By DRWHO42, Mario Wario, & Alyssa
The upcoming week in television will be a shift of gears compared to the prior week, and will feature a number of season and series finales. The most notable of the series finales is AMC’s Preacher. The series which stars Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, and Joseph Gilgun is a standout series from the start and has built itself a very loyal fanbase (click here for a earlier article from our writer mlgagne on her thoughts on fandom for this series), who will be sad to see the series come to a close.
Sunday will also feature the fifth season finale for Fear the Walking Dead, while Pennyworth wraps its first season on EPIX. The animation block on FOX returns for another run including Family Guy, The Simpsons, and Bob’s Burgers.
Forest Whittaker’s latest series, Godfather of Harlem, which premieres this week has received positive buzz from critics.
The new series, which premiered last week, including Stumptown, Prodigal Son, and Evil provided new and exciting viewing experiences. The highlight last week was Emergence which started #WhoisPiper, that is trending on Twitter.
If you are interested in UFOs and the Paranormal, the History channel will be a great viewing destination throughout the week with season premieres of In Search Of and Ancient Aliens along with specials, such as Hunting UFOs: Investigating Alien Hotspots and UFOs: Top Secret Alien Files.
For those interested in law enforcement series, S.W.A.T., The Rookie, and NCIS: Los Angeles all return this week. The popular Peaky Blinders returns for a fifth season this week along with Carmen San Diego on Netflix. The Blacklist, which returns for its seventh run, and Goliath, which returns for a third time, will be great choices for all as we cap off the week this Friday night.
Lastly, as we enter are entering the month of October, the Halloween programming commences, and 31 Nights of Halloween Fan Fest is just the start of it to get you in the mood.
Are you thrilled about next week’s schedule? Let us know by going to the FoCC forum to join the conversation!
New: In Search Of, Ancient Aliens, and History channel UFO specials
On-going: Emergence, Evil, 9-1-1, Prodigal Son, FBI, Fresh off the Boat, Mixed-ish, Black-ish, Stumptown, Emmys, SNLCriminal:UK, 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: The Walking Dead.
On-going: AHS: 1984, 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 Returning series: The Rookie
New OTA: Prodigal Son, Bluff City Law, Emergence, Evil, Stumptown, and Almost Family
Stream: The Boys, Undone and Wu-Tang: An American Saga
Editor’s note: All times listed below are Eastern and nerd/geek interest are highlighted in PINK.
Sunday, September 29, 2019
CBS 60 Minutes: 52nd Season Premiere [Fifty-Second Season Premiere]
PBS The Durrells In Corfu Episode One [Fourth Season Premiere]
FREEFORM Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Adventure Awaits [Two-Hour Special]
FOX The Simpsons: The Winter of Our Monetized Content [Thirty-First Season Premiere]
FOX Bless the Harts: Hug N’ Bugs [Series Premiere]
Jenny Hart (Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Kristen Wiig, “Bridesmaids,” “Saturday Night Live”) is a single mother supporting her family working as a waitress in the small town of Greenpoint, NC. While Jenny’s the head of her family, she’s often at odds with, or scheming with, her lottery scratcher-obsessed mother, Betty (Emmy Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Maya Rudolph, “The Good Place,” “Bridesmaids”), and her witty, creative daughter, Violet (Emmy Award nominee Jillian Bell, “Workaholics,” “Fist Fight”). Jenny’s doting, eternal optimist boyfriend of 10 years, Wayne Edwards (Ike Barinholtz, “Neighbors,” “Blockers”), is the love of her life and a surrogate father to Violet. He’s a charming dreamer who may never hit the big time, but he’s not going to give up the fight. In the end, the Harts may not have much, but they may just have everything they need. Click here for more information.
CBS God Friended Me: Joy [Second Season Premiere]
FOX Bob’s Burgers: The Ring (but not Scary) [Tenth Season Premiere]
AMC Fear the Walking Dead: End of the Line [Fifth Season Finale]
THE CW Mysteries Decoded: Bigfoot [First Season Finale / Special Night]
EPIX Pennyworth: Marianne Faithful [First Season Finale]
PBS Poldark: Episode 1 [Fifth Season Premiere]
FOX Family Guy: Yacht Rocky [Seventh Season Premiere]
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles: Let Fate Decide [Eleventh Season Premiere]
EPIX Godfather of Harlem: By Whatever Means Necessary [Series Premiere / Special Time]
Inspired by actual persons and events, Godfather of Harlem reimagines the story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Academy Award – winner Forest Whitaker), who in the early 1960s returned from a decade in prison to find the neighborhood he once ruled in shambles. Click here for more information.
ABC The Rookie: Impact [Second Season Premiere]
AMC Preacher: End of the World [Series Finale]
AMC Talking Dead: Fear Edition: End of the Line [Fourth Season Finale]
Monday, September 30, 2019
ADULT SWIM Robot Chicken: Ginger Hill In: Bursting Pipes [Tenth Season Premiere]
THE CW Penn & Teller: Fool Us: Virtual Reality [Sixth Season Finale]
HISTORY Hunting UFOs: Investigating Alien Hotspots [Two-Hour Special]
Tuesday, October 01, 2019
NETFLIX Carmen Sandiego [Complete Second Season Premiere]
FACEBOOK Sorry for Your Loss [Second Season Premiere]
HISTORY UFOs: Top Secret Alien Files [Two-Hour Special]
THE CW Pandora: Simple Twist of Fate [First Season Finale / Special Time]
BRAVO In a Man’s World: Emily [Series Premiere]
Bravo’s new event series In a Man’s World will follow four women as they temporarily morph into men to see how the other gender lives when it premieres Tuesday, October 1 at 10/9c. With the help of the Academy Award-winning Special Effects make-up team of Lou and Dave Elsey, as well as voice and movement coaches, these women will be trained on to walk, talk, and look like men in order to go undercover for two days to experience what life is like for guys.
Each episode of In a Man’s World, which comes from executive producer Viola Davis, will follow one woman, from a pro pool player to a pastor, as she explores the differences in what life is like for men and women in society, their careers, and their cultures. The ladies will go about their daily lives at work and home, even fooling their loved ones with their new male alter egos. Click here for more information.
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
NETFLIX Living Undocumented [Complete First Season / Series Premiere; From Executive Producer Selena Gomez About Immigration]
CBS Seal Team: Welcome to the Refuge [Third Season Premiere]
FOX Almost Family: Pilot [Series Premiere]
Only child Julia Bechley (Brittany Snow, the “Pitch Perfect” franchise, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) finds her life turned upside down when her father, Leon Bechley (Academy Award winner Timothy Hutton, “American Crime,” “Leverage,” “Ordinary People”), reveals that, over the course of his prize-winning career as a pioneering fertility doctor, he used his own sperm to conceive upwards of a hundred children. Click here for more information.
CBS S.W.A.T.: Fire in the Sky [Third Season Premiere]
Thursday, October 03, 2019
NETFLIX Seis Manos [Complete First Season / Series Premiere / Anime]
Orphans raised by a martial arts master are plunged into a mystery involving demonic powers, drug cartels, ancient rituals and blood sacrifice. Click here for more information.
PBS The This Old House Hour [Eighteenth Season Premiere]
SCIENCE Mysteries of the Abandoned [Sixth Season Premiere]
Friday, October 04, 2019
NETFLIX Big Mouth [Complete Third Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Creeped Out [Complete Second Season Premiere]
AMAZON Goliath [Complete Third Season Premiere]
HULU Into the Dark: Uncanny Annie [Second Season Premiere]
HULU Light as a Feather: Part 2 [Second Season Finale]
NETFLIX My Country: The New Age: [Series Premiere]
At the end of the Goryeo period, there were those who led the charge to proclaim a new age — and the ordinary individuals who risked everything. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX In The Tall Grass [Movie]
After hearing a boy’s cry for help, a pregnant woman and her brother wade into a vast field of grass, only to discover there may be no way out. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Peaky Blinders [Complete Fifth Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Raising Dion [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]
A widowed mom sets out to solve the mystery surrounding her young son’s emerging superpowers while keeping his extraordinary gifts under wraps. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Rotten [Complete Second Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Super Monsters [Complete Third Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Super Monsters: Vida’s First Halloween [Special]
DISNEY Fancy Nancy: The Return of Dudley / Nancy Quits the Clancy’s [Second Season Premiere]
NBC The Blacklist: Louis T. Steinhil [Seventh Season Premiere]
DISNEY Just Roll With It: You Decide Live! [One-Hour Special]
THE CW Red Bull Peaking: Carson Storch [First Season Finale]
DISNEY Wicked Woods: A Descendants Halloween Story [Special]
HISTORY In Search of: The Loch Ness Monster Part I [Second Season Premiere]
PBS Voices on PBS: Porvenir, Texas [Third Season Finale]
Saturday, October 05, 2019
NETFLIX Legend Quest: Masters of Myth [Second Season Premiere / Animated]
FREEFORM 31 Nights of Halloween Fan Fest [Ninety-Minute Special]