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What to watch on TV for the week of January 28 - February 3: “Top Chef” visits the Broncos, Patton Oswalt debuts a new sitcom, and much more

January 28, 2018 Updated: January 28, 2018 at 9:47 am
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TOP CHEF -- "Bronco Brouhaha" Episode 1509 -- Pictured: (l-r) Bradley Roby, Tom Colicchio -- (Photo by: Paul Trantow/Bravo)

Sunday 
“Grammy Awards” (5:30 p.m., CBS, Awards Show) - James Corden hosts the 60th annual Grammy Awards from New York’s Madison Square Garden. Performers include Miley Cyrus, Elton John, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, and many more. 

“Shark Tank” (8 p.m., ABC) - Two health conscious entrepreneurs from California introduce the shares to their guilt free sweet treat; brothers from Illinois present a pricing tool that collects spare change to help student loan borrowers; an entrepreneur from Wheeling, Illinois presents his technology geared toward athletes that helps secure and swap weights. 

Monday 
“Portrait of the Avett Brothers” (6 p.m., HBO, Documentary Premiere) - Acclaimed indie-folk band the Avett Brothers look back on their career as they record the album “True Sadness” in this moving, intimate documentary. 

“The Resident” (8 p.m., Fox) - An old Army buddy and fellow surgeon visits Conrad at the hospital. Meanwhile, the team is put to the test when they have to save the life of an uninsured and undocumented patient. 

Tuesday
“State of the Union Address” (7 p.m., ABC/CBS/NBC) - President Donald Trump delivers the traditional address before a joint session of Congress, telecast from the House chamber. 

“Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2018” (9 p.m., CBS) - An interactive countdown special in which viewers vote for their favorite Super Bowl commercial. Boomer Esiason and Daniela Ruah host. 

Wednesday 
“Happy!” (8 p.m., Syfy, Season Finale) - With Christmas approaching Sax and Happy are locked in a climatic confrontation to rescue Hailey from Very Bad Santa’s lair. 

“9-1-1” (8 p.m., Fox) - The crew races to an emergency when disaster strikes at an Indian wedding. Abby enlists the help of Buck to try and find her mother and, for the first time, meets Athena face-to-face. 

Thursday 
“The Good Place” (7:30 p.m., NBC, Season Finale) - No! Not the season finale! I’m not ready! I love this show, probably my favorite sitcom. 

“A.P. Bio” (8:30 p.m., NBC, Series Premire) - In the series premiere, a failed philosophy scholar becomes an AP biology teacher with no intention of teaching science to his honor roll students but instead uses them to enact revenge on his rival. I’ve seen the first two episodes and this show is pretty funny. 

“Top Chef Colorado” (7 p.m., Bravo) - Cooking for Michelin-starred chef David Kinch adds pressure to an already stressful Sudden Death Quickfire based on edible flowers. Then the chefs are challenged to put an elevated slant on pre-game food as they host the ultimate tailgate party at Mile High for the Denver Broncos. 

Friday 
“Altered Carbon” (Netflix, Series Premiere) - Set more than 300 years in the future, “Altered Carbon” tells the story of the lone surviving soldier from a group of elite warriors. Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman), is cryogenically frozen after being defeated during an uprising against a powerful, autocratic government. His mind was trapped was centuries until Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy), a wealthy businessman, gives him a chance to live again in order to solve a murder. You can read my review later this week. 

“2 Dope Queens” (9:30 p.m., HBO, Series Premiere) - Jon Steward joins the Queens to share early memories of living in New York, and Phoebe and Jessica test Jon’s pizza knowledge. 

Saturday 
“Gifted” (6 p.m., HBO) - A bachelor named Frank tries his best to raise his 7-year old niece Mary in rural Florida. But when its revealed that Mary is a math prodigy, Frank gets into a custody battle with his mother over what’s best for her future. Chris Evans stars. 

“The Simone Biles Story” (6 p.m., Lifetime, TV Special) - Based on her book “Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance,” this lifetime movie follows Simone Biles (played by Jeante Godlock) through the hard work and sacrifice that led to her Olympic glory. 

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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