Next Week in TV 11/14: Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop Debuts, The Flash & Star Trek: Discovery Return!

By Scott C. & DRWHO42

The week ahead gets rolling along with The CW’s The Flash series returning for some season eight mayhem, or rather some armageddon. This Tuesday, November 16th, at 8 p.m. ET on The CW, the five-episode event (called “Armageddon”) will see Barry Allen and his amazing friends once again try to stop the destruction of Earth with the help of select Arrowverse superheroes popping up to save the day. But as always the case with any Arrowverse event, our favorite speedster will face old and new villains alike that will try to stop our hero. For example, the series will introduce Despero, and he will be played by Defiance‘s Tony Curran, while the Reverse Flash character (Tom Cavanagh) and Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough) are back!

Riverdale also returns this week (November 16th) at 9 p.m. ET on The CW. This upcoming return is season six for the series.

Hulu has an animated treat for Marvel fans everywhere, with Hit-Monkey debuting on Wednesday morning (November 17th). The series is about an assassination going wrong, and one injured hitman seeking safety amongst a tribe of snow monkeys up in the mountains of Japan.

On the morning of Thursday, November 18th, Paramount+ has Star Trek: Discovery returning for a fourth season and Star Trek: Prodigy having its fall finale, too.

On the morning of Friday, November 19th, the Apple TV+ Foundation series wraps up its first season. The series itself was renewed last month by Apple, which means a second season is coming. 

Also, on Friday morning is the series premiere of Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop. Based on the anime of the same name, this live-action series has bounty hunters Spike, Jet, and Faye traveling around the solar system looking for jobs. However, Spike’s past will haunt the team along the way. Anyway, we hope this live-action take on the anime will be a good one.  

On Friday night (8 p.m. ET) on Cartoon Network, there’s a special called Teen Titans Go!: A Doom Patrol Thanksgiving, while on Saturday night (10 p.m. ET) Netflix’s animated series Arcane wraps up its first season. 

Do not forget to look at the listing below to see what else is airing this week. 

Quickly in TV news, G4TV is returning to television and streaming on November 16th, 2021. For more information regarding this bit of news, please click here. Also, our very own DRWHO42 will have more to say regarding this G4TV news out very soon. 

On Disney+ Day, there was a lot of news announced. The main ones that caught our eyes were the series of announcements (and sneak peeks) of upcoming Marvel shows. For instance, the animated X-Men series from the 90s is returning! Hopefully, we see this type of “revival” move for the 90s animated Spider-Man series. Anyway, to see what is coming soon to Disney+ from Marvel, click here. As for Star Wars, you can click here to see the Disney+ Day news on StarWars.com.

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: G4 TV Launch, Cowboy Bebop.

On-going: La Brea, Dexter:  New Blood, Doctor Who, Army of Thieves, 4400, Squid Game, Locke and Key, The Equalizer, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Star Trek: Discovery, Batwoman, TWD: World Beyond, Ghosts, Young Sheldon, Sex Education, Y: The Last Man, The Lost Symbol, The Walking Dead, Titans, 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: Cowboy Bebop.

On-going: Dexter: New Blood, La Brea, Doctor Who, Star Trek: Discovery, The Flash.

Binge / Stack: [Nothing at the Moment]

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

Sunday, November 14, 2021
8:00 pm
PBS Call The Midwife: Episode Seven [10th Season Finale]
SHOWTIME Vice  [2nd Season Fall Premiere]
8:30 pm
CBS  Adele One Night Only [Two-Hour Special]
9:00 pm
PARAMOUNT+ Mayor of Kingstown [Series Premiere]

From Academy Award nominee Taylor Sheridan, co-creator of Yellowstone, Mayor of Kingstown follows the McLusky family – power brokers in Kingstown, Michigan where the business of incarceration is the only thriving industry. Tackling themes of systemic racism, corruption and inequality, the series provides a stark look at their attempt to bring order and justice to a town that has neither. Click Here for More Information.

10:00 pm
SHOWTIME Yellowjackets: Pilot [Series Premiere]

Wildly talented high school girls’ soccer players descend into savage clans after their plane crashes in the remote northern wilderness. Twenty-five years later, they discover that what began in the wild is far from over. Click Here for More Information.

Monday, November 15, 2021
10:00 pm
HBO A Choice of Weapons: Inspired By Gordon Parks [90-Minute Special]

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
3:00 am
NETFLIX Johnny Test’s Ultimate Meatloaf Quest [Animated Special]

Join Johnny and Dukey on an epic interactive quest to find the perfect meatloaf — and save themselves from eating Dad’s gross “garbage loaf” for dinner. Click Here for More Information.

8:00 pm
THE CW The Flash: Armageddon, Part 1 [8th Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
THE CW Riverdale: Chapter Ninety-Six: Welcome to Riverdale [6th Season Premiere]

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
12:01 am
HULU Dopesick [1st Season Finale]
HULU Marvel’s Hit-Monkey [Series Premiere]

After a high-profile political assassination goes sideways, an injured hitman hides out amongst a tribe of snow monkeys in the mountains of Japan. Click Here for More Information.

3:00 am
NETFLIX Prayers For The Stolen [Movie]

In a mountainous region of Mexico where poppies abound, three girls take refuge in their friendship to cope with the trials brought on by a drug cartel. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Tear Along The Dotted Line [Animated Series Premiere]

A cartoonist in Rome with his armadillo-for-a-conscience reflects on his path in life and a would-be love as he and his friends travel outside the city. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem And Madness [2nd Season Premiere]

Thursday, November 18, 2021
3:00 am
AMC+ Anna: The Woods Protect Us [Series Premiere]

The world is ravaged by a virus which kills adults but spares children. Anna only has one guide: a book left by her mother with instructions on how to survive. But, with each passing day she discovers that the old rules no longer apply, and instead has to make up new ones as she goes along. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Dogs in Space [Series Premiere]

Fetch — a new planet for us all! With Earth in danger, desperate scientists send genetically enhanced dogs into space to find a new world to call home. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Just Short of Perfect [Movie]

A divorced lawyer falls for a charismatic cardiologist. But when their difference in size leads to family friction, is she ready to listen to her heart? Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX The Princess Switch 3: Romancing The Star [Movie]

When a priceless Christmas relic is stolen, royal look-alikes Margaret and Stacy turn to audacious doppelgänger Fiona — and her dashing ex — for help. Click Here for More Information.

PEACOCK Psych 3: This Is Gus [Movie]

In preparation for a shotgun wedding before the birth of Baby Guster, Shawn and Groomzilla Gus go rogue in an attempt to track down Selene’s estranged husband, as Lassiter grapples with the future of his career. Click Here for More Information.

HBO MAX The Sex Lives of College Girls [Series Premiere]

Created by Emmy-nominated writer/producer Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble, The Sex Lives of College Girls follows four college roommates as they arrive at New England’s prestigious Essex College. A bundle of contradictions and hormones, these girls are equal parts lovable and infuriating as they live out their new, free lives on campus. Click Here for More Information.

HBO MAX Sort Of [Series Premiere]

Life happens between the lines. SORT OF follows the journey of “Sabi Mehboob” (Bilal Baig), a gender fluid millennial who straddles various identities from sexy bartender at an LGBTQ bookstore/bar, to the youngest child in a large Pakistani family, to the de facto parent of a downtown hipster family. Sabi feels like they’re in transition in every aspect of their life, from gender to love to sexuality to family to career. Click Here for More Information.

PARAMOUNT+ Star Trek: Discovery [4th Season Premiere]
PARAMOUNT+ Star Trek: Prodigy [1st Season Fall Finale / Animated]
PARAMOUNT+ Texas 6 [2nd Season Premiere]
HBO MAX Tom & Jerry In New York: Season 2 [2nd Season Premiere / Animated]
8:00 pm
HBO Music Box: Jagged [Time Slot Premiere]

Friday, November 19, 2021
12:00 am
APPLE TV+ Foundation [1st Season Finale]
HULU The Great [2nd Season Premiere]
APPLE TV+ Harriet The Spy: Part 1 [Animated Series Premiere]

Introduce your favorite fearless spy to a new generation. Beanie Feldstein is Harriet the Spy. Click Here for More Information.

APPLE TV+ The Line [Series Premiere]

In covert modern warfare, the line between right and wrong has blurred. This docuseries examines the moral ambiguities of war as embodied by the 2018 case in which a US Navy SEAL platoon accused its chief, Eddie Gallagher, of war crimes. Click Here for More Information.

APPLE TV+ The Morning Show [2nd Season Finale]
AMAZON The Wheel of Time [Series Premiere]

The lives of five young villagers change forever when a strange and powerful woman arrives, claiming one of them is the child of an ancient prophecy with the power to tip the balance between Light and Dark forever. They must choose whether to trust this stranger – and each other – with the fate of the world before the Dark One breaks out of His prison, and the Last Battle begins. Click Here for More Information.

3:00 am
AMC+ Prisoners of the Ghostland [Movie]

A notorious criminal must break an evil curse in order to rescue an abducted girl who has mysteriously disappeared. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Cowboy Bebop [Series Premiere]

Long on style and perpetually short on cash, bounty hunters Spike, Jet and Faye trawl the solar system looking for jobs. But can they outrun Spike’s past? Click Here for More Information.

HBO MAX King Richard [Movie / Also in Theaters]

Based on the true story that will inspire the world, King Richard follows the journey of an undeterred father instrumental in raising two of the most extraordinarily gifted athletes of all time: Venus and Serena Williams. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Hellbound [Series Premiere]

Unearthly beings deliver bloody condemnations, sending individuals to hell and giving rise to a religious group founded on the idea of divine justice. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX The Mind, Explained [2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Dhamaka [Movie]

When a cynical ex-TV news anchor gets an alarming call on his radio show, he sees a chance for a career comeback — but it may cost him his conscience. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Extinct [Animated Movie]

Two cute, fuzzy creatures accidentally time-travel to the future… where they’re extinct! Can this doughnut-shaped duo save their species? Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Love Me Instead [Movie]

Accompanied by a ward, a prisoner travels to his hometown to reconnect with his daughter and make amends, but a tragic truth mars his journey. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Tick, Tick…Boom! [Movie]

On the brink of turning 30, a promising theater composer navigates love, friendship and the pressure to create something great before time runs out. Click Here for More Information.

HBO MAX Stath Lets Flats [3rd Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
EPIX A House On The Bayou [Series Premiere]

A troubled couple and their teenage daughter who go on vacation to an isolated house in the Louisiana bayou to reconnect as a family. But when unexpected visitors arrive, their façade of family unity starts to unravel, as terrifying secrets come to light. Click Here for More Information.

CARTOON NETWORK Teen Titans Go!: A Doom Patrol Thanksgiving [Animated Special]

Saturday, November 20, 2021
7:00 pm
UPTV Mistletoe & Molly [Movie]

Waitress and animal lover, Molly Bishop is desperate for a holiday miracle. Broke and needing major car repairs, she’s counting on a big career opportunity to come through before the holidays – without using her family’s name to get there. But when handsome cafe regular and do-gooder Aiden Ford starts to meddle in her life, Molly will have to figure out if it’s too much or just the holiday miracle she needed. Click Here for More Information.

8:00 pm
HBO 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
10:00 pm
NETFLIX Arcane: Act Three [1st Season Finale / Animated]

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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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