New TV Shows to Watch This Week: ‘True Detective’ Returns with Fourth Season Featuring Jodie Foster

When it comes to television, January brings a wave of new shows to various streaming platforms as well as broadcast and cable TV. This week is no exception, with highly anticipated returns and exciting debuts. Here’s a guide to the new TV shows premiering this week.

NBC’s “La Brea” kicks off its third and final season, promising a thrilling conclusion to the mystery-box sci-fi drama. Set in 10,000 B.C., the Survivors must find a new home after a dinosaur attack destroys their community. Gavin, played by Eoin Macken, discovers a clue about the whereabouts of Eve, played by Natalie Zea, who was sucked into a defunct portal. However, the lead they follow may have tragic consequences. Catch the premiere of “La Brea” on NBC.

Apple TV Plus introduces “Criminal Record,” a British crime drama that follows the investigation of an old murder case. Detective Sergeant June Lenker, portrayed by Cush Jumbo, questions the guilt of the man convicted of the crime, handled by Detective Chief Inspector Daniel Hegarty, played by Peter Capaldi. As the story unfolds, both detectives face unsettling realizations. “Criminal Record” premieres on Apple TV Plus.

Netflix presents “The Trust: A Game of Greed,” a reality competition with a twist. Instead of eliminating contestants, eleven strangers have the opportunity to split a quarter of a million dollars. However, they can vote each other out anonymously, increasing their individual shares but fostering distrust within the group. The show features personality tests designed to expose the dynamics between participants. Stream “The Trust: A Game of Greed” on Netflix.

In the world of Marvel, Disney Plus brings “Echo,” the first show under the new “Marvel Spotlight” banner. The series follows Maya Lopez, portrayed by Alaqua Cox, a deaf Native American Choctaw and former leader of the Tracksuit Mafia. After betraying Wilson Fisk, played by Vincent D’Onofrio, Maya becomes a target and returns to her hometown to reconnect with her heritage. “Echo” debuts on Disney Plus.

Peacock showcases the prequel series “Ted,” expanding the foul-mouthed teddy bear franchise created by Seth MacFarlane. Set in 1993, the show follows Ted, voiced by MacFarlane, living back at home with his best friend John Bennett and the rest of the Bennett family. While Ted may not be the greatest influence on John, their bond is unbreakable. Catch the premiere of “Ted” on Peacock.

Finally, Peacock also brings back the second season of “The Traitors,” a reality show featuring a unique twist on deception and betrayal. Divided into two groups, “Traitors” and “Faithful,” the contestants work to eliminate each other or identify the traitors before they’re sent home. Hosted by Alan Cumming, the show features a cast of reality TV personalities. Watch “The Traitors” on Peacock.

To kick off the new year, HBO presents the highly anticipated fourth season of “True Detective” titled “Night Country.” Jodie Foster takes on the lead role as Detective Liz Danvers in the unforgiving Alaskan setting. When the researchers at the Tsalal Arctic Research Station vanish, Danvers and her partner navigate both the external darkness and their own internal demons. Tune in to HBO for the premiere of “True Detective: Night Country.”

In conclusion, this week offers a variety of intriguing TV shows across different streaming platforms and networks. From thrilling dramas to reality competitions, there is something for everyone. Don’t miss out on these exciting premieres.