Welcome to Watch List, where we identify five things on TV to watch while you stay at home and try and figure out how the Giants blew a 21-point lead and ended up losing on a punt return touchdown. Holy smokes, that was insane. LET’S GO!
MILLION DOLLAR MONEY DROP – 8:00PM (FOX) From the people who brought you “Greed” and “The Moment of Truth” comes another game show that will leave you aggressively indifferent. Every contestant is given a million dollars at the beginning of the show. But there’s a catch, you see. They must answer seven questions right to keep that money. Every time they answer a question wrong, some of the money drops! Yes, that’s right! Gravity punishes you! Oh the humanity! Anyway, Kevin Pollak hosts, and I can’t begrudge him for taking the gig. He seems like a really nice dude. ANTICIPATION: DROPPY!
PERFECT COUPLES – 10:00PM (NBC) The premiere of this new NBC sitcom tonight is not actually its premiere, or so I’ve been told. The premiere is on January 20th. This episode, which is not the pilot, is running tonight as a sneak preview of sorts. Got all that? So don’t go acting like it’s the premiere, or else we’ll come and give you a paddlin’ for it. Anyway, this show focuses on three seemingly perfect couples who – GASP! – are not actually perfect. In fact, one of them is a serial arsonist (NOTE: Not actually true). Hayes MacArthur is one of the leads, and I only mention that because I went to sleepaway camp with him when I was a kid. And now he’s married to Ali Larter and makin’ sitcoms. Craziness, I tell you. ANTICIPATION: HI HAYES!
TRUE LIFE: I’M AN ALBINO – 10:00PM (MTV) Well, I for one can’t wait for the hot tub scene. They match the bubbles! ANTICIPATION: WHITE!
INSIDE R. KELLY – 10:00PM (BET) BET cameras follow the R&B sex machine around everywhere he goes. It’s a nice change of pace from the singer’s last special, “R. Kelly Inside Everyone Else”. ANTICIPATION: IGNITION!
SECRETS OF THE HOPE DIAMOND – 9:00PM (NatGeo – an NBC/Universal network) Learn more about the famously cursed 45-carat flawless diamond that has ruined lives and may or may not be holding a very small albino genie in its center. Beware: Even watching a special about the hope diamond may cause you to be eaten to death by a mink. ANTICIPATION: SPARKLY!