Empire (9 p.m., Fox) – Lucious goes into damage control when controversy arises around one of his artists, who is involved in a shooting just ahead of Empire’s IPO launch. With Cookie’s help, crisis turns to triumph. Meanwhile, the police begin to investigate Bunkie’s murder.
NOVA: Big Bang Machine (9 p.m., UNC-TV) – CERN scientists prepare to restart the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator, with the plan to run it at a higher energy rate than before.
black-ish (9:30 p.m., ABC) – Dre decides to teach his kids the importance of Martin Luther King, Jr. while on their annual MLK holiday ski trip.
American Horror Story: Freakshow (10 p.m., FX) – Maggie tries to prove her loyalty to Jimmy, while the twins receive troubling news about Chester. The season finale airs next week.
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Chicago PD (10 p.m., NBC) – Intelligence helps the feds crush a drug cartel. Also, Burgess returns to the job, relegated to desk duty, which gives Platt the chance to partner with Roman.