What to Watch Today

Ben Affleck Tends Bar, Kevin Hart Enters Shark Tank, Drag Race Returns, Search Party Ends and More

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On TV this Friday: Ben Affleck serves drinks (and #FatherFigureVibes) at The Tender Bar, Kevin Hart goes up against Mr. Wonderful and Search Party comes to a close. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • Apple TV+
    El Deafo

    Series premiere (all three episodes): The children’s cartoon follows the perceptive Cece (voiced by newcomer Lexi Finigan) as she loses her hearing and finds her inner superhero; cast also includes Pamela Adlon (Better Things) and Jane Lynch (Glee).

  • Prime Video
    The Expanse

    In the penultimate hour, Drummer and her fleet arrive to aid the relief effort, as Holden attempts to prevent a potential disaster. (What else is streaming in January?)

  • HBO Max
    Search Party

    Final season premiere (all 10 episodes): Dory partners with a tech billionaire (played by new recurring guest star Jeff Goldblum) and folds old friends Portia, Elliott and Drew into her altruistic venture. (Watch trailer.)

  • Prime Video
    The Tender Bar

    From director George Clooney comes an adaptation of the J.R. Moehringer memoir, about an aspiring writer (Ready Player One‘s Tye Sheridan) who reflects on a childhood largely spent at his uncle’s (Ben Affleck) bar; Lily Rabe (AHS) and Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future) co-star.

  • ABC
    Shark Tank

    Actor/entrepreneur Kevin Hart enters the Tank as a guest Shark alongside Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O’Leary and Lori Greiner.

  • VH1
    RuPaul's Drag Race

    Season 14 premiere: A new cast — including the series’ first-ever straight Queen — vies for the $100,000 prize; Lizzo serves as a guest judge. (Watch trailer.)

  • CBS
    Undercover Boss

    Season 11 premiere: The co-founders of College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving go on separate missions to make sure their company can withstand exponential growth.

  • CBS
    Magnum P.I.

    A woman hires Magnum and Higgins to locate a man she met briefly at a coffee shop; Higgins has a romantic dream about Magnum. (MacGyver vet recruited!)

  • The CW
    Nancy Drew

    A truth-inducing ritual results in a surprising romantic connection for Nancy; one of Ryan’s business contacts comes to town with an interesting offer.

  • CBS
    Blue Bloods

    Danny teams with Major Waylon Gates (returning guest star Lyle Lovett) to track down an illegal shipment of narcotics before they flood the streets.