2 Weeks in TV: 12/18 Trollhunters, Travelers, & Dr. Who

By Alyssa & DRWHO42

December has been a flurry of activity with fall finales and as we head into the holidays, Netflix is proving to us that it is the go-to viewing destination this holiday season. There is enough a variety of new content on the streaming service to fill your plate coupled with the ability to download content (yes!) it will certainly help if you are stuck in transit. The line up includes a 2-hour Sense8 special along with new series, Travelers and Guillermo Del Toro’s Trollhunters. All of these are scheduled to drop December 23rd.

Netflix has also announced a surprise release of a mystery/sci-fi series last week titled The OA. Feedback so far indicate a distinct Stranger Things vibe – Here’s the trailer.  Add these to the recently releases of 3%,  White Rabbit Project, and I think you’ll agree, Netflix is making a big play for our viewship over the family holiday.

To help celebrate the holidays The Doctor returns to our screens on BBC America in the Christmas Special titled, The Return of Doctor Mysterio(Cheers).

There are a few Fall finales of note over this net two weeks – Mars, People of Earth, Aftermath, & Falling Water.

As we enter into the final stretch of 2016, we’re starting to see teasers for the back half of the full season shows. We’ll be announcing their winter & spring season premieres every Sunday so stay tune to our weekly posts for more details. What shows are you looking forward in 2017? If there are any that excite you for please let us know on the forum by clicking here. 

We’re taking mini break for the holiday & will return on January 1st. We have a few TV related articles planned before the end of the year.

  • A round-up of the special events the first week of TV in 2017 including all the New Years day marathons and events.
  • Best & worst of the fall TV premieres.

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: Doctor Who, Trollhunters, Netflix! 
On-going: Recovering from the fall finales and diving into the DVR stash.
Binge / Stack: Hawaii 5-0, Westworld, Glitch, Incorporated

Alyssa’s picks:
New/Returning: Trollhunters, Dr Who Christmas special
Watching live:  Good Behavior, Incorporated, Designated Survivor
Stack up: Arrow, Vikings, Marvel AoShield, The Exorcist, Timeless, Humans, Van Helsing, Z-nation, DC’s Legends, The Flash, Gotham, Stan against Evil, Blindspot, Supergirl, The Good Place, The Strain, Shooter, Ash vs Evil Dead, Frequency, No Tomorrow,

Notable geek shows are highlighted in red.

Sunday, December 18, 2016
7:30 PM
CBS     60 Minutes
8:30 PM
CBS     NCIS: Los Angeles: Tidings We Bring (#la811) [8th Season Fall Finale]
9:00 PM
Epix     Berlin Station: Tba (#110) [1st Season Finale]
9:30 PM
CBS     Madam Secretary: The Race (#ms310) [3rd Season Fall Finale]
10:00 PM
USA     Eyewitness: Mother’s Day (#110) [1st Season Finale]
EPIX     Graves (#110) [1st Season Finale]
10:30 PM
CBS     Elementary: Pick Your Poison (#ele510) [5th Season Fall Finale]

Monday, December 19, 2016

3:01 AM
Acorn     Close To The Enemy: Episode 6 (#106) [1st Season Finale]
8:00 PM
NBC     America’s Got Talent: Holiday Spectacular [2-hour Special Presentation]
PBS     Antiques Roadshow: Best Of 20 (#2029) [1-hour Special Presentation]
ABC     The Great Christmas Light Fight: Episode 406/405 (#406/405) [1-hour 4th Season Finale]
9:00 PM
CBS     Man With A Plan: Adam Steps Up (#mwp108) [1st Season Fall Finale – Special Time]
NGC     Mars: Crossroads (#106) [1st Season Finale]
Science     Mars: The Secret Science: Secret History Of A Rover (#106) [1st Season Finale]
TBS     People Of Earth: Lost And Found/Snake Man And Little Guy (#109/110) [1-hour 1st Season Finale]
9:30 PM
CBS     2 Broke Girls: And The Planes, Fingers And Automobiles (#2bg611) [6th Season Fall Finale – Special Time]
10:00 PM
CBS     Scorpion: Wreck The Halls (#sco311) [3rd Season Fall Finale]
NBC     The Wall: John And Angel (#101) [1-hour Special Presentation]

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
8:00 PM
THE CW     Terry Crews Saves Christmas: Reynolds Family (#102) [Series Premiere]
9:00 PM
ABC     Special: The Year: 2016 [2-hour Special Presentation]
NBC     Special: Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet To Come [2-hour Special Presentation]
FOX     Scream Queens: Drain The Swamp (sq-210) [2nd Season Finale]
10:00 PM
SYFY     Aftermath: Whispers Of Immortality (#113) [1st Season Finale]

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
8:00 PM
CBS     Undercover Boss: Build-a-bear Workshop/New York & Company (#ub805/803) [1-hour 8th Season Premiere]
11:00 PM

MTV Special: Epic Fails Of 2016 [Special Presentation]

Thursday, December 22, 2016
10:00 PM     USA     Falling Water: Circular Time (#110) [1st Season Finale]

Friday, December 23, 2016
3:01 AM
NETFLIX     Sense8: A Christmas Special [1-hour Special Presentation]
NETFLIX     Travelers: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]

Shooting on location in Vancouver, the time-traveling sci-fi drama is produced by Peacock Alley Entertainment Inc., in association with Showcase and Netflix. Travelers will premiere exclusively on Netflix outside of Canada. The series will debut on Showcase in Canada.

Hundreds of years from now, the last surviving humans discover the means of sending consciousness back through time, directly into people in the 21st century. These “travelers” assume the lives of seemingly random people, while secretly working as teams to perform missions in order to save humanity from a terrible future. These travelers are: FBI Special Agent Grant MacLaren (Eric McCormack), the team’s leader; Marcy (Mackenzie Porter), a young, intellectually disabled woman in the care of her social worker, David (Patrick Gilmore); Trevor (Jared Paul Abrahamson), a high school quarterback; Carly (Nesta Marlee Cooper), a single mom in an abusive relationship; and Philip (Reilly Dolman), a heroin-addicted college student. Armed only with their knowledge of history and an archive of social media profiles, the travelers discover that 21st century lives and relationships are as much a challenge as their high-stakes missions. Click for more info

NETFLIX     Trollhunters: Complete First Season (#101-126) [Series Premiere]

From the limitless imagination of master storyteller Guillermo Del Toro comes a tale of two worlds set to collide in the epic saga DreamWorks’ Trollhunters. When ordinary teenager Jim Lake Jr. stumbles upon a mystical amulet on his way to school one morning, he inadvertently discovers an extraordinary secret civilization of mighty trolls beneath his small town of Arcadia. Strong-willed and seeking adventure but wholly unprepared for the responsibilities thrust upon him, Jim is forced to take on the exalted mantle of Trollhunter, sworn to protect the good trolls from powerful enemies bent on revenge. The first human ever to hold the honor, Jim abruptly goes from fighting his way through the daily mayhem of high school to joining a war that has raged for centuries, a conflict that now threatens all of mankind and troll-kind alike. Accompanied by his closest human friends and a few key troll allies, the courageous fifteen-year-old must plunge headlong into a fantastical world of astonishing creatures, glorious cities, and fierce enemies desperate to destroy him. Suddenly destined to play a crucial role in an ancient battle of good and evil with stakes that couldn’t be higher, Jim is determined to save the world – right after gym class. DreamWorks’ Trollhunters is a heroic tale that uncoils with ambitious, complex storytelling and stunning visuals that raise the bar for animated series, creating an event series that will thrill the entire family. Click for more info

8:00 PM
CBS     Special: A Home For The Holidays [1-hour Special Presentation]
9:00 PM
THE CW     Terry Crews Saves Christmas: Child Family (#103) [1st Season Finale]
10:00 PM
NGC     Mars: Making Mars [1-hour Special Presentation]

Saturday, December 24, 2016
10:00 AM
E!     Hollywood & Football: The First Game (#106) [1st Season Finale]
8:00 PM
PBS     The Great British Baking Show: Christmas Masterclass (#315) [One-hour Special Presentation]
8:25 PM
NFLN     Thursday Night Football: Bengals At Texans (#1017) [new Episode – Special Night]

Sunday, December 25, 2016
4:30 PM
NFLN     Thursday Night Football: Ravens At Steelers (#1018) [10th Season Finale – Special Night & Time]
8:00 PM
HALLMARK When Calls The Heart: When Calls The Heart Christmas (#4001-120) [Two-hour Special Presentation]
9:00 PM
BBCA     Doctor Who: The Return Of Doctor Mysterio [Special Presentation]
FOOD     Holiday Baking Championship: Holiday Special [1-hour Special Presentation]

Monday, December 26, 2016
8:00 PM
HBO     Special: Every Brilliant Thing [Special Presentation]
8:15 PM
ESPN     Monday Night Football: Detroit Lions At Dallas Cowboys (#4717) [47th Season Finale]

Tuesday, December 27, 2016
3:01 AM
NETFLIX     Chasing Cameron: Complete First Season (#101-110) [Series Premiere]

Get your selfie stick and favorite filter ready because Netflix’s new unscripted series Chasing Cameron, which follows digital influencer Cameron Dallas, will launch globally on December 27 at 12:01am PST exclusively on Netflix. All ten episodes of the series will be available at that time. Chasing Cameron centers on social media star and entrepreneur Cameron Dallas as he looks to take his career to the next level. Together with close friends Taylor Caniff, Aaron Carpenter, Blake Gray, Willie Jones and Trey Schafer, they all set out on MAGCON’s first international tour. From Paris to Italy and even down under in Australia, this group’s fan-damonium reaches a fever pitch. It’s not all selfies and snap stories as the series explores the stark contrast between their public online profiles and their personal lives, and gives an unfiltered view into the unique world of digital celebrity. Click here for more info

9:00 PM
TRAVEL     Bizarre Foods America: Bizarre Frozen Foods [1-hour Special Presentation]
CBS    Special: The 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors [2-hour Special Presentation]

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
8:00 PM
FOX      Foster Farms Bowl (fsp-1731) [Special Presentation]

Friday, December 30, 2016
3:01 AM
AMAZON     Bookaboo: Bookaboo’s Barkin’ New Year’s Eve (#109) [Special Presentation]

Saturday, December 31, 2016
8:00 PM
ABC     Special: Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2017 [2-hour Special Presentation]
NBC     Special: A Toast To 2016! [2-hour Special Presentation]
10:00 PM
NBC     Special: Late Night With Seth Meyers New Years Eve Special [1-hour Special Presentation]
11:00 PM
FOX     Special: Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution (sp-1714) [90-minute Special Presentation]
11:30 PM
ABC     Special: Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2017 [Special Presentation]
NBC     Special: NBC’s New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly [1-hour Special Presentation]

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.