Today’s Top TV Picks – Sunday January 19

Today’s Top Picks


9-1-1: Lone Star

10 p.m. ET on FOX – Series Premiere
Rob Lowe stars in this spinoff of Fox’s hit action drama “9-1-1” as Owen Strand, a complicated New York police veteran who moves with his son to Austin, Texas, where he is tasked with overseeing a team of first responders dedicated to protecting those at the most vulnerable. At the same time, however, his own life contains some tricky problems that demand his attention. Ronen Rubinstein, Liv Tyler, Jim Parrack and Sierra McClain also star.


Vienna Blood

10 p.m. ET on PBS – Series Premiere

Early 20th-century Vienna, a hotbed of philosophy, science and art, makes a vibrant backdrop for this new six-part series adaptation of mystery novels by Frank Tallis, which takes its title from a sentimental waltz by Johann Strauss II. Matthew Beard stars as Max Liebermann, a brilliant young English-born student of the controversial psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. That background gives Max a valuable perspective to share with Detective Inspector Oskar Reinhardt (Jurgen Maurer) as they investigate criminal cases together.


Avenue 5

10:01 p.m. ET on HBO – Series Premiere
Last seen in a recurring role as Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ lover/political rival in “Veep,” Hugh Laurie returns to HBO in this new comedy from the same series creator, Armando Iannucci. Set 40 years in the future, when traveling the solar system is a booming commercial business, the show casts Laurie as Ryan Clark, the suave but testy captain of the titular luxury spacecraft, which features such amenities as a spa and yoga classes. Josh Gad, Zach Woods, Rebecca Front, Suzy Nakamura and Lenora Crichlow co-star.


Curb Your Enthusiasm

10:31 p.m. ET on HBO - Season Premiere
Larry David returns for his 10th season of this Emmy-winning comedy, which continues to chronicle the misadventures of an over-the-top version of himself. In this edition, Larry finds himself in an unfortunate series of escalating problems after he takes on a huge project primarily for the purpose of spiting a new adversary. Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines, J.B. Smoove. Susie Essman and Richard Lewis return to their familiar series roles, as do recurring guest stars Ted Danson and Saverio Guerra.

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