By DRWHO42 & Scott C.
2021 is officially here, and as such, there is a lot to look forward to in the upcoming weeks and months. First up is the several winter premieres kicking off the week with a bang, which will offer exciting stories and adventures to escape the daily (pandemic) grind.
This Sunday night sees The Watch premiere with two back-to-back episodes on BBC America. This supernatural series, which follows a ragtag group of cops, features a few familiar faces, including Richard Dormer (from Game of Thrones) and Wendel Pierce (Jack Ryan). Later on Sunday night, The Rookie itself returns for its third season on ABC.
As we mentioned, we have several winter premieres hitting the airwaves this week, including This is Us, Law and Order: SVU, Blue Bloods, Bull, All Rise, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, and the Chicago shows: Med, Fire, and PD.
This Thursday night on CBS All Access will be a marquee night for fans of the series Star Trek: Discovery. The series itself wraps up its third season, sadly. This season has opened up a whole new avenue (stories) for the series itself, for the franchise to explore later. As such, bring on the upcoming fourth season! Oh, you are wondering about the season four premiere date? Well, we are still awaiting word on that piece of information from CBS. Production on season four, though, is currently underway, and that process began back in November.
Thursday night will also feature the returns of Ted Danson and Michael Chiklis to network television. First up is Mr. Mayor, which features Ted Danson as a LA Mayor alongside Holly Hunter, his main competitor in the new show. The series itself looks to be funny; it should brighten things up in the evening for you. Later that night, we have Coyote, and it sees Michael Chiklis portraying a border patrol agent; his character must work for a Mexican cartel group due to ‘certain’ circumstances. Yes, this is a spoiler-free zone.
The extended wait for the return of A Discovery of Witches ends this week, as its second season kicks off on Sundance Now / AMC+ streaming platforms; however, there is still no word on when it will air on AMC.
Lastly, the Discovery family of networks enters the streaming game (war) with discovery+ launching on January 4th. As expected, there is a healthy slate of initial offerings during the first week of launch. The listing below has a few shows listed to get you going.
So, what will you be watching next week? Do let us know what you’ll be watching when visiting the FoCC forum. Also don’t forget that the rest of the TV schedule is listed below.
New: Coyote, The Watch
On-going: FBI, FBI: Most Wanted, His Dark Materials, Big Sky, The Crown, Young Sheldon, Mandalorian, The Walking Dead: World Beyond, Umbrella Academy, Star Trek: Discovery, Cursed, Warrior Nun, Fear The Walking Dead!!, Doom Patrol, Stargirl, The Right Stuff.
Binge / Re-watch: Lost in Space, Doctor Who, Jack Ryan, Strike Back!, The Witcher (finished and re-watching the greatness)
Mario Wario’s picks:
New: The Watch, Marvel Studios: Legends.
On-going: Star Trek: Discovery, Shameless.
Binge / Stack: [Nothing at the Moment]
Editor’s note: All times listed below are Eastern and nerd/geek interest are highlighted in AMBER.
Sunday, January 03, 2021
FOX Call Me Kat: Plus One [Series Premiere]
Based on the BBC UK original series “Miranda,” CALL ME KAT stars Mayim Bialik as a woman who struggles every day against society and her mother to prove that she can still live a happy and fulfilling life despite still being single at 39. Click here for more information.
STARZ Power Book II: Ghost: Heart of Darkness [1st Season Finale]
BBCA The Watch: A Near Vimes Experience / Ook [Series Premiere]
Based on the characters from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels, a group of misfit cops rise up from decades of helplessness to save their corrupt city from catastrophe. Click here for more information.
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles: Overdue [12th Season Winter Premiere]
FOX The Great North: Sexi Moose Adventure [Special]
PBS Elizabeth is Missing [Movie]
Returning to television for the first time in nearly three decades, two-time Academy Award®–winner Glenda Jackson stars as a woman desperately trying to solve two mysteries as she declines ever deeper into dementia, in Elizabeth Is Missing, an adaptation of Emma Healey’s acclaimed novel. Playing feisty grandmother Maud Horsham, who lives alone despite early-stage Alzheimer’s, Jackson is joined by Maggie Steed as Maud’s only friend, Elizabeth, who ominously goes missing, leading to one of the mysteries at the heart of the drama. Helen Behan plays Maud’s dutiful daughter, Helen, and Nell Williams is Maud’s doting granddaughter, Katy. Click here for more information.
THE CW The Outpost: Violence is Futile [3rd Season Winter Finale]
FOX The Simpsons: The Dad-Feelings Limited [New Episode – Special Time]
STARZ In The Long Run: Episode 301 [3rd Season Premiere]
CBS NCIS: New Orleans: Operation Drano, Part I [7th Season Winter Premiere]
FOX Last Man Standing: Time Flies [9th Season Premiere]
ABC The Rookie: Consequences [3rd Season Premiere]
Monday, January 04, 2021
DISCOVERY+ American Detective With Lt. Joe Kenda [Series Premiere]
DISCOVERY+ Amityville Horror House [Series Premiere]
DISCOVERY+ Battlebots: The Bounty Hunters [Series Premiere]
DISCOVERY+ Dead Files: The Hunted / He Lurks / Marked For Death [13th Season Premiere]
DISCOVERY+ Extreme Everest [Special]
DISCOVERY+ Elephant Hospital [Series Premiere]
DISCOVERY+ Ghost Adventures: Cecil Hotel [Special]
DISCOVERY+ Ghost Adventures: Top 10 [Series Premiere]
DISCOVERY+ Perfect Planet: Volcanoes / Sun [Series Premiere]
PBS Antiques Roadshow: American Stories [25th Season Premiere]
CBS Neighborhood: Welcome to the Turnaround [3rd Season Winter Premiere]
CBS Bob (Hearts) Abishola: A Tight Ass is a Wonderful Thing [2nd Season Winter Premiere]
HBO 30 Coins: Cobwebs [Series Premiere]
The eight-episode drama series follows Father Vergara (Eduard Fernández), an exorcist, boxer, and ex-convict who is exiled by the church to be the priest of a remote town in Spain. As his past and old enemies come back to haunt him, strange things begin to happen. An unlikely task force forms as Mayor Paco (Miguel Ángel Silvestre) and local vet Elena (Megan Montaner) seek the truth, while reality is distorted by a cursed coin which is at the heart of a global conspiracy. Click here for more information.
CBS All Rise: Bounceback [2nd Season Winter Premiere]
CBS Bull: Fallen Idols [5th Season Winter Premiere]
Tuesday, January 05, 2021
NETFLIX Gabby’s Dollhouse [Series Premiere / Kids / Animated]
Cute cats, quirky crafts and colorful magic! Join kitty enthusiast Gabby and her sidekick Pandy Paws as they team up for a series of animated adventures. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX History of Swear Words [Series Premiere]
Nicolas Cage hosts this proudly profane, funny and engagingly educational series about the history and impact of the most notorious English swear words. Click here for more information.
NBC Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist: Zoey’s Extraordinary Return [2nd Season Premiere]
NBC This Is Us: A Long Road Home [5th Season Winter Premiere]
NBC Nurses: Friday Night Legend [New Time Slot]
Wednesday, January 06, 2021
NBC Chicago Med: Do You Know The Way Home [6th Season Winter Premiere]
NBC Chicago Fire: Smash Therapy [9th Season Winter Premiere]
NBC Chicago PD: Tender Age [8th Season Winter Premiere]
PBS When Disaster Strikes: A Perfect Storm: Mozambique [Series Premiere About Natural Disasters]
Thursday, January 07, 2021
CBSAA Coyote [Series Premiere]
Coyote is the story of Ben Clemens (Michael Chiklis), who after 32 years as a border patrol agent, is forced to work for the very people he spent his career trying to keep out of America. Now exposed to life on the other side of the wall, Ben will start to question his black and white views of the world, challenging his ideology and his loyalties. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Pieces of A Woman [Movie]
A heartbreaking home birth leaves a woman grappling with the profound emotional fallout, isolated from her partner and family by a chasm of grief. Click here for more information.
CBSAA Star Trek: Discovery [3rd Season Finale]
NBC Mr. Mayor: Pilot [Series Premiere]
Mr. Mayor follows a retired businessman (Ted Danson) who runs for mayor of Los Angeles to prove he’s “still got it.” Once he wins, he has to figure out what he stands for, gain the respect of his biggest critic (Holly Hunter) and connect with his teenage daughter, all while trying to get anything right for America’s second weirdest city. Click here for more information.
FOX Call Me Kat: Double Date [Time Slot Premiere]
NBC Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Sightless in a Savage Land [22nd Season Winter Premiere]
FOX Last Man Standing: Dual Time [Time Slot Premiere]
ABC The Hustler: Have You Ever Stabbed A Melon? [Time Slot Premiere]
Friday, January 08, 2021
AMAZON Herself [Movie]
Single-mother Sandra (Clare Dunne) escapes her abusive partner with her two young children, only to find herself trapped in temporary accommodation. After months of struggling, she decides to self-build an affordable home, but rebuilding a life from the ground up cannot be done alone. Click here for more information.
APPLE TV+ Dickinson: Before I Got My Eye Put Out / Fame Is A Fickle Food / The Only Ghost I Ever Saw [2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX The Idhun Chronicles: Part 2 [2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Inside The World’s Toughest Prisons [5th Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Lupin: Part 1 [Series Premiere]
Inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin, gentleman thief Assane Diop sets out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family. Click here for more information.
DISNEY+ Marvel Studios: Legends: Wanda Maximoff and Vision [Series Premiere]
As the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand, Marvel Studios: Legends celebrates and codifies what has come before. Revisit the epic heroes, villains and moments from across the MCU in preparation for the highly anticipated stories still to come. Each dynamic segment feeds directly into the upcoming series premiering on Disney+ — setting the stage for future events. Marvel Studios: Legends weaves together the many threads that constitute the unparalleled Marvel Cinematic Universe. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Charming [Animated Movie]
On the eve of his 21st birthday, an adored prince must find his one, true soulmate before a spell takes away all love from his kingdom. Click here for more information.
CARTOON NETWORK Teen Titans Go!: Justice League’s Next Top Talent Idol Star: Dance Crew Edition [300th Episode]
CBS Macgyver: Banh Bao + Sterno + Drill + Burner + Mason [5th Season Winter Premiere]
CBS Magnum P.I.: First The Beatdown then the Blowback [3rd Season Winter Premiere]
CBS Blue Bloods: Redemption [11th Season Winter Premiere]
Saturday, January 09, 2021
SUNDANCE NOW A Discovery of Witches: Episode 1 [2nd Season Premiere]