Next Week in TV 1/9: Superheroes return, Naomi takes flight, and farewell to The Expanse.

By DRWHO42 & Scott C.

The week ahead is filled with heroes, and inspiring stories, so get ready and buckle up for a great week.

Sunday evening starts of the week strong with the return of Euphoria, starring Zendaya, followed by the series finale of Dexter: New Blood

If you are in the mood for informative programming about the oceans, then head over to the Science Channel for documentaries on Tsunamis and underwater exploration of The Black Sea.

The middle of the week will be a spotlight for all our schedules with many hero-themed series. Starting on Tuesday, we see Superman returning to the small screen with the second season premiere of Superman & Lois. This series has been phenomenal so far, and if you missed any episodes, you can catch up over on HBO Max before the premiere. Later Tuesday on The CW, a new hero arrives with the series premiere of Naomi. This series has a lot to offer and will appeal to many with a diverse cast as it tells the story of an average unassuming teenager who learns that she has special abilities.

Wednesday’s Legends of Tomorrow and Batwoman return to the lineup from their winter breaks with exciting new adventures and villains to put out of business. John Cena’s series debut as Peacemaker arrives Thursday on HBO Max. We have been looking forward to this series since we first learned of the series, and we are expecting a wild ride.

Friday night is a night of closure with the final episode of The Expanse and the Showtime-produced Ray Donovan movie.

As always, the listing below will have the general information about the shows mentioned above, and those that weren’t.

In entertainment news this week, NBC formally announced the return date of the original Law & Order. The 21st season of the series will kick off on February 24th. Amazon announced the 3rd season premiere of The Boys, which is June 3rd.

Lastly, the news of The WB looking to sell The CW generated a lot of buzz this week, mainly what would happen to the DC shows. Right now, it is uncertain if there will be a sale, but if there is one, it may lead to a change in the ideation and distribution of DC-based series, which have flourished over the years. Perhaps the new home would be HBO Max? But for now, we wait and see. Yet we are hopeful there will be little to no disruption to the future of the Arrowverse or other DC shows.

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DRWHO42’s picks:

New: 9-1-1: Lone Star, FBI

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: Peacemaker.

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

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 09, 2022
8:00 pm
FOX Call Me Kat: Call Me Kerfuffled [2nd Season Premiere]
SCIENCE Ghosts of the Deep: Black Sea Shipwrecks [Two-Hour Special]
8:30 pm
FOX Pivoting: If She Could See Us Now [Series Premiere]

PIVOTING is a single-camera comedy about how we deal with life, death and all the crazy things that happen in between. Set in a small, middle-class town in Long Island, NY, the series follows three women – and close-knit childhood friends – as they cope with the death of the fourth member of their group. When faced with the reality that life is short, these women pivot, and alter their current paths, by way of a series of impulsive, ill-advised and self-indulgent decisions. These pivots will strengthen their bond and prove it’s never too late to screw up your life in the pursuit of happiness. Click Here for More Information.

9:00 pm
PBS All Creatures Great and Small: Episode One [2nd Season Premiere]
SHOWTIME Dexter: New Blood: Sins of The Father [Series Finale]
HBO Euphoria [2nd Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
SCIENCE Expedition Deep Ocean – Indian Ocean: Tsunami Zone [One-Hour Special]
PBS Vienna Blood: The Melancholy Countess, Part 1 [2nd Season Premiere]
10:05 pm
HBO The Righteous Gemstones: I Speak In The Tongues of Men and Angels [2nd Season Premiere]
10:57 pm
HBO The Righteous Gemstones: After I Leave, Savage Wolves Will Come [New Episode on Special Time]

Monday, January 10, 2022
12:00 am
ADULT SWIM Smiling Friends: Mr. Frog [Series Premiere / Animated]

Desmond’s Big Day Out: A small company dedicated to bringing happiness to the world receives a simple request to help a woman’s unhappy son smile again, but the job turns out to be more complicated than it seems. Click Here for More Information.

3:01 am
ACORN TV Queens of Mystery: Sparring With Death [2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Undercover [3rd Season Premiere]
5:00 pm
ESPN College Football Playoffs Championship Game: 3 Georgia Bulldogs vs. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
3:01 am
NETFLIX Dear Mother [Movie]

When Jean-Louis’ heart stops beating, he must confront his Oedipal issues — and ask his mother an unthinkable question — or he’ll be dead in three days. Click Here for More Information.

8:00 pm
THE CW Superman & Lois: What Lies Beneath [2nd Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
PBS American Masters: Ailey [36th Season Premiere]
THE CW Naomi [Series Premiere]

This DC drama follows the journey of a cool, confident, comic book–loving teenager as she pursues her hidden destiny. Click Here for More Information.

FOX Our Kind of People: Just Desserts [1st Season Winter Premiere]
10:00 pm
SCIENCE Spycraft – Art of Espionage [One-Hour Special]

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
3:01 am
NETFLIX Cheer [2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX How I Fell In Love With A Gangster [Movie]

A mysterious woman recounts the rise and fall of Nikodem “Nikoś” Skotarczak, one of the biggest gangsters in Poland’s history. Inspired by a true story. Click Here for More Information.

8:00 pm
THE CW DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Paranoid Android [7th Season Winter Premiere]
9:00 pm
THE CW Batwoman: Trust Destiny [3rd Season Winter Premiere]
10:00 pm
HBO Hard Knocks: In Season: The Indianapolis Colts [17th Season Finale]

Thursday, January 13, 2022
12:00 am
HULU Madagascar: A Little Wild: Season 6 [6th Season Premiere / Animated / Also on Peacock]
3:00 am
NETFLIX The Journalist [Series Premiere]

A dedicated journalist doggedly pursues the truth about a government corruption scandal even as powerful enemies seek to neutralize her reporting. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Brazen [Movie]

Mystery writer Grace Miller has killer instincts when it comes to motive — and she’ll need every bit of expertise to help solve her sister’s murder. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Photocopier [Movie]

When photos of her at a party cause her to lose a scholarship, a student investigates whether something devastating happened to her that night. Click Here for More Information.

PARAMOUNT+ Next Influencer: [3rd Season Premiere]
HBO MAX Peacemaker [Series Premiere]

PEACEMAKER explores the continuing story of the character that John Cena reprises in the aftermath of executive producer James Gunn’s 2021 film The Suicide Squad – a compellingly vainglorious man who believes in peace at any cost, no matter how many people he has to kill to get it! Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Shaman King [1st Season Finale / Anime]
HBO MAX Station Eleven [1st Season Finale]
PEACOCK Wolf Like Me: Season 1 [Series Premiere]

Everyone brings their own set of baggage to a new relationship. Gary (Josh Gad) and Mary (Isla Fisher) are no different. Gary is an emotional wreck and struggles to provide for his daughter since the death of his wife. Mary has a secret she can’t bring herself to share with anyone. The universe brought these two together for a reason, they just need to keep following the signs. Click Here for More Information.

8:00 pm
THE CW Walker: Where Do We Go From Here [2nd Season Winter Premiere]
9:00 pm
FOX Call Me Kat: Call Me By My Middle Name [Time Slot Premiere]
9:30 pm
FOX Pivoting: My Friend Died! [Time Slot Premiere]

Friday, January 14, 2022
12:01 am
AMAZON Hotel Transylvania: Transformania [Animated Movie]

The 4th installment of the franchise, Hotel Transylvania: Transformania dives into the relationship between Dracula and his goofy, human son-in-law Johnny (Samberg). As Dracula plans to retire and gift his beloved Hotel Transylvania to his daughter Mavis (Gomez), he changes his mind at the last minute -worried that Johnny will ruin what he has built. Disappointed that Dracula still doesn’t embrace Johnny as a member of his family, Johnny seeks help from Van Helsing (from third film) and successfully turns himself into a monster. In the wake of transforming himself, however, Johnny changes Dracula and his band of monster side-kicks –Blobby, Frankenstein, Mummy, Wayne, and the Invisible Man – into humans. Dracula and Johnny set out together to find a secret crystal that will help turn them back accordingly, while learning to rely on and appreciate each other along the way. Written and directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, this film brings all of the beloved Hotel Transylvania characters together for a funny, heartfelt journey with a positive message for the whole family. Click Here for More Information.

APPLE TV+ The Tragedy of Macbeth [Movie]

Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand star in Joel Coen’s bold and fierce adaptation; a tale of murder, madness, ambition and wrathful cunning. Click Here for More Information.

AMAZON Do, Re & Mi [1st Season Winter Premiere]
AMAZON The Expanse [Series Finale]
HULU Sex Appeal [Movie]

Avery, a teenager with a tendency towards perfectionism who enlists her friend Larson to help her prepare for her first time with her long-distance boyfriend. Click Here for More Information.

3:01 am
NETFLIX After Life [Series Finale]
NETFLIX Archive 81 [Series Premiere]

An archivist takes a job restoring damaged videotapes and gets pulled into the vortex of a mystery involving the missing director and a demonic cult. Click Here for More Information.

DISCOVERY+ Scream: The True Story [Special]
NETFLIX The House [Series Premiere]

Across different eras, a poor family, an anxious developer and a fed-up landlady become tied to the same mysterious house in this animated dark comedy. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX This Is Not A Comedy [Movie]

A comedian finds new meaning in his life when his best friend asks him to be her sperm donor, and he meets a girl who connects with the cosmos. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Riverdance: The Animated Adventure [Animated Movie]

After a heartfelt loss, Irish-born Keegan and his Spanish-born friend Moya learn to dance through danger and despair with a magical herd of spirit deer. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein [Series Premiere]

Relentlessly pursued by a powerful politician’s daughter who will do anything to make him hers, a man slips down a dark, risky path to reclaim his life. Click Here for More Information.

8:00 pm
DISNEY Secrets of Sulphur Springs: Only Time Will Tell [2nd Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
SHOWTIME Ray Donovan: The Movie
11:00 pm
HBO Chillin Island: Coi Leray And Rosalía [1st Season Finale on Special Time]

Saturday, January 15, 2022
3:01 am
DISCOVERY+ Remix My Space With Marsai Martin [Series Premiere]

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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