“Golden Globes,” 8-11 p.m. ET, NBC (5 p.m. PT, repeating at 8).
We can expect fun
(Jimmy Fallon hosts) and quirks. This splits movies into dramas
(“Manchester by the Sea,” “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Lion,”
“Moonlight,” “Hell or Highwater”) and comedies or musicals
(“La La Land,” “Deadpool,” “Sing Street,” “20th
Century Women,” “Florence Foster Jenkins”).
In TV, every drama
except “Game of Thrones” is in its first year -- “This is Us,”
“Westworld,” “The Crown” and “Stranger Things.” “Atlanta”
is the only new comedy, facing “Veep,” “Blackish,”
“Transparent” and “Mozart in the Jungle.” Elsewhere, the O.J.
Simpson mini-series dominates.
II: Sherlock Holmes tales, PBS and CBS.
After resting on two
holidays, “Elementary” returns to its 10 p.m. spot on CBS.
Tonight, Holmes and Watson race to save a woman who's been captive
That faces strong
competition from a “Sherlock” double-feature on PBS. At 7 p.m. is
a rerun of last week's season-opener; Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch)
is in modern London, where Watson (Martin Freeman) and his wife
struggle with parenthood. At 9, Toby Jones – who has played
Hitchcock, Capote and Karl Rove – is Culverton Smith, one of
Sherlock's toughest enemies.
ALTERNATIVE: “The Real Mad Men of Advertising,” 9 p.m.,
As “Mad Men”
viewers already know, Madison Avenue once rippled with fun and
creativity, plus alcohol, drugs and a sense of white-male privilige.
This interesting documentary looks at the 1950s tonight and the'60s
next week, with lots of clips and a few of the people who were there
at the time.
'The result has a
scattered organization, with lots of repetition. Still, it has some
wonderful insights into the days when a Volkswagen ad or a “plop
plop fizz fizz” commercial could stir pop culture.
Football, 1:05 p.m.
ET, CBS and 4:40 p.m. ET, Fox, Some of pro-football's top
quarterbacks battle in the playoffs. First, Ben Roethlisberger and
the Steelers (11-5) host Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins (10-6). Then
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers (10-6) host Eli Manning and the Giants
previews, E and NBC. E has its preview at 4 p.m. ET, then starts its
red-carpet coverage at 6; NBC has its own red-carpet show at 7. And
at 11 p.m. (ET and PT), E has its “After Party.”
“Son of Zorn,” 7
and 8:30 p.m., Fox. First is a rerun, with Alan feeling the holiday
tug that comes from a mixed marriage; his mom likes Christmas, his
dad prefers Grafelnik, the day of revenge. Then a new episode brings
everyone together at an engagement party for his mom and Chris (Tim
“To Tell the
Truth,” 8 and 9 p.m., ABC. Tonight, we meet people with adventures
– one was rescued by Harrison Ford, another was caught in te eye of
a tornado – and those with odd ceations: There are the the people
who created a farmers dating site and and launched the art of
juggling while running.
Secretary,” 9 p.m., CBS. You really shouldn't look a gift horse in
the mouth, especially if you're secretary of state. Elizabeth
considers rejecting a horse sent to her by Mongolia.
p.m., ABC. As Hayes and Wallace try to sort out their feelings for
each other, they're brought to a crime scene that's in the style of
earlier murders that had already been “solved.”
ALSO: Turner Classic
Movies has two of Woody Allen's best films, “Annie Hall” (1977)
and “Hannah and Her Sisters” (1986), at 8 and 10 p.m. ET. He got
screenplay Oscars (one shared) for both films and best-director for
“Annie Hall” ... which also won for best picture and is No. 35 on
the American Film Institute's all-time list. But Allen, 81, isn't
only found in the past; Amazon Prime has his “Cafe Society”
movie and his “Crisis in Six Scenes” mini-series (both 2016).