By Scott C. & DRWHO42
The July 4th holiday here in the United States has come and gone, which saw no alien invasion at all, so no computer virus was needed to save the day. (Phew!) As for what is hitting your TV soon, here are a few notables that should be on your viewing list.
On Wednesday morning, July 8th, the six-part Netflix miniseries titled Stateless premieres this week, and it is about four strangers intersecting with each other at an Australian immigration detention center. Each individual is dealing with a particular problem while being in trouble. This miniseries was co-created by Cate Blanchett, and it stars Yvonne Strahovski, Jai Courtney, Dominic West, and, of course, Blanchett as well. The miniseries itself was partly inspired by the Cornelia Rau story, which saw the permanent Australian resident wrongfully living in an Australian immigration detention center. Overall, check it out TV lovers.
Take note Blindspot fans, the next brand-new episode airs at a different time this week, and that time is 8 p.m. ET on Thursday. But it will be a double dose of action with two episodes leading up to its series finale next week.
Premiering on Friday morning, July 10th, Apple TV+ has a treat for all WWII fans everywhere with the movie Greyhound, starring Tom Hanks as Commander Ernest Krause, hitting your TVs. It is about 37 international convoy ships on a dangerous mission across the Atlantic to deliver thousands of soldiers and supplies. This movie was supposed to hit theaters earlier this year, but a particular pandemic stopped those plans, so the distribution rights went to Apple from Sony Pictures in a bidding war. Hanks wrote the screenplay.
Another movie premiering this Friday morning is Netflix’s The Old Guard superhero movie, based on the graphic novel of the same name. This film is about four warriors secretly protecting humanity for centuries who become targeted for their powers; they discover a new immortal in the process. The movie stars Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, and Marwan Kenzari, and the director is Gina Prince-Bythewood.
Lastly, please join the conversation on the FoCC forum to share your thoughts on all things TV. The new TV listing is below.
New: Agents of SHIELD!!!!, The UnXplained, Unidentified.
On-going: Warrior Nun, NOS4A2, Perry Mason, Doom Patrol Stargirl, Snowpiercer
Binge / Re-watch: Lost in Space, Jack Ryan, Strike Back!, The Witcher (finished and re-watching the greatness)
Mario Wario’s picks:
New: Stateless, Greyhound, and The Old Guard.
On-going: Stargirl, Snowpiercer, NOS4A2, and Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.
Binge / Stack: [Nothing at the Moment]
Editor’s note: All times listed below are Eastern and nerd/geek interest are highlighted in PINK.
Sunday, July 05, 2020
NBC Hollywood Game Night: Twitch & Shout [6th Season Finale / Special Time]
PBS Lucy Worsley’s Royal Myths & Secrets: Marie Antoinette, The Doomed Queen [1st Season Finale]
HISTORY America: Our Defining Moments: Part 1 [Series Premiere About U.S. History]
SHOWTIME Outcry: Episode 101 [Series Premiere]
A five-part documentary series examining the gripping story of high school football star Greg Kelley and a quest for truth and justice. Few people experience the momentum that Kelley had going into his senior year in Leander, Texas. That all changed when he was convicted of sexual assault of a four-year-old boy, and sentenced to 25 years in prison with no possibility for parole. But a groundswell of support emerged for Kelley, calling into question the investigation, the prosecution’s tactics and ultimately, the validity of the conviction. Click here for more information.
SHOWTIME Desus & Mero [New Time Slot]
Monday, July 06, 2020
QUIBI Life Size Toys: [Series Premiere]
Cartoon Mao Mao, Heroes Of Pure Heart: Mao Mao’s Nakey [2nd Season Premiere]
E! Special: Celebrity Game Face [75-Minute Special Presentation]
Tuesday, July 07, 2020
ABC Primetime: What Would You Do? [16th Season Premiere]
Wednesday, July 08, 2020
NETFLIX Stateless [Series Premiere]
Four strangers — a woman on the run, a brave refugee, a driven bureaucrat and a struggling dad — intersect at an Australian immigration detention center. Click here for more information.
E! The Soup [Returns From Hiatus / New Time Slot]
Thursday, July 09, 2020
HBO MAX Close Enough [Series Premiere]
From JG Quintel, creator of the Emmy® Award-winning Regular Show, comes a surreal animated comedy about a married couple, their five-year-old daughter, and their two divorced roommates all living together in Los Angeles. Their life may not be ideal, but for now, it’s close enough. Click here for more information.
HBO MAX Expecting Amy [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere on Amy Schumer]
NETFLIX Japan Sinks: 2020 [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere / Anime]
After catastrophic earthquakes devastate Japan, one family’s resolve is tested on a journey of survival through the sinking archipelago. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX The Protector [Complete 4th Season Premiere]
NBC Blindspot: Brass Tacks / Love You to Bits and Bytes [Two-hour double]
THE CW Burden of Truth: Shelter From The Storm [3rd Season Finale]
ID Dead Reckoning: Hidden in Plain Sight [1st Season Finale]
THE CW in the Dark: My Pride and Joy [2nd Season Finale]
FXX Cake: Cos & Effect / Swipe Left [3rd Season Premiere]
Friday, July 10, 2020
APPLE TV+ Greyhound [Movie]
In a thrilling WWII story inspired by actual events, Captain Ernest Krause (Tom Hanks) leads an international convoy of 37 ships on a treacherous mission across the Atlantic to deliver thousands of soldiers and much needed supplies of Allied forces. Click here for more information.
AMAZON Breathe: Into the Shadows [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]
A 6-year old girl is kidnapped by a mysterious masked man, who demands an unusual ransom. To save his daughter, Dr. Avinash Sabharwal must kill someone! Meanwhile, Kabir Sawant’s journey continues in the hostile environment of the Delhi Crime branch. Lies, deceit and mind games begin when Kabir is given charge of the investigation, and meets Avinash. How far will Avinash go to save his daughter? Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Down to Earth With Zac Efron [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]
Actor Zac Efron journeys around the world with wellness expert Darin Olien in a travel show that explores healthy, sustainable ways to live. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants in Space [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere / Kids Cartoon]
Best friends George and Harold — along with their classmates and tyrannical principal — are recruited for a mysterious mission in outer space. Click here for more information.
APPLE TV+ Greatness Code [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere About Particular Sports Legends]
NETFLIX Hello Ninja [Complete 3rd Season Premiere / Animation]
QUIBI Home Movie: The Princess Bride [1st Season Finale]
NETFLIX The Old Guard [Movie]
Four undying warriors who’ve secretly protected humanity for centuries become targeted for their mysterious powers just as they discover a new immortal. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX The Twelve [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]
Twelve jurors — ordinary people with struggles of their own — must decide the case of a woman accused of killing her best friend and her own daughter. Click here for more information.
DISNEY Radio Disney Presents ARDYs Summer Playlist [One-Hour Special on Honoring Teachers]
Cinemax Trackers [1st Season Finale]
FX The Weekly: They Get Brave: Surviving The First Wave [2nd Season Premiere]
Saturday, July 11, 2020
HBO Sesame Street: Let’s Go Camping [50th Season Finale]
FOX Sports MLS is Back Tournament: Atlanta United FC vs. New York Red Bulls
DISNEY Amphibia: Handy Anne / Fort in the Road [2nd Season Premiere]
DISNEY The Owl House: Sense and Insensitivity [1st Season ‘Summer’ Premiere / Kids Cartoon]
9:00 pm Animal Planet Crikey! It’s The Irwins: Life in Lockdown [One-Hour Special]
HISTORY The UnXplained: The Greatest Escapes [2nd Season Summer Premiere]
HISTORY Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation: UFOs in Combat
[2nd Season Premiere]