By DRWHO42 & Scott C.
The past week in TV news was not quiet thanks to big news from Netflix and Warner Bros. First with the good news: there will be a sixth season of The Crown. During the planning of the fifth season, the series creator Peter Morgan realized there is a lot they would like to accomplish before the series ends, and a sixth season would be necessary to fulfill his plans. So, Netflix agreed to more content to aid the story, thus reversing the previous decision to wrap the series up after the fifth season. Also, Warner Bros. announced that actress Javicia Leslie is the new lead for Batwoman (for more on this announcement, click here).
And in other good news, television production is starting to ramp up, and based on reports on War of the Worlds, it will be one the first series in the UK to recommence filming. Production for all in Canada may soon be back as well once the cast and crews have emerged from their self-imposed quarantines.
Now to the bad news: Netflix has made it known that The Chilling Tales of Sabrina will conclude at the end of Part 4, which will air later this year. This cancellation will be unfortunate news for fans who were hoping for a Riverdale and Sabrina crossover that was aiming to occur during Part 5, so there goes that idea. But there is some solace in knowing that the series will possibly continue in comic book form.
Looking to the week ahead, TBS’s Snowpiercer will wrap up its first season with a two-hour season finale this Sunday night on TNT. This season has exceeded expectations and offered viewers a very engaging look at life onboard a 5 miles plus long perpetually circling train that is going around the frozen Earth. Luckily for fans, the series scored an early second season renewal, so we only will have to wait patiently until next year for the series to return. Let’s hope the ongoing pandemic doesn’t interfere with the series’ production.
Then we have NBC Universal’s Peacock streaming platform debuting this week, and we are very curious to explore all of the offerings it has. Right out of the gate, the series Brave New World, which tells the story of people who live in a futuristic utopian city of New London, will be on the top of our viewing list due to its story. Thus, we recommend that you check the new series out this Wednesday morning if possible.
Later in the week, we see Cursed debuting on Netflix. This new series is a retelling of the legendary Excalibur and mystical Lady of the Lake storylines. So, check this one out as well.
If you have not had the opportunity to watch The Old Guard, which the blog touched upon in last week’s TV article, please do so now because it has all of the attributes checked for an enjoyable popcorn-fueled action movie. For example, it has several cool action sequences with the talented Charlize Theron starring in the film.
So, what are you watching this week? Please join the TV conversation over on the FoCC forum to let us know!
New: Agents of SHIELD!!!!, Brave New World, Cursed
On-going: Warrior Nun, NOS4A2, Perry Mason, The UnXplained, Unidentified, 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: Snowpiercer (1st Season Finale).
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 12, 2020
STARZ Hightown: #blessed [1st Season Finale]
SCIENCE Mummy Mysteries [Series Premiere]
TNT Snowpiercer: 994 Cars Long [Two-hour 1st Season Finale / Special Time]
Monday, July 13, 2020
ACORN TV The Nest: Episodes 1 and 2 [Series Premiere]
Martin Compston (Line of Duty) and Sophie Rundle (Bodyguard) star in this suspenseful Scottish drama about a wealthy couple who would do anything to have a baby. After a chance encounter, they recruit a down-on-her-luck 18-year-old (Mirren Mack, Sex Education) to be a surrogate, but secrets emerge about the girl’s past that could make them regret their deal. Click here for more information.
ABC CMA Best of Fest [Three-Hour Special]
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
USA Dirty John: Perception is Reality [2nd Season Finale]
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
PEACOCK Brave New World [Series Premiere]
In a utopia whose perfection hinges upon control of monogamy and privacy, members of the collective begin to question the rules, putting their regimented society on a collision course with forbidden love and revolution. Click here for more information.
PEACOCK The Capture [Series Premiere]
While disentangling misinformation from truth in an era of deepfakes, alternative facts and ubiquitous surveillance, an investigation of damning video evidence calls into question whether seeing is deceiving. Click here for more information.
PEACOCK Curious George [Series Premiere / Kids Cartoon]
PEACOCK Dreamworks Cleopatra in Space [Series Premiere / Kids Cartoon]
DreamWorks Cleopatra in Space is the untold story of Cleopatra’s teenage years when she is transported to a future galaxy that is ruled by talking cats and discovers that she is the prophesied savior ‘of the universe.’ In order to prepare her to be the savior, she is sent to an elite academy where she has to train to take on the bad guys, figure out how to eventually get herself back home to Egypt, and tackle the highs and lows of being a teenager in high school. Click here for more information.
PEACOCK Dreamworks Where’s Waldo? [Series Premiere / Kids Cartoon]
Twelve-year-old Waldo and his best friend Wenda are members of the Worldwide Wanderer Society—the international order of curious travelers who circle the globe celebrating cultures and solving problems through observation. Their mentor—Wizard Whitebeard, a seasoned wanderer—sends these inquisitive young adventurers on international travel missions so they can earn their stripes and someday become wizard-level wanderers too. But standing in Waldo and Wenda’s way is their rival Odlulu, who can’t help but cause trouble wherever she goes. Click here for more information.
PEACOCK In Deep With Ryan Lochte [Series Premiere / Documentary About Olympic Gold Medalist Ryan Lochte]
PEACOCK Intelligence [Series Premiere]
At the U.K.’s geeky, labyrinthine Government Communications Headquarters, a maverick American NSA agent enlists the help of a junior systems analyst in a workplace power grab that threatens to disrupt the team’s cybersecurity directives. Click here for more information.
QUIBI Life Size Toys [1st Season Finale]
PEACOCK Psych: Psych 2: Lassie Come Home [Movie]
After Santa Barbara Police Chief Carlton Lassiter is ambushed and left for dead, Shawn and Gus return to help him and find themselves embroiled in a case involving the personal, the professional — and even the supernatural. Click here for more information.
ABC United We Fall: Pilot [Series Premiere]
A family sitcom that follows the trials and tribulations of Jo and Bill, parents of two young kids, as they try to make it day-to-day as a functioning family. Click here for more information.
ABC United We Fall: The Biter [New Episode]
Thursday, July 16, 2020
NETFLIX Fatal Affair [Movie]
A lawyer is caught in a terrifying game of cat and mouse when a drink with an old friend escalates into an obsession that jeopardizes everyone she loves. Click here for more information.
FACEBOOK 9 Months With Courteney Cox: 11 Years of Trying Comes To This… [2nd Season Finale]
NBC 30 Rock: A One-Time Special [One-Hour Special]
FREEFORM The Bold Type: Not Far From The Tree [4th Season Finale]
TBS The Misery Index: A Brick in the Face [2nd Season Finale]
Friday, July 17, 2020
AMAZON Absentia [Complete 3rd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Cursed [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]
Armed with mysterious powers and a legendary sword, young rebel Nimue joins forces with charming mercenary Arthur on a mission to save her people. Click here for more information.
HULU Into The Dark: The Current Occupant [Special]
HULU Into The Dark: We Are Freestyle Love Supreme [Special]
DISNEY+ It’s A Dog’s Life With Bill Farmer: Snake Search Dogs & Hawaiian Conservation Dogs [1st Season Finale]
NETFLIX Father Soldier Son [Documentary]
After a single father is severely wounded in Afghanistan, he and his sons embark on a journey of sacrifice and a search for redemption. Click here for more information.
YOUTUBE Lockdown [1st Season Finale]
CARTOON Mao Mao, Heroes of Pure Heart: Strange Bedfellows [1st Season Finale]
AMC Friday Night In With The Morgans [1st Season Finale]
Saturday, July 18, 2020
ANIMAL PLANET My Cat From Hell: Cat Sh#t Crazy! [One-Hour Special]