9 TV Shows and Movies to Watch the Week of December 30, 2018

It's officially 2019, which is exciting, but the bad news is there's a bit of a lull in new TV shows and movies. No worries, though: There are still some fun things happening in entertainment this week to ease you into the new year. For one: The Masked Singer, a new music competition show that's just as wild as it sounds. Also, a horror movie about escape rooms! I'm already shaking.

Below, all the things to bookmark for this week:

The Orville: Seth MacFarlane's whacky space comedy is back for a second season because…of course it is! Fans of Family Guy should tune in to this two-hour premiere. 8 P.M. ET on Fox

Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest: Watching this is honestly better than going out on New Year's Eve. (For the record: Going out on NYE is overrated—and so is having a midnight kiss.) 10 P.M. ET on ABC

Taylor Swift Reputation Stadium Tour: No worries if you missed Swift's electric Reputation concert tour on the road. Netflix filmed a special, and it's honestly better than sitting in the nose bleeds.Streaming on Netflix

A Series of Unfortunate Events: The last four books of Lemony Snicket's hit series—The Slippery Slope, The Grim Grotto, The Penultimate Peril, and The End—will come to life in the third and final season of this Netflix show. Streaming on Netflix

grown-ish: Season two of this spinoff, starring Yara Shahidi and Francia Raisa, kicks off tonight. Here's to another chapter of Zoey Johnson's college shenanigans. TBD time on Freeform

The Masked Singer: This new singing show has its contestants, who are famous singers, wear costumes to disguise their identities. So, basically it's The Voice meets every Pixar movie in existence. 9 P.M. ET on Fox

Gotham: Season five of Fox's popular series, which pulls from Batman and the DC Comics universe, begins this evening. It's Ben McKenzie's second best role ever! (His first, obviously, is The OC.) 8 P.M. ET on Fox

Escape Room: Strangers have to complete an escape room that's actually terrifying and lethal. It's the kitschy version of Saw you didn't know you needed. (Well, actually, do we need this? Catch me on opening night.) In theaters

Annihilation: Natalie Portman and Gina Rodriguez star in this gripping thriller about a group of female scientists who investigate a parallel universe called The Shimmer. It's like Stranger Things but with an Oscar winner. Streaming on Hulu

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Published at Sun, 30 Dec 2018 15:00:00 +0000