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Cheer Somersaults Back to Netflix, COVID Shuts Down The Amazing Race

ALSO: Eternals hits Disney+, DC's Legends of Tomorrow and Batwoman return to The CW, and more.
  • Morgan Simianer in Cheer, Phil Keoghan in The Amazing Race. (Photos: Netflix, CBS)
    Morgan Simianer in Cheer, Phil Keoghan in The Amazing Race. (Photos: Netflix, CBS)

    Two years after it became a smash hit, Cheer returns to Netflix for a second season that examines the price of viral fame. Season 2 sees the Navarro Cheer Team preparing for another daunting trip to Daytona, but this year they'll have to overcome new challenges, including a powerful routine from rival Trinity Valley Community College.

    Also today: The Amazing Race documents its pandemic shutdown, Marvel’s Eternals makes its Disney+ debut, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Batwoman continue their seasons on The CW, and more. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Wednesday:

    Cheer: Complete second season. After becoming household names, the Navarro College Cheer Team must battle a press frenzy, a pandemic, and a serious criminal accusation levied at one of their teammates, all while working towards their fifteenth national championship. Season 2 also follows Trinity Valley Community College in their quest to defeat their longtime rival on the mat in Daytona. Read our review. Streaming on Netflix

    The Amazing Race: New episode. The teams head to Glasgow, Scotland, but as COVID-19 begins to spread throughout Europe, host Phil Keoghan announces that the competition will be suspended indefinitely. Here's what we know9:00 PM ET on CBS

    Eternals: Streaming premiere. The MCU’s newest team of superheroes fight to save humanity from monstrous creatures called the Deviants in Chloé Zhao’s 2021 action flick. Stars Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Kit Harington, Salma Hayek, and Angelina Jolie. Watch trailer. Streaming on Disney+

    DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Winter premiere. When Sara (Caity Lotz) realizes her team is making questionable choices, she works to figure out who’s behind everything, but soon discovers some harsh truths. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on The CW

    Batwoman: Winter premiere. As Mary (Nicole Kang) and Alice (Rachel Skarsten) continue their sisterly bonding, Ryan (Javicia Leslie), Luke (Camrus Johnson) and Sophie (Meagan Tandy) are desperate to stop them — even if it means entertaining a dangerous proposition. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on The CW

    Relatively Famous: Ranch Rules: Series premiere. Eight celebrity offspring — including David Hasselhoff’s daughter Taylor and Billy Bob Thornton’s son Harry — travel to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, where they trade designer labels for cowboy boots as they work to reopen Saddleback Ranch to the public. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on E!

    The Price is Right at Night: Special presentation. Drew Carey hosts a primetime edition of the iconic game show tonight, the first of two themed specials airing this month. Tonight's audience will be made up entirely of first responders, with firefighters, EMTs, 911 operators, and police officers called to come on down and compete for amazing prizes. 8:00 PM ET on CBS

    Chicago Med: New episode. Crockett (Dominic Rains) and Blake (Sarah Rafferty) clash with Randall (Christian Stolte) when a famous alcoholic football player needs a liver transplant, and Dylan (Guy Lockard) is reluctantly reunited with old friends after their son breaks his arm. Followed by new episodes of Chicago Fire and Chicago PD. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    Leave It to Geege: Series premiere. Single mother Geege Taylor, a twice-divorced, breast cancer survivor living in the Atlanta area, helps others navigate the ups and downs of raising a child with autism in Lifetime’s new series, produced by World of Wonder (RuPaul’s Drag Race). 10:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    Claire Spellberg Lustig is the Senior Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.

    TOPICS: Cheer, CBS, Netflix, The Amazing Race, Coronavirus