What to Watch Today

Downton Abbey, The Good Wife, The Donald and Others Return, Galavant Rides In and More

  • Showtime

    Through midnight | The every-episode-ever marathon comes to a close with Season 4. (In case you’ve forgotten, Season 5 bows next Sunday, Jan. 11 at 9/8c).

  • ABC

    Premiere, two half-hour episodes: Exec-produced by Dan Fogelman (The Neighbors) and with music from Alan Menken and Glenn Slater (Tangled), this musical-comedy stars Joshua Sasse (Rogue) as Galavant, a down-on-his-luck knight who begins a quest to win back the love of his life from an evil king (Timothy Omundson, Psych). Mallory Jansen (Young & Hungry), Luke Youngblood (Community), Karen David (Pixelface) and Vinnie Jones (Elementary) also star. Oh, and John Stamos guests in the second ep. You’re welcome! (Read our First Impression.)

  • Fox
    The Simpsons

    Winter premiere: During a trip to Diz-Nee Land, the Simpsons board the wrong ride and are transported to Kang and Kodos’ home planet.

  • CBS
    Madam Secretary

    Winter premiere: Elizabeth and Henry’s 25th anniversary is cut short after a Mexican cartel smuggler kills a Texas state trooper.

  • TNT
    The Librarians

    The librarians travel to a town — Storybrooke, perhaps? — where fairytales come to life and attack.

  • Fox
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    Winter premiere: The team is excited for a detectives-only getaway at Charles’ beach house… until Jake ruins the fun by inviting Captain Holt.

  • NBC
    The Celebrity Apprentice

    Season 14 premiere: Celebrities (and I use that term loosely) including Sharknado’s Ian Ziering, gymnast Shawn Johnson, Fox News personality Geraldo Rivera and ex-reality star Kate Gosselin compete for the charities of their choice.

  • PBS
    Downton Abbey

    Season 5 premiere, 75 minutes: When a working-class prime minister is elected, attitudes change within the Crawley family and the staff. (The Manners of Downton Abbey follows at 10:15 pm, in which the show’s historical advisor reveals secrets of the real aristocratic set.)

  • CBS
    The Good Wife

    Winter premiere: Cary hires a consultant (Boardwalk Empire’s Domenick Lombardozzi) to prepare him for incarceration. Meanwhile, Alicia practices for her debate, with the help of English professor Adrian Fluke (Chris Elliott, How I Met Your Mother).

  • Fox
    Family Guy

    Winter premiere: To help Chris ace his history class, Stewie and Brian employ the time-travel machine… and get stuck in the past. Excellent!

  • ABC

    Winter premiere: Jacob and Margaret go missing as a violent storm hits Arcadia, and a stranger (Jim Parrack, True Blood) with a link to Bellamy shows up in town.

  • CNN
    Life Itself

    Making its TV debut, this documentary explores the impact of Roger Ebert’s life, from his Pulitzer-winning film criticism to his battles with cancer and the resulting physical disability.

  • Fox
    Bob's Burgers

    Winter premiere: Tina enlists Gene and Louise’s help when she is up for a big hall monitor promotion. (Hall monitors can be promoted?)

  • ABC

    Winter premiere: As Emily and Victoria grieve, they unite against a common foe, while David protects his loved ones. (See photos… and more photos.)

  • CBS

    The team learns the main suspect in the Gig Harbor killings is being released from jail due to lack of evidence. Mark-Paul Gosselaar returns as twins Jared and Paul, while Mark Valley returns as Detective Shaw.