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Around the remote: Chuck Barney's TV picks for Jan. 22-28

DON'T MISS: "Riverdale" - This one could either be really fun - or a complete disaster. Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and the whole comic book gang show up in this subversive live-action drama. But you may not recognize them. It's a radically different take on the wholesome town, which turns out to be rife with danger and dark secrets. One of those secrets involves our beloved redhead (KJ Apa) having an affair with his teacher, Miss Grundy. Yikes. 9 p.m. Thursday, The CW.

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Why is 'This Is Us' so popular? The answer is simple

Compared to other TV shows, the grammatically challenged "This is Us" should not be a hit. In a landscape cluttered with network, cable and streaming series that feature flying dragons, killer zombies, graphic nudity, massively staged period pieces and glitzy gimmicks from time travel to super powers, the NBC series has captivated viewers with simple stories of three siblings told through different points in their lives.

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NASA celebrates Star Trek's 50th anniversary

In recognition of Star Trek’s 50th anniversary, NASA wished the entire Star Trek family a happy anniversary.
NASA.gov; 50th anniversary photo courtesy of Disruptor Beam
NASA celebrates Star Trek's 50th anniversary 1:16

NASA celebrates Star Trek's 50th anniversary

Teen organizers of Boise's Women's March reflect on high turnout 1:47

Teen organizers of Boise's Women's March reflect on high turnout

Get to know the newest Bronco, SMU transfer Tom Wilson 1:38

Get to know the newest Bronco, SMU transfer Tom Wilson

Get to know the newest Bronco, SMU transfer Tom Wilson 1:38

Get to know the newest Bronco, SMU transfer Tom Wilson