Friday on TV – 1/1/21

Friday features 3 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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Overnight was the complete first season premiere of Headspace Guide to Meditation on Netflix. The show takes a friendly, animated look at the benefits of meditation while offering techniques and guided meditations to jump-start your practice.
Overnight was the complete first season premiere of Insomnia on Crackle. The series stars Shaun Sipos (The Vampire Diaries, Melrose Place), Dylan Everett (Supernatural, DeGrassi: The Next Generation), Pasha Lychnikoff (Shameless, Deadwood), and Alex Jay, who will make her debut. Set in the streets of Moscow, Russia, the eight-part series chronicles the story of twenty strangers from around the globe who are forced to play the ultimate game of life and death. There can only be one winner and time is of the essence. Injected with a poison that will stop their heart if they fall asleep, contestants must kill or be killed for the antidote and a new life.
Tonight is also the series premiere of Mystery at Blind Frog Ranch on Discovery Channel at 10/9c. There are some places on earth where the land just seems different, and Blind Frog Ranch in eastern Utah is one of those places. Locals say the land is cursed. That it’s trying to hold on to something. From Aztec treasure to caverns of gold and silver to lost Mormon mines, legends surround Duane Ollinger’s 160-acre ranch in Utah’s Uintah Basin. But Duane isn’t concerned with the lore. After discovering a system of seven underground caves that run through his property, he is singularly focused on finding what’s hidden in them — no matter what the cost. Sitting nearly adjacent to Skinwalker Ranch in Utah — another area notorious for paranormal sightings and other mysterious activity — Blind Frog Ranch has drawn treasure seekers for hundreds of years. And now, Duane Ollinger has sunk everything he has in hunting for what he believes is a vast fortune of gold in the ground. But with each step Duane takes closer to finding the treasure, the land seems to hold on tighter, stopping him in his tracks. With his money, resources and reputation on the line, Duane is hellbent on finding the truth and uncovering the treasure — no matter the cost. So, this year, he’s going all in and bringing on a team of people to help him: his son, Chad Ollinger, friend and retired Sheriff’s Deputy, Charlie Snider, and Eric Drummond, a renowned geologist who will help him map the faulted land. Duane and his crew will pull out all the stops — and heavy machinery — to find the treasure buried beneath Blind Frog Ranch, even if the land fights them every step of the way.

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Tonight is a 108-minute “Revolution of the Daleks” special for Doctor Who on BBC America at 8/7c. While the Doctor is locked away in an alien prison, Yaz, Ryan and Graham discover a disturbing plan involving the Daleks.
Tonight is a 30-minute How It’s Made “New Year’s 2021” special on Science Channel at 8/7c. When it’s time to ring in the New Year, manufacturers use precision engineering and cutting-edge technology to produce the items that help with all those resolutions.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Put a Ring on It (#110) – OWN @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Headspace Guide to Meditation – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*Insomnia – Crackle @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*Mystery at Blind Frog Ranch (#101) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Cobra Kai – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete Third Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Dream Home Makeover – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete Second Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*RuPaul’s Drag Race (#1301) – The CW, Pop, Logo, MTV, VH1 @ 8/7c (90-Minute Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked (#901) – VH1 @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *Season Premiere*The UnXplained (#301) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *Special*Doctor Who – BBC America @ 8/7c (108-Minute “Revolution of the Daleks” Special)
  • *Special*Ghost Adventures – Travel Channel @ 10/9c (1-Hour “The Comedy Store” Special)
  • *Special*HGTV Dream Home Special 2021 – HGTV @ 8/7c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Special*How It’s Made – Science Channel @ 8/7c (30-Minute “New Year’s 2021” Special)
  • *New*Beat Bobby Flay – Food Network @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Beyond the Clouds (#105) – Disney+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Buried in the Backyard (#318) – Oxygen @ 8/7c
  • *New*Diners, Drive-ins & Dives – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Gold Rush – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c (3-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Life Below Zero (#1417) – NGC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Live Rescue – A&E @ 9/8c (3-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Love After Lockup – WE @ 9/8c
  • *New*Ready to Love (#210) – OWN @ 9/8c
  • *New*WWE Friday Night Smackdown – USA Network @ 8/7c
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