Today’s Top 5 TV Picks – Thursday January 10


Today’s Top 5 Picks


1

The Secret Life of the Zoo

9 p.m. ET on APL

In the new episode “Territorial Chimps,” the arrival of a new female throws the Chester Zoo’s 18 chimpanzees into upheaval, but senior keeper Niall is gambling that Boris, the elder statesman of this animal community, will protect the newcomer. Elsewhere, Kinky Tail, a cheetah mother, is moved to the zoo’s medical center after she begins vomiting after every meal. A short-clawed otter named Annie, who recently gave birth to a large litter of five pups, seems disinterested in caring for them.

2

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

9 p.m. ET on NBC – Season Premiere

Noice! Pulled back from the cancellation brink on Fox, the critically praised but ratings-challenged police comedy finds a new home on NBC as its sixth season opens with “Honeymoon,” involving Jake and Amy (Andy Samberg, Melissa Fumero), who tied the knot in the Season 5 finale. Typically, however, it “won’t be the honeymoon they think it’s going to be,” Fumero has hinted to reporters. On a more pressing note, we’ll also learn whether Captain Ray Holt (Andre Braugher) has been named the new police commissioner.


3

Mom

9:01 p.m. ET on CBS

The ladies get together for a road trip, but their journey threatens to go up in smoke because of Christy’s (Anna Faris) cigarette habit in a new episode called “Hacky Sack and a Beautiful Experience.” Meanwhile, Bonnie (Allison Janney) offers some business advice to Adam (William Fichtner) that is both unsolicited and somewhat unwelcome. Mimi Kennedy and Jaime Pressly also star; Larry Joe Campbell guest stars.

4

Fam

9:30 p.m. ET on CBS – Series Premiere

After years of playing tragic story lines as multiple characters on “The Vampire Diaries,” Nina Dobrev switches gears to comedy for her role as Clem, who grew up in a dysfunctional household but now is happy with a college professor fiance (Tone Bell) and his approving parents (Sheryl Lee Ralph, Brian Stokes Mitchell). When her loose-cannon half-sister Shannon (Odessa Adlon, daughter of Pamela) unexpectedly shows up, however, Clem invites her to move in.

5

Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars

10 p.m. ET on WE – Season Premiere

Season 14 of this relationship series revolves around the reality TV world’s subset of elite hip hop stars, whose flashy lifestyles can only conceal romantic problems for so long. Soulja Boy and Nia Riley may have reached an impasse between his desire to get married and her need to escape from his controlling impulses. Others in the mix include rapper Waka Flocka and wife Tammy Rivera, and Lil’ Mo and hubby Karl Dargan. Counselors Ish Major and Venus Nicolino are here to listen.

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