Next Week in TV 4/7: Netflix’s ‘Black Summer’, ‘The Code’ on CBS, ‘ A Discovery of Witches’ on AMC, and More

By Scott, DRWHO42, & Alyssa 

Don’t know what is airing soon? Well you are in luck, because here are some of next week’s upcoming shows.

Beginning the week will be second season premiere of Killing Eve, which will air on AMC and BCC America at 8 p.m. ET. Right after that, TV fans will see the same two networks air the series premiere of A Discovery of Witches at 9 p.m. ET. In it, audiences will follow a historian/witch named Diana Bishop who’s wants nothing to do with her own heritage. But when she “unexpectedly” calls up an old, cursed manuscript from Oxford’s Bodleian library, Bishop finds herself thrown into the “heart of a dangerous mystery … into the path of the enigmatic geneticist and vampire Matthew Clairmont.” Do note that Witches originally debuted in the UK in 2018, and it’s available to stream by going to Sundance Now and Shudder.

The Code, meanwhile, premieres on CBS on Tuesday, April 9th at 9 p.m. ET. In it, audiences will watch a select few face deal with the ”toughest legal challenges” facing the U.S. Marine Corps. The main characters are your prosecutors, defense lawyers, and investigators, and they must work together in order to serve their country and to find justice.

Also airing on Tuesday will be season six of DreamWorks’ Trolls: The Beat Goes On over on Netflix.

Staying with Netflix, zombie fans can catch the series debut of Black Summer on Thursday, April 11th. In this new original series, fans will be put in the “early days of a zombie apocalypse,” while a group of strangers must team up in order to survive, and to find their loved ones who are missing so far. Do note that this new show will be set in the Z-Nation universe.

To see what else is airing this week, you can find next week’s TV schedule listed below. As always, the conversation does not end here. Just head over to the FoCC forum to keep it going, and we will see you there!

DRWHO42’s picks: Killing Eve, A Discovery of Witches
New: Clock & Dagger, Sabrina, Ultraman
On-going: Clock & Dagger, Sabrina, Ultraman, For the People, Blindspot, 9-1-1!, The OA, Travelers, The Flash, FBI, Big Bang Theory, Supergirl, American Gods, Charmed, Arrow, Star Trek: Discovery, Punisher, Into the Badlands, Hanna
Binge / Stack: Hawaii 5-0, Elementary, Voltron, Luke Cage, The Magicians, Supernatural, iZombie, Lost in Space & Strike Back (finished and re-watching the greatness)

Mario Wario’s picks:
New: Black Summer.
On-going: Into the Badlands, Hanna, Cloak & Dagger, Strike Back, DCCW Shows, The Orville, Star Trek Discovery, Gotham, and Dragon Ball Super (Dub).
Binge / Stack: The Umbrella Academy, The Tick.

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

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

Sunday, April 07, 2019
8:00 pm
CBS The 54th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards [Three-Hour Special Presentation]
AMC/BBCA Killing Eve: Do You Know How to Dispose of a Body? [2nd Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
AMC/BBCA A Discovery of Witches [Series Premiere]

Brilliant historian Diana Bishop is a witch denying her own heritage. But when she unexpectedly calls up an ancient, bewitched manuscript from Oxford’s Bodleian library, one that was thought by the creatures to be lost and could answer the mysteries of their existence, she finds herself thrown into the heart of a dangerous mystery – and into the path of the enigmatic geneticist and vampire Matthew Clairmont. Matthew is driven to solve the looming threat of the creatures’ decline and extinction, but their unlikely alliance to find the book before it falls into the wrong hands – and their deepening relationship – threatens to violate age-old taboos and shake the fragile peace that exists between the species. Click for more information and trailers.

PBS Mrs. Wilson: Part 3 [1st Season Finale]
10:00 pm
SHOWTIME The Chi: Eruptions [2nd Season Premiere]
PBS Unforgotten: Episode 1 [2nd Season Premiere]

Monday, April 08, 2019
12:00 am
ADULT SWIM Lazor Wulf: Esther’s Goes Down [Series Premiere]
9:00 pm
STARZ White Boy [Special Presentation]

Tuesday, April 09, 2019
3:01 am
NETFLIX Dreamworks Trolls: The Beat Goes On [Complete Sixth Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
FREEFORM The Bold Type: The New Normal [3rd Season Premiere]
PBS Finding Your Roots: All in the Family [5th Season Finale]
9:00 pm
CBS The Code: Blowed Up [Series Premiere – Special Night]

The Code is a drama about the military’s brightest minds, who tackle the toughest legal challenges facing the U.S. Marine Corps. As prosecutors, defense lawyers, and investigators, these Marines work together to serve their country with integrity while often putting aside their personal ideals for the sake of justice. Operating out of Judge Advocate General Headquarters in Quantico, Captain John “Abe” Abraham is a driven prosecutor for whom becoming a Marine is a longstanding family tradition and a responsibility he treats with devotion and passion. His colleague and friend, Captain Maya Dobbins, is the fearless lead defense attorney who is never hesitant to go up against one of her own, but is also a team player if it means finding the truth. Click for the trailer and more information.

NBC The Village: Heart On Fire [New Time Slot]
9:30 pm
ABC Splitting Up together: Welcome Home [2nd Season Finale]
10:00 pm
FX Fosse/Verdon: Life is a Cabaret [Series Premiere]

Spanning five decades, Fosse/Verdon explores the singular romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse (Sam Rockwell) and Gwen Verdon (Michelle Williams). He is a visionary filmmaker and one of the theater’s most influential choreographers and directors. She is the greatest Broadway dancer of all time. Only Bob can create the groundbreaking musicals that allow Gwen to showcase her greatness. Only Gwen can realize the unique vision in Bob’s head. Together, they will change the face of American entertainment – at a perilous cost. Click for the trailer and more information.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
3:01 am
NETFLIX The Silence [Feature Film Special Presentation]
NETFLIX You Vs. Wild [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

In this interactive series, you’ll make key decisions to help Bear Grylls survive, thrive and complete missions in the harshest environments on Earth. Click for the trailer and more information.

10:00 pm
POP Schitt’s Creek: Life is a Cabaret [5th Season Finale]

Thursday, April 11, 2019
3:01 am
NETFLIX Black Summer [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

In the dark, early days of a zombie apocalypse, complete strangers band together to find the strength they need to survive and get back to loved ones. Set in the Z-Nation universe. Click for the trailer and more information.

CBSAA The Twilight Zone [Time Slot Premiere]

Friday, April 12, 2019

3:01 am
AMAZON Bug Diaries [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

Three unlikely bug buddies, Fly, Spider and Worm, fly, spin, and jump into all kinds of adventures in the big world around them. Imagine hopping a ride on a furry dog or dodging raindrops bigger than your house! Using their unique insect abilities, our tiny heroes find ways to help themselves and others out of sticky situations and record their stories in their bug diaries! Click for the trailer and more information.

AMAZON Diablo Guardian [Complete Second Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Huge in France [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

Eager to reconnect with his son, French comedy star Gad Elmaleh moves to LA, only to discover that he’s left all his fame and celebrity perks behind. Click for the trailer and more information.

NETFLIX A Land Imagined [Feature Film Special Presentation]
NETFLIX The Perfect Date [Feature Film Special Presentation]
NETFLIX Who Would You Take to a Deserted Island? [Feature Film Special Presentation]
NETFLIX Special [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

A young gay man with cerebral palsy branches out from his insular existence in hopes of finally going after the life he wants. Click for the trailer & more information.

8:00 pm
ABC Fresh off the Boat: No Apology Necessary [5th Season Finale]
8:30 pm
ABC Speechless: U-n-r– Unrealistic [3rd Season Finale]

Saturday, April 13, 2019
8:00 pm
NBC NHL Playoffs – Teams TBD

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Scott is a Spidey/Funko/video game fanatic, yet going to a pop culture convention is always his goal. Yes, he is also a fan of Mario and Wario. You can follow him on Twitter @ScottyTheWise.