Next Week in TV 5/6: Wedding Bells on the Big Bang Theory

By DRWHO42, Mario Wario and Alyssa

The television season never ceases to amaze. The time team from Timeless traveled back in time to save the suffrage movement and gained an unexpected ally in the process – a ceasefire for one episode. Fear the Walking Dead shocked many viewers and fans with a death for one of the cast members from the series premiere. Lastly, the return of Colony was great and based on the season premiere we are expecting another fantastic season.

The new series highlight this week is Safe on Netflix which features Michael C. Hall as a widower who is looking for his missing 16 year old daughter.

Finales pick up steam this week with several season finales. The highlight of the finales is The Big Bang Theory which will feature the wedding of Sheldon Cooper and Amy Farrah Fowler. This finale will feature a number of surprises including an appearance from Mark Hamill. Also wrapping seasons this week are Call the Midwife, Last Man on Earth, Atlanta, Lethal Weapon, Bull, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., Blue Bloods, and Young Sheldon.

May is the time for the Upfront presentations for the major networks. This is an exciting time for us as we anxiously await for news of renewals and new series announcements. The dreaded ax for cancellations also accompanies the presentations and if last May was any indication the voice of fans may play a larger role. As a reminder USA Today is conducting a television survey (which you can access by clicking here) and we encourage everyone to participate to let your voices be heard.

Lastly, the conversation does not end here. Join TV chat on the FoCC forum by clicking here.

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: Safe
On-going: Colony, The Rain, Into the Badlands, The 100, Quantico, , Fear the Walking Dead, Legion, Timeless, Killing Eve, Rellik, Agents of SHIELD, The Crossing, Krypton, Jessica Jones, The Blacklist, Blindspot, Supergirl, The Flash, 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, Lost in Space (finished but will re-watch)

Mario Wario’s picks:
New: Safe.
On-going: Westworld, Into the Badlands, Fear the Walking Dead, The Expanse, Legion, Krypton, Timeless, I, Zombie, Agents of Shield, Gotham, Silicon Valley, the CW/DC shows and Dragon Ball Super.
Binge / Stack: Altered Carbon.

Alyssa’s DVR is bursting with new shows:
New, Binging & Watching Live: Colony, Cameron’s Sci-Fi, Fear the Walking Dead, Handmaid’s Tail, Expanse, Lost in Space, Krypton, Timeless, Magicians, Deception, Good Girls, Survivor, First Civilizations and Genius: Picasso.
Catching up: Walking Dead, Badlands, 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, May 06, 2018
8:00 PM
PBS Call The Midwife: Episode 8 [7th Season Finale]
NBC Genius Junior: The Power Pose [New Episode – Special Time]
STARZ Sweetbitter: Salt [Series Premiere]

Sweetbitter is a show about the life that happens to you while you’re waiting. A young woman learns how crazy it is to work in a restaurant. Tess is played by Ella Purnell. For more information, click here.

8:30 PM
STARZ Vida: Episode 1 [Series Premiere]

Follows two Mexican-American sisters, Emma and Lyn, from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn’t be more different or distanced from each other. Circumstances force them to return to their old neighborhood, where they are confronted by the past and shocking truth about their mother’s identity. For more information, click here.

9:00 PM
SHOWTIME Billions: Not You, Mr. Dake [New Time Slot]
9:30 PM
FOX The Last Man On Earth: Cancun, Baby! [4th Season Finale]
10:00 PM
SHOWTIME I’m Dying Up Here: Gone With The Wind [2nd Season Premiere]

Monday, May 07, 2018
3:01 AM
SONY CRACKLE Supermansion: Home is Where the Shart Is [3rd Season Premiere]
6:15 AM
CARTOON Justice League Action: Watchtower Tours [Returns From Hiatus – New Time Slot]
8:00 PM
CBS Kevin Can Wait: A Band Done [2nd Season Finale]
10:01 PM
NBC Running Wild with Bear Grylls: Joseph Gordon-Levitt [4th Season Premiere]
10:30 PM
TBS Final Space: Chapter Ten [1st Season Finale]

Tuesday, May 08, 2018
8:00 PM
FOX Lethal Weapon: One Day More [2nd Season Finale]
9:00 PM
CBS Bull: Death Sentence [2nd Season Finale]
FOX New Girl: Godparents/Mario [Back-to-Back New Episodes – Special Time]

Wednesday, May 09, 2018
10:00 PM
NBC Chicago P.D.: Homecoming [5th Season Finale]

Thursday, May 10, 2018
3:01 AM
SUNDANCE Now Motherland [One-hour Series Premiere for the U.S.]

Its about navigating the trials and traumas of middle-class motherhood, looking at the competitive side and unromantic take on parenting – not the cute and acceptable public face of motherhood. For more information, click here.

NETFLIX Safe [Complete First Season-Series Premiere]

After his teenage daughter goes missing, a widowed surgeon in an affluent neighborhood begins unearthing dark secrets about the people closest to him. The series stars Michael C. Hall (Dexter). For more information, click here.

8:00 PM
CBS Big Bang Theory: The Bow Tie Asymmetry [11th Season Finale]
8:31 PM
CBS Young Sheldon: Vanilla Ice Cream, Gentlemen Callers, And A Dinette Set [1st Season Finale]
9:00 PM
NBC Chicago Fire: One For The Ages / The Grand Gesture [Two-hour 6th Season Finale – Special Time]
9:01 PM
CBS Mom: Phone Confetti and a Wee Dingle / Diamond Earrings and a Pumpkin Head [One-hour 5th Season Finale]
10:00 PM
FX Atlanta: Crabs in a Barrel [2nd Season Finale]

Friday, May 11, 2018
3:01 PM
AMAZON The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle [Complete First Season-Series Premiere]

The world-famous talking moose and flying squirrel are back in The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, a comedy about two goofball friends who end up in harrowing situations but end up saving the day time and again. As their silly ambitions dovetail with Fearless Leader’s sinister plans to take over the world, they are set on a collision course with his notorious super spies Boris and Natasha. For more information, click here.

HULU All Night [Complete First Season-Series Premiere]

During an all-night, lock-in graduation party, a group of new grads will do whatever it takes to make their remaining high school dreams come true. For more information, click here.

NETFLIX Bill Nye Saves The World [Complete 3rd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Spirit: Riding Free [Complete 5th Season Premiere]
NETFLIX The Who Was? Show: [Complete First Season-Series Premiere]

Fresh voices bring some of the most famous names in history to life. A live-action sketch comedy show based on the series of best-selling books. For more information, click here.

8:00 PM
Discovery Battlebots: [3rd Season Premiere]
THE CW Dynasty: Dead Scratch [1st Season Finale]
FOX Special: Meghan Markle: An American Princess [Two-hour Special Presentation]
9:00 PM
SHOWTIME Special: Kevin Smith: Silent But Deadly [One-hour Special Presentation]
10:00 PM
CBS Blue Bloods: My Aim Is True [8th Season Finale]

Saturday, May 12, 2018
6:15 AM
CARTOON Justice League Action: She Wore Red Velvet [1st Season Finale]
7:00 PM
NBC NHL Playoffs-Conference Finals [Special Presentation; Teams TBA]
9:00 PM
SHOWTIME Patrick Melrose: Bad News [Series Premiere]

Get ready for the lowdown on the British upper class. This five-part limited series based on the acclaimed novels by Edward St. Aubyn tracks Patrick from a privileged but deeply traumatic childhood in the South of France through severe substance abuse in his twenties in New York and, ultimately, toward recovery back home in Britain. At once harrowing and hilarious, Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the troubled titular character. For more information, click here.


Kevin aka "DRWHO42" watches a lot of TV and avoids spoilers like the plague. He is an avid Whovian, Trekker, fanboy, gamer, traveler, planner, self-professed gym rat, and Starbucks espresso loyalist. When not plotting out his schedule for the next tent-pole movie or watching his favorite shows he is on the hunt for pop-culture TV & Movie media news. More importantly he is a frequent attendee of San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) and New York Comic Con (NYCC). Follow him on Twitter @kevinDW42 @FoCCBlog

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