What to Watch: 01/15/2018

PBS and off-the-beaten-path superheroes lead what has to be our nerdiest What to Watch yet (give us time). Otherwise, beyond the NAACP’s award show, it’s a fairly light night, full of shows that seem, well, just wrong, from a show whose publicity photo features its four 70+ celebrity leads in Arabian outfits on a goofy camel to the return of one of the latest MTV reality offerings! Yay?

BRAD’S PICK:
The Gifted [Fox, 8p]
Dr Campbell attends an anti-mutant summit and Mutant HQ comes under attack on the show’s season finale.

KATHERINE’S PICK:
Antiques Roadshow [PBS, 8p]
Tonight we return to Harrisburg. I say this with no irony: I can not wait to see the custom-made “Yellow Submarine” jacket made for Karen Carpenter. This is a story I must hear.

JASON’S PICK:
Independent Lens [PBS, 9p]
Tonight, in a fitting watch for the day of service and remembrance, the indie doc showcase airs Raoul Peck’s exploration of singular author James Baldwin’s life, I Am Not Your Negro, which examines racism in America, focusing on the assassinations of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X.

ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:

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  • Another apt way to celebrate the day would be with the evening’s 49th NAACP Image Awards. As an added plus, Black-ish‘s Anthony Anderson is hosting again. 
  • So, MTV’s got another reality show; coming back after a break with its eleventh episode, it’s Siesta Key, where Juliette apparently has a problem. These shows caused Trump!
  • Tonight’s episode of Better Late Than Never (on NBC) is titled “Barcelona — If Terry’s Not Naked, Who Is?” If the notion of Terry Bradshaw body shots doesn’t draw you in, you’re … probably normal.

 

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