12:20pm PT by Rick Porter
This Week in TV: Golden Globes, 'Punky Brewster,' 'Walking Dead' Returns
The delayed 2021 awards season kicks into gear this week with a (very different) Golden Globes telecast. The next seven days also feature the revival of a 1980s comedy, the return of one of cable's biggest series and a couple of high-profile feature films.
Below is The Hollywood Reporter's rundown of premieres, returns and specials over the next seven days. It would be next to impossible to watch everything, but let THR point the way to worthy options for the coming week. All times are ET/PT unless noted.
The Big Show
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the Golden Globe Awards for the fourth time — but that might be one of the few things that's familiar about this year's ceremony. For the first time, the show will originate from two locations, with Fey stationed at Rockefeller Center in New York and Poehler at the show's usual location at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
How the show will look remains to be seen, but the party atmosphere that usually pervades the Globes will likely be absent this time out. Mank is the leading nominee among movies, and The Crown is the leading TV nominee. The Globes airs at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT Sunday on NBC.
(The Golden Globes are produced by Dick Clark Productions, which is a division of MRC, which is a co-owner of The Hollywood Reporter through a joint venture with Penske Media titled P-MRC.)
Also on broadcast …
The Voice begins its spring cycle at 8 p.m. Monday on NBC, followed by the premiere of sci-fi drama Debris at 10 p.m. The Flash opens its seventh season at 8 p.m. Tuesday on The CW, and season three of New Amsterdam premieres at 10 p.m. Tuesday on NBC. ABC News' six-week series about the Black experience in America, Soul of a Nation, premieres at 10 p.m. Tuesday.
On streaming …
New: Following Saved by the Bell, Peacock revives another kid-focused sitcom from its past with Punky Brewster. Soleil Moon Frye reprises her role as the title character, now a single mother of three who meets a girl who reminds her of her younger self. While it boasts a "very good" cast of young actors, THR critic Daniel Fienberg notes that "it's basically just Punky Brewster, with all the inconsistencies that entails." All 10 episodes debut Thursday.
Also new: Ludacris goes into the kitchen for Discovery+'s Luda Can't Cook (Thursday). docuseries Top Class (Friday, IMDb TV) follows a group of highly touted high school basketball players at L.A.'s Sierra Canyon High School. Netflix's newest true crime series is Murder Among the Mormons (Wednesday).
Movies: Features The United States vs. Billie Holiday (directed by Lee Daniels) debuts Friday on Hulu. The kid-friendly Tom and Jerry also opens Friday on HBO Max. A pair of music documentaries are also on tap for this week: Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry (Friday, Apple TV+) and Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell (Monday, Netflix).
On cable …
Returning: The Walking Dead aired its "season finale" back in October — yet there are six more episodes yet to come, the first of which airs at 9 p.m. Sunday on AMC. The six extra hours will be somewhat smaller in scope (due in part to COVID-19 filming restrictions) and help bridge the gap between season 10 and the forthcoming, extended final season.
Also returning: New seasons of Floribama Shore (9 p.m. Thursday, MTV) and Below Deck Sailing Yacht (9 p.m. Monday, Bravo).
In case you missed it …
It's a Sin chronicles a decade in the lives of young gay men in London — beginning in 1981, just as the AIDS epidemic was about to hit that community. Creator Russell T. Davies (Years and Years, Queer as Folk) "accomplishes the quasi-miraculous feat of keeping much of his five-part, decade-spanning series … fizzy and effervescent without ever diminishing the devastation of the AIDS crisis," THR critic Inkoo Kang writes. All five episodes are streaming on HBO Max.