“People's Choice Awards,” 9-11 p.m., CBS.
Many awards, it
seems, go to TV shows you've never seen and movies you've never heard
of. Not here. This lets people choose (quite eccentrically, at times)
winners in film, TV and music categories.
there are two animated films (“Zootopia,” “Finding Dory”) and
three action/fantasy ones (“Deadpool,” “Suicide Squad,”
“Captain America: Civil War”). The TV side has more fantasy
(“Outlander,” “Walking Dead,” “Stranger Things”), plus
“Grey's Anatomy” and “Big Bang Theory.” Joel McHale will
host, Blake Shelton will perform and stars (Tom Hanks, Jennifer
Lopez) will attend.
II: “Six” debut, 10:01 p.m., History (rerunning at 11:02 p.m. and
2:02 and 3:02 a.m.) and A&E (rerunning at 2:02 a.m.).
The Broyles men have
a deep understanding of war. William was a Marine officer in Vietnam,
then co-created the superb “China Beach” series; his son David
was a pararescue man in Afghanistan and Iraq. Their show starts
starkly, with lots of close-range shooting; some viewers will like
it, but others will exit before “Six” finally reveals its human
Yes, it has one.
These are solid, decent guys, torn between their lives at home and
the need to rescue a former colleague who was kidnapped. “Six”
has a solid soul ... but takes a while to get there.
ALTERNATIVE: “Full Frontal,” 10:30 p.m., TBS.
After spending its
first oft-brilliant season on Mondays, the show has now shifted to
Wednesdays. Now its satirical humor can be polished during the week,
not during weekend scrambles.
And there's a lot of
turf for satirists, with the inauguration coming Friday. For more
humor, you could stick around for “The Daily Show” (11 p.m.,
Comedy Central) and Seth Meyers (12:35 a.m., NBC).
p.m., NBC. An unusual tattoo points attention toward Roman. Now
police must decide whether to have him go undercover with a biker
8 p.m., Fox. Why would you risk stealing a car from a police impound
lot? In this case, it's stuffed with cocaine; the case leads to a
notorious car-theft ring.
“Star,” 9 p.m.,
Fox. So far, the half-sisters have managed to hide their past: They
fled, after Star stabbed (and almost killed) Simone's abusive foster
father. Now Carlotta (Queen Latifah) keeps searching for the truth,
Meanwhile, her salon is hosting a hair show. Gladys Knight (playing
herself) will introduce it, with the trio singing one of her
conclusion, 9-11 p.m., PBS. Here's the second half of a documentary
that traces how the optimistic Obama administration was soon dragged
“The End,” 9-11
p.m., CNN (barring late-breaking news). Cameras have been following
the final days of the Obama White House. Here's are report, with less
than two days left.
9:31 p.m., ABC. Dre is being nudged toward anger-management therapy.
Also, Johan becomes the kids' life coach.
10 p.m., NBC. Two murder suspects duck inside a church – where the
priest and parishioners give them sanctuary.