Next Week in TV 9/8: Mr. Mercedes and NFL Football Returns

By DRWHO42, Mario Wario, & Alyssa

This week marks the official kickoff of the NFL regular season, with today being the first Sunday and, by this time, our fantasy teams and survivor pool lineups will be set. We will forget all of the off-field drama, as our attention focuses on the action on the field. Speaking of sports, SportsCenter first aired 30 years ago this weekend.

This week also marks the return of Mr. Mercedes with the third season on AT&T’s Audience Network. The series, based on the Stephen King’s trilogy of Bill Hodges novels, is a brilliant cat and mouse detective story which delves into the mind of a serial killer. The second season came to a dramatic conclusion, and from what we can tell, this upcoming season will change gears, with a new villain entering the picture.

The steaming platforms will offer great options, with new content dropping throughout the week. By the way, if you have not had a chance to check out Carnival Row, we highly recommend adding it to your viewing list.

The week ahead will feature a few finales for the late summer shows, such as Four Weddings and A Funeral, BH90210, Grand Hotel, Bulletproof, and Reef Break.

That’s it for now TV lovers. Don’t forget to go to the FoCC forum to keep the TV chat going, and we will see you all next time!

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: Carnival Row, NFL, Titans
On-going: Carnival Row, Titans, Preacher, 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: Mr. Mercedes.
On-going: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Carnival Row, 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: Football, 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.

Sunday, September 08, 2019
7:00 pm
CBS 60 Minutes: Steve Kroft Retrospective [One-Hour Special]
8:15 pm
NBC Sunday Night Football: Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots

Monday, September 09, 2019
9:00 pm
CBS Fall Preview
HBO The Deuce: The Camera Loves You [3rd Season Premiere]
Starz Out of Omaha [Special]
10:00 pm
HBO Our Boys: Acceptance of Silence [New Time Slot]
10:01 pm
ABC Grand Hotel: A Perfect Storm [1st Season Finale]

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
3:01 am
NETFLIX Evelyn [Movie]
NETFLIX Stand-up Special: Bill Burr: Paper Tiger
NETFLIX Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020: Part 1 [Series Premiere]

Six strangers share a fabulous house in Tokyo, looking for love while living under the same roof. With no script, what happens next is all up to them. Click here for more info

9:00 pm
FOX First Responders Live: Episode 113 [1st Season Finale]
SHOWTIME Inside the NFL: 2019 Week 1 [41st Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
AUDIENCE Mr. Mercedes: No Good Deed [3rd Season Premiere]
10:01 pm

NBC Bring the Funny: The Finale [1st Season Finale]

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
3:01 am
HULU Four Weddings and a Funeral: [1st Season Finale]
8:00 pm
THE CW Bulletproof: Episode 6 [1st Season Finale]
9:00 pm
FOX BH90210: The Long Wait [1st Season Finale]
HBO In The Shadow of The Towers: Stuyvesant High On 9/11 [Special]
HISTORY 9/11: Inside Air Force One [Two-Hour Special]
9:01 pm
NBC Songland: OneRepublic [1st Season Finale]
10:00 pm
PBS Magical Land of Oz: Human [1st Season Finale]
FX Snowfall: Other Lives [3rd Season Finale]

Thursday, September 12, 2019
3:01 am
NETFLIX Explained: The Mind [Special]
NETFLIX The I-Land [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]
3:00 pm
Disney Ducktales: Moonvasion! Parts 1 & 2 [One-Hour 2nd Season Finale]
10:00 pm
FX Mr. Inbetween: Shoulda Tapped [2nd Season Premiere]

Friday, September 13, 2019
12:00 am
SUNDANCE This Close [2nd Season Premiere]
3:01 am
NETFLIX The Chef Show [Complete Second Season Premiere]
AMAZON El Corazón De Sergio Ramos [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]
NETFLIX Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

Ikoma and the Iron Fortress take their fight to the battlegrounds of Unato, joining the alliance to reclaim the region from the kabane horde. Click here for more info

NETFLIX Hello, Privilege. It’s Me, Chelsea [Documentary Film Special]
NETFLIX Marianne [Movie]
NETFLIX Tall Girl [Movie]
NETFLIX The Ranch: Part 7 [4th Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Top Boy  [Complete Third Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Unbelievable [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

After a young woman is accused of lying about a rape, two female detectives investigate a spate of eerily similar attacks. Inspired by true events. Click here for more info

AMAZON Undone [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

UNDONE is a half-hour, genre-bending, animated dramedy that explores the elastic nature of reality through its central character, Alma, a twenty-eight-year-old living in San Antonio, Texas. After getting into a car accident and nearly dying, Alma finds she has a new relationship to time. She develops this new ability in order to find out the truth about her father’s death. Click here for more info

8:00 pm
THE CW EA Sports Madden NFL 20 Classic [One-Hour Special]
9:00 pm
THE CW Red Bull Peaking: James Stewart [Series Premiere]

Extreme sports docu-series RED BULL PEAKING featuring iconic extreme sports stars Kelly McGarry, James Stewart and Jenny Rissveds, airs back-to-back episodes Click here for more info

ABC Reef Break: Endgame [1st Season Finale – Special Night & Time]
10:00 pm
SHOWTIME Murder in the Bayou: Chapter One – A Body in a Canal [Series Premiere]

Based on a best-selling book, this five-part true crime docu-series investigates the unsolved murders of 8 women whose bodies were discovered in drainage canals and on desolate back roads in and around Jennings, Louisiana. In examining the lives of the young victims – and the violent sex and drug trade they were a part of – the series uncovers the secrets of this troubled town. These discoveries lead to even more shocking revelations, exposing corruption, bad actors and institutional injustices that have left the town still searching for truth. Click here for more info

11:00 pm
HBO Room 104: The Plot [3rd Season Premiere]

Saturday, September 14, 2019
11:30 am
Nick Lego Jurassic World: Mission: Critical! [Series Premiere]

Set in 2012, three years before the Jurassic World movie, Owen Grady and Claire Dearing team up on Isla Nublar to deal with everything the Jurassic World park throws their way, including a mysterious saboteur who wants to destroy the park forever! Click here for more info


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.

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