By Scott & DRWHO42
With May rolling along, it means it is time to get ready for the usual seasonal and series finales that annually attack May.
And let’s begin by mentioning that Outlander is wrapping up its fifth season on Sunday (May 10) on Starz, so don’t miss it if you are a fan of the series. Luckily a sixth season has already been confirmed long ago with twelve episodes ordered. Now according to Jamie himself (Sam Heughan) over on Twitter, production for season six will begin sometime in the fall thanks to the coronavirus pandemic currently happening. Production was originally supposed to begin right now in May. Lastly, do note that the sixth season will be drawing from the book A Breath of Snow and Ashes.
Then we have The Flash wrapping up its sixth season a bit sooner than expected this Tuesday night on The CW, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic shutting down the series’ production since mid-March. It was originally planned to have episode 22 to be the season finale, not episode 19. Luckily a seventh season is a full go, and hopefully, the coronavirus stops messing things up later for the series when production resumes.
Netflix’s She-Ra and the Princesses of Power series returns for a fifth and final season this Friday, while NBC’s The Blacklist also wraps up its seventh season later on Friday. If you want to know more about the seventh season of The Blacklist and how the producers finished it, please check out DRWHO42’s recent series article by clicking here.
As for some recent TV news, here is a quick rundown:
According to Deadline, CBS has greenlit a Clarice Starling series titled Clarice, which stars Rebecca Breeds (Pretty Little Liars, The Originals) as Clarice. The story itself will be set in 1993 after the events of The Silence of the Lambs. Look for the new series during the 2020-2021 TV season.
Also from Deadline, CBS has picked up two new series titled The Equalizer (with Queen Latifah) and B Positive (with Thomas Middleditch; Annaleigh Ashford). Do note that CBS has recently renewed twenty-three series thus far, with the network set to unveil its fall programming online on May 19.
CBS All Access is getting more streaming content from Viacom, as well as a new name later this summer, according to Variety.
According to THR, season two of The Mandalorian will have actor Temuera Morrison (Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, Aquaman) playing as Boba Fett! The same outlet is also reporting that Amazon has recently picked up the second season of Upload.
Also from THR, Michael Lesslie (The Little Drummer Girl, Macbeth) will be the creator and writer for The Battlestar Galactica reboot series, while also serving as the series’ executive producer.
Until next time, please don’t forget to join the conversation over on the FoCC forum to share your thoughts on all things TV. You can also find the new TV listing below. Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms everywhere!
On-going: Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, 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, Strike Back!, The Witcher (finished and re-watching the greatness)
Mario Wario’s picks:
New: Outlander (5th Season Finale), The Flash (6th Season Finale).
On-going: Gallery: The Mandalorian, Rick & Morty, Outlander, DC/CW shows, and Supernatural.
Binge / Stack: The Witcher.
Editor’s note: All times listed below are Eastern and nerd/geek interest are highlighted in PINK.
Sunday, May 10, 2020
ABC The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II
NBC Feeding America Comedy Festival
STARZ Outlander: Never my Love [5th Season Finale]
HBO I Know This Much is True: Episode 1 [Series Premiere]
Based on the bestselling novel by Wally Lamb, written and directed by Derek Cianfrance, and starring Mark Ruffalo, this limited series follows Dominick Birdsey as he struggles to care for his twin brother, Thomas, while discovering the truth about his own family history. Stars Mark Ruffalo. Click here for more information.
COMEDY Call Your Mother [Documentary About Comedian Children and Their Moms]
ABC The Rookie: The Hunt [2nd Season Finale]
Monday, May 11, 2020
ADULT SWIM The Shivering Truth: The Burn Earner Spits [2nd Season Premiere]
ADULT SWIM JJ Villard’s Fairy Tales: Boypunzel [Series Premiere]
NETFLIX Bordertown [Complete 3rd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics [Documentary]
Explore hallucinogenic highs and lows as celebrities share funny, mind-blowing tales via animations, reenactments, and more in this documentary. Click here for more information.
FOX 9-1-1: What’s Next? [3rd Season Finale]
PBS Asian Americans: Breaking Ground / A Question of Loyalty
CBS The Price is Right at Night [One-Hour Special]
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
NETFLIX True and the Rainbow Kingdom: True: Terrific Tales [Special]
NETFLIX Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend [Special]
It’s an interactive Kimmy special! Kimmy’s getting married, but first she has to foil the Reverend’s evil plot. It’s your move: What should she do next? Click here for more information.
ABC The Happy Days of Garry Marshall [Two-Hour Special About Past Iconic TV Series]
THE CW The Flash: Success is Assured [6th Season Finale]
NBC Ellen’s Game of Games: Do You Believe in Life After Suds [3rd Season Finale]
PBS Asian Americans: Breaking Through [1st Season Finale]
ABC For Life: Fathers [1st Season Finale]
NBC Hollywood Game Night: Social Distancing Edition [One-Hour Special]
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
NETFLIX The Wrong Missy [Movie]
Tim thinks he’s invited the woman of his dreams on a work retreat to Hawaii, realizing too late he mistakenly texted someone from a nightmare blind date. Click here for more information.
ABC The Goldbergs: Pretty in Pink [7th Season Finale]
ABC Schooled: Clueless [2nd Season Finale]
ABC American Housewife: Prom [4th Season Finale]
ABC Single Parents: No. Wait. What? Hold On. [2nd Season Finale]
Thursday, May 14, 2020
THE CW Katy Keene: Chapter Thirteen: Come Together [1st Season Finale]
ABC Station 19: Louder Than a Bomb [3rd Season Finale]
ABC How to get Away With Murder: Stay [Series Finale]
TBS The Misery Index [2nd Season Premiere]
Friday, May 15, 2020
AMAZON Seberg [Movie]
Inspired by true events about the French New Wave darling and Breathless star, Jean Seberg – this noir-ish thriller by Benedict Andrews shows the unraveling and destruction of Seberg’s life and career when Hoover’s 1960’s FBI targets her with overreaching surveillance and harassment in an effort to suppress and discredit her activism and support of the civil rights movement. Click here for more information.
HULU The Great [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]
The Great is a satirical, comedic drama about the rise of Catherine the Great from outsider to the longest-reigning female ruler in Russia’s history. A fictionalized, fun, and anachronistic story of an idealistic, romantic young girl, who arrives in Russia for an arranged marriage to the mercurial Emperor Peter. Hoping for love and sunshine, she finds instead a dangerous, depraved, backward world that she resolves to change. All she has to do is kill her husband, beat the church, baffle the military, and get the court onside. A very modern story about the past which encompasses the many roles she played over her lifetime as a lover, teacher, ruler, friend, and fighter. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Inhuman Resources [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]
Alain Delambre, unemployed and 57, is lured by an attractive job opening. But things get ugly when he realizes he’s a pawn in a cruel corporate game. Click here for more information.
DISNEY+ It’s a Dog’s Life With Bill Farmer: Whale Poop Dogs & Sheep Herding Dogs [Series Premiere About Meeting Certain Dogs]
AMAZON The Last Narc [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]
In 1985, American DEA agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena was kidnapped, tortured, and murdered by Mexico’s most notorious drug lords. Thirty-five years later, three former cartel insiders share unprecedented details. This is the story of Camarena, the drug cartel he infiltrated, and the narc who risked everything to discover the truth. Click here for more information.
QUIBI Reno 911: Ep. 12 of 12 [7th Season Finale]
NETFLIX She-Ra And The Princesses of Power [Complete 5th Season / Series Finale]
NETFLIX The Unremarkable Juanquini [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]
An inept magician pulls off the trick of his life: accidentally disappearing a wanted criminal during a police raid. Now he’s going to pay for that. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX White Lines [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]
Zoe Walker leaves her quiet life behind to investigate her brother’s disappearance in Ibiza, where she quickly heads down a decadent and dangerous path. Click here for more information.
DISNEY JUNIOR PJ Masks: Heroes of the Sky [4th Season Premiere]
NBC The Blacklist: The Kazanjian Brothers [7th Season Finale]
CBS The Greatest #Stayathome Videos [One-Hour Special]
CBS Bravery and Hope: 7 Days on the Front Line [One-Hour Special Focusing on Montefiore Medical Center]
SHOWTIME Basketball County: In the Water [One-Hour Special]
Saturday, May 16, 2020
NETFLIX The Queen And The Conqueror [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]
Years after Spanish conquistador Pedro de Heredia betrayed her people and broke her heart, indigenous woman Catalina reenters his life to get revenge. Click here for more information.
ABC Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020 [One-Hour Special; Also on CBS, NBC, and FOX]