swearing-in will be at noon ET, but the coverage will go on and on.
We can expect the cable news channels to obsess (as is their habit),
but the broadcast channels will also be busy.
last-minute changes, CBS plans to go from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., NBC from
10 to 3, ABC and Fox from 11 to 4. There's much more, from the
morning talk shows to the newscasts and into prime time. At 8 p.m.,
CBS has an hour; at 10, ABC has an hour and NBC has the flexibility
II: “Landmarks Live in Concert” debut, 9 p.m., PBS.
Let's give PBS
credit for injecting performance – music, dance, theater, more –
into one of TV's weakest nights. Now it has a series of concerts,
each in a key location fot the singer.
That starts with
Alicia Keys in New York, which is logical. That's her home town and
the subject of “Empire State of Mind,” which she sang with Jay-Z;
the song was No. 1 for five weeks and won two of her 15 Grammys.
Tonight, she performs in several spots, including the Apollo Theatre.
Next week is Brad Paisley in West Virginia; six more will be this
summer, including Andrea Bocelli in Italy.
ALTERNATIVE: “Emerald City,” 9 p.m., NBC.
Stefanie Martini is
a young British actress on a mini-series spree. In her native
England, she's superb as the star of “Doctor Thorne” and the
upcoming “Prime Suspect” prequel. And in tonight's final minutes,
we meet her as Lady Ev, stepping into the life of a transformed
This is a “Wizard
of Oz” reboot that mixes gorgeous visuals with a dark and tangled
story. Tonight, Dorothy tries to help a troubled girl, the Wizard
(Vincent D'Onofrio) has a disturbing visit to a village and young Tip
finds herself tugged by the opposite forces of Glinda (Joely
Richardson) and West.
(1984), 3:15 p.m. ET, IFC. From the seriousness of Inauguration Day,
we can switch to some jaunty fun. This reruns at 10:30 p.m. and 3:15
a.m. ET, with its sequel (1989) at 8, 12:45 and 5:30. Other strong
choices are at 7 -- “Forrest Gump” (1994) on AMC, “Julie &
Julia” (2009) on Pop.
“Grimm,” 8 p.m.,
NBC. Life gets complicated when the mayor-elect is (literally) a
monster. Now Nick has a fresh plan to stop Capt. Renard's rise. Also,
Eve and Rosalind rush to get the spell ready.
Standing,” 8 p.m., ABC. Mandy's parents want her to show less
public affection with her new husband Kyle. She'll only do it if they
also be more discreet.
“Dr. Ken,” 8:31
p.m., ABC. Yvette Nicole Brown, the “Community” and “Odd
Couple” co-star, guests as the producer of a TV health show. She
follows Ken around ... and has him doubting his career.
Ex-Girlfriend,” 9 p.m., CW. When the Santa Ana winds blow into
town, people start questioning their relationships. Rebecca even
wonders if Josh is really the guy for her.
9 p.m., CBS. Reflecting real events from 1995, a suspect seeks
sanctuary from the “Nation of Hawai'i.” The result leaves the
team in conflict with a U.S. marshal (Lou Diamond Phillips).
10 p.m., CBS. Here's bad timing: Someone tries a robbery while Jamie
and his police partner are on a date. Meanwhile, Jamie's brother
faces a child-abuse case that's complicated by diplomatic immunity;
their dad, the police commissioner, intervenes without jurisdiction.