This Week on TV – 12/29/19-1/4/20

Welcome to a new week of TV! It’s a very slow week, although there are a few things on, so be sure to check out the schedule below so you don’t miss anything!

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Sunday features 3 series premieres & 3 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 Flirty Dancing on FOX at 8:01/7:01c (or after football). In the show, hosted by actress, producer and dancer Jenna Dewan, complete strangers are taught a dance routine, then meet for the first time on a blind date at a breathtaking location, as they dance together without saying a word. Singles will perform a different choreographed dance with each of two potential love interests, before choosing the one with whom he/she has the strongest connection. Will it be love at first dance?
Tonight is the series premiere of Dare Me on USA Network at 10/9c. Based on the acclaimed novel by Megan Abbott, who serves as writer and executive producer along with Gina Fattore, the show is an unflinching exploration of teen angst, jealousy, loyalty and the dynamics of power in a small Midwestern town. Peering behind the all-American facade, the series dives into the cutthroat world of competitive high school cheerleading. It follows the fraught relationship between two best friends (Herizen Guardiola, The Get Down, and Marlo Kelly) after a new coach (Willa Fitzgerald, Behind Enemy Lines, Little Women, Scream) arrives to bring their team to prominence. While the girls’ friendship is put to the test, their young lives are changed forever when a shocking crime rocks their quiet rust belt town. Part coming-of-age story, part sport drama, part murder mystery, the show exposes the physical and psychological extremes that some young women are willing to endure in order to get ahead. The show also stars Amanda Brugel (Eyewitness), Chris Zylka (Bloodlines, The Leftovers, The Secret Circle, Teen Spirit), Joyful Drake (Let’s Stay Together), (Mamma Dallas, MOB, Opposite Sex), Rob Heaps (Imposters), Tammy Blanchard (Amish Grace, Empire State, Hoke, Living Proof, Sybil), & Zach Roerig (The Vampire Diaries), as well as Adrian Walters, Alison Thornton, Antonio J. Bell, & Taveeta Syzmanowicz.
Finally, tonight is the series premiere of Lost in the Wild on Travel Channel at 11/10c. Earth’s lush terrain and shining seas can hide tales of adventures gone terribly wrong, where people have met mysterious ill-fated ends. With little evidence and few fragmented clues, the trail to truth eventually runs cold. In this new series, veteran explorers J.J. Kelley and Kinga Philipps are reinvestigating these perplexing cases, venturing into the perilous unknown in search of answers. In each one-hour episode, filmmaker and explorer J.J. Kelley and journalist Kinga Philipps retrace the harrowing steps of adventurers whose journeys took an unexpected turn for the worse. Picking up where the official investigation has ended, the duo sets off on foot to follow the path they believe will lead them to answers, interviewing witnesses and locals along the way. From trekking deep in the Amazon jungle in search of idealists looking for a lost city to climbing a treacherous mountain in Africa where dozens have vanished, the duo combine their wilderness and sleuthing skills to navigate their way toward the truth. Confronted with risky and uncertain situations, they test their own limits to investigate missed clues and new evidence behind these baffling cases.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Dublin Murders (#108) – Starz @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Killer Siblings (#110) – Oxygen @ 6/5c
  • *Season Finale*Unexplained and Unexplored (#108) – Science Channel @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Dare Me (#101) – USA Network @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Flirty Dancing (#FLD-101) – FOX @ 8:01/7:01c (or after football)
  • *Series Premiere*Lost in the Wild (#103) – Travel Channel @ 11/10c
  • *Special*Cake-Off: Duff’s New Year’s Eve Cake-Off – Food Network @ 9/8c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Sports*Football Night in America – NBC @ 7/6c
  • *Special*Married to Medicine – Bravo @ 9/8c (2-Hour “Reunion” Special)
  • *Sports*Sunday Night Football – NBC @ 8:15/7:15c (San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks)
  • *New*90 Day Fiance (#708) – TLC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Alaska: The Last Frontier (#913) – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Alaskan Bush People (#1105) – Discovery Channel @ 9:04/8:04c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Autopsy: The Last Hours of… – Reelz @ 8/7c
  • *New*Blind Date (#126) – Bravo @ 11/10c
  • *New*Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter (#508) – Sundance @ 10AM/9AMc
  • *New*Expedition Bigfoot (#104) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Guy’s Grocery Games – Food Network @ 8/7c
  • *New*Nightly Pop – E! @ 11/10c
  • *New*Ray Donovan (#707) – Showtime @ 8/7c
  • *New*Ridiculousness – MTV @ 8/7c
  • *New*Shameless (#1008) – Showtime @ 9/8c
  • *New*Star Wars Resistance – Disney XD @ 6/5c
  • *New*The L Word: Generation Q (#104) – Showtime @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of Atlanta (#1209) – Bravo @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Weekly – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*Work in Progress (#104) – Showtime @ 10:52/9:52c


Monday features the complete third season premiere of Alexa & Katie, so check out tonight’s schedule!

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Premiere*Alexa & Katie – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete Third Season Premiere)
  • *Special*Chopped – Food Network @ 9/8c (1-Hour “Sweets – Winter Celebration” Special)
  • *New*Below Deck (#713) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*Blind Date (#127) – Bravo @ 11/10c
  • *New*Diesel Brothers (#605) – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c (3-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Food Network Challenge – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Love & Hip Hop (#1004) – VH1 @ 8/7c
  • *New*Murdoch Mysteries (#1302) – Acorn TV @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Twin Turbos (#204) – Discovery Channel @ 11:05/10:05c
  • *New*WWE Raw – USA Network @ 8/7c


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

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*NFL: The Grind (#117) – Epix @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*The Degenerates – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete Second Season Premiere)
  • *Special*A Toast to 2019! – NBC @ 8/7c (2-Hour Special)
  • *Special*Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020 Pt 1 – ABC @ 8/7c (2-Hour Special)
  • *Special*Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020 Pt 2 – ABC @ 10/9c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Special*Fox’s Near Year’s Eve with Steve Harvey: Live from Times Square, Pt 1 – FOX @ 8/7c (2-Hour Special)
  • *Special*Fox’s Near Year’s Eve with Steve Harvey: Live from Times Square, Pt 2 – FOX @ 11/10c (90-Minute Special)
  • *Sports*Inside the NFL – Showtime @ 9/8c
  • *Special*NBC New Year’s Eve Special Pt 1 – NBC @ 10/9c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Special*The Dead Files (#1204) – Travel Channel @ 8/7c (2-Hour “A Haunting Brought Home” Special)
  • *New*Moonshiners (#908) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c


Wednesday features 5 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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Overnight last night was the series premiere of The Circle on Netflix. Be yourself — or someone else? In this lighthearted and strategic competition show, the players must choose, all while chasing a cash prize. Status and strategy collide in this social experiment and competition show where online players flirt, befriend, and catfish their way toward $100,000.
Also overnight last night was the complete first season premiere of Messiah on Netflix. When a man in the Middle East appears to be performing miracles, a rift breaks out over whether he’s the Messiah or a fraud in this suspenseful drama. The show stars Beau Bridges (Masters of Sex, Into the West, Stargate: SG-1), Emily Kinney (The Walking Dead), Jackson Hurst (Drop Dead Diva, Sharp Objects), Michelle Monaghan (Open, The Path, True Detective), Philip Baker Hall (Wildlife, The Loop), Barbara Eve Harris (Forever), Jane Adams (Hung), John Ortiz (Luck, The Anatomy of Hope), Mehdi Dehbi (Tyrant), Melinda Page Hamilton (Damnation, Dig, Nurses), Stefania Lavie Owen (Chance), & Wil Traval (Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Red Widow), as well as Fares Landousil, Iqbal Theba, Nicole Rose Scimeca, Sayyid El Alami, & Tomer Sisley.
Finally, overnight last night was the complete first season premiere of Spinning Out, also on Netflix. After choking during an important performance, a competitive skater dealing with family issues and her own inner demons struggles to revive her career. The show stars January Jones (The Last Man on Earth, Mad Men), Sarah Wright Olsen (Marry Me, Mad Love), Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir, Kaitlyn Leeb (Shadowhunters), Kaya Scodelario (The Pale Horse), & Will Kemp (Grace, NY-LON, Reign, Unveiled), as well as Willow Shields, Amanda Zhou, Charlie Hewson, Evan Roderick, Mitchell Edwards, & Svetlana Efremova.
Tonight is the series premiere of The Explosion Show on Science Channel at 10/9c. Subscribing to that old axiom that everything is better with explosions, whether it’s million-dollar movie stunts or state-of-the-art fireworks, a new Science Channel series will be ringing in the New Year with a BANG! Two notorious explosion experts — MythBuster and master of blowing things up, Tory Belleci, along with Nitro Circus daredevil and stuntman, “Streetbike” Tommy Passemante — host The Explosion Show. There are few who appreciate the sweet thrill of blowing stuff up as much as Tory and Tommy. Tory was one of the technical wizards behind some of the most memorable explosions on MythBusters. Streetbike Tommy is best known for his antics with Nitro Circus, the thrill seekers known for performing insanely dangerous stunts. Together, they’re on a mission to take audiences on an unpredictable ride, hanging with the experts, daredevils and professionals who are in the business of making things explode.
Finally, tonight is the series premiere of Alaska PD on A&E at 10/9c. The show brings viewers to America’s Last Frontier, where the line between civilization and lawlessness can be razor thin. Chronically shorthanded police departments across the state must turn to officers from the Lower 48 to fight a soaring crime rate. For the “newbies” it is a trial by fire as they learn first-hand that policing, like everything else, is different in Alaska. In a state where guns are carried as part of everyday life, officers often have to protect an entire town by themselves while enforcing laws many are unwilling to follow. They face numerous dangers found only in Alaska, not just from people who want to be free from the rules of society, but also from encounters with predatory animals roaming through town and sub-zero conditions that can be deadly and unrelenting. The series will follow Alaska’s law enforcement in Fairbanks, Kodiak, Kotzebue and Petersburg.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*Alaska PD – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Messiah – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*Spinning Out – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*The Circle – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Series Premiere*The Explosion Show (#101) – Science Channel @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Doctor Who (#1201) – BBC America @ 8/7c (90-Minute Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Impossible Engineering (#701) – Science Channel @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Married at First Sight (#1000-60/1001-120) – Lifetime @ 7/6c & 8/7c (1-Hour “Strike a Match” Special & 2-Hour Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*My 600-LB Life (#801-120) – TLC @ 8/7c (2-Hour Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Supernanny (#801) – Lifetime @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*The First 48 (#1901) – A&E @ 8/7c (2-Hour Season Premiere)
  • *Special*The Real Housewives of Dallas – Bravo @ 9/8c (1-Hour “Reunion” Special Pt 1)
  • *New*All Elite Wrestling (#114) – TNT @ 8/7c
  • *New*Almost Family (#AFM-109) – FOX @ 9:01/8:01c
  • *New*Black Ink Crew: Chicago (#605) – VH1 @ 8/7c
  • *New*Five Day Biz Fix (#104) – CNBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Flirty Dancing (#FLD-102) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Forged in Fire (#716) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Guy’s Grocery Games – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Man vs. Bear (#105) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Property Brothers – HGTV @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Gulf (#105) – Sundance Now @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*The Real Housewives of New Jersey (#1008) – Bravo @ 8/7c
  • *New*Vikings (#605) – History Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Wisting (#103) – Sundance Now @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*WWE NXT – USA Network @ 8/7c


Thursday features 2 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 Deputy on FOX at 9/8c. From director/executive producer David Ayer (Training Day, End of Watch, Suicide Squad), Deputy brings the spirit of a classic Western and a gritty authenticity to the modern cop drama. When the Los Angeles County’s Sheriff dies, an arcane rule forged back in the Wild West thrusts the most unlikely man into the job: a fifth-generation lawman (Stephen Dorff, True Detective), more comfortable taking down bad guys than navigating a sea of politics, who won’t rest until justice is served. Deputy also stars Yara Martinez (Jane the Virgin, The Tick), Brian Van Holt (Cougar Town), Danielle Moné Truitt (Snowfall), Bex Taylor-Klaus (13 Reasons Why), Shane Paul McGhie (Unbelievable), and Mark Moses (Desperate Housewives).
Finally, tonight is the series premiere of My Feet Are Killing Me on TLC at 10/9c. Dr. Ebonie Vincent and Dr. Brad Schaeffer have never met a foot too funky to fix. The show follows these expert podiatrists and surgeons as they bring their warm bedside manners to the task of restoring their patients’ confidence and getting them back on their feet. Throughout the series, viewers will immerse themselves with both doctors — one West Coast and one East Coast — as they juggle all sorts of eye-popping cases, from wart clusters and funky fungus, to toe amputations and foot reconstructions.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*The Great American Baking Show (#504) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*Deputy (#DEP-101) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*My Feet Are Killing Me (#101) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*60 Days In (#601) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Dr. Pimple Popper (#401) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Ghost Adventures – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Last Man Standing (#LMS-801/802) – FOX @ 8/7c (1-Hour Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Surviving R. Kelly (#201/202) – Lifetime @ 9/8c & 10:05/9:05c (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *Special*The Paley Center Salutes Law & Order: SVU – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *Special*What is Jeopardy!? Alex Trebek and America’s Most Popular Quiz Show – ABC @ 8/7c (1-Hour Special)
  • *New*An Unexpected Killer (#105) – Oxygen @ 8/7c
  • *New*Beat Bobby Flay – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Ex on the Beach (#406) – MTV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Growing Up Hip Hop (#505) – WE @ 9/8c
  • *New*Homestead Rescue – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*MTV Floribama Shore (#309) – MTV @ 8/7c
  • *New*Project Runway (#1804) – Bravo @ 9/8c (90-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*Restaurant: Impossible (#1601) – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Tell Me a Story (#205) – CBSAA @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*The Carbonaro Effect – TruTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*The First 48 (#1902/1903) – A&E @ 8/7c & 9/8c (2 New Episodes)


Friday features 3 season premieres, so check out tonight’s schedule!

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Premiere*Extreme Love (#201) – WE @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Kindred Spirits (#401) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Love After Lockup – WE @ 9/8c
  • *New*Blue Bloods (#BB1011) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Diners, Drive-ins & Dives – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Ghost Loop (#102) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Gold Rush – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c (3-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Harley Quinn (#106) – DC @ 9AM/8AMc
  • *New*Hawaii Five-0 (#HF1013) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (#109) – Disney+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Joe Pera Talks With You (#205/206) – Cartoon Network @ 12AM/11PMc & 12:15AM/11:15PMc (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks – TruTV @ 11/10c
  • *New*Live PD – A&E @ 9/8c (3-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Magnum P.I. (#MPI212) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Servant (#108) – Apple TV+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Surviving R. Kelly (#203/204) – Lifetime @ 9/8c & 10:06/9:06c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*The Graham Norton Show (#2613) – BBC America @ 11/10c
  • *New*The World According to Jeff Goldblum (#109) – Disney+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Trending Fear (#103) – Travel Channel @ 11/10c
  • *New*Truth Be Told (#107) – Apple TV+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*WWE Friday Night Smackdown – USA Network @ 8/7c


Saturday early morning was the complete first season premiere of the new British drama, Dracula. This retelling of the classic story follows Dracula from his origins in Eastern Europe to his battles with Van Helsing’s descendent and beyond. It stars Claes Bang as Dracula, Clive Russell (Catherine the Great), Dolly Wells (Blunt Talk, Doll & Em), Joanna Scanlan (Requiem), Jonathan Aris (The Game), Mark Gatiss (The League of Gentlemen, Wolf Hall), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Misfits, Cassandra French’s Finishing School), Sacha Dhawan (Outsourced), & Youssef Kerkour (Criminal), as well as Catherine Schell, John Heffernan, Lujza Richter, & Morfydd Clark.

Tonight is also the series premiere of Say Yes to the Dress America on TLC at 8/7c. Say Yes to the Dress America, the most epic wedding series and event in TLC history, features one bride from every state, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico. The engaging 10-part series will culminate in a two-hour group wedding extravaganza, with charismatic Say Yes host and bridal designer Randy Fenoli pulling double duty, officiating as each couple says “I do” in unison at New York City’s iconic Central Park.

Finally, tonight is the season premiere of Haunted Hospitals on the Travel Channel at 9/8c and the 90-minute season finale of Surviving R. Kelly on Lifetime at 8/7c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Surviving R. Kelly (#205-90) – Lifetime @ 8/7c (90-Minute Season Finale)
  • *Series Premiere*Dracula – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*Say Yes to the Dress America (#101) – TLC @ 8/7c
  • *Season Premiere*Haunted Hospitals (#201) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Criminal Confessions (#305) – Oxygen @ 6/5c

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

— Jenny

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