Next Week in TV 1/24: All Aboard the ‘Snowpiercer’ Again, Aliens are Among us in ‘Resident Alien’, and More!

By Scott C. & DRWHO42 

Another new television week is here TV fans, and overall, the month of January is almost over! 

But as for this week, do know that the NFL has two championship games airing on Sunday. Of course, you can find the times and matchups, as well as the networks for both games, in the listing below.

TNT’s Snowpiercer series returns from its frozen sleep for some season two thrills and ‘chills.’ What will this new (icy) season bring us from the train of social madness? Well, find out this Monday at 9 p.m. ET. By the way, a third season is happening thanks to TNT recently renewing the series.

Then we have Syfy’s brand-new comedy (alien) series called Resident Alien debuting on Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET. This new show is based on the Dark Horse comic book series of the same name, with Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Rogue OneA Star Wars Story) playing Captain Hah Re, who crashed landed on Earth. As such, our space friend will need to try to blend in to avoid unwanted attention when visiting a small town. He will take on the identity of Dr. Harry Vanderspiegle to do so. Of course, expect things to not go his way. Also, don’t forget to catch the Resident Alien Sunday Syfy special at 11:34 p.m. ET.

Please know that our very own, Transmute Jun, does have an article out now about the series itself, and you can check it out by clicking here. Lastly, do keep a lookout for more Resident Alien coverage by TJ

Friday, January 29th, does have a few movies to watch, but the one that caught the blog’s attention due to its strong cast list has to be the crime thriller The Little Things on HBO Max. It stars Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, and Jared Leto. The movie itself is about a Kern County Deputy Sheriff named Joe Deacon (Washington), who hunts for a serial killer in Los Angeles, California. The film was written and directed by John Lee Hancock, will also be released in theaters on January 29th, and is rated R. Overall, the film might be a good one to check out later in the week.

In some television news, we learned that season seven of The CW’s The Flash will now debut on March 2nd instead of February 23rd, because of the Superman & Lois 90-minute premiere and the TV special right afterwards called Superman & Lois: Legacy of Hope, both airing on February 23rd. The special will highlight the new series, with many guests popping up to talk about the show and the characters.  

Actor John Krasinski (The Office, The Quiet Place) will host Saturday Night Live on January 30th for the first time. AMC’s The Walking Dead returns from the ‘dead’ for six brand-new episodes for all of us to eat, so expect the zombie fun on February 28th. Meanwhile, Netflix’s Bridgerton series is getting a second season, which is good to hear.

The world, sadly, has lost the one and only talk show host, Larry King, at the age of 87. Meanwhile, actress Mira Furlan (Babylon 5Lost) has also passed away recently, and she was 65. Overall, may both rest in peace.

That is it for now. As always, do let us know what you’ll be watching when visiting the FoCC forum. Plus, don’t forget that the rest of the TV schedule is listed below. Have a great (viewing) week, everyone!

DRWHO42’s picks:

New: Resident Alien, Snowpiercer

On-going: Batwoman, 9-1-1, 9-1-1: Lone Star, The Blacklist, FBI, FBI: Most Wanted, Coyote, The Watch, Big Sky, The Crown, Young Sheldon, American Gods, Prodigal Son, The Stranger, Fate: The Winx Saga, Wandavision.

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: Resident Alien, The Little Things.

On-going: The Watch, Shameless, WandaVision, Batwoman, Snowpiercer.

Binge / Stack: [Nothing at the Moment]

Editor’s note: All times listed below are Eastern and nerd/geek interest are highlighted in AMBER. Saturday is not listed for this week; no nerdy/geeky interest content.

Sunday, January 24, 2021
3:05 pm
FOX NFL: NFC Championship Game: Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Green Bay Packers
6:40 pm
CBS NFL: AFC Championship Game: Buffalo Bills @ Kansas City Chiefs
9:00 pm
EPIX Bridge and Tunnel: The Graduates [Series Premiere]

Written, directed and produced by Edward Burns (Saving Private Ryan, Public Morals), this dramedy series set in 1980 revolves around a group of recent college grads setting out to pursue their dreams in Manhattan while still clinging to the familiarity of their working-class Long Island home town. Click Here for More Information.

THE CW Charmed: An Inconvenient Truth [3rd Season Premiere]
HBO Euphoria: F**k Anyone Who’s Not A Sea Blob [One-Hour Special]
10:00 pm
CBS FBI: Crazy Love [3rd Season Winter Premiere]
11:34 pm
SYFY Resident Alien: Resident Alien Behind the Scenes

Monday, January 25, 2021
9:00 pm
TNT Snowpiercer: The Time of Two Engines [2nd Season Premiere]

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
3:01 am
NETFLIX Go Dog Go [Series Premiere]

Handy and inventive pup Tag chases adventure with her best pal, Scooch, solving problems and helping the citizens of Pawston along the way. Click Here for More Information.

9:00 pm
ABC Black-Ish: Black-Out [7th Season Winter Premiere / New Time Slot]
PBS American Portrait: I Rise [1st Season Finale]
9:30 pm
ABC Mixed-Ish: Sweet Child O’ Mine [2nd Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
ABC Big Sky: The Wolves are Always Out for Blood [1st Season Winter Premiere]
10:30 pm
TBS The Misery Index : Eat My Pants! [3rd Season Premiere]

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
3:01 am
NETFLIX 50m2 [Series Premiere]

Seeking to uncover the truth about his past, a henchman betrays someone close to him and assumes a new identity in a small Istanbul neighborhood. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Bonding [2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Penguin Bloom [Movie]

As a mom copes with the aftermath of a harrowing accident, she finds inspiration from an injured magpie taken in by her family. Based on a true story. Click Here for More Information.

8:00 pm
CBS The Price is Right at Night [One-Hour Special]
10:00 pm
ABC For Life: 354 [2nd Season Winter Premiere]
SYFY/USA Resident Alien: Pilot [Series Premiere]

An alien crash lands on Earth and must pass himself off as small-town human doctor Harry Vanderspeigle. Arriving with a secret mission to kill all humans, Harry starts off living a simple life…but things get a bit rocky when he’s roped into solving a local murder and realizes he needs to assimilate into his new world. Click Here for More Information.

Thursday, January 28, 2021
3:01 am
NETFLIX  June & Kopi [Movie]

A street dog is taken in by a young couple, and the family pit becomes an instant accomplice as she adjusts to her new, loving home. Click Here for More Information.

PEACOCK Maz Jobrani: Pandemic Warrior [Stand-Up Special]
HBO MAX Possessions: Season 1 [Series Premiere]

A young French woman living in Israel is accused of the murder of her husband on the day of their wedding. As the bride struggles to prove her innocence, mysterious happenings surround her. Is she guilty or could she be the victim? Click Here for More Information.

HBO MAX Search Party [4th Season Finale]

Friday, January 29, 2021
12:01 am
APPLE TV+ Palmer [Movie]

Former high school football star Eddie Palmer (Justin Timberlake) went from hometown hero to convicted felon, earning himself 12 years in a state penitentiary. He returns home to Louisiana, where he moves back in with Vivian (June Squibb), the grandmother who raised him. While trying to keep his head down and rebuild a quiet life for himself, Palmer is haunted by memories of his glory days and the suspicious eyes of his small town community. Things become more complicated when Vivian’s hard-living neighbor Shelly (Juno Temple) disappears on a prolonged bender, leaving her precocious and unique 7-year-old son Sam (Ryder Allen), often the target of bullying, in Palmer’s reluctant care. In time, Palmer is drawn into a more hopeful world as he forges a connection with Sam through their shared experience of being made to feel different by those around them. Life improves for Palmer, and a romance develops between him and Sam’s teacher Maggie (Alisha Wainwright). An inspiring and unexpected journey unfolds for the three of them, but soon Palmer’s past threatens to tear apart this new life. Click Here for More Information.

HULU Jann: Seasons 1 & 2 [Series Premiere]

Jann Arden stars as a fictionalized version herself on a quest for renewed fame. Click Here for More Information.

3:01 am
DISNEY+ Beyond The Clouds: A Promise Kept [1st Season Finale]
HBO MAX The Little Things [Movie]

Kern County Deputy Sheriff Joe Deacon is sent to Los Angeles for what should have been a quick evidence-gathering assignment. Instead, he becomes embroiled in the search for a serial killer who is terrorizing the city. Starring Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, Jared Leto, Natalie Morales, Terry Kinney, Chris Bauer, Joris Jarsky, Michael Hyatt. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Below Zero [Movie]

When a prisoner transfer van is attacked, the cop in charge must fight those inside and outside while dealing with a silent foe: the icy temperatures. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Finding ‘Ohana [Movie]

In Oʻahu for the summer, two siblings from Brooklyn connect with their Hawaiian heritage — and their family — on a daring quest for long-lost treasure. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX The Dig [Movie]

On the eve of World War II, a British widow hires a self-taught archaeologist to dig up mysterious formations on her land, leading to a staggering find. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX We Are: The Brooklyn Saints [Documentary Series Premiere]

A Brooklyn youth football program and its selfless coaches provide a safe haven for kids to compete and learn lessons that will take them far in life. Click Here for More Information.

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Scott is a Spidey/Funko/video game fanatic, yet going to a pop culture convention is always his goal. Yes, he is also a fan of Mario and Wario. You can follow him on Twitter @ScottyTheWise.

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