Next Week in TV 4/15: Zombies, ‘Supergirl’ and ‘Black Lightning’

By Mario Wario, DRWHO42 & Alyssa

Like a bucket full of brains, April 15 is going to be jammed pack with zombie-centric television shows, and AMC is the reason why. For example, The Walking Dead’s 8th season is wrapping up at 9pm ET, while Fear the Walking Dead (FTWD) debuts its fourth season right after Rick Grimes (and his amazing friends) do their ‘thing’ against the almighty Negan. FTWD will feature new storylines such as The Walking Dead’s Morgan Jones (Lennie James) joining the show, so check it out ‘Walking Dead’ fans. Both series are finally crossing over with each other. Later that night, fans can catch Chris Hardwick and the third season premiere of Talking Dead: Fear Edition at 11:17pm ET. (Plus, don’t forget to use the hashtags #TWD and #FearTWD on social media when discussing each show, just keep the comments spoiler free or put a warning up for others to see.)

Leaving the zombie arena, today has four NBA playoff games tipping off. The first game of the day will be the Milwaukee Bucks visiting the Boston Celtics, as the Celtics are without Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward for the rest of the playoffs (ouch!). The game tips off at 1pm ET on TNT. Immediately following that game, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will be hosting the Indiana Pacers at 3:30pm ET on ABC. As for the rest of the day and the whole week, if you want to check out the full NBA playoff schedule, click HERE.

On April 16, The CW sees the return of Supergirl at 8pm ET. Coming back from its spring break, the third season gets rolling along once again, so don’t forget to get those DVRs ready if you can’t catch it live. Looking ahead, it will be time to say goodbye to the hit series Black Lightning this Wednesday night at 9pm ET. Yet don’t worry, this goodbye won’t be for good—a second season is coming!

For the rest of the week, don’t forget to check out the main listing (which is located below) to see what else is premiering or ending. Netflix has a few things to check out for kids and adults.

This week may seem a bit light if you are not a fan of zombies, superheroes or basketball. Yet if you dig a bit deeper, you should be able to find something to keep you busy. But for now, please don’t forget to visit the FoCC forum to keep the TV chat going, and you can do so by clicking HERE. Also, do check out our picks below this paragraph to see what else we are watching. Until next time, happy viewing everyone!

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: Fear the Walking Dead
On-going: Lost in Space, Legion, Timeless, Killing Eve, Rellik, Agents of SHIELD, The Crossing, Krypton, Jessica Jones, The Blacklist, Blindspot, Supergirl, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, Fresh of the Boat, Black-ish, Gotham, Big Bang Theory, For the People, and Netflixing.
Binge / Stack: Hawaii 5-0, Trollhunters, Elementary, Voltron, The Magicians, Supernatural, iZombie

Mario Wario’s picks:
New: Supergirl and Fear the Walking Dead.
On-going: The Expanse, Legion, Krypton, Ash Vs Evil Dead, Timeless, I, Zombie, Agents of Shield, Gotham, Silicon Valley, Black Lightning and the rest of the CW/DC shows, and Dragon Ball Super.
Binge / Stack: Altered Carbon.

Alyssa’s picks:
New, Binging & Watching Live: Expanse, Krypton, Timeless, Magicians, Deception, Good Girls, Survivor, Walking Dead.
Catching up: Hard Sun, Santa Clarita Diet, Sneaky Pete, Runaways, Atlanta, The Tick and Star Trek Discovery.

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

Sunday, April 15, 2018
1:00 PM
TNT Milwaukee Bucks @ Boston Celtics: Round 1 – Game 1 [Special Presentation; Best-of-Seven Series]
3:30 PM
ABC Indiana Pacers @ Cleveland Cavaliers: Round 1 – Game 1 [Special Presentation; Best-of-Seven Series]
6:30 PM
TNT Utah Jazz @ Oklahoma Thunder: Round 1 – Game 1 [Special Presentation; Best-of-Seven Series]
8:30 PM
FOX  Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Nutriboom/DFW [Back-to-back New Episodes]
9:00 PM
HBO Here and Now: It’s Here [1st Season Finale]
AMC The Walking Dead: Wrath [8th Season Finale]
TNT Minnesota Timberwolves @ Houston Rockets: Round 1 – Game 1 [Special Presentation; Best-of-Seven Series]
10:10 PM
AMC Fear the Walking Dead: What’s Your Story? [4th Season Premiere; Special Time]
11:17 PM
AMC Talking Dead: Fear Edition: What’s Your Story? [3rd Season Premiere]

Monday, April 16, 2018
8:00 PM
THE CW Supergirl: Schott Through the Heart [3rd Season Spring Premiere]
10:00 PM
CBS Scorpion: A Lie in the Sand [4th Season Finale]

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
3:01 AM
NETFLIX The Chalet [Season 1 Special Presentation]

Friends gathered at a remote chalet in the French Alps for a summer getaway are caught in a deadly trap as a dark secret from the past comes to light. Click HERE for more information.

8:30 PM
ABC Alex, Inc.: The Nanny [New Episode – Special Night]
9:00 PM
The CW Black Lightning: Shadow of Death: The Book of War [1st Season Finale]

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
3:01 AM
HULU The Looming Tower: 9/11 [1st Season Finale]
9:00 PM
CBS Criminal Minds: Mixed Signals [New Episode; Special Time]
The CW The Originals: Where you Left Your Heart [5th season premiere]
10:00 PM
CBS Criminal Minds: Believer [13th Season Finale]

Thursday, April 19, 2018
10:00 PM
ABC Scandal: Over a Cliff [Series Finale]

Friday, April 20, 2018
3:01 AM
NETFLIX Kodachrome [Special Feature Film Presentation]

A record company exec joins his estranged dad, a famous photographer who’s dying, on a road trip to the last lab still developing Kodachrome film. Starring: Ed Harris, Jason Sudeikis, and Elizabeth Olsen. Click HERE for more information.

NETFLIX Netflix Special: Aggretsuko [Season 1 Special Presentation]

Frustrated with her thankless office job, Retsuko the Red Panda copes with her daily struggles by belting out death metal karaoke after work. Click HERE for more information.

NETFLIX Spy Kids: Mission Critical  [Complete First Season Series Premiere]

In this animated spinoff series, Juni and Carmen Cortez must battle the evil organization S.W.A.M.P. — without the help of their super-spy parents. Click HERE for more information.

9:00 PM
The CW Jane the Virgin: Chapter Eighty-One [4th Season Finale]

Saturday, April 21, 2018
8:00 AM
NICKTOONS Mysticons: Save the Date! [Returns from Hiatus]
8:00 PM
NBC NHL Round 1 – Game 5 If Necessary [Teams TBA]

Mario Wario

Mario Wario is a Spidey/Funko/video game fanatic, yet going to a pop culture convention is always his goal. Yes, he is also a fan of Mario and Wario. Follow him on Twitter: @ScottyTheWise