DRWHO42, Mario Wario, & Alyssa
The upcoming week will feature a return to the zombie apocalypse, and a coupe of unique team-ups. First up is the return The Walking Dead, which kicks off the second half of its epic ninth season. The mid-season premiere starts off with the communities mourning the tragic death of Jesus and must now put their differences aside to deal with the latest threat: The Whisperers. Fans of the series were not happy this week with the news of Danai Gurira planned departure at the conclusion of season 10. The series has never been shy to kill off its characters, especially fan favorites. However, there is a bit of a sigh of relief with the news of Gurira’s participation in the trilogy of Walking Dead TV movies, which will feature Andrew Lincoln’s Rick Grimes return to the franchise. Michonne will live on (…for now).
Friday will be a great night to fire up DC Universe/Netflix streaming platforms to check out two very unique shows. First on our list is Doom Patrol, which features Timothy Dalton, Alan Tudyk, and Matt Boomer. The second series on our list is The Umbrella Academy, featuring Robert Sheehan, Ellen Page, and Mary J. Blige. Based on the trailers, and what we have read so far, we are very excited to see them both.
Another series to mark on your list for Fridays is Strike Back on Cinemax. This season has been exceptional so far and the action sequences have been top-notch. Each episode is like a movie and the filmed locations has added authenticity to this season’s storyline. A perfect example was the chase scene during the Holi festival through the streets of Goa, which was not only exciting, but quite colorful.
In other television news we learned courtesy of Mina Sundwall, Italia Ricci, and Kal Penn via Twitter, that filming for Lost in Space and Designated Survivor concluded this week. Both series will stream on Netflix yet no dates have been announced. Our guess will be fall or winter of 2019.
We are sad to learn the news that Legion and Into the Badlands will conclude its run at the end of its third season. According to the team at FX the initial plan for Legion was three seasons, however the news is still difficult to process for fans of the series. There are hints that Professor X will make an appearance at some point during the final season.
Looking back at Into the Badlands fans enjoyed the great fight sequences and vibrant costumes. Speaking of fight sequences, the series was not shy to show the gruesome effects of wounds either. The first eight episodes aired during 2018 and the remaining eight episodes will air beginning March 24. Conversely, fans of The Simpsons will be extremely happy with the news the series was been renewed for another two seasons.
Lastly, we want to mention important news for the new series Discovery of Witches. The series, which aired in the fall on Sundance Now and Shudder, had strong viewership which means AMC and BBC America have decided to broadcast the series starting on April 7th. The series will be paired with the second season of Killing Eve that will also be simulcast on AMC and BBC America.
That is all for this week. Please take a look at our picks and the listing located below. Don’t forget, the TV conversation never ends and we encourage you to join the conversation over on the FoCC forum.
New: The Umbrella Academy, Doom Patrol
On-going: Strike Back, Victoria, Project Blue Book, Manifest, Blindspot, Travelers, Sabrina, Black Lightning, The Flash, The Gifted, FBI, Big Bang Theory, Supergirl, Charmed, Arrow, Black-ish, Daredevil, Deadly Class, The Passage, Star Trek: Discovery, Punisher
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: Doom Patrol.
On-going: Shameless, Strike Back, DCCW Shows, The Orville, Star Trek Discovery, Gotham, and Dragon Ball Super (Dub).
Binge / Stack: The Punisher.
Alyssa’s picks for Over-The-Air (OTA) and Streaming:
OTA New: Victoria, The Passage, Roswell: New Mexico, The Rookie, God Friended Me, 911, Manifest, NCIS shows, Madam Secretary.
Stream: Re-watch the end of season 3, The Magicians
Editor’s note: all times listed below are Eastern and Nerd/Geek interest are highlighted in PINK.
Sunday, February 10, 2019
NETFLIX Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj [1st Season Winter Premiere]
CBS Grammy Red Carpet Live [One-Hour Special Presentation]
CBS The 61st Annual Grammy Awards [Special Presentation]
VICELAND Hustle: Jammed Up [Series Premiere]
ohn Henry works with Ashley from Trade Street Jams to turn her small, artisanal jam business into a profitable company with enough revenue to allow her to quit her day job. Click here for more information.
AMC The Walking Dead: Adaptation [9th Season Winter Premiere]
SCIENCE America’s Lost Vikings [Series Premiere]
The Vikings are amongst the most feared warriors and ruthless raiders in history. They are also at the center of an incredible mystery. There is evidence that Norseman landed on the coast of North America 500 years before Christopher Columbus. Beyond this, however, the trail goes cold. Now archaeologists and explorers Blue Nelson and Mike Arbuthnot will embark on their biggest ever adventure – to find out how far the Vikings explored into America. Click here for more information.
AMC Talking Dead: Adaptation [8th Season Winter Premiere]
Monday, February 11, 2019
AMC Ride With Norman Reedus: England: A Walking Dead Reunion [3rd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Flavorful Origins: Chaoshan Cuisine [Special Presentation]
SONY CRACKLE The Oath: AMAZON TV Preview [Special Presentation]
TBS American Dad: One-Woman Swole [13th Season Winter Premiere]
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
ID American Nightmare: Death Before Life [1st Season Finale]
ID Body Cam: Under Siege [1st Season Finale]
BET Boomerang: Pilot [Series Premiere]
Boomerang revolves around “a successful executive who finds that his lifestyle choices have turned back on him when his new boss turns out to be a bigger deviant that he is. Click here and here for more information.
BET Boomerang: Game Night [New Episode – Special Time]
TBS Miracle Workers: 2 Weeks [Series Premiere]
The first season of anthology series Miracle Workers is a Heaven-set workplace comedy based on Simon Rich’s book What in God’s Name. The show stars Daniel Radcliffe, Steve Buscemi, Geraldine Viswanathan and Karan Soni. Radcliffe plays Craig, a low-level angel responsible for handling all of humanity’s prayers, and Steve Buscemi plays Craig’s boss God, who has pretty much checked out and is ready to move on to his next project. To prevent Earth’s destruction, Craig and fellow angel Eliza (Geraldine Viswanathan) must answer a seemingly impossible prayer: help two humans fall in love. Karan Soni plays Sanjay, God’s right-hand man. Click here for more information.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
YOUTUBE Weird City [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]
Weird City takes place “in the not-too-distant future metropolis of Weird. Each episode is an exploration of issues that pertain to present-day life, stories that could only be told now through the prism of sci-fi and comedy. Click here for more information.
PBS The Dictator’s Playbook: Idi Amin [1st Season Finale]
Thursday, February 14, 2019
HULU Zac & Mia [Complete Season 2 Premiere]
THE CW The Top Greatest Valentine Movies of All Time [One-Hour Special Presentation]
Friday, February 15, 2019
DC Doom Patrol [Series Premiere]
The adventures of an idealistic mad scientist and his field team of superpowered outcasts. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX The Dragon Prince [Complete Second Season Premiere]
NETFLIX The Breaker Upperers [Feature Film Special Presentation]
For the right price, BFFs Jen and Mel will ruthlessly end any romance. But when one of them grows a conscience, their friendship begins to unravel. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Yucatan [Feature Film Special Presentation]
Competing con artists attempt to creatively and ruthlessly swindle a fatherly lottery winner while on a lively cruise from Spain to Mexico. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX The Umbrella Academy [Complete First Season /Series Premiere]
Reunited by their father’s death, estranged siblings with extraordinary powers uncover shocking family secrets — and a looming threat to humanity. Click here for more information.
DISNEY Kim Possible [Original Telefilm]
Everyday teen hero Kim Possible (Sadie Stanley) and her best friend Ron Stoppable (Sean Giambrone) embark on their freshman year of high school, all while saving the world from evil villains. Click here for more information.
FOX Last Man Standing: The Best Man/Sibling Quibbling [Back-To-Back New Episodes]
FOX Proven innocent: Pilot [Series Premiere]
Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Danny Strong (EMPIRE) partners with David Elliot (“Four Brothers”) to tell the emotional story of one woman’s fight for the innocence of others, as well as her own. Click here for more information.
DISNEY Fast Layne: Mile 1: The Voice in The Shed [Series Premiere – Special Night & Time]
Twelve-year-old over-achiever Layne finds her orderly life thrown into a tailspin when she discovers a sophisticated talking car named “V.I.N.” hidden in an abandoned shed. Click here for more information.
Saturday, February 16, 2019
FOX Premier Boxing Champions Special: Leo Santa Cruz vs> Rafael “Big Bang” Rivera [Special Presentation]
CBS Ransom: Justice [3rd Season Premiere]
BBCA Dynasties: Emperor Penguin [1st Season Finale]