The week in TV – 5/29/16

By: Alyssa and DRWHO42


Last week was an exciting week of finales and departures. This week is a little lighter on new shows as the networks transition toward the summer series. The standard fix of GoT should hold (ahem Hold the door…) us over and there is also some time to catch up on our DVR backlog or Netflix. Spotlight shows of this week are Outcast and Cleverman.


DRWHO42’s picks:

GoT, Person of Interest, Outcast, Preacher, and Wayward Pines.

Also catching up on the DVR backlog.


Alyssa’s picks:

New series – Outcast, Talking Preacher, Cleverman. 

Ongoing series – GoT, Preacher, Containment, 12 Monkeys, Turn

Backlog binging a season & a half of AoS

Sunday – May 29, 2016

8:00 pm

  • NBC      The Carmichael Show: President Trump [2nd Season Finale Special Time]
  • CBS       Undercover Boss: Advantaclean (#ub713) [7th Season Finale Special Time]

 9:00 pm

  10:30 pm

  • AMC      Preacher: Talking Preacher [1-hour Special Presentation]

Monday – May 30, 2016

8:00 pm

  • NBC     NHL Special: Stanley Cup Finals: Game #1 [Special Presentation]
  • FOX     So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation: Auditions #1 [13th Season Premiere]

9:00 pm

  • Science     How It’s Made: Chemical Tank Pressure Vents; Candy Wafers; Food Trucks; Traditional Ropes (#1401) [14th Season Premiere]
  • Llifetime, A&E, History    Roots: (#101) [Original Mini-series Premiere]
  • BBCA     Top Gear: (#2301) [23rd Season Premiere]

10:00 pm

  • Science     How It’s Made: Cookout Countdown [1-hour Special Presentation]

10:01 pm

  • ABC     Mistresses: The New Girls [4th Season Premiere]

11:00 pm

  • MTV     Scream: I Know What You Did Last Summer (#201) [2nd Season Premiere]

11:59 pm

  • MTV     Scream: Scream After Dark “s2e1” [Special Presentation]

Tuesday – May 31, 2016

3:01 Am

  • Netflix     Peaky Blinders: Complete Third Season (#301-306) [3rd Season Premiere]

Steven Knight’s family saga, Thomas Shelby (Cillian Murphy) is drawn into a maze of global intrigue. Approached by a secret organization on his own wedding day, Tommy finds himself at the centre of an international arms deal that could change the course of history. In a sphere where no one reveals their true intentions until the game is up, Tommy has to contend with a White Russian exile whose brutality knows no bounds, a priest with a killer dog, a beautiful Duchess even more manipulative than him, and a powerful entity at the heart of the British establishment that will stop at nothing to accomplish its reactionary aims. Read more @ FutonCritic

  • PSN     Powers: (#201-203) [2nd Season Premiere] (Note: PSN is the Sony’s Playstation Network)

8:00 pm

  • NBC     America’s Got Talent: Auditions (#1101) [11th Season Premiere]

10:00 pm

  • NBC     Maya & Marty In Manhattan: Episode 1 (#101) [series Premiere]

an hour long live variety show …..feature sketches that spoof current events, celebrities and topical trends, as well as musical performances. Among comedy circles, Rudolph and Short are considered two of the best sketch performers in the business and this collaboration will create a comedy one-two punch unlike any other on television.
Read more: FutonCritic blurb

  • CBS     Person Of Interest: The Day The World Went Away (#poi510) [100th Episode]

Wednesday – June 01, 2016

8:00 pm

  • ABC     500 Questions: Episode 207/208 (#207/208)[2nd Season Finale]
  • NBC     American Ninja Warrior: Los Angeles Qualifier (#801)[8th Season Premiere]
  • FOX     Masterchef: Battle For A White Apron, Part 1 (mch-701)[7th Season Premiere]

10:00 pm

  • Sundance     Cleverman: Tba (#101) [series Premiere]

Set in the near future, “Cleverman” is a startlingly original drama rooted in Aboriginal mythology. The series depicts a deeply conflicted and anxious society, fearful of a minority group living among them, endowed with extraordinary physical traits. One young man – The Cleverman – struggles with his own power and the responsibility to unite this divided world, but he must first overcome a deep estrangement from his older brother. The series is based on an original concept by Ryan Griffen.
Read more; FutonCritic blurb

  • PBS     Genius By Stephen Hawking: Where Are We? (#106) [1st Season Finale]
  • NBC     The Night Shift: The Times They Are A-changin’ (#301) [3rd Season Premiere]


Thursday – June 02, 2016

8:00 pm

  • NBC     Strong: The Final Showdown (#110) [1st Season Finale]

9:00 pm

  • CW     Beauty And The Beast: Monsieur Et Madame Bete (#401) [4th Season Premiere]
  • NBC     Game Of Silence: Hey/the Truth (#108/109) [Back-to-back new episodes – Special Time]
  • Lifetime, A&e, History, Lmn     Roots: (#104) [Original Mini-series Finale]

10:00 pm     FX     Archer: Deadly Velvet: Part Ii (#710) [7th Season Finale]


Friday – June 03, 2016

10:00 pm     Cinemax     Outcast: A Darkness Surrounds Him (#101) [Series Premiere]

The CINEMAX drama series OUTCAST will launch its ten-episode season FRIDAY, JUNE 3 and has been renewed for a second season ahead of the series debut, it was announced today at the 2016 SXSW Festival. The series is created and executive produced by Robert Kirkman (“The Walking Dead”), and executive produced by showrunner Chris Black. “OUTCAST has been a passion project of mine for many years,” said Kirkman. “Seeing it come together has been a huge thrill for me. What we’ve been able to achieve on CINEMAX, with its unprecedented creative freedom, frankly, almost scares ME at times.” “Going into the first season of OUTCAST, we knew that Robert Kirkman had once again created a world that would scare us to our core,” said Kary Antholis, president, CINEMAX Original Programming. “But what he, Chris Black and the rest of their team have delivered has exceeded even those high expectations. We believe our viewers will immediately be sucked into OUTCAST’s intense and creepy landscape, which is why we have chosen to pick up a second season.” Based on the Skybound/Image comic title by creator Robert Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta, OUTCAST follows Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. Now, with the help of the Reverend Anderson, a preacher who has personal demons of his own, Kyle embarks on a journey to find answers and regain the normal life he lost. But what Kyle discovers could change his fate – and the fate of the world – forever.Read more: FutonCritic blurb

You can watch the full 1st episode Here

11:00 pm     IFC     Comedy Bang! Bang!: (#501) [5th Season Premiere]



Alyssa bought her first comic at age 7 and was hooked. She has collected comics most of her life. Recently, she has branched out to comic art and books and the occasional Lego set. She goes to as many cons as she can and enjoys the 'long form' storytelling of the television medium. She is also a foodie and is always up for trying new and different food.

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