Next Week in TV 12/1: Vikings, Vampires, Mrs. Maisel and, of course, Baby Yoda

By alyssa, DRWHO42, and Scott

‘Tis the season for Christmas specials, be warned. Ongoing series are all heading into their seasonal breaks for the holidays, and will return in January, along with a host of winter premieres. We will be alerting folks to the exciting line up of new show later this month.

The Mandilorian has landed and Disney+is a must have streaming platform for Star Wars fans. The forum is resisting the urge to join the ‘Baby Yoda’ fandom by suggesting other possible names: Clone Yoda, Yoda Junior, Baby Yoda ll, Baby Yodita, or Baby Yiddle. Here’s a few from the internet, as well: The Yodalorian, MandoYoda, Mandalorable, and Yiddle again. Regardless, the first company to market with a plush will own the landscape! For folks who don’t have Disney+, the first season of The Mandilorian wraps up later this December. The holidays might be a good time to take advantage of the 7-day free trial.

New series airing this week includes Netflix’s V Wars, which is an adaptation of Jonathan Maberry’s comic book series. It postulates the effect of a virus that triggers a regressive ‘vampire’ gene in 5% of the human population. The younger set will enjoy PBS’s classic Clifford on Amazon Prime. Denis Leary’s new show, The Moodys on Fox is a limited run series examining a dysfunctional family during the holidays. Hulu high powered series Reprisal drops on Friday, it’s a story of revenge and gear-heads. The last series to highlight this week is Netflix’s Glow-Up a make up competition. This show runs counter to our normal preference for scripted series, however, we feel as though the potential fantastic creatures warrants giving it a chance.

Returning series this week includes the acclaimed third season of Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime, Steven Universe on the Cartoon network, and the sixth season of The Vikings on the History Channel. We can only assume the rest of December will astound us with content to counter the overwhelming number of Christmas specials.

As always, do let us know what you will be watching when visiting the FoCC forum.

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: V Wars
On-going: The Mandalorian, Dublin Murders, Jack Ryan, In Search Of, Supergirl, His Dark Materials, The Flash, Batwoman, Arrow, Treadstone, Emergence, Evil, 9-1-1, Prodigal Son, FBI, Fresh off the Boat, Mixed-ish, Black-ish, Stumptown, SNL, Criminal:UK, Titans, The Rain, Hanna
Binge / Stack: Hawaii 5-0, Supernatural, Lost in Space & Strike Back (finished and re-watching the greatness)

Mario Wario’s picks:
New: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Goblin War, and Vikings.
On-going: The Mandalorian, Silicon Valley, Watchmen, Rick & Morty, Shameless, Treadstone, TWD, DC/CW shows, Mr. Robot, and Supernatural.
Binge / Stack: Jack Ryan (Season 2)

Alyssa’s picks for Disney+, Over-The-Air(OTA), Hulu, and Amazon Prime:
OTA: The Moodys, All Rise, NCIS, Madam Secretary, The Rookie and Stumptown
Stream: The Mandalorian, The World According To Jeff Goldblum, Zomboat!, The Boys and Jack Ryan

Editor’s note: All times listed below are Eastern and nerd/geek interest are highlighted in PINK.

Sunday, December 01, 2019
3:01 am
ACORN TV Midsomer Murders, Series 21 [Special]
NETFLIX Feature Film Special: Dead Kids [Special]
9:30 pm
DISNEY XD Marvel’s Spider-Man: Goblin War – Part Four [2nd Season Finale]
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles: Mother [250th Episode]

Monday, December 02, 2019
3:01 am
YOUTUBE Retro Tech [Series Premiere]
NETFLIX Team Kaylie: Part 2 [1st Season Finale]
8:00 pm
FOX 9-1-1: Christmas Spirit [3rd Season Fall Finale]
THE CW All American: Life Goes on [2nd Season Fall Finale]
ABC The Great Christmas Light Fight: [7th Season Premiere]
9:01 pm
FOX Prodigal Son: Silent Night [1st Season Fall Finale]
10:01 pm
NBC Making It: What Are You Made Of? [2nd Season Premiere]

Tuesday, December 03, 2019
3:01 am
DISNEY+ Documentary Film Special: One Day At Disney
NETFLIX The First Temptation Of Christ [Movie]
NETFLIX Stand-up Special: Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah
8:30 pm
NBC How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming [Special]
9:00 pm
THE CW Arrow: Purgatory [8th Season Fall Finale]

Wednesday, December 04, 2019
3:01 am
SUNDANCE NOW The Gulf: Episode 1 [Series Premiere]
NETFLIX Magic For Humans [Complete Second Season]
NETFLIX Let’s Dance [Movie]
NETFLIX The Prince Of Tennis – Match! Tennis Juniors [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

A tennis whiz beats the odds to excel on the court while juggling school and inspiring teammates. Based on the hit manga series by Takeshi Konomi. Click here for more information

NETFLIX The Road to Love [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]
8:00 pm
NBC 87th Annual Christmas In Rockefeller Center [Two-Hour Special]
HISTORY Vikings: The Saga of Floki [One-Hour Special]
9:00 pm
FREEFORM Ghosting: The Spirit of Christmas [Movie]
FOX The Moodys: Pilot/Episode 2 [Series Premiere]

FOX invites you to survive the holidays with the all-new comedy event series THE MOODYS, starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominees Denis Leary (“Rescue Me,” “Animal Kingdom”) and Elizabeth Perkins (“Sharp Objects,” “Weeds”), airing over three nights.

THE MOODYS follows a tight-knit, but slightly dysfunctional family of five, all of whom gather in their hometown of Chicago for the “perfect” holiday. From break-ups to arrests to sharing one bathroom, each family member is packing his/her own eccentricities and hiding secrets from the others – as if the holidays were all about carols and eggnog! Click here for more information

HISTORY Vikings: New Beginnings / The Prophet [Two-Hour 6th Season Premiere – Special Time]

Thursday, December 05, 2019
12:00 am
IFC Toast Of London: The Unspeakable Play [Cable Run Series Premiere]
3:01 am
NETFLIX Home for Christmas [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]
NETFLIX A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby [Movie]
CBSAA Tell Me A Story [2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX V Wars [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

A fast-spreading disease that turns victims into blood-sucking fiends pits two best friends against each other in a fight for humanity’s future. Based on Jonathan Maberry’s comic book series, “V Wars” Click here for more information

3:00 pm Sunnyside [1st Season Finale]
9:01 pm
ABC Same Time, Next Christmas [Movie]
10:00 pm
ID The Interrogator: Missing on Christmas Eve [Series Premiere]

Friday, December 06, 2019
3:01 am
APPLE TV+ Hala [Special]
NETFLIX Astronomy Club: The Sketch Show [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

The Astronomy Club — the first all-black Upright Citizens Brigade troupe — brings their smart and absurd brand of humor to this sketch comedy series. Click  here for more information

AMAZON Clifford: Part 1 [Series Premiere]

Make room for Scholastic’s Clifford the Big Red Dog, the animated series based on Norman Bridwell’s best-selling books. Each episode of this Emmy-nominated series features two stories that emphasize one or more of “Clifford’s BIG Ideas” – 10 simple, tangible life lessons. Join Clifford and his owner Emily Elizabeth as they play, work together, respect others – and have fun! Click here for more information

NETFLIX The Confession Killer [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]
NETFLIX Fuller House: Part 1 [5th Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Glow Up [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

In this competition show, aspiring makeup artists navigate colorful challenges to win a career-making opportunity in the beauty industry. Click here for more information

AMAZON Inside Edge [Complete Second Season Premiere]
AMAZON The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Complete Third Season [3rd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Marriage Story [Movie]
NETFLIX Teasing Master Takagi-san: Season 2
NETFLIX O Escolhido (The Chosen one) [Complete Second Season Premiere]
HULU Reprisal [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

From the producers of The Handmaid’s Tale and Fargo comes a story that follows a relentless femme fatale who, after being left for dead, sets out to take revenge against her brother and his bombastic gang of gear-heads. The series stars Abigail Spencer, Rodrigo Santoro, Mena Massoud, Rhys Wakefield, Madison Davenport, Gilbert Owuor, David Dastmalchian, W. Earl Brown, Craig Tate, Wavyy Jonez, Shane Callahan, and Rory Cochrane. Reprisal is created by executive producer and showrunner Josh Corbin and executive produced by Warren Littlefield, Barry Jossen and Jonathan Van Tulleken. Ann Johnson and Graham Littlefield serve as co-executive producers. Click here for more information

NETFLIX Spirit: Riding Free: The Spirit of Christmas [Special]
NETFLIX Three Days of Christmas[Complete First Season / Series Premiere]
NETFLIX Triad Princess [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]
APPLE TV+ Truth Be Told [Series Premiere]
NETFLIX Virgin River [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

Searching for a fresh start, a nurse practitioner moves from LA to a remote northern California town and is surprised by what — and who — she finds. Starring: Alexandra Breckinridge, Martin Henderson, and Tim Matheson. Click here for more information

8:00 am
VICELAND Trapped: Episode 1 [2nd Season Premiere]
7:00 pm
DISNEY JUNIOR Spookley And The Christmas Kittens [One-Hour Special]
8:00 pm
THE CW Charmed: The Rules of Engagement [2nd Season Fall Finale]
9:00 pm
THE CW Dynasty: The Sensational Blake Carrington Trial [3rd Season Fall Finale]
10:00 pm
STARZ In the Long Run: Episode 1 [2nd Season Premiere]

Saturday, December 07, 2019
8:30 am
DISNEY JUNIOR Gigantosaurus – The Shortest Day/mazu’s Comet [Special]
7:00 pm
NICK Spongebob Squarepants: The Spongebob Musical: Live on Stage!
8:00 pm
CARTOON Steven Universe: Little Homeschool [6th Season Premiere]


Alyssa bought her first comic at age 7 and was hooked. She has collected comics most of her life. Recently, she has branched out to comic art and books and the occasional Lego set. She goes to as many cons as she can and enjoys the 'long form' storytelling of the television medium. She is also a foodie and is always up for trying new and different food.

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