What to Watch podcast: Jack takes center stage on This Is Us for an emotional episode

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In a Jack-centric episode of This Is Us, the Pearson family patriarch heads to Ohio for the funeral of his mother, who he saved from his father's abuse years earlier. "It's a really beautiful, complicated episode that deals with all of that," co-executive producer Casey Johnson teased of the episode written by Elan Mastai. "A lot of it came from his own experience, but Jack's really going to have to face all of that — the good and the bad of his past with his mom."

Doomsday, one of Superman's deadliest and most destructive foes in the comes, arrives on Superman & Lois — and the big bad is the subject of our trivia question; and drama doesn't begin to describe the action on the first part of the Vanderpump Rules reunion, where Lala gets emotional about Randall's cheating, and Raquel opens up about nightmares she's had about her upcoming wedding to James.

Chef Roy Choi, whose Tastemade series Broken Bread is back for a new season, tells us what he's watching — and he has a little complaint about one of the shows.

Plus, entertainment headlines — including Evan Rachel Wood's allegations of sexual assault against Marilyn Manson, Emilio Estevez's replacement on Mighty Ducks; and new info on Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio movie.

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Hear more on all of today's must-see picks, plus what chef Roy Choi is watching, in EW's What to Watch podcast, hosted by Gerrad Hall.

What to Watch on Tuesday, Jan. 25

8 p.m.

Judge Steve HarveyABC

Superman & LoisThe CW

American AutoNBC

The Kings of NapaOWN

Broken Bread (season premiere) — Tastemade/KCET

8:30 p.m.

Grand CrewNBC

9 p.m.

Abbott ElementaryABC

Vanderpump Rules (reunion, part 1) — Bravo

NaomiThe CW

Botched (new episodes begin) — E!

Our Kind of People (season finale) — Fox

This Is UsNBC

9:30 p.m.


10 p.m.

New AmsterdamNBC

In My Own World (series debut) — VICE TV


How I Met Your FatherHulu

Ada Twist, Scientist (season premiere) — Netflix

Neymar: The Perfect Chaos (docuseries debut) — Netflix

Aziz Ansari: Nightclub Comedian (comedy special) — Netflix

*times are ET and subject to change

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