TV best bets with Discovery+ streaming launch, Nicolas Cage, Ted Danson, Tiger Woods, Snoop Dogg

Credit: Mitchell Haddad/NBC

Credit: Mitchell Haddad/NBC

And Tim Allen reprises his “Home Improvement” role on “Last Man Standing”

The first full week of 2021 TV features yet another streaming service but this one features no scripted content.

On Monday, Discovery+ debuted with 55,000 episodes of reality TV shows from 2,500 HGTV, Food Network, ID and TLC programs and more than 30 brand new reality shows. You’ll find shows hosted by Mike Rowe, Joanna Gaines, Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis, spin-off versions of “Chopped” and ”House Hunters” and four new “90 Day Fiancé” shows. It will cost $4.99 a month with ads, $6.99 without.

Nicolas Cage shows up Tuesday as a host of a new show on Netflix focused on bad words called “History of Swear Words.” On Wednesday, Jane Krakowski hosts a new version of “Name That Tune” on Fox.

Ted Danson on Thursday follows up “The Good Place” with NBC’s “Mr. Mayor” where he plays an incompetent mayor of Los Angeles. The show comes from the creators of “30 Rock” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” That same night, game-show happy ABC introduces “The Chase,” hosted by Brooke Burns, while TBS tries out “The Go-Big Show” shot in Macon and focused on extreme acts such as sword eating, monster trucks and stunt archery. Snoop Dogg and Rosario Dawson are two of the judges.

For those who loved the 1990s hit “Home Improvement,” Tim Allen reprises his Tim Taylor character to cross paths with his character on “Last Man Standing” Thursday on Fox.

On a slightly more sophisticated plain, Apple TV+’s “Dickinson” returns Friday for a second season.

And on Saturday, HBO starts a multi-episode look at the rise, fall and rise again of Tiger Woods.

This covers Monday, Jan. 4, through Sunday, Jan. 10.


Check here for the full list of new shows available on Discovery+ debuting this day.

“The Bachelor” 8 p.m. ABC (25th season debut) — Matt James will hand out the roses for its momentous 25th season.

“The Neighborhood” 8 p.m. CBS — Gemma’s troublemaking sister, Brittany, returns, claiming she’s turned over a new leaf, thanks to a surprising new business venture.

“Antiques Roadshow” 9 p.m. GPB (25th season debut) — Celebrate the collective history of our country through personal accounts behind standout treasures like a Navajo belt, bracelet and basket; a WWI peach can label letter; and James McNeill Whistler artwork.

“30 Coins” 9 p.m. HBO (new series) — The quiet Spanish town of Pedraza is shaken by the birth of a mysterious child.

“1,000 LB Sisters” 9 p.m. TLC (second season debut) — This season, a few months after her successful surgery, Amy learns more good news - that she and her husband Michael are expecting their first baby.

“Bull” CBS — Bull worries he can’t convince a jury his religious leader client didn’t kill his wife when a major secret the pastor is hiding about the marriage is revealed, damaging his credibility in court.

“The Hustler” ABC (new series) — Hosted by Craig Ferguson, this breaks the game show mold by featuring one player who secretly already knows the answers. Don’t be fooled. Just because they have a leg up doesn’t mean they’ll be taking home the prize.


“History of Swear Words” 3:01 a.m. Netflix — Nicolas Cage hosts this proudly profane series that explores the history and impact of some of the most notorious bad words in the English language.

“Fox 5 News Special: You Decide 2021 " 8 p.m. WAGA (Fox 5) — Special prime-time coverage of the Senate run-off races.

“Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates” 8 p.m. GPB — Journalist Gayle King, film director Jordan Peele and comic Issa Rae explore their family secrets.

“Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” 8 p.m. NBC (second season debut) — Zoey returns to the world after an extended time away and discovers that a lot has changed at work and in her personal life in her absence.

“This is Us” 9 p.m. NBC — Kate confronts her past. Randall’s brush with viral fame leads to an unexpected discovery. Kevin debates the best path for his future.


“Surviving Death” 3:01 a.m. Netflix (new series) — What happens after we die? This docuseries explores personal stories and research on near-death experiences, reincarnation and paranormal phenomena.

Chicago Med” 8 p.m. NBC — Dr. Charles and April team up to take on a mysterious patient.

“Who Wants To Be a Millionaire” 8 p.m. ABC — Three consecutive episodes featuring celebrities such as Amanda Peete, Karamo Brown and Ray Romano.

“Chicago Fire” 9 p.m. NBC — A mishap on the aerial ladder in the midst of a fire rescue leaves Mouch shaken and questioning his abilities.

“Name That Tune” 9:02 p.m. Fox (new series) — Hosted by Jane Krakowski, the beloved musical game show tests contestants’ music knowledge as they battle it out in an assortment of challenging musical games for cash and prizes. Two players race against the clock to test their knowledge of songs performed by a live band with Randy Jackson as band leader. Each contest features a rotating variety of games from the original format, before the iconic bid-a-note round.

“Chicago PD” 10 p.m. NBC — Ruzek and Burgess discover a child walking alone in the middle of the street and when they take her home, they discover her entire family has been murdered

“Undercover Billionaire” 10 p.m. Discovery (new series) — With just $100 in their pockets, three business titans are dropped in unfamiliar cities, stripped of their names, money and contacts, and given a simple challenge: build a $1-million business in just 90 days.


“Coyote” 3:01 a.m. CBS All Access (new series) — Ben Clemens (Michael Chiklis), after 32 years as a border patrol agent, is forced to work for the very people he spent his career trying to keep out of America.

“Pieces of a Woman” 3:01 a.m. Netflix — A heartbreaking home birth leaves a woman grappling with the profound emotional fallout, isolated from her partner and family by a chasm of grief.

“Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” 8 p.m. ABC (new series) — Leslie Jones, Chandra Wilson and Tony Hawk play.

“Hell’s Kitchen” 8 p.m. Fox (19th season debut) — Atlanta’s Syann Williams competes for a spot to run a Hell’s Kitchen restaurant.

“Mr. Mayor” 8 p.m. NBC (new series) — Neil Bremer (Ted Danson) starts his first day as mayor of Los Angeles, where he faces new challenges on the job and at home.

“The Chase” 9 p.m. ABC (new series) — Three competitors must face off against the Chaser, a ruthless quiz genius determined to stop them from winning cash prizes.

“Go Big Show” 9 p.m. TBS (new series) — The ultimate talent show is here on a scale never-before attempted. The most dangerous and spectacular talent acts in the world converge on Macon. Snoop Dogg is one of the judges.

Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” 9 p.m. WE-TV (fourth season debut) — Bow Wow’s past comes back to haunt him when a mystery woman leaks a shocking secret. Da Brat’s in love, but can’t escape drama in the dirty A. Ms. Deb drops a bomb that threatens Waka and Tammy’s core beliefs and their happiness.

“Law & Order: SVU” 9 p.m. NBC — The squad spends New Year’s Eve tracking down an Amber Alert, and Carisi faces off against Counselor Rafael Barba in an emotional courtroom battle.

“Last Man Standing” 9:30 p.m. Fox — Tim Taylor of “Home Improvement” is back and he looks an awful lot like Mike.

“The Real Blac Chyna” 10 p.m. WE-TV (new series) — The show reveals the behind-the-scenes dynamics of Chyna’s life and relationships, including her ongoing efforts to change the direction of her sometimes controversial and always complex life and relationship statuses with her mom Tokyo Toni, her exes, various lawsuits, business ventures, and more.


“Herself” 12:01 a.m. Amazon — Single-mother Sandra (Clare Dunne) escapes her abusive partner with her two young children, only to find herself trapped in temporary accommodation. After months of struggling, she decides to self-build an affordable home, but rebuilding a life from the ground up cannot be done alone.

“Dickinson” 12:01 a.m. Apple TV+ (second season debut) — Emily Dickinson is pulled out of her private literary life and thrust into the public eye, while struggling with the sense that the pursuit of fame might be a dangerous game for her to play.

“MacGyver” 8 p.m. CBS — Mac’s meeting with Desi’s parents goes sideways when her brother finds himself in trouble and desperately needs their help.

“Shark Tank” 8 p.m ABC — A former WNBA player from Dallas, Texas, knows what athletes want when it comes to sports drinks.

“Whose Line Is It Anyway?” 8 p.m. the CW (17th season debut) — Rory Bremner, Colin Mochrie, Greg Proops, Ryan Stiles and Richard Vranch.

“Magnum P.I.” 9 p.m. CBS — Magnum and Higgins help an up-and-coming mixed martial arts fighter who is being pressured by a gang to throw an illegal fight.

“Blue Bloods” 10 p.m. CBS — Frank must decide whether the department can accommodate a request to remain in the field from Detective Allison Mulaney, a lauded cop who is wheelchair-bound after being wounded in the line of duty.


“American Gods” 8 p.m. Sunday Starz (third season debut) — The fascination with this particular shipwreck continues.

The Circus” 8 p.m. Sunday Showtime (sixth season debut) — The political docuseries follows the Georgia Senate runoff race.

“The Nanny Murders” 8 p.m. Sunday Lifetime — Business magnate Warren hires Jamie to be his children’s nanny. But after he makes unwanted sexual advances, she realizes that he has a dark side.

“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” 8 p.m. Bravo — Kenya is upset that she was not invited to Porsha’s party.

“Tiger” 9 p.m. HBO (new series) — A revealing look at the rise, fall, and epic comeback of global icon Tiger Woods.

“Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” 9 p.m. ABC — Ray Romano is still in the hot seat.

“NCIS: New Orleans” 10 p.m. CBS — When a torpedo hits a fishing trawler at sea, the entire Gulf Coast is in jeopardy as Pride and NCIS race to find the submarine before it can strike again.

The Rookie” 10 p.m. ABC — Officer John Nolan and Officer Nyla Harper are assigned to a community policing center to help rebuild their station’s reputation in the community.