Next Week in TV 12/11: National Treasure Series Debuts, and the Holiday Content Train Rolls On

By Scott C. & DRWHO42 

The month of December keeps showering us with Christmas movies, specials, and shows this week, as well as many fall finales and a few series premieres. 

The action begins on Sunday night (8 p.m. ET) where we have the fall finales of The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, and Family Guy on Fox. The second season finale of The White Lotus airs on HBO at 9 p.m. ET and Rick & Morty’s sixth season finale on Adult Swim greets fans at 11 p.m. ET.

Several more fall finales hit this week, such as for The Good Doctor on ABC, as well as all three FBI shows, Ghosts, and CSI: Vegas on CBS. The Santa Clauses wraps up season one on Disney Plus on Wednesday, though. 

On Disney Plus, it is the series premiere of National Treasure: Edge of History. It is set after the first two films, but focusing on a 20-year old named Jess, who is trying to solve hidden family secrets and (of course) find hidden treasure.

The animated series Sonic Prime debuts on Netflix on Thursday, and so does The Recruit but on Friday.

As we mentioned already, the rest of the week will have tons of holiday specials and more to check out. Of course, we at the blog will give you one mighty weapon to survive the bombing run: this week’s listing which is located down below. You can also use this weapon to learn more about what was discussed above.

In television news, Netflix announced the return of Shadow and Bone; its second season is debuting on March 16th, 2023. We are excited for the return of this series and hope the extended wait will be worth it.

Until next time, have great week watching TV! But first, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

DRWHO42’s picks:

New: National Treasure

On-going: Doom Patrol, His Dark Materials, Wednesday, 1899, Warrior Nun, The Crown, Titans, Manifest, The Walking Dead, Interview with the Vampire, Pennyworth, La Brea, FBI, 9-1-1, Law and Order: Organized Crime, Quantum Leap, The Handmaid’s Tale, Fate: Winx Saga, House of the Dragon, She-Hulk, Evil.

Binge / Re-watch: The FBIs, Jack Ryan, The Witcher, Lost in Space, Strike Back (Finished and Re-Watching the Greatness).

Mario Wario’s picks:

New: National Treasure: Edge of History.

On-going: Willow, His Dark Materials.

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 11, 2022
8:00 pm
CBS National Christmas Tree Lighting: Celebrating 100 Years
THE CW Family Law: Legacy [1st Season Finale]
FOX The Simpsons: Top Goon [34th Season Fall Finale]
8:31 pm
FOX The Great North: Xmas With The Skanks Adventure [3rd Season Fall Finale]
9:00 pm
FOX Bob’s Burgers: The Plight Before Christmas [13th Season Fall Finale]
CBS Must Love Christmas [Original Telefilm]
HBO The White Lotus: Byg [2nd Season Finale]
9:30 pm
FOX Family Guy: The Candidate [21st Season Fall Finale]
10:00 pm
STARZ The Bmf Documentary: Blowing Money Fast: Legacy [1st Season Finale]
SHOWTIME Let The Right One In: What’s Done In The Dark [1st Season Finale]
11:00 pm
BBCA Mood: F…. The Fake S… [1st Season Finale]
ADULT SWIM Rick & Morty: Ricktional Mortpoon’s Rickmas Mortcation[6th Season Finale]
11:30 pm

Monday, December 12, 2022
3:01 am
ACORN TV Midsomer Murders [23rd Season Premiere]
ACORN TV Whitstable Pearl: Hidden Treasures / To Those We Love [2nd Season Finale]
8:00 pm
FOX The Cleaning Lady: Sanctuary / At Long Last [Two-Hour 2nd Season Finale]
THE CW Dogs of The Year 2022
DISNEY XD Shortsmas With Big City Greens [Special]
ABC Great Christmas Light Fight [10th Season Finale]
10:00 pm
NBC Baking It: Maya Rudolph & Amy Poehler’s Celebrity Holiday Special
ABC The Good Doctor: Broken or Not [6th Season Fall Finale]

Tuesday, December 13, 2022
12:01 am
FX On HULU Kindred [Series Premiere]

A young aspiring writer discovers secrets about her family’s past when she finds herself mysteriously being pulled back and forth in time to a 19th century plantation. Click here for more information.

3:01 am
BRITBOX Black Work [Special]
NETFLIX Last Chance U: Basketball [2nd Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
CBS FBI: Fortunate Son [5th Season Fall Finale]
9:00 pm
CBS FBI: International: Hail Mary [2nd Season Fall Finale]
10:00 pm
ABC 20/20: Avatar: The Deep Dive
CBS FBI: Most Wanted: Appeal [4th Season Fall Finale]

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
3:01 am
NETFLIX Glitter [Series Premiere]

In 1976 Sopot, Poland, three determined women navigate social and political changes as they strive to find independence, financial freedom and love. Click here for more information.

DISNEY+ National Treasure: Edge of History: I’m A Ghost / The Treasure Map [Series Premiere]

Jess Valenzuela, a 20-year-old Dreamer, sets off on an exploration to discover the mystery of her family history, and, with the help of her friends, seeks to recover historical lost treasure. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX I Believe in Santa [Movie]

After five happy months dating Tom, Lisa’s horrified to learn he’s obsessed with her least favorite holiday. Is it time to give Christmas another chance? Click here for more information.

DISNEY+ The Santa Clauses: Chapter Six: A Christmas To Remember [1st Season Finale]
8:00 pm
ABC A Very Backstreet Holiday [Special]
FOX Lego Masters: Water Works / Finale: Master Build [3rd Season Finale]
9:00 pm
THE CW Masters of Illusion: Masters of Illusion: Christmas Magic 2022 [Special]
HBO Shaq: From Shaq to Shaquille [1st Season Finale]

Thursday, December 15, 2022
3:01 am
PARAMOUNT+ The Game [2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Harry & Meghan [1st Season Finale]
NETFLIX The Big 4 [Movie]

Four retired assassins spring back into action when they cross paths with a straight-arrow cop who’s determined to track down an elusive murderer. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Sonic Prime: Season 1 [Series Premiere / Animated]

When an explosive battle with Dr. Eggman shatters the universe, Sonic races through parallel dimensions to reconnect with his friends and save the world. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Violet Evergarden: Recollections [Anime Movie]

An emotionally scarred former child soldier becomes a letter writer in this condensed recap of the moving, gorgeously animated award-winning series. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Who Killed Santa? A Murderville Murder Mystery [Movie]

Senior Detective Terry Seattle is back and this time, the case is critical. Along with his two celebrity guest stars, Jason Bateman and Maya Rudolph, he is on a mission to figure out…who killed Santa? But here’s the catch: Jason Bateman and Maya Rudolph aren’t being given the script. They have no idea what’s about to happen to them. Click here for more information.

8:00 pm
ABC Beauty And The Beast: A 30th Celebration
THE CW Christmas Around the USA
CBS Ghosts: The Christmas Spirit, Part One / The Christmas Spirit, Part Two [2nd Season Fall Finale]
9:00 pm
CBS So Help Me Todd: Swipe Wright [1st Season Fall Finale]
10:00 pm
CBS CSI: Vegas: In The White Room [2nd Season Fall Finale]

Friday, December 16, 2022
12:01 am
APPLE TV+ Acapulco [2nd Season Finale]
AMAZON Nanny [Movie]

An undocumented Senegalese Immigrant nanny Aisha, who is piecing together a new life in New York City while caring for the child of an Upper East Side family in hopes of bringing the child she left behind to the United States, is forced to confront a concealed truth that threatens to shatter her precarious American Dream. Click here for more information.

APPLE TV+ Shantaram [1st Season Finale]
3:01 am
AMC+ The Apology [Movie]

Twenty years after the disappearance of her daughter, recovering alcoholic Darlene Hagan (Anna Gunn) is preparing to host her family’s Christmas celebration again with the help of her friend and neighbor, Gretchen (Janeane Garofalo). Late Christmas Eve, Darlene’s estranged ex-brother-in-law, Jack (Linus Roache) arrives unannounced, bearing nostalgic gifts and a heavy secret. Soon, Darlene finds herself caught between reason and ruthless instinct. Trapped together by a dangerous storm, a battle of wits escalates to a violent game of revenge. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Far From Home [Series Premiere]

A financially struggling teen finds himself in the world of luxury after a prestigious scholarship sends him to an exclusive school for the one percent. Click here for more information.

FOX Nation The Wise Men Who Found Christmas [Special]
NETFLIX The Volcano: Rescue From Whakaari [Special]
NETFLIX Paradise Pd: Part 4 [4th Season Premiere / Animated]
PARAMOUNT+ Snow Day [Movie]

Your family is in for a flurry of fun with Snow Day, a musical reimagining of the beloved classic comedy film that follows a group of kids who discover that anything is possible when you break routines and take giant risks. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX The Recruit [Series Premiere]

A rookie lawyer at the CIA stumbles headlong into the dangerous world of international espionage when a former asset threatens to expose agency secrets. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX A Storm For Christmas [Series Premiere]

Destinies collide when extreme weather traps travelers and workers at an airport, forcing them to spend the final hours leading up to Christmas together. Click here for more information.

8:00 pm
THE CW The 90th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade
8:30 pm
PARAMOUNT+ Metallica Presents: The Helping Hands Concert
9:00 pm
PEACOCK The Amber Ruffin Show [3rd Season Finale]
CBS The Greatest @Home Videos: Holiday Special
SHUDDER Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs: Joe Bob’s Ghoultide Get-Together [Special]

Saturday, December 17, 2022
3:01 am
DISCOVERY+ Jamie vs. Britney: The Father Daughter Trials [Special]
8:00 pm
THE CW iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2022 [Special]
9:00 pm
NAT GEO WILD Critter Fixers: Country Vets: Mighty Piglets [4th Season Finale]

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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