The Journal Gazette
Friday, December 31, 2021 1:00 am

Flurry of winter premieres

New series, plus some after long hiatus

COREY MCMAKEN | The Journal Gazette

As we put holiday movies and year-end specials behind us, the winter TV season has more than 90 new and returning series debuting to help fill out your viewing schedule.

Among returning series are “The Amazing Race,” which began filming in February 2020 and had to shut down production at the start of the pandemic. Teams were sent home until filming resumed in fall 2021.

Coming back from long breaks are “Outlander,” last seen in early 2020; “The Orville” (now called “The Orville: New Horizons”) after three years; and “Law & Order,” which last aired a new episode in 2010.

Final seasons debut this winter for several series including “This Is Us,” “black-ish” and “The Walking Dead.”

Specials coming up include the Winter Olympics beginning Feb. 4, the Grammy Awards on Jan. 31, Super Bowl LVI on Feb. 13 and the Academy Awards on March 27.

Here is a look at some of what is scheduled to premiere over the next few months, though schedules are subject to change. Information is provided with new series.


“Ghost Hunters,” discovery+ – A reboot (the second with this name) of the original paranormal investigation series; this time with Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango and special guests.

“Crikey! It's the Irwins,” 8 p.m. on Animal Planet


“Dirty Jobs,” 8 p.m. on Discovery Channel

“Next Level Chef,” after football on Fox – A cooking competition to see how chefs perform in different types of kitchens.

“This Came Out of Me,” 9 p.m. on Discovery Channel – Stories from emergency rooms about (you might be able to guess) things being removed from people.

“Guy's Chance of a Lifetime,” 9 p.m. on Food Network – Guy Fieri seeks an entrepreneur to lead one of his franchises in this competition series.

“Alex vs America,” 10 p.m. on Food Network – Chef Alex Guarnaschelli takes on chefs from around the country in this competition series.


“The Bachelor,” 8 p.m. on ABC

“9-1-1: Lone Star,” 8 p.m. on Fox

“Kenan,” 8 p.m. on NBC

“The Cleaning Lady,” 9 p.m. on Fox – A doctor in hiding finds work in organized crime.

“That's My Jam,” 9 p.m. on NBC – A music and comedy variety show with teams of celebrities.

“Expedition Bigfoot,” 9 p.m. on Travel Channel


“Judge Steve Harvey,” 8 p.m. on ABC – The comedian takes on real-life cases in this unscripted courtroom series.

“Grand Crew,” 8:30 p.m. on NBC – A comedy about friends gathering at their favorite bar to catch up about their lives.

“This Is Us,” 9 p.m. on NBC

“Black-ish,” 9 p.m. on ABC


DIY Network becomes Magnolia Network. For series that will be featured, many of which previously premiered on discovery+, go to

“The Amazing Race,” 8 p.m. on CBS

“I Can See Your Voice,” 8 p.m. on Fox

“Worst Cooks in America,” 9 p.m. on Food Network

“The Chase,” 10 p.m. on ABC

“Good Sam,” 10 p.m. on CBS – A heart surgeon must supervise her egotistical surgeon father in this medical drama.


“Joe Montana: Cool Under Pressure,” Peacock – Documentary series about the quarterback.

“Women of the Movement,” 8 p.m. on ABC – A limited series based on the story of activist Mamie Till-Mobley who sought justice in 1955 after her son was murdered.

“BattleBots,” 8 p.m. on Discovery Channel

“Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer,” 8 p.m. on Fox – A reality dating series where 20 women date two men. One is a millionaire, the other is not.

Jan. 7

“Search Party,” HBO Max

“Undercover Boss,” 8 p.m. on CBS

“Mystery at Blind Frog Ranch,” 10 p.m. on Discovery Channel

Jan. 9

“Call Me Kat,” 8 p.m. (or after football) on Fox

“Pivoting,” 8:30 p.m. (or after “Call Me Kat”) on Fox – Three women change their lives after the death of their fourth friend in this comedy.

“Euphoria,” 9 p.m. on HBO

“The Righteous Gemstones,” 10 pm. on HBO

Jan. 10

“Street Outlaws: OKC,” 8 p.m. on Discovery Channel

“Darcey & Stacey,” 8 p.m. on TLC

“David & Annie: After the 90 Days,” 9 p.m. on TLC – The couple tries to bring members of Annie's family to the U.S. from Thailand in this reality series.

“Loren & Alexi: After the 90 Days,” 9:30 p.m. on TLC – The couple prepares for the arrival of their baby in this reality series.

“Street Outlaws: Farmtruck and AZN,” 10 p.m. on Discovery Channel – The street car builders open their own garage.

“Mountain Monsters,” 10 p.m. on Travel Channel

Jan. 11

“Street Outlaws: Fastest in America,” 8 p.m. on Discovery Channel

“The Kings of Napa,” 8 p.m. on OWN – After their father leaves the business, three members of a wealthy family grapple for control of a vineyard in this drama.

Jan 12

“Cheer,” Netflix

Jan. 13

“Peacemaker,” HBO Max – Following “The Suicide Squad,” Peacemaker and his support team tries to bring peace to the world.

“Married to Real Estate,” 9 p.m. on HGTV – A married real estate broker and builder are featured in this series about raising a family and managing property businesses.

Jan. 14

“Archive 81,” Netflix – An archivist discovers a mystery while restoring damaged videotape in this thriller.

Jan. 15

“Remix My Space with Marsai Martin,” discovery+ – The actress and her team give bedroom overhauls to young people.

Jan. 17

“Summer House,” 9 p.m. on Bravo

Jan. 18

“How I Met Your Father,” Hulu – A spin-off of the comedy “How I Met Your Mother” in which a woman tells her son the story of how she met his dad.

Jan. 19

“Too Hot to Handle,” Netflix

Jan. 20

“Selling the Hamptons,” discovery+ – Six agents sell real estate in this reality series.

“Single Drunk Female,” 10 p.m. on Freeform – An alcoholic is surrounded by her triggers after moving in with her overbearing mother.

Jan. 21

“As We See It,” Amazon Prime – A comedy/drama about roommates with autism.

“Ozark,” Netflix

Jan. 23

“Billions,” 9 p.m. on Showtime

Jan. 24

“The Gilded Age,” 9 p.m. on HBO – Opening in 1882, the drama follows two young women moving to New York as old money and new money worlds collide.

“Snowpiercer,” 9 p.m. on TNT

“Promised Land,” 10 p.m. on ABC – A family fights for power in Sonoma Valley in this drama.

“American Dad,” 10 p.m. on TBS

Jan. 26

“Resident Alien,” 9 p.m. on Syfy

“Astrid & Lily Save the World,” 10 p.m. on Syfy – High school outcasts must defeat monsters from another dimension.

Jan. 27

“grown-ish,” 10 p.m. on Freeform

Jan. 28

“In From the Cold,” Netflix – A woman must chose between her past as a Russian agent or her life as a single mother in this drama.

“The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window,” Netflix – A satirical thriller about a woman that may have witnessed a murder.

Jan. 30

“Monarch,” after football on Fox – The lies of a famed country music family could catch up with its members in this drama.

Feb. 1

“Raising Dion,” Netflix

“The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” 8 p.m. on Bravo

Feb. 2

“Pam & Tommy,” Hulu – Drama about the release of the Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee sex tape.

“Celebrity Big Brother,” 8 p.m. on CBS

Feb. 4

“Reacher,” Amazon Prime – An Army veteran is falsely accused of murder in this action series.

“Sweet Magnolias,” Netflix

Feb. 11

“Inventing Anna,” Netflix – A journalist and con woman form a bond in this limited series.

Feb. 13

“Bel-Air,” Peacock – A drama series based on the sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” in which a young man moves from the streets of Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air.

Feb. 16

“Dr. Pimple Popper,” 9 p.m. on TLC

Feb. 18

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Amazon Prime

“Severance,” Apple TV+ – Employees have undergone a severance procedure to divide their memories between work and personal, creating a mystery to be solved in this drama.

Feb. 20

“The Walking Dead,” 9 p.m. on AMC

Feb. 21

“American Song Contest,” 8 p.m. on NBC – Music artists representing all 50 states as well as U.S. territories, compete for the country's vote for best original song in this reality competition.

“The Endgame,” 10 p.m. on NBC – A criminal mastermind and an FBI agent face off in this drama.

Feb. 22

“Doubling Down with the Derricos,” 10 p.m. on TLC

Feb. 23

“Snowfall,” 10 p.m. on FX

Feb. 24

“Law & Order,” 8 p.m. on NBC – After a decade off the air, the franchise's flagship series returns for its 21st season.

Feb. 25

“Vikings: Vahalla,” Netflix – Viking heroes such as explorer Leif Eriksson have adventures in this series taking place a century after the series “Vikings.”

Feb. 27

“Killing Eve,” 8 p.m. on BBC America

Feb. 28

“Better Things,” 10 p.m. on FX

March 3

“The Dropout,” Hulu – A limited drama series about Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos.

March 6

“Outlander,” 9 p.m. on Starz

“Unexpected,” 10 p.m. on TLC

“Shining Vale,” 10 p.m. on Starz – A dysfunctional family moves to an usual town in this horror-comedy.

March 8

“The Thing About Pam,” 10 p.m. on NBC – Limited series based on the murder of Betsy Faria, her husband's overturned conviction for her death and a scheme by Pam Hupp.

March 9

“Survivor,” 8 p.m. on CBS

March 10

“The Orville: New Horizons,” Hulu

March 15

“Young Rock,” 8 p.m. on NBC

“Mr. Mayor,” 8:30 p.m. on NBC

March 31

“How We Roll,” 9:30 p.m. on CBS – Comedy based on the life of professional bowler Tom Smallwood.

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