This Week on TV – 12/30/18-1/5/19

Welcome to a new week of TV! Things are slowly starting to come back from the Christmas break, so be sure to check out the schedule below so you don’t miss anything!

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Sunday features 1 season premiere & 3 season finales, so check out tonight’s schedule!

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Amanda to the Rescue (#110) – Animal Planet @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Angie Tribeca (#406/407/408/409/410) – TBS @ 8/7c-10/9c (5 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Escape at Dannemora (#107) – Showtime @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*The Orville (#ORV-201) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *Sports*Football Night in America – NBC @ 7/6c
  • *Sports*Sunday Night Football – NBC @ 8:15/7:15c (Indianapolis Colts @ Tennessee Titans)
  • *New*90 Day Fiance (#612) – TLC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Alaska: The Last Frontier (#813) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Counterpart (#204) – Starz @ 9/8c
  • *New*Crikey! It’s the Irwins (#110) – Animal Planet @ 8/7c
  • *New*Dirty John (#106) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Haunted Case Files (#207) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Outlander (#409) – Starz @ 8/7c
  • *New*Queen America (#109) – Facebook Watch @ 9/8c
  • *New*Ray Donovan (#610) – Showtime @ 9/8c
  • *New*Return to Amish (#506) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Snapped: Killer Couples (#1008) – Oxygen @ 7/6c
  • *New*The Last Alaskans (#406) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of Atlanta (#1109) – Bravo @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of New Jersey (#908) – Bravo @ 9/8c


Monday features 2 series 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 complete first season premiere of Comedias of the World on Netflix at 3:01AM/2:01AMc. The show, a global first of its kind, will bring together 47 comedians from 13 regions in 8 languages in an unprecedented stand-up comedy event series. The groundbreaking series will feature a range of stand-up specials from comedians diverse in style, gender and ethnicity, taped in eight languages from around the world. Comedians include Chris D’Elia, Neal Brennan, Nick Swardson, Nicole Byer, & more.
Tonight is the complete first season premiere of Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix at 3:01AM/2:01AMc. In a series of inspiring home makeovers, world-renowned tidying expert Marie Kondo helps clients clear out the clutter…and choose joy.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Unanchored (#109) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Comedias of the World – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*Tidying Up with Marie Kondo – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*A Series of Unfortunate Events – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete Third Season Premiere)
  • *Special*A Toast to 2018! – NBC @ 8/7c (2-Hour Special)
  • *Special*Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2019 – ABC @ 8/7c (2-Hour Special Pt 1)
  • *Special*Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2019 – ABC @ 10/9c (1-Hour Special Pt 2)
  • *Special*Fox’s New Year’s Eve with Steve Harvey: Live from Times Square – FOX @ 8/7c (2-Hour Special Pt 1)
  • *Special*Fox’s New Year’s Eve with Steve Harvey: Live from Times Square – FOX @ 11/10c (90-Minute Special Pt 2)
  • *Special*NBC’s New Year’s Eve – NBC @ 10/9c (1-Hour Special)


Tuesday features 1 series premiere, 3 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 Bad Chad Customs on Discovery Channel at 10/9c. In a small, hand-built shop in a rural town lives a car artist like no other: Chad Hiltz aka “Bad Chad.” His one-of-a-kind creations spring from his imagination, a mind that never stops. Isolated and without extra spending money, Chad always had to be creative and resourceful. Using only basic tools and his limitless ingenuity, Chad will incorporate literally anything into his car builds, parts from a boat, airplane, even an old locker. Part MacGyver, part Willy Wonka, if Bad Chad can imagine it, he will find a way to build it. The show chronicles this master builder and his tight-knit team who turn metal from the junkyards into award-winning cars.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Doctor Who (#1111-90) – BBC America @ 8/7c (90-Minute Season Finale)
  • *Series Premiere*Bad Chad Customs (#101) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*I Am Jazz (#501) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Married at First Sight (#800/801/802) – Lifetime @ 8/7c & 9/8c (1-Hour “Looking for Love” Special & 2-Hour Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*My Big Fat Fabulous Life (#601-120) – TLC @ 6/5c & 8/7c (2-Hour “Countdown to the new Season” Special & 2-Hour Season Premiere)
  • *Special*AKC National Championship 2018 – Animal Planet @ 6/5c (4-Hour Special)
  • *Sports*Inside the NFL – Showtime @ 9/8c
  • *Special*Street Outlaws – Discovery Channel @ 7/6c & 8/7c (1-Hour “Bristol: Road to $200k” Special & 2-Hour “Bristol: Race to $200k” Special)
  • *New*Burgers, Brew & ‘Que (#503) – Cooking Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Chopped – Food Net333work @ 9/8c
  • *New*Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath (#306) – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*Lethal Weapon (#LET-310) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Curse of Oak Island (#607) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Gifted (#GIF-210) – FOX @ 9/8c


Wednesday features 3 series premieres, 9 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 series premiere of – The Masked Singer on FOX at 9/8c. Hosted by Nick Cannon, with panelists Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke, the show is a top-secret celebrity singing competition that will have everyone asking, “who’s behind the mask?!” Based on an international format, and already a viral phenomenon with over half a billion fans worldwide, the series features celebrities facing off against one another with one major twist: each singer is shrouded from head to toe in an elaborate costume, complete with full face mask to conceal his or her identity. With each performance, the host, panelists, audience, viewers and even the other contestants are left guessing who is singing behind the mask. Although the celebrities’ identities are a mystery, between them they have a combined 65 Grammy Award nominations, 16 Emmy Award nominations, four stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and four Super Bowl titles. The singers may attempt to throw the crowd off of their scent, while keen observers might pick up on tiny clues buried throughout the show. One singer will be eliminated by the audience and judges each week, based on their performance, and will then reveal his or her true identity. It’s not a “whodunit,” it’s a “whosungit!”
Tonight is also the seris premiere of Mythbusters Jr on Science Chennel at 3:01AM/2:01AMc. Adam Savage will return to television as host and executive producer. For the ten-episode series Savage has teamed-up with six of the nation’s leading young ‘makers’, robotics wizzes, builders, and inventors, all under the age of 16, who show off their amazing ingenuity and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) skills. Together, they tackle myt9hs just like those seen in the popular Emmy(R) nominated television series MythBusters, ranging from driving, explosions, movies, popular culture and more. From building a fire extinguisher jetpack, to dominos big enough to crush a car, and testing myths from the Oscar(R)-winning big screen pic Gravity and TV’s Breaking Bad, it’s an action-packed season.
Finally, tonight is the series premiere of True Life/Now on MTV at 10/9c. Four episodes will uncover stories of real people immersed in today’s biggest social phenomena ranging from celebrity fanaticism to photo filter addiction.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Live PD: Police Patrol (#188/189/190/191) – A&E @ 9/8c-
  • *Season Finale*Tell Me a Story (#110) – CBSAA @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Series Premiere*Mythbusters Jr (#101) – Science Channel @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*The Masked Singer (#MS-101) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*True Life/Now (#101) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*American Beauty Star (#201) – Lifetime @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Black Ink Crew: Chicago (#501) – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Family by the Ton (#201) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back (#HRS-201) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *Season Premiere*grown-ish (#2001/2002) – Freeform @ 8/7c & 8:31/7:31c (2 New Epsiodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Homestead Rescue (#401) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Love & Hip Hop: Miami (#201) – VH1 @ 8/7c
  • *Season Premiere*Moonshiners (#801) – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c & 9/8c (1-Hour “Secret Summit Season Kickoff” Special & 1-Hour Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Project Runway All Stars (#701) – Lifetime @ 7/6c
  • *New*Botched (#505) – E! @ 9/8c
  • *New*Cashed Out (#105) – Reelz @ 9/8c
  • *New*Catfish: The TV Show (#724/725) – MTV @ 8/7c & 9/8c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Criminal Minds (#CM1411) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Deal or No Deal (#508/509) – CNBC @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Guy’s Grocery Games – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Mysteries at the Museum (#2207) – Travel Channel @ 8/7c
  • *New*Outrageous Acts of Science (#1006) – Science Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Property Brothers – HGTV @ 9/8c
  • *New*SEAL Team (#ST211) – CBS @ 9:01/8:01c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of New Jersey (#909) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*Vikings (#516) – History Channel @ 9/8c


Thursday features 2 series premieres & 7 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 2-hour series premiere of The Titan Games on NBC at 8/7c. The show will offer everyday people the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete in remarkable feats designed to test mind, body and heart. Inspired by executive producer and host Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s desire to motivate global audiences to reach their potential for greatness, this unparalleled new athletic competition gives men and women across the country the opportunity to step inside the electrifying Titan arena and achieve the impossible. Competitors will push their bodies to the limit by battling opponents in unforgiving head-to-head challenges. The show will not only test the competitors’ physical strength, but also their mental and emotional fortitude. In this uplifting series, hard work and determination will be rewarded and a new breed of heroes will emerge. Titans aren’t born, they’re made.
Tonight is also the series premiere of Surviving R. Kelly on Lifetime at 9/8c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 10/9c. In the ground-breaking documentary series, women are emerging from the shadows and uniting their voices to share their stories. Celebrated as one of the greatest R&B singers of all time, R. Kelly’s genre defining career and playboy lifestyle has been riddled with rumors of abuse, predatory behavior, and pedophilia. Despite damning evidence and multiple witnesses, to date, none of these accusations have seemingly affected him. For the first time ever, survivors and people from R. Kelly’s inner circle, are coming forward with new allegations about his sexual, mental, and physical abuse. They are now finally ready to share their full story and shed light on the secret life the public has never seen. With over 50 interviews including civil rights activist Tarana Burke, musicians John Legend and Sparkle, talk-show host and former DJ Wendy Williams, ex-wife Andrea Kelly, ex-girlfriend Kitti Jones, brothers Carey and Bruce Kelly, and many others, the true story of R. Kelly’s controversial past will be revealed beginning in 1970 through present day, shedding light on the R&B star whose history of alleged abuse of underage African American girls has, until recently, been largely ignored by mainstream media.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*The Titan Games (#101/102) – NBC @ 8/7c (2-Hour Season Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*Surviving R. Kelly (#101) – Lifetime @ 9/8c 10/&9c (2 New Episodes Including Series Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*60 Days In (#501) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Dr. Pimple Popper (#201) – TLC @ 8/7c & 9/8c (1-Hour “Countdown to the New Season” Special & 1-Hour Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Gotham (#GTH-501) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *Season Premiere*Impossible Engineering (#501) – Science Channel @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles (#1101-75) – Bravo @ 9/8c (75-Minute Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Music City (#201/202) – CMT @ 10/9c & 10:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*The Blacklist (#601) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Beat Bobby Flay – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Ex on the Beach (#203) – MTV @ 8/7c
  • *New*Live PD – A&E @ 8/7c (3-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*MTV Floribama Shore (#221) – MTV @ 9/8c
  • *New*S.W.A.T. (#SWA211) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Big Bang Theory – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Orville (#ORV-112) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Top Chef (#1605) – Bravo @ 8/7c
  • *New*Young Sheldon (#YS211) – CBS @ 8:31/7:31c


Friday features 1 series premiere & 1 season premiere. 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 & Sexy on VH1 at 9:30/8:30c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 10/9c. The show will call on comedians, entertainers and influencers to weigh in on how to survive and thrive in your “thirties.” The talking-head style series will feature irreverent commentary and sketches from today’s top celebrities and comedians.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*Grown & Sexy (#101/102) – VH1 @ 9:30/8:30c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes Including Series Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Gold Rush: White Water (#201) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *Special*The Hollywood Walk of Fame Honors – The CW @ 9/8c (1-Hour Special)
  • *New*Blue Bloods (#BB911) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Diners, Drive-ins & Dives – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Extreme Love (#102) – WE @ 10/9c
  • *New*Fresh Off the Boat (#509) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Gold Rush (#TD507/913) – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c & 9/8c (1-Hour “The Dirt” Special & 1 New Episode)
  • *New*Hawaii Five-0 (#HF910) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Hell’s Kitchen (#HK-1810) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Last Man Standing (#LMS-706) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Live PD – A&E @ 9/8c (3-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Love After Lockup (#205) – WE @ 9/8c
  • *New*MacGyver (#MAC311) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Ridiculousness (#2227/2228) – MTV @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars (#404) – VH1 @ 8/7c
  • *New*Speechless (#309) – ABC @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Surviving R. Kelly (#103/104) – Lifetime @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*The Blacklist (#602) – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Cool Kids (#CK-113) – FOX @ 8:30/7:30c


Saturday is two new episodes of Surviving R. Kelly on Lifetime, starting at 9/8c followed by the season finale at 10/9c. It’s also the season premiere of Say Yes to the Dress on TLC at 8/7c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Surviving R. Kelly (#105/106) – Lifetime @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episode Including Season Finale)
  • *Season Premiere*Say Yes to the Dress (#1701) – TLC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Ghost Adventures (#SP62) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Live PD – A&E @ 9/8c (3-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*The Alec Baldwin Show (#109) – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Zimmern List (#211/208) – Travel Channel @ 10AM/9AMc & 10:30AM/9:30AMc (2 New Episodes)

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

— Jenny

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4 Responses to This Week on TV – 12/30/18-1/5/19

  1. Mic Malloy says:

    Maybe Luther (BBC One)? #501 on 1/1 … #502 on 1/2 and #503 (series finale) on 1/3

    • Jenny says:

      Eek. That doesn’t show up on the site I use because it’s not airing in the US…which is also why I didn’t know ahead of time. Sorry!

  2. Crystal Roberts says:

    Smilf is on Hulu Showtime add-on and Good Trouble is also on Hulu Freeform 🙂 And they didn’t air live yet

    • Jenny says:

      Smilf starts Jan 20. Oh! Good Trouble is this coming week and I missed it on the schedule I posted earlier. Oops. Fixing that now. 🙂 Thanks.