What to Watch: 01/14/2018

HBO brings back its life-after-breakup comedy line-up tonight, as Pete Holmes, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Thomas Haden Church return tonight to angst it up. Meanwhile, our recommendations include history’s greatest monster-running half-hour show and a fictional president beginning to lose his mind (thank goodness that could never happen in … bleep it).

JASON’S PICK:
Crashing [HBO, 10:30p]
Anxiety-prone comic Pete Holmes continues the chronicles of his rise to semi-prominence as Crashing‘s second season starts tonight. In the opener, Penn Jilette takes on the role of wandering-in guest star, as the noted atheist chisels away at Holmes’ waning faith.

KATHERINE’S PICK:
Madam Secretary [CBS, 10p]
On tonight’s episode Elizabeth keeps the world from another violent, political implosion through smarts, wits, and empathy.

BRAD’S PICK:
The Simpsons [Fox, 8p]
A paranoid Mr. Burns fears the end of the world is coming, so he enlists The help of Professor Frink to determine who is worth saving in Springfield.

ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:

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  • Attention Rick & Morty fans: co-creator Justin Roiland adds to his Adult Swim portfolio with Hot Streets, a 15-minute animated series about governmental ghost detecting.
  • Robert and Francis settle into their new lives as season 2 of HBO’s Divorce opens with an episode called “Night Moves” which has the damn Bob Seger song in our heads now … just great! And he’s no longer as litigious, so that link is actually his song.
  • Celebrate Valentine’s Day in January with the Belcher ladies as they rent a limo on a new Bob’s Burgers.

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