WATCH THIS: SUNDAY
“The Outsider” (8 p.m., 10 p.m., 2:10 a.m., HBO): Adapted from a novel by Stephen King, this new thriller follows Georgia police detective Ralph Anderson (Ben Mendelsohn) as he investigates the murder of an 11-year-old boy. Eyewitness accounts and physical evidence point to an unlikely suspect: Terry Maitland (Jason Bateman), a popular local teacher, husband and father. When contradictory evidence that seems to clear Terry emerges, Ralph — who still is mourning the death of his own son — brings in private eye Holly Gibney (Cynthia Erivo) to provide her perspective.
“25th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards” (6 p.m., CW): Presented by the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, this awards ceremony — which honors the year’s best in films and TV/streaming — observes its silver anniversary. In the movie categories, Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” leads this year’s pack of nominees with 14 nods, followed by Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (12) and Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women” (9). One of last year’s acting winners, Mahershali Ali (“Green Book”), is back this year as a nominee for HBO’s “True Detective.”
Ben Mendelsohn and Cynthia Erivo