Olivia Munn hosts the Critics’ Choice Awards. And watch a news special on Tonya Harding.
What’s on TV
THE 23RD CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS 8 p.m. on the CW. In his Golden Globes monologue, Seth Meyers joked that future awards show hosts were watching him “like the first dog they shot into outer space.” Well, next up is Olivia Munn, who will host this show, in which the best of television and movies are determined by a panel of critics. “The Shape of Water” leads with 14 nominations, including best picture, while “Feud: Bette & Joan” received six on the TV side. And Gal Gadot will be honored with a #SeeHer Award recognizing women who push boundaries.
TRUTH AND LIES: THE TONYA HARDING STORY 9 p.m. on ABC. Two years ago, “The People v. O. J. Simpson” forged a path for the Marcia Clark Redemption Story, as the actress Sarah Paulson brought the real-life Ms. Clark around the awards circuit. The next divisive ’90s figure to have her legacy rehabilitated is Tonya Harding, who was depicted by Margot Robbie in “I, Tonya.” (Don’t you dare compare her to Monica Lewinsky, though.) She was acknowledged by Allison Janney onstage at the Golden Globes, and now is the bject of this investigative special. With current interviews and archival footage, “Truth and Lies” wades into Ms. Harding’s traumatic childhood and tries to uncover how much she knew about the attack on her rival Nancy Kerrigan.
S.W.A.T. 10 p.m. on CBS. This Shemar Moore-led drama has performed decently enough in the ratings to be picked up for a full 22-episode season. Mr. Moore plays Daniel Harrelson, a Los Angeles police sergeant who was raised in the area; in Thursday’s episode, his team tries to rescue civilian hostages during a prison riot. But he suspects an ulterior motive behind the uprising.
CONTACT on Walter Presents. In “The Mentalist” and “Psych,” detectives pass off observational skills as superpowers as they solve crimes. The central detective in “Contact,” however, actually possesses a supernatural ability: He can read the secrets and memories others have left behind on objects. Thomas Jouannet stars in this French-language series, which moves from New York to France after the protagonist discovers that someone plans to kill his brother.
MARIE ANTOINETTE (2006) on Netflix. Few movies have more entrancing and decadent costume work than “Marie Antoinette,” which captures 18th-century Versailles in all of its gaudy splendor, and won the Academy Award for costume design. But the movie, directed by Sofia Coppola, is more than a parade of frills; it’s a humanizing character portrait (Kirsten Dunst plays the title role) and a critique of social norms and rituals. In his review in The New York Times, A. O. Scott called it “a thoroughly modern confection, blending insouciance and sophistication, heartfelt longing and self-conscious posing with the guileless self-assurance of a great pop song.” The anachronistic soundtrack is driven by new-wave anthems; Jason Schwartzman plays the lonely and overwhelmed Louis XVI.