What to Watch Today

James McAvoy and Claire Foy's Peacock Thriller, AGT and MasterChef Crown Winners and More

My Son on Peacock

On TV this Wednesday: James McAvoy takes on a unique challenge, Robin Roberts interviews Amanda Gorman, and America’s Got Talent and MasterChef crown new champions. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • Peacock
    My Son

    Film premiere: James McAvoy (His Dark Materials) worked without a script on this missing-person thriller — an English-language remake of the 2017 French film Mon Garcon — improvising and reacting to each moment in real time; Claire Foy (The Crown) co-stars. (Watch trailer.)

  • Netflix
    Nailed It!

    Season 6 premiere (all six episodes): Prepare for a hot mess as a new crop of amateur bakers enter the kitchen and try to recreate edible masterpieces.

  • Fox
    MasterChef

    Season 11 finale (two episodes): Chef Curtis Stone returns as a guest judge; Michelin star chef Michael Cimarusti graces the kitchen; a winner is crowned.

  • ABC
    Press Your Luck

    Season 3 finale: The Elizabeth Banks-hosted reboot tips its hat to her turn as Hunger Games‘ Effie Trinket with the episode title “May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor.”

  • The CW
    Riverdale

    Archie opens up to Uncle Frank about his time in the Army; Jughead embarks on an apology tour. (Read “Barchie” reunion preview.)

  • ABC
    $100,000 Pyramid

    Season 5 finale: Sex and the City‘s Mario Cantone takes on Gossip Girl‘s Laura Benanti; Holey Moley‘s Joe Tessitore faces comedian Bridget Everett.

  • NBC
    America's Got Talent

    Season 16 finale (Night 2 of 2): Idina Menzel, Pentatonix, Bishop Briggs, actor/comedian George Lopez, Modern Family‘s Rico Rodriguez, AGT Season 9 winner Mat Franco, and Olympic Silver Medal gymnasts Jordan Chiles and MyKayla Skinner appear; the winning act is revealed. (Who will win? Who should win?)

  • CBS
    House Calls With Dr. Phil

    Season 1 finale (two episodes, unfortunately): Dr. Phil attempts to save a 17-year marriage, then confronts an unhealthy codependent relationship between a mother and her two adult sons.

  • ABC
    Amanda Gorman: Brave Enough With Robin Roberts

    The 20/20 special reveals the never-before-seen personal side of the first National Youth Poet Laureate, who captivated millions when she read an original poem during the Biden inauguration.

  • FX
    American Horror Story

    As Harry struggles with Alma, Doris is pushed past her limits. (Fall behind? Read Episode 4 recap.)


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