Next Week in TV 8/25: Explore the worlds of imagination with Dark Crystal and Carnival Row

By DRWHO42, Mario Wario, & Alyssa

As we approach the final days of August and the Labor Day holiday weekend the upcoming week in TV have a few gems to add to your viewing list. Sunday starts the week off with a one-two punch of series premieres starting with the sixth and final season premiere of Power and followed up later in the evening by Ballers. Pennyworth, Fear the Walking Dead, and Preacher are also on the Sunday lineup and will they have proven to excellent choices to help keep us entertained as we wind down the final hours of the weekend.

Midweek offers a few change of pace options on Netflix with the series premiere of The A List and a few Netflix original movies to check out including Kardec. Also, Harlots on wraps its third season on Hulu Wednesday.

As the holiday weekend kicks off Amazon Prime Video and Netflix have the keys to the world imagination with the series premieres of Carnival Row and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Friday. Both series were promoted during SDCC and gave attendees much to look forward to. Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance features a stellar voice cast including a few familiar names such as Taron Egerton, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Mark Hamill.

Carnival Row is a series set in a Victorian-era world where mythical creatures such as faeries and centaurs coexist with humans. Orlando Bloom, Delevingne, and Jared Harris head up a great cast for this series which examines society and self-identify. DRWHO42 screened the first season of Carnival Row and gives the series very high marks for originality and its engaging plot – stay tuned for his review coming very soon.

That is it for now, but as always, don’t forget to visit the FoCC forum to keep the TV chat going.

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: Carnival Row.
On-going: Preacher, The Rook, The 100, Sabrina, Orange is the New Black, The Rain, Hanna, Fear the Walking Dead, The Terror: Infamy
Binge / Stack: Hawaii 5-0, Elementary, Voltron, Supernatural, iZombie, Lost in Space & Strike Back (finished and re-watching the greatness)

Mario Wario’s picks:
New: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and Carnival Row.
On-going: Preacher, Pennyworth, Fear the Walking Dead, and Dragon Ball Super (Dub).
Binge / Stack: The Umbrella Academy and Good Omens.

Alyssa’s picks for Over-The-Air (OTA), Hulu, and Amazon Prime:
OTA Watching: Instinct, FBI, MasterChef, and Bulletproof
Stream: The Boys, The Rookie


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; Saturday was skipped due to the lack of content.

Sunday, August 25, 2019
8:00 pm
STARZ Power: Murderers [6th Season Premiere]
8:30 pm
FOX What Just Happened??! With Fred Savage: Neighbor [New Episode – Special Time]
9:00 pm
SHOWTIME The Affair: Episode 1 [5th Season Premiere]
CBS Instinct: Grey Matter [2nd Season Finale]
STARZ Power Confidential: Murderers [Series Premiere]

Following the buildup of five successful seasons on Starz, the drama hit “Power” provides fans with a companion series to the sixth and final season. “Power Confidential” will include a panel that consists of the show’s cast and creators as they discuss the most memorable moments of the season. Click here for more information. 

10:00 pm
SHOWTIME On Becoming a God in Central Florida: The Stinker Thinker / The Gloomy-Zoomies [Series Premiere]

In 1992 Central Florida, a minimum-wage water park employee lies, schemes and cons her way up the ranks of the cultish, multibillion-dollar pyramid scheme that drove her family to ruin. Click here for more information.

10:30 pm
HBO Ballers: [5th Season Premiere]

Monday, August 26, 2019
9:00 pm
MTV 2019 MTV Video Music Awards [Two-Hour Special]

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
3:01 am
NETFLIX Dreamworks Trolls: The Beat Goes On! [Complete 7th Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Million Pound Menu [2nd Season Premiere]
9:00 am
DCU Young Justice: Outsiders [3rd Season Finale]

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
3:01 am
HULU Harlots: Episode 8 [3rd Season Finale]
10:00 pm
PBS Magical Land of Oz: Land [Series Premiere]

Burrow into the magical depths of Australian animal life as unique species navigate extremes on land and sea. Blue chip cameras capture the continent’s diverse animal populations in its highest snow peaks, frigid southern seas and suburban backyards. Click here for more information.

PARAMOUNT Yellowstone: Sins of the Father [2nd Season Finale]

Thursday, August 29, 2019
3:01 am
NETFLIX Falling Inn Love [Movie]

When a San Francisco exec wins a New Zealand inn, she ditches city life to remodel and flip the rustic property with help from a handsome contractor. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Kardec [Movie]

In Catholic 19th-century France, professor Léon Rivail attends a séance and is moved to found spiritism, putting him in the authorities’ sights. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Workin’ Moms [Complete 3rd Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
ABC Reef Break: Blue Skies [New Episode – Special Time]

Friday, August 30, 2019
3:01 m
NETFLIX The A List [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]

Romance, rivalry and radical mystery collide as a group of teens attend a remote island sleepaway camp in this suspenseful, supernatural drama. Click here for more information.

AMAZON Carnival Row [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

With a serial killer loose on Carnival Row, and a government that turns a blind eye to the deaths of its lower class citizens, Rycroft Philostrate, a war-hardened investigator, is the only person willing to stop the murders and maintain the fragile peace. But when Vignette Stonemoss, a faerie refugee, turns up in the Burgue, she forces Philo to reckon with a past he’s tried to forget. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Carole & Tuesday [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere / Anime]

Part-timer Carole meets rich girl Tuesday, and each realizes they’ve found the musical partner they need. Together, they just might make it. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]

As power-hungry overlords drain life from the planet Thra, a group of brave Gelfling unite on a quest to save their world and fight off the darkness. Click here for more information.

ACORN TV Keeping Faith [Complete 2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Mighty Little Bheem [Complete 2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX La Grande Classe [Movie]

Eager to flaunt their success in front of old bullies and teenage crushes, two best friends spend a wild night at their middle school reunion. Click here for more information. 

NETFLIX True & The Rainbow Kingdom: Wild Wild Yetis [Special]


Kevin aka "DRWHO42" watches a lot of TV and avoids spoilers like the plague. He is an avid Whovian, Trekker, fanboy, gamer, traveler, planner, self-professed gym rat, and Starbucks espresso loyalist. When not plotting out his schedule for the next tent-pole movie or watching his favorite shows he is on the hunt for pop-culture TV & Movie media news. More importantly he is a frequent attendee of San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) and New York Comic Con (NYCC). Follow him on Twitter @kevinDW42 @FoCCBlog

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