On TV this Wednesday: Awkwafina launches a semi-autobiographical sitcom, Riverdale returns from winter break and the Criminal Minds team enjoys a well-deserved day off. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.
What to Watch Today
Awkwafina Is From Queens, Riverdale Returns and More
Winter premiere: Betty works on a story about the rivalry between Riverdale High and Stonewall Prep; Mary tells Archie about Uncle Frank’s troubled past. (Psst… hear the good news?)
During a Saturday off, Rossi and Prentiss help Simmons assemble a crib, Garcia leads a hacking competition, and Reid strikes up a conversation with a woman named Maxine (Perception‘s Rachel Leigh Cook).
Mitchell learns a valuable life lesson from a former resident of the house (The Kids Are Alright‘s Paul Dooley); Benjamin Bratt and Josh Gad reprise their respective roles as Manny’s dad Javier and the Dunphys’ former neighbor Kenneth. (R.I.P., [Spoiler]!)
Nancy clashes with Owen in her attempt to clear Carson’s name and get him out of jail. (Yep, already renewed!)
Party of Five
Emilio agrees to cater a private event, then is shocked to discover that the client expects the caterers to dress up and behave a certain way. (Who earned Performer of the Week honorable mentions?)
Voight strikes a deal with Darius Walker to help bring down a rogue group of dirty cops; Voight enacts his own brand of justice.
Davia gains unwanted attention at school; Callie helps Judge Wilson in the wake of a devastating loss; Malika tries to do right by Isaac. (Hear the news?)
“Alice didn’t buy enough tacos,” while “Fen’s got three bars.” (The Season 5 premiere earned an average reader grade of “B.”)
Dex befriends her new client: the owner of a male strip club who mysteriously keeps losing money; Grey continues to help Hoffman and his new partner.