Next Week in TV 9/10: Zombies, an Outlander, and The Orville

By DRWHO42, Alyssa, & Mario Wario

The fall TV season picks up steam this week with a number of premieres and a few notable finales for the summer series.

Sunday night is packed as a tuna can. First out of the gate is the two hour mid-season premiere of Fear the Walking Dead. This is the best season yet for the series and based on the previews this second half will be full of challenges to overcome. Be sure to check out DRWHO42’s article from the press room he participated during this year’s SDCC with the cast – click here. Also, as a lead-in to the premiere is a Walking Dead Season Eight preview special. Outlander also returns Sunday to the welcoming embrace of their fans.

Debuting this week is the sci-fi comedy The Orville starring Seth MacFarlane and Adrianne Palicki. We will tune in and check it out.   

Fans of Top of the Lake will be happy to see its return for a second season on the Sundance Channel. The Mindy Project also returns on Hulu for its sixth season. Also, South Park returns for its twenty-first season on Comedy Central.

Midnight, Texas fans will be treated to a special two-night airing of the series on Monday and Wednesday. There is no word on renewal and fans are taking to social media to share their admiration and hope for renewal.

There are a number of finales this week with the most notable being Preacher. Endeavour, Insecure, American Dad, and Marlon also wrap their seasons this week.

Lastly – The major networks are banding Tuesday night together for a good cause would like to highlight and spread the work. There is a special telethon aimed to raise funds for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Proceeds will benefit the Rebuild Texas Fund, United Way, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Feeding Texas, and DirectRelief. More information can be found here:

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: Fear the Walking Dead, The Orville
On-going: Mr. Mercedes, Ray Donovan, Game of Thrones, The Strain, Preacher, & Midnight, Texas.
Binge / Stack: Hawaii 5-0, Westworld, Glitch, Elementary, Voltron, The Magicians, Supernatural, iZombie

Alyssa’s picks:
New: Catching Up & Watching Live:  The Orville, Fear the Walking Dead, People of Earth, & Preacher.
Stacked up: 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 Orville
On-going: Preacher, Outlander, The Last Ship, Dragon Ball Super, 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 – September 10, 2017
12:50 am
SYFY Con Man: Full Release; Found And Lost; Too Much Closure For Comfort [1st Season Finale]
8:00 pm
FOX The Orville: Old Wounds [Series Premiere – Special Night & Time]

From Emmy Award-winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane (“FAMILY GUY”, “Ted,” “Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey), THE ORVILLE is a live-action, one-hour space adventure series set 400 years in the future that follows The Orville, a mid-level exploratory spaceship. Its crew, both human and alien, face the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the familiar, often humorous problems of everyday life. The ensemble series stars MacFarlane as the ship’s Commanding Officer and Adrianne Palicki (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Friday Night Lights”) as his ex-wife, who’s assigned as his First Officer. Additional cast members include Penny Johnson Jerald (“24,” “The Larry Sanders Show”), Scott Grimes (“ER,” “Justified”), Peter Macon (“Shameless,” “Bosch”), Halston Sage (“Neighbors,” “Goosebumps”), J Lee (“FAMILY GUY”, “The Cleveland Show”), Mark Jackson (“That Royal Today”) and Chad L. Coleman (“The Walking Dead,” “The Wire”).

THE ORVILLE is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The series was created and written by Seth MacFarlane. MacFarlane, Brannon Braga (“Terra Nova”), David A. Goodman (“FAMILY GUY”), Jason Clark (“Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” “Ted”) and Liz Heldens (“Mercy,” “Deception”) serve as executive producers on the series. Jon Favreau (“The Jungle Book,” “Iron Man”) directed the pilot, on which he also served as an executive producer. Click for more information

STARZ Outlander: The Battle Joined [3rd Season Premiere]
MTV Teen Wolf: Werewolves Of London/Fiercest Females [Back-to-Back New Episodes]
AMC The Walking Dead, Season 8 Preview Special [1-hour Special Presentation]
9:00 pm
ABC The 2018 Miss America Competition [2-hour Special Presentation]
HBO The Deuce: Pilot [90-minute Series Premiere]

The Deuce is created by George Pelecanos and David Simon (“The Wire”) and starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Deuce follows the story of the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York’s Times Square from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s, exploring the rough-and-tumble world at the pioneering moments of what would become the billion-dollar American sex industry. George Pelecanos, David Simon, James Franco and Nina K. Noble executive produce. Click for more information

PBS Endeavour: Harvest [4th Season Finale]
AMC Fear The Walking Dead: The Minotaur/Diviner [2-hour 3rd Season Fall Premiere]
SUNDANCE Top Of The Lake: China Girl – Night 1 [2nd Season Premiere]
10:30 pm
HBO Ballers: Alley-oops [New Episode – Special Time]
11:00 pm
HBO Insecure: Hella Perspective [2nd Season Finale – Special Time]
11:10 pm
AMC Talking Dead: Fear Edition [2nd Season Fall Premiere – Special Time]

Monday – September 11, 2017
12:00 am
ADULT SWIM Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories [2nd Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
AMC Preacher [2nd Season Finale]
10:00 pm
NBC Midnight, Texas: Last Temptation of Midnight [New Episode – First of a two-night airing]
TBS American Dad: West To Mexico[12th Season Finale]

Tuesday – September 12, 2017
3:01 am
HULU Mindy Project [6th Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
ABC, CBS, CMT, FOX, Bravo , E!, MTV, NBC Hand In Hand: A Benefit For Hurricane Harvey Relief [1-hour Special Presentation]

Wednesday – September 13, 2017

9:30 pm
NBC Marlon: End Of The Road [1st Season Finale]
10:00 pm
NBC Midnight, Texas: Riders On The Storm [New Episode – Special Night — Second of a two night event]
COMEDY South Park [21st Season Premiere]

Thursday – September 14, 2017
8:00 pm
FOX Beat Shazam: Episode Fourteen [1st Season Finale]
10:00 pm
FX Better Things: September [2nd Season Premiere]

Friday – September 15, 2017
3:01 am
NETFLIX American Vandal: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]

A high school is rocked by an act of vandalism, but the top suspect pleads innocence and finds an ally in a filmmaker. A satirical true crime mystery.  Click for more information

NETFLIX Project Mc2: Complete Fifth Season [5th Season Premiere]
10:03 pm
HISTORY Special: Two Degrees [2-hour Special Presentation]


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.