What’s On TV? – Sunday (01/12/2020) – PBS Doubles Down on Period Drama

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With two new period dramas premiering on PBS, old-timey romance is the order of the day. But fear not: we’ve also got an awards show and an old classic from Adam Sandler in the lineup.

PICK OF THE DAY:

“Sanditon” (PBS) at 9:00 PM EST

Most Jane Austen novels have been adapted to the moon and back, but not “Sanditon.” In fact, the latest period drama airing on PBS is only the second-ever production of the unfinished final novel from the famed English author. Starring Rose Williams and Theo James, the story revolves around a young woman who moves to a new seaside resort and befriends the entrepreneur who is feverishly working to make the venture a success.

WHAT’S PREMIERING?:

“Howards End” (PBS) at 8:00 PM EST

Howard’s End Marketing Shoot May 10-13 2017

Based on a novel by E.M. Forster, “Howards End” explores the rapidly changing landscape of English society at the turn of the 20th century. It focuses on the interactions between three English families from different social classes, and stars the likes of Matthew Macfadyen, Hayley Atwell, and Alex Lawther. Although it has aired previously in both the UK and the US, this marks its premiere on American network television.

LIVE TV EVENT:

“The 25th Annual Critics Choice Awards” (CW) at 7:00 PM EST

The Critics Choice Awards may not be one of the glitziest awards ceremonies on the circuit, but it’s still a lot of fun. Refreshingly, this year’s lineup highlights some performances that might otherwise have gone ignored, unlike some of the high-profile awards shows that have stuck with the safer and more mainstream fare. (Looking at you, BAFTAs.) It’s also a more relaxed affair, creating less pressure for both the nominees and the show production itself to produce something instantly meme-worthy at the expense of celebrating good work in the industry.

MOVIES ON TV:

“The Wedding Singer” (IFC) at 10:00 PM EST

The Wedding Singer (1998)
Directed by Frank Coraci
Shown: Adam Sandler (as Robbie)

Perhaps you’re getting well and truly hyped for “Uncut Gems” and want to revisit vintage Adam Sandler at arguably his most charming. Look no further than “The Wedding Singer.” In it, a likable wedding singer goes off the rails after his fiancee leaves him at the altar, and is only pulled out of his crippling depression by a burgeoning relationship with a kindly waitress. It’s a legitimately sweet and funny film, and Sandler has excellent chemistry with his co-star, a rarely-better Drew Barrymore.

NEW TV EPISODES:

Still looking for something to watch tonight? Take a look at more of Sunday’s lineup below!

  • “God Friended Me” (CBS) at 8:00 PM EST
  • “Kids Say the Darndest Things” (ABC) at 8:00 PM EST
  • “Doctor Who” (BBC America) at 8:00 PM EST
  • “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” (Bravo) at 8:00 PM EST
  • “Ray Donovan” (Showtime) at 8:00 PM EST
  • “Power” (Starz) at 8:00 PM EST
  • “Shameless” (Showtime) at 9:00 PM EST
  • “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS) at 9:00 PM EST
  • “Shark Tank” (ABC) at 9:00 PM EST
  • “Star Wars Resistance” (Disney) at 10:00 PM EST
  • “The Outsider” (HBO) at 10:00 PM EST
  • “Unearthed” (Sci) at 10:00 PM EST
  • “The L Word: Generation Q” (Showtime) at 10:00 PM EST
  • “Sister Wives” (TLC) at 10:00 PM EST
  • “Expedition Bigfoot” (Travel) at 10:00 PM EST
  • “Dare Me” (USA) at 10:00 PM EST
  • “Lost in the Wild” (Travel) at 11:00 PM EST
  • “Work in Progress” (Showtime) at 11:00 PM EST

What are you watching tonight? Let us know in the comments below!