Next Week in TV 8/20: Heroes and missions

By DRWHO42 and Alyssa

Many of us are emerging from bingeing Marvel’s The Defenders to another week of great TV offerings. The highlights on the deck for this week include The Last Ship, The Tick, Faceoff:Game Face, and Deathnote.

Boukenred from the Blog writing team has screened both Amazon’s The Tick and Netflix’s Deathnote this past week. Stay tuned for his upcoming reviews of both.

Cue the Mission: Impossible music Game of Thrones fans! This week’s extended episode is not to be missed (as usual) with a mission beyond the wall. 

Astronomy buffs and those who are generally curious will be looking upwards at the solar eclipse Monday in America (sorry international readers). To mark the occasion both PBS and the SCIENCE network will be airing specials.

The Mist wraps up its first season this week and based on what we have seen so far we have a sneaky suspicion we will have a nice cliffhanger. Also wrapping their seasons is fan favorite Wynonna Earp , Dark Matter,  and Wrecked.  

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: The Planets
On-going: Mr. Mercedes, Ray Donovan, Game of Thrones, The Strain, Midnight, Texas, Preacher, The Mist

Binge / Stack: Hawaii 5-0, Westworld, Glitch, Elementary, Voltron, The Magicians, Supernatural, iZombie

Alyssa’s picks:
New: Last Ship, all things Eclipse related, The Tick
Catching Up & Watching Live: Game of Thrones, Will, Face Off, Preacher, SNL, What happened to Monday & People of Earth
Stacked up:  Endeavor, Better Call Saul, Marvel’s Agent of Shield,  Into The Badlands, iZombie, Handmaid’s Tale, Blindspot, The Flash, The Exorcist, Z Nation, The Strain and Halt and Catch Fire.

If you’d like to share your thoughts and ideas, please join the conversation on the forum. Please note: Red indicates a show of interest.

Sunday – August 20, 2017
12:00 am
VICELAND People Just Do Nothing: Dubplate [3rd Season Premiere]
7:00 pm
NBC Sports Special: U.S. Gymnastics Championships [2-hour Special Presentation]
8:00 pm
SCIENCE  Special: Mysteries Of The Sun [1-hour Special Presentation]
9:00 pm
PBS Endeavour: Game [4th Season Premiere]
HBO Game Of Thrones [75-minute Episode]
TNT The Last Ship: In Medias Res [4th Season Premiere]
SCIENCE Great American Eclipse – Countdown To Darkness [1-hour Special Presentation]
MTV Teen Wolf: Pressure Test [New Episode – Special Time]
10:00 pm
SHOWTIME Episodes: Episode 501 [5th Season Premiere]
STARZ Survivor’s Remorse: Fallout [4th Season Premiere]
10:15 pm
HBO Ballers: Make Believe [New Episode – Special Time]
10:30 pm
SHOWTIME Dice: It’s A Miserable Life [2nd Season Premiere]
10:45 pm
HBO Insecure: Hella Shook [New Episode – Special Time]
11:15 pm
HBO Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: Episode 111 [New Episode – Special Time]

Monday – August 21, 2017
12:00 am
ADULT SWIM Decker: Mindwipe: Space Wall [3rd Season Finale]
8:00 pm
ESPN Monday Night Football: Preseason: New York Giants At Cleveland Browns
9:00 pm
SCIENCE The Great American Eclipse [1-hour Special Presentation]
PBS NOVA: Eclipse over America

Tuesday – August 22, 2017
10:00 pm
SYFY Face Off: Game Face: Sy-borg Showdown [Series Premiere]

It’s Face Off with an electrifying new twist. Face Off: Game Face will feature former Face Off all-stars as they go head-to-head each week, with multiple make-up reveals and eliminations throughout each exciting episode. Every week, four artists will race against the clock to complete three challenges, with eliminations after every round, but only one artist will walk away with the $10,000 prize. Click for more info & trailer

SCIENCE The Planets [Series Premiere]

Each episode of The Planets will take an in-depth look at Venus, Mars, the newly discovered Planet 9, exoplanets, and others. The series kicks off with an episode on Jupiter, which will look at recent discoveries by NASA’s Juno mission that reveal new secrets about this strange world that is more akin to a star than a planet. As scientists uncover what lies beneath Jupiter’s violent storms, our understanding of the solar system could change forever. Click for more info and trailers

10:30 pm
TBS Wrecked: Nerd Speak [2nd Season Finale]

Thursday – August 24, 2017
9:00 pm
NBC Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Summer Edition [Special Presentation]
10:00 pm
SPIKE TV The Mist: The Tenth Meal [1st Season Finale]

Friday – August 25, 2017
3:01 am
NETFLIX Disjointed: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]

Pot activist Ruth Whitefeather Feldman runs a medical marijuana dispensary while encouraging her loyal patients to chill out and enjoy the high life. Starring: Kathy Bates, Aaron Moten, Tone Bell Click for info & trailer

NETFLIX Dragons: Race To The Edge: Complete Fifth Season [5th Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Feature Film Special: Death Note [Special Presentation]

Light Turner, a bright student, stumbles across a mystical notebook that has the power to kill any person whose name he writes in it. Light decides to launch a secret crusade to rid the streets of criminals. Soon, the student-turned-vigilante finds himself pursued by a famous detective known only by the alias L. Click for trailer

AMAZON The Tick: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]

In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an accountant with mental health issues and zero powers comes to suspect his city is owned by a global super villain long-thought dead. As he struggles to uncover the conspiracy, he falls in league with a strange blue superhero. They launch into an adventure brimming with crazed archvillains, blood-soaked vigilantes, and superhuman freakery.  Click for more info & the 1st episode

8:00 pm
CBS NFL Preseason: Kansas City Chiefs At Seattle Seahawks
9:00 pm
SYFY Dark Matter: Nowhere To Go [3rd Season Finale]
10:00 pm
SYFY Wynonna Earp: I Hope You Dance [2nd Season Finale]
10:03 pm
History Special: The Dark Files [2-hour Special Presentation]

An investigative special chronicling former CIA operative Barry Eisler, award-winning journalist Steve Volk, and filmmaker Chris Garetano’s exploration into the mythologies, conspiracies and accusations that surround an abandoned military base known as Camp Hero in Montauk, Long Island. The government claims that this site is a shuttered military base that once protected Americans, but for decades endless rumors maintain that within the camp’s concrete fortresses lie the remains of a deep government conspiracy. After WWII it is known that the United States government engaged in a pattern of covert behavior that saw it experiment on its own citizens in such programs as the Tuskegee Experiments, and MK Ultra. Could Montauk’s Camp Hero–with its rumors of mind control experiments, acid tests, child abduction, and time travel–be another top secret example? And how deep did those experiments go? Click for more infor & trailers

Saturday – August 26, 2017
7:00 pm
FOX Sports Special: Mayweather Vs Mcgregor: Prelims [2-hour Special Presentation]
8:00 pm
CBS NFL Special: Preseason: Los Angeles Chargers At Los Angeles Rams
10:00 pm
SCIENCE Mysteries Of The Missing: [Series Premiere]


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.