It's a brand new month of a brand new year, and what's a better way to start it than with a fresh slate of shows to binge on KCET?
Look forward to a packed month of exciting returns of two KCET Original series "Broken Bread" and "The Migrant Kitchen," thrilling detective dramas to keep you at the edge of your seat, and even more scientific explorations with "NOVA" to kickstart the new year.
Many of these programs below are available to watch on the free PBS app, or just right here on our website.
The Fall - Mondays, 10 p.m.
Gillian Anderson portrays Stella Gibson, a successful, highly driven homicide detective. Jamie Dornan stars as Paul Spector, the ruthless serial predator she seeks. This a hunt that will challenge the investigative skills of Gibson and her team before Spector succeeds in killing his next victim. Watch Now.
Vienna Blood: Season 2 – Tuesdays, 9 p.m.
1900s Vienna is a hotbed of philosophy, science and art. Dr. Max Liebermann's extraordinary skills of perception and Detective Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt's determination lead them to some of the city's most mysterious and deadly cases. Watch Now.
NOVA: High-Risk High-Rise
Gleaming symbols of prestige, skyscrapers are an ingenious way to save space in dense urban areas. But even as we devise ways to defend them against fires, wind, and earthquakes, can we also make them more livable, interactive, and eco-friendly? Watch Now.
American Experience: The Codebreaker
The fascinating story of Elizebeth Smith Friedman, the groundbreaking cryptanalyst whose painstaking work to decode thousands of messages for the U.S. government would send infamous gangsters to prison in the 1920s and bring down a massive, near-invisible Nazi spy ring in WWII. Watch Now.
Frontline: Opioids, Inc.
The story of a drug company that pushed opioids by bribing doctors and committing insurance fraud. An investigation of how Insys Therapeutics profited from a fentanyl-based painkiller 50 times stronger than heroin. Watch Now.
Explore how environmental feedback loops are amplifying global warming and what we can do about it. Narrated by Richard Gere, this revealing film asks whether we are approaching a point of no return or if we have the will and vision to act now. Watch Now.
Frontline: American Insurrection
Investigating the threat of far-right violence in America a year after the attack on the Capitol. With ProPublica and UC Berkeley, an updated film examining the latest developments and where the movement may be headed. Watch Now.
Told through the lens of two fierce abolitionists, take an inside look into the movement and ongoing work that transformed Chicago, from the police murder of Rekia Boyd to the election of mayor Lori Lightfoot. Watch Now.
Wednesday, Jan. 12
Stars on Stage From Westport Country Playhouse – Wednesdays, 8 p.m.
Three Broadway favorites headline this new concert series, featuring top-selling Billboard artist Shoshana Bean, Tony and Olivier Award-winner Gavin Creel, and Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award-nominee Brandon Victor Dixon. Watch Now.
American Masters: Ailey – 10 p.m.
Discover the legendary choreographer Alvin Ailey whose dances center on the Black American experience with grace, strength and beauty. Watch Now.
Sunday, Jan. 16
NOVA: Butterfly Blueprints – 10 p.m.
The hidden scientific secrets of butterflies reveal them to be more inventive and resilient than we ever imagined. Explore how the scientific secrets of butterflies are inspiring technological innovations. Watch Now.
Wednesday, Jan. 19
Annenberg Space for Photography – Wednesdays, 10 p.m.
A documentary series that shares the adventurous quests of artists in pursuit of unique images that make a difference in our lives and around the world. Watch Now.
Saturday, Jan. 22
Frontline: United States of Conspiracy – 10 p.m.
How trafficking in conspiracy theories went from the fringes of U.S. politics into the White House. The alliance of conspiracy entrepreneur Alex Jones, Trump advisor Roger Stone, and the president, and their role in the battle over truth and lies. Watch Now.
Independent Lens: A Reckoning in Boston – 11 p.m.
A white, suburban filmmaker sets out to document low income students of color in a Boston night school, and finds it's his own education that he needs to reckon with. Watch Preview.
Sunday, Jan. 23
NOVA: Alaskan Dinosaurs – 10 p.m.
Wielding chainsaws to extract fossils frozen into the permafrost and flying drones to map thousands of footprints, intrepid paleontologists discover that dinosaurs thrived in the unlikeliest of places — the cold and dark of the Arctic Circle. Watch Preview.
Tuesday, Jan. 25
Broken Bread Season 2 – Tuesdays, 8 p.m.
In the second season of "Broken Bread," Chef Roy Choi explores complex social justice issues through the lens of food, including gentrification, cultural erasure, as well as the corporate takeover of food and farming. Watch Now.
The Migrant Kitchen Season 4 – Tuesdays, 8:30 p.m.
The Emmy®-winning food series returns for its fourth season to explores the country's booming food scene through the eyes of a new generation of chefs whose cuisine is inspired by the immigrant experience. Watch Now.
Saturday, Jan. 29
Frontline: China's Covid Secrets – 10 p.m.
The untold story of the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic and how China responded. Chinese scientists and doctors, international disease experts and health officials reveal missed opportunities to suppress the outbreak, and lessons for the world. Watch Now.
POV: Not Going Quietly – 11:30 p.m.
Ady Barkan's career and family are upended when he is diagnosed with ALS at age 32. After a chance encounter with a powerful Senator that catapults him to national fame, Ady and a motley crew of activists ignite a once-in-a-generation movement for healthcare for all Americans. Watch Now.
Sunday, Jan. 30
NOVA: Ancient Maya Metropolis – 10 p.m.
Around 800 CE, the ancient Maya abandoned the magnificent cities they had lived in for centuries. "NOVA" investigates dramatic new scientific evidence for droughts that pushed cities already stressed by overpopulation and warfare beyond their limits. Watch Now.