Next Week in TV 12/9: The Arrow-verse Teams Up With Batgirl!

By DRWHO42, Mario Wario, & Alyssa

You better get ready because this upcoming week in TV is going to leave a lasting impression, thanks to the high number of fall finales and the highly anticipated CW Arrow-verse crossover event called Elseworlds.

The week begins with the season finale of Jodie Whittaker’s inaugural run as The Doctor. But have no fear, we will have one more episode on the slate which will be the first New Year’s Special for the series! Details of this special have not been officially announced by BBC, thus the rumor mill has been churning like crazy with many trying to guess as to who will be the villain or monster. The latest speculation involves the Daleks, yet Chris Chibnall did state during the Doctor Who Press Conference at San Diego Comic-Con about this season being a stand-alone, and that he wanted everything to be “new and exciting” for the viewers. So while the BBC has been rather secretive about this New Year’s Special, Whittaker did confirm on Friday with The Hollywood Reporter that she will return for another season! (Collective sigh of relief.)

Sunday night starts off the week with a combination of inter-dimensional travel with the season premiere of Counterpart, which stars J.K. Simmons, and the kickoff of the 3-night Arrow-verse crossover event. To mark the occasion, Elseworlds will feature the return of Tyler Hoechlin as Superman, the introduction of Lois Lane, and the debut of Ruby Rose as Batgirl! Based on what we have seen from the production stills, there are a number of interesting twists in store so don’t miss it Arrow-verse fans.

As that wasn’t enough, the slate of fall finales this week is going to be quite dandy which includes The CW lineup of Supergirl, Arrow, Riverdale, Black Lightning, Charmed, Legends of Tomorrow, Supernatural, and Legacies. The other notable shows heading into ‘hibernation’ will be FBI, Magnum P.I., Black-ish, The Rookie, and Fresh off the Boat.

Netflix is dropping a lot of content this week, which will offer a great escape from the holiday shopping and gift wrapping. The main highlights, however, will be airing on Friday such as the eighth and finale season of Voltron, the third season of Travelers, and the fourth season of Fuller House.

To cap off the week, Saturday will feature a couple of NFL games as the playoff picture begins to go into overdrive. With that said, this will also serve as a special note to Fantasy Football owners to get your lineups set early before game time, and good luck with your playoff matches if the postseason has begun for you.

As always, have an enjoyable week and do not forget to join the TV discussion over on the FoCC forum, which you can do so by clicking here.

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: Doctor Who (so good it will be here for the full run).
On-going: Nightflyers, Ray Donovan, Sabrina, Black Lightning, The Flash, The Gifted, Manifest, FBI, 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: Voltron and the Elseworlds arc.
On-going: Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Arrow, Daredevil, Doctor Who, The Flash, Black Lightning, Star Wars Resistance and Dragon Ball Super (Dub).
Binge / Stack: [Nothing at This Time]

Alyssa’s picks for Over-The-Air (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, December 09, 2018
7:00 pm
ABC Dancing With the Stars: Juniors: The Finale (Holiday Special) [1st Season Finale]
BBCA Doctor Who: The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos [11th Season Finale]
SHOWTIME Enemies: The President, Justice & the FBI: You’re Fired [1st Season Finale]
THE CW The Flash: Elseworlds, Part 1 [5th Season Fall Finale – Special Night]
9:00 pm
THE CW Charmed: Jingle Hell [1st Season Fall Finale]
STARZ Counterpart: Inside Out [2nd Season Premiere]

Monday, December 10, 2018
12:00 am
ADULT SWIM The Shivering Truth: The Nurple Rainbow [Series Premiere]

The Shivering Truth is a miniature propulsive omnibus clusterbomb of painfully riotous daymares all dripping with the orange goo of dream logic. A series of loosely linked emotional parables about stories within tales that crawled out of the deepest caverns of your unconscious mind and became lovingly animated in breath-slapping stop motion – in other words, it is the truth. Click here for more information.

8:00 pm
THE CW Arrow: Elseworlds, Part 2 [7th Season Fall Finale]
9:00 pm
THE CW DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Legends of To-meow-meow [4th Season Fall Finale]
CBS Magnum P.I.: Bad Day to be a Hero [1st Season Fall Finale]
HBO My Brilliant Friend: La Promessa (the Promise) [1st Season Finale]
FREEFORM No Sleep ’til Christmas [Original Telefilm]
10:00 pm
CBS Bull: A Higher Law [3rd Season Fall Finale]
ABC The Great Christmas Light Fight: 607 – All Stars [One-Hour Special Presentation]
NBC Special: Pentatonix: A Not So Silent Night [One-Hour Special Presentation]

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
7:30 pm
SHOWTIME Special: Jeff Beck: Still on the Run [90-Minute Special Presentation]
8:00 pm
ABC The Conners: O Sister, Where Art Thou? [1st Season Fall Finale]
CBS NCIS: What Child is This? [16th Season Fall Finale]
THE CW Supergirl: Elseworlds, Part 3 [4th Season Fall Finale – Special Night]
8:31 pm
ABC The Kids are Alright: Christmas 1972 [1st Season Fall Finale]
9:00 pm
ESPN 30 for 30: 42 to 1 [One-Hour Special Presentation]
THE CW Black Lightning: The Book Of Rebellion: Chapter Two: Gift of the Magi [2nd Season Fall Finale]
ABC Black-ish: Christmas in Theater Eight [5th Season Fall Finale]
CBS FBI: A New Dawn [1st Season Fall Finale]
NBC Darci Lynne: My Hometown Christmas [One-Hour Special Presentation]
9:30 pm
ABC Splitting Up Together: Messy [2nd Season Fall Finale]
10:00 pm
HBO Momentum Generation [Special Presentation]
NBC Hollywood Game Night: Ho Ho Holiday Game Night [One-Hour Special Presentation]
CBS NCIS: New Orleans: Tick Tock [5th Season Fall Finale]
ABC The Rookie: Time of Death [1st Season Fall Finale]

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
3:01 am
NETFLIX Back Street Girls: Gokudols [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

To pay for an epic blunder, three yakuza brothers are forced to alter their bodies, form a girl group and break into the underground J-Pop idol scene. Click here for more information.

YOUTUBE Champaign ILL [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

After the death of their best friend, a wildly famous rap icon, Alf and Ronnie lose their lavish lifestyle and are forced to return home to Champaign, Illinois. In order to get back what they’ve lost, they must figure out how to leave their destructive behavior behind and get back on top! Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Out of Many, One [Documentary Film Special Presentation on the U.S. Citizenship Test]
YOUTUBE Special: Ken Jeong Cracks Christmas [Special Presentation]
8:00 pm
NBC Ellen’s Game of Games: Game of Games Holiday Spectacular [One-Hour Special Presentation]
ABC The Goldbergs: Yippee Ki Yay Melon Farmer [6th Season Fall Finale]
THE CW Riverdale: Chapter Forty-three: Outbreak [3rd Season Fall Finale]
8:30 pm
ABC American Housewife: Saving Christmas [3rd Season Fall Finale]
9:00 pm
THE CW All American: Homecoming [1st Season Fall Finale]
NBC Little Big Shots: Little Big Holiday Special [One-Hour Special Presentation]
ABC Modern Family: Stuck in a Moment [10th Season Fall Finale]
9:01 pm
CBS Seal Team: Prisoner’s Dilemma [2nd Season Fall Finale]
9:31 pm
ABC Single Parents: The Magic Box [1st Season Fall Finale]
10:00 pm
CBS Criminal Minds: Flesh and Blood [14th Season Fall Finale]
ABC A Million Little Things: Christmas Wishlist [1st Season Fall Finale]
USA Real Country [1st Season Finale]
COMEDY South Park [22nd Season Finale]

Thursday, December 13, 2018
3:01 am
NETFLIX Wanted [Complete Third Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
THE CW Supernatural: The Spear [14th Season Fall Finale]
NBC Superstore: Shadowing Glenn [4th Season Fall Finale]
8:30 pm
NBC I Feel Bad: We’re not fun Anymore [New Episode – Special Time]
9:00 pm
THE CW Legacies: Death Keeps Knocking on my Door [1st Season Fall Finale]
9:01 pm
CBS Mom: Foot Powder and Five Feet of Vodka [6th Season Fall Finale]
10:00 pm
SYFY Nightflyers: All That we Have Found [1st Season Finale]
SHOWTIME Gg Allin: All in the Family [75-minute Special Presentation]
10:30 pm
TLC Special: My Crazy Obsession: Christmas Collection 2 [Special Presentation]

Friday, December 14, 2018
3:01 am
NETFLIX Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale [One-hour Special Presentation]
NETFLIX Cuckoo [Complete Fourth Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Fuller House [Complete Fourth Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Hymn of Death [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

During the Japanese colonial period, married playwright Kim U-jin falls in love with soprano Yun Sim-deok, one of Korea’s notable New Women. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Roma [Feature Film Special Presentation]
NETFLIX Prince of Peoria: A Christmas Moose Miracle [Special Presentation]
NETFLIX The Protector [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

Discovering his ties to a secret ancient order, a young man living in modern Istanbul embarks on a quest to save the city from an immortal enemy. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Tidelands [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

Ex-con Cal McTeer’s return to her hometown of Orphelin Bay blows the lid off a generations-long conspiracy of silence around murder, drugs and Sirens. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Travelers: Complete Third Season [3rd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX True & The Rainbow Kingdom: Dance & Sing With True: Songs [Special Presentation]
NETFLIX Voltron: Legendary Defender [Complete Eighth Season / Series Finale]
7:00 pm
VICELAND Special: Let’s Talk About You, amber Mark [Special Presentation]
8:00 pm
ABC Fresh Off the Boat: Cousin Eddie [5th Season Fall Finale]
NBC Midnight, Texas: Resting Witch Face [New Time Slot]
8:30 pm
ABC Speechless: J-i– Jingle T-h– Thon [3rd Season Fall Finale]
9:00 pm
ABC Child Support: Episode 210 [2nd Season Finale]

Saturday, December 15, 2018
12:00 am
HBO Room 104: Josie & Me [2nd Season Finale]
4:30 pm
NFLN Houston Texans at New York Jets [Special Night & Time]
8:00 pm
FOX UFC Special: Fight Night [Special Presentation]
8:20 pm
NFLN Cleveland Browns at Denver Broncos [Special Night & Time]


Kevin aka "DRWHO42" watches a lot of TV and avoids spoilers like the plague. He is an avid Whovian, Trekker, fanboy, gamer, traveler, planner, self-professed gym rat, and Starbucks espresso loyalist. When not plotting out his schedule for the next tent-pole movie or watching his favorite shows he is on the hunt for pop-culture TV & Movie media news. More importantly he is a frequent attendee of San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) and New York Comic Con (NYCC). Follow him on Twitter @kevinDW42 @FoCCBlog