Thursday TV: Bringing Jan. 6 to Primetime

The House Select Committee Investigating the Jan. 6 Attack (ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, CSPAN, 8 p.m.) finally begins its hearings, getting the kind of attention any official deliberations an attempted coup deserves, in prime time and on multiple networks. 

One that is opting out is Fox as well as Fox “News,” the latter officially dropping any pretense of being anything more than a Republican talking points delivery system in the guise of a cable news network. Increasingly it is an isolated outpost for the deliberately and dangerously misinformed. 

The British series from more than 20 years ago, “Queer as Folk” (Peacock, streaming), remade for Showtime more than 15 years ago, finds another group of friends in New Orleans,with a new cast that includes Fin Argus, Devin Way, Jesse James Keitel, Johnny Sicily and Ryan O’Connell, and a guest cast that includes Kim Cattrall, Ed Begley Jr., and Juliette Lewis. 

Comedian Katherine Ryan hosts some rising standup stars at London’s Roundhouse in a six-episode series called “Backstage with Katherine Ryan” (Amazon Prime, streaming). 

The latest documentary series to examine a controversial cult leader Nithyananda and his devotees is titled “My Daughter Joined a Cult” (Discovery+, streaming). 

A new documentary “Dr. Delirium & the Edgewood Experiments” (Discovery+, streaming) uncovers two decades of drug experiments done on thousands of soldiers at the Edgewood Arsenal facility in Maryland from 1955 to 1975. 

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