Next Two Weeks in TV 5/22: New Adventures and Thrills with Obi-Wan, Stranger Things, and The Boys.

By DRWHO42 & Scott C.

The Memorial Day holiday is coming up, but while we remember the importance of that holiday and the sacrifices made for our country, we also mark the unofficial start of summer. Thus, we are supersizing this TV article to cover the upcoming two weeks on television.

There are plenty of excitement in store, with a few fan favorites returning to brighten up the summer viewing schedule. The long-anticipated return of Stranger Things is just around the corner and it is scheduled for release this Friday (May 27th) on Netflix. Yet this 4th season will have two release phases, with part 1 being May 27th. Luckily, fans will not have to wait long for part 2, scheduled for July 1st. In anticipation of the season premiere, Netflix released the first 8 minutes as a teaser, and based on what we saw, it reaffirmed why this series is on the top of our watch list. You can watch the 8-minute video by clicking here.

Disney+ is continuing to bring a unique and fresh series to our televisions, and the next entry, Obi-Wan Kenobi, brings Ewan McGregor back to the role to shed some light on the time between Episode III and IV. Based on the track record of The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, we have a strong feeling (with the force) that this series will be a home run. 

The Orville returns for its third season on Thursday, June 2nd. Although the series has moved over to Hulu, the premiere will also air on Fox.

If you are looking for something for the family or educational, we recommend adding Prehistoric Planet on Apple TV+ and another Black Patriots on History. The listing below will have the times and dates for both. 

Our last highlight to add to your schedule is The Boys, or rather its 3rd seasonpremiering on June 3rd on Amazon Prime Video. The anti-hero vigilante series does not have a “true knight in shining armor” and certainly does not hold back any punches with its twisted and raunchy humor. This upcoming 3rd season will have a few gems the producers wanted to bring to the screen, including Jenson Ackles appearance as Soldier Boy and a hedonistic episode that must be seen for yourselves. (No spoilers here.) But fans of the series may want to create Bingo cards to tally all the fun, mayhem, and shocking moments. 

As the end of May approaches, we remember that it is season and series finale time. The schedule for the next two weeks are filled with so many finales. The notable ones are Fear the Walking Dead, The Flight Attendant, Grey’s Anatomy, The FBI showsThe Chicago-based procedural series on NBC, The Blacklist, Family Guy, New Amsterdam, S.W.A.T., Hacks, and The Simpsons. There are also a few sendoffs that will bring some sadness, such as This is Us. Of course, the times and dates for everything mentioned above are in the listing below. 

For the current offering, we wanted to circle back to Star Trek: Strange New Worlds to reaffirm our admiration for this Paramount+ series. After three episodes, we have been impressed with the stories and characters thus far. We certainly hope that you are watching the series with us too.

In television news, the shakeup, which is more like an earthquake, at The CW, continued this week with the announcement that Riverdale will end after its next season. During the Upfront presentation, it seems as if the WB/Discovery merger has led to a shift in direction for the network. We are probably seeing a move away from the hero-centric foundation The CW was known for toward a different focus which may center on variety programming including sitcoms. 

On a happy note, the network has shown signs of hope with Gotham Knights and the Supernatural prequel series, The Winchesters, being given the green light. Yet the other networks are playing it on the safe side with only a few new series coming soon. But there are a few gems which we are looking forward to, including the series adaptation of True Lies, no Ah-nuld though, and the reboot of Quantum Leap.

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.

DRWHO42’s picks:

New: Stranger Things, Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Boys

On-going: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, 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: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Stranger Things 4.

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

Binge / Stack: [Nothing at the Moment]

Editor’s note: All times listed below are Eastern and nerd/geek interest are highlighted in AMBER. Do note that June 4th is not listed; not enough content.

Sunday, May 22, 2022
3:01 am
AMC+ 61st Street [1st Season Finale]
8:00 pm
FOX The Simpsons: Poorhouse Rock [33rd Season Finale]
8:30 pm
FOX The Great North : Papa Don’t Fiend Adventure [2nd Season Finale]
9:00 pm
FOX Bob’s Burgers: Some Like It Bot Part 2: Judge-Bot Day [12th Season Finale]
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles: Come Together[13th Season Finale]
PBS Ridley Road: Episode Four [1st Season Finale]
9:30 pm
FOX Family Guy: Jersey Bore [20th Season Finale]
10:00 pm
CBS S.W.A.T.: Farewell [5th Season Finale]

Monday, May 23, 2022
12:01 am
APPLE TV+ Prehistoric Planet [Series Premiere]

Experience the wonders of our world like never before in this epic docuseries from Jon Favreau and the producers of “Planet Earth.” “Prehistoric Planet” combines award-winning wildlife filmmaking, the latest paleontology learnings and state-of-the-art technology to unveil the spectacular habitats and inhabitants of ancient Earth for a one-of-a-kind immersive experience. Click Here for More Information.

12:15 am
Adult Swim Three Busy Debras: The Meteor [2nd Season Finale]
3:01 am
AMC+ Better Call Saul: Slippin’ Jimmy [Special]
NETFLIX Ghost in the Shell: Sac_2045 [2nd Season Premiere / Anime]
NETFLIX Godspeed [Movie]

An ex-army captain travels to Dalyan to stop his friend’s beloved from marrying another man, but grief and trauma from a combat tragedy mar his journey. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Sea of Love [Series Premiere / Animated]

Sea animal friends Bruda, Bobbi, Wayu and Puri go on mini adventures in the ocean, where relatable, everyday moments come with a splash of magic! Click Here for More Information.

8:00 pm
THE CW All American: Champagne Glasses [4th Season Finale]
CBS The Neighborhood: Welcome to the Ring [4th Season Finale]
8:30 pm
CBS Bob Hearts Abishola: Beard in Her Pulpit [3rd Season Finale]
9:00 pm
THE CW All American: Homecoming: Irreplaceable [1st Season Finale]
AMC Better Call Saul: Plan and Execution [6th Season Spring Finale]
CBS NCIS: Birds of a Feather [19th Season Finale]
10:00 pm
CBS NCIS: Hawai’i: Ohana [1st Season Finale]
10:10 pm
AMC Better Call Saul: Talking Saul 607 [One-Hour Special]

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
8:00 pm
CBS FBI: Prodigal Son [4th Season Finale]
8:30 pm
NBC Young Rock: Let the People Decide [2nd Season Finale – Special Time]
9:00 pm
CBS FBI: International: Crestfallen [1st Season Finale]
NBC This is Us: Us [Series Finale]
10:00 pm
CBS FBI: Most Wanted: A Man Without a Country [3rd Season Finale]
10:01 pm
NBC New Amsterdam: I’ll be Your Shelter [4th Season Finale]

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
12:30 am
TNT Rich & Shameless: Peter Nygard’s Unseen Tapes [1st Season Finale]
3:01 am
NETFLIX The Circle: Finale Episode [4th Season Finale]
DISNEY+ Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making Of Moon Knight [Special]
NETFLIX Larva Pendant [Animated Movie]

This silly short-film sequel to “Larva Island” and “The Larva Island Movie” follows farting friends Red and Yellow’s bumbling misadventures in the city. Click Here for More Information.

8:00 pm
NBC Chicago Med: And Now We Come to the End [7th Season Finale]
9:00 pm
ABC The American Rescue Dog Show
NBC Chicago Fire: The Magnificent City of Chicago [10th Season Finale]
DISCOVERY Expedition X [5th Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
NBC Chicago PD: You And Me [9th Season Finale]

Thursday, May 26, 2022
3:01 am
HBO MAX The Flight Attendant [2nd Season Finale]
NETFLIX My Little Pony: Make Your Mark [Animated Movie]

Welcome back to Equestria, where pony magic is everywhere. With friends Zipp, Sunny, Izzy, Pipp and Hitch leading the way, adventure is sure to follow! Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series: Part 3 [1st Season Finale / Anime]
HBO MAX Tig N’ Seek [4th Season Premiere / Animated]
11:01 am
NETFLIX Green Mothers’ Club [1st Season Finale]
8:00 pm
ABC Grey’s Anatomy: Out for Blood / You are the Blood [Two-Hour 18th Season Finale]
9:01 pm
FOX Welcome to Flatch: Pyramid Scheme / Merry Flatchmas [One-Hour 1st Season Finale]
10:00 pm
CBS Bull: Goodbye [Series Finale]
10:35 pm
HISTORY Kings of Pain: The Scorpion King [2nd Season Premiere]

Friday, May 27, 2022
12:01 am
APPLE TV+ Carpool Karaoke: The Series [5th Season Premiere]
APPLE TV+ Helpsters [3rd Season Premiere]
APPLE TV+ Prehistoric Planet [1st Season Finale]
HULU Shoresy [Series Premiere]

Sees the foul-mouthed, chirp-serving, mother-loving, fan favorite character, Shoresy, join a senior AAA hockey team in Sudbury on a quest to never lose again. Click Here for More Information.

3:01 am
DISNEY+ Obi-Wan Kenobi: Series Premiere [Series Premiere / Two Episodes]
NETFLIX Stranger Things: Volume 1 [4th Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
NBC The Blacklist [9th Season Finale]

Saturday, May 28, 2022
6:00 pm
CARTOON NETWORK Teen Titans Go!: Teen Titans Go! & Dc Super Hero Girls: Mayhem In The Multiverse [Special]
8:00 pm
BBCA Planet Earth: Dynasties – Elephant [Special]
NBC Transplant: Scars [New Time Slot]

Sunday, May 29, 2022
3:01 am
AMC+ Fear The Walking Dead [7th Season Finale]
11:01 am
NETFLIX My Liberation Notes [1st Season Finale]
12:30 pm
NBC Indianapolis 500
10:00 pm
AMC 61st Street [1st Season Finale]

Monday, May 30, 2022
9:00 pm
HBO We Own This City: Part Six [1st Season Finale]

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
12:01 am
FX On HULU Pistol [Series Premiere]

FX’s Pistol is a six-episode limited series about a rock and roll revolution, available exclusively on Hulu. The furious, raging storm at the center of this revolution are the Sex Pistols – and at the center of this series is Sex Pistols’ founding member and guitarist, Steve Jones. Jones’ hilarious, emotional and at times heart-breaking journey guides us through a kaleidoscopic telling of three of the most epic, chaotic and mucus-spattered years in the history of music. Click Here for More Information.

9:00 pm
THE CW Tom Swift: … And the Liftoff to Saturn [Series Premiere]

Tom is a billionaire inventor who is thrust into a world of sci-fi conspiracy and unexplained phenomena after the shocking disappearance of his father. Click Here for More Information.

10:34 pm
HISTORY Black Patriots: Buffalo Soldiers [Special]

Wednesday, June 01, 2022
PARAMOUNT+ South Park: South Park the Streaming Wars [Animated Special]

Thursday, June 02, 2022
12:01 am
HULU The Croods: Family Tree [3rd Season Premiere / Animated / Also on Peacock]
HULU The Orville [3rd Season Premiere]
FX On HULU Under The Banner Of Heaven: Blood Atonement [1st Season Finale]
3:01 am
NETFLIX Borgen – Power & Glory [Series Premiere]

Foreign Minister Birgitte Nyborg finds her career in jeopardy when a dispute over oil in Greenland threatens to become an international crisis. Click Here for More Information.

HBO MAX Hacks [2nd Season Finale]
10:00 pm
CBS Her Majesty The Queen: A Gayle King Special,” Marking The Platinum Jubilee Of Elizabeth II [One-Hour Special]

Friday, June 03, 2022
12:01 am
AMAZON The Boys [3rd Season Premiere]
HULU Fire Island [Movie]

Set in the iconic Fire Island Pines, FIRE ISLAND is an unapologetic, modern day rom-com inspired by Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The story centers around two best friends who set out to have a legendary week-long summer vacation with the help of cheap rosé and a cadre of eclectic friends. Click Here for More Information.

APPLE TV+ Physical [2nd Season Premiere]
APPLE TV+ Shining Girls [1st Season Finale]
3:01 am
DISNEY+ Hollywood Stargirl [Movie]

“Hollywood Stargirl” is a sequel to the 2020 Disney+ hit about free spirit Stargirl Caraway, a silver-voiced teenager whose simple acts of kindness work magic in the lives of others, that follows Stargirl’s journey out of Mica, Arizona and into a bigger world of music, dreams and possibilities. When her mother Ana is hired as the costume designer on a movie, they relocate to L.A., where Stargirl quickly becomes involved with an eclectic assortment of characters. They include aspiring filmmaking brothers Evan and Terrell; Mr. Mitchell, one of Stargirl’s neighbors; and Roxanne Martel, a musician Stargirl admires and encounters on her journey. Click Here for More Information.

PARAMOUNT+ iCarly [2nd Season Finale]
NETFLIX Interceptor [Movie]

Meet the world’s last defense. One Army captain must use her years of tactical training and military expertise when a simultaneous coordinated attack threatens the remote missile interceptor station she is in command of. Click Here for More Information.

DRWHO42

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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