Next Week in TV 4/9: Mrs. Maisel and Titans Returns, Along With a Mini-Alias Reunion!
By DRWHO42 & Scott C.
The week ahead features offerings to delight fans of true crime and mysteries.
Fans of true crime should add Catching Lightning. It is about one UFC fighter turned bank robber Lee Murray, plus American Manhunt: The Boston Marathon Bombing documentary to your viewing list.
The week starts on the ice with the best-of-the-best in ice skating at the World Figure Skating Championships. Also on the highlight radar are the Returns of Titans and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Sadly, both series will be wrapping up after their respective seasons.
Jennifer Garner (Alias) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones) mark their return to series television with the limited series The Last Thing He Told Me. The series, which is based on the #1 New York Times bestseller and produced by Reese Witherspoon, centers on a wife who learns that her husband is not who she thinks he is after his mysterious disappearance. She must protect her stepdaughter while seeking answers in the process. Fans of Alias will be excited about this series as Garner will be reunited with her on-screen Alias father, Victor Garber.
The off-beat limited-series Florida Man, featuring Edgar Ramirez, Anthony LaPaglia, Abbey Lane, and Clark Gregg, is worth checking out. Debuting this Thursday on Netflix, the series centers on an ex-cop with a gambling addiction who takes on what he thinks is a simple “find a person” job to clear his debt, and it becomes much more than he expects.
If you enjoy paranormal fare, we recommend adding the Netflix movie, Phenomena, to your viewing list. This 90s-set horror-comedy comes to us from Spain and is based on the true-life paranormal investigative team, Hepta, who is called in to investigate a haunted antique shop. Things, of course, get interesting during the investigation for the team when one of their own goes missing, and their investigation turns into more than they bargained for.
In television news, the red-hot Netflix series, The Night Agent, was renewed for a second season. HBO announced that Kit Harington will join the London-based finance series, Industry. Donald Glover is reigniting the speculation of a Lando Calrissian series with a hint of “talks” occurring.
At Star Wars Celebration Europe in London, several announcements thrilled the Star Wars fanbase. First, the Ahsoka Disney Plus series got a new online trailer, plus a premiere month and year: August 2023. Second, Lars Mikkelsen is officially Grand Admiral Thrawn in Ahsoka; he also voiced the same villain in the animated series Star Wars Rebels. If you need a reminder, Rosario Dawson has been playing Ahsoka since the character’s live-action debut in Mandalorian season two. Meanwhile, Hera Syndulla will be played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Sabine Wren will be played by Natasha Liu Bordizzo.
Third, Andor season two is eyeing an August 2024 debut, while The Acolyte is targeting the same year, but no premiere date was shared at Celebration. The Skeleton Crew will debut sometime this year, and Tales of the Jedi will return for a second season whenever it debuts. Overall, you can catch these new Star Wars series on Disney Plus.
Fourth, three new Star Wars films were announced, with James Mangold, Dave Filoni, and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy working on their respective projects. The one by Obaid-Chinoy is 15 years after the Rise of Skywalker, which means Daisy Ridley is back as Rey to build a new Jedi Order. Filoni’s first Star Wars film will conclude all the Disney Plus series that he has worked on, while Mangold’s film will highlight the first Jedi.
And finally fifth, a new Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny trailer debuted at Celebration.
As always, we recommend seeing the week’s listing below to see what else is airing soon, and to learn more about the discussed shows. Oh, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Happy Easter, everyone!
New: FBI Crossover, The Portable Door [movie].
On-going: Rabbit Hole, Shadow and Bone, Class of ’07, Gotham Knights, Superman and Lois, Picard!!!!!, Carnival Row, The Ark, Accused, Poker Face, Alert: Missing Persons Unit, Hunters, Jack Ryan, Doom Patrol, Wednesday, 1899, Warrior Nun, The Crown, Titans, Manifest, FBI, 9-1-1 & 9-1-1: Lone Star, Law and Order: Organized Crime, The Mandalorian, The Blacklist, True Lies.
Binge / Re-watch: Jack Ryan, The Witcher, Lost in Space, Strike Back (Finished and Re-Watching the Greatness).
Mario Wario’s picks:
New: The Last Thing He Told Me.
On-going: The Flash, Star Wars: The Bad Batch, 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, April 09, 2023
NBC World Figure Skating Championships
SHOWTIME Catching Lightning: Part 1 [Series Premiere]
“Lightning” Lee Murray brawled his way from the mean streets of south London all the way to the UFC – and then nearly pulled off one of the largest bank robberies in history. Part ripping heist yarn, part riveting sports drama, this is one wild ride. Click here for more information.
CBS A Grammy Salute to the Beach Boys
DISNEY Raven’s Home: European Rae-Cation [6th Season Premiere]
Monday, April 10, 2023
NETFLIX Cocomelon [8th Season Premiere / Animated]
CBS The Neighborhood: Welcome to the Milestone [100th Episode]
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
HULU A I Being Unreasonable? [Series Premiere]
Follows two friends who love having fun and booze, until everything unravels. Click here for more information.
PARAMOUNT+ Save Me [Special]
PARAMOUNT+ Signal [Special]
PARAMOUNT+ Voice [Special]
PARAMOUNT+ Yonder [Special]
PBS My Grandparents’ War: Kit Harington [2nd Season Premiere]
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
HULU 34th Annual GLAAD Media Awards
NETFLIX American Manhunt: The Boston Marathon Bombing [Documentary]
DISNEY+ It’s All Right! [Special]
NETFLIX Operation: Nation [Movie]
A member of a nationalist group in Warsaw begins a forbidden romance with a passionate, left-wing activist, leading to a series of surprising events. Click here for more information.
DISNEY+ Rennervations [Documentary]
NETFLIX Smother-in-Law [2nd Season Premiere]
Thursday, April 13, 2023
HULU Single Drunk Female [2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX The Boss Baby: Back In The Crib [2nd Season Premiere / Animated]
NETFLIX Florida Man [Series Premiere]
A disgraced cop in debt is forced to return to his home state of Florida for a shady mission only to get swept up in a wild — and deadly — treasure hunt. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Obsession [Series Premiere]
A respected London surgeon’s affair with his son’s fiancée turns into an erotic infatuation that threatens to change their lives forever. Click here for more information.
PARAMOUNT+ School Spirits [1st Season Finale]
HBO MAX Titans [4th Season Spring Premiere]
ABC Grey’s Anatomy: Shadow of Your Love/Mama Who Bore Me [Back-to-Back New Episodes Alert]
SHOWTIME The Best of All The Smoke With Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson: Magic Johnson [4th Season Premiere]
Friday, April 14, 2023
APPLE TV+ Jane [Documentary]
APPLE TV+ The Last Thing He Told Me [Series Premiere]
“The Last Thing He Told Me” follows Hannah (played by Jennifer Garner), a woman who must forge a relationship with her 16-year-old stepdaughter Bailey (played by Angourie Rice) in order to find the truth about why her husband has mysteriously disappeared. Based on the acclaimed bestselling novel, the series is created and adapted by Laura Dave, alongside series co-creator Josh Singer. Click here for more information.
AMAZON The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel [5th Season Premiere]
APPLE TV+ Sago Mini Friends: Earth Day Special
HBO MAX #Bringbackalice
The Tri-City community is shocked by the disappearance of a popular influencer – Alicja Stec (Helena Englert). After a year of intensive searching, a teenager is found under mysterious circumstances. Unfortunately, the Internet idol and girl from the so-called. good home, remembers almost nothing. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX The Last Kingdom: Seven Kings Must Die [Movie]
In the wake of King Edward’s death, Uhtred of Bebbanburg and his comrades adventure across a fractured kingdom in the hopes of uniting England at last. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Queens on the Run [Movie]
When four women finally take the road trip they planned in high school, they have no idea of the things they’ll bump into – sometimes literally. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Phenomena [Movie]
Three middle-aged women who investigate paranormal events are put to the test when their leader Father Pilón disappears. Inspired by the real Hepta Group. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Queenmaker [Series Premiere]
After a tragic accident, a powerful fixer uses her skills to transform a civil rights lawyer into the next mayor — and take down her former employer. Click here for more information.
PARAMOUNT+ Rugrats: Part 1 [2nd Season Premiere / Animated]
SHUDDER Kids vs. Aliens [Movie]
An all-time rager of a teen house party turns to terror when aliens attack, forcing two warring siblings to band together to survive the night. Click here for more information.
STARZ Blindspotting: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles [2nd Season Premiere]
STARZ Blindspotting: Life is too Short [New Episode on Special Time]
Saturday, April 15, 2023
NETFLIX Doctor Cha [Series Premiere]
It tells the story of a medical graduate turned housewife but decided to return to the medical field, and a doctor husband who maintains a perfect dual life. He is great at his job and he is also great at cheating on his wife. Click here for more information.