Next Week in TV 5/8: The Kids In The Hall and Hacks Return

By DRWHO42 & Scott C.

May is in full swing, and we are looking ahead to another great week in television. There are several gems that should be on your watch list this week, including the return of comedic tour de force The Kids in the Hall on Amazon Prime. Also, Jean Smart’s acting brilliance will shine with the Hacks for its second season.

If you are looking for drama, there are two that we recommend adding to your watch list. First is the WWII-based drama, Operation Mincemeat which stars Colin Firth, Jason Issacs, and Kelly Macdonald. This movie, based on actual events, tells the tale of British Intelligence’s plan deceive German forces, to conceal the Allied invasion of Sicily. The second recommendation is The Essex Serpent, starring Clare Danes and Tom Hiddleston. The series focuses on a widow who moves to Essex to investigate the unusual events linked to what the local describe as a “serpent”. She befriends a local pastor, and the two develop an unlikely and strong bond as the town contends with the unusual events occurring around them.

Those looking for a supernatural thriller, add Firestarter to your watch list. The film is based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, and stars Zac Effron. Also, this new movie is a reboot to the original 1984 film, Firestarter, which starred Drew Barrymore. Lastly, the reboot will release (simultaneously) on Peacock and in theaters on May 13th. 

Season finales are starting to ramp up with Call the Midwife, New Amsterdam, and Naomi

Of course, for more information about everything else mentioned above and what not, the listing below will be your guide to help fill that week of yours.

Lastly, the BBC made the announcement fans of Doctor Who have been waiting for a certain announcement; the actor who will take the TARDIS keys. The timing of the news, and the selection process, had been a close guarded secret for a while now. However, we at the blog are delighted with the official announcement of Ncuti Gatwa (Sex Education) that he will be the 14th Doctor. Rumor has it that filming is about to begin shortly in and around Cardiff, the Capital of Wales.

That is all for now! As always, do let us know what you will be watching when visiting the FoCC forum. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Lastly, to all the moms everywhere, have a great Mother’s Day!

DRWHO42’s picks:

New: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

On-going: Ozark, The Man Who Fell To Earth, Billy The Kid, The Flight Attendant, Better Call Saul, Pacific Rim, Fear The Walking Dead, Picard!!!!!, Tokyo Vice, Halo, Law and Order (OG Series), Law & Order: Organized Crime, From, Raised by Wolves, The Equalizer, The Flash, Star Trek: Discovery, Batwoman, Ghosts, Young Sheldon, 9-1-1, 9-1-1: Lone Star, FBI, FBI: Most Wanted, FBI: International

Binge / Re-watch: Jack Ryan, The Witcher (Finished and Re-Watching the Greatness).

Mario Wario’s picks:

New: Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Moon Knight.

On-going: The Flash, The Walking Dead,Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Halo.

Binge / Stack: [Nothing at the Moment]

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

Sunday, May 08, 2022
8:00 pm
PBS Call The Midwife: Episode Eight [11th Season Finale]

Monday, May 09, 2022
12:01 am
HULU Candy [Series Premiere]

Candy Montgomery is a 1980s housewife and mother who did everything right—good husband, two kids, nice house, even the careful planning and execution of transgressions—but when the pressure of conformity builds within her, her actions scream for just a bit of freedom. Until someone tells her to shush. With deadly results. Click here for more information.

3:01 am
NETFLIX Ghost in the Shell: Sac_2045: Sustainable War [Anime Movie]

In the year 2045, Motoko Kusanagi and Section 9 return to fight a dangerous new threat in this feature-length recut of the first season of “SAC_2045.” Click here for more information.

10:00 pm
FX Breeders: No Direction Home / No Worries [One-Hour 3rd Season Premiere]
10:01 pm
NBC New Amsterdam: Truth Be Told [New Episode on Special Night]

Tuesday, May 10, 2022
3:01 am
NETFLIX Workin’ Moms [6th Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
THE CW Naomi: Ready or Not [New Episode on Special Time]
9:00 pm
THE CW Naomi: Who am I? [1st Season Finale]

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
3:01 am
NETFLIX 42 Days Of Darkness [Series Premiere]

In a town in Chile, a woman leads a frantic search to find her missing sister amid a media storm and the police investigation. Inspired by a true case. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Brotherhood [2nd Season Premiere]
DISNEY+ Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making Of Moon Knight
NETFLIX Operation Mincemeat [Movie]

Two British intelligence officers hatch an outlandish scheme to trick the Nazis and alter the course of World War II. Based on a true story of deception. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX The Getaway King [Movie]

A folk-hero bandit known for his many prison breaks considers a fresh life path when he gets a new girlfriend. Based on the life of Zdzisław Najmrodzki. Click here for more information.

Thursday, May 12, 2022
3:01 am
HBO MAX The Garcias [1st Season Finale]
HBO MAX Hacks [2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Maverix [Series Premiere]

Motocross teens go for big air as they try to beat their rivals, bring out the best in each other and win it all in this high-speed series. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Savage Beauty [Series Premiere]

Seeking revenge for her tragic past, a mysterious woman embeds herself in a powerful family who possess a global beauty empire — and dark secrets. Click here for more information.

9:01 pm
FOX Welcome to Flatch: The Devil’s Backbone / On The Hooky [New Time Slot Alert]

Friday, May 13, 2022
12:01 am
HULU Candy [1st Season Finale]
APPLE TV+ The Essex Serpent [Series Premiere]

“The Essex Serpent” follows London widow Cora Seaborne (Claire Danes) who moves to Essex to investigate reports of a mythical serpent. She forms a surprising bond of science and skepticism with the local pastor (Tom Hiddleston), but when tragedy strikes, locals accuse her of attracting the creature. Click here for more information.

APPLE TV+ Greatness Code [2nd Season Premiere]
AMAZON The Kids In The Hall [Series Premiere]

The Kids in the Hall are back! Click here for more information.

3:01 am
ROKU Children Ruin Everything [Series Premiere]

“Children Ruin Everything” follows Astrid (Meaghan Rath) and James (Aaron Abrams) as they live with the worst roommates ever: young children. Astrid and James struggle to find a balance between being ‘Mom and Dad’ to two kids and being who they were before offspring in this light-hearted comedy. “Children Ruin Everything” explores the hilarious and varied ways kids can tear down your life and, if you’re lucky, replace it with something you have to admit is pretty okay, too. Click here for more information.

DISNEY+ Sneakerella [Movie]

Set in the avant-garde street-sneaker subculture of New York City, “Sneakerella” is a high-energy, music-driven movie that puts a contemporary twist on the “Cinderella” fairy tale. El is an aspiring sneaker designer from Queens who works as a stock boy in the shoe store that once belonged to his late mother. He hides his artistic talent from his overburdened stepfather and two mean-spirited stepbrothers who constantly thwart any opportunity that comes his way. When El meets Kira King, the fiercely independent daughter of legendary basketball star and sneaker tycoon Darius King, sparks fly as the two bond over their mutual affinity for sneakers. With a little nudge from his best friend and a sprinkle of Fairy Godfather magic, El finds the courage to use his talent to pursue his dream of becoming a ‘legit’ sneaker designer in the industry. El is now ready to lace up and dream big. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX The Life And Movies Of Erşan Kuneri [Series Premiere]

Reexamining his own legacy, a renowned figure in erotic cinema decides to branch out and make movies in other genres, from sci-fi to medieval action. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX The Lincoln Lawyer: 101 [Series Premiere]

Sidelined after an accident, hotshot Los Angeles lawyer Mickey Haller restarts his career — and his trademark Lincoln — when he takes on a murder case. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Senior Year [Movie]

A cheerleading stunt gone wrong landed her in a 20-year coma. Now she’s 37, newly awake and ready to live out her high school dream: becoming prom queen. Click here for more information.

PEACOCK Firestarter [Movie]

Firestarter, starring Zac Efron, is a new adaptation of Stephen King’s classic thriller novel. A young girl Charlie (Ryan Kiera Armstrong) with extraordinary powers fights to protect her family and herself from forces that seek to control her. Click here for more information.

Saturday, May 14, 2022
7:00 pm
Nat Geo Wild America’s Funniest Home Videos: Animal Edition: Animals Vs. Stairs [2nd Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
DISNEY Amphibia: The Hardest Thing [Series Finale]


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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