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The Resident

Manish Dayal (left), Emily VanCamp, Matt Czuchry and Bruce Greenwood star in "The Resident," which premieres on Fox Jan. 21 following the NFC Championship game.


With January’s arrival comes a slew of new shows, with a handful of them having premiered this past week. The following is a rundown of some of the new shows debuting this month that may (or may not) pique your interest, with the time and day they'll air and their premiere dates:


“L.A. to Vegas,” Fox, 8 p.m. Tuesdays (Jan. 2). Dylan McDermott (“The Stalker”) tries his hand at comedy as a pilot on an airline with roundtrip flights between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

“grown-ish,” Freeform, 7 p.m. Wednesdays (Jan. 3). The “black-ish” spinoff follows 17-year-old Zoey Johnson (Yara Shahidi) as she heads into her freshman year of college.

“The Chi,” Showtime, 9 p.m. Sundays (Jan. 7). The series explores the people behind the headlines sensationalizing the South Side of Chicago.

“Alone Together,” Freeform, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays (Jan. 10). Stand-up comedians Benji Aflalo and Esther Povitsky are two overlooked millennial misfits who try to make their way in the status-obsessed culture of Los Angeles.

“Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams,” Amazon Prime (Jan. 12). This one targets fans of Netflix’s “Black Mirror,” with all-star casts appearing in 10 stand-alone stories based on writings of the late science fiction writer.

“Black Lightning,” The CW, 8 p.m. Tuesdays. (Jan. 16). The CW continues to mine DC’s superhero catalog, with this one about a one-time crime fighter (Cress Williams) who returns to his vigilante ways when a local gang menaces his community.

“The Paynes,” OWN, 8 p.m. Saturdays (previews at 9 p.m. Jan. 16). Cassi Davis and LaVan Davis (not married) reprise their roles as Ella and Curtis Payne (married) from Tyler Perry’s comedy series “House of Payne” (2006-12).

“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” FX, 9 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 17). Following the success of “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk take a look at Versace’s 1997 murder with a true crime series starring Edgar Ramirez, Darren Criss, Penelope Cruz and Ricky Martin.

“Counterpart,” Starz, 7 p.m. Sundays (Jan. 21). Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons plays two roles in the sci-fi thriller -- one as lowly cog in a spy agency and the other as his near-identical counterpart in a parallel dimension.

“The Resident,” Fox, 8 p.m. Mondays (previews at 9 p.m. Jan. 21). Fox offers up its version of “Grey’s Anatomy” with Matt Czuchry (“The Good Wife”) and Emily VanCamp (“Revenge”) starring as young doctors in the final years of their training.

“Mosaic,” HBO, 7 p.m. Mondays (Jan. 22). Sharon Stone is a children’s book author and illustrator who goes missing on New Year’s Day in this whodunit from Steven Soderbergh. The mystery unfolds over six consecutive nights.

“The Alienist,” TNT, 8 p.m. Mondays (Jan. 22). Based on Caleb Carr’s best-selling historical novel, the series follows a criminal psychologist (Daniel Bruhl), a newspaper illustrator (Luke Evans) and an ambitious police secretary (Dakota Fanning) as they investigate the gruesome murders of boy prostitutes in New York City in 1896.

“Waco,” Paramount, 9 p.m. Wednesdays (Jan. 24). Taylor Kitsch (“Friday Night Lights”) plays the charismatic David Koresh is this six-part series based on the 1993 standoff between the FBI, ATF and Koresh’s spiritual sect in Waco, Texas.


“Ellen’s Game of Games,” NBC, 7 p.m. Tuesdays (Dec. 18). Ellen DeGeneres has audience members play super-sized versions of the most popular games from her daytime talk show.

“The Four,” Fox, 7 p.m. Thursdays (Jan. 4). Fox, which shed itself of “American Idol” after 15 seasons, revisits music competitions with this one featuring seasoned artists squaring off.

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Jeff Korbelik is the features editor and covers dining, performing arts, TV and local media. Follow him at @LJSjeffkorbelik.

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