Sunday TV: NFL Divisional Playoffs, Sherlock S.4 Finale, Elementary & More

by Jason the TVaholic on January 15, 2017

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News & Notes

Get The Librarians on DVD at AmazonTonight, PBS has fourth season finale of Sherlock and the series premiere of Victoria.

Over on cable, HBO has the series premiere of The Young Pope, History has The 44th President: In His Own Words, Showtime has the sixth season premiere of Homeland, and Starz has The Rolling Stones Ole! Ole! Ole!: A Trip Across Latin America.

Next week, PBS has the second season premiere of Mercy Street.

Prime Picks

Sherlock (PBS): Season Finale. Sherlock and Watson deal with secrets that were thought to have been long buried. Starts 30 minutes before the hour and runs 90 minutes. Plays again later twice.

Madam Secretary (CBS): New. Elizabeth and her staff have a rough trip when they learn the China is already in Africa with their own development plan. The FBI wants Henry’s help investigating a member of a Christian cult.

Elementary (CBS): New. Holmes and Watson find there is more to the murder of a clown. Joan helps Bell with a personal problem.

Solid Selections

The Librarians (TNT): New. The Monkey King’s sacred homeland is taken over by a person collecting magical artifacts, which puts the universe at risk and the Librarians on a mission to fix things. Plays again later.

The Mick (FOX): New. Everyone forgets Ben’s seventh birthday, so they rally to try and apologize appropriately. Runs 30 minutes.

Unique Sweets (Cooking Channel): New. European-style confections made in Seattle, WA. Runs 30 minutes. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • Food Paradise (Travel Channel): New. Eight of the “Best Mex” places around the country are profiled. Plays again later.
  • Homeland (Showtime): Season Premiere. Carrie returns to the U.S. with Franny to begin advocating for Muslim Americans. Dar and Saul are briefing the President-elect. Quinn’s new circumstances have him struggling. Plays again later two times.
  • NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS): New. Most of the team gets arrested after the mole plants evidence.
  • The Simpsons (FOX): New. Mr. Burns ends up bankrupt while trying to relive his youth. So, he gets Homer, Bart, rapper Jazzy James and his ex-wife, Praline to help him get revenge on the person who conned him. Lisa deals with a rich kid. Smithers goes on a dangerous journey. Marge opens an interesting store. Runs 60 minutes.

Sports Notes

  • CBS has doubleheader men’s college basketball action today with Michigan State at Ohio State.
  • CBS Sports has doubleheader women’s college basketball action today with Duquesne at UMass followed by Davidson at George Washington followed by doubleheader men’s action with Cincinnati at East Carolina followed by SMU at Tulane.
  • ESPN has NBA action tonight with the Chicago Bulls at the Memphis Grizzlies.
  • ESPN2 has doubleheader women’s college basketball action today with Miami at Louisville followed by Ohio State at Purdue and tonight has first round coverage of the Australian Open tennis tournament.
  • ESPNU has doubleheader women’s college basketball action today with Dayton at St. Louis followed by Baylor at Kansas followed by tripleheader men’s action with Missouri State at Loyola Chicago, Georgia Tech at North Carolina State and USC at Colorado.
  • FOX has the NFC Divisional Playoff today with the Green Bay Packers at the Dallas Cowboys.
  • FS1 has women’s college basketball action today with Butler at Marquette.
  • NBC has the AFC Divisional Playoff tonight with the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Kansas City Chiefs.
  • NBC Sports has doubleheader men’s college basketball action with UMass at Rhode Island followed by George Washington at La Salle.

Sunday TV Marathons

Black Sails (Starz): All eight first season episodes.
Blue Bloods (WGN America): Six episodes tonight.
Burn Notice (Cloo): Has 24 episodes.
CSI: Miami (WEtv): Nine episodes that play twice.
Food Paradise (Travel Channel): Six episodes tonight.
Ghost Whisperer (Pop): Nine episodes.
The Golden Girls (TV Land): Has 15 episodes today.
Law & Order (TNT): Six episodes early.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (USA Network): Has 14 episodes.
Leverage (ION): Has 16 episodes.
M*A*S*H (AMC): Has 12 episodes early.
Reba (TV Land): Has 10 episodes tonight.
Sanford and Son (TV One): Has episodes all day.

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