Katt’s back and he’s heading your way. The comic is on the road again and hopefully without some of the issues that have led him astray in the past. If you’d rather sit on the couch and watch football, this is the weekend to do it because the AFC and the NFC Championships will decide who will go to the Super Bowl. The league showcases its top quarterbacks with the marquee matchups between the two of the young talented Black QB’s. If you missed the first episode of Being Mary Jane, BET repeats it this weekend and will probably do so again, but you can catch up before the next episode airs on Tuesday at 10 p.m. Kevin Hart and Ice Cube are the comic duo in Ride Along and the Jack Ryan franchise updates with Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. Enjoy the long weekend, and for those of you interested in participating in the Martin Luther King Day Of Service on Monday, here’s a link to a list of events nationwide.
HOT ON TV:
All Times Eastern
Friday, January 17
Being Mary Jane
BET, 10 p.m.
If you missed the new hit show on BET the first time, watch the second episode tonight
Where Are They Now?
OWN, 9 p.m.
Debbie Allen, Lisa Whelchel from The Facts of Life and Star Trek’s William Shatner are profiled
Saturday January 18
Men of Honor
BET, 8 p.m.
Cuba Gooding Jr. becomes the Navy’s first Black diver, with Robert DeNiro helping him along
Mom’s Got Game
OWN, 10 p.m.
Pamela and JaVale McGhee navigate their mother/son relationship when mom is a former WNBA player and son is an NBA player
Sunday January 19
AFC Championship: New England Patriots at Denver Broncos
CBS, 3 p.m.
Brady vs. Manning in a marquee matchup of future Hall of Fame quarterbacks
NFC Championship: San Francisco 49’ers at the Seattle Seahawks
Fox, 6:30 p.m.
Duel of the Black QB’s: Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick square off for the NFC title, ensuring at least one Black quarterback in the Super Bowl again this year
In 1946 Mississippi, young female lawyer seeks justice for a murdered Black man
Kevin Hart and Ice Cube team up in this comedy about what happens when Cube’s cop allow Hart’s security guard to join him on the job
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Chris Pine and Kevin Costner co-star in the latest adaptation of Tom Clancy’s best-selling spy novels
Friday, January 17
KANSAS CITY, MO
Arvest Bank Theater at the Midland
NEW YORK, N.Y.
Newark Symphony Hall
Saturday, January 18
Global Event Center at WinStar Casino and Resort
James L. Knight Center
Sunday, January 19
The Pavilion at Horseshoe Casino