2 Weeks in TV: School, Viruses, Comic con, and Sharknado! 

By: Alyssa & DRWHO42

Note from the Editors: This is a super-sized edition of our TV picks for the next two weeks since the FoCC blog team will be soaking up the fun & geek-dom while attending San Diego Comic Con. 

There is certainly a lot of action over the next two weeks. We see the conclusion to the limited-series Containment as well as the season finales for 12 Monkeys, Bones, Wayward Pines, Thirteen, and Preacher. On-going series like Mr. Robot and Outcast are delivery great episodes each week and are our recommended picks.

Vice Principals is a new entry this week and from the trailers it is certain to give you a few laughs. We will also see the triumphant return of Sharknado! 

For those not attending SDCC or will be resting in their hotel rooms during the con have a look at SyFy’s “Live from Comic Con” specials.

Notable shows are highlighted in red.

Sunday – July 17, 2016
8:00 PM

  • NICK Nickelodeon special: Kids’ Choice Sports 2016 [90-minute Special Presentation]

9:00 PM

  • STARZ     Power (#301) [3rd Season Premiere]

10:00 PM

  • AMC; Ride with Norman Reedus (#106) [1st Season Finale]

10:30 PM

  • HBO     Vice Principals: The Principal (#01/101) [Series Premiere]

Monday;July 18, 2016
9:00 PM

  • SYFY     12 Monkeys: Memory of Tomorrow (#213) [2nd Season Finale]

10:00 PM

  • ABC     News special: Your voice your vote: the 2016 Republican convention [1-hour special presentation]
  • NBC     News special: 2016 Republican convention [1-hour special presentation]

Tuesday – July 19, 2016
3:01 AM

  • PSN     Powers (#210) [2nd Season Finale]

9:00 PM

  • CW     Containment: Path to Paradise (#113) [Series Finale]

10:00 PM

  • ABC     News special: your voice your vote: 2016 republican convention [1-hour special presentation]
  • NBC     News special: 2016 republican convention [1-hour special presentation]

11:00 PM

  • MTV     Scream: Scream After Dark “S2E2” [Special Presentation]

Wednesday – July 20, 2016
10:00 PM

  • ABC     News special: Your voice your vote: 2016 Republican convention [1-hour special presentation]
  • NBC     News special: 2016 Republican convention [1-hour special presentation]

Thursday – July 21, 2016
8:00 PM

  • FOX     Bones: The Nightmare in the Nightmare (BON-1122) [11th Season Finale]
  • NBC     Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge: Spartan Season 1 Championship (#107/108) [2-hour 1st Season Finale – special time]
  • SYFY  Special: Live from Comic-Con [Special Presentation]

10:00 PM

  • ABC     News special: Your voice your vote: 2016 Republican convention [1-hour special presentation]
  • NBC     News special: 2016 Republican convention [1-hour special presentation]
  • BBCA     Thirteen: (#105) [1st Season Finale]

Friday – July 22, 2016
3:01 AM

  • NETFLIX     Bojack Horseman: Complete Third Season (#301-312) [3rd Season Premiere]

8:00 PM

  • CBS     Big Brother (#1815) [New episode – special night]
  • SYFY     Special: Live from Comic-Con [Special Presentation]

Saturday – July 23, 2016
8:00 PM

  • SYFY  Special: Live from Comic-Con [Special Presentation]

8:30 PM

  • CBS     Angel from Hell: Believe Me (Part 2) (#AFH113) [Series finale]

9:00 PM

  • AMC     Hell on Wheels (#514) [Series Finale]
  • ABC     In an Instant: Buried by Bonfire (#202) [2nd Season Finale]
  • CBS     Rush Hour: Prisoner of Love (#RH105) [returns from hiatus – new time slot]

Sunday – July 24, 2016
3:01 AM

  • NETFLIX     Popples: Complete Third Season [3rd Season Premiere]

8:00 PM

  • MTV     MTV Fandom Awards [Special Presentation]

10:00 PM

  • AMC     Geeking Out (#101) [Special Presentation]

A new late-night talk show, “Geeking Out” (Working Title). Hosted by Kevin Smith (“Comic Book Men,” “Clerks”) and Greg Grunberg (“Heroes, “Heroes Reborn” “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens”), the 30-minute show will take a timely look at pop culture through a fanboy lens and feature talk, clips, celebrity interviews and out-of-the-studio segments. The series is produced by Matador Content and The Weinstein Company in association with Bandwagon Media with Jay Peterson, Patrick Reardon, Smith and Grunberg serving as executive producers. The show is expected to premiere with a special episode covering Comic-Con International: San Diego in late July, with eight more episodes to run weekly starting in late summer.Click here for more info

Monday – July 25, 2016
9:00 PM

  • TNT     Rizzoli & Isles: 2m7258-100 (#708) [100th episode]

10:00 PM

  • ABC     News special: Your voice your vote: 2016 Democratic convention [1-hour special presentation]
  • NBC     News special: 2016 Democratic convention [1-hour special presentation]

Tuesday – July 26, 2016
9:00 PM

  • CW     MADTV: Episode One (#101) [15th Season Premiere]

10:00 PM

  • ABC     News special: Your voice your vote: 2016 Democratic convention [1-hour special presentation]
  • NBC     News special: Democratic convention [1-hour special presentation]
  • USA     Shooter: Pilot (#101) [Series Premiere]

USA Network will premiere the new original drama SHOOTER, starring Ryan Phillippe (“Secrets and Lies”), at 10/9c. SHOOTER is based on the best-selling Bob Lee Swagger novel by Stephen Hunter, Point of Impact, and the 2007 Paramount film starring Mark Wahlberg. The series follows the courageous journey of Swagger, a highly-decorated ex-marine sniper who is coaxed back into action after he learns about a plot to kill the President. Mark Wahlberg (“Boardwalk Empire,” “Entourage”) of Closest to the Hole Productions serves as executive producer along with Stephen Levinson (“Boardwalk Empire,” “Ballers”) of Leverage Entertainment; Lorenzo di Bonaventura (“Transformers,” “The Real O’Neals”) and John Hlavin (“The Shield”). The series is a co-production between Paramount Television and Universal Cable Productions. Click for more info

Wednesday – July 27, 2016
9:00 PM

  • FOX     Wayward Pines: Bedtime Story (PIN-210) [2nd Season Finale]

10:00 PM

  • ABC     News special: Your voice your vote: the 2016 Democratic convention [1-hour special presentation]
  • NBC     News special: 2016 Democratic convention [1-hour special presentation]

Thursday – July 28, 2016
8:00 PM

  • NBC     Hollywood Game Night: Oh yes, it’s ladies night (#412) [1-hour special presentation]

10:00 PM

  • ABC     News special: your voice your vote: the 2016 democratic convention [1-hour special presentation]
  • NBC     News special: 2016 democratic convention [1-hour special presentation]
  • BBCA     Ripper Street (#401) [4th Season Premiere]

Sunday – July 31, 2016
8:00 PM

  • SYFY    Sharknado: The 4th Awakens [Original Telefilm]

9:00 PM

  • AMC     Preacher (#110) [1st Season Finale]
  • AMC     Preacher: Talking Preacher [1-hour special presentation]

Alyssa

Alyssa bought her first comic at age 7 & was hooked. She has collected comics most of her life. Recently she has branched out to comic art and books and the occasional Lego. She goes to as many con's as she can & enjoys the 'long form' story telling of TV. She also enjoys new kinds of food- yes, she is a foodie.