When the weather outside is frightful, snuggle up next to your Smithville television and check out these January 2017 treats:
Sherlock is back on New Year's Day. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman reprise their roles as Sherlock and Dr. Watson, respectively for the premiere of Season 4. "The Six Thatchers" will play on your local PBS channel at 9 pm.
The New Celebrity Apprentice hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger takes the stage on January 2nd. The former Terminator and governor of California is joined by new advisors Warren Buffett, Steve Ballmer, Tyra Banks, and Jessica Alba. Celebrity contestants include Boy George, Snooki, Lisa Leslie, and Jon Lovitz. The New Celebrity Apprentice premieres on NBC (channel 13) on January 2nd at 8 pm.
A darker, adult version of the Wizard of Oz, titled Emerald City, debuts on NBC (channel 13) on January 5th at 9 pm. Dorothy (True Detective's Adria Arjona) is no longer a child; she's 20 years old, and even her canine companion has been upgraded to fierce police dog. Joely Richardson plays Glinda and Vincent D'Onofrio is the Wizard of Oz. Together, they find themselves in a land of "competing kingdoms, lethal warriors, dark magic and a bloody battle for supremacy"—which hints at a Game of Thrones vibe.
January also brings us a plethora of awards shows including:
74th Golden Globe Awards
January 8th, 8 pm
NBC (channel 13)
People's Choice Awards 2017
January 18th, 9 pm
CBS (channel 4)
January 29th, 7 pm
FOX (channel 59)
Finally, mark your calendars for the first-ever Senior LPGA Championship, July 10-12, 2017 at The Pete Dye Course at the French Lick Resort in Indiana. The Tour has reached a multi-year deal to both host the tournament and have it televised live on Golf Channel (Smithville Channel 56).
New Channel Highlights
Include the NHL in your New Year's plans. Starting the day after Christmas, you'll be able to watch as the Hockey Nation unites at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship. The top ten ranked countries face off in the annual tournament featuring hockey's brightest young stars, live from Montreal and Toronto. Participating teams include: Canada, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic, Switzerland, USA, Latvia, Russia, and Slovakia.
On New Year's Eve, take a trip to the 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic. The NHL Network will be reporting on-site from Busch stadium beginning with the Alumni Game on December 31st, 2016. Then get over three hours of live pre- and postgame coverage from the Winter Classic on January 2nd. Both the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship and the 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic can be seen on Channel 72.
MAVTV Motorsports Network will feature the return of the AMA Flat Track Championship Series, starting in December 2016 and continuing for 14 weeks. Each one hour weekly episode is shown on Smithville Channel 55.
The 14-race season started in Daytona Beach, Florida, March 10 and ended in Santa Rosa, California, September 25. Up to 20 riders battled side-by-side at speeds topping 140 miles per hour on some of the toughest oval dirt tracks across the nation. The title fight went down to the final turn on the final lap of a season that CycleNews called "one of the most noteworthy in the 63-year history of the series." Check out the Championship Series every Tuesday on Channel 55.
New this month On Demand
Check out these videos On Demand starting in January!
Check out these Starz Encore movies and shows starting in January!
New to Showtime
Check out these Showtime movies and shows starting in January!
New to CINeMax
Check out these Cinemax movies and shows starting in January!
Ring in the New Year with encore musical performances such as Fleetwood Mac: The Dance, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, Nirvana: In Utero Under Review, and Madonna: I'm Going to Tell You a Secret. Or kick off 2017 with epic clashes including Hard Knocks Fighting Championship HK53, TNA One Night Only: LIVE! January 2017, and WWE: Royal Rumble 2017. For a full January Pay-Per-View listing, check out the Pay-per-View schedule here.
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