Wednesday TV: The Librarians, The Magicians, Happy! & More

by Jason the TVaholic on January 24, 2018

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News & Notes

Get The Librarians Season 3 on DVD at AmazonOn cable tonight, History has the fifth winter finale of Vikings, Paramount has the series premiere of Waco, and Pop has the fourth season premiere of Schitt’s Creek and the series premiere of Let’s Get Physical.

On streaming, as of this morning, Hulu has The Path S.3 Ep.4 and Netflix drops the complete first season of Prison Playbook.

Next Wednesday, SYFY has the first season finale of Happy!.

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Prime Picks

The Librarians (TNT): New. Jenkins ends up in the body of a slacker and must figure out how to get back to the Library to fix it. Plays again later.

The Magicians (SYFY): New. Alice and Quentin go to visit her parents. Julia and Kady try new ways to help Penny.

Happy! (SYFY): New. Happy and Sax are back together again. Amanda goes off on her own to pursue a lead. Runs 49 minutes.

Solid Selections

Riverdale (The CW): New. Jughead finds out some things about the history of Riverdale. Archie goes out for the wrestling team.

9-1-1 (FOX): New. The firefighters head to the site of a plane cash. Athena is going after a group of teen bullies.

Waco (Paramount Network): Series Premiere. The ATF is called about suspicious things going on at the Mount Carmel Center compound of a small religious community headed by David Koresh near Waco, Texas. Plays twice and again later.

Other Options

  • The Chi (Showtime): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s episode, “Ghosts,” replays. Plays again later.
  • Counterpart (Starz Edge): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s series premiere episode, “The Crossing,” replays. Runs 58 minutes.
  • Criminal Minds (CBS): New. The team heads to Washington D.C. to track and unsub that is leaving messages in the mouths of their victims.
  • The Goldbergs (ABC): New. A special episode of the show. Runs 30 minutes.
  • grown-ish (Freeform): New. Zoey begins to wonder if she should change somethings. Runs 31 minutes.
  • The X-Files (FOX): New. Mulder and Scully investigate a large group that seems to remember an alternate history.

Sports Notes

  • CBS Sports has tripleheader college basketball action tonight with St. Joseph’s at St. Bonaventure, Temple at Cincinnati and Colorado State at San Diego State.
  • ESPN has doubleheader NBA action with the Houston Rockets at the Dallas Mavericks followed by the Boston Celtics at the Los Angeles Clippers.
  • ESPN2 has college basketball action tonight with Louisville at Miami followed by Women’s semifinals coverage of the Australian Open tennis tournament.
  • ESPNU has tripleheader college basketball action tonight with Boston College at Syracuse, Standord at USC and Nevada at Wyoming.
  • FS1 has doubleheader college basketball action tonight with Marquette at Xavier followed by DePaul at Georgetown.

Wednesday TV Marathons

Criminal Minds (SundanceTV): Has 12 episodes today into late night.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Oxygen): Has 11 episodes.
Law & Order (ION): Has 16 episodes.
Law & Order (WEtv): Seven episodes tonight.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (WEtv): Eight episodes today.
NCIS (USA Network): Has 10 episodes.
That ’70s Show (Comedy Central): Has 11 episodes.

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