Next Week in TV 9/13: Nurse Ratched is ready to see you!

By DRWHO42 & Scott C.

Football is back in full swing, so our Sunday schedules will fill up once again with exciting plays and games. Also, if you are an avid sports fan, the US Open, MLB, and the NHL playoffs have all kept you on the edge of your seat, get ready to cheer on your favorite player and teams once more.

Now, if you are a fan of Power, the next chapter in the franchise debuts this Sunday night with Power Book II: Ghost at 8 p.m. ET on Starz. The Third Day, which features Jude Law, may also be a great addition to your watch list as it looks entertaining to watch. So, check out this new mini-series on HBO this Monday night (9 p.m. ET).

Also airing on Netflix this Wednesday morning (September 16th) is a brand-new documentary, Challenger: The Final Flight, which takes a look at the unfortunate Challenger disaster, and the documentary itself includes interviews with engineers, officials, and the families of the astronauts who perished as they bravely ventured into orbit.

The highlight of the week goes to Netflix’s Ratched, which stars Sarah Paulson as a nurse who works at a psychiatric hospital in northern California. Debuting this Friday morning (September 18th), this series, from Ryan Murphy, is framed as a prequel to the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and based on the trailer (that you can watch by clicking here), it is very high on the blog’s recommendation watch list. It has caught our curiosity.  

The past few several days in television news have also been buzzing with recent, exciting announcements. For instance, AMC has decided to end The Walking Dead, but have no fear this news was accompanied by the news of a Daryl Dixon and Carol spinoff show that is in the works (click here for our article on this announcement). 

During the second part of DC’s Fandom: Explore the Multiverse event, there were several announcements, including the third season renewal of Doom Patrol on HBO Max (which means the future of DC Universe is possibly winding down). Also announced that there is a baby on the way for Martha Kane (played by Emma Paetz) and Thomas Wayne (played by Ben Aldridge) in Epix’s Pennyworth for season two, and this means baby Bruce is on the way! 

Lisseth Chavez (Chicago P.D.) will also join the cast of The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow show for its upcoming sixth season as Spooner Cruz, an alien specialist. Lastly, Shaivaani Ghai (Dominion) will join the cast of Batwoman in a recurring role.

Do know that we have been seeing reports of television and movie productions recommencing with Lost in Space, This is Us, and The Batman having started. The other is Doctor Who, due to begin filming very soon. We wish all the casts and crews the best of luck on a safe return to work.

So, what are you watching? Let us know when visiting the FoCC forum!

DRWHO42’s picks:

New: #Alive

On-going: The Boys, Raised by Wolves, Lovecraft Country, Biohackers, 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: The Devil All The Time.

On-going: Lovecraft Country, Star Trek: Lower Decks, The Boys.

Binge / Stack: [Nothing at the Moment]

Editor’s note: All times listed below are Eastern and nerd/geek interest are highlighted in AMBER.

Sunday, September 13, 2020
7:00 PM
NBC Football Night in America: Week 1
8:00 PM
STARZ Power Book II: Ghost: Exceeding Expectations [Time Slot Debut]
8:20 PM
NBC Sunday Night Football: Dallas cowboys @ Los Angeles Rams
9:00 PM
FOX The 2020 Fox Fall Preview [Special]
10:00 PM
SHOWTIME We Hunt Together: Episode 106 [1st Season Finale]

Monday, September 14, 2020
12:00 AM
ADULT SWIM Tigtone [2nd Season Premiere]
3:01 AM
AMAZON All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur [1st Season Finale]
QUIBI Wireless [Series Premiere]

A self-obsessed college student stranded in the Colorado mountains, whose only hope for survival is the tool he has spent his whole life learning to use: his smartphone. Click here for more information.

7:10 PM
ESPN Monday Night Football (Double-header): Pittsburgh Steelers @ New York Giants / Titans @ Broncos [51st Season Premiere for MNF]
9:00 PM
HBO The Third Day: Friday – The Father [Series Premiere]

A man and a woman make separate journeys to a mysterious island off the British coast. Click here for more information.

10:00 PM
TBS American Dad: 300 [300th Episode]
EPIX Enslaved: Cultures Left Behind [Series Premiere / Documentary]

Enslaved is a six-episode docuseries that explores 400 years of human trafficking from Africa to the New World by following the efforts of Diving with a Purpose, as they search for and locate six slave ships that went down with their human cargo. Click here for more information.

HBO We Are Who We Are: Right Here Right Now I [Series Premiere]

Two American teenagers come of age while living on an American military base in Italy. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
9:00 PM
COMEDY Tosh.0 [12th Season Premiere]

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
3:01 AM
NETFLIX Baby [Complete 3rd Season / Series Finale]
NETFLIX Challenger: The Final Flight [Series Premiere / Documentary]

Engineers, officials and the crew members’ families provide their perspective on the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster and its aftermath. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Criminal [Complete 2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX The Devil All The Time [Movie]

Sinister characters converge around a young man devoted to protecting those he loves in a postwar backwoods town teeming with corruption and brutality. Stars Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, and Sebastian Stan. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Signs [Complete 2nd Season Premiere]
8:00 PM
CBS The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards
10:00 PM
FXX Archer: The Orpheus Gambit / Bloodsploosh [One-Hour 11th Season Premiere]

Thursday, September 17, 2020
3:01 AM
PEACOCK Departure [Series Premiere]

A high-octane conspiracy series that follows the mystery of Flight 716 – a passenger plane that vanishes over the Atlantic Ocean. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Dragon’s Dogma [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere / Anime]

Resurrected as an Arisen, Ethan sets out to vanquish the Dragon that took his heart. But with every demon he battles, his humanity slips further away. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX The Last Word [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]

Suddenly a widow, a woman rekindles her thirst for life by becoming a eulogist while navigating the existential landscape of death, grief and love. Click here for more information.

9:00 PM
ABC Holey Moley: Holey Moley II: The Sequel: Unhinged, Part Deux [One-Hour Special]

Friday, September 18, 2020
3:01 AM
DISNEY+ Becoming [Complete 2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere / Kids Animated Show]

Six teens invited to attend a state-of-the-art adventure camp on Isla Nublar must band together to survive when the dinosaurs break out of captivity. Click here for more information.

APPLE TV+ Long Way Up [Series Premiere]

Ewan McGregor and his friend Charley Boorman travel on electric Harley-Davidsons 13,000 miles through Central and South America. Click here for more information.

HULU Pen15: part 1 [2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Ratched [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]

In 1947, Mildred Ratched begins working as a nurse at a leading psychiatric hospital. But beneath her stylish exterior lurks a growing darkness. Click here for more information.

Saturday, September 19, 2020
8:00 PM
REELZ Jimi Hendrix: A Perfect Murder? [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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