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Around the remote: ‘I Am the Night’ makes debut on TNT

Director Patty Jenkins, left, and actor Chris Pine pose together at the recent premiere of the TNT mini-series “I Am the Night.” (Evan Agostini / Associated Press)
Director Patty Jenkins, left, and actor Chris Pine pose together at the recent premiere of the TNT mini-series “I Am the Night.” (Evan Agostini / Associated Press)
By Chuck Barney Tribune News Service

DON’T MISS: “I Am the Night” – Inspired by true events, this six-part, Los Angeles-based noir thriller from “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins tells the gripping story of a washed-up reporter (Chris Pine) who crosses paths with a teen girl (India Eisley) intent on unlocking the mysteries of her past. Together they follow a sinister trail that veers ever closer to an infamous Los Angeles gynecologist, Dr. George Hodel (Jefferson Mays), a man involved in some of Hollywood’s darkest debauchery, and possibly its most infamous unsolved crime. (9 p.m. Monday, TNT/TBS).

Other bets

SUNDAY: Oh boy, it’s another chance for Hollywood stars to gush over each other as “The 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards” are presented. Megan Mullally (“Will & Grace”) hosts the event, which honors film and TV standouts. (5 p.m., TNT).

SUNDAY: “Rent,” the 1996 rock opera about seven artists struggling to follow their dreams in New York City, becomes the latest musical to get the live-TV treatment. The cast includes Jordan Fisher and Vanessa Hudgens. (8 p.m., Fox).

MONDAY: “Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists” is a new documentary that explores the lives of two giants of journalism – Jimmy Breslin and his pal Pete Hamill. For five decades, these colorful columnists personified New York, speaking for ordinary people during the last great era of print journalism. (8 p.m., HBO).

MONDAY: On “Independent Lens: The King,” filmmaker Eugene Jarecki takes Elvis Presley’s 1963 Rolls-Royce for a musical road trip across America and an examination of the country itself. Passengers along the way include Alec Baldwin, Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Ethan Hawke and Dan Rather, among others. (9 p.m., KSPS/KCDT).

TUESDAY: “Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2019” is a celebration of the offbeat ads that are often more entertaining than the game. Included: that gross one from 2011, where a guy sucks Doritos dust off a co-worker’s hand. Ew! (8 p.m., CBS).

WEDNESDAY: Season 5 of “Vikings” comes to an end tonight with – what else? – a huge battle. This time it’s brother vs. brother as Bjorn faces off against Ivar for the title of king. Who’s your money on? (9 p.m., History).

THURSDAY: The latest “30 for 30” sports documentary is “Deion’s Double Play.” It’s a profile of Deion Sanders, the brash, magnetic and supremely gifted athlete who played both football and baseball and gave himself the nickname “Prime Time.” (6 p.m., ESPN).

FRIDAY: Movie buffs, rejoice. Turner Classic Movies’ “31 Days of Oscar” event begins tonight. It’s a massive, monthlong film fest stuffed with prize-winning productions and designed to get you primed for the Academy Awards. (3 a.m., TCM; check listings for specific titles).

SATURDAY: The night before the Super Bowl seems like a fitting time for “NFL Honors.” It celebrates the 2018 season with awards for MVP, Coach of the Year and more. Also, the 2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame class will be unveiled. (9 p.m., CBS).

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