Today’s Top TV Picks – Friday January 15


Today’s Top Picks


1

Secrets of Sulphur Springs

8 p.m. ET on DISNEY – Series Premiere

This new family series stars Preston Oliver (“This Is Us”) as Griffin Campbell, whose family has uprooted their lives and moved to a new town to assume ownership of a run-down hotel, which they hope to restore to its former status as a popular vacation destination. On his first day at his new school, though, Griffin is shaken up by classmates who advise him the hotel is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a young girl who disappeared decades ago. Josh Braaten, Kelly Frye, Kyliegh Curran and Madeleine McGraw co-star.


2

Figure Skating

8 p.m. ET on NBC

U.S. Figure Skating marks its 100th anniversary this year with its marquee event as top American skaters vie in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, which take place at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. In tonight’s Ladies Free Skate, all eyes will be on 15-year-old Alysa Liu, who hopes to become the first woman to win three straight national titles since Michelle Kwan. Coverage of the competitions continues through Jan. 21 on NBC, NBC Sports Network and Peacock.


3

Real Time With Bill Maher

10 p.m. ET on HBO – Season Premiere

Bill Maher was among the first TV talk show hosts to suggest that if Donald Trump lost his presidential bid for re-election, he would refuse to leave office, and during Maher’s recent holiday hiatus, his speculation proved to be alarmingly prescient. As this provocative and caustically funny show returns to open Season 19 mere days before President-Elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, Kellyanne Conway, former senior counselor to President Donald Trump, journalist Katie Couric and radio host and author Matt Jones are the guests.


4

Great Performances

10 p.m. ET on PBS

The new episode “The Magic of Callas” revisits superstar soprano Maria Callas’s 1964 return to the opera stage in London, reprising one of her signature roles: the fiery heroine of Puccini’s “Tosca.” Callas hadn’t performed in public for more than two years due to a turbulent social life, and fans feared that jet-set lifestyle had damaged her voice. This London performance, seen via filmed excerpts from the opera’s second act, cemented her stature as a true legend. Interviewees include baritone Thomas Hampson, soprano Kristine Opolais and singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright.

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