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What to watch this week: ‘The Alienist,’ ‘Waco,’ RuPaul’s ‘All Stars’

This week in TV: a juicy period drama two decades in the making and the VH1 premiere of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars.
 
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Taylor Kitsch as David Koresh in Waco.
Paramount. Taylor Kitsch as David Koresh in Waco.
Published Jan. 22, 2018

Monday

SERIES PREMIERE: The Alienist, 9 p.m., TNT: The new drama follows an "alienist" (modern-day forensic psychologist), a secretary and an illustrator as they attempt to solve a series of grisly murders in 19th century New York City.

The Resident, 9 p.m., Fox: Conrad gets the call he's been waiting for when a heart becomes available for a patient who's been on the transplant list for two years.

Tuesday

SERIES PREMIERE: We'll Meet Again, 8 p.m., PBS: The new documentary series explores dramatic events from history through the personal stories of those who experienced them. First up are the reunions of people separated by World War II.

Pocahontas, 9 p.m., Freeform: The iconic Disney animated film about the famous young native American girls who falls in love with an English colonist and prevents a war.

Wednesday

SERIES PREMIERE: Waco, 10 p.m., Paramount: Spike's rebranding to Paramount starts with the premiere of new scripted series Waco, chronicling the botched siege of the Branch Davidian compound in 1993. Stars Taylor Kitsch as reported cult leader David Koresh.

Thursday

MVP: Most Valuable Performer, 8 p.m., CBS: A talent show in which NFL players share their off-the-field talents.

SEASON PREMIERE: RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race, 8 p.m., VH1: The third season of All Stars premieres on VH1 after the show's move from Logo. Host and legendary drag queen RuPaul said in a promo the new season has even more of his most legendary queens who are "ready to take over the mother-tucking world."

Contact Chelsea Tatham at ctatham@tampabay.com. Follow @chelseatatham.

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