What’s On Tonight: ‘Waco’ Explores One Of The Deadliest Raids In American History

01.24.18 9 months ago

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Waco (Paramount, 10:00 p.m.) – The new six-part series from Paramount attempts to shed light on one of the worst massacres in American law-enforcement history – the raid and siege of the Mount Carmel compound in Waco, Texas. The center was where David Koresh (Taylor Kitsch) and his followers holed up, awaiting the end of times and where FBI and U.S. Law Enforcement ended up raiding the place, resulting in the deaths of 76 Davidian followers. The series does a good job of showing both sides of the story with Michael Shannon playing an FBI hostage negotiator advocating for less-violent means of action.

The X-Files (Fox, 8:00 p.m.) – Mulder and Scully trace the origins of the X-Files to something called the Mandela Effect, an idea that large groups of people can somehow remember an alternate history.

Mosaic (HBOEAL, 8:00 p.m.) – Eric’s sister Petra questions Det. Nate Henry following a break in Olivia’s case and police veteran Alan Pape is hired by Tom Davis to run a private-security operation in Summit.

Riverdale (CW, 8:00 p.m.) – Preparations for the town’s annual Picken’s Day festival are underway and Jughead is taking the event as an opportunity to unearth some shocking secrets about Riverdale. Meanwhile, Archie tries out for the school wrestling team in a bid to get closer to Hiram (who apparently loves the sport) and Betty’s starting to clue into the fact that her long-lost brother is a bit of a weirdo.

The Amazing Race (CBS, 8:00 p.m.) – The teams face off against one another in the second head-to-head competition of the season in France.

The Goldbergs (ABC, 8:00 p.m.) – The show takes a look at William Penn Academy in the 1990s as Head of School John Glascott struggles to lead a faculty of teachers with wildly different beliefs about how best to educate their students.

The Librarians (TNT, 8:00 p.m.) – Jenkins accidentally body-switches with a 28-year-old slacker named Jeff and in order to make it back to the team and his own body, he recruits help from Jeff’s Dungeons and Dragons’ obsessed friends.

grown-ish (Freeform, 8:00 p.m.) – Zoey decides to alter her own brand after Cash’s fame spills over into her Twitter feed.

American Housewife (ABC, 8:30/9:30 p.m.) – Anna-Kate helps Greg make new friends at the park while Katie teaches Oliver how to loosen up a bit after he suffers another meltdown at school. Later, Katie ditches the family for a little “me time” at her favorite spot and leaves Viv in charge of the kids.

Alone Together (Freeform, 8:30 p.m.) – Esther donates some eggs and Benji awaits the results of a sperm test.

9-1-1 (Fox, 9:00 p.m.) – The aftermath of a deadly plane crash spells chaos for the team as Bobby races to help survivors, Athena tries to keep order at the airport, and Abby delivers an important message from a 911 caller.

The Magicians (Syfy, 9:00 p.m.) – Alice and Quentin pay a visit to her childhood home as Kady and Julia search for new ways to heal Penny.

Vikings (History, 9:00 p.m.) – A legendary warrior returns home just in time to help Kattegat prevent even more bloodshed.

Corporate (Comedy Central, 10:00 p.m.) – Jake’s coworkers shower him with attention after his surgery in the hopes of scoring some of his pain meds.

Criminal Minds (CBS, 10:00 p.m.) — The BAU is called to investigate a series of D.C. homicides where cryptic messages are found inside the mouths of each victim.

Happy! (Syfy, 10:00 p.m.) – Sax and Happy reunite for one last attempt to save Hailey while Blue and Isabella come to blows over a dark family secret.

Match Game (ABC, 10:00 p.m.) — Jack McBrayer, Ellie Kemper, Anthony Anderson, Yvette Nicole Brown, James Van Der Beek, and Anna Camp serve on the panel tonight.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX, 10:00 p.m.) — Andrew Cunanan continues his plan to stalk Gianni Versace by finally making it to Miami.

Knightfall (History, 10:00 p.m.) – With the Paris temple of the Knights Templar under siege, Queen Joan must decide what is best for Navarre.

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS, 10:30 p.m.) – The Full Frontal team finally ends their apology tour tonight.

LATE NIGHT GUESTS

Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Lisa Kudrow, Rich Eisen, Bahamas

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Ice-T, Meghan Trainor, the Avett Brothers

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: Willem Dafoe, RuPaul, Roy Wood Jr.

Late Night With Seth Meyers: Jim Gaffigan, Van Jones, Josh Gondelman, Brann Dailor

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah: P.K. Subban

Conan: DJ Khaled, Natasha Leggero, the Ghost of Paul Revere

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