By EW Staff
January 15, 2021 at 06:00 AM EST
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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).


One Night in Miami...

HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

Going from co-writing Soul to writing about a soul legend, screenwriter Kemp Powers helps Regina King adapt his 2013 play of the same name for her feature directorial debut. The awards contender imagines what happened the night when singer Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.), football star Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge), and activist Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), all met with Cassius Clay (Eli Goree) to celebrate the boxer (who'd later become Muhammad Ali) defeating Sonny Liston for the heavyweight title. The result is a prophetic dialogue concerning how the Black icons can use their platform, and mixes in transfixing shots of the men in their element. —Marcus Jones

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HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: Streaming on Disney+

Series Debut
Just as The Mandalorian introduced a whole new corner of the Star Wars galaxy, WandaVision is ready to do the same for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Disney+'s first live-action Marvel TV series follows Elizabeth Olsen's telekinetic sorceress and Paul Bettany's charming android in a trippy, time-bending TV show inspired by classic sitcoms. Part superhero adventure and part kitschy comedy, it's a bold new direction for the Marvel franchise that should delight hardcore comic nerds and newbie fans alike. —Devan Coggan

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Bling Empire

HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: Streaming on Netflix

Series Debut
On the surface, this new reality series has Crazy Rich Asians written all over it. And you'll definitely be drawn in by the "rich" factor, but it's so much more than that, digging into the lives of several crazy, rich, Asian friends in Los Angeles. From their relationships, their fortunes (some of them are heirs to millions!), their heritage and all of the expectations that come with that, to adoption, infertility, and marriage, Bling Empire will be your new reality obsession. —Gerrad Hall

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Promising Young Woman

HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: Available to rent/buy on VOD

With its candy-colored dressings and vibrant pop soundtrack, Promising Young Woman might look like an innocent confection on the surface, but director Emerald Fennell made sure the center of her rape-revenge thriller was a bitter, biting wake-up call to more than just the toxic patriarchy. Likely Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan gives a career-best turn as Cassie, a med school dropout avenging the assault of a classmate by luring horny bachelors into a dangerous emotional snare. It's superficially satisfying to see such characters take shots at insufferable masculinity, but Fennell's film is about more than just catharsis for social justice warriors: The film's shocking conclusion doesn't take the easy way out, reminding us all of the reality that true equity often feels like far-off neon fantasy. —Joey Nolfi

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What Else to Watch


Tandav (series debut) — Amazon Prime Video

Servant (season premiere) — Apple TV+

DickinsonApple TV+

The Ultimate Playlist of Noise (movie) — Hulu

Disenchantment (season premiere) — Netflix

Outside the Wire (movie) — Netflix

Assassins (doc) — VOD

Some Kind of Heaven (movie) — VOD

MLK/FBI (doc) — Digital/VOD

Check local listings

In Concert at the Hollywood Bowl (series debut) — PBS

8 p.m.

Secrets of Sulphur Springs (series debut) — Disney Channel

An Unexpected Killer (season premiere) — Oxygen

9 p.m.

20/20 ("The List: Who Killed JonBenét?") — ABC

Magnum P.I. — CBS

Framed by the Killer (series debut) — Oxygen

10 p.m.

Belle Collective (series debut) — OWN


8 p.m.

The Evil TwinLifetime

9 p.m.

Two for the WinHallmark

One Deadly Mistake (series debut) — Oxygen




Season Premiere
Batwoman takes off into the night with new star Javicia Leslie as Ryan Wilder, Gotham City's new hero following Kate Kane's disappearance. In the season 2 premiere, Ryan discovers the Batsuit and decides to take it out for a spin, which leads to her meeting Kate's allies Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson) and Mary Hamilton (Nicole Kang). While Luke and Mary initially aren't thrilled to have someone else in the suit, the same can't be said for their portrayers because they immediately accepted Leslie when she arrived on set in Vancouver. "I actually feel like this is the most welcomed I've ever felt and this is the furthest from home I've ever been," says Leslie. "It feels like even just from the beginning, we were already a family." —Chancellor Agard

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What Else to Watch

Check local listings

Masterpiece: Miss Scarlet & The Duke (series debut) — PBS

Inside the Mind of Agatha Christie (special) — PBS

2 p.m.

7 p.m.

Exhumed (series debut) — Oxygen

8 p.m.

9 p.m.

Card Sharks — ABC

I Can't Breathe — A Court TV SpecialCourt TV

Tiger (doc, part 2) — HBO

Shameless Hall of Shame — Showtime

10 p.m.

The Rookie — ABC

*times are ET and subject to change