Midseason programs land this week


In addition to your favorite shows returning from winter break, new midseason programs are starting to appear. Here’s what’s coming up on television this week:

Sunday: “Galavant,” 7 p.m., ABC: Last season’s delightful silly medieval musical tale returns.

“Cooper Barrett’s Guide To Surviving Life,” 7:30 p.m., Fox: Post-college twenty-somethings get into mischief.

“Downton Abbey,” 8 p.m., PBS: The “Masterpiece” phenomenon heads into its final season.

“Bordertown,” 8:30 p.m., Fox: This animated comedy about families living on the U.S.-Mexico border is going to suffer when Trump gets that wall built.

Monday: “Superstore,” 7 p.m., NBC: It’s a workplace comedy set in a big-box store.

“Superhuman,” 7 p.m., Fox: Kal Penn hosts this new reality competition.

“The Bachelor,” 7 p.m., ABC: Season 20 begins. We do like our trash, don’t we?

“The Biggest Loser: Temptation Nation,” 8 p.m., NBC: Season 17 begins.

“Independent Lens,” 9 p.m., PBS: Learn how Hollywood helped to incite rebellion in 1980s Romania in “Chuck Norris vs. Communism.”

Tuesday: “Hollywood Game Night,” 7 p.m., NBC: Season 4 begins.

“New Girl,” 7 p.m., Fox: New night, new season, same old girl.

“Dance Moms,” 8 p.m., Lifetime: A new season begins.

“The Shannara Chronicles,” 9 p.m., MTV: Teens battle demons in this new series.

Wednesday: “American Idol,” 7 p.m., Fox: One more season and it’s finally over.

“Mike & Molly,” 7:30 p.m., CBS: A new season premieres.

“People’s Choice Awards,” 8 p.m., CBS: Jane Lynch hosts.

“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” 9 p.m., FXX: Season 11 begins.

“American Crime,” 9 p.m., ABC: Season 2 begins.

“Man Seeking Woman,” 9:30 p.m., FXX: Season 2 begins.

Thursday: “My Diet Is Better Than Yours,” 8 p.m., ABC: Anybody’s diet is better than mine.

“Angel from Hell,” 8:30 p.m., CBS: Jane Lynch stars as a smart-aleck angel.

“Shades of Blue,” 9 p.m., NBC: Jennifer Lopez plays a NYPD detective-slash-informant.

“The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret,” 9 p.m., IFC: Tune in and find out how everyone survived the destruction of the planet.

Friday: “In Performance at the White House,” 8 p.m., PBS: Audra McDonald, Smokey Robinson and others perform.

Saturday: “Mythbusters,” 8 p.m., Discovery: Season 19 begins.

“J. Cole Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming,” 9 p.m., HBO: The rapper returns home to Fayetteville, N.C., for this profile.


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