‘The Passage,’ ‘Black Monday,’ ‘The Punisher,’ ‘Crashing,’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week.



The Passage: Based on the novel series of the same name (and written by a former Rice University professor) The Passage is about a government experiment that goes out of control and turns people into vampires, and the young girl who might be able to save humanity. Lots of strong reviews for this one, and as a fan of horror, I’m very excited. Series premiere.  8 p.m., Fox

Daughters of the Sexual Revolution: The Untold Story of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: A documentary about the heyday of the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders and how they were caught in a weird place, trapped between the patriarchy and feminists. It looks fascinating.  8 p.m., Starz

Sidelined: RELATED: This documentary is about a scandal that ensued when some NFL cheerleaders posed in Playboy in 1978. 9 p.m., Lifetime

The Neighborhood: Mid-season premiere. 7 p.m., CBS

The Resident: Mid-season premiere. 7 p.m., Fox

Magnum P.I.: Mid-season premiere. 8 p.m., CBS

Bull: Mid-season premiere. 9 p.m., CBS

The Good Doctor: Mid-season premiere. 9 p.m., ABC

Happy Together: Season finale. (Possibly series finale.) 7:30 p.m., CBS


This is Us: Randall’s campaign comes to a close in the mid-season premiere. 8 p.m., NBC

Roswell, New Mexico: Liz Ortecho returns to Roswell, in this reboot of the late 90s series, and discovers that basically everyone she knew was an alien. Series premiere. 8 p.m., The CW

Drunk History: Pour the tequila, we’ve got some history to learn. Season premiere. 9 p.m., Comedy Central

Corporate: It looks like the boys become middle management this season. Series premiere. 9:30 p.m., Comedy Central

Teachers: Season premiere. 9 p.m., TV Land

Temptation Island: Oh, hey! This trash is back! Series premiere. 9 p.m., USA

The Flash: Mid-season premiere. 7 p.m., The CW

FBI: Mid-season premiere. 8 p.m., CBS

black-ish: Mid-season premiere. 8 p.m., ABC

NCIS: New Orleans: Mid-season premiere. 9 p.m., CBS


Deadly Class: There is only one show about a school for assassins that has Henry Rollins in its cast and this is it. Series premiere. 9 p.m., Syfy

Schitt’s Creek: Season premiere. 9 p.m., Pop

Riverdale: Mid-season premiere. 7 p.m., The CW

All American: Mid-season premiere. 8 p.m., The CW

Wayne: I haven’t seen this, but it looks like an American version of The End of the Fucking World — and fittingly, the teenage serial killer is replaced by a teenager vigilante. America! Series premiere. YouTube


Supernatural: Michael’s back in charge of Dean. Knew it couldn’t be that easy. 7 p.m., The CW

Discovery of Witches: Vampires and witches get it on in this series. Series premiere. Sundance Now

Star Trek: Discovery: Emo Spock is emo. Season premiere. CBS All Access

Lip Sync Battle: The Queer Eye guys lip sync for their lives. Season premiere. 8 p.m., Paramount

Grey’s Anatomy: Mid-season premiere. 7 p.m., ABC

A Million Little Things: Mid-season premiere. 8 p.m., ABC

How to Get Away With Murder: Mid-season premiere. 9 p.m., ABC


The Punisher: This is back. But for how long with Netflix’s merciless Marvel purge? Anyway. Season premiere. Netflix

Carmen Sandiego: Gina Rodriguez voices Carmen in this animated origin story. Series premiere. Netflix

The Grand Tour: Cars and stuff. Season premiere. Amazon

Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened: Watch a bunch of trust fund babies get stuck on an island with nothing but cheese sandwiches and LAUGH AND LAUGH AND LAUGH. Netflix

Grace & Frankie: Old ladies and stuff. Season premiere. Netflix

IO: Everyone’s moved to Jupiter’s moon Io except for these two people somehow stuck on Earth so they try to get to Io. Netflix

Close: Noomi Rapace is a badass hired to protect an heiress in this action film. Netflix

Girl: In this drama inspired by a true story, a 15-year-old trains as a ballerina while transitioning genders. Netflix

Butterfly: A drama about a family torn apart when their young son identifies as a girl in this British series. Series premiere. Hulu

Dynasty: Mid-season premiere. 7 p.m., The CW


Saturday Night Live: Rachel Brosnahan and Greta Van Fleet 10:30 p.m., NBC

Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story: Nellie Bly was a journalist in the 19th century who went undercover as a psychiatric patient to expose the horrific abuses in state institutions (and pretty much invented this form of investigative journalism), and was the inspiration for Lana Winters in the second season of American Horror Story. Anyway, Christina Ricci plays her int his new lifetime movie. 7 p.m., Lifetime

Dynasties: David Attenborough’s new series explores the lives of penguins, chimpanzees, lions, painted wolves and tigers. Series premiere. 8 p.m., BBC America

Brexit: Confused by Brexit? Benedict Cumberbatch is here in an unflattering bald cap to help dramatize what happened, exactly. 8 p.m., HBO


Black Monday: Don Cheadle stars in this comedy about the s19 9 p.m., Showtime

Crashing: Pete Holmes’ inside baseball look at the New York comedy scene is back. Season premiere. 9 p.m., HBO

SMILF: Frankie Shaw’s raw comedy is back. Season premiere. 9:30 p.m., Showtime

Shameless: Emily Rossum’s final episodes, y’all. 8 p.m., Showtime

High Maintenance: The best pot comedy series is back. Season premiere. 9:30 p.m., HBO

Supergirl: Mid-season premiere. 7 p.m., The CW

Charmed: Mid-season premiere. 8 p.m., The CW

NFL Football Playoffs: I guess we find out who’s going to the Super Bowl, right? 2:05 p.m., Fox & 5:05 p.m., CBS

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