By DRWHO42 and Scott C.
The SAG-AFTRA strike has finally concluded after a landmark deal was agreed upon between the Hollywood studios and actors. The new deal will yield over $1 billion in actor salaries over the next three years. The final voting will take place this week, and once the agreement is officially in place, filming will resume!
Plans for shortened seasons are in the finalization stage, with CBS and NBC announcing 13 episode formats for their mainstream procedurals such as FBI and comedy lineups, including Young Sheldon, which has been given a larger season order of episodes compared to other comedy series. ABC, though, has decided to do a little bit of trimming with the announcement of The Rookie: Feds being canceled and the decision to no longer pursue The Good Doctor spinoff, The Good Lawyer. Overall, audiences of scripted films and movies are rejoicing that the entertainment industry is back in business!
The lineup for the week ahead in television is epic: the sixth and finale season of the popular British Royalty drama, The Crown, and the series premiere of Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, starring Kurt Russell and his son, Wyatt Russell.
We are also excited for the premiere of Hulu’s A Murder at the End of the World, starring Emma Corrin (The Crown) and Clive Owen and Lena Headey’s interstellar Beacon 23, where the life of a lone inhabitant of a cosmic lighthouse is interrupted by an unexpected and mysterious visitor. Rounding out the week is the animated series premiere of Scott Pilgrim Takes Off, which features the cast of the film, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, including Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Michael Cera, Brie Larson, and Chris Evans from the live-action version of many years ago.
With the holiday season around the corner, holiday-themed programming is starting to ramp up for family enjoyment. This includes Dashing Through The Snow on Disney+, as well as Netflix’s Best. Christmas. Ever., featuring Jason Biggs (Orange is the New Black), and Crashing Eid.
In entertainment news, Amazon Prime Video released the trailer for the highly anticipated second season of Reacher, which will return on December 15th. The trailer was exciting, and we are looking forward to this upcoming season. Lastly, Netflix released the first trailer for Avatar: The Last Airbender, which will see a release sometime in 2024.
That’s all for this week! As always, do note that times / dates are subject to change anytime by any streaming services and/or cable companies. Lastly, don’t forget to follow the blog on Facebook and X.
New: Beacon 23, Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, Scott Pilgrim Takes Off.
On-going: Bodies, Fall of the House of Usher, Doom Patrol, Gen V, Ahsoka, Invasion, The Winter King, Lioness, Jack Ryan, Rabbit Hole.
Binge / Re-watch: Lost in Space, Strike Back (Finished and Re-Watching the Greatness).
Mario Wario’s picks:
New: Scott Pilgrim Takes Off, Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, Blue Beetle.
Binge / Stack: [Nothing at the Moment]
Editor’s note: All times listed below are Eastern and nerd/geek interest are highlighted in AMBER.
Sunday, November 12, 2023
SHOWTIME The Circus [Series Finale]
FOX Krapopolis: Big Man On Hippocampus [New Episode on Special Time Alert]
FOX The Simpsons: Iron Marge [New Episode on Special Time Alert]
MGM+ Beacon 23: Corbenic / Wreckers [Series Premiere]
A man living in the 23rd Century works at a remote “lighthouse” in space that serves as a beacon to help passing ships. Click here for more information.
SHOWTIME The Curse: Land of Enchantment [Series Premiere]
A newlywed couple struggles to make their vision for eco-living a reality in a small New Mexico town. Click here for more information.
ABC America’s Funniest Home Videos: AFV: So Many Laughs, So Little Time [Special]
Monday, November 13, 2023
AMC+ BlackBerry [Series Premiere]
The “true story” of the meteoric rise & catastrophic demise of the world’s first smartphone, BLACKBERRY is a whirlwind ride through a ruthlessly competitive Silicon Valley at breakneck speeds. Click here for more information.
ACORN TV The Chase [2nd Season Premiere]
ACORN TV Hidden Assets [2nd Season Premiere]
AMC BlackBerry [Series Premiere]
Tuesday, November 14, 2023
FX On HULU A Murder At The End of The World: Chapter 1: Homme Fatale / Chapter 2: The Silver Doe [Series Premiere]
A Murder at the End of the World is a mystery series with a new kind of detective at the helm – a Gen Z amateur sleuth and tech-savvy hacker named “Darby Hart” (Emma Corrin). Darby and eight other guests are invited by a reclusive billionaire (Clive Owen) to participate in a retreat at a remote and dazzling location. When one of the other guests is found dead, Darby must use all of her skills to prove it was murder against a tide of competing interests and before the killer takes another life. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Suburræterna [Series Premiere]
While chaos rules over Rome, established alliances are at risk as tensions rise with emerging criminal clans. The world of “Suburra” takes a new turn. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX The NETFLIX Cup [Special]
CBS NCIS: Sydney: Gone Fission [Series Premiere]
With rising international tensions in the Indo-Pacific, a brilliant and eclectic team of U.S. NCIS agents and the Australian Federal Police (AFP) are grafted into a multinational taskforce to keep naval crimes in check in the most contested patch of ocean on the planet. Our team of Americans and Aussies must quickly learn to trust each other, overcoming and harnessing their differences to solve each case. Welcome to NCIS: SYDNEY. Click here for more information.
CBS Jay-Z and Gayle King: Brooklyn’s Own [Special]
PBS Native America: Language is Life [1st Season Finale]
CBS FBI True: Ruby Ridge: The Real Story [New Time Slot Alert]
FX Welcome To Wrexham: Up The Town? [2nd Season Finale]
HISTORY The Bermuda Triangle: Into Cursed Waters: Curse of The Carrier [2nd Season Premiere]
Wednesday, November 15, 2023
NETFLIX Crashing Eid [Series Premiere]
When Razan’s British Pakistani fiance crashes her Saudi family’s Eid celebrations, she attempts to convince them that he is a suitable match. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Feedback [Series Premiere]
A former rock star whose alcohol addiction left him with a faulty memory and a family in shambles embarks on a frantic journey to find his missing son. Click here for more information.
AMC Blackberry [1st Season Finale]
Thursday, November 16, 2023
NETFLIX The Crown [6th Season Premiere]
MAX Julia [2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Best. Christmas. Ever! [Movie]
After a twist of fate brings their families together for Christmas, Charlotte sets out to prove her old friend Jackie’s life is too good to be true. Click here for more information.
PBS Little Bird: Bineshi Kwe [1st Season Finale]
Friday, November 17, 2023
HULU Goosebumps: Welcome To Horrorland [1st Season Finale]
APPLE TV+ Monarch: Legacy of Monsters [Series Premiere]
Set after the battle between Godzilla and the Titans, revealing that monsters are real, follows one family’s journey to uncover its buried secrets and a legacy linking them to Monarch. Click here for more information.
HULU The Secret Life of Dancing Dogs [Series Premiere]
A six-part documentary series that follows a group of handlers and their canine coworkers as they prepare canine-human performances for the Crufts dog show in England, the biggest dog show in the world. Click here for more information.
DISNEY+ Dashing Through The Snow [Movie]
Eddie Garrick (Chris “Ludacris” Bridges) is a good-hearted man who has turned his back on Christmas due to a traumatic childhood experience. At the request of his wife Allison Garrick (Teyonah Parris), from whom he is separated, Eddie takes his 9-year-old daughter Charlotte (Madison Skye Validum) to work with him on Christmas Eve, where they meet a mysterious man in a red suit named Nick (Lil Rel Howery). Eddie, who is a social worker, thinks the man is delusional and needs professional help, but when he evokes the wrath of a local politician (Oscar Nuñez), he and his daughter are taken on a magical adventure that just might restore his faith in Christmas. Click here for more information.
DISNEY+ Goosebumps: Welcome To Horrorland [1st Season Finale]
NETFLIX Holy Family [2nd Season Premiere]
MAX Blue Beetle [Movie]
NETFLIX Believer 2 [Movie]
A determined detective continues his search for the truth behind Asia’s largest drug organization and its elusive boss he has unfinished business with. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Rustin [Movie]
Activist Bayard Rustin faces racism and homophobia as he helps change the course of Civil Rights history by orchestrating the 1963 March on Washington. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Nothing To See Here [Series Premiere]
When an aspiring blind comedian goes after his dreams, it’s him and his best friend with cerebral palsy against the world, no matter what runs them over. Click here for more information.
PEACOCK Please Don’t Destroy: The Treasure of Foggy Mountain [Special]
NETFLIX Scott Pilgrim Takes Off [Series Premiere / Animated]
Scott Pilgrim meets the girl of his dreams, Ramona Flowers, only to find out her seven evil exes stand in the way of their love. Click here for more information.
AXS TV The Very Very Best of The 80s: Cartoons [2nd Season Finale]
HISTORY The Proof Is Out There: Mystery Bird Monster; Ancient Alien Satellite; Behemoth of The Sea Bottom [4th Season Finale]
Saturday, November 18, 2023
ROKU The 72nd Miss Universe Competition