Next Week in TV 2/4: Sports, Shows & More Sports

By Mario Wario, DRWHO42, and Alyssa

It’s time to get ready everyone, because the sports world (either professional or amateur) will be the star for this week in television. For Sunday, before the big game, how about checking out the cute animal bowls over on Animal Planet and on the Hallmark Channel. After that, do enjoy the party food, the commercials and Super Bowl LII, but don’t forget to do some ‘Captain Tightpants’ exercises to fight off those ‘Operative’ calories. (Yes, those were Firefly references.) Overall, fingers crossed for a competitive football game.

Then we get a couple of mid-week finales: for instance, Monday presents us with the 3rd winter break of Supergirl, while the 4th season finale of The Librarians will be hitting the airwaves on Wednesday. Speaking of Wednesday, it is the beginning of season 3 of the highly anticipated Channel Zero on SYFY.

Which takes us to Friday and three Netflix specials. The first is a one-shot romantic comedy/time travel movie called When We First Met and the second is David Bruckner’s supernatural thriller The Ritual. We must say that both do look good, but the highlight for us has to be the second half of season 1 of Fate/Apocrypha. It’s great that Netflix is showing commitment to the anime art form, and it should be noted that season 2 will air on February 9th. So be on the lookout Crunchyroll, because Netflix maybe coming for you!

Finally, we wrap up the week with more SPORTS in the form of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. On Friday, the opening ceremony will be on NBC during prime time but after that — Let The Games Begin! NBC has a well-laid-out website enabling everyone to select any sport and, dare I say it, stream all the curling we can possibly want to watch! (So don’t forget to click HERE to bookmark the NBC website.) By the way, the normal NBC programming schedule will be different during the Olympics, so don’t forget to check their schedule. And if you are wondering, probably due to the Olympics, ABC’s Agents of Shield has gone on a brief hiatus until March.

So, what are you watching? As always, join the conversation over on the FoCC forum by clicking here and share your thoughts. We will see you next week!

Editor’s note: Nerd/geek interest are highlighted in RED.

Mario Wario’s picks:
New: Super Bowl LII and the Winter Olympics.
On-going: Agents of Shield, Counterpart, Drunk History, Star Trek: Discovery, Black Lightning and the rest of the CW/DC shows, The Blacklist, Strike Back, The X-Files, and Dragon Ball Super (subtitled and English dub).
Binge / Stack: [Nothing at the moment.]

Alyssa’s picks:
New & Watching Live: Super Bowl, Olympics Opening, Star Trek Discovery, A.P. Bio, Amazing Race
Catching up: Handmaid’s Tale, Runaways, Black Lightning

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: Strike Back!!! & Black Lightning (keeping these here because they are so good), Olympics
On-going: Agents of Shield, Star Trek: Discovery, The X-Files, The Alienist, Counterpart, 9-1-1, Falling Water, The Blacklist, Blindspot, Supergirl, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, The Gifted, Fresh of the Boat, Black-ish, Ghost Wars, Gotham, Big Bang Theory, and The Punisher.
Binge / Stack: Hawaii 5-0, Trollhunters, Elementary, Voltron, The Magicians, Supernatural, iZombie

Sunday, February 04, 2018
12:00 pm
HALLMARK Special: Kitten Bowl V [Three-hour Special Presentation]
3:00 pm
ANIMAL PLANET Special: Puppy Bowl XIV – Pup-triots Vs B-eagles [Special Presentation]
6:00 pm
NBC NFL Special: Super Bowl LII – Eagles vs. Patriots [Special Presentation]
10:00 pm
NBC NFL Special: Super Bowl Post Game Show [Special Presentation]
10:15 pm
NBC This Is Us: Post-super Bowl Episode [New Episode – Special Night & Time]

Monday, February 05, 2018
8:00 pm
THE CW Supergirl: Both Sides Now [3rd Season Winter Finale]
NBC The Wall: Kirk And Brooke [2nd Season Finale]
9:00 pm
NBC Better Late Than Never: To The Sahara And Back [2nd Season Finale]
9:30 pm
CBS 9jkl: Tell All [1st Season Finale]
10:00 pm
NBC Sports Special: The Best Of U.S. – The 2018 Winter Olympics [One-hour Special Presentation]

Tuesday, February 06, 2018
3:01 am
NETFLIX Stand-up Special: Fred Armisen: Standup For Drummers [Special Presentation]

Wednesday, February 07, 2018
3:01 am
NETFLIX Queer Eye: Complete Sixth Season [6th Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
CBS Big Brother [Celebrity Edition Premiere]
HISTORY Special: Buried: Knights Templar And The Holy Grail (Part 2) [Two-hour Special Presentation]
TNT The Librarians: And The Echoes Of Memory [4th Season Finale]
9:00 pm
CBS The Amazing Race: Episode 7/8 [New Time Slot]
10:00 pm
SYFY Channel Zero: Butcher’s Block [3rd Season Premiere]
HISTORY Knightfall: Do You See The Blue? [1st Season Finale]
10:30 pm
TBS Full Frontal With Samantha Bee[3rd Season Premiere]

Thursday, February 08, 2018
3:01 am
CRACKLE Special: In The Cloud [Special Presentation]
SUNDANCE NOW The System With Joe Berlinger [Series Premiere]
8:00 pm
FOX The Four: Battle For Stardom: Finale [1st Season Finale]
NBC Sports Special: 2018 Winter Olympics [One-hour Special Presentation]

Friday, February 09, 2018
3:01 am
NETFLIX Fate/Apocrypha: Part 2 [1st Season Finale]

The theft of the Greater Grail from Fuyuki City leads to a splintered timeline in which the Great Holy Grail War is waged on an unprecedented scale. Starring: Natsuki Hanae, Maaya Sakamoto, Kouki Uchiyama. Click here for more info

AMAZON Grand Prix Driver: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]

This series offers unprecedented access to FORMULA ONE racing, a highly secretive and competitive world. It follows McLaren, one of the sport’s most successful teams, during the 2017 pre-season as they gear up for their first race in Melbourne. After three tough years without a win, McLaren is hopeful that they will be back on top with their promotion of rookie driver, Stoffel Vandoorne. Starring: Michael Douglas Click here for more info

NETFLIX Feature Film Special: When We First Met [Special Presentation]

Using a magical photo booth that sends him back in time, Noah relives the night he met Avery over and over, trying to persuade her to fall for him. Starring: Adam DeVine, Alexandra Daddario, Shelley Hennig. Click here for more info

NETFLIX Special: The Ritual [Special Presentation]

Four friends with a long-standing — but strained — connection take a hiking trip into the Swedish wilderness, from which they may never return. Starring: Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali, Robert James-Collier Click here for more info

8:00 pm
NBC Sports Special: 2018 Winter Olympics [Opening Ceremony–Special Presentation]
9:00 pm
ABC Child Support: Episode 105 [1st Season Finale – Special Time]

Saturday, February 10, 2018
8:00 pm
NBC Sports Special: 2018 Winter Olympics [Special Presentation]
9:00 pm
SHOWTIME Special: Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars [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.