What to watch on Tuesday, January 26...
8pm, The CW
In “The Reverse-Flash Returns,” the Reverse-Flash ret… yeah, okay, you probably picked up on that part already. The sinister speedster lands back on Team Flash’s radar after Cisco’s vibe of Eobard Thawne and an attack at Mercury Labs (which was this close to breaking its “Days Without a Supervillain Attack” record). In happier returns, a pleasant moment between Iris and Francine helps Iris bond with Wally.
Since Jess is stuck on jury sequestration in “No Girl,” Nick decides to scrape up some bachelor party funds by renting the loft on Airbnb. In other bright ideas, Winston seeks Cece’s help to find out if KC is being unfaithful.
Pretty Little Liars
The police seek answers from the gals, because the police have no clue how Pretty Little Liarsworks. Meanwhile in “The Gloves Are On,” Emily opens up about the past five years, Lucas helps Hanna save her mother’s job, and Aria lends Ezra a hand with his book.
Hollywood Game Night
Geena Davis, Ben Feldman, Michael Ealy, Kate Walsh, Adam Goldberg, and Angela Kinseycompete in “Battle of the Sexes III.” I keep pushing them to do a “Battle of the Saxes” led by Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson as Duke Silver, but like all people of vision I find my ideas rebuffed at every turn.
Jimmy tries to burnish his restaurant’s, as I believe the youths say, “hipness quotient” by throwing a blowout for a pop star (Ryan Hansen) complete with bodacious 1980s makeover. Meanwhile in “Tableside Guacamole,” Ravi believes the titular dip is the real key to boosting business.
SERIES PREMIERE, 9pm, WGN America
A family struggles to maintain control over its isolated Appalachian domain in this drama, which opens with the emergence of new threats to their way of life in “Farrell Wine” (airing commercial-free). David Morse, Ryan Hurst, and Ryan Hurst’s beard lead the cast.
Marvel’s Agent Carter
Peggy’s mission to uncover the truth about Zero Matter meets resistance from on high in “Better Angels.” Why, that sounds like Howard Stark’s cue to barge on into the proceedings!
In “The Cruise,” Jake and Amy’s romantic nautical getaway is foiled by the unexpected presence of an old enemy. Back on dry land, Gina and Terry help Holt endure a visit from his sister (Niecy Nash), while Charles and Rosa each have their eyes on the same apartment.
“The Sword and the Spirit” finds Scott trying to get the pack back together, and if that doesn’t call for a bouncy montage set to a Carly Rae Jepsen tune then I guess I just don’t know Teen Wolf. Also on a mission are Malia and her new ally, out to save Deaton from the Desert Wolf.
Goodwin risks her career to help a patient obtain a life-saving bone marrow transplant in “Saints.” Meanwhile, April and Dr. Charles tend to a homeless man, Dr. Rhodes treats a first-date couple injured by a hit-and-run driver, and Dr. Manning greets her visiting parents.
“The Mine Wars” chronicles the battle to unionize coal miners in West Virginia in the early 20th century, which sparked the largest armed insurrection since the Civil War.
Now on the outs, Dean and Stewart go head-to-head in a divorce case in “Blood Is Thicker Than Justice (Pt. 2).” At home, Ethan and Lizzie have a hard time re-acclimating to life without their uncle.
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce
Abby hits some roadblocks in her attempts to, as I believe the youths say, “DTR” with Dr. Harris. Meanwhile in “Rule #81: There’s No Crying in Porrn,” Abby reunites with escort Carl in L.A., and Phoebe finds herself drawn to the creative process of a new artist (Aaron Staton, presumably with two working eyes).
Hermann is torn when Freddie’s father begs forgiveness on his son’s behalf in “Not Everyone Makes It.” Elsewhere, Dawson and Brett face blowback after reporting Chili’s behavior to Boden, Severide helps Agent Ward with an explosives case, and Casey works to keep a shelter housing displaced tornado victims from shuttering.
The Shannara Chronicles
Amberle, Wil, and Eretria are forced to set aside their differences if they hope to survive their quest in “Reaper,” and never have the stakes of the eternal “tastes great/less filling” divide been greater. At the palace, Ander tries building some bridges of his own as he searches for the Dagda Mor.
The Rocinante crew stumbles upon a derelict vessel that contains a significant secret, while Holen and Miller’s encounter on Eros leads to a different discovery. Elsewhere in “Salvage,” Avasarala gets devastating news.
Zoe Ever After
Zoe hears from an old college comrade who was, as I believe the youths say, “the one who got away.” Honestly, big day for this column, speaking-to-the-youths-wise.
Real Husbands of Hollywood
Kevin is caught off-guard when his flirtation with an older woman is reciprocated in “Claire and Present Danger.”
– Zach Galifianakis, Jillian Bell, and Josh Ritter on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Civil rights activist DeRay McKesson on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, 11pm, Comedy Central
– Cedric the Entertainer on The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Josh Brolin, Kate McKinnon, and Billy Ocean on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, 11:35pm, NBC
– Laurence Fishburne, Sarah Paulson, and Woke on Late Show with Stephen Colbert, 11:35pm, CBS
– Jack Black, Lauren Cohan, and Anita Smith on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Kate Hudson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Brian Koppelman, and Janet Weiss on Late Night with Seth Meyers, 12:35am, NBC