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“Coyote” (CBS All Access streaming anytime) After 32 years in service a tough Border Patrol agent (Michael Chiklis from “The Shield”) finds himself helping the very people he always tried to keep out of the United States.
“Mr. Mayor” (KOB-4 7pm) An optimistic retired businessman (Ted Danson) unexpectedly becomes the mayor of Los Angeles. Will he have a bunch of wacky staff members? Of course. Bobby Moynihan and Holly Hunter among them. Tina Fey serves as creator and executive producer.
“The Chase” (KOAT-7 8pm) Three competitors face off against “The Chaser,” a ruthless quiz show genius determined to stop them from winning cash prizes. “Jeopardy” champions Brad Rutter, Ken Jennings and James Holtzhauer are the ones contestants must beat in order to win. Good luck with that.
“The Hustler” (KOAT-7 9pm) Former “Late Late Show” host Craig Ferguson hosts this tricksy game show in which five contestants are asked your basic trivia questions—but one of them has been given the answers in advance. To win, the remaining contestants must figure out which of their fellow competitors is most sus.
“Go-Big Show” (TBS 10:30pm) Stand-up comic Bert Kreischer (evidently, the real-life inspiration for National Lampoon’s Van Wilder) hosts another televised talent competition, this one featuring judges Snoop Dogg, Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Nettles and Cody Rhodes (a pro wrestler).
“Lupin” (Netflix streaming anytime) French writer Maurice Leblanc’s early 1900s “gentleman thief” character gets another contemporary reimagining (after the famed manga/anime series “Lupin III”). This time around, a French thief (Omar Sy from The Intouchables and X-Men: Days of Future Past) is “inspired” (perhaps supernaturally) by the adventures of Mssr. Lupin to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family.
“Pretend It’s a City” (Netflix streaming anytime) Martin Scorsese himself directs this wry docuseries in which author Fran Lebowitz guides viewers though her hometown of New York City, providing a cranky travelogue on tourists, money, subways, the arts and “the not-so-simple act of walking in Times Square.”
“Squish” (HBO Max streaming anytime) Writer/director/performer John Derevlany (who created “Legends of Chima” and wrote a lot of episodes of “Angry Beavers”) turns the best-selling graphic novel series by Matthew and Jennifer Holm into an animated series. It centers on a young, comic-book-loving amoeba in a baseball cap who’s just trying to navigate school, family and friendship.
“A Discovery of Witches” (Sundance Now streaming anytime) The British fantasy series, based on the book trilogy by Deborah Harkness, returns for a second season—but ends up over on Sundance Channel’s streaming service. Fans of literate witches, vampires and the like will have to hunt it down.
“The Critics Choice Super Awards” (KWBQ-19 7pm) The Broadcast Film Critics Association rebrands itself and its stuffy annual award ceremony. Instead of handing out awards to the most critically acclaimed films (few of which actually came out in this year of COVID), this first annual event honors “the most popular, fan-obsessed genres across both television and movies, including superhero, science fiction/fantasy, horror, action and animation.” Kevin Smith hosts.
“All Creatures Great and Small” (KNME-5 8pm) James Herriot’s beloved book series about life in a quaint, rural veterinary clinic in Yorkshire gets an update, following up on the popular 1978 BBC series. Scottish actor Nicholas Ralph stars.
“Tiger” (HBO 7pm) HBO takes a two-part documentary look at the rise-fall-rise of golf superstar Tiger Woods.
“All American Stories” (KWBQ-19 7pm) Eight incredible athletes who have overcome unimaginable obstacles in their relentless pursuit of greatness are profiled in this inspiring (and inexpensive to make) special.
“Trickster” (KWBQ-19 8pm) The CW imports this supernatural coming-of-age drama from Canada. When a drug dealer threatens his mom over an outstanding debt, Indigenous teen Jared (Joel Oulette) struggles to come up with the money to save her. At the same time, frightening hallucinations hint that certain magical forces may be stalking him and his family.
“Everyone Is Doing Great” (Hulu streaming anytime) “One Tree Hill” alums James Lafferty and Stephen Colletti write, produce and star in this crowdfunded comedy about two socially stunted thirtysomething actors (Lafferty and Colletti) struggling to come of age five years after the wildly popular TV vampire drama they grew up on went off the air.
“Call Your Mother” (KOAT-7 8:30pm) From the creator-producer of “The New Adventures of Old Christine” comes this sitcom about an empty nest mother (Kyra Sedgewick) who moves across the country to be closer to her adult kids—much to their comic chagrin, of course.