Next Week in TV 2/5: The Final Run For The Flash Begins This Week!
By DRWHO42 & Scott C.
The week ahead in television features the first season finale for National Treasure and the season premiere of The Flash.
In the past few weeks, the NFL has given fans a lot to celebrate during the playoffs with tons of excitement, major upsets, and some disappointments, like a team one person likes losing. This week is a break from the weekly excitement, and all eyes will turn to Las Vegas to celebrate the best of this season, with The Pro Bowl. This year the players will face off on skills tests capped off by a flag football contest which will tide us over until Super Bowl Sunday. The fun begins at 3 p.m. ET on ABC, ESPN, and Disney.
Looking back at last week, The Last of Us continued its trailblazing journey with a self-contained story spanning over 20 years. The series continues to break the mold for video game adaptations and stand on its own through exceptional writing and acting. The blog is looking forward to this week’s episode with high anticipation to see what’s next. You can catch the next new episode on HBO and HBO Max at 9 p.m. ET on Sundays.
The Grammy Awards kicks off the week (Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on CBS) with its yearly celebration of the best in music. Expect live performances of popular songs and unique on-stage collaborations. Oddsmakers are placing bets Beyoncé will go home with a lot of hardware just in time for her new tour.
If you enjoy Ghosts on CBS, you may want to put Not Dead Yet, premiering on ABC Wednesday evening (8:30 p.m. ET). The series features Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) as a down-on-her-luck journalist who finds inspiration from the “other side” for her articles.
On Thursday (very early) morning, HBO Max is giving DC fans an early Valentine’s gift in the form of Harley Quinn and her Very Problematic Valentine’s Day Special.
The renewal fairy has started to bestow renewal news, and there are a few to note. La Brea has been given a green light for a third, and possibly final season. Based on several reports, the cast asked for releases from their contracts after the third season which allows for the writers to wrap up the story arc. If NBC decides to give the series a 4th season renewal, which is long-shot, it will feature a new cast and a new story arc.
AMC announced Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches will be back for a second season along with the Yellowstone spinoff 1923 and Fox’s The Cleaning Lady.
The star of the once-great Arrowverse on The CW is dwindling. This week marks another step in that direction, with the kickoff of The Scarlet Speedsters’ ninth and final season beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday. There will be a few familiar faces returning for this last season, which includes The Green Arrow himself, Stephen Amell, and Jessie L. Martin. Of course, more familiar faces will be popping up throughout the season.
DC is continuing to clean house, with the latest victim being HBO Max’s Pennyworth. DC heads Jams Gunn, and Peter Safran announced that there is potential for one to two more seasons of Superman & Lois. The bosses have also indicated that they are not proceeding with the under-development Green Lantern series but have given a green light to an Amanda Waller series. No word on the return of John Cena’s Peacemaker, but the blog thinks that the series probably will return eventually. Why? Well, the first season was a hit for HBO Max, and who doesn’t like hits? Also, Waller was in the first season of Peacemaker and now has a series getting made. But of course, time will tell.
NBC announced the end of the road for The Blacklist, which is entering a milestone 10th season. Lastly, the “Save Warrior Nun” campaign to change the minds of Netflix to reverse the cancellation of the series is not losing steam, and the crowdfunded efforts are creating attention with billboards across from Netflix offices in California; and this week in mid-town New York City. We are hopeful Netflix hears the fans’ request and gives the series the green light for a third season.
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!
New: The Flash.
On-going: The Ark, 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: Harley Quinn: A Very Problematic Valentine’s Day Special, The Flash.
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, February 05, 2023
ABC/ESPN/DISNEY NFL 2023 Pro Bowl Games
CBS The 65th Annual Grammy Award
SHOWTIME Murder In Big Horn [Series Premiere]
When three bodies are discovered in Big Horn County, Montana, an area known as “the most dangerous place in the country” for Native American women, local authorities first ignore each death before ruling them accidental – leaving the victims’ loved ones to deal both with their loss and the indifference of local law enforcement. As sorrow turns to outrage, however, a vibrant and fearless movement is formed to search for the truth and bring attention to the epidemic of missing or murdered cases among Native peoples in the US. Click here for more information.
MGM+ Murf The Surf: The Heist [Series Premiere]
New York’s most infamous jewel thief, Jack Roland Murphy, aka “Murf the Surf.” Click here for more information.
Monday, February 06, 2023
ACORN TV Bloodlands [2nd Season Premiere]
ACORN TV The Madame Blanc Mysteries [2nd Season Premiere]
ACORN TV Under The Vines [2nd Season Finale]
HBO CB Strike: Troubled Blood: Part 1 [3rd Season Premiere]
Tuesday, February 07, 2023
ABC/CBS/NBC The State of The Union
HBO All That Breathes [Special]
Wednesday, February 08, 2023
HBO MAX Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm [Animated Movie]
What happens next with Frylock, Meatwad and Master Shake, who consider themselves crime fighters, but the truth is they never fight crime. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX The Exchange [Series Premiere]
Inspired by real events, two women set out to pioneer the cutthroat stock market of 1980s Kuwait — and disrupt its corrupt boys club along the way. Click here for more information.
DISNEY+ Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
DISNEY+ National Treasure: Edge of History: Treasure Protectors [1st Season Finale]
NETFLIX Bill Russell: Legend [Documentary]
CBS Super Bowl Greatest Commercials: Battle of The Decades
THE CW The Flash: Wednesday Ever After [9th Season Premiere]
FOX Name That Tune: Bring The Funny [3rd Season Winter Finale]
ABC Not Dead Yet: Pilot [Series Premiere]
From creators David Windsor and Casey Johnson (“This Is Us,” “The Real O’Neals”) and starring Gina Rodriguez, “Not Dead Yet” follows Nell Serrano (Rodriguez), a broke and newly single self-described disaster, working to restart the life and career she left behind five years ago. When she lands the only job she can find – writing obituaries – Nell starts getting life advice from an unlikely source. The series is adapted from the book “Confessions of a 40-something F**k Up” by Alexandra Potter. Click here for more information.
THE CW Kung Fu: The Architect [3rd Season Winter Premiere]
ABC Not Dead Yet: Not A Tiger Yet [Time Slot Premiere]
ABC A Million Little Things: The Last Dance [5th Season Premiere]
COMEDY South Park [26th Season Premiere / Animated]
Thursday, February 09, 2023
HULU The 1619 Project [1st Season Finale]
HULU Stolen Youth: Inside The Cult At Sarah Lawrence [Series Premiere]
A group of bright Sarah Lawrence College students fall under the dark influence of a friend’s father, Larry Ray. With unprecedented access to the survivors who lived with Ray, the film follows the cult from its origins through its still-unfolding aftermath. Click here for more information.
PARAMOUNT+ Criminal Minds: Evolution [1st Season Finale]
PARAMOUNT+ The Game [2nd Season Finale]
HBO MAX Harley Quinn: A Very Problematic Valentine’s Day Special [Animated]
NETFLIX The Interest of Love [1st Season Finale]
NETFLIX My Dad The Bounty Hunter [Series Premiere / Animated]
An intergalactic bounty hunter takes dad duty to new extremes when his two kids accidentally hitch a ride with him to outer space and crash his mission. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Dear David [Movie]
A straight-A high schooler’s life is turned upside down when her risqué fantasy blog about her crush is leaked to everyone at school. Click here for more information.
HBO MAX Velma [1st Season Finale / Animated]
NETFLIX You: Part 1 [4th Season Premiere]
Friday, February 10, 2023
AMAZON Somebody I Used To Know [Movie]
On a trip to her hometown, workaholic Ally reminisces with her ex Sean and starts to question everything about the person she’s become. Things only get more confusing when she meets Cassidy, who reminds her of the person she used to be. Click here for more information.
AMAZON The Legend of Vox Machina [2nd Season Finale / Animated]
AMC+ The Friendship Game [Movie]
A group of teenagers in a small town discover a strange object that tests the strength of their friendship. Click here for more information.
DISNEY+ Dug Days: Carl’s Date [Special / Animated]
In Pixar Animation Studios’ special short, “Carl’s Date,” Carl Fredricksen reluctantly agrees to go on a date with a lady friend—but admittedly has no idea how dating works these days. Ever the helpful friend, Dug steps in to calm Carl’s pre-date jitters and offer some tried-and-true tips for making friends—if you’re a dog. Click here for more information.
DISNEY+ Marvel Studios Legends: Ant-Man / Hank & Janet / Wasp [Special / Animated]
NETFLIX 10 Days of A Good Man [Movie]
A lawyer turned private investigator takes on a missing person case, propelling him on an unexpected and life-altering quest. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Your Place Or Mine [Movie]
When best friends and total opposites Debbie and Peter swap homes for a week, they get a peek into each other’s lives that could open the door to love. Click here for more information.
PARAMOUNT+ At Midnight [Movie]
Alejandro (Diego Boneta, “Father of the Bride”), an ambitious hotel manager, and Sophie (Monica Barbaro, TOP GUN: MAVERICK), a movie star navigating the politics of Hollywood. He’s focused on opening his own boutique hotel. She’s trying to focus on shooting her new superhero film, “Super Society 3,” in hopes of getting her own spinoff, but catches her co-star (and boyfriend!) Adam (Anders Holm, “Workaholics”) cheating. Fate strikes when the shoot brings them all to Alejandro’s hotel in Mexico. Despite their radically different lives, Alejandro and Sophie begin to secretly meet at Midnight. Click here for more information.
DISNEY Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur: Moon Girl Landing [Series Premiere / Animated]
After 13-year-old super-genius Lunella accidentally brings ten-ton T-Rex, Devil Dinosaur into present-day New York City via a time vortex, the duo works together to protect the city’s Lower East Side from danger. Click here for more information.
THE CW Criss Angel’s Magic With The Stars: In Two [1st Season Finale]
Saturday, February 11, 2023
THE CW Masters of Illusion: Deception, Heights, And One Crossbow [9th Season Premiere]
HBO Marc Maron: From Bleak to Dark [Special]