Between network, cable and streaming, the modern television landscape is a vast one. Some of the shows, specials and films coming on TV this week, Jan 11-Jan. 17. Details and times are subject to change.
All American Store 8 pm CW The life of football linebacker Spencer Pessinger was the inspiration for the CW Sports Drama Series “all American.” Pezinger co-hosts this documentary, featuring eight athletes who have overcome extraordinary circumstances in their lives – including a Paralympic runner and a tall jumper. Scout bassetOlympic champion shot putter Michelle carter And paralympic sprinter David brown. The special is divided into two hour parts (second air February 1).
Finding your route 8pm on PBS (check local listings). Broadcast journalist Nora O’Donnell’s ancestral roots will be excavated in the season 6 finale of the long-running family history show of fashion designer Zac Posen and house speaker Nancy Pelosi, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Highlights include a sequence in which Pelosi appears as a shipwright in 1912, including Polosi’s mother, taking her grandfather, her grandmother, and their children. “I am so proud that he had to come to America,” says Pelosi.
Call your mother ABC at 9:30 pm. Kayra Sedwick acts as a mother who makes her way into the lives of her young-adult children in this new sitcom from Kari Lesser (“Old Christine’s New Adventures”). The series has been described by ABC as “the coming of age of comedy”.
Previously confirmed (2017) Showtime 2 at 7 pm. Paul Skader’s tip for a stable build, once used to fuel the script of his “Taxi Driver”, has been put on a powerful performance in the recent “First Reformed”, which Schrader wrote and Had directed Ethan Hawke Starr as Rehan Ernest Toler, was a Protestant minister in a small old church in New York. The film follows Toler as he becomes increasingly agitated – from his failing health, a modern megachurch nearby and, eventually, a tragedy. He also develops a closeness with a younger local, Mary (Amanda Seyfried), who becomes perhaps the least foggy presence in his life (although the bar is low). “This is a picture of a soul in agony,” wrote AO Scott His review for the New York Times, “All the more powerful to be so strictly conceived and carefully executed.”
Great performance: magic of callus 10pm on PBS (check local listings). The classic 1953 recording of Pakki’s “Tosca” with Maria Callas was a hit when it was released and is often spoken of as one of the greatest opera performances ever committed to tape. (Anthony Tommasini, the Times’ chief classical music critic, Written in 2017 “” It’s hard to think of a recording of any opera that works nails so flamboyantly, that sounds so sure. ‘) So when Callus returned to that opera’s title role a little more than a decade after the release of that recording, he had big shoes to fill: his own. His career also needed a comeback. This period is the focus of this latest entry in PBS’s “Great Performance” series, which focuses on Callas’ late career 1964 performance of “Tosca” at the Royal Opera House in London, while largely reviving his life. She also displays from
Column compilation At 10 a.m. Jackson, Miss. A group of five black women entrepreneurs is the subject of this new reality show behind the production company “Love and Marriage: Huntsville.” Women’s businesses include a radio show and hair care and dental practices. Some of the action revolved around Jackson’s efforts to revive the Farish Street Historic District, which was a center for 20th-century Black-owned businesses.
Resistance (2020) At 8pm on Showtime. In this biographical drama set in Nazi-occupied France, Jesse Eisenberg combats Nazi persecution with intelligence. Eisenberg casts as “resistance” French actor and mime Marcel Marceo. It follows Marceau’s efforts to help Jewish orphans in their work for Nazi-occupied France, and the French Resistance. (The story is based on the real life of a young Marseu.) The work of a juster and a rebel is a challenge for Marco, and a challenge for the film. This is a film that “immerses its audience in alternating ice and ice water,” Jeannette Katsolis wrote Her review for The Times. “The problem,” she said, “is that Marceau’s freaks strive for the amusement of children, who depend on the danger upon which the story depends.”
Widows (2018) 10: 30 pm FX. Director Steve McQueen and actress Viola Davis each released acclaimed projects in late 2020: McQueen with his film anthology “Small ax,” And Davis with her performance as blues singer Maa Rainey “Ma Rainey Black Bottom.” A few years ago, they worked together on “Widows”, a downbeat heist movie directed by McQueen. Davis Veronica works as a working woman for the Chicago Teachers Union. She is also the wife of a bank robbery (Liam Neeson) who dies during a robbery. Veronica, with the help of three other women (Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Arrivo), chose Mantle from them. The resulting movie, AO Scott wrote His review for The Times, “A catchy and sometimes disappointing hybrid, a film that seeks to transcend both and exploit its genre.”
Masterpiece: Miss Scarlett and Duke 8pm on PBS (check local listings). Kate Phillips and Stuart Martin star as private investigators in this mystery series, which aired on the British channel Alibi in 2020 and makes its state debut on Sunday night on PBS. Set in Victorian London (no security footage or DNA samples to help capture criminals here), the series follows Eliza Scarlett (Phillips), a woman who was determined to prove herself a detective. That mission requires him to solve mysteries and convince a sexist society that he is on the job. She works closely with William Wellington (Martin), who is both a ruthless and a lothario.