Next Week in TV 9/2: The NFL is Back, so let the ‘Purge’ Begin!

By Mario Wario, DRWHO42, and Alyssa

If you have not noticed…football is back!

For instance, tonight will see No. 8 Miami go against No. 25 LSU at 7:30pm ET (ABC) from Arlington, Texas. On Thursday, the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles will entertain the Atlanta Falcons for some NFL action at 8:20pm ET on NBC. So, let the games begin!

As for everything else not related to football, zombie fans can catch the talk show Talking Dead: Fear Edition at a different time tonight (10pm ET) on AMC. Finn and Jake, meanwhile, will say their final goodbyes, thanks to Monday’s one-hour series finale which will be airing at 6pm ET on Cartoon Network.

On Tuesday, FX will be the place to watch the Mayans M.C. series premiere at 10pm ET. The Purge (which is based on the film franchise) will be debuting on USA Network, as well as Syfy at 10pm ET. The Purge series premiere is getting the simulcast treatment, so check it out.

On Wednesday, you can watch the 13th season premiere of FXX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia at 10pm ET. The season two premiere of Marvel’s Iron Fist will be hitting the mighty Netflix this Friday morning.

So, that is it for this week in TV! As always, do check out the TV listing down below and do join the conversation by visiting the FoCC Forum. We hope to see you there!

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: Jack Ryan, Firing up Hulu, Amazon Prime, & Netflix.
On-going: Fear the Walking Dead, Mr. Mercedes, Outcast, 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: Adventure Time With Finn and Jake, Iron Fist, and The Purge.
On-going: Jack Ryan, FTWD, and Dragon Ball Super (Dub).
Binge / Stack: Altered Carbon, Voltron (S07) Castle Rock, and Luke Cage (Season 2).

Alyssa’s picks for cord cutters:
Watching Amazon Prime & Hulu: Jack Ryan, Castle Rock, Sneaky Pete and The Tick.
Other carriers in wait, NETFLIX, CBSAA, AMC, etc: The Purge, Preacher, Legion, Badlands, Santa Clarita Diet, Atlanta, Lost in Space, Krypton, Magicians, Deception, Good Girls, Luke Cage, Altered Carbon, Iron Fist and Star Trek Discovery.

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

Sunday, September 02, 2018
7:30 pm
ABC Sunday Night Kickoff: #8 Miami vs. #25 LSU (Arlington, TX) [Special Presentation]
10:00 pm
AMC Talking Dead: Fear Edition: Weak [New Time Slot]

Monday, September 03, 2018
3:01 am
NETFLIX A Taiwanese Tale of Two Cities [Complete 1st Season/Series Premiere]

A Taipei doctor and a San Francisco engineer swap homes in a daring pact, embarking on journeys filled with trials, secrets and unexpected encounters. Click here for more information.

6:00 pm
CARTOON Adventure Time With Finn and Jake: Come Along With Me [One-Hour Series Finale]

Tuesday, September 04, 2018
10:00 pm
FX Mayans M.C.: Perro/Oc [Series Premiere]

Mayans M.C. is the next chapter in Kurt Sutter’s award-winning Sons of Anarchy saga. Set in a post-Jax Teller world, Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes (JD Pardo) is fresh out of prison and a prospect in the Mayans M.C. charter on the Cali/Mexi border. Now, EZ must carve out his new identity in a town where he was once the golden boy with the American Dream in his grasp. Click here for more information.

SYFY/USA The Purge: What is America? [Series Premiere/Simulcast on USA]

Revolving around a 12-hour period when all crime, including vandalism, murder, arson and theft, is legal, set in an altered United States ruled by a totalitarian political party, the series follows several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city. As the clock winds down, each character is forced to reckon with their past as they discover how far they will go to survive the night. Click here for more information.

Wednesday, September 05, 2018
11:00 am
HISTORY Evil Genius: Sensational Scams [1st Season Finale]
9:00 pm
THE CW Special, The: Back to School Just for Laughs [One-Hour Special Presentation]
10:00 pm
FXX It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Gang Makes Paddy’s Great Again [13th Season Premiere]

Thursday, September 06, 2018
3:01 am
SUNDANCE NOW 54 Hours [Complete First Season/Series Premiere]
HULU I Love You, America [2nd Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
STARZ Save Me: Episode 1 [Series Premiere]

The series stars James as Nelson “Nelly” Rowe, a down-and-out whose life is turned upside down when Jody, the estranged daughter he fathered thirteen years ago, mysteriously disappears. Suranne Jones stars as Claire McGory, Jody’s mother. Aside from James and Jones, Stephen Graham and Jason Flemyng are also credited as principal members of the cast. Click here for more information.

8:20 pm
NBC Sunday Night Football: Atlanta Falcons @ Philadelphia Eagles [32nd Season Premiere – Special Night]

Friday, September 07, 2018
12:00 am
VICELAND People Just Do Nothing: Slipping [4th Season Premiere]
3:01 am
NETFLIX Atypical [Complete 2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Las Chicas Del Cable [Complete 3rd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Marvel’s Iron Fist [Complete 2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Next Gen [Feature Film Special Presentation]

When lonely Mai accidentally awakens a top-secret robot, the two forge an unlikely bond, teaming up to take on bullies and thwart an evil plot. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Sierra Burgess Is A Loser [Feature Film Special Presentation]

A wrong-number text sparks a virtual romance between a smart but unpopular teen and a sweet jock who thinks he’s talking to a gorgeous cheerleader. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX The Most Assassinated Woman in the World [Feature Film Special Presentation]

In 1930s Paris, an actress famous for her gory death scenes at the Grand Guignol Theater contends with a mysterious stalker and ghosts from her past. Click here for more information.

AMAZON Six Dreams [Complete 1st Season/Series Premiere]

Six Dreams is an exclusive and unprecedented insight into the Spanish first division of football. Follow six people during league season 2017-18: Three players, one coach, one sports director and a club president. Their stories offer an inside look at the daily difficulties, victories and challenges of professional football at the highest level. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters [Complete 2nd Season Premiere]
AMAZON Wishenpoof: Part 2 [2nd Season Finale]
8:00 pm
ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC Special: Stand Up to Cancer 2018 [One-Hour Special Presentation]
9:00 pm
CBS TKO: Total Knock Out: I Came Out of the Womb a Fighter [New Time Slot]
10:01 pm
ABC 20/20 [41st Season Premiere]
11:00 pm
COMEDY Kevin Hart Presents: The Next Level: Marvin Hunter [2nd Season Finale]

Saturday, September 08, 2018
12:00 am
HBO Random Acts of Flyness: They Won’t go When I Go [1st Season Finale]
8:00 pm
STARZ Save Me: Time [1st Season Finale]