Next Week in TV 3/8: Exploring the Universe in Cosmos

By DRWHO42, Scott, and alyssa

Last week we had an extra day in February; however, this week, some of us lose an hour of sleep due to Daylight Saving Time. As we struggle with the time shift, there are a few things on the horizon that will grab your eyes, from exploring the way the universe works in Cosmos and saying goodbye to a few series, which will wrap up their seasons this week.

Cosmos returns Sunday evening for its third season and will serve as a reminder that this universe has a lot of mysteries left, as we are still looking to explore and understanding on how the universe works. Later in the week, Netflix will debut an interactive Carmen Sandiego television movie, so check it out.

There are also several season finales airing this week, starting with the much talked about McMillion$The OutsiderThe New Pope9-1-1: Lone Star, and Lincoln Rhyme.

McMillion$, the docuseries about the McDonald’s Monopoly game fraud has been engrossing thus far, and if you haven’t had the chance to watch this eye-opening analysis of how the prize promotion game was exploited, we highly recommend that you do. 9-1-1: Lone Star, meanwhile, wraps up its first season this Monday night, and as far as spin-offs go, this series has exceeded our expectations, as well as delivering great suspense, through the emergencies the team faced while allowing the characters to grow organically. However, have no fear if you are a fan of the 9-1-1 franchise, as the mothership series will return next week.

On The CW, Black Lightning wraps its third season this week. This season was a good one, which was highlighted by its first excursion into the Arrowverse with the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover. Thus, we are looking forward to its return in the fall.

In related television news, pilot orders, deals, and filming are commencing as of this writing. The early buzz surrounding Walker, Texas RangerThe Equalizer, and Kung Fu reboots has been great to hear. There are also a few supernatural pilots in the works which have been ordered, including The Brides, a vampire-themed series starring Gina Torres and Ghosts, plus iZombie’s Rose McIver. Of course, only time will tell on if or when they will be picked up. As always, we are keeping track of the series orders and tracking on how the fall TV schedule shapes up.

We also found out that The Magicians and Hawaii Five-0 will conclude their current runs this season. Both have had a great run, yet we are still disappointed by the news.

That’s all for this week. Don’t forget to join the conversation on the FoCC forum to share your thoughts on all things TV.

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: DOCTOR WHO!!, Strike Back!, Dispatched from Elsewhere
On-going: 9-1-1: Lone Star, FBI, War of the Worlds, Hunters, 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,

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

Mario Wario’s picks:
New: Black Lightning (season finale).
On-going: Star Trek: Picard, The Walking Dead, The Clone Wars, Outlander, 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: The Rookie, Lego Masters, Tommy, 911: Lone Star, The NCIS shows, FBI, All Rise, Stumptown and Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.
Stream: Star Wars: Clone Wars, Locke &Key, Star Trek: Discovery, and StarTrek: 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. Do note that Saturday was skipped due to the lack of ‘nerdy’ content.

Sunday, March 08, 2020
3:01 am
NETFLIX Sitara: Let Girls Dream [Animated Film]
9:00 am
NICK Lego City Adventures: Buster Moves / To Cop or Not to Cop [2nd Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
HBO The Outsider: Must/Can’t [1st Season Finale]
10:00 pm
USA Dare Me: Shock & Awe [1st Season Finale]
10:30 pm
SHOWTIME Kidding: The Puppet Dalai Lama [2nd Season Finale]

Monday, March 09, 2020
12:10 am
AMC Ride With Norman Reedus: Georgia With Michael Rooker [4th Season Premiere]
3:01 am
ACORN TV Blood: Episodes 1 and 2 [2nd Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
FOX 9-1-1: Lone Star: Awakening / Austin, we Have a Problem [Two-Hour 1st Season Finale]
THE CW All American: Decisions [2nd Season Finale]
NGC Cosmos: Ladder to the Stars / The Fleeting Grace of the Habitable Zone [3rd Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
THE CW Black Lightning: The Book of War: Chapter Three: Liberation [3rd Season Finale]
HBO The New Pope: Ninth Episode [1st Season Finale]
10:00 pm
HBO McMillion$: Episode 6 [1st Season Finale]

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
3:01 am
NETFLIX Carmen Sandiego: To Steal or Not to Steal [Interactive Film]

Don a disguise or fly away? Stick to the plan or go rogue? Carmen’s on a mission — and she needs your help. You drive the action in this interactive adventure, helping Carmen save Ivy and Zack when V.I.L.E. captures them during a heist in Shanghai. Click here for more information.


Wednesday, March 11, 2020
3:01 am
NETFLIX Dirty Money [Complete 2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX On My Block [Complete 3rd Season Premiere]

Thursday, March 12, 2020
8:30 pm
FREEFORM Everything’s Gonna Be Okay: Discoid Cockroaches [1st Season Finale]
8:31 pm
CBS The Unicorn: No Matter What the Future Brings [1st Season Finale]
9:01 pm
CBS Mom: A Judgy Face and Your Grandma’s Drawers [150th Episode]
9:30 pm
CBS Carol’s Second Act: R.I.P. Dr. Herman [1st Season Finale]

Friday, March 13, 2020
3:01 am
NETFLIX Beastars [Complete 1st Season / Anime Series Premiere]

In a world where beasts of all kinds coexist, a gentle wolf awakens to his own predatory urges as his school deals with a murder within its midst. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Bloodride [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]

The doomed passengers aboard a spectral bus head toward a gruesome, unknown destination in this deliciously macabre horror anthology series. Click here for more information.

DISNEY+ Stargirl [Film]

A boy becomes intrigued by a mysterious and quirky student named Stargirl and spends his time trying to know more about her. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Elite [Complete 3rd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Kingdom [Complete 2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Lost Girls [Film]

Desperate to find her missing daughter, a mother fights to uncover the truth — and helps expose a string of unsolved murders. Based on a true story. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Go Karts [Family Film]

A fearless teen leans into the rush of high-speed go-kart racing, backed by good friends — and a surly ex-driver who becomes his coach. Click here for more information.

AMAZON The Pale Horse [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]

A mysterious list of names is found in the shoe of a dead woman. What is the connection to the village of Much Deeping? Click here for more information.

NETFLIX The Valhalla Murders [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]

An Oslo detective with a painful past returns to his native Iceland to help a dedicated cop hunt a serial killer with a link to a mysterious photo. Click here for more information.

9:00 pm
NBC Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector: Mano a Mano [1st Season Finale / Special Time]


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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