New to Neon in February

A Nick Hornby adaptation about ’60s TV will launch February 9 on Sky’s Neon streaming service.

Funny Woman (February 9) stars Gemma Arterton as a Blackpool beauty queen who becomes TV’s comedy queen in a chauvinistic industry.

It premiered last week on Sky Max in the UK, where London’s Evening Standard praised Arterton’s warmth but called the comic drama “implausible” and “jarring”:

There are joyous moments celebrating television comedy, which give a glimpse at what the series might have been.

The Guardian summed it up as “a British remix of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel … a perky period piece … David Threlfall and Rupert Everett provide sterling support to Arterton, who’s clearly having a hoot.”

Helter Skelter: An American Myth (February 20) is an acclaimed 2020 series about the Charles Manson murders.

The trite-crime documentary series averaged a 73% critics’ approval on Rotten Tomatoes, which concluded: “Helter Skelter doesn’t shine any new light on one of America’s most scrutinised crimes, but exhaustive research makes this series a comprehensive chronicle of the Manson Family.”

Returning for their latest seasons will be:

  • Teen Mom OG (S9, February 1)
  • A Million Little Things (S5, February 10)
  • The Flash (S9, February 10)
  • Miss Scarlett and the Duke (S2b, February 14)
  • Last Week Tonight (S10, February 20)
  • Snowfall (S6, February 24)

With the closure of the E! channel, Sky is switching a raft of its signature shows to Neon, which means they should screen here in HD for the first time.

They will include:

  • Keeping Up with the Kardashian (S12-20, February 2)
  • Flip it Like Disick (February 3)
  • Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry (S3-4, February 4)
  • Reunion Road Trip (February 7)
  • Overserved with Lisa Vanderpump  (February 8)
  • Botched (S2-7, February 9)
  • Dr 90210 (February 10)
  • E! True Hollywood Story (S1-2, February 11)
  • For Real: The Store of Reality TV (February 12)

Back catalogue blasts-from-the-past will include Reno 911! (S1-6, February 24) and Lethal Weapon (S1-3, February 22) while new for kids will be:

  • The Loud House S5 (February 1)
  • The Penguins of Madagascar S2 (February 1)
  • Ben 10 Ultimate Alien (February 3)
  • The Powerpuff Girls S2 (February 8)
  • Steven Universe S4-5 (February 15)
  • Over the Garden Wall (February 26)

Here’s the movie line-up for February:

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6 Responses to “New to Neon in February”

  1. Warning: preg_replace(): Unknown modifier '/' in /home/customer/www/ on line 66
    January 24, 2023 at 4:38 pm

    Hi Philip, is it true we are getting season 1 of The Saint on Disney+ in February? I’m assuming it’s the Roger Moore classic. I read that on Streambly 😁

  2. I’d love to be able to confirm, Trevor, but NZ is one of the last Disney+ territories to confirm its monthly line-up and so far nothing to report …

  3. Oh, OK thanks for your help Philip. I’m going to assume it includes New Zealand as well. I didn’t realise Disney owned The Saint, I wonder if they own The Avengers as well, that’s the one with Steed and Emma Peel 😁

  4. It’s news to me, too. Trevor. Here’s an overview of the complicated rights history of who owns the library that includes The Saint (which doesn’t appear to include Disney). Have you seen the Blu-ray box set of The Avengers that’s just been released here? It’s magnificent. I have a review in the works.

  5. According to Roger from What’s On Disney+ it could be a new international version of The Saint. I guess we will find out in February. I have got most seasons of The Avengers from Amazon UK on Blu-ray they are so awesome. I didn’t realise there was a new boxset being released 😁

  6. Hey, Trevor. Here’s what Disney+ says about The Saint: It’s not the Roger Moore classic but a series from Brazil. “The final title translation is actually ‘Damned Saint’ – IMDb link here.”

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