Music on TV this week: Caroline Polachek; Michael Stipe; William Prince; Billie Eilish

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Billie Eilish performing on 'Austin City Limits' on PBS - web crop
Billie Eilish performing on 'Austin City Limits' on PBS, season 45, airing February 1, 2020. (courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton)

Artists heard on The Current are frequently featured on TV programs, and we've gathered the listings in one convenient place for you. We'll also post videos of performances as the week progresses.

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This week's schedule


Post-Grammys, we find ourselves with a slightly quieter week for music on TV, but artists to watch for include Michael Stipe on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday, and the same night, Caroline Polachek performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.

Most notably following Sunday's Grammys, when the weekend arrives, multiple Grammy Award-winner Billie Eilish gets a full-hour set on Austin City Limits on PBS.

Here's the complete rundown. Check your local listings for broadcast times (schedule subject to change).

Monday, January 27


Lauren Alaina, Today (NBC)

Kelsea Ballerini, Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)

Cast of Jagged Little Pill, Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC)

Sting, The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS) | Sean McPherson talks to Sting about The Last Ship, Sept. 9, 2019

Tuesday, January 28

Charlie Wilson, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

Rapsody feat PJ Morton, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

BTS, The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS) | What happens when the BTS army adopts you, by David Perry, Jan. 4, 2019

Wednesday, January 29


Roddy Ricch, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Steve Martin and Steep Canyon Rangers, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)

Orville Peck, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

Little Big Town, Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC)

Thursday, January 30


Caroline Polachek, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC) | in studio at The Current, Dec. 23, 2019

Michael Stipe (interview), The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)

Louis Tomlinson, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Kesha, The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)

Friday, January 31


Cast of Porgy and Bess, CBS This Morning (CBS)

Mustard and Roddy Ricch, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Sting, Jimmy Kimmel Live!; note: rerun from Jan. 23 (ABC)

Saturday, February 1


William Prince, CBS This Morning Saturday Sessions (CBS) | in studio at The Current, 2018

Luke Combs, Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Billie Eilish, Austin City Limits (PBS) | Billie Eilish sweeps Grammys in ceremony clouded by controversy and mourning, Jan. 27


Watch again: See last week's highlights.

External Links

Today - NBC
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon - NBC
Late Night with Seth Meyers - NBC
A Little Late with Lilly Singh - NBC
Saturday Night Live - NBC

Jimmy Kimmel Live! - ABC
The View - ABC
Good Morning America - ABC

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert - CBS
The Late Late Show with James Corden - CBS
The Talk - CBS
CBS This Morning - CBS
CBS Sunday Morning - CBS

Independent Lens - PBS
Austin City Limits - PBS

Watch What Happens Live - Bravo
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah - Comedy Central
Busy Tonight - E!
Conan - TBS
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee - TBS

The Ellen DeGeneres Show - network varies; check local listings
The Real - network varies; check your local listings
Live with Kelly and Ryan - network varies; check your local listings
The Wendy Williams Show - network varies; check your local listings

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  • Kelsea Ballerini
    Kelsea Ballerini (Sarah Barlow)
  • Sting at the Ordway
    Sting speaks to an audience at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul, Minn., on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (Tim McGuire)
  • 'Jagged Little Pill' - the musical
    Celia Gooding as Frankie Healy and The Chorus of "Jagged Little Pill." (Evgenia Eliseeva)
  • Soundset 2018
    Rapsody performs at Soundset 2018 (Emmet Kowler for MPR)
  • BTS music pop fans
    South Korean pop group BTS performs during a Korean cultural event as part of South Korean president official visit to France, on October 14, 2018 in Paris. (Photo by YOAN VALAT / EPA POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read YOAN VALAT/AFP/Getty Images) (YOAN VALAT/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Steve Martin and Steep Canyon Rangers perform on 'Colbert'
    Steve Martin and Steep Canyon Rangers perform on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (Scott Kowalchyk/CBS)
  • Caroline Polachek performs on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
    Caroline Polachek performs on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on ABC, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. (Randy Holmes/ABC)
  • Michael Stipe 2019 press photo
    Michael Stipe (courtesy Grandstand Media)
  • Sting performs on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
    Sting performs with cast members of 'The Last Ship' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (Randy Holmes/ABC)
  • William Prince performs on 'CBS This Morning' Saturday Sessions
    William Prince performs on CBS This Morning Saturday Sessions, airing Feb. 1, 2020. (CBS News)
  • Billie Eilish performing on 'Austin City Limits' on PBS
    Billie Eilish performing on 'Austin City Limits' on PBS, season 45, airing February 1, 2020. (courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton)
  • Billie Eilish performing on 'Austin City Limits' on PBS
    Billie Eilish performing on 'Austin City Limits' on PBS, season 45, airing February 1, 2020. (courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton)