By DRWHO42 & Scott C.
The week ahead in television is filled with excitement with the second episode of HBO’s latest hit, The Last of Us, and plenty more new entrants, which provide a great escape from real-life for a little while.
Looking back at the prior week, The Last of Us certainly left a positive impression on viewers as the series drew high ratings: 4.7 million. The Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon, got 9.98 million with episode one. Regardless, our schedules are cleared for this Sunday night to watch the second episode at 9 p.m. ET on HBO and HBO Max. Also airing on Sunday night (10 p.m. ET) is the premiere of a new crime-based series, The Accused. It stars Michael Chiklis, Abigail Breslin, Molly Parker, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, and Wendell Pierce; and takes a unique approach by showing the events from the viewpoint of the accused. Fox will air the series premiere over two nights, Sunday and Tuesday (9 p.m. ET), following the season premiere of 9-1-1: Lone Star at 8 p.m. ET.
If you are a fan of Teen Wolf and a former vampire slayer named Buffy, this Thursday will (certainly) be the day to mark your calendar! Paramount+ is bringing the Teen Wolf pack back together for Teen Wolf: The Movie. Also premiering on the streaming service on the same day is Wolf Pack, which marks the return of Sarah Michelle Geller to series television. Wolf Pack is a supernatural series that focuses on a group of teenagers who gain werewolf-like powers plus adapt to the changes in their lives without being identified by the authorities.
Also premiering on Thursday night is an offbeat mystery of the week series starring Natasha Lyonne titled Poker Face. The series follows an unassuming traveler with the keen ability to know when someone is lying. The Peacock series has several notable guest stars lined up, including Chloe Sevigny, Benjamin Bratt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ron Perlman, Ellen Barkin, Rhea Perlman, and Nick Nolte. For more on the series, please have a look at Jason Delgado’s article on the series, Night Court, The Ark, and others presented at the NBC Winter Press tour, which occurred last week. So, click here to check out his article.
In television news, we are learning that all good things must come to an end. This week we learned of a few fan-favorite series that will soon be closing shop. Netflix announced that Cobra Kai has been renewed for a sixth and final season. The announcement from Netflix states that the conclusion will be bittersweet and promises the final installment will be the biggest and best of the entire run. NCIS: Los Angeles will also end after this current season, its 14th. Outlander was renewed for its 8th and final season, but the story will not end entirely as a prequel series is in the works.
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. Of course, have a great week!
New: Accused, Poker Face
On-going: The Last of Us, 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: Poker Face.
On-going: Last of Us, Star Wars: The Bad Batch, 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 22, 2023
SYFY The Ark: Countdown to Launch [Special]
PEACOCK Paul T. Goldman: [1st Season Finale]
FOX Accused: Scott’s Story [Series Premiere]
Chronicles ordinary people getting caught up in extraordinary situations, where one wrong turn leads to another, until it’s too late to turn back. Click here for more information.
SHOWTIME The L Word: Generation Q: Looking Ahead [3rd Season Finale]
Monday, January 23, 2023
ADULT SWIM Yolo: Silver Destiny: Sausage Sizzle [2nd Season Premiere / Animated]
NETFLIX Narvik [Movie]
Against the backdrop of the WWII battle known as Hitler’s first defeat, a Norwegian soldier returns home and learns a shocking truth about his wife. Click here for more information.
ACORN TV Under The Vines [2nd Season Premiere]
THE CW All American: Feel So Good [5th Season Winter Premiere]
THE CW All American: Homecoming: Rock The Boat [2nd Season Winter Premiere]
ABC The Good Doctor: Quiet And Loud [6th Season Winter Premiere]
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
HULU How I Met Your Father [2nd Season Premiere]
FOX 9-1-1: Lone Star: The New Hotness [4th Season Premiere]
NBC American Auto: Crisis [2nd Season Premiere]
THE CW The Winchesters : Hang on to Your Life [1st Season Winter Premiere]
FOX Accused: Ava’s Story [Time Slot Premiere Alert]
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
HULU Dunyayla Benim Aramda: Dunyayla Benim Aramda [1st Season Finale]
HULU Extraordinary [Series Premiere]
Welcome to a world where everyone over the age of 18 develops a superpower. Everyone except for 25-year-old Jen, who feels like she’s being left behind. Luckily, Jen’s flatmates – Carrie, Kash, and a mysterious stray – keep her from falling into a well of self-pity. Adrift in a big, confusing world, and armed with nothing but a bit of hope and a lot of desperation, Jen begins her journey to find her maybe-superpower. But in doing so, she might discover the joy of being just kind of ok. Click here for more information.
FREEVEE Leverage: Redemption [2nd Season Finale]
NETFLIX Against The Ropes [Series Premiere]
Released from prison, Ángela tries to regain the respect of her daughter, who loves lucha libre wrestling, by entering the ring as a mysterious persona. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX The Endless Night [Series Premiere]
When a fire kills 242 people in a nightclub, all that the victims’ parents can do is mourn… and fight for justice. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX The Price of Family [Movie]
Christian De Sica, Angela Finocchiaro, Dharma Mangia Woods and Claudio Colica star in this story about parents who trick their adult kids into visiting. Click here for more information.
Thursday, January 26, 2023
HULU 1619 Project [Series Premiere]
Hulu’s six-part 1619 Docuseries is an expansion of “The 1619 Project” created by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and the New York Times Magazine. The series seeks to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the very center of our national narrative. Click here for more information.
HBO MAX The Climb [1st Season Finale]
NETFLIX Daniel Spellbound [2nd Season Premiere / Animated]
PEACOCK Poker Face [Series Premiere]
Poker Face is a 10-episode mystery-of-the-week series following Natasha Lyonne’s Charlie, who has an extraordinary ability to determine when someone is lying. She hits the road with her Plymouth Barracuda and with every stop encounters a new cast of characters and strange crimes she can’t help but solve. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Record of Ragnarok [2nd Season Premiere / Anime]
PARAMOUNT+ Teen Wolf: The Movie
When a terrifying new evil emerges, Scott McCall (Tyler Posey) and the rest of his pack return to Beacon Hills. Scott rounds up the Banshees, Werecoyotes, Hellhounds, Kitsunes, and other shapeshifters of the night. With the help of his new allies, trusted friends, and the return of a long lost love, Scott and his pack just might stand a chance. Click here for more information.
PARAMOUNT+ Wolf Pack [Series Premiere]
When a raging wildfire descends on California, a mysterious creature hiding out in the forest is awoken and a group of teenagers find their lives changed forever. Wolf Pack stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, Rodrigo Santoro, Armani Jackson, Bella Shepard, Chloe Rose Robertson, and Tyler Lawrence Gray. Click here for more information.
ABC Jimmy Kimmel Live! 20th Anniversary Show
Friday, January 27, 2023
AMAZON Shotgun Wedding [Movie]
In Shotgun Wedding, Darcy (Jennifer Lopez) and Tom (Josh Duhamel) gather their lovable but very opinionated families for the ultimate destination wedding, just as the couple begin to get cold feet. And if that wasn’t enough of a threat to the celebration, suddenly everyone’s lives are in danger when the entire party is taken hostage. “’Til Death Do Us Part” takes on a whole new meaning in this hilarious, adrenaline-fueled adventure as Darcy and Tom must save their loved ones—if they don’t kill each other first. Click here for more information.
APPLE TV+ Shrinking [Series Premiere]
“Shrinking” follows a grieving therapist who starts to break the rules and tell his clients exactly what he thinks. Ignoring his training and ethics, he finds himself making huge, tumultuous changes to people’s lives … including his own. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Kings of Jo’burg [2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX You People [Movie]
Families and cultures clash when two LA millennials from different backgrounds fall in love and face the ultimate relationship test: meeting the parents. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX The Snow Girl [Series Premiere]
When a little girl goes missing during a parade in Málaga, a young newspaper journalist becomes fiercely determined to help Amaya’s parents find her. Click here for more information.
SHOWTIME Boys in Blue: Won’t Be Beat [1st Season Finale]
NBC U.S. Figure Skating Championships
Saturday, January 28, 2023
BBCA Frozen Planet II: Frozen Worlds [Series Premiere]
This six-part series – narrated by Sir David Attenborough – explores the wildlife found in the world’s coldest regions: the Arctic and Antarctic, high mountains, frozen deserts, snowbound forests, and ice-cold oceans. From polar bears to penguins, and from snow monkeys to Siberian tigers, each species must overcome a unique set of challenges to endure its extreme environment. Click here for more information.