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Around the remote: Chuck Barney’s TV picks for Jan. 8-14

Jimmy Fallon, host of the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards, walks the red carpet after helping to roll it out during Golden Globe Awards Preview Day at the Beverly Hilton on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. (Associated Press)
Jimmy Fallon, host of the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards, walks the red carpet after helping to roll it out during Golden Globe Awards Preview Day at the Beverly Hilton on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. (Associated Press)
By Chuck Barney Tribune News Service

DON’T MISS: The 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards – It might not be Hollywood’s most prestigious trophy bash, but this celebration of the year’s best movies and TV shows is usually the most fun. Why? Because booze flows freely and the stars tend to be in a chill-out kind of mood, which leads to entertaining speeches and off-the-cuff hilarity. Ushering viewers through it all will be first-time host Jimmy Fallon. 5 p.m., Sunday, NBC.

Other bets:

SUNDAY: “Transition of Power: The Presidency” is a timely documentary that examines the presidential hand-over process. Included: Interviews with historians and first-hand accounts from executive staff members who share their insights. 9 p.m., History.

MONDAY: For college football fanatics, it all comes down to this: Alabama and Clemson meet for the national championship tonight at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. 5 p.m., ESPN.

MONDAY: Celebrity worship will be on full display during “Big Fan.” It’s a new game show in which famous people meet some of their most fervent admirers and discover who knows the most about them. 10 p.m., ABC.

MONDAY: How do we store the most deadly material in the world? “Containment,” the latest installment of “Independent Lens,” examines our attempts to plan for our radioactive future and the startling failure to manage waste in the present. 10 p.m., KSPS/KCDT.

TUESDAY: As “Being Mary Jane” opens its fourth season, our leading lady is trying to start fresh with a new job in a new city. But some things never change: We expect plenty of drama. 9 p.m., BET.

TUESDAY: Set in 1814, the new drama series “Taboo” follows a mysterious man (Tom Hardy) who was believed to be long dead. So why, then, has he returned to London from Africa to reclaim his family’s shipping empire? 10 p.m., FX.

WEDNESDAY: Prepare to bid a sad farewell to the oddball degenerates of “Workaholics.” The comedy series launches its final season, leaving the guys with only 10 more episodes to get weird and raunchy. 10 p.m., Comedy Central.

WEDNESDAY: As Donald Trump gets set to move into the White House, “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” relocates to a new night. As always, the show’s fiery host will have her comedic fangs bared. 10:30 p.m., TBS.

THURSDAY: You’re invited to a very different kind of dinner party. “My Kitchen Rules” is a new unscripted series that pits celebrity duos against each other as they cook and critique each other’s food. Curtis Stone and Cat Cora serve as judges. 9 p.m., Fox.

FRIDAY: Ever get the idea that programmers are sadistic? “The Wheel” is TV’s latest spin on the survival genre. It dares participants to deal with six “lethal” environments over the course of 60 days. 10 p.m., Discovery.

SATURDAY: May the force be with her: “Rogue One” star Felicity Jones will be our host when “Saturday Night Live” airs its first show of 2017. Country singer Sturgill Simpson is the musical guest. 11:30 p.m., NBC.

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