The TVLine-Up: What comes again, is new and leaves the week of December 27th

This weekly feature complements the daily TVLine “What to Watch” lists and the monthly guide to “What’s on Streaming”.

With more than 530 scripted shows now airing over broadcast, cable and streamingIt’s easy to forget that a favorite comedy is returning or that the new “prestige drama” you’ve been waiting for is about to debut. Think of this as our reminder to set up your DVR, order a Season Pass, plug a new Memorex into the VCR … whatever your roll.

This week, you’ll find the final half of Sabrina and Vikings’ Chilling Adventures (now on Amazon Prime!), The Masked Dancer premiere, the return of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and a new season of Cobra Kai. They also have a New Year’s date with Doctor Who, the season finale of His Dark Materials, and tons of countdowns to 2021.

SUNDAY, DEC. 27
3 a.m. Death by 2020 film premiere (Netflix)
8 p.m. Premiere of the Masked Dancer series (Fox; special night)
9 p.m. 2021 Fox Winter Preview Special (Fox)
9 p.m. Mid-season Pennyworth Finals (Epix; two episodes)

MONDAY, DEC. 28
8.15 p.m. Finals of the 51st season of the Monday Night Football season (ABC & ESPN)
9 p.m. His Dark Materials Season 2 Finale (HBO)

TUESDAY, DEC. 29
3 a.m. A Teacher Limited Series Finale (FX on Hulu)
9 p.m. Tell Me a Story broadcast finals (The CW)
9 p.m. The year: 2020 Special (ABC)

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 30th
3 a.m. the best leftovers ever! Series premiere (Netflix; all episodes)
3 a.m. Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy Season 2 Premiere (Netflix; all episodes)
3 a.m. Vikings Season 6B Premiere (Amazon Prime; final episodes)
3 a.m. Departed Special (Amazon Prime)
8 p.m. Heroes on the Front Line Special (The CW)
9 p.m. Tyler Perry’s House of Payne Time Slot Premiere (BET)
9:30 p.m. Tyler Perry’s time slot premiere for assisted living (BET)

THURSDAY, DEC. 31
3 a.m. Best of Stand-Up 2020 Special (Netflix)
3 a.m. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 4 Premiere (Netflix; final episodes)
3 a.m. Texas 6 Season 1 Finale (CBS All Access)
8 p.m. CNN’s New Year’s Eve, hosted by Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen (CNN)
8 p.m. Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin ‘Eve with Ryan Seacrest (ABC)
8 p.m. Fox’s New Year’s Toast & Roast 2021, moderated by Ken Jeong and Joel McHale (Fox)
8 p.m. New Year’s Eve: Escape From 2020 Special (NBC)
8 p.m. Season 5 premiere of The Real Housewives of Dallas (Bravo)
10 p.m. NBC’s New Years Eve 2021 with Carson Daly (NBC)

FRIDAY, JAN. 1
3 p.m. Cobra Kai Season 3 Premiere (Netflix; all episodes)
3 a.m. Earth to Ned Season 1B Premiere (Disney +; all episodes)
3 a.m. Headspace Guide to the premiere of the meditation series (Netflix; all episodes)
3 a.m. The Minimalists: Less Is Now Documentary Premiere (Netflix)
8 p.m. Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks (BBC America)
8 p.m. RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 13 Premiere (VH1; simulcast on The CW, Logo, MTV, MTV2, Pop TV & VH1)

Do you want to have a look at any of the above shows? Send an email to [email protected] and your question can be answered through Matt’s Inside Line.

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