What’s On Tonight: The Trial Of ‘The People V. O.J. Simpson’ Begins

02.02.16 3 years ago 4 Comments

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX, 10 p.m.) – This series could be really terrible or really great – with Ryan Murphy, you just never know. (Although John Travolta’s involvement and the state of Sarah Paulson’s wig has us leaning more to the side of God-awful, early reviews say otherwise.) Either way, ratings will probably be big because the Kardashians are depicted in a few scenes and true-crime dramas are all the rage right now. Tune in to the premiere tonight, which begins with investigators arriving at the home of O.J. Simpson after his wife and Ronald Goldman are murdered.

The Expanse (Syfy, 10 p.m.) – The season finale sees Holden and Miller teaming up to save Eros (and themselves) in the wake of a strange emergency. We also (finally) get a bit of backstory on Julie.

Fresh Off the Boat (ABC, 8 p.m.) – Tonight Fresh Off the Boat is making history by being the first network TV show to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Unfortunately for them, 1996 was the Year of The Rat – basically the crappiest animal in the Chinese horoscope. We’ll overlook that, though, because watching the Huangs freak out over missed flights and clash with Florida’s Asian-American Association is probably going to be pretty funny, no matter what rodent their naming the year after.

Hollywood Game Night (NBC, 8 p.m.) – It’s sports night as a couple of former Olympians, a pair of ex-NFL players, a Monday Night Football anchor and a CBS sports journalist show they have absolutely no chill when it comes to playing drinking games on national television.

New Girl (Fox, 8 p.m.) – Cece recruits Winston to go wedding dress shopping because her MOH is still MIA and Nick contemplates donating some of his sperm to his cousin’s wife – the old-fashioned way.

Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials 2016 (CBS, 8 p.m.) — Boomer Esiason and Katharine McPhee are hosting a countdown of the 50 best Super Bowl commercials – expect those Budweiser Clydesdales and insurance babies to make the list.

The Flash (CW, 8 p.m.) – Barry and Wells team up to close the breaches, but a meta-human, who’s earned the nickname Tar Pit thanks to his ability to transform into liquid asphalt at will, screws up their plans.

Grandfathered (Fox, 8:30 p.m.) – The girls go bar-hopping in L.A. while Jimmy does his best to prove he doesn’t care what women think by accompanying the boys on their day trip to a Korean Spa.

The Muppets (ABC, 8:30 p.m.) – The fuzzy puppets are back from winter hiatus and ready to kick their late-night talk show back into gear – until an annoying PR person comes in with ideas to change the brand.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox, 9 p.m.) – Police body cameras and in-laws are on the menu as Jake’s plans to introduce Amy to his mother backfire when his estranged father shows up, and a couple of officers struggle with a new mandate requiring them to wear body cameras on the job.

iZombie (CW, 9 p.m.) – iZombie goes Fifty Shades of Grey tonight as Clive and Liv investigate the murder of a librarian with a kinky secret, and Blaine gets hot and heavy with a mystery woman (or man – not sure which way, if any, zombies lean these days).

Chicago Med (NBC, 9 p.m.) – If you’re into recycled medical jargon and crossover events, the news that Chicago Med got picked up for another season probably had you cracking open a bottle of wine and reminiscing on the days when Grey’s Anatomy was actually a good show. This series has a ways to go before they start killing off characters in roadside accidents and promoting the theft of heart transplants – tonight’s episode deals with some romance in the tech lab and a Saudi Prince in need of a hot-shot surgeon – so enjoy it while you can.

Teen Wolf (MTV, 9 p.m.) – The pack has plans to bust Lydia out of the insane asylum (hey, it’s only taken them an entire season to figure out Eichen House is less a five-star hotel and more a dark-dirty-torture-house), but first they have to deal with Theo – the cockroach that just won’t die.

Marvel’s Agent Carter (ABC, 9 p.m.) – We’re only a handful of episodes into season two of Agent Carter and it’s already miles ahead of how last season ended. If you’re not watching, you’re missing out on some great old-school spy fun. Case in point, tonight, Peggy and Jarvis commit a felony with help from a tranquilizer gun, and Agent Carter crashes a boys-only club in order to take down her most dangerous foe yet – a Hollywood movie star.

The Grinder (Fox, 9:30 p.m.) – Dean’s looking a bit green after his on-screen replacement comes back into town, and his brother challenges him to a mock trial in order to prove who’s the better lawyer.

Chicago Fire (NBC, 10 p.m.) – A mass shooting has the team tied up, so Jimmy takes on the serious business of representing the station in a boxing tournament against the Chicago PD’s 21st District.

The Shannara Chronicles (MTV, 10 p.m.) – Amberle, Wil and Eretria’s weird love triangle holds strong as the trio are forced to take shelter in an Elvin outpost that harbors a dark, dangerous secret.

LATE NIGHT GUESTS:

Jimmy Kimmel Live!: George Clooney and Dave Salmoni

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: David Schwimmer, Joel Osteen and M. Ward

The Late Late Show With James Corden: Josh Radnor, Maggie Grace, Nathan Sykes and Chris Martin

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah: Peter Bergen

Conan: Charlie Day, Rob Gronkowski, Daniel Sloss

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night With Seth Meyers are repeats.

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