What to Watch Today

Joe Biden Inauguration, Riverdale and Nancy Drew Return

  • Amazon Prime
    The Expanse

    Ams and Clarissa return to Baltimore; Avasarala’s alliances begin to shift; Naomi becomes a deadly lure.

  • ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and other major news networks
    The Inauguration of Joe Biden

    Biden gets sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, while Kamala Harris becomes the nation’s first female Vice President; ABC, CBS and MSNBC kick things off at 9 am, followed by NBC (10 am), PBS (10:30 am) and Fox (11 am). (Watch livestream.)

  • MTV
    The Challenge

    Theresa becomes Public Enemy No. 1 as rumors about her loyalties (or lack thereof) spread like wildfire. (Fall behind? Read Episode 5 recap.)

  • Fox
    The Masked Dancer

    Tulip, Cricket, Exotic Bird and Hammerhead vie in the Group A playoffs; Rob Lowe (9-1-1: Lone Star) is a guest panelist. (Name That Tune follows.)

  • The CW
    Riverdale

    Season 5 premiere: Betty and Jughead make a discovery; Archie agrees to a boxing exhibition against KO Kelly (Katy Keene‘s Zane Holtz); Cheryl learns that Toni’s been keeping a secret from her.

  • ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, NBC
    Celebrating America

    Tom Hanks hosts the 90-minute special meant to “celebrate the beginning of a new national journey toward an America united”; Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake, Ant Clemons and Jon Bon Jovi perform.

  • The CW
    Nancy Drew

    Season 2 premiere: Nancy and the Drew Crew must devise a new plan to stop the Aglaeca before it’s too late; Detective Tamura takes Nancy in for questioning. (Get First Look.)

  • HBO
    C.B. Strike: Lethal White

    Season 2 premiere: An unstable Billy Knight reveals a traumatizing incident he witnessed as a child; Minister Jasper Chiswell enlists Strike and Ellacott to investigate his blackmailer: Knight’s brother Jimmy.

  • ABC
    The Conners

    Special time: Harris brings home a new friend (ZOMBIES‘ Milo Manheim); Becky and Ben attempt to build a closet.

  • ABC
    Call Your Mother

    Special time: Jean tries to hang out with her kids, only to realize that they have jobs. And lives. After getting lost, Jean makes a new friend.


    🇺🇸 ON THIS DAY IN TV HISTORY 🇺🇸
    On Jan. 20, 1949, the second inauguration of President Harry S. Truman was the first one to ever be televised; an estimated 10 million people watched.