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TV - Jan 10, 2018

Thirteen reasons to watch TV this January

Everything from buzzed-about awards to new and returning binge-worthy series

Looking for a resolution that’ll be easy to keep? Try “watch more TV” – because there’s plenty of programming to help you get off to a great start this January!

1. The X-Files

Barbara Hershey joins the cast for the 10-episode 11th season of the sci-fi drama, which continues the show’s mythology as Mulder and Scully search for their son – who may be the key to humanity’s future.

Catch it: premieres on January 3 on CTV

2. Nashville

Change is afoot when the acclaimed drama returns for its final season: a new guy group forms, Deacon finds love again and Juliette falls under the spell of a cult leader.

Catch it: returns on January 4 on W Network

3. The Chi

Mudbound’s Jason Mitchell stars in this new drama chronicling the lives of various residents in Chicago’s South Side neighbourhood.

Catch it: premieres on January 7 on TMN

4. Schitt’s Creek

The Rose family returns for more fishes-out-of-water small-town misadventures, which kick off with the discovery of a dead body in one of their motel rooms.

Catch it: returns on January 9 on CBC

5. This Is Us

What’s going on with Kate, Kevin and Randall?! That winter-finale-cliffhanger question is answered when the series returns for the second half of its second season.

Catch it: returns on January 9 on CTV

6. The Magicians

Quentin, Julia, Alice, Eliot and Margo are joined by new-addition Poppy (Supernatural’s Felicia Day) in their efforts to restore magic in the new season of this inventive fantasy series based on the books by Lev Grossman.

Catch it: returns on January 10 on Showcase

7. Divorce

Season Two of this dark comedy follows now-divorced Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Robert (Thomas Haden Church) as they each try to navigate the tricky waters of single life.

Catch it: premieres on January 14 on TMN/HBO

8. The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Édgar Ramírez stars as the titular designer in Ryan Murphy’s nine-episode docudrama about the people and events leading up to Versace’s murder.

Catch it: premieres on January 17 on FX

9. The Path

Just as Eddie (Aaron Paul) assumes his role as “Guardian of the Light” to lead the rapidly expanding Meyerist organization, Sarah (Michelle Monaghan) begins to question the movement in the third season of this gripping hidden-gem drama series.

Catch it: returns on January 21 on Showcase

10. The Resident

This new medical drama is told from the perspective of an idealistic young doctor (Manish Dayal), who’s taken under the wing of an arrogant third-year resident (Matt Czuchry) for an eye-opening look at the realities of practicing medicine.

Catch it: premieres on January 21 on City

11. Screen Actors Guild Awards

For the first time ever, the awards will have a host: The Good Place’s Kristen Bell. In response to the #MeToo movement, all the presenters at the 24th annual ceremony will also be women.

Catch it: January 21 on Global

12. Mosaic

Sharon Stone heads the ensemble cast of Steven Soderbergh’s six-episode interactive murder-mystery series – about the disappearance of a children’s author – that lets viewers choose the path they wish to follow. Be sure to download the free Mosaic app (iOS or Android) before the premiere!

Catch it: premieres on January 22 on TMN/HBO

13. The GRAMMY® Awards

James Corden returns as host for the 60th annual event honouring the music industry’s best. Jay-Z leads the nominees with eight nods, followed by Kendrick Lamar (with seven). And keep an eye on Canada’s Alessia Cara, who’s nominated for four awards, including Best New Artist.