Next Week in TV 12/12: The Witcher and MacGruber Both Return, the Fall Finales Continue

By Scott C. & DRWHO42 

Jolly holly-days to all TV fans, everywhere!

This week sees The Rookie (ABC) hit its fall finale on Sunday (10 p.m. ET), while CBS’ FBI shows and The CW’s Flash both do the same but on Tuesday (8 p.m.). Riverdale does too on The CW , but at 9 p.m.

MacGruber (Will Forte) is back, and the first season of his brand-new show titled MacGruber will stream only on Peacock this Thursday morning (midnight Eastern). In it, fans of the show will see MacGruber released from prison, yet he must bring back his old team to save the world. 

The second season of The Witcher premieres on Netflix this Friday morning (midnight Eastern). What a perfect way to fill your holiday season with mature things! *Wink*

This week also sees more Christmas shows and movies airing daily, so if interested, the listing below will help you satisfy that hunger.

In TV news, it is “See you later, Space Cowboy!” to the live-action version of Cowboy Bebop by Netflix. The streaming company got its bounty and cashed out by canceling the show thanks to a poorly reviewed first season (which debuted last month) by critics. The show also could not keep its good streaming launch numbers going afterward; the interest died out. The first season wasn’t cheap to make too. Overall, this Cowboy Bebop anime fan thought the live-action version was alright even with its many flaws, and I had hoped it would get (at least) one more season to wrap things up for good. Heck, something like three episodes would have been enough for a second season, but nothing like that will be happening.           

That is all for this week! Please let us know what you will be watching when visiting the FoCC forum. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

DRWHO42’s picks:

New: The Witcher

On-going: Hawkeye, Cowboy Bebop, The Wheel of Time, La Brea, Dexter:  New Blood, Doctor Who, Army of Thieves, 4400, Locke and Key, The Equalizer, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Star Trek: Discovery, Batwoman, Fear TWD, TWD: World Beyond, Ghosts, Young Sheldon

Binge / Re-watch: Jack Ryan, The Witcher (Finished and Re-Watching the Greatness).

Mario Wario’s picks:

New: The Witcher (S2).

On-going: Dexter: New Blood, La Brea, The Expanse, Star Trek: Discovery, The Flash, Hawkeye.

Binge / Stack: [Nothing at the Moment]

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

Sunday, December 12, 2021
6:00 pm
HBO Axios: Episode 53 [4th Season Finale]
7:00 pm
FOX 70th Miss Universe Competition
8:30 pm
CBS A Christmas Proposal [Movie]

A down-on-her-luck chef, Maria Winters (Jessica Camacho), who dreams of starting her own line of food trucks, agrees to pose as the girlfriend of a hotshot Seattle attorney, Julian Diaz (Adam Rodriguez), visiting his family for Christmas, to help him prove he’s the ideal candidate to take over the family firm. But their business arrangement is complicated by the magic of the season as real sparks begin to fly. Click Here for More Information.

9:00 pm
THE CW Greatest Holiday Commercial Countdown 2021 [One-Hour Special]
HBO Succession: All The Bells Say [3rd Season Finale]
10:00 pm
EPIX Mr. A & Mr. M: The Story Of A&M Records: Episode Two [1st Season Finale]
ABC The Rookie: Breakdown [4th Season Fall Finale]

Monday, December 13, 2021
12:15 am
ADULT SWIM Squidbillies: This Show Was Called Squidbillies [Series Finale]
12:30 am
ADULT SWIM Joe Pera Talks With You: Joe Pera Builds a Chair With You [3rd Season Finale]
3:01 am
ACORN TV The Madame Blanc Mysteries: [1st Season Finale]
8:00 pm
THE CW All American: Prom Night [4th Season Fall Finale]
9:00 pm
THE CW 4400: The Kaminski Experiment [1st Season Fall Finale]
10:01 pm
NBC American Auto: Pilot [Series Premiere]

Set in Detroit, the corporate executives of Payne Motors are at a crossroads: adapt to the changing times or be sent to the junkyard. Shaking things up is the new CEO, whose leadership, experience and savvy is only slightly offset by her complete lack of knowledge about cars. Luckily, her team has some of the best minds in the business – when they aren’t fighting or trying to outwit each other. From the corporate office to the factory floor, the crew of Payne Motors is driving home the laughs. Click Here for More Information.

10:30 pm
NBC American Auto: White Van [New Episode]

Tuesday, December 14, 2021
3:01 am
NETFLIX Bonus Family [4th Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Russell Howard: Lubricant [Stand-Up]
NETFLIX Starbeam: Beaming In The New Year [Animated Special]
10:31 am
NETFLIX The King’s Affection: Episode 20 [1st Season Finale]
8:00 pm
CBS FBI: Unfinished Business [4th Season Fall Finale]
THE CW The Flash: Armageddon, [8th Season Fall Finale]
NBC Grand Crew: Pilot [Series Premiere]

From Phil Augusta Jackson (writer/producer/director, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) and Dan Goor (creator, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) comes a new comedy that proves life is better with your crew. This group of young professionals are all trying to navigate the ups and downs of life and love in Los Angeles, and they always find time to gather at their favorite bar to “wine down” and unpack it all. There’s Noah, a hopeless romantic too eager to settle down; Nicky, a go-getter in real estate who’s adventurous in romance; Sherm, a low-key genius who plays the dating odds; Anthony, whose true love is his career; Wyatt, who’s relieved to be married and out of the dating scene; and Fay, who’s recently divorced and looking to start fresh in LA. And just like wine, their friendship gets better with time. Click Here for More Information.

FOX I Can See Your Voice: I Can See Your Voice Holiday Spectacular: Debbie Gibson, Nicole Byer, Paula Abdul, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton [One-Hour Special]
8:30 pm
NBC Grand Crew: Wine & Serendipity [Special]
9:00 pm
CBS FBI: Most Wanted: Run-Hide-Fight [3rd Season Fall Finale on Special Time]
THE CW Riverdale: Chapter One Hundred: The Jughead Paradox [6th Season Fall Finale]
10:01 pm
ABC Queens: God’s Plan [1st Season Fall Finale]

Wednesday, December 15, 2021
3:01 am
NETFLIX Masha and the Bear [5th Season Premiere / Animated]
NETFLIX The Hand of God [Movie]

In 1980s Naples, young Fabietto pursues his love for football as family tragedy strikes, shaping his uncertain but promising future as a filmmaker. Click Here for More Information.

PARAMOUNT+ Rumble [Movie]

In a world where monster wrestling is a global sport and monsters are superstar athletes, teenage Winnie seeks to follow in her father’s footsteps by coaching a loveable underdog monster into a champion. Click Here for More Information.

8:00 pm
THE CW iHeartradio Jingle Ball 2021
NBC Young Rock: A Christmas Peril [Special]
8:30 pm
NBC Kenan: Christmas Show [Special]
9:00 pm
NBC Mr. Mayor: Mr. Mayor’s Magical L.A. Christmas [Special]
9:30 pm
NBC A Very Chrisley Christmas [Special]

Thursday, December 16, 2021
3:01 am
NETFLIX Aggretsuko [4th Season Premier / Animated]
AMC+ Firebite [Series Premiere]

Following two indigenous Australian hunters to battle the last colony of vampires in the South-Australian desert. Click Here for More Information.

HBO Max Fungies! [3rd Season Premiere / Animated]
PEACOCK MacGruber [Series Premiere]

After rotting in prison for over a decade, America’s ultimate hero and uber patriot MacGruber is finally released. His mission: to take down a mysterious villain from his past—Brigadier Commander Enos Queeth. With the entire world in the crosshairs, MacGruber (Will Forte), Vicki (Kristen Wiig), and Piper (Ryan Phillippe) must race against time to defeat the forces of evil — only to find that evil… may be lurking within. Click Here for More Information.

PEACOCK Days Of Our Lives: A Very Salem Christmas [Special]
AMC+ Ragdoll: Episode 6 [1st Season Finale]
HBO MAX Station Eleven [Series Premiere]

A limited series based on Emily St. John Mandel’s international bestseller, #StationEleven is a post-apocalyptic saga that follows survivors of a devastating flu as they attempt to rebuild and reimagine the world anew while holding on to the best of what’s been lost. Click Here for More Information.

8:00 pm
THE CW Dogs of the Year [One-Hour Special]
ABC Station 19: All I Want For Christmas Is You [5th Season Fall Finale]
9:00 pm
ABC Grey’s Anatomy: It Came Upon A Midnight Clear [18th Season Fall Finale]
THE CW Legacies: I Can’t Be The One To Stop You [4th Season Fall Finale]
10:01 pm
ABC Big Sky: The End Has No End [2nd Season Fall Finale]
11:00 pm
SHOWTIME Desus & Mero: [3rd Season Finale]

Friday, December 17, 2021
12:01 am
APPLE TV+ Swan Song [Movie]

Set in the near future, “Swan Song” is a powerful, emotional journey told through the eyes of Cameron (Mahershala Ali), a loving husband and father who is expecting his second child with his wife Poppy (Naomie Harris). When Cameron is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he is presented with an alternative solution by his doctor (Glenn Close) to shield his family from grief. As Cameron grapples with whether or not to alter his family’s fate, he learns more about life and love than he ever imagined. Written and directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Benjamin Cleary, “Swan Song” explores how far we will go, and how much we’re willing to sacrifice, to make a happier life for the people we love. Click Here for More Information.

DISNEY+ Arendelle Castle Yule Log: Cut Paper Edition [Special]
AMAZON The Grand Tour: Carnage A Trois [4th Season Finale]
HULU Mother/Android [Movie]

A young woman and her boyfriend go on a treacherous journey of escape as their country is caught in an unexpected war with artificial intelligence. Days away from the arrival of their first child, they must cross a stronghold of the android uprising, in hopes of reaching safety before giving birth. Click Here for More Information.

APPLE TV+ The Shrink Next Door [1st Season Finale]
APPLE TV+ Swagger [1st Season Finale]
IMDB TV Top Class [2nd Season Premiere]
AMAZON With Love [Series Premiere]

Follows the Diaz siblings, Lily and Jorge, who are on a mission to find love and purpose. The Diaz siblings cross paths with seemingly unrelated residents during some of the most heightened days of the year – the holidays. Click Here for More Information.

3:01 am
NETFLIX Decoupled [Series Premiere]

A misanthropic writer and his startup-founder wife juggle their impending divorce with the absurdities and annoyances of life in their affluent world. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Fast & Furious Spy Racers [Series Finale / Animated]
NETFLIX Twentysomethings: Austin [1st Season Finale]
NETFLIX The Witcher [2nd Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
THE CW The 89th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parades
CBS The Greatest #Athome Videos [Special]
10:00 pm
TBS Claws: S4: Sneak Peek
SYFY Day of the Dead: Choke On ‘Em! [1st Season Finale]

Saturday, December 18, 2021
3:01 am
NETFLIX Bulgasal: Immortal Souls [Series Premiere]

Cursed since birth and exempt from death, a revenge-driven immortal sets out on a quest to reclaim his soul and end a 600-year-old vendetta. Click Here for More Information.

Mario Wario

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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