Next Week in TV 1/26: Netflix brings the foreign sci-fi shows, The CW’s Arrow departs.

By alyssa, Scott, and DRWHO42

Tonight we have a little of everything. For example, the Grammys, American Ninja Warrior, and Shameless are all on tonight, and while they are worthy choices, we suggest catching up with The CW, in preparation for the event of the week. Arrow is officially ending this week, and as Scott suggested in his excellent wrap up of Crisis on Infinite Earths (linked here), now is a good time to start watching any of the CW/DC series. Arrowverse’s future is unbounded now.

Another fan favorite wrapping up this week is The Good Place, and the series finale airs this Thursday night.

Then there are a few new Netflix series premiering this week. One is called Omniscient, which is a foreign sci-fi series, and it is set in a city where residents are observed all day every day by drones. Yet when a murder occurs, the one drone that saw it all is suddenly gone.

Luna Nera, meanwhile, tells the story of a woman accused of witchcraft in the 17th-century, in Italy. The woman finds refuge with a group of women, who are also accused of witchcraft.

Ragnarok is a Norwegian superhero origin story that is set in a particular mountain range that has constant bad weather due to climate change. The series has a dash of high school humor and melodrama to lighten the mood. Overall, the blog is looking forward to enjoying the creativity produced outside of the US.

We are also saying temporary goodbyes to fan favorites like Emergence, Supernatural, Evil, and Shameless.

As we get deeper into the winter season, we all should reflect on the fall season and which new series appear to be winners. An informal small poll of series watched every week by our staff indicates that StumptownAll RiseEmergenceProdigal SonEvil, and Batwoman, all have followers. Of course, if you have any series to add, we are  listening on this FoCC forum thread.

As for everything else airing soon, we recommend that you see this week’s TV listing below. You may find something interesting that wasn’t touched upon. As always, do let us know what you will be watching when visiting the FoCC forum.

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: DOCTOR WHO!!, 9-1-1: Lone Star, Ghost Bride, October Faction, Chilling Tales of Sabrina
On-going: Legends of Tomorrow, The Outsider, FBI: Most Wanted, Manifest, Lost in Space, The Mandalorian, The Witcher, Dublin Murders, Jack Ryan, 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, & Strike Back (finished and re-watching the greatness)

Mario Wario’s picks:
New: Omniscient.
On-going: Star Trek: Picard, October Faction, Doctor Who, Vikings, Rick & Morty, Shameless, DC/CW shows, and Supernatural.
Binge / Stack: The Witcher.

Alyssa’s picks for Disney+, CBSAA, Over-The-Air (OTA), Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime:
OTA: 911:LoanStar, Outmatched, The NCIS shows, FBI, All Rise, Stumptown and Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.
Stream: Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, Pandemic, The Witcher, The Boys, The Runaways, and Jack Ryan

Editor’s note: All times listed below are Eastern and nerd/geek interest are highlighted in PINK. Also note that Saturday was not listed due to the lack of ‘nerdy’ content.

Sunday, January 26, 2020
7:00 pm
CBS Grammy Red Carpet Live
8:00 pm
CBS The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards
SHOWTIME The Circus [5th Season Premiere]
8:30 pm
SHOWTIME Our Cartoon President: Impeachment [3rd Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
NBC American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. The World [Two-Hour Special]
SHOWTIME Shameless: “Gallavich!” [10th Season Finale]
10:00 pm
SHOWTIME The L Word Generation Q: Lapse In Judgement [1st Season Finale]
11:00 pm
SHOWTIME Work in Progress: 3, 2, 1 [1st Season Finale]

Monday, January 27, 2020
9:00 pm
CBS Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2020 [One-Hour Special]

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
8:00 pm
THE CW Arrow: Hitting The Bullseye [One-Hour Behind-the-Scenes Special]
9:00 pm
THE CW Arrow: Fadeout [Series Finale]
10:00 pm
ABC Emergence: Killshot Pt. 2 [1st Season Finale]
10:30 pm
TBS Miracle Workers: Dark Ages [2nd Season Premiere]

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
3:01 am
NETFLIX Close Enemies (Frères Ennemis) [Movie]

After an ambush leaves his partner dead, drug dealer Manuel reluctantly teams up with childhood friend Driss — now a cop — to hunt down the culprits. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Night on Earth [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]

This nature series’ new technology lifts night’s veil to reveal the hidden lives of the world’s creatures, from lions on the hunt to bats on the wing. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Omniscient: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]

In a city where citizens are monitored 24/7, a tech employee must outsmart her surveillance drone in order to investigate a murder. Starring: Carla Salle, Sandra Corveloni, Jonathan Haagensen Creators:Pedro Aguilera. Click here for more information.

Thursday, January 30, 2020
3:01 am
NETFLIX The Stranger [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]

When a stranger makes a shocking claim about his wife, family man Adam Price becomes entangled in a mystery as he desperately searches for answers. Click here for more information.

8:00 pm
THE CW Supernatural: The Gamblers [15th Season Winter Finale]
8:30 pm
NBC The Good Place: Whenever You’re Ready [90-Minute Series Finale]
10:00 pm
CBS Evil: Book 27 [1st Season Finale]

Friday, January 31, 2020
3:01 am
AMAZON All or Nothing [8th Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Bojack Horseman: Part 2 [Series Finale]
NETFLIX Diablero [Complete 2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX I am a Killer [Complete 2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Luna Nera [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]

In 17th-century Italy, a teenager learns about her destiny among a family of witches, just as her boyfriend’s father hunts her down for witchcraft. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Ragnarok [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]

In a Norwegian town poisoned by pollution and rattled by melting glaciers, the End Times feel all too real. It’ll take a legend to battle an old evil. Click here for more information.

9:00 pm
CBS Magnum P.I.: A Game of Cat and Mouse [2nd Season Winter Finale]
NBC The Road to F9: Fast & Furious Fan Fest [One-Hour Special]


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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