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Fox's Almost Family Starts With a Fertile But Cringeworthy Premise

ALSO: Masked Singer, Survivor, Living Undocumented, American Horror Story: 1984, and more
  • Megalyn Echikunwoke, Brittany Snow, and Emily Osment star in Almost Family (Fox)
    Megalyn Echikunwoke, Brittany Snow, and Emily Osment star in Almost Family (Fox)

    What if you found out your father, a renowned fertility doctor, secretly impregnated hundreds of women with his own sperm? That's the disturbing premise behind a new Fox series premiering tonight that's already stirring controversy. Meanwhile, if it's outrage that you're in the market for, Netflix has just the docuseries for you. 

    SERIES PREMIERE: Inspired by the true story of an Indiana fertility doctor, Almost Family stars Brittany Snow as a young woman whose world is blown apart when she suddenly learns she has dozens upon dozens of half-siblings in the world -- including her former best friend (played by Vixen's Megalyn Echikunwoke). Read our pilot script review9:00 PM ET on Fox

    DOCUSERIES PREMIERE: Produced by Selena Gomez, Netflix's new docuseries Living Undocumented follows eight undocumented immigrant families living in the United States. As our Aaron Barnhart writes, the six-part series shines a light on the disastrous immigration policies and brutal methods being employed by the Trump administration. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    NEW EPISODE: If looking you're looking for some much-needed escapist entertainment, The Masked Singer is your best bet. Tonight, four more celebrity singers perform in outrageous costumes for an audience that just can't quite place where they've heard that voice before. 8:00 PM ET on Fox

    NEW EPISODE: Our own Joe Reid has some words for the producers of Survivor after last week's out-of-left-field elimination. Hopefully this week's episode won't be quite as much of a head scratcher as the tribes look for immunity at the end of a difficult climb.  Meanwhile, one of the castaways sets his mind to work on a fresh challenge. 8:00 PM ET on CBS

    SEASON PREMIERE: Jason (David Boreanaz) leads a mission to Serbia in the season premiere of SEAL Team, where he and his crew hunt a group linked to the bombings of several American military posts. 9:00 PM ET on CBS

    SEASON PREMIERE: On the season premiere of S.W.A.T., the team works to stop a serial bomber who is using drones in his targeted explosions. 10:00 PM ET on CBS


    • American Horror Story: 1984 is determined to keep viewers on the edge of their seats as the retro horror season continues. All the writers are willing to tell us about tonight's episode is that coming clean can get messy. We do know that the show is bringing back a familiar character. 10:00 PM ET on FX
    • Modern Family finds Claire hoping to make a positive impression on a journalist preparing a profile on her for a business magazine, but if that's going to happen, it means getting everyone out of the house and out of sight. 9:00 PM ET on ABC
    • Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and Chicago P.D. are all back with fresh episodes beginning at 8:00 PM ET on NBC
    • South Park returns for a new episode of biting and timely comedy. Given current events, the writers should have more than enough material to work with. 10:00 PM ET on Comedy Central

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: Almost Family, FOX, Brittany Snow