January 24, 2019

Today’s Best Bets

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine

NBC | 9:00 pm
Noice! Pulled back from the cancellation brink on Fox, the critically praised but ratings-challenged police comedy finds a new home on NBC as its sixth season opens with "Honeymoon," involving Jake and Amy (Andy Samberg, Melissa Fumero), who tied the knot in the Season 5 finale. Typically, however, it "won’t be the honeymoon they think it’s going to be," Fumero has hinted to reporters. On a more pressing note, we’ll also learn whether Captain Ray Holt (Andre Braugher) has been named the new police commissioner. […]

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CBS | 9:30 pm
Shocked to discover that Clem (Nina Dobrev) doesn’t plan to invite her father to the wedding, Rose and Walt (Sheryl Lee Ralph, Brian Stokes Mitchell) urge her to invite her dad to their home for dinner in a new episode called "Freddy Returns." Meanwhile, Nick (Tone Bell) tries to get Clem’s sis Shannon (Odessa Adlon) to be more responsible around the home and more considerate of others living there. […]

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Drunk History

COMEDY | 10:00 pm
The tippling comedy series opens Season 6 with "Are You Afraid of the Drunk?," a premiere that’s both a recounting of how Mary Shelley created "Frankenstein" and a full-episode parody of the kids’ series "Are You Afraid of the Dark?." Rich Fulcher narrates, while the celebrity re-enactors include Evan Rachel Wood as Mary Shelley, Elijah Wood as Percy Shelley, Jack McBrayer as Lord Byron, Seth Rogen as Dr. Frankenstein and Will Ferrell as Frankenstein’s Monster. […]

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Magnum P.I.

CBS | 9:00 pm
Magnum and Higgins (Jay Hernandez, Perdita Weeks) are understandably shaken when one of her former MI6 colleagues abruptly turns up nursing a fresh gunshot wound in the new episode "Day of the Viper." They’re even more alarmed, however, by the news he has to deliver: The assassin who killed Higgins’ true love has resurfaced on Oahu. While he and Higgins spring into action, Magnum asks Rick (Zachary Knighton) to take over a case, which unfortunately soon goes sideways. Ian Pryce guest stars. […]

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True Detective

HBO | 9:00 pm
An Arkansas community is rocked by the unsolved murder of two schoolchildren as this acclaimed crime drama returns for Season 3 after an extended hiatus. Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali ("Moonlight") stars as West Finger, Ark., police detective Wayne Hays, who remains haunted by the case more than three decades later. The story plays out in three timelines: the 1980 crime and subsequent investigation, new developments that arise in 1990, and 2015, as Hays reflects on the mystery. Stephen Dorff and Carmen Ejogo also star. […]

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