Next Week in TV 11/25: Attack of the Fall Finales and the Return of Vikings

By DRWHO42, Mario Wario, and Alyssa

As we all recover from the Thanksgiving festivities and Black Friday shopping, we are in-store for another great week in TV. The fall finales begin to hit this week with The Walking Dead leading the way. The time jump and the new situations the gang is about to deal with will be exciting to watch, while we await the formal introduction of The Whisperers.

Manifest, 9-1-1, The Resident, New Amsterdam, and This is Us will also hold their winter finales this week.

Of course, the holiday season is a merry time for all and the networks are all in with great ‘holiday’ specials and movies this season. The most notables for this week will be NBC’s Christmas in Rockefeller Center, The Great Christmas Light Fight, and Disney Parks Presents A 25 Days of Christmas Holiday Party (both airing on ABC).

For those of us looking for a change of pace, the fan favorite Vikings returns this Wednesday night. Another notable mention is Lego Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit which airs on NBC.

And finally, we were delighted to hear that Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been renewed for a seventh season. This news is quite early considering the sixth season will not air until next summer, and typically ABC has us waiting with high anxiety for any news in May, as they announce their renewals/cancellations. Overall, it was surprising to see this renewal happen so soon, yet lovely to see as well.

Of course, the TV conversation does not end here so we encourage you to join the conversation by visiting the FoCC forum. Have a great week, everyone!

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: Doctor Who (so good it will be here for the full run)
On-going: Ray Donovan, Sabrina, The Walking Dead, Black Lightning, The Flash, Blindspot, The Gifted, Manifest, FBI, 9-1-1, Big Bang Theory, Supergirl, Charmed, Arrow, Black-ish, Daredevil
Binge / Stack: Hawaii 5-0, Elementary, Voltron, Luke Cage, The Magicians, Supernatural, iZombie, Lost in Space (finished and re-watching)

Mario Wario’s picks:
New: TWD (Fall Finale) and Vikings.
On-going: Legends of Tomorrow, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Supergirl, Arrow, Daredevil, Doctor Who, The Flash, Black Lightning, Star Wars Resistance and Dragon Ball Super (Dub).
Binge / Stack: Altered Carbon, Voltron (S07) Castle Rock, and Luke Cage (Season 2).

Alyssa’s picks for OverTheAir(OTA) and Streaming:
OTA New: LEGO Jurassic World, The Rookie, Gifted, God Friended Me, 911, Manifest, FBI, NCIS shows, Madam Secretary, Survivor & Hell’s Kitchen.
Stream: MARS

Editor’s note: all times listed below are Eastern and Nerd/Geek interest are highlighted in PINK.

Sunday, November 25, 2018
6:30 pm
HBO Axios: Episode 4 [1st Season Finale]
7:00 pm
BET 2018 The Soul Train Awards Red Carpet Special [One-Hour Special Presentation]
9:00 pm
FREEFORM The Truth About Christmas [Original Telefilm]
AMC The Walking Dead: Evolution [9th Season Fall Finale]
10:04 pm
AMC Talking Dead: Evolution [8th Season Fall Finale]

Monday, November 26, 2018
8:00 pm
ABC The Great Christmas Light Fight [6th Season Premiere]
FOX The Resident: The Dance [2nd Season Fall Finale]
9:00 pm
FOX 9-1-1: Merry Ex-Mas [2nd Season Fall Finale]
EPIX The Panama Papers [90-Minute Special Presentation]
HBO The Truth About Killer Robots [Special Presentation]
NBC Manifest: Dead Reckoning [1st Season Fall Finale]

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
8:00 pm
ID Home Alone: The Men who Stole Christmas [New Time Slot]
9:00 pm
NBC This is Us: The Beginning is the end is the Beginning [3rd Season Fall Finale]
10:00 pm
TRUTV Adam Ruins Everything: Adam Ruins Guns [5th Season Premiere]
10:01 pm
NBC New Amsterdam: As long as it Takes [1st Season Fall Finale]

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
8:00 pm
NBC 86th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center [Two-Hour Special Presentation]
HISTORY Vikings: The Saga of Bjorn [One-Hour Special Presentation]
9:00 pm
HISTORY Vikings: The Revelation [5th Season Fall Premiere]
10:00 pm
NBC A Legendary Christmas With John and Chrissy [One-Hour Special Presentation]

Thursday, November 29, 2018
8:00 pm
NBC Lego Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit – Part 1 [Special Presentation]

The all-new animated special “LEGO Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit” – inspired by the blockbuster “Jurassic World” franchise – will air Thursday, November 29 at 8/7c on NBC.

The story takes place before the adventures of “Jurassic World” in 2015. In the special, Simon Masrani has an idea for a new attraction that is guaranteed to keep Jurassic World at the forefront of theme park entertainment. It’s the greatest thing since the discovery of dinosaurs, but in order for it to succeed, he needs his right-hand, can-do problem solver, Claire Dearing, to get a trio of dinosaurs across the park to the new, super-secret exhibit. Reluctantly teaming up with newcomer Owen Grady, the animal behaviorist she hired sight unseen to deliver the dinosaurs, the duo sets out on a fun-filled adventure across the island. Unfortunately, delivering the dinosaurs to the new attraction is not as easy as they thought.

The two-part special will be available to stream the morning after the NBC broadcast, on November 30, across multiple platforms, including the NBC App and NBC.com, where it can be viewed without a login, and On Demand. Click HERE for more information.

FOX/NFLN Thursday Night Football: New Orleans Saints @ Dallas Cowboys [Special Presentation]
8:30 pm
NBC Lego Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit – Part 2 [Special Presentation]
9:00 pm
ABC The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration [Two-Hour Special Presentation]
10:00 pm
NBC Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Alta Kockers [20th Season Fall Finale]

Friday, November 30, 2018
3:01 am
NETFLIX 1983 [Complete First Season/Series Premiere]

In this dark alt-history thriller, a naïve law student and a world-weary detective uncover a conspiracy that has tyrannized Poland for decades. Starring: Robert Więckiewicz, Maciej Musiał, Michalina Olszańska. Click HERE for more information.

NETFLIX F is for Family [Complete Third Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Angela’s Christmas [Feature Film Special Presentation]
NETFLIX A Christmas Prince 2: Royal Wedding [Special Presentation]
NETFLIX Happy as Lazzaro [Feature Film Special Presentation]
NETFLIX Rajma Chawal [Feature Film Special Presentation]
NETFLIX The World is Yours [Feature Film Special Presentation]
NETFLIX Tiempo Compartido [Feature Film Special Presentation]
NETFLIX Spy Kids: Mission Critical [Complete Second Season Premiere]
7:00 pm
FOX CFB on Fox: PAC 12 Championship [Special Presentation]

Saturday, December 01, 2018
3:01 am
NETFLIX Memories of the Alhambra [Series Premiere]

While looking for the cryptic creator of an innovative augmented-reality game, an investment firm executive meets a woman who runs a hostel in Spain. Director: Gil-ho Ahn; click HERE for more information.

NETFLIX Battle [Feature Film Special Presentation]
NETFLIX Crossroads: One two Jaga [Feature Film Special Presentation]
8:00 pm
FOX CFB on Fox: BIG 10 Championship [8th Season Finale]
DISNEY Disney Parks Presents A 25 Days of Christmas Holiday Party [Special Presentation]
ABC Saturday Night College Football [13th Season Finale]