Today’s Top TV Picks – Sunday January 3

Today’s Top Picks


The Watch

8 p.m. ET on BBCA – Series Premiere

Adapted from the Discworld fantasy novels of Terry Pratchett, this new limited series follows the comic misadventures of the City Watch, the, um, highly diverse squad entrusted with keeping order in the crime-ridden metropolis of Ankh-Morpork. Led by the world-weary Sam Vimes (Richard Dormer, “Game of Thrones”), these improbable heroes — who include a werewolf and a troll — must stop some rogue wizards from resurrecting a great dragon that threatens their city. Wendell Pierce, Anna Chancellor, Lara Rossi, Adam Hugill and Matt Berry (in a voice role) also star.


Call Me Kat

8 p.m. ET on FOX – Series Premiere

Very freely adapted from a hit British sitcom starring Miranda Hart, this new character-driven comedy stars Mayim Bialik in the title role of an eccentric woman who has made such unconventional life choices as being happily single as she approaches middle age. Oh, and spending her entire life savings to open a cafe for cats in Louisville, Ky. Kat’s exasperated mother (Swoosie Kurtz) would like to see her daughter happily married, although Kat has the warm support of cafe colleagues Phil and Randi (Leslie Jordan, Kyla Pratt).


Home Town

8 p.m. ET on HGTV – Season Premiere

As a new season opens, Ben and Erin Napier help newlywed friends find their first home. In the aftermath of a tragic loss, the bride, her young son and their newly blended family look forward to a happier journey together. Accordingly, Ben and Erin try to weave the personal story of this newly forged clan throughout the space, which includes a dramatic dining room featuring a hand-crafted wood table, a play area with an upcycled and personalized toy box and a living room with a custom family-tree painting.


The Rookie

10 p.m. ET on ABC – Season Premiere

Nathan Fillion returns to his role as John Nolan, the oldest “rookie” in the Los Angeles Police Department, as this new crime drama opens Season 3. As longtime fans of the show know, Nolan occasionally has been pushed to keep up with cop colleagues 20 years his junior, but his life experience, sense of humor and sheer grit have stood him in good stead so far. As the action resumes, however, Nolan faces his biggest career challenges yet when he is forced to come to terms with past choices.

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