Between network, cable, and streaming, the modern television landscape is a vast one. Here are some of the shows, specials, and movies that will hit TV this week, January 24-30. Details and times are subject to change.
MARCH 8 p.m. on the CW. This new eight-part archive takes a close look at the prestigious marching band at Prairie View A&M University, a historic Black college in Texas. Some of the more than 300 band members share the sacrifices they made to be part of the group – in 2021, being ranked eighth of all HBCU Division I bands according to ESPN’s publication The Undefeated – while balancing busy college life.
PROMISED LAND 10 p.m. on ABC. A highly successful family-run wine business is at the heart of this new TV series, set in California’s Sonoma Valley region. Here, familiar power struggles are paired with an exploration of the immigrant experience. The family that controls the vineyard is led by a self-made patriarch (played by John Ortiz) who has achieved the archetypal American dream. The show also follows a new group of immigrants who, on Monday night’s episode, travel from Mexico to the United States in search of their own version of that dream.
WAIT til dark (In 1967) 6 p.m. on TCM. Are you looking for a thrilling racing driver that can make you gasp or scream? Audrey Hepburn earned her fifth and final best actress Oscar nomination for her performance in this unique classic, in which she plays a woman, after being bullied. blind in a car accident, had owned a heroin stuffed doll. A group of clever gangsters (played by Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna, and Jack Weston) have to go through horrifyingly long ways to get it. Bosley Crowther writes in His 1967 review for The New York Times.
I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE 8 p.m. on Fox. Can you tell if someone can sing without even hearing a single note? This musical guessing game puts that unpredictable complexity question to the test. A contestant must distinguish between good and bad singers using a lip sync challenge, a series of questions, and other unorthodox methods. Any singer the contestant chooses showcases their vocal prowess in a duet performance with the episode’s special musical guest, which could lead to an epic collaboration or a disaster. amusing. Comedian Ken Jeong hosts the show, while actress Cheryl Hines and TV personality Adrienne Bailon-Houghton serve as the show’s permanent “famous detectives”.
DRAW KNIFE (2019) 7pm on Syfy. After directing “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Filmmaker Rian Johnson wrote and directed this suspenseful, star-studded film. The mysterious death of a renowned novelist, Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) at a vast estate prompts a master detective (Daniel Craig) to investigate the novelist’s flawed family members. “’Knives Out’ is essentially a colorful, energetic movie about a dusty Agatha Christie-style murder mystery with interrogations, probable motives, and suspicious things, ” Manohla Dargis wrote in Her rating for The Times. In addition to Craig, the cast includes Ana de Armas, Chris Evans, and Jamie Lee Curtis.
DEVELOPMENT-ISH 10pm on Freeform. In this upcoming comedy spin-off of the hit “black-ish” ABC, Zoey Johnson (Yara Shahidi) and her friends return to their fictional California college as students. upper class. Expect a fresh take on the struggles that come with adulthood – student loans, work-life balance, bad breakups and the rest – in the current fourth season. in. This show was created by Kenya Barris (who created “black-ish”) and comedian Larry Wilmore.
JANET JACKSON: PART 1 & PART 2 8 p.m. on Lifetime and A&E.
The life and legacy of powerful performer Janet Jackson is the subject of this new two-night, four-hour special documentary. Expect an insight into Jackson’s more than 40-year career, told through emerging footage, home videos, and interviews with Jackson’s friends and collaborators, among them Mariah Carey, Paula Abdul and Missy Elliott. The documentary’s creative team probably had plenty of access: Jackson himself was one of its producers, along with his brother Randy Jackson, who was a member of the Jacksons. “This is my story told by me,” Janet Jackson said in a trailer, “Not through the eyes of others.” The first two seasons will air simultaneously on both networks on Friday night; The second half will take place on Saturday night.
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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: WILLEM DAFOE / KATY PERRY 10 p.m. on NBC. Willem Dafoe – who recently returned to the comics field in “Spider-Man: There’s No Way Home” and who stars in Guillermo del Toro’s new crime drama, “Nightmare Alley” – will host “Saturday Night Live” for the first time this weekend. The musical’s guest will be a “SNL” veteran: Katy Perry, whose first role was in 2010.
HAPPINESS 9 p.m. on HBO. Created, written and directed by Sam Levinson, this drama follows a group of Gen Z teenagers who move through the fictional East Highland High School while experiencing sex, addiction, and violence. , love and social networks. (Though it revolves around young characters, the show is very geared towards adult audiences.) Before the second, current season, premieres earlier this month, actress Zendaya posted a warning on her social media: “This season, maybe even more than last season, is very emotional and deals with themes that can be provocative and difficult to watch.” Zendaya won an Emmy for her role as Rue, the 17-year-old recovering from drug addiction at the heart of the show. The team also includes Sydney Sweeney, Hunter Schafer, Jacob Elordi, Maude Apatow, Alexa Demie and Eric Dane.
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