Next Week in TV 7/9: Will and Salvation

By DRWHO42 and Alyssa

This week is a diverse week of TV with plenty of variety to chose from ranging from William Shakespeare to the Amelia Earhart mystery and sharks to UFOs. Sunday night we will treated to a double dose of Fear the Walking Dead as it takes a mid-season break. This season has been highlighted with strong performances by the cast and the entrance of a brutal menace the gang will have to face. Prime Suspect: Tennison wraps up its series run on also on Sunday. The History Channel is airing a special on the Amelia Earhart mystery  which should be very interesting to watch. In advance of this special there was a report that indicated the she may have survived the crash and there was photographic evidence – you check out the article here.

On Monday Will will premiere on TNT – with a second episode airing right after. The series focuses on William Shakespeare’s ‘lost years’ and infuses some modern-day music (maybe a rap battle or two) in the retelling of the event that transpired during that time. Hooten and the Lady, airing on The CW, may have mixed reviews however we may have a hard time passing on an adventuring archaeologist so we will give it a shot. Other returning series include Suits, Battlebots and Penn & Teller. 

Midweek, you may want to try Salavtion on CBS. The series is about a team who is trying to save humanity from asteroid that is hurtling toward the Earth. And finally, Friday is a night to tune into The History Channel for your fill of alien and UFO theories. UFO Files returns and is paired up with the always interesting Ancient Aliens.

Special note: As we are packing our bags and begin our journey to San Diego Comic Con next week’s article will be an expanded edition which will cover the next two weeks of TV.

Please interact with us on Twitter on @FoCCBlog or @Friendsofcci and let us know what series you may be interested in and we will try to get it in on our coverage during SDCC.

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: UFO Files, Salvation
On-going: Preacher, Broadchurch, Orphan Black, Fear the Walking Dead, iZombie, The Mist
Binge / Stack: Hawaii 5-0, Westworld, Glitch, Elementary, Voltron, The Magicians, Supernatural, The Expanse

Alyssa’s picks:
New & Highlights: Will, Salvation, Hooten & the Lady
Watching Live: Turn, Face Off, MasterChief, Grantchester, Fear the Walking Dead, Preacher, The Mist
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 – July 09, 2017
8:00 pm
DISCOVERY Special: Sw17 – Sharktacular 2017 [1-hour Special Presentation]
8:55 pm
FREEFORM The Bold Type: Pilot (Sneak Preview) [1-hour Special Presentation]

Freeform’s brand new show The Bold Type gives us a glimpse into the outrageous lives of the people working at the women’s magazine, “Scarlet”. Click for more info & trailer

9:00 pm
HBO The Defiant Ones: Night 1 [Series Premiere]
AMC Fear The Walking Dead: The Unveiling/Children Of Wrath (#307/308) [2-hour 3rd Season Summer Finale]
HISTORY Special: Amelia Earhart: Finding The Lost Evidence [2-hour Special Presentation]
DISCOVERY Naked & Afraid: Sharks In The Water [2-hour Special Presentation]
SPIKE TV Special: One Night Only: Alec Baldwin [2-hour Special Presentation]
9:02 pm
CBS Candy Crush: Hundred G’s, Baby! [Series Premiere]
10:00 pm
PBS Prime Suspect: Tennison: Episode Three [1st Season Finale]
11:10 pm
AMC Talking Dead: Fear Edition: The Unveiling/Children Of Wrath [2nd Season Summer Finale – Special Time]

Monday – July 10, 2017
12:00 am
ADULT SWIM Decker: Unsealed: A Grave Matter [2nd Season Finale]
12:15 am
ADULT SWIM Apollo Gauntlet: Origin [Series Premiere]

An earth man named Paul Cassidy is transported to another dimension by an evil scientist named Dr. Benign. Once there, Paul discovers a magic red and gold suit – complete with talking gauntlets – and instantly becomes a super hero! Click for trailer

9:00 pm
TNT Will: The Play’s The Thing [Series Premiere]

Will tells the wild story of young William Shakespeare’s (Laurie Davidson) arrival onto the punk-rock theater scene in 16th century London — the seductive, violent world where his raw talent faced rioting audiences, religious fanatics and raucous side-shows. It i’s a contemporary version of Shakespeare’s life, played to a modern soundtrack that exposes all his recklessness, lustful temptations and brilliance. For more info Click Here.

10:00 pm
TNT Will: Cowards Die Many Times [new Episode – Special Time]

Tuesday – July 11, 2017
7:30 pm
FOX MLB Special: 88th Annual Major League Baseball All-star Game [Special Presentation]

Wednesday – July 12, 2017
9:00 pm
THE CW Special: The 15 Most Iconic Summer Blockbusters Of All Time [1-hour Special Presentation]
HBO The Defiant Ones: Night 4 [90-minute 1st Season Finale]
CBS Salvation: Pilot [Series Premiere]

Salvation is a suspense thriller that centers on a staggering discovery: an enormous asteroid is just six months away from colliding with Earth. Without alerting the public, MIT grad student Liam Cole and tech billionaire Darius Tanz team up to save humanity from this impending apocalypse. Keeping it secret will complicate life for Liam and those closest to him. Meanwhile, the government has its own approach. Grace Barrows is both the Pentagon Press Secretary and a single mom, and she deftly navigates the complicated waters of both jobs. Deputy Secretary of Defense Harris Edwards has been tasked with running their own top-secret plan to deflect the asteroid. Meanwhile, Darius recruits an aspiring sci-fi writer, Jillian, to work on a theoretical approach to saving humanity—a project that might prove to be all too real. Salvation stars Santiago Cabrera, Jennifer Finnigan, Charlie Rowe, Jacqueline Byers, Rachel Drance, Shazi Raja, and Ian Anthony Dale. For more info Click Here.

USA Suits: Skin In The Game [7th Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
SCIENCE Battlebots: Off-network Premiere On SCIENCE Channel [Series Premiere]

Thursday – July 13, 2017
8:00 pm
NBC America’s Got Talent: Best Of Auditions [1-hour Special Presentation]
THE CW Penn & Teller: Fool Us: Penn & Teller Teach You A Trick [4th Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
THE CW Hooten & The Lady: The Amazon [Series Premiere]

The UK drama “follows the escapades of American maverick adventurer and treasure hunter Hooten, played by Michael Landes (CSI, Love Soup), and a British historical expert, Lady Alexandra, portrayed by Ophelia Lovibond (Elementary).” Jane Seymour, Jessica Hynes, and Shaun Parkes also star. Click for trailer

9:30 pm
Logo Gay For Play Game Show Starring Rupaul [1st Season Finale]
10:00 pm
A&E Akil The Fugitive Hunter: Split/ Decision [Series Premiere]

A&E’s new original docuseries “Akil the Fugitive Hunter” combines live-action and animation to chronicle the journey of modern-day superhero Akil Muhammad as he tracks and captures some of the most elusive criminals in Los Angeles in order to keep his community safe. Narrated by actor and activist Wood Harris (“The Wire”), the series features original animation from influential animator Carl Jones (“Black Dynamite,” “The Boondocks”) and original music from multiplatinum singer and producer Ty Dolla $ign, who also serves as executive music producer for the series. Click for more info & trailer

Friday – July 14, 2017
3:01 am
NETFLIX Friends From College: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]

Twenty years after graduation, a tight-knit group of college friends reconnects and discovers that love hasn’t gotten easier with age. Click for more info & trailer

NETFLIX Feature Film Special: To The Bone [Special Presentation]

Saturday – July 15, 2017
11:00 am
DISNEY XD Star Vs. The Forces Of Evil: The Battle For Mewni [2-hour Special Presentation]
8:00 pm
FOX Premier Boxing Champions Special: Premier Boxing Champions [Special Presentation]
10:30 pm
DISNEY XD Special: Polaris: Player Select – Run For Cover [1-hour Special Presentation]


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.