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January 2022

Scroll down to learn about this month's featured programs. Shows are organized week by week. All programs are on 13.1 unless otherwise noted.

January 1

London's New Year's Day Parade 2022

London's New Year's Day Parade 2022
London’s spectacular annual tradition returns to the streets of the U.K. capitol to usher some much-needed joy into the lives of participants and audiences.  

Saturday, January 1 at 8 am ET.

Great Performances at the Met: New Year's Eve Gala

Great Performances at the Met
New Year's Eve Gala
The Met rings in the new year with a gala performance featuring stars Angel Blue, Pretty Yende, Javier Camarena and Matthew Polenzani. Performing from the Parktheater in Kurhaus Göggingen in Augsburg, Germany, the program features arias, duets and ensembles from Donizetti to Puccini, as well as arrangements of operetta and Neapolitan songs.  

Saturday, January 1 at 5:30 pm ET.

High School Bowl: Brimley vs. Manistique; Menominee vs. Houghton

High School Bowl 
Brimley vs. Manistique; Menominee vs. Houghton
Brimley takes on Manistique while Menominee challenges Houghton in this second round of High School Bowl.  

Saturday, January 1 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 1/3 at 3 pm ET.

January 2-8

Humongous Fungus Among Us

Humongous Fungus Among Us
A quiet Upper Michigan town becomes the center of an international media frenzy after three scientists discover a record-breaking ‘Humongous Fungus’ living next door. Decades later, the town and the scientists continue to embrace the fungus as a growing symbol of community and wonder. Who will be crowned Mr. Fungi? Will there be a giant mushroom pizza? Will the ‘Humongous Fungus’ outlive us all?  

Sunday, January 2 at 3 pm ET.

Battle Over Bears Ears

Battle Over Bears Ears
Can Utah’s diverse voices & interests in this extraordinary landscape find common ground?  

Sunday, January 2 at 7 pm ET.

Around The World in 80 Days on Masterpiece: Ep. 1

Around The World in 80 Days on Masterpiece
Ep. 1
Phileas Fogg bets a fortune that he can circle the Earth in no more than 80 days.  

Sundays at 8 pm ET, begins January 2.  Repeats 1/3 at Midnight ET.

Downton Abbey The Movie

Downton Abbey The Movie
The beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance.  

Sunday, January 2 at 9 pm ET.  Repeats 1/29 at 9 pm ET.

Independent Lens: People's Republic of Desire

Independent Lens 
People's Republic of Desire
For young Chinese raised on social media, virtual relationships are replacing real-life connections. 

Monday, January 3 at 10 pm ET.

Frontline: American Insurrection

Frontline
American Insurrection
Investigating the threat of far-right violence in America a year after the attack on the Capitol.  

Tuesday, January 4 at 10 pm ET.

Nature: Living Volcanoes

Nature
Living Volcanoes
Uncover the variety of activity that occurs on the slopes of active volcanoes.  

Wednesday, January 5 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 1/12 at 3 pm ET.

NOVA: High-Risk High-Rise

NOVA
High-Risk High-Rise
Can skyscrapers be made safer, more efficient, and livable in our rapidly growing cities?  

Wednesday, January 5 at 9 pm ET.

Big Pacific: Mysterious

Big Pacific
Mysterious
Explore the mysterious depths of the Pacific, which doesn't give up its secrets willingly.  

Wednesdays at 10 pm ET, begins January 5.

Ask the Experts: Certified Financial Planners

Ask the Experts
Certified Financial Planners
Local certifited financial planners visit WNMU-TV to answer phoned-in questions from viewers.  

Thursday, January 6 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 1/7 at 3 pm ET.

Land Girls: Childhood's End

Land Girls
Childhood's End
New girl Connie arrives on the farm, and immediately sets her sights on Bea’s husband.  

Fridays at 9 pm ET, begins January 7.

High School Bowl: Ishpeming vs. Sault Ste. Marie; Republic-Michigamme vs. Cedarville

High School Bowl
Ishpeming vs. Sault Ste. Marie; Republic-Michigamme vs. Cedarville
Ishpeming takes on Sault Ste. Marie while Republic-Michigamme challenges Cedarville in this second round of High School Bowl.  

Saturday, January 8 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 1/10 at 3 pm ET.

Austin City Limits 7th Annual Hall of Fame Honors

Austin City Limits 7th Annual Hall of Fame Honors
Celebrate the 2021 ACL Hall of Fame inductees as Alejandro Escovedo, Lucinda Williams and Wilco are honored. Guest performers include Jason Isbell, Margo Price, Rosanne Cash and Sheila E.  

Saturday, January 8 at 11 pm ET.

January 9-15

Face of a Nation: What Happened to the World's Fair

Face of a Nation What Happened to the World's Fair
An idealistic American architect struggles to keep her dream alive as she journeys to discover why America abandoned World's Fairs.  

Sunday, January 9 at 7 pm ET.

Around The World in 80 Days: Ep. 2

Around The World in 80 Days
Ep. 2
Having survived mayhem in France, Fogg and his party cross Italy.  

Sunday, January 9 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 1/10 at Midnight ET.

All Creatures Great and Small on Masterpiece: Where The Heart Is

All Creatures Great and Small on Masterpiece
Where The Heart Is
James and Helen test the waters of their relationship. Tristan dives into his vet practice.  

Sundays at 9 pm ET, begins January 9. 

Vienna Blood The Melancholy Countess, Part 1

Vienna Blood
The Melancholy Countess, Part 1
Oskar and Max must solve the riddle of a countess's drowning death to clear Max's reputation.  

Sundays at 10 pm ET, begins January 9.

Independent Lens: Home from School: The Children of Carlisle

Independent Lens
Home from School: The Children of Carlisle
Native Americans set out to recover the remains of children who died at an Indian boarding school.  Monday, January 10 at 10 pm ET. 

American Masters: Ailey

American Masters
Ailey
Discover the choreographer Alvin Ailey, whose dances center on the Black experience with grace, strength and beauty.  

Tuesday, January 11 at 9 pm ET.

Ghost Forests

Ghost Forests
In the high country, it's an uphill battle to save the imperiled white bark pine.  

Tuesday, January 11 at 10:30 pm ET. 

Nature: Octopus: Making Contact

Nature
Octopus: Making Contact
An Alaskan professor raises a pet octopus in his home and makes several remarkable discoveries.  

Wednesday, January 12 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 1/19 at 3 pm ET.

NOVA: Butterfly Blueprints

NOVA
Butterfly Blueprints
Explore how the scientific secrets of butterflies are inspiring technological innovations.  

Wednesday, January 12 at 9 pm ET.  Repeats 1/13 at 3 pm ET.

Big Pacific: Violent

Big Pacific
Violent
Learn why those who live in the Pacific must choose whether to avoid conflict -- or rise to meet it.  

Wednesday, January 12 at 10 pm ET.

Ask the Doctors:  Ortheopedic Medicine

Ask the Doctors
Ortheopedic Medicine
Area physicians visit WNMU-TV to answer phoned-in questions from viewers about ortheopedic medicine.  

Thursday, January 13 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 1/14 at 3 pm ET.

Land Girls: Secrets

Land Girls
Secrets
Hoxley Manor is transformed into a military hospital.  

Friday, January 14 at 9 pm ET.

High School Bowl:  Superior Central vs. Bark River-Harris; Gwinn vs. Bessemer

High School Bowl
Superior Central vs. Bark River-Harris; Gwinn vs. Bessemer
Superior Central takes on Bark River-Harris while Gwinn challenges Bessemer in this second round of High School Bowl.  

Saturday, January 15 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 1/17 at 3 pm ET.

January 16-22

Medicating Normal

Medicating Normal
One in five Americans, along with millions of children, are prescribed psychiatric drugs daily, and often for a lifetime. Follow the stories of five high-functioning people whose doctors prescribed pills to help with common problems such as stress, mild depression, insomnia and grief with devastating impact on their lives.   

Sunday, January 16 at 7 pm ET.

Around The World in 80 Days: Ep. 3

Around The World in 80 Days
Ep. 3
To meet their connection in Aden, Fogg and Passepartout hire a camel driver to cross the desert.  

Sunday, January 16 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 1/17 at Midnight ET.

All Creatures Great and Small: Semper Progrediens

All Creatures Great and Small
Semper Progrediens
James invites Helen to the gala spring dance. Siegfried tries his luck with romance.  

Sunday, January 16 at 9 pm ET.

Vienna Blood The Melancholy Countess, Part 2

Vienna Blood
The Melancholy Countess, Part 2
Oskar and Max must widen the search for evidence in the countess's death.  

Sunday, January 16 at 10 pm ET.

Independent Lens: A Reckoning in Boston

Independent Lens
A Reckoning in Boston
A white filmmaker collaborates with Clemente Course students of color to reckon with Boston's racial history.  

Monday, January 17 at 10 pm ET.

Great Performances: Reopening - The Broadway Revival

Great Performances
Reopening - The Broadway Revival
Pull the curtain back on some of Broadway’s most popular shows, revealing how the New York theater industry undertook the monumental process of turning the lights back on after its longest hiatus in history due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Tuesday, January 18 at 9 pm ET.

Frontline: United States of Conspiracy

Frontline
United States of Conspiracy
How conspiracy theorists have transformed politics and spread misinformation.  

Tuesday, January 18 at 10 pm ET.

Animals with Cameras: Oceans

Animals with Cameras, A Nature Miniseries
Oceans
Get a first-person look at the lives of ocean creatures such as sharks, turtles and gannets in this season 2 premiere.  

Wednesdays at 8 pm ET, begins January 19.

NOVA: Alaskan Dinosaurs

NOVA
Alaskan Dinosaurs
Intrepid paleontologists discover that dinosaurs thrived in the Arctic's cold and dark.  

Wednesday, January 19 at 9 pm ET.  Repeats 1/20 at 3 pm ET.

Big Pacific: Voracious

Big Pacific
Voracious
See how the challenge of finding food drives all life in the Pacific.  

Wednesday, January 19 at 10 pm ET.

Ask the Lawyers: January '22

Ask the Lawyers
January '22
Area lawyers visit WNMU-TV to answer phoned-in legal questions from viewers.  

Thursday, January 20 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 1/21 at 3 pm ET.

Land Girls: Codes of Honour

Land Girls
Codes of Honour
Joyce, Nancy, Annie and Bea join the Women's Land Army.  

Friday, January 21 at 9 pm ET.

High School Bowl: Mackinaw City vs. Escanaba; Lake Linden vs. Hancock

High School Bowl 
Superior Central vs. Bark River-Harris; Gwinn vs. Bessemer
Superior Central takes on Bark River-Harris while Gwinn challenges Bessemer in this second round of High School Bowl.  

Saturday, January 15 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 1/17 at 3 pm ET.

January 16-22

Medicating Normal

Medicating Normal
One in five Americans, along with millions of children, are prescribed psychiatric drugs daily, and often for a lifetime. Follow the stories of five high-functioning people whose doctors prescribed pills to help with common problems such as stress, mild depression, insomnia and grief with devastating impact on their lives.   

Sunday, January 16 at 7 pm ET.

Around The World in 80 Days: Ep. 3

Around The World in 80 Days
Ep. 3
To meet their connection in Aden, Fogg and Passepartout hire a camel driver to cross the desert. 

 Sunday, January 16 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 1/17 at Midnight ET.

All Creatures Great and Small: Semper Progrediens

All Creatures Great and Small
Semper Progrediens
James invites Helen to the gala spring dance. Siegfried tries his luck with romance.  

Sunday, January 16 at 9 pm ET.

Vienna Blood  The Melancholy Countess, Part 2

Vienna Blood 
The Melancholy Countess, Part 2
Oskar and Max must widen the search for evidence in the countess's death.  

Sunday, January 16 at 10 pm ET.

Independent Lens: A Reckoning in Boston

Independent Lens
A Reckoning in Boston
A white filmmaker collaborates with Clemente Course students of color to reckon with Boston's racial history.  

Monday, January 17 at 10 pm ET.

Great Performances: Reopening - The Broadway Revival

Great Performances
Reopening - The Broadway Revival
Pull the curtain back on some of Broadway’s most popular shows, revealing how the New York theater industry undertook the monumental process of turning the lights back on after its longest hiatus in history due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Tuesday, January 18 at 9 pm ET.

Frontline: United States of Conspiracy

Frontline
United States of Conspiracy
How conspiracy theorists have transformed politics and spread misinformation.  

Tuesday, January 18 at 10 pm ET.

Animals with Cameras, A Nature Miniseries Oceans

Animals with Cameras, A Nature Miniseries Oceans
Get a first-person look at the lives of ocean creatures such as sharks, turtles and gannets in this season 2 premiere.  

Wednesdays at 8 pm ET, begins January 19.

NOVA: Alaskan Dinosaurs

NOVA
Alaskan Dinosaurs
Intrepid paleontologists discover that dinosaurs thrived in the Arctic's cold and dark.  

Wednesday, January 19 at 9 pm ET.  Repeats 1/20 at 3 pm ET.

Big Pacific: Voracious

Big Pacific
Voracious
See how the challenge of finding food drives all life in the Pacific.  

Wednesday, January 19 at 10 pm ET.

Ask the Lawyers: January 22

Ask the Lawyers
January 22
Area lawyers visit WNMU-TV to answer phoned-in legal questions from viewers.  

Thursday, January 20 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 1/21 at 3 pm ET.

Land Girls: Codes of Honour

Land Girls
Codes of Honour
Joyce, Nancy, Annie and Bea join the Women's Land Army.  

Friday, January 21 at 9 pm ET.

High School Bowl: Mackinaw City vs. Escanaba; Lake Linden vs. Hancock

High School Bowl
Mackinaw City vs. Escanaba; Lake Linden vs. Hancock
Mackinaw City takes on Escanaba while Lake Linden challenges Hancock in this second round of High School Bowl.  

Saturday, January 22 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 1/24 at 3 pm ET.

January 23-29

Trust Me

Trust Me
A documentary that shows how an avalanche of negative news and mis-information is making us all terrified of the world. Trust Me covers emotional stories, interwoven with science and expert interviews to show us where the world really stands and the right way to consume and share media.  

Sunday, January 23 at 7 pm ET.

Around The World in 80 Days:  Ep. 4

Around The World in 80 Days
Ep. 4
Fogg has his diplomatic skill tested at a wedding in India when a British officer arrests the groom.  

Sunday, January 23 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 1/24 at Midnight ET.

All Creatures Great and Small :  We Can But Hope

All Creatures Great and Small
We Can But Hope
James and Helen have their first quarrel. Mrs. Pumphrey's dog gets Tristan in trouble.  

Sunday, January 23 at 9 pm ET.

Vienna Blood:  The Devil's Kiss, Part 1

Vienna Blood
The Devil's Kiss, Part 1
A beggar girl finds a mutilated corpse. Oskar receives anonymous tips relating to the murder.  

Sunday, January 23 at 10 pm ET.

POV: Not Going Quietly

POV
Not Going Quietly
An inspiring and sobering story about disability, activism and family featuring rising star in progressive politics and a new father, Ady Barkan whose life was upended when he was diagnosed with ALS at age 32.  

Monday, January 24 at 9 pm ET.

American Experience: Roberto Clemente

American Experience
Roberto Clemente
Explore the life of the man who broke racial barriers to become baseball’s first Latino superstar.  

Tuesday, January 25 at 9 pm ET.

Frontline: China’s COVID Secrets

Frontline
China’s COVID Secrets
An in-depth look at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic and how China responded.  

Tuesday, January 25 at 10 pm ET.

Florence: The Art of Magnificence

Florence The Art of Magnificence
Filmed entirely on-site in Florence, Dr. Rocky Ruggiero takes you through the streets, palaces and piazzas of Florence in order to discover how this city invented the art of magnificence.  

Tuesday, January 25 at 11:30 pm ET.

Animals with Cameras, A Nature Miniseries: Australia

Animals with Cameras, A Nature Miniseries
Australia
Australian animals such as koalas, fruit bats and kangaroos take cameras into their secret worlds.  

Wednesday, January 26 at 8 pm ET.

NOVA: Ancient Maya Metropolis

NOVA 
Ancient Maya Metropolis
Explore why the ancient Maya abandoned the cities that they had lived in for centuries.  

Wednesday, January 26 at 9 pm ET.  Repeats 1/27 at 3 pm ET.

Big Pacific: Passionate

Big Pacific
Passionate
See how the quest to multiply has spawned a stunning array of unusual behaviors and adaptations.  

Wednesday, January 26 at 10 pm ET.

Ask the Doctors: Vision and Hearing

Ask the Doctors
Vision and Hearing
Area physicians visit WNMU-TV to answer phoned-in questions from viewers about vision and hearing.  

Thursday, January 27 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 1/28 at 3 pm ET.

Land Girls: Trekkers

Land Girls
Trekkers
Bea falls under the spell of an Italian POW, while Connie sings for the troops.  

Friday, January 28 at 9 pm ET.

High School Bowl Iron Mountain vs. Rapid River; Gladstone vs. Kingsford

High School Bowl
Iron Mountain vs. Rapid River; Gladstone vs. Kingsford
Iron Mountain takes on Rapid River while Gladstone challenges Kingsford in this second round of High School Bowl.  

Saturday, January 29 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 1/31 at 3 pm ET.

January 23-29

Call of the Ancient Mariner

Call of the Ancient Mariner
Tap into the power that sea turtles have had over man for tens of thousands years and learn how that power has been harnessed to protect this iconic creature before it goes extinct.  

Sunday, January 30 at 7 pm ET.

Around The World in 80 Days:  Ep. 5

Around The World in 80 Days
Ep. 5
Fogg discovers that someone has put a hold on his credit in Hong Kong.  

Sunday, January 30 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 1/31 at Midnight ET.

All Creatures Great and Small:  Many Happy Returns

All Creatures Great and Small: 
Many Happy Returns
Tristan gets bad news. James and Helen have a heart-to-heart.  

Sunday, January 30 at 9 pm ET.

Vienna Blood:  The Devil's Kiss, Part 2

Vienna Blood
The Devil's Kiss, Part 2
A surveillance operation uncovers an intricate foreign plot. Can Oskar and Max defuse the scheme?  

Sunday, January 30 at 10 pm ET.

Independent Lens: Missing in Brooks County

Independent Lens
Missing in Brooks County
An activist detective searches for missing migrants in rural South Texas.  

Monday, January 31 at 10 pm ET.