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Next Week in TV 2/12: The Final Voyage for Jean-Luc Picard and the Return of Carnival Row

By DRWHO42 & Scott C.

The week ahead on television will be one you do not want to miss the final NFL game of the season sees two teams fight for the Vince Lombardi Trophy, and the “final” adventure for The Next Generation crew begins very soon. Plus, the series finale of the Victorian-based fantasy series, Carnival Row, drops.

The excitement starts Sunday afternoon with the world turning their attention to Phoenix, Arizona, for the battle to determine the best of the best in the NFL, with the Philadelphia Eagles squaring off against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII. Yet even if you are not a fan of football, the halftime show featuring musical megastar, Rihanna, and the commercials will provide plenty of excitement between plays. As a friendly reminder, if you have HBO Max, you will have early access to the fifth episode of The Last of Us right now.

If you are a fan of horror, you will want to add Netflix’s Red Rose to your list. The series, from the team behind Sex Education, focuses on a group of school pals who download an app that has a sinister plan for all who use it. Speaking of Sex Education, filming is ongoing and this week marked Ncuti Gatwa’s final days of filming on the series, as he transitions fully into his filming duties for Doctor Who. This news is bittersweet for fans of the series and Gatwa’s character, Eric, who brought a lot of energy to the role. Conversely, Whovians are (extremely) excited as we look forward to seeing Gatwa as the next Doctor in the not-so-distant future.

Star Trek fans, especially fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation, will have Thursday cleared for the third season premiere of Star Trek: Picard. This final season of the series will feature the return of the Next Generation cast for an epic adventure. We are excited to see the entire cast back in action once more.

Friday night has several options to choose from to wind down your week. First is the Polish series A Girl and an Astronaut, on Netflix. The series is a mixture of mystery and drama where an astronaut who disappears for 30 years returns without aging and tries attempts to reconnect with a lost love.

Amazon Prime’s Carnival Row returns for its second season this Friday after nearly a four-year wait. The return of the series, starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne, will be its last since the series is set the end after its second season.

Apple TV+ has been striking out on its own with original, yet imaginative series such as Severance, and this week is no exception with the premiere of Hello Tomorrow! Friday. The series stars Billy Crudup, Allison Pill, and Hank Azaria and takes place in an alternative version of the 1960s with a futuristic twist and centers on a group of door-to-door salesmen who are selling timeshares on the moon.

Last week LeBron James broke the NBA’s all-time scoring record, and this Saturday the NBA All-Stars will take to the court in Salt Lake City for a weekend full of skill contests. The first-ever All-Star team draft is where players are selected to either Team LeBron, or Team Giannis for the All-Star Game. It takes place on Sunday, February 19th.

As always, we recommend looking at the listing below to know what else is airing soon, and to see more about the discussed above. Lastly, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

DRWHO42’s picks:

New: Picard!!!!!, Carnival Row,

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: Picard.

On-going: Last of Us, The Flash, 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 12, 2023
1:00 pm
ANIMAL PLANET/DISCOVERY/HBO MAX Puppy Bowl XIX Pre-Game Show
2:00 pm
HBO MAX/TBS/ANIMAL PLANET/DISCOVERY+ Puppy Bowl XIX
6:30 pm
FOX NFL: Super Bowl LVII – Kansas City Chiefs vs. Philadelphia Eagles
8:00 pm
PBS Miss Scarlet & The Duke: The Jewel of The North [3rd Season Finale]
10:00 pm
PBS Vienna Blood: Death Is Now A Welcome Guest, Part 2 [3rd Season Finale]

Monday, February 13, 2023
3:01 am
ACORN TV Waterloo’s Warriors [Special]
NETFLIX Squared Love All Over Again [Movie]

A celebrity journalist and a down-to-earth teacher find their relationship in rocky waters when a job gets in the way of their new life together. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
12:00 am
ADULT SWIM King Star King [Special / Animated]
3:01 am
BRITBOX My Family [Special]
NETFLIX In Love All Over Again [Series Premiere]

Ever since they met, Irene and Julio have been falling in love, splitting up, and then trying again. Will they ever find their happy ending? Click here for more information.

NETFLIX All The Places [Movie]

Two siblings who haven’t seen each other in 15 years mend their relationship while fulfilling a childhood dream: a motorcycle road trip through Mexico. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Re/Member [Movie]

Six high schoolers stuck in a murderous time loop must find the scattered remains of an unknown victim to break the curse and finally see another day. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Jim Jefferies: High N’ Dry [Stand-Up]
NETFLIX Trolley [1st Season Finale]

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
12:01 am
HULU Horario Estelar [Series Premiere]

A famous TV journalist must report on a compelling police case that no one know he’s been implicated in. As the investigation unfolds, he uses his calculated ability to mislead information and change public opinion; and he gets away with it. Prime Time is the story of a powerful, charismatic, intelligent yet immoral man who seeks impunity by any means necessary. Click here for more information.

HULU Wu-Tang: An American Saga [3rd Season Premiere]

A famous TV journalist must report on a compelling police case that no one know he’s been implicated in. As the investigation unfolds, he uses his calculated ability to mislead information and change public opinion; and he gets away with it. Prime Time is the story of a powerful, charismatic, intelligent yet immoral man who seeks impunity by any means necessary. Click here for more information.

3:01 am
NETFLIX #Nofilter [Series Premiere]

Bored with her studies, Marcely drops out of college to chase a new goal in life: becoming an influencer. But life online is harder than it looks… Click here for more information.

NETFLIX African Queens: Njinga [Series Premiere]

Executive produced and narrated by Jada Pinkett Smith, this docuseries about warrior Queen Njinga of Angola features expert interviews and reenactments. Click here for more information.

DISNEY+ Mila In The Multiverse [Special]
NETFLIX Eva Lasting [Series Premiere]

A mysterious teen girl arrives at an all-boys school in 1970s Colombia, breaking stereotypes, rules… and a few hearts. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX The Law According to Lidia Poët [Series Premiere]

In this gripping period drama, Lidia Poët investigates murders while fighting to practice law. Inspired by the true story of Italy’s first female lawyer. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Red Rose [Series Premiere]

A ragtag crew of teens must survive a summer of terror after downloading an app that makes dangerous demands with deadly consequences. Click here for more information.

Thursday, February 16, 2023
3:01 am
NETFLIX Aggretsuko [Series Finale / Animated]
Paramount+ Star Trek: Picard [3rd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX The Upshaws [2nd Season Finale]
8:00 pm
ABC The Parent Test: It’s All About Respect [New Episode – Special Time]
9:00 pm
ABC The Parent Test: America’s Most Effective Parenting Style [1st Season Finale]
9:01 pm
FOX Animal Control: Weasels and Ostriches [Series Premiere]

Friday, February 17, 2023
12:01 am
HULU Animaniacs [Series Finale / Animated]
APPLE TV+ Sharper [Movie]

No one is who they seem in Sharper, a neo-noir thriller of secrets and lies, set amongst New York City’s bedrooms, barrooms and boardrooms. Characters compete for riches and power in a high stakes game of ambition, greed, lust and jealousy that will keep audiences guessing until the final moment. Click here for more information.

AMAZON Carnival Row [2nd Season Premiere]
APPLE TV+ Hello Tomorrow! [Series Premiere]

Set in a retro-future world, “Hello Tomorrow!” centers around a group of traveling salesmen hawking lunar timeshares. Billy Crudup stars as Jack, a salesman of great talent and ambition, whose unshakeable faith in a brighter tomorrow inspires his coworkers, revitalizes his desperate customers, but threatens to leave him dangerously lost in the very dream that sustains him. Click here for more information.

AMAZON La Cabeza De Joaquín Murrieta [Series Premiere]

Follows the adventures of Joaquín Murrieta and Carrillo as they unite to face a common enemy. Click here for more information.

APPLE TV+ Make or Break [2nd Season Premiere / Documentary]
3:01 am
AMC+ Four Samosas [Movie]
NETFLIX Community Squad [Series Premiere]

A ragtag civilian patrol squad created to improve the image of the police inadvertently put their lives at risk when confronting some strange criminals. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Ganglands [2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX A Girl and an Astronaut [Series Premiere]

An astronaut’s return after a 30-year disappearance rekindles a lost love and sparks interest from a corporation determined to learn why he hasn’t aged. Click here for more information.

HBO MAX Poor Devil [Series Premiere / Animated]

A typical 18-year-old who happens to be the Antichrist is sent by his father to Earth to cause disaster, but he has other plans for his life. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Unlocked [Movie]

A woman’s life is turned upside-down when a dangerous man gets a hold of her lost cell phone and uses it to track her every move. Click here for more information.

8:00 pm
CBS The Greatest #Athome Videos: The Cedys [Special]

Saturday, February 18, 2023
7:00 pm
FOX Back TO School With Gus Johnson [Special]
8:00 pm
TNT 2023 NBA All-Star Saturday Night
ABC NHL Stadium Series Presented By Navy Federal Credit Union: Washington Capitals @ Carolina Hurricanes

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.