What’s on TV? – Monday (1/14/19) – ‘Passage’ Premieres and Gretchen Carlson Debuts New Documentary Special

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Welcome to a new week of TV watching. Plenty of your old favorites are airing new episodes tonight. However, there are still a number of interesting premieres to check out. Take a look at our coverage of tonight’s TV offerings.

PICK OF THE DAY

“Gretchen Carlson: Breaking the Silence” (Lifetime) at 8 p.m. ET

Tonight marks the first of three documentary specials Gretchen Carlson has planned on Lifetime. “Breaking the Silence” sends Carlson on the road, uncovering true stories of abuse and sexual harassment. These tales come from fire stations, hospitals, McDonald’s locations and everything in between. As she hears these stories, Carlson finds herself reliving her experiences with Robert Ailes, CEO, and Chairman of Fox News, whom she sued. The #metoo movement has brought to life how rampant sexual harassment across all work verticals. This series of specials continue to help showcase how prevalent and pervasive this problem is, no matter what line of work one does.

WHAT’S PREMIERING?

“The Passage” (FOX) at 9 p.m. ET

A medical show merges with an apocalypse type tale to create “The Passage,” FOX’s new show. The show centers around Federal Agent Brad Wolgast (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), who must deliver a 10-year-old girl, Amy Bellafonte (Saniyya Sidney), to an underground medical experiment. Amy was chosen as a test subject for Project NOAH, a virus that stands to either cure all diseases or extinguish the human race entirely. The show is based on a three-part series of books of the same name by Justin Cronin.

“Gotti: Godfather & Son: Behind the Don” (A&E) at 8 p.m. & 10 p.m. ET

Didn’t get enough of the Gotti clan in the John Travolta film from last year? Then tune in to A&E for the first 2 episodes of “Gotti: Godfather & Son: Behind the Don” at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET. The series chronicles the multiple generations of the Gotti family as powerhouse members of the Gambino crime family. The series begins right as John Got rises to power and his son, John Gotti Jr., goes to military school before becoming a made man.

WHAT’S RETURNING?

Two hit medical shows make their return to TV tonight. The highly rated Freddie Highmore ABC show “The Good Doctor” hits airwaves at 10 p.m. ET. The show returns with the second half of the two-part episode, “Quarantine.” Meanwhile at FOX, “The Resident,” starring Matt Czuchry, comes back with a new episode at 8 p.m. ET. Both medical dramas are currently in the middle of their second seasons.

It’s a brand new Monday over at CBS. The night kicks off with “The Neighborhood” at 8 p.m. ET. The episode centers around Grover’s Birthday, which sends at least one person to the hospital. A pair of dramas closes CBS’ Monday night lineup. “Magnum PI” dons its glasses and Hawaiian shirts for a second half of its first season. Its new episode airs at 9 p.m. ET. “Bull” rounds out the night with a new episode at 10 p.m. ET.

For those looking for an alternative to the network shows, HGTV offers an alternative. The third season of “Home Town” begins at 9 p.m. ET. The show focuses on Ben and Erin Napier, a couple who restores old Southern houses for first time home buyers.

What’s Ending

“Happy Together” (CBS) at 8:30 p.m. ET

Unfortunately, it seems CBS was not happy with “Happy Together.” The brand new sitcom airs its finale tonight. The show followed a married couple (Damon Wayans Jr. and Amber Stevens West) who try and connect with their younger selves when a famous pop star (Felix Mallard) drops by their doorstep. The third season of “Man with a Plan” takes over its 8:30 p.m. ET Monday time-slot on CBS.

Movies On TV

Two different documentaries take a look at similar subjects. Both examine the tricky ways in which cheerleaders have been exemplified the sexual morals of our society. “Sidelined,” which premieres on Lifetime at 10 p.m. ET, looks specifically at a group of NFL cheerleaders who posed for Playboy in 1978. The fallout from that issue had serious repercussions for the women’s careers and reputations, despite having approval from the team’s management.

Meanwhile, on Starz at 9 p.m. ET, “Daughters of the Sexual Revolution: The Untold Story of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders” airs. The title tells one quite a bit about what to expect. However, the documentary focuses quite a bit on Suzanne Mitchell, the den mother of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. Whichever you choose, there are interesting stories to be had about the gender politics that have afflicted the cheerleader culture for decades.

NEW EPISODES

If those premieres and movies weren’t enough for you, there are tons of other shows airing new episodes tonight. Don’t get lost in your TV Guide, check out what else is new from the list below.

  • “The Bachelor” (ABC) at 8 p.m. ET
  • “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” (NBC) at 8 p.m. ET
  • “Manifest” (NBC) at 10 p.m. ET
  • “Antiques Roadshow” (PBS) at 8 p.m. ET
  • “Independent Lens” (PBS) at 10 p.m. ET
  • “The Last Alaskans: No Man’s Land” (Animal Planet) at 9 p.m. ET
  • “Vanderpump Rules” (Bravo) at 9 p.m. ET
  • “Good Eats: Reloaded” (Food Network) at 9 p.m. ET
  • “Street Outlaws” (Discovery) at 8 p.m. ET
  • “Kids Baking Championship” (Food Network) at 8 p.m. ET
  • “Winner Cake All” (Food Network) at 10 p.m. ET
  • “America Says” (GSN) at 9 p.m. ET
  • “House Hunters” (HGTV) at 8 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. ET
  • “American Pickers: Bonus Buys” (History) at 9 p.m. ET
  • “The 1990s: The Deadliest Decade” (ID) at 9 p.m. ET
  • “People Magazine Investigates” (ID) at 10 p.m. ET
  • “Teen Mom 2” (MTV) at 9 p.m. ET
  • “How the Universe Works” (Science) at 9 p.m. ET
  • “Lost Gold” (Travel Channel) at 10 p.m. ET
  • “Love & Hip Hop New York” (VH1) at 8 p.m. ET
  • “Cartel Crew” (VH1) at 9 p.m. ET

Will any of these shows contend for awards? Check out our predictions at the Circuit Hub.

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