Week in TV: 12/9 Fall Finales Galore & returning to High Castle

By Alyssa & DRWHO42

As we enter into the latter part of December the Fall Finales are mounting up. There is plenty to choose from this week ranging from Zombies to Comic Book Men.

While no new geek shows that stand out this week. We are treated to Season 2 of Amazon’s, Man in a High Castle on Friday. There is one off topic new show worth talking about, Stars. It premieres on FOX this Wednesday and brings some high powered talent from the music business. It will be worth listening to if not to watch.

We see the Fall finales for The Walking Dead & Talking Dead, Last Man on Earth, Comic Book Men, Ash vs Evil Dead, Blunt Talk, Z-Nation, The Exorcist, Timeless, and The Big Bang Theory. We’ll be announcing their winter & spring season premieres every Sunday so stay tune to our weekly posts for more details.

With the fall season wrapping up, there is time over the next few weeks to catch up on the DVR backlog or streaming offerings. We are starting to see major teasers for the new and returning winter premiers in January and February. Most notable (to this author) is the season 2 teaser for the Expanse, click to watch. We will be covering all the new show before they premier. If there’s any that you’re excited for please let us know on the forum by clicking here. 

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: nothing new this week 
On-going: The Walking Dead, The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Timeless, Elementary, The Big Bang Theory, Gotham, Marvel’s Agents of Shield, The Exorcist, Designated Survivor, Blindspot, The Exorcist, Falling Water, & Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
Binge / Stack: Hawaii 5-0, Westworld, Glitch, Incorporated

Alyssa’s picks:
New/Returning: Man in a High Castle & Stars
Watching live: Walking & Talking Dead, Survivor,  Designated Survivor, People of the Earth, Good Behavior, Incorporated
Letting Stack up:  Ash vs Evil Dead, Blacklist, Blindspot, Gotham, Lethal Weapon, Notorious, The Strain,  This is Us,  Marvel AoS, Hell’s Kitchen, Flash, Z-Nation, The Exorcist, Better Things,  Lucifer, Arrow, Falling water, Pitch, Shooter, MARS,  Doctor Who, Van Helsing, Vikings.

Notable geek shows are highlighted in red.

Sunday, December 11, 2016
8:00 PM
A&E     Special: The 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards [Three-hour Special Presentation]
STARZ    Ash Vs Evil Dead: Second Coming (#210) [2nd Season Finale]
8:30 PM
STARZ     Blunt Talk: Is This All Because I Didn’t Call You (#210) [2nd Season Finale]
9:00 PM
AMC     The Walking Dead: Hearts Still Beating (#708-86) [7th Season Fall Finale]
9:30 PM
FOX    The Last Man On Earth: If You’re Happy And You Know It (lme-309) [3rd Season Fall Finale]
10:00 PM
HBO     Divorce: Détente (#10/110) [1st Season Finale]
10:04 PM
ABC     ABC Special: The Making Of Frozen: A Return To Arendelle [One-hour Special Presentation]
10:26 PM
AMC     Talking Dead: Hearts Still Beating (#608) [6th Season Fall Finale]

Monday, December 12, 2016
12:50 AM
AMC     Comic Book Men: Stash Troopers (#608) [6th Season Fall Finale]
7:00 PM
VICELAND    Viceland Special: Vr And The Future Of News [Special Presentation]
8:00 PM
CBS     Kevin Can Wait: I’ll Be Home For Christmas… Maybe (#kcw111) [1st Season Fall Finale]
8:30 PM
CBS     Man With A Plan: Winter Has Come (#mwp107) [1st Season Fall Finale]
9:00 PM
THE CW    The Special: Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2016 [1-hour Special Presentation]
9:30 PM
CBS     The Odd Couple: Felix Navidad (#oc310) [3rd Season Fall Finale]
10:01 PM
NBC     Timeless: The Capture Of Benedict Arnold (#110) [1st Season Fall Finale]

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
8:00 PM
ABC     The Middle: A Very Marry Christmas (#809) [8th Season Fall Finale]
CBS     NCIS: The Tie That Binds (#317) [14th Season Fall Finale]
8:30 PM
ABC     American Housewife: Krampus Katie (#107) [1st Season Fall Finale]
9:00 PM
CBS     Bull: Light My Fire (#bul108) [1st Season Fall Finale]
ABC     Fresh Off The Boat: Where Are The Giggles? (#308) [3rd Season Fall Finale]
NBC     The Voice: Live Finale, Part 2 (#1125-120) [2-hour 11th Season Finale – Special Time]
9:30 PM
ABC     The Real O’neals: The Real Christmas (#208) [2nd Season Fall Finale]
10:00 PM
CBS     NCIS: New Orleans: Overdrive (#no309) [3rd Season Fall Finale]

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
3:01 AM
HULU     Chance (#110) [1st Season Finale]
8:00 PM
THE CW     The Special: The Top 12 Greatest Christmas Movies Of All Time [1-hour Special Presentation]
FOX     Empire: A Furnace For Your Foe (emp-309) [3rd Season Fall Finale – Special Time]
FOOD     Food Network Special: Kids Sweets Showdown: Santa Express [1-hour Special Presentation]
ABC    The Goldbergs: Han Ukkah Solo (#409) [4th Season Fall Finale]
NBC     Special: A Pentatonix Christmas [1-hour Special Presentation]
CBS     Survivor (#3314-120) [2-hour 33rd Season Finale]
USA     Special: WWE Tribute To The Troops: From Washington, D.c. [2-hour Special Presentation]
8:30 PM
ABC     Speechless: C-h-o-choir (#109) [1st Season Fall Finale]
9:00 PM
ABC     Modern Family: Snow Ball (#810) [8th Season Fall Finale]
FOX     Star: Pilot (lds-101) [Series Premiere]

Featuring a soundtrack of original music and stunning music performances, STAR is an emotionally powerful drama that follows three talented young singers – desperate for a new start and with ambitions of stardom – as they navigate the cut-throat music business. The series stars Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award, Grammy Award and Golden Globe Award winner Queen Latifah (“Bessie,” “Bringing Down The House”) Emmy Award nominee Benjamin Bratt (“24: Live Another Day,” “Law & Order”) and newcomers Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, Brittany O’Grady and Amiyah Scott. The series also will feature guest stars Grammy Award winner Lenny Kravitz (“Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “The Hunger Games”), supermodel/actress Naomi Campbell (EMPIRE) and Grammy Award-nominated musician and actor Tyrese Gibson (“2 Fast 2 Furious”). Read more on TheFutonCritic

9:31 PM
ABC     Black-ish: Just Christmas, Baby (#311) [3rd Season Fall Finale]
10:00 PM
BBCA     America Special: BBC Music Awards [Special Presentation]
AHC     Blood And Fury: America’s Civil War: Battle Of Bull Run (#101) [Series Premiere]
ABC     Designated Survivor: The Oath (#110) [1st Season Fall Finale]
SUNDANCE     Rectify (#408) [Series Finale]
CBS     Survivor: Reunion Special (#3315) [1-hour Special Presentation]
HISTORY    Vikings: Real Vikings. Viking Women [1-hour Special Presentation]

Thursday, December 15, 2016
8:00 PM
CBS     The Big Bang Theory [10th Season Fall Finale]
8:31 PM
CBS     The Great Indoors: Office Romance (#gi110) [1st Season Fall Finale]

9:01 PM
CBS     Mom: Freckled Bananas And A Little Schwinn (#mom407) [4th Season Fall Finale]
9:30 PM
CBS     Life In Pieces: Window Vanity Dress Grace (#lip206) [2nd Season Fall Finale]
10:00 PM
ABC     Primetime: What Would You Do?: Holiday Edition [One-hour Special Presentation]

Friday, December 16, 2016
3:01 AM
AMAZON     Man In The High Castle, The: Complete Second Season (#201-210) [2nd Season Premiere]
6:00 PM
CARTOON     Justice League Action: Shazam Slam [Series Premiere]
8:00 PM
THE CW    The Special: The 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade [2-hour Special Presentation]
ABC         Last Man Standing: My Name Is Rob (#611) [6th Season Fall Finale]
CBS     Macgyver: Scissors (#mac111) [1st Season Fall Finale]
8:31 PM
ABC     Dr. Ken: A Park Family Christmas (#211) [2nd Season Fall Finale]
9:00 PM
CBS     Hawaii Five-0: Ka’ili Aku (snatchback) (#hf711) [7th Season Fall Finale]
SYFY     Z Nation: Everybody Dies In The End (#315) [3rd Season Finale]
9:01 PM
FOX     The Exorcist: Chapter Ten: Three Rooms (exo-110) [1st Season Finale]

Saturday, December 17, 2016
8:00 PM
PBS     Great British Baking Show, The: Christmas Masterclass (#215) [1-hour Special Presentation]
8:25 PM
NFLN     Thursday Night Football: Dolphins At Jets (#1015) [Special Night]

Alyssa

Alyssa bought her first comic at age 7 & was hooked. She has collected comics most of her life. Recently she has branched out to comic art and books and the occasional Lego. She goes to as many con's as she can & enjoys the 'long form' story telling of TV. She also enjoys new kinds of food- yes, she is a foodie.