Next 2 Weeks in TV 7/16-29: GoT, The Strain, SDCC, & Sharks

By DRWHO42 and Alyssa

Note from the Editors: This is a special double dose of the TV listing since the blog team will be attending San Diego Comic Con.

Dracarys!  Games of Thrones fans rejoice because this week our favorite fantasy series makes its most anticipated return to HBO. This upcoming season looks promising as we witness the epic struggle to take the Iron Throne. We will not dwell on the fact that this is the second to last season yet (we are still in denial), however, there is a silver lining to with reports of spin off series (yes! more than one) under development so there is hope we will not see the end of The Seven Kingdoms just yet.

Also returning to our screens this Sunday is The Strain. This is the fourth and final season of this season. As a lead up to the series premiere DRWHO42 recently interviewed Cas Anvar who plays Sanjay Desai on the series (click here for the article).   

For those not attending San Diego Comic Con you will not miss out on all the action. Syfy will three nightly specials, Syfy Presents Live From Comic Con, hosted by Zachary Levi. In addition, Conan will be taping his shows from San Diego that week as well. Both of these shows will be packed with guests and surprises from the con so you will not miss out on all of the SDCC action.

After the glory of San Diego Comic Con has concluded and we adjust to normalcy we will find ourselves glued to the couch for Shark Week.  The lineup from Discovery is impressive this year with various documentaries and special where Olympian Michael Phelps races a shark.

A notable highlight for the summer, which we discussed in our summer highlight article (click here), is the NBC series Midnight, Texas. This supernatural series takes place in a remote Texas town where normal is strange and outsides fit right in. The series includes psychics,  witches, angels, vampires, and much more.

Lastly, while we are at SDCC you can 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. Happy SDCC!!!!

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: Game of Thrones, The Strain, & Midnight, Texas
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: Game of Thrones, SYFY Live, Midnight Texas & People of Earth.
Watching Live: Will (it’s that good), 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, Salvation, Hooten & the Lady.

Sunday – July 16, 2017
8:00 pm
PBS My Mother And Other Strangers: Episode 5 [1st Season Finale]
9:00 pm
HBO Game Of Thrones: Dragonstone [7th Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
PBS Remember Me: Episode 1 [Series Premiere]
FX The Strain: The Worm Turns [4th Season Premiere]
11:00 pm
AMC Talking With Chris Hardwick: [1st Season Summer Premiere]

Monday – July 17, 2017
12:00 am
ADULT SWIM Decker: Mindwipe: Lesser Of Two Evils [3rd Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
AMC Loaded: Lawsuit [Series Premiere]

Josh, Leon, Ewan, Watto — four lifelong friends and self-confessed “fist-chewing business children” — have just sold their start-up for $300 million. Which is great. Sure. But not without its problems. Because they might’ve grown up in each other’s pockets, but now those pockets are lined with gold, and suddenly loyalties are being tested and fault -lines are opening up. Loaded is about male friendship, ambition, greed, the peculiarly British distaste for other people’s success, and what happens when you’ve got £14.5m in the bank but the cash machine has a £300 daily limit. Click for info & trailer

Tuesday – July 18, 2017
10:00 pm
USA Shooter: The Hunting Party [2nd Season Premiere]

Thursday – July 20, 2017
11:00 pm
SYFY Special: SyFy Presents Live From Comic Con – Night 1 [1-hour Special Presentation]

Zach Levi will host this three night event, which will be broadcast during San Diego Comic-Con. Expect discussion of all the biggest news coming out of each day of the Con, trailer breakdowns, guests, coverage of the events at the Con and, generally, a lot of geeking out. Syfy Presents Live From Comic Con will air Thursday, July 20 through Saturday, July 22 at 11/10c each night. Click for more info

Friday – July 21, 2017
3:01 am
NETFLIX Last Chance U: Complete Second Season [2nd Season Premiere]
AMAZON Niko And The Sword Of Light: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]

A plague of shadows has swept across the land, turning innocent creatures into terrible monsters. One champion remains to battle the darkness and return the world to the light: Niko. Armed with his magic sword and guided by a determined Princess, young Niko journeys to the Curse-ed Volcano to face the evil sorcerer Nar Est and free his people from their magic prison. Click for more info

NETFLIX Ozark: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]

A financial adviser drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder $500 million in five years to appease a drug boss.
Starring: Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz. Genres: TV Shows, Crime TV Shows, TV Dramas, Crime TV Dramas. Creators: Bill Dubuque, Mark Williams. Click for trailer

NETFLIX The Worst Witch: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]

After stumbling into a school for witches, a bumbling heroine comes to realize that she just might belong there. Based on Jill Murphy’s beloved books. Starring: Bella Ramsey, Clare Higgins, Meibh Campbell Click for more info & trailer

8:00 pm
CBS Big Brother: Episode 1912 [New Episode – Special Night]
11:00 pm
SYFY Special: SyFy Presents Live From Comic Con – Night 2 [1-hour Special Presentation]

Saturday – July 22, 2017
11:00 pm
SYFY Special: SyFy Presents Live From Comic Con – Night 3 [1-hour Special Presentation]

Sunday – July 23, 2017
8:00 pm
DISCOVERY Special: Phelps Vs. Shark: Great Gold Vs Great White [70-minute Special Presentation]
9:00 pm
Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge: Spartan Championship [2-hour 2nd Season Finale – Special Night & Time]
9:10 pm
DISCOVERY Special: Shark-croc Showdown [1-hour Special Presentation]
10:00 pm
HBO Ballers: Seeds Of Expansion (#21/301) [3rd Season Premiere]
10:10 pm
DISCOVERY Special: Devil Sharks [1-hour Special Presentation]
10:30 pm
HBO Insecure: Hella Great [2nd Season Premiere]
11:10 pm
DISCOVERY Shark After Dark: Night 1 [5th Season Premiere]

Monday – July 24, 2017
8:00 pm
DISCOVERY Special: Shark Vortex [1-hour Special Presentation]
9:00 pm
DISCOVERY Special: Return To The Isle Of Jaws [1-hour Special Presentation]
10:00 pm
DISCOVERY Special: Alien Sharks: Stranger Fins [1-hour Special Presentation]
NBC Midnight, Texas: Pilot [Series Premiere]

This supernatural thriller takes a journey into a remote Texas town called Midnight where nothing is what it seems.  Where being normal is strange and only outsiders fit in, Midnight is a mysterious safe haven for those who are different — a perfect place for anyone looking to hide from the outside world.

“Midnight, Texas” stars François Arnaud (“The Borgias”) as Manfred, a charming, powerful psychic who can communicate with spirits and finds safety in Midnight surrounding himself with both human and supernatural allies.  Midnight is also home to Bobo, proprietor of Midnight’s local pawn shop (Dylan Bruce, “Orphan Black”); Fiji, a witch who owns the local wiccan shop (Parisa Fitz-Henley, “Luke Cage”); Olivia, a mysterious assassin with a weapon for every occasion (Arielle Kebbel, “Ballers”); Joe, an angel who knows all of Midnight’s secrets having been around for millennia (Jason Lewis, “Sex and the City”); Lemuel, a wise vampire with a long history in Midnight (Peter Mensah, “True Blood”); Creek, an aspiring writer with big dreams who learns her family is harboring a deep secret (Sarah Ramos, “Parenthood”); and Rev. Emilio Sheehan, who can’t resist the pull of a full moon (Yul Vazquez, “Captain Phillips”).

As the town members fight off outside pressures from ever-suspicious cops, deadly biker gangs, and their own dangerous pasts, they band together and form an unlikely but strong family.  “Midnight, Texas” is based on the best-selling book series by Charlaine Harris (author of the novels that inspired “True Blood”) and executive produced by Monica Owusu-Breen (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) and David Janollari (“Six Feet Under”) and produced by Universal Television and David Janollari Entertainment. For more info Click Here.

10:01 pm
ABC Somewhere Between: For One To Live [Series Premiere – Special Night]
10:30 pm
TBS People Of Earth [2nd Season Premiere]

Tuesday – July 25, 2017
9:00 pm
DISCOVERY Special: Sharks And The City: La [1-hour Special Presentation]
10:00 pm
DISCOVERY Special: Sharks And The City: New York [1-hour Special Presentation]
ABC Somewhere Between: 2.0 [Time Slot Premiere]

Wednesday – July 26, 2017
9:00 pm
DISCOVERY Special: The Lost Cage [1-hour Special Presentation]
10:00 pm
DISCOVERY Special: Great Hammerhead Invasion [1-hour Special Presentation]

Thursday, July 27, 2017
9:00 pm
DISCOVERY Special: Shark Exile [1-hour Special Presentation]
10:00 pm
DISCOVERY Special: Shark Storm [1-hour Special Presentation]
11:00 pm
DISCOVERY Shark After Dark: Night 5 [5th Season Finale]

Friday – July 28, 2017
12:00 am Viceland American Boyband: Yee Hawl [1st Season Finale]
3:01 am
NETFLIX The Adventures Of Puss In Boots: Complete Fifth Season [5th Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Daughters Of Destiny: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]

Five girls from India’s most impoverished families attend a boarding school designed to create opportunities as they strive for a brighter future. Click for more info & trailer

AMAZON The Last Tycoon: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]

From F. Scott Fitzgerald’s last work, The Last Tycoon follows Monroe Stahr, Hollywood’s Golden Boy, as he battles father figure and boss Pat Brady for the soul of their studio. In a world darkened by the Depression and the growing influence of Hitler’s Germany, The Last Tycoon illuminates the passions, violence and towering ambition of 1930s Hollywood. Click for more info & trailer

9:00 pm
DISCOVERY Special: African Shark Safari [One-hour Special Presentation]
11:30 pm
HBO Room 104: Ralphie [Series Premiere]

Set in a single room of an average American hotel, Room 104, which tells a different story of the assorted guests who pass through it. Click for more info & trailer

Saturday – July 29, 2017
9:00 pm
DISCOVERY Special: Sharkmania [Special Presentation]
10:00 pm
ABC Still Star-crossed: Something Wicked This Way Comes [1st Season Finale]


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.