What to watch this week: Tonya Harding special on ABC, winter TV premieres

Infamous figure skater Tonya Harding has an acclaimed movie about her life and on Thursday is in another special on ABC.
Infamous figure skater Tonya Harding has an acclaimed movie about her life and on Thursday is in another special on ABC.
Published January 8 2018


The Bachelor, 8 p.m., ABC: Now that we've met the 28 bachelorettes (and said goodbye to eight of them) we can move on to watching bachelor Arie pick from the remaining 20 women.

The Brave, 10 p.m., NBC: Dalton and what remains of his team try to escape with their lives while trying try to process a tragic loss.


Into the Amazon: American Experience, 9 p.m., PBS: The story of Theodore Roosevelt's 1913-14 expedition into the rainforest to chart an unknown river with Brazilian explorer Candido Rondon.

SEASON PREMIERE: America's Next Top Model, 8 p.m., VH1: In the 24th season premiere, Tyra Banks returns as host to welcome 26 new aspiring models.


SEASON PREMIERE: Alone Together, 8:30 p.m., Freeform: Two stand-up comedians play two platonic best friends who just want to fit in with the shallow, materialistic community of Los Angeles

The 3rd Annual Howie Mandel Stand-Up Gala, 8 p.m., CW: Performances from the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal include Cedric the Entertainer, Run Funches, Gina Yashere and more with Howie Mandel hosting.


The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards, 8 p.m., CW: It's awards season, and next is the annual critics gala with host Olivia Munn along with Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot receiving the #SeeHer award.

Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story, 9 p.m., ABC: First the acclaimed movie starring Margot Robbie, now ABC gets a 2-hour documentary special with a new interview with Tonya Harding, the renowned figure skater who lost it all after she was accused of helping to injure her rival.

When do my shows come back? The winter TV schedule

Winter TV: Roseanne, The Chi, Electric Dreams and more new shows to keep us warm this season

Winter TV

Winter is a time for sweaters, hot drinks and adding new TV shows to our never-ending lists. Just kidding. We know it's Florida, and we won't be snowed in. But let us live. We have a lot of TV to watch.

And after a dull fall season — good luck to all those superhero shows — it's time for a fresh start. Each new year brings hopeful resolutions and starry-eyed dreams of the future. Looking ahead to this season's small-screen arrivals, we could be in luck. Our TV recommendations and wish list:

More diverse voices

True crime with modern relevance

All the feels

Sci-fi goes mainstream

Return to teen life

Good revivals

Give us more period shows

Beloved actors return

Focus on quality, not quantity

— Chelsea Tatham and Brittany Volk

Contact Chelsea Tatham at [email protected] Follow @chelseatatham.

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