Sunday TV: Sure Predictions for the Globes

goldenglobesThe 75th Golden Globe Awards (NBC, 8 p.m.) are tonight and we have no predictions except that: The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will make some goofy choices, TV and movie stars will enjoy hanging out with one another, political points will be awkwardly made and Seth Meyers will probably be sharp and funny as host. Oprah Winfrey may use her platform as recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award to announce her presidential candidacy.

Lena Waithe, an Emmy winner for her work on “Master of None,” has come up with her own series about a raft of characters on the South Side with the ambitious new “The Chi” (Showtime, 10 p.m.). Surprisingly, it begins with the kind of stereotypical violence so long tied to the area. But it shows signs it may shake off early missteps as it goes along.

Waithe, in a session at the TV Critics Association winter press tour Saturday, said the aim of “The Chi” is “showing brown people at human beings. As simple as an idea that is, it is a revolutionary act.

“We’re showing America how to see us,” Waithe said, “as just normal human beings. Not three fifths of a human being, but full fledged human beings.”

[More of my coverage on the TCA winter press tour can be found at the website TV Worth Watching].

Five American women go to Italy to find romance on the new reality series “To Rome for Love” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

After he was sprung from prison on a wrongful conviction, former football star tries to free people in similar situations on the series “Final Appeal” (Oxygen, 7 p.m.).

The vice president tries to undermine “Madam Secretary” (CBS, 10 p.m.).

“The Simpsons” (Fox, 8 p.m.) go to a STEM conference.

Frank’s business takes a turn on “Shameless” (Showtime, 9 p.m.).

Carlos comes out of his coma on “Wisdom of the Crowd” (CBS, 8 p.m.).

Snow sculptures get their moment on “Best in Snow” (Travel, 9 p.m.), which is followed by “Best in Ice” (Travel, 10 p.m.).

Napalm is detected at a crime scene on “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

Max and Annie invite Annie on a case on “Ghosted” (Fox, 8:30 p.m.).

There are two new episodes of “Shark Tank” (ABC, 9 and 10 p.m.).

Another 16 candidates are found to begin the 12th season of “Worst Cooks in America” (Food, 9 p.m.).

NeNe and Porsha come over for tea on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” (Bravo, 8 p.m.).

“Sister Wives” (TLC, 8 p.m.) begins its ninth season meeting Mykelti’s parents.

A second season starts for “Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian” (E!, 10 p.m.), and the bodies come back for revenge.

William Bennett hosts a roundtable talk show on the issues on a show titled “The Wise Guys” (Fox News, 8 p.m.), though that remains to be seen.

Another new survivor is found on “The Last Man on Earth” (Fox, 9:30 p.m.).

Lexus plans for college on “Unexpected” (TLC, 10 p.m.).

It’s a Gloria Grahame triple bill on Turner Classic Movies with “In a Lonely Place” (8 p.m.), “The Bad and the Beautiful” (10 p.m.). Then Rudolph Valentino stars in “The Sheik” (midnight) and “The Son of the Sheik” (1:45 a.m.). The evening closes out with Antonioni’s “La Notte” (3 a.m.).

It’s all about the NFL Wild Card, with Buffalo at Jacksonville (CBS, 1 p.m.) and Carolina at New Orleans (Fox, 4:40 p.m.).

Hockey includes Edmonton at Chicago (NHL, 3 p.m.) and Boston at Pittsburgh (NBC Sports, 7:30 p.m.).

In NBA action, it’s San Antonio at Portland (NBA, 9 p.m.).

Men’s college basketball includes Davidson at George Mason (NBC Sports, noon), Temple at UCF (CBS Sports, noon), Missouri State at Illinois State (CBS Sports, 2 p.m.), South Florida at Wichita State (CBS Sports, 4 p.m.), Loyola Chicago at Northern Iowa (ESPNU, 4 p.m.), Michigan State at Ohio State (CBS, 4:30 p.m.), Florida State at Miami (ESPNU, 6 p.m.) SMU at Cincinnati (ESPN2, 6 p.m.), Iowa at Maryland (Fox Sports 1, 8 p.m.), Arizona State at Utah (ESPNU, 8 p.m.) and Southern California at Stanford (Fox Sports 1, 10 p.m.).

Women’s games include OhioState at Michigan (ESPN2, noon), SMU at Temple (ESPNU, noon), South Carolina at Missouri (ESPN2, 2 p.m.), Texas at Kansas State (ESPNU, 2 p.m.), Stanford at Arizona State (ESPN2, 4 p.m.) and George Mason at George Washington (CBS Sports, 6 p.m.).

College hockey has Michigan at Notre Dame (NBC Sports, 3 p.m.).

Sunday Talk

CBS: CIA director Mike Pompeo, Sen. Rand Paul, Haley Barbour. NBC: Sen. Lindsey Graham, author Michael Wolff. CNN: Rep. Adam Schiff. Fox News: Pompeo, Corey Lewandowski.


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