By Scott C. & DRWHO42
This week in television is filled with the return of fan favorites, but some zombies and Quantumania-making fun, too!
First, Denver Nuggets fans could witness NBA championship history on Monday night if their team gets one more victory at home against the Miami Heat to clinch their first ever title. The action begins at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC. The Nuggets lead the series 3-1.
Wednesday (morning) on Disney+ has another Marvel Studios Assembled special focusing on the making of the third Ant-Man film, Quantumania. Also, Hulu gives the world a new sequel series to the 1997 film The Full Monty, with several of the original stars returning. Yes, the series has the same name as the 1997 film, as well as similar themes, and the first season will have eight episodes and all will be available on release day.
Thursday (morning) has the return of Netflix’s Black Mirror series (sixth season) and the Paramount+ trekking and hip space series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (second season).
The Walking Dead will rule Thursday, though, as the eighth season summer finale of Fear the Walking Dead streams on AMC+. But the series debut of The Walking Dead: Dead City will also be on AMC+, and it centers on Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) trying to survive a post-apocalyptic New York City. The new series will have six episodes but both the eighth season summer finale of Fear and the series debut of Dead City will also be on AMC on Sunday, June 18th. More on that next time.
On Friday night (8 p.m. ET), Outlander finally returns with season seven on Starz. Picking up where it left off last season, this season will have two parts, with eight episodes airing first and the other eight airing sometime next year. Sticking with the eight themes, season eight will be the series’ last.
New: The Walking Dead: Dead City.
On-going: Manifest, Fear the Walking Dead, 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: The Walking Dead: Dead City.
On-going: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.
Binge / Stack: [Nothing at the Moment]
Editor’s note: All times listed below are Eastern and nerd/geek interest are highlighted in AMBER.
Sunday, June 11, 2023
HULU 53rd Annual L.A. Pride Parade
CBS/PARAMOUNT+ The 76th Annual Tony Awards
SHOWTIME Ghosts of Beirut: The Finding [1st Season Finale]
Monday, June 12, 2023
ABC NBA Finals – Game 5: Miami Heat @ Denver Nuggets [Nuggets Lead 3-1]
Tuesday, June 13, 2023
NETFLIX Amy Schumer: Emergency Contact [Stand-Up]
Wednesday, June 14, 2023
HULU FX: The Full Monty [Series Premiere]
The original band of brothers as they navigate Sheffield and its crumbling healthcare, education and employment sectors, exploring the brighter, sillier and more humane way forward where communal effort can still triumph over adversity. Click here for more information.
DISNEY+ Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
NETFLIX The Surrogacy [Series Premiere]
When a woman is coerced into surrogacy to save her father, she becomes entangled with an affluent family who will protect their reputation at all costs. Click here for more information.
ABC The Wonder Years: One Small Step [2nd Season Premiere / New Episode Afterwards]
Thursday, June 15, 2023
HULU Dragons: The Nine Realms [6th Season Premiere / Animated]
HULU Jagged Mind [Movie]
When Billie finds herself reliving different versions of the same first date, she must break out of a series of loops created by her manipulative ex-girlfriend. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Black Mirror [6th Season Premiere]
AMC+ Fear The Walking Dead [8th Season Summer Finale]
PARAMOUNT+ Star Trek: Strange New Worlds [2nd Season Premiere]
AMC+ The Walking Dead: Dead City [Series Premiere]
Maggie and Negan travel into a post-apocalyptic Manhattan long ago cut off from the mainland. The city is filled with the dead and denizens who have made New York City their own world. Click here for more information.
DISNEY Villains of Valley View: Villain Number One [2nd Season Premiere]
DISNEY Pretty Freekin Scary: Back to Life [Series Premiere]
Follows 14-year old Frankie Ripp, who appears to have a perfect life, until she dies. She is then allowed to return home, but only with her new Underworld guardians, while having to adapt to her ‘once-dead’ status in Middle School. Click here for more information.
Friday, June 16, 2023
APPLE TV+ City on Fire: In the Dark [1st Season Finale]
HULU Chevalier [Movie]
Based on the true story of composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, the illegitimate son of an African slave and a French plantation owner, who rises to heights in French society as a composer before an ill-fated love affair. Click here for more information.
APPLE TV+ Lovely Little Farm [2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Black Clover: Sword of The Wizard King [Anime Movie]
As a lionhearted boy who can’t wield magic strives for the title of Wizard King, four banished Wizard Kings of yore return to crush the Clover Kingdom. Click here for more information.
DISNEY+ Stan Lee [Documentary]
NETFLIX Extraction 2 [Movie]
Back from the brink of death, highly skilled commando Tyler Rake takes on another dangerous mission: saving the imprisoned family of a ruthless gangster. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX The Village [Movie]
In a once-scenic village now dominated by a vast trash disposal site, a young man yearns to break free from a cruel fate tying him to the very grounds. Click here for more information.
MAX Spy/Master [1st Season Finale]
STARZ Outlander: A Life Well Lost [7th Season Premiere]
Saturday, June 17, 2023
THE CW Masters of Illusion: Fire, Bubbles, And Soul Mates [9th Season Finale]
HBO John Early: Now More Than Ever [Special]