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Next Week in TV 1/29: The Ark Debuts, La Brea Returns, and More!

By Scott C. & DRWHO42 

January ends, and February begins this week! 

But before January ends, NFL fans can watch the AFC and NFC championship games on Sunday, January 29th. The listing below will have the matchup information, game times, and which network to visit.

La Brea fans will be thrilled about this week as the series returns from its recent winter break this Tuesday, January 31st, at 9 p.m. ET on NBC. 

On February 1st (Wednesday), Disney Plus sees Black Panther: Wakanda Forever debuting on the Mouse’s streaming service at 3 a.m. ET. Meanwhile, the science-fiction series The Ark premieres on SyFy at 10 p.m. ET. For more information regarding the new show, we recommend checking out the week’s listing below and Transmute Jun’s recent Ark article that details the series even more. You can read her work by clicking here

In some small-screen news: Doom Patrol and Titans are both ending their runs on HBO Max with seasons 4, Noah Schnapp stated recently that the final season of Stranger Things starts filming this May, Amazon is making a Tomb Raider movie, series (with Phoebe Waller-Bridge writing it), and a game; and The Last of Us will be (officially) getting a 2nd season at HBO. By the way, Pedro Pascal will host Saturday Night Live on February 4th. 

Lastly, The Simpsons got renewed again: seasons 35 and 36 are coming. The Recruit will be getting a 2nd season on Netflix, while Succession season 4 premieres on March 26th on HBO.

As always, we will see you here on the blog each week! Until next time, 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!

DRWHO42’s picks:

New: The Ark

On-going: Accused, Poker Face, The Last of Us, Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches, Alert: Missing Persons Unit, Hunters, Jack Ryan, Doom Patrol, Wednesday, 1899, Warrior Nun, The Crown, Titans, Manifest, La Brea, FBI, 9-1-1, Law and Order: Organized Crime.

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: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, The Ark.

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 29, 2023
FOX NFL: NFC Championship – San Francisco 49ers @ Philadelphia Eagles
6:30 pm
CBS NFL: AFC Championship – Cincinnati Bengals @ Kansas City Chiefs
9:00 pm
SYFY The Ark: New Series Lift-off [Special]
10:00 pm
CBS Fire Country: Two Pink Lines [New Episode on different Night and Time]

Monday, January 30, 2023
8:00 pm
FOX TMZ Investigates: Lisa Marie Presley: Unending Tragedy [Special]
9:00 pm
FREEFORM The Watchful Eye: Hen In The FOX House [Series Premiere; New Episode Afterwards]

It is based on a young woman who is thrust into a world of old money and deadly secrets. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
9:00 pm
PBS Fight The Power: How Hip Hop Changed The World: The Foundation [Series Premiere]
NBC La Brea: Stampede [2nd Season Winter Premiere; New Episode Afterwards]

Wednesday, February 01, 2023
12:01 am
HULU Taiwan Crime Stories [Series Premiere]

Inspired by real criminal cases from Taiwan, the stories probe the motives behind crimes. Click here for more information.

3:00 am
NETFLIX Case Closed: The Culprit Hanzawa [Series Premiere]

A dark shadow falls upon Beika Town, a place renowned for its high level of criminal cases. His (or her) purpose is to kill a certain man…Yes, the person indispensable to “Detective Conan” is now the protagonist! Tights-clad and pure of mind: it’s none other than the Culprit Hanzawa. Click here for more information.

DISNEY+ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever [Movie]
DISNEY+ The Chorus: Success, Here I Go [Special]
DISNEY+ The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder [2nd Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
ABC Schoolhouse Rock! 50th Anniversary Singalong
10:00 pm
SYFY The Ark: Everyone Wanted to be on this Ship [Series Premiere]

Follows the remaining crew of a spacecraft known as Ark One, who must become the best versions of themselves to stay on course and survive after experiencing a catastrophic event that caused massive destruction and loss of life. Click here for more information.

ABC Soul of a Nation: Soul of a Nation Presents: Black in Vegas [Special]

Thursday, February 02, 2023
12:00 am
ADULT SWIM Hot Freaks [Special]
12:30 am
ADULT SWIM Bill and Jeannie – an Endless Void [Special]
12:45 am
ADULT SWIM Yenor – Pilot [Special]
3:01 am
NETFLIX Freeridge [Series Premiere]

Four teen friends work to reverse a curse after a peculiar old box seems to bring misfortune — and more — into their lives. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Make My Day [Series Premiere / Animated]

On a cold planet of ice and snow, mysterious creatures suddenly have appeared from the dark underground and have begun to attack the inhabitants. Can humanity survive the terror lurking beyond the horizon? Click here for more information.

8:00 pm
ABC Celebrity Jeopardy!: Final [1st Season Finale]
9:01 pm
FOX Welcome To Flatch: Flatch: Churn Here [2nd Season Finale]

Friday, February 03, 2023
12:01 am
APPLE TV+ Dear Edward [Series Premiere]

A 12-year-old boy becomes the lone survivor of a plane crash. As he and others affected by the tragedy try to make sense of what happened, unexpected friendships, romances and communities are formed. Click here for more information.

AMAZON Harlem [2nd Season Premiere]
APPLE TV+ Pinecone & Pony [2nd Season Premiere / Animated]
3:01 am
ROKU Children Ruin Everything [2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Class [Series Premiere]

Three students from a poor neighborhood join an exclusive high school for Delhi elite where dark secrets and rumors ultimately lead to murder. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX True Spirit [Movie]

A tenacious Australian teen chases her dreams — and faces her fears — as she sets out to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Stromboli [Movie]

Haunted by memories of her broken marriage and a fight with her daughter, a woman joins an intense self-help retreat when her vacation goes awry. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Infiesto [Movie]

As the coronavirus upends their lives, two detectives doggedly pursue those responsible for an abduction they realize is part of a sinister pattern. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Viking Wolf [Movie]

After witnessing a grotesque murder at a party in her new town, a teenager starts having strange visions and bizarre desires. Click here for more information.

Saturday, February 04, 2023
3:00 pm
ABC 2023 NHL All-Star Game

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.