Today’s Top 5 TV Picks – Tuesday January 8

Today’s Top 5 Picks


Good Trouble

8 p.m. ET on FREE – Series Premiere

This spinoff to “The Fosters” finds Maia Mitchell and Cierra Ramirez reprising their roles as Callie and Mariana Adams Foster, who are entering the next phase of their lives. The series premiere finds the pair moving into The Coterie in downtown Los Angeles, where they quickly confront daunting new challenges, as Callie discovers the harsh realities of the federal legal system while clerking for a conservative judge (Roger Bart). Mariana, meanwhile, struggles in the male-dominated tech world. Tommy Martinez (“Riverdale”), Sherry Cola and Zuri Adele co-star.


Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club

8 p.m. ET on MTV – Series Premiere

This new unscripted series follows recovering problem child Lindsay Lohan as she expands her empire of business ventures with Lohan Beach House, a new club in Mykonos, Greece. Instead of the troubled former teen movie princess familiar to tabloid readers around the world, this new series purports to show Lohan in a new light, as a focused businesswoman capable of calling the shots among a hand-picked team of young and ambitious VIP hosts dedicated to enhancing her “brand.”


Project Blue Book

10 p.m. ET on HIST – Series Premiere

Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis is an executive producer on this new 10-episode drama series, which is based on actual top-secret investigations into UFOs and related phenomena by the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1969. In the series premiere, “The Fuller Dogfight,” the Air Force recruits Ohio State astrophysicist Dr. Allen Hynek (Aiden Gillen, “Game of Thrones”) to join Project Blue Book. Hynek and Capt. Michael Quinn (Michael Malarkey) investigate a military pilot who claims he had a dogfight with an alien craft.


Legend Hunter

10 p.m. ET on TRAV – Series Premiere

This new seven-episode series follows wildlife biologist and explorer Pat Spain as he ventures out of his lab to seek answers to a variety of unsolved riddles, using his scientific expertise and cutting-edge technology in his investigations. The series premiere, “Lizzie Borden, Innocent?,” finds Spain reopening one of the most famous murder cases in American history in a bid to find out who really killed this young woman’s father and stepmother. Through his digging, he unearths a surprising new suspect never previously connected to the case.


New Amsterdam

10:01 p.m. ET on NBC

NBC’s new hit medical drama returns to complete the back half of its freshman season in the aftermath of a truly shocking mid-season finale. Much of that episode saw selfless, cancer-stricken Dr. Max Goodwin (Ryan Eggold) trying to persuade his oncologist, Dr. Helen Sharpe (Freema Agyeman), to enroll him in a new clinical trial that would allow him to continue working during treatment. His wife, Georgia (Lisa Hare), was on board with the idea, but in the episode’s final moments, Max suddenly collapsed, grabbing his throat.

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