TV Talk: Philo Celebrates the Meaning in the Season


As we are all home for the weekend, and possibly snowed in if you’re in Atlanta like me, Philo has a curated lineup to celebrate the Holiday weekend.

Philo is a popular live TV streaming service that brings thousands of movies and shows to consumers with live & on-demand TV, 60+ channels, and unlimited 1-year DVR for just $25! In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I’ve included a few documentaries about the Civil Rights movement and legendary figures that have impacted the nation’s history. Plus, there’s a round-up of true crime, reality, dramas, and more! Here’s what’s coming up on Philo this week:

Monday, January 17th, 2022

Celebrate the soundtrack of Black America with the 2022 Urban One Honors hosted by Ne-Yo. Don’t miss this year’s incredible lineup of honorees including Timbaland, Jennifer Hudson, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, and more. Plus, check out exclusive performances, celebrity guest appearances, and surprise collaborations. Tune in to this show-stopping event on Monday, January 17th at 8/7c on TVOne.

Join host Yara Shahidi for a fireside chat with everyone’s favorite first lady. Michelle Obama will be discussing how to navigate young adulthood, mental health, diversity, and inclusion with 22 college students from around the country. Watch Becoming: Michelle Obama in Conversation on Monday, January 17th at 7pm on BET.

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, The History Channel is airing a slate of documentaries about historical movements throughout our nation’s history and legendary figures of the Civil Rights Movement. First up is Tuskegee Airmen: Legacy of Courage at 1pm. Robin Roberts explores the legacy of African American WWII and their remarkable impact on ending segregation in the military. Then stick around for Fight the Power: Movements That Changed America, hosted by Kareem Abdul Jabar. This documentary gives an uncompromising perspective on how civil disobedience has sparked change throughout history—from the early labor movement and the Civil Rights Movement to today’s Black Lives Matter protests. And lastly, watch the Rise Up: The Movement That Changed American special at 3pm. This one-hour documentary examines the key Civil Rights battles that transpired after the death of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968 and what it took to turn protest into legislative action.

A scene from a movie? Or real-life terror? Investigation Discovery’s hit series Crimes Gone Viral uncovers the truth behind some of the most shocking crimes caught on tape. Tune in to an all-new episode on Monday, January 17th at 10/9c.

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

The La Gina bros are back and they’re on a quest to uncover history’s lost treasures. They’ll be going on location with fellow treasure-hunters, historians, and experts plundering for artifacts and uncovering some of history’s biggest mysteries. Go exploring with Rick and Marty—check out a new episode of Beyond Oak Island on Tuesday, January 18th at 10/9c on History Channel.

Wellness and lifestyle expert AJ Johnson is here to help you get your life together! Watch a new episode of Life Therapy at 10/9c on TVOne, where she’ll be joined by special guests and chat about all things food, family, and finance.

Thursday, January 20th, 2022

Erin French is making food that feels like home. Tune in to a new episode of The Lost Kitchen Thursday, January 20th at 9/8c on Magnolia Network to see Erin serve travelers from all over locally inspired and sourced foods from her hometown of Freedom, Maine.

The struggle is real and the battle lines have been drawn—but this season on Growing up Hip Hop, the OG’s are stepping in to drop some wisdom, keep the peace, and bring this tight-knit group of friends back together. Watch a new episode of Growing Up Hip Hop on Thursday, January 20th at 9pm on WEtv and catch up on earlier episodes on-demand.

Tune in to a special two-episode premiere of AllBlk’s Double Cross on WEtv on Thursday, January 20th at 9pm. The series follows twin vigilantes who have been fighting to protect their neighborhood from kidnappers and sex traffickers—but this time, they’re the ones who need saving.

Nerds unite over their love of comics in Nickelodeon’s newest series, Warped! In the series premiere, Milo and Ruby, two teens working at a comic book shop in their local strip mall, form an unlikely alliance as they band together to create the greatest graphic novel ever! Watch the series live on Thursday, January 20th at 7:30pm.

Friday, January 21st, 2022 

What’s funnier than the epic fails and gross prank videos on Ridiculousness? The hilarious reactions! Tune in as Rob Dyrdek, Chanel West Coast, and Steelo Brim laugh till it hurts at some of the most outrageous and hysterical viral videos you’ve ever seen. Catch new episodes on Fridays at 10pm on MTV.

One staggering piece of evidence is all it takes to re-open a cold case. A&E’s hit series Cold Case Files examines murder cases that have been unsolved for years and the critical elements that reignited the investigation. Each episode shines a light on the victims, their family members, friends, and the detectives that dedicated their lives to solving these tragic cases. Watch a new episode on Friday, January 21st at 9/8c on A&E.

Get ready for a new season of The Graham Norton Show! Graham is back and better than ever, sharing great stories and great laughs with a host of iconic guests. Watch a new episode on Friday, January 21st at 11pm on BBCAmerica.

Saturday, January 22nd, 2022 

Paranormal investigators Amy Bruni and Adam Berry are on a mission to help the living by healing the dead. Join them on their quest as they take on some of their most terrifying and emotional cases yet. Watch a new episode of Travel Channel’s Kindred Spirits at 10/9c on Saturday, January 21st.

Sunday, January 23rd, 2022 

While you wait for the final season of TWD, check out AMC’s newest special, The Walking Dead: Origins on Sunday, January 23rd at 9pm. This mini-series takes fans back to the beginning, following the origin stories and most memorable moments of the series’s most popular characters.

More about Philo: 

Philo is the most affordable way to watch these and other shows. Philo has 60+ top-rated television channels, including AMC, A&E, MTV, BET, Discovery, VH1, Food Network, History, Nickelodeon, OWN, TLC, Lifetime, Hallmark, Paramount, TV One, and more for just $25/month! Philo also offers add-on channels, including EPIX, STARZ, and the new “Movies & More” package*. You can watch Philo wherever you like! Stream on your mobile Apple or Android device, watch on web browsers, cast on your FireTV, Roku, GoogleTV, and now Chromecast via Android devices.

Philo has live and on-demand TV shows and movies, up to 3 simultaneous streams, and an unlimited 1-year DVR. You can save anything currently airing or scheduled to air on Philo, and it will be made available to you for 365 days. Best of all? You can fast forward and rewind your DVR recordings to your heart’s content. Click here for instructions on how to use Philo’s DVR.

Philo also has more than 60,000 titles available on-demand – just look for the “VOD” tags on Show Profiles. Unfortunately, you can’t fast-forward VOD content, but if there’s something you may want to watch in the future, make sure to mark it as “Saved”.

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