Next Week in TV 11/8: The Return of NCIS and The Blacklist

By DRWHO42 & Scott C.

So, are you looking for something new and fresh to add to your viewing list this week? If so, you are in for a treat as there will be plenty of returning shows this week that offer viewers the opportunity to relax on the couch for a chance to unwind from a long day.

For instance, Sunday evening will see both NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans return to the Sunday television lineup. Also, this Sunday evening, a new comic series, Moonbase 8, debuts on Showtime. The series itself, which stars Fred Armisen and John C. Reilly, is set on a lunar simulation site in the Arizona desert. Overall, it looks quite funny, so give it a try. 

Mid-week NBC’s “Chicago Wednesdays” returns with their full complement of Chicago-based series MedFire, and PD. Also, S.W.A.T. returns that same evening!

Netflix will also have a few offerings hitting this week, which may pique your interest, starting with the Christmas-themed Dash & Lily, Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House of Fun, and Liberator. Speaking of the holiday season, we are now in November, so check out our article about Netflix’s holiday lineup by simply clicking here.

Nickelodeon, meanwhile, is taking an ambitious step into space with the teen series The Astronauts. It may be a great series to check out with the family.

The Blacklist returns this Friday night for the 8th season. As always, we should expect more intrigue, alliances testing, and the unusual antics from criminal mastermind Raymond Reddington. 

Lastly, word broke on early Sunday that popular game show host Alex Trebek from Jeopardy has passed away after a long fight with cancer. Many of us here on the blog, and we are sure fans everywhere, grew accustomed to seeing him as the host of the game show Jeopardy for many years. We will never forget Trebek’s lovely personality and the sweet kindness he showed towards others throughout the years on this Earth. Our thoughts go out to his friends and family. Rest in peace, Mr. Trebek. We will never forget you.

That is all for this week. Please note that the listing below will have the times of each show mentioned above, plus many more airing soon, for you to check out. Until next time, enjoy this lovely week!

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

DRWHO42’s picks:

New: Young Sheldon

On-going: Mandalorian, The Walking Dead: World Beyond, Lovecraft Country, Biohackers, Umbrella Academy, Star Trek: Discovery, Coroner, Cursed, Warrior Nun, Fear The Walking Dead!!, Devils, Doctor Who, Doom Patrol, Stargirl, The Right Stuff.

Binge / Re-watch: Lost in Space, Jack Ryan, Strike Back!, The Witcher (finished and re-watching the greatness)

Mario Wario’s picks:

New: Moonbase 8.

On-going: Star Trek: Discovery, The Mandalorian.

Binge / Stack: [Nothing at the Moment]

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

Sunday, November 08, 2020
8:00 pm
Showtime The Circus [5th Season Finale]
8:30 pm
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles: The Bear [12th Season Premiere]
9:30 pm
CBS NCIS: New Orleans: Something in the Air, Part I [7th Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
PBS Cobra: Episode Six [1st Season Finale]
11:00 pm
Showtime Moonbase 8: Dry [Series Premiere]

Fred Armisen, Tim Heidecker, and John C. Reilly star in this new comedy series as three astronauts stationed at NASA’s Moon Base Simulator in a remote part of the Arizona desert. While working vigorously to qualify for their first lunar mission, they encounter many obstacles including loneliness, self-doubt and their own incompetence. In spite of it all, they remain determined to prove they have the right stuff to reach the moon. Click here for more information.

Monday, November 09, 2020
3:01 am
Hulu The Mighty Ones [Complete 1st Season /Series Premiere]

In every backyard, a secret world exists filled with tiny creatures. The Mighty Ones, follows the hilarious adventures of a group of creatures: a twig, a pebble, a leaf and a strawberry. These best friends, self-named The Mighty Ones, live in an unkempt backyard belonging to a trio of equally unkempt humans whom they mistake for gods. Despite their diminutive stature, The Mighty Ones are determined to live life large and always have fun in their wild world. Click here for more information.

Netflix Undercover [2nd Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
HBO Industry: Induction [Series Premiere]

Industry follows a group of hungry, young graduates competing for a limited number of permanent positions at Pierpoint & Co., a leading bank in London, while being thrown head-first into the exhilarating world of international finance. Click here for more information.

AMC Soulmates: The (Power) Ballad of Caitlin Jones [1st Season Finale]

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
3:01 am
Netflix Dash & Lily [Series Premiere]

Opposites attract at Christmas as cynical Dash and sunny Lily trade messages and dares in a red notebook they pass back and forth around New York City. Click here for more information.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
3:01 am
Netflix Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House of Fun [Series Premiere]

Comedy trio Aunty Donna showcase their uniquely absurd and offbeat style through an array of sketches, songs and eclectic characters. Click here for more information.

Netflix The Liberator [Series Premiere]

A diverse, deeply brave crew of ragtag soldiers become some of the most heroic fighters of the European invasion in World War II. Based on true events. Click here for more information.

8:00 pm
ABC The 54th Annual CMA Awards
NBC Chicago Med: When Did We Begin to Change [6th Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
NBC Chicago Fire: Rattle Second City [9th Season Premiere]
CBS S.W.A.T.: 3 Seventeen Year Olds / Stakeout [Two-Hour 4th Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
NBC Chicago PD: Fighting Ghosts [8th Season Premiere]

Thursday, November 12, 2020
3:01 am
HBO Max Valley of Tears [Series Premiere]

Valley of Tears is a harrowing, ten-episode limited drama series inspired by the true events of the 1973 Yom Kippur War in Israel. Leading up to the ultimate battle, the series follows young combatants thrust into a war that was later revealed could have been avoided by leaders they blindly trusted. Click here for more information.

ABC Station 19: Nothing Seems The Same [4th Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
ABC Grey’s Anatomy: All Tomorrow’s Parties / The Center Won’t Hold [Two-Hour 17th Season Premiere]
NBC Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Guardians and Gladiators [22nd Season Premiere]
9:30 pm
CBS The Unicorn: There’s Something About Whoever-She-Was [2nd Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
NBC The Paley Center Presents Law & Order: Before They Were Stars [One-Hour Special]

Friday, November 13, 2020
3:01 am
Disney+ Inside Pixar [Complete 1st Season / Documentary Series Premiere]
Disney+ Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Baby Gorilla Grace [1st Season Finale]
Netflix The Minions of Midas [Series Premiere]

A millionaire publisher gets a blackmail note — his decision can mean life or death. Inspired by a Jack London story but set in contemporary Madrid. Click here for more information.

Netflix Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey [Musical]

Decades after his trusted apprentice betrayed him, a once-joyful toymaker finds new hope when his kind and curious granddaughter comes into his life. Click here for more information.

Netflix The Life Ahead [Movie]

A Holocaust survivor running a daycare business forms an unlikely friendship with a bitter street kid when she takes him in after he robs her. Click here for more information.

7:00 pm
Nick The Astronauts: Countdown / Day 1 [One-Hour Series Premiere]

When a group of kids is accidentally launched into space, they embark on an adventure of a lifetime to get back home. Click here for more information.

8:00 pm
NBC The Blacklist: Roanoke [8th Season Premiere]

Saturday, November 14, 2020
10:00 pm
AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror [2nd Season Finale]

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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