By DRWHO42, Mario Wario, and Alyssa
The summer shift is upon us, and while the summer offerings in the past were light, this week will prove to be exceptional. There are a number of new entries with great potential, as they tell the stories of life from many different perspectives and, in some cases, show what happens when those lives intersect.
The week starts strong with the series premieres of Pose on FX and Succession on HBO. Pose is co-created by uber-producer Ryan Murphy, and based on what we have seen from the promotions, it will be an interesting look at life in New York City during the latter part of the 1980s.
On Monday, a new series from Facebook, yes, the one and only Facebook, titled Five Points will focus on life in high school. Later that Monday night, Julianna Margulies makes her return to television with Dietland.
The popular makeup competition series Face Off returns to Syfy on Tuesday. Later that evening the relations between humans and robots will be tested, as Humans returns on AMC for its third season.
Espionage fans will be interested in the new CIA-based drama titled Condor on The Audience network. The trailers for this series look great!
The highlight of the week will be Marvel‘s Cloak & Dagger which is premiering on FreeForm. The trailers for this series look great, and we will be checking it out.
There are a few goodbyes this week, however. Justice League Action and Patrick Melrose, both wrap up their seasons while The Crossing will wrap up for good, due to it not being renewed. Yet the most notable of the departures is Sense8, which will take its final bow this Friday evening on Netflix.
New: Cloak & Daggar and firing up Hulu & Netflix
On-going: Reverie, 100 Code, C.B. Strike, Trollhunters, Colony, Into the Badlands, The 100, Fear the Walking Dead, Legion, Timeless, Killing Eve, Krypton, Supergirl, The Flash, Fresh of the Boat, Black-ish, and For the People.
Binge / Stack: Hawaii 5-0, Elementary, Voltron, The Magicians, Supernatural, iZombie, Lost in Space (finished but will re-watch)
Mario Wario’s picks:
New: Cloak & Dagger and Big Hero 6: The Series.
On-going: Westworld, Into the Badlands, Fear the Walking Dead, The Expanse, Legion, Supergirl, 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 Tale, Expanse, Lost in Space, Krypton, Timeless, Magicians, Deception, Good Girls, Survivor, First Civilizations and Genius: Picasso.
Catching up: Badlands, Hard Sun, Santa Clarita Diet, Sneaky Pete, Runaways, Atlanta, The Tick and Star Trek Discovery.
Editor’s note: all times listed below are Eastern and Nerd/Geek interest are highlighted in PINK.
Sunday, June 03, 2018
CARTOON Justice League Action: She Wore Red Velvet [1st Season Finale]
ABC 2018 NBA Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers @ Golden State Warriors – Game 2 [GSW Leads 1-0]
FX Pose: Pilot [Series Premiere]
Set in the 1980s, Pose is a dance musical that explores the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the ball culture world, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe and the downtown social and literary scene. For more information, click here.
HBO Succession: Celebration [Series Premiere]
The Roy family – Logan Roy and his four children – controls one of the biggest media and entertainment conglomerates in the world Succession tracks their lives as they contemplate what the future will hold for them once their aging father begins to step back from the company. For more information, click here.
Monday, June 04, 2018
FACEBOOK Five Points [Series Premiere]
Five Points is the story of one high school, through five perspectives. For more information, click here.
NBC NHL Special: Stanley Cup Finals: Las Vegas Golden Knights @ Washington Capitals – Game 4 [Wash. Leads 2-1]
AMC Dietland: Pilot/Tender Belly [Two-Hour Series Premiere]
Dietland is a wickedly funny and extraordinarily timed satire about Plum Kettle, a ghostwriter for the editor of one of New York’s hottest fashion magazines. Struggling with self-image and fed up with how she’s treated by her boss and society, Plum sets out on a wildly complicated road to self-awakening. At the same time, everyone is buzzing over news reports about men, accused of sexual abuse and assault, who are disappearing and meeting untimely, violent deaths. For more information, click here.
CBS Living Biblically: Submit to Thy Husband [Returns From Hiatus]
AMC Unapologetic With Aisha Tyler: Pilot/Tender Belly [Series Premiere – Special Time]
Unapologetic with Aisha Tyler is AMC’s Dietland companion talk show, hosted by Aisha Tyler (Criminal Minds, Archer). Unlike a conventional after show confined to the companion series itself, Unapologetic will feature Tyler leading a topical discussion around the broader, female-centric issues and themes that Dietland explores. Tyler will be talking with celebrity fans, series actors and producers, as well as relevant journalists, writers, comedians and other tastemakers. For more information, click here.
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
SYFY Face Off: Face Your Fears [13th Season Premiere]
AMC Humans [3rd Season Premiere for the U.S.; premiered in the U.K. on May 17]
TV LAND Younger: LizaToo [5th Season Premiere]
TBS The Last O.G.: Clemenza [1st Season Finale]
TV LAND Teachers [3rd Season Premiere]
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
ABC 2018 NBA Finals: Golden State Warriors @ Cleveland Cavaliers – Game 3 [Special Presentation]
AUDIENCE Condor: What Loneliness [Series Premiere]
Joe Turner has always been conflicted about his work for the CIA. But when something he’s discovered gets his entire office killed, leaving Joe as the only survivor and forcing him to go on the run, the theoretical reservations he’s always harbored turn into all-too-real moral dilemmas. Under life or death pressure, Joe will be forced to redefine who he is and what he’s capable of in order to discover who’s behind this far-reaching conspiracy, and stop them from completing their deadly objective that threatens the lives of millions. For more information, click here.
Thursday, June 07, 2018
FREEFORM Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger: First Light [Series Premiere]
Teenagers Tyrone and Tandy are awakened to newly acquired superpowers which are mysteriously linked to one another. For more information, click here.
NBC NHL Special: Stanley Cup Finals: Washington Capitals @ Las Vegas Golden Knights – Game 5 [Special Presentation]
CMT Nashville: Pick Yourself Up [6th Season Summer Premiere]
Paramount American Woman: Liberation [Series Premiere]
Inspired by the upbringing of co-executive producer and Real Housewife of Beverly Hills Kyle Richards, this series follows an unconventional mom named Bonnie (Alicia Silverstone) struggling to raise her daughters with the help of her two best friends Kathleen (Mena Suvari) and Diana (Jennifer Bartels) as they discover their own brand of independence amid the rise of second-wave feminism in the 1970s. For more information, click here.
BRAVO Imposters: [2nd Season Finale]
Friday, June 08, 2018
NETFLIX The Hollow [Complete First Season-Series Premiere]
Three teens join forces to find a way home after waking up in a strange realm filled with magic portals, perplexing puzzles and vicious beasts. For more information, click here.
AMAZON Lost In Oz: Part 2 [1st Season Finale]
NETFLIX Marcella [Complete Second Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Alex Strangelove [Feature Film Special Presentation]
High school senior Alex Truelove’s plan to lose his virginity to lovable girlfriend Claire goes awry when he meets the equally lovable Elliot. For more information, click here.
NETFLIX Ali’s Wedding [Feature Film Special Presentation]
After telling a white lie that spins out of control, the son of an Iraqi-born cleric in Melbourne becomes torn between family duty and his own heart. For more information, click here.
NETFLIX Sense8 [Series Finale]
NETFLIX Treehouse Detectives [Complete First Season-Series Premiere]
When their animal friends need help, brother-and-sister team Toby and Teri use the clues and follow the facts to solve mysteries in their own backyard. For more information, click here.
FOX Phenoms: Playmakers/Creators [Two-Hour 1st Season Finale]
SHOWTIME Just Another Immigrant: The Arrival [Series Premiere]
Romesh Ranganathan, one of the most popular stand-ups in the UK, uproots his entire family – his supportive wife, three kids, his Sri Lankan mother and his eccentric uncle – and immigrates to Los Angeles in this comedic docuseries. For more information, click here.
ABC 2018 NBA Finals: Golden State Warriors @ Cleveland Cavaliers – Game 4 [Special Presentation]
Saturday, June 09, 2018
DISNEY Big Hero 6: The Series: Fred’s Bro-Tillion/Big Roommates 2 [Series Premiere]
The series continues the adventures of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro and his robot pal Baymax. Joining the pair on their journey is control freak Wasabi, scientist Honey Lemon, fanboy Fred, and no-nonsense Go Go Tomago, whom together form the Big Hero 6 superhero team. For more information, click here.
DFC My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic: The Mean 6 [8th Season Summer Finale]
ABC The Crossing: The Androcles Option/These are the Names [Two-hour Series Finale]
SHOWTIME Patrick Melrose: At Last [1st Season Finale]