Next Week in TV 9/26: Fox’s Animation Domination Shows Return, Sinkhole Mayhem, Lego and Star Wars, and More!

By Scott C. & DRWHO42 

With fall officially here, we have more TV shows and movies debuting this week!

Today, September 26th, fans of The Walking Dead can watch the season two premiere of The Walking Dead: World Beyond right now (a week early) if you subscribed to AMC+.

This Sunday night is Fox’s Animation Domination lineup return of The SimpsonsGreat North, Bob’s Burger, and Family Guy. The times of each animated series are in the listing below.  

On Tuesday, September 28th,  NBC’s La Brea drama series finally premieres at 9 p.m. ET. The show itself is about when “A massive sinkhole opens in the middle of Los Angeles, pulling hundreds of people and buildings into its depths. Those who fell in find themselves in a mysterious and dangerous primeval land, where they have no choice but to band together to survive. Meanwhile, the rest of the world desperately seeks to understand what happened.”

Over on DISNEY+, the streaming platform kicks off October with Lego Star Wars Terrifying Tales animated special this (early!) Friday morning (October 1st). It is about Poe and BB-8 making an emergency landing on planet Mustafar, where they meet Graballa the Hutt who now owns Darth Vader’s castle, to make it the galaxy’s first “All-inclusive Sith-inspired luxury hotel.” Of course, there are secrets to be found; a ‘scary’ adventure awaits our galactic heroes and the new friends they met on the planet.  

Also, premiering on Friday, October 1st, is the film The Many Saints of Newark over on HBO Max. It is about a young Tony Soprano living in 1967, the film itself “Reveals the humanity behind Tony’s struggles and the influence his family — especially his uncle, Dickie Moltisanti — had over him becoming the most iconic mob boss of all time.” The Many Saints of Newark will be released in theaters this week as well.

In some TV news, Peacock is celebrating October, or rather Halloween, with an event called Peacocktober. Beginning on October 1st, expect much Halloween-themed content to hit Peacock each day, such as all eight Harry Potter movies and the new movie Halloween Kills, which will also hit theaters on October 15th. 

In Doctor Who news, the fans found out that screenwriter Russell T. Davis is returning to the show he helped bring back in 2005. The showrunner will officially return to Doctor Who in 2023 that will also be the show’s 60th anniversary year. Davis worked on the series for five years. 

Lastly, Netflix yesterday shared what the opening credits will look and sound like for the live-action version of Cowboy Bebop. Overall, for fans of the anime, the opening credits will look and sound very familiar. *Wink* Cowboy Bebop premieres on November 19th on Netflix. The streaming company also released new trailers and clips online of upcoming seasons and movies like The WitcherDon’t Look Up!ArcaneThe CrownCobra KaiStranger Things, and more. All of this content drop happened during their recent TUDUM Fan Event.

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: La Brea

On-going: Sex Education, Y: The Last Man, The Lost Symbol, 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: La Brea.

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 26, 2021
3:00 am
AMC+ The Walking Dead: World Beyond: Konsekans [2nd Season Premiere]
7:00 pm
ABC Global Citizen Live [Awareness Special About Climate Change, Vaccine Inequality, and Famine]
PARAMOUNT+ American Theatre Wing’s 74th Annual Tony Awards
8:00 pm
STARZ Power Book III: Raising Kanan: Paid In Full [1st Season Finale]
FOX The Simpsons: The Star of the Backstage [33rd Season Premiere]
8:30 pm
FOX Great North: Brace/Off Adventure [2nd Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
FOX Bob’s Burgers: Manic Pixie Crap Show [12th Season Premiere]
CBS The Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back!
THE CW Wellington Paranormal: Mobots [2nd Season Finale]
9:02 pm
STARZ Bmf: See It…Touch It… Obtain It [Series Premiere]

Meech avoids a street war by moving his crew “The 50 Boyz” to a new location. He and his brother Terry cook up a more potent batch of drugs that creates enough demand to help their family overcome the economic crisis. Click Here for More Information.

9:30 pm
FOX Family Guy: Lasik Instinct [20th Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
ABC Rookie: Life and Death [4th Season Premiere]

Monday, September 27, 2021
10:00 pm
ABC Good Doctor: New Beginnings [5th Season Premiere]

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
3:00 am
NETFLIX Ada Twist, Scientist [Animated Series Premiere]

Pint-sized scientist Ada Twist and her two best friends are asking big questions — and working together to discover the truth about everything! Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Britney vs. Spears [Documentary About Britney’s Freedom Battle]
NETFLIX Attack Of The Hollywood Clichés! [Special]

One-man armies, meet-cutes, casual strolls away from huge explosions — stars and industry insiders toast and roast these cinematic chestnuts and more. Click Here for More Information.

9:00 pm
CBS FBI: International: The Edge [Time Slot Premiere]
NBC La Brea: Pilot [Series Premiere]

An epic adventure begins when a massive sinkhole opens in the middle of Los Angeles, pulling hundreds of people and buildings into its depths. Those who fell in find themselves in a mysterious and dangerous primeval land, where they have no choice but to band together to survive. Meanwhile, the rest of the world desperately seeks to understand what happened. In the search for answers, one family torn apart by this disaster will have to unlock the secrets of this inexplicable event to find a way back to each other. Click Here for More Information.

10:00 pm
CBS FBI: Most Wanted: Patriots [Time Slot Premiere]

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
3:01 am
NETFLIX Chestnut Man [Series Premiere]

At a grisly murder scene sits a figurine made of chestnuts. From this creepy clue, two detectives hunt a killer linked to a politician’s missing child. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX No One Gets Out Alive [Monster Movie]

Desperate and without documentation, a woman from Mexico moves into a rundown Cleveland boardinghouse. Then the unsettling cries and eerie visions begin. Click Here for More Information.

Shudder Séance [Horror Movie]

Camille Meadows (Suki Waterhouse) is the new girl at the prestigious Edelvine Academy for Girls. Soon after her arrival, six girls invite her to join them in a late-night ritual, calling forth the spirit of a dead former student who reportedly haunts their halls. But before morning, one of the girls is dead, leaving the others wondering what they may have awakened. Written and directed by Simon Barrett. Click Here for More Information.

Thursday, September 30, 2021
12:01 am
APPLE TV+ Problem With Jon Stewart [Series Premiere / About Many Topics in the United States]
3:01 am
NETFLIX Baki Hanma [Anime Series Premiere]

Baki Hanma trains with an intense focus to become strong enough to surpass his father, Yujiro Hanma, the strongest fighter in the world! Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Luna Park [Series Premiere]

In 1960s Rome, a free-spirited young woman who’s grown up at her family’s circus unexpectedly discovers she belongs to two very different worlds. Click Here for More Information.

HBO MAX Not-Too-Late Show With Elmo [2nd Season Premiere]
PARAMOUNT+ Queenpins [Movie]

nspired by a true story, Queenpins is an outrageous comedy about a bored and frustrated suburban homemaker, Connie (Kristen Bell) and her best pal JoJo (Kirby Howell-Baptiste), a vlogger with dreams, who turn a hobby into a multi-million dollar counterfeit coupon caper. The duo hatch an illegal coupon club scheme that scams millions from mega-corporations and delivers deals to legions of fellow coupon clippers. On the trail to total coupon dominance, a hapless Loss Prevention Officer (Paul Walter Hauser) from the local supermarket chain joins forces with a determined U.S. Postal Inspector (Vince Vaughn) in hot pursuit of these newly-minted “Queenpins” of pink collar crime. Click Here for More Information.

HBO MAX Ten Year Old Tom [Series Premiere]

A bitingly-funny adult animated comedy series, Ten Year Old Tom follows the misadventures of an average kid as he contends with questionable guidance from the well-meaning grownups around him. Being a kid is hard enough for Tom, but when bad influences seem to lurk around every corner – from litigious parents and drug dealing bus drivers to school administrators who want to sleep with his mom – it’s downright impossible. While the adults in Tom’s life certainly mean well, they just can’t manage to lead by example. Click Here for More Information.

PEACOCK Unidentified With Demi Lovato [Series Premiere]

An unscripted series that follows Lovato, their skeptical best friend Matthew and their sister Dallas, as they attempt to help uncover the truth about the UFO phenomena. While consulting with leading experts, Demi, Dallas and Matthew will investigate recent eyewitness encounters, uncover secret government reports, and conduct tests at known UFO hot spots. Click Here for More Information.

HBO MAX Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs! [Animated Series Premiere]

Yabba Dabba Doo! You know the Flintstones (they’re the modern stone age family), but not like this. Join Pebbles the explorer, Bamm-Bamm the smasher, and Dino, in wild new adventures all over Bedrock! Click Here for More Information.

8:00 pm
ABC Station 19: Phoenix From the Flame [5th Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
ABC Grey’s Anatomy: Here Comes the Sun [18th Season Premiere]
NBC Law & Order: Organized Crime: New World Order / The Outlaw Eddie Wagner [Back-To-Back New Episodes on a Special Time]
10:00 pm
FXX Cake: New Year, New Me [5th Season Premiere]
10:01 pm
ABC Big Sky: Wakey, Wakey [2nd Season Premiere]

Friday, October 01, 2021
12:00 am
AMAZON All or Nothing: Toronto Maple Leafs [Series Premiere]
AMAZON Do, Re & Mi: Halloween Harmony [Animated Special]

In this two-episode themed Halloween special, the Beebopsburgh birdies enjoy the spooky fun on the Day of the Pumpkin. Will Do be able to conquer his fear of scary pumpkins to enjoy the Harvest Festival with Re and Mi? And how will Mi find a way out of the scarecrow maze? With music as the answer, of course! Click Here for More Information.

APPLE TV+ Mr. Corman [1st Season Finale]
APPLE TV+ Ted Lasso [2nd Season Finale]
AMAZON Welcome to the Blumhouse: Black As Night [2nd Season Premiere]
3:00 am
DISNEY+ Lego Star Wars Terrifying Tales [Animated Special]

After the events of “The Rise of Skywalker,” Poe and BB-8 must make an emergency landing on the volcanic planet Mustafar where they meet the greedy and conniving Graballa the Hutt who has purchased Darth Vader’s castle and is renovating it into the galaxy’s first all-inclusive Sith-inspired luxury hotel. While waiting for his X-wing to be repaired, Poe, BB-8, Graballa, and Dean (a plucky and courageous young boy who works as Graballa’s mechanic) venture deep into the mysterious castle with Vader’s loyal servant, Vaneé. Along the way, Vaneé shares three creepy stories linked to ancient artifacts and iconic villains from across all eras of Star Wars. As Vaneé spins his tales and lures our heroes deeper into the shadowy underbelly of the castle, a sinister plan emerges. With the help of Dean, Poe and BB-8 will have to face their fears, stop an ancient evil from rising, and escape to make it back to their friends. Click Here for More Information.

HBO MAX The Many Saints of Newark [Movie / Also Released in Theaters]

Witness the making of Tony Soprano. Set in 1967, The Many Saints of Newark reveals the humanity behind Tony’s struggles and the influence his family — especially his uncle, Dickie Moltisanti — had over him becoming the most iconic mob boss of all time. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Maid [Series Premiere]

After fleeing an abusive relationship, a young mother finds a job cleaning houses as she fights to provide for her child and build them a better future. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX The Guilty [Movie]

A troubled police detective demoted to 911 operator duty scrambles to save a distressed caller during a harrowing day of revelations — and reckonings. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Swallow [Movie]

Waylaid by life’s pressures in 1980s Lagos, Nigeria, Tolani becomes involved in drug smuggling with her streetwise friend and must face the fallout. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Diana: The Musical

The dazzling and devastating life of Princess Diana takes center stage in this original musical, filmed in advance of its official Broadway opening. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Scaredy Cats [Series Premiere]

On her 12th birthday, Willa Ward receives a purr-fect gift that unlocks a world of witchcraft, talking animals and so much more with her best friends. Click Here for More Information.

8:00 pm
ABC The Most Magical Story On Earth: 50 Years Of Walt DISNEY World [Two-Hour Special]
THE CW Penn & Teller: Fool Us: Penn & Teller’s Worst Nightmare [8th Season Premiere]
CBS S.W.A.T.: Vagabundo [5th Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
THE CW Dynasty: Filled With Manipulations And Deceptions [4th Season Finale]
CBS Magnum P.I.: Island Vibes [4th Season Premiere]
9:35 pm
DISNEY Ghost And Molly Mcgee: The Curse; First Day Frights [Series Premiere on Special Night & Time]

Molly is an optimistic tween, who lives to make the world a better place. Scratch is a grumpy ghost, whose joy comes from spreading misery. When one of Scratch’s spells backfires, he finds himself forever cursed in Molly’s presence. Click Here for More Information.

10:00 pm
AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror: Sequels (That Don’t Suck) [3rd Season Premiere]
CBS Blue Bloods: Hate is Hate [12th Season Premiere]
10:04 pm
DISNEY Zombies: Addison’s Monster Mystery: Happy Fall Ball [Series Premiere]

At Seabrook High, zombies, werewolves and humans are all co-existing! Things are going well between Zed (Milo Manheim) and Addison (Meg Donnelly) until the new girl Vanna shows up with a big secret!
Click Here for More Information.

Saturday, October 02, 2021
8:00 pm
THE CW Iheartradio Music Festival Night 1 2021 [Two-Hour Special]
11:29 pm
NBC Saturday Night Live: Owen Wilson / Kacey Musgraves [47th Season Premiere]

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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