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Next Week in TV 4/16: The Power Rangers Special, Mandalorian Season 3 Finale, and the Final Frontier for Picard

By Scott C. & DRWHO42 

The days ahead have everything ready to jump-start the week!

This Sunday (April 16th) has back-to-back episodes of Family Guy on Fox. But before that, a new episode of Bob’s Burger debuts. The fun begins at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.

The middle of the week sees The Mandalorian season 3 finale air at 3 a.m. ET (Wednesday, April 19th) on Disney Plus. As for season 4, there is nothing new online to report. The fourth season has already been written by Jon Favreau, though. Thus, if the blog had to take a guess, we believe season number 4 is coming. When? Who knows but stay tuned for more updates from us once we get something from Lucasfilm. 

Also, at 3 a.m. ET is the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always Netflix special. This morphenomenal occasion will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the franchise, which began with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in 1993. 

Then last but not least, on Thursday, April 20th, the series finale of Picard debuts on Paramount+ at 3 a.m. ET. So far, the blog has been loving this third season, so we are hoping for a solid final episode. There will be a post-credit scene, though, so get ready there. Overall, live long and prosper, everyone! 

Quickly in some news, aka renewal updates: all Chicago and Law & Order series got renewed. Likewise, the FBI series franchise (two seasons each) and The Ark. Speaking of which, The Ark‘s season 1 finale airs at 10 p.m. ET on Syfy this Wednesday, April 19th.

As for other news: Futurama comes back this summer on Hulu. Stargate might return somedaybut to Amazon with a movie and series. Same with Robocop and Legally Blonde

Of course, we recommend seeing the week’s listing below to see what else is airing soon, and to learn more about the discussed shows. Lastly, don’t forget to follow the blog on Facebook and Twitter

DRWHO42’s picks:

New: Picard series finale.
On-going: Rabbit Hole, Night Agent, 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: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always.
On-going: The Flash, Mandalorian, 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 16, 2023
8:00 pm
HBO 100 Foot Wave: Epsilon [2nd Season Premiere]
FOX Bob’s Burgers: Gift Card or Buy Trying [New Episode – Special Time]
9:00 pm
FOX Family Guy: The Bird Reich/A Bottle Episode [Back-to-Back New Episodes Alert]
MGM+ Spy Among Friends, A: No Man’s Land [1st Season Finale]
10:00 pm
HBO Barry: Yikes [4th Season Premiere]
SHOWTIME Waco: The Aftermath: Truths and Consequences [Series Premiere]

Five-part drama series portraying the searing aftermath of the disastrous FBI 1993 standoff at the Branch Davidian compound – an event that helped radicalize Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols and many others. For better or for worse, the actions and decisions of that fateful spring galvanized American militia movements and helped catalyze events that led up to the Oklahoma City Bombing. Click Here for More Information.

10:30 pm
HBO Barry: Bestest Place on the Earth [New Episode on Special Time]

Monday, April 17, 2023
3:01 am
NETFLIX Oggy Oggy [2nd Season Premiere / Animated]
HBO MAX Para – We Are King [2nd Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
NBC That’s My Jam: Simu Liu & Halle Bailey vs. Chloe Bailey & Adam Lambert [New Time Slot Alert]

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
12:01 am
AMAZON Alex Borstein: Corsets & Clown Suits [Stand-Up]
3:01 am
NETFLIX How To Get Rich [Series Premiere]

Money holds power over us — but it doesn’t have to. Finance expert Ramit Sethi works with people across the US to help them achieve their richest lives. Click Here for More Information.

8:30 pm
NBC American Auto: Judgement Day [2nd Season Finale]

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
3:00 am
DISNEY+ The Mandalorian [3rd Season Finale]
NETFLIX The Marked Heart [2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always [Special]

After tragedy strikes, an unlikely young hero takes her rightful place among the Power Rangers to face off against the team’s oldest archnemesis. Click Here for More Information.

9:00 pm
ABC Abbott Elementary: Franklin Institute [2nd Season Finale]
PBS Changing Planet: Changing Planet [2nd Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
SYFY The Ark: Everybody Wins [1st Season Finale]
FX Snowfall: The Struggle [Series Finale]

Thursday, April 20, 2023
12:01 am
HULU Quasi [Movie]

Follow a hapless hunchback who yearns for love, but finds himself in the middle of a murderous feud between the Pope and the king of France when each orders the hunchback to kill the other. Click Here for More Information.

3:00 am
NETFLIX The Diplomat [Series Premiere]

Amid an international crisis, a career diplomat juggles her new high-profile job as ambassador to the UK and her turbulent marriage to a political star. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Ex-Addicts Club [Series Premiere]

A support group of five quirky strangers try to move on with their lives after breaking up with their respective exes. Click Here for More Information.

HBO MAX Funny or Die’s High Science [Series Premiere]

A psychedelic trip down the rabbit hole via a futuristic, talking bong. Matt Klinman and Zack Poitras travel on a journey of discovery and dive into mind-blowing experiments. Click Here for More Information.

PARAMOUNT+ Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head [2nd Season Premiere / Animated]
Peacock Mrs. Davis [Series Premiere]

Mrs. Davis (2023) is a story about the tension between technology and faith. Simone, a religious nun, must save the world from Mrs. Davis, an artificial intelligence. It is a drama series on Peacock. Click Here for More Information.

PARAMOUNT+ Star Trek: Picard [Series Finale]
7:00 pm
NICK Danger Force: The Force Returns Part 1 [3rd Season Premiere]
7:30 pm
NICK Erin & Aaron: We Are Family [Series Premiere]

At first glance, it seems like the only thing these step-siblings don’t have much in common. But through their shared love of music, Erin & Aaron are learning that together, they totally ROCK! Click Here for More Information.

Friday, April 21, 2023
12:00 am
APPLE TV+ Ghosted [Movie]

Salt-of-the-earth Cole falls head over heels for enigmatic Sadie — but then makes the shocking discovery that she’s a secret agent. Before they can decide on a second date, Cole and Sadie are swept away on an international adventure to save the world. Click Here for More Information.

APPLE TV+ Big Beasts [Series Premiere]

Travel from freezing poles to tropical rainforests to meet nature’s most captivating giants, who prove being big comes with enormous challenges. Narrated by Tom Hiddleston, the 10-episode series, premiering across five weeks, features the gray whale, the elephant seal, the giant otter, the gorilla, the hippo, the brown bear, the ostrich, the orangutan, the tiger and the polar bear. Click Here for More Information.

AMAZON Dead Ringers [Series Premiere]

A modern take on David Cronenberg’s 1988 thriller, Dead Ringers features Rachel Weisz playing the double-lead role of Elliot and Beverly Mantle, twins who share everything: Drugs, lovers, and an unapologetic desire to do whatever it takes—including pushing the boundaries on medical ethics—in an effort to challenge antiquated practices and bring women’s healthcare to the forefront. Click Here for More Information.

APPLE TV+ Drops of God [Series Premiere]

“Drops of God” is set in the world of gastronomy and fine wines. Frenchman Alexandre Léger, creator of the famous Léger Wine Guide and emblematic figure in oenology, has just passed away at his home in Tokyo at the age of 60. He leaves behind a daughter, Camille (Fleur Geffrier), who lives in Paris and hasn’t seen her father since her parents separated when she was nine years old. When Camille flies to Tokyo and Léger’s will is read, she discovers that her father has left her an extraordinary wine collection — the greatest collection in the world according to the experts. But, to claim the inheritance, Camille must compete with a brilliant young oenologist, Issei Tomine (Tomohisa Yamashita). Biological daughter versus spiritual son: the duel is about to begin. There are three tests to break the tie, all related to wine tasting. The winner will take ownership of Léger’s empire, the loser will leave empty handed. Click Here for More Information.

APPLE TV+ Extrapolations [1st Season Finale]

“Extrapolations” is a bracing drama from writer, director and executive producer Scott Z. Burns that introduces a near future where the chaotic effects of climate change have become embedded into our everyday lives. Eight interwoven stories about love, work, faith and family from across the globe will explore the intimate, life-altering choices that must be made when the planet is changing faster than the population. Every story is different, but the fight for our future is universal. And when the fate of humanity is up against a ticking clock, the battle between courage and complacency has never been more urgent. Are we brave enough to become the solution to our own undoing before it’s too late? Click Here for More Information.

Freevee Jury Duty [1st Season Finale]
HULU Love Me [2nd Season Premiere]
3:00 am
NETFLIX Chokehold [Movie]

Evading a scandal, a couple from Istanbul starts over in a town on the Aegean coast — but quickly discover the locals are determined to get rid of them. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Rough Diamonds [Series Premiere]

When a prodigal son sends his family’s empire into crushing debt, his estranged brother returns to Antwerp’s diamond district to pick up the pieces. Click Here for More Information.

ROKU Slip [Series Premiere]

Follows Mae Cannon as she finds herself restless inside a marriage that totally works. A new fantastical journey will take her to parallel universes. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Welcome to Eden [2nd Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
SHUDDER The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs [5th Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
FX Dear Mama: Panther Power / Changes [Series Premiere]

From Allen Hughes, the award-winning director of critically acclaimed The Defiant Ones, comes FX’s Dear Mama, a deeply personal five-part series that defies the conventions of traditional documentary storytelling to share an illuminating saga of mother and son, Afeni and Tupac Shakur. Click Here for More Information.

Saturday, April 22, 2023
3:01 am
NETFLIX Ada Twist, Scientist [4th Season Premiere / Animated]
8:00 pm
BBCA Chasing The Rains: The Fickle River [Series Premiere / Nature]

Mario Wario

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.