What’s On TV Tonight? – ‘Billions’ Premiere, ’21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards’ on Sunday

The 21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards is LIVE opposite the series premiere of Showtime’s Billions! But what else is on TV tonight? Here are the TV listings for Sunday 01/17/2016:

7:00 PM ET

America’s Funniest Home Videos – Dogs try to play catch with a skeleton; a boy slow dancing with a mop; a toddler falls asleep on the stairs; a practical joke backfires. (ABC)

Dateline NBC – Investigative journalism. (NBC)

7:30 PM ET

Bob’s Burgers (“The Cook, the Steve, the Gayle, & Her Lover”) – When Bob throws a dinner party, Gayle takes advantage of the opportunity to introduce her new love interest to the family; a long-standing feud is revealed. (FOX)

8:00 PM ET

The 21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards [LIVE] – The ceremony honors the finest in cinematic and television achievement; from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. (A&E)

Galavant (“Giants vs. Dwarves”; “About Last Knight”) – Roberta tries to bring Galavant and Richard to their senses and hopes to resolve issues between giants and dwarves; Isabella’s crown is broken; Richard trains at the knights school run by Galavant’s father; Sid stabs someone. (ABC)

The Simpsons (“Much Apu About Something”) – Sanjay gives his stake in the Kwik-E-Mart to his son, who turns it into a trendy health food market; Bart decides to take the new store down. (FOX)

The Real Housewives of Atlanta – An all-new episode of the reality TV hit. (Bravo)

60 Minutes – The television magazine series covers a broad spectrum of modern life. (CBS)

Dateline NBC – Investigative journalism. (NBC)

8:30 PM ET

Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life (“How to Survive Being a Plus One”) – Kelly asks Cooper to go with her to her ex-boyfriend’s wedding in Mexico; Neal, Barry, Josh and Leslie come to Kelly and Cooper’s rescue when things take an unfortunate turn. (FOX)

9:00 PM ET

Democratic Debate [LIVE] – Democratic presidential hopefuls discuss the issues in South Carolina. (NBC)

Downton Abbey – Wedding dress drama; a handsome volunteer helps Edith; the hospital debate escalates. (PBS)

Shameless (“Abortion Rules”) – Hoping to prove Fiona wrong, Debbie carries a bag of flour around all day, but she quickly realizes that people are less than accommodating. (Showtime)

Family Guy (“Scammed Yankees”) – While Lois and her mother are away at the spa, Peter and Carter fall for an email scam and go to Africa to recover their money; Brian is interested in Meg’s friend, Patty. (FOX)

The Real Housewives of Potomac [SERIES PREMIERE] (“Mind Your Manners”) – Gizelle’s lack of good manners puts her at odds with Karen, grand dame of high society in Potomac, Md.; Katie tries to spur her boyfriend to ask her to marry him; Robyn must decide if she wants to rekindle her relationship with her ex-husband. (Bravo)

Keeping Up With the Kardashians (“Fear of the Unknown”) – Kris wants the girls to take a genetic test to know their risks for cancer, but not everyone is on board; Kendall has a hard to finding a balance in her relationship with Caitlyn; the family helps Scott as he hits a low point. (E!)

Worst Cooks In America (“50 Shades of Flavor”) – The recruits learn all about flavor combinations by taste-testing some unlikely pairings, then they test their creativity as they construct ice cream sandwiches; the showdown continues when the recruits must create their own filling for empanandas. (Food Network)

Madam Secretary (“The Middle Way”) – When Elizabeth travels to Myanmar to sign a Pacific Rim trade agreement, she is met with resistance from the country’s American ambassador; Nadine tries to repair her relationship with her son. (CBS)

What's On TV Tonight - 'Billions' Premiere, '21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards' on Sunday

Credit: Showtime

10:00 PM ET

NICK’S PICK: Billions [SERIES PREMIERE] (“Pilot”) – A New York attorney gets an inside tip about a billionaire’s insider trading, and although the case could make his career, his wife has ties to the billionaire. (Showtime)

The Good Wife (“Tracks”) – Cary and Alicia work together to defend a former client faced with a multi-million dollar lawsuit regarding ownership rights to his new music; Alicia’s neighbors are not happy that her firm is operating out of her apartment and want her evicted. (CBS)

Mercy Street [SERIES PREMIERE] (“The New Nurse”) – Nurse Mary Phinney begins work at Mansion House, a hotel serving as a Union hospital; James Sr. tries to preserve the family fortune as his daughter, Emma, searches for her beau. (PBS)

The Royals [SEASON FINALE] (“The Serpent That Did Sting Thy Father’s Life”) – The season finale of the drama series. (E!)

11:00 PM ET

Watch What Happens: Live – An all-new episode of the popular late night chat show. (Bravo)


Robot Chicken (“The Unnamed One”) – The cheese league; Oprah lands a hot guest; Galactus needs a new herald; Family Double Dare breaks a few families apart; Nickelodeon’s Guts teaches a boy to score. (Cartoon Network)

What, if anything, do you plan on watching on TV tonight? Sound off in the comments!

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