Next Week in TV 12/24: Twice Upon a Doctor!

By DRWHO42, Mario Wario, & Alyssa

The holiday season is in full swing with Christmas coming up. Christmas Day will be a special time to share with family and also taking in some football. A special present Whovians will be an adventure in time and space with the Christmas episode of Doctor Who, Twice Upon a Time. The episode will be special since it will be Peter Capaldi’s final trip in the TARDIS (at least for now) as he hands over the role to Jodie Whittaker. Be sure to check out DRWHO42’s article on this special and the events leading up to the upcoming regeneration by clicking here.

Although this may be a holiday week and some of us will be chipping away at the DVR log there are a few think are a few series to check out. Netflix will once again be the place to be with Travelers returning for a second season as well as and fan favorite Black Mirror returning for a fourth season. Also this week will be another adventure with The Librarians.  

Lastly, we’ve added a little present to the later section of this week’s article – TV marathons. Marathons are a perfect getaway during this holiday to reminisce and introduce family to somethings they may not have seen. The marathons on the top of our list this week will be Doctor Who, Die Hard, and A Christmas Story.

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Merry Christmas!

Editor’s note: Nerd/geek interest are highlighted in RED. Holiday movies are highlighted in BLUE.

Mario Wario’s picks:
New: Doctor Who.
On-going: Vikings, Shameless, and Dragon Ball Super (subtitled and English dub).
Binge / Stack: [Nothing at the moment.]

Alyssa’s picks:
New & Watching Live: Doctor Who, Happy!, Beyond and Christmas movies.
TV Marathons: Godfather, Jusassic Park, Into the Badland,

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: Doctor Who
On-going: DVR catchup!
Binge / Stack: Trollhunters

Sunday – December 24, 2017
8:00 pm
PBS Last Tango In Halifax: Holiday Special, Part 2 [1-hour Special Presentation]
8:00 pm It’s a Wonderful Life  Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings in this beloved holiday classic from 1946.
9:00 pm
STARZ Girlfriend Experience: Free Fall; Relapse [1-hour 2nd Season Finale]
9:15 pm

Monday – December 25, 2017
3:01 am
NETFLIX Las Chicas Del Cable: Complete Second Season [2nd Season Premiere]
4:30 pm
NBC Thursday Night Football: Pittsburgh Steelers At Houston Texans
8:00 pm
TBS American Dad: Santa, Schmanta [Special Presentation]
8:15 pm
ESPN Monday Night Football: Oakland Raiders At Philadelphia Eagles

8:00 pm NBC Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas — Boris Karloff narrates this classic 1966 animated favorite.
9:00 pm
PBS Call The Midwife: Holiday Special [90-minute Special Presentation]
BBCA Doctor Who: Twice Upon A Time [90-minute Special Presentation]

Get into the holiday spirit when the Doctor comes face to face with the Doctor in this epic finale to the Peter Capaldi era. In “Twice Upon a Time,” the twelfth Doctor (Capaldi) still refuses to change but starts to see the light when he goes on an adventure with the first Doctor (David Bradley, Game of Thrones). Pearl Mackie and Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) also star.

10:26 pm
BBCA Doctor Who: Farewell Peter Capaldi [30-minute Special Presentation]

Tuesday – December 26, 2017
3:01 am
AMAZON Pete The Cat: A Groovy New Year Holiday Special [Special Presentation]
NETFLIX Travelers: Complete Second Season [2nd Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
CBS Special: 40th Annual Kennedy Center Honors [Two-hour Special Presentation]
PBS Secrets Of The Dead: Secrets Of Spanish Florida [Two-hour Special Presentation]
10:00 pm
TNT Major Crimes: By Any Means: Part 2 [New Episode – Special Time]

Wednesday – December 27, 2017
8:00 pm
NBC The Wall: Prince And Chris [1-hour Special Presentation]
9:00 pm
TNT The Librarians: And The Grave Of Time [New Episode – Special Time]

Thursday – December 28, 2017
10:30 PM
FREEFORM Beyond: What lies ahead in Season 2 [Special Presentation]

Friday – December 29, 2017
3:01 am
NETFLIX Bill Nye Saves The World: Complete Second Season [2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Black Mirror: Complete Fourth Season [4th Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Special: La Mante: Season 1 [Special Presentation]
NETFLIX Special: The Climb [Special Presentation]
10:30 pm
HBO All Def Comedy: Episode 6 [1st Season Finale – Special Time]

Holiday binge-worthy events (Check times and in no particular order)

Christmas Eve & Chrismas Day:
BBCA Doctor Who
Cinemax Die Hard (I, II, III)
FX The Santa Clause 2
SYFY Futurama
TBS/TNT A Christmas Story
IFC The Karate Kid

December 26 & 27:
AMC Godfather 1&2
AMC Into the Badlands + Preacher

December 28 & 29:
AMC Fear the Walking Dead

December 30:
MTV The Twilight Saga
WE Monk

New Year’s Eve:
IFC The Three Stooges
SPIKE Jurassic Park
AMC Breaking Bad

New Year’s Day:
HBO  Harry Potter [Complete Series of films]