“Siren” (Freeform 6pm) In this supernatural drama, a marine biologist falls in love with a mysterious girl who shows up in the coastal town of Bristol Cove. Turns out she’s a mermaid, and there’s a war brewing between sea people and humans. … Eh, beats another sexy thriller about vampires.
“Supernatural” (KWBQ-19 7pm) The Winchester bros, (Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles) get animated to team up with Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang. … No, really.
“The Dangerous Book for Boys” (Amazon streaming anytime) The best-selling encyclopedia of old-fashioned manly knowledge (how to build a treehouse, how to fish, how to play stickball) is now a fictional TV series from Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”) and Greg Mottola (Superbad) about a young boy whose father dies leaving behind a magical guidebook.
“Reboot: The Guardian Code” (Netflix streaming anytime) “ReBoot,” the computer-generated cartoon series from the mid-’90s, gets a … well, a reboot with this goofy-looking live-action/CGI toon.
New Wave: Dare to be Different (Showtime 6pm) This musical documentary tells how Long Island radio station WLIR and its program director, Denis McNamara, changed the face of radio by introducing New Wave to America—which is sorta true, but also sorta ignores the longtime work of Rodney Bingenheimer on LA’s famed KROQ.
“Star Falls” (Nickelodeon 7pm) In this live-action sitcom, a strong-willed teenager convinces a Hollywood movie star and his family to live in her rural house while he shoots a movie in town—all in the hopes of setting him up with her mom. Siena Agudong (“Nicky, RIcky, Dicky & Dawn”) stars.
“In Ice Cold Blood” (Oxygen 8pm) Rap-
“Splatalot” (BYUtv 6:29pm) Yes, BYU has a cable TV channel. And they’re airing this messy obstacle course gameshow for teens. It’s a rebroadcast of a 2011 Canadian show of the same name (with newly filmed host segments), which was just a rip-off of the series “Wipeout” (and even filmed on the same obstacle course).
“The Crossing” (KOAT-7 9pm) Steve Zahn (“Treme”), Natalie Martinez (“Under the Dome”) and Sandrine Holt (“Once a Thief”) star in this sci-fi drama about refugees fleeing a war-torn country and seeking asylum in a small American town. The twist? The country they’re fleeing is America 180 years in the future.
“The Last O.G.” (TBS 8:30pm) Jordan Peele, hot off the Oscar-nominated Get Out, is the creator of this comedy about an ex-con (Tracy Morgan) who gets out of jail after 15 years only to find that his rough old neighborhood in Brooklyn has been gentrified and that his ex-girlfriend (Tiffany Hadish) is now married to a white guy named Josh.
I Am MLK Jr. (Paramount 7pm) Paramount doesn’t even wait till MLK Day to air this documentary about the life and legacy of civil rights pioneer Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.