Next Week in TV 8/5: Saul Goodman and Team Voltron Return

By DRWHO42, Mario Wario, and Alyssa

The summer TV season this year has provided a nice respite for many of us looking for a mini escape from the workday, or to unwind from a day out while on summer break.

This week will be the week not to miss the return of everyone’s favorite shady lawyer Saul Goodman. Vince Gilligan stated during a press event held in New York City in June that this will be the best season yet. Also returning are Wrecked and Venture Brothers at the beginning of the week, followed by Voltron and Ninjago later in the week.

Disney’s latest incarnation of Freaky Friday, which airs this Friday on the Disney Channel, will be great for the whole family to sit down and watch, since this musical take on the body-swapping classic should provide some instant fun.

We also have a few season finales this week, and the most notables are The 100, Face Off, Deep State, and Reverie.

Yet this past week in TV news was memorable for Timeless and Star Trek fans alike. For instance, Clockblockers rejoiced with the news of NBC giving the greenlight to a two-hour series finale, that will air this holiday season (click here for our article on this announcement). This news comes on the heels of a months long #SaveTimeless social media campaign, which culminated with a banner being flown about San Diego during Comic-Con 2018. The news of the two-hour finale is a win for fans of the series, who have been hoping for some closure on the current storyline, yet the campaign is aiming for a bigger prize: a series pickup by another network/streaming platform. It is still being fought for with Sony Television leading the charge.

The good news did not stop there as another huge announcement dropped on Saturday during Creation’s Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas. Patrick Stewart made a surprised appearance to announce to the fans in attendance that Jean-Luc Picard will be returning to our TV screens, in a brand-new CBS All Access series, which will tell the story of the next chapter of Picard’s life. (At press time, details were not fully available so stay tuned.)

As you can see, there is much to discuss with the latest TV news hitting the internet, as well as this week fast approaching. Thus click here to join the conversation on the FoCC Forum.

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: Better Call Saul, Firing up Hulu, Amazon Prime, & Netflix.
On-going: Outcast, Preacher, Castle Rock, 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: Voltron!
On-going: Preacher, Big Hero 6: The Series, and Dragon Ball Super.
Binge / Stack: Altered Carbon, Castle Rock, and Luke Cage (Season 2).

Alyssa’s DVR is bursting with new shows:
Watching live: Cloak & Dagger, Castle Rock /Still with Hulu & Amazon Prime/
Catching up: Preacher, Legion, Badlands, Hard Sun, Santa Clarita Diet, Sneaky Pete, Runaways, Atlanta, The Tick, Lost in Space, Krypton, 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, August 05, 2018
6:30 am
CARTOON Mega Man: Fully Charged: Throwing Shade Part 1 [Series Premiere]

In a world of robots and humans, Dr. Light claims they should be able to live together in harmony. But whenever the bad guys try to disrupt the peace, Aki Light is ready to become Mega Man, the mega-powered hero! With his Mega Buster arm cannon and the ability to absorb the powers of his opponents, Mega Man protects Silicon City from evil robots and wily villains. Click here for more information.

10:00 am
SUNDANCE Close up With the Hollywood Reporter: Drama Showrunners [4th Season Summer Finale]
9:00 pm
EPIX Deep State: [1st Season Finale]
AMC Talking Dead: Season Nine Preview Special [One-Hour Special Presentation]
10:30 pm
PBS The Tunnel: Vengeance [Series Finale]

Monday, August 06, 2018
12:00 am
ADULT SWIM The Venture Bros. & the Curse of the Haunted Problem [7th Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
AMC Better Call Saul [4th Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
AMC Lodge 49 [Series Premiere]

Lodge 49 is a light-hearted, endearing modern fable set in Long Beach, California about a disarmingly optimistic local ex-surfer, Dud (Wyatt Russell), who’s drifting after the death of his father and collapse of the family business. Dud finds himself on the doorstep of a rundown fraternal lodge where a middle-aged plumbing salesman and “Luminous Knight” of the order, Ernie (Brent Jennings), welcomes him into a world of cheap beer, easy camaraderie and the promise of Alchemical mysteries that may — or may not — put Dud on the path to recover the idyllic life he’s lost. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, August 07, 2018
8:00 pm
THE CW The 100: Damocles – Part Two [5th Season Finale]
FREEFORM The Bold Type: We’ll Always Have Paris [2nd Season Finale]
9:00 pm
SYFY Face Off: Through The Looking Glass, Part 2 [Series Finale]
10:00 pm
WGN Carter [Series Premiere]
TBS Wrecked [3rd Season Premiere]

Wednesday, August 08, 2018
10:00 pm
NBC Reverie: Point of Origin [1st Season Finale]
SCIENCE Robot Wars [Series Premiere]


Thursday, August 09, 2018

3:01 am
NETFLIX Perdida [Feature Film Special Presentation]

A policewoman whose childhood friend disappeared in Patagonia years ago starts a new search to find answers, and soon finds her own life in danger. Click here for more information.

Friday, August 10, 2018
3:01 am
NETFLIX 72 Dangerous Animals: Asia [3rd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX All About the Washingtons [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

Hip-hop icon MC Joe Speed retires from showbiz and finds a new rhythm balancing business, romance and everyday family chaos. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Insatiable [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

A bullied teenager turns to beauty pageants as a way to exact her revenge, with the help of a disgraced coach who soon realizes he’s in over his head. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX The Package [Feature Film Special Presentation]

After their buddy suffers an unfortunate accident during spring break, four pals risk everything — including their dignity — to make him whole again. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society [Feature Film Special Presentation]

A London writer bonds with the colorful residents of Guernsey as she learns about the book club they formed during the WWII German occupation. Click here for more information; this film stars Lily James (Cinderella, Baby Driver).

NETFLIX The Ponysitters Club [Special Presentation]

A young horse enthusiast teams up with her best friends to rescue and rehabilitate animals on her family’s beloved ranch. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Zion [Special Presentation]

A portrait of Zion Clark, a young wrestler who was born without legs and grew up in foster care. Click here for more information.

AMAZON Ordeal by Innocence [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

Christmas 1954. Wealthy philanthropist Rachel Argyll is murdered at her family estate Sunny Point. Her adopted son Jack Argyll is arrested for her murder. He vehemently protests his innocence. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Voltron: Legendary Defender [Complete Seventh Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
DISNEY Freaky Friday [Original Telefilm]

Saturday, August 11, 2018
4:00 pm
CARTOON Ninjago: Masters Of Spinjitzu: Ninjago: Hunted Part 1 [9th Season Premiere]