‘The Magicians,’ ‘Rent Live,’ the finales of ‘The Good Place,’ ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,’ ‘The Conners’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week


Big Brother: Celebrity Edition: The Mooch and Kato Kaelin together at last. Season premiere. 7 p.m., CBS

King in the Wilderness: This documentary examines the final years of Martin Luther King’s life. 3:30 p.m., HBO

Arrow: Oliver is tasked with tracking the new Green Arrow in the mid-season premiere. 7 p.m., The CW

Black Lightning: Jennifer and Khalil are still on the run in the mid-season premiere. 8 p.m., The CW

Conan: Conan debuts his new 30-minute late night show. His first guest is Tig Notaro. 10 p.m., TBS


The Conners: Dan delivers alarming news in the season finale. 7 p.m., ABC

Many Sides of Jane: This new docu-series follows Jane, a single mother who has Dissociative Identity Disorder. Series premiere. 9 p.m., A&E

This is Us: Looks like Kevin tells everyone that Uncle Nicky is still alive. 8 p.m., NBC


The Magicians: “Brian takes a friend out for ice cream” is literally the description for the season premiere because they are fucking with us. Season premiere. 8 p.m., Syfy

Suits: Mid-season premiere. 9 p.m., USA

Drop the Mic: Boy George vs. Laverne Cox. YASSSS QUEEEENS. Season premiere. 9 p.m., TNT

The Dictator’s Playbook: A look at six 20th century dictators. No reason. Series premiere. 9 p.m., PBS

Nova: In the season premiere, NOVA examines the Kilauea volcano eruption because volcanos are cool.  8 p.m., PBS


The Good Place: “Various events occur, in a certain specific order.” Personally, I’m excited to see if they do any interesting casting with the four new humans. Season finale. 8:30 p.m., NBC

Legacies: Hope and Alaric search for Landon in the mid-season premiere. Whitney’s been catching up with recaps if you need a little reminder of where we’ve been so far. 8 p.m., The CW

Broad City: It’s Abbi’s thirtieth birthday in the final season premiere. DON’T GO, BABIES. 9 p.m., Comedy Central

The Other Two: This new series is from Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider, the former SNL head writers (back when SNL was pretty good). In it, two older siblings try to figure out their own place in the world when their 13-year-old brother becomes a teenybopper sensation. Series premiere. 9:30 p.m., Comedy Central

Confessions of a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes: TED BUNDY BE SCARY. Premiere. Netflix

Siren: The mermaids are back. Season premiere. 7 p.m., Freeform


Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: The final episodes, you guys. Season premiere/series finale. Netflix

Kingdom: A Korean zombie series set during the Joseon dynasty (which spanned between 1392-1897, so really anytime in there, I guess?). Anyway, it looks pretty and cool and pretty cool. Series premiere. Netflix

Polar: Mads Mikkelsen and Vanessa Hudgens star in this film based on the comic book of the same name about an assassin forced out of retirement. Question: are any retired assassins ever just left alone in their retirement or are they always harassed back into the business? Netflix

Black Earth Rising: Michaela Cole and John Goodman star in this British series about the prosecution of international war criminals. Series premiere. Netflix

Strike Back: Season premiere. Cinemax


Saturday Night Live: James McAvoy and Meek Mill 10:30 p.m., NBC

Tag: A bunch of grown-ass men play tag. That’s the whole movie. 7:15 p.m., HBO

Star Wars marathon: Let the force awaken. 7:30 a.m., TNT


Rent: Vanessa Hudgens stars in this live production of the classic 90s musical. 7 p.m., Fox

The Circus: POLITICS. Season premiere. 7 p.m., Showtime

Outlander: Season finale. 7 p.m., Starz

The SAG Awards: Prizes for actors because actors can’t get enough prizes. 7 p.m., TBS & TNT

Pro Bowl: SPORTS. 4 p.m., ABC, ESPN & Disney XD

One thought on “‘The Magicians,’ ‘Rent Live,’ the finales of ‘The Good Place,’ ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,’ ‘The Conners’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week

  1. What the fork? I must say, I know it’s because of timing and such but I am not a fan of 13 episode seasons giving us 10 in the Fall and only 3 in the Spring. More TGP!

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