A new Matt Groening series arrives on Netflix. WandaVision comes to Disney+ to bring us through different decades of classic TV tropes. Prime Video presents an historical night with Cassius Clay, Malcolm X, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke. Hulu has The Ultimate Playlist of Noise. And so long Ruby Rose, there’s a brand new Batwoman in town.
Here are the hottest, newest shows coming to your TV this weekend.
Friday, January 15
Reality | Netflix
Netflix describes the new reality series by saying “follow LA’s wildly wealthy Asian and Asian American fun seekers as they go all out with fabulous parties, glamour and drama.”
Animation/Comedy/Fantasy | Netflix
Matt Groening (The Simpsons, Futurama) brings us a new animated series set in the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland where hard-drinking princess Bean, her feisty elf companion, and her personal demon Luci deal with ogres, sprites, imps, trolls and fools of the human variety. Voiced by Abbi Jacobson, John DiMaggio, Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, and others.
Foreign/Family/Comedy | Netflix | Movie
One Night in Miami
Drama | Prime Video | Movie
An imagined dialogue of a real-life meet-up between Cassius Clay, Malcolm X, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke after Clay’s victory over Sonny Liston.
Outside the Wire
Action/Sci-fi | Netflix | Movie
Directed by Mikael Håfström (Evil), an android officer (Anthony Mackie) teams up with a drone pilot (Damson Idris) to battle insurgents.
The Ultimate Playlist of Noise
Drama | Hulu | Movie
Before an audio-obsessed teen undergoes brain surgery that will render him deaf, he decides to create a playlist of all his favorite sounds. Along the way is joined by Wendy, a struggling musician, who helps him in his quest.
Drama/Comedy | Disney+ | New
Disney+’s first series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Wanda (Scarlet Witch) and Vision travel through different decades of the recent past, adapting to a variety of classic TV tropes along the way.
Matt Shakman directs, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Kathryn Hahn, Teyonah Parris, Randall Park, and Kat Dennings star.
What Would Sophia Loren Do?
Documentary short | Netflix | Movie (32 min)
Saturday, January 16
Newsmagazine | Peacock | New
Hosted by Gadi Schwartz (NBC News, MSNBC, Stay Tuned) The Overview takes a step back from the daily news cycle to provide a new take on today’s most relevant and pressing issues.
Sunday, January 17
Drama | CW | 8pm
Javicia Leslie comes in as the new Batwoman following Ruby Rose’s exit in May. Rather than re-cast Rose’s Kate Kane, the new Batwoman lead will have a fresh start as entirely new character, Ryan Wilder.
Miss Scarlet & The Duke
Drama | PBS | 8pm | New
In Victorian London, an unmarried woman faces poverty without a husband to provide for her unless she takes on the challenge of running her late father’s detective agency. Being a respectable Victorian lady, this is unthinkable. Enter Detective Inspector William “The Duke” Wellington of Scotland Yard, to tackle crimes and mysteries with her.
Monday, January 18
Drama | Fox | 8pm
Drawing from real life, the series explores the high-pressure experiences of first responders who must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in their own lives.
Our thanks to the first responders reading this blog post.
9-1-1 Lone Star
Drama | Fox | 9pm
A spin-off of 9-1-1, 9-1-1: Lone Star is a procedural drama focusing on the fire, police, and ambulance departments of the fictional company 126, located in Austin, Texas.
Drama | CW | 9pm
Inspired by the life of professional American football player Spencer Paysinger, the drama chronicles the life of a rising high school football player and A-student at South Crenshaw High, who is recruited to join a team in Beverly Hills.
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