Next Week in TV 7/1: Power and Fireworks

By DRWHO42, Mario Wario, and Alyssa

Independence Day is this week, thus the summer season is in full swing. Yet with the  approaching holiday, the networks will be light in the content arena; however, there will be plenty of new content hitting the streaming platforms, such as Netflix. In fact, streaming will be ideal to find that new and interesting film/series when relaxing at home this week, or in the car in-between barbecues.

To get you going, here are a few suggested picks for this week:

Netflix – Lost in Space, The Last Jedi, and The Sinner (Season 1)
Hulu – The League of Gentlemen, The Liberians (Season 4), and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Amazon Prime – V for Vendetta, and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

As for the week ahead, on Sunday, Power returns for a 5th season on STARZ, while The Tunnel is back for a 3rd season on PBS. On Friday, this day will see a huge content drop from Netflix, so do take a look at the listing below to see what will catch your interest. Finally, 12 Monkeys wraps up its current run with a 2-hour series finale on Syfy.

And like that, it is time to look forward to the Fourth of July, without any space aliens attacking us of course. Until next week, have a safe and happy Independence Day, everyone!

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: Firing up Hulu, Amazon Prime, & Netflix
On-going: Preacher, C.B. Strike, Trollhunters, Colony, and The 100

Binge / Stack: Hawaii 5-0, Elementary, Voltron, Luke Cage, The Magicians, Supernatural, iZombie, Lost in Space (finished and re-watching)

Mario Wario’s picks:
New: [Nothing for this week]
On-going: Preacher, Cloak & Dagger, Big Hero 6: The Series, Supergirl, and Dragon Ball Super.
Binge / Stack: Altered Carbon and Luke Cage (Season 2).

Alyssa’s DVR is bursting with new shows:
Binging and Watching Live: Luke Cage, 12 Monkeys, Colony,  Fear the Walking Dead, Ghosted and The Expanse.
Catching up: Legion, Badlands, Hard Sun, Santa Clarita Diet, Sneaky Pete, Runaways, Atlanta, The Tick, Handmaid’s Tale, Lost in Space, Krypton, Timeless, Magicians, Deception, Good Girls and Star Trek Discovery.

Editor’s note: all times listed below are Eastern and Nerd/Geek interest are highlighted in PINK.

Sunday, July 01, 2018
8:00 pm
STARZ Power: Everyone is Implicated [5th Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
CBS Instinct: Tribal [1st Season Finale – Special Time]
10:30 pm
PBS The Tunnel: Vengeance [3rd Season Premiere]

Monday, July 02, 2018
12:00 am
ADULT SWIM Mostly 4 Millennials: Distractions/Feelings & Emotions [Series Premiere]

Episode one: Millennial hero Derrick Beckles interviews celebrity Maggie Lindemann, grants an ill wish, an undercover millennial report, and takes on the mannequin challenge. Episode two: Beckles interviews super star Madison Beer. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, July 03, 2018
8:00 pm
PBS Civilizations: What is Art (Good For)? [1st Season Finale]
THE CW Strokes of Genius [Two-hour Special Presentation]

Wednesday, July 04, 2018
8:00 pm
HALLMARK Fourth of July at the White House [Special Presentation]
NBC Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular [Two-hour Special Presentation]

Friday, July 06, 2018
3:01 am
NETFLIX Anne With an E [Complete Second Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Part 1 [10th Season Premiere]
NETFLIX First Team: Juventus Fc: Part 2 [1st Season Finale]
NETFLIX Free Rein [Complete Second Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Flavors of Youth [Feature Film Special Presentation]

Memories in a bowl of steaming noodles, a fading beauty finding her way and a bittersweet first love — all in these stories of city life in China. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX The Skin of the Wolf [Feature Film Special Presentation]

An animal trapper living in an abandoned mountain town in northern Spain seeks to resolve his loneliness by securing a wife. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX White Fang [Feature Film Special Presentation]

A loyal wolfdog’s curiosity leads him on the adventure of a lifetime while serving a series of three distinctly different masters. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter [Feature Film Special Presentation]

A star of hunting videos strives to bond with his 12-year-old son on a wilderness trip but learns familial connections can’t be forced. This film stars Josh Brolin; click here for more information.

NETFLIX Inside The World’s Toughest Prisons[Season Two; Special Presentation]
NETFLIX Samantha! [Special Presentation]

A child star in the ’80s, Samantha clings to the fringes of celebrity with hilarious harebrained schemes to launch herself back into the spotlight. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Sacred Games [Complete First Season; Series Premiere]

A link in their pasts leads an honest cop to a fugitive gang boss, whose cryptic warning spurs the officer on a quest to save Mumbai from cataclysm. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Somebody Feed Phil [Complete Second Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
SYFY 12 Monkeys [2-Hour Series Finale]
9:30 pm
SHOWTIME Just Another Immigrant: The Greek [1st Season Finale]
10:00 pm
PBS Food Flirts: Cape Cod Road-trip [Series Premiere]

Meet the Brass Sisters a.k.a. THE FOOD FLIRTS! Two passionate food explorers of a certain age on a mission to tackle their culinary bucket list…one bite at a time! In each episode, the ladies ‘flirt’ their way into chefs’ kitchens to discover two ethnically unique and delicious delights, then head home to experiment and create cross-cultural culinary mash-ups to tantalize your taste-buds! Click here for more information.

Saturday, July 07, 2018
3:01 am
NETFLIX Mr. Sunshine [Special Presentation]

A young boy who ends up in the U.S. after the 1871 Shinmiyangyo incident returns to Korea at a historical turning point and falls for a noblewoman. Click here for more information.

6:00 am
CARTOON Summer Camp Island [Series Premiere]

Camp counselors are witches, trees talk, and mini horses…anything can happen! Click here for more information.

8:00 pm
CBS Me, Myself & I: Field Trip [Returns From Hiatus – New Time Slot]
9:00 pm
BBCA Earth: One Amazing Day [Special Presentation]

Told with humor, intimacy, emotion, and a jaw-dropping sense of cinematic splendor, Earth: One Amazing Day spectacularly highlights how every day is filled with more unseen dramas and wonders than you could possibly imagine— until now! Earth: One Amazing Day is directed by Richard Dale (BAFTA and Peabody winner, The Human Body) and Peter Webber (The Girl with the Pearl Earring). Click here for more information.

CBS Living Biblically: Never Let Loyalty Leave You [Returns From Hiatus – New Time Slot]
10:00 pm
HBO Bill Maher: Triggered [One-hour Special Presentation]

Bill Maher will be bringing his stand-up show to screens this summer with when he appears on stage from Tulsa in Bill Maher: Live From Oklahoma. Click here for more information.

Mario Wario

Scott 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. You can follow him on Twitter @ScottyTheWise.

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