Next Week in TV 4/12: Explore Kentucky with Norman Reedus, Cinemax’s Strike Back Says Goodbye

By Scott, DRWHO42, & Alyssa 

Getting cabin fever? If you are due to stay-at-home orders, just know that you aren’t alone during these trouble times. Do not fear … TV escape is here.

While the blog wishes humanity could socialize a bit more like being at WonderCon 2020 this weekend, which was postponed with no new date announced yet, we still got to do our part to beat a certain ‘bug’, or rather, stop the spread of a certain coronavirus.

Luckily, Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead, Blade II) is here to save our Monday, thanks to the 4th season finale AMC’s Ride With Norman Reedus airing very early in the morning, before the actor goes back to fighting zombies. In the season finale fans of the actor will see him explore Kentucky.

Then we have another series to help fight our cabin fever for at least one more week. On Friday, April 17, Cinemax’s Strike Back series officially ends its run (for a second time) after eight fantastic seasons. It will be tough to say goodbye to this thrilling series, but the blog can’t wait to see how this final season ends overall. We will remain hopeful that there is a resurrection of this series sometime in the future.

As for some TV news, it was announced last week by Deadline that the Friends reunion special won’t air on time for HBO’s streaming service launch of HBO Max, due to the production being shutdown at this moment. Fans can blame the coronavirus for the delay. Also from Deadline, the outlet pointed out that Disney is rebooting Doogie Kealoha, M.D. for Disney+, and it will focus on a 16-year girl doctor this time.

Syfy is giving fans of Xena: Warrior Princess and Battlestar Galactica full on marathons this month, with Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Spartacus) and Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica, Van Helsing) serving as hosts. Lastly, actress Emmanuelle Chriqui (The Passage, Entourage) is set to play Lana Lang for The CW’s Superman & Lois series. Also joining the series is actor Erik Valdez (General Hospital, Graceland) who will play Kyle Cushing, who is Lana Lang’s husband.

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, Happy Easter and stay healthy everyone!

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: Strike Back! (one final mission)
On-going: 9-1-1, Motherland: Fort Salem, Chilling Tales of Sabrina, Legends of Tomorrow, FBI: Most Wanted, Supergirl, The Flash, Batwoman, Arrow, Prodigal Son, The Line, 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: Strike Back (Series Finale).
On-going: 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 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 12, 2020
9:00 pm
EPIX Belgravia: Episode One [Series Premiere]

Belgravia is a story of secrets and scandals amongst the upper echelon of London society in the 19th Century. When the Trenchards accept an invitation to the now legendary ball hosted by the Duchess of Richmond on the fateful eve of the Battle of Waterloo, it sets in motion a series of events that will have consequences for decades to come as secrets unravel behind the porticoed doors of London’s grandest neighborhoods. The limited series reunites the award-winning creative team behind Downton Abbey; with Julian Fellowes adapting his bestselling novel for the screen and Carnival’s Gareth Neame executive producing alongside Nigel Marchant, Liz Trubridge and Fellowes. John Alexander (Sense & Sensibility, Trust Me) will direct all episodes with Colin Wratten (Killing Eve) producing. Click here for more information.

BBCA/AMC Killing Eve: Slowly Slowly Catchy Monkey [3rd Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
A&E Willie Nelson: American Outlaw [Two-Hour Special]
PBS Baptiste: Episode One [Series Premiere]

One of the The Missing’s best-loved characters returns in Baptiste, a standalone spinoff series with Tchéky Karyo reviving his role as French detective Julien Baptiste. Tom Hollander (The Night Manager) and Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife) round out the cast of the six-part crime drama, set in Amsterdam. Click here for more information.

Showtime Black Monday: Arthur Ponzarelli [2nd Season Spring Finale]
HBO Insecure: Lowkey Feelin’ Myself [4th Season Premiere]
10:35 pm
HBO Run: Run [Series Premiere]

Ruby Richardson walks away from her ordinary life in the suburbs to revisit her past with her college boyfriend, Billy Johnson. The two made a pact 17 years earlier: If either one of them texted the word “RUN” and the other replied with the same, they would drop everything and meet in Grand Central Station and travel across America together. Click here for more information.

Monday, April 13, 2020
12:16 am
AMC Ride With Norman Reedus: Kentucky With Clifton Collins Jr. [4th Season Finale]
3:01 am
QUIBI #Freerayshawn [Series Premiere]

A young, black Iraq War veteran finds himself in a showdown with a New Orleans SWAT team and tries to talk his way out of the situation with the help of a sympathetic officer. Click here for more information.

QUIBI Agua Donkeys [Series Premiere]

Very cool. Pretty mellow. So sick. MP Cunningham and Jeremy Jackson. Agua Donkeys. Click here for more information.

ACORN TV Murdoch Mysteries: The Future is Unwritten [13th Season Finale]

In this beloved, award-winning Canadian series, Detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) solves turn-of-the-century Toronto’s most intriguing mysteries with the help of Constable Crabtree (Jonny Harris, Still Standing); Dr. Julia Ogden (Helene Joy); and Inspector Brackenreid (Thomas Craig). Season availability varies by region. Click here for more information.

SPECTRUM Paradise Lost [Complete 1st Season/Series Premiere]

A contemporary southern family saga that follows a prodigal son as he returns to his hometown and struggles to choose between his past and his future. Click here for more information.

QUIBI The Stranger [Series Premiere]

To: you. From: your secret admirer. Dane DeHaan and Maika Monroe. The Stranger from Director Veena Sud. Click here for more information.

10:00 pm
TBS American Dad: 100 Years a Solid Fool [15th Season Premiere]
ABC The Baker and the Beauty: Pilot [Series Premiere]

Daniel Garcia is working in the family bakery, but then he meets superstar Noa Hamilton, and his life moves into the spotlight. Click here for more information.

11:00 pm
USA Briarpatch: Felicity [1st Season Finale]

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
7:00 pm
HBO Sesame Street: Elmo’s Playdate [Special]
8:00 pm
DISCOVERY Deadliest Catch: The Russians are Coming [Two-Hour 16th Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
CBS FBI: Most Wanted: Ironbound / Ride or Die [New Episodes Back-to-Back]
NBC New Amsterdam: Matter of Seconds [2nd Season Finale]

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
3:01 am
HULU Mrs. America: Phyllis / Gloria / Shirley [Series Premiere]

Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly leads an unexpected fight against the Equal Rights Amendment movement during the 1970s. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Outer Banks [Complete 1st Season/Series Premiere]

On an island of haves and have-nots, teen John B enlists his three best friends to hunt for a legendary treasure linked to his father’s disappearance. Click here for more information.

8:00 pm
NBC Chicago Med: A Needle in the Heart [5th Season Finale]
9:00 pm
ABC American Housewife: All is Fair in Love and War Reenactment [Different Time Slot]
NBC Chicago Fire: 51’s Original Bell [8th Season Finale]
THE CW Nancy Drew: The Clue in the Captain’s Painting [1st Season Finale]
9:01 pm
FOX Lego Masters: Finals [1st Season Finale]
10:00 pm
NBC Chicago PD: Silence of the Night [7th Season Finale]
FX What We Do in the Shadows: Resurrection / Ghosts [One-Hour 2nd Season Premiere]

Thursday, April 16, 2020
3:01 am
HULU Devs: Episode 8 [1st Season Finale]
NETFLIX Fauda [Complete 3rd Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
THE CW In the Dark: All About the Benjamin [2nd Season Premiere]
9:30 pm
NBC Indebted: Everybody’s Talking About the Shiva [1st Season Finale]

Friday, April 17, 2020
3:01 am
NETFLIX #BlackAF [Complete 1st Season/Series Premiere]

Kenya Barris and his family navigate relationships, race and culture while grappling with their newfound success in this comedy series. Click here for more information.

AMAZON Selah and the Spades [Special]

In the closed world of an elite Pennsylvania boarding school, Haldwell, the student body is run by five factions. Seventeen-year-old Selah Summers (Lovie Simone) runs the most dominant group, the Spades, with unshakable poise, as they cater to the most classic of vices and supply students with coveted, illegal alcohol and pills. Tensions between the factions escalate, and when Selah’s best friend/right hand Maxxie (MOONLIGHT’s Jharrel Jerome) becomes distracted by a new love, Selah takes on a protégée, enamored sophomore Paloma (Celeste O’Connor), to whom she imparts her wisdom on ruling the school. But with graduation looming and Paloma proving an impressively quick study, Selah’s fears turn sinister as she grapples with losing the control by which she defines herself. Click here for more information.

APPLE TV+ Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth [Special]

Take a tour of the planet we call home. Adapted from the best-selling children’s book by Oliver Jeffers and narrated by Meryl Streep. Click here for more information.

AMAZON Bosch [Complete 6th Season Premiere]
AMAZON Dino Dana: Part 2 [3rd Season Finale]
NETFLIX The Last Kids on Earth: Book 2 [2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Betonrausch [Movie]

Ready to do anything to get rich, a young man upends the Berlin property market with his shady pal, till the good times threaten to destroy it all. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Earth And Blood (la Terre Et Le Sang) [Movie]

A sawmill owner and his teenage daughter become tangled in a deadly feud when a drug dealer stashes stolen cocaine on their remote property. Click here for more information.

10:00 pm
CINEMAX Strike Back: Episode 70 [Series Finale]

Saturday, April 18, 2020
9:30 am
CARTOON Victor and Valentino: The Guest [2nd Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
ABC, NBC, & CBS One World: Together at Home [Two-Hour Special simulcast]

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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