Next Week in TV 2/24: It’s Time to get Ready for the Oscars, ‘The Gifted’ Season Two Finale, and More

By Mario Wario, DRWHO42, & Alyssa

Get ready Oscar fans because the 91st annual Academy Awards is today!

On Sunday, E! and ABC will televise from the red carpet to show the arrival of Hollywood’s best. All the action will happen at the Dolby Theatre, which is in Los Angeles, California, and the main event will be televised live on ABC, starting at 8 p.m. ET. Fans can also watch the Oscars on app, or someplace else that will stream it. For more information, click here.

By the way, this year’s Oscars has no host (Kevin Hart dropped out in December; past controversial tweets came back to haunt him), so audiences will see a group of presenters throughout the night. The last time this happened was in 1989.

It could be a great night for Marvel, because Black Panther has a shot in winning best picture and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is the favorite to win the best animated movie award. Meanwhile, Avengers: Infinity War could win best visual effects, and let’s not forget that Black Panther was nominated for other categories as well. Overall, let the 2019 Oscars begin!

A new series called The Enemy Within will premiere on Monday, February 25th at 10 p.m. ET (NBC). This new drama is about an FBI agent trusting a former (traitorous) CIA operative in order to catch a spy. Meanwhile, American Dad will be celebrating its 250th episode at the same time on TBS.

Fox’s The Gifted will say goodbye to season two on Tuesday, February 26th at 9 p.m. ET. (As of right now, there has been no official word regarding the status of season three.)

WGN’s Gone (9 p.m. ET) and ABC’s Whiskey Cavalier (10 p.m. ET) will debut on Wednesday, February 27th. In Gone, an FBI agent creates a special team dedicated in finding missing people, while Whiskey Cavalier is about an FBI agent teaming up with a current CIA operative so they can save the world. Fans of Lauren Cohan (The Vampire Diaries, The Walking Dead) and Scott Foley (Felicity, Scandal) will have a blast knowing that these two stars are in the new ABC show.

Syfy’s new animated series called Alien News Desk will also premiere Wednesday at 11 p.m. ET. Basically, it’s about Earth’s news and how the universe makes fun of the planet.

Fast-forwarding to Friday, March 1st: Kate Beckinsale (Underworld, Total Recall) has a new TV series debuting on Amazon called The Widow. This new show is about a wife trying to solve her husband’s disappearance.

The complete TV schedule is listed below, although do let us know what you will be watching by posting away when visiting the FoCC forums. Until next time TV fans, enjoy the Oscars!

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: The Umbrella Academy (On the binge), Whiskey Cavelier
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, Deadly Class, 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: The Gifted and The Widow.
On-going: Shameless, Strike Back, DCCW Shows, The Orville, Star Trek Discovery,  Gotham, and Dragon Ball Super (Dub).
Binge / Stack: The Umbrella Academy.

Alyssa’s picks for Over-The-Air (OTA) and Streaming:
OTA New: Survivor, Victoria, The Passage, Roswell: New Mexico, The Rookie, God Friended Me, 911, Manifest, NCIS shows, Madam Secretary.
Stream:  The Magicians, The Expanse

Editor’s note: all times listed below are Eastern and Nerd/Geek interest are highlighted in PINK. Saturday was skipped due to the lack of geek-centric shows.

Sunday, February 24, 2019
5:00 pm
E! Live From the Red Carpet – The 2019 Academy Awards [Two-Hour Special Presentation]
6:30 pm
ABC Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live From the Red Carpet [90-Minute Special Presentation]
7:00 pm
E! Red Carpet Rundown – Oscars 2019 [One-Hour Special Presentation]
8:00 pm
ABC The 91st Annual Academy Awards [Three-Hour Special Presentation]
9:00 pm
HBO True Detective: Now am Found [3rd Season Finale]
11:30 pm
E! After Party – The 2019 Academy Awards [90-Minute Special Presentation]
11:35 pm
ABC Whiskey Cavalier: Sneak Preview [One-Hour Special Presentation]

Monday, February 25, 2019
12:00 am
ADULT SWIM Hot Streets: Creamy Zeus [2nd Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
FREEFORM Shadowhunters: Lost Souls [3rd Season Winter Premiere]
10:00 pm
TBS American Dad: Persona Assistant [250th Episode]
NBC The Enemy Within: Pilot [Series Premiere]

In this character-based psychological thriller, Erica Shepherd (Jennifer Carpenter), a brilliant former CIA operative now known as one of the most notorious traitors in recent American history, is serving life in a Supermax prison. Against every fiber of his being, but with nowhere else to turn, FBI agent Will Keaton (Morris Chestnut) enlists Shepherd to help track down a fiercely dangerous and elusive criminal she knows all too well. Click here for more information.

HBO It’s a Hard Truth, Ain’t It [Special Presentation]

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
8:00 pm
FOX Lethal Weapon: The Spy Who Loved Me [3rd Season Finale]
9:00 pm
FOX The Gifted: Omens [2nd Season Finale]

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
9:00 pm
WGN Gone [Series Premiere]

“Gone” follows the story of Kit “Kick” Lannigan, survivor of a highly publicized child-abduction case, and Frank Novak, the FBI agent who rescued her. Determined never to fall victim again, Kick trains herself in martial arts and the use of firearms. She finds her calling when Novak persuades her to join a special task force he created dedicated to solving abductions and missing persons cases. Paired with former Army intelligence officer John Bishop, Kick brings her unique understanding of a predator’s mind to the team. Click here for more information.

10:00 pm
USA Suits [8th Season Finale]
ABC Whiskey Cavalier: Pilot [Series Premiere]

An FBI agent and his new partner, a CIA operative, embark on missions to save the world, but have to put up with each other first. Click here for more information.

11:00 pm
SYFY Alien News Desk [Series Premiere]

Alien News Desk is a weekly, half-hour topical animated series set in an extraterrestrial newsroom. Voiced by Emmy nominated comedian Will Forte (alien news anchor “Drexx Drudlarr”) and “Saturday Night Live’s” Heidi Gardner (alien co-anchor “Tuva Van Void”), the 12-episode series will cover up-to-the-minute news and commentary about the universe’s most baffling species – the inscrutable Humans of Planet Earth. Click here for more information.

Thursday, February 28, 2019
9:01 pm
ABC A Million Little Things: Goodbye [1st Season Finale]
10:00 pm
FX Better Things: Chicago [3rd Season Premiere]
ABC How To Get Away With Murder: Please Say No One Else is Dead [5th Season Finale]

Friday, March 01, 2019
3:01 am
NETFLIX The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind [Feature Film Special Presentation]

Inspired by a science book, 13-year-old William Kamkwamba builds a wind turbine to save his Malawian village from famine. Based on a true story. Click here for more information.

AMAZON The Widow [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

A woman’s search to uncover the mystery of the disappearance of her husband leads her to the Congo, where she’s forced to seek the truth about what happened to the man she loved. Click here for more information.

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