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Pour yourself a glass of Herb Ertlinger and settle in for the final Schitt’s Creek premiere

Annie Murphy, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Dan Levy
Annie Murphy, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Dan Levy
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Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Tuesday, January 7. All times are Eastern. 


Top pick

Schitt’s Creek (Pop, 9 p.m., sixth-season premiere): It’ll be more fun if you read this entry with a nice kind of Moira Rose voice. Here, a quick refresher on what sort of voice that is, precisely:

So, here goes: Hello, dearest readers, and welcome to the partially renovated What’s On Tonight. If you love fruit wine as much as I do, you’ll want to pour yourself a nice glass of the riesling rioja (with notes of peach crayayaabapple), throw yourself down upon the tarpaulin-esque sheets of your place of repose, and prepare to watch the sweet bébés of the town of Schitt’s Creek unveil their final season premiere. Will Alexis join her beau in the wilds of the Galapagos, abandoning her mother just when the crow-covered escape ladder has been snatched out of reach? What of David’s engagement with his butter-voiced local paramour? How fares Mr. Johnny Rose’s entrepreneurial endeavors with his faithful Girl Friday, Ms. Stevie Budd? And what will become of our brave heroine Moira, now that her one chance at using her god-given talents to escape the somniferous charms of her local hamlet has vanished?

You’re about to find out. Pour that wine—perhaps the muskmelony oaked chardonnay, rather than the rioja—carefully place Maureen upon your head, and don your finest formal sleep vest before tuning in. Keep a sharp eye out for Gwen Ihnat’s pre-air review.

Regular coverage

Wild cards

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (NBC, 10:01 p.m., series premiere): Technically, this series from creator Austin Winsberg (Paul Feig numbers among its executive producers) doesn’t kick off until next month; this early premiere is meant as a teaser of sorts. But it’s a good chance to acquaint yourself with the terrific cast, which includes Jane Levy, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend alumnus Skylar Astin, Peter Gallagher, Mary Steenburgen, and Lauren Graham. Oh, and it’s a musical.

Dave Chappelle: The Mark Twain Prize (PBS, 9 p.m.): If you’re harboring any desire to watch Dave Chappelle smoke a cigarette while accepting an award onstage at the Kennedy Center because he can, tonight is your lucky night.

Contributor, The A.V. Club and The Takeout. Allison loves TV, bourbon, and overanalyzing social interactions. Please buy her book, How TV Can Make You Smarter (Chronicle, 2020). It’s short!