Next Week in TV 5/5: ‘Into The Badlands’ Ends, ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Returns, and More

By Mario Wario, DRWHO42, & Alyssa

Here we are with another week of television, so let’s dive right in.

On Starz, the eight-part miniseries The Spanish Princess premieres on Sunday (May 5th) at 8 p.m ET. The brand-new miniseries is about Spanish princess Catherine of Aragon (Charlotte Hope) who has one goal in mind: becoming the Queen of England. The show is based on Philippa Gregory’s books The Constant Princess and The King’s Curse.

Disney Channel’s Big Hero 6: The Series returns for a second season this Monday (May 6th) at 3:30 p.m. ET. TV fans can catch the five-part mini-series debut of HBO’s Chernobyl at 9 p.m. ET, which is about the Chernobyl disaster.

Also airing on Monday will be the series finale of AMC’s Into the Badlands, which airs at 10 p.m. ET. Until then, read Miclpea’s “Into the Badlands Bids Farewell at WonderCon” article to get you ready for the last episode.

Oh, Lucifer returns this Wednesday morning (May 8th) on Netflix after originally getting cancelled by Fox a year ago.

ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns for a sixth season this Friday (May 10th) at 8 p.m. ET. Do note that the episode was directed by Clark Gregg and premiered at WonderCon 2019, during the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. panel.

As for TV news, ABC has renewed Black-ish as well as ordering another spinoff series to that show called Mixed-ish. Over on YouTube, they renewed Cobra Kai and Kevin Hart: What the Fit, while Fox did the same thing with Empire.

Marvel and Hulu recently announced a live-action Ghost Rider series, that will have Gabriel Luna returning as Ghost Rider/Robbie Reyes. Both companies also announced Helstrom, which will be about Daimon and Ana Helstrom and (of course) going after bad guys. Both shows are scheduled to premiere sometime next year on Hulu.

Do check out next week’s TV schedule which is listed below. Do comment away when visiting the FoCC forum to keep the TV conversation going.

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: Game of Thrones!!! The 100, iZombie
On-going: Killing Eve, A Discovery of Witches, 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: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
On-going: iZombie, Cloak & Dagger, Game of Thrones, DCCW Shows, and Dragon Ball Super (Dub).
Binge / Stack: The Umbrella Academy, The Tick.

Alyssa’s picks for Over-The-Air (OTA), HBO and Amazon Prime:
OTA New:  Survivor, NCIS NO,
Stream: Game of Thrones, Sneaky Pete, Chernobyl.
Binging/Stacked: The Expanse, Silicon Valley, Good Ohman

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

Sunday, May 05, 2019
8:00 pm
STARZ The Spanish Princess: The New World [Series Premiere]

True power is knowing what you want and letting nothing stand in your way. Watch Catherine take her place. Click here for more information.

Monday, May 06, 2019
3:01 am
NETFLIX Abyss [Series Premiere]

After meeting an untimely demise in separate incidents, Cha Min and Go Se-yeon discover they’ve come back to life in new bodies they don’t recognize. Click here for more information.

3:30 pm
DISNEY Big Hero 6: The Series: Internabout [2nd Season Premiere]
5:00 pm
E! Special Live From the Red Carpet – The 2019 Met Gala [Four-Hour Special Presentation]

8:00 pm
FOX The Resident: The Unbefriended [2nd Season Finale]
FREEFORM Shadowhunters: Alliance / All Good Things… [Series Finale]
8:30 pm
CBS Man With a Plan: The Intervention(s) [3rd Season Finale]
9:00 pm
HBO Chernobyl: 1:23:45 [Original Mini-Series Premiere]

Chernobyl, a five-part miniseries, dramatizes the story of the 1986 nuclear accident, one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history — and of the sacrifices made to save Europe from unimaginable disaster. Chernobyl stars Emmy-nominee Jared Harris (The Crown, Mad Men), Stellan Skarsgård (Melancholia, Good Will Hunting) and Oscar-nominee Emily Watson (Hilary and Jackie, Breaking the Waves).

On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, Soviet Union suffered a massive explosion that released radioactive material across Belarus, Russia and Ukraine and as far as Scandinavia and western Europe. Jared Harris portrays Valery Legasov, a leading Soviet nuclear physicist. As part of the response team, he was one of the first to grasp the scope of the unparalleled disaster that occurred. Stellan Skarsgård plays Soviet Deputy Prime Minister Boris Shcherbina, who is assigned by the Kremlin to lead the government commission on Chernobyl in the hours immediately following the accident. Emily Watson portrays Ulana Khomyuk, a Soviet nuclear physicist committed to solving the mystery of what led to the Chernobyl disaster. Click here for more information.

10:00 pm
AMC Into The Badlands: Seven Strike as One [Series Finale]
11:00 pm
SHOWTIME Desus & Mero [Time Slot Premiere]

Tuesday, May 07, 2019
8:00 pm
HBO Foster [Two-Hour Special Presentation]
9:00 pm
ABC Bless This Mess: Predators [New Episode – Special Time]

Wednesday, May 08, 2019
3:01 am
NETFLIX Lucifer [Complete Fourth Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
FOX Empire: The Roughest Day [5th Season Finale]
ABC The Goldbergs: Breakin’ [6th Season Finale]
8:30 pm
ABC Schooled: Dr. Barry [1st Season Finale]
9:00 pm
ABC Modern Family: A Year of Birthdays [10th Season Finale]
FOX Star: When The Levee Breaks [3rd Season Finale]
9:31 pm
ABC Single Parents: Ketchup [1st Season Finale]

Thursday, May 09, 2019
8:30 pm
NBC Superstore: #cloud9fail [New Episode – Special Time]
9:01 pm
CBS Mom: Crazy Hair and a Teeny Tiny Part of Canada [6th Season Finale]

Friday, May 10, 2019
3:01 am
NETFLIX Easy [Complete Third Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Harvey Street Kids [Complete Second Season Premiere]
NETFLIX The Mechanism [Complete Second Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Wine Country [Feature Film Special Presentation]

When longtime friends meet up for a wine-soaked birthday getaway in Napa Valley, their perfectly planned weekend turns messier by the minute. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Remastered: The Lion’s Share [1st Season Finale]
AMAZON Sneaky Pete [Complete Third Season Premiere]
NETFLIX The Society [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

When everyone else mysteriously vanishes from their wealthy town, the teen residents of West Ham must forge their own society to survive. Click here for more information.

AMAZON Wishenpoof: Part 3 [2nd Season Finale]
8:00 pm
FOX Last Man Standing: A Moving Finale [7th Season Finale]
CBS Macgyver: Mason + Cable + Choices [3rd Season Finale]
ABC Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Missing Pieces [6th Season Premiere]
8:30 pm
FOX The Cool Kids: The Friend-Aversary [1st Season Finale]
9:00 pm
FOX Proven Innocent: In Defense of Madeline Scott, Part 2 [1st Season Finale]
SHOWTIME Wu-tang Clan: of Mics and Men: Episode 101 [Series Premiere]

Robert Diggs knew that there was something special about the way he and his friends from Staten Island and Brooklyn told stories. They were apostles of hip hop culture, fans of kung fu cinema, members of the Five Percent Nation. They were survivors. Brilliant kids with absolutely no social capital. Then they cut a song – “Protect Ya Neck” – and the world hasn’t been the same since. The RZA, The GZA, ‘Ol Dirty Bastard, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon The Chef, U-God, Ghostface Killah, Cappadonna, Masta Killa and Method Man were on their way. Click here for more information.

10:00 pm
CBS Blue Bloods: Something Blue [9th Season Finale]

Saturday, May 11, 2019
10:00 pm
HBO My Dad Wrote a Porno [One-Hour Special Presentation]

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. Follow him on Twitter: @ScottyTheWise