‘Waco’ miniseries and ‘Baskets’ return among top viewing choices (videos)

January 21, 2018

‘Waco’ miniseries and ‘Baskets’ return among top viewing choices (videos)

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A new series, a miniseries, a movie and two returning series are among the top viewing choices for the week:

“The Resident” (10 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, WJW Channel 8): Akron native Melina Kanakaredes (“CSI: NY”) and Bruce Greenwood (“The People v. O.J. Simpson”) are the prime-time veterans in Fox’s medical drama about three doctors (played by Matt Czuchry, Emily VanCamp and Manish Dayal) at different stages of their careers. The new series moves into its regular 9 p.m. Monday time slot on Jan. 22.

“Baskets” (10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, FX): This will be the third season for the edgy cable comedy starring series co-creator Zach Galifianakis as both rodeo clown Chip Baskets and his twin brother, Dale. Louis Anderson won an Emmy playing Christine, the Basket brothers’ mother.

“Waco” (10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, Paramount Network): The rebranded Spike channel premieres this six-part miniseries about the 1993 standoff between federal law enforcement and the Branch Davidian cult led by David Koresh. The cast includes Taylor Kitsch (as Koresh), Michael Shannon, John Leguizamo, Shea Whigham, Camryn Manheim and Julia Garner.

“One Day at a Time” (Friday, Jan. 26, Netflix): This updating of writer-producer Norman Lear’s 1975-84 CBS comedy gets a second season. Justina Machado stars as Penelope, introduced as a newly single Army veteran caring for her Cuban-American family.

“A Futile and Stupid Gesture” (Friday, Jan. 26, Netflix): David Wain directed this biopic about the life of comedy writer and “National Lampoon” co-founder Doug Kenney. Will Forte stars as Kenney. Also in the cast are Martin Mull (who grew up in North Ridgeville ), Joel McHale and Thomas Lennon. The film is based on Josh Karp’s 2006 book.