By Scott C. & DRWHO42
Greetings, TV fans! Here’s a quick rundown on all things TV this week.
Let’s begin by pointing out that the horror series NOS4A2, is wrapping up its second season this Sunday night (August 23rd; 10 p.m. ET) on AMC, as well as on BBC America. The series itself, however, is still awaiting word on whether or not it will be awarded a third season. Hopefully, we’ll know the answer soon!
Amazon, meanwhile, has a new after-show to watch this Friday morning (August 28th), and it is called Prime Rewind: Inside The Boys. Yep, as you guessed it, the new after-show will focus on the superhero series The Boys and the premiere episode itself will recap all of season one. The host will be actor and comedian Aisha Tyler. The second season of The Boys will premiere on Prime Video on the morning of September 4th; the series was renewed for a third season already.
If politics is your type of thing, do know that the Republican National Convention is on multiple networks this week (and online), and the dates are Monday, August 24th – Thursday, August 27th. The time for each day is 10 p.m. ET (also airing sooner online via livestream on social media, Twitch, and Amazon Prime, or on particular networks). This also means that the usual nightly TV schedule we are currently used to on particular networks will be different until after the convention.
The rest of the week does look light on content, but there are still many shows, movies, and documentaries listed in the listing below. So, check that out.
As for some recent renewal and cancellation news: Comedy Central has now decided to cancel a few of its shows, such as Tosh.O and Drunk History, while Netflix has also decided to cancel The Society, as well as I am Not Okay With This, thanks to the pandemic butting in on production. Although Warrior Nun did get renewed by the streaming platform, which means a second season is coming soon. Penny Dreadful: City of Angels was not so lucky, though, as the series was recently canceled by Showtime. And finally, Apple has recently renewed Ted Lasso, so a second season is coming.
DC’s FanDome event launched this past Saturday and there was excitement and buzz, including the release of a trailer for the next season of The Flash along with other film news (check out our Reactor section for those trailers). Since there was so much content to prepare for, the fine folks behind DC FanDome decided to create a follow-up event, which is called Explore the Mulitverse; that will occur on September 12th at 10 a.m. PT.
What are you watching? Join the television conversion when visiting the FoCC forum.
New: Lovecraft Country, Biohackers, High Score
On-going: Dark, Umbrella Academy, Star Trek: Lower Decks, Coroner, The Rain, Brave New World, Cursed, Warrior Nun, NOS4A2, Perry Mason, The UnXplained, Doom Patrol, Stargirl
Binge / Re-watch: Lost in Space, Jack Ryan, Strike Back!, The Witcher (finished and re-watching the greatness)
Mario Wario’s picks:
New: NOS4A2 (2nd Season Finale).
On-going: Lovecraft Country, Star Trek: Lower Decks.
Binge / Stack: [Nothing at the Moment]
Editor’s note: All times listed below are Eastern and nerd/geek interest are highlighted in AMBER.
Sunday, August 23, 2020
Freeform Love in the Time of Corona: Love and Protest [1st Season Finale]
Showtime Chi: A Couple, Two, Three [3rd Season Finale]
PBS Endeavour: Zenana [7th Season Finale]
Paramount Yellowstone: The World is Purple [3rd Season Finale]
AMC/BBCA NOS4A2: Bats [2nd Season Finale]
Monday, August 24, 2020
Acorn TV Mount Pleasant [Special]
QUIBI Nice One! [Series Premiere]
A game show of jovial joking. Ron Funches hosts comedians as they compete to compliment some pretty bad subjects. If they don’t have something nice to say, they can GTFO. Click here for more information.
HBO I May Destroy You: Ego Death [1st Season Finale]
ABC The Republican National Convention – Your Voice/Your Vote 2020 [Note: The Convention is a Multiple Day Event: Monday, August 24th – Thursday, August 27th, at 10 pm ET Each Day; and Also on Multiple Networks]
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
NETFLIX Emily’s Wonder Lab [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]
Science-loving host Emily Calandrelli makes STEAM fun with activities, demonstrations and at-home experiments that’ll make you think — and blow your mind! Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Trinkets [Complete 2nd Season / Series Finale]
ABC Primetime: What Would You Do? [New Episode / Special Time]
ID Still A Mystery: Death And Silence [2nd Season Finale]
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
NETFLIX Her Mother’s Killer [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]
Nearly 30 years after her mom’s murder, a political strategist launches a calculated plan to ruin the Colombian presidential candidate who killed her. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Rising Phoenix [Documentary]
Elite athletes and insiders reflect on the Paralympic Games and examine how they impact a global understanding of disability, diversity and excellence. Click here for more information.
Bounce TV In the Cut: Pros & Cons [7th Season Premiere]
ABC United We Fall: Re-Wedding Crashers [1st Season Finale]
Thursday, August 27, 2020
NETFLIX Aggretsuko [Complete 3rd Premiere / Anime]
HBO Max Infinity Train [3rd Season Finale / Animated]
HBO Max Pure [Series Premiere]
For as long as she can remember, 24-year-old Marnie’s mind has been flooded with uncontrollable X-rated thoughts, and she’s too ashamed to tell anyone. At her breaking point and stifled by her tiny Scottish hometown, Marnie impulsively hightails it to London. In the big city, Marnie finds a gang of new friends, all with their own foibles, who lead her to an unexpected diagnosis: a form of OCD nicknamed “Pure O,” where her obsessions manifest as intrusive sexual thoughts, and her compulsions are the unseen mental rituals she performs to quiet them. As Marnie moves in with her cheery schoolmate Shereen and befriends recovering addict Charlie, journalist and ladies-woman Amber, and Amber’s irresistible housemate Joe, will she learn to manage the deviant thoughts piling up inside her head? Click here for more information.
Sundance Now Upright: Episodes 7 & 8 [1st Season Finale]
ID Time A to Kill: A Chemical Solution [1st Season Finale]
Friday, August 28, 2020
AMAZON Get Duked! [Movie]
Get Duked! is an anarchic, hip-hop inspired comedy that follows four city boys on a wilderness trek as they try to escape a mysterious huntsman. Click here for more information.
HULU The Binge [Movie]
In the not so distant future all drinking and drugs have been made completely illegal by the government… except for one night a year. High school seniors, Griffin, Hags and Andrew make a pilgrimage to get to the best party in town where all their dreams will come true… Sure they will have to avoid their crazed principal (Vince Vaughn), violent siblings and the wild animals roaming the streets, but that’s all part of the fun! Their friendship will be tested, love live’s will be rattled and their brains completely scrambled. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Unknown Origins [Movie]
A very chiseled but somber detective must find a serial killer who leaves clues that only his mentor’s nerdy comics-loving son can decipher. Click here for more information.
Disney+ Phineas & Ferb: The Movie: Candace Against The Universe [Movie / Animated]
Get ready for a mission that’s out of this world! Click here for more information.
AMAZON Prime Rewind: Inside The Boys [Series Premiere]
Prime Rewind: Inside The Boys is an exclusive after show to the second season of The Boys. Each episode of the second series contains an after show hosted by Aisha Tyler; it will guest star the cast and crew of the series. Click here for more information.
Saturday, August 29, 2020
NBC Nascar Cup Series: Daytona
Fox Premier Boxing Champions Special: Lara vs. Vendetti