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Next Week in TV 6/26: The Adventure Continues With Stranger Things, and the Return to Westworld

By DRWHO42 & Scott C.

The week leading up to the 4th of July holiday weekend has a lot of exciting television to enjoy. 

The week kicks off with the 4th season premiere of Westworld. Early reviews have been mostly positive heading into this upcoming season, although we look forward to watching it ourselves at 9 p.m. Eastern on HBO.

Mid-week there are a couple of season finales to put on your radar. Superman & Lois cap off its second spectacular season on Tuesday (8 p.m. Eastern), and The Flash wraps up its 8th season this Wednesday (8 p.m. Eastern). There is a sigh of relief from fans of both series, since both shows are set to return next season.

If you are looking for a movie to enjoy while unwinding for the evening, we recommend adding Blasted to your viewing queue. Premieres on Netflix this Tuesday, this Norwegian import centers on two childhood friends who stumble upon an alien invasion while attending a bachelor party. What could go wrong, yes?

Capping off the week is the debut of Volume II of Stranger Things’ fourth season, and this second parter will only be two episodes. Yet expect longer run times for each compared to what Volume I had. We have also heard teases of peril for our gang of friends from recent cast interviews. So, we are getting prepared for anything once things get rolling this week.

Over on Prime, Chris Pratt returns to series television with Terminal List on Friday. Based on the novel of the same name, the series centers on a Navy SEAL, Commander James Reece (Pratt), who seeks to uncover why his squad of SEALs got killed during a covert operation. But he soon finds out there is a larger conspiracy at play. The series also stars Constance Wu (Fresh off the Boat), Patrick Schwarzenegger (Midnight Sun), Taylor Kitsch (Battleship), Jai Courtney (Suicide Squad), and LaMonica Garrett (The Monitor from the Arrowverse).

Quickly in the news world. We found out that Marvel Studios is heading to San Diego Comic-Con 2022, Tom Cavanagh (The Flash) is going to direct the season three premiere of Superman & Lois, and the animated series Harley Quinn and its third season releases this July on HBO Max.

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DRWHO42’s picks:

New: Terminal List

On-going: The Umbrella Academy,Evil, Redemption, Ms. Marvel, Stranger Things, Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Boys, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

Binge / Re-watch: The FBIs, Jack Ryan, The Witcher, Lost in Space, Strike Back (Finished and Re-Watching the Greatness).

Mario Wario’s picks:

New: Westworld (S4), Stranger Things  (S4; Part 2).

On-going: The Flash, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds,The Umbrella Academy, Stranger Things 4, Ms. Marvel.

Binge / Stack: [Nothing at the Moment]

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

Sunday, June 26, 2022
8:00 pm
BET 2022 BET Awards
SHOWTIME Vice: The Russian Bubble & After The Siege [3rd Season Summer Finale]
9:00 pm
SHOWTIME The Chi: Overnight Celebrity [5th Season Premiere]
FOX Duncanville: Moneyballs [3rd Season Finale]
HBO Westworld [4th Season Premiere]

Monday, June 27, 2022
3:01 am
NETFLIX Café Minamdang [Series Premiere]

A suspicious business that offers the services of a purportedly all-knowing shaman catches the attention of a tenacious police inspector. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Chip And Potato: Chip’s Holiday [Animated Special]
9:00 pm
PBS Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness: The Storm [Series Premiere]

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
HULU Only Murders in the Building [2nd Season Premiere]
3:00 am
NETFLIX The Future of [1st Season Finale]
NETFLIX Blasted [Movie]

When an alien invasion interrupts a bachelor party, two childhood friends reunite as the kick-ass laser tag duo they once were to fight back. Click here for more information.

8:00 pm
ABC NHL: Stanley Cup Final Presented By Geico, Game 7 [If Necessary]
THE CW Superman & Lois: Waiting for Superman [2nd Season Finale]
9:00 pm
PBS Hiding In Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness: Resilience [1st Season Finale]

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
3:01 am
DISNEY+ Baymax! [Animated Series Premiere]

“Baymax!” returns to the fantastical city of San Fransokyo where the affable, inflatable, inimitable healthcare companion, Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), sets out to do what he was programmed to do: help others. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX The Upshaws: Part 1 [2nd Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
THE CW The Flash: Negative, Part Two [8th Season Finale]
10:00 pm
PBS Planet California: Close Encounters [1st Season Finale]

Thursday, June 30, 2022
12:01 am
HULU Madagascar: A Little Wild [Series Finale / Animated]
3:01 am
NETFLIX Bastard!! – Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy [Anime Series Premiere]

When evil forces threaten to resurrect Anthrasax, the God of Destruction, the Kingdom of Meta-llicana calls on a volatile dark wizard for help. Click here for more information.

HBO MAX Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Underground [Special]

Wilbur is ready to dress up, step out, and show the world you can come as you are! Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Sharkdog [2nd Season Premiere]
SHUDDER The Long Night [Horror Movie]

A devoted couple’s quiet weekend takes a bizarre turn when a nightmarish cult and their maniacal leader come to fulfill an apocalyptic prophesy. Click here for more information.

Friday, July 01, 2022
12:00 am
HULU The Princess [Movie]

A beautiful, strong-willed young royal refuses to wed the cruel sociopath to whom she is betrothed and is kidnapped and locked in a remote tower of her father’s castle. With her scorned, vindictive suitor intent on taking her father’s throne, the princess must protect her family and save the kingdom. Click here for more information.

AMAZON The Terminal List [Series Premiere]

Lt. Commander James Reece turns to vengeance as he investigates the mysterious forces behind the murder of his entire platoon. Free from the military’s command structure, Reece applies the lessons he’s learned from nearly two decades of warfare to hunt down the people responsible. Click here for more information.

3:01 am
DISNEY+ Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness [Special]
NETFLIX Stranger Things: Volume 2 [4th Season Finale]
9:00 pm
SHUDDER The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs [4th Season Finale]

Saturday, July 02, 2022
8:00 pm
BBCA Dynasties: The Making of [2nd Season 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