By Alyssa & DRWHO42
The new year brings with it a deluge of winter & season premieres. This week brings us the highly anticipated return of Sherlock for it’s 4th season on New Years Day. In addition, there are also some old favorites returning this week including The Big Bang Theory, Blacklist, Grimm, & Sleepy Hollow. For Bones fans the series begins its final season Tuesday.
As for new shows we finally get to see NBC’s Emerald City Friday. The series is a reimagined Wizard of OZ and according to the series director, Tarsem Singh (The Cell and The Fall), it is a cross between Game of Thrones and the Wizard of OZ. “It’s a grimmer take on the original. For instance, in NBC’s version the Scarecrow isn’t an absentminded farm tool but a mentally traumatized soldier who was crucified on the side of the yellow brick road.”
In a departure from the conventional TV shooting schedule, Tarsem was able to convince NBC to bypass the traditional pilot phase and instead produce and shoot the series in it’s entirety. The executive producer, Shaun Cassidy said “We really had to go do a big song-and-dance saying, ‘Trust us,’ ” Cassidy confirmed. “It’s going to be scary. We’re going to shoot everything out of sequence. The entire 10 hours are going to be [story]-boarded as one movie.”
For a more in depth look at the series, take a read of the LA time write up. Here’s the Trailer
We’re announcing the winter & spring season premieres every Sunday so stay tune to our weekly posts for more details. What shows are you looking forward in 2017? If there are any series that excites you please join the conversation on the FoCC forum and let us know by clicking here.
We have published a couple of TV related articles recently.
- A round-up of the special events the first week of TV in 2017 including all the New Years day marathons and events.
- Best & worst of the fall TV premieres.
New: Sherlock, Emerald City, Sleepy Hollow, The Blacklist, Blindspot, The Big Bang Theory
On-going: The OA
Binge / Stack: Quantico, Hawaii 5-0, Westworld, Glitch, Incorporated
New/Returning: Sherlock, Emerald City, Bones, Blacklist.
Watching live: Good Behavior, Designated Survivor, Vikings, Emerald City.
Stack up: Arrow, Westworld, The Exorcist, Timeless, Humans, Van Helsing, Z-nation, DC’s Legends, The Flash, Gotham, Blindspot, Supergirl, The Good Place, Shooter.
Notable geek shows are highlighted in red.
Sunday – January 01, 2017
FOX The Mick: Pilot (mic-101) [Series Premiere – Special Night & Time]
THE MICK is a no-holds-barred single-camera comedy that gives new meaning to the phrase “dysfunctional family.” MACKENZIE aka “MICKEY” (Kaitlin Olson, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) is a brash, two-bit hustler from Rhode Island who has spent her entire life shirking any semblance of responsibility. Lacking any drive, but in constant search of the next easy payday, Mickey is not without her charms. She’s smart, she’s fun, and despite all appearances, her head’s always in the game. She just needs a big win.
That win kinda, sorta comes true when, looking for a handout, Mickey visits her estranged sister and billionaire brother-in-law in Greenwich, CT, but gets more than she bargained for, as this absurdly rich couple flees the country to escape federal fraud charges. In a surprising turn of events, Mickey must assume guardianship of their three high-maintenance and ill-parented children: SABRINA (Sofia Black D’Elia, “The Messengers,” “Gossip Girl”), an ambitious, 18-going-on-30-year-old who is a worthy adversary to Mickey; CHIP (Thomas Barbusca, “The New Normal,” “Grey’s Anatomy”), 13, an arrogant, entitled neo-con-in-the-making with an extremely punchable face; and BEN (newcomer Jack Stanton), seven, an adorably fragile nerd. Click here for the Trailer To read more chick here.
FOX Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Fugitive Pt. 1/the Fugitive Pt. 2 [1-hour 4th Season Winter Finale – Special Night & Time]
CBS Ransom: The Return [Series Premiere – Special Night & Time]
Ransom stars Luke Roberts as Eric Beaumont in a drama inspired by the real-life professional experiences of the world-renowned crisis negotiator Laurent Combalbert and his partner Marwan Mery. Eric’s team is brought in to save lives when no one else can. He understands criminals better than they do and uses his insight into human behavior to resolve the most difficult kidnap and ransom cases. Despite the stakes, he refuses to resort to violence. To see the trailer click here.
PBS Sherlock: The Six Thatchers [4th Season Premiere]
ABC To Tell The Truth: Jalen Rose, Ashley Graham, Angela Kinsey, Donald Faison (#206) [2nd Season Premiere]
CBS Pure Genius: Grace [New Episode – Special Night & Time]
ABC Conviction: Not Okay [1st Season Winter Premiere – New Time Slot]
Monday – January 02, 2017
NBC The Celebrity Apprentice: In Here You Call Me Governor [15th Season Premiere]
CBS Kevin Can Wait: Ring Worm [1st Season Winter Premiere]
FOX Masterchef Celebrity Showdown [2-Hour Special Presentation]
CBS Man With A Plan: What About Bob? [1st Season Winter Premiere]
CBS 2 Broke Girls: And The Riverboat Runs Through It [6th Season Winter Premiere]
CBS The Odd Couple: My Best Friend’s Girl [3rd Season Winter Premiere]
CBS Scorpion: Ice Ca-cabes [3rd Season Winter Premiere]
NBC The Wall: Chris And Katie [1-Hour Special Presentation]
Hosted and executive produced by actor, comedian, author and TV personality Chris Hardwick, “The Wall” offers a pair of teammates life-altering cash prizes. The rules are simple: Get a question correct and a green ball falls down the wall and adds the value of the slot to the players’ winning total. Miss a question and an ominous red ball falls and deducts the value from the team’s total. Teammates have to work together to build a huge cash prize. Click here for more information
Tuesday – January 03, 2017
ABC The Middle: Escape Orson [8th Season Winter Premiere]
CBS NCIS: Willoughby [14th Season Winter Premiere]
FOX New Girl: Raisin’s Back [New Time Slot]
NBC The Wall: Mike And Shana [Series Premiere]
ABC American Housewife: The Playdate [1st Season Winter Premiere]
FOX The Mick: The Grandparents [Time Slot Premiere]
CBS Bull: E.J. [1st Season Winter Premiere]
NBC Chicago Fire: Some Make It, Some Don’t [5th Season Winter Premiere – Special Time]
ABC Fresh Off The Boat: How To Be An American [3rd Season Winter Premiere]
FOX Bones: The Final Chapter: The Hope In The Horror [12th Season Premiere]
ABC The Real O’neals: The Real Sin [2nd Season Winter Premiere]
NBC Chicago PD: Don’t Bury This Case [4th Season Winter Premiere – Special Night]
CBS NCIS: New Orleans: Follow The Money [3rd Season Winter Premiere]
Wednesday – January 04, 2017
NBC Blindspot: Nor I, Nigel, Aka Leg In Iron [2nd Season Winter Premiere]
ABC The Goldbergs: O Captain! My Captain! [4th Season Winter Premiere]
FOX Lethal Weapon: Homebodies [1st Season Winter Premiere]
ABC Speechless: R-o–road T-r–trip [1st Season Winter Premiere]
CBS Criminal Minds: Profiling 202 [12th Season Winter Premiere]
NBC Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Next Chapter [18th Season Winter Premiere]
ABC Modern Family: Ringmaster Keifth [8th Season Winter Premiere]
PBS Nova: Vampire Sky Tombs [44th Season Premiere]
SCIENCE Outrageous Acts Of SCIENCE: Game Changers [8th Season Premiere]
FOX Star: The Devil You Know [Time Slot Premiere]
ABC Black-ish: Their Eyes Were Watching Screens [3rd Season Winter Premiere]
FXX It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia: The Gang Turns Black [12th Season Premiere]
ABC Match Game: Episode 210 [2nd Season Premiere]
FXX Man Seeking Woman: Futon [3rd Season Premiere]
Thursday – January 05, 2017
CBS The Big Bang Theory: The Holiday Summation [10th Season Winter Premiere]
ABC The Great American Baking Show: Patisserie Week [New Time Slot]
FOX Hell’s Kitchen: Aerial Maneuvers/Fusion Confusion [New Time Slot]
NBC Superstore: Lost And Found [2nd Season Winter Premiere]
NBC The Good Place: Chidi’s Choice [1st Season Winter Premiere]
CBS The Great Indoors: The Mediocre Outdoors [1st Season Winter Premiere]
NBC Chicago Med: Uncharted Territory [2nd Season Winter Premiere]
CBS Mom: Bad Hand And British Royalty [4th Season Winter Premiere]
CBS Life In Pieces: Y2k Sophia Honeymoon Critter [2nd Season Winter Premiere]
NBC The Blacklist: Lipet’s Seafood Company [4th Season Winter Premiere]
IFC Portlandia: [7th Season Premiere]
Friday – January 06, 2017
NETFLIX Degrassi: Next Class: Complete Third Season [3rd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan & Jane: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]
Edgar Rice Burroughs’s classic jungle tale gets a modern makeover in this stylish animated series. Starring: Marci T. House Michael Dobson Omari Newton. TV for ages 5 to 10
NETFLIX One Day At A Time: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]
In a reimagining of the TV classic, a newly single Latina mother raises her teen daughter and tween son with the “help” of her old-school mom. Click here to see the trailer.
CW Crazy Ex-girlfriend: Who Is Josh’s Soup Fairy? [New Episode – Special Time]
NBC Grimm: Fugitive [6th Season Premiere]
ABC Last Man Standing: Three Sisters [6th Season Winter Premiere]
CBS MacGyver: Screwdriver [1st Season Winter Premiere]
FOX Rosewood: Bacterium & The Brothers Panitch [2nd Season Winter Premiere – New Time Slot]
ABC Dr. Ken: Ken’s New Intern [2nd Season Winter Premiere]
NBC Emerald City: The Beast Forever / Prison Of The Abject (#101/102) [2-hour Series Premiere]
Swept up into the eye of a tornado, 20-year-old Dorothy Gale (Adria Arjona) is transported to another world – a mystical land where an all-powerful ruler (Vincent D’Onofrio) governs over one kingdom, has outlawed magic, and faces not only the wrath of a growing cauldron of witches but a looming disaster brought on by a mythical force. Epic, romantic and fantastical, “Emerald City” is an empowering tale of a young woman finding her true strength and identity even as she battles to bring a divided world together.
Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Ana Ularu, Mido Hamada, Jordan Loughran, Gerran Howell and Joely Richardson also star. David Schulner, Shaun Cassidy, Josh Friedman and Matthew Arnold serve as executive producers. The series is directed by Tarsem Singh Dhandwar, who also serves as an executive producer. “Emerald City” is a Universal Television production. Trailer Click for more info
CBS Hawaii Five-0: Ka ‘aelike (the Deal) [7th Season Winter Premiere]
FOX Sleepy Hollow: Columbia [4th Season Premiere]
CBS Blue Bloods: Genetics [7th Season Winter Premiere]
Saturday – January 07, 2017
PBS The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass 2 [1-Hour Special Presentation]
DISNEY XD Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-man Vs. The Sinister 6: Graduation Day – Part 2 (#426) [Series Finale]
CBS Ransom: Grand Slam [Time Slot Premiere]