Next Week in TV 4/14: ‘Game of Thrones’ Returns, ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Warps Out, and More

By Scott, DRWHO42, & Alyssa

Okay TV fans, Sunday (April 14th) is Game of Thrones day and many can catch the season eight premiere of the beloved HBO series at 9 p.m. ET. Sadly, this is the final season, yet the showrunners have promised that season eight is going to be satisfying to watch, so bring it on! Winter has return for a final time, so let’s enjoy every moment of it.

On Monday, April 15th, take note Green Arrow fans because another brand-new episode of Arrow will be airing at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.

Syfy’s The Magicians, meanwhile, says goodbye to season four this week thanks to the season finale airing on Wednesday, April 17th at 9 p.m. ET. Do note that the series was renewed by Syfy earlier this year which means Magician fans will get another season of magical fun.

On Thursday, April 18th, the CBS All Access television series Star Trek: Discovery will be leaving our solar system at 8:30 p.m. ET. The season two finale will not be it for the Discovery crew because the series was renewed by CBS All Access earlier this year, and rightly so. In our opinion, season two has been good; way better than last year’s first season. From the introduction of Captain Pike (Anson Mount) to the new storyline, it has been quite the ride so far, so we hope the finale will be satisfying to watch.

Friday will be the day to catch the latest drops from Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu. Speaking of streaming, Hulu recently announced that Veronica Mars will return on July 26th, 2019, with Kristen Bell back as Veronica Mars for another eight-episodes. Meanwhile, Disney recently revealed more of its streaming service called Disney+ last week which will have tons of new/old Disney titles to check out, such as The Mandalorian, Marvel Cinematic Universe based TV shows, The Simpsons, and more. The service will have a monthly $6.99 price tag and it will launch this November 12th.

And that is it! The complete TV schedule is listed below but do remember that the TV conversation does not stop here. You can keep it going by visiting the FoCC forum.

DRWHO42’s picks: Killing Eve, A Discovery of Witches
New: Game of Thrones
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: Game of Thrones.
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: Les Misérables, Amazing Race, 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 14, 2019
8:00 pm
SHOWTIME Action: Episode 104 [1st Season Finale]
CBS God Friended Me: Que Sera Sera [1st Season Finale]
9:00 pm
HBO Game of Thrones: [8th Season Premiere]
PBS Les Misérables: Episode One [Series Premiere]

Victor Hugo’s masterpiece Les Misérables comes to television in a six-part adaptation by multi award-winning screenwriter Andrew Davies. Dominic West stars as fugitive Jean Valjean, with David Oyelowo as his pursuer Inspector Javert and Lily Collins as the luckless single mother Fantine. Love, death, and the struggle for social justice in early 19th-century France feature in this beautifully faithful retelling of one of the world’s most beloved stories. Click here for more information.

Monday, April 15, 2019
3:01 am
NETFLIX No Good Nick [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

A family finds their lives turned upside down when a teenage con artist shows up on their doorstep, claiming she’s a distant relative. Click here for more information.

9:00 pm
THE CW Arrow: Lost Canary [New Time Slot]
CBS The Code: P.O.G. [Time Slot Premiere]
10:00 pm
TBS American Dad: Fantasy Baseball [14th Season Premiere]

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
3:01 am
NETFLIX Super Monsters: Furever Friends [Special Presentation]
8:00 pm
PBS Finding Your Roots: Southern Roots [Two-Hour 1st Season Finale]
9:30 pm
ABC Bless This Mess: Pilot [Series Premiere]

The new single-camera comedy Bless This Mess follows newlyweds Rio (Lake Bell) and Mike (Dax Shepard) as they make the decision to move from big city New York to rural Nebraska. After dropping everything (including their jobs and overbearing mother-in-law) to make the move from skyscrapers to farmhouses, they soon realize that the simpler life isn’t as easy as they planned. Rio and Mike must now learn how to weather the storm as they are faced with unexpected challenges in their new life as farmers. Click here for more information.

10:00 pm
PBS Reconstruction: America After the Civil War: Episode 4 [1st Season Finale]
ABC The Rookie Free Fall [1st Season Finale]

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
9:00 pm
CBS The Amazing Race [31st Season Premiere]
SYFY The Magicians: The Seam [4th Season Finale]

Thursday, April 18, 2019
8:30 pm
CBSAA Star Trek: Discovery [2nd Season Finale]
8:31 pm
CBS Life in Pieces: Jungle Push Resort Anniversary [4th Season Premiere – Special Time]
9:30 pm
CBS Life in Pieces: Demo Nosebreath Surgery Match [Time Slot Premiere]

Friday, April 19, 2019
3:01 am
AMAZON Bosch [Complete Fifth Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Cuckoo [Complete Fifth Season Premiere]
NETFLIX A Fortunate Man [Feature Film Special Presentation]

A gifted engineer flees his austere roots to pursue wealth and success among Copenhagen’s elite, but the pride propelling him threatens to be his ruin. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX The Ruthless [Feature Film Special Presentation]

A rebellious teen grows up to become one of Milan’s most ambitious criminals during the golden years of the ‘ndrangheta Mafia in the 1980s. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Someone Great [Feature Film Special Presentation]

On the heels of a blindsiding breakup, music journalist Jenny braces for a new beginning — and one last adventure with her closest friends. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Special: Brené Brown: The Call To Courage [Special Presentation]
HULU Ramy [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

Ramy is a first generation Egyptian-American who is on a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighborhood. RAMY will bring a new perspective to the screen as it explores the challenges of what it’s like being caught between a Muslim community that thinks life is a moral test and a millennial generation that thinks life has no consequences. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Rilakkuma and Kaoru [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

Her life might be a little mundane, but Kaoru gets to go home to Rilakkuma, her endearingly lazy roommate who happens to be a fuzzy toy bear. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Samantha! [Complete Second Season Premiere]
6:00 pm
CARTOON Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu: March of the Oni [10th Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
FOX Last Man Standing: Yass Queen [150th Episode]
10:00 pm
FOX Vice: Special Report: The Future of Work [One-Hour Special Presentation]

Saturday, April 20, 2019
11:30 am
DFC My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic: Twilight’s Seven [200th Episode]

Mario Wario

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.