‘Avenue 5,’ ‘The New Pope,’ ‘9-1-1: Lone Star,’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week

 

 

 

 

MONDAY

The New Pope: With the Young Pope in a coma, a New Pope comes to town. It looks looney-tunes, folks. Season premiere. 8 p.m. HBO

The Good Doctor: Shaun opens up about his feelings for Lea in the winter premiere. 9 p.m., ABC

Frontline: “America’s Great Divide: From Obama to Trump, Part 1”: A hard look at America’s divisive and toxic politics and how we got here.  8 p.m., PBS

TUESDAY

This Is Us: Kate meets Toby’s CrossFit friends in the winter premiere. Ugh, Kate, CrossFit bros are the worst.  8 p.m., NBC

Arrow: Oliver reveals he’s become something else in the winter premiere. 7 p.m., The CW

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The final chapter of “Crisis of Infinite Earths.” 8 p.m., The CW

New Amsterdam: Helen and Max find themselves in a life-or-death situation. Winter premiere. 9 p.m., NBC

Leslie Jones: Time Machine: The Mother of Dragons has her own stand-up special. Netflix

WEDNESDAY

Grace and Frankie: Season premiere. Netflix

68 WHISKEY: Basically a 21st-century M*A*S*H set in Afghanistan and no laugh track. Series premiere. 9 p.m., Paramount

The Magicians: “Eliot and Margo forget a sandwich.” I mean, who hasn’t. Season premiere. 9 p.m., Syfy

The CW Dog Honors: THEY’RE ALL TALENTED DOGS, BRENT. 7 p.m., The CW

The Goldbergs: Murry is actually a year younger than everyone believed. Winter premiere. 7 p.m., ABC

Schooled: Ronnie pursues his boy band dreams. It doesn’t go well. Winter premiere. 7:30 p.m., ABC

Nancy Drew: Nancy and her friends risk their lives to bring a serial killer to justice. Winter premiere. 8 p.m., The CW

Good Trouble: Alice is stuck in a love triangle. Winter premiere. 9 p.m., Freeform

S.W.A.T.: Street’s foster brother makes trouble for him in the winter premiere. 9 p.m., CBS

Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez: A look at the former Patriots player who was convicted of murder. Series premiere. Netflix

THURSDAY

Supernatural: Dean and Cass work together to try to get ahead of Chuck in the winter premiere. 7 p.m., The CW

Everything’s Gonna Be Okay: A neurotic twenty-something is left to take care of his teenage sisters — one of whom is on the autism spectrum — when his father dies in this new dramedy from the creator of Please Like Me. It looks really sweet. Series premiere. 7:30 p.m., Freeform

grown-ish: The gang goes to a homecoming party on the season premiere. 7 p.m., Freeform

Legacies: Alaric enlists Landon’s help in the winter premiere. 8 p.m., The CW

The Last Days of Richard Pryor: A look at the groundbreaking comedian’s life and contributions to comedy. 8 p.m., ABC

FRIDAY

Little America: A collection of immigrant stories from producers Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon. Series premiere. Apple TV+

Sex Education: Season two of the wonderfully awkward teen comedy. Netflix

American Housewife: Katie and Greg worry about their busy lives and what toll it is taking on their family in the winter premiere. 7 p.m., ABC

Charmed: Maggie and Mel make a discovery that turns their worlds upside down in the winter premiere. 7 p.m., The CW

Fresh Off the Boat: Jessica becomes the dean of a private school in the winter premiere. 7:30 p.m., ABC

Dynasty: Blake’s trial continues and Alexis is married to WHO? Winter premiere. 8 p.m., The CW

Real Time with Bill Maher: Nancy Pelosi is Bill’s guest on the season premiere.  9 p.m., HBO

SATURDAY

Godzilla: King of the Monsters: Wait, this was really a movie that came out? In 2019? REALLY? 7 p.m., HBO

Starship Troopers: Here’s a better sci-fi movie, I promise. 7:05 p.m., The Movie Channel West

SUNDAY

Avenue 5: A luxury space cruise ship suffers a major malfunction in this new series from the creator of Veep. It stars Hugh Laurie. What more do you need? Series premiere. 9 p.m., HBO

Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season premiere. Cue the tuba. 9:30 p.m., HBO

NFL Playoffs: Welp, the Texans are no longer in it, so I’m no longer required to pretend to care about any of it. 2:05 p.m., CBS; 5 p.m., Fox

Batwoman: Kate struggles with how to protect Batwoman’s identity. Winter premiere. 7 p.m., The CW

Supergirl: Supergirl continues to deal with the aftermath of the events of “Crisis.” 8 p.m., The CW

9-1-1: Lone Star: Rob Lowe stars in this spinoff of 9-1-1, set in Austin. Series premiere. 8 p.m., Fox

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