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Next Week in TV 9/3: Animation Series Takes The Spotlight and The Return Of The NFL

By DRWHO42 and Scott C.

It is the unofficial end of summer within the Labor Day holiday this week; there are a few things to look forward to, though, most notably the kickoff to the NFL season Thursday evening with the Chiefs starting their defense of their Super Bowl title against the Lions. 

The ongoing strikes in the entertainment industry may have hampered what would have been a wave of returning series this month; however, there are a few options to consider this week, including the return of animated series such as Star Trek: Lower DecksAmerican Dad, Kung Fu Panda, Tiny Toons Looniversity, and I am Groot.  

For documentary enthusiasts, there are a few gems to add to your list starting with Ancient Empires, premiering Monday on History. This seven-hour journey will give viewers a fresh look at some of our civilization’s greatest and most notable empires and the leaders who shaped them starting with Alexander the Great. Netflix’s Predators, hosted by Tom Hardy, will take viewers around the globe to provide an upfront look at the life of predatory animals, including cheetahs, hyenas, lions, and polar bears!

On the drama front, there are a couple of new series to add to your list, including Britain-import The Killing Kind, which centers on a defense lawyer who is stalked by a client she once represented. Also, Apple TV+ continues to lay the groundwork for an interesting and mind-altering series with the premiere of Changling. The supernatural-based series centers on a woman who journeys into the Amazon jungle and seemingly meets someone who grants her three wishes, then after some time, she gets married and has a child only to mysteriously disappear. The husband must now embark on a search for her and their abducted child.     

Walking Dead fans with AMC+ will get early access to The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon on Thursday, which premieres on AMC on September 10th. This series, set in France, will provide a different atmosphere for the zombie apocalypse we experienced through the OG series and spinoffs.  

That’s all for this week! Don’t forget to follow the blog on Facebook and X. We will see you all next time!

DRWHO42’s picks:

New: Ancient Empires
On-going: The Wheel of Time, Ahsoka, Invasion, Who is Erin Carter, The Winter King, Foundation, Lioness, Jack Ryan, Rabbit Hole.
Binge / Re-watch: Lost in Space, Strike Back (Finished and Re-Watching the Greatness).

Mario Wario’s picks:

New: The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon.
On-going: Ahsoka, What We Do In The Shadows, One Piece.
Binge / Stack: [Nothing at the Moment]

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

Sunday, September 03, 2023
10:01 am
NETFLIX The Uncanny Counter [2nd Season Finale]
8:00 pm
PBS Professor T: Ring of Fire [2nd Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
AMC Dark Winds: Hózhó Náhásdlįį [2nd Season Finale]
PBS Unforgotten [5th Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
PBS Van Der Valk: Freedom In Amsterdam [3rd Season Premiere]

Monday, September 04, 2023
8:00 pm
HISTORY Ancient Empires: Alexander The Great [Series Premiere]
COMEDY Office Race [Movie]

An unmotivated office drone refuses to go the extra mile at work but is willing to go 26.2 miles to one-up his insufferable boss. Click here for more information.

10:00 pm
TBS American Dad: Frantastic Voyage [18th Season Fall Premiere / Animated]
PBS POV: While We Watched [3rd Season Finale]

Tuesday, September 05, 2023
12:01 am
AMAZON One Shot: Overtime Elite [Series Premiere]

One Shot: Overtime Elite is a six-part docuseries that explores the lives of Overtime Elite’s next generation of basketball stars, including recent NBA Draft lottery picks Amen and Ausar Thompson, as they navigate their own challenges in pursuit of a professional basketball career. This high-stakes, character-driven series will take audiences behind the scenes of a league that is disrupting traditional paths to the NBA and inspiring an entirely new generation of basketball players and fans alike. Click here for more information.

8:00 pm
THE CW Inside the NFL: 2023 Season Preview [46th Season Premiere]

Wednesday, September 06, 2023
12:01 am
APPLE TV+ The Afterparty [2nd Season Finale]
3:01 am
NETFLIX 6ixtynin9 The Series [Series Premiere]

After losing her job, a woman discovers a mysterious package on her apartment doorstep — and her life takes a turn for the worse. Click here for more information.

DISNEY+ The Little Mermaid [Movie Streaming Premiere]
DISNEY+ Doc McStuffins: The Doc & Bella Are In! [Special]
DISNEY+ I am Groot [2nd Season Premiere / Animated]
NETFLIX Predators [Series Premiere]

Experience life through the eyes of cheetahs, polar bears and more of the planet’s most powerful hunters as they fight against the odds to survive. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Reporting For Duty [Series Premiere]

Suzano (Leandro Hassum) was born and raised in the fictional city of Campo Manso in rural Rio de Janeiro state. But after accidentally capturing a fugitive criminal affiliated with an illegal gambling ring, he finds himself transferred to the center of the action: Rio itself. The new chief’s in over his head, and the 8th Precinct of Rio de Janeiro is turned upside down. None of his colleagues, who are always ready to spring into action, believe that he’ll last very long there. But his rather unconventional methods, along with his huge heart, might be just the secret weapon they need to take a bite out of crime. Click here for more information.

9:25 am
DISNEY Junior Doc McStuffins: The Doc & Bella Are In! [Special]
7:00 pm
NICK Young Dylan: Build It And They Will Flow [4th Season Premiere]
7:30 pm
NICK NFL Slimetime [3rd Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
PBS America Outdoors With Baratunde Thurston: Suwannee: Wild River [2nd Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
PBS Evolution Earth: Earth [Series Premiere]

Thursday, September 07, 2023
3:01 am
AMC+ The Walking Dead: Best of Daryl [Special]
NETFLIX Dear Child [Series Premiere]

A mysterious woman’s escape from her harrowing captivity points investigators toward the dark truth behind an unsolved disappearance 13 years earlier. Click here for more information.

PARAMOUNT+ The Killing Kind [Series Premiere]

The story centers on a barrister, named Ingrid Lewis, who defends John Webster against stalking charges, only for Webster to turn on her. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight [3rd Season Premiere / Animated]
AMC+ Ride With Norman Reedus [6th Season Premiere]
PARAMOUNT+ Star Trek: Lower Decks [4th Season Premiere / Animated]
NETFLIX Top Boy [Series Finale]
NETFLIX Virgin River [5th Season Premiere]
AMC+ The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon [Series Premiere]

Daryl’s journey across a broken but resilient France as he hopes to find a way back home. Click here for more information.

8:15 pm
NBC Sunday Night Football: Detroit Lions at Kansas City Chiefs [37th Season Premiere]

Friday, September 08, 2023
12:01 am
AMAZON How To Date Billy Walsh [Movie]

Follows a pair of childhood friends: Amelia and Archie. Archie has always kept his love for her a secret, but just as he builds up the courage to declare his feelings, Amelia falls for Billy Walsh, the new transfer student. Click here for more information.

APPLE TV+ Changeling [Series Premiere]

Set in an alternate New York City, a father and husband searches through a magical world for his abducted son and missing wife. Click here for more information.

3:01 am
NETFLIX Burning Body [Series Premiere]

When a police officer is murdered and set on fire, all eyes focus on two other agents: his girlfriend and her lover. Inspired by true events. Click here for more information.

ROKU Martha Gardens [1st Season Finale]
MAX Tiny Toons Looniversity [Series Premiere / Animated]

Reboot of ‘Tiny Toons Adventures’ centering on the characters antics as Acme Looniversity. Click here for more information.

9:00 pm
STARZ Minx: Woman of The Hour [2nd Season Finale]

Saturday, September 09, 2023
9:00 am
CARTOON Tiny Toons Looniversity [Series Premiere / Animated]
2:00 pm
NBC Chasing Gold: Paris 2024 [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.