Next Week in TV 2/26: The Mandolorian and Grogu are Back!
By DRWHO42 & Scott C.
The week ahead will be strong in the Force for TV fans everywhere, so buckle up for an intergalactic ride.
The Mandalorian and Grogu are back this week (Wednesday, March 1st) for another trip across the galaxy on Disney+. Of course, the blog is excited to see what is in store for Mando and Grogu in season 3. Plus, seeing familiar faces returning should be great, yet we wonder who else returns this season. Regardless, do not miss out on this premiere. And if you do, the blog would find your lack of devotion as a Mando fan disturbing. *Wink*
Back on Earth, The Blacklist returns on Sunday (February 26th; 10 p.m. ET) for its milestone 10th and final season on NBC. The cat and mouse series was engaging from the start with a mysterious protagonist, James Spader, helping a unit of government agents hunt down criminals; and unravel conspiracies that reach the highest levels of government concerns.
Along similar lines, there are a few series conclusions on the horizon that were announced recently, such as HBO saying that the upcoming fourth season of Succession, which will return on March 26th, will be its last run. The Goldbergs, on ABC, will also wrap up after its 10th season.
Several season finales are hitting the week, including Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches, Alert, CB Strike, La Brea, 1923, and Walker: Independence. Do not forget to see the listing below for more information about each series.
If you are a fan of the Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis 1994 spy thriller movie that was directed by James Cameron, then how about watching the television adaptation of True Lies, set to premiere this Wednesday, March 1st, on CBS. This version stars Ginger (She-Hulk: Attorney at Law) and Steve Howie (Shameless) as the husband and wife Tasker spy team. The series will have a few changes compared to the movie, which we will not spoil as we encourage you to give the series a shot for yourself.
If you are a fan of stand-up comedy, you are in for a double dose of laughter with Chris Rock and Marlon Wayans taking the stage in specials on Netflix and HBO Max, respectively. The Chris Rock special, Selective Outrage, will be live-streamed globally this Saturday, March 4th, from its location, the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore, Maryland, at 10 p.m. ET. A first for Netflix, but it may open the door for more live-streamed events later. The key: let’s see how popular Selective Outrage is once it streams.
In television news, HBO Max announced a prequel series to the popular It franchise titled: Welcome to Derry. Details of the series have not dropped yet, but we will keep an ear out for such news at several conventions the blog visits, like San Diego Comic-Con.
Netflix released a major casting announcement for The Umbrella Academy, which has commenced filming in Toronto, Canada. David Cross, Megan Mullally, and Nick Offerman will join the rest of the cast: Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Justin H. Min, Ritu Arya, Colm Feore for the upcoming fourth and final season of the series, with no date yet set for season 4.
Amazon Prime announced The Rig returns for another season (yet no date announced) with Martin Compston (Line of Duty), Iain Glen (Game of Thrones), and Emily Hampshire (Schitt’s Creek) in line to return.
Lastly, Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon fans were delighted to hear that production for the next season begins next month in the UK and Spain. Yet there will be a bit of a wait: at some point in 2024 will see season 2 drop for House of the Dragon. Media professionals anticipate summer, which would make the series eligible for Emmy consideration.
As always, we recommend seeing the listing below to see what else is airing very soon. Lastly, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. May the Force be with you all…always!
New: The Mandalorian, The Blacklist, Chris Rock: Selective Outrage, True Lies.
On-going: Picard!!!!!, Carnival Row, The Ark, Accused, Poker Face, The Last of Us, Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches, Alert: Missing Persons Unit, Hunters, Jack Ryan, Doom Patrol, Wednesday, 1899, Warrior Nun, The Crown, Titans, Manifest, La Brea, FBI, 9-1-1, Law and Order: Organized Crime.
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 Blacklist, The Mandalorian, True Lies.
On-going: Last of Us, The Flash, Star Wars: The Bad Batch, Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches, Picard.
Binge / Stack: [Nothing at the Moment]
Editor’s note: All times listed below are Eastern and nerd/geek interest are highlighted in AMBER.
Sunday, February 26, 2023
PARAMOUNT+ 1923 [1st Season Finale]
SHOWTIME The Circus [8th Season Premiere]
YOUTUBE The 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards
AMC Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches: What Rough Beast [1st Season Finale]
UPTV 2023 Movieguide Awards
NBC The Blacklist: The Night Owl [10th Season Premiere]
Monday, February 27, 2023
FOX Alert: Briana / MAX [1st Season Finale]
HBO CB Strike: Troubled Blood [3rd Season Finale]
CBS NCIS: Unusual Suspects [450th Episode]
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
PEACOCK The Traitors: Reunion Special
NBC La Brea: The Journey [2nd Season Final]
Wednesday, March 01, 2023
HULU Wreck [Series Premiere]
Jamie Walsh boards mega cruise ship, the Sacramentum, in search for his missing sister and discovers conspiracy onboard far darker than he could ever imagine. Click here for more information.
DISNEY+ The Mandalorian [3rd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Tonight You’re Sleeping With Me [Movie]
Stuck in a passionless marriage, a journalist must choose between her distant but loving husband and a younger ex-boyfriend who has reentered her life. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Wrong Side of the Tracks [2nd Season Premiere]
CBS True Lies: Pilot [Series Premiere]
True Lies, inspired by James Cameron’s hit action-comedy film of the same name, follows Harry (Steve Howey), a first-class international spy for U.S. intelligence agency Omega Sector, and his wife, Helen (Ginger Gonzaga), a language professor bored with her daily routine, who makes the shocking discovery that her seemingly ordinary husband is leading an extraordinary double life. With the secret out, Omega recruits Helen, who impresses everyone with her formidable skills (thanks to Tae Bo and yoga), and she joins Harry and his team of top-notch operatives, embarking on covert missions around the globe and an exhilarating life of danger and adventure … all while keeping their adventures a secret from their three teenage children. Click here for more information.
Thursday, March 02, 2023
NETFLIX Framed! A Sicilian Murder Mystery [2nd Season Premiere]
HBO MAX Marlon Wayans: God Loves Me [Stand-Up]
NETFLIX Karate Sheep [Series Premiere / Animated]
Two clever sheep use karate and high-tech gadgets to protect their flock from a hungry wolf who’s determined to make them all his dinner. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Masameer County [2nd Season Premiere / Animated]
NETFLIX Sex/Life [2nd Season Premiere]
SHUDDER Spoonful of Sugar [Movie]
Millicent (Morgan Saylor) working on her thesis about children with severe allergies, is hired to babysit little Johnny, a sickly, mute child who suffers from every allergy under the sun. As she discovers Johnny’s dark family secrets things begin to become unhinged. Click here for more information.
THE CW Walker: Independence [1st Season Finale]
ABC Alaska Daily: Enemy of the People [1st Season Winter Premiere]
Friday, March 03, 2023
AMAZON Daisy Jones & The Six [Series Premiere]
Daisy Jones & The Six’s rise to success in the 70’s music industry comes with a bit more than just a rock and roll lifestyle, especially when the heart is involved. Click here for more information.
AMC+ Taurus [Movie]
Follows the last days of a rising but problematic musician. Click here for more information.
PARAMOUNT+ Transformers: Earthspark [1st Season Spring Premiere]
NBC Grand Crew: Wine & Traffic [2nd Season Premiere]
Saturday, March 04, 2023
NETFLIX Divorce Attorney Shin [Series Premiere]
Driven by a personal tragedy, a pianist-turned-lawyer navigates the complex world of divorce — fighting for his clients to win by any means necessary. Click here for more information.
NICKTOONS Alvinnn!!! And the Chipmunks: Virtual Reality; The Tour [5th Season Finale / Animated]
NICK Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2023
BBCA Frozen Planet II: Our Frozen Planet [1st Season Finale]
BBCA Frozen Planet II: The Making of Frozen Planet II
NETFLIX Chris Rock: Selective Outrage [Stand-Up]