There is a lot to get to this week, so let’s start with the most fun offering: Shotgun Wedding with Jennifer Coolidge. Okay, Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel also star, but it’s Coolidge who has been bringing the sunshine to a very dreary January thanks to her awards-season wins. It’s only appropriate that she shines in the Prime Video rom-com as well.
The wedding comedy is totally off-the-wall, but it’s the perfect pre–Valentine’s Day offering if you’re looking for something silly and a little crazy. If you haven’t yet seen the newest trailer, in which Coolidge belts out Edwin McCain’s “I’ll Be,” then do yourself a favor and watch it below.
If Shotgun Wedding is the most fun thing to watch this week, then Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is the most pressing. After that teaser that showed Benson and Stabler in a near lip lock, fans have been freaking out that, after 24 years, the two might finally kiss. You can watch that preview below, which shows a very emotional Benson in Stabler’s arms. I’m tempted to think they don’t kiss, and it’s just a split-second moment of intimacy, not romance. But I also hope I’m wrong. Either way, if this is going to happen, it’s got to be done right. So if it takes another year, so be it.
In other news, How I Met Your Father returns for season two this week on Hulu, and we’ll get a bit closer to finding out who the father is. Meanwhile, Poker Face, the prestige limited drama series from acclaimed director Rian Johnson that stars Natasha Lyonne, also premieres.
And that’s just scratching the surface for the week ahead. Good luck, and I’ll see you back here next week for 80 for Brady with Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Rita Moreno and Sally Field, plus the start of Hallmark’s Love-uary programming.
Sunday, January 22
Accused (Fox): The anthology series explores a different crime in a different city with an entirely original cast each week. Among those: Rachel Bilson, Abigail Breslin, Michael Chiklis, Whitney Cummings, Jack Davenport, Margo Martindale, Molly Parker, Rhea Perlman, Wendell Pierce, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, and more. Meanwhile, Marlee Matlin, Billy Porter, Tazbah Rose Chavez, and Michael Chiklis direct select episodes. 9 p.m. ET, 8 p.m. CT