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What to watch on TV for the week of January 14 - January 20: A new CW superhero series, Comedy Central pokes fun at corporations, and much more

January 14, 2018 Updated: January 14, 2018 at 9:01 am
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"Planet Earth" returns Saturday. Photo courtesy of BBC America.

Sunday 
“Victoria” (8 p.m., PBS, Season Premiere) - In the season two premiere new mother Victoria is impatient to return to the business of ruling a nation, while Albert attempts to protect her from the increasingly desperate news regarding British soldiers in Afghanistan. 

“Bob’s Burgers” (7:30 p.m., Fox, Season Premiere) - After a rough break up on Valentine’s Day, the Belcher women have a limo girl’s night out to make Tina feel better. 

Monday 
“The Gifted” (7 p.m., Fox, Season Finale) - In the two hour season finale, Dr. Campbell attends and anti-mutant summit, attempting to take the Hound program national. 

“The Bachelor” (7 p.m., ABC) - As the charming race car driver intensifies his search for his soul mate among the 18 remaining women, Arie selects eight contestants to battle for supremacy in the wrestling arena with two top veterans of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW). Will Marc Maron and Alison Brie be there?

Tuesday
“The Flash” (7 p.m., The CW, Mid-season Premiere) - As Barry’s trial for the murder of Clifford DeVoe begins, Iris and Joe must decide how far they are willing to go to keep Barry out of prison. 

“Black Lightning” (8 p.m., The CW, Series Premiere) - A retired superhero is drawn back into his old lifestyle when his daughter seeks to serve justice to evil-doers in the series premiere. You can read my Gazette review right here

Wednesday 
“The Path” (Hulu, Season Premiere) - A miracle by Eddie Lane (Aaron Paul) went viral, and Meyerism has grown exponentially across the world. As the new Guardian of the Light, Eddie is forced to face the question of whether he can grow the movement without becoming a cult leader.  

“Corporate” (8 p.m., Comedy Central, Series Premiere) - Comedy Central’s new scripted series takes viewers inside Hampton Deville - your average, soulless multi-national corporation - and follows the miserable lives of two downtrodden employees. 

Thursday 
“Lip Sync Battle” (7 p.m., Spike, Season Premiere) - A one hour special from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles opens season four. 

“Portlandia” (8 p.m., IFC, Season Premiere) - In the season 8 premiere, Spyke gets his old band back together; podcasters investigate a police station; Candace brings Toni to her childhood summer home. 

“Top Chef Colorado” (8 p.m., Bravo) - Padma and season 14 winner Brooke Williamson surprise the chefs at their house with breakfast ingredients and task them to create a delicious breakfast dish featuring Nutella. I wonder who this week’s corporate sponsor is?   

Friday 
“Grace and Frankie” (Netflix, Season Premiere) - The fourth season of this series starring Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda premieres today. 

“The Open House” (Netflix, Film) - A teenager (Dylan Minnette) and his mother (Piercey Dalton) find themselves besieged by threatening forces when they move into a new house.

Saturday 
“Cocaine Godmother: The Griselda Blanco Story” (6 p.m., Lifetime, Film) - In this new Lifetime movie Catherine Zeta-Jones stars as Griselda Blanco, a Columbian drug lord connected to numerous murders in the 70s and 80s. 

“Planet Earth: Blue Planet II” (7 p.m., BBC America, Season Premiere) - In the series premiere, a look at life across the oceans is spotlighted, from the heat of the tropics to the planet’s frozen poles. 

Gazette media columnist Terry Terrones is a member of the Television Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. You can follow him on Twitter at @terryterrones.

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