Next Week in TV 8/7: I Am Groot Debuts, Resident Alien Returns, & More!

By Scott C. & DRWHO42 

Are you tired of the summer heat already? 

Well, we are! 

Luckily, the upcoming week has a few things to keep us distracted. 

First, AMC has a Talking Dead special airing at 9 p.m. Eastern (Sunday) to preview what is coming soon from The Walking Dead universe.

Second, Hard Knocks is back at 10 p.m. Eastern on HBO to highlight the Detroit Lions and their preseason camp this time on Tuesday.

Third, I am Groot premieres on Disney Plus on Wednesday, while Locke & Key ends on Netflix. 

Resident Alien returns this Wednesday at 10 p.m. Eastern on SYFY, with the USA network joins in on the fun. 

Ending the week is the third season finale of Are You Afraid of The Dark? at 7 p.m. Eastern on Nickelodeon and a South Park 25th anniversary special on Comedy Central at 10 p.m. Eastern.

Of course, the listing below lists more shows and movies to watch; and has more information of those mentioned above. 

In some recent news, fans of actor Giancarlo Esposito found out that he has met with Marvel Studios without sharing much about the meeting itself.

Meanwhile, Batgirl won’t be on HBO Max nor be released ever; next summer sees streaming services Discovery Plus and HBO Max both going away for a new untitled streaming service to rise. Overall, CEO David Zaslav has other plans for Warner Bros. Discovery. 

Lastly, the world got its first look at a (particular) devilish fellow in the recent She-Hulk promotions. To see who we are talking about, click here. If you didn’t know, the new series debuts on August 18th on Disney Plus.

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: Locke and Key

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: I am Groot.

On-going: The Sandman.

Binge / Stack: [Nothing at the Moment]

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

Sunday, August 07, 2022
8:00 pm
STARZ Becoming Elizabeth: To Death We Must Stoop [1st Season Finale]
9:00 pm
AMC Talking Dead: The Walking Dead Universe Preview 2022 [Special]

Monday, August 08, 2022
1:00 am
ADULT SWIM Smiling Friends: The Smiling Friends Go To Brazil! [Special Presentation]
3:01 am
NETFLIX Code Name: Emperor [Movie]

An intelligence agent tasked with incriminating a squeaky-clean politician must decide if there are still some lines he won’t cross. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Team Zenko Go [2nd Season Premiere / Animated]
10:00 pm
TV ONE Payback: William “Bosco” Lyles [1st Season Finale]
10:21 pm
AMC Better Call Saul: Talking Saul [Special]

Tuesday, August 09, 2022
9:00 pm
PBS America Outdoors With Baratunde Thurston: Minnesota: A Better World [1st Season Finale]
VICE Dark Side of The 90s: Morning Show Wars [2nd Season Finale]
10:00 pm
HBO Hard Knocks: The Detroit Lions [17th Season Premiere]

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
3:01 am
DISNEY+ Bluey: Part 1 [3rd Season Premiere / Animated]
DISNEY+ I Am Groot [Series Premiere]

There’s no guarding the galaxy from this mischievous toddler! Get ready as Baby Groot takes center stage in his very own collection of shorts, exploring his glory days growing up—and getting into trouble—among the stars. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Locke & Key [Series Finale]
DISNEY+ Running Wild With Bear Grylls [7th Season Premiere]
NETFLIX School Tales The Series [Series Premiere]

Unspeakable horrors roam the halls of high school in this anthology featuring ghost stories directed by seasoned Thai horror directors. Click here for more information.

10:00 pm
PBS Expedition With Steve Backshall: Expedition Unseen [2nd Season Finale]
SYFY/USA Resident Alien: Autopsy [2nd Season Summer Premiere]

Thursday, August 11, 2022
12:01 am
HULU/PEACOCK Trolls: Trollstopia [Series Finale Animated]
3:01 am
NETFLIX Dota: Dragon’s Blood: Book [3rd Season Premiere/ Anime]
8:00 pm
THE CW Bump: Sopresa! [Series Premiere]

An unexpected pregnancy complicates the lives of two families. The series centers around Oly, an ambitious and high-achieving teenage girl who has a surprise baby. Click here for more information.

9:00 pm
THE CW Great Chocolate Showdown: A Sweet Meet and Greet [3rd Season Premiere]

Friday, August 12, 2022
12:01 am
APPLE TV+ Lucy’s School [Special / Animated]
APPLE TV+ Five Days At Memorial [Series Premiere]

Based on actual events and adapted from the book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sheri Fink, “Five Days at Memorial” chronicles the impact of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath on a local hospital. When the floodwaters rose, power failed and heat soared, exhausted caregivers at a New Orleans hospital were forced to make decisions that would follow them for years to come. Click here for more information.

APPLE TV+ For All Mankind [3rd Season Finale]
AMAZON A League of Their Own [Series Premiere]

A League of Their Own evokes the joyful spirit of Penny Marshall’s beloved classic, while widening the lens to tell the story of an entire generation of women who dreamed of playing professional baseball. The show takes a deeper look at race and sexuality, following the journey of a whole new ensemble of characters as they carve their own paths towards the field, both in the League and outside of it. Click here for more information.

APPLE TV+ Loot [1st Season Finale]
APPLE TV+ The Snoopy Show: Part 2 [2nd Season Finale / Animated]
HULU This Fool [Series Premiere]

Julio Lopez has a heart of gold and goes out of his way to help everyone but himself. Julio attempts to better his community, overcome his codependency issues with his family, and navigate working-class life in South Central. Click here for more information.

3:01 am
AMC+ Rogue Agent [Movie]

The chilling true story of conman, Robert Freegard, who posed as an undercover MI5 agent kidnapping countless victims amidst a high-stakes manhunt until the woman who fell for him brought him to justice. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX 13: The Musical [Movie]

After moving from New York to Indiana in the wake of his parents’ divorce, a clever middle schooler is determined to throw the best bar mitzvah ever. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Day Shift [Movie]

An LA vampire hunter has a week to come up with the cash to pay for his kid’s tuition and braces. Trying to make a living these days just might kill him. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Never Have I Ever [3rd Season Premiere]
PARAMOUNT+ Secret Headquarters [Movie]

While hanging out after school, Charlie and his friends discover the headquarters of the world’s most powerful superhero hidden beneath his home. When villains attack, they must team up to defend the headquarters and save the world. Click here for more information.

8:00 pm
DISNEY Zombies 3: Lost Song Version [Movie]

stars Milo Manheim as zombie Zed and Meg Donnelly as cheerleader Addison, who are beginning their senior year at Seabrook High in the town that’s become a safe haven for monsters and humans alike. Zed is anticipating an athletic scholarship that will make him the first zombie to attend college, while Addison is gearing up for Seabrook’s first international cheer-off. Then suddenly, extraterrestrial beings arrive in Seabrook, provoking something other than friendly competition. Click here for more information.

9:00 pm
DISNEY Hamster & Gretel: Empower Failure/Oakey Dokey [Series Premiere / Animated]

Follows Gretel and her pet Hamster after receiving new abilities. Now, protective older brother Kevin must figure out how to work with both Gretel and her pet to protect their city from mysterious dangers. Click here for more information.

Saturday, August 13, 2022
7:00 pm
NICK Are You Afraid of The Dark?: The Tale of The Other Side [3rd Season Finale]
10:00 pm
COMEDY South Park: The 25th Anniversary Concert [Special / 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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