Rotten Tomatoes’ premiere dates calendar keeps track of the most anticipated new 2020 TV premieres and your favorite returning shows. Bookmark this page to get updates on network schedules, when the latest Netflix series launch, when Disney+ shows will premiere, what films and specials are coming your way, and more. 


Black Mirror’s Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones have some parting shots for this awful year. Their Netflix special, aptly titled Death to 2020, premieres Dec. 27 and is a mockumentary featuring stars like Samuel L. Jackson, Lisa Kudrow, and Leslie Jones portraying fictional characters who discuss real events that happened over this very long and exhausting year.


The remaining episodes of the final season of Vikings will arrive on December 30. But, in a twist, they will premiere on Amazon Prime Video instead of original channel History, which will air them at a later date. The first 10 episodes of the season aired earlier this year on the cable channel and have a 100% Tomatometer score. Interestingly, sequel series Vikings: Valhalla, set 100 years after the events of the original series, is in development for Netflix by Vikings creator Michael Hirst and The Fugitive writer Jeb Stuart.


Can Diana Prince save Christmas? Warner Bros. has decided to release Wonder Woman 1984 on both HBO Max and in theaters on Christmas Day. The previous Wonder Woman movie, which was released in 2017, has a 93% Tomatometer score and is Certified Fresh.


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Just added: Death to 2020 (Dec. 27), Total Control (Dec. 17), Ariana Grande: Excuse Me, I Love You (Dec. 21), Adult Material (Dec. 11), The Trial of Christine Keeler (Dec. 9), Vikings Season 6 (resuming Dec. 30 on Amazon Prime Video), Heaven’s Gate: The Cult of Cults (Dec. 3).


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December

Tuesday, Dec. 1
Angela's Christmas Wish (2020) Netflix [movie]
A Reindeer's Journey (2019) 75% Crackle [movie]
Natalie Palamides: Nate - A One Man Show (2020) 88% Netflix
The Holiday Movies That Made Us: Season 1 (2020) Netflix
The Great Gift Exchange, YouTube Originals
Our Own Christmas, 9 p.m., OWN
The Witmans, 9 p.m., ID
Atlas of Cursed Places, 9 p.m., Nat Geo
Catfish: The TV Show: Season 8, 9 p.m., MTV
Celebrity Game Face: Season 1, 10 p.m., E! (returning from hiatus)

Wednesday, Dec. 2
Fierce (2020) Netflix [movie]
Ari Eldjárn: Pardon My Icelandic (2020) Netflix
Alien Worlds: 4-Part Docuseries (2020) 100% Netflix
Hazel Brugger: Tropical (2020) Netflix
Christmas in Rockefeller Center, 8 p.m., NBC
Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, 10 p.m., NBC
Baby God (2020) 79% 9 p.m., HBO [movie]
Trafficked With Mariana van Zeller: Season 1 (2020) 9 p.m., Nat Geo
SEAL Team: Season 4 (2020) 9 p.m., CBS
Court Cam: Season 3, 9 p.m., A&E
Rescue Cam: Season 1, 10 p.m., A&E

Thursday, Dec. 3
Anything for Jackson (2020) 98% Shudder [movie]
Stylish With Jenna Lyons: Season 1 (2020) HBO Max
Just Another Christmas (2020) [movie]
My Gift: A Christmas Special from Carrie Underwood (2020) HBO Max
The Commons: Season 1 (2019) 100% Sundance Now
Heaven's Gate: The Cult of Cults: Season 1 (2020) 88% HBO Max
Bugs Bunny’s 24 Carrot Holiday Special, HBO Max
Chico Bon Bon and the Very Berry Holiday, Netflix
Break (2017) Netflix [movie]
BattleBots, 8 p.m., Discovery
The Voice Holiday Celebration, 8 p.m., NBC
iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Greatest Moments, 8 p.m., The CW
Flipping Across America: Season 2, 8 p.m., HGTV
A Time to Kill: Season 1, 9 p.m., ID (returning from hiatus)
Swamp People: Serpent Invasion: Season 2, 9 p.m., History
Mysteries of the Abandoned: Season 7, 9 p.m., Science Channel
Barrett-Jackson Revved Up: Season 1, 9 p.m., FYI (returning from hiatus)
Conspiracies Decoded: Season 1, 10 p.m., Science Channel
Rocket Around the Christmas Tree, 10 p.m., Discovery

Friday, Dec. 4
Selena: The Series: Part 1 (2020) 32% Netflix
Bombay Rose (2019) 91% Netflix [movie]
Mank (2020) 83% Netflix [movie]
Sound of Metal (2019) 97% Amazon Prime Video [movie]
Big Mouth: Season 4 (2020) 100% Netflix
Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special (2020) 86% Apple TV+
Godmothered (2020) 68% Disney+ [movie]
The Hardy Boys: Season 1 (2020) 71% Hulu
The Great British Baking Show: Holidays: Season 3 (2020) Netflix
Stillwater: Season 1 (2020)  Apple TV+
() % Netflix
Wir Können Nicht Anders (2020) Netflix [movie]
Leyla Everlasting (2020) Netflix [movie]
Captain Underpants Mega Blissmas, Netflix
Beyond the Clouds: Where It All Began, Disney+
Bhaag Beanie Bhaag: Season 1 () 63% Netflix
Earth at Night in Color: Season 1 (2020) Apple TV+
Kid of the Year, 7:30 p.m., Nickelodeon
MacGyver: Season 5 (2020) 8 p.m., CBS
Disney Holiday Magic Quest, 8 p.m., Disney Channel
Too Close for Christmas, 8 p.m., Lifetime [movie]
The Hollywood Christmas Parade Greatest Moments, 8 p.m., The CW
Macho: The Hector Camacho Story (2020) 9 p.m., Showtime [movie]
Magnum P.I.: Season 3 (2020) 9 p.m., CBS
Blue Bloods: Season 11 (2020) 10 p.m., CBS

Saturday, Dec. 5
Mighty Express: A Mighty Christmas, Netflix
Detention: Season 1 (2020) Netflix
Let’s Meet Again on Christmas Eve, 8 p.m., Lifetime [movie]
Christmas in Evergreen: Bells Are Ringing, 8 p.m., Hallmark [movie]
Kid of the Year, 8 p.m., CBS
Secrets in the Snow, 8 p.m., LMN [movie]
Baby Chimp Rescue, 8 p.m., BBC America
Most Terrifying With Jason Hawes: Season 1, 9 p.m., Travel Channel
() 9 p.m., HMM [movie]

Sunday, Dec. 6
Lazor Wulf: Season 2 (2020) midnight, Adult Swim
The Case Died With Her, 7 p.m., Oxygen
Christmas on the Range (2019) 7 p.m., UP [movie]
Challenge Accepted! Disney Channel’s Epic Holiday Showdown, 7 p.m., Disney Channel
90 Day Fiancé: Season 8, 8 p.m., TLC
MTV Movie & TV Awards: Greatest of All Time, 8 p.m., MTV
Power Book II: Ghost: Season 1 (2020) 8 p.m., Starz (returning from hiatus)
The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Season 13 (2020) 8 p.m., Bravo
Black Sabbath: Breaking the Band, 8 p.m., Reelz
Christmas Ever After, 8 p.m., Lifetime [movie]
Christmas She Wrote, 8 p.m., Hallmark [movie]
A Holly Dolly Christmas, 8:30 p.m., CBS
American Monster: Season 6, 9 p.m., ID
Metallica: The Story of the Songs, 9 p.m., Reelz
Euphoria Special: Trouble Don’t Last Always, 9 p.m., HBO
Shameless: Season 11 (2020) 70% 9 p.m., Showtime
A Godwink Christmas: First Loves, Second Chances, 9 p.m., HMM [movie]
A Little Christmas Charm, 10 p.m., HMM [movie]
Your Honor: Season 1 () 10 p.m., Showtime

Monday, Dec. 7
A Suitable Boy: Season 1 (2020) 70% Acorn TV
Light Speed: Season 1, YouTube Originals
The Santa Squad (2020) 8 p.m., Lifetime [movie]
Nurses: Season 1 (2020) 20% 10 p.m., NBC

Tuesday, Dec. 8
Emicida: AmarElo - É Tudo Pra Ontem (2020) Netflix [movie]
Super Monsters: Santa’s Super Monster Helpers, Netflix
Lovestruck in the City: Season 1 (2020) Netflix
Spirit Riding Free: Ride Along Adventure, Netflix
40 Years a Prisoner (2020) 93% 9 p.m., HBO [movie]
A Christmas for Mary, 9 p.m., OWN [movie]

Wednesday, Dec. 9
L'Incredibile storia dell'Isola Delle Rose (2020) 78% Netflix [movie]
The Trial of Christine Keeler: Season 1 (2019) 77% HBO Max
The Surgeon's Cut: Season 1 (2020) Netflix
Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love: The True Meaning of Christmas Togetherness Funtime (2020) Netflix
() % Netflix
The Challenge: Double Agents, 8 p.m., MTV
Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Musical! (2020) 13% 8 p.m., NBC
The Great Christmas Light Fight: Season 8, 8 p.m., ABC
Greatest Holiday Commercial Countdown 2020, 9 p.m., The CW
Alabama Snake (2020) 64% 9 p.m., HBO [movie]

Thursday, Dec. 10
Let Them All Talk (2020) 88% HBO Max [movie]
Alice in Borderland: Season 1 (2020) 71% Netflix
House of Ho: Season 1 (2020) HBO Max
Funny Boy (2020) 81% Netflix [movie]
Esme & Roy Holiday Special, HBO Max
Haute Dog Holiday Special, HBO Max
Summer Camp Island: Season 3 (2020) HBO Max
White House Christmas Special, 6 p.m., HGTV
One Night Only: The Best of Broadway, 8 p.m., NBC
Silent Night – A Song For The World, 8 p.m., The CW
Time Person of the Year, 10 p.m., NBC

Friday, Dec. 11
I'm Your Woman (2020) 80% Amazon Prime Video [movie]
Wolfwalkers (2020) 99% Apple TV+ [movie]
Curious George: Season 13 (2020) Peacock (returning from hiatus)
Safety (2020) 80% Disney+ [movie]
Adult Material: Season 1 (2020) 92% HBO Max
Giving Voice (2020) 100% Netflix [movie]
() % Amazon Prime Video
Canvas, Netflix [movie]
The Wilds: Season 1 (2020) 92% Amazon Prime Video
The Mess You Leave Behind: Season 1 (2020) Netflix
Madagascar: A Little Wild: Season 2, Hulu
Where’s Waldo?: Part 2, Peacock
A Trash Truck Christmas, Netflix
() % Disney+
The Prom (2020) 54% Netflix [movie]
Inn Love by Christmas, 8 p.m., Lifetime [movie]
Disney Channel Holiday House Party, 8 p.m., Disney Channel
The Christmas Caroler Challenge: Season 2, 8 p.m., The CW
My Lottery Dream Home: Holiday Extravaganza, 8 p.m., HGTV
Craft in America, 9 p.m., PBS
House Hunters: Outside the Box, 10 p.m., HGTV
Michael Kosta: Detroit. NY. LA., 11 p.m., Comedy Central

Saturday, Dec. 12
The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart (2020) 96% 8 p.m., HBO [movie]
The Christmas Setup (2020) 8 p.m., Lifetime [movie]
() 8 p.m., LMN [movie]
Cross Country Christmas, 8 p.m., Hallmark [movie]
A Glenbrooke Christmas (2020) 9 p.m., HMM [movie]
Toys of Terror (2020) 10 p.m., Syfy [movie]

Sunday, Dec. 13
Pennyworth: Season 2 (2020) 60% Epix
The Netflix Afterparty: The Best Shows of the Worst Year, Netflix
The Walking Dead Holiday Special, AMC+
The Jane Doe Murders, 7 p.m., Oxygen
A Christmas Princess, 7 p.m., UP [movie]
Dashing in December (2020) 7 p.m., Paramount Network [movie]
The Bounce Trumpet Awards: Stand Up, 8 p.m., Bounce
Couples Therapy: The COVID Special, 8 p.m., Showtime
Christmas Comes Twice (2020) 8 p.m., Hallmark [movie]
A Sugar & Spice Holiday (2020) 8 p.m., Lifetime [movie]
Welcome Home Warrior (2017) 9 p.m., HMM [movie]
Tom Petty: Won’t Back Down, 8 p.m., Reelz
Autopsy: The Last Hours of Tom Petty, 9 p.m., Reelz
The Real Housewives of Potomac: Season 5 Reunion Special, 9:15 p.m., Bravo
Life, Death & Money, 10 p.m., Reelz
Desus & Mero: Obama Special, 11:35 p.m., Showtime

Monday, Dec. 14
A California Christmas (2020) 60% Netflix [movie]
Hilda: Season 2 (2020) Netflix
Tiny Pretty Things: Season 1 (2020) 53% Netflix
Will From Home: Season 2, Snapchat
Deliciousness: Season 1, 7 p.m., MTV
iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Presented by Capital One, 8 p.m., The CW
Lonestar Christmas, 8 p.m., Lifetime [movie]
Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir, 9 p.m., PBS
Haul This House: Season 1, 9 p.m., FYI
Celebrity IOU, 9 p.m., HGTV
The Shot: Race for the Vaccine, 10 p.m., ABC

Tuesday, Dec. 15
Song Exploder: How Music Gets Made: Volume 2 (2020) Netflix
Scene in Black and White, Amazon Prime Video
30 for 30: The Infinite Race, 8 p.m., ESPN [movie]
Walking With Elephants, 8 p.m., Animal Planet
‎Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas with Vanessa Williams, 8 p.m., PBS
Cooking Up Christmas, 9 p.m., OWN [movie]
Play On: Celebrating the Power of Music to Make Change, 8 p.m., CBS

Wednesday, Dec. 16
The Expanse: Season 5 (2020) 100% Amazon Prime Video
The Ripper: Limited Series (2020) 82% Netflix
BREAK IT ALL: The History of Rock in Latin America: Limited Series () Netflix
Anitta: Made in Honório: Season 1 (2020) Netflix
How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding (2020) Netflix
Run On: Season 1 (2020) Netflix
Vir Das: Outside in - The Lockdown Special (2020) Netflix
Holiday Heartbreak (2020) 6 p.m., BET [movie]
The Art of Political Murder (2019) 100% 9 p.m., HBO [movie]

Thursday, Dec. 17
The Stand: Season 1 (2020) 55% CBS All Access
Total Control: Season 1 (2019) 100% Sundance Now
The Available Wife (2020) UMC [movie]
4 Blocks, Seasons 1-3, HBO Max
Homeschool Musical Class of 2020, HBO Max
Sesame Street: Holiday at Hooper’s, HBO Max
12 Dates of Christmas: Unwrapped, HBO Max
Dogs of the Year, 8 p.m., The CW
Beyond the Pole: Living Under Lockdown, 10 p.m., WE tv

Friday, Dec. 18
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) 97% Netflix [movie]
Sweet Home: Season 1 (2020) 83% Netflix
El Cid: Season 1 (2020) Amazon Prime Video
The Grand Tour Presents: A Massive Hunt, Amazon Prime Video
Arendelle Castle Yule Log, Disney+
Dory’s Reef Cam, Disney+
The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Special, Hulu
On Pointe: Season 1 (2020) Disney+
A Creepshow Holiday Special, Shudder
Raven’s Home: Mad About Yuletide, 8 p.m., Disney Channel
Christmas on the Menu, 8 p.m., Lifetime [movie]
Diego Torres Sinfonico, 9:30 p.m., HBO Latino, TNT in Latin America and HBO Max
You’ll Be Home for Christmas, 10 p.m., HGTV

Saturday, Dec. 19
Christmas at Rosemont, 7 p.m., UP [movie]
A Christmas Exchange, 8 p.m., Lifetime [movie]
Global Citizen Prize Awards, 8 p.m., NBC
A Christmas Carousel (2020) 8 p.m., Hallmark [movie]
Letters to Satan Claus (2020) 8 p.m., Syfy [movie]
In Plain Sight (2012) 8 p.m., LMN [movie]
Swept Up by Christmas, 9 p.m., HMM [movie]

Sunday, Dec. 20
A Christmas Break, 8 p.m., Lifetime [movie]
Love, Lights, Hanukkah! (2020) 8 p.m., Hallmark [movie]
Secrets of Royal Travel, 8 p.m., PBS
March of the Polar Bears, 8 p.m., Nat Geo Wild
Garth & Trisha Live!, 8:30 p.m., CBS
Whitney Houston: Story of Her Song, 9 p.m., Reelz
Doomsday: The Missing Children, 9 p.m., ID
Project Christmas Wish (2020) 9 p.m., HMM [movie]
22nd Annual A Home for the Holidays, 9:30 p.m., CBS
Unexpected: Season 4, 10 p.m., TLC
Diana Ross: Story of Her Songs, 10 p.m., Reelz

Monday, Dec. 21
ariana grande: excuse me, i love you (2020) 57% Netflix [movie]
Spotlight on Christmas (2020) 8 p.m., Lifetime [movie]
Let’s Make a Deal Primetime, 8 p.m., CBS
Dr. Pimple Popper: Season’s Squeezings, 9 p.m., TLC

Tuesday, Dec. 22
London Hughes: To Catch a D*ck (2020) Netflix
Rhyme Time Town Singalongs, Netflix
City Hall (2020) 98% 8 p.m., PBS [movie]
The Christmas High Note, 8 p.m., Lifetime [movie]
First Christmas, 9 p.m., OWN [movie]
Under the Grapefruit Tree: The CC Sabathia Story, 9 p.m., HBO [movie]

Wednesday, Dec. 23
The Midnight Sky (2020) 50% Netflix [movie]
Your Name Engraved Herein (2020) 88% Netflix [movie]
Christmas at the Castle, 8 p.m., Lifetime [movie]

Thursday, Dec. 24
A Music Lover’s Guide to Murdoch Mysteries, Acorn TV
Shadow Lines, Sundance Now

Friday, Dec. 25
Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) 58% HBO Max [movie]
Sylvie's Love (2020) 93% Amazon Prime Video [movie]
Soul (2020) 95% Disney+ [movie]
Bridgerton: Season 1 (2020) 87% Netflix
Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian — Making of Season Two, Disney+
Burrow, Disney+
My Sweet Holiday, 8 p.m., Lifetime [movie]
Call the Midwife Holiday Special, 9 p.m., PBS
Surprising Santa Claus, 9 p.m., HGTV

Saturday, Dec. 26
DNA (2020) 86% Netflix [movie]
Letterkenny: Season 9 (2020) Hulu
Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Sahara, Netflix
Go! Go! Cory Carson: Season 3, Netflix
The Magic School Bus Rides Again In the Zone, Netflix

Sunday, Dec. 27
Death to 2020 (2020) 40% Netflix [movie]
The Masked Dancer: Season 1 (2020) 8 p.m., Fox
Restaurant Hustle 2020: All on the Line, 9 p.m., Food Network
Shameless Hall of Shame, 9 p.m., Showtime

Monday, Dec. 28
Cops and Robbers, Netflix
Atlanta Justice: Season 1, 9 p.m., ID
Kids Baking Championship: Season 9, 9 p.m., Food Network

Tuesday, Dec. 29
Peace Out 2020, 3 p.m., Facebook Watch
Popstar’s Best Of 2020, 8 p.m., The CW
7 Little Johnstons, 8 p.m., TLC
The Year: 2020, 9 p.m., ABC
Master Distiller: Season 2, 9 p.m., Discovery
Laura Ingalls Wilder: American Masters, 9 p.m., PBS
Streets of Dreams with Marcus Lemonis, 10 p.m., CNBC
Lone Star Law: Patrol and Protect: Season 1, 10 p.m., Discovery

Wednesday, Dec. 30
Vikings: Season 6 (2019) 100% Amazon Prime Video (returning from hiatus and moving channels)
Best Leftovers Ever!: Season 1 (2020) Netflix
Equinox: Season 1 () 100% Netflix
Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy: Earthrise: Earthrise (2020) 86% Netflix
Yearly Departed (2020) 80% Amazon Prime Video
My 600-LB Life: Season 9, 8 p.m., TLC
Heroes On The Front Line, 8 p.m., The CW
True Conviction: Season 3, 10 p.m., ID

Thursday, Dec. 31
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 4 (2020) 68% Netflix
Alaska Is a Drag (2017) Netflix [movie]
Cleaning Up: Season 1 (2019) 92% Sundance Now
The Watch: Season 1 (2021) 53% AMC+
Best of Stand-Up 2020, Netflix
Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2021, 8 p.m., ABC
United In Song: A Celebration of America’s Resilience, 8 p.m., PBS
Fox’s New Year’s Eve Toast & Roast 2021: Part 1, 8 p.m., Fox
Fox’s New Year’s Eve Toast & Roast 2021: Part 2, 11 p.m., Fox


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Locke and Key (Netflix)

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Netflix has set February 7 for the premiere of Locke and Key, the Carlton Cuse–produced adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s IDW comic book series that has been in development for more than a decade. The mystery series revolves around the Locke family, three siblings and their mother who move into their ancestral home – Keyhouse – after the murder of their father. Keyhouse, as the Lockes quickly discover, is filled with magical keys that hold special powers. That draws out a demon who wants to steal the keys, which may have played a role in the murder of the Locke paterfamilias. The series stars Darby Stanchfield (Scandal), Jackson Robert Scott (IT), and Connor Jessup (American Crime).



The Thirteenth Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) returns with the launch of season 12 on Wednesday, January 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT with friends Ryan (Tosin Cole), Yasmin (Mandip Gill) and Graham (Bradley Walsh). Subsequent episodes will air Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT beginning January 5 on BBC America. The season kicks off with a two-part episode entitled “Spyfall.”



Last season on The Magicians, magic was saved, but at a terrible cost: Quentin Coldwater died heroically to save his friends — and the world. Julia (Stella Maeve), Alice (Olivia Taylor Dudley), Eliot (Hale Appleman), Margo (Summer Bishil), Penny (Arjun Gupta), and their friends (and frenemies) must learn to navigate a world without him. In season 5, premiering January 15 at 10 p.m. ET/9C, a new threat has arisen: in freeing magic, the balance tipped the other way and there’s too damn much of it. As the excess builds, an apocalypse looms.



Cantankerous Larry David returns for season 10 of his HBO drama in January. Vince Vaughn joins the fun in a multi-episode arc.



Better Call Saul will return with a two-night premiere event on February 23 and 24, 2020. The fifth season will premiere on Sunday, February 23 at 10 p.m. ET/9C following a new episode of The Walking Dead. The season will continue the next night, Monday, February 24, with an encore presentation of the season premiere at 8 p.m. ET/7C followed by the season’s second episode at 9 p.m. ET/8C. Subsequent episodes will air Monday nights at 9 p.m. ET/8C. The new season will find Bob Odenkirk’s Jimmy McGill finally embracing his Saul Goodman persona to practice law, and the fallout that ensues for everyone around him, including fellow attorney and girlfriend Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn), fixer Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks), meth kingpin/restauranteur Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito), and Jimmy’s criminal associate Nacho Varga (Michael Mando).


Find out when the rest of your favorite shows return and new shows premiere below.

Update (12/12): Pavarotti (Dec. 30), Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Jan. 24), Next in Fashion (Jan. 29), Briarpatch (Feb. 6), The Sinner (Feb. 6), Interrogation (Feb. 6), Wrong Man (Feb. 9), Hillary (Mar. 6), Ride with Norman Reedus (Mar. 8); Messiah (Jan. 1)


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Also: Renewed & Cancelled


December


Sunday, Dec. 1
Dead Kids (2019) 17% Netflix
Brain Games: Season 8 (2020)  8 p.m., National Geographic

Monday, Dec. 2
Making It: Season 2 (2019)  NBC

Tuesday, Dec. 3
Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah (2019) Netflix
The First Temptation of Christ (2019) Netflix
Team Kaylie: Part 2 ()  Netflix
One Day at Disney (2019)  Disney+

Wednesday, Dec. 4

Let's Dance (2019) Netflix
() % Netflix
Magic for Humans: Season 2 (2019)  Netflix
The Moodys: Season 1 (2019) 64% 9 p.m., Fox
Vikings: Season 6 (2019) 100% 9 p.m., History
Five Day Biz Fix: Season 1 (2019) CNBC
The Gulf: Season 1 (2019)  Sundance Now

Thursday, Dec. 5
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 3 (2019) 79% Amazon Prime Video
A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby (2019) 36% Netflix
Same Time, Next Christmas (2019) Netflix
Apache: The Life of Carlos Tevez: Season 1 (2019)  Netflix
Home for Christmas: Season 1 (2019)  Netflix
V Wars: Season 1 (2019) 56% Netflix
Growing Up Hip Hop: Season 5 (2019) WE tv
Tell Me a Story: Season 2 (2019)  CBS All Access

Friday, Dec. 6
Reprisal: Season 1 (2019) 53% Hulu
Into the Dark, Episode 3: "A Nasty Piece of Work" 82% Hulu
Astronomy Club: The Sketch Show: Season 1 (2019) 100% Netflix
The Chosen One: Season 2 (2019) Netflix
The Confession Killer: Season 1 (2019) 100% Netflix
Fuller House: Season 5 (2019)  Netflix
Glow Up: Season 1 (2019)  Netflix
Marriage Story (2019) 94% Netflix
Spirit Riding Free: The Spirit of Christmas (2019)  Netflix
Three Days of Christmas: Season 1 ()  Netflix
Teasing Master Takagi-san: Season 2 (2019)  Netflix
Triad Princess: Season 1 (2019) Netflix
Virgin River: Season 1 (2019)  Netflix
Truth Be Told: Season 1 (2019) 31% Apple TV+
One Day at Disney: Shorts: Season 1 (2019) Disney+
Clifford the Big Red Dog: Season 1 () Amazon Prime Video

Sunday, Dec. 8
The L Word: Generation Q: Season 1 (2019) 81% 10 p.m., Showtime
Expedition Bigfoot: Season 1 (2019)  10 p.m., Travel Channel
Work in Progress: Season 1 (2019) 100% 11 p.m., Showtime

Monday, Dec. 9
A Family Reunion Christmas, Netflix
The Heart Guy: Season 4 (2019) Acorn TV

Tuesday, Dec. 10
Michelle Wolf: Joke Show (2019) 100% Netflix
Ellen's Greatest Night of Giveaways: Season 1 (2019) NBC

Thursday, Dec. 12
Jack Whitehall: Christmas with my Father (2019) Netflix

Friday, Dec. 13
The Expanse: Season 4 (2019) 100% Amazon Prime Video
6 Underground (2019) 37% Netflix
Marvel's Runaways: Season 3 (2019) 83% Hulu
The Grand Tour: Season 4 (2019) Amazon Prime Video

Sunday, Dec. 15
A Very Merry Cavallari, 10 p.m., E!

Monday, Dec. 16
Slings & Arrows: Season 3, Acorn TV
Laurel Canyon, 9 p.m., Epix

Tuesday, Dec. 17
Ronny Chieng: Asian Comedian Destroys America! (2019) Netflix

Wednesday, Dec. 18
Don't F**K with Cats: Hunting An Internet Killer: Limited Series (2019) 67% Netflix
Soundtrack: Season 1 (2019) 38% Netflix
Mad About You: Season 1 (2019) 42% Part 2, Spectrum On Demand
Wisting, Sundance Now
Live in Front of a Studio Audience: 'All in the Family' and 'Good Times' (2019) 80% ABC
Good Times: Live in Front of a Studio Audience, ABC

Thursday, Dec. 19
() Netflix
Ultraviolet: Season 2 (2019) Netflix
Season 1: Season 1 (2019) Netflix
A Christmas Carol (2018) 52% 7:30 p.m., FX

Friday, Dec. 20
The Two Popes (2019) 89% Netflix
The Witcher: Season 1 (2019) 68% Netflix
The Aeronauts (2019) 71% Amazon Prime Video
Pick of the Litter: Season 1 (2019)  Disney+
Togo (2019) 92% Disney+

Saturday, Dec. 21
Crash Landing on You: Season 1 (2019)  Netflix

Monday, Dec. 23
From Father to Daughter, Acorn TV

Tuesday, Dec. 24
Lost in Space: Season 2 (2019) 85% Netflix
John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch (2019) 96% Netflix
Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020: Part 2, Netflix
Carole & Tuesday: Part 2, Netflix
Como caído del cielo (2019) Netflix

Wednesday, Dec. 25
Murdoch Mysteries: Season 13, Acorn TV
Call the Midwife: Holiday Special, PBS
Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas, PBS

Thursday, Dec. 26
Close to the Enemy: Miniseries (2016) Sundance Now
You: Season 2 (2019) 87% Netflix
The App (2019)  Netflix
() % Netflix
Fast & Furious: Spy Racers: Season 1 (2019) 83% Netflix

Friday, Dec. 27
Into the Dark, Episode 4: "Midnight Kiss" 56% Hulu
The Gift: Season 1 (2019)  Netflix
Kevin Hart: Don't F... This Up: Season 1 (2019)  Netflix
()  Showtime
Duran Duran: There's Something You Should Know (2018) 83% Showtime

Saturday, Dec. 28
Hot Gimmick: Girl Meets Boy, Netflix

Sunday, Dec. 29
Flirty Dancing: Season 1 (2019) 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, Fox

Monday, Dec. 30
Alexa & Katie: Season 3 (2019) : Holiday Episode, Netflix
The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.: Reawakened, Netflix
Pavarotti, 8 p.m., Showtime

Tuesday, Dec. 31
The Degenerates: Season 2 (2019) Netflix
The Neighbor​, Netflix
Yanxi Palace: Princess Adventures, Netflix
Ghost Stories (2020) 33% Netflix


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Westworld, Roseanne, Marvel's Jessica Jones, The Handmaid's Tale, Better Call Saul (HBO, ABC, Netflix, Hulu, AMC)

2018 Spring-Summer TV Survey Results

We surveyed fans and asked which returning and premiering TV and streaming shows they were most looking forward to in spring and summer of 2018. The top TV series, according to 622 Rotten Tomatoes users (out of 1,023 total survey respondents), include HBO’s Westworld (returning for season 2), Amazon series premiere Jack Ryan, and, in the reality category, a reboot of American Idol.

Click through to find out which other series are tops in each category.

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New Season Premieres

These returning series are premiering brand-spanking-new seasons in early 2018. (Please note: Netflix announced the premiere date of season 2 of Marvel’s Luke Cage after this survey was conducted.)

Top 20 out of 46 titles: 

Westworld: Season 2 (2018)
85%

#16%
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Westworld builds on its experimental first season, diving deeper into the human side of AI without losing any of its stylish, bloody glory.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: While Jessica Jones is a slower burn with less focus than its inaugural season, its enticing new character arc more fully details the most charismatic Defender.

Roseanne: Season 10 (2018)
69%

#6%
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Roseanne's return finds the show's classic format, original cast, and timely humor intact, even if the latest batch of episodes suffers from sporadically uneven execution.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Beautifully shot but dishearteningly relevant, The Handmaid's Tale centers its sophomore season tightly around its compelling cast of characters, making room for broader social commentary through more intimate lenses.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Well-crafted and compelling as ever, Better Call Saul's fourth season deftly balances the show it was and the one it will inevitably become.

Legion: Season 2 (2018)
91%

#5%
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Legion returns with a smart, strange second season that settles into a straighter narrative without sacrificing its unique sensibilities.

#4%
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: The Americans' powerful final season pumps up the volume on an already intense show, concluding the complex series arc with epic familial conflict... and a high body count.

Timeless: Season 2 (2018)
100%

#4%
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Having firmly established its affable ensemble, Timeless has more time to play with its high concept in a rousing sophomore season that will leave viewers giddy with adventure.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Season two of A Series of Unfortunate Events is as gothic, twisted and absurd as the first, to the delight of moody tweens of all ages.
Starring:

#4%
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Donald Glover continues to subvert expectations with a sophomore season of Atlanta that proves as excellent as it is eccentric.

Elementary: Season 6 (2018)
100%

#4%
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: The complex relationship between Joan Watson and Sherlock Holmes remains the heart of Elementary, with Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller delivering solid performances each episode.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Fear the Walking Dead shuffles onward confidently in its fourth season with a bevy of horrifying set-pieces and heartbreaking twists, but some viewers may be dispirited by the series' constant reshuffling of its characters.

New Girl: Season 7 (2018)
100%

#3%
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: After seven years of friendship, New Girl signs off with a thoughtful, funny final season that bids a proper adieu to its colorful cast of characters.


The Expanse: Season 3 (2018)
100%

#2%
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Building on earlier potential and extending character arcs throughout a solidly crafted third season, The Expanse continues to impress -- and shows no signs of abating.

#2%
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus:

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Santa Clarita Diet rides the momentum of its freshman season with non-stop comedic gore and a big heart that bleeds -- profusely -- for its lovable characters.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt ends with a final season that's as topical as it is cheerily irreverent.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus:

#1%
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus:

Top 10 based on 1,023 overall survey responses: 

1. Westworld – 13%
2. Marvel’s Jessica Jones – 9%
3. Roseanne – 7%
4. The Handmaid’s Tale – 5%
5. Elementary – 5%
6. Better Call Saul – 4%
7. Timeless – 4%
8. A Series of Unfortunate Events – 4%
9. The Americans – 4%
10. Legion – 3%

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