By Scott C. & DRWHO42
Summer is officially here, but with a vengeance in cooking the United States. Luckily, there is a way to escape the summer heat, like staying inside our homes, drinking a cold drink, and using that air conditioner. As such, our televisions will play a crucial role in helping us kill time.
The week ahead has a couple more Olympic trials to watch, like track and gymnastics. The action begins on June 27th (Sunday) at 7 p.m. ET on NBC. For hockey fans everywhere, Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals starts on June 30th at 8:00 p.m. ET on NBC, and it features the Montreal Canadiens vs. the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tampa Bay is vying for back-to-back titles.
Backtracking to June 27th, at 9:00 p.m ET, The CW’s Batwoman series has its second season finale airing on this day for some more bat-fun. But do not worry Bat-fans, Batwoman herself will return in season three on October 13th, 2021.
On July 1st, the west says hello to the anime movie debut of Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway over on Netflix. Yep, it is time to see some mobile suits fight some more mobile suits-type action! Hathaway will be about Hathaway Noa leading an insurgency against the Earth Federation, but an enemy officer and a mysterious woman will alter those plans. The movie takes place after the events of Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack, which had its Japanese theatrical debut on a lovely day of March 12th, 1988.
Do you like time travel stories? If so, Amazon Prime has a particular science fiction movie called The Tomorrow War. It premieres this Friday, July 2nd, and stars Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strahovski, and J.K. Simmons. The film is about a few time travelers arriving from the future (2051) to warn that humanity is losing a major war against an alien species. So, the only hope for humanity is to transport people from the present to the future to fight some aliens. But perhaps a simple computer virus is all they need to win that future war?
You need some more input? Well, the listing below will be your guide to find out what else is airing soon on the small screen.
In some recent television news, actor Tom Welling has confirmed that he and Michael Rosenbaum are working on a Smallville sequel series, but animated. The CW, meanwhile, has given the green light for a Supernatural prequel series.
Filming has begun on the third and final season of His Dark Materials. The cast list also added Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Simon Harrison, and Chipo Chung.
Jonny Lee Miller will be joining The Crown for its fifth season in the role of John Major. The blog, however, doesn’t think he will need to hack the planet for that role.
Lastly, Netflix has said ‘no’ to picking up Manifest, which means it is probably the end for the series unless there is another streaming platform, or media network willing to pickup the series. According to Deadline‘s Nellie Andreeva, Netflix was considered a very likely option home due to having the first two seasons on its platform for streaming and providing less work for Warner Bros. TV when tackling expired cast options, as well as going through digital rights.
New: The Tomorrow War, Gundam, Olympic Trials
On-going: Evil, Black Summer, Legends of Tomorrow, Kung Fu, Supergirl, Superman and Lois, The Flash, Pacific Rim: The Black, Pennyworth, Black Lightning, The Equalizer, Clarice, Batwoman, The Blacklist.
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: Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway.
On-going: The Flash, Batwoman, Superman & Lois, Star Wars: The Bad Batch, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Loki, Rick & Morty.
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 27, 2021
NBC U.S. Olympic Trials: Track
MTV 2021 Bet Awards
SHOWTIME The Kings: Part Four: A Champion Never Quits [1st Season Finale]
NBC U.S. Olympic Trials: Gymnastics
THE CW Batwoman: Power [2nd Season Finale]
Monday, June 28, 2021
NETFLIX The Seven Deadly Sins: Dragon’s Judgement [5th Season Premiere / Anime]
HBO In Treatment: Brooke [4th Season Finale]
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
SHUDDER Vicious Fun [Movie]
Joel, a caustic 1980’s film critic for a national horror magazine, finds himself unwittingly trapped in a self-help group for serial killers. With no other choice, Joel attempts to blend in with his homicidal surroundings or risk becoming the next victim. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Starbeam [4th Season Premiere / Cartoon]
FOX TMZ Investigates: UFOs: The Pentagon Proof [One-Hour Special]
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
NETFLIX America: The Motion Picture [Animated Movie]
A chainsaw-wielding George Washington teams with beer-loving bro Sam Adams to take down the Brits in a tongue-in-cheek riff on the American Revolution. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Prime Time [Movie]
On New Year’s Eve 1999, an armed man enters a TV studio during a broadcast, takes the host hostage and makes one demand: to give a message live on air. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Somos[Series Premiere]
The lives of the people of Allende, a Mexican border town, are overtaken by a powerful cartel’s operations, leading to tragedy. Inspired by true events. Click here for more information.
NBC Stanley Cup Finals: Game #1 – Montreal Canadiens vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
FREEFORM The Bold Type: I Expect You to Have Adventures [Series Finale]
Thursday, July 01, 2021
HULU The Mighty Ones [2nd Season Premiere / Also on Peacock / Animated]
Amc+ Diana: The Legacy of a Princess [Special on Princess Diana]
HBO MAX No Sudden Move [Movie]
In 1955 Detroit, a group of small-time criminals are hired to steal emerging car technology. When their plan goes horribly wrong, their search for who hired them – and for what ultimate purpose – weaves them through all echelons of the race-torn, rapidly changing city. From Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh and starring Don Cheadle, Benicio del Toro, David Harbour, Ray Liotta, Jon Hamm, Brendan Fraser, Kieran Culkin and Amy Seimetz and Julia Fox. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Dynasty Warriors [Movie]
Warlords, warriors and statesmen wage a battle for supremacy in this fantasy tale based on the hit video games and the “Romance of the Three Kingdoms.” Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway [Anime Movie]
After Char’s rebellion, Hathaway Noa leads an insurgency against Earth Federation, but meeting an enemy officer and a mysterious woman alters his fate. Click here for more information.
HBO MAX Tim and Jerry in New York [Animated Series Premiere]
Tom and Jerry take on the Big Apple in their latest adventure! Hold on to your hats, New York City: your favorite cat and mouse duo are moving into the Royal Gate Hotel. Get ready for a wild ride as they cause more hilarious hijinks in an all-new series! Click here for more information.
YOUTUBE Could You Survive The Movies? [2nd Season Premiere]
Friday, July 02, 2021
AMAZON The Tomorrow War [Movie]
In The TOMORROW WAR, the world is stunned when a group of time travelers arrive from the year 2051 to deliver an urgent message: Thirty years in the future mankind is losing a global war against a deadly alien species. The only hope for survival is for soldiers and civilians from the present to be transported to the future and join the fight. Among those recruited is high school teacher and family man Dan Forester (Chris Pratt). Determined to save the world for his young daughter, Dan teams up with a brilliant scientist (Yvonne Strahovski) and his estranged father (J.K. Simmons) in a desperate quest to rewrite the fate of the planet. Click here for more information.
APPLE TV+ Trying [2nd Season Finale]
NETFLIX Mortel [2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX The 8th Night [Movie]
With prayer beads in one hand and an ax in the other, a monk hunts down a millennia-old spirit that’s possessing humans and unleashing hell on Earth. Click here for more information.
PEACOCK The Boss Baby: Family Business [Animated Movie]
In the sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s Oscar®-nominated blockbuster comedy, the Templeton brothers—Tim (James Marsden, X-Men franchise) and his Boss Baby little bro Ted (Alec Baldwin)—have become adults and drifted away from each other. Tim is now a married stay-at-home dad. Ted is a hedge fund CEO. But a new boss baby with a cutting-edge approach and a can-do attitude is about to bring them together again … and inspire a new family business. Click here for more information.
CARTOON NETWORK Craig of the Creek: Capture the Flag Part 5: The Game [3rd Season Finale]
ABC Emergency Call: Cliffhanger [1st Season Finale]
Saturday, July 03, 2021
NBC NASCAR Xfinity Series: Road America