Today’s Top TV Picks – Wednesday January 8

Today’s Top Picks


Chicago Med

8 p.m. on NBC

Dr. Will Halstead’s (Nick Gehlfuss) world is thrown into complete turmoil when a former patient unexpectedly resurfaces in the new episode “Guess It Doesn’t Matter Anymore.” Meanwhile, April (Yaya DaCosta) debates whether to confess a secret she is hiding from Ethan (Brian Tee), and Dr. Charles (Oliver Platt) tries to maintain his professional focus during a deeply troubling period in his life. S. Epatha Merkerson also stars.


America’s Top Dog

8 p.m. on A&E – Series Premiere

Veteran sports broadcaster Curt Menefee hosts this promising new competition series, in which top K9 cop teams — including some that viewers may recognize from “Live PD” — will compete with civilian canines and their handlers on what A&E is calling “the ultimate K9 obstacle course.” The dogs vie in a series of expert tasks designed to mimic real-life challenges and assess the canines’ speed, agility, scent ability and teamwork. Expert dog trainer Nick White also is featured.


Criminal Minds

9 p.m. ET on CBS – Season Premiere

This gripping crime procedural opens its 15th and final season with a story that spans two back-to-back episodes, opening as David Rossi (Joe Mantegna) and his BAU team investigates a subject who is strikingly similar to Everett Lynch (guest star Michael Mosley), aka “The Chameleon,” who nearly killed Rossi and then vanished. Emmy winner Jane Lynch also guest stars as Lynch’s mentally unstable mother; Alex Jennings, Tom Amandes and Paula Jai Parker also guest star; Paget Brewster and Matthew Gray Gubler co-star.


Party of Five

9 p.m. ET on FREEFORM – Series Premiere

Amy Lippman and Christopher Keyser, creators of the groundbreaking 1994-2000 Fox family drama “Party of Five,” reboot that basic story in this new iteration that changes certain elements to reflect contemporary issues. This time, the “party” in question comprises the five Acosta children, who are left struggling to survive as a family unit after their parents abruptly are deported back to Mexico. Brandon Larracuente, Emily Tosta, Niko Guardado and Elle Paris Legaspi star.

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