Thursday, Jan.16, at 7 p.m., ABC
Culinary competitors compete to impress a panel of esteemed judges, including Anthony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson, in this season premiere. Four culinary superstars coach teams of four in the hopes of creating the best flavours, which will later be evaluated in a "blind spoon" challenge.
The Nature of Things
Thursday, Jan. 16, 7 p.m. CBC
Evolutionary biologist Hendrik Poinar leads the charge to unlock the secrets of the Black Death, a disease that wiped out half the population of Europe in the 14th century. Scientists believe it could be the key to fighting some infectious diseases.
Sunday, Jan. 19, HBO Canada (check listings for time)
Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson play Louisiana detectives investigating a gruesome murder. Years later, they are grilled by investigators working on a similar crime.
Monday, Jan. 20, Global and NBC, 9 p.m.
James Spader stars as Raymond (Red) Reddington, a former government agent who went rogue to broker deals with criminals, only to surrender himself to the FBI and offer to help catch terrorists.