Next Week in TV 2/25: The Dead and Everything Else

By Mario Wario, DRWHO42 and Alyssa

If you haven’t noticed, the Olympic beast is going back to sleep which means this week’s programing is going to be loaded with a good amount of content. But before leaving the Olympic topic, it must be pointed out: USA has won gold in men’s curling! A first for the red, white and blue and we can’t forget the USA women’s hockey team getting the gold, too, by beating Canada a few days ago. The last one was in 1998. Overall, Team USA finished the Olympics on a high note in the medal count after a rough start. But enough with sports…let’s see what this week has in store for everyone!

Alright fans of the dead, Sunday is going to be your day, because we will see the return of Ash Vs Evil Dead, The Walking Dead and the Talking Dead show. Heck, on Monday, we have the fourth season premiere of I, Zombie on The CW. So yeah, the dead are popping up everywhere to entertain us, plus to show everyone on how to eat human brains correctly. Likewise, on how to use a ‘boomstick’ properly to defeat those evil demons that may threaten the world. (Wink.)

As for everything else not dead related, we recommend a few shows to check out: for instance, Star Wars Rebels only has a few episodes left to conclude the series, so if you haven’t already, keep watching to see how it all ends. Thanks to the Olympics being done, The Flash and Black Lightning are back to save the day and also back from their vacation, the series Comic Book Men will be your place for your weekly dose of Kevin Smith! Speaking of coming back, the super hero world will also see Gotham attacking from the shadows once again, while those agents in Agents of Shield will be returning from hiatus to do their thing—you know, saving the world. Meanwhile, the ‘sleeping beauty’ called Once Upon A Time has awoken from its spring nap to show us some more fairy tale fun. But if you can survive watching all of this TV content, Designated Survivor is having its second winter premiere on ABC. Lastly, Final Space is going to make an appearance on TBS this week to tickle your animated loving funny bone.

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Editor’s note: Nerd/geek interest are highlighted in BRIGHT GREEN.

Mario Wario’s picks:
New: Ash Vs Evil Dead, I, Zombie, Comic Book Men, Agents of Shield and Gotham.
On-going: Star Wars Rebels, Counterpart, Drunk History, Black Lightning and the rest of the CW/DC shows, The Blacklist, Strike Back, The X-Files, and Dragon Ball Super (subtitled and English dub).
Binge / Stack: Altered Carbon.

Alyssa’s picks:
New & Watching Live: Good Girls, Survivor, Walking Dead, McMafia & The Looming Tower
Catching up: Runaways, Atlanta, Black Lightning, The Tick and Star Trek Discovery.

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: Strike Back!!! & Black Lightning (keeping these here because they are so good), Olympics, The Frankenstein Chronicles
On-going: The X-Files, The Alienist, Counterpart, 9-1-1, Falling Water, The Blacklist, Blindspot, Supergirl, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, Fresh of the Boat, Black-ish, Gotham, Big Bang Theory, and Netflixing.
Binge / Stack: Hawaii 5-0, Trollhunters, Elementary, Voltron, The Magicians, Supernatural, iZombie

Sunday, February 25, 2018
8:00 pm
NBC – 2018 Winter Olympics [Closing Ceremony; Replay]
9:00 pm
STARZ – Ash Vs Evil Dead: Family [3rd Season Premiere]
PBS Victoria: Comfort And Joy [90-minute 2nd Season Finale]
AMC – The Walking Dead: [8th Season Winter Premiere]
10:20 pm
AMC – Talking Dead: [7th Season Winter Premiere]
10:30 pm
NBC – A.P. Bio: Teacher Jail [Special Presentation]

Monday, February 26, 2018
12:00 am
AMC – Comic Book Men [7th Season Winter Premiere]
ADULT SWIM – Mr. Pickles [3rd Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
The CW – I, Zombie: Are You Ready for Some Zombies? [4th Season Premiere]
CBS – Living Biblically: Pilot [Series Premiere]

Chip Curry is a modern day man at a crossroads in his life, who decides to live strictly in accordance with the Bible. A film critic for a New York Newspaper and a soon-to-be father, Chip wants to be a better man following the loss of his best friend. He decides to put his slightly obsessive temperament to use and start living his life 100% by the Bible to find direction. His smart, pregnant wife, Leslie, while both skeptical and entertained by her husband’s new passion, supports him completely. Knowing he’ll need some practical advice, Chip forms a “God Squad” with Father Gene, a Catholic Priest who helps Chip translate the rules of the Bible to a modern world; and Father Gene’s best friend, easygoing Rabbi Gil Ableman, who respects Chip’s chutzpah and is glad to serve as a sounding board when they meet at their local bar. At Chip’s newspaper, he finds support from his no-nonsense boss, Ms. Meadows, who knows Chip’s self-penned story will sell newspapers, and his co-worker and friend, Vince, who is quick with a reality check and likes to wind Chip up for his own amusement. As he begins his sincere spiritual journey toward a more moral life with the help of his wife and friends, Chip wonders if he’ll be able to take a page – or every page – out of the Good Book, and if the effect will be of Biblical proportions. Click Here for more information

10:00 pm
NBC – Good Girls: Pilot [Series Premiere]

When three suburban moms get tired of trying to make ends meet, they decide it’s time to stick up for themselves by robbing the local grocery store. But when the manager catches a glimpse of one of them and the loot is far more than they expected, it doesn’t take long for the three best friends to realize the perfect getaway will be harder than they think. From Executive Producer Jenna Bans (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal,” “The Family”) comes this comedy-infused drama that mixes a little “Thelma & Louise” with a bit of “Breaking Bad.” The cast includes Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men,” “Firefly”) Click Here for more information

AMC – McMafia [Series Premiere]

AMC’s groundbreaking new international thriller McMafia is an eight-part series created by Hossein Amini (Drive, Wings of the Dove, Two Faces, Snow White and the Huntsman) and James Watkins (The Woman in Black, Black Mirror) and inspired by Misha Glenny’s best-selling book of the same name. The series charts Alex Godman’s (James Norton) journey as he is drawn deeper and deeper into the world of organized crime. As the English-raised son of Russian exiles with a mafia history, Alex has spent his life trying to escape the shadow of that criminal past, building his own legitimate business and forging a life with his girlfriend Rebecca (Juliet Rylance). But when his family’s past returns to threaten them, Alex is forced to confront his values to protect those he loves. What starts out as a story of survival and revenge becomes an epic tale of a man’s struggle against the lures of corruption in the modern world and in himself. McMafia is impressive and intimate, glamorous and gritty, global in scale, and forensic in detail. Additional cast members include David Strathairn (Semiyon Kleiman), Faye Marsay (Katya Godman), Aleksey Serebryakov (Dmitri Godman), Mariya Shukshina (Oksana Godman) and Merab Ninidze (Vadim Kalyagin). McMafia is co-produced by the BBC, AMC and Cuba Pictures, in association with Twickenham Studios, and distributed internationally by BBC Worldwide. Click Here for more information.

10:30 pm
TBS – Final Space [Series Premiere]

New animated series Final Space, an interstellar comedy created by independent filmmaker, actor, comedian and entrepreneur Olan Rogers. Final Space is being produced by Conan O’Brien’s Conaco and New Form, in association with Turner’s Studio T. Rogers and creative partner David Sacks will write the episodes, executive-producing them along with O’Brien, David Kissinger, Larry Sullivan and Jeff Ross of Conaco and Kathleen Grace, Melissa Schneider and Matt Hoklotubbe of New Form. Final Space is a serialized intergalactic space saga about an astronaut named Gary and his adorable, planet-destroying friend, Mooncake. The series will follow their adventures as they embark on a quest to unlock the mystery of “Final Space,” the place where the entire universe ends. Click Here for more information.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
8:00 pm
PBS – We’ll Meet Again: Coming Out [1st Season Finale]
The CW – The Flash: Subject 9 [Mid-Season Return]
9:00 pm
The CW – Black Lightning: Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder [New Episode/Return]

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
3:01 am
HULU – The Looming Tower [Series Premiere]

Based on the Pulitzer-Prize winning book, The Looming Tower traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s and how the rivalry between the FBI and CIA during that time may have inadvertently set the path for the tragedy of 9/11. The series follows members of the I-49 Squad in New York and Alec Station in Washington, D.C., the counter-terrorism divisions of the FBI and CIA, respectively, as they travel the world fighting for ownership of information while seemingly working toward the same goal – trying to prevent an imminent attack on U.S. soil. Click Here for more information.

10:00 pm
ABC – Designated Survivor: Grief [2nd Season Winter Premiere]
10:01 pm
CBS – Seal Team: Call Out [Special Time]

Thursday, March 01, 2018
8:00 pm
FOX – Gotham: A Dark Knight: Pieces Of A Broken Mirror [4th Season Spring Premiere]
8:30 pm
NBC – A.P. Bio: Burning Miles [Special Presentation]
9:30 pm
NBC – A.P. Bio: Overachieving Virgins [Series Premiere]
10:00 pm
FX – Atlanta: Alligator Man [2nd Season Premiere]

Friday, March 02, 2018
3:01 am
NETFLIX – The Beginning: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]

Genius investigator Keith Flick rejoins the royal police force just as serial killer “B” emerges. Mysterious youth Koku may be an ally, or a target. Click Here for more information.

AMAZON – Breathe [1st Season Finale]
NETFLIX – Flint Town: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]

Over a two-year period, filmmakers embedded with cops in Flint, Michigan, reveal a department grappling with volatile issues in untenable conditions. Click Here for more information.

8:00 pm
ABC – Once Upon A Time: Secret Garden [7th Season Spring Premiere]
8:30 pm
PBS – #MeToo, Now What? [1st Season Finale]
9:00 pm
SHOWTIME – The Trade [1st Season Finale]
ABC – Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. [Mid-Season Premiere]

Saturday, March 03, 2018
9:00 pm
BBCA – Planet Earth: Blue Planet II: Our Blue Planet [1st Season Finale]


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.