January 20, 2020

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Everything's Gonna Be Okay

FREEFORM | 8:30 pm
Australian comic and actor Josh Thomas, whose breakout sitcom "Please Like Me" earned critical acclaim, returns in this bittersweet dramedy which — like the earlier show — incorporates complex issues into its comic storylines. Thomas plays Nicholas, a neurotic man in his 20s, who is visiting his father and teenage half-sisters (Kayla Cromer, Maeve Press) when their dad dies. That leaves Nicholas and his younger siblings, one of whom is on the autism spectrum, to sort out a new life together. Another episode immediately follows. […]



WGNA | 10:00 pm
Season 2 action resumes in a premiere called "Harley Wears a Wig," which sees Harley (Jerry O'Connell) now an official private investigator and trying to help a local man (Colm Feore) find his missing wife. However, this kidnapping comes with a surprising twist. Lyriq Bent joins the cast as the new police chief; Kristian Bruun and Sydney Poitier Heartsong also star. […]


Independent Lens

PBS | 10:00 pm
Filmmaker Eunice Lau's heart-wrenching documentary "Accept the Call" chronicles the pain of Yusuf Abdurahman, who fled Somalia as a refugee 25 years ago to make a new start in Minnesota. Now, however, he is seeing his worst fear coming true: His son Zacharia, 19, has been arrested in an FBI counter-terrorism sting. The film explores racism and anti-immigrant prejudice through the eyes of an anguished father struggling to understand why his son would leave American life behind to join the radical Islamic State (ISIS). […]


Prodigal Son

FOX | 9:01 pm
Malcolm's (Tom Payne) NYPD friends team up with the FBI to rescue him from John Watkins (Michael Raymond-James), the Junkyard Killer, who reveals harrowing details to his captive about those long-ago camping trips that have been haunting Malcolm, as this hit thriller makes its midseason return with "Alone Time." As Gil (Lou Diamond Phillips) seeks answers from The Surgeon (Michael Sheen), Jessica and Ainsley (Bellamy Young, Halston Sage) search their memories for clues to where Malcolm might be held. […]


Home Town

HGTV | 9:00 pm
The Season 4 premiere sees Hollywood come to Mississippi as an actor and his wife, who have fallen in love with the small-town charm, want to make an investment in their new community. The couple asks Erin and Ben Napier to help them find a historical home with "good bones" that could use a colorful makeover — on an "all-in" budget of $75,000. […]

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