Next Week in TV 10/7: The Doctor is Back!

By Mario Wario, Alyssa, and DRWHO42

Alright Doctor Who fans, the day you all have been waiting for is finally here. We will see Jodie Whittaker in action as the first female Doctor in today’s special simulcast event (1:45 p.m. ET; BBC America) of the 11th season premiere. Also note that each new episode of season 11 will be airing on Sunday nights (8 p.m. ET), and don’t forget to check out DRWHO42’s recent article “The Reactor: Getting ready for Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor” as well.

But that is not the only series returning on Sunday. On AMC, zombie lovers can catch the season 9 premiere of The Walking Dead at 9 p.m. ET, as well as Talking Dead right after the 90-minute TWD season premiere. Yet late last night, the world lost a great actor: Scott Wilson (who played Hershel Greene on TWD) has passed away at the age of 76. Wilson’s character is set to return in season 9 and it looks like he already filmed his scenes. But until then, rest in peace Scott Wilson. You will be missed.

On the Disney Channel, audiences will go to a galaxy far, far away thanks to the series premiere of Star Wars Resistance (10 p.m. ET). This new animated series will be set before The Force Awakens, yet some fan favorites from the film will guest star throughout the show.

On Tuesday, The CW will see the returns of The Flash (8 p.m. ET) and Black Lightning (9 p.m. ET). Riverdale is also returning at 9 p.m. ET but on Wednesday, while the hit series Supernatural (8 p.m. ET) is set to come back on Thursday.

The DC Universe will be the place to watch the series premiere of Titans this Friday morning on that streaming service, while Netflix, HULU, and Amazon will continue to bombard us all with their online shows/movies.

Friday evening will feature the return of Blindspot for its fourth season premiere. The team will have their passports filled with stamps including Tokyo – where a portion of the episode was shot. Get ready for another action packed season which will include a Katana sword fight and a thrilling car chase.

So, are you happy with this week’s content? If so, please comment away when visiting the forum and don’t forget to check the TV listing, as well as our picks down below. Happy viewing!

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: Preparing for the arrival of the new Doctor, The Walking Dead, Black Lightning, The Flash, Blindspot
On-going: The Gifted, Manifest, FBI, 9-1-1, Big Bang Theory, 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: Doctor Who, The Flash, Titans, Black Lightning, and Star Wars Resistance.
On-going: The Gifted and Dragon Ball Super (Dub).
Binge / Stack: Altered Carbon, Voltron (S07) Castle Rock, and Luke Cage (Season 2).

Alyssa’s picks for OverTheAir(OTA) and Streaming:
OTA: Gifted, Flash, Supergirl, Blacklighting, God Friended Me, 911, Manifest, FBI, NCIS shows, Madam Secretary, Survivor & Hell’s Kitchen.
Currently no streaming services due to so many decent shows OTA. Considering AMC & BBCA

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

Sunday, October 07, 2018
1:45 pm
BBCA Doctor Who: The Woman Who Fell to Earth [11th Season Premiere – Special Time/Simulcast]
8:00 pm
THE CW The Iheartfestival Music Festival Night 1 [Two-Hour Special Presentation]
BBCA Doctor Who: The Woman Who Fell to Earth [Encore/Time Slot Premiere]
9:00 pm
EPIX Get Shorty: Pickle [2nd Season Finale]
AMC The Walking Dead: A New Beginning [90-Minute 9th Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
HBO Ballers: There’s No Place Like Home, Baby [4th Season Finale]
CBS Madam Secretary: E Pluribus Unum [5th Season Premiere]
DISNEY Star Wars Resistance: The Recruit, Parts 1 and 2 [One-Hour Series Premiere]

Featuring the high-flying adventure that audiences of all ages have come to expect from Star Wars, Star Wars Resistance — set in the time prior to Star Wars: The Force Awakens — will feature the beloved droid BB-8 alongside ace pilots, colorful new characters and appearances by fan favorites including Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma, voiced by actors Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie, respectively. Click here for more information.

10:26 pm
AMC Talking Dead: A New Beginning [8th Season Premiere]

Monday, October 08, 2018
12:00 am
ADULT SWIM The Venture Bros.: The Saphrax Protoco [7th Season Finale]
8:00 pm
DISNEY Andi Mack: The Boys are Back [3rd Season Premiere]
THE CW The Iheartfestival Music Festival Night 2 [Two-Hour Special Presentation]
8:30 pm
NICK The Bureau of Magical Things: A Magical Mishap [Series Premiere]

Kyra was a normal teenage girl, until a magical book changed her life forever! Caught in a battle between an elf and a fairy, she is thrown into an invisible and enchanted world as a Tri-Ling (a human with the powers of both fairy and elf). Now, along with a group of mythical friends all working to control their powers, she must learn how to protect the human world from the surprising, funny, and sometimes dangerous effects of magical chaos! Click here for more information.

9:00 pm
AMC Better Call Saul: Winner [4th Season Finale]
9:30 pm
BYUTV Splat-a-lot: Sleepy Scotty [2nd Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
AMC Lodge 49: Full Fathom Five [1st Season Finale]

Tuesday, October 09, 2018
3:01 am
NETFLIX Terrace House: Opening New Doors [Complete Fourth Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
ABC Special: 2018 American Music Awards [Three-Hour Special Presentation]
THE CW The Flash: Nora [5th Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
THE CW Black Lightning: The Book of Consequences: Chapter One: Rise of the Green Light Babies [2nd Season Premiere]
FACEBOOK Sorry for Your Loss [1st Season Finale]
11:25 pm
FX Mr Inbetween: Hard Worker / Your Mum’s got a Strongbox [1st Season Finale]

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
3:01 am
NETFLIX 22 July [Feature Film Special Presentation]

After devastating terror attacks in Norway, a young survivor, grieving families and the country rally for justice and healing. Based on a true story. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Pacto De Sangue [Special Presentation]

An ambitious TV reporter uses risky and ethically questionable methods to report on gang wars and police corruption in the Amazon port of Belém, Brazil. Click here for more information.

8:00 pm
THE CW Riverdale: Chapter Thirty-Six: Labor Day [3rd Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
THE CW All American: Pilot [Series Premiere]

When a rising high school football player from South L.A. is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High, the wins, losses and struggles of two families from vastly different worlds—Crenshaw and Beverly Hills—begin to collide. Inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger. Click here for more information.

SCIENCE Battlebots [3rd Season Finale]

Thursday, October 11, 2018
3:01 am
NETFLIX Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat [Complete First Season Series Premiere]

Chef and food writer Samin Nosrat travels the world to explore four basic keys to wonderful cooking, serving up feasts and helpful tips along the way. Click here for more information.

8:00 pm
THE CW Supernatural: Stranger in a Strange Land [14th Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
FYI Scraps [2nd Season Premiere]

Friday, October 12, 2018
3:01 am
NETFLIX The Boss Baby: Back in Business [Complete Second Season Premiere]
NETFLIX The Curious Creations of Christine Mcconnell [Complete First Season Series Premiere]

Wickedly talented baker and artist Christine McConnell fills her home with haunting confections, creepy crafts — and wildly inappropriate creatures. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan & Jane [Complete Second Season Premiere]
NETFLIX The Haunting of Hill House [Complete First Season Series Premiere]

Flashing between past and present, a fractured family confronts haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it. Click here for more information.

HULU Light as a Feather [Complete First Season Series Premiere]

An innocent game of “Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board” goes wrong when the five teen girls who played start dying off in the exact way that was predicted, forcing the survivors to figure out why they’re being targeted – and whether the evil force hunting them down is one of their own. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Apostle [Feature Film Special Presentation]

In 1905, a drifter on a dangerous mission to rescue his kidnapped sister tangles with a sinister religious cult on an isolated island. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil [Feature Film Special Presentation]

A brutal blacksmith tortures a demon he blames for his misery, unaware a trespassing orphan is about to change everything. Based on Basque folklore. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX The Kindergarten Teacher [Feature Film Special Presentation; Stars Maggie Gyllenhaal]

A devoted teacher takes interest in a young student’s creative potential after hearing his poetry. But she soon crosses the line into obsession. Click here for more information.

AMAZON The Romanoffs: The Violet Hour / The Royal We [Series Premiere]

From the creator of Mad Men, The Romanoffs is a contemporary anthology series set around the globe featuring eight separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family. Starring Aaron Eckhart, Diane Lane, Isabelle Huppert, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Amanda Peet, Jack Huston, Kathryn Hahn, Noah Wyle, Paul Reiser, Andrew Rannells and more. Click here for more information.

DC Titans [Series Premiere]

Titans follows young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find belonging in a gritty take on the classic Teen Titans franchise. Dick Grayson and Rachel Roth, a special young girl possessed by a strange darkness, get embroiled in a conspiracy that could bring Hell on Earth. Joining them along the way are the hot-headed Starfire and lovable Beast Boy. Together they become a surrogate family and team of heroes. Click here for more information.

10:30 am
DISNEY Puppy Dog Pals: A New Pup in Town / The Last Pup-Icorn [2nd Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
NBC Blindspot: Hella Duplicitous [4th Season Premiere]
THE CW Dynasty: Twenty-Three Skidoo [2nd Season Premiere]
DISCOVERY Gold Rush: The Dirt [One-Hour Special Presentation]
8:30 pm
DISNEY Coop & Cami Ask the World: Would You Wrather Take Your Mom to the School Dance [Series Premiere]

The series will star Dakota Lotus and Ruby Rose Turner, as Coop and Cami, two middle school-aged siblings who crowdsource their decision-making online. Click here for more information.

9:00 pm
THE CW Crazy Ex-girlfriend: I Want to be Here [4th Season Premiere]
PBS Shakespeare Uncovered: Much Ado About Nothing With Helen Hunt [3rd Season Premiere]


Saturday, October 13, 2018

7:00 am
DISNEY Big Hero 6 The Series: Countdown to Catastrophe, Parts 1 & 2 [One-Hour 1st Season Finale]
11:30 am
DFC My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic: School Raze: Parts 1 & 2 [One-Hour 8th Season Finale]
7:00 pm
SYFY Cucuy: The Boogeyman [Original Telefilm]

When children start disappearing, a rebellious teen under house arrest starts to suspect that a legendary evil, a boogeyman known as the Cucuy, might be responsible. Click here for more information.

9:00 pm
SYFY Karma [Original Telefilm]

When recent college grad Manny has trouble making ends meet, his father-in-law offers him a job evicting delinquent tenants. Manny soon finds himself unleashing a karma demon that stalks him at every turn. Click here for more information.