Next Week in TV 11/5: Shameless and Damnation

By Mario Wario, DRWHO42, & Alyssa

Here we are, only two months left of 2017 which means our favorite TV shows on today will be having their midseason break/time off for the holidays very soon. But until then, let’s check out what November has to bring when it comes to content, starting with this week. Besides what is currently airing, such as The Walking Dead, The Flash, Outlander, The Gifted, etc., we still have a few more shows that are about to return, end or new ones that could catch your attention.

For example, Shameless (entering its eighth season on Showtime) will once again focus on the Gallaghers getting into trouble or doing something crazy, that may or may not pay off. Meanwhile, A brand-new comedy series on Showtime called SMILF will be making its television debut, so please do read the show’s description down below to know more about it. Going to STARZ, the Girlfriend Experience will be having its second season premiere but more importantly, this new year will center on two different storylines. Just remember, these series are meant for adult viewing. Same for anything else that fits in this category.

Moving right along, AMC’s Ride with Norman Reedus is back for a second year which will show new locations, plus each week will have a different guest joining on the fun. For instance, Norman Reedus and Jeffrey Dean Morgan will be riding through Spain in one episode, just hopefully no zombie decides to stop by for a quick hello. Although, we are pretty sure they can handle that with ease.

Another series that is making its debut on the USA Network, Damnation, set in the 1930s, has the main character battling the status quo in America’s heartland. The other USA series debuting is The Cromarties, which will focus on former NFL cornerback Antonio Cromartie and his family as they try to move past anything related to football. We wrap up the week with a Hulu special on the street artist and activist Shepard Fairey’s group, Obey Giant. He is best known for his Obama “Hope” poster.

ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy will be airing its 300th episode this Thursday, which is quite the achievement to reach. Marvel’s Inhumans is having its first season finale this week, although will this be the last time we see these group of characters onscreen? Only time will tell and over on SYFY, Futurama will be on that network, if you want to watch all the episodes once again.

But before you go, if you want to talk about any TV series out there, just click here to join on the conversation over at the FoCC forum. Plus, don’t forget to take a quick look at our picks and the full TV list for this week, as well. Later!

DRWHO42’s Pick:
New: Stranger Things (the adventure continues…), SMILF
On-going: The Walking Dead, and Blindspot, Supergirl, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Mr. Robot, The Gifted, Fresh of the Boat, Black-ish, Ghost Wars, Gotham, Fear the Walking Dead, Star Trek: Discovery, Big Bang Theory, The Blacklist, Designated Survivor, The Exorcist, and Superstition.

Binge / Stack: Hawaii 5-0, Westworld, Glitch, Elementary, Voltron, The Magicians, Supernatural, iZombie, and Marvel’s Inhumans.

Alyssa’s picks:
New & Watching Live: HULU Special: Obey Giant, Good Behavior, The Orville, The Walking Dead, and Wisdom of the Crowd.

Mario Wario’s picks:
New: Shameless
On-going: Star Wars Rebels, The DCTV CW shows, Mr. Robot, The Gifted, The Walking Dead, Comic Book Men, Ghosted, Ghost Wars, SEAL Team, The Blacklist, Star Trek: Discovery, Gotham, The Orville, Outlander, and Dragon Ball Super (subtitled and English dub).
Binge / Stack: The Crown, Rick and Morty, and The Magicians.

Sunday – November 05, 2017
9:00 pm
STARZ Girlfriend Experience, The: Leverage / Admitting [One-hour 2nd Season Premiere]
SHOWTIME Shameless: We Become What We … Frank! [8th Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
SHOWTIME SMILF: A Box Of Dunkies And Two Squirts Of Maple Syrup [Series Premiere]

Bridgette Bird is a smart, scrappy, young single mom trying to navigate life in South Boston with an extremely unconventional family. She struggles to make ends meet, which leads her to impulsive and at times immature decisions. Above all, Bridgettte wants to make a better life for her son. SMILF takes on motherhood, co-parenting, and female sexuality through a raw and unfiltered lens. Don’t miss this semi-autobiographical half-hour comedy from the creative mind of Frankie Shaw, an original and fresh new female voice. Click for more information

10:30 pm
SHOWTIME White Famous: Life On Mars [New Time Slot]
AMC Ride With Norman Reedus: Spain With Jeffrey Dean Morgan [2nd Season Premiere – Special Night & Time]

Monday – November 06, 2017

9:00 pm
AMC Ride With Norman Reedus: Lowcountry With Dave Chappelle [Time Slot Premiere]
STARZ Special: All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, And The Spirit Of I.f. Stone [90-minute Special Presentation]
9:30 pm
CBS 9jkl: Tv Md [New Time Slot]

Tuesday – November 07, 2017

3:01 am
NETFLIX Fate/Apocrypha: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]

The theft of the Greater Grail from Fuyuki City leads to a splintered timeline in which the Great Holy Grail War is waged on an unprecedented scale. Starring: Natsuki Hanae, Maaya Sakamoto, Kouki Uchiyama Click for more information

NETFLIX Project Mc2: Complete Sixth Season [6th Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
USA Damnation: [Series Premiere]

An epic saga about the secret history of the 1930s American heartland, Damnation centers on the mythic conflict and bloody struggle between big money and the downtrodden, God and greed, charlatans, and prophets. The pilot introduces Seth Davenport (Killian Scott), a man masquerading as a small town Iowa preacher in the hopes of starting a full-blown insurrection against the status quo. Focused on his mission, he is unaware that an industrialist tycoon has hired a professional strikebreaker named Creeley Turner (Logan Marshall-Green, Quarry) to stop the uprising by any means necessary. But unbeknownst to those around them, these two men already share a secret bloody past.
From executive producers Tony Tost (Longmire), James Mangold (Logan), and Guymon Casady (Game of Thrones) and Daniel Rappaport (“Office Space”) on behalf of Entertainment 360, the pilot was written and created by Tost. The series will premiere November 7, 2017. Netflix, who co-produces the series with Universal Cable Productions, will have first-run rights to the series outside of the U.S.
Click for more information

Wednesday – November 08, 2017
8:00 pm
ABC Special: The 51st Annual CMA Awards [3-hour Special Presentation]
EPIX Special: Danica [Special Presentation]
UP Special: Meow Manor: Check Meowt! [1-hour Special Presentation]
10:00 pm
SUNDANCE The A-word: Episode 1 [2nd Season Premiere]

Thursday – November 09, 2017
8:00 pm
ABC Grey’s Anatomy: Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story [300th Episode]
10:30 pm
USA The Cromarties [Series Premiere]

The Cromarties is a comedic half-hour docu-series that follows former NFL all-star Antonio Cromartie and his wife Terricka,as they take on the everyday challenges of raising a blended family of five (soon to be six) kids. For the first time in 11 years since being drafted into the NFL, Antonio is a full-time stay-at-home dad. Terricka loves having Antonio home to help raise their kids, but his intense competitiveness and football-coach parenting style may prove to be too much for the whole house. Antonio and Terricka know that there isn’t a playbook for parenting, and we’ll join them as they make their own rules while navigating the field together. Click for more information

Friday – November 10, 2017
3:01 am
NETFLIX Glitter Force Doki Doki: Complete Second Season [Series Premiere]
NETFLIX Lady Dynamite: Complete Second Season [2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Feature Film Special: O Matador (the Killer) [Special Presentation]

In lawless badlands, reclusive Cabeleira sets out to discover the fate of his gunman father and grows to be a feared assassin himself. Click for trailer

NETFLIX Special: Blazing Transfer Students: Season 1 [Special Presentation]

Featuring the boys of Johnny’s West, a gang of zany transfer students are recruited for a mysterious mission ordained by their shadowy principal. Starring: Daiki Shigeoka, Akito Kiriyama, Junta Nakama Click for more information

Amazon Pilots:
Sea Oak: Pilot [Special Presentation]
Love You More: Pilot [Special Presentation]
The Climb: Pilot [Special Presentation]
9:01 pm
ABC Marvel’s Inhumans: … And Finally: Black Bolt [1st Season Finale]

Saturday, November 11, 2017
12:00 am
SYFY Futurama: Off-network Premiere On SYFY [Cable Run Series Premiere]
3:01 am
HULU Special: Obey Giant [Special Presentation]

From Academy Award winning filmmaker James Moll (Foo Fighters: Back and Forth, and The Last Days) and Executive Producer James Franco, Obey Giant takes us deep into the underground world of street art, profiling the rise of artist Shepard Fairey from his roots in punk rock and skateboarding, to presidential politics—through his iconic Obama “HOPE” poster and the controversy that surrounded it. Click for more information