Week in TV: 1/8 Lemony, Colony & Agents of Shield

By Alyssa & DRWHO42

The Golden Globes kick off award season this Sunday. We will be watching and hoping for Deadpool, Arrival, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, Westworld, Ryan Reynolds, Rami Malek, Christian Slater, and Evan Rachel Wood win their respective categories.

This week continues the winter premiere slate of series with a couple of new entries, Taboo, Sneaky Pete, and A Series Of Unfortunate Events. Ridley Scott’s Taboo, which will air on FX, is a gritty 19th century revenge drama. Amazon’s Sneaky Pete, staring Brian Cranston and Giovanni Ribisi, is a gritty yet lighthearted series which centers on two con men . The highlight of the new shows this week for us is Netflix’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events with Neil Patrick Harris which is sure to garner viewers.

USA’s Colony returns for Season 2 this week. If you have not looked at this series yet Season 1 is available on Netflix and our spotlight of the series as part of the “What I’m Watching” series can be found by clicking here. Marvel Agents of Shield also returns this week with the second chapter of the season, titled LMD, is at the top of our viewing list. Lastly, Good Behavior & The Great American Baking Show cap off their seasons this week.

We’re announcing the 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 series that excites you please join the conversation on the FoCC forum and let us know by clicking here.

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: Agents of SHIELD, Colony, Taboo
On-going: Sherlock, Emerald City, Sleepy Hollow, The Blacklist, Blindspot, The Big Bang Theory
Binge / Stack: Hawaii 5-0, Westworld, Glitch, Incorporated, Elementary

Alyssa’s picks:
New/Returning: Colony & Taboo
Watching live:  Good Behavior, Vikings, Sherlock, Emerald City, Bones
Stack up: Arrow, Westworld, The Exorcist, Timeless, Humans, Van Helsing, Z-nation, DC’s Legends, The Flash, Gotham, Blindspot, Supergirl, Shooter, Marvel AoS.

Notable geek shows are highlighted in red.

Sunday – January 08, 2017
7:00 PM
NBC     2017 Golden Globe Arrivals Special [1-hour Special Presentation]
8:00 PM
NBC    The 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards [1-hour Special Presentation]
CBS     NCIS: Los Angeles: Kulinda [8th Season Winter Premiere]
FOX    The Simpsons: Pork And Burns [28th Season Winter Premiere]
9:00 PM
FOX     Family Guy: Passenger Fatty-Seven [14th Season Winter Premiere]
HISTORY     Special: Transition Of Power: The Presidency [2-hour Special Presentation]
CBS     Madam Secretary: Gift Horse [3rd Season Winter Premiere]
9:30 PM
FOX     Bob’s Burgers: Ex Mach Tina [7th Season Winter Premiere – Special Time]
10:00 PM
CBS     Elementary: Be My Guest [5th Season Winter Premiere]

Monday – January 09, 2017
8:00 PM
E!     Fashion Police: The 2017 Golden Globe Awards [1-hour Special Presentation]
10:01 PM
ABC     Big Fan: Matthew McConaughey [Series Premiere]

Tuesday – January 10, 2017
NETFLIX     We’re Lalaloopsy: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]
9:00 PM
TNT     Good Behavior: All The Things [1st Season Finale]
NBC     This Is Us: The Right Thing To Do [1st Season Winter Premiere]
9:30 PM
TRAVEL     Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations: Copenhagen [1st Season Finale]
10:00 PM
ABC     Marvel’s Agents Of Shield: Broken Promises [4th Season Winter Premiere]
FX     Taboo: Episode 1 [Series Premiere]

Taboo, the new drama series starring Tom Hardy and created by Steven Knight with Hardy and his father Chips Hardy, on Tuesday, January 10 at 10 PM et/pt. Set in 1814, Taboo follows “James Keziah Delaney,” a man who has been to the ends of the earth and comes back irrevocably changed. Believed to be long dead, he returns home to London from Africa to inherit what is left of his father’s shipping empire and rebuild a life for himself. But his father’s legacy is a poisoned chalice, and with enemies lurking in every dark corner, James must navigate increasingly complex territories to avoid his own death sentence. Encircled by conspiracy, murder and betrayal, a dark family mystery unfolds in a combustible tale of love and treachery. Read more Trailer

Wednesday – January 11, 2017
10:00 PM
SCIENCE     Street Science [Series Premiere]

In STREET SCIENCE, science guy Kevin Delaney leaves his lab behind to hit the streets for experiments that are so unusual, off-beat, and so unexpected they will blow your mind. Combining scientific method with curiosity and plain old-fashioned ingenuity, these larger than life demos produce fire, explosions and colorful reactions as Kevin’s side kick Darren Dyk catches it all with amazing slow motion footage that provides insight of what the eye can’t normally see. STREET SCIENCE premieres Wednesday, January 11 at 10PM. At the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock, AR, Kevin performs science experiments for kids by day and inspires adults at night with his Science after Dark program which motivates families to inquire, interact and get involved with science. Seen previously on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Kevin stuns audiences at the museum and millions of late night viewers across the country as he takes everyday elements and combines them in a way that surprise and astound. Read more

10:30 PM
TBS     Full Frontal With Samantha Bee [New Time Slot]

Thursday – January 12, 2017
8:00 PM
ABC     The Great American Baking Show: The Finals [2nd Season Finale]
10:00 PM
USA     Colony: Eleven.thirteen [2nd Season Premiere]

Friday – January 13, 2017
3:01 AM
AMAZON     Just Add Magic: Complete Second Season [2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX     A Series Of Unfortunate Events: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]

Based on the internationally best-selling series of books by Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler) and starring Emmy and Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events recounts the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans — Violet, Klaus, and Sunny – whose evil guardian Count Olaf will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance. The siblings must outsmart Olaf at every turn, foiling his many devious plans and disguises, in order to discover clues to their parents’ mysterious death. The eight-episode series is a Netflix original production, executive produced by Emmy Award winner Barry Sonnenfeld and Daniel Handler, and also stars Patrick Warburton (Lemony Snicket), Joan Cusack (Justice Strauss), Malina Weissman (Violet Baudelaire) and Louis Hynes (Klaus Baudelaire). Read More  Trailer

AMAZON     Sneaky Pete: Episodes 2-10 [Series Premiere]

In Sneaky Pete, con man Marius, with nowhere else to turn, takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of his cellmate, Pete, and then “reunites” with Pete’s estranged family – who have no reason to suspect he’s not their long-lost loved one. When a gangster holds his brother hostage for ransom, Marius must find a way to free him while at the same time struggling to keep his lies from backfiring. Meanwhile, his new “relatives” are a colorful group who give him a taste of the loving family he’s never had, but have secrets and lies of their own that threaten to drag Marius into a world every bit as dangerous as the one he’s trying to escape. Read more  Trailer

8:00 PM
CW  The Vampire Diaries: We Have History Together [8th Season Winter Premiere]
10:00 PM
DISCOVERY   The Wheel [Series Premiere]

THE WHEEL dares six participants to survive in six distinctly grueling landscapes across South America. With every turn of the wheel, each survivalist is dropped into a new isolated location, exposed to the world’s deadliest terrains including freezing tundra, rugged mountains and treacherous rainforest. Participants don’t know when or why the wheel will turn – nor that their stint at each spot is determined by the rotation of the moon. Equipped only with light survival packs and SOS devices that can be used at any time to quit the challenge and call for help, they must fend for their lives by procuring food, water and shelter. And when the wheel turns again, they will be thrust into a new location, forced to use a completely different set of skills to survive. Click for more information

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.