On January 22, the new TNT period piece drama The Alienist will debut at 9 PM.

The series will focus on criminal psychologist (aka alienist) Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Brühl) and newspaper illustrator John Moore (Luke Evans), who are called in to conduct the investigation the gruesome murders of boy prostitutes in New York City. They are joined by Sara Howard (Dakota Fanning), a headstrong secretary determined to become the city’s first female police detective.

The cast includes Q’orianka Kilcher, Robert Wisdom and Douglas Smith [among others].

Here is a trailer for The Alienist:

The 6-part limited series Mosaic will debut on January 22 at 8 PM on HBO.

Set against the backdrop of a mountain resort town, the limited series follows popular children’s book author and illustrator Olivia Lake (Sharon Stone), whose literary success makes her a local celebrity in the tight-knit community. But when Olivia disappears on New Year’s Day, leaving behind a blood-soaked studio, MOSAIC becomes an intricate whodunit, and it is up to detective Nate Henry (Devin Ratray) and Eric’s sister, Petra (Jennifer Ferrin), to unravel the mystery.

The cast includes Garrett Hedlund, Frederick Weller, Beau Bridges and Paul Reubens.

Here is a trailer for Mosaic:

Last night’s programming options on the major networks was filled with new episodes of the Wednesday dramas, including the return of two on The CW.

Here is how all of those dramas fared in the overall ratings last night:

8 PM Shows:
The Blacklist (NBC) [NEW] – 6.5 million viewers
The X-Files (NBC) [NEW] – 3.9 million viewers
Riverdale (The CW) [RETURN] – 1.4 million viewers

9 PM Shows:
SEAL Team (CBS) [NEW] – 6.6 million viewers
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC) [NEW] – 6.2 million viewers
9-1-1 (FOX) [NEW] – 6.2 million viewers
Dynasty (The CW) [RETURN] – 648,000 viewers

10 PM Shows:
Chicago P.D. (NBC) [NEW] – 6.2 million viewers
Criminal Minds (CBS) [NEW] – 5.6 million viewers

What did you watch on TV last night? Please share.

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Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

5:50 PM:
The Zookeeper’s Wife movie on HBO2

7 PM:
Independence Day movie on IFC

7:45 PM:
The Light Between Oceans movie on Showtime

8 PM:
Supernatural on The CW (RETURN)
Beyond on Freeform (NEW – Two-Hour Season Premiere)
The Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl movie on AMC
White House Down movie on FX

8:30 PM:
The Fate of the Furious movie on HBO

9 PM:
Arrow on The CW (RETURN)
Nashville on CMT (NEW)
Past Malice: An Emma Fielding Mystery movie on Hallmark Movie & Mysteries (Encore)
Victoria on Masterpiece on PBS (Reair)

10 PM:
S.W.A.T. on CBS (NEW)


On January 21, the new FOX drama The Resident will debut at 10 PM [after the NFC Championship game].

The new medical series will focus on the final years of a young doctor’s training that rips back the curtain to reveal the truth of what really happens, both good and bad, in hospitals across the country.

The series stars Matt Czuchry (The Good Wife), Emily VanCamp (Revenge), Manish Dayal (Halt and Catch Fire), Merrin Dungey (Alias and Big Little Lies), Melina Kanakaredes (CSI: NY and Providence) and Bruce Greenwood.

NOTE: The show will move to its regular timeslot of 9 PM on January 22.

Here is a trailer for The Resident:

The series premiere of Counterpart will debut on Starz on January 21 at 8 PM.

The show is about the mysterious world hidden beneath the surface of our everyday existence. Howard Silk (J.K. Simmons) is a lowly cog in the bureaucratic machinery of a Berlin-based United Nations spy agency. When Howard discovers that his organization safeguards the secret of a crossing into a parallel dimension, he is thrust into a shadow world of intrigue, danger, and double cross… where the only man he can trust is his near-identical counterpart from this parallel world.

The cast includes Olivia Williams, Jacqueline Bisset, Richard Schiff, Stephen Rea, Ingo Rademacher, Kenneth Choi and Sarah Bolger.

Here is a trailer for Counterpart:

On January 21, the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie Morning Show Murders: Mortal Mishaps will debut at 9 PM.

Billie Blessings has gone from beloved chef, restaurant owner, and morning show segment host to #1 suspect in a murder case when one of the executives at the network dies from poisoning. When the head chef at Billie’s restaurant is arrested and held as a suspect, Billie takes matters into her own hands by digging deeper into a mystery that could incriminate people close to her while risking her own life in the process.

The cast includes Holly Robinson Peete and Rick Fox.

Here is a trailer for Morning Show Murders: Mortal Mishaps.