Wednesday, Jan. 25: ‘Nature’ Presents a Never-Before-Seen Look Into the ‘Soul of the Ocean’

Courtesy of Howard Hall

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Wednesday, Jan. 25

Nature: “Soul of the Ocean”
PBS, 8pm

Acclaimed underwater filmmaker Howard Hall, who directed Nature’s “Shark Mountain,” returns to the series with a never-before-seen look at how life underwater coexists in a marriage of necessity.

New Series!

This comedy is set in a world where everyone develops a superpower on their 18th birthday … everyone, that is, except for Jen (Máiréad Tyers), who is turning 25 and still waiting to get hers. Adrift in a big, confusing world and armed with nothing but a bit of hope and a lot of desperation, Jen begins her journey to find her maybe-superpower, but in doing so, she might discover the joy of being just kind of OK. All eight episodes are available today.

Branded & Brainwashed: Inside NXIVM

This two-hour special looks into now-imprisoned racketeer/sex offender Keith Raniere’s infamous sex/personality cult, NXIVM.

NBA Basketball
ESPN, beginning at 7:30pm Live

ESPN’s Wednesday night NBA doubleheader has the Brooklyn Nets at the Philadelphia 76ers and the Memphis Grizzlies at the Golden State Warriors.

Married at First Sight: “Honeymoon Hiccups”
Lifetime, 8pm

Five newlywed pairs of strangers explore their new relationships as they share a bed for the first time on their wedding night. In the morning, they are dropped into the lion’s den for a round of personal questions and concerns from their brand-new spouse’s family and friends. The couples reunite for an enticing honeymoon in Jamaica, but for one couple, the sun and sand remain slightly out of reach.

Deadly Australians
Smithsonian Channel, 8pm
New Series!

In the premiere episode, “Forests,” enter Australia’s forests, if you dare, and meet its most ruthless killers, from massive snakes to tiny spiders and more. Explore the host of deadly Australians lurking within the shadows of its forests and discover their lethal superpowers.

TCM Spotlight: Car Chases
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Catch a Classic!

Michael Caine stars as ex-con Charlie Croker in the classic comedic crime drama The Italian Job (1969), about a high-risk endeavor to steal a gold shipment by causing a traffic jam in Turin, Italy. What could go wrong? Next up is the Steven Spielberg-directed Duel (1971), about a businessman (Dennis Weaver) and the psychotic truck driver (Carey Loftin) who chases him around an empty highway, attempting to kill him. The Burglars (1971), based on the David Goodis novel, brings us to Athens as a group of professional thieves plan to steal emeralds from a wealthy gem collector while a corrupt Greek inspector follows them, intending to get the emeralds for himself. And to finish up the night is The Fast and the Furious (1954), which follows a trucker (John Ireland) framed for murder who breaks out of jail and takes a woman (Dorothy Malone) driving a fast sports car hostage on his way from California to Mexico.

Brother vs. Brother: No Rules: “Main Bedroom Magic”
HGTV, 9pm

The third challenge has the brothers renovating their main bedroom suites, and Drew Scott thinks he’s bitten off more than he can chew while Jonathan Scott scrambles to keep up with him. Jasmine Roth (Help! I Wrecked My House) guest judges, and the winner receives a very magical reward.

Grown-ish: “Money Trees”
Freeform, 10:30pm

Junior (Marcus Scribner) realizes he’s not earning enough money, so he focuses all his efforts on a new stock market side hustle, and Lauryn (Amelie Zilber) stops singing to focus on a “real job.”

Thursday, Jan. 26

Killing County
New Series!

This three-episode true-crime docuseries (all episodes available today) from ABC News Studios exposes the hard truths about the local police in Bakersfield, California, a law-and-order town where many residents trust and admire law enforcement. But a deadly shooting at a local hotel causes one family to question everything they know about their community.

The 1619 Project
New Series!

This production from Disney’s Onyx Collective is a six-part docuseries that expands upon the bestselling The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story, which was created by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and The New York Times Magazine. In keeping with that original project, the series seeks to reframe our country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the center of the national narrative. Hannah-Jones hosts the series, whose episodes — “Democracy,” “Race,” “Music,” “Capitalism,” “Fear” and “Justice” — are adapted from essays in the written project and examine how the legacy of slavery shapes different aspects of contemporary American life. Two new episodes will be available Thursdays today through Feb. 9.

Daniel Spellbound
Season Premiere!

In Season 2 of the animated series, Daniel (voice of Alex Barima) teams up with a legendary tracker to help him reverse a demonic curse and restart an age of magic that has mysterious ties to Daniel’s family.

Record of Ragnarok
Season Premiere!

The first 10 episodes of this Japanese anime series’ second season drop today. Humanity may be down, but their fight for survival is far from over. For the pivotal next round, a truly evil human emerges to face the next mighty god.

Teen Wolf: The Movie
Original Film!

Jeff Davis, who developed MTV’s hit 2011-17 supernatural teen drama Teen Wolf, is writer and executive producer of this film that continues the story, with much of the original series cast back reprising their roles. In the movie, a full moon rises in the fictional town of Beacon Hills, California, and with it, a terrifying evil has emerged. The wolves are howling once again, calling for the return of banshees, werecoyotes, hellhounds, kitsunes and every other shapeshifter in the night. But only a werewolf like Scott McCall (Tyler Posey), no longer a teenager yet still an alpha, can both gather new allies and reunite trusted friends to fight back against what could be the most powerful and deadliest enemy they’ve ever faced. The cast also includes Tyler Hoechlin, Orny Adams, Linden Ashby, JR Bourne, Seth Gilliam and Melissa Ponzio.

Wolf Pack
New Series!

TV’s most iconic vampire slayer and a new whirl on werewolves? Howl, yes! But though this scarefest is from Teen Wolf creator Jeff Davis, it’s not a spinoff. The series is headlined by genre queen Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) as Los Angeles Fire Department investigator Kristin Ramsey, who is hot to catch an arsonist behind a rash of local wildfires. In the pilot, after flames trap a school bus in the woods with teens Blake (Bella Shepard), Everett (Armani Jackson) and their classmates aboard, the kids are attacked by a fast, furry and ferocious something hiding amid the burning trees. With this, Ramsey’s case takes a new twist that leads her to the firestarter — but not before riding a collision course with ranger Garrett Briggs (Rodrigo Santoro, Westworld) and encountering a shocking secret.

Poker Face
New Series!

Rian Johnson (Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery) is creator, writer, director and executive producer of this mystery-of-the-week series (with each of the 10 hourlong episodes featuring a self-contained puzzle) that re-creates the feel of a classic detective show. Natasha Lyonne, who is also an EP, plays Charlie, a woman with an extraordinary ability to determine when someone is lying. She hits the road in her ’69 Plymouth Barracuda, and at every stop she encounters a new cast of characters and strange crimes that she can’t help but solve, armed with little more than her special talent for deciphering deception. The various guest stars featured in the stand-alone stories include Adrien Brody, Benjamin Bratt, Chloë Sevigny, Clea DuVall, Ellen Barkin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Judith Light, Lil Rel Howery, Luis Guzmán, Nick Nolte, Rhea Perlman, Tim Meadows and many others. The first four episodes are available today; new episodes drop Thursdays.

The Lair
Exclusive Film!

Royal Air Force pilot Kate Sinclair (cowriter Charlotte Kirk) is shot down over Afghanistan and finds refuge in an abandoned underground bunker where deadly manmade biological weapons — half-human, half-alien — are awakened. The film’s other cowriter, and its director, is Neil Marshall, who also wrote and directed the acclaimed subterranean-set 2005 horror film The Descent.

The MisEducation of America 2: Live Summit
FOX Nation, 7pm Live

FOX & Friends Weekend cohost Pete Hegseth moderates this live forum at The Factory at Franklin in Franklin, Tennessee, examininh the critical issues facing today’s education system, including the history behind sex education, the transgender youth movement, schools’ declining academic standards, teachers’ unions and their impact on the Western nuclear family. Participants include Outkick’s Tomi Lahren, former Princeton University and Vanderbilt University professor Carol Swain, Executive Director of Ian Prior, Parents’ Choice founder Trisha Lucente, Battle for the American Mind coauthor David Goodwin, Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives Rep. Cameron Sexton (R), founder and president of Turning Point USA Charlie Kirk, among others.

Figure Skating: U.S. Championships
USA Network, 7-9pm & 10pm-12am Live; also livestreams on Peacock

Earlier in the evening, USA and Peacock offer coverage of the rhythm dance championship; later in the evening is coverage of the women’s short program championship.

NBA Basketball
TNT, beginning at 7:30pm Live

TNT’s Thursday night NBA doubleheader has the New York Knicks at the Boston Celtics and the Dallas Mavericks at the Phoenix Suns.

Walker: “Blinded by the Light”
The CW, 8pm

Cordell (Jared Padalecki) is tipped off that Grey Flag may still have him as their prime suspect.

Christina in the Country: “Tennessee Transplants”
HGTV, 8pm

A quirky Tuscan kitchen gets a makeover as Christina Hall helps Kevin and Katie, a couple new to Franklin, Tennessee. At home, Christina and her husband Josh get a special delivery and the kids get a lesson on how to make s’mores the old-fashioned way. Then, the crew hits downtown Nashville to try their hands (or feet) at line dancing.

Law & Order: “Almost Famous”
NBC, 8pm

After a teenager is killed, Cosgrove (Jeffrey Donovan) and Shaw (Mehcad Brooks) discover what lengths kids will go to these days to become Internet famous. Meanwhile, Price (Hugh Dancy) and Maroun (Odelya Halevi) take a risk to go after who they believe is the real criminal in the case, but wind up back where they started.

Special Theme: The Jewish Experience
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Catch a Classic!

The traumatic and challenging struggles of early 20th century Jews are at the heart of all the films airing tonight on TCM. Up first, a young Matthew Broderick stars as a Jewish teenager from New York in the 1988 comedy Biloxi Blues, about a group of Army recruits facing a merciless drill sergeant (Christopher Walken) in a Mississippi boot camp during World War II. This is followed by a film adaptation of the National Book Award-nominated Chaim Potok novel The Chosen (1981), about two Jewish teenagers in 1940s Brooklyn, one Hasidic and one not, as they grow into adulthood. Next up is another classic novel adaptation, this time Philip Roth’s controversial Portnoy’s Complaint (1972), which chronicles a neurotic Jewish bachelor’s stifling New Jersey upbringing and his subsequent failed relationships with various women. The Oscar-nominated French film The Last Metro (1980) tells the tale of a young actress who is keeping her Jewish theater owner husband hidden from the Nazis in 1942 German-occupied Paris, and following that is the original, non-musical Sholom Aleichem story adaptation that inspired Fiddler on the Roof, Tevya (1939), about an Orthodox Jewish family man in pogrom-era Ukraine who aims to keep his daughter from marrying a Christian.

Walker Independence: “All In”
The CW, 9pm

As a dust storm descends upon Independence, Abby (Katherine McNamara) and Tom (Greg Hovanessian) find themselves desperate for shelter.

Nikki Bella Says I Do
E!, 9pm
New Series!

This four-part special follows WWE superstar Nikki Bella and Dancing With the Stars champion Artem Chigvintsev as they prepare to walk down the aisle. This major moment is not without challenges as the bride and groom navigate parenthood with their son Matteo, plan a wedding, throw a joint bachelor and bachelorette party, find a wedding dress, and choose the right venue all while holding onto hope that Artem’s family from Russia will make it to this event.

Married to Real Estate: “All’s Well in Roswell”
HGTV, 9pm

A couple relocating from Kansas to Georgia for work needs Egypt Sherrod’s help finding a home in Roswell, but houses are in short supply. Egypt and her husband Mike Jackson must find and renovate the couple’s new home before they move across the country. At home, Egypt and Mike are potty-training their daughter Harper, and it takes the whole family’s help.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: “Blood Out”
NBC, 9pm

As Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Carisi (Peter Scanavino) put a vengeful crime boss on trial, Fin (Ice-T) tries to help a woman who was drugged and left for dead, and Velasco (Octavio Pisano) takes drastic action to get information from a witness.

The Haunted Museum
Travel Channel, 9pm
Season Finale!

Season 1 concludes with “Curse of the Dybbuk Box,” in which a skeptical college professor must reexamine his beliefs and face his greatest fears as he struggles to unravel the mystery surrounding one of the world’s most dangerous paranormal artifacts.

Call Me Kat: “Call Me Ichabod Evel Knievel”
FOX, 9:30pm

Erik Estrada and D.B. Sweeney guest-star in the new episode “Call Me Ichabod Evel Knievel”

Law & Order: Organized Crime: “Partners in Crime”
NBC, 10pm

After learning that an untouchable crime boss may have been behind her former partner’s death, Bell (Danielle Moné Truitt) enlists the task force to take him down. Meanwhile, Stabler (Christopher Meloni) is recruited for a secret mission of his own.

Friday, Jan. 27

Apple TV+
New Series!

Jason Segel created and stars in this 10-episode comedy that he cowrote with Ted Lasso cocreator Bill Lawrence, and Ted Lasso star/writer/co-executive producer Brett Goldstein. Segel plays a grieving therapist who starts to break the rules and tell his clients exactly what he thinks. Ignoring his training and ethics, he finds himself making huge, tumultuous changes to people’s lives … including his own. Harrison Ford, who in his long and famed career had not had a major role in a TV series until the current drama 1923 (which debuted in December and is still dropping new episodes on Paramount+), adds another one to his resumé as costar here. The cast also includes Christa Miller, Jessica Williams, Michael Urie, Luke Tennie and Lukita Maxwell. The first two episodes are available today; new episodes drop Fridays.

Lockwood & Co.
New Series!

In a world plagued by ghosts, where giant corporations employ psychic teens to battle the supernatural, only one company operates without adult supervision: Lockwood & Co. It is run by Anthony Lockwood (Cameron Chapman), a rebellious young entrepreneur haunted by his mysterious past; his brilliant but eccentric sidekick George (Ali Hadji-Heshmati); and a newly arrived, supremely gifted girl named Lucy (Ruby Stokes). This renegade trio is about to unravel a terrifying mystery that will change the course of history.

The Snow Girl
New Series!

Málaga, Spain, 2010. A magical moment turns into a nightmare for the Martín family when their daughter Amaya disappears in the crowd at the Three Wise Men parade. Miren (Milena Smit), a journalist in training, begins an investigation parallel to that of Inspector Millán (Aixa Villagrán) that awakens aspects of her past she would like to forget. With the help of her colleague Eduardo (José Coronado), Miren will not stop until she finds the girl.

You People
Original Film!

A new couple (Jonah Hill and Lauren London) fall in love and find themselves confronting societal expectations, generational differences and clashing cultures among their families (played by Eddie Murphy and Nia Long, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus and David Duchovny). The comedy is the feature film directorial debut for black-ish creator Kenya Barris, who cowrote the screenplay with Hill.

Shotgun Wedding
Prime Video
Original Film!

Darcy (Jennifer Lopez) and Tom’s (Josh Duhamel) extravagant destination wedding gets hijacked by criminals. In the process of saving their families, they rediscover why they fell in love in the first place. Jennifer Coolidge, Lenny Kravitz, Cheech Marin and Steve Coulter also star in this romantic action/comedy film from director Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect).

Immortal City Records
Original Film!

In this thriller, after accepting a job at Immortal City Records, aspiring singer Drea (Mea Wilkerson) thinks that all of her dreams are coming true. But those dreams soon become nightmares as she gets tangled up in the music label’s dark secrets.

Figure Skating: U.S. Championships
USA Network, 5pm Live; also livestreams on Peacock

Coverage of the men’s short program championship.

Figure Skating: U.S. Championships
NBC, 8pm Live

NBC has live primetime coverage of the women’s free skate at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, California.

David Janssen Triple Feature
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Catch a Classic!

For nearly 20 years before he became most famous for his Emmy-nominated role as Dr. Richard Kimble in the classic 1963-67 television series The Fugitive, David Harold Meyer — better known as David Janssen — had a number of roles on the big screen, as supporting and lead characters. Three of the movies Janssen headlined prior to his TV stardom are airing tonight on Turner Classic Movies, starting with Hell to Eternity (1960), a biopic based on the actual experiences of World War II Marine Pfc. Guy Gabaldon (played by Jeffrey Hunter) and his heroic actions during the Battle of Saipan. Janssen costars as Gabaldon’s sergeant. After that is Ring of Fire (1961), an action drama led by Janssen as a deputy sheriff in Oregon who is taken hostage by robbery suspects as forest fires rage around them. Tonight’s third and final feature is Twenty Plus Two (1961), a mystery with Janssen as an investigator delving into a case involving the murdered fan club secretary of a famous movie star and a missing heiress. Jeanne Crain and Dina Merrill costar.

Next at the Kennedy Center: “The Roots Residency”
PBS, 9pm

Hip-hop legend the Roots give an electrifying performance during their residency at the Kennedy Center. Beyond the stage, the band endeavors to use their influence and platform to explore the depths of their creative potential and inspire the next generation of cultural leaders.

Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom: “Flocks of Love”
Nat Geo, 10pm

Lily the Masai giraffe needs an X-ray to determine if she has broken her toe, but she’s reluctant to be anesthetized; the park’s tightknit pack of painted dog brothers must be separated to get their annual health check; and at the Tree of Life, the lesser flamingo flock gets a visit from the stork with a very cute addition to Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Tennis: Australian Open: Women’s Final
ESPN, 3:30am Live (late-night)

The women’s singles final match at the Australian Open in Melbourne airs live on ESPN.

Saturday, Jan. 28

Figure Skating: ISU European Championships
E!, 8am Live

Live coverage of the ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Espoo, Finland, airs today on E!

College Basketball
CBS, FOX, ESPN & ESPN2, beginning at 12pm Live

There’s no shortage of viewing options for college hoops fans today. Highlights include Xavier at Creighton (CBS), Illinois at Wisconsin (FOX), Cincinnati at Houston (CBS), Arizona at Washington (FOX), Ohio State at Indiana (FOX), Florida at Kansas State (ESPN2) and Kansas at Kentucky (ESPN).

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship: Rolex 24 At Daytona
NBC, 1:30pm-2:30pm Live; USA Network, 2:30pm-8pm & 10pm-12am Live; livestreams on Peacock beginning at 1:30pm

Across its linear networks (NBC and USA Network) and streaming service (Peacock), NBC Sports will offer more than 80 hours of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2023. That coverage kicks off with this weekend’s 61st Rolex Daytona 24 daylong endurance race from Daytona International Speedway. NBC offers an hour of live coverage this afternoon, and USA presents two live hours this evening, with Peacock streaming flag-to-flag live coverage.

NBA Basketball
ABC, beginning at 3pm Live

A tripleheader of NBA action on ABC has the Denver Nuggets at the Philadelphia 76ers, the N.Y. Knicks at the Brooklyn Nets and the L.A. Lakers at the Boston Celtics.

Frozen Planet II
BBC America, 8pm
New Series!

This six-part series, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, explores the wildlife found in the world’s coldest regions: the Arctic and Antarctic, high mountains, frozen deserts, snowbound forests and ice-cold oceans. The premiere episode “Frozen Worlds” examines how polar bears, penguins, snow monkeys, Siberian tigers and other species must overcome a unique set of challenges to endure the extreme environment.

Love in Glacier National: A National Park Romance
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Original Film!

Sparks fly when an avalanche forecaster (Ashley Newbrough) brings new technology to Glacier National Park and faces pushback from the director of Mountain Rescue (Stephen Huszar).

Hoax: The Kidnapping of Sherri Papini
Lifetime, 8pm
Original Film!

Jaime King stars as Sherri Papini, a young mother of two who disappeared while jogging near her home, leading to national headlines as concerned citizens searched for her whereabouts. When she reappeared three weeks later on Thanksgiving Day, Sherri claimed she was abducted by two Hispanic women who chained and repeatedly abused her. While Sherri’s return was celebrated, the state never stopped searching for her kidnappers. Four years later, Sherri’s world came crashing down as evidence revealed her kidnapping was all a hoax perpetrated by Sherri herself to spend time with her ex-boyfriend. Sherri was arrested and ultimately sentenced to 18 months in prison for lying to federal agents, creating hysteria in the community, and wasting police time and funding with her nearly successful, elaborate scheme. Matt Hamilton (Girl in Room 13) stars as Sherri’s devoted husband, Keith.

Tyrone Power Adventures
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Catch a Classic!

It’s a night of swashbuckling adventure as Turner Classic Movies presents a double feature of films led by Tyrone Power in some of the most action-filled and romantic performances for which he is best remembered. First is The Black Swan (1942), in which Power plays an ex-pirate who must contend with rowdy buccaneers and a love/hate relationship with an aristocratic woman (Maureen O’Hara) who is tougher than she seems. Second on tonight’s double bill is The Black Rose (1950), an American-British coproduction that stars Power as a disinherited 13th century Saxon nobleman who leaves Norman England with an archer friend (Jack Hawkins) to seek his fortune in the Far East. Orson Welles and Cécile Aubry costar.

Figure Skating: U.S. Championships
USA Network, 8pm Live; also livestreams on Peacock

Coverage of the pairs free skate competition championship.

Rico to the Rescue: “That ’70s Cabin”
HGTV, 9pm

Tim and Kellie call builder Rico León to help with their renovation after having a previous contractor squat in their A-frame cabin in the Colorado hills. The couple purchased the cabin as a fun project and home-away-from-home to enjoy with family and friends, but it turned into a renovation nightmare when they weren’t able to find local contractors that were willing to take on the small, remote build. Rico and his team will complete the renovation with the couple’s vision in mind and will incorporate special antique pieces into the final design.

Unexplained: Caught on Camera
Travel Channel, 9pm
Season Premiere!

This series in which experts attempt to explain terrifying footage of paranormal phenomena returns for Season 3 with “Secret Room & The House of Slaughter,” which finds a father and son unlocking a secret room full of deadly surprises, an urban explorer spending the night in a house of horrors, and two best friends digging up more than they bargained for when they discover a witch’s ladder containing a sinister spell.

Help! My House Is Haunted
Travel Channel, 10pm
Season Premiere!

In “Devil in Disguise,” the Season 4 premiere of this series, U.K. paranormal experts Barri Ghai, Ian Lawman and Jayne Harris investigate the case of a man terrorized by a demonic entity that wants his soul.

Saturday Night Live: “Michael B. Jordan/Lil Baby”
NBC, 11:30pm Live; also livestreams on Peacock

Michael B. Jordan, who stars in and makes his directorial debut with Creed III, in theaters March 3, makes his first appearance as SNL host tonight. He is joined by rapper Lil Baby, making his debut as musical guest.

Tennis: Australian Open: Men’s Final
ESPN, 3:30am Live (late-night)

Coverage of the Australian Open men’s singles final match airs live on ESPN from Melbourne Park.

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