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TV highlights (Jan. 27, 2020): CBS shuffles lineup

TV highlights (Jan. 27, 2020): CBS shuffles lineup

Our corporate overlords just want what’s best for us! The CEO of a waste management firm joins a tank-scrubbing team on “Undercover Boss” (8 p.m., CBS). Nothing like a supervisor unafraid to get his hands dirty.

This “Boss” installment was quickly inserted into the schedule to replace a survey of “Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials 2020” that has since been moved to Wednesday.

Both shows are replacements for the court procedural “All Rise,” a slow performer for CBS this season. Despite a full-season order for the show starring Simone Missick as a prosecutor-turned-judge, the series has yet to attract a healthy audience.

I’d blame this on the series’ rather uneven tone. It blends the solemn with silly in ways that don’t always make sense. Viewers are smart enough to know the difference between “Law & Order” and “Night Court.”

The show does offer fans a chance to catch “CSI” favorite Marg Helgenberger in a supporting role. But that’s probably not enough to save “Rise,” the network’s worst-performing freshman series, from cancellation.


Golden buzzers await on “America’s Got Talent” (7 p.m., NBC).

A steak-eating contest does not go down well on “9-1-1: Lone Star” (7 p.m., Fox).

Cleveland-bound on “The Bachelor” (7 p.m., ABC).

Bright faces Internal Affairs on “Prodigal Son” (8 p.m., Fox).

Michaela becomes embroiled in a mysterious bank robbery on “Manifest” (9 p.m., NBC).

A terminal patient wants to let the good times roll on “The Good Doctor” (9 p.m., ABC).


Dave’s past emerges on “The Neighborhood” (7 p.m., CBS) ... Tyrone returns on “All American” (7 p.m., CW) ... Last bequests on “Bob Hearts Abishola” (7:30 p.m., CBS) ... The entire Pierce family finds itself in the crosshairs on “Black Lightning” (8 p.m., CW).


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