On TV this Monday: Craig Ferguson hosts The Hustler, Matt James begins his Bachelor journey, and CBS’ entire slate returns from holiday break. Here are 12 programs (and one new streaming service) to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.
What to Watch Today
Bachelor Season 25, Trebek's Final Jeopardy! Episodes Begin, Discovery+ Launches and More
The streamer launches with dozens of unscripted originals — including 90 Day Fiancé and BattleBots spinoffs — for $4.99/month (or ad-free for $6.99).
The long-running game show marks the end of an era with the first of Alex Trebek’s final five episodes — and Michael Ausiello, for one, is not ready.
Season 25 premiere: Thirty-two lovely ladies vie for the heart of Matt James, the series’ first Black bachelor. (When does American Idol return?)
Ellen's Game of Games
New time slot alert! Contestants play Stink Tank, Mt. Saint Ellen, If I Could Turn Back Slime and Name Dropper. (A second episode airs at 9 pm.)
Season 1 broadcast finale: Syd and McKenna race to save one of their own and come face-to-face with the enemy. (Previously cancelled by Spectrum.)
Gemma’s sister (Stan Against Evil‘s Deborah Baker Jr.) claims she has turned over a new leaf; Calvin accompanies Dave to an escape room. (Watch sneak peek.)
Bob Hearts Abishola
Bob is at odds with Kemi; Goodwin looks the other way when Douglas makes a mistake on the warehouse floor.
Lola grapples with a “not guilty” plea as she awaits her due date nears; Anne Heche (Chicago P.D.) begins an arc as police union lawyer Corinne Cuthbert.
Season 2 finale: Office vet Rainn Wilson surprises his son’s nanny with a home makeover — and wields vikings weapons for demolition.
Stateside premiere (two episodes): The Spanish-language horror series follows an ex-con (Eduard Fernández) who is exiled by the church to be the priest of a remote town in Spain.
Bull worries that he won’t be able to convince a jury that his religious client, a pastor, didn’t kill his wife.
Game show premiere (special night): Five contestants answer a series of questions worth $10,000 a piece — though one of them, the Hustler, knows the answers and must keep their identity a secret for a shot at the grand prize; Craig Ferguson hosts. (Episode 2 airs in its regular Thursdays-at-10 time slot.)
Season 4 premiere (special time): A mental health counselor and a construction analyst take a shot at more than $12 million. (Moves to 9 pm next week, where it leads into Weakest Link.)
👨🏻⚖️ ON THIS DAY IN TV HISTORY 👨🏻⚖️
On Jan. 4, 1984, Night Court premiered on NBC, starring Harry Anderson as Judge Harry T. Stone; a revival with Emmy winner John Larroquette is currently in development. Oh, and on Jan. 4, 2011, TVLine was born.