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Mayfair Witches, Velma, Golden Globes

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Alexandra Daddario in Mayfair Witches; Jerrod Carmichael; A still from Velma

Alexandra Daddario in Mayfair Witches; Jerrod Carmichael; A nonetheless from Velma
Photograph: Alfonso Bresciani/AMC; Randy Holmes/Getty Photos; HBO Max

Welcome to What’s On, our weekly picks of must-watch exhibits. Right here’s what you could watch from Sunday, January 8, to Thursday, January 12. All occasions are Japanese. [Note: The weekend edition of What’s On drops on Fridays.]

The biggies

Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches (AMC, Sunday, 9 p.m.)

Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches Trailer: Starring Alexandra Daddario | AMC+

It’s witchin’ time. After final yr’s charming Interview With The Vampire, AMC expands (not solely efficiently) its Anne Rice Universe with Mayfair Witches. The present relies on Rice’s advanced trilogy concerning the Mayfair household. Alexandra Daddario performs Dr. Rowan Fielding, a neurosurgeon who discovers she has latent powers, so she ventures to New Orleans to be taught extra about her ancestry, and her mysterious reference to an ageless spirit named Lasher (Jack Huston). You’ll be able to learn The A.V. Membership’s evaluation right here. 

The Golden Globe Awards (NBC, Tuesday, 8 p.m.)

Golden Globes 2023: Ana De Armas, Billy Porter & Extra to Current | E! Information

In a surprisingly profitable “it’s as if nothing unhealthy occurred” maneuver, the Golden Globes are again. Sigh. The awards ceremony run by the Hollywood Overseas Press Affiliation confronted its justifiable share of scandal, partially for its lack of range (and for reaping the advantages of Emily In Paris’ price range). After a Hollywood boycott in 2022, the Globes return for a reside present hosted by Jerrod Carmichael. And for those who thought the celebs wouldn’t take part, assume once more. They’ve already lined up presenters like Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Colman Domingo, Natasha Lyonne, and Quentin Tarantino. Right here’s the whole checklist of this yr’s nominations.

Velma (HBO Max, Thursday, 3:01 a.m.)

Velma | Official Teaser | HBO Max

After serving as a creator on her final two exhibits, By no means Have I Ever and The Intercourse Lives Of School Women, Mindy Kaling returns to onscreen work (type of) for the HBO Max animated dramedy Velma. Kaling voices the enduring Scooby-Doo character Velma Dinkley within the present, which follows Velma, Daphne (Constance Wu), Shaggy (Sam Richardson), and Fred (Glenn Howerton) as teenagers earlier than they fashioned Thriller Inc. and added a lovable canine to the crew. They inevitably staff up when a killer begins attacking their college. Look out for The A.V. Membership’s evaluation this week.

Hidden gems

All Creatures Nice And Small (PBS, Sunday, 8 p.m.)

All Creatures Nice and Small: Season 3 Trailer

The comforting British drama All Creatures Nice And Small returns for a six-episode third season within the U.S., after beforehand airing within the U.Ok. Based mostly on the James Herriot books, the present is about in England’s Yorkshire Dales within the late Thirties. The sequence follows a trio of veterinary surgeons at Skeldale Home, together with the eccentric Siegfried Farnon (Samuel West), who runs the follow, and younger vet James Herriot (Nicholas Ralph).

The Makanai (Netflix, Thursday, 3:01 a.m.)

The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko Home | Official Trailer | Netflix

Created by Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japanese sequence The Makanai relies on Koyama Aiko’s manga, Maiko In Kyoto: From The Maiko Home. Set in Kyoto, the present follows Kiyo, who turns into a Makanai (an individual who cooks meals) at a home the place apprentice geishas reside collectively. Kiyo and her childhood good friend be a part of forces hoping to construct a life, however find yourself pursuing totally different passions.

The Climb (HBO Max, Thursday, 3:01 a.m.)

The Climb | Official Trailer | HBO Max

Jason Momoa and rock climber Chris Sharma host the journey actuality sequence The Climb. On this competitors, novice climbers are put by means of a rigorous sequence of challenges to courageous intimidating ascents. The winner will rating a $100,000 money prize.

Extra good things

Alert: Lacking Individuals Unit (FOX, Sunday, 8 p.m.)


One other yr, one other police procedural. Alert: Lacking Individuals Unit is a cop drama set in Philadelphia. When officer Nikki’s (Dania Ramirez) son goes lacking, she joins a particular unit to assist others in a equally tragic state of affairs. Nikki additionally groups up together with her ex, Devon (Scott Caan), to seek out her long-lost son. The present additionally follows a “case-of-the-week” story. Look out for The A.V. Membership’s interview with Caan this week.

Koala Man (Hulu, Monday, 12:01 a.m.)

Koala Man | Official Trailer | Hulu

Created by Michael Cusack, Koala Man is an animated comedy about middle-aged dad Kevin and his titular not-so-secret id. His superpower is a burning ardour for following guidelines and snuffing out petty crime within the Australian city of Dapto. Although it could appear to be another suburb, Dapto is filled with cosmic and man-made evil that Koala Man is right here to wash up. The voice forged contains Hugh Jackman, Sarah Snook, Jemaine Clement, and Miranda Otto.

How I Caught My Killer (Hulu, Thursday, 12:01 a.m.)

How I Caught My Killer | Official Trailer | Hulu

The true-crime docuseries How I Caught My Killer highlights the real-life tales behind distinctive murder circumstances with interviews, archival materials, and cinematic recreations. Every case gives a posh portrait of the one that misplaced their lives, and the way the victims left behind case-breaking clues that helped clear up their crimes.

Can’t miss recaps

Willow (Disney+, Wednesday, 3:01 a.m., season one finale)

RuPaul’s Drag Race (MTV, Tuesday and Friday, 8 p.m.)

Arriving now

East New York season one, NCIS: Los Angeles season 14 (CBS, Sunday, 8:30-10:30 p.m., winter premieres)

Bob’s Burgers season 13, Household Man season 21 (FOX, Sunday, 9-10 p.m., winter premieres)

The Resident season six (FOX, Tuesday, 8 p.m., winter premiere)

The Conners season 5, The Goldbergs season 10 (ABC, Wednesday, 8-9 p.m., winter premieres)

Vikings: Valhalla (Netflix, Thursday, 3:01 a.m., season two premiere)

Walker season 4, Walker: Independence season one (The CW, Thursday, 8-10 p.m., winter premieres)

Ending quickly

Alchemy Of Souls (Netflix, Sunday, 3:01 a.m., season one finale)

George & Tammy (Showtime, Sunday, 9 p.m., sequence finale)

Baking It (Peacock, Monday, 3:01 a.m., season two finale)

Single’s Inferno (Netflix, Tuesday, 3:01 a.m., season two finale)

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