Next Week in TV 1/15: Last of Us debuts, and the Return of More fan Favorites!

By Scott C. & DRWHO42

In January 2023, the trend of new content debuting and old favorites returning continues. 

First up is HBO’s Last of Us series. Based on the PlayStation video game franchise of the same name, the series will focus on Joel (played by Pedro Pascal) and 14-year-old Ellie (played by Bella Ramsey). Both go on a journey to leave a brutal quarantine zone, but once free, they must survive a post-apocalyptic world filled with dangers and many surprises. The series premieres on Sunday, January 15th, at 9 p.m. ET, on HBO.

On Monday, January 16th, both CBS’ shows NCIS and NCIS: Hawai’i return to action, and the fun begins at 9 p.m. ET. 

Breaking the trend of old favorites returning will be NBC’s New Amsterdam which concludes its run on Tuesday, January 17th, with 2-episodes. The action begins at 9 p.m. ET. 

That ‘90s Show debuts on Netflix on Thursday, January 19th. It is a sequel to the comedy That ‘70s Show, with a few of the main cast returning too. 

Quickly in some TV news: the final season of Snowpiercer won’t be airing on TNT after all, after being pulled from the network. Warner Bros. Discovery has been on a mission lately with cost-cutting moves. So, Tomorrow Studios will shop the final season to other buyers. Hopefully, it doesn’t take too long to find a new home. Do note that the last season concluded production long ago.

Fear the Walking Dead will conclude its zombie run with season eight. AMC dropped the news while at the Television Critics Association event. AMC also said that the final season of The Walking Dead companion show has twelve episodes. The first six episodes will debut on May 14th at 9 p.m. ET on AMC and AMC+. The last six will debut at a later date. 

Lastly, The Walking Dead: Dead City is premiering sometime this June instead of April. The Daryl Dixon spin-off series is still set to debut sometime this year, while the one starring Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurir will go into production sometime this year. The untitled series will debut next year. 

As always, we will see you here on the blog the following week! For now, check out the listing below to see what else is airing soon, and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Have a great week!

DRWHO42’s picks:

New: The Last of Us

On-going: Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches, Alert: Missing Persons Unit, Hunters, Jack Ryan, Top Gun: Maverick, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, 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: Last of Us.

On-going: Willow, Star Wars: The Bad Batch, Jack Ryan, Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches.

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 15, 2023
7:00 pm
THE CW The 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards
9:00 pm
HBO The Last of Us: When You’re Lost In The Darkness [Series Premiere]

The series takes place 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse the U.S. and depend on each other for survival. Click here for information.

SHOWTIME Your Honor [2nd Season Premiere]

Monday, January 16, 2023
12:01 am
HULU 38th Annual Kingdom Day Parade: Livestream
8:00 pm
CBS The Neighborhood: Welcome To The Getaway [5th Season Winter Premiere]
8:30 pm
CBS Bob (Hearts) Abishola: An Afro And A Peugeot [4th Season Winter Premiere]
9:00 pm
CBS NCIS: Bridges [20th Season Winter Premiere]
10:00 pm
CBS NCIS: Hawai’i: Rising Sun [2nd Season Winter Premiere]
PBS Pov: I Didn’t See You There [35th Season Finale]

Tuesday, January 17, 2023
8:00 pm
NBC Night Court: Pilot [Series Premiere; New Episode Afterwards]

Judge Stone presides over an arraignment court and tries to bring order to its crew of oddballs. Click here for information.

FOX The Resident: All Hands On Deck [6th Season Finale]
9:00 pm
NBC New Amsterdam: Right Place [New Episode Before Series Finale]
10:01 pm
NBC New Amsterdam: How Can I Help? [Series Finale]

Wednesday, January 18, 2023
3:01 am
NETFLIX The Circle: Finale Episode [5th Season Finale]
DISNEY+ King Shakir Recycle [Animated Special]

Scientists trying to solve the environmental crisis of pollution devise a way to send the collected garbage into space via rocket ships. When this garbage starts to land on alien planets, the outraged aliens head to Earth for revenge. King Shakir and his family must do their best to protect the world from alien destruction. Click here for more information.

9:31 pm
ABC Home Economics: Emergency Preparedness Kit, $129.99 [3rd Season Finale]

Starring and executive produced by Topher Grace, “Home Economics” takes a look at the heartwarming yet super uncomfortable and sometimes frustrating relationship between three adult siblings: one in the 1%, one middle-class and one barely holding on. The comedy is inspired by the life of writer and executive producer Michael Colton. Click here for more information.

10:00 pm
ABC Big Sky: That Old Feeling [3rd Season Finale]
10:30 pm
FREEFORM Grown-Ish: Fool’s Paradise [5th Season Winter Premiere]
11:00 pm
SYFY The Ark: Interplanetary Preview

Thursday, January 19, 2023
3:01 am
NETFLIX Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of The Macabre [Anime Series Premiere]

From the mind of horror manga maestro Junji Ito comes a spine-tingling selection of some of his most bizarre, disturbing and terrifying tales. Click here for information.

NETFLIX Alkhallat+ [Movie]

These four tales explore trickery and deception, from tire thieves crashing a wedding to a man’s frantic attempt to bury a secret for a deceased friend. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX That ’90s Show [Series Premiere]

Kitty and Red Forman welcome a new generation of teenagers into their basement when their granddaughter Leia decides to spend her summer in Wisconsin. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Women At War [Series Premiere]

France, 1914. As the German troops advance and men leave for the frontlines, four women must grapple with the devastating consequences of war at home. Click here for more information.

Friday, January 20, 2023
12:01 am
AMAZON The Legend of Vox Machina [2nd Season Premiere / Animated]
AMAZON Lol: Last One Laughing Italy: Christmas Special
APPLE TV+ Truth Be Told [3rd Season Premiere]
3:01 am
AMC+ Old Man [Special]
HBO MAX The Cabin Chronicles [3rd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Fauda [4thth Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Jung_e [Movie]

In a post-apocalyptic near-future, a researcher at an AI lab leads the effort to end a civil war by cloning the brain of a heroic soldier — her mother. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Represent [Series Premiere]

A youth center leader from the suburbs of Paris becomes a candidate in the presidential election. But is France truly ready for a Black president? Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Shahmaran [Series Premiere]

When Şahsu goes to Adana for a lecture, it’s the perfect chance to face her estranged grandfather. But soon, she finds herself in the midst of a legend. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Shanty Town [Series Premiere]

A group of courtesans attempts to escape the grasp of a notorious kingpin – but political corruption and blood ties make freedom a near-impossible goal. Click here for more information.

8:00 pm
THE CW Penn & Teller: Fool Us: Penn & Teller Animal Style [9th Season Winter Premiere]
9:00 pm
THE CW Criss Angel’s Magic With The Stars: Enigma [1st Season Winter Premiere]
11:00 pm
HBO Game Theory With Bomani Jones [2nd Season Premiere]

Saturday, January 21, 2023
3:01 am
NETFLIX The Post-Truth World [Movie]

When held hostage by a convicted sports star, news anchor Liu Li-min finds a new shot at fame. But his investigation reveals far more than he expected. Click here for more information.

9:00 pm
DISNEY The Owl House: For The Future [Special]

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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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