Next Week in TV 8/2: Boldly Go … to your sofa … with Star Trek: Lower Decks, Doom Patrol, The Fugitive, and More!

By Scott C. & DRWHO42

It is officially August now, so let’s see what the month has in store for us TV fans. Here are a few notable finales and premieres airing this week.

On Monday, August 3rd, Quibi’s The Fugitive series debuts for all to see on this streaming service. As the name suggests, the new series follows an innocent man (played by Boyd Holbrook) on the run to prove his innocents of a crime he did not do. The series stars Kiefer Sutherland as Detective Clay Bryce. This new Fugitive series is an updated version of the 1963 TV show and 1993’s movie; both of which made use of the same name.

On Thursday, August 6th, the early morning will be the time to watch the second season finale of Doom Patrol on both HBO Max and DC Universe. The title of the episode is “Wax Patrol.”

CBS All Access is boldly going (again) where no streaming service has gone before…well, in the animated form that is! Star Trek: Lower Decks officially debuts this Thursday morning, August 6th. The animated series follows a select few on the U.S.S. Cerritos in the year 2380, and there will be ten episodes to watch this season. Writer Mike McMahan (Rick and Morty) is the creator.

And let’s not forget about HBO Max’s late-night talk show Not-Too-Late Show With Elmo, as the show’s first season finale airs this week. Muppet character Elmo welcomes actor Jason Sudeikis, as well as musical guest Ciara.

Please join the TV conversation over on the FoCC forum, so we can hear your thoughts on all things airing on TV. The new TV listing is below.

DRWHO42’s picks:

New: Agents of SHIELD!!!!, Star Trek: Lower Decks, Coroner, The Rain

On-going: Dark, Umbrella Academy, The Alienist, Brave New World, Cursed Warrior Nun, NOS4A2, Perry Mason, The UnXplained, 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: Star Trek: Lower Decks.

On-going: Stargirl, 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, August 02, 2020
9:00 pm
EPIX Britannia [U.S. Cable Series Premiere]

In 43 AD, the Roman Army returns to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia. Click here for more information.

AXS TV Live From Daryl’s House: Sammy Hagar [5th Season Finale]
10:00 pm
HBO I’ll Be Gone In The Dark: Walk Into The Light [1st Season Finale]
SHOWTIME Outcry [1st Season Finale]
TBS Tournament of Laughs: The Last Laugh [1st Season Finale]

Monday, August 03, 2020
3:01 am
QUIBI The Fugitive [Series Premiere]

With the city in a state of panic and misinformation traveling at the speed of social media, Mike’s life and family hang in the balance as he becomes – The Fugitive. Click here for more information.

ACORN TV The Nest: Episode 5 [1st Season Finale]

Tuesday, August 04, 2020
3:01 am
NETFLIX A Go! Go! Cory Carson Summer Camp [Special]
NETFLIX Malibu Rescue: The Next Wave [Movie]

As summer returns to Malibu, Team Flounder takes to the beach to host — and unexpectedly compete in — the International Beachmaster Competition. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Mystery Lab [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]

Host Felipe Castanhari explores science, history, mysteries and marvels, uncovering mind-blowing facts with help from his lab buddies. Click here for more information.

6:00 am
Facebook Unfiltered: Paris Jackson and Gabriel Glenn: [1st Season Finale]

Wednesday, August 05, 2020
9:00 pm
THE CW Coroner: Black Dog [U.S. Series Premiere]

A newly appointed coroner investigates a string of mysterious deaths in Toronto. Click here for more information.

ID See No Evil: The Landlady [6th Season Finale]

Thursday, August 06, 2020
3:01 am
HBO MAX Doom Patrol: Wax Patrol [2nd Season Finale / Also on DC Universe]
HBO MAX Esme & Roy: Part 2 [2nd Season Summer Premiere / Animated]
HBO MAX An American Pickle [Movie]

Adapted by Simon Rich from his 2013 New Yorker novella Sell Out, An American Pickle stars Seth Rogen as Herschel Greenbaum, a struggling laborer who immigrates to America in 1919 with dreams of building a better life for his beloved family. One day, while working at his factory job, he falls into a vat of pickles and is brined for 100 years. The brine preserves him perfectly and when he emerges in present day Brooklyn, he finds that he hasn’t aged a day. But when he seeks out his family, he learns that his only surviving relative is his great-grandson Ben Greenbaum (also played by Rogen), a mild-mannered computer coder whom Herschel can’t even begin to understand. Click here for more information.

PEACOCK Hitmen [Series Premiere]

Best friends Jamie (Mel Giedroyc) and Fran (Sue Perkins) are trying to make their way in the world with only each other to rely on. They also just happen to kill people for a living. Fueled by their antics and frivolous bickering, each job inevitably gets derailed, leading them into bizarre misadventures, full of oddball characters and unexpected dilemmas. Click here for more information.

HBO MAX Not-Too-Late Show With Elmo: Episode 13 [1st Season Finale]
NETFLIX The Rain [Complete 3rd Season / Series Finale]
NETFLIX The Seven Deadly Sins [Complete 4th Season Premiere / Anime]
CBSAA Star Trek: Lower Decks [Series Premiere / Cartoon]

The animated comedy series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS follows the support crew on one of Starfleet’s least important ships, the U.S.S. Cerritos, in 2380. Ensigns Mariner (Tawny Newsome), Boimler (Jack Quaid), Rutherford (Eugene Cordero) and Tendi (Noël Wells) have to keep up with their duties and their social lives, often while the ship is being rocked by a multitude of sci-fi anomalies. Click here for more information.

SUNDANCE NOW Upright: Episodes 1 & 2 [Series Premiere]

When family outcast Lucky Flynn learns that his mother is dying, he decides to drive to the other side of Australia to see her, packing nothing but an upright piano for the journey. But his plans are soon turned upside down when he meets the runaway teenager Meg, who’s dealing with some family demons of her own. Together they forge an unlikely friendship, as they embark on a road-trip adventure across the Nullarbor Plains in a race against time. Over eight hot days, Lucky and Meg drive, hitch and scam their way across the scorching desert continent –with the upright piano never leaving their side -on a journey that will ultimately make them both feel more at peace with everything in life that they’ve been kicking against. Click here for more information.

Friday, August 07, 2020
3:01 am
DISNEY+ Howard [Special]

Directed by Don Hahn (“Beauty and the Beast”), “Howard” is the untold story of Howard Ashman, the brilliant lyricist behind Disney classics like “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid” and creator of musicals including “Little Shop of Horrors.” Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, personal films and photographs, as well as interviews with Howard’s friends and family, the film is an intimate look at the Disney Legend’s life, his creative drive, and the process behind the music. Spanning his childhood in Baltimore, to his formative years in New York, and his untimely death from AIDS, “Howard” goes in-depth to explore his journey to become the lyricist behind some of the most beloved and well-known classic family films in the world. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX High Seas [Complete 3rd Season Premiere]
AMAZON Jessy & Nessy: Part 2 [1st Season Finale]
iNETFLIX The Magic School Bus Rides Again Kids In Space [Movie]

The Magic School Bus kids blast into orbit — and onto the International Space Station — only to find themselves on the run from a giant tardigrade! Click here for more information.

NETFLIX The New Legends Of Monkey [Complete 2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Tiny Creatures [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]

Little animals embark on big adventures across the U.S. in a dramatic nature series that explores their hidden worlds and epic survival stories. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Wizards: Tales of Arcadia [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere / Animated]

Merlin’s apprentice joins Arcadia’s heroes on a time-bending adventure in Camelot, where conflict is brewing between the human, troll and magical worlds. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Word Party Songs [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere / Animated]

Sing along and dance with Bailey, Franny, Kip, Lulu and Tilly in this collection of music videos that will get you in the mood to move and groove! Click here for more information.

7:00 pm
APPLE TV+ The Oprah Conversation: Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man – Part 1 [Time Slot Premiere]
9:00 pm
REELZ Angels Of Death [One-Hour Special]

For many, Los Angeles provides a dazzling dreamscape built on the hopes and dreams of those who risked everything to take their shot in show business. But demons also dwell in the City of Angels and lurking beneath the glitz and glamour are cold-blooded killers, brutal murders and shocking crime scenes. Demons in the City of Angels presents the tragic crimes that darkened the streets of L.A. and through emotional interviews and stylized re-creations, each one-hour episode takes viewers through the twists and turns of murder investigations that stunned the entertainment world.
Click here for more information.

Saturday, August 08, 2020
8:00 pm
DISCOVERY Diesel Brothers: Monster Jam Breaking World Records [Three-Hour Special]
FOX Premier Boxing Champions Special

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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