LIVE
By EW Staff
January 18, 2021 at 06:00 AM EST
Advertisement
WTW Logo

We know TV has a lot to offer, be it network, cable, premium channels, or streaming platforms including Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, and others. So EW is here to help, guiding you every single day to the things that should be on your radar. Check out our recommendations below, and listen/subscribe to our What to Watch podcast on Apple PodcastsSpotify, or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts, or via your own voice-controlled smart-speaker (Alexa, Google Home).

People Puzzler

HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 6 p.m. on Game Show Network

Series Debut
Straight from the pages of People magazine is this new game show. In each episode, three contestants test their pop culture knowledge, answering clues that correspond to a crossword puzzle. After three rounds, the player with the most points moves on to the Fast Puzzle Bonus Round, where they have a chance to win $10,000. Hosted by King of Queens actress, 10 letters. —Gerrad Hall

Related content: 

The Bachelor

HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 8 p.m. on ABC

Move over, Victoria — there's another contestant bugging all of the Bachelor "ladies" this week. After her fainting spell at the rose ceremony, Sarah goes into neediness overdrive. It gets even worse after a group date in which the women all write and perform sexy stories about Matt. (Spoiler alert: The bleep button really gets a workout.) Also of note: A nosy donkey interrupts Matt's one-on-one date. —Kristen Baldwin

Related content: 

All American

HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 8 p.m. on The CW

Season Premiere
When All American returns for its third season, Spencer James is going home. And he's taking Coach Baker with him. With both Spencer and Billy now at South Crenshaw High, the football rivalry with Beverly only becomes more complicated… and that's before you add in the drama of whatever's going on with Spencer's shoulder. —Samantha Highfill

Related content: 

9-1-1

HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 8 p.m. on Fox

Season Premiere
It's all going down in Tinsel Town in the season premiere of the Fox emergency services drama. As the team goes about their lives at the firehouse, adhering to COVID safety procedures along the way, a damn breaks in West Hollywood, wreaking havoc all over town and sending a bus through the window of a sky scraper — and you thought real-life 2020 was bad! Though sufficiently distracted by the imminent land slide and mass destruction, Athena (Angela Bassett) is also dealing with the aftermath of her attack last season and questioning her abilities to do her job. Elsewhere, Buck (Oliver Stark) is moving on after getting some closure on his relationship with Abby (Connie Britton) and Chim (Kenneth Choi) and Maddie (Jennifer Love Hewitt) find themselves on other ends of constant Zoom calls as they try to keep their unborn baby safe. Indeed, the season 4 premiere is full of useful video calling lessons that we should really have all learned by now. We don't know who needs to hear this, but if the green light is on, so is your video!! —Ruth Kinane

Related content: 

9-1-1: Lone Star

HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 9 p.m. on Fox

Season Premiere
How do you top a finale that was literally out of this world? (Remember that 911 call from space?) Well, a global pandemic might help raise the stakes somewhat. While company 126 masks up and deals with the everyday crises they've become accustomed to — including having arrows shot at them while scaling a pylon in the premiere — Owen (Rob Lowe) also has to contend with the return of his ex-wife and TK's (Ronen Rubinstein) mom, played by Lisa Edelstein. Maybe sheltering in place with an ex isn't ideal, but we're selfishly delighted to see a mini West Wing reunion on our screens. (Edelstein played Lowe's romantic interest in the NBC political drama's first season.) Elsewhere, there's a new paramedic captain in town with Gina Torres joining the cast as Tommy Vega — following Liv Tyler's departure from the show — who is thrown back in at the deep end, getting back up to speed after 8 years away from the job. Sure, it's hectic as ever down in the Lone Star State this season, but as long as Owen's skin care procedures are still in place, we have faith everything is going to be okay. —RK

Related content: 

What ELSE to Watch

Check local listings

American Masters: How It Feels to Be Free (doc) — PBS

8 p.m.

Ellen's Game of Games — NBC

8:30 p.m.

Bob Hearts Abishola — CBS

9 p.m.

30 Coins — HBO

American Pickers (season premiere) — History

The Wall — NBC

10 p.m.

Bull — CBS

American Greed (season premiere) — CNBC

*times are ET and subject to change

Comments