By DRWHO42 & Scott C.
Spring is in full swing and the same for television with the return of several series this week, including Fear The Walking Dead, Big Sky, The Resident, Van Helsing, and Prodigal Son.
The excitement kicks off Sunday evening (9 p.m. ET) with the highly-anticipated series premiere of The Nevers on HBO. This Victorian-set supernatural series centers on a small group of people who mysteriously acquire special abilities. The trailers captured our attention early as it showcased a wonderful blend of action and good special effects.
Fear The Walking Dead returns to the lineup at 9 p.m. ET with the first of seven new episodes. Fans of the series are looking forward to finding answers to a few lingering questions since the last episode aired back in November, including Victor Strand’s end game and whether John Dorie will reunite with the team after secretly leaving the group.
Pennyworth wraps its second season on EPIX on Sunday at 9 p.m. ET. This second season has been great thus far, and we are hoping EPIX will give the series the green light for a third season. Lastly, we have the final episode of Shameless, also airing at 9 p.m. on Showtime. The series has garnered a loyal fan base over its eleven-season run. This goodbye will be an emotional one for sure.
The Resident, Prodigal Son, and Big Sky return this Tuesday. Of course, everyone can find the times and networks each series is on below in the listing. Fans of Big Sky will get a larger dose of fun this week with a two-hour episode airing.
In some television news, the world found out that the series debut of Kung Fu last week earned a seven-year rating high for the night (April 7th) on The CW. MacGyver, however, canceled on CBS after five seasons.
Filming is underway for The CW’s Powerpuff live-action series, and a few set pictures released this week gave us a glimpse at the main cast in costume between takes. So far, the costumes look almost exactly what was seen in the animated series.
There was a casting change for the spinoff series of The Witcher: Blood Origin, with Jodie Turner-Smith departing due to a scheduling conflict. She was supposed to play a lead who was named Éile. The blog is curious to hear who replaces the actress. Of course, we hope this does not push the series back much further.
New: The Nevers, Fear The Walking Dead.
On-going: Manifest, Kung Fu, Supergirl Godzilla vs. Kong (Team Godzilla), Law and Order: Organized Crime, Falcon and Winter Soldier, Superman and Lois, The Walking Dead, Debris, The Flash, Pacific Rim: The Black, Pennyworth, Black Lightning, Alex Rider, Tribes of Europa, The Equalizer, Clarice, Batwoman, 9-1-1, 9-1-1: Lone Star, The Blacklist, FBI, FBI: Most Wanted, The Crown, Young Sheldon.
Binge / Re-watch: Lost in Space, Doctor Who, Jack Ryan, Strike Back!, The Witcher (finished and re-watching the greatness)
Mario Wario’s picks:
New: Fear The Walking Dead.
On-going: Pennyworth, Shameless, Clarice, Debris, The Flash, Batwoman, Supergirl, Power Rangers: Dino Fury, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, .
Binge / Stack: [Nothing at the Moment]
Editor’s note: All times listed below are Eastern and nerd/geek interest are highlighted in AMBER.
Sunday, April 11, 2021
STARZ Men In Kilts: A Roadtrip With Sam and Graham: Culloden: Scotland’s Most Infamous Battle [1st Season Finale]
BBCA The EE British Academy Film Awards 2021
AMC Fear The Walking Dead: Episode 8 [6th Season Spring Premiere]
HBO The Nevers: Touched [Series Premiere]
August, 1896. Victorian London is rocked to its foundations by a supernatural event which gives certain people — mostly women — abnormal abilities, from the wondrous to the disturbing. But no matter their particular “turns,” all who belong to this new underclass are in grave danger. It falls to mysterious, quick-fisted widow Amalia True (Laura Donnelly) and brilliant young inventor Penance Adair (Ann Skelly) to protect and shelter these gifted “orphans.” To do so, they will have to face the brutal forces determined to annihilate their kind. Click here for more information.
EPIX Pennyworth: The Lion and Lamb [2nd Season Finale]
SHOWTIME Shameless: Father Frank, Full of Grace [Series Finale]
Monday, April 12, 2021
HULU Harrow: From the Beginning [3rd Season Finale]
ACORN TV Keeping Faith [3rd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX New Gods: Nezha Reborn [Animated Movie]
While living as an ordinary deliveryman and motor racing fan, Nezha encounters old nemeses and must rediscover his powers to protect his loved ones. Click here for more information.
THE CW All American: Testify [3rd Season Spring Premiere]
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
NETFLIX Mighty Express [3rd Season Premiere]
YOUTUBE Retro Tech [2nd Season Premiere]
FOX The Resident: Doors Opening, Doors Closing [4th Season Spring Premiere]
ABC Big Sky: Catastrophic Thinking/all Kinds of Snakes [Two-Hour 1st Season Spring Premiere]
FOX Prodigal Son: Ouroboros [2nd Season Spring Premiere]
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
NETFLIX Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! [Series Premiere]
A single dad and cosmetics brand owner figures out fatherhood on the fly when his strong-minded teen daughter moves in with him. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Law School [Series Premiere]
When a grim incident occurs at their prestigious school, justice through law is put to a test by a tough law professor and his ambitious students. Click here for more information.
PEACOCK Michael Phelps: Medals, Memories & More [Series Premiere About Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps]
NETFLIX The Soul [Movie]
While investigating the death of a businessman, a prosecutor and his wife uncover occult secrets as they face their own life-and-death dilemma. Click here for more information.
DISCOVERY Expedition X: An American Werewolf [3rd Season Premiere]
Thursday, April 15, 2021
AMAZON LOL: Last One Laughing Germany [1st Season Finale]
SYFY The Summoner: First Date [1st Season Finale]
IFC Back: Episode 6 [2nd Season Finale]
AMC+ Cold Courage [1st Season Finale]
HBO MAX Infinity Train [4th Season Premiere / Animated]
HBO MAX Made For Love [1st Season Finale]
SHUDDER The Banishing [Movie]
From acclaimed genre director Chris Smith (Creep, Severance, Triangle) comes the true story of the most haunted house in England. A young reverend and his wife and daughter move into a manor with a horrifying secret. When a vengeful spirit haunts the little girl and threatens to tear the family apart, the reverend and his wife are forced to confront their beliefs. They must turn to black magic by seeking the help of a famous Occultist…or risk losing their daughter. Click here for more information.
AMC+ Spy City [Series Premiere]
Spy City follows Fielding Scott (Dominic Cooper), an English spy who is sent to Berlin in 1961 to sift out a traitor, one within the UK Embassy or amongst the Allies, shortly before the construction of the Berlin Wall. Click here for more information.
HBO MAX Wahl Street [Series Premiere / Documentary]
The six-episode documentary series offers fans a glimpse into global star Mark Wahlberg’s life as he juggles the demands of a rigorous film schedule coupled with an ever-growing network of diverse businesses including his clothing line, Municipal; his gym studio, F45; restaurant chain Wahlburgers; and his production company, Unrealistic Ideas. Along the way, viewers will learn powerful business and life lessons as he navigates the numerous challenges of a global pandemic, all while trying to maintain and expand his vast portfolio. Wahl Street will also introduce the cast of colorful characters that make up Wahlberg’s real-life entourage. Click here for more information.
PARAMOUNT+ Younger [7th Season Premiere]
Friday, April 16, 2021
APPLE TV+ Earth At Night In Color [2nd Season Premiere]
AMAZON Frank of Ireland [Series Premiere]
A 32-year-old misanthropic musician named Frank lives in Dublin with his mother. Click here for more information.
APPLE TV+ Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet: Everlight [Special]
APPLE TV+ Tiny World [2nd Season Premiere]
DISNEY+ Big Shot: Pilot [Series Premiere]
After getting ousted from his job in the NCAA for throwing a chair at a referee, a hothead men’s basketball coach Marvyn Korn must take a job at Westbrook School for Girls, a private all-girls high school, in an effort to redeem what’s left of his career and reputation. At first, Marvyn sees the Westbrook players as just X’s and O’s, as a mere pitstop on his road back to college ball. At the same time, the girls don’t take themselves seriously as a team, and the Westbrook community as a whole is nothing but hostile toward him. The unemotional and stoic Marvyn Korn soon learns that teenage girls are complicated human beings who require more than just tough love and two-a-days — they need real mentorship and genuine care. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Fast & Furious Spy Racers [4th Season Premiere / Animated]
NETFLIX Arlo The Alligator Boy [Animated Movie]
To find the father he never knew, optimistic Arlo leaves his swampy Southern home for New York City, making friends along the way. A musical adventure. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Into The Beat [Movie]
A teen ballerina discovers hip-hop by chance and is faced with an impossible choice: Does she follow her parents’ footsteps… or her newfound passion? Click here for more information.
SHUDDER The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs [3rd Season Premiere]
SYFY Van Helsing [5th Season Premiere]
Saturday, April 17, 2021
BBCA One Wild Day [One-Hour Special About Wildlife]