What to Watch:01/31/2016

On the days of most major NFL games, the rest of the evening’s television can be a bit dud-ish as the networks avoid anything which might be wasted on an audience that’s elsewhere. However, that all goes out the window with the hapless Pro Bowl, and at the very least, it’s a pretty normal day…

JASON’S PICK:
Billions [Showtime, 10p]
Showtime’s latest drama takes on the world of high finance and features some great thespian chops in Paul Giamatti and Damien Lewis, and it started out a bit tepid, but came on in a more thrilling second offering. This episode promises political double-crosses galore.

NAVANI’S PICK:
Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry [E!, 10p]
Mediums plus Hollywood entertainers make for an intriguing mix. Honestly, I need to know what Brittany Murphy has to say, don’t judge me!

KATHERINE’S PICK:
Jurassic Park [IFC, 6p]
The 1993 original, starring Santa Claus Richard Attenborough.

ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:

FOX is certainly not afraid of no football all-stars as they bring out the latest in the let’s-revive-nostalgic-musicals-with-b-level-stars gambit with Grease: Live — I snark, but will I be singing lustily during “Summer Nights” (well, leaving out its objectionable Kenickie line): probably not, because I’ll be watching elsewhere, but it sounds like fun…a bunch of ninjas who fashion themselves warriors will be gathering in the Americas on NBC to select the new GOP presidential candidate on American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. the World…then there’s Naked & Afraid with a marathon ending on an episode titled “Snaketacular Clip Show” and does anything sum up what we think that show might be any better?

 

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