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TV THIS WEEK: Boba Fett and Cobra Kai premiere, Doctor Who, SYFY's Twilight Zone marathon & more

We're crane-kicking our way out of the Sarlacc pit with this week's line-up.

By Trent Moore
The Book Of Boba Fett

New year, new Star Wars show — plus a long-awaited return to the All Valley Karate Tournament — in our latest edition of TV This Week.

The big stories are on streaming as we head toward the kickoff of 2021 this weekend, with Disney+ premiering its buzzy new The Book of Boba Fett original live-action Star Wars project, and Netflix kicking off the fourth season of Cobra Kai (just as the fifth season has already finished shooting). HBO Max has a new season of animated DC series Young Justice, and BBC America has the latest holiday special for soon-to-be departing Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker.

If you're looking for some sci-fi comfort food, SYFY will have its annual New Year's Twilight Zone marathon on Friday and Saturday, along with some fan favorite genre flicks like The Goonies on the schedule. Digging a bit deeper, Paramount Plus has a new Star Trek: Discovery and Amazon Prime has a new episode of The Expanse's final season.

Beyond that things are a bit thin (it is a holiday week, after all), but don't forget there are also some blockbusters on the big screen to help fill in the gaps. Spider-Man: No Way Home continues to break records, and The King's Man has also opened, along with The Matrix Resurrections (which is also streaming on HBO Max).

Check out the full rundown below.


The Book Of Boba Fett (Disney+), Wednesday

SERIES PREMIERE: A thrilling Star Wars adventure that finds legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigating the galaxy's underworld when they return to the sands of Tatooine to stake their claim on the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate.

Young Justice (HBO Max), Thursday - Season 4 Part A

SEASON PREMIERE: The teenage heroes of the DC Universe set out to prove themselves in a world of superpowers and super-villains. This animated spy drama explores their complex web of truth, justice, secrets, and lies.

Twilight Zone Marathon (SYFY), Friday

It's a new year, and you know what that means — SYFY's annual marathon of The Twilight Zone is back to usher in 2022 with all the classic weirdness we know and love.

Cobra Kai (Netflix), Friday - Season 4

SEASON PREMIERE: The Miyagi-Do and Eagle Fang dojos join forces to take down Cobra Kai at the All Valley Under 18 Karate Tournament... and whoever loses must hang up their gi. As Samantha and Miguel try to maintain the dojo alliance and Robby goes all in at Cobra Kai, the fate of the Valley has never been more precarious. What tricks does Kreese have up his sleeve?

Doctor Who (BBC America), Saturday 2 p.m. - "Eve of the Daleks"

SPECIAL PREMIERE: Sarah owns ELF storage and Nick visits his unit every year on New Year's Eve; this year, however, their night turns out to be a little different than planned as they join forces with the Doctor, Dan and Yaz in a fight against the Daleks.


Trolls (NBC), Monday 8 p.m.

Poppy (Anna Kendrick), the optimistic leader of the trolls, and Branch (Justin Timberlake), her polar opposite, embark on an adventure that takes them far beyond the only world they've ever known.

MythBusters (Science), Monday 8 p.m. - "The Star Wars Special"

The MythBusters tackle the most iconic myths in "Star Wars" history, and using the latest science and cutting-edge tech, they reveal the truth behind the greatest mysteries of a galaxy far, far away.

The Goonies (SYFY), Monday 8 p.m.

Coastal Oregon kids (Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen) follow the treasure map of pirate One-Eyed Willie past his deadly traps to gold.


The Osbournes Want to Believe (Travel), Tuesday 8 p.m. - "Paranormal Animals"

Jack reunites with Ozzy and Sharon to share some of the craziest, most jaw-dropping videos of supernatural activity ever caught on camera.

Venom (FX), Tuesday 8 p.m.

Journalist Eddie Brock develops superhuman strength and power when his body merges with the alien Venom. A now-classic bromance!


The Book Of Boba Fett (Disney+), Wednesday

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Gods of Egypt (SYFY), Wednesday 9 p.m.

A defiant mortal (Brenton Thwaites) forms an unlikely alliance with the powerful god Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) to save the world from Set (Gerard Butler), the merciless god of darkness.


Young Justice (HBO Max), Thursday - Season 4 Part A

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Frozen (ABC), Thursday 8 p.m.

A fearless young princess (Kristen Bell) sets out with a mountaineer (Jonathan Groff) to find her sister (Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped their kingdom in eternal winter.

Knives Out (USA), Thursday 8 p.m.

NETWORK PREMIERE: The circumstances surrounding the death of crime novelist Harlan Thrombey are mysterious, but there's one thing that renowned Detective Benoit Blanc knows for sure — everyone in the wildly dysfunctional Thrombey family is a suspect.

Ready or Not (Freeform), Thursday 9 p.m.

NETWORK PREMIERE: Grace couldn't be happier after she marries the man of her dreams at his family's luxurious estate. There's just one catch -- she must now hide from midnight until dawn while her new in-laws hunt her down with guns, crossbows and other weapons.


Twilight Zone Marathon (SYFY), Friday

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Cobra Kai (Netflix), Friday - Season 4

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Star Trek: Discovery (Paramount Plus), Friday - "There Is a Tide..."

Captain Burnham and the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery face a threat unlike any they've ever encountered. With Federation and non-Federation worlds alike feeling the impact, they must confront the unknown and work together to ensure a hopeful future for all.

The Expanse (Prime Video), Friday - "Redoubt"

Holden and the crew of the Rocinante fight alongside the Combined Fleet of Earth and Mars to protect the Inner Planets from Marco Inaros and his Free Navy's campaign of death and destruction. Meanwhile, on a distant planet beyond the Rings, a new power rises.


Twilight Zone Marathon (SYFY), Saturday

It's a new year, and you know what that means — SYFY's annual marathon of The Twilight Zone is back to usher in 2022 with all the classic weirdness we know and love.

Doctor Who (BBC America), Saturday 2 p.m. - "Eve of the Daleks"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.


The Matrix (SYFY), Sunday 6:30 p.m.

A computer hacker (Keanu Reeves) joins forces with rebel warriors (Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss) to battle a malevolent cyberintelligence.

*TV listings via Zap2it, network listings and streaming listings.