What to Watch Today

Awkwafina Is From Queens, Riverdale Returns and More

Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens - Season 1

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.

  • The CW
    Riverdale

    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?)

  • CBS
    Criminal Minds

    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).

  • ABC
    Modern Family

    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]!)

  • The CW
    Nancy Drew

    Nancy clashes with Owen in her attempt to clear Carson’s name and get him out of jail. (Yep, already renewed!)

  • Freeform
    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?)

  • NBC
    Chicago P.D.

    Voight strikes a deal with Darius Walker to help bring down a rogue group of dirty cops; Voight enacts his own brand of justice.

  • Freeform
    Good Trouble

    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?)

  • Syfy
    The Magicians

    “Alice didn’t buy enough tacos,” while “Fen’s got three bars.” (The Season 5 premiere earned an average reader grade of “B.”)

  • ABC
    Stumptown

    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.

  • Comedy Central
    Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens

    Series premiere: This semi-autobiographical comedy follows the Crazy Rich Asians star as she navigates young adulthood in outer-borough NYC; B.D. Wong (SVU), Lori Tan Chinn (OITNB) and Bowen Yang (SNL) co-star. (Watch trailer; already renewed!)