Next Week in TV 12/16: An Epic Timeless Adventure Awaits Us

By DRWHO42, Mario Wario, and Alyssa

This past week in TV was EPIC thanks to the Doctor Who season finale and the Elseworlds crossover event on The CW being good. Elseworlds created a lot of buzz with both critics and fans, thus we hope it opens the door for the possibility of a Superman and Batgirl TV series sometime in the near future. Yet hats off to The CW for giving us an early teaser for the next crossover event – Crisis of Infinite Earths! This announcement gives us confidence that The CW has a long-term plan firmly in place for the Arrow-verse. Overall, we can’t hardly wait to see what the future has in store for our DC heroes.

As for this week, we continue our countdown to Christmas as well as the end of 2018. This week will have a fair share of holiday concerts, as well as some cooking and baking challenges that we recommend adding to your watch list.

Aside from the holiday fare, there are a couple of exciting options to watch that includes a journey through time in the Lifeboat, and the adventures of six mighty teenagers with super powers.

The first highlight of the week is the special two-hour return of Timeless! This week has been marked on our calendars for some time, since the second season finale and the unfortunate second series cancellation by NBC. Fans, known affectionately as ClockBlockers, have pooled financial resources to advocate saving the series, which included booths and tables as well as banner flyovers at many major conventions. The campaign and overwhelming reaction by the fans did help Sony negotiate with NBC for one more trip in the Lifeboat. According to executive producer Shawn Ryan, this special will serve as the “NBC finale” for the series. The two-hour event will air on Thursday evening, and we encourage all Timeless fans to tune in LIVE because there is a slim chance that the series could re-emerge on another network/steaming platform, if the ratings are strong.

Later this week, Marvel’s Runaways will return to Hulu. The cast appeared recently at New York Comic Con to provide the fans in attendance with some juicy season two information and an early screening of the upcoming premiere. Based on the early reviews, this season will be a good one, in our opinion!

On Friday, the first season finale of DC’s Titans will air in the morning.

Saturday will once again feature a couple of NFL games as the playoff picture continues to go into major overdrive. So, this will serve as a special reminder to Fantasy Football owners to get their lineups ready before the weekend games hits. Of course, good luck with your playoff matches/championship games.

As always, please comment away when visiting the FoCC forum which you can do so by clicking here. Have a great week, everyone!

 DRWHO42’s picks:
New: Timeless, TIMELESS!, Marvel’s Runaways
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: Timeless.
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:  Timeless, Great American Baking Show, The Rookie, Gifted, God Friended Me, 911, Manifest, FBI, NCIS shows, Madam Secretary, Survivor & Hell’s Kitchen.
Stream: Runaways

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

Sunday, December 16, 2018
3:01 am
NETFLIX Springsteen on Broadway [Documentary Film Special Presentation]
8:00 pm
THE CW iHeartradio Jingle Ball 2018 [90-minute Special Presentation]
8:30 pm
CBS God Friended Me: 17 Years [1st Season Fall Finale]
9:30 pm
THE CW Discontinued [Special Presentation]
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles: Joyride [10th Season Fall Finale]
10:00 pm
SCIENCE Mythical Beasts: Hunting the Loch Ness Monster [1st Season Finale]

Monday, December 17, 2018
8:00 pm
PBS Antiques Roadshow: Junk in the Trunk 8 [22nd Season Finale]
ABC The Great Christmas Light Fight: [6th Season Finale]
HBO Bleed Out [90-minute Special Presentation]
CBS The Neighborhood: Welcome to the Fundraiser [1st Season Fall Finale]
9:00 pm
FOOD Holiday Baking Championship: Gifts of Greatness [5th Season Finale]
NGC Mars: The Shake Up [2nd Season Finale]
Starz Fail State [Special Presentation]
10:00 pm
ABC The Year in Memoriam 2018 [ABC News One-hour Special Presentation]

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
3:01 am
NETFLIX Baki [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

While martial arts champion Baki Hanma trains hard to surpass his legendary father, five violent death row inmates descend upon Tokyo to take him on. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Ellen Degeneres: Relatable [Stand-up Special Presentation]
NETFLIX Terrace House: Opening New Doors [Complete Fifth Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
THE CW Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2018 [One-hour Special Presentation]
9:00 pm
THE CW Greatest Holiday Video Countdown [One-hour Special Presentation]
10:30 pm
TBS The Guest Book: Someplace Other Than Here [2nd Season Finale]

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
3:01 am
YOUTUBE Overthinking With Kat & June [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

The hopes, dreams, and fears (mostly fears) of Kat and June’s inner lives are heard out loud in this comedic series about the birth of a strange but beautiful female friendship. Click here for more information.

Thursday, December 20, 2018
3:01 am
NETFLIX Aggretsuko: We Wish You a Metal Christmas [Special Presentation]
8:00 pm
THE CW The 4th Annual Howie Mandel Stand-up Extravaganza [Two-hour Special Presentation]
NBC Timeless: The Miracle of Christmas Parts I/II [Two-hour Series Finale]
9:00 pm
ABC The Great American Baking Show: Semi-final and Final [4th Season Finale]
9:30 pm
IFC Baroness Von Sketch Show: My Bangs do not Define Me [3rd Season Finale]
CBS Murphy Brown: Happy New Year [11th Season Finale]

Friday, December 21, 2018
3:01 am
NETFLIX 3 Below [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

After crash-landing on Earth, two royal teen aliens on the run struggle to blend in with humans as they evade intergalactic bounty hunters. Click here for more information.

AMAZON Life Itself [Special Presentation]

Life Itself centers on a couple (Oscar Isaac and Olivia Wilde) that lead a multi-generational love story spanning both decades and continents, from the streets of New York to the Spanish countryside, and are all connected by a single event. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Diablero [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

When a young girl goes missing in Mexico City, a desperate priest joins a demon hunter and his motley crew on an otherworldly mission to find her. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Last Hope [Complete Second Premiere]
HULU Marvel’s Runaways [Complete Second Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Szukalski [Documentary Film Special Presentation]
NETFLIX Bird Box [Feature Film Special Presentation]

Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a survivor and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Wolf (boru) [Special Presentation]
NETFLIX The Casketeers [Special Presentation]
NETFLIX Derry Girls [Special Presentation]
NETFLIX Sirius the Jaeger [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

In imperial Tokyo, a group calling themselves “Jaegers” secretly hunt the vampires seeking the Ark of Sirius. Among them is young werewolf, Yuliy. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Tales by Light:[Complete Third Season Premiere]
DC Titans [1st Season Finale]
AMAZON Vanity Fair [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

An adaptation of the 1848 novel by William Makepeace Thackeray. Click here for more information.

8:00 pm
CBS A Home for the Holidays: The 20th Anniversary [One-hour Special Presentation]
THE CW Dynasty: Crazy Lady [2nd Season Fall Finale]
8:30 pm
SHOWTIME American Dream/American Knightmare [Special Presentation]
9:00 pm
PBS Craft in America: California [90-minute 10th Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
CINEMAX Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus: Betty Davis [2nd Season Finale]
SHOWTIME Special: Sommore: A Queen With No Spades [One-hour Special Presentation]
10:30 pm
PBS Craft in America: Visionaries [10th Season Finale]

Saturday, December 22, 2018
4:30 pm
NFLN Redskins @ Titans [Special Night & Time]
8:00 pm
FOX Premier Boxing Champions Special: Jermall Charlo Vs. Willie Monroe, Jr. And Jermell Charlo Vs. Tony Harrison [Special Presentation]
8:20 pm
NFLN Ravens @ Chargers [Special Night]

DRWHO42

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