Shows Premiering This Week: 12/15/2020

From ‘The Crown’, ‘His Dark Materials’, ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel Air Reunion’, and more, we have all the shows premiering on television this week!

Briana Phipps

AfterBuzz TV Producer, Host & Writer
Posted On: November 15th, 2020 8:58 pm pst

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Television is back in full swing and we couldn’t be happier. Every week more and more of our favorite and highly anticipated shows premiere. This week includes favorites such as The Crown, His Dark Materials, and more! Read on to find out all the shows premiering this week.

Sunday November 15th

The Crown 

Netflix

Season 4 of The Crown drops and it’s everything people need to distract themselves during this eighth month of quarantine. The new season will welcome new characters with Princess Diana and Margaret Thatcher and all the drama that ensues with them. We’ll also see Charles be torn between his legacy and his love. All 10 episodes will be available on Netflix.

The Reagans

Showtime

From the leaders of England to the leaders of America, The Reagans makes its debut. The four part docu-series directed by Matt Tyrnauer will explore the ins and outs of President Reagan and his wife Nancy during their time in the white house. It will also tackle the images the couple portrayed versus what was happening behind closed doors, particularly with Nancy. A new episode will drop each Sunday at 8pm ET on Showtime.

Candy Land

Food Network

The newest food competition show brings out the childhood imagination of five teams made up of professional cake and sugar artists on the new primetime competition series Candy Land, inspired by the classic Hasbro children’s game. The series will be hosted by the iconic Emmy and Tony award winning Kristen Chenoweth. Each of the six episodes will bring the teams to a new land straight out of the game. Their themed creations will get even tricker to make as Lord Licorice throws them curveballs. The first team to King Kandy’s Castle wins the game and earns the grand prize of $25,000! You can catch a new episode of Candy Land every Sunday at 9pm ET on The Food Network.

Monday November 16th

The Neighborhood

CBS

The CBS Monday lineup is back, starting with their hit comedy The Neighborhood! The comedy starring Cedric the Entertainer and Max Greenfield centers around a white family that moves to Michigan and finds themselves living in a Black neighborhood. The show is all about trying to understand each others differences, and learning to love each other. For the third season, the show didn’t want to include the Covid-19 period. However, when the issue of George Floyd’s death brought to the fore Black Lives Matter Movement, the producer believed it was an appropriate topic for the show to address. You can watch new episodes every Monday at 8pm ET on CBS.

Bob (Hearts) Abishola

CBS

Season 2 of the acclaimed CBS comedy is premiering and it’s sure to make you fall in love if you haven’t already. The first season was praised not only for its diversity but also for its exploration of immigrants in America as Abishola, originally from Nigeria, falls in love with and American man, Bob. The second season will starts with Bob enlisting Uncle Tunde’s help to buy an engagement ring for Abishola. However, his plans are upended because Abishola does not believe in a traditional marriage. New episodes of Bob (Hearts) Abishola drop every Monday at 8:30 pm ET on CBS.

All Rise

CBS

The hit law show is back! The second season will be reflecting our current world, tackling both Covid-19 and the BLM movement. The premiere episode will handle Lola and Mark as they try to rebuild their friendship after Mark witnessed Lola being detained during a protest while defending a teen girl amid an escalating encounter with police. New episodes of All Rise will air every Monday at 9pm ET on CBS.

Bull

CBS

Although it was a little unsure after producer Steven Spielberg pulled his support after Season 4 due to controversy, Bull is back! Rounding out the CBS Monday lineup, the series will be incorporating Covid-19 into the plot forcing Jason Bull to try and figure out how to win cases with social distancing, empty courtrooms, and no jury in the room at all. The new season will have 16 episodes and air every Monday at 10pm ET on CBS.

His Dark Materials

HBO

The sci-fi thriller is back for a second season! Most of the main cast will be returning, including Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, Lin Manuel-Miranda, and Amir Wilson. There are also some new but familiar faces. After a series of cameos in season one, Fleabag star Andrew Scott will star as Will’s father Colonel John Parry/ Jopari, and it’s also been revealed that his Fleabag co-star Phoebe-Waller Bridge will play Andrew Scott’s daemon. Unfortunately due to the coronavirus pandemic James McAvoy’s scenes had to be scrapped and his character won’t be making an appearance. The second season is said to be much darker than the first, so be sure to prepare. The new season will have seven episodes and will air every Monday at 9pm ET on HBO.

Tuesday November 17th

Big Sky

ABC

ABC’s newest drama Big Sky makes its debut. The series is about Private detectives Cassie Dewell and Cody Hoyt, who join forces with his estranged wife and ex-cop, Jenny Hoyt, to search for two sisters who have been kidnapped by a truck driver on a remote highway in Montana. But when they discover that these are not the only girls who have disappeared in the area, they must race against the clock to stop the killer before another woman is taken. The series is created by Big Little Lies creator David E. Kelley and new episodes will drop every Tuesday at 10pm ET.

N.C.I.S

CBS

Season 18 of the hit series premieres and will be giving us the episodes we missed at the end of season 17. This means we will not be seeing the pandemic in the show right away. We will also be saying goodbye to Jack (Maria Bello) after eight episodes of the new season, per Deadline, however, there is no word on how the departure will go. The season will be 16 episodes long and will air every Tuesday at 8pm ET on CBS.

FBI 

CBS

Season 3 of the crime drama premieres. In season 3 Maggie, is back at 26 Federal Plaza in New York City, ready to rejoin partner Omar Adom “OA” Zidan and the rest of the team. In addition to Maggie, we will have a new officer Tiffany Wallace (Katherine Renee Turner), an ex-NYPD officer who worked in narcotics, is now in the mix to lend expertise. It’s a good thing they have a full house as  the Feds need all the help they can get for the amount of cases they will be facing. There will be domestic terrorists, serial killers, kidnappers, and drug cartels. New episodes of FBI will air every Tuesday at 9pm ET on CBS.

FBI: Most Wanted 

CBS

Following its predecessor, FBI: Most Wanted is back for its second season. The second season will have more emphasis on Jess LaCroix’s character. With the development of LaCroix, we will also get introduced to her father this season, played by Terry O’Quinn. Their reunion presumably won’t be the warmest, as Byron will turn up at his son’s home from New Orleans with a much younger girlfriend. The season will also have the addition of Amy Carlson to play recurring character, Jackie Ward. She’s an experienced bounty hunter who plays by her own rules and has encountered LaCroix in the past, but that doesn’t mean LaCroix will be happy to see her. Along with LaCroix the third season will develop other members of the team as well. David Hudgins has shared that the show will “ground our team in the real world,” including police protests and the COVID-19 pandemic, and that will involve greater emphasis on characters. New episodes will air every Tuesday at 10pm ET on CBS.

We Are the Champions 

Netflix

We are the Champions, the newest reality series from Netflix, chronicles some of the most unusual competitions around the world. The show is narrated by Rainn Wilson, who also serves as the executive producer. Season one features faceoffs including cheese rolling, chili eating, fantasy hair styling, yo-yo, dog dancing and frog jumping. The entire series drops on Tuesday November 17th on Netflix.

Wednesday November 18th

For Life 

ABC

The second season of ABC’s legal drama For Life will make its debut. The series is based on the true story of Isaac Wright Jr, who was wrongfully convicted on drug charges and went on to become an attorney. Not much information is known about what season 2 will hold, but the creator expressed how the show is so important, especially now. New episodes will air every Wednesday at 10pm ET on ABC.

Holiday Home Makeover With Mr. Christmas

Netflix

The newest home makeover series from Netflix is set to arrive. Interior designer Benjamin Bradley, AKA “Mr. Christmas”, works with a trusty team of “elves” to help families transform their homes for the holidays. If you’re in need for some holiday cheer, or decoration inspo, this is definitely the show for you. The entire season will be available on Wednesday November 18th.

No Man’s Land

Hulu

The newest drama series from Hulu, No Man’s Land, dives into the depths of the Syrian civil war through the eyes of Antoine, a young French man, in search of his estranged, presumed to be dead sister. While unraveling the mystery, piece by piece, Antoine ends up joining forces with a unit of Kurdish female fighters, fierce women and ISIS’ biggest nightmare, and travels with them in ISIS occupied territory. Antoine’s journey crosses paths with adventurers and anarchists, spies and innocent victims, and provides a unique look at the tragic events in Syria, and the way they affect the entire world. All 8 episodes of the series will be available on Hulu on Wednesday November 18th.

Thursday November 19th

Cold Call 

Sundance

Sundance Now will be premiering a new psychological thriller, Cold Call. The series originally aired in England, and was channel 5’s highest rated series of 2019. It stars Sally Lindsay as a single mother whose world gets turned upside-down when she gets caught in a cold call scam. All 4 episodes will be available on Thursday November 19th.

The Fresh Prince of Bel Air Reunion 

HBO Max

The highly anticipated 30 year reunion of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air is set to arrive. The special will bring back all of the cast, including both aunt Viv’s, as the relive the best moments from the iconic show. The special will be available on HBO Max on Thursday November 19th.

I Hate Suzie 

HBO Max

The originally British dramedy, I Hate Suzie, makes its U.S. debut on HBO Max. Starring Doctor Who’s Billie Piper, the series follows an actress whose life is thrown into turmoil when her phone is hacked and extremely compromising photographs of her are leaked. All 8 episodes of the series will be available on HBO Max on Thursday November 19th.

Jersey Shore Family Vacation

MTV

It’s Jerzday!!! Our favorite reality stars our back for the shows 4th season. Due to the pandemic, the new season features the gang quarantined together in a rented out hotel. Yes, you read that right, they rented out an entire hotel! According to Deadline, the show’s production company, 495 Productions, created a quarantine bubble during shooting containing crew, cast, and extended family. They start of the season with a double episode premiere, and new episodes dropping every Thursday at 8pm ET, on MTV.

A Million Little Things 

ABC

The 3rd season of ABC’s Million Little Things starts up, which will be a relief because we need answers on what happened to Eddie! The season will also deal with Covid-19, as well as the BLM movement. According to the showrunner there will be a very honest and vulnerable conversation had. New episodes of the hit drama will be available every Thursday at 10pm ET, on ABC.

Veneno 

HBO Max

HBO Max drops Veneno in time to commemorate Transgender Awareness Week (Nov. 13-Nov 19) as well as Transgender Day of Remembrance (Nov. 20). Based on the memoir by Valeria Vegas “Not A Whore, Not A Saint: The Memories of La Veneno,” Spanish creators and directors Javier Calvo and Javier Ambrosi aka “Los Javis” bring beloved transgender icon of the 90s, Cristina Ortiz (La Veneno) to 2020. The series follows Valeria, a young journalism student who discovers she has more in common with La Veneno than she thought. The two women were born in very different times, but their stories become intertwined when Valeria writes a book about La Veneno. Through learning more about her, Valeria discovers her chosen family, how to love herself, and the impact of mass media in the life of an enigmatic entertainer. The series will be completely in Spanish, with subtitles available, and the entire season will be available on Thursday November 19th on HBO Max.

Friday November 20th

Animaniacs 

Hulu

They’re back! Hulu has revived the beloved cartoon. After returning to their beloved home, the Warner Bros. water tower, the siblings waste no time in causing chaos and comic confusion as they run loose through the studio, turning the world into their personal playground. Joining Yakko, Wakko and Dot, fan-favorite characters Pinky and the Brain also return to continue their quest for world domination. All 13 episodes will be available to stream on Hulu on Friday November 20th.

Life After Lockup 

WE TV

Our favorite convicts are back for the spinoff of the hit series Love After Lockup. The season will include four returning couples as well as four couples from the current season of Love After Lockup. The season will handle new marriages, divorce, new homes, and new children. They will have to handle all this while abiding by their parole, including early curfews, random check-ins, drug tests, travel prohibitions, consorting with ex-cons combined with the temptations of alcohol and drugs, the stakes have never been higher. New episodes will air every Friday at 9pm on WE TV.

Marvel’s 616

Disney+

Disney+ premieres their new documentary series, Marvel 616. Episodes in this anthology series will cover topics including Marvel’s world-spanning artists, the trailblazing women of Marvel Comics, discovering the “forgotten” characters of Marvel, and much more. The entire first season will be available on Friday November 20th.

The Pack 

Amazon

Amazon’s newest competition series, The Pack, premieres. The series will consist of 12 teams of dogs and their human companions compete in fun and exciting challenges celebrating their incredible bond. At stake at the end of this unforgettable journey is a life-changing prize of $500,000 for the winning duo and $250,000 for an animal charity. The Pack is hosted by Gold Medalist skier Lindsey Vonn and her dog Lucy. The entire season is available on Friday November 20th.

Which series are you most excited for this week? Let us know in the comments!

About The Author:

Briana Phipps is a host, producer, and scheduling coordinator for AfterBuzz TV. She is currently the host for Teen Mom News Weekly and is your go to for all things Broadway! Whether you want to discuss intense TV dramas, the latest reality scoops, or the best guilty pleasures to watch she’s got you covered!

Founded by Emmy winning journalist Maria Menounos and Producer Keven Undergaro, artist-friendly AfterBuzz TV is the world’s largest digital broadcast network and pop culture news platform, producing post-game ‘after-shows’ for nearly all favorite TV shows, interviewing cast and showrunners and providing the widest video, audio and article coverage of shows, content and influencers than any entertainment news platforms in existence

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