Next Week in TV 12/15: The Witcher arrives on Netflix

By DRWHO42, Scott, and alyssa

The holiday season is in full swing with parties, shopping, and charity drives to help those in need. This upcoming week in TV will offer a nice respite and help you unwind from all of the excitement. We are hopeful a few answers will come our way with the highly anticipated season finale of HBO’s Watchmen and we are looking forward to new exciting adventures with the debut of The Witcher.

Looking back at the past week, the Arrowverse crossover event, Crisis on Infinite Earths, did not disappoint. The stars from each of the CW series along with a multitude of cameos made it an epic and a well executed event unlike any other. There were a few easter eggs which gave viewers an incentive to re-watch the first batch of episodes with an eagle eye.

On to this week, there are several fall finales to prepare for including FBI, Family Guy, The Simpsons, NCIS, NCIS: New Orleans, Empire, Rick and Morty, and All Rise. There are also a few series wrapping up their current seasons including All of Mankind, The Morning Show, The Purge, Treadstone, and Mad About You. This will give you a chance to free up some time to check out some other series, which may not have made your fall viewing list. This may also be a great time to catch up on Lost in Space and Doctor Who ahead of their premieres over the holidays.

In renewal news Amazon has give the green light for another season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. This series along with The Boys, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, and Carnival Row have made Amazon Prime a major player in the streaming platforms.

Amazon’s The Aeronauts, which features an on-screen reunion of actors Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones from The Theory of Everything, will take the adventure up to the celestial dome for some gas ballooning fun set in 1863.

Lastly, the debut of the highly anticipated series The Witcher, which stars Henry Cavill, is officially airing on Netflix this week. Based on the trailers and teasers we all are excited for the new series and, therefore, have Friday marked as ‘busy’ on our calendars.

As for everything else airing soon, do look at the blog’s weekly TV listing below. Do let us know what you will be watching when visiting the FoCC forum.

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: The Witcher
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: The Witcher, Celebrating Marvel’s Stan Lee.
On-going: The Expance, The Mandalorian, Vikings, Watchmen, Rick & Morty, Shameless, Treadstone, DC/CW shows, and Supernatural.
Binge / Stack: Jack Ryan (Season 2)

Alyssa’s picks for Disney+, Over-The-Air(OTA), Hulu, and Amazon Prime:
OTA: Crisis on Infinite Earths, All Rise, NCIS, Madam Secretary, The Rookie and Stumptown
Stream: The Expanse, 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 15, 2019
8:00 pm
CBS The 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors [Two-Hour Special]
FOX The Simpsons: Bobby, It’s Cold Outside [31st Season Fall Finale]
8:30 pm
FOX Bless The Harts: Miracle on Culpepper Slims Boulevard [1st Season Fall Finale]
9:00 pm
FOX Bob’s Burgers: Have Yourself a Maily Linda Christmas [10th Season Fall Finale]
HBO Watchmen: See How They Fly [1st Season Finale]
9:30 pm
FOX Family Guy: Christmas is Coming [17th Season Fall Finale]
10:00 pm
OVATION Inside The Actors Studio: Lupita Nyong’o [23rd Season Finale]
11:30 pm
ADULT SWIM Rick & Morty: Rattlestar Ricklactica [4th Season Fall Finale]

Monday, December 16, 2019
12:15 am
ADULT SWIM Mr. Pickles: Momma Named Me Sheriff – Finale [4th Season Finale]
3:01 am
YOUTUBE Could You Survive The Movies: Part 2 [1st Season Finale]
8:00 pm
CBS The Neighborhood: Welcome to the Scooter [2nd Season Fall Finale]
8:30 pm
CBS Bob (Hearts) Abishola: Splitting The Hairs [1st Season Fall Finale]
9:00 pm
CBS All Rise: The Joy From Oz (fka The Wizard of Joy) [1st Season Fall Finale]
THE CW Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2019 [One-Hour Special]
10:00 pm
CBS Bull: Imminent Danger [4th Season Fall Finale]

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
8:00 pm
THE CW Dogs of the Year [One-Hour Special]
CBS NCIS: The North Pole [17th Season Fall Finale]
FOX The Resident: Whistleblower [3rd Season Fall Finale]
9:00 pm
FOX Empire: Cold Cold Man [6th Season Fall Finale]
CBS FBI: Ties That Bind [2nd Season Fall Finale]
USA The Purge [2nd Season Finale]
10:00 pm
CBS NCIS: New Orleans: Requital [6th Season Fall Finale]
USA Treadstone: The Cicada Covenant [1st Season Finale]

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
3:01 am
NETFLIX Don’t F**k With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]
SPECTRUM.COM Mad About You: Part 2 [8th Season Finale]
NETFLIX Soundtrack [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]
SUNDANCE NOW Wisting: Episode 1 [Series Premiere]
9:00 pm
THE CW Masters of Illusion: Christmas Magic 2019 [One-Hour Special]

Thursday, December 19, 2019
3:01 am
NETFLIX After The Raid [Documentary]
NETFLIX Twice Upon a Time [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]
NETFLIX Ultraviolet [Complete 2nd Season Premiere]
VUDU Adventure Force 5 [Special]

When their quiet beach town is invaded by a mysterious threat, five kids – a gamer, comic book geek, inventor, skater and martial artist – must band together to fight back, using an arsenal of homemade gadgets – all of which are inspired by Walmart’s real-life Adventure Force toy brand. Click here for more information.

Friday, December 20, 2019
3:01 am
AMAZON The Aeronauts

Daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) teams up with pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history. Click here for more information.

DISNEY+ Togo [Movie]

Based on a true story, the film follows champion dogsled trainer Leonard Seppala (Willem Dafoe) who works to transport an antitoxin serum to stop an epidemic in Nome, Alaska. To make the journey, Seppala will need the help of his lead sled dog, the tenacious and determined Togo. Click here for more information.

APPLE TV+ For All Mankind [1st Season Finale]
APPLE TV+ The Morning Show [1st Season Finale]
NETFLIX The Two Popes [Movie]

Frustrated with the direction of the church, Cardinal Bergoglio (Jonathan Pryce) requests permission to retire in 2012 from Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins). Instead, facing scandal and self-doubt, the introspective Pope Benedict summons his harshest critic and future successor to Rome to reveal a secret that would shake the foundations of the Catholic Church. Behind Vatican walls, a struggle commences between both tradition and progress, guilt and forgiveness, as these two very different men confront their pasts in order to find common ground and forge a future for a billion followers around the world. Click here for more information.

DISNEY+ Pick of The Litter [Series Premiere]
NETFLIX The Witcher: [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]

Best on Andrzej Sapkowski’s bestselling fantasy series of books, “The Witcher” stars Henry Cavill (“Justice League”) as monster hunter Geralt of Rivia, Fureya Allan (“The War of the Worlds”) as the young princess Cirilla and Anya Chalotra (“Wanderlust”) as the sorceress Yennefer. The adaptation will follow these three characters’ intertwined destinies in the vast world of The Continent, where humans, elves, witchers, gnomes and monsters battle, and where good and evil is not easily identified. Click here for more information.

12:30 pm
NICK The Adventures of Paddington: Paddington Finds a Pigeon / Paddington and the Chores List [Special]
8:00 pm
ABC Celebrating Marvel’s Stan Lee [One-Hour Special]
NBC Global Citizen Prize
10:00 pm
SYFY Van Helsing: The Beholder [4th Season Finale]

Saturday, December 21, 2019
8:00 pm
NICK Top Elf: The Grand Finale [1st Season Finale – Special Night]


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

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