Next Week in TV 7/8: Dystopian, Hot Wheels Fun!

By Mario Wario, DRWHO42, and Alyssa

It is summertime in the Northern Hemisphere, which means it is time to put those air conditioners on full blast inside your homes, as well as getting those TVs ready for this week in television. So, here are this week’s notables that we found intriguing for your entertainment boxes.

On Tuesday, July 10, do not forget to catch the next episode of The 100 at 8pm ET (instead of 9pm) on The CW. Right after that, the new survival/supernatural themed series called The Outpost will debut at 9pm, but the complete second season of Drug Lord pops up on Netflix at 3:01am.

On Wednesday, July 11, the second season finale of The Handmaid’s Tale hits Hulu in the early morning hours, yet fans can expect season three sometime in the near future.

The History channel has a gift for every Hot Wheels fan out there with the Hot Wheels: 50th Anniversary Special debuting on Thursday at 8pm. On NBC, this channel will see two season finales: Little Big Shots (8pm) and Marlon (9pm) on Thursday night.

As usual, Netflix keeps on pumping out more TV content this Friday night, while part two of the first season finale of C.B. Strike airs at 10pm on Cinemax. And finally, BBC America has more Mother Nature love with Planet Earth: South Pacific saying hello at 9pm.

So, there you have it TV lovers! Try to stay cool and hydrated during these hot times, and do not forget to check out the listing below to see what else is airing this week. Of course, please visit the FoCC Forum to keep the TV chat going…until next time, have a great week!

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: Hot Wheels: 50th Anniversary Special.
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 08, 2018
8:00 pm
HISTORY  Special: Evel Live [Three-hour Special Presentation]
9:00 pm
CNN The 2000s: The Platinum Age of Television [Two-hour Series Premiere]
ID American Monster: Stages of Grief [3rd Season Premiere]
HBO Sharp Objects: Vanish [Series Premiere]
STARZ Wrong Man: Christopher Tapp: Flawed Freedom [1st Season Finale]
10:00 pm
SHOWTIME I’m Dying Up Here: Lines Crossed [2nd Season Finale]

Monday, July 09, 2018
8:00 pm
NBC American Ninja Warrior: Minneapolis City Qualifiers [New Time Slot]
10:00 pm
HISTORY American Pickers: Big Money Racer [New Episode – Special Time]

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
3:01 am
NETFLIX Drug Lords [Complete 2nd Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
PBS 10 That Changed America: Streets [Series Premiere]
THE CW The 100: Sic Semper Tyrannis [New Time Slot]
VICELAND Post Radical: The Youth [Series Premiere]
9:00 pm
PBS No Passport Required: Detroit [Series Premiere]
THE CW The Outpost: One Is The Loneliest Number [Series Premiere]

Talon is a survivor. The last of the Blackblood race, she also endured the destruction of her entire village by a gang of brutal missionaries. Years after that life-defining attack, she travels to a lawless fortress along the edge of the civilized world, tracking the individuals who killed her family. As she makes the journey, she discovers that she possesses a mysterious supernatural power that she must now learn to control, not only to save herself but to defend the world against the tyranny of a fanatical religious dictator. Trailer: Click HERE.

SCIENCE Strange Evidence [2nd Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
VICELAND Most Expensivest: Wet Dream [2nd Season Premiere]

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
3:01 am
HULU The Handmaid’s Tale: The Word [2nd Season Finale]
HULU Harlots: Episode 1/2 [2nd Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
PBS Earth’s Natural Wonders: Surviving the Extreme [2nd Season Premiere]
HISTORY Special: Speed Demons [Two-hour Special Presentation]
AXS TV The Ronnie Wood Show: Sir Paul Mccartney [One-hour Series Premiere]
9:00 pm
PBS Kingdoms of the Sky: Rockies [Series Premiere]
CBS TKO: Total Knock Out [Series Premiere – Special Time]
10:00 pm
Velocity Junkyard Empire: Junkyard Blitz [4th Season Premiere]
11:00 pm
VICELAND Mister Tachyon: Do Humans Have a 6th Sense? [Series Premiere]

Mister Tachyon travels the world to explore ideas that exist on the fringe of science. Click HERE for more information.

Thursday, July 12, 2018
8:00 pm
HISTORY Special: Hot Wheels: 50th Anniversary Special [One-hour Special Presentation]
NBC Little Big Shots: Double The Fun [3rd Season Finale]
9:00 pm
NBC Marlon [2nd Season Finale; Two Episodes]
11:00 pm
MTV Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘n Out: Rick Ross / Slab [11th Season Premiere]

Friday, July 13, 2018
3:01 am
AMAZON Comicstaan: Episodes 1-4 [Series Premiere]
NETFLIX The Epic Tales Of Captain Underpants [Complete 1st Season; Series Premiere]
NETFLIX How It Ends [Feature Film Special Presentation]
NETFLIX Sugar Rush: [Complete 1st Season; Series Premiere]
8:00 pm
HISTORY American Pickers [New Episode – Special Night & Time]
REELZ The Shocking Truth: A Nightmare on Elm Street [3rd Season Premiere]
CBS Whistleblower [Series Premiere]
10:00 pm
CINEMAX C.B. Strike: Career Of Evil – Part 2 [1st Season Finale]
11:00 pm
MTV Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘n Out: Tip & Hustle Gang [Time Slot Premiere]

Saturday, July 14, 2018

9:00 pm
BBCA Planet Earth: South Pacific – Episode 1 – Ocean Of Islands [Special Presentation]

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. Follow him on Twitter: @ScottyTheWise