Next Week in TV 9/12: Searching for Clues with Robert Langdon and Brooklyn Nine-Nine says Goodbye

By DRWHO42 & Scott C.

September keeps rolling along with multiple shows and movies hitting the small screen this week.

For instance, if you are looking for a post-apocalyptic series to add to your watch list, Hulu’s Y: The Last Man, which premieres this Monday morning, is a great candidate to satisfy your watch hunger. The series, which was adapted from the graphic novel the same name published through DC Vertigo, it takes place after a mysterious global event wipes out every mammal with a Y chromosome except for one man, Yorick (Ben Schnetzer) and his monkey. Diane Lane is also attached to this series.

Similar to Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime, Peacock is looking for a win in the book-to-movie-to-series adaption game by giving Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol the series treatment. The series premieres on the platform on Thursday morning with Ashley Zukerman (Fear Street, Succession) taking over the titular role of Robert Langdon from Tom Hanks. During this first season, Robert is attempting to solve a kidnapped colleague but is recruited into a CIA task force where he uncovers a broader conspiracy. Also in the cast are Valorie Curry (The Following), Rick Gonzalez (Arrow), and Eddie Izzard.

On Thursday evening (8 p.m. ET), we say so long to fan-favorite Brooklyn Nine-Nine over on NBC in a one-hour special. Also, on Thursday morning, a second animated He-Man series, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, will be released over on Netflix.

To cap off the week, Sex Education returns for its third season on Friday morning on Netflix. The series, which centers on a young (socially) awkward teenager who sets up a covert therapy business in school, stars Asa Butterfield, Emma Mackey, and Gillian Anderson.

In television news, Deadline reported that Fox is in “active” discussions with Kiefer Sutherland for another 24 series. Fans of the series rejoiced on social media in the hopes that our favorite counterterrorist, Jack Bauer, will return to our screens.

The trailer for the next installment of The Matrix, titled Resurrection, was released last Thursday. Since the movie will be released on HBO MAX on the same day as its cinematic release, we thought it would be fitting to discuss our reaction to it here. First, this trailer was fantastic for what it teases, and based on what we saw this movie is getting back to its Matrix roots with many cues from the first film. Second, we have questions … lots of questions – such as, where is Morpheus and what’s up with the rubber duck? Third, how many more days until December 22nd?

Lastly, with the fall season upon us, we are working on a special Fall Outlook article with suggestions of TV series to add to your watch list. The article itself will be published early this week.

That’s all for this week. 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: Sex Education, Y: The Last Man, The Lost Symbol

On-going: The Walking Dead, 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: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.

On-going: What If…?, TWD, DC’s Stargirl, What We Do in the Shadows, Supergirl, Star Trek: Lower Decks.

Binge / Stack: [Nothing at the Moment]

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

Sunday, September 12, 2021
8:00 pm
SHOWTIME Gossip [1st Season Finale]
8:20 pm
NBC Sunday Night Football: Chicago Bears @ Los Angeles Rams [Time Slot Premiere]
8:30 pm
FOX Fantasy Island: The Big Five Oh [New Episode on Special Night and Time]
9:00 pm
EPEX Chapelwaite: Legacy of Madness [New Time Slot]
HBO Scenes From a Marriage: Innocence and Panic [Series Premiere]

A modern adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s classic Swedish series of the same name, Scenes from a Marriage re-examines the dilemmas probed by the original, exploring love, hatred, desire, monogamy, marriage, and divorce through the lens of a contemporary American couple. The limited series mines the full complexity of Jonathan and Mira as individuals who ultimately know their marriage isn’t being torn apart by any one event or flaw, but who themselves are torn between feelings of hate and love. Click here for more information.

10:00 Pm
SHOWTIME American Rust: The Mill [Series Premiere]

Award winners Jeff Daniels and Maura Tierney star in an unflinching new Showtime Original Series. In an economically devastated Pennsylvania steel town, a complicated and compromised chief of police (Daniels) is forced to decide how far he’s willing to go when the son of the woman he loves (Tierney) is accused of murder. A harrowing journey into the lives of a small town with big secrets, where people are driven by loyalty, love and desperation – and bad choices come far too easy. Click here for more information.

PBS Guilt: Episode Four [1st Season Finale]

Monday, September 13, 2021
12:00 am
HULU Y: The Last Man: The Day Before / Would The World Be Kind / Neil  [Series Premiere]

Traverses a post-apocalyptic world in which a cataclysmic event decimates every mammal with a Y chromosome except one cisgender man and his pet monkey. Survivors struggle to restore what was lost and the opportunity to build something better. Click here for more information.

8:00 pm
ABC Monday Night Football: Baltimore Ravens @ Las Vegas Raiders [52nd Season Premiere; Also on ESPN]
9:00 pm
SHOWTIME The L Word: Generation Q: Love Shack [New Time Slot]
10:00 pm
SHOWTIME Back to Life: Episode 1 [2nd Season Premiere]

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
3:00 am
NETFLIX Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father [5th Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
FOX Lego Masters: Master Build – Day & Night [2nd Season Finale]
10:30 pm
TBS Miracle Workers: Oregon Trail: End of the Trail [3rd Season Finale]

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
3:00 am
NETFLIX Nightbooks [Movie]

Scary story fan Alex must tell a spine-tingling tale every night — or stay trapped with his new friend in a wicked witch’s magical apartment forever. Click here for more information.

PEACOCK My Son [Movie]

Driving in the heart of the Highlands, Edmond Murray (James McAvoy) receives a call from his ex-wife (Claire Foy), in tears. Their 7-year-old son went missing from a campsite. Soon it becomes clear that the child was kidnapped and the parents give way to despair. Click here for more information.

Thursday, September 16, 2021
12:00 am
HULU The Premise: Social Justice Sex Tape / Moment Of Silence [Series Premiere]

B.J. Novak’s The Premise is a bold and provocative half-hour anthology of standalone stories about the times we live in. The curated collection of character-driven episodes challenges our shared morality tales, choosing art over argument, as it engages with the most relevant and meaningful issues of the modern era. Click here for more information.

3:00 am
PEACOCK Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol: As Above, So Below [Series Premiere]

Based on Dan Brown’s international bestselling thriller “The Lost Symbol,” the series follows the early adventures of young Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, who must solve a series of deadly puzzles to save his kidnapped mentor and thwart a chilling global conspiracy. Click here for more information.

PARAMOUNT+ The Harper House [Animated Series Premiere]

An overconfident female head-of-a-household as she struggles to regain a higher status for herself, and for her family of oddballs, after losing her job and moving from the rich side to the poor side of an Arkansas small town. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX He-Man and the Masters of the Universe [Animated Series Premiere]

Mighty teen Adam and his heroic squad of misfits discover the legendary power of Grayskull — and their destiny to defend Eternia from sinister Skeletor. Click here for more information.

HBO Max Tig N’ Seek [3rd Animated Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
NBC Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Last Day (Part 1 & 2) [One-Hour Series Finale]
8:20 pm
NFLN Thursday Night Football: New York Giants @ Washington Football Team [15th Season Premiere]

Friday, September 17, 2021
12:00 am
AMAZON The Mad Women’s Ball [Movie]

A woman who is unfairly institutionalized at Paris asylum plots to escape with the help of one of its nurses. Based on the novel ‘Le bal des folles’ by Victoria Mas. Click here for more information.

APPLE TV+ Doug Unplugs [2nd Season Premiere]
APPLE TV+ The Morning Show [2nd Season Premiere]
3:00 am
NETFLIX Chicago Party Aunt: Part 1 [Animated Series Premiere]

Chicago Party Aunt Diane is an idolized troublemaker with a talent for avoiding adulthood — and a soft spot for her soul-searching nephew. Click here for more information.

HBO MAX Cry Macho [Movie]

Directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, Cry Macho follows the story of a one-time rodeo star who takes a job escorting a boy from rural Mexico back to his Texas home. The unlikely pair faces an unexpectedly challenging journey, during which the world-weary horseman finds his own sense of redemption through teaching the boy what it means to be a good man. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX The Father Who Moves Mountains [Movie]

When his son goes missing during a snowy hike in the mountains, a retired intelligence officer will stop at nothing — and risk everything — to find him. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX The Stronghold [Movie]

Tired of the small-time grind, three Marseille cops get a chance to bust a major drug network. But lines blur when a key informant makes a big ask. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Sex Education [3rd Season Premiere]
DISNEY+ Sparkshorts: Nona [Special]
NETFLIX Squid Game[Series Premiere]

Hundreds of cash-strapped players accept a strange invitation to compete in children’s games. Inside, a tempting prize awaits — with deadly high stakes. Click here for more information.

8:00 pm
THE CW Burden of Truth: Standing by Peaceful Water [4th Season Finale]
10:00 pm
SYFY Surrealestate: The House Always Wins [1st Season Finale]

Saturday, September 18, 2021
10:00 pm
CBS 48 Hours [35th Season Premiere]


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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