By DRWHO42, Mario Wario, and Alyssa
The past week in TV has been epic, as well as historic with the debut of Jodie Whittaker as our beloved Timelord. The Fall TV lineup is turning out to be on solid footing with new entries/returning shows. For instance, both Black Lightning and Blindspot made the most out of their premieres to entertain their fans; establish their marks for their new seasons. As such, be sure to check out the article by DRWHO42 on Blindspot (click here) and stay tuned for another article that will be spotlighting season two of Black Lightning.
As for the rest of the lineup, this week can only be described as a game changer thanks to The CW’s expansion to Sundays. Now, our typically relaxed weekends where we generally enjoy football and The Walking Dead are getting a boost with a shot of NOS (nitrous oxide; a term used from The Fast and the Furious franchise). The additions of The CW’s Supergirl, which is returning for its fourth season as well as Charmed to the lineup, with BBC America’s Doctor Who leading the way, today has now become Super Sunday. The fight for live ratings will be a like a cage match, since these series will be squaring off within the same two hour window. We certainly hope the TV executives know that there will be a ratings shift because some of us will have to choose between live watching and the DVR.
Monday evening, meanwhile, will feature the return of Arrow for its seventh (milestone) season with a special airing of the animated Constantine series titled The Legend Continues right after.
Fans of Nathan Fillion will be happy to see his return to television with ABC’s new series titled The Rookie. This new show is about a unassuming man who joins the Los Angeles Police Department while being the ‘oldest’ rookie on the force. As such, he faces an uphill battle for acceptance by his peers and superiors.
Later in the week, the amazing Daredevil returns to protect the citizens of Hell’s Kitchen thanks to the fine folks of Marvel and Netflix. Based on the trailers and information we have seen so far, we recommend not missing this new season. By the way, returning Friday will be Netflix’s Lore for its second season.
Sticking with Netflix, they recently announced that Iron Fist has been cancelled, so no season three incoming. With the news that The Defenders is also not returning for a second go around (at least not yet), we can only hope there will be renewal news soon for Luke Cage.
Manifest continues to intrigue everyone thanks to its fascinating storytelling, yet the next episode will have an important revelation this week, so don’t miss it! The Big Bang Theory continues to bring the laughs as we begin the final season of this hilarious comedy show. Lastly, for those not watching FBI, we recommend giving the Dick Wolf series a trial run. The plots for the episodes we have seen are not dull or predictable.
Of course, the TV conversation does not stop today nor does the TV news. The FoCC team is back from New York Comic Con and we are excited to share more great content we got from our trip there. We had a few articles published already this week by Transmute Jun which includes her thoughts on DC’s Titans (click here) and Future Man (click here). As always, we invite you to join the TV chat over on the FoCC forum. Happy viewing, everyone!
New: Doctor Who (so good it will be here for the full run), Supergirl, Charmed, Arrow, Black-ish, Daredevil, Lore
On-going: The Walking Dead, Black Lightning, The Flash, Blindspot, The Gifted, Manifest, FBI, 9-1-1, Big Bang Theory, Mr. Mercedes, Outcast, Castle Rock
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: Supergirl, Arrow, Daredevil, and Ducktales.
On-going: The Gifted, Doctor Who, The Flash, Black Lightning, Star Wars Resistance 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: The Rookie, Gifted, 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 14, 2018
THE CW Supergirl: American Alien [4th Season Premiere]
THE CW Charmed: Pilot [Series Premiere]
Follows the lives of three sisters who, after the tragic death of their mother, discover they are powerful witches. Click here for more information.
HBO Camping: Pilot [Series Premiere; Stars Jennifer Garner and David Tennant]
Camping stars Jennifer Garner and David Tennant as Kathryn and Walt, a not-so-happily married couple. A meticulously planned outdoor trip to celebrate Walt’s 45th birthday is derailed by uninvited guests and forces of nature, turning the weekend into a test of marriage and friendships. Click here for more information.
SCIENCE Mythical Beasts [Series Premiere]
They are the stuff of legend, popularized in movies and television and described in detail in fantasy literature. For thousands of years, humankind has believed in mythical creatures, from dragons and cyclops, to vampires and sea monsters. Where did the stories of these fabled beasts come? Click here for more information.
ABC The Alec Baldwin Show: Robert De Niro, Taraji P. Henson [Series Premiere]
The Alec Baldwin Show gives viewers a front-row seat to in-depth, intimate and candid one-on-one conversations as Baldwin, a prolific entertainer and quick-witted conversationalist, sits down with some of the most compelling celebrities and cultural icons of our time. Baldwin’s distinctive interview style and extraordinary ability to draw out never-before-told personal stories, coupled with a newsworthy roster of guests, make for a captivating hour of television. Click here for more information.
Monday, October 15, 2018
ADULT SWIM Harvey Birdman, Attorney General [Special Presentation]
AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror: Zombies [Series Premiere]
Featuring A-list storytellers like Stephen King, Quentin Tarantino, Jordan Peele, Jason Blum, Robert Englund, Linda Blair, Tippi Hedren, Rob Zombie, Haley Joel Osment, Jack Black, John Landis, Jamie Lee Curtis and more, Eli Roth’s History of Horror brings together the masters of horror – icons and stars who define the genre – to explore its biggest themes and reveal the inspirations and struggles behind its past and present. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX The Seven Deadly Sins [Complete 3rd Season Premiere]
NICKTOONS Welcome to the Wayne: It’s the Mid-Season Finale [Returns From Hiatus – New Time Slot]
THE CW Arrow: Inmate 4587 [7th Season Premiere]
THE CW The Special: Constantine – The Legend Continues [One-Hour Special Presentation]
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
TBS The Guest Book: Sneak Peek of Season 2 [Special Presentation]
ABC The Conners: Keep on Truckin’ [Series Premiere]
The Conners is an upcoming American television sitcom created for ABC; it is a spin-off of Roseanne. It follows the Conners, a working-class family, struggling to get by on a limited household income who, after a sudden turn of events, are forced to face the daily struggles of life in their home in the drab fictional mid-state exurb of Lanford, Illinois in a way they never have before. Click here for more information.
ABC The Kids are Alright: Pilot [Series Premiere]
Set in the 1970s, this ensemble comedy follows a traditional Irish-Catholic family, the Clearys, as they navigate big and small changes during one of America’s most turbulent decades. In a working-class neighborhood outside Los Angeles, Mike and Peggy raise eight boisterous boys who live out their days with little supervision. The household is turned upside down when oldest son Lawrence returns home and announces he’s quitting the seminary to go off and “save the world.” Click here for more information.
ABC Black-ish: Gap Year [5th Season Premiere]
ABC Splitting Up Together: Sign Language [2nd Season Premiere]
AUDIENCE Loudermilk: Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and my Monkey [2nd Season Premiere]
ABC The Rookie: Pilot [Series Premiere]
Starting over isn’t easy, especially for small-town guy John Nolan (Nathan Fillion) who, after a life-altering incident, is pursuing his dream of being a Los Angeles police officer. As the force’s oldest rookie, he’s met with skepticism from some higher-ups who see him as just a walking midlife crisis. If he can’t keep up with the young cops and the criminals, he’ll be risking lives including his own. But if he can use his life experience, determination and sense of humor to give him an edge, he may just become a success in this new chapter of his life. Click here for more information.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
CMT Artists of the Year [90-Minute Special Presentation]
ID Shattered: Seven and a Half Minutes [2nd Season Premiere]
SCIENCE Outrageous Acts of SCIENCE [10th Season Premiere]
Thursday, October 18, 2018
ID To Catch a Killer: In Broad Daylight [1st Season Finale]
Friday, October 19, 2018
NETFLIX Best Worst Weekend Ever [Complete First Season Series Premiere]
Teenage friends plan an epic trip to Comic-Con to meet their idol, only to get caught in one hilariously awkward predicament after another. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Hip Hop Evolution [Complete Second Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Larva Island: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]
Stranded on a tropical island, two silly larva buddies find slapstick fun in everything from discovering food to meeting new animal friends. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Lore [Complete Second Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Making a Murderer [Complete Second Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Marvel’s Daredevil: [Complete Third Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Gnome Alone [Feature Film Special Presentation]
After moving into a new house with her mom, high schooler Chloe discovers a troupe of talking garden gnomes who need her help saving the world. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Illang: The Wolf Brigade [Feature Film Special Presentation]
In 2029, the elite police squad Illang combats a terrorist group opposing reunification of the two Koreas. But another enemy may be lurking nearby. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX The Night Comes for Us [Feature Film Special Presentation]
After sparing a girl’s life during a massacre, an elite Triad assassin is targeted by an onslaught of murderous gangsters. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Tumble Leaf: Halloween Special [Special Presentation]
NETFLIX Wanderlust [Complete First Season Series Premiere]
Unable to revive their fading sex life after many years of marriage, a therapist and her husband decide to start dating other people. Click here for more information.
HBO Real Time With Bill Maher: Anniversary Special [One-Hour Special Presentation]
Saturday, October 20, 2018
DISNEY Ducktales: The Most Dangerous Game … Night [2nd Season Premiere]
FREEFORM Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash [90-Minute Special Presentation]
Syfy Killer High [Original Telefilm]