Next Week in TV 4/5: The Walking Dead says goodbye for now & Idris Elba Just Wants to Race

By Scott, DRWHO42, and Alyssa

Zombies and Idris Elba…what an excellent combination for this week in TV! 

Let’s begin with AMC’s The Walking Dead as this zombie series is officially ending its 10th season on Sunday. Do note that the ‘true’ finale for season 10 will air later this year, due to the coronavirus outbreak delaying production on episode 16. The episode itself will air as a special on AMC. 

Afterward, fans of The Walking Dead can watch a brand-new episode of the Talking Dead, the ’Home Edition’, on Sunday. Also on this day is the season 1 finale of Epix’s War of the Worlds series.

On Monday, fans of Idris Elba can watch the actor race cars for fun against Ken Block in Elba Vs. Block on Quibi, the brand-new mobile-only streaming service that houses short-form episodes. Those in the US and Canada can try out the new streaming service on Monday; there is a 90-day free trial if you sign up anytime this month. Also, some T-Mobile customers can get a free subscription (called Quibi on Us) to Quibi. 

Then we have some TV news, and let’s begin with the news of TNT’s Snowpiercer premiering two weeks sooner than originally planned, and the new date is Sunday, May 17 instead of May 31. Fox’s new drama series Deputy, meanwhile, has been canceled by the network, while Chris Meloni is set to return to the Law & Order: Special Victim Unit world, to reprise as Elliot Stabler, in an all-new spin-off series on NBC. Season 4 of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty series is set to return to action on Sunday, May 3.

And for those that are running out of things to watch, do note that HBO has 500 hours of free content to watch online for a limited time. Of course, one can check out what the blog recommends watching while at home by clicking here.

As always, don’t forget to join the conversation over on the FoCC forum to share your thoughts on all things TV, with the new listing below helping you along the way. Until next time, stay safe and healthy everyone!

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: Strike Back!, Doctor Who Re-watch events.
On-going: Line of Duty, Motherland: Fort Salem, 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, Stumptown, SNL, Criminal: UK, Titans,

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

Mario Wario’s picks:
New: TWD (Season Finale).
On-going: Westworld, The Walking Dead, The Clone Wars, Outlander, DC/CW shows, Strike Back, and Supernatural.
Binge/Stack: The Witcher.

Alyssa’s picks: 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 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.

Sunday, April 05, 2020
9:00 pm
AMC The Walking Dead: The Tower [10th Season Finale]
EPIX War of the Worlds: Episode Eight [1st Season Finale]
PBS World On Fire: Episode One [Series Premiere]

World on Fire, an adrenalized, emotionally gripping and resonant World War II drama, follows the intertwining fates of ordinary people in five countries as they grapple with the effects of the war on their everyday lives. Click here for more information.

10:02 pm
AMC Talking Dead: The Tower [10th Season Finale]

Monday, April 06, 2020
3:01 am
NETFLIX The Big Show Show [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]

Former WWE wrestler the Big Show is out of the ring and ready for an even tougher challenge: raising three daughters with his wife in Florida. Click here for more information.

ACORN TV Blood: Episode 6 [2nd Season Finale]
ACORN TV Deadwater Fell: Episode 1 [Series Premiere]

In this “complex and fascinating mystery” (Radio Times), physician Tom (David Tennant, Broadchurch) and his teacher wife (Anna Madeley, Patrick Melrose) lead a seemingly perfect life in a Scottish town. Then a fire ravages their home one night, forcing those closest to them to question everything they knew about their friends. Cush Jumbo (The Good Wife) and Matthew McNulty (Versailles) also star. Click here for more information.

QUIBI Elba Vs. Block [Series Premiere]

Insane stunts, cars, and superstars. Idris Elba and Ken Block go head to head to see who’s the best behind the driver’s seat. Click here for more information.

QUIBI Flipped [Series Premiere]

Will Forte. Kaitlin Olson. Renovations & Cartels. Click here for more information.

QUIBI Most Dangerous Game [Series Premiere]

Staying alive comes at a price. Liam Hemsworth and Christoph Waltz. Click here for more information.

QUIBI Survive [Series Premiere]

Jane has to fight for her life when her plane crashes on a remote snow-covered mountain. Paul is the only other remaining survivor and together they embark on a harrowing journey out of the wilderness. Stars Sophie Turner. Click here for more information.

4:00 pm
NICK Ollie’s Pack: The Chosen One…Stinks/Not Another Superhero Movie [Series Premiere]

Ollie’s Pack is an animated comedy about Ollie, a 13-year old boy who, with the help of his best buddies Cleo and Bernie and monster trainer Captain Wowski, protects and controls a backpack portal to the world of monsters. Click here for more information.

10:01 pm
NBC Manifest: Icing Conditions [2nd Season Finale]

Tuesday, April 07, 2020
3:01 am
CBSAA Tooning Out the News [Series Premiere]

From the minds behind The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Our Cartoon President, comes Tooning Out The News⁠—an animated variety news series, hosted by larger-than-life anchors. Click here for more information.

8:00 pm
FOX The Resident: Burn It All Down [3rd Season Finale]
POP Schitt’s Creek: Happy Ending [Series Finale / Special Time]
9:00 pm
FOX Empire: We Got Us [100th Episode]
10:30 pm
TBS The Last O.G.: Lookin at the Front Door [3rd Season Premiere]

Wednesday, April 08, 2020
8:00 pm
A&E Ghost Hunters: Terror Town Part 1 [2- Part 13th Season Premiere]
ABC Modern Family: A Modern Farewell [One-Hour Special]
9:00 pm
ABC Modern Family: Finale Part 1 / Finale Part 2 [One-Hour Series Finale]
10:00 pm
PBS Earth’s Sacred Wonders: Visions of the Divine [1st Season Finale]
11:00 pm
SUNDANCE Liar [2nd Season Premiere]

Thursday, April 09, 2020
3:01 am
NETFLIX Hi Score Girl [Complete 2nd Season Premiere]
9:01 am
CBSAA The Good Fight: The Gang Deals With Alternate Reality [4th Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
ABC Grey’s Anatomy: Put on a Happy Face [16th Season Finale]

Friday, April 10, 2020
3:01 am
NETFLIX Brews Brothers [Complete 1st Season/Series Premiere]

Two rival brothers must work together to keep their brewery in business, but shenanigans keep foaming up their company with chaos. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX The Main Event [Special Presentation]

Using special powers from a magical mask, a young WWE fan causes chaos when he enters a wrestling competition and fights an intimidating rival. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX The Trial [Complete 1st Season/Series Premiere]

The murder of a teen girl impacts a public prosecutor linked to the victim, a lawyer seeking a career-making case and a suspect who says she’s innocent. Click here for more information.

9:00 pm
CBS Magnum P.I.: Say Hello to Your Past [2nd Season Spring Premiere]

Saturday, April 11, 2020
3:01 am
NETFLIX Hyena: Episode 16 [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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