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A lot of our favorite TV shows are going on hiatus for the winter. While this is something we’re used to, it hits especially hard this year since most of the shows only premiered a month ago!
Don’t fret though there is plenty of TV still to watch and this week brings some of the most sought after premieres this year! Keep reading to see everything that premieres this week.
Sunday December 13th
The second season of the Batman spinoff starts. The series follows not the caped crusader but instead chronicles the life of his trusted butler Alfred, before Bruce Wayne even exists. Simon Manyonda will join the cast this season playing Lucius Fox, Jessica de Gouw will be playing the character of Melanie Troy. James Purefoy is also a new series regular for Season 2. We don’t know much about this season as filming had to be halted due to the coronavirus but the trailer did give us a shocker of Thomas Wayne revealing that he’s engaged to someone other than Martha Wayne! The season will have a mid season break after a 2 episode event airing on December 27th with no knowledge of when it will pick back up, all we know is it will be sometime in 2021. You can watch the first 4 episodes of the season Sundays at 9pm ET on Epix.
Monday December 14th
The hit renovation show is back for its second season! The first season is the highest-rated first-year series in HGTV history. The show spotlights heartwarming renovations from Hollywood A-listers to individuals who’ve made a lasting impact on their lives. Hosting the show are HGTV’s famous twins, real estate and renovation experts Drew and Jonathan Scott. This season will feature A-lister’s Zooey Deschanel, Justin Hartley, Allison Janney, and Rainn Wilson. You can catch new episodes Mondays at 9pm ET on HGTV.
The new spin-off of Ridiculousness, with an all-new food themed, premieres. The series is hosted by Tiffani Thiessen, Angela Kinsey, Kel Mitchell, and Tim Chantarangsu. From food blunders to restaurant fails to kids in the kitchen and more, Deliciousness celebrates our greatest indulgences – food and drink. Each episode will showcase the internet’s most viral and entertaining videos. The brand new series will kick off with a one week holiday-themed special event from December 14th to December 18th airing 2 episodes a night at 7pm and 7:30pm ET on MTV.
Tiny Pretty Things
The series that totes itself as Black Swan meets Pretty Little Liars follows the students of a prestigious ballet school in Chicago when an attack brings down the star student. Her replacement enters a world of lies, betrayal, and cutthroat competition. All 10 episodes will be available on Netflix on Monday December 14th.
Wednesday December 16th
Credit: Amazon Prime
Season 5 of the sci-fi drama premieres. The penultimate season will be all about sins of the past, as about connecting all of the things the characters have done in their lives that have brought them to this moment in time, and that everything is coming to a head for everyone at the same time, even if they’re millions of miles away from one another. We will also see what happens with the asteroids that are on their way to earth, threatening to destroy everything. The season will be 10 episodes long with 3 episodes dropping this week followed by 1 episode dropping every week following at 12:01 am ET on Amazon Prime.
The limited series docu-series showcases investigators and witnesses as they recall the Yorkshire Ripper murders, which cast a dark shadow over the north of England in the late 1970s. The entire season will be available on Wednesday December 16th on Netflix.
Thursday December 17th
Credit: CBS All Access
The new limited series is Stephen King’s apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail and a handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the Dark Man. The series will close with a new coda written by the famed author himself and features an all star cast including Alexander Skarsgård, Amber Heard, Greg Kinnear, Heather Graham, James Marsden, Odessa Young, Owen Teague, Whoopi Goldberg, and more. The series will be 9 episodes and new episodes will air every Thursday at 3:01 am ET on CBS All Access.
Credit: Sundance Now
The new drama series follows an Indigenous woman from Australia who finds herself the center of media attention following her admirable actions in a high-risk situation. The Prime Minister wants to use her to boost her popularity and further her own agenda and recruits her as a senator. The season will be 6 episodes long with new episodes airing every Thursday at 3:01 am ET on Sundance Now.
Friday December 18th
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
The highly anticipated last Chadwick Boseman film premieres. The film, which is based on Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s play, takes place in Chicago during a recording session in 1927. Tensions rise between Ma Rainey (Viola Davis), her ambitious horn player (Chadwick Boseman), and the white management determined to control the legendary “Mother of the Blues.” The film will be available on Netflix on Friday December 18th.
The six-part docu-series captures a season in the School of American Ballet (SAB) in New York City. It follows the lives of the students ages 8 to 18 as they pursue their dreams to become ballet dancers. While older students from all over the country rigorously train for professional careers, younger students from New York City are put through their paces as they rehearse and perform in New York City Ballet’s holiday classic “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker” onstage at Lincoln Center. All 6 episodes will be available on Friday December 18th on Disney+.
What are you most excited to watch this week? Let us know in the comments, or tweet us @AfterBuzzTV!
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