Next Week in TV 8/15: Superman & Lois wrap epic first season and Stephen Amell enters the ring in Heels.

By DRWHO42 & Scott C.

We are approaching the midpoint of August, and the week ahead appears a little on the quiet side, but there are a few gems on the schedule that should satisfy your viewing pleasure, especially if you are a subscriber to AMC+.

First, the highly anticipated season 11 premiere for The Walking Dead, titled “Acheron: Part 1”, is scheduled to air on AMC on August 22nd. If you are a subscriber to AMC+, you will get to see it a week sooner right now, courtesy of the early access streaming model on there.

Second, Stephen Amell (Arrow) returns to the small screen in a new Starz series set in a world of professional wrestling Sunday evening titled Heels. The series focuses on two brothers as they navigate family relations, business, and wrestling fandom. The new series premieres at 9 p.m. ET. Also, Sunday evening (9 p.m.), the offbeat Wellington Paranormal series returns for a second season.

Third, one should know that there are several season finales airing this week with Superman & Lois topping our list on The CW. This first season so far has set itself apart with a superb cast, great story arcs that allowed deep character development, and not bad television special effects has helped too. Also wrapping up their current seasons are American Horror Stories, White Lotus, Beast Must Die, and Ultra City Limits. For the times and dates of each season finale mentioned, the listing below will have them plus anything else not mentioned.

As always, please let us know what you will be watching when visiting the FoCC forum. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

DRWHO42’s picks:

New: Heels.

On-going: Titans, UFO, What If …?, Stargirl, Biohackers, Evil, Black Summer.

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: White Lotus (S1 Finale), The Walking Dead (S11 Premiere), Heels.

On-going: What If…?, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, DC’s Stargirl, Titans, Star Trek: Lower Decks, Superman and Lois, 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, August 15, 2021
3:01 am
AMC+ Talking Dead: Acheron: Part I [10th Season Premiere]
AMC+ The Walking Dead: Acheron: Part I [11th Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
STARZ Heels: Kayfabe [Series Premiere]

Two brothers and rivals – one a villain, or “heel,” in the ring; the other a hero, or “face,” war over their late father’s wrestling promotion, vying for national attention in small-town Georgia. Click here for more information.

AMC The Walking Dead: Season 11 Preview Special
THE CW Wellington Paranormal: Taniwha [2nd Season Premiere]
HBO White Lotus: Departures [1st Season Finale]
11:30 pm
ADULT SWIM Tuca & Bertie: The Flood [2nd Season Finale]

Monday, August 16, 2021
10:00 pm
AMC Beast Must Die [1st Season Finale]
11:00 pm
HBO MAX Hard [3rd Season Premiere]

Tuesday, August 17, 2021
3:01 am
NETFLIX Go! Go! Cory Carson [5th Season Premiere / Animated]
9:00 pm
THE CW Superman & Lois: Last Sons of Krypton [1st Season Finale]

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
12:01 am
HULU Nine Perfect Strangers: Random Acts Of Mayhem / The Critical Path / Earth Day [Series Premiere]

Based on The New York Times bestselling book by author Liane Moriarty, “Nine Perfect Strangers” takes place at a boutique health-and-wellness resort that promises healing and transformation as nine stressed city dwellers try to get on a path to a better way of living. Watching over them during this 10-day retreat is the resort’s director, Masha, a woman on a mission to reinvigorate their tired minds and bodies. However, these nine “perfect” strangers have no idea what is about to hit them. Click here for more information.

3:01 am
NETFLIX Defeated [Series Premiere]

In 1946 Berlin, an American cop searches for his missing brother while helping a novice German policewoman fight the violent crimes engulfing the city. Click here for more information.

DISNEY+ Diary Of A Future President [2nd Season Premiere]
DISNEY+ Growing Up Animal [Series Premiere on Wild Animals]
NETFLIX The Secret Diary of an Exchange Student [Movie]

Looking to shake things up, two best friends embark on a life-changing adventure abroad as exchange students. But can they stay out of trouble? Click here for more information.

10:00 pm
CBS FBI Declassified: Original [1st Season Summer Premiere]

Thursday, August 19, 2021
12:01 am
FX American Horror Stories: Game Over [1st Season Finale]
3:01 am
AMC+ Talking Dead: S11 Preview Special
AMC+ Ultra City Smiths [1st Season Finale]
8:00 pm
THE CW Coroner: Bobby [3rd Season Premiere]

Friday, August 20, 2021
12:01 am
AMAZON Annette [Movie]

A stand-up comedian and his opera singer wife have a 2 year old daughter with a surprising gift. Click here for more information.

APPLE TV+ Truth Be Told [2nd Season Premiere]
3:01 am
NETFLIX Chair [Series Premiere]

At a major university, the first woman of color to become chair tries to meet the dizzying demands and high expectations of a failing English department. Click here for more information.

HBO MAX Reminiscence [Movie]

Nick Bannister (Hugh Jackman), a private investigator of the mind, navigates the darkly alluring world of the past by helping his clients access lost memories. Living on the fringes of the sunken Miami coast, his life is forever changed when he takes on a new client, Mae (Rebecca Ferguson), and a simple matter of lost and found becomes a dangerous obsession. As Bannister fights to find the truth about Mae’s disappearance, he uncovers a violent conspiracy, and must ultimately answer the question: how far would you go to hold on to the ones you love? Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Loud House Movie [Animated Musical]

With his parents and all 10 sisters in tow, Lincoln Loud heads to Scotland and learns that royalty runs in the family in this global musical journey! Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Sweet Girl [Movie]

He lost the love of his life to a pharmaceutical company’s greed. Now his daughter is without a mother, and he’s without justice. For now. Click here for more information.

Saturday, August 21, 2021
12:01 pm
NETFLIX Nevertheless [1st Season Finale]
8:00 pm
ABC Stand Up To Cancer [One-Hour Special; Also on NBC, FOX, and CBS]

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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