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UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 6, 2022

‘PGA Tour’

The PGA kicks off 2022 in style at the Plantation Course at Kapalua in Hawaii, where top golfers will tee it up in the Sentry Tournament of Champions. A field including Patrick Reed, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas and Xander Schauffele will take on the 7,596-yard, par-73 course, which features dramatic elevation changes, wide fairways and generous greens. Thomas won this tourney a year ago in a playoff over Reed and Schauffele. 3 p.m. on Golf.

‘Young Sheldon’

Actress Melissa Joan Hart (“Sabrina the Teenage Witch”) directed the new episode “An Expensive Glitch and a Goof-Off Room,” in which Sheldon (Iain Armitage) scores a dorm room all to himself, but it soon becomes a hotspot for others as well. Elsewhere, Meemaw (Annie Potts) gains a decidedly unwanted business partner. Wallace Shawn, Reba McEntire and Wendie Malick reprise their recurring guest roles; Zoe Perry and Lance Barber also star. (TVPG) 8 p.m. on KREM.

‘Women of the Movement’

A racially motivated 1950s murder is at the heart of this compelling six-episode limited series, which revisits the notorious Emmett Till case from the perspective of his grieving mother. Tonight’s two-hour premiere opens as Mamie Till-Mobley (Tony Award winner Adrienne Warren of Broadway’s “Tina”) reluctantly agrees to let her restless 14-year-old son, Emmett (Cedric Joe, “Space Jam: A New Legacy”), spend his summer vacation with relatives in Mississippi. Just days after his arrival there, however, Emmett goes missing. (TVMA) 8 p.m. on KXLY.

‘Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer’

Fox gives a new spin to a dating show that ran for two seasons in the early 2000s, in which a group of single women competed for the affections of a bachelor billed as a millionaire. Except – plot twist! – the guy wasn’t really a millionaire, a fact that was revealed only at season’s end. In this new version, 20 women date not one, but two Joe Millionaires, one of whom is rich, but the other one … isn’t. Actor Martin Andrew is the “butler” offering commentary and advice. (TV14) 8 p.m. on Fox 28.

‘BattleBots’

More than 60 teams from around the globe descend upon Las Vegas to compete for the Giant Nut, the biggest prize in the sport of robot fighting, as this hit unscripted series returns for Season 6. New Zealand’s End Game currently holds that coveted trophy, but teams from the United States are fervently determined to bring the prize back home. After missing the 2020 season, Blacksmith, Minotaur, DUCK! and Icewave return to the BattleBox to wage war against Witch Doctor, SawBlaze, Hydra, Valkyrie and other fan favorites. (TVPG) 8 p.m. on DSC.

‘United States of Al’

When Al (Adhir Kalyan) invites Professor Williams (John Ross Bowie, reprising his guest role) to join the family for dinner, he’s taken aback when the academic starts flirting outrageously with Lizzie (Elizabeth Alderfer), and vice versa, in the new episode “Professor/Ustad.” Meanwhile, Riley (Parker Young) seeks help from a therapist after he experiences a physical snag in his relationship with Holly (guest star Amanda Payton). Blake Clark also guest stars; Dean Norris and Kelli Goss also are featured. (TVPG) 8:31 p.m. on KREM.

‘Preserving Democracy: Pursuing a More Perfect Union’

Airing on the one-year anniversary of the shocking domestic assault on the U.S. Capitol complex in 2020, this new two-hour special explores the ideals and inherent flaws in democracy, as well as what appear to be recurring cycles of progress in racial equality and backlash to those same steps forward. Actress Tamara Tunie (“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”) narrates the documentary, which includes insights from former senior presidential advisor Valerie Jarrett, former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and author-journalist Robert Costa, among many others. (TVPG) 9 p.m. on PBS.

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