January 28, 2023

‘Walker’ Finale, ‘Trek’ Bedtime Story, ‘Beavis and Butt-Head,’ Remembering Menudo

The CW’s Walker does some soul-searching in its Season 2 finale. In a fantastic episode, the Star Trek: Unusual New Worlds crew turns into trapped in a fairy story, costumes and all. Beavis and Butt-head go into house of their first display screen look in additional than a decade. A four-part HBO Max documentary follows the rise and fall of Latin-American boy band Menudo.

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Having impressed a Western prequel (Walker Independence) that may be a part of Walker on Thursdays within the fall, the Texas Ranger reboot wraps its second season with Cordell (Jared Padalecki) revisiting a darkish, secret a part of his previous. Not by alternative, however as soon as household foe Gale Davidson (Paula Marshall) drops a bombshell on her daughter, Geri (Odette Annable), Walker is distributed down reminiscence lane.

Ethan Peck as Spock and Anson Mount as Pike in Star Trek Strange New Worlds

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Star Trek: Unusual New Worlds

The normally steadfast crew of the Enterprise lets their hair down, after which some, as they discover themselves trapped in a legendary fairy story within the spinoff’s most fanciful episode but. Watching Capt. Pike (Anson Mount) camp it up as a cowardly chamberlain, and Spock (Ethan Peck) go darkish as a duplicitous wizard is as a lot enjoyable because it sounds—however there’s a severe cause why they’ve all turn out to be prisoners of an alien consciousness, and it has one thing to do with the truth that they’re dwelling out the bedtime story Doc M’Benga (Babs Olusanmokun) has been studying to his ailing daughter, Rukiya (Sage Arrindell).

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Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe

The chortling MTV idiots discover methods to wreak havoc past Earth’s borders in a film that marks their first display screen look in additional than 10 years. When the decrepit duo is sentenced to house camp, B&B find yourself becoming a member of an area shuttle mission, being left for lifeless and plunging via a black gap (heh heh, they mentioned “gap”) to finish up again house in 2022, the place the surprises embody clever doppelgangers from a parallel universe.


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Menudo: Eternally Younger

A four-part documentary charts the rise and fall of the ever-changing Latin American boy band that made teen idols of future superstars together with Ricky Martin within the Seventies and ’80s. Menudo was catnip to younger followers all through their world excursions, the stuff of journal covers. However behind the music, allegations of abuse and exploitation surrounding band supervisor Edgardo Diaz led to their demise as their fortunes declined within the Nineteen Nineties.

Inside Thursday TV:

  • NBA Draft (8 pm/ET, ABC and ESPN): Prime basketball prospects are chosen throughout a three-hour simulcast from Brooklyn’s Barclays Middle.
  • MasterChef Junior Version (8/7c and 9/8c, Fox): Following a “Street to the Finale” retrospective with bloopers and outtakes, the season finale pits the 2 younger finalists in a cooking problem that may reward the winner with $100,000 and a visit to Vegas to dine with Gordon Ramsay.
  • Jersey Shore Household Trip (8/7c, MTV): Season 5 resumes with the crew heading to El Paso to look at DJ Pauly D work his magic. Adopted by the sequence premiere of Buckhead Shore (9/8c), the place a rowdy gang of associates and exes social gathering on in Atlanta’s “Beverly Hills of the South” as they plan a summer season getaway on the lake.
  • Austin Dillon’s Life within the Quick Lane (9:30/8:30c, USA): The NASCAR Daytona 500 champ is the most recent sports activities determine to show his flamboyant house life—with spouse Whitney and 1-year-old son Ace—right into a actuality present.
  • Chrisley Is aware of Best (9/8, USA): Talking of which, a tax fraud conviction hasn’t stored USA from airing a ninth season of Todd and Julie Chrisley’s actuality romp.
  • Southern Appeal (9/8c, Bravo): The blue bloods and dangerous blood are again for an eighth season in Charleston, the place good ol’ boys Shep, Austen and their crew stand up to extra mischief.
  • No Demo Remo (9/8c, HGTV): Within the Season 2 premiere, home-renovation skilled Jenn Todryk units out to make a pair’s master suite/house workplace extra peaceable. Not simple with six youngsters.
  • The Previous Man (10/9c, FX): An enormous game-changer in episode 3 sheds new gentle on who’s chasing who within the cat-and-mouse between ex-CIA agent Dan Chase/now Peter Caldwell (Jeff Bridges) and FBI assistant director Harper (John Lithgow). When Zoe (Amy Brenneman) calls for solutions from her mysterious lodger, she will get greater than she bargained for.

On the Stream:

  • The Bear (streaming on Hulu): From FX comes a mix office/household dramedy starring Jeremy Allen White (Shameless) as a chef who leaves behind the world of high quality eating to take over his Chicago household’s Authentic Beef of Chicagoland sandwich store after his brother’s suicide.
  • Gordita Chronicles (streaming on HBO Max): A ten-episode coming-of-age comedy set in 1985 follows Cucu “Gordita” Castelli (Olivia Goncalves) as she leaves Santo Domingo to maneuver to Miami along with her over-the-top household.
  • The Actual Housewives Final Women Journey (streaming on Peacock): Eight ex-Housewives “all stars” head to the Berkshires to conjure drama at Dorinda Medley’s Bluestone Manor.
  • Sooner Than Concern (streaming on Matter): A six-part German procedural sends robust feminine cop Sunny Becker (Friederike Becht) straight from medical depart to hunt for a serial killer, however she’s additionally attempting to find which of her co-workers sexually assaulted her on the job.
  • The Ipcress File (streaming on AMC+): Within the ’60s spy thriller’s tense finale, a brainwashed Harry Palmer (Joe Cole) turns into a pawn in an assassination plot, whereas Dalby (Tom Hollander) faces the elimination of his covert unit.