Next Week in TV 9/24: Warp –

By DRWHO42, Alyssa, & Mario Wario

This week will be nothing short of interstellar with the highly anticipated premiere of Star Trek: Discovery along with a plethora of new and returning series. Based on what we have seen so far we will be setting our transporter coordinates to CBS Sunday evening for Discovery. Click here to check out our First Look article on the series.

Monday will feature a double dose of Sheldon Cooper with the return of The Big Bang Theory and the series premiere of Young Sheldon. Other highlights on Monday include The Brave, The Good Doctor, Scorpion.

Tuesday will be a night marked by many for This is Us (stock up on those tissue boxes fans). Other highlights include the debut of Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murder and the return of Lethal Weapon.  

Wednesday will feature the return of Raymond Reddington in The Blacklist and President Kirkman in Designated Survivor. Both series are buoyed by their casts and interesting plots. Also returning are popular music industry series Empire and Star – which will provide plenty of ‘drama’ for viewers. Other highlights include Seal Team, Modern Family, and Chicago PD.

Thursday is a literal tidal wave as we look at the lineup. Will & Grace returns to the small screen after 11 years. Other highlights include Grey’s Anatomy, The Good Place, Chicago Fire, and How to Get Away with Murder.

Friday will be the perfect night to kickoff your weekend in heroic fashion with Marvel’s Inhumans, The Exorcist, Hawaii Five-0, and MacGyver.   

In the realm of finales fan favorite Teen Wolf wraps up its series run Sunday. Also biding adieu are People of Earth, and Ballers.  

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: Star Trek: Discovery, Big Bang Theory, The Blacklist, Designated Survivor, Young Sheldon, The Exorcist, Marvel’s Inhumans
On-going: Gotham, Fear the Walking Dead, Mr. Mercedes, Ray Donovan
Binge / Stack: Hawaii 5-0, Westworld, Glitch, Elementary, Voltron, The Magicians, Supernatural, iZombie

Alyssa’s picks:
New: Catching Up & Watching Live: Star Trek: Discovery, The Orville, Fear the Walking Dead, People of Earth, & Vietnam War, Me, Myself & I, Designated Survivor, Marvel’s Inhumans.
Lighter ‘must watch’ include: NCIS, Survivor, Hell’s Kitchen, Lethal Weapon, Z-Nation, and SNL.
Stacked up: Better Things, American Horror Story, Last Ship, Loaded, The Tick, Endeavor, What happened to Monday, War Machine, 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.

Mario Wario’s picks:
New: Gotham, Star Trek: Discovery, The Blacklist, and SEAL Team.
On-going: The Orville, Outlander, The Last Ship, Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters, Dragon Ball Super (subtitled and English dub), and Ray Donovan.
Binge / Stack: The Tick, The Defenders, The Crown, Rick and Morty, and The Magicians.

If you’d like to share your thoughts and ideas, please join the conversation on the forum.

Sunday – September 24, 2017
8:00 pm
MTV Teen Wolf: The Wolves Of War [Series Finale]
8:30 pm
CBS Star Trek: Discovery: The Vulcan Hello [65-minute Series Premiere]

Star Trek: Discovery The next chapter in the Star Trek universe arrives with the premiere of “Star Trek: Discovery,” a prequel of about ten years to the original series. Sonequa Martin-Green of “The Walking Dead” takes on the lead role of First Officer Michael Burnham. The character is the first human to attend the Vulcan Science Academy. The series starts with her as the first officer on the USS Discovery under Captain Gabriel Lorca, played by Jason Isaacs of “Harry Potter” franchise fame. Be on the look out for younger characters from the Original Series. Click for more infomation

10:00 pm
HBO Ballers: Yay Area [3rd Season Finale]

Monday – September 25, 2017
8:00 pm
CBS The Big Bang Theory: The Proposal Proposal [11th Season Premiere]
8:30 pm
CBS Young Sheldon: Pilot [Series Premiere – Special Night]

Young Sheldon is a “Big Bang Theory” spinoff following the life of the 9 year old Sheldon Cooper (Iain Arimtage, “Big Little Lies”) growing up in Texas. Being a once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science isn’t always helpful in a land where church and football are king. And while the vulnerable, gifted and somewhat naïve Sheldon deals with the world, his very normal family must find a way to deal with him. His father, George, is struggling to find his way as a high school football coach and as father to a boy he doesn’t understand. Sheldon’s mother, Mary, fiercely protects and nurtures her son in a town where he just doesn’t fit in. Sheldon’s older brother, Georgie, does the best he can in high school, but it’s tough to be cool when you’re in the same classes with your odd 9-year-old brother. Finally, there’s Sheldon’s twin sister, Missy, who sometimes resents all the attention Sheldon gets, but also remains the one person who can reliably tell Sheldon the truth. For 10 years on THE BIG BANG THEORY, audiences have come to know the iconic, eccentric and extraordinary Sheldon Cooper. This single-camera, half-hour comedy gives us the chance to meet him in childhood, as he embarks on his innocent, awkward and hopeful journey toward the man he will become. Click for more information

9:00 pm
CBS Kevin Can Wait: Civil Ceremony [2nd Season Premiere]
9:30 pm
CBS Me, Myself & I: Pilot [Series Premiere]

Me, Myself & I stars Bobby Moynihan in a comedy on CBS about the defining moments in one man’s life over three distinct periods – as a 14-year-old in 1991, at age 40 in present day and at age 65 in 2042. As a 14-year-old boy living in Chicago in 1991, Alex was on top of the world, inventing cool things and celebrating the Bulls’ first championship, until his mom, Maggie, moved them to Los Angeles, the heart of Lakers country, and married a pilot, Ron. With his new stepbrother, Justin, Alex needed to reinvent himself in a new school, where he meets his dream girl, Nori Sterling. In 2017, 40-year-old Alex is an inventor/entrepreneur on top of the world until his wife leaves him and threatens to take their daughter, Abby, with her, sending him into a tailspin that requires the help of his best friend and business partner, Darryl, to get him back on track. In 2042 at 65, Alex is a highly successful businessman who, after suffering a minor heart attack, decides he’s ready to reinvent himself once again. Alex announces he’s retiring to his adult daughter, Abby, now the general manager of the Chicago Bulls, and he gets a surprise chance to reconnect with his childhood crush, Nori, who now goes by Eleanor. During these three pivotal periods, Alex always manages to find a way to move forward, handling key moments with determination, emotion and humor. Click for more information

10:00 pm
NBC The Brave: Pilot [Series Premiere]

This fresh, heart-pounding journey into the complex world of America’s elite undercover military heroes follows D.I.A. Deputy Director Patricia Campbell (Anne Heche) and her team of analysts as they wield the world’s most advanced surveillance technology from headquarters in D.C. All the while, Adam Dalton and his heroic Special Ops squad of highly trained undercover specialists use their unbreakable bond and commitment to freedom to save lives of innocent people and execute missions in some of the most dangerous places in the world. Click for more information

CBS Scorpion: Extinction [4th Season Premiere]
10:01 pm
ABC The Good Doctor: Pilot – Burnt Food [Series Premiere]

Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore, Bates Motel), a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, relocates from a quiet country life to join a prestigious hospital’s surgical unit. Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, Shaun uses his extraordinary medical gifts to save lives and challenge the skepticism of his colleagues. The series is from David Shore (House) and Lost and Hawaii Five-O star Daniel Dae Kim Click for more information

10:30 pm
TBS People Of Earth: Game Night [2nd Season Finale]

Tuesday – September 26, 2017
3:01 am
HULU Difficult People [3rd Season Finale]
AMAZON Wishenpoof: Complete Second Season [2nd Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
POP The Goldbergs: Off-network Premiere [Cable Run Series Premiere]
FOX Lethal Weapon: El Gringo Loco [2nd Season Premiere]
CBS NCIS: House Divided [15th Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
CBS Bull: School For Scandal [2nd Season Premiere]
FOX The Mick: The Hotel [2nd Season Premiere]
NBC This Is Us: A Father’s Advice [2nd Season Premiere]
9:30 pm
FOX Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Big House Pt.1 [5th Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
CBS NCIS: New Orleans: Rogue Nation [4th Season Premiere]
10:01 pm
NBC Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders: Episode 1 [Series Premiere]

Starring the incomparable Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning Edie Falco (“The Sopranos,” “Nurse Jackie”), this new eight-episode true-crime installment of the powerhouse “Law & Order” franchise delivers a gripping in-depth dramatization of the notorious murder case that changed America forever. When the Menendez brothers were tried on national TV for brutally killing their parents in Beverly Hills, their story became a national obsession. The first edition of this anthology series delves into the players, the crime and the media circus, detailing the day-to-day battles of the trial and unveiling the shocking truth of what really went down when the cameras stopped rolling. Click for more information

Wednesday – September 27, 2017
8:00 pm
NBC The Blacklist: Smokey Putnum [5th Season Premiere]
FOX Empire: Noble Memory [4th Season Premiere]
ABC The Goldbergs: Weird Science [5th Season Premiere]
8:30 pm
ABC Speechless: W-e– We’re B-a– Back! [2nd Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
NBC Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Gone Fishin’ [19th Season Premiere]
ABC Modern Family: Lake Life [9th Season Premiere]
CBS SEAL Team: Tip Of The Spear [Series Premiere]

SEAL Team is a new military drama that follows the professional and personal lives of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions our country can ask of them. Jason Hayes is the respected, intense leader of the Tier One team whose home life has suffered as a result of his extensive warrior’s existence. His team includes his trusted confidant, Ray, the longest-tenured operator with whom Jason shares an ingrained shorthand, and Sonny, an exceptional, loyal soldier with a checkered past who still combats self-destructive tendencies. Undergoing additional rigorous training in the hope of joining Hayes’ select unit is Clay Spenser, a young, multi-lingual second generation SEAL with insatiable drive and dedication. Vital to the team’s success are CIA analyst Mandy Ellis, who has sacrificed everything in her drive to root out evil and take down terrorists, and Diaz, a no-nonsense, take-charge logistics officer and unofficial den mother responsible for outfitting the team with the necessary gear for each mission. Deployed on clandestine missions worldwide at a moment’s notice, and knowing the toll it takes on them and their families, this tight-knit SEAL team displays unwavering patriotism and fearless dedication even in the face of overwhelming odds. Click for more information

9:01 pm
FOX Star: The Winner Takes It All [2nd Season Premiere]
9:31 pm
ABC American Housewife: Back To School [2nd Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
NBC Chicago PD: Reform [5th Season Premiere]
CBS Criminal Minds: Wheels Up [13th Season Premiere]
ABC Designated Survivor: One Year In [2nd Season Premiere]
SUNDANCE Liar: Episode 1 [Series Premiere]

The six-part series, which was created, written and executive produced by BAFTA and Golden Globe® nominated producers and screenwriters Harry and Jack Williams’ of Two Brothers Pictures (The Missing , Fleabag) and co-produced with ITV and All3 Media, stars Golden Globe winner Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey) and BAFTA’s Sian Phillips Award recipient Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four).

Liar introduces Laura Nielson (Joanne Froggatt) a bright and dedicated teacher, and Andrew Earlham (Ioan Gruffudd), a renowned surgeon whose son is a student at Laura’s school. After a seemingly innocent date, a series of volatile accusations capsize their lives. Secrets and lies slowly unravel in a tense and gripping series where everyone is lying in some way until the truth ultimately reveals itself. Click for more information

11:00 pm
SUNDANCE Rosehaven: Episode 1 [Series Premiere]

Luke McGregor plays Daniel McCallum, who returns to his rural Tasmanian hometown, Rosehaven to help his intimidating mother with her real estate business. He gets a surprise when his best friend from the mainland, Emma (Pacquola) turns up on his doorstep – on the run from a marriage so fresh her husband is still on their honeymoon. In no time these two friends are thrown into the center of small town life with Daniel, confronted at every turn by the ghosts of his adolescent past and a town that hasn’t moved on while Emma is lapping up her anonymity in Rosehaven and newfound life on the land. Soon enough, these two best buddies find both their friendship and their sanity put to the test by the charming, but deeply eccentric, townsfolk of Rosehaven. The series also co-stars Kris McQuade (Wentworth), Katie Robertson (The Kettering Incident) and David Quirk (Please Like Me).

“Rosehaven is a delightfully quirky comedy that we are excited to share with SundanceTV’s growing and passionate audience,” said Jan Diedrichsen, General Manager of SundanceTV. Click for more information

Thursday – September 28, 2017
3:01 am
CRACKEL Startup: Complete Second Season [2nd Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
ABC Grey’s Anatomy: Break Down The House / Get Off On The Pain [2-hour 14th Season Premiere]
NBC Superstore: Grand Re-opening [3rd Season Premiere]
PBS The Vietnam War: The Weight Of Memory [Season Finale]
8:30 pm
NBC The Good Place: Dance Dance Resolution [Time Slot Premiere]
9:00 pm
NBC Will & Grace: 11 Years Later [9th Season Premiere]
9:30 pm
NBC Great News: Boardroom B***h [2nd Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
NBC Chicago Fire: It Wasn’t Enough [6th Season Premiere]
ABC How To Get Away With Murder: I’m Going Away [4th Season Premiere]
10:30 pm
TBS The Guest Book: Story Ten [1st Season Finale]

Friday – September 29, 2017
3:01 am
NETFLIX Big Mouth: Complete First Season (#101-110) [Series Premiere]

Teenage friends find their lives upended by the wonders and horrors of puberty in this edgy comedy from real-life pals Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg. Starring: Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Jessi Klein Click for more information

NETFLIX Club De Cuervos: Complete Third Season [3rd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX The Magic School Bus Rides Again: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]
NETFLIX Paul Hollywood’s Big Continental Road Trip: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]

Gear up for a fast-paced journey as celebrity chef and avid auto enthusiast Paul Hollywood takes in the cars and culture of France, Italy and Germany. Starring: Paul Hollywood Click for more information

NETFLIX Real Rob: Complete Second Season [2nd Season Premiere]
AMAZON Tin Star: Complete First Season (#101-110) [Series Premiere]

Set in the majestic Canadian Rockies, Tin Star tells the story of a former British detective who brings his family to the tiny, tranquil town of Little Big Bear for a better life. But when his small town is overrun by migrant workers from a massive new oil refinery, the wave of organized crime that follows them threatens to sweep away everything in its wake and dig up the past. Click for more information.

8:00 pm
CBS MacGyver: Diy Or Die [2nd Season Premiere]
ABC Marvel’s Inhumans: Behold… The Inhumans / Those Who Would Destroy Us [2-hour Series Premiere – Special Time]

Marvel’s Inhumans, a race of superhumans with diverse and singularly unique powers, were first introduced in Marvel Comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1965. Since that time, they have grown in prominence and become some of the most popular and iconic characters in the Marvel Universe. Marvel’s Inhumans will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family. Anson Mount (“Hell on Wheels”), Serinda Swan (“Graceland”), Iwan Rheon (“Game of Thrones”), Ken Leung (“Lost,” “The Night Shift”), Isabelle Cornish and Eme Ikwuakor lead the cast. Click for more information

9:00 pm
CBS Hawaii Five-0: ‘a’ole E ‘olelo Mai Ana Ke Ahi Ua Ana Ia (Fire Will Never Say That It Has Had Enough) [8th Season Premiere]
SYFY Z Nation: [4th Season Premiere]
9:01 pm
FOX The Exorcist: Janus [2nd Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
CBS Blue Bloods: Cutting Losses [8th Season Premiere]

Saturday, September 30, 2017
11:29 pm
NBC Saturday Night Live: Ryan Gosling / Jay-z [43rd Season Premiere]