Powerless, a comedy that follows Emily Locke as she begins work as Director of Research & Development for Wayne Security, a subsidiary of Wayne Enterprises, and The Blacklist: Redemption – in which the world’s most elusive criminals from Red Reddington’s infamous Blacklist come together to form an elite mercenary team as they try to regain their self-worth after a lifetime of inflicting damage on the world – are the feature attractions on NBC’s mid-season schedule.
Also new are comedies Trial & Error and Great News, and One Chicago series, Chicago Justice.
First season hit Little Big Shots and the second season of Jennifer Lopez’s cop drama Shades of Justice begins its second season.
Strangely absent from the schedule at the moment: the sixth and final season of Grimm.
Read on for series descriptions and premiere dates.
Instead of flying south with his relatives, Donald Duck stays put in order to experience his first real Christmas, so Mickey Mouse decides to make it memorable on Duck the Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special, premiering Friday, December 9th (8:30-9:00 p.m. EST), on Disney Channel, the Disney Channel app and Disney Channel VOD. It will also be televised Monday, December 12 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on Disney XD.
BBC Home Entertainment is releasing two new Doctor Who Adventures early in 2017 – Doctor Who: The Return of Dr. Mysterio and Doctor Who: Power of the Daleks. Both adventures will be available in Blu-ray and DVD.
Doctor Who: The Return of Dr. Mysterio is this year’s Christmas special featuring Peter Capaldi as Doctor Twelve, while Doctor Who: Power of the Daleks is the animated recreation of the first adventure of Patrick Troughton’s Second Doctor (we gave the televised run an B+).
Also from BBC Home Entertainment in the first quarter of 2017: Blood of the Vikings: First Blood; Shetland: Season Three; Doctor Blake Mysteries: Season Three; Mrs. Bradley Mysteries; Porridge; Spy in the Wild: Part One; London Road; Elizabeth at 90; Arthur: King of the Britons, and Wild Africa/Tiny Giants 4K UHD.
Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017 with rock in the New Year with performances by Niall Horan, Lukas Graham, Shawn Mendes, Emeli Sandé, and Fifth Harmony featuring Kid Ink and Ty Dolla $ign from the Billboard Hollywood Party.
With Ryan Seacrest hosting from Times Square in New York city and Fergie handling the hosting duties – and performing – from Los Angeles, America’s biggest celebration of the year is set for Saturday, December 31st (ABC, 8/7C).
Pokémon fans have two new home video collections to look forward to – Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Collection and Pokémon the Series: X·Y Kaloes Quest DVD Set 2.
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Collection is a Blu-ray steelbook collection of four movies: The Rise of Darkrai, Giratina and the Sky Warrior, Arceus and the Jewel of Life, and Zoroark: Master of Illusions.
Pokémon the Series: X·Y Kaloes Quest DVD Set 2 collects the second season of the popular XY series.
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Collection is available now; Pokémon the Series: X·Y Kaloes Quest DVD Set 2 will be released on December 13th. Follow the jump for details.
Z: The Beginning of Everything begins with Zelda Sayre meeting F. Scott Fitzgerald and follows her life in what is being described by the streaming service as ‘a ground-breaking concept: a fictionalized bio series.’
The series follows Zelda as she ‘becomes the original flapper and icon of the wild, flamboyant, Jazz Age in the 20s.’
Amazon has released a new teaser for the series, which premieres on Friday, January 27, 2017. Check it out after the break.
‘Knowing is good. Knowing Everything is better,’ says Tom Hanks’s character, Eamon Bailey, founder and CEO of the world’s largest tech and social media company – in which Mae (Emma Watson) is a rising star.
But can anyone be safe when everyone is watching?
The Circle – based on the bestselling novel by Dave Eggers – will be in theaters on April 28, 2017. Check out the creepy first trailer after the break.
Netflix has released the results of a new study showing how its members watch movies and television on the streaming service.
It appears that movies and television go better together – a majority of viewers from around the world have settled into an interesting pattern: commit to binge-watching a series, take a few days before committing to a new one, and watching a movie or two in between to keep the binge-watching feeling going.
Netflix has even figured out what kind of movies most viewers watch between their TV show binges (for example, Breaking Bad can lead to Pulp Fiction).
To learn more about the series/movie/series/repeat cycle, read on.
The year is nearly over, but VIZ Media still has some goodies in store for manga fans.
The publisher’s final digital manga update for 2016 includes dark horror tale Tomie: Complete Deluxe Edition; the secret world of The Children Nowadays; the final volume of Ultimo (Volume 12); the conclusion of the novel Naruto: Itachi’s Story – Midnight; the latest from Weekly Shonen Jump and more.
Plus a Naruto Flash Sale – all volumes of Naruto on sale for $4.99 per volume until December 8th across all digital platforms.
For the complete list of VIZ’s final relases for 2016, read on.