Next Week in TV 10/1: Mutants and more

By DRWHO42, Alyssa, & Mario Wario

This week is another supercharged week highlighted by the highly anticipated The Gifted. The cast of The Gifted, including Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker, are no strangers to genre and based on the trailers this series will be the highlight of the week. Wisdom of the Crown is another interesting new series to put on your radar. The series, starring Jeremy Piven, is a crime series with an interesting twist where the crime solving is reliant on crowd sourcing. Also on the radar of new series are Ghost Wars, Kevin (probably) Saves the Day, The Mayor, Ten Days in the Valley, and The Halycon.

Please check out our article highlighting the October Premieres by clicking here. We have included trailers along with synopses to help you select your next favorite series.   

There are several returning series this week with The Simpsons leading the charge as it returns for a 29th season. Also returning are Once Upon a Time, Scandal, NCIS, Family Guy, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Black-ish, Fresh off the Boat, Last Man on Earth, and Van Helsing.    

Lastly, in the realm of finales, fan favorite Rick & Morty wraps up its 3rd season on Sunday.

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: The Gifted, Fresh of the Boat, Black-ish, Ghost Wars, The Mayor, Superstition
On-going: Gotham, Fear the Walking Dead, Mr. Mercedes, Ray Donovan, Discovery, Big Bang Theory, The Blacklist, Designated Survivor, Young Sheldon, The Exorcist, Marvel’s Inhumans
Binge / Stack: Hawaii 5-0, Westworld, Glitch, Elementary, Voltron, The Magicians, Supernatural, iZombie

Alyssa’s picks:
New & Watching Live: The Orville, Fear the Walking Dead, Wisdom of the Crowd, Ghosted, Rick & Morty, Vietnam War, Me Myself & I, Designated Survivor, and The Gifted.
Stacked up: Marvel’s Inhuman, 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: The Gifted, Ghosted, and Ghost Wars.
On-going: SEAL Team, The Blacklist, Star Trek: Discovery, Gotham, 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 – October 01, 2017
7:30 pm
FOX Bob’s Burgers: Brunchsquatch [8th Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
FOX The Simpsons: The Serfsons [29th Season Premiere]
8:30 pm
FOX Ghosted: Pilot [Series Premiere]

Ghosted A cynical skeptic (Craig Robinson), and a genius “true believer” in the paranormal (Adam Scott), are recruited by a secret government agency to look into the rampant “unexplained” activity in Los Angeles — all while uncovering a larger mystery that could threaten the existence of the human race. Craig Robinson and Adam Scott will both serve as executive producers, in addition to starring. Other EPs are Naomi Scott, Oly Obst, Mark Schulman and Tom Gormican (“That Awkward Moment”), who penned the pilot. Kevin Etten (“Workaholics,” “Scrubs,” “Desperate Housewives”) has signed on as showrunner and will also serve as an exec producer. Click for more information

CBS Wisdom Of The Crowd: Pilot [Series Premiere]

Wisdom of the Crowd is a drama about a visionary tech innovator who creates a cutting-edge crowd sourcing app to solve his daughter’s murder, and revolutionize crime-solving in the process. Inspired by the notion that a million minds are better than one, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Jeffrey Tanner develops “Sophe,” an online platform for publicly shared information he’s certain will find his daughter’s killer. To assist him, Tanner recruits Det. Tommy Cavanaugh, the original cop who investigated the murder but was unceremoniously forced off the case. Working with them is Sara Morton, a brilliant engineer whose relationship with Tanner goes beyond the professional; Josh Novak, a talented, nerdy-cool head programmer; and Tariq Bakari, a tech genius and expert hacker with issues adhering to the rules. Concerned with Tanner’s obsession is his successful ex-wife, Congresswoman Alex Hale, with whom he shares an unbreakable bond over their shared grief. As Tanner taps into the “wisdom of the crowd,” his unexpected success fuels his determination to solve even more cases than just the one that’s personal to him. Click for more information

9:00 pm
FOX Family Guy: Emmy-winning Episode [15th Season Premiere]
PBS Poldark: Episode 1 [2-hour 3rd Season Premiere]
9:30 pm
FOX The Last Man On Earth: M.u.b.a.r. [4th Season Premiere]
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles: Party Crashers [9th Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
HBO Curb Your Enthusiasm: Foisted! [9th Season Premiere]
ABC Ten Days In The Valley: Day 1: Fade In [Series Premiere]

Ten Days in the Valley stars Emmy Award-winning actress Kyra Sedgwick as Jane Sadler, an overworked television producer and single mother, in the middle of a fractious separation. After her award-winning documentary brings down the San Diego Police Department, Jane Sadler decides to turn her storytelling talents to fiction and launches a new television cop drama—a barely fictionalized account of corruption within the Los Angeles Police Department. But the pressures of balancing her demanding career with being a devoted single mother start to take their toll on Jane. When her daughter, Lake (Abigail Pniowsky), goes missing, and the Robbery-Homicide Division of the LAPD starts to investigate, Jane’s world quickly begins to implode. Click for more information

10:40 pm
HBO Vice Principals: The King [New Episode – Special Time]
11:30 pm
ADULT SWIM Rick & Morty: The Rickchurian Mortydate [3rd Season Finale]

Monday – October 02, 2017
8:00 pm
FOX Lucifer: They’re Back, Aren’t They? [3rd Season Premiere]
8:31 pm
CBS 9jkl: Pilot [Series Premiere]

9JKL stars Mark Feuerstein in a family comedy inspired by his real life. Josh Roberts is a new divorcé and actor between projects who moves home to New York to regroup, living in an apartment sandwiched between his doting, meddlesome parents on one side and his brother, sister-in-law and their new baby on the other. Josh’s well-intentioned mom, Judy, is so excited to have her beloved son home after his 12 years in Los Angeles that she bribes their doorman, Nick, to secretly call her every time Josh comes up the elevator so she can greet him in the hallway. Also thrilled is Josh’s larger-than-life father, Harry, an attorney with no personal boundaries who’s eager to help Josh land his next starring role using his Hollywood “connections.” Teasing Josh about his return home are his competitive brother, Andrew, a successful surgeon who, unlike Josh, doesn’t have a problem saying “no” to their interfering parents; Andrew’s Harvard-educated pediatrician wife, Eve; and 12-year-old neighbor Ian from 5A, who hangs out in the lobby. As Josh’s family literally comes at him from both sides, he realizes he desperately needs to establish some ground rules, because his loving family is always going to be right there for him. Always. Dana Klein, Mark Feuerstein, Aaron Kaplan, Wendi Trilling, Dana Honor and Pam Fryman are executive producers for Kapital Entertainment in association with CBS Television Studios. Fryman directed the pilot. Click for more information

9:00 pm
FOX The Gifted: Exposed [Series Premiere]

The Gifted from 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television, tells the story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive. Written by Matt Nix (APB, “Burn Notice”), directed by Bryan Singer (the “X-Men” franchise”) and executive-produced by Nix, Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner (“X-Men: Apocalypse,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “The Wolverine”), Simon Kinberg (“X-Men: Apocalypse,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past”), Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones”) and Jim Chory (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones”), the series stars Stephen Moyer (SHOTS FIRED), Amy Acker (“Person of Interest”), Sean Teale (“Reign”), Jamie Chung (GOTHAM), Coby Bell (“Burn Notice”), Emma Dumont (“Aquarius”), Blair Redford (“Satisfaction”), Natalie Alyn Lind (GOTHAM) and Percy Hynes White (“Night at the Museum 3”). Click for more information

THE CW Penn & Teller: Fool Us: Hanging Out With Penn & Teller[4th Season Finale – Special Night & Time]
10:00 pm
Ovation The Halcyon: Episode 1 [Series Premiere]

The Halcyon From the producers of Downton Abbey and The Crown, comes a critically-acclaimed drama that place inside a bustling and glamorous five-star hotel at the center of London during World War II. A captivating look at the private lives of London socialites and visiting hotel guests through the dark prism of war – revealing the extraordinary impact it has on families, politics and personal relationships. Click for more information

Tuesday – October 03, 2017
8:00 pm
ABC The Middle: Vive La Hecks [9th Season Premiere]
8:30 pm
ABC Fresh Off The Boat: B As In Best Friends [4th Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
ABC Black-ish: Juneteenth [4th Season Premiere]
SYFY Face Off: Game Face: The Killer Behind The Mask [1st Season Finale]
9:30 pm
ABC The Mayor: Pilot [Series Premiere]

The Mayor Young rapper Courtney Rose Brandon Micheal Hall needs his big break. For years, he’s toiled away in a small inner-city apartment, making music in his junk-filled bedroom closet. Tired of waiting for opportunity, Courtney cooks up the publicity stunt of the century: Running for mayor of his hometown in California to generate buzz for his music career. Unfortunately for Courtney, his master plan goes wildly awry, ending in the most terrifying of outcomes: An election victory. With the help of his mother Dina Rose (Yvette Nicole Brown), and friends, including Valentina (Lea Michele), Courtney will have to overcome his hubris if he wants to transform the struggling city he loves. Click for more information

10:00 pm
ABC Kevin (Probably) Saves The World: Pilot [Series Premiere]

Kevin (probably) Saves the Day Kevin Finn (Jason Ritter, Parenthood), a cluelessly self-serving person, is on a dangerous path to despair. In a downward spiral, Kevin returns home to stay with his widowed twin sister (JoAnna Garcia Swisher) and niece. On his first night there, an unlikely celestial being named Yvette (Kimberly Hébert Gregory) appears to him and presents him with a mission – to save the world. A light drama from executive producers Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters. Click for more information

Thursday, October 5th, 2017
9:00 pm
ABC Scandal: Watch Me [7th Season Premiere]
SYFY Van Helsing: [2nd Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
SYFY Ghost Wars: [Series Premiere]

Ghost Wars Set in a remote Alaskan town that has been overrun by paranormal forces, the series focuses on local outcast Roman Mercer who must overcome the town’s prejudices and his own personal demons if he’s to harness his repressed psychic powers and save everyone from the mass haunting that’s threatening to destroy them all. Starring: Vincent D’Onofrio, Kim Coates, Avan Jogia, Kristin Lehman, Meatloaf Click for more information

Friday – October 06, 2017
3:01 am
NETFLIX Skylanders Academy: Complete Second Season [2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Suburra: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]

In 2008, a fight over land in a seaside town near Rome spirals into a deadly battle between organized crime, corrupt politicians and the Vatican. Click for more information

NETFLIX Word Party: Complete Third Season [3rd Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
ABC Once Upon A Time: Hyperion Heights [7th Season Premiere]
9:01 pm
ABC Marvel’s Inhumans: Divide – And Conquer [Time Slot Premiere]

Saturday – October 07, 2017
8:00 pm
HBO Special: Spielberg [Special Presentation]