Next Week in TV 8/12: Don’t ‘Fear’, the Zombies are Here

By Mario Wario, DRWHO42, and Alyssa

With the dog days of summer in full swing, the ‘fear’ of not having anything to watch will be on everyone’s minds. Luckily, this week is jammed pack with content!

Later tonight, the zombie apocalypse is back with the summer return of AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead, while the Talking Dead series is also back from its summer sleep. Overall, the zombie fun is here once again to keep us busy during these hot summer months. By the way, don’t forget to check out DRWHO42’s new Comic-Con article titled “Looking forward to the return of Fear the Walking Dead!

On Monday night, Disney XD has a treat for all Marvel fans out there with the animated debut of Marvel Rising: Initiation. According to the Collider review article by Dave Trumbore, this series will have “six animated shorts” to help lead into Secret Warriors, which will be debuting later this year on the Disney Channel.

As for the rest of the week, fans can catch the one-hour season finale of Disney’s Ducktales this Saturday morning. As always, Netflix continues to be the king of content drop, yet Hulu, Amazon, and Youtube will also have a few series to check out, so don’t forget to look at the TV listing down below.

As always, please let us know what you will be watching by joining the TV conversation on the FoCC Forum. Happy viewing!

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: Fear The Walking Dead, Firing up Hulu, Amazon Prime, & Netflix.
On-going: Outcast, Preacher, Castle Rock, Better Call Saul
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: FTWD and Marvel Rising.
On-going: Preacher, Big Hero 6: The Series, and Dragon Ball Super.
Binge / Stack: Altered Carbon, Voltron (S07) 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 12, 2018
9:00 pm
TNT Claws: Breezy [2nd Season Finale]
AMC Fear the Walking Dead: People Like Us [4th Season Summer Premiere]
EPIX Get Shorty: What Have We Learned? [2nd Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
HBO Ballers: Rough Ride [4th Season Premiere]
CBS Elementary: How to get Ahead [New Episode – Special Night]
10:30 pm
HBO Insecure: Better-Like [3rd Season Premiere]
11:00 pm
AMC Talking Dead: Fear Edition: People Like Us [3rd Season Summer Premiere]

Monday, August 13, 2018
7:30 pm
DISNEY XD Special: Marvel Rising: Initiation [Special Presentation]

Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors is a long-anticipated event, bringing together Marvel’s newest and beloved characters that have garnered major fan excitement over the last few years. Powered teens Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, Quake, Patriot, America Chavez, and Inferno join forces as an unlikely, but formidable crew of aspiring heroes. When a threat no one could have expected bears down on the Marvel Universe, this ragtag, untrained band of teens have no choice but to rise together. Click here for more information.

8:00 pm
SMITH Sacred Sites: King Arthur [2nd Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
ID Evil Lives Here: I Invited Him [4th Season Premiere]

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
3:01 am
AMAZON Stinky & Dirty Show: Part 2 [2nd Season Finale]
8:00 pm
PBS No Passport Required: D.C. [1st Season Finale – Special Time]
VICELAND Post Radical: A Rolling Obsession [1st Season Finale]
9:00 pm
TRAVEL Bizarre Foods America: The Underground Railroad [12th Season Finale]
ID Murder by Numbers: Monster Among Us [2nd Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
ID Dark Waters: Murder in the Deep: Cursed Paradise [1st Season Finale]
10:30 pm
TV LAND Teachers: Hot Deadly Dad [3rd Season Summer Finale]

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
3:01 am
YOUTUBE Escape the Night [3rd Season Finale]
8:00 pm
A&E Born This Way: Pursuit of Happiness [4th Season Premiere]
PBS The Outback: Return of the Wet [1st Season Finale]
9:00 pm
PBS Wonders of Mexico: Burning North [1st Season Finale]

Thursday, August 16, 2018
3:01 am
CBSAA Strange Angel [1st Season Finale]
SONY CRACKLE Supermansion: Summer Vacation Special [Special Presentation]
8:00 pm
ESPN Monday Night Football: Preseason: New York Jets @ Washington Redskins [Special Presentation]
FOX NASCAR Special: Newts Racing: Bristol [Special Presentation]

Friday, August 17, 2018
3:01 am
AMAZON All or Nothing: Manchester City [6th Season Premiere]
AMAZON Special: Gringo [Special Presentation]

GRINGO, a dark comedy mixed with white-knuckle action and dramatic intrigue, explores the battle of survival for businessman Harold Soyinka when he finds himself crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Disenchantment: Part 1 [Series Premiere]

Princess duties call, but she’d rather be drinking. Free-spirited Bean exasperates the king as she wreaks havoc with her demon and elf pals. Click here for more information.

HULU Minding the Gap [Special Presentation]
NETFLIX The Motive [Feature Film Special Presentation]

An aspiring writer with no imagination seeks inspiration for his novel by manipulating the lives of his neighbors so that he can write about them. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before [Feature Film Special Presentation]

When her secret love letters somehow get mailed to each of her five crushes, Lara Jean finds her quiet high school existence turned upside down. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Ultraviolet [Special Presentation]

An online community of amateur sleuths use technology to solve crimes — and make quirky friends — in their quest for justice. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Pinky Malinky [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

Pinky Malinky sees the bright side of everything, including being born a hot dog. With his BFFs in tow, this little wiener takes a bite out of life. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Spirit: Riding Free [Complete Sixth Season Premiere]

In a small Western town, spunky ex-city girl Lucky forms a tight bond with wild horse Spirit while having adventures with best pals Pru and Abigail. Click here for more information.

8:00 pm
ABC Special: We Day [One-hour Special Presentation]
9:00 pm
DISCOVERY Cooper’s Treasure: Striking Gold [2nd Season Finale]
10:00 pm
CBS Whistleblower: The Case Against Second Chance Body Armor [New Episode – Special Time]

Saturday, August 18, 2018
9:30 am
DISNEY Ducktales: The Shadow War! – Parts 1 & 2 [One-Hour 1st Season Finale]
9:00 pm
SHOWTIME Special: Lynyrd Skynyrd: If I Leave Here Tomorrow [Special Presentation]