank” for A24 (Toronto International Film Festival premiere), as well as many episodes of TV’s best shows including “Mad Men,” “The Good Wife,” and the season one finale of “Fargo” on

  1. Shakman also served as the series director and executive producer on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” He was tapped to adapt his iconic episode “The Nightman Cometh” for the stage which resulted in a sold-out national tour. Shakman is also the artistic director of the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.

JAC SCHAEFFER (Head Writer/Executive Producer/Created for Television By) is the head writer and an executive producer for Marvel Studios’ “WandaVision,” which kicks off on Disney+ on Jan. 15, 2021.

Schaeffer launched her career in 2009 as writer/director/producer of the feature film “TiMER.” She wrote the screenplay for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 2017 featurette “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure,” and 2019’s “The Hustle,” which starred Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson. Schaeffer also contributed to the story for Marvel Studios’ upcoming feature film “Black Widow,” starring Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff.

Cinematographer JESS HALL (Director of Photography) demonstrates a versatility to move effortlessly between genres bringing his unique eye to a diverse range of projects, incorporating a multiplicity of cinematic styles. From his naturalistic palette and poetic minimal shot structure much celebrated on James Ponsoldt’s Sundance Special Jury Prize winner “The Spectacular Now” to the kinetic pace of Edgar Wright’s cult classic action comedy “Hot Fuzz.” Hall’s images charm, resonate and exhilarate with equal measure.

Hall received a Satellite Award Nomination for his cinematography on “Brideshead Revisited.” His 2017 live-action rendering of the anime classic “Ghost In The Shell” employed many innovative technical strategies, combining 65mm large format digital cinematography, state-of-the-art LED lighting technology, custom-built lenses and the first 24 FPS Photogrammetry capture rig to be used on a live-action feature film. Hall’s use of advanced LED lighting to achieve the precise rendering of the complex secondary anime color palette was honored in the reception of the HPA award for best color grading on a feature film.

In addition to his long-form work, Hall has continued to shoot award-winning commercials, including multiple Cannes Gold Lion winners and Silver D&AD pencils for cinematography. In 2020, Hall received the AICP award for best cinematography on “Smirnoff Infamous Since 1864.” The project also saw Hall’s work receive another award in the color grading category, cementing his reputation as an artist who has dexterously navigated the color science required to produce images of luxurious color depth in the digital format.

Hall collaborated with the Academy Award®-winning documentarian Kevin Macdonald on his film “Marley” and Academy Award-winning writer/director Stephen Knight on his latest film “Serenity.” Hall is a member of The American Society of Cinematographers, The British Society of Cinematographers and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

MARK WORTHINGTON (Production Designer) counts among his designs for television include five seasons of “American Horror Story,” the pilot of “Lost,” four seasons of ABC’s “Ugly Betty” and the pilot for “Once Upon a Time,” “Political Animals” for TNT, and the pilot for “Star Trek: Discovery,” the return of the franchise to its original home on television. Worthington’s credits also include the pilot for “The Umbrella Academy” for Netflix, the pilot for Damon Lindelof’s adaptation of “Watchmen” for HBO, and the first season of the CBS All Access series “Why Women Kill.”

Worthington has also worked in feature film as an art director on such projects as “Tombstone,” “The Chamber,” “Wag the Dog,” “Hearts in Atlantis,” “Austin Powers in Goldmember,” and “Legally Blonde 2.”

Worthington has received nine nominations from the Art Director’s Guild for excellence in production design for television, winning the award five times; he has received eight Emmy® nominations.

Worthington holds a BA in Theatre from Reed College and an MFA in Scene Design from the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama.

MAYES C. RUBEO (Costume Designer) adds Marvel Studios’ “WandaVision” to her roster of projects in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which include 2017’s “Thor: Ragnarok” and the upcoming feature film “Thor: Love and Thunder, which opens on May 6, 2022. She is also known for her work on “Jojo Rabbit” (2019), for which she was nominated for an Oscar® and a BAFTA Award, as well “Apocalypto” (2006), “Avatar” (2009), “The Great Wall” (2016), “Warcraft: The Beginning” (2016), “World War Z” (2013) and “John Carter” (2012).

Rubeo was born in Mexico City and went on to train in fashion and costume at the Los Angeles Trade-Tech College (LATTC) and UCLA. In a design career spanning two decades, Rubeo has collaborated with visionary directors such as Mel Gibson and Zhang Yimou, leading studios such as Legendary and Marvel, and with screen stars including Cate Blanchett, Ruth Negga, Brad Pitt and Andy Lau. Rubeo’s early collaborations laid the foundations for a career that has demanded great versatility: she began work as an assistant costume designer and costume supervisor, gaining experience with designers Shay Cunliffe, Erica Edell Phillips, Ellen Mirojnick and Enrico Sabbatini, the latter becoming her career mentor.

After assisting Shay Cunliffe on “Lone Star” (1996), Rubeo continued to work with the same independent director-producer team John Sayles and Maggie Renzi, designing costumes for “Men with Guns” (1997), “Sunshine State” (2002), and “Casa de los Babys” (2003). For Hallmark’s movie “Saga Fidel” (2002), Mayes met the challenge of costuming to tell a story which spanned seven decades. But it was Rubeo’s collaboration with Mel Gibson on “Apocalypto” (2006), for which she delivered a powerful image of the lost Mayan civilization, that set her on the path to creating the look of the otherworldly at an epic scale. Since then, she has been known for creating the visual identities of the Na’vi people in James Cameron’s “Avatar” (2009), bringing to life Edgar Rice Burroughs’s 100-year-old vision of civilized Mars in Andrew Stanton’s “John Carter” (2012), and for transforming some of the world’s most popular video game and comic book characters into reality on-screen with Duncan Jones’ “Warcraft” (2016) and Taika Waititi’s “Thor: Ragnarok” (2017). Mayes put her energies back into gritty realism in 2013 for Marc Forster’s “World War Z” (2013), costuming thousands of people (living and un-dead) on a global scale.

Rubeo continues to bring her costumes into new territories, turning technological and technical challenges into creative opportunities. Her passion and collaborative spirit have enabled her to successfully lead diverse teams across five continents, merging traditional craft skills with state-of-the-art technology.

Rubeo received nominations from the Costume Designer’s Guild for her work on “Fidel,” “Avatar,” “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Jojo Rabbit,” the latter also earning her a WIN Costume Designers Guild award for excellence in period film. Rubeo’s work has been featured in international exhibitions, including the Deborah Nadoolman Landis curated exhibition Hollywood Costume (2012) at the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) in London. Three FIDM Exhibitions: 18th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design for the film “Apocalypto,” 21st Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design for the film “John Carter,” and the 26th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design for the film “Thor: Ragnarok.” Rubeo is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the Costume Designers Guild of America and the Scenic Arts Guild.

TARA DEMARCO (Visual Effects Supervisor) is an award-winning VFX supervisor known for her cutting-edge work as a flame artist. Her 18-year career in visual effects is grounded in high-end commercial work, having composited on Emmy, Cannes Lion, and DA&D award-winning work. Through a 14-year run at The Mill as well as freelancing with several other studios (Method, Brickyard, Psyop), DeMarco has made her mark as compositor and VFX supervisor. She has worked on classic music videos like The White Stripes “The Denial Twist,” as well as Brian Buckley’s Sundance contender “The Bronze.” Her long career in commercial work was supporting the visions of brands like Old Spice, Geico, Nike, Pepsi, Gatorade, Doritos, Xbox, and Apple, for commercials that have aired at the Super Bowl, the World Cup, the Olympics, as well as the Oscars and Emmys.

DeMarco began her career by studying Fine Art Photography and Interrelated Media at Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. It was there that she discovered a passion for visual effects, and the seamless blending of created images with the footage captured in camera.

Award-winning composer CHRISTOPHE BECK (Composer) has a career that bridges genres and garners well-deserved acclaim. Beck displays his range from scoring Marvel Studios’ action-adventure “Ant-Man” to Fox’s film adaptation of Charles Schulz’s beloved comic strip “Peanuts.” Recent projects include “Like a Boss,” “Walkaway Joe,” “The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two,” and “Free Guy,” which is slated for release this year.

The prolific composer scored the Oscar® and GRAMMY®-winning animated film “Frozen” (the soundtrack album has sold over 3 million copies), and “Frozen 2”—whose soundtrack beat the “Frozen” record for most weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Soundtrack Charts at 45 non-consecutive weeks. Beck’s recent credits also include the documentary “Watson,” “The Christmas Chronicles” for Netflix, and Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and the Wasp.” He is the musical voice of iconic comedies of the last decade,

including: “The Hangover,” “American Pie,” “Hot Tub Time Machine” and “Pitch Perfect”; poignant films, including “Cake,” starring Jennifer Anniston, and the true-life-based drama “We Are Marshall”; documentaries including “Red Army” and the award-winning “Waiting for Superman”; rom-coms, including “Under the Tuscan Sun” and “Crazy,

Stupid, Love”; along with action films, including “Year of the Dog” and “Edge of Tomorrow,” the sci-fi thriller directed by Doug Liman, starring Tom Cruise and Emily

Blunt, as well as the drama/crime film “American Made.” Beck’s breakthrough success came by composing music for the TV series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” for which he earned an Emmy®.

Beck is unique in his versatile ability to develop the tone in any genre. His music combines a masterful use of complex dynamics to create tension and convey a vast spectrum of emotion. Beck’s scores add depth, intrigue, humor and sentiment, and his music contributes powerfully to the aesthetic of each film he scores.

Beck began playing piano at age 5. He then studied music at Yale and attended the USC film-scoring program under the tutelage of legendary composer Jerry Goldsmith. He began composing in television at the personal recommendation of Disney music legend Buddy Baker.

KRISTEN ANDERSON-LOPEZ and ROBERT LOPEZ (Episode-Specific Theme Songs by) are the Oscar®- and Grammy®-award winning, married songwriting team behind Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2.” They wrote the songs for original “Frozen,” for which they won the Oscar for best original song for “Let it Go.” They also wrote the Oscar-winning song “Remember Me” from Disney and Pixar’s “Coco,” and adapted “Frozen” for the Broadway stage. Their original song “Into the Unknown” from Disney’s 2019 feature film “Frozen 2” was also nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe®.

Lopez co-conceived and co-wrote the hit musicals “Avenue Q” and “The Book of Mormon,” both earning him Tony® Awards. Anderson-Lopez’s show “In Transit” made history as the first all a cappella musical to run on Broadway, after earning recognition at the Drama Desk, Drama League and Lucille Lortel Awards for its Off-Broadway run. Lopez and Anderson-Lopez have written for television, film and stage, including “Finding Nemo: The Musical,” songs for “The Wonder Pets” (two Emmy® Award wins) and the “Winnie the Pooh” animated film. Their original musical “Up Here” premiered at the La Jolla Playhouse.

Graduates of Yale University and Williams College, respectively, Lopez and Anderson- Lopez now reside in Brooklyn, NY, with their two daughters.

KEY CREDITS

 

DIRECTOR: Matt Shakman
HEAD WRITER/CREATED FOR TELEVISION BY: Jac Schaeffer
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Matt Shakman, Jac Schaeffer
CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Mary Livanos, Trevor Waterson
LINE PRODUCER: Mary Kane
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Jason Tamez
EPISODE-SPECIFIC EDITORS: Tim Roche, Nona Khodai, Zene Baker
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Jess Hall, ASC
PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Mark Worthington
COSTUME DESIGNER: Mayes C. Rubeo
VFX SUPERVISOR: Tara DeMarco
VFX PRODUCER: James Alexander
COMPOSER: Christophe Beck
EPISODE-SPECIFIC THEMES BY: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
MUSIC SUPERVISOR: Dave Jordan
CASTING BY: Sarah Halley Finn, CSA / Jason B. Stamey, CSA
MAIN CAST (not all cast in all episodes): Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Teyonah Parris, Kathryn Hahn, Randall Park, Kat Dennings

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Primetime TV Review: “Tandav”

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Indian drama "Tandav" on Netflix

“Tandav” on Amazon Prime Review by Suzanne 1/16/21

This is a TV series from India, so if you don’t speak the language, you’ll need to read the subtitles like I do.  This is a political drama, but it has a lot of violence as well.  Some of it is hard to watch. I don’t know much about India or its politics, so some parts were a little confusing to me. I do know that they have a pretty corrupt country. Out of 198 countries, they’re ranked 138 on the Global Corruption Index. That’s not good.

With shows like this, I sometimes have trouble telling the characters apart, at least for a while…especially when they introduce so many characters in the first episode, like this one does.  The series takes place in the large city of New Delhi.  There is political unrest between the government and the farms. The students are also protesting with the farms.  According to what one character said, the government, working with the corporations, wants to use the farm land to build chemical plants.  The police and the government in the show are very corrupt. The police shoot or beat up the protestors.  The beginning of the show has two amiable-seeming police offers sharing a drink during the protest. Things turn ugly really quickly.

The current Prime Minister, Devki Nandan Singh (Tigmanshu Dhulia), who’s about to be re-elected, doesn’t get along very well with his son, Samar Pratap (Saif Ali Khan).  Samar is obviously the villain of the series.  He keeps doing what his father tells him not to do, and the shocking ending tells us just how much the son hates the fathers. Another villain is Gurpal (Sunil Grover), who does some of Samar’s dirty work.

The writers put way too much into the first episode. I hope that they explain things a little better as the show goes on, and I hope that they show more about the other characters. I don’t like what I’ve seen so far, though. It’s too confusing, dark and violent for me.

MORE INFORMATION:

Tandav is the coming together of different worlds under the gamut of politics. It is a dramatic take of the powerplay between people at the high level to secure their position. Youth plays a significant role in the story as we see where their future is headed in this dark abyss of politics. Catch Tandav in Tamil & Telugu, Feb 12 onwards.

drama thriller series – India

Created by Sudip Sharma (writer of NH 10 & Udta Punjab) and produced by Clean Slate Films, this new Indian Prime Original series is an investigative thriller that also acts as a scathing commentary of modern day Indian society and politics. The series will go into production in February 2019 before being released on Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.

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Primetime TV Review: “Bridgerton”

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"Bridgerton" on Netflix

“Bridgerton” on Netflix Review by Suzanne 1/15/21

I’m enjoying this series. It’s a great romantic drama with many plot twists and some humor. The acting is very good, and it has beautiful scenery and other details. If you’re a fan of the great PBS period shows, such as “Upstairs: Downstairs” and “Downton Abbey,” you should love this one, even though it’s not on “Masterpiece: Theater.” It’s produced by Shonda Rimes (“Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “How to Get Away with Murder”) and created by Chris Van Dusen, who worked on “Grey’s” as well. The series is based on novels by Julia Quinn about life in Regency London in the 1800’s.

Most of the action centers around Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and her family. Her widowed mother, Violet (Ruth Gemmell) is trying to get her a husband. If you’ve ever watched any of these type of shows before, or read romance novels, you’ll know that they have a debutante season each year, where everyone dresses up, and the ladies dance with prospective suitors. Then one or more of the suitors calls on them at home (properly chaperoned, of course), and one eventually proposes. The women are treated more like belongings than people, and they usually have a sizable dowry that goes to the husband when they’re married. Everyone has to be particularly careful to avoid any kind of scandal.

Daphne is a smart and beautiful young women, but she’s naïve in the ways of the world. Most of the young men she dances with don’t interest her. She meets her brother’s friend, a duke named Simon Bassett (Regé-Jean Page). Like most of these romance stories, they don’t like each other too much at first, but then they start getting attracted to each other. He isn’t looking for a wife, and she benefits from having a duke court her (so that others will be more interested). They make a plan to look like they’re interested in each other; then, of course, they fall for each other. However, they still face many obstacles.

This is a large ensemble series, so there are other relationships, and stories for her brothers and the other main family on the show, The Featheringtons. We’re told at the beginning that the Bridgertons are all handsome and beautiful, whereas the Featheringtons are not. The show is narrated by Julie Andrews as a gossip-writer, Lady Whistledown. Besides the drama, the show makes a point of letting us know how difficult life was back then for women (even those with money and status).

There are a few things I could quibble about, such as the fact that I had trouble telling Anthony, the oldest Bridgerton son, apart from Benedict, the middle Bridgerton son. Also, I found it odd that the Duke, when trying to use his , shall we say, home version of birth control, was successful, with all of the sex they’d had (in real life, that method is only 78% effective). I’m very glad that the last episode tied everything up pretty neatly, including letting us know who “Lady Whistledown” really is.

Although the show is set in 1813, it doesn’t have an all-white cast, including the nobles. In fact, the queen – Queen Charlotte (Golda Rosheuvel) – is black. The duke and many other characters are black or Asian. Some of this is rooted in history because Queen Charlotte was rumored to be black. The rest is just literary license. Although the show does look very authentic for its time (to this layperson), it’s not. Also, some of the music they use in the background is modern. If that kind of thing doesn’t bother you, then you should watch it. You’ll be glad you did because it’s very binge-worthy.

MORE INFORMATION:

TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (8 episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 12/25/20; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from Netflix’s web site, December 2020) The eight close-knit siblings of the Bridgerton family look for love and happiness in London high society. Inspired by Julia Quinn’s bestselling novels.

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Adjoa Andoh as Lady Danbury
· Ben Miller as Lord Featherington
· Bessie Carter as Prudence Featherington
· Claudia Jessie as Eloise Bridgerton
· Florence Hunt as Hyacinth Bridgerton
· Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte
· Harriet Cains as Philippa Featherington
· Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton
· Julie Andrews as Lady Whistledown (Voice)
· Lorraine Ashbourne as Mrs. Varley
· Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton
· Luke Thompson as Benedict Bridgerton
· Martins Imhangbe as Will Mondrich
· Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington
· Phoebe Dynevor as Daphne Bridgerton
· Polly Walker as Lady Portia Featherington
· Regé-Jean Page as Simon Basset
· Ruby Barker as Marina Thompson
· Ruby Stokes as Francesca Bridgerton
· Ruth Gemmell as Lady Violet Bridgerton
· Sabrina Bartlett as Siena Rosso
· Will Tilston as Gregory Bridgerton

CREW INFORMATION:
· Betsy Beers as EP
· Chris Van Dusen as CRTR/EP
· Julia Quinn as BOOK
· Julie Anne Robinson as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Shonda Rhimes as EP

NETFLIX AND SHONDALAND ANNOUNCE FIRST SLATE OF SERIES

Hollywood, Calif. – Friday, July 20, 2018 – Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, and Shondaland today announced the first slate of series being developed by Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers and their team to premiere exclusively for Netflix members around the world.

“I wanted the new Shondaland to be a place where we expand the types of stories we tell, where my fellow talented creatives could thrive and make their best work and where we as a team come to the office each day filled with excitement,” said Rhimes. “Ted and Cindy and everyone at Netflix have been incredible partners in making that happen. This is Shondaland 2.0.”

“From the world of Regency England all the way to present day Manhattan, we at Shondaland have a wonderful opportunity to explore new worlds and tell these stories in many different ways,” said Beers. “We are fortunate to be working with such an inspiring group of talent, including our amazing creative team at Netflix. I could not be more thrilled!”

“It’s been thrilling to begin this journey with Shonda, Betsy and their team and watch them embrace the full range of creative freedom possible at Netflix,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content, Netflix. “Infused with Shonda’s sensibility, the Shondaland slate is shaping up to be something truly special that we know will delight our members around the world.”

Untitled Bridgerton Project

Based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling series of novels, this smart feminist take on Regency England romance unveils the glittering, wealthy, sexual, painful, funny and sometimes lonely lives of the women and men in London’s high society marriage mart as told through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.

* Scandal veteran Chris Van Dusen (EP) will adapt and showrun the series.

WRITER-PRODUCER CHRIS VAN DUSEN SIGNS SERIES OVERALL DEAL WITH NETFLIX

His first project will be Shondaland’s Untitled Bridgerton Project

Hollywood, Calif. – October 29, 2018 — Writer-producer Chris Van Dusen has signed a brand new, multi-year series overall deal with Netflix.

Under the terms of the agreement, Van Dusen will create new series and other projects for the streaming platform. His first will be Shondaland’s Untitled Bridgerton Project, a one-hour drama ordered straight-to-series, based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling novels. Van Dusen will adapt, showrun, and executive produce, along with Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers through Shondaland.

This smart feminist take on Regency England romance unveils the glittering, wealthy, sexual, painful, funny and sometimes lonely lives of the women and men in London’s high society marriage mart as told through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.

“I couldn’t be more excited about being a part of the creative powerhouse that is Shondaland at Netflix,” said Van Dusen. “Bringing these irresistible books by Julia Quinn to the screen, with the fearless and talented team of storytellers I’ve been so fortunate to have worked alongside for so long, is a dream come true. I am grateful to have a home at Netflix, whose commitment to innovative, groundbreaking storytelling is unmatched.”

Van Dusen most recently served as co-executive producer on SCANDAL. A homegrown Shondaland talent, Van Dusen landed his first writing gig on GREY’S ANATOMY. He is a graduate of Emory University and USC’s Peter Stark Producing Program.

JULIE ANDREWS TO VOICE “LADY WHISTLEDOWN” IN NETFLIX AND SHONDALAND’S THE UNTITLED BRIDGERTON SERIES

ABOUT THE SERIES

LAUNCH DATE: 2020

FORMAT: Drama; 8 x 1-hour episodes

LOCATION: London

CREATOR/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Chris Van Dusen

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers

SYNOPSIS:

Based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling series of novels, BRIDGERTON, is set in the sexy, lavish and competitive world of Regency London high society. From the glittering ballrooms of Mayfair to the aristocratic palaces of Park Lane and beyond, the series unveils a seductive, sumptuous world replete with intricate rules and dramatic power struggles, where no one is truly ever on steady ground. At the heart of the show is the powerful Bridgerton family. Comprised of eight close-knit siblings, this funny, witty, daring and clever group must navigate the upper ten thousand’s marriage mart in search of romance, adventure and love.

CASTING:

JULIE ANDREWS will lend her voice to the character of “LADY WHISTLEDOWN.” Anonymous to readers, this mysterious, sharp-tongued gossip writer uses a curious mix of social commentary and scathing insult to send the season of 1813’s ton into an all-out frenzy.

BIO:

Julie Andrews has been a beloved and much-honored star of stage,screen and television for more than half a century. She was already a Broadway legend when she made her feature film debut in 1964’s “Mary Poppins.” Andrews’ iconic performance in the title role of the magical nanny brought her an Academy Award (R) , a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award. The following year, she earned a second Oscar (R) nomination and won another Golden Globe Award for her unforgettable portrayal of Maria Von Trapp in “The Sound of Music.” She received her third Academy Award (R) nomination and won another Golden Globe Award for her “dual” role in “Victor/Victoria” in 1982. Today’s young film audiences may be more familiar with Andrews as a queen trying to train her teenaged granddaughter to be a princess in the hit films, “The Princess Diaries,” and its sequel, “The Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement,” as well as Gru’s mother, Marlena, in the hugely successful “Despicable Me” and “Minion” franchises. Andrews also voiced the character of Queen Lillian in the blockbuster hits “Shrek 2,” “Shrek the Third,” and “Shrek Forever After.” More recently, she voiced the narration of the very successful Disney release of “Enchanted.” In 2010, Ms. Andrews added to her multi- generational appeal with the release of “The Tooth Fairy.”

Her earlier motion picture credits also include “The Americanization of Emily,” “Hawaii,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” “Star!,” “Darling Lili,” “SOB” and “10,” to name only a few. Julie was born and raised in England, where she first came to fame as a young musical performer on stage and on radio. She was still in her teens when she made her way across the Atlantic and to Broadway, in her 1953 debut in the musical “The Boy Friend.” She went on to create the role of Eliza Doolittle in Lerner and Loewe’s Broadway musical “My Fair Lady,” which became an instant classic and the longest-running musical of its day. Andrews also won a New York Drama Critics Award and garnered a Tony Award nomination for her performance. She received another Tony Award nomination in 1961 when she originated the role of Queen Guinevere in the Lerner and Loewe musical “Camelot.” Thirty-five years later, Ms. Andrews returned to Broadway to star in the 1995 stage adaptation of “Victor/Victoria.” Julie’s career came full circle in 2005 when she directed a revival of “The Boy Friend” which toured throughout North America. Julie has also been honored for her work on television, beginning in 1957 with her Emmy-nominated performance in the title role of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical “Cinderella.” She later won an Emmy Award for her own musical variety series, “The Julie Andrews Hour,” and also earned Emmy nominations for “Julie and Carol at Lincoln Center” (with her “chum” Carol Burnett) as well as her performance in the TV holiday special, “Sounds of Christmas.” Andrews’ more recent television movies includes “One Special Night” with her friend James Garner, “Eloise at the Plaza,” “Eloise at Christmastime” and re-united with Christopher Plummer in the CBS live production of “On Golden Pond.”

Ms. Andrews, already an accomplished best selling author (“Mandy,” [1971], “The Last of The Really Great Whangdoodles,” [1974], has joined talents with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, to pursue the publishing of books committed to stimulating a sense of wonder in children and young readers. The Julie Andrews Collection was launched in October 2003 and has released over 25 books to date, (many of them bestsellers) including the “Little Bo” series, the “Dumpy The Dump Truck” franchise, “The Great American Mousical,” “Thanks to You” and “Simeon’s Gift” (the musical/stage adaptation of which toured parts of the U.S. in 2008, including two performances at the Hollywood Bowl, and in London in 2010) and “The Julie Andrews Collection of Poems, Songs & Lullabies.” “Home – A Memoir of My Early Years,” Ms. Andrews’ autobiography was released in April 2008 to rave reviews and immediately climbed to #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list as well as several other prestigious lists in the U.S. and abroad. Julie and Emma are enjoying great receptivity to their new franchise of books called “The Very Fairy Princess.” The initial release ascended rapidly to #1 after its May 2010 release on the New York Times Bestseller list and enjoyed top 10 status for over 10 weeks. It was followed in May 2011 with “The Very Fairy Princess Takes the Stage” (which reached #1 status as well),and then in April 2012, “The Very Fairy Princess – Here Comes the Flower Girl” (which enjoyed top 10 status for several weeks). In October 2013, “The Very Fairy Princess Sparkles in the Snow” was released and has shown its “sparkle” as a perennial by being re-released in November 2014 for the holiday season. Valentine’s Day 2013 was greeted by “The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart” and the latest picture book was “The Very Fairy Princess Graduation Day” which was released in April 2014. Interwoven in these releases were several activity books and doodle books and “earlier reader” books that have rounded out the franchise. In October 2012, Julie adapted and directed her best-selling children’s book “The Great American Mousical” as a musical for the stage. The project opened at the Norma Terris Theatre at Goodspeed Musicals in Connecticut and received a spectacular reception. Several other projects authored by Ms. Andrews are currently being developed for filmed and TV entertainment.

Although she continues to receive offers for films and TV as an actress, she is Immensely enjoying her work “behind the cameras.” In addition to her stage and screen work, Julie has dedicated her life to her family and to service important causes, including Operation USA, an international relief organization with which Julie has traveled to such places as Vietnam and Cambodia. From 1992 to 2006 she was honored as the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), which provides financial and technical support for low-income women in developing countries. Ms. Andrews received her honours as a Dame of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on New Year’s Eve 1999. She was also a 2001 Kennedy Center Honoree, and, in 2011 was celebrated with the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award. More recently, in 2016 Julie helmed a first class revival of “My Fair Lady” which toured through Australia for 12 months and broke all sales records at The Sydney Opera House. The production was immaculately produced, and replicated the original stage and costume designs of the 1956 debut production in which Julie created the Eliza Doolittle character. Also in 2016, Julie co-created, wrote and executive produced “Julie’s Greenroom,” a children’s television series about the arts, created for Netflix in partnership with the Jim Henson Company. The series earned three Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Preschool Children’s Series and Outstanding Writing in a Children’s, Pre-School Children’s or Family Viewing Program.

For more about Ms. Andrews and her activities and book collection,please go to www.julieandrewscollection.com JULIE ANDREWS TO VOICE “LADY WHISTLEDOWN” IN NETFLIX AND SHONDALAND’S THE UNTITLED BRIDGERTON SERIES

ABOUT THE SERIES

LAUNCH DATE: 2020

FORMAT: Drama; 8 x 1-hour episodes

LOCATION: London

CREATOR/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Chris Van Dusen

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers

SYNOPSIS:

Based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling series of novels, BRIDGERTON, is set in the sexy, lavish and competitive world of Regency London high society. From the glittering ballrooms of Mayfair to the aristocratic palaces of Park Lane and beyond, the series unveils a seductive, sumptuous world replete with intricate rules and dramatic power struggles, where no one is truly ever on steady ground. At the heart of the show is the powerful Bridgerton family. Comprised of eight close-knit siblings, this funny, witty, daring and clever group must navigate the upper ten thousand’s marriage mart in search of romance, adventure and love.

CASTING:

JULIE ANDREWS will lend her voice to the character of “LADY WHISTLEDOWN.” Anonymous to readers, this mysterious, sharp-tongued gossip writer uses a curious mix of social commentary and scathing insult to send the season of 1813’s ton into an all-out frenzy.

BIO:

Julie Andrews has been a beloved and much-honored star of stage,screen and television for more than half a century. She was already a Broadway legend when she made her feature film debut in 1964’s “Mary Poppins.” Andrews’ iconic performance in the title role of the magical nanny brought her an Academy Award (R) , a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award. The following year, she earned a second Oscar (R) nomination and won another Golden Globe Award for her unforgettable portrayal of Maria Von Trapp in “The Sound of Music.” She received her third Academy Award (R) nomination and won another Golden Globe Award for her “dual” role in “Victor/Victoria” in 1982. Today’s young film audiences may be more familiar with Andrews as a queen trying to train her teenaged granddaughter to be a princess in the hit films, “The Princess Diaries,” and its sequel, “The Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement,” as well as Gru’s mother, Marlena, in the hugely successful “Despicable Me” and “Minion” franchises. Andrews also voiced the character of Queen Lillian in the blockbuster hits “Shrek 2,” “Shrek the Third,” and “Shrek Forever After.” More recently, she voiced the narration of the very successful Disney release of “Enchanted.” In 2010, Ms. Andrews added to her multi- generational appeal with the release of “The Tooth Fairy.”

Her earlier motion picture credits also include “The Americanization of Emily,” “Hawaii,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” “Star!,” “Darling Lili,” “SOB” and “10,” to name only a few. Julie was born and raised in England, where she first came to fame as a young musical performer on stage and on radio. She was still in her teens when she made her way across the Atlantic and to Broadway, in her 1953 debut in the musical “The Boy Friend.” She went on to create the role of Eliza Doolittle in Lerner and Loewe’s Broadway musical “My Fair Lady,” which became an instant classic and the longest-running musical of its day. Andrews also won a New York Drama Critics Award and garnered a Tony Award nomination for her performance. She received another Tony Award nomination in 1961 when she originated the role of Queen Guinevere in the Lerner and Loewe musical “Camelot.” Thirty-five years later, Ms. Andrews returned to Broadway to star in the 1995 stage adaptation of “Victor/Victoria.” Julie’s career came full circle in 2005 when she directed a revival of “The Boy Friend” which toured throughout North America. Julie has also been honored for her work on television, beginning in 1957 with her Emmy-nominated performance in the title role of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical “Cinderella.” She later won an Emmy Award for her own musical variety series, “The Julie Andrews Hour,” and also earned Emmy nominations for “Julie and Carol at Lincoln Center” (with her “chum” Carol Burnett) as well as her performance in the TV holiday special, “Sounds of Christmas.” Andrews’ more recent television movies includes “One Special Night” with her friend James Garner, “Eloise at the Plaza,” “Eloise at Christmastime” and re-united with Christopher Plummer in the CBS live production of “On Golden Pond.”

Ms. Andrews, already an accomplished best selling author (“Mandy,” [1971], “The Last of The Really Great Whangdoodles,” [1974], has joined talents with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, to pursue the publishing of books committed to stimulating a sense of wonder in children and young readers. The Julie Andrews Collection was launched in October 2003 and has released over 25 books to date, (many of them bestsellers) including the “Little Bo” series, the “Dumpy The Dump Truck” franchise, “The Great American Mousical,” “Thanks to You” and “Simeon’s Gift” (the musical/stage adaptation of which toured parts of the U.S. in 2008, including two performances at the Hollywood Bowl, and in London in 2010) and “The Julie Andrews Collection of Poems, Songs & Lullabies.” “Home – A Memoir of My Early Years,” Ms. Andrews’ autobiography was released in April 2008 to rave reviews and immediately climbed to #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list as well as several other prestigious lists in the U.S. and abroad. Julie and Emma are enjoying great receptivity to their new franchise of books called “The Very Fairy Princess.” The initial release ascended rapidly to #1 after its May 2010 release on the New York Times Bestseller list and enjoyed top 10 status for over 10 weeks. It was followed in May 2011 with “The Very Fairy Princess Takes the Stage” (which reached #1 status as well),and then in April 2012, “The Very Fairy Princess – Here Comes the Flower Girl” (which enjoyed top 10 status for several weeks). In October 2013, “The Very Fairy Princess Sparkles in the Snow” was released and has shown its “sparkle” as a perennial by being re-released in November 2014 for the holiday season. Valentine’s Day 2013 was greeted by “The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart” and the latest picture book was “The Very Fairy Princess Graduation Day” which was released in April 2014. Interwoven in these releases were several activity books and doodle books and “earlier reader” books that have rounded out the franchise. In October 2012, Julie adapted and directed her best-selling children’s book “The Great American Mousical” as a musical for the stage. The project opened at the Norma Terris Theatre at Goodspeed Musicals in Connecticut and received a spectacular reception. Several other projects authored by Ms. Andrews are currently being developed for filmed and TV entertainment.

Although she continues to receive offers for films and TV as an actress, she is Immensely enjoying her work “behind the cameras.” In addition to her stage and screen work, Julie has dedicated her life to her family and to service important causes, including Operation USA, an international relief organization with which Julie has traveled to such places as Vietnam and Cambodia. From 1992 to 2006 she was honored as the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), which provides financial and technical support for low-income women in developing countries. Ms. Andrews received her honours as a Dame of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on New Year’s Eve 1999. She was also a 2001 Kennedy Center Honoree, and, in 2011 was celebrated with the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award. More recently, in 2016 Julie helmed a first class revival of “My Fair Lady” which toured through Australia for 12 months and broke all sales records at The Sydney Opera House. The production was immaculately produced, and replicated the original stage and costume designs of the 1956 debut production in which Julie created the Eliza Doolittle character. Also in 2016, Julie co-created, wrote and executive produced “Julie’s Greenroom,” a children’s television series about the arts, created for Netflix in partnership with the Jim Henson Company. The series earned three Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Preschool Children’s Series and Outstanding Writing in a Children’s, Pre-School Children’s or Family Viewing Program.

For more about Ms. Andrews and her activities and book collection,please go to www.julieandrewscollection.com

NETFLIX AND SHONDALAND SET CAST FOR UPCOMING BRIDGERTON SERIES

ABOUT THE SERIES

LAUNCH DATE: 2020

FORMAT: Drama; 8 x 1-hour episodes

LOCATION: London

CREATOR/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Chris Van Dusen

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers

SYNOPSIS:

Based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling series of novels, BRIDGERTON, is set in the sexy, lavish and competitive world of Regency London high society. From the glittering ballrooms of Mayfair to the aristocratic palaces of Park Lane and beyond, the series unveils a seductive, sumptuous world replete with intricate rules and dramatic power struggles, where no one is truly ever on steady ground. At the heart of the show is the powerful Bridgerton family. Comprised of eight close-knit siblings, this funny, witty, daring and clever group must navigate the upper ten thousand’s marriage mart in search of romance, adventure and love.

QUOTE FROM CREATOR CHRIS VAN DUSEN: “We could not have found a more gifted group of actors to bring Bridgerton to life. When creating this series, the goal was to turn a very traditional genre on its head and make something fresh, smart, sexy and fun. That’s exactly what this cast embodies and I’m ridiculously excited to see them inhabit these characters and captivate viewers in their own incredibly brilliant ways.”

CAST:

PHOEBE DYNEVOR (Younger, Dickensian) will play “DAPHNE BRIDGERTON.”

The picture-perfect young debutante has been waiting her entire life to make her grand debut on the marriage mart. Poised to be the season of 1813’s forthcoming Incomparable, Daphne’s set to take the town by storm – but not everything goes exactly as planned for this diamond of the first water, especially after she meets a certain Duke.

REGÉ-JEAN PAGE (For The People, Roots) will play “SIMON BASSET.”

Having newly returned to London, the Duke of Hastings finds himself the primary topic of conversation amongst marriage-minded misses and ambitious mamas alike. Yet, for reasons of his own, our devastating Duke has zero interest in his title, society, or taking a wife.

GOLDA ROSHEUVEL (Silent Witness, Lady MacBeth) will play “QUEEN CHARLOTTE.”

The veritable tastemaker of London society, Queen Charlotte finds herself living for the sordid gossip that Lady Whistledown prints, though she’d swear she’s above such mundane musings. It’s only when the ton’s newest gossip writer takes aim at the palace that Queen Charlotte knows she must do something about it.

JONATHAN BAILEY (W1A, Broadchurch) will play “ANTHONY BRIDGERTON.”

The quintessential English nobleman, Anthony is the eldest Bridgerton sibling and dutiful head of the family since assuming his late father’s title of Viscount. Endlessly handsome, charming and rich, he’s quite the catch on this year’s marriage mart. But if he has any hope of fulfilling his oftentimes overwhelming duty of marrying and producing an heir, Anthony must first learn to temper his pursuit of pleasure.

LUKE NEWTON (The Lodge, The Cut) will play “COLIN BRIDGERTON.”

The dashing Colin Bridgerton is used to disarming his fellow society members with good-natured jokes, though a serious sense of adventure lurks behind those swoon-worthy eyes. Colin takes a liking to the newest young lady in town — but it’s this infatuation that winds up giving him more than he may have bargained for.

CLAUDIA JESSIE (Vanity Fair, Doctor Who) will play “ELOISE BRIDGERTON.”

Whip-smart, brazen and rebellious, Eloise Bridgerton is definitely not here for turning into just another young simpering and mincing debutante. She believes she’s destined for something much greater, though she’s quite rapidly approaching marriageable age.

NICOLA COUGHLAN (Derry Girls, Harlots) will play “PENELOPE FEATHERINGTON.”

A vastly intelligent girl with a sharp wit and kind heart, Penelope would prefer to quietly sway near the perimeter of any ballroom rather than take center stage. She’s been born into a family who will never truly understand her–as if dealing with the cutthroat, mean girls of 1813 Regency London weren’t enough.

RUBY BARKER (Wolfblood, Doctors) will play “MARINA THOMPSON.”

Having been sent from the country to live with her cousins, the Featheringtons, Marina never imagined being a part of London society. Yet the arrival of this resourceful young lady seems to make more than just a splash in our glittering, exclusive world.

SABRINA BARTLETT (Victoria, Knightfall) will play “SIENA ROSSO.”

The beautiful, captivating, and enterprising opera singer who’s having a secret affair with a prominent lord. Fun and a bit impetuous, Siena secretly longs to be a part of our town’s world.

RUTH GEMMELL (Deep State, Penny Dreadful) will play “LADY VIOLET BRIDGERTON.”

All warmth, wisdom and love, the Bridgerton matriarch manages to treat everyone with unmatched kindness and respect. But don’t mistake her compassion for weakness – as she’s an impressive match for anyone who dares comes close to interfering with her family. She’d like nothing more than for her children to marry – not for convenience or opportunity, but for love.

ADJOA ANDOH (Thunderbirds Are A Go) will play “LADY DANBURY.”

The legendary, acerbic, lioness of a dowager who runs this town. Unconcerned with the rules of polite society, Lady Danbury is a straight shooter – both formidable and a little scary. And while her judgments may be sharp, they’re always accurate. She is a friend of Simon’s late mother, having shown the now Duke a rare kindness when he was a child.

POLLY WALKER (Pennyworth, Age Before Beauty) will play “LADY PORTIA FEATHERINGTON.”

Perhaps the most ambitious mama of all, Lady Featherington is determined to make advantageous matches for each of her daughters – and is forever pushing them on some rather disinterested parties. Cunning and ruthless, Lady Featherington hustles to get what she wants, no matter the cost.

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED:

JULIE ANDREWS will play the voice of “LADY WHISTLEDOWN.”

Anonymous to readers, this mysterious, sharp-tongued gossip writer uses a curious mix of social commentary and scathing insult to send the season of 1813’s ton into an all-out frenzy.

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Primetime TV Review: “Everyone Is Doing Great”

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"Everyone Is Doing Great" on HULU

“Everyone Is Doing Great” on HULU Review by Suzanne 1/15/21

I didn’t find this “comedy” to be funny at all, and the characters are bland and unlikable. Also, it has too many awkward scenes. I hate that type of humor. The last thing I want to see is someone being or looking awkward for a half an hour or more. That’s not funny. It’s hard to watch. You have to have funny jokes and/or situations in a comedy. Being weird or awkward is just not enough.

The series is loosely based on the lives of “One Tree Hill” co-stars Stephen Colletti (Seth) and James Lafferty (Jeremy), who also created and wrote the series as well as star in it. In the series, they’re both former actors from a hit vampire TV series called “Eternal,” but now, 5 years later, they can’t find work. We’re supposed to feel sorry for them, I guess, in their mansions with all the drugs and booze they want.

The characters just seem pathetic and whiny to me. I wouldn’t care so much about that, if it were funny, but it’s not. In one scene, Seth has sex with a pillow during an audition. Jeremy, who seems worse than Seth, has trouble having sex with his wife or even masturbating by himself. At the end of the series, he throws up after getting some bad news. Somehow I can’t see any of the actors from “True Blood,” “Vampire Diaries” or “The Originals” acting this way. Part of the problem is that they’ve made it so that Seth and Jeremy were on their shows straight out of college, so they don’t have much experience beyond “Eternal.”  It’s very rare for anyone to cast a newbie as the star of a primetime series, so this premise didn’t work for me.

The actors crowd-funded most of the episodes. They must have some really great fans. Chalk this show up to yet another unfunny HULU show.

MORE INFORMATION:

Seth and Jeremy enjoyed the success of ‘Eternal,’ a hit television vampire drama. Five years after their show has ended, they lean on each other as they awkwardly navigate the perils of life and love in a late coming-of-age.

Trailer

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· James Lafferty as Jeremy
· Stephen Colletti as Seth

CREW INFORMATION:
· Eshom Nelms as EP
· Ian Nelms as EP
· James Lafferty as CRTR/EP
· Johnny Derango as EP
· Michelle Lang as EP
· Ngoc Nguyen as PROD
· Rocque Trem as EP
· Stephen Colletti as CRTR/EP
· Stuart Lafferty as CO-PROD

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Primetime TV Review: “Trickster”

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Jared on Trickster on The CW

“Trickster” on The CW Review by Suzanne 1/13/21

I watched the first episode of this supernatural thriller..it moves a bit slowly at first. It’s creepy, but interesting. Even though it was a bit slow, I never felt bored.  The episode opened with a great action/fantasy scene, and then it comes back to the present when Jared (Joel Oulette), the main character, is a teenager. He makes drugs and sells them at school or to others.  His mother, Maggie (Crystle Lightning) appears to be a crazy party girl, but we know from the opening scene that she’s much more than that.  His parents are divorced, and his father, Phil (Craig Lauzon), isn’t much better than the mother.  Jared’s grades are slipping, too. He clearly hates his life and wants to leave town. What makes this series unique (especially to those of us in the U.S.) is that most of the characters are Haisla, a tribe of indigenous people in British Columbia.

This Canadian show is based on a series of books by Eden Robinson. The first one is “Son of a Trickster.” Jared starts seeing weird things that he can’t explain.  As the episode goes along, he sees more and more. Things escalate. I have to admit that I was disappointed when it ended because I wanted to see what was going on. It has me hooked, and I’ll definitely be watching more.  There was only one thing that I really didn’t like, and that was that a dog was killed. I wish TV series and movies would stop showing this type of thing. It ruins the show for me. Normally I would stop watching the show based on that alone, but I want to see more. I’ll be giving it more chances to make me love the show rather than just liking it.

MORE INFORMATION:

TRICKSTER”

Tuesdays (9:00 p.m. ET) on The CW

The CW’s new drama TRICKSTER, based on the bestselling trilogy of novels by Eden Robinson, tells the story of the Indigenous Gothic, spirits, ancient magic, deadly rites of passage in a coming of age story unlike any you’ve ever seen.

Jared (Joel Oulette) is an Indigenous teen struggling to keep his dysfunctional family above water. Jared holds down an after-school job and cooks ecstasy on the side to support his separated parents: partying mom Maggie (Crystle Lightning), who self-medicates an undiagnosed mental illness, and unemployable dad Phil (Craig Lauzon), who has a painkiller addiction and a new girlfriend. But when Jared starts seeing strange things – talking ravens, doppelgängers, skin monsters – his already chaotic life is turned upside down. At first, he thinks he’s losing his mind, but to his relief, and terror, the supernatural events surrounding him are all too real.  There is more than meets the eye to the place Jared grew up, the people he loves – and to Jared himself.

Rounding out the TRICKSTER cast are Kalani Queypo as Wade, Anna Lambe as Sarah, Nathan Alexis as Crashpad, Joel Thomas Hynes as Richie, Gail Maurice as Georgina and as Georgina Lightning as Sophia.

A CBC Original, TRICKSTER is a Sienna Films/Streel Films production, executive produced by co-creators Michelle Latimer (“RISE”) and Tony Elliott (“Orphan Black”) and Sienna Films’ (Cardinal) Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny.

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Day and time: Tuesday, 9:00 – 10:00 ET/PT
Network debut: January 12, 2020
 

Short Synopsis:

 

 

Jared (Joel Oulette) is an Indigenous teen struggling to keep his dysfunctional family above water.  When Jared starts seeing strange things – talking ravens, doppelgängers, skin monsters – his already chaotic life is turned upside down.

 

Cast: Joel Oulette as Jared
  Crystle Lightning as Maggie
  Kalani Queypo as Wade
  Anna Lambe as Sarah
  Nathan Alexis as Crashpad
  Joel Thomas Hynes as Richie
  Craig Lauzon as Phil

Georgina Lightning as Sophia

Gail Maurice as Georgina

 
Executive Producers: Michelle Latimer

Tony Elliott

Jennifer Kawaja

Julia Sereny

 

Produced by:

 

Format:

 

Sienna Films/Streel Films

 

Drama / 60 min

 

 

Origination:

 

North Bay, British Columbia

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Primetime TV Review: “All Creatures Great and Small”

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"All Creatures Great and Small" on PBS

“All Creatures Great and Small” on PBS Review by Suzanne 1/10/21

This is your typical “Masterpiece” show, set in the past (the 1930s), with an intriguing story and good actors. It’s based on a series of autobiographical books written by James Herriot (the main character), a real-life vet. There was a “All Creatures Great and Small” film in 1975, and a successful series in 1978. The first book was first published in 1970 (50 years ago last week) , so they showed it in the UK last year for that anniversary. PBS is celebrating Masterpiece’s 50 anniversary this year, so that’s why we’re seeing this now.

James Herriot (Nicholas Ralph) leaves Scotland for Yorkshire, England to interview for a job with a vet, Mr. Farnon (Samuel West). Herriot is young and green, and Farnon is an older man who seems gruff at first. Herriot has to prove himself and then experiences both the life as a vet and as a newcomer to Yorkshire. Diana Rigg plays Mrs. Pumphrey (her last performance). You’ll probably recognize other familiar faces as well.

The countryside scenery is beautiful, the actors do a fabulous job, and the story is intriguing. It’s not an epic series. It’s a nice little throwback to a simpler time. Viewers loved the one in the 70’s, so they’ll probably love this one, too. You should check it out because it’s enjoyable.

MORE INFORMATION:

MASTERPIECE: ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL

Premieres Sundays, January 10 – February 21, 2021, 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET

James Herriot’s adventures as a veterinarian in 1930’s Yorkshire get a glorious new adaptation in a seven-part series based on his beloved stories. Exciting newcomer Nicholas Ralph will make his television debut as the iconic vet who became renowned for his inspiring humor, compassion and love of life. The 1970s adaptation, which aired on public broadcasting, was a favorite of millions of viewers.
James Herriot’s first day as a Yorkshire veterinarian is full of surprises.
  • Airdate(s): 1/10/2021, 9:00 – 10:00 PM ET

Winner of 83 Primetime Emmys® and 16 Peabody Awards, MASTERPIECE has been essential Sunday night viewing for millions of fans since 1971 and is known for recent hits such as Sherlock, Downton Abbey and Victoria, and beloved classics such as Upstairs Downstairs, Prime Suspect, The Forsyte Saga and Poldark.

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Week of 1/10/21 Primetime News and Schedule

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SCRIPTED SHOWS

    “In Justice” – Officer John Nolan and Officer Nyla Harper are assigned to a community policing center to help rebuild their station’s reputation in the community. Nolan is determined to make a positive impact but Nyla has her doubts on “The Rookie,” SUNDAY, JAN. 10 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-14, DL)
    Guest starring is Brandon Routh as Doug Stanton, Dylan Conrique as Tamara Collins and Brent Huff as Officer Smitty.
    “In Justice” was written by Brynn Malone and Fredrick Kotto, and directed by Michael Goi. Promo
    “Lim” – As Chief of Surgery Dr. Audrey Lim (Christina Chang) struggles to cope with the residual emotional trauma of COVID-19, she encounters a young war veteran fighting debilitating PTSD. After discussing his case with the team, Dr. Claire Browne (Antonia Thomas) suggests a radical treatment to help him. Meanwhile, still reeling from the recent loss of his mentee’s patient, Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) declares he doesn’t want to teach the new residents anymore. And elsewhere, an eccentric patient keeps the team entertained on the winter premiere of “The Good Doctor,” MONDAY, JAN. 11 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. Promo
  • ABC The Goldbergs: Bevy’s Big Murder Mystery Party (1/13) Show More
    “Bevy’s Big Murder Mystery Party” – Inspired by his obsession, Adam helps Beverly plan a murder mystery party for the family. Meanwhile, Erica, tasked with declaring her major, bumps up against Barry’s cockiness as she considers going the pre-med route on an all-new episode of “The Goldbergs,” WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG, L)
    Guest starring is David Koechner as Bill, Tim Meadows as Mr. Glascott, Stephen Guarino as Dean Dean, Jessica St. Clair as Dolores, Jennifer Irwin as Virginia Kremp, Stephanie Courtney as Essie Karp, Mindy Sterling as Linda Schwartz and Ken Lerner as Lou Schwartz.
    “Bevy’s Big Murder Mystery Party” was written by Aaron Kaczander and directed by Lew Schneider.
  • ABC American Housewife: Mother’s Little Helper (1/13) Show More
    “Mother’s Little Helper” – When Katie’s mentor and dear friend Tami (Holly Robinson Peete) moves to Westport, Katie wastes no time introducing her to her “A Real Mother” vlog viewers. Meanwhile, Taylor discovers Greg has been keeping an entertaining secret on an all-new episode of “American Housewife,” WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-14)
    Guest starring is Holly Robinson Peete as Tami Gaines, Logan Pepper as Cooper and Evan O’Toole as Franklin.
    “Mother’s Little Helper” was written by Stephanie Birkitt and directed by Eric Dean Seaton. 
  • ABC The Conners: A Cold Mom, A Brother Daddy and A Prison Baby (1/13) Show More
    “A Cold Mom, A Brother Daddy and A Prison Baby” – Ben’s mom, Barb, arrives in town after an unexpected death and unveils shocking information from the past. Meanwhile, Becky and Emilio spend more time together on an all-new episode of “The Conners,” airing WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13 (9:00-9:30 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG, DL)
    Guest starring is Rene Rosado as Emilio and Kat Purgal as Ms. Ruby.
    “A Cold Mom, A Brother Daddy and A Prison Baby” was written by Jana Hunter and Mitch Hunter, and directed by Michael Arden. Promo
  • ABC Call Your Mother: Pilot (1/13) Show More
    “Pilot” – Jean, an empty-nester mom, wonders how she ended up alone while her children live their best lives thousands of miles away. She decides her place is with her family, and as she reinserts herself into their lives, her kids realize they might actually need her more than they thought on the series premiere episode of “Call Your Mother,” WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13 (9:30-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG,L)
    Guest starring is Sherri Shepherd as Sharon.
    “Pilot” was written by Kari Lizer and directed by Pam Fryman. Promo
  • BBC THE WATCH – Sunday, January 10, 8:00PM Show More
    THE WHAT? (SEASON 1/EPISODE 3)
    As fear of the dragon keeps people off the streets, The Watch must heist The Assassins’ Guild.  Promo
  • BET Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living – Wednesday, January 13, 9:30PM Show More
    The Dirty Denial (SEASON 1/EPISODE 25)
    Plans to open the living facility come to a halt when Vinny receives disturbing news. Promo
    WHEN NCIS INVESTIGATES THE MURDER OF A MAN ABOUT TO REVEAL THE SOURCE OF A MASSIVE COUNTERFEITING OPERATION, AN OLD ACQUAINTANCE BECOMES THEIR PRIME SUSPECT AND REVEALS THE TRUE REASON FOR HER RETURN, ON “NCIS: LOS ANGELES,” AT A SPECIAL TIME, SUNDAY, JAN. 10
    “Love Kills” – When NCIS investigates the murder of a man about to reveal the source of a massive counterfeiting operation, an old acquaintance becomes their prime suspect and reveals the true reason for her return. Also, Deeks struggles during training to become an official NCIS agent, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, at a special time Sunday, Jan. 10 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
    WRITTEN BY: R. Scott Gemmill
    DIRECTED BY: Dan Liu Promo
    WHEN A TORPEDO HITS A FISHING TRAWLER AT SEA, THE ENTIRE GULF COAST IS IN JEOPARDY AS PRIDE AND NCIS RACE TO FIND THE SUBMARINE BEFORE IT CAN STRIKE AGAIN, ON “NCIS: NEW ORLEANS,” AT A SPECIAL TIME, SUNDAY, JAN. 10
    “Operation Drano, Part II” – When a torpedo hits a fishing trawler at sea, the entire Gulf Coast is in jeopardy as Pride and NCIS race to find the submarine before it can strike again, on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, at a special time Sunday, Jan. 10 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
    WRITTEN BY: Katherine Beattie
    DIRECTED BY: LeVar Burton Promo
  • CBS SEAL TEAM – Wednesday, January 13 Show More
    WITH NO LEADS ON RAY’S WHEREABOUTS, JASON PUSHES BRAVO TEAM TO EXTREME LENGTHS TO HELP LOCATE THEIR MISSING BROTHER, ON “SEAL TEAM,” WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13
    “The Carrot or The Stick” – With no leads on Ray’s whereabouts, Jason pushes Bravo team to extreme lengths and considers crossing a dangerous line to help locate their missing brother. Meanwhile, Ray tries to survive captivity, on SEAL TEAM, Wednesday, Jan. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
    WRITTEN BY: Dana Greenblatt
    DIRECTED BY: Ruben Garcia Promo
  • CBS S.W.A.T. – Wednesday, January 13 Show More
    THE SWAT TEAM GOES ON THE HUNT FOR A SNIPER WHO IS TARGETING THE LOS ANGELES FIRE DEPARTMENT BY SETTING FIRES AROUND THE CITY TO LURE IN UNSUSPECTING ENGINE COMPANIES, ON “S.W.A.T.,” WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13
    “Under Fire” – The SWAT team goes on the hunt for a sniper who is targeting the Los Angeles Fire Department by setting fires around the city to lure in unsuspecting engine companies. Also, the rivalry between Chris, Street and Tan ratchets up when Tan finds out there’s an internal betting pool on which of them will win the SWAT leadership competition. And, Street and Molly’s relationship is strained by his complicated history with his imprisoned mother, on S.W.A.T., Wednesday, Jan. 13 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
    WRITTEN BY: Andrew Dettman
    DIRECTED BY: Jann Turner 
  • CBS MACGYVER – Friday, January 15 Show More
    USING A CRYPTIC POSTCARD AS THEIR ONLY CLUE, MAC AND THE TEAM MUST SOLVE A FALLEN FRIEND’S FINAL CASE AND BRING HIM JUSTICE, ON “MACGYVER,” FRIDAY, JAN. 15
    “Jack + Kinematics + Safe Cracker + MgKNO3 + GTO” – Using a cryptic postcard as their only clue, Mac and the team must solve a fallen friend’s final case and bring him justice, on MACGYVER, Friday, Jan. 15 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
    WRITTEN BY: Jim Adler
    DIRECTED BY: Ericson Core Promo 
  • CBS MAGNUM P.I. – Friday, January 15 Show More
    AS A MAJOR HURRICANE HITS THE ISLAND, MAGNUM AND HIS FRIENDS FIND SHELTER INSIDE LA MARIANA, ALONG WITH TWO ARMED KILLERS ALSO ESCAPING THE DANGEROUS STORM, ON “MAGNUM P.I.,” FRIDAY, JAN. 15
    Roger E. Mosley, Who Played TC in the Original “Magnum, P.I.,” Returns as Booky
    “The Day Danger Walked In” – As a major hurricane hits the Island, Magnum and his friends find shelter inside La Mariana, along with two armed killers also escaping the dangerous storm. Also, Rick must confess to TC that he let the insurance lapse on the bar, on MAGNUM P.I., Friday, Jan. 15 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Roger E. Mosley, who played TC in the original “Magnum, P.I.,” returns as Booky.
    WRITTEN BY: Peter M. Lenkov and Eric Guggenheim
    DIRECTED BY: Krishna Rao Promo
  • CBSAA The Stand – Thursday, January 14 Show More
    SUSPICIOUS MINDS (SEASON 1/ EPISODE 5)
    Nadine and Harold’s dark intentions continue to take shape. Meanwhile, the Committee’s spies entrench themselves in New Vegas, where Flagg is building his own society, where officially-sanctioned sin and debauchery disguises a ruthlessly-enforced order. Back in Boulder, Frannie hatches a plan to confirm her suspicions of Harold while Mother Abagail seeks divine council.
  • The CW Two Sentence Horror Stories – Tuesday, January 12 Show More
    SEASON PREMIERE
    TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES
    “Bag Man” – (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
    I KNEW I’D NEVER FIT IN, NO MATTER HOW HARD I WAS PUSHED – Five high school seniors in their first detention find themselves falling prey to a terrifying monster. Bzhaun Rhoden, Doralynn Mui, Keeya King, Rob Labelle, Hunter Dillon, MJ Kokolis and Roy Campsall star. Kimani Ray Smith directed the episode written by Vera Miao and Leon Hendrix III. (#204). Original airdate 1/12/2021. Promo
  • The CW Two Sentence Horror Stories – Tuesday, January 12 Show More
    “Elliot” – (8:30-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
    I MET A FRIEND WHO CAN TURN PAIN INTO POWER – A transmasculine student endures merciless bullying in his high school until a mysterious janitor offers the teen a way to take care of his bullies once and for all. James Goldman, Janet Kidder, David Lewis, Elise Shak, Eliza Faria, Edwin Perez, Ella Dixon, Micah Solis, Robyn Daye Edwards, Ethan Hippel and Jhomar Suyom star. Chase Joynt directed the episode written by Stephanie Adams-Santos. (#203). Original airdate 1/12/2021. Promo
  • The CW Trickster – Tuesday, January 12 Show More
    “Episode 1” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)
    SERIES PREMIERE – When a drug dealer threatens his mom (Crystle Lightning) over an outstanding debt, Jared (Joel Oulette) struggles to come up with the money to save her, while frightening hallucinations hint at much bigger troubles lurking right around the corner. The episode was directed by Michelle Latimer and written by Tony Elliott and Michelle Latimer (#101). The CW broadcast airdate 1/12/2021. Trickster will be available to stream on The CW App and CWTV.com the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required. Promo
  • Disney Secrets Of Sulphur Springs – Friday, January 15, 8:00PM Show More
    SECRETS OF SULPHUR SPRINGS
    Griffin Campbell and his family have just uprooted their lives to move to a new town and take ownership of an abandoned hotel in hopes of restoring it to the lively vacation destination it once was. Not long after Griffin begins his first day at a new school, he learns that the hotel he just moved into is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a girl who disappeared decades ago. Promo
  • Disney+ WANDAVISION – Friday, January 15 Show More
    WandaVision, launching on Disney+ on January 15, 2021, is Marvel Studios’ first series that continues to expand the MCU. Wanda Maximoff and Vision are two super-powered beings are living idealized suburban lives, but begin to suspect everything is not as it seems. S tarring Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Kathryn Hahn, Teyonah Parris, Kat Dennings and Randall Park, WandaVision is directed by Matt Shakman; Jac Shaeffer is head writer. Promo
  • FOX THE RESIDENT – Tuesday, January 12 Show More
    **SEASON PREMIERE**–“THE RESIDENT” – (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
    PA: Viewer discretion is advised.
    CONRAD AND NIC TIE THE KNOT ON THE ALL-NEW SEASON PREMIERE OF “THE RESIDENT” TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, ON FOX
    After a long wait, Conrad and Nic prepare for their wedding day with the support of their family and friends. Meanwhile, flashbacks to the early days of the COVID-19 crisis shine a light on the heroism of the doctors and the toll the virus took on everyone at Chastain Memorial in the all-new “A Wedding, A Funeral” season premiere episode of THE RESIDENT airing Tuesday, Jan. 12 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (RES-401) (TV-14 D, L, V)
    Guest Cast: Michael Hogan as Dr. Albert Nolan, Ann Marie Gideon as Nurse Sylvie Pund, Vince Foster as Dr. Paul Chu, Kearran Giovanni as Andrea Braydon, Denitra Isler as Nurse Hundley, Rob Yang as Logan Kim, Corbin Bernsen as Kyle Nevin, Jessica Miesel as Jessica Moore, Brian George as Tejan Pravesh and Zenobia Shroff as Himaya Pravesh.
  • FOX PRODIGAL SON – Tuesday, January 12 Show More
    **SEASON PREMIERE**–“PRODIGAL SON” – (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
    PA: Viewer discretion is advised.
    SECRETS THREATEN THE WHITLYS ON THE ALL-NEW SEASON PREMIERE OF “PRODIGAL SON” TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, ON FOX
    Bright finds his personal life in disarray after his sister’s shocking actions in the Season One finale. Now, he has to “take care” of her and protect his mother, Jessica, from a secret that could tear the family apart all over again. To distract himself, Malcolm takes on a new case and must find the killer behind a recent beheading in the city… and the only person he can turn to for help with the case is his father. Meanwhile, Martin returns to Claremont to a surprise new roommate (guest star Michael Chernus) and JT faces discrimination while on the job in the all-new “It’s All In The Execution” season premiere episode of PRODIGAL SON airing Tuesday, Jan. 12 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (PR-201) (TV-14 D, L, V)
    Guest Cast: Michael Laurence as Tom Henry Glanton; Esau Pritchett as Mr. David; Jeanette Dilone as Natalie Barba; Robbie Tann as Boyd Hicks; Jeremy Crutchley as Izzy Collins; Hiram Delgado as Chester; Michael Chernus as Jerry
  • FOX CALL ME KAT – Thursday, January 14 Show More
    “CALL ME KAT”-(9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
    KAT GOES ON VACATION ON AN ALL-NEW “CALL ME KAT” THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, ON FOX
    Kat wins a free trip to Puerto Rico for herself and a friend, but she doesn’t have anyone to go with her. Her friends convince her to go alone, but she makes a last-minute change of plans. Meanwhile, after being left in charge of the café, Randi and Phil have trouble with the new register in the all-new “Vacation” episode of CALL ME KAT airing Thursday, Jan. 14 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (KAT-103) (TV-14 D, L)
    Guest Cast: Vanessa Lachey as Tara Barnett; Jack Plotnick as Bennett; Melody Butiu as Renee Lancaster
  • Hallmark TWO FOR THE WIN – Saturday, January 16, 9:00PM Show More
    A world champion ski racer and local ski instructor find romance on the slopes as he returns home and prepares for the biggest race of his life. Promo
  • HBO 30 Coins – Monday, January 11, 9:00PM Show More
    THE MIRROR
    Elena and Paco discover that a local mirror is haunted. When Father Vergara spends the night investigating the mirror’s trickery, he risks getting swept into its deathly portal. Promo
  • Lifetime THE NANNY MURDERS – Sunday, January 10, 8:00PM Show More
    When Jamie is hired by famed business magnate Warren to be his children’s nanny, she is delighted to work for her idol. But after he makes unwanted sexual advances, she discovers that he has a dark side that he’s willing to kill to keep secret. Stars Mia Topalian, Arianne Zucker, Coby Ryan McLaughlin (2021). Promo
  • Lifetime THE EVIL TWIN – Saturday, January 16, 8:00PM Show More
    Emily escapes from an abusive relationship by moving back to her hometown only to discover she has a long-lost twin, but her newfound sister might be a murderer. Stars Emily Piggford, Ish Morris, Cory Lee, Tomas Chovanec (2021). Promo
  • LMN THE WRONG MR. RIGHT – Friday, January 15, 8:00PM Show More
    Jessica (Anna Marie Dobbins, The Pom Pom Murders) moves back home after college and is surprised to find her mother Tracy’s (Krista Allen, The Wrong Stepfather) new boyfriend Paul (Rib Hillis, The Wrong Cheerleader Coach), is moving in as well. While working at a restaurant owned by her mother’s best friend Sandra (Vivica A. Fox, Empire), Jessica observes Paul fighting with another woman and enlists the help of Sandra and Hal (Eric Roberts, Stalked By My Doctor) who suspect something very strange. When Jessica discovers Paul is not who he seems, she sets out to prove he is the wrong Mr. Right. Promo
  • NBC “ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST””ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY DISTRACTION” ORIGINAL Show More
    01/12/2021 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Tuesday) : Zoey’s attempts to spend private time with Max are continually thwarted by both Mo and work problems. The Clarke family gets a new guest when Emily’s sister, Jenna (guest star Jee Young Han), comes to “help” with the baby. TV-14 Promo
  • NBC “THIS IS US””BIRTH MOTHER” ORIGINAL Show More
    01/12/2021 (09:00PM – 10:01PM) (Tuesday) : Randall uncovers new truths about his past. TV-14 Promo
  • NBC “NURSES””CHRYSALIS” ORIGINAL Show More
    01/12/2021 (10:01PM – 11:00PM) (Tuesday) : Grace mediates between a patient’s partner and son while adjusting to the unwanted arrival of the new hospital CEO. Naz and Keon run interference for Ashley and Wolf in an attempt to keep them both out of trouble. Guest starring Peter Stebbings. TV-14 Promo
  • NBC “CHICAGO MED””DO YOU KNOW THE WAY HOME” ORIGINAL Show More
    01/13/2021 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Wednesday) : Dr. Charles and April team up to take on a mysterious patient in the ED. Dr. Halstead is forced to make a life-or-death decision for one of his trial patients. Dr. Marcel is confronted by his past when a former acquaintance is brought into the ED. TV-14 Promo
  • NBC “CHICAGO FIRE””SMASH THERAPY” ORIGINAL Show More
    01/13/2021 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Wednesday) : A mishap on the aerial ladder in the midst of a fire rescue leaves Mouch shaken and questioning his abilities. Kidd looks for support from Severide while Casey and Brett discuss their future. TV-14 Promo
  • NBC “CHICAGO PD””TENDER AGE” ORIGINAL Show More
    01/13/2021 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Wednesday) : Ruzek and Burgess discover a child walking alone in the middle of the street and when they take her home, they discover her entire family has been murdered. Upton is approached with a job offer from the FBI. TV-14 Promo
  • NBC “MR. MAYOR””BRENTWOOD TRASH” ORIGINAL Show More
    01/14/2021 (08:00PM – 08:30PM) (Thursday) : Jayden interviews candidates for an opening on the team. Neil gets sidetracked during a town hall and Orly has a shocking realization. TV-PG Promo
  • NBC “SUPERSTORE””HAIR CARE PRODUCTS” ORIGINAL Show More
    01/14/2021 (08:30PM – 09:00PM) (Thursday) : After Cloud 9 changes their policy of locking up Black beauty products, the employees are forced to reckon with systemic racism in the store, with Garrett leading the charge. Glenn desperately tries to right the store’s wrongs, in misguided ways. TV-14 Promo
    01/14/2021 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Thursday) : The SVU investigates whether a role-play session on a camming website turns violent when one user decides to meet his idol in person. Guest starring Eva Noblezada, Alex Brightman and John Waters. TV-14 Promo
  • Oxygen FRAMED BY THE KILLER – Friday, January 15, 9:00PM Show More
    From Executive Producer Ice-T, this limited series unravels tales of elaborate whodunnit murder mysteries that lead police to one suspect, only to discover later their suspect was framed by the actual killer.  As each episode explores a unique case, viewers embark on a twisted journey riddled with clues that ultimately reveal nothing is what it seems.  In the premiere episode, a successful entrepreneur is found dead on the side of the road. When unexpected clues are found during the autopsy, investigators uncover a devious sex cult and are drawn into the religion of Santeria, ultimately revealing a killer no one ever suspected. Promo
  • PBS All Creatures Great and Small on Masterpiece – Sunday, January 10, 9:00PM Show More
    EPISODE 1
    James Herriot begins a job with a harried Yorkshire veterinarian. His first day is full of surprises. Promo
  • PBS The Unseen Alistair Cooke on Masterpiece – Sunday, January 10, 10:00PM Show More
    Episode 1
    The best in classic adaptations, mysteries filled with eclectic characters, and provocative contemporary works. Promo
  • Showtime Shameless – Sunday, January 10, 9:00PM Show More
    NIMBY (SEASON 11/EPISODE 4)
    The Milkoviches move in next door and wreak havoc, leading Frank, Kev and Liam to plot how to get rid of them; Mickey embarks on a new security gig for Kev and V and drags Ian along against his will; V and Debbie turn into stage moms when Gemma and Franny compete in the Little Miss South Side beauty pageant; Lip gets a big surprise when he reluctantly agrees to go to brunch with Tami and her old high-school music teacher. Promo
  • Showtime Your Honor – Sunday, January 10, 10:00PM Show More
    PART SIX (SEASON 1/EPISODE 6)
    Adam spends the day with a dangerous new love interest, while Michael searches for his blackmailer. Lee ramps up her involvement in Kofi’s case. Promo
  • Starz American Gods – Sunday, January 10, 8:00PM Show More
    A WINTER’S TALE (SEASON 3/EPISODE 1)
    A recently released ex-convict named Shadow meets a mysterious man who calls himself “Wednesday” and who knows more than he first seems to about Shadow’s life and past. Promo
  • UPTv BLUEPRINT TO THE HEART – Sunday, January 10, 7:00PM Show More
    A talented host and designer of a high-end renovation television show is forced to change her show format to include life makeovers as well after her ratings dip. However, when she tries to upscale the handsome and down-to-Earth subject of her first episode, she must choose between chasing ratings or following her heart. Promo

 

NON-FICTION


    “3108” – It’s kids and animals sneaking food, featuring a little boy who eats an entire block of cheese, cats causing chaos and a man who tries to repair his bad haircut unsuccessfully, on an all-new episode of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” SUNDAY, JAN. 10 (7:00-8:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG)
  • ABC Who Wants To Be A Millionaire – In the Hot Seat: Amanda Peet, Zachary Quinto, and Karamo Brown (1/10) Show More
    “In the Hot Seat: Amanda Peet, Zachary Quinto, and Karamo Brown” – Amanda Peet continues her winning streak for the charity Big Sunday. Zachary Quinto plays for The Marsha P. Johnson Institute, and Karamo Brown takes his shot at the million for the Hollywood Food Coalition on a new episode of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,” airing SUNDAY, JAN. 10 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-14, DL)
    “2502” – The 24 women who survived the rose ceremony on arrival night discover that dating Matt is intoxicating although the atmosphere among the women is plain toxic. Matt’s adventurous first date with Bri triggers an emotional bombshell between the other jealous women, including Victoria. The largest group date in Bachelor history has 18 women dress up for a wedding photo shoot, with Matt as the groom kissing his brides. Sarah is thrilled to join Matt on a romantic ride aboard a 1930s biplane, but the love-struck bachelorette is having a difficult time seeing him with other ladies, leading to multiple women spiraling out of control on “The Bachelor,” airing MONDAY, JAN. 11 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.
  • ABC Celebrity Wheel of Fortune: Drew Carey, Teri Hatcher, and Chrissy Metz (1/14) Show More
    “Drew Carey, Teri Hatcher, and Chrissy Metz” – “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” takes a new spin on the iconic game show “Wheel of Fortune” with the primetime debut of America’s Game® on America’s network, THURSDAY, JAN. 14 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. Hosted by pop-culture legends Pat Sajak and Vanna White, this week “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” welcomes celebrity contestants Drew Carey (playing for Greater Cleveland Food Bank), Teri Hatcher (playing for The People’s Concern) and Chrissy Metz (playing for Blessings in a Backpack) as they compete for a chance to win up to $1 million for their chosen charity.
  • ABC The Chase: To Be The Best, You Got To Beat The Best (1/14) Show More
    “To Be The Best, You Got To Beat The Best” – The race to “The Chase” continues with three new contestants competing to beat one of “JEOPARDY!”’s greatest players of all time as they pit their wits against a ruthless quiz genius determined to stop them from winning cash prizes. Hosted by “The View”’s Sara Haines and starring “JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time”’s James Holzhauer, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter as the Chasers, “The Chase” airs THURSDAY, JAN. 14 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.
  • ABC The Hustler: The Ultimate Game of Deception (1/14) Show More
    “The Ultimate Game of Deception” – Billiards, theme parks and the CIA are all clues to finding this week’s hustler when Craig Ferguson hosts the mind-bending and enigmatic game show that follows five contestants as they collaborate to answer a series of 10 trivia questions worth $10,000 each. “The Hustler” airs THURSDAY, JAN. 14 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG, L)
    “1211” – A husband and wife from Los Angeles, California, “slice up” a new way to eat your favorite flavor-packed condiment with their twist on traditional sauces. A mother-and-daughter team from San Francisco, California, asks the Sharks to help spread global love with their artisan-made designs inspired by the craftsmanship of each country. Afro-Latina sisters from Los Angeles, California, pitch the Sharks their vibrant beauty and lifestyle brand that celebrates their mutual love for their multicultural heritage, while a duo of entrepreneurs from Los Angeles, California, brings celebrating with champagne to the next level with their fun and less-mess product on “Shark Tank,” FRIDAY, JAN. 15 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG, L)
    In a “Shark Tank” update, season nine entrepreneur Alice Lewis updates us on how her Boston, Massachusetts-based company, Alice’s Table, has continued to innovate in order to use female-centric experiential workshops to bring people together during the global pandemic with help from her investor Mark Cuban and mega-successful distribution company 1-800-Flowers.
    The Sharks in this episode are Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, Barbara Corcoran and returning Guest Shark Alex Rodriguez.
    20/20 Airing Friday, January 15, 2021 (9:01 PM-11:00 PM EST) on ABC.
    ‘20/20’ Provides New Insight on the Murder of Jonbenét Ramsey Through Eyes of Legendary Detective Who Dedicated His Life to Substantiating the Ramsey Family’s Innocence
    Who killed JonBenét Ramsey? Over 24 years later, authorities are still trying to answer that question. A new episode of “20/20” provides new insight into the murder and showcases the exclusive network premiere of the video diaries of legendary detective Lou Smit, who was brought out of retirement to investigate the murder of the child beauty queen. Initially hired by the prosecution, Smit quit the case when his investigation convinced him that an outside intruder was responsible. Smit then dedicated his life to proving the Ramsey family’s innocence. On his deathbed, he requested his children and grandchildren keep his search for the killer alive. In Smit’s video diaries, he reveals his theories about what happened the night JonBenét died and his belief that DNA will ultimately expose the killer. Along with reporting by “20/20” co-anchor Amy Robach, the two-hour program includes interviews with Lexi Marra and Jessa Van Der Woerd, Smit’s granddaughters and hosts of the podcast “The Victim’s Shoes,” on JonBenét’s death. They open up to “20/20” about the list of potential suspects he left behind, his confidence that one of the names on the list is JonBenét’s killer and how they’ve made it their family’s mission to carry on their grandfather’s legacy by trying to solve the case. “20/20” also features the first TV interview with John Andrew Ramsey, JonBenét’s half-brother, and archival interviews with the Ramsey family, detectives and more. “20/20” airs Friday, Jan. 15 (9:01–11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.
    ABC News’ “20/20” is an award-winning primetime program anchored by David Muir and Amy Robach. A proven leader in the long-form newsmagazine for over 40 years, “20/20” features hard-hitting investigative reports, in-depth coverage of high-profile trials, unforgettable, character-driven stories and exclusive newsmaker interviews. In conjunction with ABC Audio, “20/20” produced top true-crime podcasts “A Killing on the Cape” and “Cutthroat Inc.” “20/20” airs Fridays from 9:01–11:00 p.m. EST on ABC, and is available to stream on ABC News digital platforms and Hulu.
    David Sloan is senior executive producer. Muriel Pearson is senior producer, and Tom Berman, Denise Martinez-Ramundo and Gail Deutsch are producers of this episode. 
  • Bravo The Real Housewives of Atlanta – Sunday, January 10, 8:00PM Show More
    DON’T COME FOR ME UNLESS I’VE INVITED YOU Preview
    After nearly spoiling Cynthia’s proposal last year, Kenya seeks redemption with a surprise engagement dinner. Kenya uses the opportunity to confront Porsha about being uninvited to her party and Kandi sends her daughter, Riley, off to New York University.
  • Bravo The Real Housewives of Dallas – Tuesday, January 12, 9:00PM Show More
    YOU DIM SUM, YOU LOSE SOME (SEASON 5/EPISODE 2) Preview
    Kameron spars with a controlling Court, who refused to keep her informed about their house-selling process. D’Andra sees her Shaman and reveals that her step mother, whom she hasn’t spoken to in 16 years, has recently reached out to her. Kary’s daughter Olivia comes home from college in Los Angeles suffering from stress and anxiety. Tiffany throws a Dim Sum brunch and finds herself going head to head with Kameron.
  • Bravo The Real Housewives of Orange County – Wednesday, January 13, 9:00PM Show More
    MAKING WAVES
    The ladies get together for the first time in months when Emily throws an elegant beach party. But with a lot of unfinished business in the group, the gloves quickly come off. Gina is shocked to learn Shannon is holding a grudge against her and Braunwyn struggles with evolving feelings in her relationships. Later, Elizabeth takes steps to heal the wounds from her past, and Kelly confronts Braunwyn about her authenticity. Preview
  • Bravo The Real Housewives Of Salt Lake City – Wednesday, January 13, 10:00PM Show More
    IN HOT WATER
    After blowing up at Sharrieff’s birthday party, all of Jen’s relationships are on the rocks. Lisa takes some time away from the drama to focus on work, and now that Heather’s Beauty Lab and Laser business is thriving, she wants to carry that success into her personal life. With Meredith and Seth in a better place, it’s finally time to share some good news. And later, things get heated when Whitney and Heather try to make amends with Jen who’s still fuming about Whitney’s poor timing. Preview
  • CBS “60 MINUTES” LISTINGS FOR SUNDAY, JAN. 10 Show More
    60 Minutes Sunday, 1/10/21
    Speaker of the House – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi talks to Lesley Stahl about the attack on the Capitol by Trump supporters, the upcoming presidency of Joseph Biden and her Democratic Party’s new majority in Congress Richard Bonin is the producer. Preview
    What Happened in Georgia- Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger tells Scott Pelley about his call from President Trump and why the claims made by the President and his supporters of alleged voting fraud in Georgia are wrong. Henry Schuster is the producer. Preview
    Maine’s Independent U.S. Senator Angus King – King spoke with correspondent Jon Wertheim the morning after the assault on the Capitol.
  • CBS THE PRICE IS RIGHT AT NIGHT – Wednesday, January 13 Show More
    “THE PRICE IS RIGHT AT NIGHT” AND “LET’S MAKE A DEAL PRIMETIME” KICK OFF THE NEW YEAR WITH PRIMETIME SPECIALS IN JANUARY 2021!
    Editor’s note: The airdates for these specials have been updated
    “THE PRICE IS RIGHT AT NIGHT” AND “LET’S MAKE A DEAL PRIMETIME” KICK OFF THE NEW YEAR WITH PRIMETIME SPECIALS IN JANUARY 2021!
    “The Price Is Right at Night” Will Have Two Primetime Shows, on Jan. 13 and Jan. 27 at 8:00 PM
    Actor and Comedian Adam Devine and Entertainer and Philanthropist Chris “Ludacris” Bridges Will Play for Charity on “The Price Is Right at Night”
    A New “Let’s Make a Deal Primetime” Special Airs Monday, Jan. 18 At 9:00 PM, with Special Guests Billy Gardell and Folake Olowofoyeku, Stars of CBS’ BOB ♥ABISHOLA, and Over $300,000 in Cash and Prizes
    CBS’ top-rated daytime game shows THE PRICE IS RIGHT, hosted by Drew Carey, and LET’S MAKE A DEAL, hosted by Wayne Brady, will kick off 2021 with new primetime specials throughout January. THE PRICE IS RIGHT AT NIGHT will feature actor and comedian Adam Devine on Wednesday, Jan. 13 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and entertainer and philanthropist Chris “Ludacris” Bridges on Wednesday, Jan. 27 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
    A new LET’S MAKE A DEAL PRIMETIME will air Monday, Jan. 18 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) with special guests Billy Gardell and Folake Olowofoyeku, stars of the CBS Monday comedy series BOB ♥ ABISHOLA. During the special, over $300,000 will be available in cash and prizes, and host Wayne Brady will give away $21,000 to lucky Traders throughout the show to celebrate 2021.
    Actor and comedian Adam Devine (“The Righteous Gemstones”) will come on down to the iconic stage and play for the Children’s Miracle Network, alongside contestants who are playing for amazing prizes including luxury cars and $100,000 in cash.
    Entertainer and philanthropist Chris “Ludacris” Bridges will test his knowledge of prices for the Ludacris Foundation and help contestants play for fantastic prizes, such as NFL season tickets and sports cars. Plus, one lucky contestant will get the chance to play the fan favorite game Plinko.
  • CBS 48 HOURS – Saturday, January 16 Show More
    Airing 1/16/21 (Saturday) (10:00 PM) WAS A YOUNG WOMAN MURDERED BECAUSE SHE RESEMBLED THE KILLER’S EX? THE EX-GIRLFRIEND SPEAKS OUT FOR THE FIRST TIME ON TELEVISION IN “48 HOURS: THE MURDER OF JACKIE VANDAGRIFF”
    Caitlin Mathis tells Correspondent Jim Axelrod: “I Think He Really Wanted to Kill Me – I think That He Wanted Me Dead” Preview
    A 24-year-old Texas college student was found murdered the morning after meeting a man in a bar. Was she killed because she looked like the killer’s ex-girlfriend? In her first television interview, Caitlin Mathis, the ex-girlfriend of killer Charles Bryant speaks out about her relationship with Bryant and her fears for her own safety in 48 HOURS: “The Murder of Jackie Vandagriff” to be broadcast Saturday, Jan. 16 (10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
    Jackie Vandagriff’s body was discovered in a weeded area near a footpath next to Grapevine Lake, in Grapevine, Texas, on Sept. 14, 2016. Police soon uncovered video of the man she was last seen with in some college bars in Denton, Texas. That man was Bryant. The investigation into what happened to Vandagriff shook the Dallas metro area.
    “There are a lot of things that will shock you, and this by far is the worst thing that I have seen,” Grapevine Police Captain John Luna tells 48 HOURS.
    It’s a story of one relationship that went bad and a young woman who happened to walk into a bar looking for a job and made a connection that would end up being the last in her life. The case raises the question of whether Vandagriff was targeted because she resembled Bryant’s ex-girlfriend.
    “I think that he really wanted to kill me,” Mathis says in an exclusive interview with correspondent Jim Axelrod. “I think that he wanted me dead.”
    Mathis and Bryant began a relationship in June 2016, but she soon saw warning signs that he was manipulative and a narcissist. She broke up with him for good when she moved away to college. But Bryant was not giving up – showing up three times on her campus in two weeks. Caitlin had a protective order put in place for her safety. Bryant was undeterred.
    After bonding out of jail for stalking Caitlin, Bryant showed up at bar across for Mathis’s campus a week later. This is when he had the chance encounter with Vandagriff.
    “How he was stalking me was completely related to Jackie Vandagriff’s death,” Mathis says now.
    “After the murder – right after the murder, he took Jackie’s phone and used it to add me on Facebook,” Mathis says
    Police had the video of Bryant and Vandagriff together but didn’t have enough to arrest him right away. But, because he had violated Mathis’ restraining order for emailing her repeatedly after the murder, Bryant was arrested. Was the case closed? Not even close. Bryant initially denied knowing who Vandagriff was. Investigators then brought in Texas Ranger Jim Holland, who specializes in interviewing serial killers and working through tough cases.
    “A lot of these people actually will tell you,” Holland says. “They want to tell someone.”
    48 HOURS: “The Murder of Jackie Vandagriff” is produced by Sarah Prior. Claire St. Amant is the development producer and field producer. Lauren A. White is a producer. Ken Blum, George Baluzy and Michelle Harris are the editors. Lourdes Aguiar is the senior producer. Nancy Kramer is the executive story editor. Judy Tygard is the executive producer.
  • The CW Special: Critics Choice Super Awards – Sunday, January 10 Show More
    TWO-HOUR SPECIAL
    “Critics Choice Super Awards” – (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DLV) (HDTV)
    KEVIN SMITH AND DANI FERNANDEZ HOST THE INAUGURAL EVENT – Kevin Smith and Dani Fernandez host the Critics Choice Super Awards, a special event honoring the most popular, fan-obsessed genres across both television and movies. The celebration will honor achievement in categories such as Best Horror Series, Best Superhero/Comic Book Series, Best Animated Series, and Best Action Series, among others. Additionally, the inaugural Legacy Award will be presented to “Star Trek” icon Patrick Stewart and “Star Trek: Discovery” trailblazer Sonequa Martin-Green. Produced by Bob Bain Productions. Original airdate 1/10/2021.
  • The CW All American Stories – Monday, January 11 Show More
    ONE-HOUR SPECIAL
    “All American Stories” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
    REAL LIFE TRIUMPHS OF ATHLETES WHO HAVE DEFIED THE ODDS – Co-hosted by acclaimed storyteller Yogi Roth and former NFL player Spencer Paysinger, whose life story serves as the inspiration for The CW’s hit series ALL AMERICAN, ALL AMERICAN STORIES profiles eight incredible athletes who overcame unimaginable obstacles in their relentless pursuit of greatness. Yogi Roth sits down with each athlete and as they share their story in a unique and powerful way, with additional insight and commentary provided by co-host Spencer Paysinger, who triumphed over his own obstacles to make it to the NFL (#101). Original airdate 1/11/2021.
  • The CW World’s Funniest Animals – Thursday, January 14 Show More
    “Episode 115” – (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET) (TV-PG) (HDTV)
    GET THE GANG TOGETHER – Host Elizabeth Stanton (“Popstar This Week”) is joined by the panelists and special guests Stephen Kramer Glickman as they observe animals doing the funniest things ever caught on video. On today’s show we’re bringing you spinners, a bobbing, weaving bad boy, an utterly clean otter, and baby-sitting buddies. The episode is produced by David McKenzie, David Martin and Laura McKenzie and directed by Brad Thomas (#115). Original airdate 1/14/2021. Every episode of WORLD’S FUNNIEST ANIMALS will be available to stream on The CW App and CWTV.com the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required.
  • The CW World’s Funniest Animals – Thursday, January 14 Show More
    SEASON FINALE
    “Episode 116” – (8:30-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG) (HDTV)
    SEASON FINALE – Host Elizabeth Stanton (“Popstar This Week”) is joined by the panelists and special guests Griffin Gluck as they observe animals doing the funniest things ever caught on video. On today’s show we’re bringing you a monkey who just wants to be left alone, a virtual driving dog, a very casual cat, and a cup full of cute. The episode is produced by David McKenzie, David Martin and Laura McKenzie and directed by Brad Thomas (#116). Original airdate 1/14/2021. Every episode of WORLD’S FUNNIEST ANIMALS will be available to stream on The CW App and CWTV.com the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required.
  • The CW Whose Line Is It Anyway? – Friday, January 15 Show More
    “Gary Anthony Williams 7” – (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DL) (HDTV)
    YOU BETTER BE LAUGHING – Hosted by comedian Aisha Tyler, cast members Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie, along with guest comedian Gary Anthony Williams, put their comedic skills to the test through a series of spontaneous improv games that are prompted only by random ideas supplied by the studio audience. The four performers must use the little information they have and their wild imaginations to depict different characters and an array of scenes, as well as perform songs. After each round of improvisation, Aisha will dole out points to our four performers and declare a winner at the end of every episode. Directed by Geraldine Dowd (#906). Original airdate 1/15/2021.
  • The CW Penn & Teller: Fool Us – Friday, January 15 Show More
    “Teller Versus Penn: The Rematch” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
    REMATCH! – Aspiring magicians are invited to perform their best trick to try and fool the world-famous team of Penn & Teller, who will get to see the trick only once and have to immediately try to work it out. Anyone who succeeds wins the right to perform with Penn & Teller in their celebrated show at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The live studio audience and the TV audience watch along with Penn & Teller as they try to figure out the secrets. The magicians featured in the episode include Jonathan Burns, Jeremiah Zuo, Eric Chien and Sabine van Diemen. Alyson Hannigan (“How I Met Your Mother”) serves as host (#716). Original airdate 1/15/2021.
  • FOX THE MASKED DANCER – Wednesday, January 13 Show More
    “THE MASKED DANCER” – (8:00-9:02 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
    THE GROUP “B” FINALS COMMENCE ON AN ALL-NEW “THE MASKED DANCER” WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, ON FOX
    The second group of dancers return for the Group B finals, where they will move and groove with a whole new set of clues. Guess alongside host Craig Robinson and panelists Ken Jeong, Paula Abdul, Brian Austin Green and Ashley Tisdale. Between all of the celebrity dancers, they’ve amassed more than 38 million albums sold worldwide, 20 Emmy(R) Award wins, 20 Grammy(R) Award nominations, 10 World Dancing titles, five New York Times Best-Selling Author titles, four Olympic gold medals and three Broadway show appearances. One will be unmasked and the remaining three continue on to the Super Six in the all-new “Group B Playoffs – These Masks Don’t Lie!” episode of THE MASKED DANCER airing Wednesday, Jan. 13 (8:00-9:02 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (MDA-103) (TV-PG L)
  • FOX NAME THAT TUNE – Wednesday, January 13 Show More
    “NAME THAT TUNE” – (9:02-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
    PA: Viewer Discretion is advised.
    FOUR NEW CONTESTANTS ARE PUT TO THE TEST ON AN ALL-NEW “NAME THAT TUNE” WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, ON FOX
    The all-new rendition of musical game show NAME THAT TUNE tests contestants’ music knowledge, as they battle it out in an assortment of challenging musical games for cash and prizes. Tony Award winner Jane Krakowski hosts, and Grammy Award-winning producer Randy Jackson serves as band leader. Each contest features a rotating variety of games from the original format, before the iconic Bid-a-Note round. The player with the most money at the end of Bid-a-Note wins the game and takes his or her bank into the Golden Medley bonus round, for a chance to win additional cash and potentially the $100,000 grand prize. Four new contestants are welcomed to the stage, where their musical abilities are put to the test in the all-new “Episode 2” episode of NAME THAT TUNE airing Wednesday, Jan. 13 (9:02-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (NTU-102) (TV-PG D, L)
  • FOX HELL’S KITCHEN – Thursday, January 14 Show More
    “HELL’S KITCHEN” – (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
    PA: Viewer discretion is advised.
    THE CHEFS FACE THEIR FIRST DINNER SERVICE ON AN ALL-NEW “HELL’S KITCHEN” THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, ON FOX
    In their first individual challenge, the chefs are tasked with creating a shrimp dish worthy of the Hell’s Kitchen opening night menu. As further incentive, the winner of the challenge also receives a punishment pass from Chef Ramsay to be able to skip a future punishment. Then, both teams are put to the test as they take on their first dinner service with the most expansive menu Hell’s Kitchen has ever seen in the all-new “Shrimply Spectacular” episode of HELL’S KITCHEN airing Thursday, Jan. 14 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (HK-1902) (TV-14 D, L)
  • FOX WWE’S FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN – Friday, January 15 Show More
    WWE’S FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN – (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
    FOX SPORTS PRESENTS “WWE’S FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN” FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, ON FOX
    A unique combination of edge-of-your-seat action, unpredictable drama and world-class athleticism, FOX Sports presents WWE’S FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN airing Friday, Jan. 15 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. (WWE-2303) (TV-PG D, L, S, V)
  • HBO Real Time With Bill Maher – Friday, January 15, 10:00PM Show More
    REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER 551 (SEASON 19/EPISODE 1)
    TBA
  • NBC “SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL””NFL WILD CARD PLAYOFF GAME (CLEVELAND AT PITTSBURGH) (1/10/21)” ORIGINAL Show More
    01/10/2021 (08:15PM – 11:30PM) (Sunday) : Cleveland Browns (11-5) at Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4) in a Wild Card game. From Heinz Field.
  • NBC “ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES””AW SNAP OUT OF IT” ORIGINAL Show More
    01/11/2021 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : Contestants play Ellen’s favorite games “Oh Ship!” “Aw Snap,” Say Whaaat?!” and “Taste Buds.” The winner of each of the first four rounds moves on to “Know or Go” and that winner advances to “Hotter Hands” for a chance to win a cash prize. Stephen “tWitch” Boss serves as announcer. TV-PG
  • NBC “THE WALL””BRITTANY AND CJ” ORIGINAL Show More
    01/11/2021 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Monday) : Brittany, a city event coordinator, and her brother CJ, a middle school teacher of the year, from Bridgeway, New Jersey are passionate about helping their community. With the all new “Free Fall +” in Round 1, this duo puts more money on The Wall than ever seen before. With millions on the line, will they be able to go home with life changing money or will they be left with nothing?
  • NBC “WEAKEST LINK””WHO THINKS PRO BONO WAS MARRIED TO CHER?” ORIGINAL Show More
    01/11/2021 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Monday) : Hosted by Emmy winner Jane Lynch, eight strangers test their rapid-fire trivia knowledge. Only one champion will be left standing to take home up to $1 million dollars if they escape hearing the famous last words, “You are the weakest Link. Goodbye.” TV-PG
  • NBC “DATELINE””TH3017” ORIGINAL Show More
    01/14/2021 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Thursday) : TBA
  • NBC “FIGURE SKATING””U.S. FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIP” ORIGINAL Show More
    01/15/2021 (08:00PM – 11:00PM) (Friday) : TBA
  • NBC“NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL” Show More
    01/16/2021 NFL Playoff 3 hrs 14 min live
    Baltimore Ravens at Buffalo Bills in an AFC Divisional game. From Bills Stadium. : TBA
  • TBS Full Frontal With Samantha Bee – Wednesday, January 13, 10:30PM Show More
    JANUARY 13, 2021 (SEASON 6/EPISODE 1)
    A talk show of Samantha Bee’s nuanced, satirical view of political and cultural issues.
  • USA Network WWE Monday Night Raw – Monday, January 11, 8:00PM Show More
    01-11-2021
    Action from the WWE ThunderDome in St. Petersburg, Fla.
  • USA Network WWE NXT – Wednesday, January 13, 8:00PM Show More
    01-13-2021
    Showcasing the top up-and-coming WWE talents as they prove they’ve got what it takes.
  • VH1 RuPaul’s Drag Race – Friday, January 15, 8:00PM Show More
    PHENOMENON (SEASON 13/EPISODE 3)
    As the race for the crown continues, queens must write lyrics and perform choreography in a performance of RuPaul’s song Phenomenon. Comedian and host Nicole Byer (Nailed It!) guest judges.

 

RERUNS

  • ABC Celebrity Wheel of Fortune: Leslie Jones, Chandra Wilson, and Tony Hawk (1/10)(Rebroadcast. OAD: 1/07/21) Show More
    CELEBRITY WHEEL OF FORTUNE: “Leslie Jones, Chandra Wilson, and Tony Hawk” (101) (Rebroadcast)
    “Leslie Jones, Chandra Wilson, and Tony Hawk” – ABC rebroadcasts the primetime debut of America’s Game(R) as “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” takes a new spin on the iconic game show “Wheel of Fortune” on America’s network. (TV- PG, L) Hosted by pop-culture legends Pat Sajak and Vanna White, “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” welcomes celebrity contestants to come spin the world’s most famous wheel and solve word puzzles for a chance to win up to $1 million. All of the money won by the celebrity contestants will go to a charity of their choice. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 1/07/21)  
  • ABC The Wonderful World of Disney: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (1/12) (Rebroadcast. OAD) Show More
    THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY: CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
    After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel Studios’ “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America (Chris Evans), living quietly in Washington, D.C., and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon (Anthony Mackie). However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy – the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan). (TV-PG, LV) Promo
  • ABC The Chase: The Chase is On! (1/13) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 1/07/21) Show More
    “The Chase is On!” – The race to “The Chase” is on in the new heart-racing quiz show where three competitors must pit their wits and face off against the Chaser, a ruthless quiz genius determined to stop them from winning cash prizes. Hosted by “The View”’s Sara Haines and starring “JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time’’s James Holzhauer, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter as the Chasers, “The Chase” airs WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST) on ABC. (TV-PG) Episodes can also be viewed on demand and on Hulu. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 1/07/21)
  • ABC Celebrity Wheel of Fortune: Drew Carey, Teri Hatcher, and Chrissy Metz (1/16) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 1/14/21) Show More
    CELEBRITY WHEEL OF FORTUNE: “Drew Carey, Teri Hatcher, and Chrissy Metz” (102)
    “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” takes a new spin on the iconic game show “Wheel of Fortune” when America’s Game(R) airs in primetime on America’s network, ABC. Hosted by pop-culture legends Pat Sajak and Vanna White, this week “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” welcomes celebrity contestants Drew Carey (playing for Greater Cleveland Food Bank), Teri Hatcher (playing for The People’s Concern) and Chrissy Metz (playing for Blessings in a Backpack) as they compete for a chance to win up to $1 million for their chosen charity. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 1/14/21)
  • ABC The Chase: To Be The Best, You Got To Beat The Best (1/16) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 1/14/21) Show More
    THE CHASE: “To Be The Best, You Got To Beat The Best” (105)
    The race to “The Chase” continues with three contestants competing to beat one of “JEOPARDY!”‘s greatest players of all time as they pit their wits against a ruthless quiz genius determined to stop them from winning cash prizes. “The Chase” is hosted by “The View”‘s Sara Haines and stars “JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time”‘s James Holzhauer, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter as the Chasers. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 1/14/21)
  • ABC For Life: Collars for Dollars (1/16) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/16/20) Show More
    “Collars for Dollars” – After Aaron and Roswell agree to help a young woman facing deportation for a minor crime, they realize her case could be a key to exposing a broad pattern of police corruption. Meanwhile, Jasmine begins to spend more time at Ronnie’s house, and Marie grapples with the first signs of an empty nest on ABC’s “For Life” SATURDAY, JAN. 16 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-14, L) Episodes can also be viewed on demand and on Hulu. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/16/20)
    “Collars for Dollars” is written by Terri Kopp and directed by Jono Oliver. Promo
  • CBS THE NEIGHBORHOOD – Monday, January 11 Show More
    CALVIN AND DAVE TEAM UP FOR A CHANCE AT BOWLING CHAMPIONSHIP GLORY, ON A REBROADCAST OF “THE NEIGHBORHOOD,” MONDAY, JAN. 11
    “Welcome to Bowling” – With Calvin down a teammate for his annual bowling championship, Dave offers to fill in and soon finds his mediation skills put to the test when he meets the competition: Calvin’s arch-rivals, the Pink Ladies. Also, Gemma and Tina dare to face off against each other for the top ranking in an arcade game, on THE NEIGHBORHOOD, Monday, Jan. 11 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
    WRITTEN BY: Ryan Noggle
    DIRECTED BY: Mark Cendrowski Promo
  • CBS BOB ♥ ABISHOLA – Monday, January 11 Show More
    BOB’S PAST AND PRESENT COLLIDE WHEN HIS EX-WIFE IS ADMITTED TO ABISHOLA’S HOSPITAL, AND CHRISTINA RECRUITS KOFO FOR A PROJECT TO RENAME THE SOCK COLORS, ON A REBROADCAST OF “BOB ♥ ABISHOLA,” MONDAY, JANUARY 11
    Nicole Sullivan Guest Stars as Lorraine, Bob’s Ex-Wife
    “Sock Wife!” – Bob’s past and present collide when his ex-wife, Lorraine (Nicole Sullivan), is admitted to Abishola’s hospital. Also, Christina recruits Kofo for a project to rename the sock colors, on a rebroadcast of BOB ♥ ABISHOLA, Monday, January 11 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 3/16/20.
    STORY BY: Chuck Lorre, Al Higgins and Gloria Bigelow
    TELEPLAY BY: Matt Ross, Dave Goetsch and Gina Yashere
    DIRECTED BY: Beth McCarthy-Miller Promo
  • CBS ALL RISE – Monday, January 11 Show More
    WHEN ONE OF LOLA’S FORMER MURDER CASES IS OVERTURNED ON APPEAL, MARK HELMS THE RETRIAL AND STRUGGLES TO KEEP THE BOMBER IN JAIL, ON A REBROADCAST OF “ALL RISE,” MONDAY, JAN 11
    “How to Succeed in Law Without Really Re-Trying” – When one of Lola’s former murder cases is overturned on appeal, Mark helms the retrial and struggles to keep the bomber in jail, while Lola fears she may have prosecuted an innocent man, on a rebroadcast of ALL RISE, Monday, Jan 11 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 11/25/19.)
    WRITTEN BY: Gregory Nelson
    DIRECTED BY: Cheryl Dunye Promo
    BULL AND THE TAC TEAM HELP TAYLOR BRING A CIVIL SUIT AGAINST THE WOMAN WHO KILLED TAYLOR’S FRIEND IN A HIT-AND-RUN WHEN THE DRIVER EVADES CRIMINAL CHARGES BY CLAIMING DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY, ON “BULL,” MONDAY, JANUARY 11
    “Wrecked” – Bull and the TAC team help Taylor bring a civil suit against the woman who killed Taylor’s friend in a hit-and-run when the driver evades criminal charges by claiming diplomatic immunity, on BULL, Monday, January 11 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
    WRITTEN BY: Nichole Millard
    DIRECTED BY: Dennis Smith Promo
    THE TEAM TRIES TO VERIFY THE IDENTITY OF A MAN WHO CLAIMS HE WAS ON THE U.S.S. ARIZONA DURING THE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR, AND WANTS TO BE BURIED THERE WHEN HE PASSES, ON A REBROADCAST OF “NCIS,” TUESDAY, JAN. 12
    Christopher Lloyd Guest Stars As Joe Smith, the Elderly Man
    “The Arizona” – The team tries to verify the identity of Joe Smith (Christopher Lloyd), who claims he served on the U.S.S. Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor, and wants to be buried there upon his death, on a rebroadcast of NCIS, Tuesday, Jan. 12 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 4/14/20.)
    WRITTEN BY: Gina Lucita Monreal
    DIRECTED BY: James Whitmore, Jr. Promo
    THE “FBI” AND “FBI: MOST WANTED” TEAMS JOIN FORCES WHEN THE MAIN SUSPECT IN A SCHOOL BUS HIJACKING IS A FORMER ARREST MADE BY AGENT JESS LACROIX, ON THE FIRST PART OF A SPECIAL TWO-PART CROSSOVER, ON “FBI,” TUESDAY, JANUARY 12
    Julian McMahon, Roxy Sternberg, Kellen Lutz, Keisha Castle-Hughes and Nathaniel Arcand from “FBI: Most Wanted” Guest Star
    “American Dreams” – Jess LaCroix (Julian McMahon) and his team come to help OA find a fugitive LaCroix arrested years ago after a bus with 26 students goes missing and he’s the main suspect, on the first part of a special two-part crossover, on FBI, Tuesday, January 12 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
    WRITTEN BY: David Amann
    DIRECTED BY: Terry Miller Promo
  • CBS FBI: MOST WANTED – Tuesday, January 12 Show More
    THE “FBI” AND “FBI: MOST WANTED” TEAMS WORK TOGETHER TO BRING DOWN THE WIFE OF A TERRORIST WHO IS DETERMINED TO FOLLOW THROUGH WITH HER HUSBAND’S DEADLY PLAN, ON THE SECOND PART OF A TWO-PART CROSSOVER, ON “FBI: MOST WANTED” TUESDAY, JANUARY 12
    Zeeko Zaki, Ebonée Noel, Jeremy Sisto, and Alana De La Garza and John Boyd from “FBI” Guest Star
    “Reveille” – After taking down a terrorist, the FBI and their Fugitive Task Force partners turn their attention to the terrorist’s wife who escaped with one million dollars and is determined to follow through with her husband’s deadly plan. Also, LaCroix’s daughter, Tali, is taken away by ICE, but as Jess tracks her down, he realizes her detainment may be more than just random coincidence, on the second part of a special two-part cross over, on FBI: MOST WANTED, Tuesday, January 12 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
    WRITTEN BY: Ryan Causey
    DIRECTED BY: Fred Berner Promo
  • CBS YOUNG SHELDON – Thursday, January 14 Show More
    SHELDON VOLUNTEERS AT A TRAIN MUSEUM, ON A REBROADCAST OF “YOUNG SHELDON,” THURSDAY, JAN. 14
    “A Docent, A Little Lady and a Bouncer Named Dalton” – Sheldon gets a summer job at the local train museum. Also, George and Missy bond when Missy embarks on a new stage of womanhood, and Georgie discovers Mary’s guilty pleasure, on a rebroadcast of YOUNG SHELDON, Thursday, Jan. 14 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 11/12/20.)
    STORY BY: Steven Molaro & Steve Holland & Tara Hernandez
    TELEPLAY BY: Maria Ferrari & Jeremy Howe & Connor Kilpatrick
    DIRECTED BY: Alex Reid Promo
  • CBS B POSITIVE – Thursday, January 14 Show More
    DREW DOWNLOADS A TRACKING APP TO KEEP AN EYE ON GINA AFTER HE BEGINS GETTING CONCERNED ABOUT HER RECKLESS BEHAVIOR, ON A REBROADCAST OF “B POSITIVE,” THURSDAY, JAN. 14
    “High Risk Factor” – Drew downloads a tracking app to keep an eye on Gina after he begins getting concerned about her reckless behavior, on a rebroadcast of B POSITIVE, Thursday, Jan. 14 (8:31-9:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 12/17/20.)
    STORY BY: Carol Liefer
    TELEPLAY BY: Michelle Nader and Marco Pennette
    DIRECTED BY: Richie Keen 
    BONNIE AND ADAM GO ON A DOUBLE DATE WITH JILL AND ANDY, AND TAMMY RECRUITS CHRISTY TO MEDIATE A SENSITIVE SITUATION WITH MARJORIE, ON A REBROADCAST OF “MOM,” THURSDAY, JAN. 14
    “Pork Butt and a Mall Walker” – Bonnie and Adam go on a double date with Jill and Andy (Will Sasso). Also, Tammy recruits Christy to mediate a sensitive situation with Marjorie, on a rebroadcast of MOM, Thursday, Jan. 14 (9:01-9:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 11/14/19.)
    STORY BY: Nick Bakay, Sheldon Bull and Ilana Wernick
    TELEPLAY BY: Marco Pennette, Susan McMartin and Anne Flett-Giordano
    DIRECTED BY: James Widdoes 
  • CBS THE UNICORN – Thursday, January 14 Show More
    NATALIE PAYS THE PRICE WHEN WADE HAS A BAD DATE WITH HER FRIEND’S MOM, ON A REBROADCAST OF “THE UNICORN,” THURSDAY, JAN. 14
    “Everyone’s a Winner” – When Wade has a bad date with Natalie’s friend’s mother, Natalie ends up paying the price. Also, Forrest finds unusual ways to fill his time during his unemployment, and Ben has a conflict with his daughter Sahai’s (Princess K. Mapp)
    basketball coach, on a rebroadcast of THE UNICORN, Thursday, Jan. 14 (9:31-10:02 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 2/13/20.)
    WRITTEN BY: Chris Kelly
    DIRECTED BY: Matt Sohn
    BURNHAM HEADS TO THE ISS CHARON WITH A SPECIAL “GIFT” FOR THE EMPEROR, WITH THE HELP OF AN UNEXPECTED SOURCE; STAMETS GAINS CLARITY WHILE TRAPPED INSIDE THE MYCELIAL NETWORK; AND SARU ASKS FOR L’RELL’S HELP, ON THE CBS ALL ACCESS ORIGINAL SERIES “STAR TREK: DISCOVERY,” THURSDAY, JAN. 14
    The Third Season of “Star Trek: Discovery” Is Available Exclusively on CBS All Access
    Binge Seasons One and Two Now Only on CBS All Access
    “Vaulting Ambition” – Burnham heads to the ISS Charon with a special “gift” for the Emperor, with the help of an unexpected source; Stamets gains clarity while trapped inside the mycelial network; and Saru asks for L’Rell’s help, on STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, Thursday, Jan. 14 (10:02-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Original CBS All Access air date: 1/21/18. Promo
  • CBS BLUE BLOODS – Friday, January 15 Show More
    ERIN AND ANTHONY TRUST A SOCIOPATH WHO CLAIMS HE HAS EVIDENCE TO CONVICT A MURDERER, AND FRANK FACES BACKLASH FROM HIS DEPARTMENT AFTER SUSPENDING AN OFFICER FOR VIOLENT BEHAVIOR, ON “BLUE BLOODS,” FRIDAY, JANUARY 15
    “The Puzzle Palace” – Erin and Anthony must trust a sociopath who claims he has evidence to convict a double-murderer. Also, Frank faces backlash from his department when he suspends an officer for violent behavior, and Danny and Baez try to arrest a notorious gangster who appears to have people covering for him inside the department, on BLUE BLOODS, Friday, January 15 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
    WRITTEN BY: Kevin Riley
    DIRECTED BY: Dean White Promo
    MAGNUM AND HIGGINS MUST FIND KUMU WHEN SHE’S KIDNAPPED BY AN INJURED MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS WIFE, ON A REBROADCAST OF “MAGNUM P.I.,” SATURDAY, JAN. 16
    “Say Hello to Your Past” – Magnum and Higgins must find Kumu when she’s kidnapped by an injured man accused of killing his wife, on a rebroadcast of MAGNUM P.I., Saturday, Jan. 16 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 4/10/20.) Promo
    WRITTEN BY: Joe Gazzam
    DIRECTED BY: Avi Youabian
  • The CW Penn & Teller: Penn & Teller Go for the Juggler – Monday, January 11 Show More
    “Penn & Teller Go for the Juggler” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG) (HDTV)
    WORLD-FAMOUS MAGICIANS PENN & TELLER ARE BACK FOR OF SEASON 7 PART TWO OF FOOL US! – Aspiring magicians are invited to perform their best trick to try and fool the world-famous team of Penn & Teller, who will get to see the trick only once and have to immediately try to work it out. Anyone who succeeds wins the right to perform with Penn & Teller in their celebrated show at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The live studio audience and the TV audience watch along with Penn & Teller as they try to figure out the secrets. The magicians featured in the episode include Noah Sonie, Malin Nilsson, Peter Samelson and Michael Karl. Alyson Hannigan (“How I Met Your Mother”) serves as host (#715). Original airdate 1/8/2021.
  • The CW Riverdale – Wednesday, January 13 Show More
    “Chapter Seventy-Six: Killing Mr. Honey” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)
    MADCHEN AMICK DIRECTS THE EPISODE – After receiving a letter from the University of Iowa asking him to submit a story, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) works on a twisted tale about the gang’s revenge fantasy against Principal Honey (guest star Kerr Smith) for all the ways he’s ruined their senior year. KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Madelaine Petsch, Marisol Nichols, Madchen Amick, Mark Consuelos, Casey Cott, Skeet Ulrich and Charles Melton also star. Mädchen Amick directed the episode written by Ted Sullivan & James DeWille (#419). Original airdate 5/6/2020. Promo
  • The CW Nancy Drew – Wednesday, January 13 Show More
    “The Clue in the Captain’s Painting” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, V) (HDTV)
    SPRING FINALE – Nancy (Kennedy McMann) and the Drew Crew investigate a mysterious death which also leads to new details regarding the Aglaeca curse. Scott Wolf, Leah Lewis, Maddison Jaizani, Tunji Kasim, Alex Saxon, Riley Smith and Alvina August also star. Ramsey Nickell directed the episode written by Erika Harrison & Jesse Stern (#118). Original airdate 4/15/2020. Every episode of NANCY DREW will be available to stream on CWTV.com and The CW App the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required. Promo
    “Facing Darkness Is Kinda My Thing” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)
    SAVING JOSIE – In a race to save Josie (Kaylee Bryant), Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) infiltrates her subconscious and finds herself in a fairytale world filled with dark magic. Back at the Salvatore School, Alaric (Matthew Davis), Lizzie (Jenny Boyd) and the Super Squad commit to their own risky plan to get Josie back despite the potential consequences. Aria Shahghasemi, Quincy Fouse, Peyton Alex Smith and Chris Lee also star. Michael Karasick directed the episode written by Thomas Brandon & Sylvia Batey Alcala (#216). Original airdate 3/26/2020. Promo
  • The CW Whose Line Is It Anyway? – Friday, January 15 Show More
    “Jeff Davis 10” – (8:30-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DL) (HDTV)
    REACHING YOUR COMEDY POTENTIAL – Hosted by comedian Aisha Tyler, cast members Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie, along with guest comedian Jeff Davis, put their comedic skills to the test through a series of spontaneous improv games that are prompted only by random ideas supplied by the studio audience. The four performers must use the little information they have and their wild imaginations to depict different characters and an array of scenes, as well as perform songs. After each round of improvisation, Aisha will dole out points to our four performers and declare a winner at the end of every episode. Directed by Geraldine Dowd (#805). Original airdate 10/5/2020.
  • FOX THE SIMPSONS – Sunday, January 10 Show More
    “THE SIMPSONS” – (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Promo
    LISA FANTASIZES ABOUT THE HISTORY OF WESTERN ART ON “THE SIMPSONS” SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, ON FOX
    Lisa stays home from school to explore the wonders of Western art. She appears as Lisanardo, while Bart takes the shape of a French impressionist, Homer and Marge as Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, and Maggie as a warrior Cupid in the “Now Museum, Now You Don’t” episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Jan. 10 (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SI-3121) (TV-PG D, L, V)
  • FOX BOB’S BURGERS – Sunday, January 10 Show More
    “BOB’S BURGERS” – (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Promo
    THE KIDS’ HALLOWEEN PLAN GOES AWRY ON “BOB’S BURGERS” SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, ON FOX
    Louise’s plan to get revenge on Halloween for a candy transgression hits a snag when the Belcher kids meet a mysterious elderly woman at a hotel. Meanwhile, Linda and a very squeamish Bob donate blood at a vampire-themed blood mobile in the “Heartbreak Hotel-oween” episode of BOB’S BURGERS airing Sunday, Jan. 10 (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (BOB-1004) (TV-PG L)
    Guest Voice Cast: Andy Daly as Manager; David Herman as Blood Bank Guy/ Blood Drop/Husband/ Guy Lookie-Loo; Lindsey Stoddart as Dolores/Blood Bank Lady/Wife; Melissa Galsky as Lady Lookie-Loo
  • FOX THE SIMPSONS – Sunday, January 10 Show More
    “THE SIMPSONS” – (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Promo
    A VISTOR FROM GREAT BRITAIN FALLS FOR HOMER ON “THE SIMPSONS” SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, ON FOX
    Olivia Colman (“The Crown”) Guest-Voices
    When Marge and the kids take a seaside vacation, Homer is unwittingly tempted by a British femme fatale in the “The 7 Beer Itch” episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Jan. 10 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SI-3115) (TV-PG D, L, V)
    Guest Voice Cast: Olivia Colman as Lily
    “FAMILY GUY” – (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Promo
    PA: Viewer discretion is advised.
    STEWIE SAYS HIS FIRST WORD ON “FAMILY GUY” SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, ON FOX
    Stewie finally says his first word, and it’s a swear. When Lois is shunned by the other moms, she tries to figure out where Stewie could have possibly learned it in the “Stewie’s First Word” episode of FAMILY GUY airing Sunday, Jan. 10 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (FG-1719) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)
    Guest Voice Cast: Chris Parnell as Priest; Jennifer Tilly as Bonnie; Henry Holcomb as Caillou, Josh Robert Thompson as Caillou’s Father; Scott Grimes as Kevin Swanson; Gary Cole as Principal Shepherd
  • FOX BOB’S BURGERS – Sunday, January 10 Show More
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    TINA GOES ON A POWER TRIP ON “BOB’S BURGERS” SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, ON FOX
    Jim Gaffigan Guest-Voices
    Tina is put in charge of the Wagstaff School time capsule project, but she makes an enemy when she rejects Tammy’s submission. Meanwhile, Bob teases Linda over her inability to whistle in the “Fast Time Capsules at Wagstaff School” episode of BOB’S BURGERS airing Sunday, Jan. 10 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (BOB-1003) (TV-PG L)
    Guest Voice Cast: Jim Gaffigan as Henry Haber; Brian Huskey as Regular Sized Rudy/Customer; David Herman as Mr. Frond/Mr. Branca/D.J.; Jenny Slate as Tammy; Andy Kindler as Mort; Sarah Baker as Ms. Selbo; Laura Silverman as Andy; Sarah Silverman as Ollie; Bobby Tisdale as Zeke; Aparna Nancherla as Susmita; Damon Wayans Jr. as Arnold
    “FAMILY GUY” – (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1  Promo
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    STEWIE LEARNS OF RUPERT’S PAST LIFE ON “FAMILY GUY” SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, ON FOX
    Stewie “breaks up with” Rupert after learning that he used to belong to Chris. Unable to get over his feeling of betrayal, Stewie decides to take action in the “The Talented Mr. Stewie” episode of FAMILY GUY airing Sunday, Jan. 10 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (FG-1720) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)
    Guest Voice Cast: Kevin Michael Richardson as Bear; Travis Bowe as Cream; Ralph Garman as Lifegaurd; Rachael MacFarlane as Peaches; Sunkrish Bala as Spiritual Guru 
    “9-1-1” – (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Promo
    PA: Viewer discretion is advised.
    THE 118 RUSH TO THE SCENE OF A TRAIN CRASH ON “9-1-1” MONDAY, JANUARY 11, ON FOX
    The 118 rush to save lives in the aftermath of a massive train derailment in the “What’s Next?” episode of 9-1-1 airing Monday, Jan. 11 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (NIN-318) (TV-14 D, L, V)
  • FOX 9-1-1: LONE STAR – Monday, January 11 Show More
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    A SOLAR FLARE CAUSES HAVOC IN AUSTIN ON “9-1-1: LONE STAR” MONDAY, JANUARY 11, ON FOX
    A solar flare wreaks havoc on the electrical systems in Austin. As Owen performs a dangerous rescue when a small plane is caught and suspended in a series of live wires, Grace gets an out-of-this-world 9-1-1 call from a stranded astronaut. Meanwhile, TK and Carlos race to save lives in an overturned bus that is rapidly flooding and Michelle finally gets some closure on her missing sister, Iris, in the “Austin, We Have a Problem” episode of 9-1-1: LONE STAR airing Monday, Jan. 11 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (NLS-110) (TV-14 L, V)
  • FOX THE MASKED DANCER – Saturday, January 16 Show More
    “THE MASKED DANCER” – (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
    THE GROUP “A” DANCERS RETURN ON “THE MASKED DANCER” SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, ON FOX
    The four dancers from the series premiere episode return for the “Group A” finals. Guess alongside host Craig Robinson and panelists Ken Jeong, Paula Abdul, Brian Austin Green and Ashley Tisdale. Between all of the celebrity dancers, they’ve amassed more than 38 million albums sold worldwide, 20 Emmy(R) Award wins, 20 Grammy(R) Award nominations, 10 World Dancing titles, five New York Times Best-Selling Author titles, four Olympic gold medals and three Broadway show appearances. One will be unmasked and the remaining three continue on to the Super Six in the “Group A Playoffs – So You Think You Can Mask?” episode of THE MASKED DANCER airing Saturday, Jan. 16 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (MDA-103) (TV-PG L)
  • FOX NAME THAT TUNE – Saturday, January 16 Show More
    “NAME THAT TUNE” – (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
    PA: Viewer Discretion is advised.
    FOUR NEW CONTESTANTS ARE PUT TO THE TEST ON “NAME THAT TUNE” SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, ON FOX
    The all-new rendition of musical game show NAME THAT TUNE tests contestants’ music knowledge, as they battle it out in an assortment of challenging musical games for cash and prizes. Tony Award winner Jane Krakowski hosts, and Grammy Award-winning producer Randy Jackson serves as band leader. Each contest features a rotating variety of games from the original format, before the iconic Bid-a-Note round. The player with the most money at the end of Bid-a-Note wins the game and takes his or her bank into the Golden Medley bonus round, for a chance to win additional cash and potentially the $100,000 grand prize. Four contestants are welcomed to the stage, where their musical abilities are put to the test in the “Episode 2” episode of NAME THAT TUNE airing Saturday, Jan. 16 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (NTU-102) (TV-PG D, L)
  • FOX COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS – Saturday, January 16 Show More
    “COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS” – (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
    DISCOVER THE FUTURE THAT TODAY’S CHILDREN FACE ON “COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS” SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, ON FOX
    In what kind of world can a child born in 2020 expect to grow up? When did our slide into planetwide environmental destruction begin? Enter the possible world that awaits a 2020 baby in her twenties: one darkened by our refusal to confront the real and mounting challenges we face, but one which still offers a message of hope in the “Coming of Age in the Anthropocene” episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Saturday, Jan. 16 (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT) on FOX. (C-312) (TV-14 V)
  • NBC “MR. MAYOR””PILOT” REPEAT Show More
    01/10/2021 (07:00PM – 07:30PM) (Sunday) : In the series premiere, Neil Bremer (Ted Danson) starts his first day as mayor of Los Angeles, where he faces new challenges on the job and at home. Also starring Holly Hunter, Bobby Moynihan, Mike Cabellon, Vella Lovell and Kyla Kenedy. TV-PG Promo
  • NBC “ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES””SLIME EVERY MOUNTAIN” REPEAT Show More
    01/16/2021 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Saturday) : Contestants play “Stink Tank,” “Mt. Saint Ellen” and new games “If I Could Turn Back Slime” and “Name Dropper.” The winner of each of the first four rounds moves on to “Know or Go” and that winner advances to “Hotter Hands” for a chance to win a cash prize. Stephen “tWitch” Boss serves as announcer. TV-PG Promo
  • NBC “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE””JASON BATEMAN / MORGAN WALLEN” REPEAT Show More
    1/16/2020 (11:29PM) (Saturday) : TV-14 – sketches include – cold open: Rudy Giuliani (Kate McKinnon) calls ridiculous witnesses at election fraud hearing;
    monologue: on his previous SNL gig 15 years ago, host Jason Bateman nearly suffered a chimp bite;
    skit: at a sleepover, plainly-guilty Megan won’t fess up to menstrual accident;
    Miscellaneous: “Stu” (Pete Davidson)- letter to Santa (Bateman) for PS5 evokes “Stan”; Eminem cameo;
    skit: cabaret singers Charlie (Bowen Yang) & Billie (Cecily Strong) seek virus-free happy days;
    Film: “The Christmas Conversation”- mothers guilt daughters for not coming home;
    skit: musical guest Morgan Wallen’s future selves & (Yang) warn about SNL disinvitation;
    song: Wallen performs “7 Summers”;
    news: Davidson weighs in on Staten Island bar protest & how he is loved & hated;
    news: Bailey Gismert reviews ’90s movies that couldn’t be made in our era;
    skit: shopping mall Santa (Bateman) & Mrs. Claus (Strong) crash their plastic bubbles;
    song: Wallen performs “Still Goin’ Down”; and
    Miscellaneous: while hanging with friends, awkward (Kyle Mooney) kills the bit by trying to joke.

 

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Primetime TV Review: “Squish”

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“Squish” on HBO Max Review by Suzanne 1/9/21

This is a weird animated show that familiarizes children with science. It’s based on a graphic novel (also for children). Most of the characters are kids who go to school, study, play, etc. even though they are amoeba, paramecium, bacteria, viruses and fungi. Each one has a separate character. Squish (voiced by Cory Doran), the star of the show, is an amoeba. In the very first show, Squish meets a new friend, Vinnie, who’s a virus. He learns that too much Vinnie is not a good thing. At the same time, the series teaches the kids how a virus works.

The series is fun and well done – no question. I just wonder if the timing (talking about viruses during the pandemic) is a good idea. I guess they figure that any education is good for everyone to have. I just wonder if kids that are forced to stay home all the time because of the risk of COVID really want to spend their fun time watching this. As an adult, I don’t like watching shows that remind me of the pandemic. I want escapism. Well, the episodes are only 12 minutes long, so that might be just about the right amount of time.

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Squish, along with best friends Peggy and Pod, embarks on hilarious adventures in the town of Small Pond! Together, the pals navigate bacteria, viruses, fungi, and social survival.

Welcome to the fascinating world of amoebas! Squish, along with best friends Peggy and Pod, embarks on hilarious adventures in the town of Small Pond! Together, the pals navigate bacteria, viruses, fungi, and social survival. Based on the action-packed graphic novel, stream Squish now on HBO Max.

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Primetime TV Review: “Marvel Studios: Legends”

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“Marvel Studios: Legends” on Disney+ Review by Suzanne 1/9/21

This series showcases other upcoming Marvel series’ on the Disney+ channel. The first two episodes, which were released this week, focus on Wanda (The Scarlet Witch) and Vision from The Avengers movies. They have a new series starting soon. Each of these episodes use many clips from the movies to remind you who they are and what they’ve been through, to prepare you for the series. I enjoyed them.

Besides reminding me of their story, I enjoyed seeing the other Avengers characters, especially Black Panther and Iron Man. It makes me want to watch all the Marvel movies again (which I’m sure is what they intended). If you haven’t seen any or all of the Marvel movies, then these two episodes will fill you in a bit about them before the new series starts. I can’t wait for the new series. I assume that “Legends” will also cover similar material for the new series’ featuring Falcon and Bucky, Loki, Hawkeye and more.

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is expanding with the start of Phase Four! In addition to the arrival of Marvel Studios’ WandaVision on Disney+ on January 15, 2021, a new ongoing series will dive deeper into the stories of the MCU’s most compelling characters.

Coming exclusively to Disney+, Marvel Studios: Legends is a new series that will showcase individual characters viewers have come to know and love over the years and revisit some of their most iconic moments. Marvel Studios: Legends kicks off by highlighting Wanda Maximoff and Vision, the two stars of WandaVision, and their interconnected path across the MCU that led them both here.

The first two episodes of Marvel Studios: Legends, featuring Wanda and Vision, premiere on January 8, 2021, only on Disney+.

MARVEL STUDIOS: LEGENDS

As the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand, Marvel Studios: Legends celebrates and codifies what has come before. Revisit the epic heroes, villains and moments from across the MCU in preparation for the highly anticipated stories still to come. Each dynamic segment feeds directly into the upcoming series premiering on Disney+ — setting the stage for future events. Marvel Studios: Legends weaves together the many threads that constitute the unparalleled Marvel Cinematic Universe.

WANDA MAXIMOFF

Wanda Maximoff made her debut in Avengers: Age of Ultron as a powerful adversary of The Avengers, only to become an even more powerful ally. Wanda found strength in herself and in her extraordinary relationship with one highly unique individual, Vision. Marvel Studios: Legends explores Wanda’s story as she grapples with cruel hardships and loss, a chaotic power that she strives to control, and shifting loyalties from those she trusts most.

VISION

Born into the world in Avengers: Age of Ultron Vision chooses to fight on the side of humanity, though he himself is an artificial form of life. Marvel Studios: Legends follows Vision on his quest to understand humans more fully, evolving to be more like them, as he explores a romantic relationship with Wanda Maximoff in Captain America: Civil War. All of this leads to his final moments, as he makes the ultimate sacrifice for mankind, leaving those he loved to an uncertain future.

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Primetime TV Review: “Mighty Little Bheem: Kite Festival”

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“Mighty Little Bheem: Kite Festival” on Netflix Review by Suzanne 1/9/21

This is a spinoff from another series from India called “Chhota Bheem.” Netflix made the spinoff in 2019 with “Mighty Little Bheem,” which has had three seasons already. It’s about a baby with super-human strength and the community he lives in (including cows). This is the third special collection after “Mighty Little Bheem: Diwali” and “Mighty Little Bheem: Festival of Colors.” Each episode is only a half hour long, like most children’s shows.

The show is very cute and intended for young children 6-11. There is no dialogue. It’s all grunts and other sounds, in order to make it universal. Even so, it has various lessons that it shows, such as cooperation. Make sure you recommend this to any parent or young child.

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With winter behind them, Bheem and his townspeople usher in a sunny new season in all their favorite ways during the Makar Sankranti festival.
Starring:Sumruddhi Shukla, Aranya Kaur, Nishka Raheja
Creators:Rajiv Chilaka

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