By Scott C. & DRWHO42
[email protected] 2020 has come and gone, but TV this week looks to save the week.
Let’s begin by pointing out that Syfy’s Wynonna Earp series is celebrating its 4th season premiere tonight (Sunday, July 26th) at 9 p.m. ET. The premiere episode will pick up where the previous season left off in 2018. The talented Melanie Scrofano plays Wynonna Earp.
Early Monday morning, July 27th, Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken comedy series will be celebrating its 200th episode, so don’t forget to join the party that day.
Quibi has a new sci-fi and drama series to check out titled Don’t Look Deeper, which is about a high school senior (played by Helena Howard) living in Merced, Calfornia, discovering dark secrets about herself. The TV series also stars Don Cheadle and Emily Mortimer and is directed by the Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke. She’s also the series’ executive producer.
Fast-forwarding to Thursday, July 30th, Netflix has a transforming treat for all Transformer fans everywhere. Debuting this Thursday morning, the brand-new series titled Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy is about the Autobots and Decepticons fighting each other on their home planet, Cybertron. This new Transformer series is an origin story.
On Friday morning, July 31st, the second season of Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy debuts for all to see. The blog highly recommends adding this series to your viewing list if you haven’t already.
As for some TV news: Amazon’s The Boys got an early season 3 renewal last week, season 6 of AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead debuts this October 11th (9 p.m. ET), while AMC’s other zombie shows such as The Walking Dead finally has a season 10 finale date and it is October 4th (9 p.m. ET); The Walking Dead: World Beyond series debuts on October 4th (10 p.m. ET). For more details about the recent Comic-Con Walking Dead news, click here.
The world, meanwhile, lost the great Regis Philbin last week to natural causes. He was 88.
Please join the TV conversation over on the FoCC forum to share your thoughts on all things TV. The new TV listing is below.
New: Agents of SHIELD!!!!, Umbrella Academy
On-going: The Alienist, Brave New World, Cursed 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: Transformers: War For Cybertron Trilogy, The Umbrella Academy.
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 26, 2020
SYFY Wynonna Earp: On the Road Again [4th Season Premiere]
Monday, July 27, 2020
ADULT SWIM Robot Chicken: Endgame [10th Season Finale / 200th Episode]
QUIBI Don’t Look Deeper [Series Premiere]
In near-future California, high school senior Aisha learns a dark secret about herself. She goes from dreams of graduation and college…to suddenly running for her life. Click here for more information.
ACORN TV Rebecka Martinsson [Complete 2nd Season Premiere]
THE CW The Special Penn & Teller: Try This at Home Too [One-Hour Special]
NGC When Sharks Attack: Cape Terror [6th Season Finale]
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
NETFLIX Last Chance U: Laney [Series Finale]
VICE How To Rob a Bank: 70k Lost in a Day [Series Premiere / Documentary About Bank Robberies]
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
QUIBI Die Hart [1st Season Finale]
HULU Ladhood: [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]
Award-winning writer Liam Williams delves into his past to help understand the man he’s become in this innovative coming-of-age sitcom. Liam reflects on his teenage years in Leeds from the vantage point of his adult life in London. Has Liam really changed that much over the years? He watches (and winces) from the side-lines as his teenage self gets into all sorts of trouble – and an awful lot of fun. This thoughtful and funny series explores the strange ways our past shapes our present. As Liam says, it’s a heck of a lot cheaper than therapy. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX The Speed Cubers [Documentary About Speed Cubers]
NETFLIX The Hater [Movie]
A duplicitous young man finds success in the dark world of social media smear tactics — but his virtual vitriol soon has violent real-life consequences. Click here for more information.
THE CW Bulletproof: Episode 8 [2nd Season Finale]
HBO The Weight Of Gold [Documentary]
The Weight of Gold is an HBO Sports documentary exploring the mental health challenges that Olympic athletes often face. The film comes during a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has postponed the 2020 Tokyo Games — the first such postponement in Olympic history — and greatly exacerbated mental health issues. Click here for more information.
Thursday, July 30, 2020
HBO MAX Frayed [Series Premiere]
Set in 1989, this comedy follows the journey of Sammy Cooper, a fabulously wealthy London housewife who is forced to return to her hometown in Newcastle, Australia. In coming home, Sammy must revisit her past and the events that led her to flee as a teenager years ago. Click here for more information.
SUNDANCE NOW Idiomatic [Complete 2nd Season Premiere]
SHUDDER Host [Special About Actors Staying-at-Home that’ll deliver stories, scares, and surprises from the horror genre]
NETFLIX Transformers: War For Cybertron Trilogy: Siege [Series Premiere]
As the Autobots and Decepticons ravage their planet in a brutal civil war, two iconic leaders emerge in the Transformers universe’s origin story. Click here for more information.
Friday, July 31, 2020
AMAZON Shakuntala Devi [Movie]
The extraordinary story of Shakuntala Devi, the world-renowned mathematician who lived her life on her own terms. While the film pays tribute to her genius as a mathematician, it also humanizes her as a woman and mother, in trying to capture her indomitable spirit. Told through the lens of her relationship with her daughter Anu, the film highlights their very different struggles and aspirations. Click here for more information.
HULU Brassic [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere for U.S.]
Brassic follows the lives of Vinnie and his five friends as they live their lives in the fictional northern English town of Hawley. The working class group commit various crimes to keep money in their pockets, but as they get older some of them start to wonder if there’s more to life away from the town. Click here for more information.
DISNEY+ Black Is King [Movie]
This visual album from Beyoncé reimagines the lessons of “The Lion King” for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns. The film was in production for one year with a cast and crew that represent diversity and connectivity. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Get Even: [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]
In a secret act of skillful revenge, four private school classmates team up and work together to expose a string of schoolwide injustices. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Locked Up: [Complete 5th Season Premiere]
DISNEY+ Muppets Now: Due Date [Series Premiere]
“Muppets Now” is The Muppets Studio’s first unscripted series and first original series for Disney+. In the six-episode season, Scooter rushes to make his delivery deadlines and upload the brand-new Muppet series for streaming. They are due now, and he’ll need to navigate whatever obstacles, distractions, and complications the rest of the Muppet gang throws at him. Overflowing with spontaneous lunacy, surprising guest stars and more frogs, pigs, bears (and whatevers) than legally allowed, the Muppets cut loose in “Muppets Now” with the kind of startling silliness and chaotic fun that made them famous. From zany experiments with Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker to lifestyle tips from the fabulous Miss Piggy, each episode is packed with hilarious segments, hosted by the Muppets showcasing what the Muppets do best. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Latte And The Magic Waterstone [Animated Movie]
When a greedy bear steals a magic stone to keep the forest’s water for himself, a brave hedgehog and a timid squirrel must work together to retrieve it. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX The Umbrella Academy [Complete 2nd Season Premiere]
DISNEY Upside-Down Magic [Movie]
13-year-old Nory (Izabela Rose) and her best friend Reina (Siena Agudong) enter the Sage Academy for Magical Studies, where Nory’s wonky magic lands her in a class for those with Upside-Down Magic, otherwise known as UDM. While many believe that the UDM’s unique powers make them a target to dangerous and evil shadow magic, Nory and her fellow UDM classmates set out to prove that Upside-Down Magic beats right-side-up! Click here for more information.
Saturday, August 01, 2020
ADULT SWIM 12 Oz. Mouse: Final Beginning [3rd Season Finale]
CRACKLE Anything is Possible: The Serge Ibaka Story [Documentary]
NETFLIX Super Monsters: The New Class: One-Off Special [Animated]
SYFY SYFY Wire Presents: SYFY Wire After Dark [One-Hour Special]