Today’s Top 5 TV Picks – Monday January 14


Today’s Top 5 Picks


1

The Neighborhood

8 p.m. ET on CBS

Dave and Gemma (Max Greenfield, Beth Behrs) pull out all the stops with their elaborate plans to throw an unforgettable birthday party for young Grover (Hank Greenspan) as he turns 7 in the new episode “Welcome to Grover’s Birthday.” When all that preparation goes off the rails, though, Malcolm and Marty (Sheaun McKinney, Marcel Spears) are quick to step up with a solution. Meanwhile, Calvin’s (Cedric the Entertainer) unfortunate choice of gift sends someone to the hospital. Tichina Arnold also stars.

2

Gretchen Carlson: Breaking the Silence

8 p.m. ET on LIFE

The first of three documentaries to air as part of former Fox News personality Gretchen Carlson’s deal with A&E Networks, this new two-hour film follows Carlson as she travels across the United States looking for previously undisclosed stories of sexual harassment and abuse, with alleged incidents at such diverse venues as fast-food giant McDonald’s and a rural fire department. In the process, Carlson also reveals new details of the toll her lawsuit against former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes took on her family.


3

Daughters of the Sexual Revolution: The Untold Story of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader

9 p.m. ET on STARZ – Premiere

Filmmaker Dana Adam Shapiro chronicles the founding and rocket-like rise of this bespangled sports squad, as well as the controversies that accompany their newfound celebrity, in this 2018 documentary. The hour-plus film is rarely less than engaging, even if it never seems to resolve the implied question at its heart: Were the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders victims of exploitation or symbols of liberation and empowerment? Their saga unfolds against the sexual turbulence of the 1970s and ’80s.

4

The Passage

9 p.m. ET on FOX – Series Premiere

Based on novelist Justin Cronin’s best-selling trilogy, this thriller series focuses on a secret medical facility where scientists are experimenting with a dangerous virus that could lead to the cure for all disease but also has the potential to wipe out all human life. Saniyya Sidney (“Fences”) and Mark-Paul Gosselaar (“Franklin & Bash”) star; Jamie McShane, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Henry Ian Cusick also are featured. Filmmaker Ridley Scott is among the executive producers.

5

The Good Doctor

10 p.m. ET on ABC

The hospital is still under quarantine, and the chaos and noise of the emergency room threaten to overwhelm Shaun (Freddie Highmore) as this hit medical drama returns with the new episode “Quarantine Part Two.” Elsewhere, while Morgan (Fiona Gubelmann) struggles against long odds to keep her patients alive, Dr. Lim (Christina Chang) fights for her own life. Despite the quarantine, Dr. Melendez and Claire (Nicholas Gonzalez, Antonia Thomas) desperately search for a way to complete their patient’s bone-marrow transplant.

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