Next Week in TV 7/28: Alfred, Sharks and the loss of iZombie

By Alyssa, Mario Wario, DRWHO42

If our gentle readers are not pondering the nature of a giant fish with teeth this week, there are plenty of other enticing entertainment on the small screen. Yes, sharks are fish. This fact and a plethora of other information are on offering for those watching the Discovery Channel’s famed Shark Week.

For those of us not attracted to killers from the deep, there are a couple of new and returning series to catch. The most noteworthy is Pennyworth on Epix. Set in the 1960s, we are introduced to Alfred and Bruce Wayne’s father, Thomas, at the beginning of their relationship. It’s the ultimate Batman prequel, and by all reports, a great summer spy series to watch.

Also debuting but on Netflix is a new anime series called Kengan Ashura. We also see the return of She-Ra on the same streaming service. According to many reports, it’s a great empowering series especially for the younger set.

We also see the season end of Archer, Siren, Marvel’s Agents of Shield and NOS4A2, but all are returning next year. Yet on a sadder note, we bid a final farewell to DC’s Swamp Thing and The CW’s iZombie.

Do you have something to say regarding next week’s TV schedule? If you do then visit the FoCC forum to join the conversation and don’t forget to look at next week’s TV listing, as well as our picks below.

Mario Wario’s picks:
New: Pennyworth, Kengan Ashura, Lego Marvel Spider-Man, and She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.
On-going: Krypton, Legion, Fear The Walking Dead, iZombie, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Dragon Ball Super (Dub).
Binge / Stack: The Umbrella Academy, Good Omens, Swamp Thing and Stranger Things..

Alyssa’s picks for Over-The-Air (OTA), HULU, Amazon Prime and DC Universe:
OTA Watching: Instinct, Elementary.
Stream: Handmaid’s Tale, The Boys, Good Omens, Krypton, Doom Patrol, and Swamp Thing.

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: Pennyworth and Sharks
On-going: Agents of SHIELD, The Boys, The 100, iZombie, Killing Eve, Sabrina, Ultraman, Hanna
Binge / Stack: Hawaii 5-0, Elementary, Voltron, Supernatural, iZombie, Lost in Space & Strike Back (finished and re-watching the greatness)

Editor’s note: We are looking for an additional writer to assist with this weekly article. Please let us know at [email protected] if interested. All times listed below are Eastern and Nerd/Geek interest are highlighted in PINK.

Sunday, July 28, 2019
8:00 pm
DISCOVERY Expedition Unknown: Expedition Unknown: Megalodon [One-Hour Special Presentation]
9:00 pm
DISCOVERY Special: Shark Trip: Eat Prey Chum [Two-Hour Special Presentation]
AMC NOS4A2: Sleigh House; Gunbarrel [Two-Hour 1st Season Finale – Special Time]
EPIX Pennyworth: Pilot [70-minute Series Premiere]

In 1960s London, Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth, forms a security company and goes to work with Thomas Wayne, Bruce’s billionaire father. It follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), a former British SAS soldier who forms a security company and goes to work with Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), Bruce’s billionaire father, in 1960s London. Click here for more information

10:10 pm
EPIX Perpetual Grace, Ltd: The Elements of An Epiphany [New Episode – Special Time]
11:00 pm
DISCOVERY Shark After Dark: Episode 1 [7th Season Premiere]

Monday, July 29, 2019
3:01 am
SPECTRUM Side Games  [1st Season Finale]
NETFLIX Twelve Forever: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]
8:00 pm
DISCOVERY Special: Sharks of The Badlands [One-Hour Special Presentation]
9:00 pm
DISCOVERY Special: Legend of Deep Blue [One-Hour Special Presentation]
REELZ It Happened Here: [2nd Season Premiere]
HBO Years And Years: Episode 6 [1st Season Finale]
10:00 pm
DISCOVERY Special: The Sharks of Headstone Hell [One-Hour Special Presentation]
11:30 pm
COMEDY Lights Out With David Spade [Series Premiere]

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
8:00 pm
DISCOVERY Special: Sharkwrecked: Crash Landing [One-Hour Special Presentation]
A&E Live Pd: Live Pd – 07.30.19 [New Episode – Special Night & Time]
9:00 pm
DISCOVERY Special: Laws of Jaws: Dangerous Waters [One-Hour Special Presentation]
10:00 pm
DISCOVERY Special: Air Jaws Strikes Back [One-Hour Special Presentation]

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
3:01 am
HULU Four Weddings and a Funeral [Series Premiere]

Maya, the young communications director for a New York senatorial campaign, receives a wedding invitation from her college schoolmate now living in London. She leaves her professional and personal life behind, in favor of traveling to England and reconnecting with old friends and ends up in the midst of their personal crises. Relationships are forged and broken, political scandals exposed, London social life lampooned, love affairs ignited and doused, and of course, there are four weddings…and a funeral. Click here for more info & trailers

NETFLIX Kengan Ashura: Part 1 [Series Premiere]

Manga Ohma Tokita enters a hidden world where corporate disputes are settled in brutal gladiator bouts. Forget the money, he just wants to fight — and win. Starring:Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Cho, Jouji Nakata Click here for more info & trailers

NETFLIX The Letdown: Complete Second Season [2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Feature Film Special: The Red Sea Diving Report [Special Presentation]
8:00 pm
DISCOVERY Special: Extinct Or Alive: The Lost Shark [One-Hour Special Presentation]
HBO Special: Unmasking Jihadi John: Anatomy of A Terrorist [Special Presentation]
THE CW Jane The Virgin: Chapter Ninety-nine [One-Hour Special Presentation]
9:00 pm
DISCOVERY Special: Capsized: Blood In The Water [Two-Hour Special Presentation]
THE CW Jane The Virgin: Chapter One Hundred [Series Finale]
10:00 pm
FXX Archer: Archer: 1999 – Robert De Niro [10th Season Finale]
IFC Sherman’s Showcase: Meet Sherman [Series Premiere]

A sketch variety show like none before, Sherman’s Showcase travels through time via music and clips drawn from the forty-year library of a legendary (fictional) musical variety show. Inspired by shows like “Solid Gold”, “Soul Train” and “Laugh-In”. created by former Late Night with Jimmy Fallon writers Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin that includes sketches that were “too edgy” for the NBC late night show. Click here for more info & trailers

Thursday, August 01, 2019
3:01 am
CBSAA Strange Angel: [2nd Season Finale]
8:00 pm
DISCOVERY Special: Return To Shark Island [One-Hour Special Presentation]
THE CW iZombie: All’s Well That Ends Well [Series Finale]
FREEFORM Siren: New World Order [2nd Season Finale]
9:00 pm
DISCOVERY Special: Great White Kill Zone: Guadalupe [One-Hour Special Presentation]
10:00 pm
DISCOVERY Special: Monster Mako: Perfect Predator [One-Hour Special Presentation]
11:00 pm
DISCOVERY Shark After Dark: Episode 5 [7th Season Finale]

Friday, August 02, 2019
3:01 am
NETFLIX Ask The Storybots: Complete Third Season [3rd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Basketball Or Nothing: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]
NETFLIX Dear White People: Complete Third Season [3rd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Derry Girls: Complete Second Season [2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Feature Film Special: Otherhood [Special Presentation]
NETFLIX She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Complete Third Season [3rd Season Premiere]
AMAZON This Is Football: Complete First Season  [Series Premiere]
9:00 am
DC Swamp Thing [1st Series Finale]
8:00 pm
DISNEY Descendants 3 [Original Telefilm]
DISCOVERY Special: Isle of Jaws: Blood Brothers [One-Hour Special Presentation]
ABC Marvel’s Agents of Shield: The Sign/new Life [Two-Hour 6th Season Finale]
9:00 pm
DISCOVERY Special: Andrew Mayne: Ghost Diver [One-Hour Special Presentation]
SHOWTIME Shangri-la:  [1st Season Finale]
10:00 pm
DISCOVERY Special: I Was Prey: Shark Week [One-Hour Special Presentation]
11:00 pm
HBO A Black Lady Sketch Show: Angela Bassett Is The Baddest B***h [Series Premiere]

Saturday, August 03, 2019
11:00 am
DISNEY XD Lego Marvel Spider-Man: Vexed By Venom [Special Presentation]
11:30 am
DFC My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: The Last Laugh [9th Season Summer Premiere]
8:00 pm
DISCOVERY Special: Sharks Gone Wild 2 [One-Hour Special Presentation]
CBS Million Dollar Mile: I Was Born Ready For This [Two-Hour 1st Season Finale]
9:00 pm
DISCOVERY Special: Shark Week Immersion [One-Hour Special Presentation]

Alyssa

Alyssa bought her first comic at age 7 and was hooked. She has collected comics most of her life. Recently, she has branched out to comic art and books and the occasional Lego set. She goes to as many cons as she can and enjoys the 'long form' storytelling of the television medium. She is also a foodie and is always up for trying new and different food.

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