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Next Week in TV 1/7: January Fireworks with Echo and La Brea Plus Awards Season Kicks Off With The Golden Globes

By DRWHO42 and Scott C.

January is here and we have a lot to look forward to in the coming days, weeks, and months. Starting off the week is the Golden Globe Awards, commencing the annual celebration of excellence in film and television. Oppenheimer will more than likely be a heavy favorite but we hope there will be recognition for others such as Air, Poker Face, Succession, The Crown, and The Last of Us – which will be rooting for heavily. Overall, we will be rooting for all of the nominees and cheering for all of the winners. 

NBC’s La Brea begins its final chapter this week with an abbreviated six-episode finale run. There are promises of more time jumping and Izzy (Zyra Gorecki) stepping up into more of a heroic role, however, there may be one of the primary characters noticeably absent for an extended period of time which we hope will be explained early. While we are excited for the series to return it is bittersweet as we know it will be ending very soon. 

Safe Home, an Australian series premiering on Hulu, is a gripping drama that focuses on a marketing publicist who joins a government-run agency that helps survivors of domestic violence to increase their public profile in order to get the financial funding needed to help people. This is a human-driven drama that pierces the veil which sometimes is overlooked and helps show that some people are not the people they appear to be.     

Disney continues delving into the Marvel Universe with limited-run series and this week Echo, starring Alaqua Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio takes front and center. This origin story will tap into themes of vengeance, redemption, and family while weaving Native American culture into the fabric of the story. In fact, one of the languages dubbed for the series will include Choctaw. 

If you are looking for a different type of escape or way to unwind in the evening there are a few game shows in primetime that would be great for family viewing including The Price is Right, dubbed Price is Right At Night, and Press Your Luck

Apple+’s For All Man Kind will wrap up its epic fourth season on Friday. Also on Friday, Monarch wraps its globe-trotting monster and “father” hunting first season. Throughout the past nine episodes, viewers were taken on a journey back to the genesis of Monarch and given a better understanding of the emotional aftermath of the events that took place in San Francisco, featured in the 2014 film. The series format certainly helped storytelling as characters were given time to develop and work through emotional backstories and complexities. We are hoping the powers that be will give the series a quick renewal so we do not have to wait long for the next chapter. 

In television news, the cancellation gavel is back and the latest to fall to judgment is the critically acclaimed Disney+ series American Born Chinese. And lastly, actor David Soul of the legendary 70’s detective series Starsky & Hutch passed away last week.    

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DRWHO42’s picks:

New: La Brea, Echo, The Golden Globes, The Price is Right, Press Your Luck
On-going: Reacher, A Murder at the End of the World, Beacon 23, Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, Scott Pilgrim Takes Off,

Binge / Re-watch: Doctor Who, Lost in Space, Strike Back (Finished and Re-Watching the Greatness).

Mario Wario’s picks:

New: Echo.
On-going: NFL, Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, What If…?.
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 07, 2024
8:00 pm
CBS The 81st Golden Globe Awards
FOX Grimsburg: Pilot [Series Premiere]
Pbs Miss Scarlet & The Duke: Elysium [4th Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
PBS All Creatures Great And Small: Broodiness [4th Season Premiere]
FOX Bob’s Burgers: Mission Impossi-Bob [14th Season Winter Finale]
9:30 pm
FOX The Great North: Bad Speecher Adventure [4th Season Premiere – Special Time]

Monday, January 08, 2024
8:30 am
Disney Marvel’s Spidey and His Amazing Friends: The Friendly Neighborhood/Flight Of The Butterflies [3rd Season Premiere / Animated]
7:30 pm
ESPN College Football Playoffs: National Championship – Michigan vs. Washington
8:00 pm
PBS Antiques Roadshow: Alaska Native Heritage Center Hour 1 [28th Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
HBO Going To Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project [Special]

Tuesday, January 09, 2024
12:01 am
HULU Safe Home [Series Premiere]

Phoebe leaves her job at a law firm and begins work at a family violence centre and she must navigate a path that isn’t always clear, and people and events that aren’t always as they appear. Click here for more information.

3:01 am
NETFLIX Di4ries: Part 2 [2nd Season Finale]
5:37 pm
AMC Monsieur Spade: A First Look At Monsieur Spade
9:00 pm
HBO Hard Knocks In Season: The Miami Dolphins [3rd Season Finale]
NBC La Brea: Sierra [3rd Season Premiere]
9:01 pm
DISNEY+ Echo [Series Premiere]

Maya Lopez must face her past, reconnect with her Native American roots and embrace the meaning of family and community if she ever hopes to move forward. Click here for more information.

Wednesday, January 10, 2024
3:01 am
NETFLIX Break Point [2nd Season Premiere]
BRITBOX Blind Spot [Special]
DISNEY+ BTS Monuments: Beyond The Star: Still Purple / Promise For Tomorrow [1st Season Finale]
Netflix The Trust: A Game Of Greed: [Series Premiere]
5:20 am
AMC Monsieur Spade: A First Look At Monsieur Spade [Special Presentation]
8:00 pm
CBS The Price Is Right At Night [One-Hour Special Presentation]
10:00 pm
VICE Nine Lives Of…: Dave Chappelle [Series Premiere]

Thursday, January 11, 2024
3:01 am
NETFLIX Boy Swallows Universe [Series Premiere]

In 1980s Brisbane, a precocious boy and his selectively mute brother embark on a suburban odyssey of love, redemption and retribution after their family is torn apart by a drug lord. Click here for more information.

NETFIX Champion [Series Premiere]

The story of the pre-war boxing champion Tadeusz “Teddy” Pietrzykowski, who in 1940 arrives with the first transport of prisoners to the newly created Auschwitz concentration camp. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Detective Forst [Series Premiere]

When a detective’s maverick approach to investigating gets him suspended, he teams with a journalist to solve a series of brutal murders outside the law. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Killer Soup [Series Premiere]

What’s the secret ingredient of this soup? Is it love? Is it revenge? Whatever it is, we can’t wait to see what’s cooking. Click here for more information.

PARAMOUNT+ SkyMed [2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Sonic Prime [3rd Season Premiere / Animated]
PEACOCK Ted [Series Premiere]

In 1993, the sentient teddy bear Ted lives with the family of his owner John Bennett, who wished him to life. Click here for more information.

8:00 pm
ABC Press Your Luck: Royalty!!! [5th Season Winter Premiere]
9:30 pm
THE CW Children Ruin Everything: Therapy [3rd Season Premiere]

Friday, January 12, 2024
12:01 am
AMAZON Role Play [Movie]

Emma (Kaley Cuoco) and Dave (David Oyelowo) spice up their wedding anniversary with a night of role-play in New York City. But things turn perilous when Emma’s secret life as an international assassin, unknown to Dave, is exposed by Bob (Bill Nighy), jeopardizing her family. Emma must rely on her lethal skills and determination to protect her family at all costs. Click here for more information.

APPLE TV+ For All Mankind [4th Season Finale]
HULU Self Reliance [Movie]

Given the opportunity to participate in a life or death reality game show, one man discovers there’s a lot to live for. Click here for more information.

APPLE TV+ Monarch: Legacy Of Monsters [1st Season Finale]
3:01 am
MAX Batwheels [2nd Season Premiere]
DISNEY+ Bluey [3rd Season Finale]
NETFLIX Lift [Movie]

Follows a master thief and her ex-boyfriend who team up to steal $100 million in gold bullion being transported on a 777 passenger flight. Click here for more information.

Peacock The Traitors [2nd Season Premiere]

Saturday, January 13, 2024
1:33 am
NBC Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Sneak Preview
10:00 Am
CARTOON Craig Of The Creek: Craig Before The Creek: One-Off Film [Special]
8:00 Pm
FXX 75th Annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards

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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.