Next Week in TV 1/23: The Journey Continues for Snowpiercer and Resident Alien Returns

By DRWHO42 & Scott C.

As winter makes its presence known in some parts of the U.S., there is plenty to look forward to as we stay inside to avoid the cold. 

The first highlight is the return of Snowpiercer this Monday night on TNT. This third season should be quite interesting to watch thanks to the power struggle going on two connected trains, the revelation, and that the Earth’s long-term frost is showing signs of going away (yet very slowly). And so far, shattering Sean Bean’s typical character death MO, his Mr. Wilford is still alive and well plotting his way to be evil once more. Fans of the series will also be happy knowing that TNT is still 100% behind the series and has already renewed it for a fourth season. 

Wednesday night brightens up the week with the return of Syfy’s Resident Alien, starring Alan Tudyk, back for its second season. Now, if you have not had an opportunity to check out this series yet, the first season is available for streaming on Peacock. Following Resident Alien on Syfy, that same evening is the series premiere of Astrid & Lilly Save The World.    

For more information regarding the shows mentioned above, and the ones that weren’t, the listing below will have all that you’ll need to have a great TV week. 

If you are a Star Trek fan, the past week was an exciting one with the following announcements:

  • Picard season 2, featuring Whoopi Goldberg and John de Lancie, premieres on March 3rd on Paramount+.
  • Star Trek: Discovery continues its 4th season on February 10th, and it has secured a 5th season renewal already.
  • Star Trek: Strange New Worlds premieres on May 5th, and it has already been renewed for a second season.
  • Season 3 of Star Trek: Lower Decks premieres in Summer 2022, and it has also been renewed for a 4th season.
  • Star Trek: Prodigy will wrap its first batch of episodes on February 3rd, and new episodes (continuing as part of Season 1) are scheduled to be released later this year.

We are also keeping an eye on the horizon because the Olympic Winter Games will begin very soon (February 3rd). Many teams around the world are starting to finish their selections. Overall, it is an exciting time for all, and we wish them good luck in the final preparations ahead.

On a final note, a MonsterVerse series is coming to Apple TV+ that will feature Godzilla and his Titan friends. The new show will be set in Legendary’s MonsterVerse.

That’s 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: Snowpiercer (S3).

On-going: Ozark, 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, 9-1-1: Lone Star, FBI

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

Mario Wario’s picks:

New: Snowpiercer (S3).

On-going: Peacemaker, Star Trek: Discovery, The Flash, Yellowjackets.

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 23, 2022
3:01 am
PARAMOUNT+ Seal Team [5th Season Finale]
8:00 pm
THE CW Legends of the Hidden Temple: The Aboriginal Australian Legend of The Seven Sisters [1st Season Finale]
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles: Under The Influence [New Episode on Special Time]
9:00 pm
SHOWTIME Billions: Cannonade [6th Season Premiere]

Monday, January 24, 2022
3:01 am
ACORN TV Queens of Mystery: The Raven [2nd Season Finale]
9:00 pm
HBO Gilded Age: Never The New [Series Premiere]

he American Gilded Age was a period of immense economic change, of great conflict between the old ways and brand new systems, and of huge fortunes made and lost. Against the backdrop of this transformation, HBO’s The Gilded Age begins in 1882 with young Marian Brook (Louisa Jacobson) moving from rural Pennsylvania to New York City after the death of her father to live with her thoroughly old money aunts Agnes van Rhijn (Christine Baranski) and Ada Brook (Cynthia Nixon). Click here for more information.

TNT Snowpiercer [3rd Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
TBS American Dad: [17th Season Premiere / Animated]
10:01 pm
ABC Promised Land: A Place Called Heritage [Series Premiere]

An epic, generation-spanning drama about a Latino family vying for wealth and power in California’s Sonoma Valley. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
3:01 am
NETFLIX Ada Twist, Scientist [2nd Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
FOX Resident: Her Heart [5th Season Winter Premiere]
9:00 pm
FOX Our Kind of People: Kiss It Up To God [1st Season Finale]

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
3:01 am
DISCOVERY+ American Detective With Lt. Joe Kenda: Prodigal Son / The Creek [2nd Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
CBS Let’s Make A Deal Primetime [Special]
9:00 pm
SYFY/USA Resident Alien [2nd Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
SYFY/USA Astrid & Lilly Save The World [Series Premiere]

High school is hard enough when you’re different, but when outcast BFFs Astrid and Lilly accidentally crack open a portal to a terrifyingly quirky monster dimension, it gets a lot more complicated. It’s up to them to vanquish the creepy creatures and save the world, becoming the badass heroes they were meant to be. Click here for more information.

Thursday, January 27, 2022
3:01 am
NETFLIX Chosen [Series Premiere]

A 17-year-old girl finds her world turned upside down when she and her friends discover the disturbing truth lurking in their quiet Danish town. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Framed! A Sicilian Murder Mystery [Series Premiere]

After two hapless TV technicians stumble upon a murder scene, every step they take to avoid becoming suspects lands them in deeper trouble. Click here for more information.

HBO MAX Gomorrah [5th Season Premiere]
HBO MAX Bunker [Series Premiere]

Vladimiro, who lost the respect of his wife and children, can only find peace in an old bunker located in the basement of his house. Out there, a series of entanglements coexist, all of them involved in completely crazy stories. Click here for more information.

9:01 pm
CBS B Positive: Dagobah, a Room and a Chimney Sweep [New Episode on Special Time]
10:00 pm
FREEFORM Grown-Ish: It Was Good Until It Wasn’t [4th Season Winter Premiere]

Friday, January 28, 2022
12:01 am
APPLE TV+ Afterparty [Series Premiere]

One killer night told through 8 different perspectives. Get ready for the genre-bending event of 2022. Click here for more information.

AMAZON Legend of Vox Machina [Series Premiere]

They’re rowdy, they’re ragtag, they’re misfits turned mercenaries for hire. Vox Machina is more interested in easy money and cheap ale than actually protecting the realm. But when the kingdom is threatened by evil, this boisterous crew realizes that they are the only ones capable of restoring justice. What began as a simple payday is now the origin story behind Exandria’s newest heroes. Click here for more information.

3:01 am
NETFLIX All of Us are Dead [Series Premiere]

A high school becomes ground zero for a zombie virus outbreak. Trapped students must fight their way out — or turn into one of the rabid infected. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Angry Birds: Summer Madness [Animated Series Premiere]

Teen birds Red, Chuck, Bomb and Stella are crashing through Camp Splinterwood with their fellow feathered campers for a summer of high-flying hijinks! Click here for more information.

DISNEY+ The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild [Animated Movie]

Can Crash and Eddie survive the Lost World on their own? Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Feria: The Darkest Light [Series Premiere]

Two sisters must face a new reality — and supernatural elements — when it’s revealed their parents participated in a cult ritual ending in death. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX In From The Cold [Series Premiere]

Exposed as an ex-Russian spy, an American single mom must juggle family life and unique shape-shifting skills in a battle against an insidious enemy. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Home Team [Movie]

Suspended NFL coach Sean Payton hopes to reconnect with his son by coaching his hapless youth football team in this family comedy based on a true story. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Orbital Children [Anime Series Premiere]

In 2045, two children born on the moon and three kids from Earth try to survive after an accident on their space station leaves them stranded. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Woman in the House Across The Street From The Girl in the Window [Series Premiere]

Mixing wine, pills, casseroles and an overactive imagination, Anna obsesses over a hunky neighbor across the street and witnesses a murder. Or did she? Click here for more information.

9:00 pm
THE CW Nancy Drew: The Ransom of The Forsaken Soul [3rd Season Finale]

Saturday, January 29, 2022
3:01 am
NETFLIX The Falls [Movie]

After having to quarantine together during COVID-19, a mother and daughter are forced to confront their personal obstacles and relationship tensions. 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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