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Next Week in TV 5/14: Fear the Walking Dead, Quantumania, & More Finales

By Scott C. & DRWHO42

May continues to roll along, and so do the finales. Yet a few notables will be going against the trend.

The week sees the 8th season premiere of Fear the Walking Dead airing on AMC (Sunday at 9 p.m. ET), and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania finally debuts on Disney Plus (Wednesday around 3 a.m. ET) after being in theaters earlier this year. 

The remake of White Men Can’t Jump premieres on Hulu (Friday around midnight ET), and exactly like the original 1992 movie, it centers on two guys teaming up to earn some extra cash by playing street basketball. 

As for the rest of the week, finales galore! For instance, the 9-1-1 and Law & Order shows, True Lies, Mrs. Davis, Young Sheldon, Grey’s Anatomy, S.W.A.T., and more are ending their current seasons on their respective networks. For more information about the discussed, and for the other upcoming finales/premieres, the week’s listing below will help you with your small-screen watching! 

In some recent news, plenty of series got hit with the cancelation bullet, like True Lies,  Kung Fu, Walker: Independence, Call Me Kat, Fantasy Island, and The Winchesters. Plus, Big Sky, Alaska Daily, The Company You Keep, and The Goldbergs. 

S.W.A.T. was initially canceled by CBS; however, the network had a change of heart: the show will get a final 7th season. 

A few shows are still in limbo, though: Gotham Knights, Superman & Lois, Young Rock, The Conners, as well as The Rookie: Feds. Overall, we recommend clicking here to view the Entertainment Tonight cancellation/renewal list. It gets updated regularly once news drops. 

Doctor Who fans got a new online trailer recently, which revealed new footage and the three titles for the upcoming specials. You can click here to see the latest trailer. 

The writers strike, meanwhile, is still ongoing. Thus, the Tony Awards may either get delayed or not be televised on June 11th. 

As always, don’t forget to follow the blog on Facebook and Twitter. Happy Mother’s Day to all the good moms everywhere!

DRWHO42’s picks:

New: Fear the Walking Dead.
On-going: Class of ’09, Silo, 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: Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
On-going: The Flash, From.
Binge / Stack: [Nothing at the Moment]

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

Sunday, May 14, 2023
9:00 pm
CBS East New York: Ruskin Roulette [1st Season Finale]
AMC Fear The Walking Dead: Remember What They Took From You [8th Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
MGM+ Amityville: An Origin Story: The Feedback Loop [1st Season Finale]
ABC Superstar: Elizabeth Taylor [Special]
10:05 pm
SHOWTIME Waco: The Aftermath: Reckoning [1st Season Finale]

Monday, May 15, 2023
8:00 pm
FOX 9-1-1: Pay It Forward [6th Season Finale]
THE CW All American: Now That We’ve Found Love [5th Season Finale]
9:01 pm
FOX TMZ Presents Special]
10:00 pm
NBC That’s My Jam: Greatest Hits: Vol. 1 [2nd Season Finale]

Tuesday, May 16, 2023
12:01 am
HULU La Chica Invisible [Series Premiere]

Seventeen-year-old Aurora has been murdered at the high school during Cárdena’s local festivities. Two investigations are opened in parallel, an official one by Civil Guard lieutenant Miguel Ángel and an informal one by his daughter Julia, the victim’s classmate. Father and daughter will start to put the puzzle together and embark on a journey full of enigmas, clues and traps. Click here for more information.

3:01 am
BRITBOX The Tower 2: Death Message [Special]
8:00 pm
FOX 9-1-1: Lone Star: Best of Men / In Sickness And In Health [4th Season Finale]
9:00 pm
HBO Angel City: Brick By Brick [Series Premiere]

Goes behind the scenes and onto the pitch of the groundbreaking Los Angeles-based professional women’s soccer team, Angel City Football Club. Follows the origin story through the 2022 inaugural season of the female-founded and led team. Click here for more information.

Wednesday, May 17, 2023
12:01 am
APPLE TV+ The Big Door Prize [1st Season Finale]
APPLE TV+ High Desert [Series Premiere]

“High Desert” follows Peggy (Patricia Arquette), an on-again-off-again addict who decides to make a new start after the death of her beloved mother, with whom she lived in the small desert town of Yucca Valley, California, and makes a life-changing decision to become a private investigator. Click here for more information.

3:01 am
Disney+ Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania [Movie / Disney+ Premiere]

Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne are dragged into the Quantum Realm, along with Hope’s parents and Scott’s daughter Cassie. Together they must find a way to escape, but what secrets is Hope’s mother hiding? And who is the mysterious Kang? Click here for more information.

NETFLIX La Reina Del Sur [3rd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Fanfic [Movie]

Two high school students form an intense connection as they navigate the challenges of discovering and expressing their truest selves. Click here for more information.

AMC+ Sisters [Series Premiere]

There’s nothing more authentically Irish than the messy bonds of friendship and family. Click here for more information.

5:00 pm
NICK The Loud House: Waking History [7th Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
CBS True Lies: Lying Truths [New Episode on Special Time]
9:01 pm
FOX Farmer Wants A Wife: The Final Decisions [1st Season Finale]
10:00 pm
CBS True Lies: Waking Dreams [1st Season/Series Finale]

Thursday, May 18, 2023
3:01 am
NETFLIX Kitti Katz [Series Premiere / Animated]

Three teenage girls transform into fierce feline superheroes to save the world from an evil Egyptian goddess — and still have time for soccer practice. Click here for more information.

PEACOCK Mrs. Davis [1st Season Finale]
NETFLIX Xo, Kitty [Series Premiere]

A new love story unfolds when teen matchmaker Kitty reunites with her long-distance boyfriend at the same boarding school attended by her late mother. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Yakitori: Soldiers of Misfortune [Series Premiere / Anime]

With Earth colonized by a superior alien civilization, Akira’s only chance at a better future is to enlist as an expendable Yakitori foot soldier. Click here for more information.

8:00 pm
NBC Law & Order: Open Wounds [22nd Season Finale]
ABC Station 19: Glamorous Life [6th Season Finale]
8:30 pm
CBS Young Sheldon: A Tornado, A 10-Hour Flight And A Darn Fine Ring [6th Season Finale]
9:00 pm
HBO Angel City: It’s Who We Are [1st Season Finale]
ABC Grey’s Anatomy: Wedding Bell Blues/Happily Ever After? [19th Season Finale]
NBC Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: All Pain Is One Malady [24th Season Finale]
CBS So Help Me Todd: Are You There Todd? It’s Me, Margaret [1st Season Finale]
10:00 pm
CBS CSI: Vegas: Dying Words [2nd Season Finale]
FREEFORM Good Trouble: Opening Night [5th Season Spring Finale]
NBC Law & Order: Organized Crime: With Many Names [3rd Season Finale]

Friday, May 19, 2023
12:01 am
APPLE TV+ Big Beasts [1st Season Finale]
HULU White Men Can’t Jump [Movie]

A remake of the 1992 film about a pair of basketball hustlers who team up to earn extra cash. Click here for more information.

APPLE TV+ The Last Thing He Told Me [1st Season Finale]
FREEVEE Primo [Series Premiere]

Follows a San Antonio teenager balancing college aspirations, societal expectations and a hectic home life anchored by his single mom and five uncles. Based on Shea Serrano’s life. Click here for more information.

APPLE TV+ Stillwater [3rd Season Premiere / Animated]
3:01 am
NETFLIX Muted [Series Premiere]

Sergio hasn’t spoken since he murdered his parents six years ago. Now, a psychiatrist aims to uncover what happened through a twisted investigation. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Astérix & Obélix: The Middle Kingdom [Movie]

Gallic heroes and forever friends Asterix and Obelix journey to China to help Princess Sa See save the Empress and her land from a nefarious prince. Click here for more information.

HBO MAX Spy/Master [Series Premiere]

Victor Godeanu, Ceausescu’s right-hand man, has a secret. He is also a KGB agent and must escape before he is discovered, so he will seize a valuable diplomatic opportunity. Click here for more information.

8:00 pm
CBS S.W.A.T.: Legacy [6th Season Finale]
9:00 pm
CBS Fire Country: I Know It Feels Impossible [1st Season Finale]
10:00 pm
CBS Blue Bloods: Forgive Us Our Trespasses [13th Season Finale]
11:00 pm
HBO A Black Lady Sketch Show: Check Yo’ Slack Every 5 To Stay Alive [4th Season Finale]

Saturday, May 20, 2023
8:00 pm
HBO Love to Love You, Donna Summer [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.