Next Week in TV 8/6: Goodby Turn & Orphan Black

By DRWHO42 and Alyssa

Sharks are flying and bats are swinging this week! Fans of the Sharknado movies will rejoice with the latest installment of the series airing Sunday on SyFy. Also returning to our screens Sunday is our favorite Los Angeles fixer, Ray Donovan. Each season of this series has provided lots of twist & turns as well an interesting cast and this season Susan Sarandon will be joining the mix.

Later in the week Mr. Mercedes, an adaption from the Stephen King novel, will premiere on the Audience network. DRWHO42 screened the first couple of episodes and is working on a review as well as a recap of SDCC press room. Stay tuned for the article but as a sneak peak he recommends putting this on your watch list.

For those looking for a good laugh special editions of SNL: Weekend Update will air weekly starting this week. Also, Ducktales will premieres Saturday.  

The ongoing series of Games of Thrones, Orphan Black, The Mist, Will, and Midnight, Texas are not to be missed. Topping the list is GoT with one of the most talked scenes of the week (no spoilers if you did not watch it).

Lastly, we will say goodbye to Doubt and Turn as they wrap up their series this week. We will say a special goodbye to one of the best genre series featuring clones, Orphan Black. This series has been a standout from the start and featured the excellent and memorable performance(s) of Tatiana Maslany along with a great supporting cast. Orphan Black certainly raised the bar for actors who will play clones, or twins for that matter, in the future.   

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: Mr. Mercedes, Ray Donovan
On-going: Game of Thrones, The Strain, Midnight, Texas, Preacher, Broadchurch, Orphan Black, The Mist

Binge / Stack: Hawaii 5-0, Westworld, Glitch, Elementary, Voltron, The Magicians, Supernatural, iZombie

Alyssa’s picks:
New, Catching Up & Watching Live: Game of Thrones, Will, Turn, Face Off, Preacher, The Mist, Midnight Texas & People of Earth
Still stacked up: 24 Legacy, Better Call Saul, Marvel’s Agent of Shield, DC’s Legends, Into The Badlands, iZombie, Handmaid’s Tale, Blindspot, The Flash, The Exorcist, Z Nation, The Strain, & Halt and Catch Fire, and Salvation.

Sunday – August 06, 2017
8:00 pm
SYFY Sharknado 5: Global Swarming [Original Telefilm]
SHOWTIME Twin Peaks: The Return, Part 13 [New Time Slot]
9:00 pm
SHOWTIME Ray Donovan: Abby [5th Season Premiere]

Tuesday – August 08, 2017
3:01 am
HULU Difficult People: Passover Bump / Strike Rat / Code Change [90-minute 3rd Season Premiere]
10:30 pm
VICELAND   The Therapist: Chief Keef (#201) [2nd Season Premiere]
11:59 pm
ION Saving Hope [Series Finale]

Wednesday – August 09, 2017
8:00 pm
AUDIENCE Mr. Mercedes: [Series Premiere]

A demented serial killer taunts a retired police detective with a series of lurid letters and emails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he can strike again. Based on the bestselling novel by Stephen King. Directed by Jack Bender (Lost, Game of Thrones) and adapted for television by David E. Kelley. All three serve as Executive Producers. Click for more info & trailers

POP Swedish Dicks: Swd-170101 [Series Premiere]

Swedish Dicks is a half-hour single-camera comedy about a washed-up ex-stuntman (Peter Stormare) stuck in the past, and an overly optimistic Swedish DJ (Johan Glans) stuck in the digital world. Together they get unstuck by forming the private detective firm Swedish Dicks – solving some of the strangest and wildest cases LA has ever seen. Click for more info & trailers

9:00 pm
ABC Special: The Story Of Diana: Part One [Two-hour Special Presentation]
10:00 pm
NBC The Carmichael Show: Three Year Anniversary [New Episode – Special Time]
SUNDANCE Transparent: Pilot [Cable Run Series Premiere]

SundanceTV will bring the first two seasons of Amazon Studios’ Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning original series TRANSPARENT to SundanceTV… TRANSPARENT is a half hour novelistic series that explores family, identity, sex, and love. The first season follows Maura Pfferman’s journey to being her true self. When she reintroduces herself to her family, everyone else’s secrets finally came out. Click for more info

10:30 pm
NBC Carmichael Show Gold Diggers [3rd Season Finale – Special Time]

Thursday – August 10, 2017
8:00 pm
NBC The Wall: Tomeka And Andre [New Time Slot]
9:00 pm
ABC Special: The Story Of Diana: Part Two [Two-hour Special Presentation]
DISCOVERY First In Human: [Series Premiere]
NBC Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Summer Edition [Special Presentation]

Friday – August 11, 2017
3:01 am
NETFLIX Atypical: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]

When a teen on the autism spectrum decides to get a girlfriend, his bid for more independence puts his whole family on a path of self-discovery. Click for more info & trailer

NETFLIX Home: Adventures With Tip & Oh: Complete Third Season [3rd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Feature Film Special: Naked [Special Presentation]

Rob’s madly in love and about to be married. Unfortunately, he’s also naked, stuck in an elevator and caught in a time loop. Click for more info & trailer

NETFLIX Feature Film Special: White Gold [Special Presentation]

In 1980s Essex, cocky salesman Vincent Swan and his unscrupulous team will do anything to get the sale — including throwing honesty out the window. Click for more info & trailer

10:00 pm
SHOWTIME Special: All Access: Mayweather Vs. Mcgregor #3 [Special PresentatION]
10:15 pm
HISTORY UFO Files: Revisited: Cosmic Cover-up [1st Season Finale – Special Time]

Saturday – August 12, 2017
12:00 am
DISNEY XD Ducktales: Woo-oo!, Parts 1 & 2 [One-hour Series Premiere – Special Time]
9:00 pm
CBS Doubt: The Return [Series Finale]
AMC Turn: Washington’s Spies [Series Finale]
10:00 pm
BBCA Orphan Black: To Right The Wrongs Of Many [Series 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.