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Ozark and Billions Bookend a Drama-Packed Weekend of New Releases

ALSO: Servant Season 3, Fraggle Rock Goes Back to the Rock, Will Forte on SNL, and more.
  • Photos: Netflix, Showtime, Apple TV+.
    Photos: Netflix, Showtime, Apple TV+.

    Buzzy dramas take center stage this weekend, as Ozark makes its long-awaited return to Netflix and Billions kicks off a new season on Showtime. The financial drama’s sixth season will be its first without star Damian Lewis, who left the show following the Season 5 finale in October.

    Also: Apple TV+ debuts a new season of M. Night Shyamalan’s Servant and reboot series Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock, Amazon follows the ups and downs of twentysomethings on the autism spectrum in As We See It, and Will Forte returns to Saturday Night Live as a first-time host. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this weekend:

    FRIDAY JANUARY 21

    Ozark: Complete Season 4, Part 1. In the first half of the Emmy-nominated drama’s final season, Marty (Jason Bateman) and Wendy (Laura Linney) are climbing to the top of Navarro’s empire and even find another opportunity to leave the Ozarks. But some past sins won’t stay buried, and the Byrdes soon learn that the most dangerous threats are coming from blood. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Servant: Season premiere. M. Night Shyamalan’s psychological thriller dives deeper into Leanne’s (Nell Tiger Free) mysterious cult in a season that brings the Turners’ marriage into uncharted territory. New episodes are set to drop Fridays through late March. Watch trailer. Streaming on Apple TV+

    Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock: Complete first season. Jim Henson’s Fraggles return to the small screen in this new Apple TV+ reboot. Watch trailer. Streaming on Apple TV+

    As We See It: Complete first season. Jack (Rick Glassman), Harrison (Albert Rutecki), and Violet (Sue Ann Pien), twenty-something roommates on the autism spectrum, strive to get jobs, make friends, fall in love, and navigate a world that often eludes them in this dramedy from Friday Night Lights alum Jason Katims. Also stars Sosie Bacon, Chris Pang, and Joe Mantegna. Watch trailer. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

    Munich - The Edge of War: Original film. In Fall 1938, as Europe stands on the brink of war, a British civil servant (George MacKay) and a German diplomat travel (Jannis Niewöhner) to Munich for an emergency conference. As negotiations begin, the two old friends find themselves at the center of a web of political subterfuge and very real danger. The spy thriller also stars Jeremy Irons as British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    A Hero: Original film. Rahim (Amir Jadidi) is in prison for a debt he was unable to repay. During a two-day leave, he tries to convince his creditor (Mohsen Tanabandeh) to withdraw his complaint, but things don’t go as planned. The Iranian film, directed by Asghar Farhadi, arrives on Amazon after a brief theatrical run. Watch trailer. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

    RuPaul’s Drag Race: New episode. 8:00 PM ET on VH1

    Real Time with Bill Maher: Season premiere. Bill Maher returns for his first show of 2022 with guests Bari Weiss, Rep. Ritchie Torres, and Yale history professor Timothy Snyder. Watch preview. 10:00 PM ET on HBO

    Back on the Record with Bob Costas: Season premiere. Bob Costas kicks off Season 2 with guests Lindsey Vonn and broadcasting legend Al Michaels. Former NFL cornerback Domonique Foxworth and columnist Howard Bryant join contributor Bomani Jones for the in-studio roundtable discussion. 11:00 PM ET on HBO

    SATURDAY JANUARY 22

    Saturday Night Live: New episode. MacGruber star Will Forte, who served as a cast member from 2002 to 2010 returns to Studio 8H. With musical guest Måneskin, winners of the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest. 11:29 PM ET/8:29 PM PT on NBC

    NFL Playoffs: The Divisional Round gets underway with two games:

    • Cincinnati Bengals at Tennessee Titans 4:30 PM ET/1:30 PM PT on CBS
    • San Francisco 49ers at Green Bay Packers 8:15 PM ET/5:15 PM PT on FOX

    Vanished: Searching for My Sister: TV movie. Tatyana Ali pulls double duty in this Lifetime movie, playing twin sisters. When wild child Kayla goes missing, Jada takes matters into her own hands, disguising herself as her sister and getting pulled into a world of drugs and deceit in order to learn the shocking truth. Justin Bruening and Anthony “Treach” Criss also star. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    Don’t Forget I Love You: TV movie. Hallmark goes for a lighter tone with this drama about a woman who opens a time capsule left by her deceased mother and finds six challenges to complete that aim to expand her horizons. Stars Emilie Ullerup and Clayton James. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on Hallmark Channel

    NBA Basketball: The Eastern and Western Conferences meet as the Cleveland Cavaliers host the Oklahoma City Thunder. 8:00 PM ET on NBA TV

    SUNDAY JANUARY 23

    Billions: Season premiere. With Axe (Damian Lewis) gone and Michael Prince (Corey Stoll) assuming his place, Chuck (Paul Giamatti) must develop a new and more sophisticated strategy. Meanwhile, everyone else, from Wags (David Costabile) to Wendy (Maggie Siff), sharpens their weapons and looks for new alliances. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on Showtime

    NFL Playoffs: The battle to make the conference championship continues with two marquee matchups:

    • Los Angeles Rams at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3:00 PM ET/12:00 PM PT on NBC
    • Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs 6:30 PM ET/3:30 PM PT on CBS

    SEAL Team: Season finale. The military drama wraps its fifth season with an episode that sees Jason (David Boreanaz) go to great lengths to save Bravo Team. Streaming on Paramount+

    NCIS: Los Angeles: New episodes. As the NCIS team helps a U.S. ambassador search for her missing daughter, Agent Aliya De León (Briana Marin) returns to support the team on the case. Later, the team scrambles to find missing radar technology when a civilian scientist working with the marines is killed and her work is stolen. Two episodes air back-to-back tonight. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on CBS

    Celebrity Wheel of Fortune: New episode. Curtis Stone, Haley Joel Osment, and Tatyana Ali take a spin on the world’s most famous Wheel for a chance to win money for charity. 8:00 PM ET on ABC

    Around the World in 80 Days: New episode. Fogg (David Tennant), Passepartout (Ibrahim Koma), and Abigail (Leonie Benesch) are stranded in an Indian village, but some double-dealing threatens to keep them there for good. 8:00 PM ET on PBS

    Reframed: Marilyn Monroe: Docuseries finale. CNN brings the Hollywood bombshell’s story to a close in the final two episodes of its Jessica Chastain-narrated docuseries. 9:00 PM ET on CNN

    Claws: New episode. After learning that Tony (Anthony K. Hyatt) is an undercover DEA agent, Desna (Niecy Nash) must rally her crew to avoid being taken down by the feds. But when Jenn (Jenn Lyon) ODs, the group uncovers some buried truths that threaten to unravel their tight-knit bond. 9:00 PM ET on TNT

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

    TOPICS: Ozark, As We See It, Billions, Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock , Saturday Night Live, Servant, Will Forte