Welcome to This Week in TV, a weekly feature in which we spotlight the series debuting or returning to air. Set your DVRs and alarms: Below are the highlights for the next seven days.
Monday, January 18
Hit the Floor (VH1, 9 p.m.)
The scandalous drama about a basketball team and its dance squad heads back to the court for a third season.
War and Peace (A&E, Lifetime, History, 9 p.m.)
Leo Tolstoy’s epic novel about Russian families in the time of the Napoleonic Wars heads to the small screen in this four-part adaptation starring Lily James, Paul Dano, James Norton, Gillian Anderson, and Jim Broadbent.
Tuesday, January 19
Team Ninja Warrior (Esquire, 8 p.m.)
It’s like regular American Ninja Warrior — but in pairs.
Fit to Fat to Fit (A&E, 10 p.m.)
It’s all there in the title: Personal fitness trainers must bulk up (with fat) and then lose the weight (to get fit) alongside their clients.
Just Jillian (E!, 10 p.m.)
The second weight-loss series Tuesday night comes from celebrity trainer (Just) Jillian Michaels.
The Prancing Elites Project (Oxygen, 8 p.m.)
The members of the Alabama dance troupe return for season 2.
Marvel’s Agent Carter (ABC, 9 p.m.)
America’s favorite post-war heroine with a penchant for fashionable accessories and knocking out villains heads to Hollywood in a two-hour season premiere.
The Flash (The CW, 8 p.m.)
The speedster’s back to create stop more havoc from hitting Central City.
Wednesday, January 20
Kocktails With Khloé (FYI, 10 p.m.)
Have Happy Hour with the eldest tallest Kardashian sister! What could go wrong?
Arrow (The CW, 8 p.m.)
The archer’s back to create stop more havoc from hitting Starling City.
Thursday, January 21
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (The CW, 8 p.m.)
If you watch Arrow and The Flash, you’ll know who these “legends” are and why they’ve gathered. If you don’t, well, here’s hoping Arthur Darvill can guide you as Time Master Rip Hunter. (No, no, he’s not a Time Lord!)
Baskets (FX, 10 p.m.)
Watch Zach Galifianakis clown around as, well, a sad clown in this “comedy” from Galifianakis and Louis C.K. Read EW’s review — in which critic Melissa Maerz gives the series a B+ — here.
London Spy (BBC America, 10 p.m.)
Ben Whishaw — you know, Q from Skyfall and Spectre — turns in a magnetic performance as the lover of a man who disappears and is revealed to be a spy. (No, no, he’s not 007!) Read EW’s review, by critic Jeff Jensen, here.
The 100 (The CW, 9 p.m.)
Portlandia (IFC, 10 p.m.)
Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein can’t wait to tell you about those artisanal gift baskets they received between seasons. Or something like that.
Friday, January 22
Mad Dogs (Amazon)
Binge your way through this series about a group of men who travel to Belize — only to have their darkest secrets exposed. Sounds … un-Belize-able! Read EW’s review here.
Childrens Hospital (Adult Swim, 11 p.m.)
Rob Corddry and his team check in for another round.
Saturday, January 23
Chelsea Does (Netflix)
Beowulf (Esquire, 10 p.m.)
Esquire’s tackling the, uhh, mother of all epic poems, but don’t expect to see Grendel in a suit and tie.
Black Sails (Starz, 9 p.m.)
The swashbuckling adventure ret-ARRRRR-ns. (Too much?)
Whitney Cummings: I’m Your Girlfriend (HBO, 10 p.m.)
The comedian takes the stage for an hour-long special.
Sunday, January 24
Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry (E!, 10 p.m.)
The 20-year-old sees stars and connects them to the “other side.” (It’s safe to say he won’t be meeting with Adele.)
The X-Files (Fox, 10 p.m.)
Mulder and Scully’s six-episode jaunt brings back conspiracy theories, shadowy figures, and, uhh, something called “aliens”?