Next Week in TV 1/14: The CW Strikes Back!

By DRWHO42, Alyssa & Mario Wario

This an exciting week in TV with plenty to choose from including a Queen, mutants on the run, and not one but several superheros.

We start the week off with two exciting NFL playoff games as the quest for the Superbowl enters the final weeks. After the dust settles the pigskin battles Sunday evening will be historic with the landmark 300th episode of Family Guy and the return of Victoria, starring Jenna Coleman, on PBS.

MLK Monday evening will be epic with the 2-hour season finale of The Gifted. The freshman series, set in the post X-Men universe which centers on mutants on the run from the government, has been recently renewed for a second season (YAY!!!). The cast assembled for this series is great and the storylines so far this season not only touched on interesting social issues but have fresh and imaginative.

The CW will a top destination with a number of offerings to keep you coming back night after night. First on the lineup is the return of Supergirl from its winter hiatus Monday evening. The winter finale left off with a defeated Supergirl after her first battle with Reign, The World Killer. Tuesday will feature a new dynamic duo with return of The Flash paired with the series premiere of Black Lightning. Click here for DRWHO42’s article on Black Lightning. 

Lastly, the popular Riverdale returns Wednesday along with Dynasty and Arrow returns to protect Starling City Thursday night.  

Finally, Wisdom of the Crowd, Damnation, and Superstition wrap up their freshman seasons this week and Corporate starts its run.  

Join the conversation the FoCC forum by clicking here. We will see you next week!

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

Returning Shows – Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, Riverdale, and Supernatural.
Season or Winter Finale – Last Man On Earth (winter), The Gifted, and Superstition.
New – Black Lightning

Mario Wario’s picks:
New: Football, The Gifted, Black Lightning and the rest of the CW/DC shows.
On-going: Agents of Shield, Star Trek: Discovery, The Blacklist, Vikings, Shameless, The X-Files, and Dragon Ball Super (subtitled and English dub).
Binge / Stack: [Nothing at the moment.]

Alyssa’s picks:
New & Watching Live: Happy!, Corporate
Catching up: Handmaid’s Tale, Runaways, Star Trek:Discovery

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: Black Lightning
On-going: Agents of Shield, Star Trek: Discovery, The X-Files, 9-1-1, Falling Water, The Blacklist, Blindspot, Supergirl, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, The Gifted, Fresh of the Boat, Black-ish, Ghost Wars, Gotham, Big Bang Theory, and The Punisher.

Binge / Stack: Hawaii 5-0, Elementary, Voltron, The Magicians, Supernatural, iZombie

Sunday – January 14, 2018
1:05 pm
CBS NFL Special: AFC Divisional Game: Jacksonville At Pittsburgh
4:40 pm
FOX NFL Special: NFC Divisional Game: New Orleans At Minnesota
8:00 pm
CBS Wisdom Of The Crowd: The Tipping Point [1st Season Finale]
8:30 pm FOX Bob’s Burgers: V For Valentine-detta [8th Season Winter Premiere – Special Time]
9:00 pm
FOX Family Guy: Dog Bites Bear [300th Episode]
PBS Victoria: A Soldier’s Daughter/The Green-eyed Monster [2-hour 2nd Season Premiere]
9:30 pm
FOX Last Man On Earth: Paint Misbehavin’ [4th Season Winter Finale]
10:00 pm
HBO Divorce: Night Moves [2nd Season Premiere]
10:30 pm
HBO Crashing: The Atheist [2nd Season Premiere]

Monday, January 15, 2018
12:00 am
ADULT SWIM Hot Streets [Series Premiere]
3:01 am
SHUDDER Jordskott: Complete Second Season [2nd Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
FOX The Gifted: Extraction/X-roads [2-hour 1st Season Finale – Special Time]
CBS Kevin Can Wait: Monkey Fist Insecurity [2nd Season Winter Premiere]
THE CW Supergirl: Legion Of Superheroes [3rd Season Winter Premiere]
8:30 pm
CBS Man With A Plan: We Can Be Heroes [2nd Season Winter Premiere]
9:00 pm
CBS Superior Donuts: Sofia’s Choice [2nd Season Winter Premiere]
9:30 pm
CBS 9jkl: Heavy Meddling [1st Season Winter Premiere]
10:00 pm
CBS Scorpion: The Bunker Games [4th Season Winter Premiere]

Tuesday – January 16, 2018
8:00 pm
THE CW The Flash: The Trial Of The Flash [4th Season Winter Premiere]
9:00 pm
THE CW Black Lightning: The Resurrection [Series Premiere]

Based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil created the series, which stars Cress Williams as the titular character alongside China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams, James Remar, Damon Gupton, and Marvin “Krondon” Jones III. The series sees the retired Black Lightning return to the hero life and its effects on his family life. Clips and info here

Wednesday – January 17, 2018
3:01 am
HULU Path [2-hour 3rd Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
THE CW Riverdale: Chapter Twenty-three: The Blackboard Jungle [2nd Season Winter Premiere]
9:00 pm
THE CW Dynasty: A Well-dressed Tarantula [1st Season Winter Premiere]
10:00 pm
FX American Crime Story: The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: The Man Who Would Be Vogue [2nd Season Premiere]
COMEDY Corporate [1-hour Series Premiere]

If you’re an optimist, don’t worry: Hampton DeVille will fix that for you. Clips & more info at here

Thursday – January 18, 2018
8:00 pm
FREEFORM Beyond: Two Zero One [2nd Season Premiere]
ABC Grey’s Anatomy: Four Seasons In One Day [14th Season Winter Premiere]
THE CW Supernatural: Wayward Sisters [13th Season Winter Premiere]
9:00 pm
THE CW Arrow: Divided [6th Season Winter Premiere]
ABC Scandal: Robin [7th Season Winter Premiere]
10:00 pm
USA Damnation: God’s Body [1st Season Finale]
ABC How To Get Away With Murder: He’s Dead [4th Season Winter Premiere]
IFC Portlandia: Riot Spray [8th Season Premiere]
11:00 pm
SYFY Superstition: Resurrection [1st Season Finale]

Friday – January 19, 2018
3:01 am
NETFLIX Dreamworks Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]
NETFLIX Grace & Frankie: Complete Fourth Season [4th Season Premiere]
AMAZON Just Add Magic: Episodes 14-26 [2nd Season Finale]
NETFLIX Feature Film Special: Step Sisters [Special Presentation]
NETFLIX Special: Drug Lords: Season 1 [Special Presentation]
NETFLIX Special: The Open House [Special Presentation]
10:00 pm
HBO Real Time With Bill Maher [16th Season Premiere]
11:00 pm
HBO High Maintenance: Globo [2nd Season Premiere]

Saturday – January 20, 2018
9:00 pm
BBCA Planet Earth: Blue Planet Il: One Ocean [Series Premiere]


Alyssa bought her first comic at age 7 & was hooked. She has collected comics most of her life. Recently she has branched out to comic art and books and the occasional Lego. She goes to as many con's as she can & enjoys the 'long form' story telling of TV. She also enjoys new kinds of food- yes, she is a foodie.