For people who want ther shows to be offbeat, off-kilter and other-worldly, here are two pieces of good (sort of) news:
— “Doctor Who” will be around for a long time … albeit a bit harder to find. When it finally returns (in November of 2023), it will be on the Disney+ streaming service.
— And “Miracle Workers” has another season set. That starts at10 p.m. Jan. 23 on TBS, with Daniel Radcliffe and Geraldine Viswanathan in, the network says, “a dystopian future full of radioactive mutants, killer robots and a tyrannical homeowner’s association.”
“Who” has been around since 1963 (with long pauses) and has had 13 people starring as The Doctor. The current one, Jodie Whittaker, was the first female Doctor; David Tennant, who was the 10th Doctor, will do some specials, before Ncuti Gatwa becomes the show’s first Black star.
For a long stretch, fans weren’t sure if the show would survive. It ended in 1989 and had a failed movie-length pilot in 1996. Writer-producer Russell Davies finally revived it in 2005; he left in 2010, but now is taking over again … with the Disney people – already hoarding “Star Wars” and Marvel shows – as his patrons.
As for “Miracle Workers,” it changes eras each season, but keeps the same stars. This time, Radcliffe and Viswanathan are wasteland warriors, trying to settle down in suburbia. Steve Buscemi is a rich junk-trader and Karan Soni is a kill-bot who loves to party. Quinta Brunson – who had a key role last season, before launching “Abbott Elementarty” – will have a guest role.