What to watch on Tuesday, January 19...
Marvel’s Captain America: 75 Heroic Years
A history of Steve Rogers covering some of his most iconic and memorable moments, from punching out Hitler on the cover of a 1941 comic book to chopping wood in a tight T-shirt on Hawkeye’s farm (what? you can’t tell me that wasn’t memorable). Marvel bigwigs like Stan Leeand Joe Quesada and Marvel Cinematic Universe stars like Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Clark Gregg, and Ming-Na Wen share their thoughts.
8pm, The CW
As Joe and Iris get to know Wally, Barry mulls letting Patty know he’s the Flash… y’know, seeing as how every other person in his life including one literal archnemesis is in on that “secret.” But the real action in “Potential Energy” is sure to come from the newest metahuman menace: the time-slowing Turtle (Battlestar Galactica's Aaron Douglas).
After someone murders a seaman who was set to testify before a grand jury, the team discovers that a once defunct international human-trafficking ring is back in business. Elsewhere in “Déjá Vu,” McGee seeks refuge at a colleague’s home during a storm-triggered blackout.
Pretty Little Liars
Aria’s fleet return to Boston casts her in a suspicious light, while Emily keeps up her own charade about her life in California in “Charlotte’s Web.” So at least they’re still staying true to the last part of their clique’s name.
Jess is eager to turn the wheels of justice in “Jury Duty,” and meeting John Cho along the way can’t hurt her enthusiasm either. Back at the loft, Cece’s slovenly habits rankle the notoriously fastidious Nick.
Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
“In Search of Freedom” finds Shonda Rhimes, Maya Rudolph, and Keenen Ivory Wayanslearning more about their ancestors’ struggles for self-determination.
Hollywood Game Night
In more lighthearted Wayans Brothers guest appearances this evening, Marlon Wayans joinsKevin Nealon, Bill Engvall, Mario Lopez, Nicole Scherzinger, and Miranda Cosgrove for a round of... whatever is they do on Hollywood Game Night
Vanessa and Jimmy introduce Edie to show business in “Baby Model,” though they hide her new career from Gerald and Sara. At the restaurant, a crush on a staffer discombobulates Annelise.
SEASON 2 PREMIERE, 9pm, ABC
Marvel’s Agent Carter
“The Lady in the Lake” and “A View in the Dark” shift the spycraft to Los Angeles, where Peggy helps now-Chief Sousa and the Left Coast branch of the SSR investigate a homicide with apparently mystical characteristics. But the case quickly turns personal—and potentially catastrophic.
9pm & 9:30pm, The CW
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Their Time Is Now/DC Films Presents: Dawn of the Justice League
A preview of the latest entry in DC’s TV roster, which debuts Thursday, breaks down the various heroes and villains and pretends that any of its time-travel tomfoolery will make a lick of sense. That’s followed by a look at the comics company’s unrelated film universe, including the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, hosted by Kevin Smith.
In “9 Days,” Capt. Holt and Jake won’t let being quarantined together with the mumps stop them from cracking their latest case. As for the precinct’s less puffy police, Rosa helps Boyle through a mourning process, while Terry must clean up the latest damage done by Hitchcock and Scully.
With her mother’s help, Kira must go to great lengths to keep her dark side in check in “Codominance.” Elsewhere, Lydia is in for a surprise at Eichen House.
Dr. Rhodes’s dad is honored for his fat donation to the hospital in “Bound,” but skeletons tumble out of the family closet as a result. Meanwhile, the admittance of airplane stowaways raises scrutiny from the Department of Homeland Security, Dr. Manning’s big day arrives, and Dr. Reese has painful news for a young boy and his family.
The criminal careers of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are chronicled, including commentary from historians and the outlaws’ descendants.
Rob Lowe’s once and future TV boss Richard Schiff stops by as a rival firm tries to lure Dean away from Sanderson & Yao in “Exodus (Pt. 1).” But Stewart and Deb are less concerned with where Dean works than with where he lives—specifically, not in their house any longer.
In “Stop Me Before I Hug Again,” Brian’s first field assignment sends him to Quantico, where everyone is far less hot and henley-clad than TV may have led him to believe. Disappointment aside, he’s there to help catch a serial killer, but he makes a disturbing discovery along the way.
The Windy City is on tornado watch in “The Path of Destruction,” but it’s Chili’s erratic behavior that’s doing the more immediate damage and prompting Brett to report her to Boden. Meanwhile, Otis consults Dawson for romantic advice and Severide helps out a Homeland Security agent.
Zoe Ever After
Valente helps Pearl tend to an important matter, while Zoe is flying solo as she adds home repairs to her many responsibilities.
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce
What becomes of the broken-hearted? Apparently, they gather at a convention called SplitCon, which Abby and Barbara attend in “Rule #79: Labels Are for Canned Goods.” Elsewhere, Phoebe’s new squeeze introduces her to L.A.’s art scene, while Jo and Charlene butt heads over matters personal and professional.
“Windmills” pits Holden and the crew against a Martin Marine blockade, while Miller finds a way to rejuvenate his flagging spirits and Avasarala pays a call on Holden’s family in Montana.
The Shannara Chronicles
Determined to prove her value to the Ellcrys, Amberle undertakes a perilous mission in “Changeling”—spurring the Dagda Mor to sic the titular shapeshifting demon on her.
Real Husbands of Hollywood
When Bridgette gets her own reality show in “Don’t Cross That Bridgette,” Kevin signs away his life-rights to her. Well, all except his endocrine system’s merchandising rights. He’s got big dreams for that pancreas!
– Noel Fielding and Purity Ring on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Jess Glynne on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, 11pm, Comedy Central
– Romany Malco on The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Chelsea Handler, Fred Armisen, and Mario Batali on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, 11:35pm, NBC
– Charlie Day, Colin Hanks, and Margo Price on Late Show with Stephen Colbert, 11:35pm, CBS
– Zach Galifianakis, Aubrey Plaza, and Weezer on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– James Spader, Jenna Fischer, Gad Elmaleh, and Josh Freese on Late Night with Seth Meyers, 12:35am, NBC
– Jane Lynch, Carrie Brownstein, and Joel Edgerton on The Late Late Show with James Corden, 12:37am, CBS