Next Week in TV 8/11: Who to Fear, The Dead’s return or the Handmaid’s departure?

By Alyssa, Mario Wario, & DRWHO42

We start the week off with the dead, the Walking Dead that is. AMC is airing a one-hour preview special for season ten of the main series which will premiere on October 6th, 2019. Then we dive into the mid-season premiere of Fear the Walking Dead right after. Stay tuned for more upcoming Walking Dead articles by our staff writers.

Other shows returning include The Terror: Infamy on AMC. Season two takes place in a WWII Japaneses internment camp, of course, true to the name, it has a supernatural twist. Then we have a time traveling ballet student in the series Find Me in Paris on HULU also returning this week.

Netflix brings us two international series: Better than Us is about a family-in-crises, a cutting edge robot, homicide and terrorist intrigue. With so many plot lines we wonder about what will be the main focus? The second show is Green Frontier which uncovers/investigates ‘magical’ deaths.

We say a final goodbye to Elementary and Legion. Krypton wraps up its current season but will return as does The Handmaid’s Tale. We like the twists during the Handmaid’s current season and are excited to see what is in store for the finale, especially how it sets up the next season. Question is…will it be a cliffhanger or will it wrap-up some of the main story lines? We will have to wait till Wendesday to find out. 

Is it wrong to be massively curious about Syfy’s TV movie titled Zombie Tidal Wave? History says that we shouldn’t get too crazy when hyping something, but could this be the start of something good from the Syfy channel? Finally, a note about a premiere from last week, the British television show Bulletproof did not disappoint and it looks to be an interesting take on the buddy-cop story. We encourage folks to give it a try.

So, do you have something to say regarding next week’s TV schedule? If so, then visit the FoCC forum, because who doesn’t want to talk about zombies or mutants a bit more? You can also find next week’s TV listing, as well as our picks below.

Mario Wario’s picks:
New: Fear the Walking Dead and Better Than Us.
On-going: Krypton, Preacher, Legion, Pennyworth, and Dragon Ball Super (Dub).
Binge / Stack: The Umbrella Academy and Good Omens.

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

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: Fear the Walking Dead, The Terror: Infamy
On-going: Preacher, The 100, Sabrina, Orange is the New Black, The Rain, Hanna, Designated Survivor
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, August 11, 2019
8:00 pm
AMC The Walking Dead: Season 10 Preview Special [One-Hour Presentation]
9:00 pm
AMC Fear the Walking Dead [5th Midseason Premiere]
TNT Claws: Finna [3rd Season Finale]
FACEBOOK Curse of Akakor [Series Premiere]

In the Amazon, six investigators hunt for a city of gold and the answer to a chilling question: why do so many who chase the Akakor legend vanish? Click here for more information.

PBS Grantchester: Episode Five [4th Season Finale]
HBO Succession: The Summer Palace [2nd Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
CBS Instinct: Go Figure [New Episode / Special Time]
PBS Jamestown: Episode Eight [3rd Season Finale]

Monday, August 12, 2019
12:00 am
ADULT SWIM Squidbillies: Muscadine Wine [12th Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
HBO Our Boys: Out of the Depth, I cry to You [Two-Hour Series Premiere]

In the summer of 2014, three Jewish teenagers are kidnapped and murdered by Hamas militants. Israel is shocked, shaken and furious. Two days later, the burned body of a Palestinian teenager from eastern Jerusalem is found in a forest on the western outskirts of the city. In the ensuing days, an agent from the internal terror division of the Shin Bet investigates the murder, while the parents of the slain teenager begin their long and anguished journey toward justice and consolation. Click here for more information.

AMC The Terror: Infamy [2nd Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
FX Legion: Chapter 27 [Series Finale]
AMC Lodge 49 [2nd Season Premiere]

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
9:00 pm
PBS Family Pictures USA: Southwest Florida [1st Season Finale]
THE CW Mysteries Decoded: Mothman [Series Premiere]

In 1947, the United States Army Air Force issued a press release to the Roswell Daily Record claiming that they had recovered a ‘flying saucer’ near Roswell, New Mexico. The following day, before the world could react to the astonishing news, the Army issued a retraction stating that the ‘flying saucer’ was nothing more than a weather balloon. But rather than end the story, the retraction sparked an on-going belief by many that the government may be covering up the discovery of a UFO from another world. Click here for more information.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
12:00 am
WGN The Disappearance: Redemption [1st Season Finale]
3:01 am
HULU The Handmaid’s Tale [3rd Season Finale]
8:00 pm
HBO Alternate Endings: Six New Ways to die in America [Special]
9:00 pm
VICELAND Ancient Aliens With Action Bronson: Alien Architects [Time Slot Premiere]
9:01 pm
NBC Songland: Macklemore [New Time Slot]
10:00 pm
SYFY Krypton: The Alpha and the Omega [2nd Season Finale]
HISTORY The Strongest man in History: Revolutionary Strongmen [1st Season Finale]

Thursday, August 15, 2019
3:01 am
NETFLIX Sacred Games [Complete 2nd Season Premiere]
CBSAA Why Women Kill [Series Premiere]

Why Women Kill details the lives of three women living in three different decades: a housewife in the ’60s, a socialite in the ’80s, and a lawyer in 2019, each dealing with infidelity in their marriages. The series will examine how the roles of women have changed, but how their reaction to betrayal… has not. Stars Lucy Liu. Click here for more information.

9:00 pm
ID The Shadows of Death: The Promise [1st Season Finale]
10:00 pm
CBS Elementary: The Last Bow [Series Finale]

Friday, August 16, 2019
3:01 am
NETFLIX 45 Rpm [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

In 1960s Madrid, music producer Guillermo Rojas launches a rock ‘n’ roll label with the help of aspiring singer Robert and clever producer Maribel. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Apache: The Life of Carlos Tevez [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

A young journalist is forced into a life of crime to save his father and family in this series based on the novel by Miguel Sáez Carral. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Better Than Us [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

A family on the brink of splitting up become the owners of a cutting-edge robot being sought by a corporation, homicide investigators and terrorists. Click here for more information.

HULU Find me in Paris [Complete 2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Green Frontier [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

When a young Bogotá-based detective gets drawn into the jungle to investigate four femicides, she uncovers magic, an evil plot and her own true origins. Click here for more information.

HULU The Amazing Johnathan Documentary
NETFLIX Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus [Special]
NETFLIX Mindhunter [Complete 2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX The Little Switzerland [Feature Film]

The discovery of the tomb of William Tell’s son in a town in the Basque Country spurs the village’s cantankerous citizens to lobby for Swiss annexation. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX QB1: Beyond the Lights [Complete 3rd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Super Monsters: Super Monsters Back to School [Special]
NETFLIX Victim Number 8 [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

No one can be trusted after a terrorist bombing in Bilbao kills seven and destroys the lives of the suspected jihadi and everyone around him. Click here for more information.

Saturday, August 17, 2019
9:00 pm
SYFY Zombie Tidal Wave [Telefilm]

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.