Next Week in TV 6/11: Celebrating Broadway and Grindhouse

By Alyssa and DRWHO42

As we say goodbye to the traditional TV season we look toward the summer offerings.  Blood Drive debuts on SyFy on Wednesday.  We also have a new season of perennial favorite Face Off. All the Revolutionary War history buff’s are looking forward to further adventurers with America’s first spy ring in AMC’s Turn.

The Handmaid’s Tale concludes its amazing first season Wednesday. This season was certainly a one to behold with great performances, betrayals, twists, and a few surprises. We look forward to see what’s in store for next season on Hulu. Lastly, The CW’s Reign ends its run after four seasons.

The blog team and members of the FoCC forum are speculating which shows will have a presence at San Diego Comic Con – click here to join the conversation.

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: Doctor Who (yes I am repeating this – too much of a fan not to), Orphan Black, Fear the Walking Dead
On-going: Gotham, American Gods, iZombie, Better Call Saul, The Leftovers
Binge / Stack: Hawaii 5-0, Westworld, Glitch, Elementary, Voltron, The Magicians, Supernatural, The Expanse

Alyssa’s picks:
New & Highlights: Turn, Blood Drive, Great The British Baking Show, and Face Off. I’m also going to check out The Tony’s. It’s a busy week.
Binging: Taboo
Still stacked up: 24 Legacy, Better Call Saul, Marvel’s Agent of Shield, DC’s Legends, Doctor Who, Into The Badlands, iZombie, Handmaid’s Tale, Blindspot, The Flash, The Exorcist, Z Nation, The Strain & Halt and Catch Fire.

Sunday, June 11, 2017
8:00 pm
CBS Special: The 71st Annual Tony Awards [3-hour Special Presentation]
ABC Celebrity Family Feud: Kelly Clarkson Vs Amy Schumer and Bindi Irwin Vs Chrissy Metz (#301) [4th Season Premiere]
NBC NHL Special: Stanley Cup Finals (Game #6 – If Nec) Pittsburgh At Nashville
8:30 pm
FOX Bob’s Burgers: Into The Mild [Special Presentation]
9:00 pm
FOX American Grit: Find Your Grit [2nd Season Premiere]
TNT Claws: Tirana (#101) [Series Premiere]

Claws is a midnight-dark, wickedly funny meditation on female badness set in a South Florida nail salon. It follows the rise of five diverse and treacherous manicurists working at the Nail Artisan of Manatee County salon, where there is a lot more going on than silk wraps and pedicures. Claws is about good women caught in bad places with worse men. It’s the story of hardworking women trying to get by in this economy, set against the surreal, bright, gritty landscape of Florida and the luscious, absurd, extreme excesses of the crime world. Click for more information

HISTORY Special: Hamilton: Building America [2-hour Special Presentation]
ABC Steve Harvey’s Funderdome: Episode 103 [Series Premiere]

Steve Harvey’s FUNDERDOME is a seed-funding competition reality series where two budding entrepreneurs go head-to-head to win over a live studio audience to fund their ideas, products or companies. The audience represents the “customer” and, as the customer is always right, they vote to determine the winner. But the entrepreneurs will face a major dilemma: one of them is allowed to cash out and walk away for less money. But if an entrepreneur cashes out, they forgo the opportunity to win the whole cash prize for that round—a good move if they lost the crowd vote, but a bad move if they would have won it. Click for more information

10:00 pm
AMC Talking Dead: Fear Edition: Teotwawki [Time Slot Premiere]

Monday, June 12, 2017
8:00 pm
NBC American Ninja Warrior: Los Angeles Qualifiers [9th Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
ABC  2017 NBA Finals – “Game 5”
SHOWTIME The Putin Interviews: Night 1 [Series Premiere]

Oscar®-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone was granted unprecedented access to Russian president Vladimir Putin during more than a dozen interviews over two years, with no topic off-limits. This remarkable four-part documentary series provides intimate insight into Putin’s personal and professional lives, from his childhood under communism, to his rise to power, his relations with four U.S. presidents, and his surprising takes on U.S.-Russian relations today. Witness the most detailed portrait of Putin ever granted to a Western interviewer.  Click for more information

9:01 pm
FOX Superhuman: Beyond The Imagination [Series Premiere]

In each episode, five contestants who possess a distinct, nearly super-human ability in fields such as memory, hearing, taste, touch, smell, sight and more are challenged to push their skills to the limit, yet only one will take home the title of SUPERHUMAN and the $50,000 grand prize.  Click for more information

10:00 pm
NBC Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge: Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge Premiere [2nd Season Premiere]
10:30 pm
TBS Angie Tribeca: Go Get ’em Tiger [3rd Season Finale]

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
9:00 pm
SYFY Face Off: Pack Leaders (#1201) [12th Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
CBS 48 Hours: 48 Hours: Ncis [1-hour Special Presentation]
FREEFORM Famous In Love: Leaving Los Angeles [1st Season Finale – Special Time]

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
3:01 am
HULU The Handmaid’s Tale [1st Season Finale]
8:00 pm
SMITH Amazing Monkeys: Asia [Series Premiere]

Mischievous monkeys. Intelligent apes. And a cast of charismatic and eccentric cousins and distant relatives. Over the course of 55 million years, primates have evolved and branched off to conquer the world. But how did they rise to power? Join host and biologist Patrick Aryee on a journey through time, and across the globe, to come face-to-face with some of the 400+ species of primates thriving in our jungles, deserts, grasslands and mountains. It’s a story of epic migrations, lost lands, mass extinctions, and one remarkable family tree. Click for more information

NBC NHL Special: Stanley Cup Finals (game #7 – If Necessary) Nashville At Pittsburgh
10:00 pm
SYFY Blood Drive: The F-cking Cop [Series Premiere]

Los Angeles 1999 – The Future: where water is a scarce as oil, and climate change keeps the temperature at a cool 115 in the shade. It’s a place where crime is so rampant that only the worst violence is punished, and where Arthur Bailey — the city’s last good cop — runs afoul of the dirtiest and meanest underground car rally in the world, Blood Drive. The master of ceremonies is a vaudevillian nightmare, The drivers are homicidal deviants, and the cars run on human blood. Buckle Up, Lube Up and prepare for everything you know about Cable Television to Blow up! For more info Click

Thursday, June 15, 2017
6:00 pm
FOX 2017 U.s. Open Championship: First Round [Special Presentation]
9:00 pm
BET The 2017 BET Awards Nomination Special
ABC NBA Special: 2017 NBA Finals – “Game 6”
SHOWTIME The Putin Interviews: Night 4 [1st Season Finale]
PBS The Tunnel: Sabotage [2nd Season Premiere]

“The Tunnel: Sabotage” is a high-volume, geo-political, bi-lingual thriller moving between the coasts of Kent and Northern France via the Eurotunnel, against a backdrop of a continent in crisis. This intricately plotted series reveals how the vulnerable and powerless become mere commodities in an underworld of ideological predators, corrupted appetites and Machiavellian realpolitik. For more info Click

10:00 pm
HISTORY Alone: Divide And Conquer [4th Season Premiere]

Friday, June 16, 2017
3:01 am
HULU Special: Cardinal: Season 1 [Special Presentation]

Cardinal is a serialized six-part one-hour drama based on the critically acclaimed novels by Giles Blunt. The series is written by Aubrey Nealon (Orphan Black) who also acts as Executive Producer for the series alongside Sienna Films’ Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny, and is directed by award-winner Daniel Grou. Featuring gripping drama and high emotional stakes, and anchored by rich and engaging characters, Cardinal uses shifting points of view to deliver a suspense thriller.

 Cardinal struggles to right past wrongs that could derail his investigation and end his career, as the case grows more violent and twisted, and the clock ticks down on the killer’s next victim. Click for more information

NETFLIX The Ranch: Episodes 1-10 [2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Winx Club Wow: World Of Winx: Complete Second Season [2nd Season Premiere]
6:00 pm
FOX 2017 U.S. Open Championship: Second Round [Special Presentation]
9:00 pm
ABC News Special: Truth And Lies: Watergate [2-hour Special Presentation]
PBS Great The British Baking Show: Cake [4th Season Premiere]
THE CW Reign: All It Cost Her… (#416) [Series Finale]
11:00 pm Viceland Earthworks [1st Season Finale]

Saturday, June 17, 2017
10:30 am
DISNEY XD Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures: A New Home [2nd Season Premiere]
11:30 am
DISNEY XD Marvel’s Avengers: Secret Wars: Avengers No More – Part 1 [4th Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
AMC Turn: Washington’s Spies: Tba (#401/402) [2-hour 4th Season Premiere]

Washington’s Spies takes viewers into the stirring and treacherous world of the Revolutionary War and introduces Abraham Woodhull who, after aligning with a group of childhood friends, forms the Culper Ring — America’s first spy ring. For more info Click


Alyssa bought her first comic at age 7 & was hooked. She has collected comics most of her life. Recently she has branched out to comic art and books and the occasional Lego. She goes to as many con's as she can & enjoys the 'long form' story telling of TV. She also enjoys new kinds of food- yes, she is a foodie.