Next Week in TV 2/16: It’s All Part of the Plan, The Clone Wars Returns!

By Scott, DRWHO42, and alyssa

With February halfway done, spring is officially almost here in the US. 

As for TV, this time of the year usually means the TV madness itself has begun. No, not March Madness, which is next month, but rather February’s continued onslaught of series premieres and finales. 

On Sunday, Starz’s Outlander series, for example, will return to our timeline, thanks to the season five premiere airing at 8 p.m. ET. Fans can watch the premiere episode on the Starz app as of this writing.  

Also on Sunday is 2020’s NBA All-Star Game on TNT, which tips off at 8 p.m. ET, as well.

On Epix, the series premiere of War of the Worlds will see the light of day at long last, and it will air at 9 p.m. ET. This brand-new series is a “reimagining” of the sci-fi classic.

As for the main event for this week, this Friday morning will see the return of a fan-favorite, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The seventh and final season will be on Disney+ itself, and this season will have 12 episodes, too. Overall, the ‘clankers,’ as well as our favorite Clones, heroes, and villains, are back!

Also on Friday will be the season one finale of DC Universe’s Harley Quinn, at 9 a.m. ET.

On Saturday, fans of either series can catch the twenty-seventh season premiere of Nickelodeon’s Power Rangers: Beast Morphers (8 a.m. ET), and the series debut of Cartoon Network’s Thundercats Roar (10:30 a.m. ET).

As always, don’t forget to look at this week’s TV listing, which is listed below. Do let us know what you will be watching when visiting the FoCC forum.

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: DOCTOR WHO!!, Strike Back, War of the Worlds, Hunters
On-going: 9-1-1: Lone Star, FBI, Locke & Key, October Faction, Chilling Tales of Sabrina, Legends of Tomorrow, The Outsider, FBI: Most Wanted, Manifest, Supergirl, The Flash, Batwoman, Arrow, 9-1-1, Prodigal Son, FBI, Fresh off the Boat, Stumptown, SNL, Criminal:UK, Titans, The Rain, Hanna

Binge / Re-watch: Lost in Space, Jack Ryan, The Witcher (finished and re-watching the greatness)

Mario Wario’s picks:
New: Outlander, War of the Worlds, Thundercats Roar, Power Rangers, Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
On-going: Star Trek: Picard, October Faction, Doctor Who, Vikings, DC/CW shows, Strike Back, and Supernatural.
Binge / Stack: The Witcher.

Alyssa’s picks for Disney+, CBSAA, Over-The-Air(OTA), Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime:
OTA: Lego Masters, Tommy, 911: LoanStar, The NCIS shows, FBI, All Rise, Stumptown and Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.
Stream: Star Wars: Clone Wars, Locke & Key, Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, Rewatch: The Witcher, The Boys, The Runaways, and Jack Ryan

Editor’s note: All times listed below are Eastern and nerd/geek interest are highlighted in PINK. Please note that Tuesday is not listed below, due to the day’s lack of ‘nerdy’ content.

Sunday, February 16, 2020
6:00 pm
FYI From Scratch: Naples Took a Pizza my Heart [Series Premiere; Food Series]
8:00 pm
TNT 2020 NBA All-Star Game: Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis
STARZ Outlander: The Fiery Cross [5th Season Premiere]
HISTORY Washington: Episode 1 [Miniseries Premiere]

Washington tells the story of how a fatherless young soldier full of personal ambition becomes a leader of men willing to sacrifice all for the common cause. How a once-loyal British subject rises to battle an empire in a liberty-or-death campaign to forge a new nation. And then how, at the zenith of his power, the victorious general voluntarily steps down, becoming what King George III would call “the greatest man in the world.” Click here for more information.

8:30 pm
FOX Duncanville: Pilot [Animated Series Premiere]

From Emmy Award and Golden Globe winner Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation,” “Saturday Night Live”) and Emmy Award winners Mike and Julie Scully (THE SIMPSONS, “The Carmichael Show,” “Parks and Recreation”) comes DUNCANVILLE, an animated family comedy centered around a spectacularly average 15-year-old boy with a rich fantasy life, and the people in his world. Click here for more information.

9:00 pm
EPIX War of the Worlds: Episode One [Series Premiere]

In this multifaceted reimagining of the timeless classic by H.G. Wells, a catastrophic attack on Earth by intelligent extraterrestrial life forces the remainder of humanity to struggle for survival. Click here for more information.

NBC Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist: Zoey’s Extraordinary Best Friend [Time Slot Premiere]
10:00 pm
NBC Good Girls: Find Your Beach [3rd Season Premiere]
CBS NCIS: New Orleans: Bad Moon Rising [6th Season Winter Premiere]

Monday, February 17, 2020
12:15 am
ADULT SWIM Mike Tyson Mysteries: You Can’t Go Home Again [4th Season Finale]
3:01 am
NETFLIX The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia [Complete 1stt Season/Series Premiere]

15-year-old scientist Ashley Garcia explores the great unknown of modern teendom after moving across the country to pursue a career in robotics. Click here for more information.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
3:01 am
NETFLIX The Chef Show [Complete 3rd Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
CBS Criminal Minds: Face off / And in the End [Two-Hour Series Finale]
10:00 pm
PBS Expedition With Steve Backshall: Bhutan – White Water [1st Season Winter Finale]
10:30 pm
IFC Year of The Rabbit: Pilot [Series Premiere]

Detective Inspector Rabbit and his new young partners investigate murder trials in Victorian London. Anxieties rise when they discover an ancient secret society has resurfaced and is wreaking havoc on the city. Click here for more information.

Thursday, February 20, 2020
3:01 am
NETFLIX Spectros [Complete 1st Season/Series Premiere]

A group of teens get caught up in a supernatural clash as vengeful spirits from centuries past rise up in the Liberdade district of São Paulo. Click here for more information.

3:00 pm
FACEBOOK Sacred Lies [2nd Season Premiere]

Friday, February 21, 2020
3:01 am
NETFLIX Gentefied [Complete 1st Season/Series Premiere]

The Morales cousins scramble to save their grandfather’s taco shop — and pursue their own dreams — as gentrification shakes up their LA neighborhood. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Glitch Techs [Complete First Season/Animated Series Premiere]

Two teens work at a game store as a front for their actual job: Hunting video game monsters who’ve broken out into the real world. Click here for more information.

AMAZON Hunters [Complete 1st Season/Series Premiere]

Inspired by true events, HUNTERS follows a rag-tag team of Nazi Hunters in 1977 New York City who discover that hundreds of escaped Nazis are living in America. And so, they do what any bad-ass vigilante squad would do: they set out on a bloody quest for revenge and justice. But they soon discover a far-reaching conspiracy and must race against time to thwart the Nazis’ new genocidal plans. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX The Last Thing He Wanted [Movie]

A hard-hitting reporter becomes entangled in the story she’s trying to break when she helps her ailing father broker an arms deal in Central America. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Puerta 7 [Complete 1st Season/Series Premiere]

A determined woman works to rid an Argentine soccer club of the violent crime and corruption surrounding its intense fanbase. Click here for more information.

DISNEY+ Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Episode 1 [7th Season Premiere]
9:00 am
DCU Harley Quinn [1st Season Finale]
8:00 pm
ABC Fresh off the Boat: Family Van [New Episode/Series Finale Afterwards]

Saturday, February 22, 2020
8:00 am
NICK Power Rangers: Beast Morphers: Believe it or Not [27th Season Premiere]
10:30 am
CARTOON Thundercats Roar: Exodus Part 1 & 2 [Series Premiere]

This upcoming Cartoon Network series centers around Lion-O and his wacky misadventures, as he tries to defeat the evil Mumm-Ra. Click here for more information.

8:00 pm
FOX Almost Family: Permanent Af / Expectant Af [Two-Hour 1st Season Finale]

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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