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TV This Week, Jan. 3-9: 'Mad Max: Fury Road' and more

SUNDAY

"Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine" is Alex Gibney's warts-and-all 2015 profile of Apple's late co-founder. 6 and 8 p.m. CNN

Huzzah! The medieval musical comedy "Galavant" is back for a second season. Kyle Minogue guest stars. 8 p.m. ABC

It's the beginning of the end for "Downton Abbey" as the veddy British period drama launches its final season on "Masterpiece Classic." 9 p.m. KOCE

Carey Mulligan is just a Victorian-era gal trying to have it all in the handsomely mounted 2015 adaptation of Thomas Hardy's "Far From the Madding Crowd." 9 p.m. HBO

Don't let the habit fool you, she's a "Bad Sister" in this new thriller about a temptress who impersonates a nun. 9 p.m. Lifetime

Cultures clash, hilarity theoretically ensues in the new animated sitcom "Bordertown." 9:30 p.m. Fox

MONDAY

After sneak peeks, the new sitcoms "Superstore" and "Telenovela" make their official debuts. 8 and 8:30 p.m. NBC

"The Bachelorette's" Ben Higgins is now "The Bachelor" on the return of this reality series. 8 p.m. ABC

Gifted and talented individuals put their abilities to the test in the new special "Superhuman." Kal Penn hosts. 8 p.m. Fox

No sweat! Personal trainer Bob Harper takes over hosting duties on the return of "The Biggest Loser." 9 p.m. NBC

"Independent Lens" presents "Chuck Norris vs Communism," a new documentary about how black-market VHS tapes helped inspire a desire for democracy behind the Iron Curtain. 10 p.m. KOCE

Vigilantes challenge Mexico's narco-bosses in the 2015 doc "Cartel Land." 10 p.m. A&E

TUESDAY

Crossover alert! "NCIS" kicks off a story line that continues on "NCIS: New Orleans." 8 and 9 p.m. CBS

Zooey Deschanel's not-so "New Girl" is back for a fifth season, and Andy Samberg's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" moves to its new night. 8 and 9 p.m. Fox

"Modern Family's" Ty Burrell learns about his pre-modern family on the return of "Finding Your Roots." 8 p.m. KOCE

"Frontline" profiles Israel's prime minister in the new episode "Netanyahu at War." 9 p.m. KOCE

"Moesha's" Brandy Norwood shall henceforth be known as "Zoe Ever After" in this new sitcom. 10 p.m. BET

Prepare to get "Pitch Slapped" in this new reality series about rival a cappella groups. 10 p.m. Lifetime

"The Shannara Chronicles" is an effects-laden new fantasy series that everyone will soon be Tolkien about. 10 p.m. MTV, TV Land

WEDNESDAY

"2 Broke Girls" and "Mike & Molly" are back and on their new night. ?8 and 8:30 p.m. CBS

"American Idol" launches its 15th and final season. 8 p.m. Fox; also Thu.

You asked for it, and even if you didn't, it's the "People's Choice Awards 2016." 9 p.m. CBS

Boom goes the dynamite when "Nova" revisits WWI in the episode "Secret Tunnel Warfare." 9 p.m. KOCE

"American Crime" returns with a new setting and storyline, but some of the same actors — including Felicity Huffman and Timothy Hutton — playing brand new characters. 10 p.m. ABC

THURSDAY

They're fighting the battle of the bulge in the new weight-loss competition "My Diet Is Better Than Yours." 9 p.m. ABC

"Glee's" Jane Lynch is winging it in the new sitcom "Angel From Hell." "Psych's" Maggie Lawson also stars. 9:30 p.m. CBS

Jennifer Lopez is a cop on the edge in the new Brooklyn-set crime drama "Shades of Blue." With Ray Liotta. 10 p.m. NBC

The David Cross comedy formerly known as "The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret" reboots as simply "Todd Margaret." 10, 10:30 and 11 p.m. IFC

"Magic Mike's" Channing Tatum engages his better half, Jenna Dewan Tatum, in an all-new "Lip Sync Battle." 10 p.m. Spike

FRIDAY

Someone's in the kitchen with Helen Mirren in the culinary-themed 2014 fable "The Hundred-Foot Journey." 8 p.m. Showtime

"Downton Abbey's" Lily James is the belle of the ball in Disney's live-action 2015 version of "Cinderella." Cate Blanchett and Helena Bonham Carter also star. 8 p.m. Starz

President and Mrs. Obama welcome Audra McDonald, James Taylor, et al., on a new "In Performance at the White House." 9 p.m. KOCE

SATURDAY

Tom Hardy plays the title character but Charlize Theron steals the show in George Miller's action-packed 2015 franchise reboot "Mad Max: Fury Road." 8 p.m. HBO

Who you gonna call? Adam and Jamie are back for a final season of "MythBusters." 8 p.m. Discovery Channel

Little girl lost: India Eisley ("The Secret Life of the American Teenager) is "My Sweet Audrina" in this thriller based on V.C. Andrews' novel. 8 p.m. Lifetime

Holly Marie Combs and Ben Bass learn that "Love's Complicated" in this new TV movie. 9 p.m. Hallmark Channel


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