• Joining the lineup: “Fortitude,” the first original scripted drama series for Pivot, will premiere at 10 p..m. Jan. 29 with a special two-hour television event. The 12-part one-hour series, starring Stanley Tucci, Richard Dormer and Michael Gambon, airs 10 p.m. Thursdays with encores at 10 p.m. Friday.
The dark drama series, set in the melting Arctic, tells the story of the small idyllic town of Fortitude, whose peaceful existence is shattered after a brutal and shocking murder. Above-average temperatures lead to a record ice melt revealing secrets long since hidden beneath the frozen landscape.
Sheriff Dan Anderssen (Richard Dormer) leads the investigation and is forced to work alongside DCI Morton (Stanley Tucci), a detective who has flown into town from the mainland to contribute his forensic expertise. As the search for the killer progresses, their list of suspects — and suspicions of each other — grows.
• There she is: “Today’s” Natalie Morales and MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts will host “The 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant,” airing at 5 p.m. Jan. 25 on NBC.
Weeks leading up to the pageant, the Miss Universe contestants will be hosted in Doral-Miami, Fla. The pageant will air live from the FIU Arena. IMG will be the executive producers of the three-hour event, which will simulcast in Spanish on Telemundo.
Natalie Morales and Thomas Roberts will take the stage for the first time together as co-hosts of the competition. Natalie Morales is the news anchor of NBC’s “Today” show, and co-anchor of the show’s third hour. Morales previously co-hosted the “Miss Universe Pageant” in 2010 and 2011.
Roberts hosts MSNBC’s “Way Too Early” and is a contributor to “Morning Joe.” He returns to co-host the “Miss Universe Pageant” for a second time in a row. Roberts also previously hosted the 2014 “Miss USA Pageant” this past June.