Next Week in TV 5/28: House of Cards is back

By Alyssa and DRWHO42

The finale train winds down this week. There were a number of departures this past week and more on the plate for this week including Lucifer, Prison Break, The Americans, Amazing Race, and Class.

There are a couple of new entries this week to highlight which include Still Star-crossed, and a mashup of cooking & variety show called The F Word With Gordon Ramsey. There are a few returning shows including House of Cards and Animal Kingdom.  

The blog team and members of the FoCC forum are speculating which shows will have a presence at San Diego Comic Con – click here to join the conversation.

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: Doctor Who (yes I am repeating this – too much of a fan not to)
On-going: Gotham, American Gods, Prison Break, iZombie, Class, Better Call Saul
Binge / Stack: Hawaii 5-0, Westworld, Glitch, Elementary, Voltron, The Magicians, Supernatural, The Expanse

Alyssa’s picks:
New & Highlights: The Gordon Ramsy show’s F-Word and Masterchief.
Binging: Magicians,
Still stacked up: 24 Legacy, Better Call Saul, Marvel’s Agent of Shield, DC’s Legends, Doctor Who, Into The Badlands, iZombie.

Monday – May 29, 2017
8:00 pm
HISTORY Special: America: Promised Land, Part 1 [Special Presentation]
9:00 pm
THE CW Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Tony Hawk [13th Season Premiere]
9:01 pm
FOX Lucifer: The Good, The Bad And The Crispy [2nd Season Finale]
10:01 pm
ABC Still Star-crossed: In Fair Verona, Where We Lay Our Scene [Series Premiere]

A one-hour period drama from Shondaland and ABC Studios, “Still Star-Crossed” picks up where the famous story of Romeo and Juliet ends, charting the treachery, fight for power and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers’ tragic fate. The series is based on the eponymous book by Melinda Taub.
In the wake of Romeo and Juliet’s tragic deaths, the Montague and Capulet rivalry escalates. A new royal takes the throne and struggles to determine what is best for his city when Verona as an epicenter of mayhem.
“Still Star-Crossed” stars Grant Bowler as Lord Damiano Montague, Wade Briggs as Benvolio Montague, Torrance Coombs as Count Paris, Dan Hildebrand as Friar Lawrence, Lashana Lynch as Rosaline Capulet, Ebonee Noel as Livia Capulet, Medalion Rahimi as Princess Isabella, Zuleikha Robinson as Lady Guiliana Capulet, Sterling Sulieman as Prince Escalus, Susan Wooldridge as Nurse and Anthony Head as Lord Silvestro Capulet.
The series was developed for television by Heather Mitchell, who is writer and executive producer. Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, Mark Wilding and Michael Goldstein are executive producers. Michael Offer is executive producer and director of the pilot. Click for trailer & more info

Tuesday – May 30, 2017
3:01 am
NETFLIX F Is For Family: Complete Second Season [2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX House Of Cards: Complete Fifth Season [5th Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
NBC America’s Got Talent [12th Season Premiere]
HISTORY Special: America: Promised Land, Part 2 [Special Presentation]
PBS The Victorian Slum: The 1900s [1st Season Finale]
9:00 pm
TNT Animal Kingdom: Eat What You Kill [2nd Season Premiere]
FOX Prison Break: Behind The Eyes [5th Season Finale]
9:30 pm
ABC Imaginary Mary: Sleep Over [1st Season Finale]
10:00 pm
CBS 48 Hours: 48 Hours: NCIS [One-hour Special Presentation]
FX The Americans: The Soviet Division [5th Season Finale]
NBC World Of Dance: The Qualifiers 1 [Series Premiere]

NBC’s new dance competition series “World of Dance” is led by a judging team of extraordinary dance superstars – Jennifer Lopez (who also serves as an executive producer), Derek Hough, NE-YO and host/mentor Jenna Dewan Tatum.
The 10-episode series from Universal Television Alternative Studio and Nuyorican Productions will give dancers the platform to showcase their talents and the opportunity to receive a life-altering grand prize of $1 million. Click for trailer & more info

Wednesday – May 31, 2017
8:00 pm
NBC Little Big Shots: Little Big News [New Time Slot]
FOX Masterchef: Battle For A White Apron, Pt. 1 [8th Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
USA Big Star Little Star [Series Premiere]

Hosted by four-time Emmy nominee and Critics’ Choice winner Cat Deeley, Big Star Little Star is a fun-loving celebrity family game show which pairs stars with their kids as they playfully test their knowledge of one another. All in good fun to win money for their chosen charities, each episode will feature three famous families as they reveal the most hilarious behind-the-scenes moments about their real lives. Big Star Little Star is produced by ITV Entertainment in association with 12 Yard Productions. Click for more info and trailers

NBC The Carmichael Show: Yes Means Yes [3rd Season Premiere]
FOX The F Word With Gordon Ramsey: Episode One [Series Premiere]

A bold new food variety show from award-winning chef and series host Gordon Ramsay. Based on his hit U.K. series of the same name, each distinctive and fast-paced hour will combine good food and good cooking with Ramsay’s passion, energy and humor into a one-of-a-kind LIVE series. THE F WORD is scheduled to premiere in 2017 on FOX. On THE F WORD, foodie families from across the U.S. will battle it out in an intense, high-stakes cook-off. In addition to impressing Ramsay, each team must win over the hearts and taste buds of the diners, celebrities and VIP guests whom they’re serving. Throughout each hour-long episode, cooking competition meets variety show as Ramsay chats with surprise guests and VIPs in the dining room, hosts live remotes with people from across the country, and appears weekly in unique field segments with fans, foodies and culinary experts. Click for trailer & more info

10:00 pm
SCIENCE Outlaw Tech: Episode 6 (#106) [1st Season Finale]

Thursday – June 01, 2017
8:00 pm
ABC NBA Special: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night [Special Presentation]
9:00 pm
ABC NBA 2017  Finals – “Game 1”
10:00 pm
CBS Amazing Race: Episode 12 [29th Season Finale]
USA Inside The FBI: New York [1st Season Finale]

Friday – June 02, 2017
3:01 am
NETFLIX Flaked: Complete Second Season [2nd Season Premiere]

Saturday – June 03, 2017
9:00 pm
ABC In An Instant: Whiteout (fka Lost In The Snow) [3rd Season Premiere]
AMC The Son [1st Season Finale]
10:05 pm
BBCA Class: The Lost (#108) [1st Season Finale]


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.