1) Critics Choice Awards, 7-10 p.m., CW. Five days after the Golden Globes, here’s another show honoring the best in movies and TV. This one is hosted by Chelsea Handler, with Jeff Bridges getting a lifetime award. Best-movie nominees include the “Top Gun” and “Avatar” sequels. plus “Elvis” (shown here), “Tar” “Fabelmans,” “Glass Onion,” “Babylon,” “RRR,” “Women Talking,”“The Banshees of Inishien” and “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”
2) Football, 1 p.m. ET, CBS; 4:30 p.m., Fox; 8:15 p..m., NBC. In one busy swoop, we get half of the pros’ wild-card round. It will be Miami and Buffalo, then the New York Giants and Minnesota and Baltimore and Cincinnati. There were two games Saturday, with one more on Monday. The six winners – plus Kansas City and Philadelphia, with first-round byes – will be two wins from the Super Bowl.
3) “The Way Home” debut, 9 p.m., Hallmark. Kat (Chyler Leigh) fled from the family farm 20 years ago and hasn’t talked to her mother (Andie MacDowell) since. But now – just as her marriage and job are ending – she gets a letter, asking her to return. As this series debuts, she heads there with her daughter, 15, soon finding surprises and memories.
4) More openers, 9 p.m., cable. On HBO, it’s a post-apocalyptic drama, “The Last of Us”; on Showtime, it’s post-tragedy: “Your Honor” was a deeply moving mini-series that saw a judge (brilliantly played by Bryan Cranston) discard his ethics and his reputation, in a desperate attempt to hide the fact that his son accidentally killed a mobster’s son. The judge’s son was killed by a stray bullet and the series ended … until, in a surprise, a new season was ordered.
5) “All Creatures Great and Small,” 9 p.m., PBS. Last week, the season opened ideally for James: He married Helen … and Siegfried made him a partner in the veterinary practice. Now Siegfried realizes he really doesn’t like sharing responsibility. It’s a fairly charming hour … as is “Miss Scarlet and the Duke” (8 p.m.), in which Eliza’s old school-time foe is a murder suspect. At 10 p.m., “Vienna Blood” has a dreary finish to a grim two-parter,