What to Watch Today

Netflix's Messiah Rises, Doctor Who Returns, January Jones Is Spinning Out, Rose Bowl and More

'Messiah' Season 1 on Netflix

On TV this Wednesday: Doctor Who embarks on a globe-trotting mission, January Jones endures figure-skating drama and a new Messiah rises on Netflix. Here are 16 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • Netflix
    Messiah

    Series premiere (all 10 episodes): A CIA officer (The Path‘s Michelle Monaghan) investigates a mysterious “miracle man” (Tyrant‘s Mehdi Dehbi) who is gaining international attention through acts of public disruption. (Watch trailer.)

  • Netflix
    Spinning Out

    Series premiere (all 10 episodes): A competitive skater (Maze Runner‘s Kaya Scodelario) must deal with family issues, as well as her inner demons, in order to get her career back on track; January Jones (Mad Men) co-stars. (Watch trailer.)

  • Netflix
    The Circle

    Series premiere (three-week event): In this unscripted offering, online contestants flirt, befriend and catfish their way towards a $100,000 prize.

  • NBC
    Tournament of Roses Parade

    This year’s theme is “The Power of Hope”; Rita Moreno, Gina Torres and Laurie Hernandez serve as Grand Marshals.

  • ESPN
    Outback Bowl

    The Minnesota Golden Gophers (10-2) take on the Auburn Tigers (9-3), live from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.

  • ESPN
    Rose Bowl

    In the 106th annual game, the Oregon Ducks (11-2) face the Wisconsin Badgers (10-3), live from Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, Calif.

  • NBC
    #OneChicago Crossover

    Repeats to Revisit: First on Fire, a deadly bacteria takes its toll on numerous victims. Then on Med, an entire apartment complex is forced into quarantine. Finally, the P.D. team zeroes in on a suspect responsible for the bioterrorism attack.

  • CBS
    Evil Marathon

    Repeats to Revisit: Here’s your chance to get hooked on one of the 10 Best Dramas of 2019, with encores of the first three episodes. (Get return date.)

  • BBC America
    Doctor Who

    Season 12 premiere (special night): The Doctor is called on when Intelligence agents around the world are targeted by alien forces. (Watch trailer; Episode 2 airs in its regular slot, Sunday at 8.)

  • Fox
    Flirty Dancing

    Regular time slot premiere: Singles perform a choreographed dance with each of two potential love interests, before choosing the one with whom he/she has the strongest connection. Otherwise known as “clubbing”?

  • The CW
    Riverdale

    Repeat to Revisit: In the Season 4 premiere, everyone gathers to honor the memory of Fred Andrews (the late Luke Perry). (Get return date.)

  • ESPN
    Sugar Bowl

    The Georgia Bulldogs (11-2) take on the Baylor Bears (11-2), live from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

  • CNN
    Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice

    This documentary explores the life and musical legacy of the 10-time Grammy winner, who was the first-ever artist to top the pop, country and R&B music charts simultaneously.

  • Fox
    Almost Family

    Roxy is released from rehab and begins to make amends; Donovan wants Julia to meet his kids; Edie and Amanda grow closer.

  • The CW
    Nancy Drew

    Repeat to Revisit: In the series premiere, the brilliant teenage sleuth finds herself the prime suspect when a local socialite is murdered. (Get return date.)

  • Lifetime
    Supernanny

    Revival premiere (formerly on ABC): Jo Frost is back to provide overwhelmed parents with advice, techniques, and tips to iron out the chaos in their homes.