7 new shows to watch this week on TV, Netflix, Hulu and more (Jan. 15-21)

 (l-r) Mariska Hargitay as Captain Olivia Benson, Christopher Meloni as Det. Elliot Stabler in Law and Order: Special Victims Unit
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It may be chilly outside, but TV is as hot as ever, delivering more new shows to watch this week on Netflix, Hulu and other streaming services, as well as broadcast and cable TV.

This week's new TV shows include the Jason Momoa's travel series "On the Roam," the murder-mystery ensemble "Death and Other Details," and a new Spanish-language take on "Zorro." Plus, Dick Wolf's three "Chicago" shows and three "Law and Order" shows return with new seasons. Here's our guide on the new TV shows to watch this week.

‘Death and Other Details’ (Hulu)

Move over, Hercule Poirot and Benoit Blanc — meet Rufus Cotesworth. Amidst the opulence of the global elite, this mystery series revolves around the brilliant and restless Imogene Scott (Violett Beane), who finds herself entangled in an unfortunate situation — admittedly, somewhat of her own doing — and emerges as the primary suspect in a perplexing murder case on a lavish restored Mediterranean yacht. The suspects are all of the over-indulged guests and weary crew members on board. In order to establish her innocence, Imogene must reluctantly join forces with Rufus Cotesworth (Mandy Patinkin), a detective of unparalleled renown.

Premieres Jan. 16 at 12:01 a.m. ET on Hulu

'Chicago Fire' season 12 (NBC)

Are you ready to head back to "Chicago"? All three series in the franchise unveil new seasons, anchored by "Chicago Fire" season 12. Firehouse 51 is forced to share its space with Firehouse 17, which causes quite a bit of tension. An arson case tests Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) and Severide's (Taylor Kinney) relationship. And Firehouse 51 says goodbye to one of its own. Plus, catch "Chicago Med" season 9 and "Chicago PD" season 11 before and after "Fire."

Premieres Jan. 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC (via Sling or Fubo)
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‘On the Roam’ (Max)

As Aquaman, Jason Momoa ruled the oceans. Now, the actor is conquering land in this travel docu-series that takes him across the country chasing art, adventure, and friendship through the lens of craftsmanship. Momoa gets into his natural “dirtbag” mode — what he describes as “someone who’s really in nature, who’s constantly on the road” — to interview artists and craftsmen. 

Premieres Jan. 18 at 3:01 a.m. ET on Max

'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' season 25 (NBC)

Dun-dun! "Law & Order" is back on the case. All three current series in the franchise debut new seasons, highlighted by the 25th season of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." Mariska Hargitay's Captain Olivia Benson is as fierce as ever in going after the bad guys. Rollins (Kelly Giddish) and Carisi (Peter Scanavino) are glowing after the birth of their baby, but the squad can't celebrate long as another child goes missing in broad daylight. Plus, watch OG "Law & Order" season 23 and "Organized Crime" before and after "SVU."

Premieres Jan. 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC (via Sling or Fubo)
Streams next day on

‘Zorro’ (Prime Video)

This Spanish-language action-adventure series is a new take on the legendary vigilante character. In the year 1834, everyone wants to control California — old colonizers, Russian oligarchs, French aristocrats and the newly formed United States of America. Caught in between are the usual victims: farmers, miners, Mexican workers, immigrants and long-time indigenous residents. Their last and best hope is  Diego de la Vega (Miguel Bernardeau), a young hero on a quest for vengeance. 

Premieres Jan. 19 at 12:01 a.m. ET on Prime Video

‘Love on Spectrum U.S.’ season 2 (Netflix)

Not all of Netflix’s dating shows are about drama (yeah, talking about you, “Love Is Blind”). This heartwarming docu-series is a nuanced, sensitive exploration into the love lives of individuals on the autism spectrum as they navigate the complexities of dating and relationships. In the second season, new singles and some familiar faces — including Dani, Abbey, Steve and James — venture into the exhilarating, terrifying pursuit of finding their matches. Their journeys are something everyone can root for and identify with. 

Premieres Jan. 19 at 3:01 a.m. ET on Netflix

‘The Woman in the Wall’ (Showtime)

Here comes the latest spine-tingling thriller limited series. One morning, Lorna Brady (Ruth Wilson) wakes up to discover a corpse in her house in the Irish town of Kilkinure. She has no idea who the dead woman is — or if she is responsible for what seems to be a murder. Lorna has a long history of sleepwalking, a condition that has haunted her since she was ripped from her home at the age of 15 and confined to the Kilkinure Convent — one of Ireland’s infamous Magdalene Laundries for women. There, she gave birth to her daughter Agnes, who was cruelly taken away from her and whose fate remains unknown.

Premieres Jan. 19 at 3:01 a.m. ET on Paramount Plus With Showtime

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Kelly Woo
Streaming Editor

Kelly is the streaming channel editor for Tom’s Guide, so basically, she watches TV for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, TV Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.