Today’s Top TV Picks – Wednesday January 13

Today’s Top Picks



9 p.m. ET on CBS

In a new episode called “The Carrot or the Stick,” frustrated by the absence of leads on Ray’s (Neil Brown Jr.) whereabouts, Jason (David Boreanaz) pushes the members of Bravo team to extreme lengths and even considers crossing a dangerous line to help locate their missing brother. Meanwhile, an exhausted Ray just tries to survive his captivity. Tim Chiou and Ben Youcef guest star; Max Thieriot, A.J. Buckley, Justin Melnick and Tyler Grey also are featured.


Call Your Mother

9:30 p.m. ET on ABC – Series Premiere

AKyra Sedgwick (“The Closer”) returns to series television in this new sitcom from writer-producer Kari Lizer (“The New Adventures of Old Christine”), which revolves around bored and restless empty-nester mom Jean Raines (Sedgwick). Noticing that her adult children now seem to be living their best lives, Jean makes the audacious decision to move across the country and re-insert herself in the lives of her offspring, much to their dismay. Rachel Sennott, Joey Bragg, Patrick Brammall, Emma Caymares and Austin Crute co-star. Sherri Shepherd has a recurring role.



10 p.m. ET on CBS

The SWAT team goes in hot pursuit of a cunning sniper targeting the Los Angeles Fire Department, drawing his quarry by setting fires around town to lure unsuspecting engine companies, in the new episode “Under Fire.” Meanwhile, the rivalry between Chris, Street and Tan (Lina Esco, Alex Russell, David Lim) gets more intense after Tan finds out there’s an internal betting pool as to which of them will be named SWAT leader. Shemar Moore, Jay Harrington and Laura James also star.


Full Frontal With Samantha Bee

10:30 p.m. ET on TBS – Season Premiere

She may have been born in Toronto, but Samantha Bee is plenty savvy when it comes to American politics, which have become fairly, um, complicated in recent months. Now, as her adopted home turf is about to see a changing of the guard in the Oval Office, Bee returns for Season 6 of this Emmy-winning take-no-prisoners satirical series, which currently is the top-rated late-night series in ad-supported table programming.

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