Next Week in TV 7/31: Here Comes The Sandman

By DRWHO42 & Scott C.

We have all survived the latest Shark Week, July moves into our rearview mirrors, and there will be plenty of summer fun ahead with the season finales of Riverdale and The Orville. Plus, the series debut of The Sandman and the movie premiere of Prey both cap off the week on Netflix and Hulu, respectively, this Friday. 

San Diego Comic-Con 2022 was a blast for those who attended, and for those who were following the news, there was plenty to look forward to, like AMC keeping the momentum rolling with a Walking Dead Season 11 special, airing this Sunday evening. 

The financial drama series, Industry, and the offbeat dark comedy series, The Outlaws, return this week on Monday and Wednesday, respectively. Also, on Wednesday, Disney Plus is getting the animated movie Lightyear. This movie is still in theaters as of this writing.

In addition to Riverdale and The Orville wrapping their seasons this week, there are a few other season finales to be aware of: Physical, Moonhaven, The Green Planet, Crank Yankers, and The Snoopy Show. Tom Swift signs off for good this week after The CW canceled the series. 

The highlight for the week is The Sandman, based on the DC comic series written by the brilliant Neil Gaiman. The series, comprising just 10 episodes, centers on a cosmic being who controls dreams and, once free, must correct all that has gone awry during his absence. The series has a stellar cast including Tom Sturridge, Boyd Holbrook, Patton Oswalt, Vivienne Acheampong, Gwendoline Christie, Charles Dance, Jenna Coleman, David Thewlis, Stephen Fry, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Mason Alexander Park, Donna Preston, Vanesu Samunyai (formerly known as “Kyo Ra”), John Cameron Mitchell, Asim Chaudhry, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Joely Richardson, Niamh Walsh, Sandra James-Young, and Razane Jammal. Based on the trailer shown during Comic-Con 2022, this series is visually stunning and weird, which we like.   

For more information for the works mentioned above and to see what else is airing soon, the listing below will have it all to get your TV week going!

In television news, mark your calendar for September 14th, as this is the date Hulu selected for the fifth season premiere of The Handmaid’s Tale. Hulu released a teaser trailer, and if you are a fan of this series, you should not be disappointed with what is coming soon. AMC networks announced the return of Max Headroom to our television sets, with Matt Frewer returning to his iconic role as a computer-generated TV personality. 

That is it for now. Until next time, 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: The Sandman.

On-going: Evil, The Umbrella Academy, Redemption, Ms. Marvel, Stranger Things, 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: The Sandman, Rise of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie, Prey.

On-going: Stranger Things.

Binge / Stack: [Nothing at the Moment]

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

Sunday, July 31, 2022
12:30 am
ADULT SWIM Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon: Wielding The Tenseiga [2nd Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
THE CW Riverdale: Chapter One Hundred And Seventeen: Night of The Comet [6th Season Finale]
SHOWTIME Vice [3rd Season Summer Premiere]
9:00 pm
AMC Show Me More – The Walking Dead Season 11 [One-Hour Special]
10:00 pm
SHOWTIME City On A Hill: Gods and Monsters [3rd Season Premiere]

Monday, August 01, 2022
12:01 am
AMAZON Game of Spy [Special]
HULU Boruto: Naruto Next Generations: Episodes 53-155 [Dubbed / Anime]
HULU Uncontrollably Fond [Dubbed]
HULU Cinderella and Four Knights [Series Premiere]

Catching the eye of a wealthy gentleman, spunky Ha-won gets hired to live with his three immature grandsons so she can whip them into shape. Click Here for More Information.

3:01 am
NETFLIX Big Tree City [Series Premiere / Cartoon]

A team of animal heroes with special skills and speedy vehicles work together to keep Big Tree City safe and solve the town’s trickiest problems. Click Here for More Information.

2:00 pm
NICK Middlemost Post: Ranch On The Side/King Cloud vs. Smogzilla [1st Season Finale]
9:00 pm
HBO Industry: Daddy [2nd Season Premiere]

Tuesday, August 02, 2022
2:00 pm
NICK Middlemost Post: Parker Gets Rich/Ultimate Fighting Cloud [2nd Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
HBO Edge of The Earth: The Great Unknown [1st Season Finale]
THE CW Tom Swift: And the Cost of Forgiveness [1st Season Finale]

Wednesday, August 03, 2022
12:01 am
FX On HULU Reservation Dogs: The Curse / Run [2nd Season Premiere]
3:01 am
NETFLIX Clusterf**K: Woodstock ’99 [Series Premiere]

Woodstock 1969 promised peace and music, but its ’99 revival delivered days of rage, riots and real harm. Why did it go so horribly wrong? Click Here for More Information.

DISNEY+ Lightyear [Animated Movie]

While spending years attempting to return home, marooned Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear encounters an army of ruthless robots commanded by Zurg who are attempting to steal his fuel source. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Good Morning, Verônica [2nd Season Premiere]
DISNEY+ Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Ms. Marvel [Special]
8:00 pm
PBS The Green Planet: Human Worlds [1st Season Finale]
8:30 pm
COMEDY Crank Yankers: Tracy Morgan, Tim & Eric & Ron Funches [6th Season Finale]

Thursday, August 04, 2022
12:01 am
HULU The Orville [3rd Season Finale]
3:01 am
Sundance Now Good Grief [2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Kakegurui Twin [Series Premiere / Anime]

Determined to climb up the social ladder, Mary Saotome invests everything she has into what her elite high school values most: high stakes gambling. Click Here for More Information.

PARAMOUNT Mike Judge’s Beavis And Butt-Head [Series Premiere / Animated]

The iconic animated duo of Beavis and Butt-Head are back and dumber than ever! The ’90s pop-culture phenomenons return, voiced by creator Mike Judge, to confound common sense, torment each other, and showcase some of the dumbest comedy imaginable. Click Here for More Information.

AMC+ Moonhaven: The Seeker [1st Season Finale]
NETFLIX Super Giant Robot Brothers [Series Premiere / Cartoon]

Once the squabbling stops, the battling begins! Robot siblings Shiny and Thunder and their whiz inventor must defend Earth when space monsters attack. Click Here for More Information.

8:00 pm
DISCOVERY Battlebots: Champions: Let The Slugfest Begin [6th Season Summer Premiere]
PBS The This Old House Hour: Saratoga Springs | A Legacy Restored [43rd Season Finale]
8:30 pm
PBS The This Old House Hour [20th Season Finale]

Friday, August 05, 2022
12:01 am
AMAZON Thirteen Lives [Special]

In the true story of Thirteen Lives, twelve boys and the coach of a Thai soccer team explore the Tham Luang cave when an unexpected rainstorm traps them in a chamber inside the mountain. Entombed behind a maze of flooded cave tunnels, they face impossible odds. A team of world-class divers navigate through miles of dangerous cave networks to discover that finding the boys is only the beginning. Click Here for More Information.

APPLE TV+ Luck [Animated Movie]

rom Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation comes the story of Sam Greenfield, the unluckiest person in the world! Suddenly finding herself in the never-before-seen Land of Luck, she must unite with the magical creatures there to turn her luck around. Click Here for More Information.

APPLE TV+ Black Bird [1st Season Finale]
HULU Prey [Movie]

An all-new entry in the Predator franchise, set 300 years ago, tells the story of a young Comanche woman, a fierce and highly skilled warrior, who stalks and ultimately confronts, a highly evolved alien predator with a technically advanced arsenal. Click Here for More Information.

AMAZON The Outlaws [2nd Season Premiere]
APPLE TV+ Physical [2nd Season Finale]
APPLE TV+ The Snoopy Show [2nd Season Finale / Cartoon]
3:01 am
DISNEY+ Lego Star Wars Summer Vacation [Special]
NETFLIX Carter [Movie]

A man wakes up missing his memories. Directed by a mysterious voice from a device in his ear, he sets off on a hostage rescue mission rife with danger. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Rise of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie [Animated Movie]

When a mysterious stranger arrives from the future with a dire warning, Leo is forced to rise and lead his brothers, Raph, Donnie, and Mikey in a fight to save the world from a terrifying alien species. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX The Sandman [Series Premiere]

After years of imprisonment, Morpheus — the King of Dreams — embarks on a journey across worlds to find what was stolen from him and restore his power. Click Here for More Information.

Saturday, August 06, 2022
3:01 am
NETFLIX Reclaim [Movie]

Shouldering all of her family’s responsibilities, a mother scrambles to find a bigger apartment for her suddenly crowded household. Click Here for More Information.

8:00 pm
TNT All Elite Wrestling: Rampage: All Elite Wrestling: Battle of The Belts [One-Hour Special Presentation]
BBC America Africa’s Wild Year – Spring [Special]

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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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