What to Watch: 01/26/2017

It’s a day of network comings and goings of shows which may be forgotten or not.

JASON’S PICK:
Baskets [FX, 10p]
Zach Galifianakis’ melancholy clown comedy returned last week with an episode nearly devoid of any hint of conventional humor, but a serene, sublime beauty as Chip Baskets met a dark freakshow amid his run away from home. It’s a reminder of how unique this FX show is, and we’ll see if they return to Bakersfield and Ma and Martha and Dale and their sadness this week.

KATHERINE’S PICK:
All That Heaven Allows [TCM, 10p]
A wealthy widow (Jane Wyman!) falls for a younger, earnest landscaper (Rock Hudson!) in this visually stunning, satisfying Douglas Sirk classic. Her bratty children disapprove of the May-December romance that crosses economic and social class. Wyman was 38 at filming, and Hudson was 30; the set used for many shots was the same as Leave It To Beaver.

ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:

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  • Here comes Riverdale on The CW, or as America’s Podcaster Paul F. Tompkins puts it, “that Archie murder show.”
  • Out goes CBS’ Pure Genius after a 13-episode season, or as we put it, “that show we kind of remember being on.”

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