Next Week in TV 6/6: A Week Filled With Mischief, Thieves, and the Olympic Dream!

By DRWHO42 & Scott C.

The week ahead is packed with exciting programming and special events which will shape the U.S. National team as we look ahead to this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The sporting action begins on Sunday with the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, which features the best vying for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. Simone Biles is a heavy favorite with her sheer power and dazzling routines that always defy gravity. Thus, be prepared to be in awe as you watch each athlete push themselves to the limit.

Later this Sunday evening, Fear the Walking Dead returns after a week off due to the Memorial Day holiday break with a setup episode before the high stakes season finale, which kicks off a nuclear explosion. Subscribers to AMC+ will get early access to the season finale on Thursday, while non-subscribers got to wait until next Sunday. 

Also, on Sunday evening is the second season of the suspense-filled War of the Worlds debuts on EPIX, and we are hopeful there will be some answers to the questions we had since the first season finale. We also recommend adding Domina, which debuts on EPIX Sunday evening, to your watch list. The series, set in ancient Rome, tells the story of a young woman who returns from exile to ascend to prominence.

Wednesday will be the day many Marvel fans will be looking forward to with the series premiere of Loki. Our favorite God of Mischief, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), is back but recruited by the Time Variance Authority to help fix the timeline. Owen Wilson and Gug Mbatha-Raw (Doctor WhoMI-5) round out the cast, and we would be surprised if there is a surprise cameo or two. So, bring on the mischief!

Also debuting Wednesday is the movie Awake on Netflix. It stars Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), and an event eliminates the ability for humans to sleep, and this lack of sleep sends the world into upheaval. (Good grief, talk about a bad case of sleep insomnia, no?) Anyway, her daughter, Matilda (Ariana Greenblatt), seems to be the only one capable of sleeping, and this sets them off on a journey to find answers while keeping her daughter safe. 

Several seasons and series finales are airing this week. The Pose will come to a close Sunday with a two-hour series finale, and Queen of the South will wrap on Wednesday. New Amsterdam, The Good Doctor, and Hacks will also wrap up their seasons this week. 

The Rebel series sees its season wrap up later this week, with rumors floating around the internet that the series is being shopped around to other networks and streaming platforms after being canceled by ABC.

If you are a fan of musicals, mark Friday on your calendar for the debut of In the Heights on HBO MAX. The blog thinks that Lin-Manuel Miranda’s latest movie-musical venture will be a delight for the entire family. The movie is based on the original Broadway play that starred Miranda, it is helmed by the popular star. The movie itself is about a particular area of New York’s Washington Heights and those that live there. 

To wrap up the week, Saturday will feature the U.S. Olympic Team Diving trials. Fans of this sport can click here to check out NBC’s website to stay updated on the road to Tokyo.

All of the dates, times, and places on where to watch everything mentioned or airing soon, many can find the information in the listing below.

Lastly, Netflix is hosting a fandom event this week dubbed ‘Geeked Week,’ which will feature talent from the streamer’s most popular series and new announcements. Could we hear more about the second season of The Witcher or season three news for Umbrella Academy and Lost in Space? We are excited to learn more about what Netflix has planned. Do not forget to click here for our article on the event itself and to read additional details.

Please let us know what you will be watching when visiting the FoCC forum. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Lastly, our watch picks are below.

DRWHO42’s picks:

New: Loki, War of the Worlds, Gymnastics, Diving

On-going: Startup, Handmaid Tale, Legends of Tomorrow, Shadow and Bone, Jupiter’s Legacy, Legends of Tomorrow, Manifest, Kung Fu, Supergirl, Law and Order: Organized Crime, Falcon and Winter Soldier, Superman and Lois, Debris, The Flash, Pacific Rim: The Black, Pennyworth, Black Lightning, 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: Loki.

On-going: The Flash, Batwoman, Superman & Lois, Star Wars: The Bad Batch, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

Binge / Stack: [Nothing at the Moment]

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

Sunday, June 06, 2021
2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
NBC U.S. Gymnastics Championships
3:00 pm
NBC U.S. Women’s Open
8:00 pm
CBS The 43rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors
SHOWTIME The Kings: Part One: Ghetto to Glory to Gold [Series Premiere]

A four-part series showcasing four champions who ushered in a boxing renaissance. As the recession of the late 70s gave way to the capitalism of the 80s, the underrepresented yearned for someone to fight for them. Amidst this backdrop, Roberto Duran, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Thomas Hearns and Sugar Ray Leonard became the people’s champions and revitalized the sport of boxing. Through in-depth interviews and archival footage, the series showcases their incredible achievements in the ring as well as their personal battles outside of it. Click Here for More Information.

9:00 pm
ABC The Chase: He Loves His Wife a Nice, Medium Amount [2nd Season Premiere]
FOX The Moodys: Episode 206 / Episode 207 [New Time Slot]
EPIX War of the Worlds: Episode One [2nd Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
EPIX Domina: Fall [Series Premiere]

After 10 years in exile, Livia Drusilla, the golden girl of the prominent Claudii family, returns determined to regain everything that was stolen from her. Domina follows Livia’s journey from a naïve young girl to Rome’s most powerful Empress. Click Here for More Information.

FX Pose [Two-Hour Series Finale]

Monday, June 07, 2021
12:30 am
Adult Swim Final Space: The Leaving [New Time Slot]
10:00 pm
ABC The Good Doctor: Vamos [4th Season Finale]

Tuesday, June 08, 2021
3:01 am
SHUDDER The Amusement Park [Horror Movie]

An elderly gentleman goes for what he assumes will be an ordinary day at the amusement park, only to find himself in the middle of a hellish nightmare instead. Click Here for More Information.

10:01 pm
NBC New Amsterdam: Death Begins in Radiology [3rd Season Finale]

Wednesday, June 09, 2021
3:01 am
NETFLIX Law School: Episode 16 [1st Season Finale]
DISNEY+ Loki [Series Premiere]

Marvel Studios’ “Loki” features the God of Mischief as he steps out of his brother’s shadow in a new Disney+ series that takes place after the events of “Avengers: Endgame.” Tom Hiddleston returns as the title character, joined by Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku and Richard E. Grant. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Tragic Jungle [Movie]

To escape an arranged marriage, a woman flees into the depths of the Mayan jungle, where untamed nature merges the human and the supernatural. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Awake [Movie]

After a global event wipes out humanity’s ability to sleep, a troubled ex-soldier fights to save her family as society and her mind spiral into chaos. Click Here for More Information.

9:00 pm
ABC A Million Little Things: Justice: Part 1 / Justice Part 2 [Two-Hour 3rd Season Finale]
10:00 pm
USA Queen of the South: El Final [Series Finale]

Thursday, June 10, 2021
12:01 am
HULU Trolls: Trollstopia [3rd Season Premiere / Animated]
3:01 am
AMC+ Fear the Walking Dead: The Beginning [6th Season Finale]
HBO MAX Hacks [1st Season Finale]
PARAMOUNT+ Infinite [Movie]

For Evan McCauley (Mark Wahlberg), skills he has never learned and memories of places he has never visited haunt his daily life. Self-medicated and on the brink of a mental breakdown, Evan is sought by a secret group that call themselves “Infinites,” revealing to him that his memories may be real – but they are from multiple past lives. Click Here for More Information.

HBO MAX Starstruck [Series Premiere]

A millennial in London juggling two dead-end jobs and navigating the awkward morning-after-the-night-before when she discovers the complications of accidentally sleeping with a film star. Click Here for More Information.

AMC+ Talking Dead [One-Hour Special]
PEACOCK Trolls: Trollstopia [3rd Season Premiere / Animated]
PARAMOUNT+/HULU Younger [Series Finale]
8:00 pm
NBC Manifest: Mayday: Part 1 / Mayday: Part 2 [Two-Hour 3rd Season Finale]
9:00 pm
ABC Rebel: Trial Day [New Episode on Special Time]
10:00 pm
ABC Rebel: 36 Hours [Series Finale]

Friday, June 11, 2021
12:01 am
AMAZON Flack [2nd Season Premiere]
APPLE TV+ home Before Dark [2nd Season Premiere]
3:01 am
HBO MAX  In the Heights [Movie]

The scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop, where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies this vibrant and tight-knit community. At the intersection of it all is a likable, magnetic bodega owner who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines, and sings about a better life. In the Heights fuses Lin-Manuel Miranda’s music and lyrics with director Jon M. Chu’s storytelling to capture a world very much of its place, but universal in its experience. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Lupin: Part 2 [2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Wish Dragon [Animated Movie]

Determined teen Din is longing to reconnect with his childhood best friend when he meets a wish-granting dragon who shows him the magic of possibilities. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Trese [Anime Series Premiere]

In Manila, where dark supernatural forces pervade the criminal underworld, it’s up to Alexandra Trese to keep the peace — but there’s a storm brewing. Click Here for More Information.

DISNEY+ Zenimation [2nd Season Premiere]
9:15 am
NICK The Beatbuds, Let’s Jam!: Get Outside…and Rock! [1st Season Finale]
11:00 pm
HBO Betty: Octopussy [2nd Season Premiere]

Saturday, June 12, 2021
2:00 pm
NBC Indycar Detroit Race #1
4:00 pm
NBC U.S. Olympic Trials: Diving
8:00 pm
NBC U.S. Olympic Trials: Diving

DRWHO42

Kevin aka "DRWHO42" watches a lot of TV and avoids spoilers like the plague. He is an avid Whovian, Trekker, fanboy, gamer, traveler, planner, self-professed gym rat, and Starbucks espresso loyalist. When not plotting out his schedule for the next tent-pole movie or watching his favorite shows he is on the hunt for pop-culture TV & Movie media news. More importantly he is a frequent attendee of San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) and New York Comic Con (NYCC). Follow him on Twitter @kevinDW42 @FoCCBlog

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