What to Watch Today

The Resident and Prodigal Son Return, Trickster and More

  • Netflix
    Chris Rock Total Blackout: Tamborine Extended Cut

    The streamer offers a new cut of the acclaimed 2018 special, which features Rock’s observations on fatherhood, infidelity and politics.

  • ABC
    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    In this 2014 follow-up to the events of The Avengers, Steve tries to adjust to a modern world when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack. (Is WandaVision “required reading” before Doctor Strange sequel?)

  • PBS
    Finding Your Roots

    Season 6 finale: Nancy Pelosi, Norah O’Donnell and Zac Posen explore their immigrant roots.

  • OWN
    The Haves and the Have Nots

    Midseason finale: Veronica plots her biggest revenge of all. time. (Return date TBA.)

  • Fox
    The Resident

    Season 4 premiere: Conrad and Nic prepare for their wedding day, as flashbacks reveal the early days of the COVID-19 crisis. (Get First Look at nuptials; meet [Spoiler]’s ex-stepson!)

  • The CW
    Two Sentence Horror Stories

    Season 2 premiere (two episodes): Teens fall prey to a terrifying monster; a mysterious janitor offers a transgender student a way to take care of bullies.

  • NBC
    Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist

    Zoey struggles to spend private time with [Spoiler]; Emily’s sister arrives to help with the baby. (Why was Lauren Graham’s Season 2 stint cut short?)

  • Fox
    Prodigal Son

    Season 2 premiere: Bright must protect Jessica and “take care” of Ainsley in the wake of his sister’s shocking act. (Get First Look; Catherine Zeta-Jones cast!)

  • NBC
    This Is Us

    Randall learns more about his birth mother. (Fall behind? Read Episode 5 recap and post mortem.)

  • The CW

    Stateside premiere: In this Canadian import, an indigenous teen (Joel Oulette) begins to see strange, otherworldly things — talking ravens, doppelgängers and skin monsters, to name a few! — as he struggles to keep his family above water.

  • NBC

    Grace mediates between a patient’s partner and son; Naz and Keon try to keep Ashley and Wolf out of trouble; the hospital welcomes its new CEO.

    January 12 was the premiere date for ABC’s Batman (55 years ago), CBS’ All in the Family (50 years ago), and Disney Channel’s Lizzie McGuire (20 years ago).