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What’s on TV This Week: The Biden inauguration, Salt-N-Pepa and more

Joe Biden
Joe Biden will be sworn in as America’s 46th president on Wednesday.
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SUNDAY

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ journey from Oakland to Sacramento to Washington, D.C., is charted in a “CNN Special Report.” 7 p.m. CNN

People of Gotham, we have a new “Batwoman.” Javicia Leslie takes over for original series star Ruby Rose in the superhero drama’s second season. 8 p.m. The CW

What’s all this then? “Miss Scarlet and the Duke” are on the case in this detective drama set in Victorian London and airing on “Masterpiece.” With Kate Phillips and Stuart Martin. 8 p.m. KOCE

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A live-in nurse has designs on a working mom’s injured offspring in the TV movie “Dying For a Daughter.” With Brittany Underwood and Melanie Nelson. 8 p.m. Lifetime

He’s gr-r-reat! Golfer Tiger Woods mounts a comeback in the conclusion of the two-part documentary “Tiger.” 9 p.m. HBO

She’s a mystery girl: The special “Inside the Mind of Agatha Christie” profiles the prolific British author and creator of such classic literary as sleuths Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot. 10 p.m. KOCE

MONDAY

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Contestants use pop-culture clues to solve crossword puzzles in the game show “People Puzzler” hosted by “The King of Queens’” Leah Remini. 6 p.m. GSN; also Tue.-Fri.

Michael Avenatti, the attorney who once repped adult-film star Stormy Daniels in her legal battles against President Trump, is profiled on the season premiere of “American Greed.” 7 and 10 p.m. CNBC

You gotta be a football hero! The L.A.-set high-school drama “All American” kicks off a third season. Daniel Ezra stars. 8 p.m. The CW

What is your emergency? The procedural drama “9-1-1” and its Texas-set spinoff “9-1-1: Lone Star” return with new episodes. 8 and 9 p.m. Fox

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A Miami high-school teacher (director and star John Leguizamo) instructs inner-city youth in the finer points of chess in the fact-based 2020 drama “Critical Thinking.” 8:50 p.m. Starz

Pam Grier was a struggling UCLA film student in the late 1960s when she got an intriguing offer.

It’s ladies’ night! Jazz iconoclast Nina Simone, Emmy and Tony winner Cicely Tyson and action star Pam Grier are among the Black female entertainers celebrated on a new “American Masters.” 9 p.m. KOCE

TUESDAY

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Seven-time Oscar nominee Glenn Close and “Hairspray” filmmaker John Waters research their family histories on the return of “Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” 8 p.m. KOCE

President-elect Joe Biden’s journey from Scranton, Pa., to Delaware to Washington, D.C., is charted on a new “Frontline.” 10 p.m. KOCE

WEDNESDAY

Broadcast networks and cable news outlets will offer live coverage from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., of the “Presidential Inauguration” of Joe Biden. 9 a.m. various channels

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A “virtual parade across America” will be consistent with crowd limits during the coronavirus era.

How do you do, fellow kids? The teen dramas Riverdale and “Nancy Drew” are back with new seasons. KJ Apa stars in the former, Kennedy McMann in the latter. 8 and 9 p.m. The CW

Winter is coming to “The Alps” in the concluding installment of this two-part episode of “Nature.” 8 p.m. KOCE

Aid workers assemble after a hurricane wreaks havoc in the Bahamas in the finale of the docuseries “When Disaster Strikes.” 10 p.m. KOCE

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Our dogged detective (Tom Burke) is back on the case in a second season of the mystery drama “C.B. Strike” based on the novels by Robert Galbraith, a.k.a. “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling. 10 p.m. HBO

THURSDAY

It’s not personal, it’s just business — OK, maybe it’s a little bit personal — in a third season of the gritty Italian-made mafia drama “Gomorrah.” Anytime, HBO Max

The stars of the reality series “Toddlers and Tiaras” — where are they now? Find out in the followup show “Toddlers and Tiaras: Where Are They Now?” Anytime, Discovery+

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People of Texas, we have a new “Walker.” “Supernatural’s” Jared Padalecki steps into Chuck Norris’ boots in a reboot of the 1990s action drama “Walker, Texas Ranger.” 8 p.m. The CW

“The Vampire Diaries” spinoff “Legacies” sinks its teeth into a third season. Danielle Rose Russell stars. 9 p.m. The CW

Can he get an amen? The reality series “The Rev” gets up close and personal with Long Island pastor Richard Hartley, his fractious family and his loyal parishioners. 10:30 p.m. USA

FRIDAY

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Now you see him ...: The documentary “Derek DelGaudio’s In & Of Itself” captures the illusionist in a filmed version of his hit off-Broadway show. Frank Oz directs. Anytime, Hulu

Got wings? Attractive young people attend a Hogwarts-style school for fairies in the supernatural drama “Fate: The Winx Saga.” With Abigail Cowan. Anytime, Netflix

Animation is a dish best served in itty-bitty bites in the anthology series “Pixar Popcorn” — butter not included. Anytime, Disney+

The past comes back to haunt a man who married “The Sister” of a young woman who disappeared under mysterious circumstances years earlier in this four-part mystery drama. “Quantico’s” Russell Tovey stars. Anytime, Hulu

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A young chauffeur in India strives to climb the social ladder in an adaptation of Aravind Adiga’s acclaimed novel “The White Tiger.” Rajkummar Rao and “Quantico’s” Priyanka Chopra Jonas star. Anytime, Netflix

Guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela, singer Natalia Lafourcade and L.A’s own La Santa Cecilia are among the artists featured in “Hecho en Mexico/Made in Mexico” on “In Concert at the Hollywood Bowl.” 9 p.m. KOCE

Back in the U.S.S.R.! Legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz tickles the ivories on a return visit to Moscow in 1986 on a new “Great Performances.” 10 p.m. KOCE

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Have brushes, will travel: Musician, actor and artist John Lurie muses about his life and work in the offbeat docuseries “Painting With John.” 11 p.m. HBO

SATURDAY

“Salt-N-Pepa” are here and they’re in effect in this bio-drama that charts the rise of the groundbreaking New York-bred, female-led hip-hop group. Followed by the docuspecial “Let’s Talk About Salt-N-Pepa.” 8 and 11 p.m. Lifetime

A hotel concierge hooks up with a hunky guest on “A Winter Getaway” in this TV movie. With Nazneen Contractor and Brooks Darnell. 9 p.m. Hallmark Channel

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Movies on TV for the entire week, Jan. 17 - 23 in interactive PDF format for easy downloading and printing

TV Grids for the entire week of Jan. 17 - 23 in PDF format for easy downloading and printing

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Looking for what to watch on TV? Here are the television listings from the Los Angeles Times in printable PDF files.


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