Sunday TV: NFL Conference Championships, The Alienist and Counterpart Series Premieres & More

by Jason the TVaholic on January 21, 2018

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News & Notes

Get The Alienist Novel at AmazonTonight, FOX has the series premiere of The Resident following the NFC Championship NFL game.

Over on cable, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries has the TV movie premiere of Morning Show Mystery: Mortal Mishaps, Starz has the series premiere of Counterpart, and tbs and TNT have a special look at the series premiere of The Alienist following the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

On streaming tonight, CBS All Access has Star Trek: Discovery S.1 Ep.12 and After Trek S.1 Ep.12.

Next Sunday, Showtime has the eighth season finale of Shameless.

Prime Picks

Counterpart (Starz): Series Premiere. A guy working for a spy firm in Berlin learns that they are in charge of protecting a portal to a parallel dimension. Plays three times.

Food Paradise (Travel Channel): New. The best foods in Alaska are profiled. Plays again later.

The Chi (Showtime): New. “Ghosts.” Plays twice and again later. Last week’s episode, “Alee,” replays earlier this evening.

Solid Selections

Food Paradise (Travel Channel): New. The best “Classic Combos” from around the U.S. are profiled. Plays again later.

Worst Cooks in America (Food Network): New. The bad cooks are split into two teams and have to play a game of “Family Food” with Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence hosting. Plays again later.

The Alienist (TNT): Series Premiere. The show begins with a series of gruesome murders of young male prostitutes in New York City. So, the just appointed police commissioner brings in a criminal psychologist, an alienist, along with a newspaper illustrator to secretly investigate these crimes. Based on the bestseller by Caleb Car. Runs 75 minutes. Also plays on tbs at the same time following the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on both channels. Episode two will play in its regular timeslot on TNT tomorrow night.

Sports Notes

  • CBS has the AFC Championship game with the Jacksonville Jaguars at the New England Patriots in the first playoff game today.
  • CBS Sports has tripleheader women’s college basketball action today with George Washington at Dayton, DePaul at Georgetown and South Florida at Wichita State.
  • ESPN2 has tripleheader women’s college basketball action today with UConn at Temple, Mississippi State at Tennessee and Florida State at Louisville and later tonight has Round of 16 coverage of the Australian Open tennis tournament.
  • ESPNU has doubleheader women’s college basketball action today with South Carolina at Kentucky followed by Tulsa at Tulane followed by tripleheader men’s action with Loyola Chicago at Valparaiso, Virginia at Wake Forest and Washington State at Utah.
  • FOX has the NFC Championship game with the Minnesota Vikings at the Philadelphia Eagles in the second playoff game today.
  • FS1 has women’s college basketball action today with Marquette at Villanova.

Sunday TV Marathons

227 (OWN): Has 18 episodes today.
Blue Bloods (WGN America): Five episodes tonight.
Breaking Bad (AMC): Six episodes today.
Food Paradise (Travel Channel): Eight episodes tonight.
Garage Sale Mystery (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries): Six TV mystery movies.
The Golden Girls (TV Land): Has 16 episodes today.
Law & Order (TNT): Eight episodes early.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (USA Network): Has 14 episodes.
Monk (WEtv): Has 15 episodes.
NCIS (ION): Has 12 episodes.
Without a Trace (Pop): Has 11 episodes.

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