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The Golden Globes Kick Off TV's Accelerated 2020 Awards Season

ALSO: Power, Say Yes to the Dress, Dracula, Doctor Who, Love & Hip Hop, Naked and Afraid, and more
  • Ricky Gervais returns a five-time host of The Golden Globes. (NBC)
    Ricky Gervais returns a five-time host of The Golden Globes. (NBC)

    When the Academy Awards announced their intention to move from late February to February 9th this year, it had a cascading effect on the whole of Awards season. The Grammys will air two weeks earlier than usual (on Jan 26) , as will most of the other major award shows leading up the Oscars, starting with Sunday night's Golden Globes.  Also new and notable this weekend: fresh installments of Power, Doctor Who, Love and Hip Hop, and a new look at Bram Stoker's most famous creation. 


    SERIES PREMIERE: Stephen Moffat and Mark Gatiss (Doctor Who and Sherlock) speer-headed the three-part series Dracula, which expands on the origins of Bram Stoker's most famous creation (as played by The Affair's Claes Bang). Watch the preview. Streaming on Netflix

    SERIES PREMIERE: The 10-part Say Yes to the Dress: America follows ten brides as they prepare for a one of a kind ceremony in which 52 couples — one from each state, plus Puerto Rico and D.C. — were married last summer. 8:00 PM ET on TLC

    SEASON FINALE: The three-night Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning returns for a final 90-minuite installment. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime


    RED CARPET COVERAGE: Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic return to the Beverly Hilton with E! Live From the Red Carpet: The 2020 Golden Globe Awards for more fun and frenzied conversations with some of today's biggest stars. 6:00 PM ET/ 3:00 PM PT on E!

    AWARDS SHOW: Who will take home the TV awards at 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards? Our resident awards expert Joe Reid has his predictions, but one thing that can't be predicted is what Ricky Gervais will do in his fifth (and he claims final)  turn as host.  8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT on NBC

    NEW EPISODE: The run-up to the series finale begins as Power resumes its sixth and final season. 8:00 PM ET on Starz

    NEW EPISODE: Jodie Whittaker is back as The Doctor as the twelfth season of Doctor Who makes its timeslot debut. 8:00 PM ET on BBC America

    SEASON PREMIERE: Joseline Hernandez hops from Atlanta to Miami in the Season 3 premiere of Love & Hip Hop: Miami, where she joins returning cast members Trina & Trick Daddy, Amara La Negra, Bobby Lytes and Shay Johnson. 9:00 PM ET on VH1

    NEW EPISODE:  When an agricultural engineer visiting the US goes missing, the The NCIS: Los Angeles team is on the case. 9:00 PM ET on CBS

    SEASON PREMIERE:  Veterans from Naked and Afraid and Naked and Afraid XL return for Naked and Afraid:The Alone Edition, in which each survivalist will be tasked with surviving remote locations completely and utterly alone  10:00 PM ET on Discovery

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: Golden Globe Awards, NBC, Ricky Gervais