2018-01-03 / Entertainment

New or returning to your TV

to watch on ABC!

CHILD SUPPORT

>> The title of this new series is appropriate, but may suggest that it’s something it isn’t … but it is a game show, with Ricky Gervais among its creative forces. The sly actorcomedian chats with five youngsters and gets them to answer questions – which then are posed to adult contestants, who can rely on the kids to “save” them if they’re stumped. Fred Savage, who’s been doing quite a bit of sitcom directing lately, is the host.

AMERICAN IDOL

>> What’s not-so-new is new again as this search for the next singing star switches networks after a two-year absence. Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie form the new judging panel as Ryan Seacrest returns to host, again starting the process with auditions from cities around the country … and a focus on the personal stories of those hoping to move past the initial phase and actually take the performance stage.

ROSEANNE

>> To a television season that already has seen revivals of “Will & Grace,” “Dynasty” and “S.W.A.T,” add another as this sitcom returns with its original cast. A big question is how Dan (John Goodman) still can be present, as those who know the show will realize, but Roseanne Barr and company evidently have figured out a way as they resume the saga of the Conner family. Both “Beckys,” Lecy Goranson and (in a different role this time) Sarah Chalke, also are back.

MORE RETURNING FAVORITES:

MONDAY, JAN. 1
•The Bachelor 8 p.m.
(SEASON 22 PREMIERE)

TUESDAY, JAN. 2
•The Middle 8 p.m.
•Fresh Off the Boat 8:30 p.m.
•blackish 9 p.m.
•Kevin (Probably) Saves the World 10 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 3
•The Goldbergs 8 p.m.
•Speechless 8:30 p.m.
•Modern Family 9 p.m.
•American Housewife 9:31 p.m.
•Match Game 10 p.m.
(SEASON 3 PREMIERE)

FRIDAY, JAN. 5
•Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
9:01 p.m.

MONDAY, JAN. 8
•The Good Doctor 10:01 p.m.

TUESDAY, JAN. 9
•The Mayor 9:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, JAN. 18
•Grey’s Anatomy 8 p.m.
•Scandal 9 p.m.
•How to Get Away With Murder
10 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 28
•Designated Survivor 10 p.m.

FRIDAY, MARCH 2
•Once Upon a Time 8 p.m.

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