Next Week in TV 2/11: Legends, Discovery, & the Olympics! Oh, My!

By Mario Wario, DRWHO42 and Alyssa

With the 2018 Winter Olympics beginning to dominate the world with its ‘curling powers’, some of our favorite television shows maybe staying away from that sporting kraken by going on a brief hiatus. For instance, The Flash will have a new episode on February 27 and Agents of Shield won’t be back until March, so don’t forget to check out that TV schedule to see if your favorite television show is doing the same. As for this week, we do have some topics to talk about!

For example, on CBS All Access, Sunday is all about going where no man has gone before with the first season finale of Star Trek: Discovery. So, get that Romulan Ale ready because this episode might be something of a treat for us fans…or it might not be. But since the mid-season premier the pacing has gotten a lot better and the action has been pretty good, as well. The acting has been consistently good, but that has been the case since the pilot episode. Moving right along, the After Trek series will be having its first season finale right after Discovery, and check out Counterpart (on Starz) as this Sunday night series has been thoroughly entertaining and suspenseful so far.

As for Monday, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow returns to The CW to save the space-time continuum, but joining the crew will be Matt Ryan as John Constantine! (No, not the football player but the actor.) This guest appearance should be dandy and it’s nice to see this series back after that long winter hiatus. By the way, please check out Black Lightning every Tuesday night—such a good show! As for Netflix, this streaming service has a lot of content premiering this week, so don’t forget to look at our list down below. Likewise, for Amazon.

But you say you need something to watch on Friday night? Then how about trying a certain Cinemax series called…Strike Back! Even with a different cast, the sixth season (so far) still has that crazy and suspenseful formula which made the previous seasons so entertaining to see. And if you are a Call of Duty fan, mainly the modern warfare part of the franchise, do watch this series because certain episodes will remind you of the video game. Binge watch the past seasons to catch-up—you won’t regret it.

Now going back to the Olympics, don’t forget to click HERE to bookmark the NBC website to see what event will be on. Some NBC channels will show those events live, so don’t forget to check out that TV schedule once again.

As always, go ahead and join the conversation over on the FoCC forum by clicking HERE. Keep following the blog for your daily dose of comic con culture. Until next week, happy viewing everyone!

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

Mario Wario’s picks:
New: Winter Olympics and Legends of Tomorrow.
On-going: Counterpart, Drunk History, Star Trek: Discovery (1st season finale), Black Lightning and the rest of the CW/DC shows, The Blacklist, Strike Back, The X-Files, and Dragon Ball Super (subtitled and English dub).
Binge / Stack: [Nothing at the moment.]

Alyssa’s picks:
New & Watching Live: Olympics (twirly & long blade skating), Black Lightning, Star Trek Discovery, A.P. Bio, Amazing Race
Catching up: Handmaid’s Tale, Runaways, Black Lightning

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: Strike Back!!! & Black Lightning (keeping these here because they are so good), Olympics
On-going: Agents of Shield, Star Trek: Discovery, The X-Files, The Alienist, Counterpart, 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, Trollhunters, Elementary, Voltron, The Magicians, Supernatural, iZombie

Sunday, February 11, 2018
7:00 pm
ABC America’s Funniest Home Videos: Episode 2812 [New Time Slot]
NBC Sports Special: 2018 Winter Olympics [Special Presentation]
8:00 pm
SHOWTIME Our Cartoon President: State Of The Union [Series Premiere]

From executive producer Stephen Colbert comes this hilarious look into the Trump presidency, animation style. Starring two-dimensional avatars of Donald Trump and his merry band of insiders and family members, this cutting-edge comedy presents the truish adventures of Trump, his confidants and bon vivants. It’s a workplace comedy where the office is oval, a character study in search of character, and a timely political send-up of our always-colorful forty-fifth president and his family. Trust us, it’s yuge, and you’re going to laugh bigly. Click HERE for more info

8:30 pm
CBSAA Star Trek: Discovery: Will You Take My Hand? [1st Season Finale]
9:00 pm
HBO Here And Now: Eleven Eleven (#01/101) [Series Premiere]

From Oscar and Emmy winner Alan Ball (HBO’s Six Feet Under, True Blood), and starring Oscar and Golden Globe winner Tim Robbins and Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Holly Hunter, the show is a provocative and darkly comic meditation on the disparate forces polarizing present-day American culture, as experienced by the members of a progressive multi-ethnic family — a philosophy professor and his wife, their adopted children from Vietnam, Liberia and Colombia and their sole biological child — and a contemporary Muslim family, headed by a psychiatrist who is treating one of their children. Click HERE for more info

SHOWTIME Homeland: Enemy Of The State [7th Season Premiere]
REELZ The Price Of Fame: Johnny Depp (#101) [Series Premiere]
ION Private Eyes: The Code (#101) [Series Premiere]

“Private Eyes” is an investigative drama series featuring two strong and forever competing characters. Ex-pro hockey player Matt Shade (Jason Priestley) irrevocably changes his life when he decides to team up with fierce P.I. Angie Everett (Cindy Sampson) to form an unlikely investigative powerhouse.
Angie may find Shade naïve in the way that he sees the world, but his passion and heart brings something special to her one-woman business. Shade sees working with Angie as an opportunity to redeem himself, yet he’s partnering with a woman who fundamentally believes that people don’t change.
If he’s the unstoppable force, she’s the immovable object. They’ll challenge each other on every level. Click HERE for more info

9:30 pm
CBSAA After Trek: Will You Take My Hand? [1st Season Finale]

Monday, February 12, 2018
12:15 am
ADULT SWIM Hot Streets: The Final Stand [1st Season Finale]
8:00 pm
THE CW DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow: Daddy Darhkest [3rd Season Winter Premiere]
HBO Special: Atomic Homefront [Special Presentation]
NBC Sports Special: 2018 Winter Olympics [Special Presentation]
10:00 pm
TBS American Dad: Paranoid Frandroid [13th Season Premiere]

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
3:01 am
AMAZON The Stinky & Dirty Show: Stinky & Dirty Valentine’s Day Special [Special Presentation]
8:00 pm
NBC Sports Special: 2018 Winter Olympics [Special Presentation]

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
3:01 am
NETFLIX Greenhouse Academy: Complete Second Season [2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Feature Film Special: Love Per Square Foot [Special Presentation]
SUNDANCE NOW This Close: Complete First Season (#101-108) [Series Premiere]

Written by and starring Shoshannah Stern and Josh Feldman, both of whom are deaf, This Close is based on a series of shorts featured at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival’s Short Form Episodic Showcase. The six-episode half-hour series explores the relationship between best friends Kate (Stern), who is newly engaged, and Michael (Feldman), who is attempting to move on from his ex-fiancé. Click HERE for more info

8:00 pm
THE CW Special: Relationships Just For Laughs [One-hour Special Presentation]
NBC Sports Special: 2018 Winter Olympics [Special Presentation]
9:00 pm
THE CW SpeciaL: The Top 14 Greatest Valentine’s Day Movies Of All Time [One-hour Special Presentation]

Thursday, February 15, 2018
3:01 am
NETFLIX Special: Re:mind: Season 1 [Special Presentation]

Eleven high school classmates awaken, restrained to a large dining room. While fearing for their lives, they question a motive to this bizarre act. To escape they must remember and repent. Click HERE for more info

8:00 pm
NBC Sports Special: 2018 Winter Olympics [Special Presentation]
9:00 pm
TRAVEL Mysteries At The Museum: Nuclear Nightmare, Teddy Roosevelt’s Badlands Bandits And The Movie Star And The Dead Man [19th Season Premiere]

Friday, February 16, 2018
3:01 am
AMAZON Special: Human Flow [Special Presentation]

Coming to Prime February 16. Artist, activist and director Ai Weiwei captures the global refugee crisis – the greatest human displacement since World War II – in this breathtakingly epic film journey HUMAN FLOW. Human Flow is an Amazon Original Movie
NETFLIX Dragons: Race To The Edge: Complete Sixth Season [6th Season Premiere] Click HERE for more info

NETFLIX Everything Sucks!: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]

It’s 1996 in a town called Boring, where high school misfits in the AV and drama clubs brave the ups and downs of teenage life in the VHS era. Starring: Jahi Di’Allo Winston, Peyton Kennedy, Patch Darragh Click HERE for more info

NETFLIX First Team: Juventus Fc: Episodes 1-3 [Series Premiere]

Follow renowned soccer club Juventus on and off the pitch as they attempt to win a seventh straight Italian title and achieve Champions League glory. Click HERE for more info

AMAZON Mozart In The Jungle: Complete Fourth Season [4th Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Feature Film Special: Irreplaceable You [Special Presentation]

A stunning cancer diagnosis spurs Abbie to seek a future girlfriend for fiancé and childhood sweetheart Sam, who’s clueless when it comes to dating. Starring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michiel Huisman, Christopher Walken Click HERE for more info

8:00 pm
THE CW Crazy Ex-girlfriend: Nathaniel Is Irrelevant. [3rd Season Finale]
NBC Sports Special: 2018 Winter Olympics [Special Presentation]
DISNEY Zombies [Original Telefilm]

Saturday, February 17, 2018
8:00 pm
NBC Sports Special: 2018 Winter Olympics [Special Presentation]
FOX Premier Boxing Champions Special: Premier Boxing Champions [Special Presentation]