This Week on TV – 12/31/17-1/6/18

Welcome to a new week of TV! It’s a bit slow at the beginning of the week but fills up quickly later in the week, so check your local listings for anything new!

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Sunday features 1 season premiere & 1 season finale, so check out tonight’s schedule!

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Smilf (#108) – Showtime @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Lovesick – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete Third Season Premiere)
  • *Special*Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018 – ABC @ 8/7c (2-Hour Special Pt 1)
  • *Special*Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018 – ABC @ 10/9c (1-Hour Special Pt 2)
  • *Special*FOX’s New Year’s Eve with Steve Harvey: Live from Times Square – FOX @ 8:06/7:06c (2-Hour Special)
  • *Special*The Graham Norton Show – BBC America @ 12AM/11PMc (1-Hour Special)
  • *New*Shameless (#808) – Showtime @ 9/8c


Monday features 3 series premieres & 4 season premieres. To read more about the new series, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight is the series premiere of Love & Hip Hop Miami on VH1 at 9/8c. As bold, edgy, gorgeous, and diverse as the city it’s set in, Love & Hip Hop Miami turns up the heat and doesn’t hold back in making the 305 the place to be. Multi-platinum selling hip-hop legend Trick Daddy is back in the studio collaborating with his longtime musical ally and rap icon, “The Diamond Princess” Trina. Afro-Latina singer, Amara La Negra, faces roadblocks on her journey to cross over to the American music market while Jojo Zarur is an entrepreneur and celebrity stylist whose dreams of dominating the fashion industry might be derailed by family issues. Meanwhile Christopher “Prince” Michael Harty and DJ Michelle Pooch are enmeshed in a rivalry to claim party supremacy in the hot and competitive Miami nightlife scene. Miami street legend and rapper signed to Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group, Gunplay, has returned to Miami to stage a musical comeback but he finds himself sucked back into the temptations and vices of the “real” Miami, where his demons threaten the fate of both his career and his relationship.
Tonight is also the series premiere of NFL Football Fanatic on USA Network at 11:05/10:05c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 11:35/10:35c. Darren McMullen (The Voice Australia) moved to America almost a decade ago, but he’s still missing one important thing: an NFL team to call his own. Each week on NFL Football Fanatic, Darren will visit a different American city to learn about the unique take they have on football fandom, with real “super-fans” as his guides. He’ll explore all aspects of NFL traditions and experiences, with behind-the scenes access to players, coaches, and other iconic football figures during team practices and pre-game warmups. By the end of the series, our host will finally have a team to call his own and fans will appreciate the game in a whole new way.
Finally, tonight is the series premiere of Ridiculous Cakes on Food Network at 10/9c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 10:30/9:30c. Go behind the scenes to see what it takes to create some of America’s most mind-boggling cakes. Alton Brown narrates 12 half-hour episodes, introducing viewers to some of the most talented cake artists from across the country, while offering insightful and revealing commentary about their extraordinary efforts that go into imagining and creating these masterpieces. Whether it is a cake made to be a confectionary celebration of the beloved children’s series Fraggle Rock for Jim Henson Studios or a giant planet Earth cake that weighs nearly a quarter of a ton for an Earth Day gala, get ready for some inspirational and Ridiculous Cakes!

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*Love & Hip Hop Miami (#101) – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*NFL Football Fanatic (#101/102) – USA Network @ 11:05/10:05c & 11:35/10:35c (2 New Episodes Including Series Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*Ridiculous Cakes (#101/104) – Food Network @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes Including Series Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*60 Days In (#401-120) – A&E @ 9/8c (2-Hour Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Better Late Than Never (#202/203) – NBC @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Kids Baking Championship – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*The Bachelor (#2201) – ABC @ 8/7c (2-Hour Season Premiere)
  • *Special*Rose Parade 2018 – HGTV @ 11AM/10AMc
  • *Special*The 2018 Rose Parade Hosted by Cord & Tish – Amazon @ 11AM/10AMc
  • *Special*Unexpected (#107-120) – TLC @ 8/7c (2-Hour “Tell All” Special)
  • *New*Booze Traveler (#403) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*It Takes a Killer – Oxygen @ 11/10c & 11:30/10:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Love & Hip Hop (#810) – VH1 @ 8/7c
  • *New*Lucifer (#L-220) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Man v Food (#209/208) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Marvel’s Runaways (#109) – Hulu @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*MTV Floribama Shore (#107) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*RelationShep (#104) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*The First 48 (#357) – A&E @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Gifted (#GIF-111) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Wall (#215) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Valor (#110) – The CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Vanderpump Rules (#604) – Bravo @ 9/8c


Tuesday features 2 series premieres & 6 season premieres. To read more about the new series, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight is the series premiere of Ellen’s Game of Games on NBC at 8/7c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 9/8c. Multi-award winning television host, producer, writer, actress and entertainment powerhouse Ellen DeGeneres brings her hilarious, high-energy comedy to primetime this January with NBC’s newest reality competition show. DeGeneres serves as host and executive producer of the hour-long comedy game show, which includes supersized versions of the most popular and action-packed games from her award-winning daytime talk show. Contestants, who are pulled right from the audience, will have to maneuver massive obstacles, answer questions under crushing time pressure and face gigantic plunges into the unknown — all in a quest to win a big cash prize. Every episode will feature DeGeneres’s one-of-a-kind comedy and irrepressible personality, along with a unique roster of games, including Blindfolded Musical Chairs, Dizzy Dash and Scary Go Round. The thrill of the pressure-cooker situations and the instant wins will keep audiences on the edge of their seats. At the start, contestants play games over four rounds. The winner of each round advances to play Know or Go. The person who wins advances to the final round to play an epic game of Hot Hands, where he or she will have to guess as many answers as he or she can in a designated amount of time.
Tonight is also the series premiere of LA to Vegas on FOX at 9/8c. This is a workplace comedy about an airline crew and the eccentric passengers who, every weekend, take a no-frills roundtrip flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas with one goal in mind: to come back a winner. The series stars Kim Matula (UnREAL), Ed Weeks (The Mindy Project), Nathan Lee Graham (The Comeback, Hitch), and Olivia Macklin (The Young Pope), with Peter Stormare (The Big Lebowski) and Dylan McDermott (The Practice, American Horror Story).

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*Ellen’s Game of Games (#102/103) – NBC @ 8/7c & 9/8c (2 New Episodes Including Series Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*LA to Vegas (#LAV-101) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Hack My Life (#V501) – TruTV @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*I Am Jazz (#401) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Intervention – A&E @ 9/8c (2-Hour Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Married at First Sight (#600/601) – Lifetime @ 8/7c & 9/8c (1-Hour “Season 6 Matchmaking” Special & 1-Hour Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*My Big Fat Fabulous Life (#501-120) – TLC @ 6/5c & 8/7c (2-Hour “Countdown to the New Season” Special & 2-Hour Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*The Challenge (#3101) – MTV @ 9/8c & 10/9c (1-Hour Season Premiere & 1-Hour “Champs vs. Stars” Special)
  • *Sports*Inside the NFL – Showtime @ 9/8c
  • *New*black-ish (#408) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Bull (#BUL211) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Chicago Med (#305) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Chopped – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Fresh Off the Boat (#411) – ABC @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (#110) – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Lethal Weapon (#LET-211) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Major Crimes (#612) – TNT @ 9/8c
  • *New*Married at First Sight: Jamie and Doug Plus One (#103/104) – Lifetime @ 10:02/9:02c & 10:32/9:32c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*NCIS (#342) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*NCIS: New Orleans (#NO409) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Teachers (#218) – TV Land @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Curse of Oak Island (#508) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*The Mick (#MIC-211) – FOX @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*The Middle (#911) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (#803) – Bravo @ 9/8c


Wednesday features 4 series premieres, 5 season premieres, & 1 season finale. To read more about the new series, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight is the series premiere of grown-ish on Freeform at 8/7c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 8:31/7:31c. Follow Zoey Johnson (from ABC’s black-ish) as she heads to college and begins her hilarious journey to adulthood.
Tonight is also the series premiere of 9-1-1 on FOX at 9/8c. From prolific creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, this new procedural drama is a fast-paced exploration into the lives and careers of first responders – cops, paramedics, firefighters – the people who put their lives on the line to save others. Starring Angela Bassett (American Horror Story, What’s Love Got to Do with It), the series is based on the real-life, high-pressure experiences of emergency response providers who are thrust into heart-stopping situations that are equal parts unpredictable, intense and uplifting. These emergency responders must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in their own lives. Peter Krause (The Catch, Six Feet Under) and Connie Britton (Nashville, Friday Night Lights, American Horror Story) have been cast in lead roles. Oliver Stark (Into the Badlands), Aisha Hinds (Shots Fired, Underground), Kenneth Choi (The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story), and Rockmond Dunbar (Prison Break, The Path) have been cast in series regular roles.
Tonight is also the series premiere of WAGS Atlanta on E! at 10/9c. The series follows the relationships and glamorous lifestyles of Ariel Anderson, Niche Caldwell, Kierra Douglas, Kaylin Jurrjens, Kesha Norman, Brandi Rhodes, Shuntel “Telli” Swift, Sincerely Ward, and Hope Wiseman. These nine tight-knit Atlanta-based wives and girlfriends of today’s hottest professional athletes live life unapologetically, with no boundaries and no filters within the infamous social life of Atlanta. In the eight episode season, viewers will see these ambitious, strong-minded women build their brands and navigate friendships and their high-profile romances, all while taking the Atlanta social scene by storm alongside their leading men. Bonded by long-time friendships, the ladies work to make their own dreams a reality — empowering each other, celebrating their successes, and working to find ways to balance their own careers and interests with the demands of their partner’s sports schedules. From business owners to interior designers, these women are making their mark and redefining what it means to be a power couple. It’s not all glitz and glamour however, these couples encounter tough situations including infidelity, suspensions, and ultimatums, forcing them to fight for their relationships in order to prove that a southern belle and a big-time baller really can have it all.
Finally, tonight is the series premiere of Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks on TruTV at 11/10c. Produced by Def Comedy Jam co-creator Bob Sumner and hosted by DJ and comedian Cipha Sounds, truTV is flipping comedy on its head with Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks, a new half-hour series where the next generation of comedians brings their hilarious personal stories to life with a playful reinvention of stand-up. From tales about janky doctors, gaining weight, and reminiscing about old school beepers, to riffs on relationships, careers, flying, and even church, Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks knows no bounds.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour (#209/210) – A&E @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Series Premiere*9-1-1 (#NIN-101) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*grown-ish (#1001/1002) – Freeform @ 8/7c & 8:31/7:31c (2 New Episodes Including Series Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks (#V101) – TruTV @ 11/10c
  • *Series Premiere*WAGS Atlanta (#101) – E! @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Billion Dollar Buyer (#301) – CNBC @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Catfish (#701) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Match Game (#302) – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*The Amazing Race (#3001) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *Season Premiere*The X-Files (#XF-1101) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*American Housewife (#211) – ABC @ 9:31/8:31c
  • *New*Black Ink Crew (#605) – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*Chicago PD (#510) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Criminal Minds (#CM1310) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Expedition Unknown (#406) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Iron Chef Showdown – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Knightfall (#105) – History Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Law & Order: SVU (#1909) – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Little Women: Atlanta (#404) – Lifetime @ 9/8c
  • *New*Little Women: LA: Terra’s Big House (#104) – Lifetime @ 10:02/9:02c
  • *New*Modern Family (#911) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*MythBusters (#2007) – Science Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Property Brothers – HGTV @ 9/8c
  • *New*SEAL Team (#ST110) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Speechless (#211) – ABC @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*The Blacklist (#509) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Goldbergs (#511) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*The Librarians (#407) – TNT @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of New Jersey (#812) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*Total Divas (#708) – E! @ 9/8c
  • *New*Vikings (#507) – History Channel @ 9/8c


Thursday features 2 series premieres, 3 season premieres, & 2 season finales. To read more about the new series, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight is the 2-hour series premiere of The Four on FOX at 8/7c. Eight-time Grammy® Award-winning, multi-Platinum solo artist Fergie will serve as host, and Grammy® Award-winning musician, record producer and songwriter Sean “Diddy” Combs, record-producing hitmaker DJ Khaled, Grammy-winning recording artist and songwriter Meghan Trainor and record label executive Charlie Walk have joined the panel of experts on this new musical competition series. The show begins where most competitions end: with the four finalists. Four super-talented and fiercely competitive singers, chosen from their auditions by the show’s panel of music industry experts, will try to defend their coveted spots on the stage, as they are challenged individually by new singers determined to replace them. Each week, if any of the four are outperformed, they’ll go home and their challengers will take their place. And those challengers could be fans who had been sitting on a couch one week, and singing onstage the next. Viewers who think they’ve got the talent to compete and unseat the four singers onstage will have the opportunity to submit an audition video. America will have the chance to decide who is brought onto the show by voting on the available streamed auditions and influencing which challengers will take on THE FOUR and shake up the competition. If the existing four singers outperform their challengers, then they survive to sing another week, until the end of the season, when the singers have safely secured their spots on stage and face off against each other, resulting in one being named the winner. At stake is the ultimate prize: the panel of industry experts becomes key players on the winner’s team. This elite group of star-makers will help shepherd the winner’s career and be fully invested in making him or her a breakout star. As part of the grand prize, the winner will also be part of iHeartMedia’s coveted “On the Verge” artist development program, which will support the winning talent with airplay across iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide.
Tonight is also the series premiere of The Interrogation Room on Discovery Channel at 10/9c. Criminal investigations are a tangle of stories and lies — they are puzzles solved by skilled detectives seeking justice. But how do they piece together the truth? It all starts in the interrogation room. Discovery will show what it’s like to be a fly on the wall during the most intense exchanges in the history of crime. From home invasions to murders, the show covers all facets of crime and the clever tactics used by detectives to obtain criminal confessions. Step into the rooms with detectives and suspects, and listen, verbatim, to the hair-raising conversations that end with convictions.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Ghost Wars (#113) – Syfy @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Van Helsing (#213) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*The Four (#FOU-101/02) – FOX @ 8/7c (2-Hour Series Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*The Interrogation Room (#101) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Killing Fields: Murder Isle (#301) – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c & 9/8c (1-Hour “Day of Reckoning” Special & 1-Hour Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Nashville (#601) – CMT @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Project Runway All Stars (#601) – Lifetime @ 9/8c
  • *New*60 Days In (#402-120) – A&E @ 9/8c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*American Pickers – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Beat Bobby Flay – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Chicago Fire (#607) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Damnation (#108) – USA Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Great News (#210) – NBC @ 9:31/8:31c
  • *New*Jay Leno’s Garage (#311) – CNBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Life in Pieces (#LIP309) – CBS @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles (#1009) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*Mom (#MOM509) – CBS @ 9:01/8:01c
  • *New*Mysteries at the Museum – Travel Channel @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Sheffield Real Estate (#110/111) – FYI @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Superstition (#110) – Syfy @ 11/10c
  • *New*Superstore (#308) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*S.W.A.T. (#SWT108) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Big Bang Theory – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Carbonaro Effect (#V609) – TruTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*The First 48 (#363) – A&E @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Good Place (#209) – NBC @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*The Grand Tour (#205) – Amazon @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Top Chef (#1505) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*WIll & Grace (#908) – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Young Sheldon (#YS110) – CBS @ 8:31/7:31c


Friday features 2 series premieres. To read more about the new series, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight is the series premiere of Child Support on ABC at 8/7c. The show will feature adult contestants and priceless interactions between funnyman Ricky Gervais and a group of five kids who say the most unpredictable things. Hosted by Fred Savage, contestants are asked to answer 10 questions correctly to earn the top prize. If they answer incorrectly, the contestants have a chance to be saved by the five kids who have been asked the same question by Gervais.
Tonight is also the series premiere of Mysteries & Scandals on Oxygen at 10/9c. Hosted by Soledad O’Brien, the 13 episode, hour-long series investigates some of the most legendary and intriguing crimes, murders, and scandals that shook the nation and impacted pop culture through vivid first-hand accounts, re-enactments and archival footage. Power, fame, infamy, envy, obsession and betrayal provide the framework for headlines of the recent past.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*Child Support (#101) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *Series Premiere*Mysteries & Scandals (#101) – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *New*Amazingness (#105) – MTV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Blue Bloods (#BB811) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Bring It! (#422) – Lifetime @ 9/8c
  • *New*Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (#308) – The CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Diners, Drive-ins & Dives – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Hawaii Five-0 (#HF812) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Hell’s Kitchen (#HK-1711) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Live PD – A&E @ 9/8c (3-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*MacGyver (#MAC212) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Married to Medicine (#508) – Bravo @ 8/7c
  • *New*Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (#506) – ABC @ 9:01/8:01c
  • *New*Ridiculousness – MTV @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*The Rap Game (#406) – Lifetime @ 10:02/9:02c


Saturday is a new episode of Ten Days in the Valley on ABC at 9/8c, followed by the season (likely series) finale at 10/9c. It’s also the season premiere of four shows plus the return of a couple more, so check out the schedule below for more information!

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Ten Days in the Valley (#109/110) – ABC @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Season Premiere*Broke and Famous (#201) – Reelz @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Copycat Killers (#501) – Reelz @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Falling Water (#201) – USA Network @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Say Yes to the Dress (#1601-60) – TLC @ 7/6c & 8/7c (1-Hour “Countdown to the New Season” Special & 1-Hour Season Premiere)
  • *Special*Four Weddings – TLC @ 9/8c (2-Hour Special)
  • *New*Ghost Adventures – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Live PD – A&E @ 9/8c (3-Hour New Episode)

That’s it! Hope you all have a great week!

— Jenny

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